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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 22, 1989
As members of a neighbor congregation to the South Coast Christian Church of Costa Mesa, who also try to implement their beliefs with ministries of compassion, especially to the hungry, we wish to register support of the Rev. Bob Ewing and his people in their conflict with the city of Costa Mesa over the housing of a soup kitchen. Nothing seems clearer to us in the Christian Scriptures than the mandate to do what the South Coast Christian Church is doing. It does not exceed appropriate "accessory uses that are normally associated with churches," many which not only feed but also provide emergency housing for those in need.
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OPINION
December 1, 2013
Re "Volunteer chic," Nov. 27 Having served the working poor and homeless all of my adult life, I have mixed feelings about the fanfare that Thanksgiving generosity receives. To be sure, it is great that wealthy donors buy turkeys for a soup kitchen or that famous chefs prepare the meals. It is also wonderful that many people sacrifice part of their holiday to serve those who are in need. But the working poor and homeless will need you tomorrow, next Thursday and all of the Thursdays in June.
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NEWS
October 16, 2012 | By Morgan Little, This post has been updated, as indicated below.
Republican vice presidential candidate Paul D. Ryan is stirring up controversy with a photo-op at a Youngstown, Ohio, soup kitchen. Ryan, who spoke at a campaign event at nearby Youngstown State University on Saturday, stopped by a local soup kitchen without permission, according to the charity's president, and “did nothing” during his 15-minute stay. “They showed up there and they did not have permission,” Brian J. Antal, president of the Mahoning County St. Vincent De Paul Society, told CBS News . “They got one of the volunteers to open up the doors.” “The photo-op they did wasn't even accurate.
OPINION
September 11, 2013
Re "The compassion deficit," Opinion, Sept. 8 It is insulting for Rabbi David Wolpe to conclude from a study that people of extreme wealth somehow lack compassion, which he says can be remedied by volunteering at a soup kitchen or traveling to a poor country, among other things. Maybe Wolpe should do his own traveling to see the generous philanthropy of the wealthy who have given their time, money and, yes, compassion to benefit the poor throughout the world. The wealthy have given billions to fight hunger, disease and to build major medical centers and universities, museums and performing arts centers.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 15, 1989
Amid all the "bad news" stories, I would like to share some "good news." The members of Placentia Presbyterian Church have started a soup kitchen out of concern for the homeless. The first week in September, when it was started, 23 homeless people attended. Now there are more than 100 who come each Thursday evening for a hot meal. There is also free clothing available. The same program is done each Friday evening at St. Andrew Episcopal Church of Fullerton. The hope is that other churches in this part of north Orange County will provide this service on the other evenings each week so that hot dinners would be available every evening.
NEWS
August 20, 1987
Construction is expected to begin early in November on a new facility for Union Station, a soup kitchen that has outgrown its site at Euclid Avenue and Walnut Street. Bill Doulos, director of the agency, which is sponsored by several Pasadena churches, said the city's allocation of $275,000 in Community Development Block Grant funds is due to be turned over to Union Station about Nov. 1, when bids for construction will have been received.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 21, 1998
Someone Cares Soup Kitchen will sponsor an Easter Dinner on April 10 to help hungry families. A character dressed as the Easter Bunny will greet children. Donations of toys and Easter baskets are needed. The soup kitchen, which has relocated to 720 W. 19th St., regularly serves meals to the poor, homeless and hungry from 1 to 4 p.m. Information: (714) 548-8861.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 26, 1990 | RAY TESSLER
Brother Benno's soup kitchen in Oceanside has won city approval to move from downtown, where it has caused controversy, to an industrial area near the Oceanside Municipal Airport. The Planning Commission voted, 7-0, Monday night to let the 6-year-old kitchen relocate and begin new services, including job counseling, showers, a day room and substance abuse therapy.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 24, 1991
The City Council late Tuesday night ordered the operators of a soup kitchen to "cease and desist." Marc Ely-Chaitlin and the Mildred-Rose Memorial Foundation opened the soup kitchen on Olinda Drive in Lantern Village just a week ago. Ely-Chaitlin's plan was to feed the poor living amid the affluence of Dana Point Harbor and the coast, he said. Ely-Chaitlin, who lives in Capistrano Beach and was homeless for a year, said he purposely did not tell the city about his all-volunteer operation.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 30, 1996 | HOPE HAMASHIGE
After an unsuccessful five-month search for a new home, Someone Cares Soup Kitchen is scheduled to close Friday. Merle Hatleberg, founder of Someone Cares, said she was notified in December that First United Methodist Church, where the charity has been based for four years, could no longer accommodate it. She has since contacted every church in the vicinity, she said, but has not been able to find a new location. Hatleberg said she is disappointed but not surprised that no one has come forward.
OPINION
October 23, 2012
Re "Hometown heartlessness," Column, Oct. 19 As a past resident of Costa Mesa and more recently a volunteer at the Someone Cares soup kitchen, I am incensed at the cruelty of Costa Mesa Mayor Eric Bever's threats to close the kitchen. The place is run professionally by the staff and loads of volunteers, many of whom may have crossed county lines. Every day you can count on these folks to give so many of the community's needy a hot meal and some compassion. Maybe Bever should visit the kitchen or lend a hand and talk to community members before he calls the place a nuisance and wants it shut down.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 18, 2012 | Gale Holland, Los Angeles Times
Head west on 19th Street in Costa Mesa. First, you hit the monumentalist architecture of the 24-Hour Fitness club and Road Runner Sports. Then comes the more modest cash-for-gold outlet and a pawnshop. Finally, half-hidden behind a clutch of palm trees and shrubs, the squat gray building of the Someone Cares soup kitchen comes into view. Clearly, we're on the wrong side of the tracks. Orange County people once hoped to leave those tracks behind, across the L.A. County line. But those days are long over.
NEWS
October 16, 2012 | By Morgan Little, This post has been updated, as indicated below.
Republican vice presidential candidate Paul D. Ryan is stirring up controversy with a photo-op at a Youngstown, Ohio, soup kitchen. Ryan, who spoke at a campaign event at nearby Youngstown State University on Saturday, stopped by a local soup kitchen without permission, according to the charity's president, and “did nothing” during his 15-minute stay. “They showed up there and they did not have permission,” Brian J. Antal, president of the Mahoning County St. Vincent De Paul Society, told CBS News . “They got one of the volunteers to open up the doors.” “The photo-op they did wasn't even accurate.
NEWS
October 6, 2012 | By S. Irene Virbila
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 4, 2012 | Mike Reicher
Looking to cut down on homeless services in Costa Mesa, Mayor Eric Bever has asked the city to investigate some of the city's most prominent and long-running charities. Bever singled out Share Our Selves and Someone Cares Soup Kitchen, decades-old nonprofits that dispense food and medical care to the poor and homeless. The mayor compared the charities to nightclubs that have become neighborhood nuisances. It would go a long way to solving the problem of homeless people coming to Costa Mesa, the mayor said, "if we managed to put the soup kitchen out of business.
OPINION
September 12, 2012
Re "Court blocks property seizures," Sept. 6 The recent decision by a panel of the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals affirming the property rights of the homeless has its roots in the seizure of four shopping carts provided by the group Catholic Worker. Since 1997, Catholic Worker has distributed more than 20,000 free shopping carts to the homeless. These are the property of Catholic Worker and cannot legally be taken by the police. These carts are pervasive around skid row, and they are the bane of the police and the business community.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 29, 1990 | KIM KOWSKY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The House of Yahweh's plans to expand its soup kitchen suffered a blow Wednesday when the Lawndale Planning Commission voted 3-1 to deny the charitable agency's request for an exemption to a building regulation. Construction on the agency's two-story addition was halted last month after city officials discovered they had overlooked a requirement that the property be set back 10 feet from the sidewalk.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 11, 1988 | TOM GORMAN, Times Staff Writer
Another story about the opening of a soup kitchen may have about as much relevancy to North County's mainstream population as last week's weather report. But, for a once prospering San Diego businessman too embarrassed to give his full name, the opening Monday of North County Interfaith Council's new soup kitchen meant he wouldn't have to eat a slice of bread in his car, nourishment with which to rebuild his life.
BUSINESS
February 23, 2012 | By Tiffany Hsu
By the end of the year, Panera will have opened two more cafes that look and feel just like any of chain's other branches. But at the new locations, customers will be able to pay whatever they want for the food - even nothing at all. At a time of high unemployment, when about one in every seven American households is known as “food insecure,” Panera is joining a small but growing group of restaurants serving meals that are literally priceless....
OPINION
December 23, 2011 | Jeff Dietrich
He is an aggressive panhandler, with a grizzled beard, matted hair, dirty T-shirt. In his battered wheelchair he pushes himself backward, moving at lightning speed with the grace and agility of a star athlete. I have never been fond of Bob. He boldly stops traffic at the intersection holding cars hostage with horns blaring until he receives his ransom. When Bob comes to our soup kitchen he always goes to the head of the line. I resent his preferential treatment, because I suspect that he may not actually be physically disabled.
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