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November 24, 1995 | From Associated Press
The keys to the Magic Kingdom were his for the asking, but Peter Valeo had other worlds to conquer. When the charitable Starlight Foundation offered to grant the paraplegic 12-year-old's fondest wish--a visit to Walt Disney World, perhaps?--Pete instead chose a chip: Intel Corp.'s new Pentium Pro microprocessor and all the hardware he could imagine. Intel agreed, donating a $10,000 system that would make any cyberfreak salivate. The Santa Clara, Calif.
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September 27, 2013 | By Nardine Saad
Candance Cameron Bure has once again reunited with her "Full House" father and uncle! The former child star attended an event Wednesday for the 30th anniversary of the Starlight Foundation with Bob Saget and John Stamos, who, respectively, played single dad Danny Tanner and Elvis-obsessed uncle Jesse Katsopolos on the show. Bure, 37, who played spunky eldest sister DJ Tanner on the 1990s sitcom, wore a red strapless Adrianna Papell dress that she accessorized with a silver clutch from Tess handbags.
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NEWS
March 18, 1991 | JEANNINE STEIN, TIMES SOCIETY WRITER
Shy, soft-spoken pop singer Janet Jackson accepted the Starlight Foundation's Humanitarian Award Saturday night, saying, "For me to be involved in a program honoring children is a special privilege. . . . I derive strength from the courage of the children." Jackson, other honorees and a handful of celebrities were at the Century Plaza for a 5 1/2-hour black-tie benefit for the international foundation, which grants wishes to critically, chronically and terminally ill children.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 13, 2002 | PATRICK DAY, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The last one was a bit of a disappointment--a lot of flash, but ultimately a little hollow. Not the movie--no, this group of fans would be pleased with any "Star Wars" experience. The feelings here, outside Grauman's Chinese Theatre in Hollywood, all have to do with the line.
NEWS
June 29, 1989 | Bea Maxwell
The Board of Directors of Permanent Charities Committee of the Entertainment Industry has awarded $300,000 in gifts and special grants to 35 Los Angeles-area charitable agencies with amounts ranging from $2,500 to $40,000. PCC is the official charitable organization of the entertainment industries and has raised more than $75 million for health and human services agencies in the Greater Los Angeles area since its founding in 1940. The Thalians presented checks to the Thalians Mental Health Clinic of Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in the amounts of $243,242 completing a $2-million pledge, and $211,500, the first payment on a new $2-million pledge.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 27, 2013 | By Nardine Saad
Candance Cameron Bure has once again reunited with her "Full House" father and uncle! The former child star attended an event Wednesday for the 30th anniversary of the Starlight Foundation with Bob Saget and John Stamos, who, respectively, played single dad Danny Tanner and Elvis-obsessed uncle Jesse Katsopolos on the show. Bure, 37, who played spunky eldest sister DJ Tanner on the 1990s sitcom, wore a red strapless Adrianna Papell dress that she accessorized with a silver clutch from Tess handbags.
NEWS
May 22, 1989 | JEANNINE STEIN, Times Staff Writer
"It's here! It's finally here!" gushed a party guest as "Phantom of the Opera" arrived in Los Angeles with all the thunder of a crashing chandelier. The third performance on Saturday night, after previews on Friday night and Saturday afternoon, of the lavish, long-awaited Andrew Lloyd Webber musical was the first gala benefit for the Center Theatre Group (one of many, many benefit performances) that drew a glitzed-up crowd composed of the usual Music Center suspects, a smattering of celebrities and a former president.
NEWS
March 13, 1989 | JEANNINE STEIN, Times Staff Writer
Give celebrities humanitarian awards and they usually wax profound about the meaning of charitable work and go on and on about how deeply moved they are. Give that award to actress Whoopi Goldberg and she'll stand there in her tuxedo and scuffed Reeboks, dreadlocks flying, and say: "(What I've done) isn't any great shakes. It's just sorta what you're supposed to do."
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September 13, 1998 | JACK LEONARD, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
As television celebrities sashay into the Shrine Auditorium for tonight's Emmy Awards ceremony, 16-year-old Jillian Totten will be living a dream come true. She will be sashaying with them. Adorned in a sleek, open-backed designer dress, Jillian will take her $200 seat for the ceremony in Los Angeles and then mingle with the stars at the post-awards party.
NEWS
March 17, 1994 | BEA MAXWELL
Starlight Foundation of California raised $350,000 at its 11th annual gala "The Child in All of Us," on March 5 at the Century Plaza. Honorees were actress Marlee Matlin, the cast of the ABC series "Full House," and Roger Shiffman of Tiger Electronics. The foundation grants wishes to seriously ill children and their families in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom and Australia. * American Diabetes Assn.'s Feb.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 13, 1998 | JACK LEONARD, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
As television celebrities sashay into the Shrine Auditorium for tonight's Emmy Awards ceremony, 16-year-old Jillian Totten will be living a dream come true. She will be sashaying with them. Adorned in a sleek, open-backed designer dress, Jillian will take her $200 seat for the ceremony in Los Angeles and then mingle with the stars at the post-awards party.
NEWS
November 24, 1995 | From Associated Press
The keys to the Magic Kingdom were his for the asking, but Peter Valeo had other worlds to conquer. When the charitable Starlight Foundation offered to grant the paraplegic 12-year-old's fondest wish--a visit to Walt Disney World, perhaps?--Pete instead chose a chip: Intel Corp.'s new Pentium Pro microprocessor and all the hardware he could imagine. Intel agreed, donating a $10,000 system that would make any cyberfreak salivate. The Santa Clara, Calif.
NEWS
March 17, 1994 | BEA MAXWELL
Starlight Foundation of California raised $350,000 at its 11th annual gala "The Child in All of Us," on March 5 at the Century Plaza. Honorees were actress Marlee Matlin, the cast of the ABC series "Full House," and Roger Shiffman of Tiger Electronics. The foundation grants wishes to seriously ill children and their families in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom and Australia. * American Diabetes Assn.'s Feb.
NEWS
March 18, 1991 | JEANNINE STEIN, TIMES SOCIETY WRITER
Shy, soft-spoken pop singer Janet Jackson accepted the Starlight Foundation's Humanitarian Award Saturday night, saying, "For me to be involved in a program honoring children is a special privilege. . . . I derive strength from the courage of the children." Jackson, other honorees and a handful of celebrities were at the Century Plaza for a 5 1/2-hour black-tie benefit for the international foundation, which grants wishes to critically, chronically and terminally ill children.
NEWS
June 29, 1989 | Bea Maxwell
The Board of Directors of Permanent Charities Committee of the Entertainment Industry has awarded $300,000 in gifts and special grants to 35 Los Angeles-area charitable agencies with amounts ranging from $2,500 to $40,000. PCC is the official charitable organization of the entertainment industries and has raised more than $75 million for health and human services agencies in the Greater Los Angeles area since its founding in 1940. The Thalians presented checks to the Thalians Mental Health Clinic of Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in the amounts of $243,242 completing a $2-million pledge, and $211,500, the first payment on a new $2-million pledge.
NEWS
May 22, 1989 | JEANNINE STEIN, Times Staff Writer
"It's here! It's finally here!" gushed a party guest as "Phantom of the Opera" arrived in Los Angeles with all the thunder of a crashing chandelier. The third performance on Saturday night, after previews on Friday night and Saturday afternoon, of the lavish, long-awaited Andrew Lloyd Webber musical was the first gala benefit for the Center Theatre Group (one of many, many benefit performances) that drew a glitzed-up crowd composed of the usual Music Center suspects, a smattering of celebrities and a former president.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 13, 2002 | PATRICK DAY, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The last one was a bit of a disappointment--a lot of flash, but ultimately a little hollow. Not the movie--no, this group of fans would be pleased with any "Star Wars" experience. The feelings here, outside Grauman's Chinese Theatre in Hollywood, all have to do with the line.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 24, 1987
Singer-songwriter Barry Manilow will be honored at a Feb. 19 fund-raising event at the Century Plaza Hotel to benefit the Starlight Foundation. The foundation grants wishes to chronically, critically and terminally ill children. Ticket information: (213) 557-1414.
NEWS
March 13, 1989 | JEANNINE STEIN, Times Staff Writer
Give celebrities humanitarian awards and they usually wax profound about the meaning of charitable work and go on and on about how deeply moved they are. Give that award to actress Whoopi Goldberg and she'll stand there in her tuxedo and scuffed Reeboks, dreadlocks flying, and say: "(What I've done) isn't any great shakes. It's just sorta what you're supposed to do."
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