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October 15, 1995
When her husband, a police officer, had to fashion a diaper from paper towels and Scotch tape for the baby of a drunk-driving suspect, Gina Cunningham decided enough is enough. Knowing officers often must care for the infant children of crime victims and suspects, Cunningham launched the Temporary Loving Care project.
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October 1, 1995 | JOHN DART, TIMES STAFF WRITER
There she was, Paula Grace-Watkins, a corporate vice president, cheerfully shoveling unidentifiable black goop from the street gutter near the Maud Booth Family Center, which serves 1,000 children in the low-income neighborhood surrounding it. A couple of miles away, at the Activities for Retarded Children complex, insurance claims adjuster Jenna Lam was trying to mop up grease and oil residue from a parking garage floor.
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September 27, 1995 | DOUGLAS ALGER
They've fixed earthquake damage at a Pacoima elementary school. They've restocked disaster supplies at a Glendale American Red Cross office. They've repaired toys and books at a Burbank YMCA. They've planted a garden at a Val Verde health center for low-income patients. On Saturday, thousands of volunteers will again lend a helping hand to area health and human service organizations as part of United Way's fifth annual Community Care Day.
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August 15, 1995 | TIM MAY
A Pacoima charity that provides food, clothing and other services to some of the San Fernando Valley's poorest residents may be forced to close this month if the United Way votes to withhold funds from the agency. The Home Visitation Center, a nonprofit outreach agency on Van Nuys Boulevard, has been known since 1979 for its "no questions asked" policy of providing aid to the needy.
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July 19, 1995 | SCOTT COLLINS, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The United Way of Greater Los Angeles has announced staff cuts and a major restructuring plan in a bid to reverse a dramatic five-year fund-raising dive. The nonprofit giant--the fifth-largest United Way in the nation--will trim 40 positions, mainly in research and planning areas, from its 200-member work force. Since 1990, the agency that provides funds to hundreds of nonprofit groups and charities, from the YMCA to the Girl Scouts, has slashed grants 41%.
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July 3, 1995 | DOUGLAS ALGER
A fund-raising campaign has generated more than $55 million for local nonprofit organizations in Los Angeles County, including dozens of agencies in the San Fernando and Santa Clarita valleys. The United Way of Greater Los Angeles ended its fund-raising efforts for the 1995-96 fiscal year Friday. The United Way has allocated $44.9 million for area charities during its fiscal year.
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April 4, 1995 | SAM FULWOOD III, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The former head of United Way of America was convicted Monday of charges that he lived lavishly and romanced women with thousands of dollars of the charity's money. After three weeks of trial arguments, a federal jury took seven days to find William Aramony guilty on 25 of 27 counts of fraud, conspiracy and money laundering. The jury also found that Aramony aides Thomas J. Merlo and Stephen J.
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March 28, 1995 | DOUG SMITH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Hoping to reverse a four-year decline in contributions, the United Way of Greater Los Angeles has hired the chief executive who led a turnaround of its sister agency in Phoenix. Joseph V. Haggerty, a career United Way administrator credited with jump-starting the sagging Arizona operation, will become president and chief executive officer of the troubled Los Angeles agency May 1. Haggerty was named earlier this month to replace Herbert L. Carter, who retired Feb.
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December 7, 1994 | JULIE MARQUIS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Orange County's poor have "alarming" unmet health-care needs because they often lack insurance coverage and are stymied by other barriers to treatment, including language and transportation difficulties, according to a United Way report Tuesday.
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