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March 26, 1995
Stuart A. Zinn, 57, an early gay and lesbian community leader in Los Angeles and a worker on several municipal political campaigns. He was founding president of Temple Beth Chayim Chadashim and over the years organized benefits for many gay causes. Zinn was also a charter member of the Valley Business Alliance. In Los Angeles on Wednesday of the complications of AIDS.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 8, 1999 | AGNES DIGGS
The Economic Alliance of the San Fernando Valley this morning will launch a business-led effort to make streets safer in commercial areas. The Valley Business Watch initiative will operate like the residential Neighborhood Watch program, working in the first-ever Valleywide effort to reduce crime in the business community.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 6, 1993 | JEFF SCHNAUFER
Even before he was elected mayor, gay and lesbian leaders in the San Fernando Valley say Richard Riordan was showing more interest in their issues in the Valley than Mayor Tom Bradley did during his 20 years in office. The feeling is based on then-candidate Riordan's decision to attend a mayoral forum in May sponsored by the Valley Business Alliance of Gay and Lesbian Professionals. Bill Robinson, president of the alliance, said Bradley had never attended an alliance function.
BUSINESS
September 16, 1998 | VICKI TORRES
The Valley Business Alliance, a 19-year-old gay and lesbian business association that has twice transformed itself, is going at it again. The San Fernando Valley group has doubled its membership in 14 months, recast itself as the Business Alliance of Los Angeles and expanded "over the hill," as they say in the Valley.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 30, 1994 | MAKI BECKER
The Valley Business Alliance, a gay and lesbian organization, is hosting its 16th annual president's dinner and awards presentation Jan. 14 at Sportsmen's Lodge in Studio City. Alliance President Bill Robinson said the event is an opportunity for his organization to recognize people's contributions, regardless of sexual orientation, to the gay community and HIV/AIDS causes.
BUSINESS
September 16, 1998 | VICKI TORRES
The Valley Business Alliance, a 19-year-old gay and lesbian business association that has twice transformed itself, is going at it again. The San Fernando Valley group has doubled its membership in 14 months, recast itself as the Business Alliance of Los Angeles and expanded "over the hill," as they say in the Valley.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 8, 1999 | AGNES DIGGS
The Economic Alliance of the San Fernando Valley this morning will launch a business-led effort to make streets safer in commercial areas. The Valley Business Watch initiative will operate like the residential Neighborhood Watch program, working in the first-ever Valleywide effort to reduce crime in the business community.
NEWS
July 6, 1989
The City Council has appointed eight members to a new Lesbian and Gay Advisory Council. The panel, which is to meet for the first time this month, will advise the City Council on issues related to the gay community. The four men and four women include: community activist John A. Allendorfer; Jeff Beane, a founder of the Los Angeles Men's Collective and the National Organization for Changing Men; Gregory K. Travis, a psychologist; David A.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 17, 1988 | BOB POOL, Times Staff Writer
Studio City homeowners Tuesday night defused a growing dispute with gay merchants by disavowing a mystery flyer that urged that "homosexuals . . . and social sickness groups" be ousted from the community. Leaders of the Studio City Residents Assn. told members of the Valley Business Alliance, a homosexual group, that the flyer was attached to bogus association newsletters mailed anonymously to hundreds of residents this month.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 17, 1990
Harry C. (Buzz) Lorenz Jr., a retired financial analyst, has died at his North Hollywood home. He was 61. Lorenz died Sunday of complications of acquired immune deficiency syndrome, said his longtime companion, Robert E. Lampinen. Born April 26, 1929, in Wyandotte, Mich., he graduated in 1959 with a bachelor of science degree in accounting from Wayne State University in Detroit. He moved to California, where he settled in the San Fernando Valley.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 26, 1995
Stuart A. Zinn, 57, an early gay and lesbian community leader in Los Angeles and a worker on several municipal political campaigns. He was founding president of Temple Beth Chayim Chadashim and over the years organized benefits for many gay causes. Zinn was also a charter member of the Valley Business Alliance. In Los Angeles on Wednesday of the complications of AIDS.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 30, 1994 | MAKI BECKER
The Valley Business Alliance, a gay and lesbian organization, is hosting its 16th annual president's dinner and awards presentation Jan. 14 at Sportsmen's Lodge in Studio City. Alliance President Bill Robinson said the event is an opportunity for his organization to recognize people's contributions, regardless of sexual orientation, to the gay community and HIV/AIDS causes.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 6, 1993 | JEFF SCHNAUFER
Even before he was elected mayor, gay and lesbian leaders in the San Fernando Valley say Richard Riordan was showing more interest in their issues in the Valley than Mayor Tom Bradley did during his 20 years in office. The feeling is based on then-candidate Riordan's decision to attend a mayoral forum in May sponsored by the Valley Business Alliance of Gay and Lesbian Professionals. Bill Robinson, president of the alliance, said Bradley had never attended an alliance function.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 3, 1989 | BARBARA KOH, Times Staff Writer
Dick Brett, a church deacon, befriended five residents who died at Pioneer Home, the San Fernando Valley's first hospice for people with AIDS. But on Sunday, at a dedication of the 5-month-old home in Van Nuys, he and others spoke of hope. "I was hungry, and you gave me something to eat. . . . I was sick, and you looked after me," he said, quoting from the Bible to about 70 supporters gathered at the home at Haskell Avenue and Valerio Street.
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