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January 30, 2000 | CHELSEA J. CARTER, ASSOCIATED PRESS
Clara Shaver pushes her walker through the gray halls of the Riverside County jail, each step an effort for the 100-year-old volunteer. Every other week since the end of World War I, she has come to the jail to lead a prayer service. Today she walks through the cellblocks to the cheers of dozens of inmates, women awaiting trial on everything from drug charges to murder.
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NEWS
October 9, 1999 | From Associated Press
Cave enthusiasts in Arizona and New Mexico are volunteering about $200,000 of work annually, including repairing damage to caves and marking new trails. Their efforts are designed to take care of Forest Service caves for future generations and to keep the agency from imposing a spelunking fee and opening the caves to novice tours.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 28, 1999 | ROBERTO J. MANZANO
Nominees are being sought for the Fernando Award, which annually honors the Valley's most dedicated volunteer. "We look for people who have a lifetime commitment to volunteerism in the Valley," said Fausto Capobianco, a spokesman for Fernando Award Foundation Inc. "It doesn't have to be a high-profile person or wealthy individual. It can be anybody who has made a genuine mark." The names of the five finalists will be announced at a luncheon Aug.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 14, 1999 | ELEANOR YANG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Brian Graper had a treat for Mr. Pappert's senior English class Wednesday. The assignment was to choose a song and compare it to a poem. For "Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard" by Thomas Gray, Graper chose the music of . . . AC-DC. Answering the wondering looks of his classmates after the crashing heavy-metal beat eventually subsided, the 18-year-old sheepishly admitted the song had nothing to do with the poem: "I just wanted to play one of my favorite songs for you guys."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 29, 1999 | DIANE WEDNER, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Valley Community Clinic in North Hollywood is hard to miss. A brightly colored Tim Fields mural is splashed across the front of the building, inviting patients to enter. But as we've heard since childhood, it's not what's on the outside that counts. What's happening inside the community health center is what's most impressive. Just ask Christopher Morgan, one of five volunteers recently honored by the clinic for outstanding service.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 13, 1999 | WILLIAM LOBDELL, William Lobdell, editor of the Daily Pilot, looks at faith in Orange County as a regular contributor to the Times Orange County religion page. He can be reached at wmlob@aol.com
"Thanks so much for shining your beautiful spirit into our lives at a time when the world seemed so harsh." --A letter to Donna Ebnit * On this volunteer assignment to Orangewood Children's Home, Donna Ebnit took along her 20-year-old son, Danny. She watched her son decorate Christmas cookies with the kids and eavesdropped on the conversation, which turned to "What does your mom do?" Danny detailed all the ways his mother helped the poor.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 17, 1999 | HANS GREIMEL, ASSOCIATED PRESS
Howard Street School looks a little different, and that's the point. It's a taxpayer-funded school that acts like a private school, with parents and teachers deciding what is to be taught and how. Course work focuses on foreign languages and the arts. Athletics goes completely unfunded. Pupils are chosen through an application process. And sometimes experts without teaching certificates head up the classes.
NEWS
January 17, 1999 | From Associated Press
Americans on Monday should make the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday "a day on, not a day off," by joining a nationwide volunteer campaign, President Clinton said Saturday. With Vice President Al Gore and District of Columbia Mayor Anthony Williams, Clinton planned to set an example with his own community service project at a home for the elderly in the northwest section of the city.
NEWS
December 31, 1998 | AMY PYLE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Setting a good example is the credo of this weekend's gubernatorial inaugural celebration, from its carefully nurtured ethnic diversity to its consciously California cuisine, from its subsidized ticket prices to the new first couple's volunteerism. Even in the unusual pairing of Sunday's inaugural gala sponsors from labor and management alike, Gov.-elect Gray Davis intends to telegraph his intentions.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 14, 1998 | LINN GROVES, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Scotty Smith formed Dana Point's first Neighborhood Watch program 16 years ago after a home in his Capistrano Beach district was burglarized. His efforts have blossomed into what authorities praise as a community that has truly come together to fight crime. Today, more than two dozen residents, including the 82-year-old Smith, help patrol the city--some on bikes or in a van.
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