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March 3, 1996 | JOHN JOHNSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Volunteerism used to mean Scoutmasters teaching young boys to tie a square knot, and retirees staffing the information desk at the library. No more. Today's volunteers are people such as Victoria McGarrity, an energetic 22-year-old marketing assistant whose idea of a fun Friday night has nothing to do with nightclubs and A-list parties. The Woodland Hills woman would rather be hiding in a car with a pair of binoculars, spying on drug dealers.
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November 14, 1998 | JOSEPH TREVINO and JACK LEONAR, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
In the heart of the Los Angeles port, men more accustomed to hauling barrels of crude oil and machinery loaded a barge with boxes of baby formula and emergency supplies destined for Honduras. Warehouse workers in Vernon, surrounded by stacks of computer boxes and unassembled furniture, packed bottled water and canned food onto pallets, ready for airlifting to Central America.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 14, 1998 | JOSEPH TREVINO and JACK LEONAR, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
In the heart of the Los Angeles port, men more accustomed to hauling barrels of crude oil and machinery loaded a barge with boxes of baby formula and emergency supplies destined for Honduras. Warehouse workers in Vernon, surrounded by stacks of computer boxes and unassembled furniture, packed bottled water and canned food onto pallets, ready for airlifting to Central America.
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December 21, 1997 | JON STEINMAN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
From a few thousand feet above the earth, Tom Potter said Saturday, the daily grind seems less important. Potter, an education professor at Cal State Northridge and a pilot, gazed at a red-tailed hawk soaring overhead, his own feet on terra firma at the Chatsworth Reservoir in West Hills. "I wish I were a bird sometimes," Potter said softly. "I'd love to fly." In some cases, the love of flight binds bird lovers; in others it's a shared interest in being outdoors absorbing nature.
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June 24, 1995 | CARLA HALL
Work had been horrible, his marriage was crumbling, so Tom Brennan decided to flee his job at a secondary mortgage company in Minnesota for a summer vacation doing something that would take his mind off his problems. He came to Los Angeles to build a house in six days. "I wanted to do something with a group of people that had a strong sense of focus," said Brennan, standing in a T-shirt and jeans in front of the house that he helped build on the Habitat for Humanity site in Watts.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 25, 1996 | MICHAEL KRIKORIAN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Four years ago, on her first day as a volunteer member of Big Sisters of Los Angeles, Rebecca Haro Kuo, 28, was introduced to her "Little Sister," 13-year-old Alex. Alex was not exactly what she expected. "Thirteen going on 30, " Kuo recalls. Alex struck her as maybe a little too much woman and not enough girl. "She wanted to go to some underground clubs. That night." Kuo instead took Alex to her Westwood apartment and showed her pictures from her large family and her book collection.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 21, 1997 | JON STEINMAN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
From a few thousand feet above the earth, Tom Potter said Saturday, the daily grind seems less important. Potter, an education professor at Cal State Northridge and a pilot, gazed at a red-tailed hawk soaring overhead, his own feet on terra firma at the Chatsworth Reservoir in West Hills. "I wish I were a bird sometimes," Potter said softly. "I'd love to fly." In some cases, the love of flight binds bird lovers; in others it's a shared interest in being outdoors absorbing nature.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 3, 1997
Without volunteers, the Los Angeles chapter of the Braille Institute could survive, "but it would be so very, very difficult," said Carlye Rudkin, director of volunteer services at the East Hollywood facility. So in an effort to increase volunteer membership, the Braille Institute will hold an open house today at 9 a.m. for people who want to help the blind or visually impaired. The open house, at 741 N. Vermont Ave.
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January 29, 1991 | CLAUDIA PUIG, Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
Free Concert for Volunteers: The Los Angeles Master Chorale, a resident company of the Music Center, will honor the American Red Cross by offering blood donors and Red Cross volunteers in the Los Angeles area 1,000 free tickets to its concert at the Music Center's Dorothy Chandler Pavilion on Sunday. The concert will feature Benjamin Britten's "Cantata Misericordium," a work commissioned for the Centennial of the International Red Cross in 1963.
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February 24, 2003 | From a Times Staff Writer
The Jewish Federation's "Super Sunday" fund-raiser was expected to bring in about $4 million in a daylong telephone campaign to benefit the federation's programs across Los Angeles County. About 1,200 volunteers received donations from 14,000 people, according to organizers. Among the volunteers were Los Angeles Mayor James K. Hahn and Council members Alex Padilla, Dennis Zine and Jack Weiss. The 24-year-old event is the largest single fund-raising day for the group.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 25, 1996 | MICHAEL KRIKORIAN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Four years ago, on her first day as a volunteer member of Big Sisters of Los Angeles, Rebecca Haro Kuo, 28, was introduced to her "Little Sister," 13-year-old Alex. Alex was not exactly what she expected. "Thirteen going on 30, " Kuo recalls. Alex struck her as maybe a little too much woman and not enough girl. "She wanted to go to some underground clubs. That night." Kuo instead took Alex to her Westwood apartment and showed her pictures from her large family and her book collection.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 3, 1996 | JOHN JOHNSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Volunteerism used to mean Scoutmasters teaching young boys to tie a square knot, and retirees staffing the information desk at the library. No more. Today's volunteers are people such as Victoria McGarrity, an energetic 22-year-old marketing assistant whose idea of a fun Friday night has nothing to do with nightclubs and A-list parties. The Woodland Hills woman would rather be hiding in a car with a pair of binoculars, spying on drug dealers.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 24, 1995 | CARLA HALL
Work had been horrible, his marriage was crumbling, so Tom Brennan decided to flee his job at a secondary mortgage company in Minnesota for a summer vacation doing something that would take his mind off his problems. He came to Los Angeles to build a house in six days. "I wanted to do something with a group of people that had a strong sense of focus," said Brennan, standing in a T-shirt and jeans in front of the house that he helped build on the Habitat for Humanity site in Watts.
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March 15, 1999 | AGNES DIGGS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The American Red Cross Los Angeles chapter will hold its third annual Disaster Preparedness Fair in the San Fernando Valley on Saturday. A variety of organizations will participate in classes and demonstrations to help educate residents on how to prepare for earthquakes and other disasters from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Red Cross Valley Service Center, 14717 Sherman Way, Van Nuys. Classes will be taught in English and Spanish. The final session will begin at 3 p.m.
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