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April 26, 1996 | ALAN EYERLY and MIMI KO CRUZ
Anaheim resident Jacquelyn Terrell has been named Woman of the Year in the 34th state Senate District. "She is an exceptional example of the true spirit of volunteerism," said Sen. Rob Hurtt (R-Garden Grove). "She has been an active volunteer for many years and is considered a person who makes a difference for so many in our county."
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 5, 1999 | ANA CHOLO-TIPTON, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Concha De La Cruz knows what it's like to walk into a food bank, ask for help and then get bombarded by personal questions. Sixteen years ago, her life came apart when she lost her job after injuring herself at work. Her husband also became disabled, and all of a sudden, the mother of five, who had never faced hunger, had to face a gantlet of humiliating questions. "Why are you here this month?" and "Why did you have so many kids if you can't afford them?" and "Do you know about birth control?"
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 19, 1997
The National Council of Jewish Women/L.A. is recruiting volunteers for its Women Helping Women talk line. The next orientation session will be Oct. 21, said talk line director Lori Karny. Volunteers are screened for the program before being trained to answer calls. Callers range from women who are victims of spousal abuse to women on the verge of homelessness, Karny said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 24, 1998 | EDWARD M. YOON
A Granada Hills resident known for her volunteer efforts has been honored as Woman of the Year in the 19th Senate District. Yolanda Petroski, 56, was presented with a commendation last week by state Sen. Cathie Wright (R-Simi Valley) on the Assembly floor in Sacramento along with 39 other women honored by their respective Senate districts. "It was a thrill of a lifetime," said Petroski, currently an assistant vice president at the Bank of Granada Hills.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 29, 1993 | DEBRA CANO
Marge Schneider's first community involvement was 25 years ago, when she joined the parent-teacher organization at the elementary school her four children attended. "The school was brand new. We watched it being built," Schneider said. And even after her children graduated from Tamura Elementary School, Schneider stayed involved in the parent-teacher organization and other school district groups. "I thought I could be a benefit for children, even if they weren't my own," Schneider said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 20, 1994
Jehan Sadat, the former First Lady of Egypt, will be keynote speaker at the Red Cross' annual Clara Barton Awards luncheon Tuesday at the Hyatt Regency Irvine. The event will honor Orange County women who have contributed to their community in the areas of education, the environment, and health and youth services. Clara Barton was the founder of the American Red Cross.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 5, 1999 | ANA CHOLO-TIPTON, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Concha De La Cruz knows what it's like to walk into a food bank, ask for help and then get bombarded by personal questions. Sixteen years ago, her life came apart when she lost her job after injuring herself at work. Her husband also became disabled, and all of a sudden, the mother of five, who had never faced hunger, had to face a gantlet of humiliating questions. "Why are you here this month?" and "Why did you have so many kids if you can't afford them?" and "Do you know about birth control?"
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 2, 1996 | ED BOND
Nancy Schmidt of Chatsworth on Friday became the second woman to be named winner of the annual Fernando Award, meant to honor the person who best represents the spirit of volunteerism in the San Fernando Valley. Los Angeles Mayor Richard Riordan made the announcement to a roomful of dignitaries as Schmidt became the 38th person to win the annual award at a ceremony at the Warner Center Marriott hotel Friday night.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 24, 1998 | EDWARD M. YOON
A Granada Hills resident known for her volunteer efforts has been honored as Woman of the Year in the 19th Senate District. Yolanda Petroski, 56, was presented with a commendation last week by state Sen. Cathie Wright (R-Simi Valley) on the Assembly floor in Sacramento along with 39 other women honored by their respective Senate districts. "It was a thrill of a lifetime," said Petroski, currently an assistant vice president at the Bank of Granada Hills.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 23, 1990 | LANIE JONES
In a novel program aimed at ensuring healthy babies, the Orange County Health Care Agency is looking for women--preferably mothers--to serve as mentors for pregnant teen-agers. The mothers' role will be to provide support and friendship to the young women, said Cindi Tapia, coordinator of the new program.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 19, 1997
The National Council of Jewish Women/L.A. is recruiting volunteers for its Women Helping Women talk line. The next orientation session will be Oct. 21, said talk line director Lori Karny. Volunteers are screened for the program before being trained to answer calls. Callers range from women who are victims of spousal abuse to women on the verge of homelessness, Karny said.
NEWS
December 1, 1996 | ED BOND, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
In the cold early Saturday morning, they begin their determined--if sometimes misunderstood--work on the margins of a town in decline. Three Reseda homeowners, who have been mistaken for community service probationers, city employees and even thieves, unload a light-brown pickup truck at the median strip at Sherman Way and Reseda Boulevard. "You get the best people and the worst people out here," says Barbara Varenas, who works for a Studio City liquor importer.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 2, 1996 | ED BOND
Nancy Schmidt of Chatsworth on Friday became the second woman to be named winner of the annual Fernando Award, meant to honor the person who best represents the spirit of volunteerism in the San Fernando Valley. Los Angeles Mayor Richard Riordan made the announcement to a roomful of dignitaries as Schmidt became the 38th person to win the annual award at a ceremony at the Warner Center Marriott hotel Friday night.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 26, 1996 | ALAN EYERLY and MIMI KO CRUZ
Anaheim resident Jacquelyn Terrell has been named Woman of the Year in the 34th state Senate District. "She is an exceptional example of the true spirit of volunteerism," said Sen. Rob Hurtt (R-Garden Grove). "She has been an active volunteer for many years and is considered a person who makes a difference for so many in our county."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 20, 1994
Jehan Sadat, the former First Lady of Egypt, will be keynote speaker at the Red Cross' annual Clara Barton Awards luncheon Tuesday at the Hyatt Regency Irvine. The event will honor Orange County women who have contributed to their community in the areas of education, the environment, and health and youth services. Clara Barton was the founder of the American Red Cross.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 29, 1993 | DEBRA CANO
Marge Schneider's first community involvement was 25 years ago, when she joined the parent-teacher organization at the elementary school her four children attended. "The school was brand new. We watched it being built," Schneider said. And even after her children graduated from Tamura Elementary School, Schneider stayed involved in the parent-teacher organization and other school district groups. "I thought I could be a benefit for children, even if they weren't my own," Schneider said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 26, 1991 | LAURIE BECKLUND, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Down through the century-long history of the Tournament of Roses, candidates for Rose Queen and her court do their best to win approval from the panel of nine men who determine who will preside over the Rose Parade. To a man, this year's judges are men. Ditto, last year. And the year before. Only once, in 1988, has a woman served on the prestigious Queen and Court Committee that members of the Tournament of Roses Assn. consider the sugar plum among plum assignments in the volunteer association.
NEWS
December 1, 1996 | ED BOND, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
In the cold early Saturday morning, they begin their determined--if sometimes misunderstood--work on the margins of a town in decline. Three Reseda homeowners, who have been mistaken for community service probationers, city employees and even thieves, unload a light-brown pickup truck at the median strip at Sherman Way and Reseda Boulevard. "You get the best people and the worst people out here," says Barbara Varenas, who works for a Studio City liquor importer.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 26, 1991 | LAURIE BECKLUND, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Down through the century-long history of the Tournament of Roses, candidates for Rose Queen and her court do their best to win approval from the panel of nine men who determine who will preside over the Rose Parade. To a man, this year's judges are men. Ditto, last year. And the year before. Only once, in 1988, has a woman served on the prestigious Queen and Court Committee that members of the Tournament of Roses Assn. consider the sugar plum among plum assignments in the volunteer association.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 23, 1990 | LANIE JONES
In a novel program aimed at ensuring healthy babies, the Orange County Health Care Agency is looking for women--preferably mothers--to serve as mentors for pregnant teen-agers. The mothers' role will be to provide support and friendship to the young women, said Cindi Tapia, coordinator of the new program.
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