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September 30, 1993
Monrovia officials are trying to persuade World Vision U.S. to stay in the city after learning that the international Christian relief and development agency is studying plans to move its headquarters. World Vision U.S. has 525 employees in 11 buildings in Monrovia, Pasadena and Duarte. The organization is among the city's top five employers, said City Manager Rod Gould.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 14, 2013 | Steve Chawkins
There was a time when Christian charities would raise money by showing films of their good works in church basements. Then Russ Reid, a marketing man who specialized in religious groups, came up with a bold plan for World Vision, a client that sought to feed the world's poor: Buy an hour of TV time and hire a camera crew to roam the world with a warmhearted celebrity, introducing viewers to impoverished children. Even if the grand effort flopped, there would be a saving grace, he jokingly told a dubious charity executive: "You'll have the most expensive church film ever made.
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NEWS
April 14, 1990 | From Religious News Service
Stung by separate incidents of criticism regarding their financial practices, the British and Irish branches of World Vision are taking a British TV network and the Irish Catholic Relief Agency to court. Both incidents, officials of World Vision contend, have undermined the major fund-raising effort of the group, which centers on a 24-hour Lenten fast for famine-struck people of the Third World. The fast, expected to raise as much as $4.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 11, 2011 | By Reed Johnson, Los Angeles Times
While coming of age as a Mexico City teenager, Ilona Katzew used to skip school to hang out in the capital's ornate Baroque churches and treasure-stuffed museums. The experience was an education in itself, a sensory immersion in the soul of a city that was a teeming metropolis decades before Columbus set foot in the New World. "Growing up in Mexico City I was always aware of the culture around me," Katzew said during a recent interview at LACMA, where she serves as department head of Latin American art. "It was just something that I had in me, for better or for worse.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 7, 1992
Monrovia-based World Vision has been selected by the U.S. Department of Agriculture to administer a food relief program worth $7.5 million in the republic of Armenia, it was announced Thursday. The relief aid includes $5.2 million of powdered milk, beans and vegetable oil earmarked for 300,000 Armenians suffering from severe food and energy shortages, including refugees from the war with neighboring Azerbaijan. Another $2.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 25, 1991
The acting director of World Vision's Peru office was killed and another official of the evangelical relief agency was seriously wounded in an attack by two unidentified gunmen in the Peruvian capital of Lima. The shootings took place May 17 but were not announced until this week by the organization's international headquarters in Monrovia. Norman Tattersall, 46, who was based in Southern California but spent one week each month directing the Peru office, died at a hospital in Lima.
NEWS
June 30, 1994
Monrovia-based World Vision U.S. has signed an agreement to buy 15 acres in the Seattle area to build a four-story headquarters building. In March, World Vision U.S. announced a cost-saving plan to sell its 11 buildings in the San Gabriel Valley and look for new headquarters. World Vision U.S. officials estimated that the agency will save about $5 million a year by making the move. The international Christian relief and development agency has been in Monrovia since 1965. World Vision U.S.
NEWS
March 24, 1994 | RENEE TAWA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
There is a silver lining to Monrovia's loss of 525 jobs in the announced departure of World Vision U.S.--the city will probably get property taxes from the tax-exempt charity's nine buildings, totaling $180,000 a year, city officials said. Also, World Vision's departure will open up a piece of prime property--a 30,000-square-foot building along the Foothill Freeway near West Huntington Drive.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 11, 1986 | From United Press International
The USA for Africa Foundation has awarded $400,000 to World Vision, an international Christian aid organization, for drought relief efforts in the north-central African country of Chad, officials said. "This significant grant will help Chadian farmers get back on their feet and start producing food again," World Vision President Ted W. Engstrom said in a statement released from the organization's Monrovia offices.
NEWS
June 5, 1991
W. Stanley Mooneyham, a former president of World Vision, the giant Christian relief, development and evangelism agency that serves millions of the needy in nearly 100 countries, died Monday of kidney failure at UCLA Medical Center. He was 65. During Mooneyham's tenure as president from 1969 to 1982 he directed the relocation efforts that helped feed and clothe thousands of Vietnamese boat people.
WORLD
March 11, 2010 | By Alex Rodriguez and Zulfiqar Ali
Reporting from Islamabad, Pakistan, and Peshawar, Pakistan -- Militants stormed the northern Pakistan offices of a U.S. Christian aid group Wednesday, killing six workers and injuring five, police said. The attack took place in the Mansehra district, where World Vision opened an office to help victims of the 2005 earthquake that killed more than 70,000 people in Pakistan. All of the dead and injured in the assault were Pakistanis. Villagers in the area said the gunmen came down from a nearby ridge, burst into the charity group's compound and began spraying gunfire and tossing hand grenades.
SPORTS
November 5, 2009 | Bill Shaikin
Joe Torre caused quite a stir in 2006 when he dropped Alex Rodriguez to the eighth spot in the New York Yankees' lineup. The Yankees were facing playoff elimination and Rodriguez had one hit in 11 postseason at-bats that year, but the relationship between Torre and Rodriguez was never the same thereafter. Ryan Howard batted .158 through the first five games of the World Series, with 12 strikeouts in 19 at-bats. Philadelphia Phillies Manager Charlie Manuel said he gave no thought to dropping Howard from the cleanup spot for Game 6. "What kind of message do I send to Howard, after three or four years he's been in the big leagues, all of a sudden on a big, important game in the World Series, I drop him?"
WORLD
September 23, 2009 | Christi Parsons
President Obama will ask world leaders today to join him in confronting a range of vexing issues, including nuclear arms proliferation and climate change, and will appeal for the international cooperation he thinks will advance interests around the globe, aides said. In a morning address to the United Nations General Assembly, Obama will call for several specific commitments, including support for the major elements of a nonproliferation resolution he plans to introduce before the U.N. Security Council on Thursday.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 2, 2009 | Joanna Lin
As he stood outside the grocery store, Colin Sneddon, 12, stared longingly at the display of potato chips. "It's torture," he said, sandwiched between neon green poster boards reading, "I Have Not Eaten in 19 Hours. Ask Me Why." He was nearing hour 20. Colin was among more than a dozen children and teenagers who fasted for 30 hours this weekend in La Canada Flintridge, raising money and collecting food for the hungry.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 12, 2006 | K. Connie Kang, Times Staff Writer
Four decades ago, World Vision founder Bob Pierce introduced a Korean children's choir to America to publicize the plight of war orphans and to find sponsors for the group dedicated to humanitarian relief work. But this year, as the celebrated World Vision Korea Children's Choir from Seoul embarks on a 16-city tour in the United States, the young performers aren't seeking help for themselves but are singing as a "voice for voiceless" children around the world suffering from hunger and diseases.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 16, 2006 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Ted W. Engstrom, 90, president emeritus of the relief agency World Vision International and former interim president of Azusa Pacific University, died Friday at his home in Bradbury. The cause of death was not announced. A native of Cleveland, Engstrom served in the Army during World War II and graduated from Taylor University in Upland, Ind. He began his career in Christian work at the Zondervan Publishing House, which would become one of the largest Christian publishers in the world.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 16, 2006 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Ted W. Engstrom, 90, president emeritus of the relief agency World Vision International and former interim president of Azusa Pacific University, died Friday at his home in Bradbury. The cause of death was not announced. A native of Cleveland, Engstrom served in the Army during World War II and graduated from Taylor University in Upland, Ind. He began his career in Christian work at the Zondervan Publishing House, which would become one of the largest Christian publishers in the world.
NEWS
March 16, 1994 | RENEE TAWA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In a new twist on Southern California businesses finding the climate friendlier elsewhere, the poverty-fighting charity World Vision U.S. on Tuesday said it will save millions by selling its 11 buildings in the San Gabriel Valley and moving to Seattle next year, perhaps with many of its 525 employees. World Vision U.S., which spent $1.2 million to fight poverty in Los Angeles after the 1992 riots and more than $6 million in other U.S.
OPINION
March 25, 2005
Re "A Misguided Anti-Vice Pledge," editorial, March 20: I agree that ideology should not sway us from supporting what actually helps people. So why not also support faith-based initiatives here in the U.S.? They are staffed by honorable, self-sacrificing people who have proved to be more effective at lifting people out of the sinkhole of despair and substance abuse than any gray government agency. However, your use of the secularists' favorite slander, "proselytizer," betrays your true feelings about such "pro bono" work done by Christians like Dr. Bill Frist and countless others.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 6, 2001 | ERNESTO LECHNER, Ernesto Lechner is a regular contributor to Calendar
'El mundo es un asco." Manu Chao spits out the words slowly and deliberately, a sad, defiant smile on his face. 'El mundo es un asco," he says. "The world is a disgusting place." The statement comes out spontaneously, during a lazy afternoon in the empty patio of a West Hollywood cafe, while the singer talks about the state of the world, his nomadic lifestyle and his new record. Chao, 39, has the experience to support his criticism.
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