| Oct 24, 2011
| 7:28 AM
Two separate traffic accidents on the 5 Freeway in the San Fernando Valley left two people dead and two others injured on Sunday, all amid a popular children's charity event that attracts hundreds of motorcycle riders, according to event organizers and...
| Nov 6, 2011
What started out as a phone call quickly turned into a nearly $1-million no-strings-attached check for Providence High School — the largest gift from an individual in the school’s history.
Now, Providence High officials are using the...
| Nov 20, 2011
With Thanksgiving just days away and donations down, local food pantries are scrambling to fill the shelves to feed thousands of needy families.
A protracted recession has forced some organizations that typically provide a bounty of holiday supplies to...
| Dec 1, 2011
| 11:07 AM
High winds forced Pasadena officials to close public schools and declare a state of emergency early Thursday, as gusts toppled trees, knocked out power and snarled traffic throughout the foothills.
At 5:52 a.m., city officials posted a notice announcing...
| Dec 7, 2011
| 5:09 PM
Continued from last week’s column:
The judge peered above his spectacles, fixating on the mustard stain on my sweatshirt. He wanted an explanation.
“Your honor, extra mustard on a Berge’s sandwich,” I said.
Would justice prevail...
| Dec 12, 2011
| 5:04 PM
A Metrolink train covered in some 50,000 sparkling lights stopped for adoring fans in Burbank and Glendale Sunday evening as crowds donated hundreds of toys for low-income families.
The Metrolink Toy Express, which benefits local nonprofits and agencies,...
| Dec 14, 2011
| 2:38 PM
Assemblyman Anthony Portantino (D-La Cañada Flintridge) — struggling to find his political footing in a changing landscape of legislative districts — is moving into a gray area, stuck between a potential congressional bid and what would be...
| Jul 5, 2012
| 7:29 AM
Not one hour after the gates opened at La Crescenta Elementary on Wednesday afternoon, locals had claimed their spots on the schoolyard with chairs and umbrellas five hours before the fireworks would begin.
Around 4,000 people were expected to view...
| Jan 27, 2012
| 7:51 AM
Everybody loves a good story, especially when they’re being asked to donate money.
At conference of dozens of representatives from local nonprofits this week, administrators said communicating moving client success stories to donors was key in...
| Jul 20, 2011
| 1:09 PM
On the heels of its most successful fundraising year to date, the La Cañada Flintridge Educational Foundation has a new president who hopes to encourage even more donations in support of the local public school system in the coming 12 months.
| Jul 20, 2011
| 3:41 PM
Frieda Jordan, president of the Armenian Bone Marrow Donor Registry, is scheduled to appear live on “The Larry Zarian Show” Thursday to discuss an upcoming fundraiser and the importance of attracting more donors.
Morre Dean, chief executive...
| Jul 28, 2011
| 9:21 AM
Verdugo Hills Hospital on Friday will honor a major donor as he turns 100.
August Giraldi, a dentist who has recieved the Los Angeles Human Relations Commission Oustanding Volunteer Service Award, will be honored at a ceremony Friday for his stewardship...