| Mar 31, 2014
When it comes to charitable giving, Christians contribute to the collection plate, Jews donate tzedakah and Muslims give zakat. But what do nonbelievers do?
The Foundation Beyond Belief wants to provide the answer to that question and has announced its...
| Apr 3, 2014
| 12:17 AM
Paul Salata feels great pain in his hips and legs when he walks.
The famous Newport Beach resident tires easily when he goes on an outing, but you wouldn't really know it because of his effervescent personality, unique charm and welcoming sense of...
| Feb 21, 2014
| 7:21 PM
On the third Thursday night of most months, a select Orange County venue fills with an array of people in heels, loafers, dresses and suits.
It's called a "schmoozer," and the attendees arrive prepared to network, handing over a donation to the...
| Jan 22, 2014
| 4:15 AM
Relatives of Chicago-area native and former SeaWorld trainer Dawn Brancheau have weighed in on "Blackfish," issuing a statement that distances the family from the controversial documentary about the treatment of killer whales in captivity.
| Dec 14, 2013
| 1:19 PM
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...
| Oct 11, 2013
| 11:00 AM
Now that the Barnes Foundation has been in its conventional, museum-like new building in downtown Philadelphia for more than a year, one local critic is having second thoughts about the place.
Philadelphia Inquirer art critic Edward Sozanski recently...
| Dec 1, 2013
| 10:00 AM
Dozens of fans gathered in Valencia early Sunday at the site of a fiery car crash that left “Fast and Furious” actor Paul Walker and another man dead.
The smell of the burned Porsche still lingered in the morning air as fans set up a...
| Dec 1, 2013
| 1:08 PM
As a Santa Clarita charity event and car show was winding down Saturday, actor Paul Walker and friend Roger Rodas went for a ride in a red Porsche and never came back, a witness said.
Jim Torp heard a loud boom and said he knew in his heart his...
| Dec 1, 2013
| 3:25 PM
Investigators are still working to determine the circumstances surrounding the single-vehicle crash that killed actor Paul Walker and another man Saturday in Valencia, sheriff’s officials said.
Speed may have been a factor in the crash, which...
| Dec 27, 2013
Is it a sin to be rich?
Not if your resources are used to help others and create jobs.
If you listen to most of the discussions of income inequality, it certainly seems like affluence itself is a crime. We hear increasing calls for higher taxes on the...
| Dec 30, 2013
This is the season of giving, when we give to the people we love as well as to people we have never even met. And the gift you may think of as insignificant and of little consequence to a charity is often the very thing that will make all the difference...