| Nov 9, 2014
| 9:18 AM
LEESBURG — When he was a year old, Alex Zabukovec was hanging on for his life. Now 13, Alex needed to undergo surgery out of state for a serious heart condition that made his heart rate double and was getting worse.
Only two physicians in the U.S....
| Nov 7, 2014
| 10:40 AM
Halloween has just passed so should you be getting ready to serve Thanksgiving dinner, shop for Christmas or Hanukkah, or plan for April?
The right answer, since it's about saving significant money, should be: Plan for April. That, of course, is when...
| Oct 18, 2014
| 7:38 PM
I can't tell you whether to believe assurances from those in power that the deadly Ebola virus will be kept in check, but there's no doubt that panicking can expose you to harm.
Scams related to the Ebola outbreak are spreading and you aren't immune....
| Oct 14, 2014
| 5:17 PM
A major philanthropic funder has pledged $12 million to develop supportive housing for Los Angeles County's homeless population.
The Conrad N. Hilton Foundation announced Tuesday that its donation, split evenly between a grant and a loan, would go to...
| Oct 23, 2014
| 3:27 PM
There's the Rose Bowl, the Orange Bowl and now, the AutoNation Cure Bowl.
AutoNation, the auto retailer based in Fort Lauderdale, will sponsor a college football bowl game starting next year, with a portion of proceeds going to the Breast Cancer...
| Nov 3, 2014
| 9:35 PM
If you're one of those well-intentioned souls who thinks about volunteering for a worthy charity each holiday season -- only to have your noble ideals fall victim to a mad marathon of shopping, cooking, wrapping and decorating -- here's a thought:...
| Oct 17, 2014
| 10:10 PM
Bruce Rauner's voice boomed across the beer garden at Schooner's, a blue-collar Bloomington watering hole known for its king-size pork tenderloin sandwiches that could feed a family of four.
"Look, I'm not a politician, I'm a business guy," declared...
| Nov 4, 2014
| 9:38 AM
Bi-Lo Holdings Foundation, the charitable arm of Winn-Dixie's parent company, is donating more than $250,000 to 26 nonprofits throughout South Florida.
The foundation said it's awarding grants to nonprofits with missions related to hunger relief,...
| Oct 16, 2014
| 5:51 PM
Serving People In Need (SPIN), the Costa Mesa-based nonprofit assisting working-poor families in O.C. with housing and basic life necessities, will gather advocates Friday at the Hyatt Regency Hotel Huntington Beach for its 26th annual gala. Celebrity...
| Nov 2, 2014
| 6:58 AM
The University of Maryland, Baltimore saw the biggest jump in private donations in 2013 among some of the state's largest charities while the University of Maryland at College Park experienced the largest decline in gifts raised last year, according to...
| Nov 1, 2014
| 5:00 AM
The statewide initiative on Tuesday's ballot to reduce penalties for illicit drug use and petty theft is part of a multimillion-dollar campaign to revise sentencing laws in California and across the nation.
Five major foundations, headlined by a...