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  • How to avoid charity scams

    The charity fraud charges filed this week against TV personality Don Tollefson are a reminder to be cautious when donating to a cause, no matter how wonderful it may sound and no matter how trustworthy the pitchman may seem. Don't become starstruck and...
  • Interview: After 'Lone Survivor,' Taylor Kitsch continues to serve

    Interview: After 'Lone Survivor,' Taylor Kitsch continues to serve
    Taylor Kitsch was approached recently by an energetic military veteran in a hole-in-the-wall bar in Austin, Texas. The veteran wanted to let Kitsch know how much his film “Lone Survivor” — based on the nonfiction book about U.S. Navy...
  • On the Town: Fun is in the cards at NCL's casino night

    On the Town: Fun is in the cards at NCL's casino night
    Members of the Burbank chapter of National Charity League were joined by their family members, friends and supporters as well as school and city officials for an evening of fun and fundraising at the Castaway restaurant this past week. Mothers in the...
  • On the Town: Foundation's ball is a real gem; Founders' Day celebration; "Above the Fold" at Pasadena Playhouse

    On the Town: Foundation's ball is a real gem; Founders' Day celebration; "Above the Fold" at Pasadena Playhouse
    Guests at the Dancing with Diamonds gala rocked the night away on Friday at the Glendale Educational Foundation's annual ball. Representing the diamond theme, two half-carat diamond rings were given to drawing winners, who purchased champagne flutes for a...
  • Mark Zuckerberg and wife top list of biggest U.S. donors to charity

    The two youngest people on the list of the most generous Americans in 2013 also gave more to charity than anyone else, according to a report released Monday by the Chronicle of Philanthropy. Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg and his wife, physician...
  • Family of SeaWorld trainer killed by whale distances itself from critical documentary

    Family of SeaWorld trainer killed by whale distances itself from critical documentary
    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. The...
  • UCF athletics receives record $4 million gift

    UCF athletics receives record $4 million gift
    UCF athletics received a record $4 million gift from the Wayne Densch Charitable Trust. The gift will go toward the construction of the new Wayne Densch Center for Student-Athlete Leadership. The new center will be located on the east side of Bright...
  • What Obama's Promise Zones could mean to L.A.

    What Obama's Promise Zones could mean to L.A.
    President Obama's 2014 State of the Union address Tuesday is certain to focus on issues of inequality and poverty. And what he has to say will have particular resonance in Los Angeles. Building on efforts four years in the making, the president...
  • Putting your charity dollars where they matter most

     Putting your charity dollars where they matter most
    It seems to happen at a disturbingly frequent rate. A massive typhoon, hurricane, earthquake, tsunami or other horrible catastrophe occurs. The media show heart-wrenching images of disaster beyond anything most people have seen or could even begin to...
  • Church tax-exempt status enhances society: Front Burner

    Religious institutions have been exempt from tax in the United States since colonial times. The current tax exemption — provided for in Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code — for churches includes synagogues and mosques, and their...
  • High schools' charity drives are big business

    High schools' charity drives are big business
    Twenty years ago, John Gorleski and Regina Manley came up with a $2 million idea, only the two Highland Park High School faculty members didn't know it at the time. "Regina [now retired] and I sponsored the student senate, which did different service...