| Feb 19, 2014
| 5:57 PM
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...
| Feb 17, 2014
| 5:21 AM
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...
| Feb 11, 2014
| 2:30 PM
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...
| Feb 11, 2014
| 4:02 PM
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...
| Feb 10, 2014
| 7:00 AM
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...
| 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.
| Jan 23, 2014
| 1:08 PM
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...
| Jan 28, 2014
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...
| Jan 31, 2014
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...
| Jan 30, 2014
| 9:00 PM
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...
| Feb 1, 2014
| 11:43 AM
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...