| Dec 25, 2013
| 5:39 PM
On a wet Saturday near Griffith Park, a dozen teenage girls shovel manure, trudge through mud and try to stay warm. But soon everyone perks up because another horse-riding lesson is about to begin.
The lessons are provided by Taking the Reins, a...
| Jan 12, 2014
| 5:00 AM
The gig: Chong Guk "C.G." Kum is president and chief executive of Hanmi Financial Corp., the oldest bank based in L.A.'s Koreatown. Nearly 10% of Hanmi's loans were delinquent in 2010. But the bank has cut that to 1%, raised capital and in June it hired...
| Jan 22, 2014
Patricia Meade made sure she had the day off for Martin Luther King Jr.'s holiday Monday.
The Joliet woman used a vacation day to take the day off from work so she could join about 450 people in Joliet to give back to the community by volunteering....
| Apr 14, 2014
| 10:26 AM
I wrote last time about the United Way of the Greater Lehigh Valley and its decision to change — or at least more sharply target — its mission for the next four-year funding cycle.
I spoke to people who support this new approach and the...
| Apr 14, 2014
| 4:36 PM
As Tuesday's income-tax deadline looms, experts have a word of caution for procrastinators: Filing your return at the last minute can be hazardous to your financial health.
Rushing to file leaves taxpayers especially vulnerable to making math errors,...
| Apr 16, 2014
Editor's note: This is part of a daily series exploring specific line items in state and local budgets.
The Newport News current budget includes $75,000 to support a winter-months emergency shelter run by LINK of Hampton Roads.
| Apr 16, 2014
| 10:47 AM
Jay Z’s Made in America is officially coming to Los Angeles.
The rap mogul, along with Mayor Eric Garcetti, Budweiser and United Way, announced that the festival will take over downtown’s Grand Park and surrounding areas in front of and...
| Apr 17, 2014
| 7:19 PM
John Claerhout, a former Boy Scouts of America executive known for his finesse at fundraising and his promotion of scouting programs for thousands of inner-city Los Angeles teenagers, has died in a Northridge hospital. He was 85.
| Apr 22, 2014
| 12:52 PM
As volunteers unloaded and stacked boxes and bags of food at the Tinley Park Convention Center, Johanns Williams was all smiles -- and not because the teams were responding with the speed and intensity of an Indy 500 pit crew.
"There is something...
| Apr 7, 2014
What the homeless need most is permanent supportive housing. Not shelter beds, not handouts or the occasional hot meal. They need housing in a building or complex that offers the services they require — substance-abuse treatment, mental health...
| Apr 8, 2014
| 11:28 PM
Michael Hirschbeck, the 27-year-old son of major league baseball umpire John Hirschbeck, died Tuesday, WFMJ in Youngstown, Ohio, reported.
Michael Hirschbeck had adrenoleukodystrophy, an inherited condition that affects the nervous system. John...