| Apr 7, 2014
Overnight camp, park and recreation, sports programs. None of these summertime activities come cheap. "I'm a single parent with two kids," says Erin Sheak of Waterbury, who wanted to send her children, ages 4 and 7, to camp but didn't know how she could...
| Mar 31, 2014
| 7:31 PM
OSO, Washington - Recovery teams struggling through thick mud up to their armpits and heavy downpours at the site of a devastating landslide in Washington state are also facing an unseen and potentially dangerous stew of toxic contaminants.
| 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 10, 2014
| 2:59 AM
In corporate America, sacred cows don't come much more sacred than the United Way.
Morning Call employees sell pizza, ice cream, pretzels, pierogies, salsa, toys, books and all kinds of other stuff throughout the year to raise money for the...
| 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 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...
| Jun 17, 2014
| 11:29 AM
Oak Grill and Aqua Lounge are set to open June 27 at Fashion Island, according to a news release.
Oak Grill will offer a large patio and alfresco dining and 50 California wines by the glass. Aqua Lounge, according to the release, will feature "craft...
| May 14, 2014
| 12:30 PM
A crucial component of the Republican Party's assault on the Affordable Care Act always has been ignorance--that is, the promotion of ignorance about the ACA's benefits among the general population.
Now, from the consulting firm McKinsey & Co., comes...
| May 14, 2014
| 7:27 PM
Sometimes you just have to stand back and salute the joy in activity.
The annual Saturday kids run that was part of the St. Luke's Half Marathon last month is one of those times, when you see youngsters barely out of the toddler stage ambling down...
| Jun 17, 2014
| 5:09 PM
Poised beyond her 22 years and articulating an inspirational story in a strong, confident voice, the young woman might be seen as having her work cut out for her: convincing the audience that she had been an at-risk teenager a few years before....