| 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...
| Nov 10, 2013
Michael McKenna is licking his chops, looking forward to free meals on Sunday and Monday in honor of Veterans Day.
"I'm planning on going to Denny's for breakfast, Olive Garden for lunch and either Applebee's or Golden Corral for dinner," the retired...
| Nov 13, 2013
| 9:23 AM
Thank you, Rob Ford.
Thank you for making American politicians look so good. It’s almost as though the mayor of Toronto was planted north of the border just to make the American citizenry think to itself: “Hey, we thought our guys were...
| Nov 15, 2013
| 2:43 PM
If you're looking to save money on health care, then you might want to start with "The Healthcare Survival Guide" (Health Advocate Publishing, 2009) by Martin B. Rosen and Abbie Liebowitz, M.D.
Written in reaction to the 2008 economic crisis, the slim...
| Nov 18, 2013
| 5:58 PM
Beginning Tuesday, radio and TV ads will encourage residents to call 211 and get health coverage under the Affordable Care Act.
With technical difficulties still frustrating efforts to enroll in health plans through online exchanges — and...
| Nov 20, 2013
| 7:08 AM
Representatives of more than 200 charitable organizations plan to go door to door Wednesday on Capitol Hill to convince members of Congress that it would be a mistake to eliminate or reduce tax deductions for charitable donations.
“The Congress is...
| Nov 23, 2013
| 3:54 PM
About 12,000 people gathered in downtown Los Angeles early Saturday to participate in United Way's seventh annual HomeWalk to raise money to aid the county's increasing homeless population.
For the third straight year, Lakers star Kobe Bryant served...
| Nov 25, 2013
| 9:51 AM
Stuffing your face with turkey and trimmings and then crashing on the couch to watch football is certainly a Thanksgiving Day tradition. But it's not the only one.
Turkey trots, 5K and 10K runs and run/walks held on Thanksgiving, are booming in South...
| Nov 26, 2013
| 3:21 PM
Janice Scott works hard at KFC and stretches her budget to care for her 12-year-old son and her 1-year-old godson, whom she adopted this month.
So she was grateful to be in a church basement in Essex on Tuesday, accepting a 14-pound turkey and a box full...
| Oct 21, 2013
| 6:05 AM
Donations to the 400 charities in the U.S. that raise the most money are slowing in 2013 after climbing 4% the year before, according to a new report released this morning by the Chronicle of Philanthropy.
The slowdown in post-recession philanthropy...
| Oct 21, 2013
| 8:01 PM
Donations to the 400 charities in the U.S. that raise the most money are slowing in 2013 after climbing 4% the year before, according to a report released Monday by the Chronicle of Philanthropy.
The slowdown in post-recession philanthropy comes despite...