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  • United Way walk draws thousands to aid L.A. County's homeless

    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...
  • Runners flock to turkey trots

    Runners flock to turkey trots
    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...
  • Food distribution fills Thanksgiving menu for those facing greater need

    Food distribution fills Thanksgiving menu for those facing greater need
    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...
  • Inspector general squashes fundraising raffles

    Inspector general squashes fundraising raffles
    Fundraising raffles conducted by local government employees have become a surprising casualty of Palm Beach County’s ethics reform push. Palm Beach County Inspector General Sheryl Steckler on Nov. 20 issued a notice warning that raffles held by...
  • McCormick unveils annual flavor forecast as chilies top trends

    McCormick unveils annual flavor forecast as chilies top trends
    Chile peppers top McCormick & Co. Inc's annual list of emerging food trends and flavors for 2014, the Sparks-based spice maker said Tuesday. The flavoring company, marking its 125th year in business next year, unveiled an anniversary edition of its...
  • Christian farm in Baltimore County helps hungry receive fresh food

    Christian farm in Baltimore County helps hungry receive fresh food
    Rick and Carol Bernstein started gardening with their three children on a third of an acre at their former home in Parkton, selling the produce at a roadside stand and taking extras to their local food bank. That was two decades ago, and the food bank...
  • Donor-advised funds a bright spot in charitable giving

    Donor-advised funds a bright spot in charitable giving
    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...
  • Program approaches suburban homelessness as fixable condition [Editorial]

    To be without a roof over one's head — homelessness — is usually considered the nadir of poverty in America. To many, it implies not only a lack of money, but the exhaustion of options, the end of the rope, dereliction. But there's another...
  • United Way hotline a resource for furloughed workers, those with Obamacare questions

    United Way hotline a resource for furloughed workers, those with Obamacare questions
    Furloughed government workers in need of social services and individuals with questions about Obamacare can call the United Way of Central Maryland's 211 hotline to get help. The free hotline is available to connect those in need to connect to food...
  • Beware of Affordable Care Act scams

    Now that a big part of the Affordable Care Act (aka ACA, aka Obamacare) has gone into effect, there's an unfortunate development -- a new crop of scams that fraudsters have come up with in order to secure unauthorized use of your personal information. You...
  • Crack-smoking Toronto Mayor Rob Ford makes U.S. pols look good

    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...