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  • Ravens Roost 99 members dunk in water tank to help Special Olympics

    A week before the Polar Bear Plunge at Sandy Point State Park was canceled because of high winds and freezing temperatures, a hardy group of North County folks took their own dip into frigid water. On Jan. 18, some 15 members of Ravens Roost 99...
  • SMALL COMPANY NUMBER 3: Arcadia Hospice, where efficiency meets compassion

    SMALL COMPANY NUMBER 3: Arcadia Hospice, where efficiency meets compassion
    Like every other hospice, Arcadia Hospice serves the terminally ill and their families. But Arcadia Hospice is not like every other hospice, its employees and owners say. Arcadia is exceptional in the efficiency of its operation and the extraordinary...
  • A Q&A with Maryland Championship Wrestling owner Dan McDevitt

    A Q&A with Maryland Championship Wrestling owner Dan McDevitt
    Over the next two weekends, Maryland Championship Wrestling will be holding two events, their annual Bodyslam Austism event, and Xtreme Measures. I had a chance to talk to MCW owner Dan McDevitt about these events, as well as his views on the good and...
  • Baltimore foster care youths get diploma in a day in Philadelphia

    Baltimore foster care youths get diploma in a day in Philadelphia
    The journey to a high school diploma for most Maryland students spans four years, 720 days of classes, and a slate of state tests. But for dozens of Baltimore youths, the journey has involved a two-hour trip up Interstate 95, a three-hour exam and a...
  • Simulations help L.A. County social workers get it right

    The mother had lost her children to foster care after injuring them in a drunk driving crash. Now her kids were back at home and a social worker was sitting at her kitchen table, trying to figure out if they would be safe with her. Mom was disheveled,...
  • Where mentally ill inmates actually get some help

    Where mentally ill inmates actually get some help
    There is little in Andy's appearance or manner that offers a clue as to what he's been through. The arrests, the jailhouse beatings, the commitments. He's soft-spoken and unassuming, so much so that the story of his life doesn't seem to go with the man...
  • Donations to top 400 charities appear down this year, report says

    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...
  • Students in foster care face 'invisible achievement gap,' study says

    Students in foster care face 'invisible achievement gap,' study says
    Thousands of California students in foster care are suffering from an "invisible achievement gap," with worse academic performance, a higher dropout rate and placement in more failing schools than their statewide peers, according to a study set for...
  • Newport Rib Co. plans '30 Days of Charity'

    Newport Rib Co. plans '30 Days of Charity'
    The Newport Rib Co. will launch its "30 Days of Charity" Program Friday, a representative said. A portion of restaurant receipts through Nov. 30 will benefit 30 Orange County nonprofits, many of them chosen with the help of customers and staff members....
  • Time for Tour de Fashion

    Time for Tour de Fashion
    Ready, set, charge! Stylist to the stars George Kotsiopoulos will head up the “Tour de Fashion” at The Colonnade Outlets at Sawgrass Mills Friday 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. Oct. 25. Shoppers will have a chance to sip mojitos and shop to benefit a variety...
  • Bronze 'Christ' in need of home

     Bronze 'Christ' in need of home
    The life-size sculpture of a homeless man on a bench, with all but his feet shrouded by a blanket, is intended to get the attention of anyone who takes a seat there. But closer examination reveals the most striking detail in the figure's exposed feet...