| Feb 20, 2014
| 7:51 AM
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...
| Feb 25, 2014
| 4:42 PM
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...
| Dec 26, 2013
| 12:18 PM
Emanuel Edwin Moaney Sr., a retired case manager for the Job Network Program at the Baltimore County Department of Social Services, died of liver cancer Dec. 16 at Gilchrist Hospice Care in Towson. He was 62 and lived in Northeast Baltimore.
| 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...
| Dec 25, 2013
| 2:00 AM
Thoughts of childhood Christmases flooded Wendy Winebrenner's mind this month when she opened her mailbox to find an envelope stuffed with gift certificates.
Growing up in the O'Donnell Heights project in Baltimore, Winebrenner and her family depended...
| Dec 24, 2013
| 9:30 AM
Robert B. Reich was one of my outstanding professors at law school, so it was particularly disheartening to see one of my academic heroes get it all wrong in his recent commentary ("Charity begins at home (particularly at wealthy homes)," Dec. 18)....
| Dec 18, 2013
| 7:12 PM
Los Angeles County officials said Wednesday that they were launching a review of the criminal clearance process for foster parents selected by private agencies following a Times report that included information about children killed or maimed by...
| Dec 17, 2013
| 10:30 AM
It's charity time, and not just because the holiday season reminds us to be charitable. As the tax year draws to a close, the charitable tax deduction beckons.
America's wealthy are its largest beneficiaries. According to the Congressional Budget Office,...
| Nov 23, 2013
| 4:24 PM
SIMSBURY — When an elderly woman showed up at a small law firm several years ago and asked for help managing her estate, an attorney asked her what she thought it was worth.
Kathleen Magowan said she didn't really know. She thought maybe about...
| Dec 22, 2013
Much of California's foster care system is private, a result in part of a prevailing political philosophy in the 1980s that the private nonprofit sector could provide better service with better results at a lower cost than government. Over the years,...
| Dec 22, 2013
| 1:58 PM
Janice O'Donnell watched the number on her screen climb and climb and climb. And when she couldn't watch any more, there were text messages from friends asking if she was watching.
By the end of the day, close to $50,000 had poured in through the Chive...