A San Diego charity has severed ties with a consultant it paid $3.1 million over a decade to run dream house raffles that never gave away a dream house.Charles Day, CEO of the Ronald McDonald House Charities of San Diego, said it did not renew the contract of Seattle consultant Neal Martin Zeavy and would now have staff members run the raffle. He said the changes will “ensure we are maximizing the proceeds which support the families who rely on our charity.”The Ronald McDonald House Charities of San Diego announced recently it did not sell enough tickets to give away the main prize for the 11th year in a row. The charity used Zeavy to run its dream house raffle since at least 2008. Efforts to reach him were unsuccessful.The grand prize — in this case a La Jolla dream house or $2.5 million cash — would only be given away if enough tickets were sold, something charity watchdogs have criticized because there could be incentive to not actually sell enough. Fine … [Read more...] about Charity parts ways with Dream House raffle consultant
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By Kirsten Farmer | [email protected] | The Beach ReporterPUBLISHED: April 25, 2019 at 3:59 pm | UPDATED: April 25, 2019 at 3:59 pm The Redondo Beach Police Department will be engaging the community in the coming week, according to Chief Keith Kauffman. And riding the waves while they do it. “The RBPD has a vision…our collective vision looks for a way to engage and Redondo Beach culture was partially built by the surf community,” Kauffman said. The department will host its second annual The Line Up surf contest May 4 at 7 a.m. at the beach adjacent to the 1800 block of Esplanade. All ages and skill levels are welcome in the free contest, the RBPD said. The competition will pair teams of five people with varying skill levels. Each team will also feature a sixth team member — a Wounded Heroes of America veteran, a Special Olympic athlete or a Redondo Beach police officer. “The distinctive team combination and setting will use the ocean’s power and our … [Read more...] about Here’s how Redondo Beach Police plan to build community trust with surfing
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Style Subscribe Log In Log In Today’s Paper Style | Has Vanity Fair’s Oscar Party Lost Its Luster? Supported by With a guest list bloated by corporate sponsorships and competition from Jay-Z and others, a legend is in question. ByKatherine Rosman and Brooks Barnes Feb. 21, 2019 Lady Gaga is invited. So is Mahershala Ali. But the screaming fans outside Vanity Fair’s Oscar party in Beverly Hills this Sunday night may have a hard time recognizing everyone — like the two civilians who secured invitations in an online auction, bidding with customer-loyalty points from Marriott. “Our team really went deep into discussion with Condé Nast about this specific event,” said Karin Timpone, the global marketing officer of Marriott, a sponsor of the party. Ms. Timpone will be attending — along with executives from … [Read more...] about Has Vanity Fair’s Oscar Party Lost Its Luster?
The Los Angeles Stadium, future joint-home of Los Angeles Rams and Los Angeles Chargers of the NFL, is on schedule to finish construction by 2020. In addition to being the most expensive stadium in the league, the stadium will have the capacity to seat over 100,000 for special events. MUST CREDIT: Photo for The Washington Post by Allison Zaucha The unique screen ring that will hang above the field in the Los Angeles Stadium will be eye level with guests on the eighth level. (Allison Zaucha for The Washington Post) Lindsey Chapman talks with a guest about seat sales at the Los Angeles Stadium and Entertainment District Premiere Center in Playa Vista earlier this month. Behind them are replica chairs of the chairs in the stadium that guests can try out. (Allison Zaucha for The Washington Post) An artist’s rendering of the new stadium under construction at the former site of Hollywood Park in Inglewood. The venue is to be the home of the Rams and Chargers. (Photo … [Read more...] about Rams, Chargers’ $5 billion stadium is bigger than Disneyland. It might be perfect for LA
Legendary Led Zeppelin founder and guitarist Jimmy Page approached Fender to recreate his “dragon” Telecaster from the band’s early years. Working with Fender master builder Paul Waller, Page matched the original artwork, which he painted in the late 1960s. Page played the original 1959 Telecaster when he was in the Yardbirds and on the first Led Zeppelin album, released 50 years ago. To celebrate the anniversary, 50 dragon Teles will be manufactured, as well as 50 recreations of an earlier Page modification to his ’59, with mirrors applied. All will bear Page’s signature and come with special cases and accessories. Jimmy Page hasn’t played guitar much in public since Led Zeppelin‘s reunion concert in 2007, at London’s O2 Arena where the band celebrated the legacy of Atlantic Records co-founder Ahmet Ertegun. There was a rendition of “Whole Lotta Love” at the 2008 Olympics closing ceremony and a lovely stint on the … [Read more...] about Fender is helping Led Zeppelin’s Jimmy Page celebrate the 50th anniversary of the band’s first album with a limited-edition Telecaster guitar