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PNS Daily News - March 28, 2017 


We’re covering a variety of issues today including: word of a secret White House visit prompts calls for the House Intelligence chair to recuse himself from the Russia investigation; internet activity could be sold to the highest bidder under a bill up for a vote; and new research shows Uncle Sam is taking more from undocumented immigrants than the wealthy.

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Public News Service - CA: Philanthropy

Can the tech industry rise to the challenge of job creation, considering its recent dismal record on protecting personal information from hackers? (Wonderlane)

LOS ANGELES - President-elect Donald Trump met this week with key leaders of technology companies from Silicon Valley to discuss job creation, and promised he'd help them continue to innovate. But did he convince them - or the public? It was a "Who's Who" of major tech players - Apple, Facebook, Go

Marriage equality is one of many issues funded by California philanthropic foundations honored this year with N.C.R.P. Impact Awards from the National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy. (Ted Eytan)

Three California philanthropic foundations have won Impact Awards this year from the National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy. The award honors foundations that make grants to encourage diversity and empowerment of marginalized communities. One of the winners, the Sandler Foundation, has give

Volunteers are building tiny houses as temporary shelters for the homeless. (Elvis Summers)

LOS ANGELES - Volunteers in L.A. are racing today to finish building 10 tiny wooden houses to give to the homeless before Christmas. They're part of a group called "My Tiny House Project LA" a movement to build stop-gap shelters that is now active in San Diego and Oakland. The structures are just bi

The National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy has some tips for the Zuckerbergs as they embark on their new philanthropic venture. (Lukasz Porwol/Wikimedia Commons)

LOS ANGELES - Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and his wife recently announced a mega-donation to charity on the occasion of their daughter's birth. Now, the National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy has some advice on how to make those millions count. In an op-ed in the Huffington Post, the grou

PHOTO: The holiday season is one of the busiest times of the year for scammers. The AARP Fraud Watch Network has launched a free, online resource guide so Californians can protect themselves from holiday scams. Photo credit: Batman2000/FeaturePics.
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SACRAMENTO, Calif. - It may be the season of giving, but it's unfortunately the season of taking too. Whether it's an online shopping scam, gift card fraud or a fake charity asking for donations, AARP fraud expert Sally Hurme says always think twice before giving out personal information. "Whether

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LOS ANGELES - "Crisis mode" isn't healthy for any business, and it's not good for nonprofits, either. The Corporation for Supportive Housing, which works in California and many other states to erase homelessness, has long believed that. And after a good look at their own employees, they've got a new

More foundations are pledging their support for under-served groups. When the National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy launched Philanthropy's Promise a year ago, 64 grant-makers signed up. Now, that number has nearly doubled, and Philanthropy's Promise represents more than $3.3 billion in ann

LOS ANGELES – Tot parks are getting a boost in the Southland. The First 5 LA Commission has approved nearly $12 million to develop and construct new parks and stroller trails specifically designed for young children. The money will also be used to improve existing parks, making them more toddl

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