Stories

  • The Longest Goodbye

    Billowing clouds of steam whisked with eye-watering, thick, black smoke. Harmonious chugging of a locomotive. Yells of “All aboard!”, an engineer struggling to throw coal from the tender, shrill squeaking of brakes, and Dinah blowing his horn.   Read More

  • LA Rotary Club Scores Big with Ability First Bowling Tournament

    Jonas and Brandon were focused and deadly serious. While laughter and cheers filled AMF Montebello Lanes early on a March Saturday morning, there was a cold silence on lane 31.   Read More

  • Rotary World Peace Conference

    Seven California Rotary Districts (5330, 5320, 5340, 5300, 5280 and 5240) hosted the Rotary World Peace Conference on January 15th and 16th of 2016 in Ontario California. The conference theme was “Connecting Leaders and Conflict Resolution Experts with Solutions to Create a Culture of Peace”.   Read More

  • 2016 Sketchers Performance Los Angeles Marathon

    Gayle Anderson was live in Pasadena with THE ROTARY CLUB OF LOS ANGELES FOUNDATION, one of the OFFICIAL 2016 SKECHERS PERFORMANCE LA MARATHON CHARITIES.   Read More

  • President of LA5 Rotary: Jose Vera

    The Rotary Club of Los Angeles (LA5) recently awarded grants to five non-profit organizations working to resolve homelessness.   Read More

  • Rotary Club of Los Angeles Fights Homelessness

    The Rotary Club of Los Angeles awarded five local non­profit organizations committed to combating homelessness a portion of $64,500 at its 2016 Fast5 Community Service Grant event this month.   Read More

  • Featured Rotarian: Margaret Karren

    Margaret is a partner, and leads the nonprofit services practice, for Green Hasson Janks.   Read More

  • LA5’s Skid Row Tour Recap by Timothy Brown

    I learned a lot from our Skid Row Tour. First, Larry Hurn, Executive Director of the Cardinal Manning Center, delivered a history of downtown homeless issue which delivered valuable insight.   Read More

  • Featured Rotarian: Russ Guiney

    In a career that has stretched from serving as a California State Park Peace Officer, to living in a ghost town, to overseeing one of the largest parks departments in California, LA5 Rotarian Russ Guiney will be retiring from the County of Los Angeles Department of Parks...   Read More

  • Africa Goes One Year Without a Case of Polio

    Just a few days from now, on 11 August, we will mark a tremendous milestone: one full year without a single case of polio caused by wild poliovirus in Africa.   Read More