Nonprofit CEO honored
Lydia Cincore-Templeton named a woman who makes America
Lydia Cincore-Templeton, CEO of the Los Angeles-headquartered Children Youth and Family Collaborative (CYFC), was one of six trailblazers around the country honored as a MAKERS: Women Who Make America.”
Cincore-Templeton was selected from more than 1,200 entries and after a six-week search conducted by media giant AOL, and Simple® skincare products for outstanding, innovative and inspirational women, and honored during a special ceremony in New York. She joins a prestigious group of 160 previous honorees, including Hillary Clinton, Marian Wright Edelman, Sandra Day O’Connor, Condoleezza Rice, Alice Walker and Martha Stewart.
In addition to receiving a $10,000 grant, her story was professionally filmed and will be featured online at Makers.com (in mid-December) and in a documentary entitled “MAKERS: Women Who Make America,” scheduled to air on PBS in February. The film will tell the story of the Women’s Movement over the last half century.
In 1993, Cincore-Templeton’s vision to assist youth living in foster placement, led her to quit her job as an attorney and using $18,000 in savings, she started CYFC at Holman United Methodist Church, where she is a missionary. Since that time, the CEO has been an advocate and trailblazer, providing intervention and educational services for youth in foster placement. From a staff of one, she has grown CYFC to more than 125 employees, and an annual budget of $4.5 million. The organization has also served more than 5,000 youth. CYFC’s programs provide academic intervention, tutoring and support services at 40 sites, including schools within the Los Angeles, Montebello, Pomona, Hacienda, LaPuente and Compton school districts. The organization is funded by private donors and grants, and partners with civic, community and faith-based groups as well as five major colleges and universities.
COMPTON, Calif. — Former Compton Fire Department Deputy Chief Marcel Melanson is scheduled to be arraigned Friday on grand theft and arson charges related to a fire at the department’s headquarters.
Melanson is suspected of stealing thousands of dollars worth of Motorola radios, selling them online and intentionally setting the Dec. 11, 2011 fire to destroy evidence of the thefts, Steve Whitmore of the sheriff’s department said.
LANCASTER, Calif. — A registered sex offender accused of using a cellphone camera to capture video up hundreds of women’s skirts in Lancaster and elsewhere in Los Angeles County was in custody and facing prosecution, authorities said.
People often describe me as troubled. I’m not going to say that I’m not. But I’m not crazy. I have troubles. A lot of us do. But you need to understand where I’m coming from and why I am the way I am. Considering what I’ve been through, it’s a miracle that I’ve been able to hold it together. I’m just trying to find my way. [I’ve read newspaper stories about me that] say, “Experts testify [that boy] is psychotic.” The way they describe me is wrong—bi-polar, depression, pyro, whatever. I know I’m not at all.
Public affairs expert and human rights advocate Lamell McMorris has been appointed chairman of the National Diversity Advisory Council of the American Red Cross.
McMorris is the founder and CEO of Perennial, a Washington, D.C.-based family of businesses.
He will fulfill a one-year term beginning immediately. “I am excited and humbled by the trust and confidence that Chairman Bonnie McElveen-Hunter and the board of governors have placed in me,” said McMorris.
LOS ANGELES, Calif. — AEG Live considered “pulling the plug” on Michael Jackson’s comeback concerts 11 days before the pop icon died, the show’s choreographer testified Tuesday.
Travis Payne, who worked closely with Michael Jackson in his final days, earlier testified that in Jackson’s last rehearsals before his death he was “not at show standards but he was rehearsing, he was processing.”