Bobby Shriver

American journalist Bobby Shriver

Robert Sargent "Bobby" Shriver III is an American activist, attorney, journalist and a Democratic member of the Santa Monica City Council in Santa Monica, California. He is a former mayor of the City of Santa Monica and member of the Santa Monica City Council.
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Jonathan Adler's Stunning New Hotel Project Has A Powerful Mission
Huffington Post - 10 months
Jonathan Adler wants to prove that interior design can do good as well as look good.  Melding his established talents with his passion for philanthropy, the 50-year-old designer has given a hotel suite in one of Los Angeles’s storied boutique hotels a super-glam makeover for an amazing cause. The (RED)-inspired suite at the Andaz West Hollywood, which began welcoming guests March 9, is aimed at giving its occupants “the most glamorous, luxurious vacation they could ever imagine,” he said.  But, as Adler told The Huffington Post, the new suite represents more than just rest and relaxation. Thirty percent of the room rate, which ranges from $519 to $849 a night, will be donated to (RED), the HIV/AIDS advocacy organization founded by U2’s Bono and Bobby Shriver.  While Adler supports a number of humanitarian causes, including cancer research and animal rescue efforts, he believes the fight against HIV/AIDS remains critical. “I came of age during the AIDS crisis,” he told Huf...
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A Campaign to End AIDS With Vodka Bottles, Chicken Feathers, and Modern Art
Huffington Post - over 1 year
Corporate philanthropy in America surged in the past decade and rose to $18.46 billion for 2015. While individual donors, private funds and foundation grants made up the majority of overall giving (totaling $373+ million) last year, businesses are finding new and unexpected ways to make an impact in the philanthropic sector. Belvedere Vodka is one of the companies connecting its brand with charitable giving in a smart and creative vein. Its 2016 campaign "#MAKETHEDIFFERENCE" combines singer John Legend as spokesperson and South African artist Esther Mahlangu as painter-in-residence. Legend lends star wattage and experience as a hands-on supporter of global health and anti-poverty initiatives, while 80-year-old Mahlangu's colorful designs are replicated on a limited-edition premium vodka bottle; Belvedere donates fifty percent of the bottle's sales to fight AIDS via (RED) and the Global Fund. (Gap, Apple, and Coca-Cola have also supported (RED), which was founded by Bono and Bobby S...
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(RED) at The Global Fund's triennial Replenishment Conference
Yahoo News - over 1 year
MONTREAL, Sept. 17, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- At the Fifth Replenishment session for the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB and Malaria in Montreal, (RED), the AIDS organization created by Bono and Bobby Shriver in 2006 to drive private sector donations to the Fund, pledged a further $100 million over the next three years.   At this replenishment conference, (RED)'s pledge is the 14th largest among this conference's list of donors. The Gates Foundation offered a match of $50 million, which will bring (RED)'s total target to $500 million by 2019. "C'monnnn, (RED)'s the little engine that could, working around the clock to get companies and people involved in the fight to kill this killer virus….and now making a pledge that will take its total to half a billion dollars by 2019.  None of this happens without (RED)'s partners, companies like Apple, Starbucks, Bank of America, Coca-Cola, and we'd be nowhere without the support of the Gates Foundation.
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Kuehl takes aim at opponent Shriver's council attendance record
LATimes - about 4 years
Sheila Kuehl, running against Bobby Shriver for an L.A. County supervisor seat, says he missed too many Santa Monica City Council meetings. Los Angeles County supervisorial candidate Sheila Kuehl is taking aim at rival Bobby Shriver's absences on the Santa Monica City Council, saying the former local elected official should have made it to more meetings instead of "spending so much time in Hyannis Port."     
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Bobby Shriver, touting Kennedy lineage, joins supervisor's race
LATimes - about 4 years
The former Santa Monica mayor paints himself as an 'outsider' while underscoring his family's tradition of public service. Bobby Shriver invoked his Kennedy family heritage Tuesday as he launched his campaign for Los Angeles County supervisor, using his place in the political dynasty to try to gain an edge even while casting himself as an "outsider."     
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Bobby Shriver wants to shake things up on Board of Supervisors
LATimes - about 4 years
The nephew of President Kennedy, who served on the Santa Monica City Council, plans to run for the seat being vacated by Zev Yaroslavsky. Bobby Shriver on Tuesday will formally jump into the race for a seat on the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, injecting the Kennedy-family mystique — and possibly some of his own wealth — into the contest to replace termed-out Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky.     
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Scene City: A Red Auction (With Carpet to Match)
NYTimes - about 4 years
A night devoted to raising money for Red, the group started by Bono and Bobby Shriver to fight AIDS.     
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Bits: For Sale: Digital Camera. Estimated Price: $500,000 to $750,000.
NYTimes - about 4 years
A one-of-a-kind Leica designed by Marc Newson and Apple’s Jony Ive is part of an auction to be held to benefit RED, the charity founded by Bono and Bobby Shriver.     
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Bringing The Power Of Advertising To Giving Back
Huffington Post - over 4 years
Jenifer Willig knows a thing or two about what motivates consumers and companies. She made a career engaging consumers through advertising for nearly 15 years at agencies like M&C Saatchi NY and TBWA/Chiat/Day SF. Thriving on the diverse mix of clients and industries as well as the balance of creative with strategy and account management, Willig never anticipated leaving the field. Then she met Susan Smith Ellis, the CEO of Product (RED), the organization founded by Bono and Bobby Shriver to fight AIDS in Africa.
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Rachael Chong: How An Advertising Executive Turned Her Expertise In Selling Things Toward Good
Huffington Post - over 4 years
Susan Smith Ellis, the former CEO of (RED), went from a top ad agency to a different sort of marketing job: Getting people to buy products that also gave back. "I believe in a generosity of spirit, which has nothing to do with financial generosity, a feeling that what goes around, comes around," says Susan Smith Ellis. "You get so much more out of it than you could ever give." Smith Ellis is the former CEO of Product (RED), the global marketing company founded by Bono and Bobby Shriver to help combat the AIDS pandemic in Africa. As she sees it, she's been incredibly--for being both in the right place at the right time to get that job and able to use her talents to effect change around the globe. Keep Reading >>
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Rana Florida: Your Start-Up Life: Find Leaders Better Than You
Huffington Post - over 5 years
Your Start-Up Life is a business advice column featuring conversations with successful entrepreneurs, creative thinkers and innovative leaders. Send your questions about work, life and play to rana@creativeclass.com A modern day super-activist, Jamie Drummond's adversaries are global poverty, hunger, climate change, AIDS and other infectious diseases. Drummond is the Executive Director and co-founder of One, an organization whose mission is literally to help save millions of lives. Backed by a movement of more than three million members and a board of directors that includes such high-visibility leaders as Condoleeza Rice and Larry Summers, Drummond and his co-founders Bobby Shriver and the rock star Bono have persuaded governments to support programs and policies that are making a measurable difference in the lives of millions. Thanks to their efforts and in partnership with other activist groups, 6.6 million Africans now have access to life-saving HIV medicati...
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Anti-Airport? Tell the Feds, Council Says
MarVista Patch - almost 6 years
If you want the Santa Monica Airport closed, go tell Capitol Hill—not that there's been any luck there—the City Council told anti-airport activists Tuesday night. "We begged for help, and here we are 14 years later, and we’re still asking for the same help," Councilman Robert Holbrook said, referring to a meeting he had with Rep. Henry Waxman (D-Los Angeles) in 1998. At a workshop to discuss the public's vision for the future of the airport, the City Council was emphatic: It does not have the authority to shut the campus, but federal lawmakers do. If the city were to try, it would invite years of litigation with the Federal Aviation Administration, with whom it shares jurisdiction over the airport. "Get right up in her face," Councilman Bobby Shriver said in reference to U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-California), who is scheduled to make stops locally while campaigning for reelection. He continued, "It’s just essential that Congressman Waxman knows [that if he doesn’t do so...
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Bill Rosendahl Responds to Third Ave Encampment Questions
MarVista Patch - almost 6 years
Los Angeles City Councilman Bill Rosendahl is responding to questions over the 3rd Avenue homeless encampment in Venice. It can be found here and is included below in its entirety: Dear Friends, As many of you know, we have a crisis of homelessness in this nation, and it is particularly acute in Los Angeles and in Venice.  In recent weeks, with encampments in Venice growing, the community dialogue has become heated.  Some people have spread distorted or false information, and then demanded action based upon such misinformation, complicating the City’s efforts to find solutions to our shared problems. In order to clear the air, share accurate information, and shed some light, my staff has compiled a FAQ (frequently asked questions) about the situation: What is going on with the encampments in Venice? Over the past year, encampments of people in bedrolls, tents, or cardboard boxes began to proliferate in Venice, mostly along Ocean Front Walk.  Many of the people ...
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Santa Monica's Bike Action Plan Advances Past First Round with City Council - The Lookout News
Google News - over 6 years
Safety education should be emphasized, agreed Councilmember Bobby Shriver. Bicyclists should keep in mind that even if they have the protection of the law, a bike will always lose an encounter with a car, said Shriver. Since the draft plan was before
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Reward offered in sea lion killings - UPI.com
Google News - over 6 years
Bobby Shriver, a Santa Monica city councilman, said fishermen and the Fish and Game Department can use seal bombs and other legal means. "If it was a fisherman and that person was trying to protect his or her livelihood, then there is a better way to
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Council Okays RDA “Ransom” Payments, Questions Future Project Funding - The Lookout News
Google News - over 6 years
The ordinance “has a lot of financial repercussions,” said Councilmember Bobby Shriver. He asked City Manager Rod Gould whether the payments put the city's general fund at risk. “The sole funds that are at risk here are...tax increment funds,” Gould
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Santa Monica Examines Incentives to Hire Locals - Santa Monica Mirror
Google News - over 6 years
... folks from outside of the community,” he said. “I think we really share a responsibility to provide some of those jobs regionally.” Council members Bobby Shriver, Kevin McKeown, and Terry O'Day were not present during the July 26 study session
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Traffic Congestion, Stormwater Monies Discussed - Santa Monica Mirror
Google News - over 6 years
Council members have been acting on this issue each year since 1995; no residents spoke during this public hearing. Council members Bobby Shriver, Kevin McKeown, and Terry O'Day were not present during the public hearings
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Bobby Shriver
    FIFTIES
  • 2014
    Age 59
    On January 21, 2014, The Los Angeles Times reported that Shriver launched his campaign for Los Angeles County supervisor.
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  • 2009
    Age 54
    On March 13, 2009, an article in The Sacramento Bees "Capitol Alert" said that Shriver was considering becoming a candidate in the 2010 California Attorney General election.
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  • 2008
    Age 53
    He ran for re-election in 2008, again in a race in which thirteen candidates were running for four open seats.
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    In March 2008, Shriver and Eastwood, whose terms had expired, were not reappointed.
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  • 2006
    Age 51
    Shriver and Eastwood also supported a 2006 lawsuit to block the toll road and urged the California Coastal Commission to reject the project, which it did in February 2008.
    In 2006, he and Bono also co-founded, and Shriver is chief executive officer of, (Product) Red, a brand-licensing company, to raise money for The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria.
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  • 2005
    Age 50
    He married Malissa Feruzzi on May 7, 2005.
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    In 2005, Shriver, the commission chairman, and Clint Eastwood, the commission vice chairman, led a commission panel in its unanimous opposition to a six-lane, toll road that would cut through San Onofre State Beach (north of San Diego) that includes Trestles, a collection of surfing spots – one of Southern California's most-cherished.
  • FORTIES
  • 2004
    Age 49
    In November 2004 Shriver ran for, and was elected to, a seat on the Santa Monica City Council.
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    After Schwarzenegger became the Governor of California in 2004, he reappointed Shriver as chairman of the California State Park and Recreation Commission overseeing the state's parks and gardens.
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    With Shriver's involvement, DATA, in turn, was one of the founding organizations in 2004 of the ONE Campaign, a U.S.-based, non-partisan, non-profit organization which aims to increase U.S. government funding for and effectiveness of international-aid programs.
    He was a member of the Santa Monica City Council from 2004 to 2012, serving as mayor pro tem in 2006 and as mayor during part of 2010.
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  • 2002
    Age 47
    In 2002, Shriver was a co-founder – with U2 lead singer Bono – of DATA (Debt, AIDS, Trade in Africa), a multinational, non-government organization whose purpose is to obtain social equality and justice for Africa through debt relief; adjust trade rules which burden Africa; eliminate the African AIDS epidemic; and strengthen democracy with more accountability by the wealthiest nations and African leaders with transparency towards the people.
  • THIRTIES
  • 1987
    Age 32
    In 1987, he produced a prime-time television feature about the Special Olympics, an organization for disabled young people and founded by his mother in 1968.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 1981
    Age 26
    He graduated from Yale Law School with a J.D. in 1981.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1954
    Born
    Born on April 28, 1954.
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