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Architect Recognized for Organizing Skills   Local architect Bob McGraw was named R Star Foundation’s board member of the year for leading its most successful fundraiser to date. The Laguna Beach non-profit founded by Rosalind Russell provides goats to women in rural Nepal....

Lift a Cup for Nepal’s Top of the World School

Laguna Beach resident Rosalind Russell and Rabin Sitaula, of Nepal, pooled their money as well as that of contributions from donors to build Top of the World School Nepal. Now, their goal is to raise $5,000 for a generator to power a student computer lab. Supporter Ileana...

More Goats Needed

Days before she was scheduled to depart for another trip to Nepal, Rosalind Russell received a desperate plea from R Star Foundation’s on the ground manager, Rabindra Situala. While 200 pregnant goats have already been purchased, more women than expected signed up to receive the...

Goat Lady Returns to Nepal

Former Laguna Beach resident Rosalind Russell departs on Dec. 7 for Nepal, where she will deliver dozens of pregnant goats to rural village women, giving them a chance to earn money to improve their lives. Because of Russell and her R Star Foundation’s goat-giving project, over...

Garden Party Benefits Goat Giving in Nepal

Laguna Beach’s R Star founder Rosalind Russell invites friends and supporters to join her for a garden tea party Saturday, Sept. 29, from 2-4 p.m. at the home of Ileana, 17151 Greenleaf Lane, Huntington Beach, 92649. Entertainment will include a violinist and ballet dance...

Star Receives a Gift from the Heart

Cheryl Russell donated $100 and 10 “StarHeart” books valued at $150 to the R Star Foundation, the non-profit established by Rosalind Russell, who is no relation. The donation will purchase a goat in Nepal and the books, which inspire children to use their imagination, will be...

Teen’s Volunteerism Rewarded

Laguna Beach High School junior Alia Manetta received the Violet Richardson Award from the Soroptimist International of the Newport Harbor Area earlier this month.   The award marks International Women’s Day, which honors young women for their volunteerism. Alia was...

Carrying on Her Mission in Nepal Despite Setbacks at Home

By Robin Pierson, Special to the Independent Rosalind Russell may be homeless and facing financial ruin here, but in Nepal she’s a heroine. Over two years ago, “the goat lady,” lost her home by fire and is in litigation with her insurance company over rebuilding it. Her personal...

Goat Lady Still ‘On the Move’

Despite unquestionable set backs resulting from the loss of her Laguna Beach home to a fire two years ago, “goat lady” Rosalind Russell, director of the R Star Foundation, reports that her work helping improve the lives of women and children in rural Nepal is “on the move” with...