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June 28, 1997
Applications for $300 to $1,000 grants to buy and plant trees are available from the Tree Society of Orange County. The program began three years ago to beautify urban landscapes, society officials said. Those considered eligible applicants include parent-teacher associations, ecology and garden clubs, scout troops, boys and girls clubs, nonprofit organizations and church-affiliated groups.
April 9, 1987 | BARBARA BAIRD, Times Staff Writer
Pat Nichelson, a California State University, Northridge, professor who in November narrowly lost his bid for election to the Santa Monica College board of trustees, has been appointed to fill the vacancy created by the death of trustee Anne K. Peters. The board chose Nichelson in a 4-2 vote Monday after a three-hour hearing in which 12 applicants were interviewed. Nichelson immediately took the oath of office and was seated on the board.
October 27, 1997 | KATHLEEN DOHENY
In California, phlebotomists who draw blood for lab testing must be trained and issued a certificate by the training physician or clinical laboratory bioanalyst in charge of the program, according to state regulations, or they can take state-approved college or university courses or other approved training programs. Applicants to the school programs are advised to ask to see the school's approval letter from the state of California.
March 2, 2014
Re "Swift LAFD hiring cutoff limits pool," Feb. 27 In 2011, Los Angeles voters passed Measure Q, which substantially changed civil service rules for the city. Measure Q eliminated a charter provision requiring the examination process, which includes interviews, to be open to all qualified applicants. The League of Women Voters of Los Angeles opposed Measure Q because of this change. Efficiency should not be allowed to trump fairness and merit in hiring. A "first applications submitted" policy with a 60-second cutoff is not fair to the applicants, who had no idea that their futures depended on being ready to hit the "send" button right at 8 a.m. It is also not fair to Los Angeles residents, who want their Fire Department to hire the best-qualified applicants.
September 18, 2012 | By Tiffany Hsu
United Colors of Benetton has a habit of launching controversial ads. Remember the campaign last year showing world leaders such as President Obama and the pope lip-locked with each other? This time, the clothing brand is focusing on the unemployed - specifically those younger than 30. Its newest ad campaign will feature portraits of suit-clad young people without jobs who also aren't in school or training. The company is also launching a competition dubbed “Unemployee of the Year,” inviting unemployed applicants ages 18 to 30 to submit proposals for projects to cause “concrete social impact in their community.” The hope?
February 1, 2010
The initiative that will allow outside operators to run some of the Los Angeles Unified School District's schools moves forward this week as parents at each school (as well as teachers and high school students) vote for their favorite applicants. We opposed these advisory votes from the start, and recent events have only confirmed our belief that they would transform what should be an educational process into a political one. They also put pressure on the school district to pick the "winning" applicants rather than the best ones.
July 4, 1985 | JERRY HICKS, Times Staff Writer
On a Saturday morning last month at a Holiday Inn on the outskirts of Omaha, Neb., Julie Kearns and Debby Simmons were passing out written examinations to 67 area residents who wanted to be police officers. Except they didn't want to be police officers in Omaha. They wanted to work in Orange County, Calif. Kearns and Simmons are Orange County sheriff's deputies. The applicants had responded to newspaper ads that Sheriff Brad Gates had run in the Omaha and Lincoln, Neb., newspapers: " . . .
Position: Island caretaker. Duties: Lazing around Australia's Great Barrier Reef for six months. Salary: $100,000. It sounds too good to be true, but it's for real. Billing it the "Best Job in the World," Queensland state tourism officials say they are seeking one lucky person to spend six months on Hamilton Island, while promoting the destination on a blog. Within 24 hours, more than 200,000 prospective applicants had clicked onto the website While the advertisement is a publicity stunt by tourism officials, the job is genuine.
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