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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.
December 18, 2013 | By Robert Faturechi
Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca maintained a special hiring program that granted preferential treatment to the friends and relatives of department officials, including some candidates who were given jobs despite having troubled histories, according to interviews and internal employment records reviewed by The Times. The program, known as "Friends of the Sheriff," has been in existence for at least eight years. Some high-ranking sheriff's officials injected themselves into the vetting process to lobby for favored job candidates, records show.
July 22, 2010 | Karen Kaplan, Los Angeles Times
Apparently, suspicion of wanna-be doctors is higher than we thought. Last week, Booster Shots reported on a study that examined the degree to which candidates for ophthalmology residency programs fudged their resumes by exaggerating – or outright inventing – their role in medical research projects. It turned out that for one program in Little Rock, the rate of such “misrepresentations” (to put it generously) was 8.1%. Similar studies examining the truthfulness of applicants to residency programs in fields including radiation oncology, orthopedics, emergency medicine, pediatrics, radiology, psychiatry and neurology found misrepresentation rates ranging from 1.8% all the way up to 100%.
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: " . . .
March 14, 1993 | JEFF SCHNAUFER
Female students at College of the Canyons are being offered two scholarships, one for $500 and the other for $800 to $1,000. The $500 scholarship is being awarded by Delta Gamma Society International, ETA RHO Chapter. Applicants for this scholarship must be sophomores majoring in English. Other criteria include scholastic achievement, letters of reference and school and community activities. A written essay is also required. The deadline for this scholarship is April 1, 1993.
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