December 11, 2013 |
Los Angeles-based Aecom Technology Corp. has appointed Michael S. Burke, who joined the company in 2005, as chief executive. Burke, 50, will succeed John M. Dionisio, 65, who has been nominated to be executive chairman of the company's board of directors. "I'm delighted and honored to have the opportunity to lead the 45,000 architects and engineers in our company," Burke said in a telephone interview. "We've had a great period of growth over the past eight years. " Burke was appointed chief financial officer in 2006 and president in 2011.
December 10, 2013 |
The Los Angeles Unified school board has barely had time to mourn the loss of Marguerite Poindexter LaMotte; now it must decide how best to fill her seat. LaMotte, a school board member since 2003, died last week at an education conference in San Diego. Under the law, the board may pick someone to represent her district until the next scheduled election in June 2015. Or it may hold a special election sooner than that. The first way would be faster and more efficient, while the second would cost several million dollars.
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December 6, 2013 |
The death this week of Los Angeles school board member Marguerite Poindexter LaMotte will have immediate pragmatic and political implications for L.A. Unified, including the challenge of how to fill her vacant seat. The veteran board member was found unresponsive in her San Diego hotel room and pronounced dead Thursday. She had been attending an education conference. LaMotte, 80, was the longest-serving member on the current seven-person body, having won elections in 2003, 2007 and 2011.
December 3, 2013 |
The Major League Baseball Players Assn. selected its new leader Tuesday, then braced for a debate about whether to embrace tougher penalties for players in violation of baseball's drug policy. As expected, the MLBPA executive board picked Tony Clark to replace the late Michael Weiner as executive director. Clark, 41, has served as interim executive director since Weiner died Nov. 22 after a 15-month fight with brain cancer. As the MLBPA meetings continue this week, the headline issue for the union is whether to tighten penalties for users of performance-enhancing drugs.
November 5, 2013 |
Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti and Gov. Jerry Brown are among the state and local leaders named to a national task force that will recommend steps the federal government can take to help communities cope with climate change. President Obama established the task force last week when he signed an executive order directing federal agencies to prepare for climate change. Under the order, federal agencies are to: --Encourage investments that will make cities and towns more resilient to the effects of climate change, including sea-level rise and extreme weather events.
October 28, 2013 |
L.A.-based designer Jeremy Scott has been appointed creative director of Italian fashion brand Moschino , it was announced Monday. He will make his debut with the fall/winter 2014-15 collection during Milan Fashion Week in February. It's a great marriage of two rabble-rousers that should bring a new, young, hip audience to the Moschino brand. Franco Moschino founded his label in 1983, gaining fame for his irreverent, at times anti-fashion fashion statements (a matador jacket emblazoned with the phrase "Bull Chic," for example)
October 21, 2013 |
On the heels of pressure from state politicians and a newspaper expose, a special prosecutor in Missouri has been appointed to investigate the alleged 2012 rape of a 14-year-old girl in the small town of Maryville. Jean Peters Baker, the prosecutor in Jackson County, in the Kansas City area, has been asked by a judge to reexamine the case, which was dropped by the county prosecutor in Maryville even though the girl had identified a 17-year-old high school football player as her attacker.
October 16, 2013 |
Surprise. An athletic director from a Southeastern Conference school will chair the college football playoff committee. The appointment of Jeff Long, Arkansas' athletic director, is certain to raise eyebrows everywhere north (east and west) of the South. But to get that down-home-country view you should ask someone who has spent a lot of time there. So, how does the SEC view the college football world? "That the Southeastern Conference is the college football world," UCLA offensive coordinator Noel Mazzone said.
October 16, 2013 |
A federal judge has appointed a former U.S. prosecutor as the monitor who ensures that Apple Inc. complies with a ruling from the e-book antitrust case the company lost this year. Michael Bromwich, a lawyer who previously worked in President Obama's administration, was picked over a second candidate, whose name was not released. WATCH: 5 videos to introduce new Apple retail chief Angela Ahrendts Last summer, U.S. District Judge Denise Cote ruled that Apple had colluded with five U.S. publishers to fix e-book prices.
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October 10, 2013
Join us at 9 a.m. when we talk with Times reporter David Zahniser about Eric Garcetti's first months as mayor of Los Angeles and his recent selections for city board members and commissioners. After he was elected mayor, Garcetti put out a call to civic-minded Angelenos to serve on city boards and commissions. Four months later, a Times analysis has found that the vast majority of the appointments made so far have gone to people who already had ties to the mayor.