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March 25, 1995
I am tired of opening your fine publication and reading about Eric Karros and Mike Piazza whining and ripping the replacement Dodgers. As much as I enjoy summer evenings watching these great young players at Chavez Ravine, they are not endearing themselves to anyone. If they spent half as much time trying to work toward a solution as they do ripping the replacements, they would be in uniform at Vero Beach. JOE SORIANO Santa Clarita I am 9 years old and I found a way to solve the strike.
May 7, 1986
Congratulations are in order for an editorial that was accurate, well-written and to the point. Since coming to Congress in 1981, I have been involved in countless debates on policy for the Outer Continental Shelf. Negotiations have ranged from arduous at least to misleading at best, such as Secretary Hodel's repudiation of last July's congressionally negotiated agreement. I am a member of the California negotiating team designated by the Speaker of the House in an attempt to work out another agreement with Interior over the offshore leasing issue.
June 27, 1986
As one of the jurors in the case referred to by J.H. Uke (Letters, June 5) and in reference to Superior Court Justice Robert Satter's article (Editorial Pages, May 28), "How To Keep Damage-Award Jurors From Going Wild," I believe there is a complete misunderstanding of juries when they present high damage awards. The explanation given by Uke in the specific case she cites does not deal with the explanation advanced by the attorney for the plaintiff. I quote her words: "that punitive damage awards weren't just for this couple's humiliation and anguish but for the thousands and thousands of cases where people don't get prompt and fair settlements."
March 9, 2013 | By Richard Verrier
The union representing healthcare workers at the Motion Picture & Television Fund has informed the charity that it intends to stage a three-day strike. SEIU-UHW, which represents about 500 nursing staff members and other workers at the Woodland Hills-based retirement community, said it was preparing a walkout between March 18 and 21, citing a lack of progress in contract talks with the fund's management. "If MPTF continues to bargain in bad faith, stonewall negotiations, and push destructive cuts, more than 500 healthcare workers at seven Los Angeles-area facilities will be striking for three days starting March 19," the union said in a statement.
January 25, 1998
For the most part, the editorial "Clarity for El Toro" (Jan. 18) hits the proverbial nail on the head, but slides off at the conclusion. The Times correctly notes the Board of Supervisors has changed personnel since the December 1996 vote. This was done to approve a sloppily done environmental impact report that had been written, on orders, to assure an incredibly huge international airport. Credibility was, and still is, an issue. The county and many of the airport supporters have yet to demonstrate any good faith.
February 29, 2004 | Fred Dickey, Fred Dickey last wrote for the magazine about immigrant workers.
On Feb. 28, 2003, facing intense pressure to squeeze concessions from California's Indian gaming tribes, then-Gov. Gray Davis invoked the state's one and only chance to force each of the 61 tribes to address environmental problems their casinos raise in surrounding communities. On Nov. 14, on his last day of work before being replaced by Arnold Schwarzenegger, Davis quietly reversed himself and abandoned the negotiations he had opened almost nine months earlier.
January 5, 2014 | By Batsheva Sobelman
Wrapping up three days of talks with Israeli and Palestinian leaders, U.S. Secretary of State John F. Kerry urged the officials to rise above the daily challenges and keep their eyes on the big picture. “We can achieve a permanent status agreement that results in two states for two peoples if we stay focused,” Kerry said before departing for Amman, Jordan, and Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, on Sunday. Kerry met twice separately with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas.
June 16, 2002
Re "Detention of a Citizen Questioned," June 12: The detention of Jose Padilla, an American citizen, in the absence of criminal charges, an arraignment or access to legal counsel--and the lack of outrage in the press about this action--should frighten and anger every American. Whether the 1942 Supreme Court decision cited by the Justice Department is a relevant precedent or not, the bottom line is that we are being asked to place unquestioning trust in Atty. Gen. John Ashcroft and President Bush, who at best are fallible and at worst may act in bad faith.
February 17, 2014 | By Daniel Rothberg
WASHINGTON - The Republican campaign organization responsible for websites that appear, at first glance, to support Democratic candidates has backpedaled a bit, altering the way they seek donations. When visitors call up the websites, they are still greeted with friendly photos of Democratic candidates next to mock logos with shout-outs like " Nancy Pelosi for Congress" and " Kirkpatrick for Congress . " But gone is a fundraising form that caused at least two contributors to mistakenly donate not to the candidates, but to the National Republican Congressional Committee, which tries to defeat Democrats running for the House.
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