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December 11, 2013 | By Ricardo Lopez
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.
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April 23, 2014 | By Eric Sondheimer
 Standout 6-foot-2 junior guard Kennedy Burke of Chatsworth Sierra Canyon has committed to UCLA. She led Sierra Canyon to the state Division IV championship. Eric.sondheimer@latimes.com  
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July 31, 2007 | Earl Ofari Hutchinson, Earl Ofari Hutchinson is an author and political analyst. His new book, "The Latino Challenge to Black America: Towards a Conversation between African-Americans and Hispanics," will be out in October.
There are two issues on the table in the flap over whether Los Angeles County Supervisor Yvonne B. Burke should get the boot for allegedly not living in the district that she represents. The first is, did she break the law? The second is, even if she doesn't live 24/7 in the district, does that mean she's an ineffectual supervisor who's out of touch with her constituents? The second question is far more crucial. Let's deal with the first.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 11, 2014 | By Meg James
Cable and entertainment giant Comcast Corp. likes to keep things on an even keel.  Comcast Chief Executive Brian L. Roberts received a compensation package valued at $31.4 million last year, up 8% from 2012, according to a company filing Friday with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Meanwhile, Steve Burke, one of Roberts' chief lieutenants and chief executive of NBCUniversal, received $31.1 million in compensation in 2013 -- just below that of his boss.   Burke's compensation represented an 18% jump over his 2012 pay package of $26.3 million.
SPORTS
July 30, 2001 | Bob Mieszerski
Check Him Out, an 8-1 shot, won an eventful $477,100 Ed Burke Memorial Futurity Saturday night at Los Alamitos. Owned by breeder Zory Kuzyk and Wayne Lukas and trained by Laura Lukas, Check Him Out, a son of thoroughbred sire Hennessy and the First Down Dash mare Check Her Twice, won by a nose over Coyanosa and Bee Dashing, who finished in a dead heat for second.
SPORTS
February 2, 2010 | Helene Elliott
Leave it to Brian Burke to break open a trade market that had been stuck because it's so difficult to move huge contracts and because many general managers can't decide whether to buy or sell while their clubs are still in playoff contention. Burke, the Toronto Maple Leafs' GM, on Sunday ripped apart a roster that badly needed ripping. His acquisitions of defenseman Dion Phaneuf from Calgary and goaltender Jean-Sebastien Giguere from the Ducks fall into the category of reclamation projects, and those are always risky.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 21, 2013 | By Leah Ollman
Simmons and Burke have mashed and montaged digital data for a half-dozen years, working like naturalists to comb the web for denatured specimens of media and pop culture. The prosaic glut of data at their (and our) disposal is both their subject and their raw material. They are maximalists, collecting, cataloguing and combining culled imagery in prints of dazzling slickness. In their newest work at Michael Kohn, they assume the naturalist role with literal fervor. Their floor-to-ceiling wallpaper is densely striped with fine-print Latin and common plant names.
OPINION
March 5, 2006
Now that Los Angeles County Supervisor Yvonne Brathwaite Burke has announced that she will not seek reelection (March 1), citizens would do well to ponder the enormous contribution that she has made to the community and to nationwide political leadership. The fact that House and Senate races turn on substantive rather than racial issues is a direct outgrowth of Burke's early determination and integrity. Likewise, the fact that she has held office at the local, state and federal levels -- from the 1960s to the present day -- means that she is perceived as someone who can provide effective representation for a rapidly evolving community.
NEWS
December 12, 1987 | ERIC MALNIC, Times Staff Writer
FBI handwriting experts confirmed Friday that the note of doom penned on an airsickness bag found amid the wreckage of Pacific Southwest Airlines Flight 1771 was written by David A. Burke, who investigators have concluded caused the crash. The crash near Paso Robles on Monday, which claimed the lives of all 43 aboard the Los Angeles-to-San Francisco shuttle, may rank as the second worst mass murder in U.S. history.
SPORTS
January 26, 2010 | Helene Elliott
Brian Burke's office is surprisingly small for a man of his physical and professional stature. Windows offer a view of a chilly, gray Toronto afternoon but the gloom is brightened by his children's drawings and family photos on his walls. The personal side of his move from Anaheim, where he led the Ducks to the Stanley Cup in 2007, to Toronto and the job of president and general manager of the Maple Leafs has worked out fine. One daughter from his first marriage visited from Boston last weekend.
SPORTS
February 20, 2014 | By Lisa Dillman
SOCHI, Russia -- Was the late Sarah Burke the real winner of the women's halfpipe Thursday night? Twenty-year-old Maddie Bowman of South Lake Tahoe, Calif., didn't hesitate when asked that question on the night she won the gold medal in the first women's free ski halfpipe event at the Olympics. "I would absolutely say that. Sarah's inspired us on snow and off snow,” Bowman said. “I think she would have been very proud of how all the girls rode tonight. "I sure hope I and everyone else made her proud because we would not be here without her. " Burke, of Canada, was one of the leaders in the push to get the freestyle skiing events into the Olympics.
SPORTS
February 20, 2014 | By Lisa Dillman
SOCHI, Russia - Halfpipe history was coming down to Maddie Bowman of the U.S. or Marie Martinod of France, and the space right behind the interview area was a curious mosh pit of fun, frolicking and fretting. Bowman, of South Lake Tahoe, had bettered her first effort, scoring 89.00 on her second run, sending a group of French fans and Bowman supporters into a frenzy of singing and chanting. It all came down to one final run for Martinod, the final skier on this Thursday night.
SPORTS
December 12, 2013 | By Lisa Dillman
Apparently two wins over the surging Los Angeles Kings wasn't enough to prevent a management shakeup in Calgary. On a serious note, Jay Feaster's footing and job security in Calgary had been uncertain long before the season started and well in advance of Brian Burke's arrival on Sept. 5 as the team's new president of hockey operations. It took Burke a little more than three months to make the call and he dismissed the team's general manager, Feaster, and assistant GM John Weisbrod on Thursday morning.
BUSINESS
December 11, 2013 | By Ricardo Lopez
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.
SPORTS
October 24, 2013 | By Diane Pucin
Doris Burke, a versatile commentator for ESPN, has signed a multiyear contract extension, according to the sports cable network. As part of the new deal, Burke will join the Wednesday edition of "Kia NBA Countdown," ESPN's NBA pre-game show, with analyst Jalen Rose and newcomer Avery Johnson. She will make her "Countdown" debut on Nov. 13 at 4:30 p.m. PT. Burke will continue to serve as both an analyst and a reporter for NBA games on ABC and ESPN, including the NBA Finals. She will also keep her role as a lead men's college basketball and women's college basketball game analyst, a role that includes the Women's Final Four.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 4, 2013 | By Meg James
Another high-ranking NBCUniversal executive is leaving. This time it is Telemundo President Emilio Romano who is exiting after just two years in the top position at the Spanish-language network. For Romano, the handwriting has been on the wall for awhile. NBCUniversal Chief Executive Steve Burke had hired two former high-ranking Univision executives who had been Romano's industry competitors. Joe Uva, who previously served as chief executive of Univision, was hired as chairman of NBCUniversal's Latino initiatives and content.
BUSINESS
February 23, 2012 | By Roger Vincent, Los Angeles Times
A century-old brick apartment house and former drug den near Staples Center is slated to be reborn as a luxurious inn as demand for hotel rooms grows in downtown Los Angeles. The boarded-up building is a conspicuous ruin in a neighborhood decidedly on the upswing, alongside a trio of top-drawer condominium towers built in the real estate boom of the 2000s. The condo developers tried to buy the three-story derelict at the time but were unsuccessful. "The problem was figuring out who owned it," said Homer Williams, one of the developers of the 19-story Luma residential high-rise next door.
BUSINESS
September 11, 2013 | By Meg James and Joe Flint
As a teenager Jeff Shell was determined to earn a spot on the elite basketball team at West Los Angeles' University High School. Despite being considered a long shot, he spent hours in his backyard practicing his jump shot and working on his moves until he made the team. "It was a pretty impressive feat," said his younger brother, Dan Shell, a Fox Sports executive. FALL MOVIE SNEAKS 2013: Films, videos and photos Jeff Shell has again nabbed a high-profile assignment.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 11, 2013 | By Meg James
NBCUniversal Chief Executive Steve Burke said Comcast Corp. inherited a media company that was an industry laggard in key financial measures, particularly at the NBC broadcast network. The NBC broadcast network earns $500 million to $1 billion less each year than industry leaders CBS, ABC and Fox Broadcasting, Burke said Wednesday morning at the Bank of America Merrill Lynch Media, Communications & Entertainment Conference in Beverly Hills. Burke's comments shed light on Comcast Corp.'s investment strategy when it acquired controlling interest in NBCUniversal more than two years ago from longtime media owner General Electric Co.  PHOTOS: Hollywood backlot moments   Comcast executives have long believed that they could run NBCUniversal much better than GE's management team did. The early results suggest that Comcast was right.
BUSINESS
September 11, 2013 | By Meg James and Joe Flint
As a teenager Jeff Shell was determined to earn a spot on the elite basketball team at West Los Angeles' University High School. Despite being considered a long shot, he spent hours in his backyard practicing his jump shot and working on his moves until he made the team. "It was a pretty impressive feat," said his younger brother, Dan Shell, a Fox Sports executive. FALL MOVIE SNEAKS 2013: Films, videos and photos Jeff Shell has again nabbed a high-profile assignment.
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