CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 14, 2012 |
A multi-agency compliance sweep in the California City area earlier this week led to the arrest of 29 people on parole or probation, authorities said Thursday. The operation took place Wednesday and included Los Angeles County deputies from the Lancaster, Palmdale and Altadena sheriff's stations who teamed up with their counterparts from the Kern County Sheriff's Office and officers from the California City Police Department, officials said. Parole agents from the state Department of Corrections and personnel from the Department of Children and Family Services also participated.
February 6, 2000
I would like to note some important points that were not mentioned in "Many Bars Fail to Keep Patrons From Lighting Up, Survey Finds" [Jan. 20]. The role of the county's public health department is to protect the health of all citizens, including workers who are exposed to deadly secondhand smoke through these bars and restaurants. California is one of only a few states to challenge the powerful tobacco lobby by enacting legislation like the Smoke-Free Workplace Law that provides a substantially healthier environment for employees and patrons of these establishments.
August 23, 2012 |
Ghastly events unfold in the taut and unsettling "Compliance," propelled by a logic so twisted it feels like the premise of a psychological experiment. Wielding only a prepaid phone, an aberrant compulsion and a false identity, a man holds a group of strangers in his sway by remote control, with devastating results. Writer-director Craig Zobel has shaped his material not as a shocker but as a clear-eyed exploration of some of the darkest, and most garden-variety, mysteries of human behavior.
May 16, 1989
Jerry K. Prinds has been promoted to director of franchise sales at Foodmaker's Jack in the Box restaurants division. John Roberts has joined Foodmaker as manager of corporate tax compliance in the tax services department.
June 14, 2012
Re "The wrong way on reentry," Editorial, June 3 I disagree with The Times' criticism of the Los Angeles Police Department's "compliance checks" of post-release supervised persons (PSPs). The L.A. County Probation Department has not been allocated sufficient resources to supervise the burgeoning PSP population and must work in partnership with local law enforcement in monitoring these individuals. Some 35% of these people released in the county claim an address in the city of Los Angeles.
September 7, 1986
"New Strategies Against an Old Enemy" (by David DeVoss, July 20) relied upon inflammatory language and innuendo to point an accusing finger at the business community. The story does manage to mention that air quality in the Los Angeles Basin is improving. This is due in large part to the implementation of the strictest air-quality controls in the nation--and to voluntary industry compliance that the article pooh-poohs. Our El Segundo facility is operated by employees who are nearly all residents of the basin, which is why so many of them take a personal interest in our environmental compliance.