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NATIONAL
February 22, 2010 | By Kathleen Hennessey
Although "tea party" activists and other conservatives claim kinship with the founding fathers and the Spirit of '76, their emerging strategy for the November elections has more in common with the Spirit of '94 -- the year Republicans ended 40 years of Democratic dominance on Capitol Hill. Conservative strategists centered the 1994 Republican campaign on a "Contract with America." This year, GOP leaders in the House have pledged to issue their own, updated version of that agenda, which is widely credited with having helped Republicans focus their message and win a historic victory.
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BUSINESS
March 4, 2011 | By P.J. Huffstutter, Los Angeles Times
The grocery workers union and Southern California's three leading supermarkets agreed to extend their main labor contract through the end of the month. The contract previously had been set to expire Sunday night. Labor and grocery officials declined to comment Friday on the specific issues being negotiated, saying only that the discussions included employee wages, healthcare benefits and pensions. A spokeswoman for Ralphs said both sides also agreed to meet several more times over the next few weeks to continue negotiating.
BUSINESS
March 9, 1989
Vernitron Controls in San Diego won a $41,480 contract from the Navy to supply transmitters.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 3, 2012 | By Ben Fritz
The International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees, which represents more than 38,000 behind-the-scenes workers in the film and television industries, has ratified a new three-year contract with Hollywood producers. Fourteen Hollywood locals, which represent IATSE members in professions such as camera operator, set decorator and grip, unanimously approved the new contract, which provides for a 2% annual wage increase and a 20% raise in employer contributions to the union health plan.
SPORTS
March 29, 2013 | By Matt Wilhalme
Quarterback Tony Romo signed a six-year, $108-million contract extension with the Dallas Cowboys on Friday. That means the 32-year-old quarterback -- who turns 33 next month -- with only one playoff victory for “America's Team” could be the Cowboys' gun-slinging starter under contract until 2019. “I think it's just exciting more than anything that you know you're going to be here the rest of [your] career,” Romo said in a video interview on the Cowboys' official website . Romo's new deal includes $55 million in guaranteed money.
BUSINESS
June 7, 1989
Rockwell International Corp. in Canoga Park, won an $8.3-million contract for oxygen iodine laser studies.
SPORTS
April 4, 2013 | By Chris Foster
UCLA extended Athletic Director Dan Guerrero's contract through 2019. Guerrero will receive $734,774 in base pay, with a 5% raise each year of the contract. He can also earn up to $105,000 in bonuses tied to academic and athletic achievements. Guerrero will also receive a $734,000 retention bonus if he remains at the university through April 1, 2018. The buyout in the package can be no less than one year's base pay. Guerrero is also owed a retention bonus of $750,000 from the contract he signed in 2008 and was to run through 2017.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 18, 2013 | By Dan Weikel
A bidder for a lucrative media contract at Los Angeles International Airport on Tuesday accused a former airport commissioner of conflict of interest because of his involvement with a joint venture recommended for the work. In a formal protest, Clear Channel Airports leveled the conflict allegation against Alan Rothenberg, chairman of Premier Partnerships, which has joined JC Decaux Airport Inc., and Time Warner in a bid to handle indoor advertising, sponsorships and other media opportunities for LAX. Rothenberg, a prominent businessman and former sports executive, resigned as president of the Los Angeles Board of Airport Commissioners in late 2010 after serving five years.
SPORTS
January 25, 2013 | By Dylan Hernandez
Clayton Kershaw said he and the Dodgers haven't started talking about a long-term contract extension. The Dodgers are expected to discuss the idea with Kershaw before the start of spring training. “We'll see,” Kershaw said. “I don't have any expectations.” Kershaw is under contract this year for $11 million. He will be eligible for free agency after the 2014 season. Kershaw and his wife, Ellen, attended Manager Don Mattingly's charity event Thursday night at the Sports Museum of Los Angeles.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 1, 2012 | By Richard Verrier
Jon Stewart's "The Daily Show" is now yukking it up with the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees. IATSE, the union representing crew members who worked behind the scenes on film and TV shows, said Wednesday that technical employees of “The Daily Show” have unanimously ratified their first collective bargaining agreement. The contract is the culmination of negotiations between IATSE and the producers of the hit made-for-basic-cable series after voluntary recognition of the union by the employer, IATSE said.
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