CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 1, 2013 |
When California corrections officials found what they described as alarming defects in half of the GPS monitors worn by sex offenders and other parolees statewide, they moved immediately to break the contract with the company that supplied them. A Sacramento judge said their concerns justified refusing to give the company more work, but he also ruled the state should not have given its existing work to a firm without competitive bidding....
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 18, 2013 |
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.
August 1, 2012 |
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.
January 26, 2014 |
The Lakers have signed guard Manny Harris to a second 10-day contract, the team announced Sunday. Harris was recently called up from the NBA Development League, where he played for the Lakers' affiliate (D-Fenders). Through five games with the Lakers, Harris has averaged 6.4 points and 3.6 rebounds, playing a robust 20.9 minutes a night. Harris will earn $52,017 through the contract, making his total earnings at $104,034 for 20 days with the Lakers. Once his second deal is up, the Lakers will have to either let him go as a free agent or sign him for the remainder of the season.
January 25, 2013 |
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.
March 9, 2012 |
The Clippers have signed forward Bobby Simmons to a second 10-day contract, the team announced Friday. Simmons has averaged 4.3 points and 2.8 rebounds in six games with the team while playing backup to Caron Butler. He's also shot well from the three-point-line, making seven of his 16 attempts. Simmons was called up from the D-League and was offered his initial 10-day contract on Feb. 27 after averaging 13.5 points and 7.6 rebounds in 21 games with the Reno Bighorns. Simmons is a nine-year NBA veteran who played for the Clippers for two seasons (2003-05)
January 23, 2012 |
Shortly before Monday night's critical face-off in Tampa between Newt Gingrich and Mitt Romney, a consulting firm founded by Gingrich released a contract outlining Gingrich's work on behalf of Freddie Mac. The move is likely to defuse a grenade that Romney planned to lob at Gingrich during tonight's debate at the University of South Florida. Ron Paul and Rick Santorum will also be debating. Romney, a multimillionaire who has been facing pressure from Gingrich to release his tax returns and has argued that the former House speaker was influence-peddling, has in turn been arguing that Gingrich should release contracts related to work for the federally-backed mortgage guarantor as well as confidential documents related to a congressional ethics investigation that led to Gingrich being fined $300,000.
March 14, 2012 |
Calvin Johnson has lived up to his larger-than-life nickname on the field. Now he's being rewarded with the biggest contract in NFL history. The wide receiver known as Megatron has signed a new eight-year contract worth $132 million, including $60 million guaranteed, to remain with the Detroit Lions through the 2019 season. The former No. 2 overall draft pick was entering the final year of the six-year deal he signed with Detroit as a rookie in 2007. Under the former deal, Johnson's contract would have cost the team more than $20 million against their salary cap. "They were happy to get this thing done with, and I was happy as well,” Johnson said.
March 13, 2013 |
The Reggie Bush rumors appear to be coming to an end, as ESPN is reporting that the free-agent running back has agreed to terms on a four-year contract with the Detroit Lions. [Updated at 1:08 p.m.: Bush was introduced as a member of the Lions at a press conference Tuesday afternoon. Terms of his contract were not disclosed. ] Reports earlier Wednesday had the Lions as a leading contender for Bush's services, after the former USC star visited Detroit on Tuesday and was said to have left with an offer to become the team's full-time running back.
September 23, 2013 |
The 2014 BNP Paribas Open, the largest combined ATP and WTA combined two-week event, will be held March 3-16 at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden . ESPN has announced it has renewed its television contract with the tournament through 2020, tournament director Steve Simon said. The 2014 edition of the tournament will once again culminate on ESPN2 on March 14, ESPNEWS on March 15, and both singles finals will air live back-to-back on ESPN2 on March 16. Beginning in 2015, coverage of the final weekend of the tournament will be on ESPN2 on Friday and on ABC on Saturday and Sunday.