November 17, 1994 |
The former chief mechanic of the Culver City Fire Department, who was fired from his job in July following allegations of sexual harassment and bigotry, has appealed to the city's Civil Service Commission to be reinstated. Bob Lewis, 51, contends that he was terminated unjustly, and his appeal is being considered in ongoing hearings--made public at Lewis' request--that began in October and are scheduled through the end of this month.
June 15, 1995 |
The Culver City Civil Service Commission last week concluded its longest case in 20 years when it upheld the firing of the city Fire Department's former chief mechanic. Bob Lewis, 51, was fired in July following allegations of sexual harassment, racism and other charges. Lewis, who had worked for the city since 1986, appealed to the commission to get his job back.
January 29, 1995 |
The Culver City Fire Department is in the top tier of fire departments nationwide, according to an insurance industry organization that audits municipal fire departments and rates their response to emergencies. The city's new Class 1 rating takes into account factors including the type of fire and emergency equipment Culver City owns, the number of fire stations in the city, and the city's water system.
August 21, 1994
A Fire Department secretary has sued her former boss, the city and the city's former fire chief in a sexual and racial harassment dispute. Eva Lopez says former supervisor George Robert Lewis, a chief mechanic, created a "hostile work environment" and repeatedly subjected her to harassment. In addition to naming Lewis in the complaint, Lopez is suing former Fire Chief Michael Olson and Culver City.
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October 9, 2003 |
Phil Garcia, a 28-year veteran of the Culver City Fire Department and its interim chief, has been named Santa Ana fire chief. Garcia, 54, of Laguna Niguel, starts his new post Nov. 10. He replaces Marc Martin, who retired last month and is the director of the Santa Ana College Fire Academy.
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February 15, 2014 |
The Culver City Ice Arena, which closed earlier this month after losing its lease, might reopen after the rock-climbing company that had planned to take over the space revealed last week that it would not. But City Manager John Nachbar said the city and the rink employees would first have to resolve many issues, including whether the facility's refrigeration system was safe. The unexpected news of Planet Granite's lease cancellation was a relief to the Takahashi family, longtime employees of the rink who hope to operate it for at least six months.