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December 18, 2001 | VIRGINIA ELLIS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The head of California's $7-billion earthquake insurance agency abruptly resigned Monday after a long, closed-door meeting of the agency's three-member governing board. David Knowles, a former Republican state assemblyman, stepped down as chief executive of the California Earthquake Authority, effective Jan. 16. Neither Knowles nor any board member gave a reason for the resignation. When reporters attempted to question him, Knowles fled down the hall.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 18, 2001 | VIRGINIA ELLIS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The head of California's $7-billion earthquake insurance agency abruptly resigned Monday after a long, closed-door meeting of the agency's three-member governing board. David Knowles, a former Republican state assemblyman, stepped down as chief executive of the California Earthquake Authority, effective Jan. 16. Neither Knowles nor any board member gave a reason for the resignation. When reporters attempted to question him, Knowles fled down the hall.
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NEWS
August 13, 1993 | From Associated Press
The state's political watchdog Thursday fined Assemblyman David Knowles (R-Cameron Park) and former Assemblyman Peter Chacon (D-San Diego) for faulty reporting of campaign contributions and expenditures. The Fair Political Practices Commission levied a $6,000 fine against Knowles and his political committee for filing late contribution reports and a $14,000 fine against Chacon for filing false campaign expenditure reports and failing to report gifts.
NEWS
February 18, 2000 | MICHAEL HARRIS, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
For desperate Manhattan apartment seekers, it shimmers like a mirage, the classified ad a man who calls himself "Jefferson" runs every summer: "Prime location, SoHo sublet. July 1 to Sept. 1. Pristine 1 BR. Hrdwd flrs. Air-con. $400/mo." It's not a mirage, though; it's bait. The apartment is just as good as advertised, but the rent is low for a reason: Applications flood in, and Jefferson can choose his tenant--always an attractive, single woman.
NEWS
October 2, 1991 | ROBERT A. JONES
There's a videotape making the rounds. Copies are scarce, and when I finally tracked one down, it was in the hands of a faculty member at the Annenberg school over at USC. To get it sprung, I had to promise a 24-hour return. But this video was worth the scramble. The footage reveals a salient moment in the recent debate over the now-vetoed gay rights legislation. The sequence was taken from the cameras of Cal-Span, which televises the doings in our state Legislature.
NEWS
December 31, 1998 | VIRGINIA ELLIS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Just weeks before Democrats were to take control of the state, Republicans on the California Earthquake Authority locked into the $160,000-a-year director's job a former GOP lawmaker vehemently opposed by consumer groups. Former Assemblyman David Knowles, once described by consumer activist Ralph Nader as a lawmaker known for "obeisance to [the] insurance industry," will start work as the agency's executive director on Monday.
NEWS
February 18, 2000 | MICHAEL HARRIS, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
For desperate Manhattan apartment seekers, it shimmers like a mirage, the classified ad a man who calls himself "Jefferson" runs every summer: "Prime location, SoHo sublet. July 1 to Sept. 1. Pristine 1 BR. Hrdwd flrs. Air-con. $400/mo." It's not a mirage, though; it's bait. The apartment is just as good as advertised, but the rent is low for a reason: Applications flood in, and Jefferson can choose his tenant--always an attractive, single woman.
SPORTS
May 20, 2003 | From Associated Press
Korey Stringer's widow will ask an appeals court to reinstate her $100-million lawsuit against the Minnesota Vikings now that she has settled with the last defendants. Kelci Stringer reached a deal with the Vikings' training camp physician, David Knowles, and his Mankato Clinic for an undisclosed sum, Hennepin County District Judge Gary Larson said Monday. Last month, Larson dismissed all of Stringer's claims against the Vikings and team officials.
NEWS
April 19, 1996 | Associated Press
The Assembly on Thursday passed an insurance industry-backed version of a bill to create a $10.6-billion state fund to cover homeowners' earthquake losses. But the vote, the second attempt at approving the bill, was not a victory for the industry but an attempt to advance the bill into a conference committee in order to seek a compromise with a more consumer-friendly version passed by the Senate.
NEWS
May 19, 1997 | From Associated Press
Rescue crews plucked 142 whale hunters from the Arctic Sea ice off northern Alaska early Sunday after the ice cracked and sent them drifting out to sea. The whalers used marine radios to notify search-and-rescue teams, which launched two helicopters to ferry the group back to town. The rescue took more than seven hours and was complicated by fog. The whalers used hand-held global positioning systems to guide rescuers.
NEWS
December 31, 1998 | VIRGINIA ELLIS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Just weeks before Democrats were to take control of the state, Republicans on the California Earthquake Authority locked into the $160,000-a-year director's job a former GOP lawmaker vehemently opposed by consumer groups. Former Assemblyman David Knowles, once described by consumer activist Ralph Nader as a lawmaker known for "obeisance to [the] insurance industry," will start work as the agency's executive director on Monday.
NEWS
August 13, 1993 | From Associated Press
The state's political watchdog Thursday fined Assemblyman David Knowles (R-Cameron Park) and former Assemblyman Peter Chacon (D-San Diego) for faulty reporting of campaign contributions and expenditures. The Fair Political Practices Commission levied a $6,000 fine against Knowles and his political committee for filing late contribution reports and a $14,000 fine against Chacon for filing false campaign expenditure reports and failing to report gifts.
NEWS
October 2, 1991 | ROBERT A. JONES
There's a videotape making the rounds. Copies are scarce, and when I finally tracked one down, it was in the hands of a faculty member at the Annenberg school over at USC. To get it sprung, I had to promise a 24-hour return. But this video was worth the scramble. The footage reveals a salient moment in the recent debate over the now-vetoed gay rights legislation. The sequence was taken from the cameras of Cal-Span, which televises the doings in our state Legislature.
NEWS
August 31, 1993 | Associated Press
A bill requiring children to wear life jackets on small boats is on its way to the governor's desk. The Assembly voted 45-32 Monday in favor of the bill by Assemblywoman Jackie Speier (D-Burlingame). The bill would make it illegal to operate a boat less than 26 feet long unless any children under the age of 6 are wearing personal flotation devices. A child in an enclosed cabin or restrained by a sailboat harness would not be required to wear a life jacket.
REAL ESTATE
March 18, 2001 | JENNIFER OLDHAM
Withthe recent Washington temblor in mind, the California Earthquake Authority is urging homeowners in the state to review their residential insurance policies to ensure that they have earthquake coverage. Since most California residential insurance policies do not cover earthquake damage, separate coverage is necessary. Only 17% of California homeowners now hold earthquake insurance policies.
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