CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 25, 1998 |
Just beneath the surface of Los Angeles' charter reform debate, a historic struggle for power is being waged inside the LAPD, with the department's chief trying to solidify his authority and the city's police union taking what once would have been considered desperate measures to resist. According to documents submitted to the city's two charter commissions and interviews with many of the principals, Police Chief Bernard C.
October 4, 1992 |
It was 9:15 on the night of May 27, and Cara Vanni was chatting with a friend on the phone, just like any number of San Clemente teen-agers. Suddenly the line went dead. A minute later, strangers appeared in her bedroom doorway. "My parents brought these three people into my room," Cara, 16, recalled. "At first I thought they were old friends of the family who were about to say they knew me when I was 4. They weren't."
February 15, 2013 |
The current Wall Street Journal Magazine queries six luminaries on the topic of discipline. Among those asked were designer Karl Lagerfeld, performance artist Marina Abramovic and London-based restaurateur and author of “ Plenty ” and “ Jerusalem ,” Yotam Ottolenghi . Here's what he had to say about discipline in the kitchen. "I don't think discipline applies to one single school of cooking. I don't think molecular gastronomy requires more discipline than rustic French cooking or mama's cooking in a Greek village.
April 30, 2012 |
Now that the NFL draft is over, the league will turn its attention to disciplining the New Orleans Saints players involved in the pay-for-performance bounty scandal. It's possible that suspensions could be announced Monday. "With the discipline that involved the players, we hope to be doing that very soon and get that behind us," NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said Thursday, before the start of the first round. "We want to complete the work that we've been starting. We want to make sure that we're thorough and fair.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 18, 1988
Recent news stories about lawyer Richard DeGallegos' alleged mistreatment of his legal clients were of interest to many people who have been frustrated (or made ill or made paupers) due to legal abuses. Their attorneys have: failed to appear in court or missed deadlines, filed or settled a lawsuit without a client's knowledge or consent, overcharged or kept the client's money, not answered calls, or kept the client informed, dragged out a simple lawsuit for 5 to 10 years, etc., etc. Like a trip to the dentist, visiting a lawyer is probably inevitable for virtually all of us. The pain of injury, divorce, death in the family, business problems, or being sued eventually forces each of us to use legal services, at some time.
September 13, 2009 |
Credit card users with money smarts and discipline can protect themselves better than any legislation can. Initial provisions of the federal Credit Card Accountability, Responsibility and Disclosure Act took effect in August. They require banks to give cardholders longer notice before increasing the interest rates on their plastic. And cardholders can opt out as long as they stop making charges and pay the balance under existing rates within five years. That's all good, of course.