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October 31, 2013 | By Chris Foster
Guard Isaac Hamilton's effort to become immediately eligible at UCLA ended when the National Letter of Intent appeals board denied his appeal Thursday. Hamilton, a freshman, walked away from a letter of intent he signed with UTEP, deciding he wanted to stay closer to home. He played at Bellflower's St. John Bosco. He enrolled at UCLA, but UTEP had refused to release him from his commitment. ALSO: Florida State a shocking 21-point favorite over Miami Rory McIlroy hopes for turnaround at WGC tournament in Shanghai LeBron James on Allen Iverson: Pound for pound, probably the best ever
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March 28, 2014 | By Kevin Baxter
Matt Kemp rejoined the Dodgers on Friday for the first time since their season-opening trip to Australia. And after taking batting practice with the team for one of the few times this spring, he pronounced himself ready to play when his stint on the disabled list ends next week. "When the time comes, if they want to put me in the lineup, I'll be ready to go," said Kemp, who is eligible to be activated for Friday's home opener. "I feel really good. I feel really confident. I feel like I can help this team win. " Kemp made three trips to the disabled list last season, appearing in only 73 games.
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December 18, 2013 | By Diane Pucin
J.T. Terrell will be available Thursday when USC's basketball team plays Long Beach State, Coach Andy Enfield said Wednesday. The senior guard has missed the Trojans' last six games because he was academically ineligible. Enfield said that Terrell, who led the Trojans in scoring during the Pac-12 season last year, will be eligible the rest of his the season. Because Terrell has not been not practicing with the team, Enfield said it was unlikely he would be ready to play against Long Beach on Thursday.
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March 13, 2014 | By Christi Parsons
WASHINGTON -- Saying it's “just fair” for more Americans to earn overtime pay, President Obama on Thursday directed the Labor Department to come up with new rules to expand the number of workers eligible. Before sitting down to sign a presidential memorandum to “modernize” work rules, Obama told a crowd gathered at the White House that the current standards are no longer adequate. Many workers in the U.S. earn roughly an hourly wage but don't qualify for overtime because they're designated as management.
BUSINESS
June 25, 2013 | By Adolfo Flores
The federal government is making 17,000 more employers eligible for assistance from the Small Business Administration. The SBA enabled the expansion by changing the size standards for 70 industries. As a result of the changes, which go into effect in July, more firms will be eligible for SBA loans and grants and will be added to the agency's database for government contracts. Several markets, such as amusement parks, saw their revenue size standards rise to $35.5 million from $7 million.
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December 31, 2009 | By Ann M. Simmons
Businesses operating in the city of Lancaster will be required to ensure that all new hires are eligible to work in the United States by using an Internet-based federal program to check the immigration and employment eligibility of potential workers. The free online program, called E-Verify, allows participating employers to use federal databases to compare information provided by job seekers with millions of records kept by the Social Security Administration and the Department of Homeland Security.
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March 22, 2012 | By Carol J. Williams, Los Angeles Times
Undeterred by documentary evidence and repeated judicial rejection, a group of conspiracy theorists who say President Obama was born in Africa have sued the California secretary of state to demand that she verify the eligibility of all presidential candidates before putting them on the November ballot. Minor party politicians and voters aligned with the so-called birthers filed the lawsuit in Sacramento County Superior Court, noting that their action was on the advice of a federal appeals court ruling last year that they bring their suspicions about Obama's eligibility to a court's attention during an election, not after it. The lawsuit filed by Republican primary write-in candidate John Albert Dummett Jr., Markham Robinson of the American Independent Party of California and five others also alludes to "questions concerning the eligibility" of Mitt Romney to vie for the role of commander in chief.
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October 14, 2009 | Jason Song and Jason Felch
The nation's top education official praised Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger on Tuesday for signing a bill that will make California eligible for competitive federal education funding. Schwarzenegger signed the bill, SB 19 by Sen. Joe Simitian (D-Palo Alto), on Sunday, striking a clause in a 2006 law Simitian wrote that bars state use of testing data to determine educator pay or promotion. "This is a victory for children," said U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan in a telephone interview Tuesday.
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November 12, 1989
Inaccuracies and misleading innuendoes appearing in the editorial "Needless Intimidation" (Oct. 30) require correction. The investigative staff referred to are specialized investigators on the Social Services Agency payroll who are solely responsible for the investigation of welfare eligibility discrepancies. In 1988 there were 13,934 general relief applicants who immediately satisfied eligibility technicians without the need of secondary contact or verification by social services investigators.
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November 1, 1985 | JOHANNES TESSELAAR, Times Staff Writer
The CIF Southern Section is investigating the eligibility of several football players at Montclair Prep, Commissioner Ray Plutko said Thursday. Officials at the school in Van Nuys, however, say that all but one of the players have already been cleared. And Montclair Prep Principal V. E. Simpson said he is "very confident" the remaining player under scrutiny will be cleared. Neither Simpson nor football Coach John Hazelton would identify the player. Both said the player's residence is at issue.
BUSINESS
February 25, 2014 | By Soumya Karlamangla
A new report shows that as many as 125,000 young California immigrants may qualify for an expansion of Medi-Cal, the state's Medicaid program. The Affordable Care Act bars insurance subsidies and enrollment in the Medicaid expansion for undocumented immigrants, but a wrinkle in California rules does offer coverage for those with "deferred action status. " The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program was created by President Obama in 2012 to grant immigrants who came to the country illegally as children -- sometimes called Dreamers -- legal status and work authorization for two-year periods.
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January 31, 2014 | By Mike DiGiovanna
The Angels avoided arbitration with new third baseman David Freese and returning reliever Kevin Jepsen on Friday, signing Freese for $5.05 million and Jepsen for $1.46 million. Both players settled at the midpoints of salary figures they exchanged with the team in mid-January. Freese, acquired from the St. Louis Cardinals in the Peter Bourjos trade, was expected to go to a hearing because the sides were $1.9 million apart, a considerable gap. Freese, the 2011 National League Championship Series and World Series most valuable player for the Cardinals, hit .262 with a .340 on-base percentage, .381 slugging percentage, nine home runs and 60 runs batted in last season.
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January 30, 2014 | By Jim Peltz
  Taking a big step to try to boost its sagging popularity, NASCAR on Thursday dramatically changed its 10-race Chase for the Cup title playoff. The new format puts more emphasis on drivers' winning races all season, rather than simply collecting championship points. It also features elimination rounds during the Chase so that by the season-ending race only four remaining Chase drivers will have a chance to win the title. "It's going to be the first of four drivers to cross the finish line, and that will define the NASCAR Sprint Cup champion," NASCAR Chairman Brian France told a news conference in Charlotte, N.C. "That's as simple as it gets.
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January 29, 2014 | By Chris Foster
What happened with Mike Moser in Vegas didn't stay in Vegas. What happened was, after a freshman season spent languishing near the end of UCLA's basketball bench, Moser transferred to Nevada Las Vegas and had a breakout first season. The forward averaged 14.0 points and 10.5 rebounds for the Runnin' Rebels as a sophomore in 2011-12, and even though he was slowed by elbow and hip injuries last season, he was a productive reserve, averaging 7.1 points and 6.1 rebounds. But then he decided to move again - this time closer to his family in Portland.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 20, 2014 | By Chris Megerian
SACRAMENTO - A union effort to increase salaries for workers caring for the country's elderly and disabled threatens to backfire in California, where Gov. Jerry Brown wants to limit their hours. A change in federal rules set for next year entitles nearly 2 million home aides nationwide to overtime pay. But Brown, in an effort to keep a lid on costs, has proposed a cap on the time they work in the state's taxpayer-funded home care program for low-income Californians. The proposal, part of the governor's latest budget plan, could particularly affect disabled people who receive more than 40 hours of assistance a week.
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January 18, 2014 | By Gale Holland
Francisco Morataya drives a vanload of empty bottles and cans to Victar Recycling Center in Echo Park every week or so to supplement his wages as an office janitor. The 61-year-old Eagle Rock resident had been making $200 per load, enough to pay his daughter's cellphone bill. But that was before a new state law tightened the redemption rules, making it harder for people at the economic fringes to scrape by. Now his take is only $50 to $60, Morataya said. "It's really bad," he said this week, flinging plastic bottles into a garbage bin. "I can't help my daughter.
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April 3, 2001 | MARTIN HENDERSON
Mission Viejo High junior David Frazeur, who is among the county leaders in the 110 high hurdles and the triple jump, has apparently won his battle for eligibility with the California Interscholastic Federation. Frazeur's appeal of a decision by Southern Section Commissioner James Staunton was heard last week by a section appeals officer, who ruled that Frazeur can remain eligible in track and field provided escrow closes on the family's home by Friday, as is expected.
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August 19, 2013 | By Chris Dufresne
This post has been updated. Please see note below. The NCAA's horrific public relations summer got worse over the weekend when it was learned the organization was holding up the eligibility of a former Marine trying to play football for Middle Tennessee State. The NCAA maintained Steven Rhodes, a walk-on freshman who spent five years in the Marines, had to sit out a season because he played in a recreational league while in the service. This was just another example of how inflexible and tone-deaf the NCAA can be when it comes to rules and regulations.
BUSINESS
January 16, 2014 | By Marc Lifsher
Low-income Californians will be soon eligible for what has become to many an essential part of daily life: a cellphone . Participants in the state's LifeLine program for low-income consumers will soon have access to reduced-cost smartphone service with voice, data and text capabilities, state regulators decided Thursday. After two years of deliberations, the five members of the California Public Utilities Commission voted unanimously to include wireless phones among the kinds of handsets available through the LifeLine program.
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January 15, 2014 | Gary Klein
Every January, one or two USC football players with eligibility remaining opt to make themselves available for the NFL draft. It was not a major concern. The Trojans simply replaced those players with other future pros and moved on without worry. Not in 2014. New Coach Steve Sarkisian must deal with the departure of five key players and a final season of NCAA penalties that limit USC to 75 scholarship players and prevent the Trojans from replacing ones who leave early for the NFL. "That was probably the biggest piece of the sanctions that's the hardest piece to swallow," Sarkisian said Tuesday.
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