March 13, 2006 |
The hunt for the next Universal Pictures chairman appears to have narrowed to two inside candidates with deep backgrounds in marketing and distributing films but lacking in experience developing major studio movies. Universal Studios President Ron Meyer is said to be favoring a partnership between Vice Chairman Marc Shmuger and David Linde, co-head of Universal's specialty film label Focus Features, to replace outgoing movie chief Stacey Snider.
March 6, 2006 |
Warren Buffett, Berkshire Hathaway Inc.'s 75-year-old chief executive, said the company's board had selected an executive to eventually succeed him. The board chose from three internal candidates at the Omaha-based insurance and investment company, Buffett wrote in his annual letter released Saturday. He didn't identify them or discuss the timing of succession.
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February 7, 2006 |
Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca, who blamed jail unrest over the weekend partly on staffing shortages, has failed to significantly boost his deputy ranks although the Board of Supervisors last year allocated nearly $70 million to hire new officers and ease jail overcrowding. He faced a third night of racially motivated unrest at the North County Correctional Facility as deputies used tear gas Monday to break up a fight involving 80 inmates that left one man injured.
December 14, 2005 |
Internet search provider Google Inc. announced it would expand the workforce at its European headquarters by 600, or 75%, over the next two to three years. The company's Dublin, Ireland, office, established in 2003, supports its European, Middle Eastern and African activities and is Google's largest base outside the United States. The Mountain View, Calif.
October 7, 2005 |
Al Qaeda has put job advertisements on the Internet asking supporters for help putting together its Web statements and video montages, an Arabic newspaper reported. The London-based Asharq al Awsat said on its website this week that the terrorist network had "vacant positions" for video production and for editing statements, footage and international media coverage about militant activities worldwide.
September 9, 2005 |
Google Inc. has hired Internet pioneer Vinton Cerf to float more ideas and develop products, adding another weapon to the online search engine leader's rapidly growing arsenal of intellect. Cerf's defection from MCI Inc., announced Thursday, represents the latest coup for Mountain View, Calif.-based Google, which has been amassing more brainpower as its payroll has nearly quadrupled to 4,200 workers during the last two years.
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June 1, 2005 |
Mayor-elect Antonio Villaraigosa convened the first meeting of his enormous transition team Tuesday morning, exhorting the group to find and recruit people to fulfill his agenda. "The work is going to be in identifying the talent," he said over soggy danish and bagels at the California Science Center in Exposition Park.
May 29, 2005 |
What color is your parachute? What influences from antiquity might the stitching reveal? And how might California's wealthiest museum help the masses understand the cultural forces at work behind the evolution of the parachute? Anyone who can answer these questions in forceful tones with clear diction should be advised that the Getty Museum's director search has reached a broader phase. Last week, job listings for the position ran in newspapers including the Wall Street Journal and The Times.
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May 27, 2005 |
Los Angeles Mayor-elect Antonio Villaraigosa announced Thursday that he had appointed a transition team of 81 business, artistic, religious and civic leaders to serve as a "recruitment army" to build his administration. Villaraigosa said the team, which will be led by former Assembly speaker and mayoral candidate Bob Hertzberg, would "leave no stone unturned" to find the best candidates and urge them to apply.