CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 6, 2002 |
The 20 members of the special crew of forest firefighters barracked in the mountains east of here--19 men and one woman--are part of an elite national force known as the Hotshots. Based at the Los Prietos Ranger Station in the Los Padres National Forest, they travel the country wherever needed, fighting fires 12 hours a day for weeks at a time and sleeping on the ground. They go as far as Colorado and New Mexico, usually in trucks called "crew buggies." The U.S.
August 11, 1985
Work will start this month on the initial phase of a planned 780-home development in Tehachapi, with models expected to be ready im November. The Tehachapi Planning Commission has approved the 140-acre development west of Curry Street between Pinon Street and Highline Road. The $50-million project will include 490 single-family homes, 290 multifamily attached units and a 10-acre convenience shopping center. The project is a joint venture of the Barmakian Co.
July 17, 1985 |
The idea of requiring new state and local workers to participate in the federal Social Security program, a provision of the new House budget offer, is likely to ignite strong opposition in California, Rep. Bobbi Fiedler (R-Northridge) said Tuesday. Only a third of the state's 1.5 million public employees are covered by Social Security and those who are see their pensions reduced by up to $133 a month, according to state figures provided to Fiedler.
December 17, 1986
Lear Siegler, the Santa Monica conglomerate that has been a takeover target for the last two months, agreed today to be acquired by the New York investment firm of Forstmann, Little & Co. and by some members of Lear Siegler's management for $2.1 billion. The buy-out group said it will pay $92 cash for each of Lear Siegler's outstanding 17.8 million common shares and $230 cash for each of the company's 175,000 outstanding preferred shares.
May 25, 1990 |
Black state employees in California are more than three times as likely as Anglo workers to be disciplined or fired, according to a two-year state Personnel Board study. Blacks make up less than 12% of the state government work force in California, but they accounted for 38% of the firings and 33% of the dismissals during probation, according to a report on the study. Latino workers also are disciplined more often than Anglos, the report concluded.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 28, 2001
Nearly 530,000 teachers, administrators, custodians and other school employees across California will receive cash bonuses of almost $600 because their campuses significantly boosted test scores, state officials announced this week. The one-time rewards will reach employees at 4,502 schools--more than half of the state's campuses--as early as next month. Every employee at the schools will receive money under the $350-million program, known as the School Site Employee Performance Bonus.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 11, 2008 |
Student employees at California State University called off a threatened strike Wednesday after Darrell Steinberg, the new state Senate president pro tem, offered to mediate between the union and the college system. United Auto Workers Local 4123, representing about 6,000 students working as teaching and research assistants and tutors, is asking the university to give its members free tuition and fees, a benefit extended to other Cal State employees. The university says it can ill afford the estimated $8-million to $11-million cost of the proposal in the middle of the deepening state budget crisis.
August 5, 2003 |
Tenet Healthcare Corp., the nation's second-largest hospital operator, said Monday that it was strengthening its compliance team. The Santa Barbara-based company, which has 40 hospitals and 35,000 employees in California, has been the subject of several regulatory investigations into its billing and recruiting practices Tenet named Cheryl Wagonhurst, 43, its chief compliance officer. She will oversee a 40-person team that will include clinicians, accountants and legal experts.
May 6, 1995 |
California should link pay raises to performance and eliminate tenure for its 185,000 Civil Service workers, a government watchdog panel is recommending. The Little Hoover Commission also recommended turning more public work over to private industry, going outside Civil Service to hire government supervisors and making it easier for the state to promote and fire state employees. "California's Civil Service system . . .