September 12, 2001 |
They had time to glimpse their fate, and precious seconds to tell of it. Unlike the victims inside the World Trade Center, these casualties of Tuesday's terror had an idea what was coming. "Our plane is being hijacked," TV commentator and author Barbara Olson calmly told her husband before the phone went dead about 9 a.m. A few minutes later came a second call from her Los Angeles-bound American Airlines jet.
April 3, 2011 |
Thousands of employers in California and across the country are slashing expensive doctors and hospitals from their insurance rosters in a move to hold down rising healthcare costs — a trend that is gaining favor with corporate bosses, if not the rank and file. The savings on insurance premiums — nearly 25% in some cases — are gained when companies switch their health plans to "narrow network" HMOs that offer fewer choices of medical providers. California, with nearly 21 million people in health maintenance organizations, is driving the rapid expansion of these networks.
October 1, 2001
Question: The company I work for has about 100 employees. Some are punch-clock employees, some are salaried with overtime and some receive a straight salary. The owner has decided to install a new thumbprint punch clock, and all employees are expected to "punch" in and out. The word is that those at the director and vice president levels will be penalized if they work 35 hours one week, instead of 40-plus, even if they worked 60-plus the previous week. Is this legal? --S.H.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 6, 2013 |
The city of Santa Ana has hired away Phoenix's city manager and has agreed to a salary and benefits package of more than $500,000, making him one of the highest paid city employees in California. David Cavazos is a long-time Phoenix city employee who rose through the ranks from intern to city manager over 26 years. In Santa Ana, he will earn a base salary of $315,000, the same base amount he made as manager in Phoenix, which has a population of 1.47 million. Santa Ana has a population of about 330,000.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 29, 2011 |
Three hospital district executives have emerged as among the highest-paid public employees in California, according to a state report, including an official in San Diego County who made more than $1 million in 2009. Palomar Pomerado Hospital District Chief Executive Michael Covert's pay is the highest out of thousands of special-district employees covered so far in a database compiled by State Controller John Chiang. The database now includes compensation figures for all employees of California cities and counties and many of its special districts.
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.