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May 4, 2013 | By Jessica Naziri
There isn't much David Goldberg, 44, hasn't already done. At 26 he sold his first start-up, Launch Media, for $12 million to Yahoo. Goldberg then served as general manager of Yahoo Music, and later left to work at Benchmark Capital as entrepreneur in residence. In 1999 he acquired a fledgling online survey company called SurveyMonkey and grew it into a billion-dollar business. He also happens to be married to Sheryl Sandberg, Facebook's chief operating officer, whom Forbes declared to be one of the most powerful women in the world.
April 4, 2014 | Bill Plaschke
Vin Scully, marching to the middle of the field to throw out the ceremonial first pitch in all his red-roaring glory, was on time. Yasiel Puig was not. Sandy Koufax, sprinting out of the dugout to home plate to catch that pitch amid shrieks of surprise, was on time. Yasiel Puig was not. The best of Dodgers history and majesty showed up as scheduled Friday in what should have been a glorious 53rd home opener at Dodger Stadium. If only their most exciting young player of the present had shown this game the same respect.
June 25, 2012 | Jim Newton
Jeff Hart is a scientist who knows the history of the San Joaquin-Sacramento River Delta better than most. He explains its emergence from the Ice Age, traces it through the arrival of the Spanish, recalls the figures of the California Gold Rush and points out the reeds that give shelter today to its wild fowl and fish. Last week, as we skimmed across the breezy waters of Steamboat Slough, a rivulet of the delta just south of Sacramento, he reflected on all that and argued for a "water ethic" that would re-envision humanity's relationship to its most basic substance.
April 2, 2014 | George Skelton, Capitol Journal
A refresher course in avoiding illegal corruption is being planned for state senators and their staffs. That can't hurt. But it's unlikely to clean up any dirty legislators. Illegal corruption is not a redundancy. There's also legal corruption. Legislators, members of Congress and local politicians everywhere are influenced by campaign contributions from private interests, whether the money comes from unions, insurers, oil companies or casino-operating Indian tribes, to name just a handful of corrupting cash cows.
June 28, 1986
On the occasion of Don Sutton's 300th win, I am reminded of his remarkable work ethic as a young Dodger in the 1960s. One evening when he was not a particularly effective pitcher, he was taken out of the game in the middle innings. Instead of returning to the clubhouse, he went directly to the bullpen and worked for a considerable time on his then-imperfect curve. I don't recall seeing another pitcher demonstrate determination such as that. VINCE BURNS Santa Paula
October 5, 1997
Welfare reform is doing more than just getting people into the work force; it is helping parents hand down a "work ethic" to their children ["Back on Her Feet," Aug. 19]. According to recent research by University of Chicago economist Casey B. Mulligan, there is a strong correlation between the success this generation of welfare recipients has in finding jobs and the likelihood that their children will be employed as adults 20 years later. A child's work ethic, the study found, is determined to a great degree by how much the parents actually work.
February 16, 2014 | By James Barragan
The gig: Noel Massie is president of United Parcel Service's Southern California District, which has 20,000 employees and serves 144,000 customers in the area that includes the Southland, Hawaii and the southern tip of Nevada. On top of being responsible for a typical budget of $190 million, Massie oversees every aspect of the district's operation, including sales and customer relationships. Massie was installed as chair of the Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce this year. Early days: Massie grew up in an integrated East Oakland neighborhood, where his appreciation for people with diverse backgrounds would later apply to his work at UPS. Massie attended Berkeley High School for its math and science curriculum.
July 24, 1988 | VICTOR COHN, The Washington Post
For too many people near the end of life, the American way of death has become a slow, painful one. It has become encumbered by respirators and feeding lines, tubes stuffed into noses and throats and, sometimes, hands tied down to prevent a suffering patient's desperate removal of such devices. "Unfortunately, the quality of the additional life so skillfully sought can range from marginally tolerable to positively miserable."
In the latest outbreak of partisan bickering that has marked the issue, Republicans on the House Ethics Committee late Thursday announced a delay in public hearings on the punishment of Speaker Newt Gingrich because of Democratic complaints that the GOP was attempting a rush to judgment. The change was made to allow James M. Cole, the panel's special counsel, time to finish his written report on the ethics inquiry before a scheduled Jan.
August 21, 1992
If Pat Buchanan represents the Judeo-Christian ethic, then God made a terrible mistake. WARREN HAMILTON JR. North Hollywood
April 1, 2014 | By Melanie Mason
SACRAMENTO - Stung by criminal cases involving three state senators, Democratic legislative leaders vowed Tuesday to reassess their campaign finance practices, and canceled a lucrative golf fundraiser scheduled for this weekend. The promise of self-scrutiny among Senate Democrats was just one way last week's criminal complaint against Sen. Leland Yee (D-San Francisco) detailing public corruption and arms trafficking charges continues to reverberate through the Capitol. Also on Tuesday, federal agents were again present in a legislative office building, searching a room used by Yee as an overflow office, according to Senate workers.
March 29, 2014 | By Bill Shaikin
In those heady days when Barry Bonds was hitting a home run just about every day, visitors would flock to the clubhouse of the San Francisco Giants. You would turn to the right for Bonds, for his entourage, for his oversized lounge chair, and for the Giants employee nervously trying to block reporters and other outsiders from approaching the slugger. You would turn to the left for other players, and their standard-issue chairs, and their detached bemusement. Mike Trout is baseball's best player.
March 14, 2014 | By Mike DiGiovanna
TEMPE, Ariz. - Ask Raul Ibanez why he's still able to play major league baseball effectively at an age when so many peers are retired or into coaching, and the Angels' new designated hitter responds with a question: Why not? "I have a 22-year database of pitchers, 22 years of professional experience swinging the bat," Ibanez, 41, said. "I've trained with world-class strength guys, used some of the world's best sports psychologists and physical therapists, and I still have the will and the determination.
March 10, 2014 | By Melanie Mason
SACRAMENTO -- The Assembly gave final legislative approval Monday to a bill that aims to crack down on anonymous campaign money by giving California's ethics and tax agencies more authority to conduct investigations. The measure allows the Fair Political Practices Commission and the Franchise Tax Board to initiate audits of campaigns suspected of illegal activities before an election occurs, even if campaign statements or finance reports have not yet been filed. It also explicitly permits the FPPC to seek an injunction in Superior Court to force disclosure and gives the tax board up to two years to conduct more complex investigations.  Assemblyman Rich Gordon (D-Menlo Park)
March 6, 2014 | By Patrick McGreevy
SACRAMENTO - Trying to counter ethics scandals in which lawmakers stand accused of voter fraud, bribery, money laundering and other misdeeds, Democratic leaders Thursday proposed sweeping changes to state political laws aimed at restoring public confidence in the Legislature. The proposals, which Gov. Jerry Brown has yet to embrace, would ban lawmakers and other state officials from accepting such gifts as spa treatments, golf games and tickets to Lakers games. Officials could take other gifts, but only if their worth totaled $200 or less annually from any source - down from the $440 now allowed.
March 4, 2014 | By Patrick McGreevy
SACRAMENTO -- The state Senate's ethics panel will delay its investigation into Sen. Ronald S. Calderon to avoid interfering with a federal prosecution of the lawmaker on corruption charges, the panel's chairman said Tuesday. The Senate Legislative Ethics Committee announced the change after it met behind closed doors Tuesday to look into whether Calderon's actions violated Senate standards that would require his suspension or expulsion from the Senate. Calderon on Sunday took a paid leave of absence to prepare his defense against federal charges that he accepted nearly $100,000 in bribes from an undercover FBI agent and medical company owner to affect legislation on film tax credits and workers' compensation charges.
January 17, 1993
What Medved doesn't seem to understand is that Hollywood for good or ill is America and we don't need some self-appointed moralist to tell us how to think or what to see. I do believe that movies by and large have gotten worse over the last 12 years, but that's probably more because of the anything-for-a-buck ethic of the Reagan-Bush years than anything else. STEVE BARR CULVER CITY
July 5, 1987
You nasty-baiters have apparently struck a raw nerve. Judging from the first round of letters (Calendar Letters, June 28), the Nasty Ueber Alles credo is prevalent. Alas, so many places to jump into the fray. First, Lawrence Christon's assertion that the '80s have yet to be tagged with a moniker overlooks the disturbingly accurate potential of "The Age of Numbness." Sheila Benson alluded to the new uncivility in her review of "River's Edge," a movie that graphically explored loss of individuality and the outer boundaries of selfishness and insensitivity.
February 27, 2014 | By Jeffrey Fleishman
When plans for a Holocaust memorial in Berlin were announced years ago, German writer Martin Walser wondered how many monuments to shame his country would have to build. It was a telling sentiment for a nation that could not cleanse the past yet wanted its young freed from the stain of their Nazi ancestors. The ruin of World War II - bones of the fallen are still occasionally dug up in forests outside Berlin - led to decades of national silence, anger, reparation and collective guilt.
February 25, 2014 | By Patrick McGreevy
SACRAMENTO -- The state ethics agency on Tuesday made public a warning letter to Gov. Jerry Brown, 10 days after it was provided to the chief executive as a caution for accepting improper contributions from a lobbyist. The state Fair Political Practices Commission sent warning letters to 37 politicians indicating the expenses covered at fundraisers by lobbyist Kevin Sloat violated the ban on contributions from lobbyists. Brown was warned about two fundraisers organized by the California Democratic Party and held at Sloat's house in 2012 to benefit the Brown for Governor 2014 campaign and committees supporting his Proposition 30. "At those fundraisers, he (Sloat)
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