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April 11, 1992 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Gregory Bingham, director of sports and venues for the U.S. Olympic Festival for two years, has become executive director of California Special Olympics.
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BUSINESS
July 14, 2011 | By Nathaniel Popper and Alejandro Lazo, Los Angeles Times
California is considering joining New York and Delaware in a wide-ranging investigation into Wall Street's role in the mortgage meltdown that could lead to criminal charges against financial executives. California Atty. Gen. Kamala Harris met with New York Atty. Gen. Eric Schneiderman on Thursday in San Francisco to discuss cooperating on the investigation, which is already one of the broadest to probe how banks encouraged the financial crisis through the creation of risky financial instruments backed by mortgages.
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NEWS
March 30, 1993 | RALPH VARTABEDIAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In one of the most jarring business defections from Southern California, Hughes Aircraft will close its Canoga Park missile facility and move 1,900 engineering-related jobs to Tucson by 1994, the aerospace firm said Monday. The decision ranks among the largest transfers of aerospace jobs out of the state since the trend began in the mid-1980s. More ominously, it undercuts one of the state's last remaining strengths: retaining its wealth of science and engineering talent.
BUSINESS
February 3, 2011 | By Alejandro Lazo, Los Angeles Times
California has reached a $6.5-million settlement with two former Countrywide Financial Corp. executives that the state had accused of predatory lending. Most of the money will be used by the state to create a foreclosure relief fund for troubled borrowers, Atty. Gen. Kamala D. Harris said Wednesday. The $5.2-million fund will be used to educate homeowners and assist other agencies statewide in prosecuting mortgage fraud. The intent of the settlement was, in part, to "restore justice" to homeowners who had been harmed by the foreclosure crisis, Harris said.
NEWS
August 18, 1985
Since California reinstated the death penalty in 1977, the California Supreme Court has upheld the death sentences of three murderers. The first person to be executed in California since 1967 is likely to be one of these men. Each is now using an appellate procedure called habeas corpus,which allows a defendant to raise any legal issue in an effort to overturn his sentence.
NEWS
March 5, 1990
Californians continue to be staunch advocates of the death penalty as the state prepares to carry out its first execution in 23 years, according to the Los Angeles Times Poll. A statewide survey last week of 2,058 adults found that 77% "favor the death penalty for persons convicted of murder." What's more, 56% favor it "strongly." Only 15% oppose capital punishment, while 8% have no opinion.
BUSINESS
January 18, 1993 | Ted Johnson, Times correspondent
Usually we pay our light and heat bills with no questions asked. But what about 20 years from now, when millions more will have moved to California? Already, eight energy cooperatives exist, wherein large companies band together, cut down on energy they don't use and sell it back to a utility. The gas or electric company then supplies individual customers. John B.
BUSINESS
March 6, 2001
* Bank of America has promoted Helen Dong-Hansa senior marketing executive for California. She will be responsible for planning and implementation of statewide marketing programs and for the bank's statewide marketing staff. She will be based in Los Angeles. * Jeff Broudy has joined Creative Light Entertainment as president. A co-founder of Stopwatch Entertainment Network, Broudy will oversee business operations. * Razorfish Inc.
BUSINESS
February 3, 2011 | By Alejandro Lazo, Los Angeles Times
California has reached a $6.5-million settlement with two former Countrywide Financial Corp. executives that the state had accused of predatory lending. Most of the money will be used by the state to create a foreclosure relief fund for troubled borrowers, Atty. Gen. Kamala D. Harris said Wednesday. The $5.2-million fund will be used to educate homeowners and assist other agencies statewide in prosecuting mortgage fraud. The intent of the settlement was, in part, to "restore justice" to homeowners who had been harmed by the foreclosure crisis, Harris said.
NEWS
April 19, 1992 | JENIFER WARREN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It has been 25 years since we Californians killed a man in the name of justice. Ronald Reagan was governor back then; Vietnam, civil rights and the Beatles were among our national preoccupations. The condemned citizen was Aaron Mitchell, a lifelong thief whose fateful crime was the murder of a Sacramento policeman. Mitchell's execution echoed enduringly through the state, perhaps because he slashed his forearms and wailed "I am Jesus Christ!" before succumbing to a cloud of cyanide vapors.
BUSINESS
October 17, 2009 | Walter Hamilton and Martin Zimmerman
Federal authorities shook the often secretive world of hedge funds with the arrests Friday of the billionaire founder of a major New York operation and five others on charges they engaged in extensive insider trading that allegedly netted more than $20 million in illicit profits. After taking the unusual step of using wiretaps in the investigation, authorities accused Raj Rajaratnam, the founder of the $7-billion hedge fund Galleon Group, two executives at California companies and three others of multiple counts of conspiracy and securities fraud.
OPINION
August 16, 2007 | Erwin Chemerinsky, Erwin Chemerinsky teaches law and political science at Duke University.
Atty. Gen. Alberto R. Gonzales is about to adopt an unnecessary and mean-spirited regulation that will make it harder for those on death row to have their cases reviewed in federal court. State Atty. Gen. Jerry Brown should make clear that California wants no part of this. To understand what's going on here, you need a little background. Let's say you were convicted of murder in California.
BUSINESS
March 6, 2001
* Bank of America has promoted Helen Dong-Hansa senior marketing executive for California. She will be responsible for planning and implementation of statewide marketing programs and for the bank's statewide marketing staff. She will be based in Los Angeles. * Jeff Broudy has joined Creative Light Entertainment as president. A co-founder of Stopwatch Entertainment Network, Broudy will oversee business operations. * Razorfish Inc.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 11, 1997 | From The Associated Press
An Orange County man has lost a federal appeal of his death sentence for a 1981 rape-murder and could be the next person executed in California. Thomas M. Thompson, 41, has only a U.S. Supreme Court appeal remaining after his second defeat last week in the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. He was convicted of raping and fatally stabbing 20-year-old Ginger Fleischli of Laguna Beach in September 1981.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 3, 1996 | LEN HALL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
California's future will depend largely on its ability to rekindle the pioneering spirit of its history, long before the days of big government, Assembly Speaker Curt Pringle told an audience of insurance executives Tuesday.
NEWS
March 30, 1993 | RALPH VARTABEDIAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In one of the most jarring business defections from Southern California, Hughes Aircraft will close its Canoga Park missile facility and move 1,900 engineering-related jobs to Tucson by 1994, the aerospace firm said Monday. The decision ranks among the largest transfers of aerospace jobs out of the state since the trend began in the mid-1980s. More ominously, it undercuts one of the state's last remaining strengths: retaining its wealth of science and engineering talent.
NEWS
August 23, 1985 | MILES CORWIN, Times Staff Writer
The last man to die in San Quentin's gas chamber was Aaron Mitchell, executed 18 years ago for the murder of a Sacramento police officer. And his haunting death and gruesome last hours, some contend, are among the reasons no one has been executed in California since. Several hours before Mitchell was scheduled to leave Death Row for a holding cell adjacent to the gas chamber, he was escorted onto the tier by a guard and allowed to walk around.
OPINION
August 16, 2007 | Erwin Chemerinsky, Erwin Chemerinsky teaches law and political science at Duke University.
Atty. Gen. Alberto R. Gonzales is about to adopt an unnecessary and mean-spirited regulation that will make it harder for those on death row to have their cases reviewed in federal court. State Atty. Gen. Jerry Brown should make clear that California wants no part of this. To understand what's going on here, you need a little background. Let's say you were convicted of murder in California.
BUSINESS
January 18, 1993 | Ted Johnson, Times correspondent
Usually we pay our light and heat bills with no questions asked. But what about 20 years from now, when millions more will have moved to California? Already, eight energy cooperatives exist, wherein large companies band together, cut down on energy they don't use and sell it back to a utility. The gas or electric company then supplies individual customers. John B.
NEWS
April 22, 1992 | DAN MORAIN and TOM GORMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
After an extraordinary bicoastal judicial duel kept his fate in doubt throughout the night, Robert Alton Harris died in San Quentin's gas chamber at sunrise Tuesday, becoming the first person executed in California in 25 years. Harris, 39, was pronounced dead at 6:21 a.m., just 36 minutes after the U. S. Supreme Court overturned the last of four overnight reprieves that delayed his execution by more than six hours.
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