CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 12, 2006 |
The California Highway Patrol is investigating a possible breach of the governor's computer system after The Times published an audio recording of Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger bantering with staff in a private meeting last spring. Schwarzenegger apologized Friday for comments made on the six-minute recording, which The Times posted Thursday on its website.
May 28, 2008 |
Entertainment industry moguls and various local billionaires seem to have two favorite California Republicans: Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger (of course) and the not as well known but equally liked Noel Irwin Hentschel. This week, the Bel Air entrepreneur and GOP activist sent out a clarion call to all her friends in Hollywood (and everyone else on her vast e-mail contact list) to join her campaign to aid the victims of China's deadly earthquake.
April 2, 2010 |
The National Park Service is launching a study of sites in California and other states associated with the life and work of labor leader Cesar E. Chavez for possible designation as a national historic landmark or addition to the national park system. "The life of Cesar Chavez and people like him who have worked to make this country a better, more perfect union deserve to be recognized as part of the history of America," Interior Secretary Ken Salazar said Thursday. "As stewards of the history of this great nation we look forward to working with the Chavez family, the United Farm Workers and communities throughout California and Arizona to determine how best to preserve this great legacy."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 26, 2004 |
After 22 years in prison, Maria Suarez did exactly what she said she would do if ever released: hug her family and thank God. "Mamita, Mamita, Mamita linda!" Suarez cried Tuesday in the arms of her 86-year-old mother, Trinidad Suarez. Maria Suarez was 16 when she and her family immigrated legally to the U.S. from Michoacan, Mexico, in 1976.
June 25, 2010 |
What do you get when you mix farmworkers, Stephen Colbert, a stunt website and millions of dollars? A spotlight on those who toil in the sun. On Thursday, Labor Secretary Hilda L. Solis announced more than $78 million in grants awarded to provide employment training and support services to migrant and seasonal farmworkers nationwide. California is the biggest recipient, with five grants totaling more than $20 million; 44 other states are due to receive at least one grant. The grants will be administered through the National Farmworker Jobs Program, a national organization that supplies job training and employment help for migrant and seasonal farmworkers.
January 18, 2013 |
WASHINGTON - U.S. Labor Secretary Hilda L. Solis confirmed Friday that she is considering running for a seat on the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, plans to “get my footing back in the community” and remain politically active in Los Angeles. "I'm going to take a look at it," she said of her potential run for the eastern Los Angeles County seat that will be vacated late next year by Supervisor Gloria Molina, who will be termed out of office. Solis declined to offer a date when she will officially announce her decision, saying she wants to take time to "reflect, relax" and spend more time with her 87-year-old mother.
August 12, 2010 |
BP ran a pressure test Thursday to figure out whether the final step in its tortured effort to permanently seal its broken well in the Gulf of Mexico is necessary. Federal officials have repeatedly said they will not consider the crippled well dead until BP has drilled into the bottom and plugged it. But engineers have raised the possibility that they may have accomplished that already with last week's "static kill" operation, in which cement was pumped through the well's top into its inner casing.
September 11, 2013 |
Labor Secretary Thomas E. Perez knew all the right things to say in his biggest speech since getting the job a few months ago. "I feel at home," Perez told the thousands of union activists gathered at the AFL-CIO convention in Los Angeles on Tuesday. He then spent the next 40 minutes of the keynote address pledging to raise the minimum wage, protect worker rights and look after middle-class and immigrant workers. "Nobody who works 40 hours a week should have to live in poverty," he told union leaders.
April 16, 2012 |
CARTAGENA, Colombia — Despite strong opposition from his allies in the U.S. labor movement, President Obama said Sunday that he trusted Colombian authorities to improve protections for workers and union leaders as he cleared the final obstacle for implementation of a free trade agreement next month. The decision marks a victory for the U.S. business community, which has pushed the White House to increase commercial opportunities in Colombia's growing economy. The pact eliminates duties on most exports, eases travel restrictions and strengthens intellectual property rights.