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December 5, 2013
Re "Misconduct didn't stop sheriff hires," Dec. 1 What surprised me more than the article itself regarding the hiring of so many bad apples by the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department was that no one in the department was apparently able to predict that this would happen. If you draw from a pool of candidates across the country, it's likely that several thousand will be good prospects. When you narrow the pool to officers from a "little-known L.A. County police force" that patrols parks and buildings, how many bright, qualified candidates did the department think it could hire?
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 24, 2014 | Larry Gordon
At his formal investiture ceremony Thursday, UC Riverside Chancellor Kim A. Wilcox called for significant expansions in enrollment, faculty and the campus itself. UC Riverside should grow its student ranks from the current 22,000 to 25,000 over the next six years as called for in its master plan but also go beyond that in the future, Wilcox said. The university will need to hire 300 more faculty members to accommodate growth and replace retiring professors, he said, according to his speech.
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SPORTS
July 22, 2010 | By Austin Knoblauch, Los Angeles Times Staff Writer
Lance Armstrong has hired a criminal defense attorney to provide counsel in a federal investigation into allegations of doping violations and fraud levied against the seven-time Tour de France winner. Bryan D. Daly, a former federal prosecutor based in Los Angeles, will represent Armstrong in the investigation. The hiring was first reported by The Daily Journal. The investigation comes in the wake of accusations made by disgraced cyclist Floyd Landis, who earlier this year admitted to doping during his career.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 22, 2014 | By Melanie Mason
SACRAMENTO--A bill barring the state's health insurance exchange from hiring individuals convicted of certain felonies failed to advance Tuesday. Under the proposal by Assemblywoman Connie Conway (R-Tulare), Covered California would not be able to hire people who have been convicted of certain crimes--felonies concerning breach of trust or dishonesty--for jobs where enrollees' financial or medical data could be accessed.  Conway, the Assembly Republican Leader, argued that by hiring people convicted of financial crimes, the health plan exchange could be putting users' private information at risk.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 20, 1997
Re "Open the Executive Suite to the Free Market," Commentary, May 16: Jan Hack Katz says it can take 18 months for the INS to allow a foreign hire entry. Over the last two years, the 36 H-1 visas approved for our company have typically required 45 to 60 days to process; the longest was 92 days. The Department of Labor, not INS, requires that each foreign hire be paid prevailing pay rates. Even if there was no such requirement, we must provide competitive pay or see our new hires be lured away by other companies.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 8, 2010 | By Catherine Saillant, Los Angeles Times
Rescued teen sailor Abby Sunderland has hired a talent agent and will use her public profile to "inspire others to follow their dreams," her spokesman said. Sunderland, 16, signed Lyall Mercer, head of an Australian-based public relations and talent management firm, to handle her business affairs. Mercer had been serving in a pro bono capacity as Sunderland's spokesman during the last few weeks. Public fascination over Sunderland's aborted attempt to sail around the world by herself has raised her profile significantly, Mercer said in a statement released this week.
SPORTS
December 3, 2009 | By Mark Medina
Martin Vasquez imagined many times his aspiration to become coach of Chivas USA. He shared that dream two years ago with Shawn Hunter, the team's president and chief executive, and with Antonio Cue, the team's part-owner. He did it shortly after becoming an assistant coach with Bayern Munich. "The very last thing I said to him," Hunter said, "was it would be an honor for me to introduce you as the head coach at Chivas USA." That finally happened Wednesday when Vasquez, 45, was hired as the club's fifth head coach.
BUSINESS
June 3, 2008 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Hilton Hotels Corp., the Beverly Hills-based U.S. hotel chain, hired two executives from rival Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide Inc. to boost expansion into luxury accommodations.
SPORTS
February 24, 2010 | By Eric Sondheimer
Mike Christensen, who successfully rebuilt football programs at Lakewood and Carson, has been named coach at Los Angeles Loyola. He takes over a team that endured highs and lows last season after Jeff Kearin resigned as coach one month into the season. Christensen has long coveted the Loyola job. His son, Bryan, is a sophomore football player for the Cubs, and he has admired the school's academic and athletic philosophy. "From the start, I thought it was a great fit," he said.
BUSINESS
May 14, 2008 | From Times Wire Services
In a further sign that Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Inc. is ramping up efforts to produce its own movies again, the company said it had hired industry veteran Bedi Singh as its finance chief and head fundraiser for upcoming films. The studio, taken private for nearly $5 billion in 2005, aims to establish a fund to co-finance its upcoming films.
SPORTS
April 22, 2014 | By Eric Pincus
The Lakers have promoted Jim Perzik from general counsel to senior vice president of legal affairs/secretary, while hiring Dan Grigsby to fill Perzik's former position. Grigsby previously was partner and chairman of the National Sports Law Group with the law firm Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell. "Having worked with Dan as our outside legal representative for over 30 years, we're very familiar and comfortable with him, and have the highest regard for him as both an attorney and person,” said Jeanie Buss in a statement Tuesday.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 11, 2014 | By David Ng
San Diego Opera has enlisted the spin expertise of Mark Fabiani -- the  former deputy mayor of Los Angeles and former special counsel to President Bill Clinton -- to handle the company's public relations as it faces mounting criticism over its decision to shut down. A PR man with a long roster of prominent clients, Fabiani was an ascendant L.A. politician during the '80s. He served as the chief of staff under L.A. Mayor Tom Bradley and also took on the role of deputy mayor. Fabiani later served as special counsel to President Clinton, advising him on the Whitewater scandal and other matters.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 11, 2014 | By David Zahniser and Emily Alpert Reyes
Los Angeles City Councilman Jose Huizar and his attorney welcomed the completion of a confidential city investigation into sexual harassment claims against him, saying through a spokesman Friday that the findings supported their assertion that the allegations are "baseless. " The investigative firm Batza & Associates produced a report saying it did not find evidence to support former Huizar aide Francine Godoy's claim that the councilman engaged in discrimination, retaliation, harassment or the creation of a hostile work environment, according to a section of the report obtained by The Times.
NEWS
April 11, 2014 | By Luke O'Neil, guest blogger
After much speculation about who would take over for David Letterman on the "Late Show" after he retires next year, CBS announced Thursday that it will be Comedy Central's Stephen Colbert. That's a disappointing choice. What we need in a late-night host is "Stephen Colbert. " CBS CEO Les Moonves explained that Colbert would not host the show as his blustering character. "What you're going to get is the real Stephen Colbert," he said. "He said it's time to do something different. If he's going to be on our air for 20 years, as we all hope, it's not humanly possible to keep that character going.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 11, 2014 | By Richard Winton
A Lawndale woman was sentenced Friday to nine years in federal prison in a murder-for-hire plot targeting a man who was dating her daughter, authorities said. Adelina Cristobal's intention to kill her daughter's boyfriend with the help of a friend, Antonio Quevedo, was uncovered by the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives when an informant tipped off investigators. Authorities say Cristobal was offering to pay several thousand dollars for the slaying. In addition to prison time, Cristobal will also be under three years' supervised parole upon her release.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 8, 2014 | By Ruben Vives
Ron Nichols, the former Los Angeles Department of Water and Power general manager who stepped down in January amid a series of controversies, has been hired by Southern California Edison. Through a statement, the utility company acknowledged the hiring and said Nichols would take on the role of senior vice president. He is scheduled to start next week. "Mr. Nichols' valuable experience in regulatory affairs speaks for itself and SCE is looking forward to having him join the company," the statement read.
BUSINESS
October 16, 2009 | Bloomberg News
The Securities and Exchange Commission hired a 29-year-old former employee in Goldman Sachs Group Inc.'s business intelligence unit as the first chief operating officer in the agency's enforcement division, according to people familiar with the decision. The new operating chief, Adam Storch, had worked since 2004 in a Goldman unit that reviewed contracts and transactions for signs of fraud. His new job is to make the SEC's enforcement division more efficient. Reached by phone at the SEC, he declined to comment.
BUSINESS
April 4, 2014 | By Don Lee
WASHINGTON - The U.S. economy shook off the winter doldrums and added a healthy batch of new jobs last month, a reassuring sign that the labor market recovery remains on track. The gain of 192,000 jobs in March, reported Friday by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, indicated that the hiring slowdown earlier in the winter was temporary and stemmed from the unusually cold weather across much of the country. All the jobs added last month came in the private sector, lifting total non-government payrolls to a new peak.
BUSINESS
March 27, 2014 | By Ricardo Lopez
Taco Bell is leaving no doubt that it's going after McDonald's.  Commercials began airing Thursday promoting Taco Bell's new breakfast menu featuring - Ronald McDonald. Make that nearly two dozen of them. Don't expect them to look like a certain red-haired clown, though. The Ronald McDonalds featured in the ads are everyday men - including a father and son - with the same name.  "My name is Ronald McDonald," said the man from Kane, Penn., who later said he loved the "new A.M. Crunchwrap.
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