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April 12, 2010 | By David Zahniser
Worried about the city's ability to get through the rest of the fiscal year, a Los Angeles City Council committee recommended Monday that the Los Angeles Police Department immediately stop hiring new officers. On a 3-1 vote, the Budget and Finance Committee called for a halt to the hiring process, which currently allows the LAPD to replace those who resign or retire. The existing policy is designed to keep the number of sworn officers at 9,963 for the fiscal year that ends June 30. Councilman Bernard C. Parks said the committee made its decision after learning that the LAPD is on track to have 22 more officers than it expected because of lower than projected attrition rates.
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.
August 16, 1992
As a student involved in the UC San Diego's teacher education program, I'd like to respond to Robert Anderson's letter (Aug. 2) concerning an article on minority hiring (July 27). Anderson seems convinced that the hiring practices at Mira Mesa High School and its district are "an abomination of fairness" and discriminatory against whites. What he failed to notice about the original article was that Principal Vlassis' school has a disproportionately low number of nonwhite faculty and staff, and that all of Vlassis' identified potential candidates for the four open positions at his school were white.
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.
July 22, 2001
I didn't become a cop to get rich. So what do I care if we get pay parity and the 3% at 50 [which would allow deputies to retire after 25 years at age 50 and receive 75% of their salary] during this contract negotiation? I became a cop to help people. My wife and kids would like me to do this without getting killed in the process. My life can often depend on my partners. As people decide to become peace officers, they compare the hiring packages departments have to offer. The Ventura County Sheriff Department's package is below average, compared with other local agencies.
December 31, 2009 | By Julie Wernau
2010 will not be the year the hiring floodgates open. Although certain sectors of the economy are showing signs of a thaw, employers say they plan to tread carefully in the coming year, and those that are hiring say they will wait until the second half to fill jobs. But there is hope for employees who saw hours and benefits slashed, or who took on extra responsibilities as companies tried to hold on to the talent that kept them afloat in tough times. Tom Wilson, managing director at investment management firm Brinker Capital, said unemployment was expected to decline by 1 percentage point each year as the economy recovers, meaning that by the end of 2010, unemployment would hover at about 9%. Over the last 18 months, people have "hunkered down" at their jobs, said Brian Kropp, managing director of the Corporate Leadership Council, which surveys about 300,000 employees each quarter.
December 17, 2013 | By The Times editorial board
Sheriff Lee Baca had his hands full last week responding to the arrests of 18 of his current and former deputies amid a continuing investigation into abuse of inmates at Los Angeles County's jails, so let's hope he hasn't forgotten that he is due to report today on the previous week's scandal: the hiring of dozens of deputies with personnel records that showed lying, cheating, excessive force and irresponsible use of firearms. The two matters aren't related in any formal sense; none of those arrested Dec. 9 was among the group that moved over to the Sheriff's Department in 2010 when the county's public safety police force was dissolved.
December 3, 2013 | By Seema Mehta and Ben Poston
Los Angeles County leaders demanded Tuesday that Sheriff Lee Baca investigate hiring practices in response to a Times' investigation that found his department hired officers even though they had histories of misconduct. The move, approved unanimously by the county Board of Supervisors, requests Baca to report in two weeks on "whether exceptions were made to the hiring standards despite a commitment to conduct a full background on each applicant, [and] if so, who made those decisions and how will they be held accountable," according to a motion written by Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich.
July 24, 2010 | By Gary Klein
Kennedy Pola is returning to USC's coaching staff, but the hiring of the popular assistant by Coach Lane Kiffin did not sit well with a former NFL colleague and USC alum. Pola, about to begin training camp as the running backs coach for the Tennessee Titans, was hired Saturday as USC's offensive coordinator. Pola replaces running backs coach Todd McNair, a central figure in the NCAA investigation that resulted in major sanctions against USC. Titans Coach Jeff Fisher, a former USC player, was not pleased with the way Kiffin handled the pursuit of Pola, who was hired by the Titans in January after five seasons with the Jacksonville Jaguars.
November 23, 1986
The Board of Trustees of the El Camino College District welcomes this opportunity to elaborate on a point about minority staff hiring which was touched briefly in reporter Bob Williams' story on Sunday, Nov. 9 ("El Camino Chief Selected to Take Top Position at D.C. University.") The Board of Trustees unanimously adopted an equal employment plan in 1972 which was revised as an affirmative action policy in 1975. Since then, it has been modified and updated, reflecting new goals in hiring practices.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
December 23, 1998 | JOHN O'DELL, John O'Dell covers major Orange County corporations and manufacturing for The Times. He can be reached at (714) 966-5831 and at
Manpower Inc., the big temporary help agency, surveys employers around the nation each quarter about their hiring plans for the next three months and issues regional reports. The company's predictions for Orange County for the first quarter of 1999 are upbeat.
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.
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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