September 3, 2009 |
The nation's two largest health insurers have been pressuring employees to lobby against healthcare reform in Congress in violation of a California law against coerced political activity, a consumer group alleged Wednesday. Consumer Watchdog in Santa Monica has asked California Atty. Gen. Jerry Brown to investigate its claim that UnitedHealth Group and WellPoint Inc. pushed workers to write their elected officials, attend town hall meetings and enlist family and friends to ensure an overhaul that matches their interests.
February 19, 2008
Re "Joyful Kosovo awaits freedom," Feb. 17 Serbia will never accept the loss of Kosovo -- the spiritual Jerusalem of the Serbs. The West is destroying international law to create a "greater Albania" at Serbian expense by illegally recognizing Kosovo so that it can have a permanent and expensive base for NATO in Kosovo. It is thus demonstrating to what lengths it will go to achieve its foreign policy objectives. Similar to the illegal bombing of Serbia in 1999 and the subsequent illegal invasion of Iraq, the illegal recognition of the phony Islamic state of Kosovo (which will never be recognized by the United Nations as a legitimate nation)
May 21, 2007
Re "Testimony leads to renewed calls for Gonzales' departure," May 18 Isn't it obvious by now that Atty. Gen. Alberto R. Gonzales needs to be removed from office? Congress needs to take actions beyond a no-confidence vote. He has abused the power of his office and cannot be allowed to continue his lies, deceit and illegal actions. SHARON WEIL AARON Pacific Palisades Torture memos, lifting of habeas corpus, trying to strong-arm then-Atty. Gen. John Ashcroft (and lying to Congress about it)
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 9, 2006 |
A long-awaited audit released Tuesday blames San Diego's pension fund debacle on mismanagement and illegal financial manipulations that recall the fiscal crises of Orange County and Enron Corp. The 266-page report concludes that some former city and pension board officials violated state and federal laws in their ill-advised pursuit of short-term solutions for a pension fund deficit that now approaches $2 billion.
November 16, 2000 |
United Airlines canceled 10 flights at Los Angeles International Airport on Wednesday over what it says was a possible illegal job action by mechanics seeking a new contract with the nation's No. 1 air carrier. Airline spokesman Chris Brathwaite said he didn't know the specific cause of the local cancellations but said they were among at least 81 United flights grounded systemwide Wednesday, 74 due to reported mechanical problems.
September 6, 2000 |
People in Santa Ana expressed a mix of sadness and differing degrees of condemnation Tuesday for Ted R. Moreno, the youngest councilman in city history who went from promising populist to convicted felon in two tumultuous terms. "I'm really disappointed," said Mario Valencia, a high school friend of Moreno's who contributed money to the councilman's legal defense fund earlier this year. "I am just shocked. All in all, he was a great guy. I didn't want to believe the charges."