November 24, 2013 |
Question: I have been on my homeowners association board for two years. All communication between the board and the attorney goes through the association's manager before distribution to the board. I just discovered the manager has been withholding communications the attorney has written to the board. I've also found instances where the manager regularly emails the association attorney stating, "The board wants" and "The board would like you to," when in fact the board never discussed such matters.
November 22, 2013 |
Amid all the dissection of John F. Kennedy's legacy this week, one achievement has gone largely unnoticed: his role in kick-starting the modern women's movement. Admittedly, JFK's record on women (particularly in his personal life) was mixed, and his Cabinet and policy staff were overwhelmingly male. Nonetheless, in December 1961, Kennedy acted decisively in the interest of women, establishing a national Commission on the Status of Women and appointing Eleanor Roosevelt as its chair.
November 16, 2013 |
Clippers Coach Doc Rivers said the meeting he had with free agent Lamar Odom at the team's practice facility Friday went well and that the organization is interested in the forward. No deal was imminent between the Clippers and Odom, but the team will continue to monitor things. "I've always had interest in him," Rivers said Saturday. "I've always liked him. The teams he has played on, the coaches who have coached him have always liked him… I hadn't seen him. I just wanted to see him. " Odom has said the Clippers are the only team he would play for, according to NBA executives who were not authorized to speak publicly on the matter.
November 14, 2013 |
California has made clear its intention to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. But is it taking the right steps to do so? The state has set a goal of returning to 1990 emissions levels by 2020. It has adopted renewable energy standards, driven the national trend in controlling automobile emissions and instituted a cap-and-trade program aimed at curbing climate pollution from power plants, refineries and other "stationary sources" of emissions. But a low-profile bill scheduled for consideration by the Legislature next year has exposed that, at least as far as its cap-and-trade program is concerned, California may be off-track.
November 12, 2013 |
The Los Angeles Unified school board members were conspicuously courteous to the administration staff and to one another at last week's meeting, their first since the hullabaloo over Supt. John Deasy's resignation threat. The board and Deasy smoothed that one over, but it was clear that the new, less reform-oriented board majority would have to address its tendency to micromanage and obstruct the administration. Last week was the first public test of whether the board could change.
November 12, 2013 |
ORLANDO, Fla. - Yasiel Puig, Matt Kemp, Andre Ethier and Carl Crawford have drawn interest on the trade market over the first two days of the general managers' meetings. The Dodgers have fielded inquiries about all four of their outfielders, according to a person familiar with the situation who spoke on the condition of anonymity. The conversations were described as preliminary. Of the four, the Dodgers are most reluctant to trade Puig, who turns 23 next month. The markets for Puig, Kemp, Ethier and Crawford aren't expected to fully develop until the free-agent market is defined.