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August 27, 2009 | Joel Rubin
The search for Los Angeles' next police chief is unlikely to be completed before the LAPD's outgoing leader, William J. Bratton, departs at the end of October, according to the schedule laid out by city officials overseeing the process. The expected timeline means it is likely that Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa will be forced to appoint an interim chief -- a move he has said he is loath to make -- or leave the department without a head for a few weeks. That realization comes as the field of internal LAPD candidates planning to compete for the job widens significantly.
April 15, 2014 | By Howard Blume
Centinela school district officials Tuesday appointed a veteran administrator as interim leader, pending an investigation of Supt. Jose Fernandez, who was paid $674,559 last year. Fernandez was placed on paid leave last week. For now, the Centinela Valley Union High School District will be managed by Bob Cox, who had been serving as the assistant superintendent for human resources. The board announced its action after meeting nearly three hours in closed session. Fernandez's earnings last year to manage a school system of 6,600 students spread across three high schools and two small alternative programs surpassed the compensation of those leading the nation's three largest school systems.
December 18, 2009 | By Andrew Blankstein
Former LAPD Deputy Chief Scott LaChasse on Thursday was named interim chief of the Burbank Police Department, taking the helm of an agency buffeted by multiple investigations and civil lawsuits. LaChasse, 61, a respected and experienced officer who served in the Los Angeles Police Department from 1972 to 2002, will take over for departing Chief Tim Stehr, who will have served about two years when he leaves the department Dec. 31. During his LAPD tenure, LaChasse oversaw 1,600 officers in the South Bureau.
April 14, 2014 | By Cindy Chang
At the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department headquarters, a winding hallway leads to an unexpected oasis. Surrounded by trees, with a built-in grill and tables, the patio is an ideal place for a barbecue. Until recently, though, only a select few enjoyed it, smoking cigars and fashioning it into their own private hangout. In his first week as interim sheriff, John Scott announced that the cigar patio, as it was called, would be open to all employees. A contest would be held to choose a new name and smoking would no longer be allowed.
March 24, 2009 | Tami Abdollah
The Orange County Transportation Authority board named Jim Kenan as interim chief executive of the organization Monday. Kenan, executive director of finance and administration, has been with OCTA since 1979. He will take over for Art Leahy, who led the agency for eight years and is leaving to head the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Kenan will serve in the post until the board names a permanent chief. -- Tami Abdollah
January 29, 2009 | Times Wire Reports
Taking the post of Iceland's interim prime minister is an openly gay ex-flight attendant who parlayed her experience as a union organizer into a decades-long political career. Both parties forming Iceland's new coalition government support the appointment of Johanna Sigurdardottir, the island nation's 66-year-old social affairs minister. She will lead until new elections are held, probably in May.
May 31, 1989 | From Times wire services
Cito Gaston, who has been interim manager since Jimy Williams was fired May 15, was named manager of the Toronto Blue Jays today. Gaston's appointment ended weeks of speculation of who would manage the American League club. The Jays had hoped to lure Lou Piniella from the New York Yankees but talks broke down last weekend over compensation. Terry Bevington, first base coach of the Chicago White Sox, also was given serious consideration, as was Bob Bailor, manager of the Jays' Triple-A International League club in Syracuse, N.Y. Gaston, who was the Jays' hitting coach when Williams was fired May 15, becomes the fourth black manager in baseball history, and he is the fifth full-time manager of the Jays.
September 18, 2009 | Times Staff and Wire Reports
The state House of Representatives has approved a bill allowing Gov. Deval Patrick to make an interim appointment to the seat left vacant by the death of Democratic U.S. Sen. Edward M. Kennedy last month. The bill now moves to the state Senate, but it is unclear when that chamber might act. House Speaker Robert DeLeo, a Democrat, said the change is needed to ensure that Massachusetts continues to be represented by two senators until voters can choose a replacement in a January special election.
August 25, 2009
The ailing Sen. Edward M. Kennedy (D-Mass.) has asked the Legislature of his home state to overturn a 5-year-old law under which the voters, not the governor, will choose a successor if Kennedy can't complete his term. Kennedy's unselfish idea probably won't be adopted, but it could help derail an unnecessary amendment to the U.S. Constitution. Kennedy, who suffers from brain cancer, understandably wants a senator sworn in swiftly to help the Democrats enact healthcare reform, long a priority for him. He's also right on the general principle.
March 26, 2003
'He shouldn't have to coach that team. That's like coaching in the NBA Developmental League.' Charles Barkley, on Clipper interim Coach Dennis Johnson
April 13, 2014 | By Sergei L. Loiko, This post has been corrected and updated. See below for details.
MOSCOW -- Vowing that the Russian takeover of Crimea would not be repeated elsewhere in the east of his country, Ukraine's interim president gave separatists until Monday to lay down their arms and surrender government buildings they have seized or face a crackdown by military forces. Those separatists who don't fire on security forces and surrender their weapons will not be prosecuted, President Oleksandr Turchynov promised Sunday. “The Council of National Security and Defense has decided to carry out a large-scale anti-terrorist operation with the use of armed forces of Ukraine,” Turchynov said in a televised address to the nation Sunday afternoon.
April 13, 2014 | By Sergei L. Loiko and Paul Richter
MOSCOW - Vowing that the Russian takeover of Crimea would not be repeated elsewhere in the east of his country, Ukraine's interim president gave separatists until Monday to lay down their arms and surrender government buildings they have seized or face a crackdown by military forces. Those separatists who don't fire on security forces and who surrender their weapons will not be prosecuted, President Oleksandr Turchynov said Sunday. "The Council of National Security and Defense has decided to carry out a large-scale anti-terrorist operation with the use of armed forces of Ukraine," Turchynov said in a televised address Sunday afternoon.
April 9, 2014 | By David Ng and Mike Boehm
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has plucked an established figure from the art museum world who has extensive knowledge of cinema to lead its highly anticipated $300-million movie museum. Kerry Brougher, a veteran art curator who worked at L.A.'s Museum of Contemporary Art for 14 years, has been named the director of the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures, said a spokeswoman for the academy on Tuesday. It is unclear when Brougher will start his new job. The museum isn't scheduled to open until 2017 and the spokeswoman said academy officials were unable to comment further on Brougher's appointment at this time.
April 7, 2014 | By Ramin Mostaghim and Paul Richter
TEHRAN - When Iran's leaders signed a preliminary nuclear deal with world powers in November, they promised the six-month agreement would quickly start "melting the iceberg" of Western sanctions, lead to new trade ties and lift the lives of ordinary Iranians. Opponents of the deal in the United States and the Middle East said much the same thing, warning that it would rapidly erode the international sanctions that have crippled Iran's economy. It hasn't worked out that way. More than four months into the deal, many Iranians think the interim accord has done little to help them.
April 5, 2014 | By Gary Klein
Four months ago, Clay Helton was drawing up a postseason game plan and overseeing USC's staff as interim coach of the Trojans. He guided USC to a Las Vegas Bowl victory over Fresno State in December, and was subsequently rewarded when new Trojans Coach Steve Sarkisian retained him as offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach. Helton has spent the last four weeks installing the fast-paced, no-huddle offense that Sarkisian brought from Washington. The 41-year-old Helton had run a no-huddle system as Memphis' offensive coordinator before Lane Kiffin hired him at USC before the 2010 season.
April 5, 2014 | By Richard Fausset and Cecilia Sanchez
MEXICO CITY - The former interim governor of Mexico's troubled Michoacan state, who has been accused by a vigilante “self-defense” group leader of having drug cartel ties, has been ordered to appear before federal prosecutors for questioning, officials said. Jose Jesus Reyna Garcia, who served as the appointed governor of the western state from April to October of last year, was ordered to the attorney general's headquarters in Mexico City on Friday afternoon to give testimony as part of a federal investigation, according to a government statement released late Friday night.
February 19, 2004
'As far as having a relationship with him outside of basketball, that's done from day one.' Allen Iverson, Philadelphia 76er guard, after interim Coach Chris Ford benched him at the start of Tuesday's game for missing practice Monday.
April 9, 1989
Dave Odom, an assistant whose tenure as interim head coach at Virginia last season helped reverse the team's early-season slump, was named the head basketball coach at Wake Forest.
February 25, 2014 | By Abby Sewell
Los Angeles County supervisors voted Tuesday to ask the newly appointed inspector general of the Sheriff's Department to work with interim Sheriff John L. Scott to study setting up a civilian commission that would oversee the department. The officials will look into how such a body could be structured and weigh in on whether they advise creating it at all. They will report back to the board by the end of June. The supervisors also asked the county's attorneys to look into what steps would be required to create a commission with legal authority rather than a purely advisory body.
February 25, 2014 | By Sergei L. Loiko and Carol J. Williams
KIEV, Ukraine - Hoping to reach a consensus that would heal some of Ukraine's wounds, the country's acting president on Tuesday delayed the seating of an interim government for at least two days, even as opposition colleagues appealed to the Hague criminal tribunal to try fugitive ex-President Viktor Yanukovich on charges of crimes against humanity. Reports of mounting discord among ethnic Russians in eastern Ukraine and gunshot wounds suffered by a top aide to Yanukovich further heightened a sense that Ukraine's stability is threatened as politicians jockey for position before the May 25 presidential election.
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