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OPINION
August 9, 1992
Councilman Woo, do you really believe there is nothing hypocritical between your actions and your stated beliefs? Your timing was certainly good. Maybe the Planning Department should inform the public when an ordinance for public safety is being proposed so we can all get permits that thwart the intent of the ordinance. JAMES GLEN, Pacific Palisades
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OPINION
October 9, 1994
After reading Police Chief Willie Williams' response to the meddling by Councilmen Nate Holden and Zev Yaroslavsky in the personnel affairs of the Police Department (Oct. 1), I can only express praise and offer my highest compliments to the chief. Imagine what anger would be generated if the chief were to object to the firing of an aide in either of these councilmen's offices? I would hate to have to go where they would consign the chief. It's the old story . . . it all depends on whose ox is being gored.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 24, 1992
In most jobs, certainly in government jobs, an applicant, when hired, has to first spend a specified period of time in a probationary position, possibly six months. This allows the employer to check his/her performance under actual job conditions. Maybe our elected officials should have such a probationary period. Maybe if our mayors, council persons, even our President were hired under those conditions, campaign promises would be kept. JAMES GLEN Pacific Palisades
NEWS
July 10, 1994
I can't imagine a newspaperman, when writing up an ongoing news event, saying, "We have just discovered a new twist on this item, so get the next edition for the full story." Yet on the TV channels, they do it all the time. The 4 o'clock news gives out blurbs about what's coming up at 5 o'clock, and at 5 o'clock, what's coming up at 6 or 11--no doubt to try and keep us watching. It seems to me what they, the station, already know at 4 o'clock should be shown or told at 4 o'clock. Then it would be, as they say, "News as it happens."
NEWS
July 10, 1994
I can't imagine a newspaperman, when writing up an ongoing news event, saying, "We have just discovered a new twist on this item, so get the next edition for the full story." Yet on the TV channels, they do it all the time. The 4 o'clock news gives out blurbs about what's coming up at 5 o'clock, and at 5 o'clock, what's coming up at 6 or 11--no doubt to try and keep us watching. It seems to me what they, the station, already know at 4 o'clock should be shown or told at 4 o'clock. Then it would be, as they say, "News as it happens."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 22, 1992
Regarding the use of union dues ("Bush OKs Order on Political Use of Union Dues," April 14): It appears to me that union elected officials should have the same ground rules as government elected officials. When we pay our taxes, we have no say in how those taxes are spent. Our elected officials decide whether to send billions of dollars to Russia, to Israel, or use it for any other purpose. I have no say in the matter. Since union officials are elected to carry out the business of the union, they should be left to carry out that business.
OPINION
October 9, 1994
After reading Police Chief Willie Williams' response to the meddling by Councilmen Nate Holden and Zev Yaroslavsky in the personnel affairs of the Police Department (Oct. 1), I can only express praise and offer my highest compliments to the chief. Imagine what anger would be generated if the chief were to object to the firing of an aide in either of these councilmen's offices? I would hate to have to go where they would consign the chief. It's the old story . . . it all depends on whose ox is being gored.
SPORTS
February 1, 1990
Homer Griffith, a star USC tailback who was the most valuable player of the 1933 Rose Bowl, died of heart failure. He was 77. Griffith, who lived in Tarzana, is survived by his wife, Mildred, and two sons, James and Glen.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 30, 1993 | SHAUNA SNOW, Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
Arsenio's Toast: Arsenio Hall pays tribute to the final season of "Cheers" when he makes a live visit to the long-running NBC show's set on tonight's "Arsenio Hall Show." Hall interviews cast members as well as creators James Burrows, Glen Charles and Les Charles.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 19, 1989 | JOHN HURST, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A convicted felon suspected of selling guns to street-gang members and drug dealers was arrested Monday after leading federal agents on a frantic chase over back-yard fences and past a snarling Doberman pinscher, according to the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms. Willie Edward Harris, 46, was charged with 12 counts of being a felon in possession of firearms and one count of possession of ammunition, according to authorities.
OPINION
August 9, 1992
Councilman Woo, do you really believe there is nothing hypocritical between your actions and your stated beliefs? Your timing was certainly good. Maybe the Planning Department should inform the public when an ordinance for public safety is being proposed so we can all get permits that thwart the intent of the ordinance. JAMES GLEN, Pacific Palisades
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 24, 1992
In most jobs, certainly in government jobs, an applicant, when hired, has to first spend a specified period of time in a probationary position, possibly six months. This allows the employer to check his/her performance under actual job conditions. Maybe our elected officials should have such a probationary period. Maybe if our mayors, council persons, even our President were hired under those conditions, campaign promises would be kept. JAMES GLEN Pacific Palisades
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 22, 1992
Regarding the use of union dues ("Bush OKs Order on Political Use of Union Dues," April 14): It appears to me that union elected officials should have the same ground rules as government elected officials. When we pay our taxes, we have no say in how those taxes are spent. Our elected officials decide whether to send billions of dollars to Russia, to Israel, or use it for any other purpose. I have no say in the matter. Since union officials are elected to carry out the business of the union, they should be left to carry out that business.
OPINION
May 29, 1994
In response to "The Beat Cop Takes a Back Seat, Again" by Marvin Braude, Commentary, May 23: Councilman Braude implies that the patrol officers were led astray by the Police Protective League leadership when the city's contract offer was rejected. I would remind Braude that the league's board of directors vigorously advocated ratification of the contract. What led to its rejection was a groundswell of resentment among the very patrol officers that Braude claims to support. When I joined the Los Angeles Police Department in 1982 we were among the best paid police officers in the state, if not the country.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 1, 2001
What's happening the next few weeks: * The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art presents "Custom Built: A Twenty-Year Survey of Work by Allan Wexler," a chronicle of Wexler's work as an architect, sculptor and furniture-maker, from March 30-June 24. 151 3rd St. (415) 357-4000. * The West Coast premiere of Richard Nelson's "Goodnight Children Everywhere," winner of the Olivier Award for best new play, continues through March 18 at the American Conservatory Theater, 415 Geary St. (415) 749-2ACT.
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