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July 30, 1990 | MILES CORWIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The nation's most famous "country club prison," once the domain of such celebrity felons as inside trader Ivan Boesky and Watergate figure H.R. Haldeman, is shutting down. The Lompoc Federal Prison Camp is being converted into a higher security federal prison. A prison with fences and razor wire instead of small "off-limits" signs around the property. A prison where inmates have to wear khaki uniforms instead of shorts and T-shirts. A prison where inmates can't play tennis in the afternoon.
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BUSINESS
July 7, 2005 | Peter Pae, Times Staff Writer
Janitors who clean offices of Boeing Co., Northrop Grumman Corp. and Raytheon Co. in El Segundo, Redondo Beach and Long Beach began walking off their jobs Wednesday after contract talks ended in an impasse. It was not clear how many janitors took part in the "rolling" strike, but the union representing the workers said the contract affected about 700 janitors who work for firms that provide cleaning services to the three aerospace companies.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 22, 2000
Re "Let's Take Care of Our Have-Nots" (Orange County Perspective, Oct. 8): It was nice to read in your editorial that the Sisters of St. Joseph in Orange are concerned about "justice for janitors." I guess the obvious question is why the good sisters will not allow organized labor to work in their own hospital. MIKE MANG Corona del Mar
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 4, 1995 | MARILYN MARTINEZ, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
With the deadline for a threatened strike just over an hour away, janitors who clean many of Los Angeles' high-rises and commercial buildings tentatively agreed to a contract Monday that ends a four-month campaign for better wages and health benefits.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 24, 2000 | JOE MOZINGO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Striking Los Angeles area janitors are expected to meet in a downtown parking lot today to cast their votes on a tentative agreement reached over the weekend with 18 cleaning companies. Union leaders said the vote will occur behind the janitors' union building on 7th Street, just after noon. The results should be announced by 2 p.m.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 12, 1996
A service workers union, upset over USC's policy of subcontracting janitorial jobs, will meet today to address ways that the university's decision is "undercutting the economic stability of South L.A," organizers said. The late morning meeting at St. Vincent's School auditorium on Figueroa Avenue will feature state Sen. Tom Hayden (D-Los Angeles) and Los Angeles council members Jackie Goldberg and Richard Alatorre.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 29, 1990
Striking janitors and supporters walked on sidewalks going west up Olympic Boulevard to Century Park Boulevard where we meant to turn and walk on sidewalks to picket the millionaire owners for decent wages and conditions ("Police Use Force to Block Strike March," Part B, June 16). Los Angeles policemen had cleared traffic off the streets and when we got to Century Park we were confronted with a line of police with clubs, helmets and face masks. Police have a right to arrest people for breaking the law but they cannot punish people on the spot by beating unarmed civilians with clubs.
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