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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 22, 1990 | DENISE HAMILTON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Invoking the 1964 Civil Rights Act, the U.S. Justice Department has sued the city of Alhambra and its Police and Fire departments, charging employment discrimination against minorities. The suit was filed after the city declined a Justice Department recommendation to revamp its personnel practices, City Manager Kevin Murphy said. The changes would have expanded city recruitment, hiring and promotion of blacks, Latinos and Asians.
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BUSINESS
August 26, 2011 | By Stuart Pfeifer, Los Angeles Times
The company behind the Improv comedy club chain has sued its Internet marketing promoter, accusing him of using the Improv brand's "good will" to promote his own company and a planned chain of competing clubs. Improv West Associates alleges in the lawsuit that Robert Hartmann used his job as Improv's marketing officer to promote "independent businesses he was building on the back of the Improv brand. " Those businesses include a planned chain of comedy clubs called Levity Live, the lawsuit alleged.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 24, 1991 | RICHARD A. SERRANO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Following a similar finding last month for Latino officers, California fair employment officials accused the Los Angeles Police Department on Wednesday of discriminating against black police officers in the way that they are promoted, granted raises and moved up to coveted job assignments.
BUSINESS
June 15, 2011 | Reuters
WASHINGTON — With the U.S. unemployment rate stubbornly above 9%, Commerce Secretary Gary Locke unveiled an initiative Wednesday to encourage U.S. and foreign companies to create more jobs in the United States. Building on previous U.S. government efforts to attract foreign investment, the SelectUSA initiative will help U.S. states deal with federal regulations that may discourage an overseas company from investing in the United States or prompt a U.S. firm to look abroad, senior Commerce Department officials said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 11, 1990 | RICHARD SIMON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A state agency has accused Los Angeles County of denying a promotion to a veteran Latino employee because he had complained about discrimination in the Parks Department. In a civil rights complaint filed last week, the state Department of Fair Employment and Housing accused the county Parks and Recreation Department of "discriminatory retaliation" against employee William De La Garza "because he opposed practices forbidden by the Fair Employment and Housing Act."
NATIONAL
August 1, 2002 | From Times Wire Reports
WASHINGTON, D.C. * Overturning a 1995 decision, the Navy has promoted a highly decorated aviator whose career was grounded by the Tailhook sex scandal. Cmdr. Robert E. Stumpf, who once commanded the Blue Angels precision flying team, has been promoted retroactively to captain and will be given back pay to July 1995, officials said. Now a Federal Express pilot living in Florida, Stumpf retired in late 1996, saying he was tired of fighting for the promotion.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 3, 1987 | JOHN KENDALL, Times Staff Writer
Los Angeles County Fire Chief John Englund has ordered the promotion of a veteran black fire captain who filed suit in Los Angeles federal court, charging that he had been a victim of discrimination because of his race, it was learned Thursday. The promotion of Capt. Hershel Clady to battalion chief will be effective July 15, according to Assistant Fire Chief David Hanson, head of administrative services. Clady was notified Wednesday, two days after he filed suit.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 19, 1990 | JANE FRITSCH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Seven years after the first woman joined the Los Angeles Fire Department, Roxanne V. Bercik is to take charge of a Los Angeles fire station today as the first female in the department's history to reach the rank of captain. Bercik, 31, a firefighter since 1984, was among the first women to make it through the department's rigorous physical ability tests, the traditional stumbling block for women.
NEWS
December 19, 1990 | RICH CONNELL and DAVE LESHER, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
In one of its most sweeping actions against a public agency, the state Department of Fair Employment and Housing has accused the Los Angeles Police Department of unlawfully discriminating against Latino officers in promotions and pay increases. An administrative complaint filed by agency attorneys alleges that Latino officers for a decade have been unfairly held back because of biased and inconsistent promotion procedures and inadequate affirmative action plans.
NEWS
November 5, 1988 | Associated Press
President Reagan has nominated two rear admirals to receive their third stars and new assignments, the Pentagon announced Friday. Rear Adm. Paul D. Butcher would become a vice admiral and chief of the Military Sealift Command. Rear Adm. Raymond P. Ilg would become vice admiral and deputy commander of U.S. Naval Forces, Europe.
WORLD
March 3, 2009 | TIMES WIRE REPORTS
Pope Benedict XVI was forced to cancel the promotion of a conservative Austrian priest whose appointment had polarized the Roman Catholic Church. The Vatican said the pope had waived Father Gerhard Maria Wagner from his obligation under church law to accept the promotion to auxiliary bishop of Linz, effectively revoking the appointment. Critics have attacked Wagner for numerous comments, including one that Hurricane Katrina in 2005 was God's way of punishing the city of New Orleans for its sins.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 2, 2008 | Tony Barboza, Times Staff Writer
Irvine officials have tapped Michael Ellzey, a recently hired deputy executive, to be promoted to top administrator of the Orange County Great Park. Ellzey was promoted Thursday during a closed-door meeting of an executive search committee. The decision has yet to be approved by the park's governing board.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 1, 2007 | Patrick McGreevy, Times Staff Writer
Police Chief William J. Bratton announced one of the largest reorganizations of his command staff on Thursday, promoting and reassigning 23 officers, many to fill vacancies caused by an increase in retirements. Four of the promotions complete changes begun after the shake-up in Central Bureau in the aftermath of the May 1 melee in MacArthur Park.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 22, 2006 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
The Police Department has failed to meet goals for promoting women, African Americans and Latinos to detective and other posts as required by a consent decree entered into in 1992, according to a report released Tuesday. The LAPD report said African American promotion goals for Sergeant II, Detective II and Detective III were not met last fiscal year. Promotions of Latinos to Sergeant I, Detective I and Detective III also fell short.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 13, 2003 | Stuart Pfeifer, Times Staff Writer
Orange County's human resources department needs to improve the way it reviews and processes promotions for managers in the county workforce, according to a report released Friday by the county internal audit department. The report, issued after a four-month study, focused on how the county handles requests to change managers' jobs and salaries in the various county departments.
NATIONAL
August 1, 2002 | From Times Wire Reports
WASHINGTON, D.C. * Overturning a 1995 decision, the Navy has promoted a highly decorated aviator whose career was grounded by the Tailhook sex scandal. Cmdr. Robert E. Stumpf, who once commanded the Blue Angels precision flying team, has been promoted retroactively to captain and will be given back pay to July 1995, officials said. Now a Federal Express pilot living in Florida, Stumpf retired in late 1996, saying he was tired of fighting for the promotion.
BUSINESS
July 7, 1991 | DONNA K. H. WALTERS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
C'mon now, you didn't really think the scriptwriters for "L.A. Law" could just make up all that stuff, did you? Inside real law firms all across the country there's high drama being played out, the likes of which have kept TV's fictional McKenzie, Brackman in turmoil for several seasons. New partners are brought in solely for their ability to lure clients, while long-time partners stalk out, their own client lists in hand. Nonproductive partners get shoved out the door.
NEWS
July 18, 1995 | JAMES RISEN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Anger within the ranks of the Central Intelligence Agency apparently has flared over a decision by Director John M. Deutch to give a prized overseas assignment to a senior official touched by the Aldrich H. Ames spy scandal, agency sources said Monday. Some CIA officers fear that the assignment may be an early sign that Deutch is unwilling to live up to his promise to shake up the agency's insular, old-boy culture.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 8, 2001 | GREG BRAXTON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The National Labor Relations Board is investigating a complaint brought against CBS Broadcasting Inc. by the local chapter of the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists, which contends that the company has not been forthcoming in detailing its affirmative action and promotion policies for minorities, women and the disabled. The board has scheduled a Nov.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 21, 2000 | ROB O'NEIL
Newly promoted Sheriff's Capt. John E. Vander Horck of Santa Clarita has been assigned command of the L.A. Sheriff's Department North County Correctional Facility. This will be Vander Horck's third assignment to the Pitchess Detention Center, formerly called the Wayside Honor Rancho, whose three compounds include the North County facility. The maximum security complex has experienced considerable racial friction between its African American and Latino populations in recent years.
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