August 20, 2000 |
Apprehensions at two highly traveled Border Patrol checkpoints in Southern California have plunged so drastically that some question whether hundreds of agents stationed there--and the stations themselves--are even necessary. The checkpoints--in San Clemente and Temecula--have for years angered motorists, many of whom have to wait as long as 45 minutes to pass through each day.
July 26, 2000 |
The Army general who was commander of Ft. Campbell, Ky., when a homosexual soldier was murdered there last year is being reassigned from his new Pentagon job to a base in Texas at his request for family medical reasons, the Army said Tuesday. The Army said Maj. Gen. Robert Clark had given up his post as vice director of operations for the Joint Chiefs of Staff to become deputy commander of the 5th Army at Ft. Sam Houston in San Antonio "for compassionate family requirements."
June 5, 2000 |
It's a law enforcement truism. Any time you get two cops together over a cigarette you're going to hear complaints about the honchos who run things downtown. But the exchange on a recent afternoon carried more than the standard bitterness when a plug of a Fresno cop asked senior U.S. Border Patrol Agent John Crockford how many illegal immigrant lawbreakers he takes off the streets every month. Crockford, a white-haired man of 48, guessed it was between 70 and 80. "What do we do when you're gone?"
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 10, 2000
The Federal Aviation Administration will be moving 16 more air traffic controllers to the understaffed tower at Los Angeles International Airport, but there is no indication that the transfers were a response to the high number of runway incursions there. There are 48 authorized positions for certified controllers at the tower, but there currently are only 34 certified controllers and four trainees at LAX, according to FAA spokesman Mitch Barker.
March 28, 2000 |
In the three years since Kristina Miller became a teacher at Alexandria Street School north of downtown Los Angeles, she has been bounced from grade to grade like a penny on a kettle drum. The fact that she has been reassigned three times in her brief career is no reflection on her abilities as a teacher. Rather, it's because she ranks 74th out of 87 on the school seniority list.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 10, 1999
A Superior Court judge on Thursday certified a class-action lawsuit by 119 former Metropolitan Transportation Authority officers, who allege that their seniority and qualifications were overlooked when they started working for the Sheriff's Department. The MTA's police force was merged into the Sheriff's Department and the Los Angeles Police Department in 1997.
September 5, 1999 |
Question: About a year ago, we took out one of those 125% mortgages at 11.25% interest on our home. We used the money to pay off our credit cards and other high-interest rate loans. The payment relief was wonderful, but now we must sell our home due to a job transfer. Our problem is how to sell our home, which has a mortgage that's way above its market value. There is no way we can pay the lender about $40,000 more than our house is worth.
December 1, 1998 |
A white teacher accused of racial insensitivity for reading a book titled "Nappy Hair" to her black and Hispanic pupils requested a transfer out of her Brooklyn school district, saying she fears for her life. "I can't take the fear and wondering every day what might happen," Ruth Sherman said.
November 3, 1998 |
Reacting to low oil prices and the effects of the sale of nonstrategic assets, Occidental Petroleum Corp. is cutting 80 jobs at its Westwood headquarters and transferring 150 other workers to its recently established Oxy Services subsidiary. The corporate staff will shrink to fewer than 190 after the moves are complete, down from 443 at the beginning of the year, according to a letter sent to headquarters employees last Tuesday by Occidental Petroleum President Dale R. Laurance.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 10, 1998 |
For the second time this week, police showed up at Van Nuys High School on Friday morning after nearly 100 students walked out of class to protest the transfer of their school officer. About 10:30 a.m, 98 students walked off campus and onto Cedros Avenue in support of Los Angeles Unified School District Officer Victor M. Del Rio. Monday is Del Rio's last day at the school and a new officer will take his place, Principal Russ Thompson said.