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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 27, 1994
I am an operator of a business in Ventura as well as a voter, and I am extremely concerned about the possible closure of Point Mugu and Port Hueneme military bases in Ventura County due to the Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC-95) process enacted by Congress. The economy here is very fragile and definitely cannot stand to lose the revenue and jobs associated with these possible closures. Many businesses here in the city of Ventura barely break even now. A major loss of business to the area could be catastrophic for a lot of them.
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BUSINESS
October 9, 2010 | By E. Scott Reckard, Los Angeles Times
Jurors in the fraud trial of former Countrywide Financial Corp. executives will be allowed to see e-mails and a handwritten note from the lender's former chief financial officer, who said he feared becoming a "magnet [for] prosecution" and told his father, "I can lose my net worth or go to jail for things I don't even know," a judge ruled Friday. The documents "go to the heart of the issues in this case" by shedding light on the thinking of former CFO Eric P. Sieracki, U.S. District Judge John J. Walter said in making his decision.
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NATIONAL
July 13, 2003 | From Associated Press
The nation's drug czar began calling on local religious leaders Saturday to help in the war on drugs. John P. Walters, director of National Drug Control Policy, announced last week his national drive to enlist faith-based youth groups in anti-drug programs. The drive is the Bush administration's latest effort to expand the role of religious organizations in government services.
NATIONAL
July 13, 2003 | From Associated Press
The nation's drug czar began calling on local religious leaders Saturday to help in the war on drugs. John P. Walters, director of National Drug Control Policy, announced last week his national drive to enlist faith-based youth groups in anti-drug programs. The drive is the Bush administration's latest effort to expand the role of religious organizations in government services.
BUSINESS
December 23, 1996 | From Associated Press
Putting his first major stamp on AT&T Corp., new President John R. Walter has replaced the head of the company's ailing consumer unit with one of its top marketing managers. Gail J. McGovern, executive vice president of AT&T's business markets division, succeeds Joseph P. Nacchio in running the consumer and small business unit.
BUSINESS
February 28, 1997 | From Times Wires Services
AT&T Corp. President John R. Walter on Thursday pushed ahead with a much-awaited overhaul of the company, centralizing control of its disparate businesses and cutting hundreds of management jobs. The action, just four months after Walter was hired as the future replacement for Chairman and Chief Executive Robert E. Allen, is intended to revitalize core businesses, cut costs and make management more accountable to Walter.
BUSINESS
October 24, 1996 | THOMAS S. MULLIGAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Tapping a relative unknown to solve its high-profile problems, AT&T Corp. surprised the business world Wednesday by naming John R. Walter, 49-year-old chairman of commercial printer R.R. Donnelley & Sons Co., as the telephone giant's new president, chief operating officer and heir to Chairman and Chief Executive Robert E. Allen.
BUSINESS
October 9, 2010 | By E. Scott Reckard, Los Angeles Times
Jurors in the fraud trial of former Countrywide Financial Corp. executives will be allowed to see e-mails and a handwritten note from the lender's former chief financial officer, who said he feared becoming a "magnet [for] prosecution" and told his father, "I can lose my net worth or go to jail for things I don't even know," a judge ruled Friday. The documents "go to the heart of the issues in this case" by shedding light on the thinking of former CFO Eric P. Sieracki, U.S. District Judge John J. Walter said in making his decision.
NATIONAL
June 11, 2010 | By Kim Murphy, Los Angeles Times
For years, his seed catalogs were scrutinized by discerning cannabis cultivators across the U.S. and Canada, much like the ladies of Cumbria might fuss over Chiltern's inventories of sweet peas and heirloom tomatoes. There was Blue Heaven pot, capable of producing a "euphoric, anti-anxiety high," or Crown Royal, whose "flower tops come to a flat golden crown, sparkling with gems of THC," or Hawaiian Sativa, with its "menthol flavor that tingles the taste buds and tickles the brain."
OPINION
August 25, 2010
This commentary was written by Gil Kerlikowske, John Walters, Barry McCaffrey, Lee Brown, Bob Martinez and William Bennett, directors of the Office of National Drug Control Policy in the administrations of Presidents Obama, George W. Bush, Bill Clinton and George H.W. Bush. Californians will face an important decision in November when they vote on whether to legalize marijuana. Proponents of Proposition 19, the Regulate, Control and Tax Cannabis Act of 2010, rely on two main arguments: that legalizing and taxing marijuana would generate much-needed revenue, and that legalization would allow law enforcement to focus on other crimes.
BUSINESS
February 28, 1997 | From Times Wires Services
AT&T Corp. President John R. Walter on Thursday pushed ahead with a much-awaited overhaul of the company, centralizing control of its disparate businesses and cutting hundreds of management jobs. The action, just four months after Walter was hired as the future replacement for Chairman and Chief Executive Robert E. Allen, is intended to revitalize core businesses, cut costs and make management more accountable to Walter.
BUSINESS
December 23, 1996 | From Associated Press
Putting his first major stamp on AT&T Corp., new President John R. Walter has replaced the head of the company's ailing consumer unit with one of its top marketing managers. Gail J. McGovern, executive vice president of AT&T's business markets division, succeeds Joseph P. Nacchio in running the consumer and small business unit.
BUSINESS
October 24, 1996 | THOMAS S. MULLIGAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Tapping a relative unknown to solve its high-profile problems, AT&T Corp. surprised the business world Wednesday by naming John R. Walter, 49-year-old chairman of commercial printer R.R. Donnelley & Sons Co., as the telephone giant's new president, chief operating officer and heir to Chairman and Chief Executive Robert E. Allen.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 27, 1994
I am an operator of a business in Ventura as well as a voter, and I am extremely concerned about the possible closure of Point Mugu and Port Hueneme military bases in Ventura County due to the Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC-95) process enacted by Congress. The economy here is very fragile and definitely cannot stand to lose the revenue and jobs associated with these possible closures. Many businesses here in the city of Ventura barely break even now. A major loss of business to the area could be catastrophic for a lot of them.
WORLD
December 10, 2006 | From Times Wire Reports
The top U.S. anti-drug official said Afghan poppies would be sprayed with herbicide to combat an opium trade that produced a record heroin haul this year. The Afghan government has not publicly said it will spray, but John Walters, the director of the U.S. Office of National Drug Control Policy, said President Hamid Karzai and other officials had agreed to ground spraying.
BUSINESS
May 9, 1995 | Jack Searles
If employees at Ventura's Doubletree Hotel have appeared laid back recently, it's because they have bought into so-called casual days to aid victims of the Oklahoma City bombing. On the past two Fridays, most staff members who donated $3 were allowed to dress casually. Managers had to pay $5 for the privilege. John Walters, the hotel's general manager, said donation cans have been placed throughout the facility so guests and others can also take part in the drive.
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