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February 22, 2008 | From Times Wire Services
Starbucks Corp. said it would eliminate 600 positions and restructure operations as it seeks to reverse a decline in customer visits. About 220 workers were laid off, with other reductions coming from the elimination of open positions, Seattle-based Starbucks said in a statement. Most of those who lost their jobs were support personnel.
April 11, 2014 | By Louis Sahagun
Federal wildlife officials on Friday said Devil's Hole pupfish have laid eggs in captivity for the first time, a biological breakthrough that could save the nearly extinct species. "We're thrilled - we've passed a major milestone," said Olin Feuerbacher, an aquaculturist at the Ash Meadows Fish Conservation Facility in Amargosa Valley, Nev., which is home to all 29 of the federally endangered Devil's Hole pupfish now in captivity. "We now have a good chance of establishing a captive lifeboat population.
February 7, 2009
April 2, 2014 | By Oliver Gettell
Owen Gleiberman, a film critic for Entertainment Weekly for more than two decades, was laid off from the magazine along with six other staff members on Wednesday, according to Poynter. The others are senior writer Josh Rottenberg, staff writer Annie Barrett, music critic Nick Catucci, senior editor Kerrie Mitchell, deputy design director David Schlow and product director Chad Schlegel, Poynter said . Gleiberman was one of EW's best-known and most widely read bylines, having written at the magazine since its launch in 1990.
October 28, 2009
February 18, 1992
In California we used to be laid back; now we're just laid off. SCOTT RINGWELSKI, Long Beach
August 20, 1995
The situation in the Balkans calls for this line by William Shakespeare: "See what a scourge is laid upon your hate." HERBERT ZITTAU La Jolla
February 23, 2002
It was so inspiring to read about Mo Vaughn and his happiness to be back on the East Coast. Too bad he had to be blinded by all those millions of dollars the Angels threw at him to entice him out here and he thus failed to realize that this part of the country is so "laid back." That must have had a great deal to do with his playing, which was "laid back" most of the time. I, for one, am just too mellowed out to miss him, but I have a feeling that the Mets are going to find out that players like Mo can't turn it on and off whenever they feel like it. Mo might just continue his laid-back approach in New York.
March 26, 1995
Regarding your article about Orange County employees ("Coping Without Jobs--or Answers," March 19): Excuse me, but where were the tears and vast outpouring of sympathy for the thousands of private-sector employees who lost their jobs in the county over the past few years? Are they somehow more responsible for a company layoff than county workers are for the present fiasco? Is a county worker less deserving of the short end of the stick when management screws up? Is their loss of income somehow more devastating?
September 16, 2013 | By Tom Kington
GIGLIO, Italy - Twenty months after it capsized off the Italian coast in a disaster that killed 32 people, the Costa Concordia cruise ship emerged from the Mediterranean on Monday thanks to a painstaking $800-million salvage effort. Fifty-six giant pulleys slowly heaved the half-submerged vessel back to an upright position in a 19-hour operation that went into the early hours of Tuesday, revealing a section of hull darkened by rust and algae during months underwater. "The rotation has finished its course, we are at zero degrees, the ship is resting on the platforms," said Italy's civil protection chief, Franco Gabrielli, at a 4 a.m. news conference on Giglio island, where he was applauded and cheered by residents.
March 14, 2014 | Kate Mather
Of all the mourners who filled the 3,500-seat cathedral Thursday -- including hundreds of police officers, a host of city officials, the governor -- it was the people sitting in the front row at Officer Nicholas Lee's funeral who mattered the most. One by one, those who eulogized the Los Angeles police officer turned their attention to his wife and two daughters. Lee was a dedicated cop, they said. But above all else, he was a family man. "That's what I'm most proud of," said Capt.
March 13, 2014 | By Kate Mather
The longtime Los Angeles police officer killed last week in a Beverly Hills crash  will be laid to rest Thursday following a public funeral service at a downtown cathedral.  The funeral for Officer Nicholas Lee, a nearly 16-year department veteran, will begin at 9 a.m. at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels, the LAPD said. The service is open to the public, however officials warned seating inside would be very limited. California Gov. Jerry Brown is scheduled to attend the service, his office announced Wednesday.
March 10, 2014 | By Bettina Boxall
In 1970, Joseph Sax wrote a law review article that laid the foundation for a court case that would become famous in the annals of California water. More than a decade after publication of Sax's seminal essay on the public trust doctrine, the California Supreme Court ruled that the state had a duty to take into account the public trust in allocating water resources - an opinion that ultimately forced Los Angeles to reduce diversions from the Mono Lake basin in the Eastern Sierra.
February 5, 2014 | By Maria L. La Ganga
SEATTLE - First came the Seattle Seahawks' blowout victory, one of the most lopsided final scores in Super Bowl history. Then the unofficial celebration burbled up, a little Sunday night mayhem in polite Seattle fashion - a few torched sofas, a damaged historic building, maybe half a dozen arrests. A Twitter hashtag (#HowSeattleRiots) followed, with tweets mocking the ways a laid-back citizenry goes crazy when its home team wins the Vince Lombardi Trophy for the first time: “Throw garbage in the compost-only bin.” “The Priuses are honking.” “Wearing sandals without your socks.” Tuesday, the president called.
January 31, 2014 | By Patrick Kevin Day
As "The Tonight Show" moves from its longtime Burbank home to New York City, where it originally debuted, 164 staffers will be laid off, an NBC spokesman confirmed on Friday. The layoffs, which were first reported in the Burbank Leader, involve primarily production-based jobs and were not a surprise. Last May, NBC announced that Leno would leave "The Tonight Show" after 22 years (minus a few months when Conan O'Brien hosted) and be replaced by the New York-based Jimmy Fallon. The week leading up to the 2014 Winter Olympics was picked to be Leno's final week on the show.
January 16, 2014 | By Ken Bensinger
An ambitious bet on print journalism in Southern California was dealt a blow this week when the owner of the Orange County Register and Riverside Press-Enterprise laid off dozens of employees at the two papers. The elimination of 71 employees, many of them seasoned journalists, marks a sharp reversal by Aaron Kushner, who controls Freedom Communications Inc., which owns both papers. The former greeting card executive had spent much of the last 18 months growing his publications, acquiring additional news outlets and hiring more than 100 reporters and editors in the process.
Victor Davis, Canada's flamboyant Olympic gold-medal swimmer, died Monday from injuries incurred Saturday in an accident that Montreal police still are trying to unravel. Davis, 25, was pronounced dead at 11 a.m. PST, said Jacques Charbonneau, a spokesman for Notre Dame Hospital in Montreal. Doctors gave Davis little chance of surviving after suffering a severe skull fracture, brain and spinal damage and multiple bruises from being hit by a car.
March 14, 1988 | ROBERT L. JACKSON, Times Staff Writer
In the late 1950s, Jimmy Swaggart was roaming around the back roads of Louisiana in a broken-down Chevrolet, earning about $40 a week from his preaching and gospel singing. He has come a long way since then. The controversial evangelist now heads a tax-exempt enterprise that ranks, by almost any measure, as one of the most successful of its kind. Jimmy Swaggart World Ministries and its Bible college boasted revenues of $150 million in 1987--more than $500,000 each working day.
January 13, 2014 | By Jim Puzzanghera
WASHINGTON -- About 17% of workers expect to be laid off in the coming year, according to results of a newly launched consumer survey from the Federal Reserve. The figure for December was down from about 18% the previous month but up from about 15% in June, according to the initial results of the Survey of Consumer Expectations from the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. About 22% of consumers expect to voluntarily switch jobs in the year ahead, down slightly from November but up from about 19% in June, the survey reported.
December 18, 2013 | By Mikael Wood
Celine Dion was on a Studio City soundstage last week, rehearsing for her performance on a holiday TV special. Ne-Yo had joined the French Canadian singer to run through "Incredible," a duet from Dion's new album, but almost as soon as she'd tilted her head back to unleash a flurry of octave-scaling notes, an abashed expression flashed across her face. "I was too early," she told Ne-Yo. Then she laughed, aware perhaps that no one else in the room had noticed. "Hey, even when we're bad, we're good," she said.
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