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August 26, 1990
Why hasn't anyone in politics (in California), the media or the public asked Gov. Deukmejian to postpone the 5-cent tax on gasoline until the emergency in the Persian Gulf is over. We don't mind paying the tax after the price on gasoline comes back to the level before this Mideast confrontations, but it is too much to ask us to pay the 5-cent tax, too. RICHRD METH Desert Hot Springs
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April 14, 2002 | MASSIE RITSCH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The school bus strike that has disrupted service for thousands of Los Angeles children is likely to continue this week, after union negotiators rejected a three-year contract offer Saturday, the drivers' union said. Union negotiators plan to recommend that the 842 striking school bus drivers reject the three-year contract on Monday.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 15, 1990
The Los Angeles Unified School District is making plans to check the criminal record of every bus driver hired by private contractors if the state does not stiffen its own licensing procedures. School board member Julie Korenstein said Wednesday that the proposed change comes as a result of the Jan. 16 arrest of Laidlaw Transport driver Harold Keith Lone, who was caught driving a bus in Encino with a blood alcohol level three times the legal limit.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 10, 1999 | SEEMA MEHTA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Despite a warning from a former Los Angeles transportation commissioner and public misgivings about quality of service, the Orange County Transportation Authority on Monday broke with its standing policy and agreed to hire a single company to provide all of its small-bus and van service such as programs for the disabled and senior citizens. Awarding the $93-million contract to Laidlaw Transit Services Inc.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 1, 1990
A company whose school bus driver was arrested on drunk driving charges has told Los Angeles school officials it will do a better job of investigating job applicants. The driver, Harold Keith Lone, was employed by Laidlaw Transit and transported students under the company's contract with the Los Angeles Unified School District.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 16, 1990
A school bus driver with five previous drunk-driving convictions who was intoxicated in January when he arrived to pick up a busload of children at Lanai elementary school in Encino pleaded guilty on Thursday to drunk driving and perjury charges.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 6, 1990
A state Assembly committee will look into the hiring practices and supervision at Laidlaw Transit, the largest school transportation contractor in Los Angeles, following the arrests of two Laidlaw employees accused of driving buses while drunk. Assemblyman Richard Katz (D-Sylmar) said the Assembly Transportation Committee, which he chairs, will review Laidlaw practices at a hearing Feb. 15.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 10, 1999 | SEEMA MEHTA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Despite a warning from a former Los Angeles transportation commissioner and public misgivings about quality of service, the Orange County Transportation Authority on Monday broke with its standing policy and agreed to hire a single company to provide all of its small-bus and van service such as programs for the disabled and senior citizens. Awarding the $93-million contract to Laidlaw Transit Services Inc.
BUSINESS
May 12, 1988 | From Reuters
Laidlaw Transportation Chairman Michael DeGroote, unable to attract a buyer for his entire company, said Wednesday he has sold his controlling stake in North America's largest school bus operator to Canadian Pacific for $404 million ($500 million Canadian). DeGroote, who had wanted to sell Laidlaw whole for an estimated $4.45 billion ($5.5 billion Canadian), said CP's bid for a 47.2% voting interest was the only offer.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 10, 1999
Despite a warning from a former Los Angeles transportation commissioner and public misgivings about quality of service, Orange County officials Monday broke with standing policy and hired a single company to provide small bus and van service--including programs for the disabled and seniors. Awarding the $93-million contract to Laidlaw Transit Services Inc.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 10, 1999
Despite a warning from a former Los Angeles transportation commissioner and public misgivings about quality of service, Orange County officials Monday broke with standing policy and hired a single company to provide small bus and van service--including programs for the disabled and seniors. Awarding the $93-million contract to Laidlaw Transit Services Inc.
NEWS
August 26, 1990
Why hasn't anyone in politics (in California), the media or the public asked Gov. Deukmejian to postpone the 5-cent tax on gasoline until the emergency in the Persian Gulf is over. We don't mind paying the tax after the price on gasoline comes back to the level before this Mideast confrontations, but it is too much to ask us to pay the 5-cent tax, too. RICHRD METH Desert Hot Springs
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 19, 1990
A Laidlaw Transit school bus driver pleaded no contest to a charge he had sex with a 15-year-old Burbank girl he drove to classes for hearing-impaired junior high school students, authorities said Friday. Manny G. Acosta, 33, of North Hollywood, entered the plea Thursday in Burbank Municipal Court in exchange for a promise from the district attorney's office not to seek a sentence of more than 16 months in prison, prosecutors said. Sentencing is set for June 8.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 5, 1990 | MICHAEL CONNELLY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A driver for Laidlaw Transit has been arrested on charges of having sex with a 15-year-old, hearing-impaired Burbank girl he drove to junior high school, authorities said. Manny G. Acosta, 33, of North Hollywood, pleaded not guilty Friday to unlawful sexual intercourse with a minor, a felony, and was being held in the Burbank jail on $8,000 bail. The arrest, coupled with other recent problems involving drivers of Laidlaw Transit Inc.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 16, 1990
A school bus driver with five previous drunk-driving convictions who was intoxicated in January when he arrived to pick up a busload of children at Lanai elementary school in Encino pleaded guilty on Thursday to drunk driving and perjury charges.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 15, 1990
The Los Angeles Unified School District is making plans to check the criminal record of every bus driver hired by private contractors if the state does not stiffen its own licensing procedures. School board member Julie Korenstein said Wednesday that the proposed change comes as a result of the Jan. 16 arrest of Laidlaw Transport driver Harold Keith Lone, who was caught driving a bus in Encino with a blood alcohol level three times the legal limit.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 19, 1990
A Laidlaw Transit school bus driver pleaded no contest to a charge he had sex with a 15-year-old Burbank girl he drove to classes for hearing-impaired junior high school students, authorities said Friday. Manny G. Acosta, 33, of North Hollywood, entered the plea Thursday in Burbank Municipal Court in exchange for a promise from the district attorney's office not to seek a sentence of more than 16 months in prison, prosecutors said. Sentencing is set for June 8.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 5, 1990 | MICHAEL CONNELLY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A driver for Laidlaw Transit has been arrested on charges of having sex with a 15-year-old, hearing-impaired Burbank girl he drove to junior high school, authorities said. Manny G. Acosta, 33, of North Hollywood, pleaded not guilty Friday to unlawful sexual intercourse with a minor, a felony, and was being held in the Burbank jail on $8,000 bail. The arrest, coupled with other recent problems involving drivers of Laidlaw Transit Inc.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 6, 1990
A state Assembly committee will look into the hiring practices and supervision at Laidlaw Transit, the largest school transportation contractor in Los Angeles, following the arrests of two Laidlaw employees accused of driving buses while drunk. Assemblyman Richard Katz (D-Sylmar) said the Assembly Transportation Committee, which he chairs, will review Laidlaw practices at a hearing Feb. 15.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 1, 1990
A company whose school bus driver was arrested on drunk driving charges has told Los Angeles school officials it will do a better job of investigating job applicants. The driver, Harold Keith Lone, was employed by Laidlaw Transit and transported students under the company's contract with the Los Angeles Unified School District.
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