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A woman who rose from the sales floor to become a top executive for the Nordstrom department store chain has left her position and begun "an extended personal leave of absence," a company spokeswoman said Friday. Betsy Sanders, an 18-year Nordstrom employee, has stepped down as vice president and general manager of the burgeoning chain's Southern California stores. Neither Sanders nor other Nordstrom officials would discuss the departure.
March 2, 2014 | By Patrick McGreevy
SACRAMENTO - State Sen. Ronald S. Calderon said Sunday that he was taking a paid leave of absence while he fights federal corruptions charges, costing the Senate Democrats their supermajority and potentially affecting their ability to pass some of their priority bills for months. The Democrat from Montebello was charged last week with accepting nearly $100,000 in bribes as well as gourmet meals and high-priced golf games in exchange for actions on legislation. Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg (D-Sacramento)
Murray Sperber awoke too early again last Friday morning in the little white house a few blocks from Indiana University. It happens often lately, and he hates that his lack of sleep has hardened his personality and reddened his eyes. He pulled a gray Albuquerque Dukes T-shirt over his head and laced on a pair of running shoes. He has the blocky legs of a hockey player, which he was as a boy in Montreal, and the clunky glasses of an English professor, which he is at Indiana.
February 25, 2014 | By Patrick McGreevy
SACRAMENTO - Democratic state Sen. Roderick Wright on Tuesday was granted a paid leave of absence from his position as he awaits sentencing in May on eight felony counts of perjury and voter fraud, leaving the Democratic supermajority no votes to spare in the upper house. Wright's decision could hasten Senate action against Sen. Ronald S. Calderon (D-Montebello), who was indicted last week on 24 federal counts involving the acceptance of nearly $100,000 in bribes in exchange for influencing legislation.
The future of Long Beach Police Chief Lawrence Binkley may be decided Monday when the town's embattled top law enforcement officer and the city manager meet to discuss whether Binkley ought to take a leave of absence while he's under investigation, a city official said Saturday. The options run from "the chief being dismissed to the chief staying on," said Councilman Tom Clark, who spoke with City Manager James Hankla on Saturday morning.
When PBS' conservative critics want to blast the public network for showing too many controversial programs--on gay themes or with a supposed liberal bias--the program mentioned with the greatest frequency is "P.O.V.," whose name stands for "Point of View." It was "P.O.V.," for example, that last year broadcast Marlon Riggs' controversial program about black gay experiences, "Tongues Untied," and this year showed Riggs' film on images of African Americans in media, "Color Adjustment." "P.O.V."
August 12, 1989 | ROBYN NORWOOD
Cal State Fullerton offensive line coach Larry Manfull has taken a medical leave of absence and will miss the 1989 football season. Manfull, 48, has coached at Fullerton for nine seasons. He is the only remaining member of Coach Gene Murphy's original staff. Don Morel, who has assisted Manfull the past two seasons, will replace him as offensive line coach. "We look forward to having Larry back as soon as possible," Murphy said.
March 19, 1992 | TOM McQUEENEY
The City Council has granted Councilman Orbrey Duke a leave of absence to allow him time to recover from strokes he suffered earlier this year after heart surgery. Duke, 61, last attended the Feb. 4 council meeting and left early because of fatigue. The former police chief suffered a heart attack in October and has been in and out of the hospital after suffering from more than one stroke. Under state law, absence from office for 60 days without leave requires the city to appoint a replacement.
November 23, 2012 | By David Zahniser and Corina Knoll, Los Angeles Times
Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa's top appointee on the Board of Public Works will take a leave of absence following a Times report that she is the subject of a child endangerment investigation, a mayoral aide said Thursday. The mayor said he did not think that Andrea Alarcon, 33, should resign from her post, which pays $130,000 per year. He would not discuss the police case, which was opened after Alarcon's 11-year-old daughter was found unattended Friday night at City Hall.
June 25, 2012 | By Rick Pearson and Katherine Skiba, This post has been corrected, as indicated below.
U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr.'s office disclosed Monday that the veteran Democratic congressman has been on medical leave from Congress for the last two weeks and is being treated for exhaustion. In a statement from his office, spokesman Frank Watkins said the 17-year congressman went on medical leave June 10. “He asks that you respect his family's privacy,” the statement said, adding that his congressional offices remain open for constituents. The statement was the first public disclosure that Jackson has been on medical leave for two weeks.
June 13, 2012 | By Jason Song and Jack Dolan, Los Angeles Times
A longtime Los Angeles County employee who now is the director of beaches and harbors was nominated Tuesday to temporarily run the beleaguered assessor's office. John Noguez, who was elected assessor in 2010, announced this month that he will take a paid leave of absence while county prosecutors investigate whether he and his top aides illegally lowered property taxes for wealthy property owners and contributors to his campaign. County supervisors asked Chief Executive William T Fujioka last week to suggest people who could fill the empty chief deputy assessor position and oversee the office.
January 5, 2012 | By Richard Verrier, Los Angeles Times
Bruce Dow, the beleaguered chief executive of the Screen Actors Guild-Producers Pension and Health Plans, which have been rocked by allegations of misconduct, has taken a leave of absence. Dow has "requested and been granted a leave of absence from his duties," trustees for the plans said late Wednesday. In an interview, the veteran plan manager said he requested a 60-day break on medical grounds and is not resigning his post. The pension plans' chief operating officer, Christopher Dowdell, will take on day-to-day management responsibilities, the trustees said.
October 7, 2011 | By Joe Flint, Los Angeles Times
Newspaper and television giant Gannett Co. is restructuring its executive ranks in the wake of the sudden resignation of its chairman and chief executive over health issues. Craig Dubow, 56, who has been with Gannett for 30 years, resigned Thursday afternoon because of disability, the company said. Dubow had been on a leave of absence since Sept. 15 to deal with a recurring back issue. He had previously taken a three-month leave of absence in 2009 after having back and hip surgery.
June 13, 2011 | By Kathleen Hennessey
The House of Representatives has granted Rep. Anthony Weiner a two-week leave of absence, even as the top House Democrat made clear that the beleaguered New York congressman was not wanted back at the Capitol. The request for a leave was approved Monday evening by unanimous consent. Shortly after, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi repeated her call for Weiner's resignation and told reporters that she hoped her colleague "will hear this and know that it's in his best interest for him to leave Congress.
A day after asking its president to step down, Abbey Healthcare Group Inc. said Thursday that it has withdrawn its request "pending further immediate discussions" between the home health care provider and its second-in-command, Jerilyn P. Asher. Timothy M. Aitken, Abbey's chairman and chief executive, said in a prepared statement that he is "hopeful that there will be an appropriate outcome to these discussions."
April 27, 1991 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
April Glaspie, the former U.S. ambassador to Iraq, will take a leave of absence for one year to teach at a university in the United States, the State Department said. Glaspie, 49, has been working on Persian Gulf matters at the State Department since leaving Iraq shortly before the invasion of Kuwait last August. A department official said that Glaspie will then return to her diplomatic duties.
June 12, 2011 | By James Oliphant and Kathleen Hennessey, Washington Bureau
Facing the most intense calls yet for his resignation, Rep. Anthony Weiner said Saturday that he would seek professional help in the wake of a still-raging scandal over his online sexual liaisons with at least six women. After House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and other top Democrats declared that the New York Democrat should quit, Weiner's office instead said that he would take a leave of absence to seek treatment. Weiner "departed this morning to seek professional treatment to focus on becoming a better husband and healthier person," a spokeswoman for the congressman said.
February 23, 2011 | By Jessica Guynn and Dawn C. Chmielewski, Los Angeles Times
Apple Inc. has pulled off a string of runaway hits ? like the iPhone and the iPad ? that have revolutionized every industry they touched. It has become the world's second-most-valuable company, worth more than $300 billion. But when shareholders meet Wednesday at the company's Cupertino, Calif., headquarters, the buzz will not be about Apple's next sleek new gadget or soaring profits. Much of the talk will be about Chief Executive Steve Jobs and what Apple would do without him. The secretive Apple has been reluctant to talk publicly about Jobs' battle with a rare form of pancreatic cancer and a liver transplant.
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