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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 26, 1995 | ERROL A. COCKFIELD Jr., TIMES STAFF WRITER
Metrolink authorities on Wednesday were investigating whether an engineer misread a sign, prompting him to drive a commuter train too fast through an intersection, injuring several passengers who were thrown from their seats. Paramedics treated at least three passengers for minor injuries, but no one was seriously hurt in the Monday incident near Allen Avenue. The train was en route from downtown to Ventura County.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
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)
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NEWS
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.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
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.
NEWS
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.
BUSINESS
February 10, 2001 | Marc Ballon
Peregrine Pharmaceuticals Inc., a Tustin biopharmaceutical company, said Friday that John Bonfiglio, its chief executive and president, has taken a leave of absence for an unspecified length of time. The company said in a news release that director Edward J. Legere was appointed as interim chief executive and president. Executives could not be reached for comment. Bonfiglio joined Techniclone Corp., as Peregrine was then known, in 1997 as a vice president.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
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)
NATIONAL
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.
SPORTS
July 26, 1985 | STEVE HENSON, Times Staff Writer
Jerry White, who coached Oxnard College to Western State Conference baseball titles the past two years, has requested a leave of absence from teaching and coaching for the 1986 spring semester, according to the president of the college. At least one returning Oxnard starter has indicated he will transfer to Moorpark College's already well stocked program if White's request is approved. Ed Robings, president of Oxnard College, said Thursday that White's request will be discussed Aug.
SPORTS
April 17, 1996 | STEVE KRESAL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Dennis Dixon, who became the football coach at Golden West College last season, is taking a leave of absence for health reasons, Athletic Director Tom Hermstad said Tuesday. Mike Shaughnessy, an assistant at Golden West the last 17 seasons, is the interim head coach. Dixon, 49, who wants to keep the nature of his illness private, will remain a physical education teacher. "I think everybody knows I have some health problems," said Dixon, who coached the Rustlers to a 5-5 record last season.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
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.
NEWS
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.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
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.
BUSINESS
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.
BUSINESS
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.
NEWS
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.
SPORTS
March 24, 1999 | RANDY HARVEY
I was on an airplane last week when the pilot left the cockpit and took the seat next to me. He said he was taking a leave of absence. He didn't apologize. He said he had to get away, kind of clear his head and make sure that flying planes was the right thing for him to do. Because he didn't know if he really wanted to fly planes. Thanks to the co-pilot, we arrived safely at our destination. But then I was mugged, although there was a policeman nearby.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 12, 2000
Seal Beach City Manager Keith Till began an indefinite leave of absence Tuesday at his own request. Mayor Patty Campbell and other city officials would not comment on the reason, and Till could not be reached for comment. A written staff announcement Tuesday stated that Assistant City Manager Dan Dorsey will take over during Till's absence and will have "complete and total authority for the day-to-day operations of the city." Till, 47, was hired in 1995.
NATIONAL
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.
BUSINESS
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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