CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 23, 2012 |
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 |
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 |
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 |
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 |
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 |
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.