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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.
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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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November 10, 2006 | Diane Pucin, Times Staff Writer
It has been nearly two months since a fatal accident involving four UC Riverside basketball players and two of their friends, but the tragedy of that night is still raw. Which is one reason why Riverside Coach David Spencer won't be with his team tonight in Ames, Iowa. Last Friday, a little more than a month after he was inconsolable at an on-campus memorial service and exactly a week before his team's opener at Iowa State, Spencer announced he was taking a medical leave of absence.
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.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 17, 2005 | Charles Ornstein and Kimi Yoshino, Times Staff Writers
UC Irvine placed the chief of its medical center on paid administrative leave Wednesday, less than a week after shutting down the hospital's scandal-stricken liver transplant program. Dr. Ralph Cygan, chief executive officer of UCI Medical Center in Orange, will remain off the job while a committee of experts explores why the hospital turned down scores of donated organs even as patients on the waiting list were dying.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 18, 2004 | Stuart Pfeifer, Times Staff Writer
The Orange County Grand Jury recommended Monday that the county change its personnel policies to reduce the time employees may spend on paid leave during disciplinary reviews. In a five-year period starting July 1, 1998, Orange County's government spent an average of $975,000 per year on employees who were forced to stay off the job while on paid administrative leave, the report noted.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 23, 2002 | GREGG JONES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Gov. Gray Davis has decided to sign legislation allowing most California workers to take paid leave after the birth or adoption of a child or to care for sick family members, administration officials said Sunday. Davis will sign the measure today at UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles, officials said, capping one of the most closely watched issues of the legislative session and making California the first state to enact a comprehensive paid family leave program.
BUSINESS
May 9, 2007 | Claudia Eller, Times Staff Writer
Chris Albrecht temporarily stepped aside as chairman and chief executive of Home Box Office on Tuesday after his weekend arrest on suspicion of assaulting his girlfriend. But the incident raises questions about how the cable channel handled an earlier allegation of battery involving Albrecht. In 1991, Time Warner Inc.'
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 7, 2009 | Jason Song
The teacher whom the Los Angeles school district has spent seven years and nearly $2 million trying to fire spoke publicly for the first time Wednesday, saying he did not sexually harass students and is the target of discrimination. Matthew Kim, a former special education teacher at Grant High School in Van Nuys, had declined to speak to The Times numerous times over the last several months.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 13, 2004 | Erin Ailworth, Times Staff Writer
The police chief of Palos Verdes Estates is not expected to return from a forced absence, city officials and his attorney said Friday. Chief Timm Browne, 54, was placed on paid administrative leave Feb. 20, said City Manager Jim Hendrickson, who declined to elaborate on Browne's removal because of an ongoing internal investigation. Browne, who has been with the department for six years, has not yet been told why he is being investigated, his Palo Alto-based attorney Robert Aaronson said.
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August 23, 2013 | Lee Romney
The executive recruited two years ago to correct deep-seated problems at the state's mental hospitals is the subject of a sexual harassment investigation that was launched within a week of her state Senate confirmation, according to two independent sources with firsthand knowledge of the matter. Kathy Gaither, chief deputy director of the Department of State Hospitals, has been on paid administrative leave since July 15. In a brief email last month to notify employees, Cliff Allenby, the department's acting director, said Gaither would be out of the office for an extended period because of "unforeseen circumstances.
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.
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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.
NATIONAL
May 19, 2009 | David G. Savage
The Supreme Court on Monday dealt a setback to women who took pregnancy leaves from work before 1979. The year before, Congress changed the law and said pregnancy must be treated like other temporary disabilities. In a 7-2 decision, the court agreed with AT&T Corp. and refused to award pension credits to those who took a pregnancy leave before the change. The ruling in AT&T vs. Hulteen reversed a decision of the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals.
BUSINESS
August 1, 2000 | From Bloomberg News
Unify Corp. said Monday it will restate earnings for fiscal 2000 and possibly some of 1999 and placed two top executives on leave, after the maker of electronic-commerce software found revenue was improperly stated. Unify also said earnings for the fiscal first quarter ended Monday will miss analyst expectations of 9 cents a share. The San Jose-based company's audit committee of directors hired PricewaterhouseCoopers to help with its investigation.
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.
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.
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