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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.
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)
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.
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.
January 20, 2001 | From Times Wire Services
A day after admitting he fathered a child outside his marriage, the Rev. Jesse Jackson won a unanimous vote of confidence Friday from the executive board of his Rainbow/PUSH Coalition, which granted him a leave of absence to "reconnect" with his family but insisted that he return when he is ready. Rainbow/PUSH Executive Vice President James T. Meeks, named acting president, said the board agreed "not to accept any thought of resignation or pullback on the part of Rev. Jackson."
January 4, 2008 | Stuart Pfeifer, Times Staff Writer
Orange County Sheriff Michael S. Carona intends to return to work Monday, ending a 60-day paid leave of absence initiated after he was charged with corruption in a federal grand jury indictment. It remained unclear how much time Carona would spend in the sheriff's Santa Ana headquarters when he returns to work. In a statement, the department said Undersheriff Jo Ann Galisky would continue to handle day-to-day operations after Carona's return.
The chief of personnel at the nation's largest training center for federal law enforcement officers is under investigation and has taken paid leave amid allegations of sexual harassment at the Georgia facility. D. Scott Richards, personnel officer at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center since 1990, requested the leave, according to papers filed in U.S. District Court in Georgia last week. The papers were filed in the case of Vicki D.
After three weeks of speculation, the Orange County district attorney's office said Friday that two former top deputies who were placed on administrative leave Jan. 5 will return to work Monday. Wallace Wade and Brent Romney, assistant district attorneys under former Dist. Atty. Mike Capizzi, will return to work as deputy district attorneys and will have no supervisorial responsibilities.
February 3, 1999 | From Times Wire Reports
A state police paramedic, who said he was denied parental leave, was a victim of discrimination because he's a man, a federal jury in Baltimore ruled in awarding him $375,000 in damages. Kevin Knussman, 41, claimed that he was deprived of his 14th Amendment right to equal protection and was illegally denied 12 weeks of leave guaranteed by the Family Leave Act.
October 1, 2005 | From Times Wire Reports
Andrew von Eschenbach, named last week as interim Food and Drug Administration commissioner to replace Lester Crawford, will take a leave of absence from his job as director of the National Cancer Institute, Sen. Barbara Mikulski said. Von Eschenbach also will "refrain from selected FDA activities that may be seen as a conflict of interest," Mikulski, a Maryland Democrat, said in a statement.
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.
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.
May 11, 2005 | From Dow Jones/Associated Press
Pension-fund giant TIAA-CREF on Tuesday said its chief financial officer, Elizabeth Monrad, is taking an unpaid leave of absence after receiving word from regulators that she may face charges stemming from her previous work at one of Berkshire Hathaway Inc.'s insurance companies. Monrad, who asked for the leave, received a so-called Wells notice from the Securities and Exchange Commission, a sign that she is likely to face charges of violating securities law.
January 26, 2007 | From Times Wire Reports
Moshe Katsav temporarily relinquished his powers as Israel's president but defied demands from officials to quit and spare the nation more anguish over rape and sexual assault allegations leveled against him. A parliamentary committee narrowly approved Katsav's request for a leave of absence of up to three months. Dozens of lawmakers pressed ahead with a move to oust him.
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.
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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