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BUSINESS
December 31, 2011 | By David Sarno, Los Angeles Times
A letter detailing allegations of sexual harassment against former Hewlett-Packard Co. Chief Executive Mark V. Hurd is renewing interest in the year-old scandal but is not expected to hurt his position at Oracle Corp. The content of the June 2010 letter, which eventually led to Hurd's ouster from HP, was disclosed Thursday after a federal judge in Delaware ruled that releasing the letter would not violate Hurd's privacy rights. Prepared by Los Angeles attorney Gloria Allred, the letter chronicles Hurd's alleged efforts to woo Jodie Fisher, an event hostess and actress.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 29, 1996
On Dec. 22, there appeared a letter concerning the TMC site just outside the city of Moorpark. It was in response to an earlier letter from Tim Kelly regarding his concerns about the approval recently granted. The Dec. 22 letter trumpets the benefits of the project. It was signed by Glen M. Reiser of Oxnard. Now, it just happens that on my desk there is a copy of a letter signed by Glen M. Reiser of Oxnard. The letterhead says, "Law Offices of Glen M. Reiser." The first paragraph of that letter reads: "My office represents Southdown, Inc. . . . and one of its companies, Transit Mixed Concrete Company ("TMC")
NATIONAL
November 26, 2002 | From Times Wire Reports
"Dear Governor-elect Racine," the letter from Florida Gov. Jeb Bush said. "Congratulations to you, your family and staff on your recent election!...." The only problem: Doug Racine was the loser in Vermont's gubernatorial election. "Congratulations have been made to Governor-elect Jim Douglas," Elizabeth Hirst, a Bush spokeswoman, said.
NEWS
November 2, 1987 | Associated Press
American peace activist Paul Alan Fisher said today that Contra rebels who abducted him and then released him almost two weeks later gave him a letter for President Daniel Ortega calling for peace talks. Fisher, 41, of Mill Valley, Calif., appeared before reporters looking tired. He said he was suffering from an infection and low-grade fever "but otherwise I don't feel bad. I am not planning to go home."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 9, 2011 | By Steve Chawkins, Los Angeles Times
A woman whose brother sent her a letter in 1944 will finally receive it ? with a little help from officials at California's Camp Roberts and one of the post's most famous enlisted men, the late comedian Red Skelton. Last month, the errant letter mysteriously arrived in the daily mail at Camp Roberts. It was postmarked in Montgomery, Ala., and addressed to Miss R.T. Fletcher at the base's Red Cross hospital, which had been torn down decades ago. Gary McMaster, the curator of the base museum, alerted the Montgomery Advertiser, the city's biggest newspaper.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 8, 1989 | ANTHONY PERRY
Steve Kelley, the conservative political cartoonist for the San Diego Union, has never been accused of timidity. He shows no mercy when liberal folly, as he defines it, comes within his cross hairs. "Political cartoonists, by nature, are bomb-chuckers," Kelley says. Occasionally, however, someone picks up an explosive device of his own and flings it back at the 30-year-old Dartmouth graduate.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 7, 2012 | By Jori Finkel, Los Angeles Times
Following sharp criticism from many corners of the art world, the board of trustees at the Museum of Contemporary Art has changed course and decided to fill the chief curator position left open by Paul Schimmel's forced resignation in June. A letter sent Monday from members of the board's executive committee - Maria Bell, Laurent Degryse, Cliff Einstein, David Johnson, Lillian Lovelace, Nancy Marks, Steven Mnuchin, Dallas Price-Van Breda and Jeffrey Soros - to fellow trustees informs them of the plan.
BUSINESS
March 6, 2012 | David Lazarus
Luis Campos designs games. Not your app-happy, iPaddy, smartphoney games. Old-school board games and word puzzles. Campos, 79, of North Hollywood figures he's concocted more than 40 games over the years. Two of them are patented and trademarked (although not particularly well known). Another is awaiting patent and trademark approval. So it wasn't entirely a surprise for Campos to have received a letter the other day from United States Trademark Registration Office alerting him that a payment of $375 was due. It was only after he picked his way through the fine print that Campos discovered United States Trademark Registration Office isn't really a government agency and that it offers no guarantee it will actually do anything to protect Campos' trademarks.
SPORTS
September 24, 2010 | By Bill Shaikin
A civic leader rallied support for Frank McCourt this week, writing an op-ed letter decrying the "piling on" against a Dodgers owner active in community affairs. "Frank has made mistakes and errors," the letter read, "but he has also delivered big-time when it comes to community benefits and seems to have much more to offer in the future. " McCourt and his estranged wife, Jamie, were in mediation Friday in an effort to settle their divorce amid a highly publicized trial. Steve Soboroff, a businessman and former mayoral candidate, said he wrote the letter and solicited others to sign it. He said his efforts were not at the request of McCourt, and that city leaders should not condemn an owner who has used the Dodgers to reach out to the community.
NATIONAL
December 4, 2004 | From Times Wire Reports
A copy of the letter written by the Texas commander at the battle of the Alamo pleading for backup and pledging "victory or death" was auctioned in San Antonio for $299,200. The letter from William Barret Travis, one of four known copies, was sold along with a later letter that announced the defenders had lost the March 1836 battle, said Lauren Gioia, a spokeswoman for Sotheby's. The second letter was auctioned for $78,000. Both were from a private collection.
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