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June 16, 1991 | ROBERT E. DALLOS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In the midst of recent discussions about balancing Los Angeles' $3.9-billion budget, City Councilwoman Joy Picus suggested that badly needed funds could be raised by selling the city's bustling airport to a private company. The idea of privatizing Los Angeles International Airport did not fly. In fact, the proposal, which backers say would yield the city more than $1.5 billion immediately, had been unsuccessfully grounded before. Still, the revival of the privatization issue in the midst of L.A.'
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BUSINESS
July 21, 1998
* Turf Construction Inc. in Camarillo has been awarded a contract for $224,525 from Ventura County to install water lines along Walnut Canyon Road one mile north of Moorpark city limits. The project is scheduled to be completed Sept. 23. * Acacia Landscape & Erosion Control in Santa Barbara has been awarded a contract for $21,936 from Ventura County to landscape the Arroyo Simi Wetland Development.
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BUSINESS
April 2, 1991 | DAVID G. SAVAGE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Supreme Court on Monday gave local government officials broad immunity from antitrust lawsuits, even when they conspire to protect a business monopoly. The 6-3 decision means that excluded competitors cannot use federal antitrust laws to challenge decisions made by a city or county. So long as local officials are exercising a legal power conferred by the state, they are shielded from liability, the court said. The ruling, written by Justice Antonin Scalia, frees the city of Columbia, S.C.
BUSINESS
June 16, 1991 | ROBERT E. DALLOS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In the midst of recent discussions about balancing Los Angeles' $3.9-billion budget, City Councilwoman Joy Picus suggested that badly needed funds could be raised by selling the city's bustling airport to a private company. The idea of privatizing Los Angeles International Airport did not fly. In fact, the proposal, which backers say would yield the city more than $1.5 billion immediately, had been unsuccessfully grounded before. Still, the revival of the privatization issue in the midst of L.A.'
BUSINESS
July 21, 1998
* Turf Construction Inc. in Camarillo has been awarded a contract for $224,525 from Ventura County to install water lines along Walnut Canyon Road one mile north of Moorpark city limits. The project is scheduled to be completed Sept. 23. * Acacia Landscape & Erosion Control in Santa Barbara has been awarded a contract for $21,936 from Ventura County to landscape the Arroyo Simi Wetland Development.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 20, 2004 | From a Times Staff Writer
The local chief of Fleishman-Hillard, a multinational public relations firm whose lucrative Los Angeles government contracts have recently been criticized by Dist. Atty. Steve Cooley, is getting a new position. Doug Dowie, who has led Fleishman's Los Angeles office since 1999 and developed a close relationship with Mayor James K. Hahn's administration, is taking charge of the firm's growing public affairs operation throughout California, according to sources familiar with the move.
NEWS
January 18, 1993 | from Associated Press
President-elect Bill Clinton's nominee for secretary of commerce received up to $140,000 in brokerage fees last year for helping an Ohio company land local government contracts, a published report said. The Washington Post reported in Sunday's editions that the money was part of the $750,000 in income that Democratic National Chairman Ronald H. Brown received last year. Brown's business relationships have become an issue as he seeks confirmation as secretary of commerce.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 27, 1991 | MARK A. STEIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Despite efforts to set aside a small share of public-works contracts for businesses owned by minorities and women, many contracts are fraudulently won by "front" companies actually owned by Anglo men, a state Assembly committee was told Tuesday.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 4, 1998 | RICH CONNELL and ROBERT J. LOPEZ, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Los Angeles Councilman Richard Alatorre on Wednesday denied as "absolutely untrue" allegations that he repeatedly used cocaine with a contractor and convicted narcotics offender while helping him obtain local government contracts. Responding to a story in The Times, the veteran Eastside lawmaker told reporters at City Hall that the newspaper's story was based on unreliable sources and amounted to an "outrageous" attack on his character.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 14, 1992 | MARLA CONE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Despite continuing controversy surrounding the program, county planners have advised the Orange County Board of Supervisors to play a role in a Wilson Administration effort to preserve the California gnatcatcher's nesting grounds through voluntary agreements. The gnatcatcher, a gray-blue songbird that is smaller than a sparrow, nests only in a disappearing mix of Southern California shrubs called coastal sage scrub, which is also home to three dozen other rare species.
BUSINESS
April 2, 1991 | DAVID G. SAVAGE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Supreme Court on Monday gave local government officials broad immunity from antitrust lawsuits, even when they conspire to protect a business monopoly. The 6-3 decision means that excluded competitors cannot use federal antitrust laws to challenge decisions made by a city or county. So long as local officials are exercising a legal power conferred by the state, they are shielded from liability, the court said. The ruling, written by Justice Antonin Scalia, frees the city of Columbia, S.C.
NEWS
April 3, 1986 | JANET CLAYTON, Times Staff Writer
The towering statue of Benjamin Franklin was surrounded by modern-day political activists who are a candidate's dream: young, affluent professionals who have disposable income to donate. Except that here at the Franklin Institute, the activists were paying $100 each at a fund-raiser not for the political future of Philadelphia Mayor Wilson Goode, but for the California gubernatorial hopes of Los Angeles Mayor Tom Bradley.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 5, 2008 | Nancy Vogel, Times Staff Writer
A legislator whose wife was one of thousands of teachers issued erroneous paychecks by the Los Angeles Unified School District last year seeks to punish its leaders and force the district to pay the taxes on its overpayments. Ethics watchdogs say that is a conflict of interest for the lawmaker, Assemblyman Tony Mendoza (D-Artesia). Mendoza said that when the system went haywire last year, it overpaid his wife by an amount still under dispute, then didn't pay her at all for two months.
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