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May 31, 2000 | NICHOLAS RICCARDI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Increasingly pessimistic about the federal government's willingness to keep Los Angeles County's public health system solvent, the Board of Supervisors on Tuesday voted to freeze all hiring and contracts in their Department of Health Services should Washington decline to extend its $1-billion waiver of Medicaid rules.
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April 18, 2000 | NICHOLAS RICCARDI and ELIZABETH DOUGLASS, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Six months after yanking a $250-million contract with Pacific Bell from its agenda because of problems with the telecommunications giant's work for the state government, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors is poised to approve the mammoth deal today. County officials say they have toughened their contract with PacBell and believe the deal remains the best for the taxpayers.
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April 5, 2000 | NICHOLAS RICCARDI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Sixteen months after pledging to use private companies to help locate parents who either are owed or are behind on their child support, the Los Angeles County district attorney's office Tuesday won approval of two $418,000 contracts to supplement its own $150-million operation. For five months, county supervisors--particularly Mike Antonovich, a political opponent of Dist. Atty. Gil Garcetti--have been urging the prosecutor's office to produce the contracts for board approval.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 21, 2000
Los Angeles County will open bids March 21 on a project to seismically reinforce the bridge over Big Tujunga Canyon in the Angeles National Forest. The project will include repainting a portion of the bridge on Big Tujunga Canyon Road overlooking Trail Creek. The cost of the project will be covered by federal and state funds, county Supervisor Mike Antonovich said. Work is expected to begin in June and be completed in December 2001.
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February 8, 2000 | NICHOLAS RICCARDI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Los Angeles County today is expected to take a significant step toward becoming the largest jurisdiction in the nation to privatize parts of its welfare reform program. A majority of the Board of Supervisors have stated their support for taking bids from private companies to run some of the job training and placement program for welfare recipients who are about to be cut off.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 21, 1999 | From Times Staff and Wire Repots
Southern California's shrine to motor cars, the Petersen Automotive Museum, would survive under a tentative agreement reached late Monday that involves a $25-million gift from its namesake. Publishing magnate Robert E. Petersen and his wife, Margie, offered the gift from their private foundation to pay off the money-losing museum's debt under a plan that would turn operations over to a new nonprofit foundation.
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December 15, 1999 | JOHN O'DELL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A proposal to end county control of Los Angeles' nationally respected Petersen Automotive Museum by granting or selling it to one of several outside entities is expected to be made this afternoon at the quarterly meeting of the trustees of the parent Natural History Museum, The Times has learned. The county museum board wants to rid itself of the obligation to pay about $2.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 6, 1999 | NICHOLAS RICCARDI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Los Angeles County on Tuesday balked at signing a $250-million contract with Pacific Bell to install a new countywide computer system after a story in The Times about the telephone company's troubles running a statewide computer network.
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October 6, 1999 | NICHOLAS RICCARDI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The owner of a computer company gave a friend in Los Angeles County's child welfare agency a $25,000 check to buy a new Mercedes four months after winning a $4-million contract from the department, according to a confidential audit obtained by The Times. In addition, auditors found, Tedjitou Dessalegn received $5,000 from the computer company and was assisted in obtaining a car loan.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 25, 1999 | NICHOLAS RICCARDI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Board of Supervisors on Tuesday approved a $2.5-million boost in the county's contract with Lockheed Martin IMS to run the district attorney's child support computer. Dist. Atty. Gil Garcetti, whose office endorsed the increase, has received more than $15,000 in donations from Lockheed employees for his reelection campaign. The increase was opposed Tuesday by Supervisor Mike Antonovich, a perennial critic of the district attorney.
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