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June 12, 1985
There are about 650 Los Angeles County employees who are $200 or more behind in child-support payments, according to Dist. Atty. Ira Reiner. However, in a June 5 letter obtained by the news media, Reiner cautioned that the figure is only a preliminary number. County Supervisor Kenneth Hahn on May 24 had requested that Reiner's office determine how many county employees have not paid child support. The one-page letter did not name the employees.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 12, 2013 | By Abby Sewell
A union representing about 55,000 Los Angeles County employees called on its members to rally outside of county facilities on their lunch hour Thursday. Service Employees International Union local 721 encouraged its members to hold a "lunchtime picket" outside of county job sites. The union has been in contract negotiations with county management for several months. The county Board of Supervisors approved contracts including modest pay increases for public safety employees including sheriff's deputies and probation officers over the summer.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 27, 1991
A group of Los Angeles County employees on Monday urged Gov. Pete Wilson to veto a bill that would get around a court order banning county workers from soliciting charitable contributions during working hours. A Superior Court judge last year ordered top Los Angeles County officials to stop "coercing and intimidating" employees into contributing to United Way, the Brotherhood Crusade and other major charities, and issued a permanent injunction against on-the-job fund raising by county employees.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 27, 2011 | By Rong-Gong Lin II, Los Angeles Times
The Los Angeles County Employees Retirement Assn. is refusing to disclose how much its retirees are receiving, even as other counties have agreed to make pension information public. In the last two months, appeals courts have ordered retirement associations in Sacramento and San Diego counties to disclose the information, and agencies in other California counties are complying with requests to release information on the pensions of retirees. But the Los Angeles County retirement association has had a long-standing policy of refusing to identify by name how much county retirees are receiving.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 31, 1995
Hope in Youth supporters asked Los Angeles County employees Monday to point out waste in county spending so that enough money can be saved to fund the anti-gang program. Last week, the Board of Supervisors denied Hope in Youth a $350,000 funding extension because of a $640-million shortfall in the county budget. Last year, the board gave the group $2.9 million in first-year funding. The group is supported by some of the county's most prominent religious leaders, including Cardinal Roger M.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 9, 2000 | HOLLY J. WOLCOTT
A backup in a sewage line in northeastern Los Angeles County caused up to 700 gallons of untreated sewage to be discharged into a lake that sits partially in Ventura County, officials said Tuesday. The blockage occurred Monday morning in a sewer line that runs near Agoura and Lakeview Canyon roads in Westlake Village, officials said. The effluent flowed out of a manhole onto the street and spilled into a storm drain that runs into Westlake Lake, which straddles the county line.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 12, 2013 | By Abby Sewell
A union representing about 55,000 Los Angeles County employees called on its members to rally outside of county facilities on their lunch hour Thursday. Service Employees International Union local 721 encouraged its members to hold a "lunchtime picket" outside of county job sites. The union has been in contract negotiations with county management for several months. The county Board of Supervisors approved contracts including modest pay increases for public safety employees including sheriff's deputies and probation officers over the summer.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 4, 1989
A 29-year Los Angeles County park employee was passed over for promotion to a management position because of his "race and ancestry," a Civil Service hearing officer charged in documents filed this week. The report by Huey P. Shepard, a hearing officer at the Court Arbitration Center in Torrance, concludes that John A. Castenada would have been the top applicant for the post of assistant golf director if the county had evaluated him on the basis of seniority, character and efficiency.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 29, 2000 | Patt Morrison
Am I the only one in Los Angeles who's still going to work? Of course, this is a modest exaggeration on my part. The coffee lady was there to take my money this morning. And the most annoying person in the office always manages to show up. So let's have a show of hands by those who've walked off the job, or are about to, here in Striketown, USA. * MTA drivers, about 4,300 of them, left the bus lanes two weeks ago, effectively taking a good many of their 450,000 riders off the roads with them.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 20, 1992 | HECTOR TOBAR, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Two factions are fighting for control of the union that represents 40,000 Los Angeles County employees, a struggle that has paralyzed the organization during budget deliberations that will determine the fate of all county programs. At issue is who should assume the duties of general manager of Local 660 of the Service Employees International Union, one of Southern California's largest labor unions.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 29, 2000 | Patt Morrison
Am I the only one in Los Angeles who's still going to work? Of course, this is a modest exaggeration on my part. The coffee lady was there to take my money this morning. And the most annoying person in the office always manages to show up. So let's have a show of hands by those who've walked off the job, or are about to, here in Striketown, USA. * MTA drivers, about 4,300 of them, left the bus lanes two weeks ago, effectively taking a good many of their 450,000 riders off the roads with them.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 9, 2000 | HOLLY J. WOLCOTT
A backup in a sewage line in northeastern Los Angeles County caused up to 700 gallons of untreated sewage to be discharged into a lake that sits partially in Ventura County, officials said Tuesday. The blockage occurred Monday morning in a sewer line that runs near Agoura and Lakeview Canyon roads in Westlake Village, officials said. The effluent flowed out of a manhole onto the street and spilled into a storm drain that runs into Westlake Lake, which straddles the county line.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 12, 1999 | JEFFREY L. RABIN and PATRICK McGREEVY, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
In a defeat for organized labor, Gov. Gray Davis has vetoed a bill sponsored by the unions representing Metropolitan Transportation Authority drivers and mechanics that would have made it extremely difficult for other transit operators to take over MTA bus routes in the San Fernando and western San Gabriel valleys. The measure, sponsored by Sen.
BUSINESS
February 24, 1999 | NANCY CLEELAND, TIMES STAFF WRITER
After ballots are counted Thursday, an estimated 74,000 Los Angeles County home-care workers, the people who dress, bathe and feed the county's elderly and disabled for $5.75 an hour, are likely to have a union. The mail-in vote follows a decade-long organizing drive by the Service Employees International Union that, if successful, will significantly boost labor's share of public employees in Los Angeles.
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February 13, 1996 | LAURA ACCINELLI, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Here's a twist that could turn stomachs: Los Angeles County health officials have put the kibosh on a cafeteria in Norwalk that feeds the county's own workers. It seems employees may have had some uninvited guests at their tables. A spot check Jan. 19 by a health inspector unearthed an infestation of cockroaches. Three pages of infractions forced the closure of what is known in sanitary parlance as an "in-plant feeding facility." Some things, clearly, were feeding. And breeding.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 31, 1995
Hope in Youth supporters asked Los Angeles County employees Monday to point out waste in county spending so that enough money can be saved to fund the anti-gang program. Last week, the Board of Supervisors denied Hope in Youth a $350,000 funding extension because of a $640-million shortfall in the county budget. Last year, the board gave the group $2.9 million in first-year funding. The group is supported by some of the county's most prominent religious leaders, including Cardinal Roger M.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 18, 1987 | CAROL McGRAW, Times Staff Writer
A third of the way into what officials call "the most crucial campaign" in its history, the Los Angeles United Way has raised about 39% of its $85-million goal, and officials say contributions are running well ahead of last year. With four months left in the campaign, officials are encouraged that the public's confidence in the charity may be growing after two years of significant campaign losses, generated in part by a loan controversy. "We are guardedly optimistic," said Leo P.
BUSINESS
July 15, 1988 | JOHN O'DELL, Times Staff Writer
A federal investigation of alleged contract fraud by Holmes & Narver Corp. already has begun to haunt the Orange County company, one of the largest design, engineering and construction firms in the nation. Only a day after the fraud allegations were revealed in testimony before a congressional committee, Los Angeles County Supervisor Kenneth Hahn Thursday called for cancellation of an $80-million fleet management contract just awarded to Holmes & Narver.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 20, 1992 | HECTOR TOBAR, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Two factions are fighting for control of the union that represents 40,000 Los Angeles County employees, a struggle that has paralyzed the organization during budget deliberations that will determine the fate of all county programs. At issue is who should assume the duties of general manager of Local 660 of the Service Employees International Union, one of Southern California's largest labor unions.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 27, 1991
A group of Los Angeles County employees on Monday urged Gov. Pete Wilson to veto a bill that would get around a court order banning county workers from soliciting charitable contributions during working hours. A Superior Court judge last year ordered top Los Angeles County officials to stop "coercing and intimidating" employees into contributing to United Way, the Brotherhood Crusade and other major charities, and issued a permanent injunction against on-the-job fund raising by county employees.
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