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August 8, 1987
Sylvia Cunliffe's forced leave of absence from Los Angeles' troubled General Services Department was extended Friday by Mayor Tom Bradley so an investigation of alleged mismanagement and favoritism can be completed. In a letter to Cunliffe, who is the target of criminal and administrative investigations of possible misconduct, Bradley wrote that he was extending Cunliffe's paid leave through Sept. 9.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 8, 1987
Sylvia Cunliffe's forced leave of absence from Los Angeles' troubled General Services Department was extended Friday by Mayor Tom Bradley so an investigation of alleged mismanagement and favoritism can be completed. In a letter to Cunliffe, who is the target of criminal and administrative investigations of possible misconduct, Bradley wrote that he was extending Cunliffe's paid leave through Sept. 9.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 5, 1987
Sylvia Cunliffe, the embattled manager of Los Angeles' Department of General Services, filed suit Wednesday against City Atty. James Hahn and four of his deputies, asking that they be barred from representing Mayor Tom Bradley and the City Council in disciplinary proceedings against her. Accused of favoritism and mismanagement, Cunliffe is on a leave of absence while the council considers Bradley's recommendation to fire her.
NEWS
September 6, 1987
Sylvia Cunliffe, who faces possible misconduct charges as general manager of the City of Los Angeles Department of General Services, has filed retirement papers with the city in case she decides to quit her job, city officials said. Cunliffe, who is a month short of having worked 30 years in city employment, informed the City Employees' Retirement System that she will retire in mid-October but added that she was filing her application as a precautionary measure.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 16, 1988
Mayor Tom Bradley has hired Randall Bacon, the highest-ranking black official in San Diego County, to a $109,000-a-year post as head of Los Angeles' Department of General Services. Bacon, the No. 3 administrator for San Diego County, has also served as head of the San Diego County Department of Social Services. In Los Angeles, Bacon will oversee the huge department that operates City Hall and acts as business agent for the city bureaucracy.
NEWS
August 19, 1987
Mayor Tom Bradley said today that the findings of a special panel investigating criminal and civil allegations against Sylvia Cunliffe, the head of Los Angeles City's Department of General Services, "warrant the drafting of formal charges for disciplinary action." At a City Hall news conference, Bradley said that after reading the committee's report into accusations of favoritism, mismanagement and misconduct in office, he asked the city attorney's office to draft the charges against Cunliffe.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 7, 2003 | Kurt Streeter, Times Staff Writer
Mistakes made at an engineering lab run by the city of Los Angeles led to lengthy delays in the construction of a freeway overpass in the San Fernando Valley and to more than $1 million in extra costs, confidential reports by the Metropolitan Transportation Authority's inspector general conclude. In June, the MTA's board voted to pay an additional $1.4 million to Fontana-based Brutoco Engineering & Construction Inc.
NEWS
September 14, 1987
Los Angeles Mayor Tom Bradley said today that he intends to fire Sylvia Cunliffe from her job as head of the Los Angeles City Department of General Services if allegations are true that she engaged in favoritism, criminal misconduct and mismanagement in running the city's fourth-largest agency. Bradley said that while the allegations "are serious enough to warrant Sylvia Cunliffe's discharge" he will give his appointee an opportunity to rebut the charges by Oct.
NEWS
September 4, 1987
Sylvia Cunliffe, accused of misconduct as general manager of the Los Angeles City Department of General Services, has filed a retirement application as "a contingency plan" in the event she leaves her $90,243-a-year job.
NEWS
September 25, 1987 | SANTIAGO O'DONNELL, Times Staff Writer
At least two Los Angeles County hospitals are reinstating rape treatment services, and many more that are now refusing the services are expected to soon follow suit, a spokesman for the Hospital Council of Southern California said Thursday. The spokesman, David Langness, said his organization, which represents 221 health centers in Southern California, supports a 30-day reinstatement of rape treatment called for by Senate President Pro Tem David A. Roberti of Los Angeles.
NEWS
July 14, 1990
The blistering heat inside the Metro Rail tunnel was intense--even to veteran Los Angeles firefighters accustomed to such dangers. Donning hard hats, fireproof gear, masks and oxygen tanks, four-man teams of firefighters went in for a only brief stay before giving way to another squad. As they emerged, they spoke of the hardships of fighting a fire underground. "If hell was like this, I think I would go to church more often," said firefighter-paramedic John Gonzalez of the Studio City station.
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