July 29, 2013 |
WASHINGTON - For the Central Intelligence Agency, he was a catch: an American citizen who had grown up overseas, was fluent in Mandarin and had a master's degree in his field. He was working in Silicon Valley, but after the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, he wanted to serve his country. The analyst, who declined to be named to shield his association with the CIA, was hired in 2005 into the agency's Directorate of Intelligence, where he was assigned to dig into Chinese politics.
August 30, 1993 |
Six years ago, Dan Songer and partner Jeffrey D. Ring formed Innovative Management Systems, an Irvine company that teaches workers how to manage increasingly demanding workloads. It has consulted more than 200 businesses, including the Vons Cos. Inc., TRW Inc., Yamaha, Unisys Corp and First Interstate Bank. Songer, 42, said workers in Orange County are under more pressure than ever, but with proper training the problems are manageable. He recently spoke with Times correspondent Debora Vrana.
September 6, 2013 |
Question: The new board is trying to cut down unnecessary expenditures, but our homeowners association has a law firm on retainer and a management company on contract. Periodic audits unearthed what looks like duplicate and excessive billings for telephone conversations and communications between the attorney and management company owners and employees, also billings for attorney and management attendance at association activities. We have not asked either the law firm or management company to partake in these communications or activities.
July 13, 2012 |
A bit of ratings counseling is in need for Charlie Sheen's TV comeback: His FX series"Anger Management" saw another double-digit drop in viewership in its third week. Its fourth episode, which aired Thursday night, delivered 2.4 million total viewers, according to Nielsen figures - down 28% from the previous week and 27% in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demo. The viewership dive is all the more troubling considering its second week had already experienced a drop of 2 million viewers.
March 27, 2012 |
Among the highlights of my interview with D-Fenders CEO Joey Buss: -- How he hopes the fourth season in overseeing the D-Fenders will help prepare him for a role in Lakers' management. -- The idea behind the D-Fenders playing their homes games at Toyota Sports Center instead of Staples Center. -- What impact the move has made. -- The team's success in the 2011-12 season. -- How he's driven to prove he's not just a silver spooner living off the success of his father, Jerry Buss, who owns the Lakers.
November 10, 2013 |
Question: I'm a board director of my homeowner association, with over 500 units. Our management company has been removing association files from our on-site office and storing them in the manager's garage at his residence. There's no official "office" for the management company listed in our records, only a P.O. Box. While our management contract names the company as "custodian" of our association records, management has removed our records from the very safe, gate-guarded location of our complex to a rented residence.