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March 29, 2013 | By David Karp
As certified farmers markets have proliferated in California over the past decade, it has become clear that many of their managers lack crucial knowledge of their responsibilities. In response to this problem, veteran managers and the California Department of Food and Agriculture have devised a new program that will shortly hold training sessions for managers around the state. Until now managers had to learn on the fly about agricultural and food safety regulations, writing their own market rules, recruiting farmers and organizing the event.
April 27, 2014 | By Donie Vanitzian
Question: Our homeowner association board is impetuous and wastes association money. The board members think homeowners have bottomless wallets. In two years, they've spent hundreds of thousands of dollars just on attorney fees and undertaking preposterous projects. The recent spate of bad legal advice includes redoing our covenants, conditions and restrictions. It's been a two-year project that has so far netted the attorney well over $90,000. The attorney advised our association that Davis-Stirling Act statutes should be embedded in our documents.
July 26, 2012 | By Richard Verrier
Hollywood's location managers have staked out a new three-year contract. Teamsters Local 399 on Thursday reached a tentative agreement for about 600 location managers in the Los Angeles area   with the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers, said a person close to the negotiations who was not authorized to speak publicly about the matter. Patterned after similar contracts negotiated by studio drivers, camera operators, grips and other technical crews and crafts workers, the new deal provides a 2% annual wage increase and additional funding for the union's health plan.
April 27, 2014 | By Jerry Hirsch and David Undercoffler
Toyota Motor Corp. plans to move large numbers of jobs from its sales and marketing headquarters in Torrance to suburban Dallas, according to a person familiar with the automaker's plans. The move, creating a new North American headquarters, would put management of Toyota's U.S. business close to where it builds most cars for this market. North American Chief Executive Jim Lentz is expected to brief employees Monday, said the person, who was not authorized to speak publicly. Toyota declined to detail its plans.
June 19, 2011 | By Cyndia Zwahlen
Teen workers can be a boon to small businesses, but some owners and managers make the mistake of treating them like younger versions of adult workers. They're not, in many cases. Teens who grew up in the digital era might shun paper-based information. And they might have some attitude, wanting to know the why behind a command and what's in it for them, experts said. "I've talked to so many managers who are like, 'Yeah, yeah, yeah. I know how to supervise and manage teens: All they need is a good swift kick in the you-know-what,' " said Ken Whiting, a consultant who specializes in teen employment issues.
August 1, 2012 | By Richard Verrier
Hollywood's location managers have ratified a new three-year contract. Members of Teamsters Local 399 approved a new contract negotiated last week  with the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers covering 600 location managers who work in the Los Angeles area. Modeled on similar contracts negotiated by studio drivers, camera operators, grips and other technical crews and crafts workers, the new deal provides a 2% annual wage increase, an increase in car allowances and additional funding for the union's healthcare plan.
March 11, 2014 | By Helene Elliott
NHL general managers, meeting Tuesday in Florida, agreed to formally recommend three minor changes to the league's competition committee for consideration at its next meeting, in June. Although the general managers couldn't reach agreement on changing the length or general format of regular-season overtime - or on expanding the use of video replay - they decided to recommend three tweaks to existing rules. First, they will recommend that the hash marks on the faceoff circle be separated by two more feet, or from three feet to five feet, to create more separation between players on the wings.
February 17, 2013 | By Donie Vanitzian
Question: When our association manager is asked a question, her answer is "The lawyer says.... " When she makes that statement to owners and directors, they all believe her. When I asked the president about this, he said, "If you can't trust your employees, who can you trust?" The manager reduces the board meetings to arguing with and shouting at residents. None of the board members knows or totally understands the CC&Rs (covenants, conditions and restrictions, which are the governing documents of the association)
October 22, 2013 | By Broderick Turner
When released its annual general managers' survey Tuesday, there were several interesting items regarding the Clippers. The Clippers appear to have garnered one vote to win the NBA championship. Asked to predict who would win the title, the GMs made the two-time defending champion Miami Heat the favorite with 75.9% of the vote. Indiana and San Antonio tied for second with 6.9% each, and the Clippers, Chicago and Oklahoma City were listed as "also receiving votes. " On the question of who would win the Western Conference, the Clippers got 20% of the GMs' votes, behind San Antonio (40%)
February 12, 2012 | By Andrew Hill
Throughout industrial history, managers have tried to use science to analyze, categorize and, occasionally, pulverize the human element in their ventures so they can direct it more easily to their ends. Charles Dickens memorably satirized this desire in the character of Thomas Gradgrind, the utilitarian educationalist in "Hard Times," who was determined to "teach these boys and girls nothing but facts" and "to weigh and measure any parcel of human nature, and tell you exactly what it comes to. " A new book, "Calculating Success: How the New Workplace Analytics Will Revitalize Your Organization," advocates a similarly fact-based approach to workplace challenges.
April 25, 2014 | By Mike DiGiovanna
NEW YORK - The Angels did not require the services of a closer Friday night. An offense that administered a rare beatdown of starter Hiroki Kuroda and pounded reliever Bruce Billings into submission in a 13-1 shellacking of the New York Yankees - the largest-ever margin of victory for the Angels in Yankee Stadium - made sure of that. The Angels crushed four home runs - a two-run shot to center field by Ian Stewart, a solo shot to left by Albert Pujols, a three-run shot to right-center by Erick Aybar and a solo shot to left by Collin Cowgill - to increase their major league-leading total to 35. With five more games this month, the Angels have broken the franchise record of 34 homers in April, set in 2000.
April 25, 2014 | By Hailey Branson-Potts
To some in Canoga Park, the Xposed Gentlemen's Club is an unwelcome neighborhood landmark. Residents complain about its sultry billboards featuring scantily clad women. The LAPD tried - and failed - to shut it down, citing complaints of violence, prostitution and drug use. There was a shooting in the parking lot last year; a man's throat was slit in the club a few years back. But the strip club has survived, and its management has made an unusual move - seeking seats on the very same neighborhood council that has been a forum for complaints about it. The owner and two employees of the club ran for seats on the council last month, and one was elected.
April 24, 2014 | By Dylan Hernandez
Familiar problems resurfaced Thursday for the Dodgers and their manager. Brian Wilson again didn't resemble the pitcher he was last season, as he was charged with four runs in the ninth inning of a 7-3 loss to the Philadelphia Phillies. There were problems aside from the continued instability of Wilson, who has already spent 15 days sidelined because of issues with his surgically repaired elbow. BOX SCORE: Philadelphia 7, Dodgers 3 The Dodgers made another costly error, this time in the form of a routine bouncer hitting first baseman Adrian Gonzalez's glove and dribbling into the outfield.
April 24, 2014 | By John M. Glionna and Richard Simon
BUNKERVILLE, Nev. - The first thing you see on the drive to Cliven Bundy's ranch are the American flags - tied to roadside guardrails, flapping in a hard desert wind. At a bend in state Route 170 sits the so-called Patriot Checkpoint, evidence of the tense power play raging between the rebellious 67-year-old cattleman and the federal government. Then there are the guns. Scores of grim citizen militiamen in combat fatigues - semiautomatic weapons slung over their shoulders, ammunition magazines at their belts - patrol from a base they call Camp Tripwire.
April 23, 2014 | By Dylan Hernandez
The Dodgers didn't make any errors behind Zack Greinke in their 5-2 victory Wednesday over the Philadelphia Phillies at Dodger Stadium. This was significant, considering how the Dodgers have played defense in the first three-plus weeks of the regular season. They have been one of the worst defensive teams in baseball. They entered the day with 22 errors, the second-most among the 30 teams in the majors. Their fielding percentage of .974 was third-worst. “We have to get better,” Hanley Ramirez said.
April 22, 2014 | By Kevin Baxter
Less than one season into a six-year, $40-million deal, David Moyes is out as manager of famed English Premier League soccer club Manchester United. The team announced early Tuesday morning local time, that Moyes "has left the club" then went on to thank him for "the hard work, honesty and integrity he brought to the role. " What he didn't bring was victories. Although Manchester United made it to the quarterfinals of the Champions League, the Red Devils stand seventh in the EPL standings with four matches to go. That leaves the team on pace for its worst league finish in 24 years.
July 8, 2013 | By Catherine Saillant
Some of Los Angeles' 37 department general managers may be asked to step down, Mayor Eric Garcetti said Monday. As promised during his campaign, Garcetti is asking each of the city's top agency managers to reapply for their jobs and set out specific goals for their area of service during one-on-one interviews he will be conducting over the next two months. Garcetti told a morning press conference that he has no "secret list" of those he wants gone. But he clearly has some areas of concern, repeating an earlier statement that he would look particularly closely at the Department of Water and Power, and the Fire Department.
May 17, 2012 | By Steve Dilbeck
Joe Torre is managing to bring his foundation to Los Angeles big-time. A fundraising night has been scheduled for June 14 at the Hotel Bel-Air that will be hosted by Vin Scully and feature five managers - Tommy Lasorda, Tony LaRussa, Mike Scioscia, Don Mattingly and Torre. The “Inside the Game” event is scheduled to include a cocktail reception and dinner, along with an auction to raise funds for the Joe Torre Safe at Home Foundation. The foundation sponsors Margaret's Place, which provides safe rooms in schools and counseling for middle and high school students who are the victims of domestic violence.
April 21, 2014 | By Kate Mather and Joseph Serna
San Jose International Airport said it is reviewing how a teenager who stowed away on a flight from San Jose to Hawaii managed to get on the airport's runway without being detected by security. Authorities say security video shows the teen from Santa Clara hopping a fence at the San Jose airport and climbing into the wheel well of a jetliner.  It's unclear how long the boy was on the tarmac and why security officials didn't detect he was there. The 16-year-old survived the flight.
April 20, 2014 | By Mike DiGiovanna
DETROIT - Mark McGwire was in the twilight of his career in 2001, willing his broken-down body through one final season with the St. Louis Cardinals, when a strapping young buck named Albert Pujols, just two years removed from being the 402nd overall pick in the draft, started tearing it up in spring training. Bobby Bonilla was slated to be the Cardinals' left fielder, but when Bonilla was hurt that spring, McGwire practically commandeered the lineup card from Manager Tony La Russa.
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