CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 8, 1995 |
The city's Chamber of Commerce, in a letter to Orange County Treasurer-Tax Collector John M.W. Moorlach, proposes mediation as a way to resolve the county's financial woes. "Obviously, solutions from the top down have not been acceptable," said Ed Fawcett, executive director of the chamber. "Everyone--the special districts, county agencies and cities--are all just trying to protect their little fiefdoms. It has been too political and too provincial."
June 11, 2002 |
Lawyers for rocker Courtney Love and Universal Music met with a court-appointed mediator Monday ahead of the start of the trial for Love's breach of contract countersuit against the music giant. Lawyers for both sides were unavailable for comment late Monday, but sources confirmed that the court-ordered meeting was underway. Barry Cappello, Love's attorney, previously said he had little hope the two sides would settle their differences out of court.
August 12, 1998 |
The California Coastal Commission announced Tuesday it will seek federal mediation in its two-year impasse with the Navy over a Port Hueneme radar facility. The state panel is attempting to determine whether sophisticated radar equipment at the Surface Warfare Engineering Facility at the mouth of the Port of Hueneme poses a health threat to nearby residents and beach-goers. The Navy insists its equipment is safe.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 28, 2000 |
The Orange County Human Relations Commission has stepped in to mediate an ongoing dispute between an Anaheim Hills women's shelter and a group of residents opposed to it. The mediation process began last week, after the Anaheim City Council decided to drop its earlier action against Eli Home Inc. Carol Flynn, deputy city attorney, said she has not been asked to pursue additional investigations of the shelter since.
November 10, 2003 |
A federal mediator will meet today with leaders of the union representing 70,000 Southern California grocery workers and executives from three supermarket chains in their first talks since the beginning of a month-old strike and lockout, union officials said. "We will go into mediation on Monday with an open mind and some level of flexibility," John Arnold, spokesman for the United Food and Commercial Workers union, said Friday. Peter J.
July 6, 2000 |
Federal mediators have summoned both sides in the 10-week-old strike by actors against the advertising industry to a meeting later this month to try to break the stalemate. The New York session is scheduled for July 20, with the possibility that it could last another day if mediators make progress in trying to push both sides back into serious negotiations to end the strike over how actors are to be paid for appearing in commercials.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 14, 1991 |
In a move to forestall a referendum, Councilman Bill Vardoulis offered Tuesday to mediate between the Irvine Co. and a slow-growth group that successfully halted the company's proposed 3,800-home Westpark II project last month. Vardoulis' suggestion came during a City Council discussion on whether to call an election to determine if the Irvine Co. should be allowed to build Westpark II just north of the current Westpark.
June 1, 1994 |
Los Angeles police officers staged Day 2 of their mass sickout Tuesday, causing only minor disruption of public service but exasperating city officials and prompting Mayor Richard Riordan to call for a mediator to step in. In an unusual joint appearance designed to signal the seriousness and solidarity of the city's leadership, Riordan appeared with seven council members standing behind him as he spelled out the city's budget woes.
January 10, 1994 |
A faint hope for peace Sunday has once again placed Samuel Ruiz, the outspoken bishop of this embattled diocese, at the center of a conflict over indigenous rights just as the Mexican government seeks to blame Roman Catholic priests for last week's peasant uprising. Ruiz was asked to mediate in the armed insurrection by a group claiming to represent rebels of the Zapatista National Liberation Army.
December 7, 1994 |
Special mediator William J. Usery came down on the side of the striking baseball players Tuesday, urging owners to give up their revised plans to implement the salary cap on Dec. 15 and saying it's basically up to the owners to create a new relationship based on trust and respect. "Not only do we need to get a new collective bargaining agreement, we need to get a new relationship," Usery said after talking to more than 80 players at the union's executive board meeting in Atlanta.