September 27, 2001 |
When I think about using a PC for a virtual meeting, the first thing that comes to mind is hooking up a desktop video camera so participants can see each other. But video, according to CoWorking.com founder Bernard DeKoven, actually can make it harder to conduct a good virtual meeting. "Videoconferencing is minimally effective if all we're going to do is look at each other's faces," he said. It "was supposed to add personality and subtle meaning to meetings, but that rarely happens."
July 9, 2002 |
Israeli Foreign Minister Shimon Peres met with Palestinian Finance Minister Salam Fayed on Monday in the first Cabinet-level meeting between an Israeli and a Palestinian in four months. Yoram Dori, a spokesman for Peres, said the meeting lasted about an hour and covered economic issues. Fayed said that this was a preparatory meeting and that he expected "more expanded meetings will be held in the future between us."
February 10, 1994
On Jan. 11, the City Council of Rolling Hills Estates adopted a resolution finalizing an agreement to transfer 20 acres of Chandler Trust property to the Palos Verdes Land Conservancy. I support the concept of retaining undeveloped open space, but I deplore the method used by our City Council to accomplish these transfers. During the busy holiday season, without a single public hearing, $1.4 million of our county money and 28 acres of land changed hands. It all happened that way because our City Council held closed-session meetings, for which no minutes are ever kept, allegedly to meet Chandler's deadline.
October 20, 2003 |
The Dodgers begin their baseball operation meetings Tuesday amid the uncertainty of a pending ownership change. General Manager Dan Evans, Manager Jim Tracy and the club's other top baseball officials will gather for four days at Dodger Stadium, discussing the state of the team and farm system. The Dodgers, however, don't know what will happen once Boston real estate magnate Frank McCourt completes his purchase of the club from News Corp.
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June 27, 1997 |
Zev Yaroslavsky, chairman of the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, will field questions from residents of Encino, Tarzana and Woodland Hills at a special meeting Tuesday. The event, which Yaroslavsky calls a "town hall forum," is the fifth in a series of seven meetings around the San Fernando Valley. Two in the East Valley remain on the schedule. The fate of the MTA's subway project will be the forum's main focus, according to Yaroslavsky deputy Laura Fay.
December 1, 2000 |
The Dodgers are scheduled to meet today with agent Scott Boras, who represents coveted free agents Darren Dreifort and Alex Rodriguez. Contacted at home Thursday night, Boras declined comment on his plans with the Dodgers. The Dodgers also would not confirm the meeting. "We have not met about Darren for some time," said Derrick Hall, senior vice president. "However, we had planned to reconvene those meetings. "We're interested in all of the free-agent pitchers, and Darren is one of them.
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May 31, 2002 |
Mayor James K. Hahn is inviting the residents of Los Angeles to swing by for a chat, one on one. Hahn announced Thursday that he will hold monthly office hours during which 20 people will be randomly selected to sit down with him for individual 10-minute talks. "It will be about whatever anyone wants to talk about," Hahn said during an appearance Thursday morning on the Spanish-language radio station KLVE-FM.
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November 21, 1999 |
The Los Angeles City Council will meet near Van Nuys Airport on Tuesday to take up new rules for noisy jets at the San Fernando Valley airfield. Councilman Joel Wachs asked that the council meet at the Airtel Hotel to consider an ordinance that would ban additional Stage 2 jets, the noisiest aircraft allowed, and phase out Stage 2 jets already there.
November 3, 2002 |
The California Interscholastic Federation emerged from its federated council meeting Friday at the Sheraton Gateway Hotel near Los Angeles International Airport with a lengthy list of issues to resolve before deciding whether to add more high school state championships. The council generated questions ranging from the philosophical (Whose interests would be served by more state championships?) to the logistical (Where would championship games be played?).
November 19, 2006 |
A Group of 20 meeting of top financial officials from around the globe opened against a backdrop of 3,000 marching protesters, some pelting police with stones, bottles and smoke grenades. Reform of the International Monetary Fund, rising interest rates, the Chinese and Japanese currency levels and efforts to isolate North Korea are topics up for discussion.