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March 30, 2011 | Nathan Olivarez-Giles
Meg Whitman, the former EBay Inc. chief executive who lost the California governor's race in November, may soon take a new job at a marquee Silicon Valley investment firm. Whitman is joining Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers as a strategic advisor, according to Reuters. The venture capital firm is known for its investments in the tech, biotechnology and green energy industries, with interests in Google Inc., Twitter Inc., Flipboard Inc., Zynga Inc., Bloom Energy and dozens of other companies.
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February 6, 2014 | By Seema Mehta
Republican gubernatorial candidate Tim Donnelly dismissed the nearly $1 million his GOP rival Neel Kashkari raised in the two weeks since entering the race, saying that the former U.S. Treasury official is too similar to incumbent Democratic Gov. Jerry Brown to offer a real contrast for voters. “I don't think he has a chance. I don't care if he raises $10 million, I just don't think he has a chance,” Donnelly said in an interview Wednesday evening. “Why would people go for a Jerry Brown copy when they could have the real thing?
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May 12, 2010
Meg Whitman Party: Republican Occupation: Former chief executive, EBay online auction business Age: 53, born Long Island, New York City of residence: Atherton (Bay Area) Personal: husband Griffith Harsh, two sons Education: Bachelor's degree in economics, Princeton University; MBA, Harvard Business School Career highlights: Executive positions at several companies, including senior vice president at Walt Disney Co., 1989-1992; president, Stride Rite Division, Stride Rite Corp.
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January 21, 2014 | By Paige St. John
SACRAMENTO -- Labor unions, Hollywood's glitterati, California philanthropists and a private company profiting from Gov. Jerry Brown's fight over prison crowding are among 72 top donors who have maxed out on contributions to Brown's reelection campaign even before he officially runs. Brown's campaign fund reports receiving two $27,200 checks in early January from the GEO Group, based in Boca Raton, Fla. The company in September signed contracts with the state worth $150 million to house 1,400 inmates in two low-security facilities within California, in Adelanto and in McFarland.
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October 27, 2010
Age: 54 Born: Aug. 4, 1956 Birthplace: Long Island, N.Y. City of residence: Atherton, Calif. Personal: Married to Dr. Griffith Harsh; has two sons EDUCATION Bachelor's degree in economics from Princeton University MBA from Harvard Business School POLITICS Party: Republican Platform: Create at least 2 million private-sector jobs by 2015, in part by cutting fees, taxes...
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January 6, 2009 | Marc Lifsher
Meg Whitman, the former chief executive of EBay Inc., has resigned from the board of directors of the online auction company and two other corporations, fueling speculation that she is preparing for a 2010 run for California governor. The resignations, which were effective Wednesday, from EBay, Procter & Gamble Co. and DreamWorks SKG were made for personal reasons, Whitman spokesman Henry Gomez said Monday. Gomez declined to comment "on anything having to do with the governor's race."
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February 26, 2013 | By Chris Megerian
When Meg Whitman ran for California governor as a Republican three years ago, she said marriage was "between a man and woman" and voiced her support for Proposition 8. But after what she called "a period of careful review and reflection," Whitman has joined the legal fight to overturn the gay marriage ban approved by California voters in 2008. She is one of dozens of Republicans who have signed a legal filing making a conservative case for Supreme Court justices to strike down the law. The court is scheduled to hear the case next month.
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January 11, 2010 | By Phil Trounstine and Jerry Roberts
Although a 12.3% unemployment rate and $20-billion budget deficit ensure the economy will dominate California's race for governor, Republican front-runner Meg Whitman has guaranteed that the environment will also be a high-profile issue in the campaign. Whitman, the former CEO of EBay, declared in September that her first act as governor would be to suspend the state's pioneering climate change law, AB 32. It was a high-risk political move for Whitman, putting her campaign at odds with the views of a large majority of California voters while, more broadly, reigniting a statewide debate about the impact of strong environmental regulation on economic growth.
BUSINESS
January 5, 2013 | By Chris O'Brien, Los Angeles Times
SAN FRANCISCO - Had things gone differently, Meg Whitman might today be governor of California, fighting to turn around one of the country's most financially troubled state governments. Instead, having lost her bid for that office in November 2010, she finds herself head of Hewlett-Packard Co., struggling to fix one of the high-tech industry's most troubled giants. Save HP or California. It's hard to say which is the tougher job. It sometimes seems as if just about everything that could go wrong at HP has gone wrong in recent years.
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September 24, 2011 | By David Sarno, Los Angeles Times
Hewlett-Packard Co. investors greeted the company's new chief executive with the Wall Street equivalent of a stocking full of coal. On Meg Whitman's first full day as CEO, the company's stock hit a six-year low. The drop, which sent the stock to its lowest price since May 2005, reflected investors' continued doubts about Whitman's fitness to run the global computing giant. The stock later rebounded somewhat to close down 2.1%, or 48 cents, at $22.32. In a conference call Thursday with Whitman and HP Chairman Raymond J. Lane, investors repeatedly asked whether HP's board had hired Whitman too hastily.
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January 19, 2014 | By Seema Mehta
Bobby Shriver on Tuesday will formally jump into the race for a seat on the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, injecting the Kennedy-family mystique - and possibly some of his own wealth - into the contest to replace termed-out Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky. Shriver, 59, the son of Sargent and Eunice Shriver and the nephew of President Kennedy, said he has been pondering running for a seat on the board for nearly a decade, as he watched Yaroslavsky work on helping the homeless while Shriver was a member of the Santa Monica City Council.
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November 18, 2013 | By Seema Mehta
Meeting with half a dozen formerly homeless people at an Orange County nonprofit, Neel Kashkari told them what has been an open secret in California political circles: The former U.S. Treasury Department official and banker is weighing a run for governor next year. "I'm considering running for governor of California, and the biggest issues I'm focused on [are] the economy, creating more jobs so people can work, get a decent job, afford a place to live and education," Kashkari said at the Illumination Foundation in Stanton last week.
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October 9, 2013 | By Chris O'Brien
Hewlett-Packard's stock rose more than 5% on Wednesday after Chief Executive Meg Whitman told analysts that the company's revenue was finally stabilizing after several years of decline.  Whitman made her remarks at the company's annual analyst day. Last year, Whitman laid out a five-year turnaround plan for the company, but in recent months, analysts and investors had begun to have doubts that her efforts were gaining any traction.  ...
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August 9, 2013 | By Robin Abcarian
Gloria Allred is back in the news and -- not that she gives a flying fig - but the haters are out in force. They call her “ambulance chaser” and “publicity hound.” They snicker that if a sex scandal is in the air, Allred will not be far behind. They say they're tired of seeing her face on the news, they roll their eyes at her rhetoric or her stunts. But guess what? When women feel they have been wronged, she is the person they turn to. “I don't reach out to women,” she told Politico last year.
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July 31, 2013 | By Anthony York and Patrick McGreevy
SACRAMENTO - Gov. Jerry Brown has amassed a political war chest of more than $10 million for a potential reelection effort next year, far outpacing two possible GOP rivals and putting him in a strong position if he decides to seek a fourth term as California's governor. Brown has an additional $3 million left over from the campaign to pass his tax measure, Proposition 30, last fall, according to reports filed with the state Wednesday. Each of Brown's two potential GOP rivals has less than $50,000 in campaign cash.
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February 26, 2013 | By Chris Megerian
When Meg Whitman ran for California governor as a Republican three years ago, she said marriage was "between a man and woman" and voiced her support for Proposition 8. But after what she called "a period of careful review and reflection," Whitman has joined the legal fight to overturn the gay marriage ban approved by California voters in 2008. She is one of dozens of Republicans who have signed a legal filing making a conservative case for Supreme Court justices to strike down the law. The court is scheduled to hear the case next month.
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October 13, 2010 | By Anthony York, Los Angeles Times Staff Writer
Count the National Organization for Women among those unsatisfied with state Atty. Gen. Jerry Brown's debate apology for the campaign staffer who called Republican gubernatorial candidate Meg Whitman a "whore. " A statement on NOW's website from President Terry O'Neill said Brown's comments Tuesday night did not go far enough. "While our California chapter's Political Action Committee voted to endorse Brown on the basis of his support for women's rights, the National Organization for Women clearly and unequivocally condemns calling Meg Whitman, or any woman, a whore," the statement reads.
BUSINESS
October 1, 2011 | By David Sarno, Los Angeles Times
Meg Whitman is taking a $1 annual salary for her position as the new chief executive of Hewlett-Packard Co. But don't think she's working for peanuts. As part of her compensation package, Whitman was also awarded options to buy nearly 2 million shares of HP stock at $23.59, close to Friday's opening price, which eventually could bring her a windfall of tens of millions of dollars if HP's stock price rises. But as with many executive-level packages, the options won't vest immediately: Whitman won't be able to cash in at least 900,000 of them until a year from now. The vesting of the options is also tied to the performance of the stock: If HP's stock doesn't achieve certain levels of growth during her tenure, in other words, Whitman can't use them.
BUSINESS
February 21, 2013 | By Chris O'Brien
(This post has been updated) Hewlett-Packard Co. reported earnings for its fiscal first-quarter Thursday that sailed past analyst estimates despite shrinking revenue. The results were some much-needed good news for a company that has drawn criticism on Wall Street because of its recent performance. During the previous two quarters, HP announced losses totaling $15.3 billion as the company suffered write-downs on a few ill-fated acquisitions. Meg Whitman, the tech giant's chief executive, said the quarter was "better than expected" but also acknowledged that plenty of work remains to reach the goal of returning HP to being a growth company.  PHOTOS: Tech we want to see in 2013 "We did better than we expected on the bottom line," Whitman told The Times.
BUSINESS
January 17, 2013 | By Chris O'Brien
Last month, the Los Angeles Times sat down with Meg Whitman, CEO of Hewlett-Packard, to discuss her first 15 months on the job. The story from that interview ran earlier this month . The interview came just a few weeks after HP announced that it had uncovered a massive accounting fraud at Autonomy, the British software company it acquired in 2011. When the Autonomy acquisition was announced in August 2011, Leo Apotheker was still CEO and Whitman was on the HP board. The controversy over that deal and its hefty price tag, coupled with an announcement that HP was thinking about selling its PC business (known as the Personal Systems Group, or PSG)
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