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March 17, 1994
Representatives from government and immigration groups will speak at a panel discussion on immigration tonight at the Torrance Public Library. Prof. David M. Heer, associate director of the Population Research Laboratory at USC, will moderate the discussion, titled "Immigration: The Causes, Perceptions, Problems, Impact and Alternative Approaches." It is sponsored by the Beach Cities, Palos Verdes Peninsula and Torrance chapters of the League of Women Voters.
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January 20, 2014 | By David Zahniser
With the next Los Angeles municipal election more than a year away, more than a dozen people have already stepped forward to compete for seats held by two of City Hall's most prominent political veterans: Councilmen Bernard C. Parks and Tom LaBonge. Political aides, activists, attorneys and one medical marijuana dispensary owner have filed the paperwork to raise money in the 2015 campaign to replace LaBonge and Parks, who are leaving after decades of public service in an array of city posts.
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November 5, 2009 | David Zahniser
Still facing a $100-million budget shortfall, the City Council has given the go-ahead to cut the pay of 800 more employees, imposing a 5% reduction for city workers who do not belong to a union. Looking to save $2 million, the council agreed to take four hours of pay out of the 80-hour paychecks of department heads, policy analysts, human resources employees and aides to council members, according to a memo issued Monday by City Administrative Officer Miguel Santana, the city's top budget official.
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July 26, 2013 | By Jack Dolan
Los Angeles' Department of Water and Power has paid thousands of employees a total of $35.5 million since 2010 in extra sick days under an unusual program that the utility's top executive acknowledges has been vulnerable to abuse. DWP employees benefit from a 32-year-old policy that allows them to take paid days off well beyond the agency's 10-day-a-year cap on sick days. Last year, 10% of the department's roughly 10,000 employees took at least 10 extra days off, the data show. More than 220 took an extra 20 working days off, or about a month, according to a Times examination of data obtained under the California Public Records Act. In fact, records and interviews show, there is no limit to the paid time off DWP employees can take when they say they're sick, and requirements to provide medical proof of their illness have been loosely enforced.
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October 18, 2013 | By Catherine Saillant
Los Angeles city finances have taken a positive turn thanks to tightened fiscal policies and an improving housing market, the city's chief budget analyst said. A structural deficit of $327 million projected for 2014 has been revised downward to between $153 million and $242 million, according to a budget update released Thursday by City Administrative Officer Miguel Santana. Santana attributed the improved numbers to agreements that hold down salary costs and trim pension benefits for new employees.
SPORTS
April 24, 1985
The board that governs San Diego prep athletics Tuesday approved a releaguing proposal for the Grossmont League but turned thumbs down on expanding the San Diego Sectional playoffs. The CIF Board of Managers approved without discussion a recommendation that the nine-team Grossmont League be split into two smaller leagues. One, which will fall in the 2-A ranks, will comprise El Cajon, El Capitan, Grossmont and Valhalla. Granite Hills, Helix, Monte Vista, Mt.
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March 27, 1999 | MARGARET CHAPMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A Los Angeles County task force found an estimated $500,000 worth of antibiotics and other medications Thursday during a raid at the Lynwood home of a woman suspected of operating an unlicensed medical clinic. The woman, whose name was not released, was cited with a misdemeanor charge of selling prescription medicine without a license. She could be charged with a felony if authorities find restricted drugs, such as Valium or codeine.
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September 17, 2013 | By Anna Gorman
The Los Angeles City Council voted Tuesday to place a measure on the ballot in June -- during the state's primary election -- that would create a separate public health department if passed.  The council vote consolidated the ballot initiative with the state primary election. Even as the initiative moves forward, the city is considering filing a lawsuit over its validity. The L.A.-based AIDS Healthcare Foundation is leading the campaign for the new department and gathered enough signatures for the measure to be placed on the ballot. President Michael Weinstein said that the L.A. County Department of Public Health is overly bureaucratic and ineffective and that a smaller city-run department would do a better job. Weinstein's group won passage last year of an initiative that required adult-film actors to wear condoms during production.
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April 11, 2014 | By Emily Alpert Reyes
The Los Angeles City Council reversed course and voted Friday to nix part of a plan that city officials said could have inadvertently boosted the pay of top city managers. The council had voted unanimously Wednesday for a salary plan to cover city workers who aren't unionized. A document prepared for the council suggested that under the plan, dozens of city department heads would get a series of pay increases over the next 15 months. Council President Herb Wesson said in a statement Wednesday that City Administrative Officer Miguel Santana had unintentionally included general managers in the document, which “was never our intent.” Wesson spokesman Ed Johnson said that if Mayor Eric Garcetti had signed off on the plan, raises would have automatically been granted to every department head.
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September 25, 2013 | By David Zahniser
Workers with the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power's largest employee union have voted to ratify a new four-year contract that will provide no raises until 2016, officials with the labor organization said Wednesday. Members of the 8,500-member International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local 18 voted more than 3 to 1 in favor of the agreement, union leaders said. Brian D'Arcy, IBEW Local 18's top official, said the contract addressed "a number of substantive issues" at the city-owned utility.
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