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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
June 10, 2013 | By David Zahniser
A company seeking to run the Los Angeles Convention Center filed a challenge Monday to the city's plan to hire Anschutz Entertainment Group, saying AEG lacked the experience needed to secure the lucrative contract. Pennsylvania-based SMG said in a protest letter that AEG did not meet the city's search specifications, which called for a firm with five years of "managing and operating convention or exhibition facilities in similar markets. " SMG and AEG were the only candidates in the city's search process.
June 11, 2010 | By David Zahniser, Los Angeles Times
Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa's appointees at the Los Angeles Public Library voted Thursday to cut the number of library hours by eight per week as part of the city's larger plan to trim expenses by reducing public services. In a 3-0 vote, the Board of Library Commissioners unanimously cut one day of service from each of the city's 73 libraries, keeping them open five days a week starting July 6. Villaraigosa's budget for the fiscal year that starts July 1 calls for the reduction of 761 employee positions.
February 4, 2014 | By David Zahniser
Looking for new ways to fix buckled and broken sidewalks, Los Angeles City Councilman Bob Blumenfield called Tuesday for the reinstatement of a program that allows private property owners to pay a portion of the repair bill. Blumenfield , who represents part of the west San Fernando Valley, said he wants to make it possible for property owners to pay up to 75% of the cost of repairing their sidewalks. The effort would resemble a cost-sharing program that ended in 2009 amid a city financial crisis.
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