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The prospect of thousands of jobs has garnered widespread support for the Alameda Corridor rail project, but at least one group has expressed concern that Latinos and other minorities will be used solely as laborers and will be shut out of construction management.
April 13, 2013 | By Kevin Baxter
The Angels came out of spring training with what they thought was a pretty stable roster. But as with so many things involving the Angels this season, reality has fallen far short of expectations. So Saturday the Angels made five transactions, finishing a five-day blitz that included them making nine personnel moves - two of which involved outfielder J.B. Shuck , who was optioned to the minors Friday afternoon then recalled the following morning. And that doesn't even include Saturday's signing of former major leaguer Kip Wells to a minor league contract.
August 5, 1992 | AMY PYLE
Los Angeles County will hold five hearings this month--two of them in the San Fernando Valley--to gather information about the county's track record in contracting with minority- and women-owned businesses. In particular, the county is seeking information from businesses hired by the county relating to their experiences in dealing with the government bureaucracy through the bidding and contracting process.
May 11, 2012 | By Dylan Hernandez
Aaron Miles is back. The 35-year-old utilityman signed a minor league contract with the Dodgers and is working out at their spring training facility in Arizona. Miles was a pleasant surprise for the Dodgers last season, when he made the team as a non-roster player. He was forced into a more prominent role than expected because of injuries to the likes of Rafael Furcal, Casey Blake and Juan Uribe, and started 110 games. In all, Miles batted .275 with three home runs and 45 RBIs.
February 6, 1988 | KENNETH REICH, Times Staff Writer
Six of California's largest utilities entered into an agreement Friday setting a goal to give 20% of the dollar value of all contracts they award to minority-or women-owned firms within five years. The agreement, to be administered by the state Public Utilities Commission, was worked out by Assemblywoman Gwen Moore (D-Los Angeles), chairwoman of the Assembly Utilities and Commerce Committee.
July 2, 1989 | GLENN F. BUNTING and RICH CONNELL, Times Staff Writers
As a black Los Angeles businesswoman who owned a small, family clothing store, Erma Nelson, 48, thought she was an ideal candidate for a new program designed to "substantially increase" the percentage of city contracts awarded to minority and female entrepreneurs.
February 5, 1991 | JOEL BRAND
Point Mugu Naval Air Station was honored Monday by the Small Business Administration as the leading federal agency in Ventura, Los Angeles and Santa Barbara counties for contracting with minority-owned businesses. Of the money Point Mugu paid to contractors in 1990, 23% went to minority-owned businesses. The base was similarly honored by the administration last year for its performance in 1989. The administration opened a Ventura office in 1988.
June 21, 1989 | CHARISSE JONES, Times Staff Writer
In the wake of a controversy over the awarding of airport concession contracts, Los Angeles City Councilman Michael Woo on Tuesday called for an accelerated review of how people and firms are selected under the airport's minority contracting program. Woo's motion, which was sent to the Governmental Operations Committee that he heads, acknowledges that Los Angeles' chief administrative officer is already reviewing the entire city's Disadvantaged Business Enterprises program, but said the mid-September deadline for completion is not soon enough, given recent revelations about airport contracts.
February 23, 1988 | LEONARD BERNSTEIN, Times Staff Writer
Ignoring thinly veiled threats of a lawsuit by a construction industry lawyer, the San Diego City Council on Monday raised numerical goals for the hiring of minority and women subcontractors that firms receiving lucrative city contracts must try to follow. The unanimous decision came after Ken Rose, a lawyer for the Associated General Contractors, told the council that U.S.
August 28, 1998
The governmental agency building a $2-billion rail expressway to serve the county's ports announced Thursday that it has exceeded its goals for awarding contracts to small businesses and minority-owned companies. Officials of the Alameda Corridor Transportation Authority said the businesses have received $16.9 million in work, about 24% of the value of all contracts awarded so far.
February 23, 2012 | By Mike DiGiovanna
Reporting from Tempe, Ariz. — Jason Isringhausen signed a minor league contract with the Angels, but he could have a major impact on the bullpen. Manager Mike Scioscia indicated Thursday that the veteran right-hander is a near-lock to make the club. "Jason is going to slot in with LaTroy Hawkins and Scott Downs [in a setup role]," Scioscia said. "We talk about that pyramid of guys getting to the closer [Jordan Walden]. It's a little broader right now. " A rhombus of relief, perhaps?
February 19, 2010 | By Dylan Hernandez
Game Over? Close, but not quite. Disgraced former icon Eric Gagne, who electrified Dodger Stadium during a three-year stretch in which he saved a record 84 consecutive games, has agreed to a minor league contract with the Dodgers that includes an invitation to major league camp, according to baseball sources who spoke on the condition of anonymity because the deal is not yet official. Gagne is expected to be part of the group of pitchers and catchers who will report to spring training in Phoenix on Saturday.
December 18, 2009 | Staff And Wire Reports
The Dodgers signed utilityman Doug Mientkiewicz and shortstop Angel Berroa to minor-league contracts that include invitations to major league spring training. First baseman John Lindsey , outfielder Prentice Redman , and pitchers Francisco Felix , Juan Perez and Josh Towers also were signed to similar deals. Mientkiewicz made the Dodgers' opening-day roster as a non-roster player this year, only to dislocate a shoulder two weeks into the season. Initially told by doctors that he would be out the remainder of the year, Mientkiewicz returned in time to play 13 games in the final month of the season.
February 26, 2008 | From the Associated Press
The Boston Red Sox came to terms Monday on a minor league contract with right-hander Bartolo Colon, 34, the 2005 American League Cy Young Award winner who last pitched Feb. 6 in the Caribbean World Series. The team's medical staff will evaluate the 2005 American League Cy Young Award winner and two-time All-Star, who was 7-13 with a 5.72 earned-run average while slowed by shoulder and elbow injuries the last two seasons with the Angels.
January 24, 2007 | Mike DiGiovanna, Times Staff Writer
The Angels lost another link to their 2002 World Series team and a big chunk of their heart and soul Tuesday when Darin Erstad agreed to terms on a one-year contract with the Chicago White Sox that includes an option for 2008. The deal, which is pending a physical this week, ends an 11-year Angels career marked by highlight-reel defensive plays, a spectacular 2000 season, several years of injury and frustration, and an endless reservoir of grit and determination.
February 24, 2006 | Jennifer Oldham, Times Staff Writer
Tutor-Saliba Corp. and several partners have agreed to pay the city and county of San Francisco $19 million to settle a lawsuit alleging that the firm overbilled the city and manipulated minority contracting laws as lead builder on the expansion of San Francisco International Airport. The agreement caps a contentious three-year legal fight, during which the Sylmar-based public works giant personally sued San Francisco City Atty. Dennis J. Herrera. The case was later dismissed.
June 6, 1997 | MIKE DiGIOVANNA
The Angels, in an attempt to bolster their injury-plagued rotation, signed veteran pitcher Kevin Gross to a minor league contract Thursday. Gross, a 36-year-old right-hander who hasn't pitched competitively since late April, went 2-3 with a 4.83 earned-run average in six starts for the Texas Rangers' triple-A team at Oklahoma City this season. A clause in his contract allowed him to become a free agent if the Rangers didn't recall him by May 1.
Frustrated over mounting complaints about a program that steers city contracts to firms owned by minorities and women, a San Diego City Council committee Wednesday recommended approval of at least $500,000 for an evaluation study. By a unanimous vote, the council's Public Services and Safety Committee proposed that the city conduct a "disparity" study intended to document the need of its Minority and Women Business Enterprise Program.
September 20, 1998
Due to many reasons, I thought it prudent to decline an interview ["Abuses Mar Minority Contracting," Small Business, Sept. 9]. However, I would appreciate the opportunity to provide some additional insight. First, let me say that I do consider myself an individual with high moral integrity. I find lying, cheating--whether in business or dealing with people--utterly distasteful and unnecessary. My grandmother, Juanita Hope, was Zuni. I am proud of it. I have been self-employed since 1978.
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