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September 11, 2013 | By Dan Weikel
County planning officials recommended Wednesday that operators of Los Angeles International Airport give more consideration to opponents of a $652-million runway move that business leaders say is essential for handling future growth in travel and cargo. The Airport Land Use Commission, which oversees aviation-related projects in the region, however, rejected a request by runway opponents to issue an order requiring the Los Angeles City Council to reconsider its approval of an entire $4.75-billion package of LAX improvements.
May 20, 1995
A Los Angeles City Council panel said it would consider recommending that all 911 operators be bilingual. Police Capt. Thomas Elfmont, commanding officer of the Communications Division, said only one out of six operators on duty at any given time speaks Spanish. "I'm very concerned about this issue," said Councilwoman Jackie Goldberg, chairwoman of the Personnel Committee. "One out of six does not seem to me like an adequate ratio." The committee asked the Personnel Department to report in a few weeks on the recruitment of bilingual operators.
January 23, 1988
The suit filed by the operators of the Navy train is so hideously repellent in its cynicism, so snide in its snickering arrogance, that one detects the scent of political manipulation behind this apparent individual legal action. For whom but those wishing to score a political point with like-minded, ideologically obsessed little sycophants would wish not only to gain financially from the disfigurement of another, but to do so boldly and publicly? The average decent working man does not think that way. Those who would find legitimacy in this suit might countenance a suit by SS men against victims of the Holocaust, or by the Charles Manson crowd against the estate of their victims.
December 24, 1987
Operators of Glendale's only sexually oriented bookstore were fined and put on probation Tuesday for violating city zoning laws. Glendale Municipal Judge Cheryl Krott fined Daniel Bishop, president of Unique News & Video, and store manager Gary Enea $850 each and sentenced them to two years of unsupervised probation. The two men were found guilty in November of violating a city use and occupancy permit by illegally installing about 20 token-operated video booths.
April 11, 1987 | LARRY B. STAMMER, Times Staff Writer
Each year patients in California are given X-rays by as many as 400 doctors and their employees who have either not been certified by the state to operate X-ray equipment or lack the skills needed for the specialized diagnostic procedures they perform, the state Department of Health Services said Friday.
September 27, 1987 | DAVID JOHNSTON, Times Staff Writer
What some charities are doing "is selling their name for 10 cents on the dollar. They don't control the store, they don't hire the solicitors, they just let (operators) use their name." In the beginning, the Ellisons salvaged troubled souls. Now they make fortunes in salvage.
February 15, 2013 | By Brian Bennett and Joel Rubin, Los Angeles Times
WASHINGTON - While a national debate has erupted over the Obama administration's lethal drone strikes overseas, federal authorities have stepped up efforts to license surveillance drones for law enforcement and other uses in U.S. airspace, spurring growing concern about violations of privacy. The Federal Aviation Administration said Friday it had issued 1,428 permits to domestic drone operators since 2007, far more than were previously known. Some 327 permits are still listed as active.
June 15, 2010 | By John Hoeffel, Los Angeles Times
When the deadline passed Monday afternoon, Los Angeles city officials counted 169 notifications from people who intend to continue running medical marijuana dispensaries. Dispensary operators crowded the city clerk's office to beat the 4 p.m. deadline that ended the weeklong notification period. Burdened by the paperwork-intensive process, relieved staffers cheered when the last form was filled out. "The majority came in on the Mondays and then it was steady in between," said Holly L. Wolcott, the executive officer for the city clerk.
October 11, 2009
Check out the Los Angeles Unified School District's website and you can track its encouraging progress on the new policy allowing charter operators and other outside organizations to submit competing proposals to run certain schools. When the policy was approved in August, district leaders vowed a transparent and objective process, and so far they're making good on that vow, posting updates on the website. Given L.A. Unified's history of broken promises and political motives, we're pleasantly surprised.
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