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October 26, 2010
Overhaul: An Insider's Account of the Obama Administration's Emergency Rescue of the Auto Industry. Steven Rattner Houghton Mifflin Harcourt; 336 pps., $27
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 23, 2014 | By Abby Sewell
A consultant hired by Los Angeles County to develop a longterm plan for the county's aging jail facilities laid out options for a roughly $2-billion proposed overhaul of the jail system in a report released Wednesday. The county supervisors, concerned about deteriorating facilities and poor living conditions for inmates with mental health issues, want to tear down the aging Men's Central Jail in downtown Los Angeles and replace it. The new facility would be primarily focused on housing inmates with physical and mental health needs and substance abuse issues.
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BUSINESS
March 16, 2010
Reform plan Highlights of Sen. Christopher J. Dodd's financial regulatory overhaul proposal: Creates an autonomous consumer protection bureau within the Federal Reserve Grants the government power to seize and dismantle large firms if they're near collapse Establishes a council of regulators to monitor the economy for signs of major risks Adds new regulations for hedge funds and derivatives markets ...
BUSINESS
April 22, 2014 | By Ricardo Lopez
Swiss pharmaceutical titan Novartis AG on Tuesday announced an overhaul of its operations that involved several multibillion-dollar deals with GlaxoSmithKline intended to allow Novartis to focus on its oncology business and boost profitability, the companies said. The spate of deals follows recent consolidations in the pharmaceutical industry with large price tags, including the $5.6-billion acquisition of an Anaheim specialty drug firm by Irish pharmaceutical company Mallinckrodt this month.
BUSINESS
June 28, 2013 | By Hugo Martin
Air travel in the future will be faster, cleaner and less expensive if the Federal Aviation Administration's $40-billion overhaul of the nation's air control system is completed in the next seven years. That's a big if. With the federal sequestration fight in Washington, FAA officials say funding for the project could be in jeopardy. The plan, known as NextGen, replaces outdated radar-based technology with global positioning systems and digital communications to bring the country's air control system into the 21st century.
BUSINESS
March 23, 2010
Overhaul plan Key provisions of the Senate financial regulatory overhaul proposal: Creates an autonomous consumer protection bureau within the Federal Reserve Grants the government power to seize and dismantle large firms if they're near collapse Establishes a council of regulators to monitor the economy for signs of major risks Adds new regulations for hedge funds and derivatives markets Takes away the...
BUSINESS
July 21, 2010 | By Jim Puzzanghera
The president on Wednesday signed into law the most sweeping reform of financial rules since the Great Depression, saying, the "American people will never again be asked to foot the bill for Wall Street's mistakes." The signing ended the arduous, yearlong effort to push the lengthy bill through Congress in the face of heavy lobbying by the financial industry and nearly unanimous opposition by Republicans. And it sets the stage for midterm elections this fall, when Republicans hope to make significant inroads into the Democratic majority.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 17, 1993
In the March 5 article, "State Says It Has No Plans To Close Hospitals," Stephen Mayberg, director of the state Department of Mental Health, says: "We haven't ruled out anything. But I think that if we come up with better approaches or strategies, I'd rather have better utilization of our facilities than less facilities. There are no plans to shut any hospital down." I wasn't convinced of anything. Better approaches or better strategies? Come on, Mr. Mayberg, you can do better than that.
BUSINESS
September 1, 2012 | By Marc Lifsher
SACRAMENTO -- Gov. Jerry Brown, whose personal lobbying efforts helped close a complex deal to overhaul California's $17-billion-a-year workers' compensation insurance system, is praising both Republican and Democratic lawmakers for their overwhelming support. "I commend the Legislature for an extraordinary workers' compensation reform bill that helps injured workers and averts an imminent crisis of skyrocketing rates," Brown said just before lawmakers adjourned for the year at midnight Friday.
BUSINESS
January 3, 2013 | By Hugo Martin
Another classic Southern California theme park attraction is undergoing a major overhaul. Knott's Berry Farm's Timber Mountain Log Ride will close for five months, starting this month, for a renovation of the ride's automated figures and sets and to add new scenes and characters. The log ride, which opened in 1969, is housed in an eight-story building. Riders on log vehicles float in 24,000 gallons of water and glide past mechanical figures and taxidermied animals before dropping down a 42-foot free fall.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 22, 2014 | By Seema Mehta
Saying that better schools are critical for California's prosperity, GOP gubernatorial candidate Neel Kashkari proposes changing the way education is funded, making traditional schools more like charters and increasing online learning. "We must reject the status quo," the former U.S. Treasury official says in a 33-page policy paper set for release Tuesday. He calls for money to be sent directly to the state's 10,000 public schools rather than to their districts. He would throw out much of the state's education code, which governs the operation of schools, and effectively allow most schools to operate under the same rules as charters.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 15, 2014 | By Joe Flint
National Geographic Channels, a joint venture between 21st Century Fox and the National Geographic Society, is being overhauled. Out are Chief Executive David Lyle and President Howard Owens. In their place, veteran Fox executive David Hill has been named chairman and Courteney Monroe, chief marketing officer for National Geographic's U.S. network, has been promoted to chief executive. For Hill, this is his second stint as chairman of National Geographic Channels. He oversaw the partnership several years ago before turning the day-to-day job over to Lyle while keeping a seat on the board of directors.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 14, 2014 | By Ben Welsh, David Zahniser, Emily Alpert Reyes
Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti's first proposed budget calls for hiring 140 firefighters and the start of a sweeping overhaul of the city's 911 dispatch system, part of a bid to speed the response to hundreds of thousands of calls for help each year. The revamped dispatch operation, outlined Monday by the mayor's office as it presented an $8.1-billion spending plan for the coming fiscal year, would unify separate police and fire emergency call centers and gradually replace some uniformed firefighters with lower-paid civilian phone operators.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 13, 2014 | Catherine Saillant, Abby Sewell
Bobby Shriver, the first Los Angeles County supervisorial contender in 18 years to opt out of voluntary campaign spending limits, is calling for a major overhaul of county election laws, including lifting fundraising restrictions on candidates who use personal wealth to help pay for their campaigns. Last month, the Santa Monica lawyer and nonprofit director contributed $300,000 of his own money to his effort to succeed longtime west county Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky. Shriver, a member of the Kennedy political family, criticized a $1.4-million voluntary spending limit in the June 3 primary as inadequate to get his message out to 2 million constituents.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 1, 2014 | By Emily Alpert Reyes
The Los Angeles City Council voted Tuesday to overhaul the way garbage is collected from tens of thousands of businesses and apartment complexes in what supporters described as an ambitious bid to put Los Angeles at the forefront of reducing landfill waste nationwide. "This is really about environmental justice," said Councilman Jose Huizar, who backed the plan. "It's about moving the city to get away from landfills, to show the world that the second largest city in the country is doing its best to recycle and to improve the air quality in our great city.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 31, 2014 | By Emily Alpert Reyes
Hoping to make Los Angeles a national leader in steering trash away from landfills, the City Council is poised to approve a sweeping and controversial transformation of garbage collection for tens of thousands of businesses and apartment buildings. The new system, which tightens city control over the commercial trash-hauling market, is expected to win approval Tuesday. Proponents say that the changes, backed by environmental and labor organizations, will keep more garbage out of landfills, cut down on truck traffic and make the industry safer for workers.
NEWS
September 20, 2013 | By Lisa Mascaro
WASHINGTON - Hopes for a sweeping immigration overhaul suffered another serious setback Friday , when two key Republican lawmakers ended their collaboration with a bipartisan House working group. Reps. John Carter (R-Texas) and Sam Johnson (R-Texas), who had been working with a bipartisan immigration group for years, blamed their departure on President Obama, saying they did not trust that if Congress developed new immigration laws, the administration would adhere to them. “The bottom line is -- the American people do not trust the president to enforce laws, and we don't either,” Carter and Johnson wrote in a joint statement, pointing to the White House's implementation of the Affordable Care Act, the healthcare law that has undergone adjustments, as an example of the administration's selective approach to enforcing laws.
BUSINESS
February 12, 2010 | By Jim Puzzanghera
Less than a week after declaring an impasse in bipartisan negotiations to overhaul U.S. financial regulations, Senate Banking Committee Chairman Christopher J. Dodd (D-Conn.) said he's now working with a new Republican partner: Sen. Bob Corker of Tennessee. The inclusion of Corker injects new hope in the Obama administration's attempt to enact the most sweeping reforms since the Great Depression to try to prevent a repeat of the 2008-09 financial crisis. "For over a year, the Senate Banking Committee has been grappling with how best to address the many problems that led to the financial crisis," Dodd said.
BUSINESS
March 16, 2014 | By Ronald D. White
Adina Jones has spent years immersed in logistics such as financial tracking, transportation organization, nutritional direction and healthcare supervision. In other words, Jones is a mom. And until shortly before her 14-year marriage ended last year, Jones was a full-time caregiver for her three daughters. "I wanted to give them the best start I could," Jones, 40, said of her career hiatus, which began in 2006. "I wanted to be there for them in all ways. " Now, Jones is trying to reenter the traditional workforce and finding it tough.
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