CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 1, 2013 |
Southern California Edison, majority owner of the shuttered San Onofre nuclear plant, submitted to federal regulators a draft request for a license amendment that would allow the plant to be fired back up again before summer. The plant's fate has been a subject of contention since it closed more than a year ago due to excessive wear on steam generator tubes that carry radioactive water. Edison has proposed to restart one of the plant's two units, the one at which the damage was less severe, and run it at 70% power for five months before taking it offline again for inspections.
March 18, 2013 |
SACRAMENTO - The state Assembly moved swiftly to OK the addition of $2 million to the secretary of state's budget to speed up the processing of business paperwork. The California secretary of state's office relies on a system of paper and not computerized filings for corporate, partnership and other business records that an entrepreneur must submit before hiring workers, opening doors or selling products. The $2-million appropriation bill (AB 113) was approved Monday by a 71-1 vote in the Assembly, and now must be approved by the state Senate.
March 15, 2013 |
Time really is money. Nobody knows that better than Elvis Dumervil and the Denver Broncos. Dumervil found himself out of a job and the Broncos were without their best defensive end Friday afternoon after they reached an agreement on a new contract but saw it all come undone when tardy filing of the paperwork forced Denver to release him. A person familiar with the negotiations gave the Associated Press details about the confusion. The person did not want to be identified because the negotiations were not public.
January 15, 2013 |
It was just before Christmas when customs officials at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport discovered 18 pieces of cargo that had arrived from Rome. Labeled as human specimens, each piece came individually wrapped and were contained in three large coolers. The 18 pieces were embalmed heads - skin intact - but had an unknown destination thanks to incomplete paperwork, Mary Paleologos, spokeswoman for the Cook County medical examiner's office, told the Los Angeles Times on Tuesday.
December 12, 2012 |
When Amber Oberg left the U.S. Army after eight years of active duty, her timing seemed perfect. Congress was creating a Post-9/11 GI Bill, with generous payments for veterans seeking higher education. But a month into her first semester at UC Davis, Oberg has yet to receive her tuition, housing and book money from the Department of Veterans Affairs. "I didn't expect to get out of the military and then have to wait and wait for the education money that was promised me," said Oberg, a single mother of two. She said she went back to school after a personal bankruptcy and the loss of her home to foreclosure.
May 29, 2012 |
MIAMI — Walk through the modern new document depository in Medley, Fla., and one thing becomes clear: Paper can be a hard habit to break. Opened 16 months ago, the facility owned by an Atlanta company employs a team dedicated to digitizing records and storing them in secure computerized archives that can scan millions of files in a moment. But that part of the business in Medley occupies a tiny portion of Recall's operation, which remains dominated by old-fashioned paperwork.
April 24, 2012 |
The Italian government has been persistent, tenacious and very effective in forcing repatriation of its looted antiquities. Seizing the ethical high ground, then playing legal and diplomatic hardball, it has extracted scores of prized objects from American museums. None was hit harder than L.A.'s Getty Museum, which has bid adieu to 40 pieces Italy was able to prove had been illegally dug from its soil. But last week, the tables turned. This time, the Italian government was the party caught owning an ill-gotten prize, "Christ Carrying the Cross," painted around 1538 by Renaissance master Girolamo Romanino.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 12, 2012 |
Four years after Countrywide Financial became a symbol of the mortgage meltdown, the company and its questionable dealings have become a potent political issue in the Santa Clarita congressional district held by Republican Howard "Buck" McKeon. Congressional investigators allege that McKeon and Rep. Elton Gallegly, a Republican colleague whose neighboring district includes much of Ventura County, got cut-rate home loans under a Countrywide VIP program known as "Friends of Angelo," named for the now-defunct Calabasas lender's former chief executive, Angelo Mozilo.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 8, 2012 |
About one-fourth of the cases filed so far against Occupy Los Angeles protesters have been dismissed because of paperwork errors by police. In seven of the 26 cases filed as of last week by the Los Angeles city attorney's office, the arresting officer was misidentified in the police report, according to William Carter, chief deputy city attorney. Prosecutors requested the dismissal of six of the cases, and a judge dismissed the seventh on similar grounds, he said. Without the correct name of the arresting officer, prosecutors are not able to call police to testify, he said.
December 22, 2011 |
Foreclosures by major banks jumped 21.1% in the third quarter as voluntary holds for paperwork problems were lifted, according to federal regulators. But the number of homes en route to being seized fell 15.8% in October, a research firm said. The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency said new foreclosures initiated by eight large national banks and One West Bank federal savings association in Pasadena rose from the second three months this year as mortgage servicers lifted holds they instituted as federal and state authorities investigated faulty paperwork.