April 20, 1999 |
In a complete turnaround, US Airways placed first in a survey released Monday of U.S. airline quality for 1998, one year after it finished dead last among major carriers. However, 1998 was overall a year that saw a continued decline in airline quality, as measured by two university professors who looked at on-time performance, denied boardings, mishandled luggage and passenger complaints.
September 11, 1999 |
Teachers here overwhelmingly approved an experiment linking the pay of some teachers to the academic performance of their students. Friday's vote marks a significant departure from the traditional opposition by teachers' unions to merit pay plans. Denver's "pay for performance" plan, as it is being called, would go a step beyond previous merit plans and for the first time tie a teacher's salary directly to how well students perform in the classroom.
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April 12, 2007 |
Although the Police Commission has until July 27 to decide whether to reappoint Chief William J. Bratton to a second five-year term, the panel's president said Wednesday he thinks the decision will be made in a month. Commission President John Mack made the comment in announcing that an April 30 public hearing on the chief's application will begin at 6:30 p.m. at the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power, 111 N. Hope St.
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March 23, 2007 |
The Los Angeles Board of Education approved a priority list Thursday for funding its struggling middle schools and most of its lowest-achieving high schools under a new state program that will reduce class size, add counselors and increase teacher training. Some campuses will receive as much as $1,000 per student in additional state funding.
November 6, 2007
U.S. airlines' on-time performance improved in September for the first time this year as delays caused by weather and traffic volume fell, the Transportation Department said. Nationwide, 82% of flights arrived on time, up from 76% a year earlier. New York's LaGuardia was the most-congested airport for the second straight month. Delays in 2007 remain at their worst level since the U.S. began keeping track in 1995, with 73% of flights arriving on time.
April 21, 1998 |
Passengers are increasingly upset with the treatment they receive from airlines despite apparent gains in overall quality, according to an annual study released Monday. Rating the major airlines individually, the study put Southwest Airlines at the top for a third straight year. US Airways was ranked 10th and last. The most common complaints stemmed from flight trouble, including delayed, canceled and diverted flights.
February 8, 2007 |
A new government report confirms what many travelers already suspected -- 2006 was a tough year to fly. The performance of U.S. airlines in categories such as on-time arrivals, baggage handling and passenger bumping was the worst in years, according to the annual industry report card released Wednesday by the Department of Transportation.
May 10, 2000 |
Readers of Frequent Flyer magazine ranked Continental as their favorite airline for both long-haul and short-haul flights, leading second-place TWA in the poll conducted by the magazine and the survey firm J.D. Power & Associates. Continental scored 123 points for flights of more than 500 miles, followed by TWA with 121, Southwest with 108 and United with the industry average of 100 points on the magazine's scoring system.
May 16, 2000 |
There is no doubt that the Internet is helping to drive the current economic boom. In Orange County, for instance, more than half of the local business leaders surveyed said that the Net has helped boost productivity, according to a recent UC Irvine study. The report also found that one in three executives credited an online presence or Internet usage for fueling sales. That's the good news.
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January 22, 2003 |
The City Council will consider retaining an outside expert to evaluate the job performance of City Manager Dan Joseph, whose future has been in limbo since new council members were elected in November. Joseph, city manager for eight years, said the closed-session decision Monday is a positive sign because a vote on his potential dismissal has been canceled. "This is dragging out; that part is frustrating," he said. The council is set to discuss Joseph's performance Feb. 17.