CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 28, 1994
Any time a candidate for office receives endorsements from public employees before the filing date, voters can automatically assume that a deal has been made between the employees union officials and the candidates to support higher wages and perks for the employees in exchange for a voting block of city employees. Employee perks can include city-paid expense accounts of public officials such as bar bills and expensive dining clubs and restaurants, or deluxe health care benefits paid by the city long after the officials have left office.
April 22, 1990
Regarding Peter Greenberg's article, "Some Perks Make Visitors Feel Right at Home," on March 18. I don't need cookies (ugh) or flowers on my pillow in my hotel room. I like a clean, quiet, tastefully furnished room and decent towels. I want to pay for the room and the service, not the unneeded amenities. LYNN SPEAR MERLES Costa Mesa
October 20, 2009 |
Even as the nation's biggest financial firms were struggling and the federal government was spending hundreds of billions to save many of them, the companies as a group were boosting the perks and benefits they pay their chief executives. The firms, which account for more $350 billion in federal bailout funds, increased these perks and benefits 4% on average last year, according to an analysis of corporate disclosures filed in recent months. Some chief executives, such as Kenneth D. Lewis of Bank of America Corp.
March 31, 2013 |
Here are some tips to add to your storehouse of money-saving knowledge. For instance, you can get money back when a hotel room rate drops. Or you may be able to get free airline lounge passes or a hotel upgrade. Here's how. Getting money back if the price goes down: If your hotel lowers your room rate between the time you buy and check in, which happens about 20% of the time, you can usually rebook at the lower rate, or get a refund automatically. Tingo.com checks and rechecks your hotel rate almost until the hour of check-in and automatically refunds the price drop to your credit card.
October 29, 2009 |
A partisan tangle erupted Wednesday over a report that as part of a Democratic National Committee program to woo donors, the White House had met privately with major campaign contributors and approved perks that included invitations to White House events. Republicans trumpeted an article in the Washington Times that cited internal Democratic documents showing that people willing to raise $300,000 for the 2010 midterm elections would be entitled to meet with senior Obama administration officials and help shape policy.
June 24, 2011 |
Among the many adjustments Angels rookie first baseman Mark Trumbo has made this year, there is one change he does not mind. In fact, he downright enjoys it. When he sits at his locker before a game, taping the handles of a batch of new bats, he isn't fine-tuning his most recent $65 purchase. After six seasons in the minors, buying bat after bat from the Trinity Bat Company in Fullerton, Trumbo no longer has to purchase his preferred piece of lumber, the T-271 model. "It's really nice," said Trumbo, who estimated he has already broken 10 bats this season.