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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 20, 2014 | Robert J. Lopez, Ben Welsh
Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti suspended the city's firefighter recruitment program Thursday amid concerns about mismanagement and nepotism, including new emails that show special recruitment workshops were organized for relatives of department insiders. "I have determined that the Fire Department's recruiting process is fatally flawed," the mayor said in a statement Thursday. The action follows a Times report last month that thousands of candidates who passed a written test were excluded from consideration for a new training class because some of their paperwork wasn't received in the first 60 seconds of a filing period last spring.
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SPORTS
April 26, 2014 | By Eric Sondheimer
 Shortstop Nick Rodriguez, a four-year varsity player at Granada Hills Kennedy and one of the best unsigned players in the City Section, will take a recruiting visit to UNLV this weekend. Eric.sondheimer@latimes.com  
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SPORTS
January 1, 2014 | By Eric Sondheimer
 College basketball coaches, get ready to be a little excited. Khaili Bedart-Ghani, the 6-foot-3 senior guard from unbeaten Los Angeles Loyola, is now available after previously being committed to Yale. Bedart-Ghani has been one of the most exciting players, showing superb athletic ability with his dunking, defense and improved outside shooting. He has helped Loyola to a 12-0 start. We'll see which schools decide to start recruiting him. Eric.sondheimer@latimes.com  
SPORTS
April 22, 2014 | By Eric Sondheimer
When it comes to best senior receiver in Southern California this fall, the college football recruiters are saying that Equanimeous St. Brown of Anaheim Servite is No. 1. UCLA is the latest to offer the 6-foot-5 St. Brown, joining USC, Notre Dame, Arizona State, Colorado, Stanford and Tennessee, among others. St. Brown caught 42 passes for 725 yards and six touchdowns as a junior. Eric.sondheimer@latimes.com  
BUSINESS
January 25, 2013 | By Chad Terhune, Los Angeles Times
Short of hospital nurses in recent years, St. John's Health Center in Santa Monica hired a recruiter in England and flew one of its top executives to London to interview job candidates. The recruiter's firm, Stateside Nursing, found 105 nurses and the hospital paid the company nearly $700,000 in recruiting fees and for providing "acculturation services" to help the foreigners adjust to life in Southern California. Despite all those payments, none of the nurses ever arrived in Santa Monica.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 8, 2001
We believe using our schools to promote military recruitment constitutes an invasion of privacy ("Bill Could Boost Recruiting at Schools," Nov. 2). It also places undue pressure on young people as they discover their sexual orientation. It pushes away examination of conscience and the rightness of committing oneself to violent resolution of conflict. Military service is not just any career. Where is there any guarantee of equal time for students to be educated on their legal right to declare themselves as conscientious objectors?
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 21, 1991
As a long-term reserve officer with the Los Angeles Police Department, I would find it eminently reassuring if on just one occasion I could read a dissenting opinion regarding the advisability of the recruitment of male homosexuals into the department. My objection is limited to male homosexuals and is based on the evidence of massive HIV infection already present in this group of people. Female homosexuals pose no problem since their exposure to HIV is virtually nil and their rate of infection stands at par with the populace as a whole.
NATIONAL
October 14, 2009 | Washington Post
For the first time in more than 35 years, the U.S. military has met all of its annual recruiting goals, with hundreds of thousands of young people enlisting despite the near-certainty that they will go to war. The Pentagon, which made the announcement Tuesday, said the economic downturn and rising joblessness, as well as bonuses and other factors, had led more qualified youths to enlist. The military has not seen such across-the-board success since the all-volunteer force was established in 1973.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 26, 1985 | RANDY LEWIS, Times Staff Writer
The program opens with a television camera swooping down from the sky over choppy harbor waters, zooming in on a small fishing boat engulfed in flames. In another scene, firefighters and paramedics brace themselves precariously near a jagged canyon wall while hauling up a stretcher to which a 10-year-old boy is strapped. Such action is typical in dramatic prime time programs like "Magnum P.I." and "Miami Vice." In this case, however, the performances are not fictional.
NEWS
July 25, 1985 | MARK HENRY, Times Staff Writer
Three residents have asked the Santa Monica-Malibu Board of Education to investigate whether Santa Monica High School basketball players are being recruited from outside the district and to determine whether members of the 1984-85 team lived outside it. The recruitment of high school players would violate regulations of the California Interscholastic Federation, which governs high school sports.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 21, 2014 | By Carla Rivera
Sichen Hernandez-Martinez is the type of undergraduate who is increasingly in demand at four-year colleges: She had been a community college honors student, a member of campus government and was active in school clubs. After three years at Chaffey College in Rancho Cucamonga, she was admitted to USC, UC Riverside and Cal State San Bernardino. She accepted a scholarship to Pomona College, a selective, private school in Claremont, which she entered as a junior this year. The Pomona admissions committee was as impressed with her academics as it was with her community involvement.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 21, 2014 | By Paloma Esquivel
A man who allegedly used Facebook to try to recruit a 17-year-old girl for prostitution has been charged with human trafficking, Orange County prosecutors said. Dwight Lamith Garris, 34, allegedly believed he had befriended a minor, but he was actually communicating with an undercover Anaheim police officer, the Orange County district attorney's office said Monday in a statement. Garris, a Palmdale resident, tried to recruit the girl over a period of about eight days in early April to work as a prostitute and to recruit other sex workers for him, according to the statement.
SPORTS
April 20, 2014 | Eric Sondheimer
College football recruiters have their GPS devices powered on as they begin visiting high schools to evaluate players over the next month. Let me provide a few suggestions on players who have been overlooked so far. Maybe they don't fit a height-weight requirement. Maybe they were injured last season. Maybe they don't participate in seven-on-seven all-star passing tournaments. Maybe they play multiple sports. Whatever the reason for not receiving early buzz, these players will be standouts in the fall, and it's far more relevant how someone performs in a real game compared with how they look running around a red cone.
SPORTS
April 9, 2014 | By Nathan Fenno
Northwestern assailed the decision of a National Labor Relations Board regional director that the school's scholarship football players are employees and can unionize in an appeal filed Wednesday with the full board. "In this unprecedented decision, the regional director set out to alter the underlying premise upon which college varsity sports is based," Northwestern lawyers wrote. The 50-page request for review repeatedly jabbed Peter Sung Ohr, the NLRB's regional director in Chicago who ruled in favor of former Northwestern quarterback Kain Colter and the College Athletes Players Assn.
SPORTS
April 2, 2014 | By Eric Sondheimer
  The college offers are starting to pile up for Santa Ana Mater Dei receiver-linebacker Ben Humphreys. Coach Bruce Rollinson said Humphreys has offers from California, Washington, Washington State, Utah, Yale, Northwestern, Miami, Wisconsin, Oregon State and Duke. Humphreys will try to be what Thomas Duarte was for Mater Dei two years ago _ a big-time pass catcher and defensive standout. He also has terrific grades, so as he continues to get faster, stronger and better, the offers figure to increase.
SPORTS
April 2, 2014 | By Houston Mitchell
Former Northwestern quarterback Kain Colter and Ramogi Huma, the founder and president of the National College Players Assn., will meet with members of Congress on Wednesday in preparation for an appeal of a ruling that full scholarship athletes at Northwestern can form a union. “The goal is to make athletes have a seat at the table. Health and safety of athletes is the concern, especially to reduce the risk of brain trauma,” Huma told the Associated Press. “We want to make sure they have an opportunity to hear from us directly.” Colter and Huma were expected to meet with California Rep. George Miller (D-Martinez)
NEWS
January 29, 1987
The Los Angeles Police Department will hold a job fair Saturday in an effort to recruit more officers, Deputy Chief William Rathburn said Tuesday. He said those interested in law-enforcement careers should visit the Police Academy, 1880 N. Academy Road, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday to see self-defense demonstrations and talk to officers assigned to the mounted patrol, bomb squad, the special weapons and tactics team and anti-gang and anti-drug units.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 20, 2009 | Tami Abdollah
The Orange County Sheriff's Department opened up recruitment Wednesday for its first class of correctional services assistants, who will help staff the jails at an eventual cost-savings of $10 million a year. Because they are non-sworn personnel and receive less training, they are also less expensive, said Sheriff Sandra Hutchens. She said they will eventually make up 35% of the positions in the jail. Sworn positions will be reduced through attrition, Hutchens said. "Just this year we have been required to reduce our budget by $28 million and next year we're looking at a $60-million reduction," Hutchens said in a statement.
OPINION
March 23, 2014
Re "LAFD recruit program is suspended," March 21 As a retired L.A. firefighter, I'm outraged at the Los Angeles Fire Department's recent recruitment and hiring practices. There is the nagging suspicion that there is nothing recent about it at all. Doesn't the city have to adhere to rules of the civil service system that are supposed to ensure fairness and impartiality in hiring practices? The only way for the department to approach hiring is with complete openness and fairness.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 20, 2014 | Robert J. Lopez, Ben Welsh
Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti suspended the city's firefighter recruitment program Thursday amid concerns about mismanagement and nepotism, including new emails that show special recruitment workshops were organized for relatives of department insiders. "I have determined that the Fire Department's recruiting process is fatally flawed," the mayor said in a statement Thursday. The action follows a Times report last month that thousands of candidates who passed a written test were excluded from consideration for a new training class because some of their paperwork wasn't received in the first 60 seconds of a filing period last spring.
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