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July 11, 1997
Santa Monica residents and businesses can expect decreases in their water bills next month after a City Council decision to partially reimburse customers for a surcharge imposed in September 1996. The council levied the 25% surcharge to offset costs of buying from the Metropolitan Water District after several city-owned wells were found to be contaminated by the gasoline additive MTBE, said Craig Perkins, director of environmental and public works management.
July 2, 2003 | From Times Wire Reports
Four members of the San Diego City Council have reimbursed the National Football League for free Super Bowl party tickets that may have been worth as much as $400. Mayor Dick Murphy and City Council members Scott Peters, Toni Atkins and Jim Madaffer said they sent checks to the NFL for the Jan. 24 party in San Diego, which hosted the Super Bowl. Ethics Commission officials told council members in May that the tickets could be worth $350 to $400 each, based on data from the NFL.
March 14, 1996 | LISA RICHARDSON
Orange County will receive about $96,000 from the state as a result of the county's successful efforts to recover overpayments to welfare recipients. The county stepped up collection of overpayments in 1994, after Gov. Pete Wilson signed legislation authorizing the state to reimburse administrative costs to counties that have effective collection programs.
March 23, 1990
Wherehouse Entertainment Inc. agreed Thursday to reimburse the city for the estimated $20,000 to $25,000 cost of quelling a disturbance that erupted this week when thousands of hysterical fans attempted to see the British band Depeche Mode at a Westside Wherehouse record store. More than 130 police in full riot gear were required to disperse at least 5,000 fans who gathered at the store where members of the group were signing records Tuesday.
March 10, 1995 | From Associated Press
A barrage of complaints from bank customers who claim they were misled when they bought mutual funds has evoked an unusual response: Some banks are quietly making up losses for people who swear to shut up about it. Banks are reimbursing customers who lost money when the funds fell in value, according to customers, consultants and lawyers. Others are waiving sales fees or letting customers withdraw money from funds without paying penalties.
January 19, 1991 | LYNDA NATALI
The City Council agreed this week to reimburse Councilwoman Cecilia L. Age $357 for attending Gov. Pete Wilson's inaugural ball. Age, a former mayor, said the event was an opportunity for "team building" and a chance for her to represent the city. "Every opportunity you have to put a name with a face, you do it," Age said. She added that the event took place all weekend, but she went for only one day, trying to minimize costs. "I booked the cheapest air fare and hotel," Age said.
April 4, 1996 | TIM MAY
Due to an apparent change in Federal Emergency Management Agency rules, the city of San Fernando could lose as much as $500,000 in reimbursement for repairs and construction costs related to the January 1994 Northridge earthquake, city officials said. "There is really no way to tell what's going through [FEMA's] minds," said James Eldridge, a civil engineer in the city's building department.
May 2, 1997
The Federal Emergency Management Agency agreed this week to reimburse about $400,000 to Malibu for money the city lost after it waived building permit fees for residents who lost their homes in the 1993 fires. Permits generally help pay for building inspections needed after disasters such as fires. By waiving permit fees, the city incurred the costs of the building inspections, said Assistant City Manager Mark Lorimer.
December 10, 1986 | JOHN SPANO, Times Staff Writer
A nationwide security service accused of unfair business practices has agreed to pay $350,000 in penalties and reimbursement for Orange County investigative costs. Without formally admitting any wrongdoing, National Guardian Corp. of Stamford, Conn., promised to refrain from future violations and agreed to one of the largest fines ever sought by Orange County prosecutors. The firm has several thousand business and residential customers in Orange County, according to Lessing E.
March 27, 1987 | From Times Wire Services
Blue Cross of California, the state's largest health insurer, says its 1.5 million customers with pharmaceutical coverage will be eligible for reimbursement for prescribed use of the AIDS drug AZT. But the company said its 2 million customers without pharmaceutical coverage will not be reimbursed. The announcement was the first by a major health insurer concerning payment for the drug azidothymidine. AZT was approved last Friday by the U.S.
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