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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 2, 2007 | Jack Leonard and Susannah Rosenblatt, Times Staff Writers
Hundreds of workers at Martin Luther King Jr.-Harbor Hospital are preparing to move to new county jobs as soon as next week, but Los Angeles County officials say they have yet to decide the fate of others who have failed competency tests or been disciplined for recent misconduct.
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ENTERTAINMENT
August 26, 2007 | Steve Hochman, Special to The Times
New Orleans THIS is a town so inextricably linked to good times and revelry that a musician could practically make a name with one celebratory anthem. That's the case with Al "Carnival Time" Johnson. Since 1960, "Carnival Time," the song and the singer, have been mainstays of New Orleans' Mardi Gras celebrations. Even at other times of the year, his upbeat party tune, a musical tour of the Big Easy on Fat Tuesday, is played on the radio and performed at event after event by Johnson himself.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 17, 2007 | From the Associated Press
SACRAMENTO -- Parole agents today will begin notifying as many as 2,100 recently paroled sex offenders that they have to move because they live too close to schools and parks, in violation of Jessica's Law. Thursday's announcement came a month after officials said they had tentatively concluded that many parolees were violating the law, an initiative approved by voters in November that bars sex offenders from living within 2,000 feet of places where children congregate.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 15, 2007 | Gregory W. Griggs, Times Staff Writer
St. John's Regional Medical Center in Oxnard completed the transfer of all its patients this week as it prepares for a long-planned mold fumigation. The hospital's last 17 patients were transferred or discharged Monday evening, officials said. It closed its emergency room Aug. 8. Nine patients were placed at other area hospitals, with about half going to St. John's sister facility in Camarillo. "Everything has gone very smoothly," said Rita O'Connor, the hospital spokeswoman.
REAL ESTATE
August 5, 2007 | Sam Byker
Moving is rough on pets. Christine Mattoni, an agent with Whitehouse Properties in Woodland Hills and a member of the Pet Realty Network, offers these tips for moving with pets: Before you move, make sure your pet's identification has your new address and phone number. Have medical records sent by fax before you move. Take at least one week's worth of pet food and medication with you. -- S.B.
BUSINESS
July 24, 2007 | Martin Zimmerman, Times Staff Writer
Fleetwood Enterprises Inc., the recreational vehicle maker, may shift more than half of its 500-member staff at its Riverside corporate offices to other parts of the country. The company has been struggling with soft sales in its trailer division and is looking for ways to trim costs. One option could be to shift corporate personnel from Riverside to other areas where Fleetwood has factories and costs are lower.
NATIONAL
July 19, 2007 | Richard Fausset, Times Staff Writer
'DO you have a pioneering spirit?" read the recent ad in the Jewish Week newspaper of New York. "Are you searching for a meaningful community where YOU can make a difference?" To generations of American Jews, the pitch had a familiar ring. But this was not an invitation to settle the Promised Land. It was a call to repopulate New Orleans, a city known less for its Jewish culture than for its shellfish, sin and pre-Lenten carnival.
WORLD
July 5, 2007 | From Times Wire Reports
The first of 700 refugees of the Kunama ethnic group who were displaced by Ethiopia and Eritrea's 1998-2000 border war are being sent to the United States for resettlement, the United Nations refugee agency said. The Kunama people number about 100,000. Their home is in the disputed frontier area between the two African countries.
WORLD
June 27, 2007 | Ned Parker, Times Staff Writer
The two men knocked on Abu Salam's door on a Friday morning. He was one of the last remaining Christians on his block. "Peace be upon you," they said, and Abu Salam, a man in his 50s, repeated the greeting. The pair, one fat and the other thin, spoke politely. Both were cleanshaven and wore slacks and button-down shirts. "You are now aware the neighborhood of Muwallamin belongs to the Islamic State of Iraq," the bigger man said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 22, 2007 | Nancy Vogel, Times Staff Writer
Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's plan to ease prison overcrowding by sending convicts out of state has been allowed to proceed while a state appellate court weighs a legal challenge to it. Prison officials have said they intend to transfer 5,000 inmates to out-of-state prisons by the end of the year. Transfers will resume next month, said Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation spokesman Bill Sessa.
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