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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 3, 2003 | Steve Hymon, Times Staff Writer
After struggling for months with wobbly finances and internal dissension, the director of UCLA Medical Center announced Tuesday that he will leave his job to take a top post at the University of Kentucky's medical center. Dr. Michael Karpf, 58, has been with UCLA since 1995 and oversaw the school's three hospitals and 18 primary-care clinics.
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NATIONAL
April 22, 2014 | By Matt Pearce
It turns out there are consequences to befriending white supremacists. Especially if you're a public official. Mayor Dan Clevenger of Marionville, Mo., handed in his resignation letter Tuesday morning after an uproar among residents and in national media over remarks he made about Jewish people shortly after the April 13 shootings outside two Jewish centers near Kansas City. Clevenger, 59, is an acquaintance of Frazier Glenn Cross Jr., 73, an avowed hater of Jews who has been charged with killing three people in Overland Park in what officials have deemed a "hate crime.
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SPORTS
February 28, 1990 | BILL PLASCHKE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Dodgers will celebrate their 100th anniversary season without the most celebrated pitcher in franchise history, as Sandy Koufax confirmed Tuesday that he has severed his ties with the organization. Koufax, a Hall of Fame member who served as a minor league pitching instructor since 1979, said he has resigned because he is weary of the job. Although Dodger officials called it a one-year sabbatical, Koufax said he has placed no time frame on the resignation.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 18, 2014 | By David Ng
The president of San Diego Opera's board of directors resigned Thursday and walked out of an afternoon board meeting, deepening the uncertainty surrounding the troubled company.   A number of other board members also resigned Thursday, though it remained unclear how many of the nearly 60 members have officially stepped down. Karen Cohn had served as the board president and has been acting as the public voice of the company during much of the tumult following its March announcement that it was closing.
SPORTS
January 20, 1999 | ALAN ABRAHAMSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A sprinter who became one of Finland's most revered sports heroes on Tuesday resigned her post on the International Olympic Committee, the first IOC member toppled by the bribery scandal roiling the Olympic movement. Pirjo Haggman, 47, one of the first women to become an IOC member and a track champion so beloved in Finland that she has been depicted on a postage stamp, delivered her resignation to IOC President Juan Antonio Samaranch in Lausanne, Switzerland.
SPORTS
June 12, 1992 | LISA DILLMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
John Ziegler's tenure as NHL president began in 1977 with cantankerous Harold Ballard mocking him, in public, as an "office clerk" and a "know-nothing shrimp." Such comments by the late owner of the Toronto Maple Leafs became much of the soundtrack for Ziegler's tumultuous 15-year reign as the league's president. Ziegler, 58, is expected to announce today that he will resign on Sept. 30.
NEWS
November 13, 1988 | WILLIAM TUOHY, Times Staff Writer
The forced resignation of West German parliamentary Speaker Philipp Jenninger shows that the 1933-45 Nazi era in German history still smolders and can erupt in national guilt and anger, analysts agreed Saturday. "It indicates that Germans are still extremely sensitive about what you can say or not say about the Nazi period," commented one Western diplomat with long experience here. "That history is still deeply etched in the German psyche."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 7, 1993
Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center has fired or accepted resignations from 30 workers following a sixth-month investigation into allegations of misconduct, including on-the-job use of alcohol or drugs, a hospital spokeswoman said Wednesday. Their last day was Friday, said Laura Elek, spokeswoman at the 2,300-employee hospital. Hospital officials will not release the names or departments of those involved, but said they did not work directly with patients and that no doctors were involved.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 2, 1989 | VICTOR VALLE, Times Staff Writer
After 18 years at the helm of Los Angeles' oldest Spanish-language TV station, Daniel D. Villanueva resigned Wednesday and said he expects another Latino to be named to succeed him as general manager of KMEX Channel 34. "I've been wanting to slow down for the last five years," Villanueva said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 2, 1996
South Pasadena City Manager Kenneth C. Farfsing has resigned to take a similar position in Signal Hill. He cited the toll on himself and his family of leading the community's fight against the proposed Long Beach Freeway extension that would split the city. Farfsing, 41, who is credited by opponents and supporters as the chief strategist against the roadway, said the struggle of trying to run City Hall while spending two-thirds of his time campaigning against the freeway has left him exhausted.
SPORTS
April 18, 2014 | By Eric Sondheimer
Riverside King boys' basketball Coach Tim Sweeney Jr., one of the most successful in the Inland Empire, announced in a news release Friday he has been asked to step down by his school administration, and he cited issues involving the booster club as a key reason. Sweeney, the head coach for 14 years, won three Southern Section titles and a state title in 2002. His team won a Southern Section 1A title this last season, and he gave hints of issues at the winning news conference, saying he had been close to resigning.
NATIONAL
April 10, 2014 | By Noam N. Levey and Christi Parsons
WASHINGTON - Kathleen Sebelius, who helped guide the rocky and controversial rollout of President Obama's landmark healthcare law, is stepping down as Health and Human Services secretary after about five years, according to a senior administration official. In her place, the president plans to nominate Sylvia Mathews Burwell, director of the White House Office of Management and Budget. Sebelius was not pressured to resign, according to the administration official. But she leaves after presiding over the disastrous launch of the health law's new online insurance marketplaces last fall.
BUSINESS
April 3, 2014 | By Salvador Rodriguez
Just days after taking the job, Brendan Eich has resigned as chief executive of Mozilla, the maker of Firefox, after coming under fire for his 2008 support of Proposition 8, the California constitutional amendment that disallowed the marriage of same-sex couples in the state. Mozilla announced Eich's resignation Thursday afternoon in a blog post, saying that his hiring did not reflect the organization's beliefs. "While painful, the events of the last week show exactly why we need the Web. So all of us can engage freely in the tough conversations we need to make the world better," Mozilla Chairwoman Mitchell Baker said in a statement . "We need to put our focus back on protecting that Web. And doing so in a way that will make you proud to support Mozilla.
NATIONAL
March 29, 2014 | By Paresh Dave
Parachute jumpers, a 16-year-old daredevil and a sleeping security guard have made the site of the nation's tallest building -- and the nation's worst terrorist attack -- look dangerously easy to breach. On Friday, the security chief for New York City's World Trade Center complex resigned, his company's spokesman confirmed in an email to the Los Angeles Times. David Velazquez had been working since last August as assistant security director for the real estate firm Durst Organization.
BUSINESS
March 28, 2014 | By Salvador Rodriguez
Multiple employees of Mozilla, the maker of Firefox, have asked new Chief Executive Brendan Eich to step down for his support of Proposition 8, the California constitutional amendment that disallowed the marriage of same-sex couples. Mozilla appointed Eich as its CEO after operating under an interim chief for more than a year. Before that, Eich had served as Mozilla's chief technology officer since 2005. He is best known for creating JavaScript, a widely used programming language.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 28, 2014 | By Chris Megerian
SACRAMENTO -- Gov. Jerry Brown called on three scandal-plagued state senators to resign on Friday, speaking out for the first time on a series of criminal cases that have sapped Democrats' power in the Capitol and tarnished the Legislature's image. Brown's statement comes hours after the Senate voted to suspend Sens. Leland Yee (D-San Francisco), Ronald S. Calderon (D-Montebello) and Roderick D. Wright (D-Inglewood). “Given the extraordinary circumstances of these cases - and today's unprecedented suspensions - the best way to restore public confidence is for these senators to resign," Brown said.
NEWS
April 19, 2012 | By Ken Dilanian
WASHINGTON - More resignations are expected soon in the Secret Service prostitution scandal. "It is our understanding the resignations could come today or tomorrow," Rep. Peter King (R-N.Y.), chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee, said Thursday. He has been briefed by Secret Service Director Mark Sullivan. The Secret Service announced Wednesday that it was seeking to fire one supervisor tied to the alleged misconduct. Another supervisor is retiring, and a third agent will be allowed to retire.
WORLD
November 13, 2013 | By Maher Abukhater
RAMALLAH, West Bank -- Peace negotiators Saeb Erekat and Mohammed Shtayyeh have submitted their written resignations to Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas, a member of the Palestine Liberation Organization's executive committee said Wednesday. Abbas told Egypt's CBC-TV that his negotiators have resigned over the lack of progress in U.S.-brokered talks with Israel and over Israeli settlement activity, Reuters news service reported. Hanan Ashrawi, a PLO official, told a Palestinian radio station that although the executive committee was not informed of the resignation, Erekat confirmed to her that he had submitted the letter to Abbas.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 26, 2014 | By Adolfo Flores
An Anaheim councilwoman is being asked to resign following her online remarks that the fatal police shooting of a 21-year-old man had "saved us a trial. " Lucille Kring, who is running for mayor in the resort city, quickly apologized for her comments, but some residents said it was too late and urged her to step down instead. The relationship between police and residents in the densely packed core of Orange County's largest city has been strained for years and came to a head in the summer of 2012 when a series of shootings ignited days of street protests and angry demonstrations.
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