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January 30, 2014 | By Richard Simon
WASHINGTON - The surprise retirements of Rep. Henry A. Waxman (D-Beverly Hills) and his California colleague, Rep. George Miller (D-Martinez) are fueling speculation about the political future of House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi, the San Francisco lawmaker who counted both men as trusted allies. Pelosi on Thursday reiterated her commitment to run for reelection this year. "I'm running. I've already started the paperwork process. My work is not finished," Pelosi said in a statement provided by her office.
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BUSINESS
April 27, 2014 | Liz Weston, Money Talk
Dear Liz: I got a big tax refund this year and am trying to figure out what to do with the money. Right now I have school loans with a 4% interest rate that I do not need to make a payment on until 2024 with my current payment plan, but the amount I owe is pretty hefty and I know it's going to compound more over time. I also have a very low-interest car loan (1.9%) that will be paid off in 31/2 years. I also could put that money in the market in hopes that it will grow. I should add I am 27 years old. Any advice?
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SPORTS
June 29, 2011 | By Helene Elliott
Left wing Paul Kariya, the Ducks' first-ever draft pick in 1993 and first homegrown star, announced his retirement Wednesday because his many concussions leave him vulnerable to further brain injury. Kariya, 36, scored 50 goals and 108 points for the Ducks in 1995-96 and 101 points in 1998-99. A dynamic skater with great skill, he left for Colorado after the team's seven-game loss to New Jersey in the 2003 Stanley Cup finals but never won the championship. He finishes with 402 goals and 989 points in 989 games.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 26, 2014 | By Sandy Banks
It's time to retire Donald Sterling. Let the real estate magnate and Clippers owner take his millions and buy a hockey team. Then he won't have to worry about black superstars showing up for games on his girlfriend's arm. That's what seemed to set him off in what is alleged to be a recorded argument with his girlfriend, who had posted a picture of herself with Magic Johnson on her Instagram account. “It bothers me a lot that you want to broadcast that you're associating with black people,” the man on the recording said.
NATIONAL
February 13, 2010 | By James Oliphant
Rep. Lincoln Diaz-Balart, a nine-term congressman from South Florida, is a member of a political dynasty that reaches back to the Batista regime in Cuba. To the Cuban American community in his district, "he's the equivalent of a Kennedy," said David Wasserman, a political analyst in Washington. So there was some historical coincidence at work this week when Diaz-Balart, a Republican, and Rep. Patrick J. Kennedy, a Democrat from Rhode Island and the son of the late Sen. Edward M. Kennedy, both announced their retirement from the House.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 11, 1997 | BILL BILLITER
After 32 years of police service, including 24 years in La Palma, Police Chief David S. Barr has announced plans to retire in midsummer. "I believe the time has come for me to settle back, shift gears, turn to new directions and explore life's next horizon," Barr, 53, said. He said he will continue teaching at Golden West College and Fullerton College, where he is an adjunct faculty member in the criminal justice programs. Mayor Kenneth Blake said that City Manager Daniel E.
BUSINESS
December 4, 1997 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Three Odetics Corp. founders, who helped build the company into a profitable maker of high-tech video and data recorders over nearly three decades, have retired. The company said Wednesday that it was making several executive changes that have been planned for more than a year to ensure an orderly transition. "There's no surprise," said William Gibson, of the Irvine-based brokerage Cruttenden Roth Inc. "All three had said they wanted to retire.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 11, 1997
After nearly 10 years at the helm, Palos Verdes Estates Police Chief Gary E. Johansen has announced that he will retire next April. Johansen, 54, whose tenure has been marked by a low crime rate in the city of 14,000, said he plans to move to Bend, Ore., where he hopes to teach at a junior college. "I want to do something that doesn't take 50 or 60 hours a week and doesn't have the stress," Johansen, a former high school instructor, said Wednesday.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 11, 1987
Donald R. Howery, who has grappled in a mostly losing battle with Los Angeles traffic since 1979, will retire next month from his post as general manager of the city Transportation Department. Howery, who has worked for the city in a variety of posts since 1948, was deputy city engineer when Mayor Tom Bradley tapped him to be the top traffic man in January, 1979. Bradley, in a communication from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, where he is on a trade mission, said Tuesday that when Howery retires Dec.
BUSINESS
January 19, 2000 | Reuters
General Motors Corp., whose U.S. market share has slipped in recent years, said that its head of North American sales, service and marketing will soon retire and that he will be succeeded by an executive who will lead GM's efforts to improve relations with its dealers. Roy Roberts, 60, a 22-year GM veteran and its highest-ranking black executive, said he had wanted to retire last year but stayed to complete a reorganization of the vehicle sales, service and marketing area.
SPORTS
April 23, 2014 | By Sam Farmer
What looked like a routine NFL play wound up leaving a life-altering mark on former Jacksonville linebacker Russell Allen. Allen, 27, who was released by the Jaguars last week, is finished with football. He suffered a stroke on the field in a Week 15 game against Buffalo last season, something he recently revealed to Robert Klemko of TheMMQB.com . He was released after failing a physical. Allen developed a dime-sized dead spot on his cerebellum after a face-to-face collision in the first half with Bills center Eric Wood -- what seemed like a hard but typical hit. "It was strange because it was so routine," Allen told Klemko.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 22, 2014 | By Ryan Faughnder
Nikki Rocco, the veteran head of domestic distribution at Universal Pictures, will retire at the end of this year, she said Tuesday.   Rocco, the first woman to become president of a major studio's distribution operations, has worked for the studio for nearly five decades. Rocco, 64, first joined Universal Pictures as a paid intern in 1967 while she was a high-school senior, after which she was hired to work in the company's New York office. She has been Universal's head of domestic distribution since 1996.  PHOTOS: 2013's highest-paid media executives "Nikki Rocco is an industry icon, and in the short time I've been with the company it's been clear why she is held in such high regard," said Universal Filmed Entertainment chairman Jeff Shell in a statement.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 22, 2014 | By Emily Alpert Reyes
A top advisor to Los Angeles lawmakers announced Tuesday he plans to retire after decades working in city government. "This decision does not reflect any dissatisfaction with the city," Chief Legislative Analyst Gerry Miller wrote in a Tuesday letter to the City Council. "After nearly 30 years and much thought I have decided that it is time to move on to explore other interests and spend more time with my spouse and family. " In the letter, Miller expressed mixed emotions and said his last day would be Aug. 29. He did not immediately return a call Tuesday seeking additional comment.
SPORTS
April 19, 2014 | By Lance Pugmire
Saku Koivu saw his retiring teammate, friend and Finnish countryman Teemu Selanne skate around the arena bathed in cheers last week in the Ducks' final regular-season home game. Moved, of course, Koivu quickly set aside the moment that's so close to home. Because there are still games to win. Koivu, 39, could be just as close to retirement as Selanne, but the 18-year NHL veteran center hasn't officially announced his intentions. "Very private guy, very unselfish - been like that a long time," Koivu's linemate Andrew Cogliano said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 16, 2014 | By Jean Merl and Richard Simon
Campaign contributions are flowing briskly to candidates in some of California's hottest congressional races, including two of the most vocal proponents of getting money out of politics. Incumbents in races in the Sacramento area, Central Valley, Bay Area and Riverside and Ventura counties each have raised more than $1 million to fend off vigorous challengers. And in San Diego County, freshman Democratic Rep. Scott Peters and his main opponent, Republican Carl DeMaio, were nearly neck and neck, with Peters taking in nearly $1.8 million to DeMaio's almost $1.5 million.
NATIONAL
April 15, 2014 | By Michael Muskal
Detroit, fighting its way through the largest public bankruptcy in U.S. history, has reached an agreement that preserves current pensions but cuts cost-of-living payments for retired police and firefighters. The agreement, announced Tuesday, is the first major compromise between the city and any of its retirees as Detroit and its creditors try to find a way to deal with an estimated $18 billion in long-term liabilities. The pact must be approved by the 6,000 members of the Retired Detroit Police and Fire Fighters Assn., whose leaders said they backed the negotiated agreement and by Judge Steven Rhodes, who is overseeing the bankruptcy case.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 26, 1993 | SHARON MOESER, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The general manager of the Palmdale Water District, which provides water to some 80,000 south Antelope Valley residents, announced he plans to retire in April. Hal Fones, 63, said he will serve out the remainder of his contract, which expires April 7. "I've got a long list of things I want to do," Fones said, explaining why he decided to retire. Fones said his wife will close her business next spring so they can travel together.
BUSINESS
May 25, 1995 | From Times Wire Services
John C. Bogle, a recognized pioneer in the mutual fund business, will retire early next year as chief executive of the Vanguard Group of Investment Cos. Bogle, 66, said Wednesday that he will continue as chairman of Vanguard, which he founded in 1975 and which has come to stand as a prominent advocate of low-cost investing and the concept of index funds. John Brennan, Vanguard's 40-year-old president, is to succeed him as chief executive on Jan. 31.
SPORTS
April 14, 2014 | Helene Elliott
Were those tears or drops of sweat rolling down Teemu Selanne's face Sunday as he skated around the Honda Center, absorbing and returning the crowd's love after the final regular-season game of his Hall of Fame career? If he wept, he wasn't alone. Selanne's love for Southern California was mutual from the day he joined the Ducks in February 1996, traded here by the financially strapped Winnipeg Jets. One sunny breakfast under palm trees, and he was home. "This is my kind of place," he recalled thinking.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 10, 2014 | By Ryan Faughnder
Comedian Stephen Colbert will be the next host of "The Late Show. " CBS said Thursday that the "Colbert Report" star will take over hosting duties for the long-running late-night talk franchise when David Letterman retires in 2015. Colbert and the network have reached a five-year agreement, the broadcaster said.   BEST TV OF 2013 Lloyd | McNamara Letterman, who has hosted the show for 21 years, last week announced his retirement on the program.  CBS did not give any details on the creative direction of the show once Colbert takes over, nor did it say where the series will be produced.  "Stephen Colbert is one of the most inventive and respected forces on television," CBS Corp.
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