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October 31, 1993 | JEFF SCHNAUFER, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
When his plane crashed during a search and rescue training mission seven years ago, rendering his legs useless, Rick Richmond wondered if he would ever walk again. But he never considered for a moment that he would give up flying. Now, Richmond, 45, of North Hills is competing in a 300-mile cross-country airplane race--the only pilot with a disability to enter.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 31, 1993 | JEFF SCHNAUFER, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
When his plane crashed during a search and rescue training mission seven years ago, rendering his legs useless, Rick Richmond wondered if he would ever walk again. But he never considered for a moment that he would give up flying. Now, Richmond, 45, of North Hills is competing in a 300-mile cross-country airplane race--the only pilot with a disability to enter.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 9, 1987 | RICH CONNELL, Times Staff Writer
A bill to abolish the RTD picked up much needed support Tuesday from a batch of major changes in the legislation that turned former foes into supporters, including Los Angeles Mayor Tom Bradley. The Senate late Tuesday by voice vote adopted a series of amendments sought by Bradley and other local elected officials, including one that bars any state legislator from serving on a powerful new transportation "super-agency" board.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 9, 1988 | RICH CONNELL, Times Staff Writer
The top executive of the Los Angeles County Transportation Commission unexpectedly announced his resignation Friday, creating impending vacancies at the top of the two biggest regional transit agencies at a time of political turmoil. Rick Richmond's announcement that he is leaving the $85,000-a-year job of commission executive director comes just weeks before the RTD's embattled General Manager John Dyer is scheduled to depart.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 9, 1988 | RICH CONNELL, Times Staff Writer
The top executive of the Los Angeles County Transportation Commission unexpectedly announced his resignation Friday, creating impending vacancies at the top of the two biggest regional transit agencies at a time of political turmoil. Rick Richmond's announcement that he is leaving the $85,000-a-year job of commission executive director comes just weeks before the RTD's embattled General Manager John Dyer is scheduled to depart.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 12, 1988
Paul C. Taylor, the second-in-command at the Los Angeles County Transportation Commission for six years, has been named acting executive director of the agency. The commission allocates funds to the RTD and other transit systems for bus service and is building a multibillion-dollar trolley system that will connect to the RTD's Metro Rail subway.
BUSINESS
July 18, 2001 | Bloomberg News
Morgan Stanley Dean Witter & Co.'s $23-million settlement of a lawsuit accusing the investment company of looting trust funds for victims of car crashes and other accidents won preliminary approval from Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Peter Lichtman. Morgan Stanley does not admit liability with its $23-million settlement, which was reached out of court in June, said Rick Richmond, the firm's attorney.
NEWS
June 27, 1986
The Los Angeles County Transportation Commission refused to pitch in extra money for stepped-up drug testing of Rapid Transit District bus drivers and other workers. In a letter to county supervisors, the commission said it is prepared to help the RTD with cutbacks in state and federal financing, but does not "expect to be able to fund service expansion."
NEWS
May 30, 1985
The Los Angeles County Transportation Commission has approved the $25.9-million purchase of 15.8 miles of railroad company right of way for the proposed Long Beach-to-Los Angeles light-rail project. The purchase from the Southern Pacific Transportation Co. will be the commission's first real estate acquisition for the $675-million, 21-mile trolley line and represents a "major step" forward, said Rick Richmond, executive director of the Transportation Commission.
NEWS
October 30, 1986
The City Council Tuesday voted to hire a consultant to study possible changes in the design of the $685-million Los Angeles-to-Long Beach light rail, even though the project is already under construction. At the request of Councilwoman Jan Hall, the council voted 7-2 to study whether the Long Beach end of the commuter rail should be elevated to alleviate traffic problems.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 9, 1987 | RICH CONNELL, Times Staff Writer
A bill to abolish the RTD picked up much needed support Tuesday from a batch of major changes in the legislation that turned former foes into supporters, including Los Angeles Mayor Tom Bradley. The Senate late Tuesday by voice vote adopted a series of amendments sought by Bradley and other local elected officials, including one that bars any state legislator from serving on a powerful new transportation "super-agency" board.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 2, 1986 | MARK GLADSTONE, Times Staff Writer
As he pledged he would do last month, state Sen. Alan Robbins on Monday introduced a bill to abolish the Los Angeles County Transportation Commission effective in 1988 and transfer its authority for transportation planning to the Board of Supervisors. The measure, introduced on the first day of the new legislative session, also would require, at an unspecified date, that the board director of the Southern California Rapid Transit District be elected.
BUSINESS
January 15, 2003 | Kathy M. Kristof, Times Staff Writer
In a decision that could hinder class-action cases against credit card companies in California, a state appeals court ruled Tuesday that Discover Bank could put a provision in its cardholder agreements that barred angry customers from filing class-action arbitrations. "It deprives the consumer of any potential remedy when they have been improperly charged a relatively minor amount," said Barry L. Kramer, a Los Angeles attorney involved in the case.
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