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March 7, 1987 | JOHN KENDALL and CLAIRE SPIEGEL, Times Staff Writers
The Los Angeles Civil Service Commission threw out the essay portion of a promotional exam for fire captain Friday after concluding there is ample circumstantial evidence that the exam was compromised by questions leaked in advance to test takers. And in a surprising disclosure, commission President Raymond C. Fisher stated that four battalion chiefs who examined the allegations had concluded that information passed to some students before the Jan. 10 exam was so specific as to defy coincidence.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 7, 1987 | JOHN KENDALL and CLAIRE SPIEGEL, Times Staff Writers
The Los Angeles Civil Service Commission threw out the essay portion of a promotional exam for fire captain Friday after concluding there is ample circumstantial evidence that the exam was compromised by questions leaked in advance to test takers. And in a surprising disclosure, commission President Raymond C. Fisher stated that four battalion chiefs who examined the allegations had concluded that information passed to some students before the Jan. 10 exam was so specific as to defy coincidence.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 6, 1987 | CLAIRE SPIEGEL and JOHN KENDALL, Times Staff Writers
A private school run by a Los Angeles city fire captain to tutor firemen for key department promotional tests has come under attack following an investigation into allegations that he may have leaked questions on a recent Civil Service exam to his students. While a city investigation has concluded that there is no evidence of wrongdoing, the city Personnel Department has recommended throwing out the essay portion of the exam and giving it again.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 6, 1987 | CLAIRE SPIEGEL and JOHN KENDALL, Times Staff Writers
A private school run by a Los Angeles city fire captain to tutor firemen for key department promotional tests has come under attack following an investigation into allegations that he may have leaked questions on a recent Civil Service exam to his students. While a city investigation has concluded that there is no evidence of wrongdoing, the city Personnel Department has recommended throwing out the essay portion of the exam and giving it again.
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June 17, 1988 | PATT MORRISON, Times Staff Writer
Ali Daniels wasn't sure which alarmed him more: when the child was screaming inside the burning house, or when, abruptly, he stopped. Daniels had seen the smoke from down the street; he thought it was his mother's house on fire. It was a house behind his mother's, "and once I got there I heard children in the house screaming."
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March 3, 1986 | ANN JAPENGA, Times Staff Writer
How do you woo a woman who is capable of carrying a 42-pound pack over a step 215 times in 10 minutes? The Los Angeles City Fire Department is not exactly sure, but here's what they came up with for Saturday's female firefighter recruitment drive: They rented the snazziest hall they could think of, the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion. They brought along a jazz trio and a singing fireman.
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August 28, 1988 | JAMES M. GOMEZ, Times Staff Writer
Michael Cannon admits that when he kicked in the front door of the bungalow-style home on South Woodlawn Avenue and dived into a wall of flames and thick, black smoke two months ago, he just wasn't thinking too rationally. "They say there's a fine line between hero and fool," said Cannon, 34, half-jokingly as he recounted the June 16 blaze that gutted the light-blue wood-frame home near the garment factory where he works in South-Central Los Angeles.
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