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August 27, 1991
This is in response to Murray Nies' letter (Aug. 8) complaining about garbage collectors' salaries. Contrary to him, I don't think they're overpaid at $36,000 a year. Whoever is earning that money in Southern California is definitely not living "high off the hog." It's amazing, we have business executives earning more than $100,000 a year plus perks, sports players and actors earning millions of dollars and that's OK. We justify it by saying that those people are special and unique.
April 20, 2014 | By Eric Pincus
The NBA has raised its salary-cap projection for the 2014-15 season from $62.9 million to $63.2 million. The current salary cap for the 2013-14 season is $58.7 million. The new cap number, which won't officially be set until the NBA completes its annual audit in early July, would represent a climb of $4.5 million. The Lakers could have a maximum of $28.2 million in cap space to spend this off-season, provided they renounce the rights to all their free agents, which allows the club to stretch out the final $9.7 million of Steve Nash's contract over three years (at just over $3.2 million a season)
July 15, 2010
• Bell City Manager Robert Rizzo $787,637 • President Barack Obama $400,000 • Los Angeles County Chief Executive William T Fujioka $338,458 • Los Angeles City Administrative Officer Miguel Santana $256,803 • Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa $232,425 • Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi $223,500 • Dana Point City Manager Douglas Chotkevys ...
April 16, 2014 | By Howard Blume
A top Centinela schools official on Tuesday said the FBI has contacted the district regarding the high salary of Supt. Jose Fernandez, who was paid $674,559 last year. The official, newly elevated school board President Hugo M. Rojas, said he is prepared to cooperate fully with both the FBI and the Los Angeles County district attorney's office. Rojas did not clarify whether the district attorney had actually contacted him or the Centinela Valley Union High School District -- he left quickly after the conclusion of the six-hour board meeting Tuesday, which took place at the Centinela Valley Center for the Arts in Lawndale.
July 16, 2010 | By Corina Knoll, Los Angeles Times
For years she picked up trash, tidied picnic tables, manned the snack bar and set up park events for the city of Bell. Rosario Torres' $9-an-hour job came with no benefits, but it helped support her family of seven. When she was laid off in 2008, she applied for another city job but never heard back. Now, reports that Bell city officials are among the most highly compensated municipal employees in the nation has left Torres disgusted. The 36-year-old said she cannot fathom how the city manager earns nearly $800,000 in the same tiny working-class town where she struggles to find employment.
September 26, 2009 | Dylan Hernandez
In exchange for a base salary of $3.1 million, the Dodgers have so far received 31 home runs and 103 runs batted in from Andre Ethier . Matt Kemp has been an even greater bargain, his 26 home runs and 100 RBIs costing the Dodgers only $467,000. Chad Billingsley is earning $475,000, and James Loney $465,000. But the kids are no longer kids, and the Dodgers will soon have to compensate them at a more veteran level. The Dodgers who will be eligible for salary arbitration in the off-season -- including the players mentioned above, as well as Jonathan Broxton , Russell Martin , George Sherrill and Hong-Chih Kuo -- could earn raises that total somewhere in the neighborhood of $20 million.
December 28, 2010 | By Christopher Goffard, Los Angeles Times Staff Writer
The new boss kept his office spartan and impersonal, the walls stripped of photos, the desk conveying no hint of his life beyond the red-brick walls of City Hall. It was 1993, a bleak, recession-bit year, and Robert Rizzo arrived in Bell trailing the vague whiff of scandal. His last city administrator job, in the high desert city of Hesperia, had ended badly, with accusations that he'd steered city improvement funds toward salaries. But the Bell officials who hired him did not dig deeply into his past.
April 6, 1998
Player: Salary Mike Piazza: $8,000,000 Raul Mondesi: 5,500,000 Ramon Martinez: 4,800,000 dl-Eric Karros: 4,500,000 Eric Young: 4,500,000 Todd Zeile: 3,200,000 Jose Vizcaino: 3,000,000 Hideo Nomo: 2,800,000 Ismael Valdes: 2,800,000 Mark Guthrie: 1,600,000 Scott Radinsky: 900,000 Todd Hollandsworth: 700,000 Chan Ho Park: 700,000 Darren Dreifort: 685,000 Darren Hall: 650,000 Antonio Osuna: 450,000 Thomas Howard: 425,000 Tom Prince: 350,000 dl-Roger Cedeno: 280,000 Wilton Guerrero: 265,000 Mike
April 17, 2013 | By Carla Rivera
College presidents in the Los Angeles Community College District will get a lower car allowance, but a higher salary under a plan approved Wednesday by the Board of Trustees. The action by the governing board was approved on a vote of 6 to 1, with Trustee Scott Svonkin dissenting. Senior administrators receive a monthly car allowance of $1,530 -- the highest of any district in the state. That allowance will be reduced to $500 monthly, effective July 1. The difference of $1,030 will be used to increase the salaries of nine campus presidents and several other top administrators.
November 25, 2013 | By Ricardo Lopez
Swiss voters soundly rejected a plan Sunday that would have limited executive compensation to no more than 12 times the lowest-paid employees' pay.  The measure, known as the "1:12 initiative," was defeated 65.3% to 34.7% even amid wide public disapproval of excessive executive pay.  But despite that negative sentiment, the proposal seemed to be a step too far for the majority of voters. The plan, an effort by Switzerland's Young Socialists, was rejected by voters and all 26 cantons, or states, in the country.  PHOTOS: Richest and poorest cities in America The measure would have needed a majority of votes from both voters and the cantons to pass.  Switzerland is home to large multinational companies including pharmaceutical firms Novartis and Roche, banking firm UBS and Credit Suisse.  The country has fewer regulations than many other European countries, which is partly why large corporations are headquartered there.  Critics had warned that imposing the pay law would have hurt economic competitiveness.
April 16, 2014 | By David Horsey
A beginning elementary school teacher in a small district in California makes around $40,000 per year. That's 2 or 3 thousand dollars more than poor Larry Ellison brings in -- but Ellison, the CEO of Oracle Corp., earns it in an hour. There's nothing that illustrates the vast and growing wealth gap in America more starkly than a list of the incomes enjoyed by the top business executives in the country. A new study done for the New York Times found that pay for the 100 top CEOs jumped 9% from 2012 to 2013, raising their median annual compensation to nearly $14 million.
April 11, 2014 | By Mike James
The best record in the major leagues as of Friday morning was shared by the Milwaukee Brewers and the Washington Nationals. Each team was atop its division with a 7-2 mark. Sure, we're barely a week into the new season, but so far those two teams are certainly getting a bang for the buck. Each is hovering around the middle of the pack in terms of payroll. The Nationals' payroll for 2014 is just under $137 million, ninth biggest in MLB. Graphic: Compare MLB team payrolls The Brewers' payroll is a bit over $103 million, 16th in the major leagues.
April 8, 2014 | Robin Abcarian
Happy Equal Pay Day. Happy what ? According to the National Committee on Pay Equity , a coalition of women's groups, civil rights groups and labor unions, Equal Pay Day commemorates the continuing American gender wage gap. "This date," says the group, "symbolizes how far into 2013 women must work to earn what men earned in 2012.” According to the Independent Women's Forum , a conservative nonprofit policy group that resists the...
April 4, 2014 | By Nathan Fenno
The group behind the effort to unionize Northwestern athletes isn't interested in advocating for salaries for them. In a forum at the Aspen Institute in Washington on Thursday, College Athletes Players Assn. President Ramogi Huma refuted the notion that the group wants pay for play. “And that's not part of our agenda,” Huma said, according to the event's transcript. “That's one reason why we're here in Washington, D.C. This is not about salary.” Last month, a regional director of the National Labor Relations Board ruled that Northwestern athletes are university employees and have the right to form a union.
April 2, 2014 | By Kevin Baxter
David Beckham, whose oversized contract caused Major League Soccer to create exceptions to its salary cap in 2007, now says the ceiling for what teams can pay players should be thrown out altogether. This season the cap is set at $3.1 million per team or $387,500 per player, although teams can go over those figures to sign as many as three designated players. The league currently has three dozen players who were signed under what was long known as "The Beckham Rule" because it was created to allow the Galaxy to offer Beckham a five-year, $32.5-million deal eight seasons ago. That contract also gave Beckham the option of owning an MLS expansion franchise -- an option he has exercised by bringing a team to Miami.
March 31, 2014 | By Warren Grimes
Imagine famous football coaches and professional athletes taking a 50% salary cut. University of Alabama football coach Nick Saban's annual salary would be a mere $3.5 million or so. Angels baseball star Albert Pujols would earn just $8 million a year. And the Lakers' Kobe Bryant would have to be satisfied with a yearly $15 million. Not by chance, if this came to pass, you the consumer would reclaim control of your rapidly rising monthly subscription TV bill. This is not just idle speculation.
May 5, 2013 | By Houston Mitchell
Can money buy you a World Series title in Major League Baseball? The Dodgers and New York Yankees certainly hope so, because if it does they'll be meeting in the 2013 World Series. You can check out the player salaries on both teams, as well as the player salaries for the other 28 teams, in a new Times interactive graphic . The new graphic allows you to see the payrolls and individual players salaries for all 30 teams. You can click two teams to compare the salaries by position and by players.
March 21, 2014 | By Ben Bolch
The Lakers aren't going anywhere this season, and Ryan Kelly might not be either. For Kelly, that would be a good thing. It would mean he's still in the NBA. A late second-round pick out of Duke in last year's draft, the 6-foot-11 power forward wasn't even assured of making the Lakers' roster. The rookie didn't have a full preseason to prove himself because he was still recovering from surgery to repair a screw that was first inserted in his right foot to stabilize a broken bone in March 2012.
March 20, 2014 | By David Zucchino
FT. BRAGG, N.C. - In a sentence so light it stunned even his lawyers, Brig. Gen. Jeffrey A. Sinclair was sentenced Thursday to a reprimand and no jail time for misusing his authority over a subordinate with whom he had a three-year adulterous affair, ending a tumultuous court-martial that focused national attention on the military's uneven response to sexual misconduct. A military judge ordered Sinclair, 51, to forfeit $20,000 in salary and pay restitution of $4,156 for misusing his government charge card.
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