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October 25, 2009 | Garrett Therolf
Los Angeles County's second-highest-ranking employee took numerous steps to secure a county job for her future son-in-law that paid nearly $1,000 more a month than the position called for, according to a confidential audit reviewed by The Times. County auditors said that Sharon Harper, the top deputy to the county's chief executive, had a "clear conflict of interest" in the hiring of Ed'Ward Rhone and that the chief executive "should consider appropriate disciplinary action." The Times had sought the audit for several weeks, submitting public information requests to supervisors' offices and the county auditor controller.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 12, 2010 | By Garrett Therolf
Sharon Harper, demoted last year from Los Angeles County's second-highest executive job, has been on paid medical leave since November and has yet to report to her new job in the Sheriff's Department, according to county officials. Harper was forced out of her $260,000-a-year job less than two weeks after The Times reported that county auditors found that she had improperly helped her son-in-law obtain a county job that was "overcompensated" by nearly $1,000 a month. The fight over Harper's demotion now shows signs of heading to civil court, with the recent denial of her appeal clearing the way for her to file a lawsuit against her employer.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 5, 2009 | Garrett Therolf
Los Angeles County's second-highest-ranking employee was removed from her position, less than two weeks after The Times reported that county auditors found that she had improperly helped her son-in-law obtain a county job that was "overcompensated" by nearly $1,000 a month. Sharon Harper, a veteran L.A. County manager, was the top deputy to the county's chief executive, William T Fujioka. "She is no longer a member of my office," Fujioka said Wednesday. Under the county's civil service rules, Harper will reclaim her former position in the Sheriff's Department, where she will be part of the management staff.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 5, 2009 | Garrett Therolf
Los Angeles County's second-highest-ranking employee was removed from her position, less than two weeks after The Times reported that county auditors found that she had improperly helped her son-in-law obtain a county job that was "overcompensated" by nearly $1,000 a month. Sharon Harper, a veteran L.A. County manager, was the top deputy to the county's chief executive, William T Fujioka. "She is no longer a member of my office," Fujioka said Wednesday. Under the county's civil service rules, Harper will reclaim her former position in the Sheriff's Department, where she will be part of the management staff.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 12, 2010 | By Garrett Therolf
Sharon Harper, demoted last year from Los Angeles County's second-highest executive job, has been on paid medical leave since November and has yet to report to her new job in the Sheriff's Department, according to county officials. Harper was forced out of her $260,000-a-year job less than two weeks after The Times reported that county auditors found that she had improperly helped her son-in-law obtain a county job that was "overcompensated" by nearly $1,000 a month. The fight over Harper's demotion now shows signs of heading to civil court, with the recent denial of her appeal clearing the way for her to file a lawsuit against her employer.
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January 23, 2005 | David Freeman, David Freeman is a screenwriter and the author most recently of the novel "It's All True," which was named one of the best books of 2004 by Book Review.
There have always been directors who have been able to push personal movies through Hollywood. Typically, someone would make an interesting small movie that got some attention. The studios would then hire him -- or, in recent years, her. Often the studios were confused by the results. Orson Welles, who came from the theater and radio, made "Citizen Kane" for RKO, which didn't know what to do with it.
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November 8, 1987 | Daphne Merkin, Merkin is an editor and author of the novel "Enchantment" (Harcourt Brace Jovanovich) .
Lynne Sharon Schwartz fixes upon the world an anthropologist's clear eye, as though the contemporary, familiar-seeming people she writes about were members of a lost tribe whose habits and ways she has documented. Her novels and stories abound in telling details--the vagaries of the emotional life pinned, like so many butterflies, to a backdrop of the factual: what she wore, how he looked, the meals that got eaten, the movies that were seen.
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December 29, 1996 | ROGER KAHN
Now, two new books are appearing to celebrate Jackie Robinson. His widow, Rachel Robinson, has written "Jackie Robinson: An Intimate Portrait." The other, by his daughter, Sharon, is titled "Stealing Home: An Intimate Family Portrait." To judge them fairly, you do best to keep the subtitles in mind. With the help of journalist Lee Daniels and an editor, Rachel has produced a beautifully illustrated book, full of touching and poignant moments.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 9, 2009 | Garrett Therolf
Los Angeles County has lacked permanent leadership for its extensive network of public hospitals and clinics for more than a year, and that appears unlikely to change any time soon. A lengthy search for a new Department of Health Services head resulted in a single finalist -- Bob Sillen, former leader of the state prison healthcare system -- but county supervisors have rejected him, aides to two supervisors said this week. Sillen arrived in Los Angeles last week for his final interviews backed by William T Fujioka, the county's chief executive.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 25, 2009 | Garrett Therolf
Los Angeles County's second-highest-ranking employee took numerous steps to secure a county job for her future son-in-law that paid nearly $1,000 more a month than the position called for, according to a confidential audit reviewed by The Times. County auditors said that Sharon Harper, the top deputy to the county's chief executive, had a "clear conflict of interest" in the hiring of Ed'Ward Rhone and that the chief executive "should consider appropriate disciplinary action." The Times had sought the audit for several weeks, submitting public information requests to supervisors' offices and the county auditor controller.
BOOKS
January 23, 2005 | David Freeman, David Freeman is a screenwriter and the author most recently of the novel "It's All True," which was named one of the best books of 2004 by Book Review.
There have always been directors who have been able to push personal movies through Hollywood. Typically, someone would make an interesting small movie that got some attention. The studios would then hire him -- or, in recent years, her. Often the studios were confused by the results. Orson Welles, who came from the theater and radio, made "Citizen Kane" for RKO, which didn't know what to do with it.
BOOKS
December 29, 1996 | ROGER KAHN
Now, two new books are appearing to celebrate Jackie Robinson. His widow, Rachel Robinson, has written "Jackie Robinson: An Intimate Portrait." The other, by his daughter, Sharon, is titled "Stealing Home: An Intimate Family Portrait." To judge them fairly, you do best to keep the subtitles in mind. With the help of journalist Lee Daniels and an editor, Rachel has produced a beautifully illustrated book, full of touching and poignant moments.
BOOKS
November 8, 1987 | Daphne Merkin, Merkin is an editor and author of the novel "Enchantment" (Harcourt Brace Jovanovich) .
Lynne Sharon Schwartz fixes upon the world an anthropologist's clear eye, as though the contemporary, familiar-seeming people she writes about were members of a lost tribe whose habits and ways she has documented. Her novels and stories abound in telling details--the vagaries of the emotional life pinned, like so many butterflies, to a backdrop of the factual: what she wore, how he looked, the meals that got eaten, the movies that were seen.
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November 1, 1998
Frank Buckley, TV reporter: "Angela's Ashes" by Frank McCourt (Scribner). "I was so moved by the poetry and humor in this book. My mother and father have talked about being hungry growing up, but I never understood what that meant until now. It helped me to imagine another life and be grateful for this one." **** Tamra Auzenne, skin care and makeup artist: "Anatomy of the Spirit" by Caroline Myss (Crown).
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 27, 2009 | Garrett Therolf
County Supervisor Gloria Molina said Monday that "swift and decisive action" would be taken against the county's second-highest-ranking employee after auditors found that she improperly helped her son-in-law obtain a county job that was "overcompensated" by nearly $1,000 a month. "Sharon [Harper] overrode rules that everyone needs to respect, including myself. No one is above them," Molina said. "The implications of what she did are very, very significant to our ability to manage the county."
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