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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 3, 1989 | FRANK CLIFFORD, Times Staff Writer
Reflecting a desire to play a more visible role in the region's policy-making arena, UCLA today announced the creation of a center to focus on many of the urban problems--from transportation to land use--facing local governments in Southern California.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 3, 1989 | FRANK CLIFFORD, Times Staff Writer
Reflecting a desire to play a more visible role in the region's policy-making arena, UCLA today announced the creation of a center to focus on many of the urban problems--from transportation to land use--facing local governments in Southern California.
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BUSINESS
September 25, 1995 | Times Staff Reports
Out of the Dark: Los Angeles Mayor Richard Riordan is an appropriate speaker for Wednesday's first Greater Southern California Government and Business Tech Expo at the Los Angeles Convention Center. A study he commissioned earlier this year found that the city government's antiquated technology is costing Los Angeles millions of dollars annually and jeopardizing public safety.
NEWS
February 5, 1987
City Manager Don McIntyre has agreed to personally repay the city the $2,334 car allowance that was given to Deputy City Manager Ed Aghjayan without the approval of the Board of Directors. McIntyre said that when he hired Aghjayan in August, 1985, he promised him a $350-a-month car allowance, $150 more than other city executives received.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 20, 2008 | Tony Barboza
A man who had impersonated a Los Angeles County firefighter at natural disaster sites around the country, including the World Trade Center and Hurricane Katrina, was convicted Monday. James Campbell, 45, pleaded guilty to two felony counts of being a felon in possession of a firearm and one misdemeanor count of fraudulently impersonating a firefighter, according to the Orange County district attorney's office. He was sentenced to 120 days of home confinement. Campbell, who could not become a firefighter or have firearms because of a past felony conviction, was arrested in September at his home, where authorities found an extensive collection of firefighting gear and photos.
NEWS
November 8, 1990 | From Times Wire Services
The nation's first detailed plan for warning the public of imminent earthquakes and valid quake predictions was issued today by California emergency officials who hope the document will help them save lives and reduce damage. The 140-page Short-Term Earthquake Prediction Response Plan "provides clear policy and procedures for responding to credible, scientific earthquake predictions," the state Office of Emergency Services said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 31, 1990 | CARLOS LOZANO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Burbank City Council voted Tuesday night to join at least nine other Southern California government agencies in condemning aerial spraying of the pesticide malathion, the state's main weapon in the battle against the largest Mediterranean fruit fly infestation in the region's history. The council directed acting City Atty.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 25, 1990 | CARLOS V. LOZANO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Three Burbank City Council members said Wednesday they may try to force the state to halt anti-Medfly pesticide spraying over the city, which would add Burbank to five Southern California government agencies now calling for an end to spraying.
BUSINESS
October 5, 1999 | JESUS SANCHEZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It may seem that any campaign to fight suburban sprawl in Southern California is about a century late. The region already stretches for 100 miles in many directions, jammed with a mishmash of shopping malls, parking lots, warehouses and tract homes.
OPINION
April 11, 2009
It's hardly news to any veteran of Southern California government that agencies and boards all too often take their public responsibilities all too lightly. Overzealous officials cut off public comment, meet out of public view, falsely invoke the attorney-client privilege or confer through aides rather than openly. And that's just another week for the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors. What is news is that the Los Angeles County district attorney's office takes these violations seriously.
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