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October 18, 2013 | By Ben Welsh
The Los Angeles Fire Department's top internal watchdog was removed from his post in the latest shake-up at the LAFD under new Mayor Eric Garcetti. The city Fire Commission voted 5 to 0 Tuesday to dismiss Stephen E. Miller, 59, the department's independent assessor. The watchdog position was created by a voter-approved ballot measure in 2009, partly in response to soaring settlement costs in employee harassment and discrimination lawsuits at the department. Miller, a lawyer , was the first person to hold the job. During his tenure, he issued audits critical of how the department handled lawsuits and internal investigations . Last year, he clashed with fire officials and union leaders about access to sensitive personnel records.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 13, 2001 | DAVID HALDANE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A 10-year-old Laguna Hills boy had to be rescued from a washing machine Wednesday after learning that the appliance is far more friendly to laundry than to people. "Kids will be kids," said Stephen Miller, a spokesman for the Orange County Fire Authority, which was called to the scene. "They get stuck in some interesting places." Miller said the boy "decided to crawl in there to find out if he could physically get inside." He found out that he could. The problem was getting back out.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 12, 2012 | By Kate Linthicum, Los Angeles Times
The top watchdog at the Los Angeles Fire Department complained Wednesday that fire officials aren't providing him access to the information he needs to do his job. In a letter to the Board of Fire Commissioners, Independent Assessor Stephen Miller said his recent attempts to gain information about department investigations of misconduct have been blocked by Fire Chief Brian Cummings. According to the letter, Cummings told Miller he was following advice from assistants to City Atty.
NEWS
March 25, 1996 | AMY WALLACE, TIMES EDUCATION WRITER
For some scholars, the discovery of an ancient Greek stadium and track, a temple to Zeus, a bathhouse and what may be the world's oldest athletic locker room would be a crowning achievement. But UC Berkeley classics professor Stephen Miller, who has led archeological digs just outside the Greek city of Corinth for more than 20 years, is not content to merely unearth such treasures. He wants to bring them back to life.
BOOKS
May 2, 1999 | MARK ROZZO
LAST THINGS; By Jenny Offill; (Farrar, Straus and Giroux: 264 pp., $23) This gem of a first novel traces a year in the life of 8-year-old Grace Davitt. She lives in a cozy house in Vermont, attended to by a baby sitter who studies poisonous molds and by caring parents who are eager to explain the mysteries of the world to her.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 12, 2012 | By Kate Linthicum, Los Angeles Times
The top watchdog at the Los Angeles Fire Department complained Wednesday that fire officials aren't providing him access to the information he needs to do his job. In a letter to the Board of Fire Commissioners, Independent Assessor Stephen Miller said his recent attempts to gain information about department investigations of misconduct have been blocked by Fire Chief Brian Cummings. According to the letter, Cummings told Miller he was following advice from assistants to City Atty.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 18, 2013 | By Ben Welsh
The Los Angeles Fire Department's top internal watchdog was removed from his post in the latest shake-up at the LAFD under new Mayor Eric Garcetti. The city Fire Commission voted 5 to 0 Tuesday to dismiss Stephen E. Miller, 59, the department's independent assessor. The watchdog position was created by a voter-approved ballot measure in 2009, partly in response to soaring settlement costs in employee harassment and discrimination lawsuits at the department. Miller, a lawyer , was the first person to hold the job. During his tenure, he issued audits critical of how the department handled lawsuits and internal investigations . Last year, he clashed with fire officials and union leaders about access to sensitive personnel records.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 16, 2003
A coffeemaker left on overnight sparked a fire at a hotel Friday, prompting the evacuation of the 31 guests and causing $60,000 in damage, Orange County Fire Authority Capt. Stephen Miller said. No injuries were reported. Fire at the Laguna Hills Lodge, in the 23900 block of Paseo de Valencia, was reported at 4 a.m. and extinguished 22 minutes later, Miller said. From Staff and Wire Reports
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 30, 2005 | From Times Staff Reports
A 15-year-old was arrested on suspicion of tossing lighted fireworks into dry shrubbery and causing a 3-acre fire in Laguna Hills, officials said Friday. The boy, who was not identified because he was a minor, was arrested Tuesday and taken to the Orange County Juvenile Hall in Orange, said Capt. Stephen Miller of the Orange County Fire Authority. The July 6 blaze near Paseo de Valencia and Alicia Parkway damaged one home.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 13, 2001 | DAVID HALDANE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A 10-year-old Laguna Hills boy had to be rescued from a washing machine Wednesday after learning that the appliance is far more friendly to laundry than to people. "Kids will be kids," said Stephen Miller, a spokesman for the Orange County Fire Authority, which was called to the scene. "They get stuck in some interesting places." Miller said the boy "decided to crawl in there to find out if he could physically get inside." He found out that he could. The problem was getting back out.
BOOKS
May 2, 1999 | MARK ROZZO
LAST THINGS; By Jenny Offill; (Farrar, Straus and Giroux: 264 pp., $23) This gem of a first novel traces a year in the life of 8-year-old Grace Davitt. She lives in a cozy house in Vermont, attended to by a baby sitter who studies poisonous molds and by caring parents who are eager to explain the mysteries of the world to her.
NEWS
March 25, 1996 | AMY WALLACE, TIMES EDUCATION WRITER
For some scholars, the discovery of an ancient Greek stadium and track, a temple to Zeus, a bathhouse and what may be the world's oldest athletic locker room would be a crowning achievement. But UC Berkeley classics professor Stephen Miller, who has led archeological digs just outside the Greek city of Corinth for more than 20 years, is not content to merely unearth such treasures. He wants to bring them back to life.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 18, 2003 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
A blaze that scorched about 15 acres in Laguna Canyon was arson, authorities said Wednesday. The fire started about two miles east of Coast Highway shortly after 1 p.m. Tuesday, said Capt. Stephen Miller, spokesman for the Orange County Fire Authority. There were no injuries, and no structures were damaged. A man seen leaving the area behind the substation was detained for questioning but is not a suspect, Miller said.
NEWS
December 19, 2004 | From a Times Staff Writer
Firefighters found a body after quickly extinguishing a blaze that destroyed a mobile home Saturday morning. The fire erupted about 6 a.m. in the 2600 block of Avenida Aeropuerto. The unidentified victim was found 1 1/2 hours later during the cleanup. Cause of the fire was under investigation, said Capt. Stephen Miller of the Orange County Fire Authority.
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