Advertisement
YOU ARE HERE: LAT HomeCollectionsStrikes California
IN THE NEWS

Strikes California

FEATURED ARTICLES
NEWS
January 30, 1999 | ERIC LICHTBLAU and ROBERT L. JACKSON, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Atty. Gen. Janet Reno on Friday said that she would not seek an independent counsel to investigate perjury allegations against former White House aide Harold M. Ickes, saying there is "no credible evidence" to suggest that he lied to a Senate panel about a Teamsters strike. Closing out a six-month review by her office, Reno rejected allegations that Ickes covered up the Clinton administration's efforts to help resolve a bitter Teamsters strike in Stockton, Calif.
ARTICLES BY DATE
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 12, 2014 | By a Times Staff Writer
A 4.6-magnitude earthquake struck Inyo County on Wednesday evening. The quake was recorded at 7:11 p.m. and was centered about 39 miles north of Ridgecrest.  According to the U.S. Geological Survey, people reported feeling the temblor over a wide area including Mojave, Lompoc, Ridgecrest, Mammoth Lakes and Porterville. There were no immediate reports of damage. ALSO: High lead levels have Eastside family living in fear Navy ship nearly crosses paths with migrating gray whales Manson family killer Davis gets parole grant, but is not free yet
Advertisement
NEWS
February 15, 1995 | PETER H. KING
They met in the walnut plant. It was the summer of 1967. Stevie Wonder was all over the radio, singing how, for once in his life, he had love. They sang along, Cynthia and Cruz. "That was how we felt," she remembered, "that for once in our life we had something good." She worked on a production line, sorting walnuts. He was a supervisor of cracking. Cruz Zavala had bet a co-worker $10 he could win a date with Cynthia Luza. "She reminded me of Angie Dickinson," he said.
OPINION
December 15, 2013 | By The Times editorial board
The Supreme Court erred grievously this year when it permitted Maryland police to collect DNA samples from people who had been arrested and charged with serious crimes - samples that could then be used to match that person's genetic profile with evidence from unrelated unsolved crimes. As Justice Antonin Scalia pointed out in a scathing dissent, the 5-4 decision upholding Maryland's law undermined the 4th Amendment's ban on "searching a person for evidence of a crime when there is no basis for believing the person is guilty of the crime.
BUSINESS
June 3, 1994 | From Associated Press
About 3,500 General Motors Corp. employees went on strike Thursday in the second walkout this week at a major automotive technology center. On Tuesday, 850 workers began a strike at Chrysler Corp. Neither walkout will affect production of current cars but could disrupt design and engineering operations. United Auto Workers struck the centers after negotiators were unable to agree on local contracts.
BUSINESS
July 17, 1997 | (Bloomberg News)
Kaiser Permanente's Northern California registered nurses are scheduled to begin a two-day strike today following the breakdown of negotiations for a new contract. About 7,500 members of the California Nurses Assn. are expected to walk off the job at 47 Kaiser hospitals and clinics to protest management demands for wage and benefit concessions. Oakland-based Kaiser, the nation's largest nonprofit health maintenance organization, said it is carrying out a plan to provide essential care to its 2.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 1, 1998 | LIZ SEYMOUR, TIMES STAFF WRITER
With final exams looming, UC Irvine students face added stress this week: A strike is scheduled to start today by teaching assistants and other academic student workers who tutor them and grade their exams. "I was hoping for review sessions or to go to office hours," said Saman Shamtoob, a senior who is a majoring in philosophy and computer science. "What kind of feedback am I going to get now?" Final grades may be late and course review sessions scrapped if the strike goes forward.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 27, 2013 | By Ken Schwencke
A series of earthquakes hit the California desert area Wednesday, near the site of a larger earthquake earlier this month. An initial shallow magnitude 3.6 earthquake was reported 13 miles from Anza, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The temblor occurred at 11:17 a.m. PDT at a depth of 1.9 miles. It was followed by more than 20 other smaller quakes, the USGS said. There were no reports of damage or injuries. According to the USGS, residents in nearby communities, including Indio, reported feeling the 3.6 temblor.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 12, 2014 | By a Times Staff Writer
A 4.6-magnitude earthquake struck Inyo County on Wednesday evening. The quake was recorded at 7:11 p.m. and was centered about 39 miles north of Ridgecrest.  According to the U.S. Geological Survey, people reported feeling the temblor over a wide area including Mojave, Lompoc, Ridgecrest, Mammoth Lakes and Porterville. There were no immediate reports of damage. ALSO: High lead levels have Eastside family living in fear Navy ship nearly crosses paths with migrating gray whales Manson family killer Davis gets parole grant, but is not free yet
OPINION
March 13, 1994 | Sherry Bebitch Jeffe, Sherry Bebitch Jeffe, a contributing editor to Opinion, is a senior associate at the Center for Politics and Economics at Claremont Graduate School and a political analyst for KCAL-TV.
Gov. Pete Wilson's signature on "three strikes you're out" legislation won't end the potlatch politics of crime that has infected Sacramento. Don't be surprised if the last bill to hit Wilson's desk before the November election mandates pre-trial sentencing. For the saga of "three strikes" is a case study of the failure of government and policy-making, and of its leaders and the citizens who elect them.
OPINION
August 6, 2013 | Jeffrey Beard
A few hundred inmates are continuing to take part in a hunger strike in California prisons. Some prisoners claim this strike is about living conditions in the Security Housing Units, commonly called SHUs, which house some of the most dangerous inmates in California. Don't be fooled. Many of those participating in the hunger strike are under extreme pressure to do so from violent prison gangs, which called the strike in an attempt to restore their ability to terrorize fellow prisoners, prison staff and communities throughout California.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 28, 2013 | By Joseph Serna and Emily Foxhall
Temperatures reached 105 degrees Friday in Palm Springs and it wasn't even noon yet. It was 97 degrees in Lancaster and 95 in Palmdale before 11 a.m., the National Weather Service reported. And it's only going to get worse. Los Angeles International Airport will match its record for June 29 if it hits 85 degrees Saturday as expected. Heat records for this weekend in Palmdale and Lancaster, which are 113 and 114 degrees, respectively, could also be broken this weekend, said National Weather Service specialist Stuart Seto.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 27, 2013 | By Ken Schwencke
A series of earthquakes hit the California desert area Wednesday, near the site of a larger earthquake earlier this month. An initial shallow magnitude 3.6 earthquake was reported 13 miles from Anza, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The temblor occurred at 11:17 a.m. PDT at a depth of 1.9 miles. It was followed by more than 20 other smaller quakes, the USGS said. There were no reports of damage or injuries. According to the USGS, residents in nearby communities, including Indio, reported feeling the 3.6 temblor.
OPINION
March 26, 2013 | By the Los Angeles Times editorial board
It's hard to remember an initiative campaign that tore California in two as painfully as Proposition 8 did. The state might as well retire the number 8 when it comes to propositions; it will long be associated only with the 2008 measure that took the right to wed from gay and lesbian couples, on the same ballot that helped elect Barack Obama president. Proposition 8, which shamefully wrote a ban on same-sex marriage into the state Constitution, was a backlash against the defining civil rights struggle of this era: the quest for equal rights for homosexuals.
NATIONAL
June 28, 2011 | By David G. Savage, Washington Bureau
The Supreme Court ended its term with a vigorous defense of free speech, striking down a California law that banned sales of violent video games to minors and effectively shielding the entertainment industry from any government effort to limit violent content. "Like books, plays and movies, video games communicate ideas," said Justice Antonin Scalia in his majority opinion Monday. And he said there was "no tradition in this country of specially restricting children's access to depictions of violence.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 5, 2010 | Lee Romney and Anna Gorman, Los Angeles Times
Octogenarian Phyllis Lyon and her lifelong partner Del Martin were the first same-sex couple to be married in San Franciso City Hall in February 2004 in a private ceremony that opened the floodgates to thousands more weddings and multiple court battles. Although Martin died four years later, Lyon was able to witness the landmark federal court ruling Wednesday striking down Proposition 8, which banned same-sex marriages. She had three words for U.S. District Chief Judge Vaughn R. Walker: "Bless his heart."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 27, 2003 | From Times Wire Reports
Three minor earthquakes rolled through Northern California on Monday, a day after a larger 4.3 magnitude temblor rattled Santa Rosa. San Francisco was jolted about 2:15 p.m. by a quake with a preliminary magnitude of 3.4, the U.S. Geological Survey said. At 3:01 a.m., San Jose was hit by a quake with preliminary magnitude of 3.8. Within the hour, a quake with a preliminary magnitude of 3.7 hit six miles outside Madera. There were no reports of damage or injuries.
Los Angeles Times Articles
|