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May 8, 2000 | From Associated Press
Striking janitors and six downtown cleaning companies reached a tentative contract agreement, nearly a month after workers walked off the job, both sides said Sunday. Members of the Service Employees International Union, Local 2028 were scheduled to vote on the three-year contract Tuesday. "This goes to show that when workers stand together, there is no greater power," said Ignacio Quinones, who was among a group of striking janitors who fasted for 10 days in protest of the stalled negotiations.
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September 18, 2013 | By Ken Schwencke
A shallow magnitude 3.2 earthquake was reported Wednesday morning 16 miles from Pine Valley in San Diego County, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The temblor occurred at 5:53 a.m. PDT at a depth of 2.5 miles. According to the USGS, the epicenter was 31 miles from San Diego. In the past 10 days, there has been one earthquake magnitude 3.0 and greater centered nearby. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service, and this post was created by an algorithm written by the author.
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BUSINESS
October 13, 1992 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Negotiations Set in Shipyard Strike: Representatives of striking workers and management at National Steel & Shipbuilding Co. of San Diego will meet today for the first time since 2,700 union members walked off the job Oct. 1. Nassco's management insisted that it will not budge on its wage and benefit proposals but will consider modifying "non-economic" parts of its contract proposal, including some union and seniority rights that it wants to curtail.
NEWS
May 8, 2000 | From Associated Press
Striking janitors and six downtown cleaning companies reached a tentative contract agreement, nearly a month after workers walked off the job, both sides said Sunday. Members of the Service Employees International Union, Local 2028 were scheduled to vote on the three-year contract Tuesday. "This goes to show that when workers stand together, there is no greater power," said Ignacio Quinones, who was among a group of striking janitors who fasted for 10 days in protest of the stalled negotiations.
NEWS
February 3, 1996 | TONY PERRY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
As the teachers strike went into its second day Friday, the problems of running 160 schools without their regular teachers became apparent when word surfaced that an ex-convict once accused of rape was serving as a substitute teacher. The 44-year-old man, who was trained as a teacher of the handicapped, spent Thursday and Friday in charge of a classroom with hearing impaired students at a high school in San Diego before his record was discovered and he was ousted, sources said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 14, 2010 | Robert J. Lopez, Los Angeles Times Staff Writer
Nearly two dozens earthquakes, including a magnitude 5.7 temblor, struck Monday night near the U.S.-Mexican border in southern San Diego County. The largest of the quakes was recorded at 9:26 p.m. and was felt by residents across a wide swath of Southern California, including Los Angeles. The temblor was centered five miles southeast of Ocotillo in San Diego County and 16 miles east-northeast of Jacumba in eastern San Diego County, the U.S. Geological Survey said. The others -- ranging from 3.2 to 4.1 magnitude -- were also concentrated in the same general area, according to the survey agency.
NEWS
February 2, 1996 | TONY PERRY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
After contract bargaining broke down in the predawn hours, teachers in the state's second-largest school district went on strike Thursday, as administrators scrambled to find enough substitute teachers and others to maintain order in the 130,000-student district. "No teacher wants to strike and leave her students," said teacher Mollie Crispen, as she picketed outside Brooklyn Elementary School. "But this is the only way to get respect and a decent raise from the school board."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 21, 1990 | H.G. REZA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A lengthy contract dispute between Hartson Medical Services and the Service Employees International Union, Local 102 has escalated to threats of a paramedic strike by the union and angered San Diego firefighters, who would be used as relatively untrained replacements in the event of a walkout. Paramedics voted last week to authorize a strike against the ambulance company. The final tally, which was released Friday, showed that employees approved a strike by a vote of 129 to 22.
SPORTS
June 13, 1999 | Associated Press
Reliever Mark Wohlers of the Cincinnati Reds is headed to the minor leagues again to see if he can throw strikes in a game. Wohlers threw batting practice to teammates and did well enough to let the Reds approve his next step. He'll report to one of their minor league teams in the next week to start a rehabilitation assignment. "I'm ready," he said. "I'm excited with the way I'm throwing the ball.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 11, 2007 | Tony Perry, Times Staff Writer
When the next major brush fire strikes San Diego County, the San Diego Fire-Rescue Department may not be able to send firefighters to help surrounding communities, the city's fire chief warned a congressional subcommittee Monday. "I may need every available city firefighting resource [to stay] within the city," Fire Chief Tracy Jarman told members of the domestic policy subcommittee of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform.
NEWS
February 9, 1996 | TONY PERRY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Faced with mounting political and community pressure, the teachers union and school board reached an agreement in the predawn hours Thursday to end a bitter five-day strike and start what both sides believe will be a lengthy healing process. "It feels like Christmas around here," said Jefferson Elementary School Principal Bonnie Russell. "The parents are happy, the students are happy, and the principal is very, very happy." The deal provides teachers with raises totaling 14.
NEWS
February 3, 1996 | TONY PERRY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
As the teachers strike went into its second day Friday, the problems of running 160 schools without their regular teachers became apparent when word surfaced that an ex-convict once accused of rape was serving as a substitute teacher. The 44-year-old man, who was trained as a teacher of the handicapped, spent Thursday and Friday in charge of a classroom with hearing impaired students at a high school in San Diego before his record was discovered and he was ousted, sources said.
BUSINESS
October 13, 1992 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Negotiations Set in Shipyard Strike: Representatives of striking workers and management at National Steel & Shipbuilding Co. of San Diego will meet today for the first time since 2,700 union members walked off the job Oct. 1. Nassco's management insisted that it will not budge on its wage and benefit proposals but will consider modifying "non-economic" parts of its contract proposal, including some union and seniority rights that it wants to curtail.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 21, 1990 | H.G. REZA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A lengthy contract dispute between Hartson Medical Services and the Service Employees International Union, Local 102 has escalated to threats of a paramedic strike by the union and angered San Diego firefighters, who would be used as relatively untrained replacements in the event of a walkout. Paramedics voted last week to authorize a strike against the ambulance company. The final tally, which was released Friday, showed that employees approved a strike by a vote of 129 to 22.
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