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July 29, 2012 | By Harold Meyerson
Los Angeles County Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich, who's served on the five-member county board since 1980, is trying to persuade his colleagues to put a measure on November's ballot that would extend the number of four-year terms a supervisor can serve from three to five. L.A. County voters established supervisorial term limits by initiative in 2002. They weren't retroactive, so Antonovich's clock began to tick when he was reelected in 2004. Now, with time's winged chariot threatening to run him down in 2016, he wants voters to let him serve longer.
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April 22, 2014 | By Garrett Therolf
Los Angeles County supervisors have begun weighing recommendations to dramatically rework the safety net for tens of thousands of abused and neglected children, including what would be the most significant reorganization of county government since 2007. The Blue Ribbon Commission on Child Protection has said a linchpin of a proposed package of reforms is the creation of a new child welfare czar. The executive would have broad powers to move money and people across departmental lines to support a more unified and effective approach to the protection of children, the panel said.
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January 21, 2014 | By Michael Finnegan
Bobby Shriver invoked his Kennedy family heritage on Tuesday as he launched his campaign for Los Angeles County supervisor, using his place in the political dynasty to try to gain an edge even while casting himself as an outsider. The former mayor of Santa Monica told a cluster of reporters at Will Rogers State Beach that he was running because he wanted to fix things and “shake things up” in a county that faces major challenges with homelessness, traffic, the environment and a broken foster care system.
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April 19, 2014 | By Frank Shyong
A 28-year-old man who worked at a call center inside the Los Angeles Times building was being held for a mental health evaluation Saturday after he allegedly made threatening statements and handed his supervisor a pillowcase containing ammunition rounds, authorities said. The incident prompted a lockdown of The Times building Friday night as police searched the structure. The suspect, Matthew Lowes, is an employee of VXI Global Solutions, which rents space in The Times building. Lowes was reprimanded by his supervisor Friday afternoon and left the building, according to Norma Eisenman, spokeswoman for the Los Angeles Police Department.
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October 30, 2013 | By Ari Bloomekatz
A criminal grand jury this week indicted a former Santa Clara County supervisor for false personation after he allegedly fabricated campaign mailers to discredit a San Jose City Council candidate. George Shirakawa was indicted Monday for one felony count of false personation. The Santa Clara County district attorney's office said the false personation occurred roughly between May 1 and June 8, 2010, when he "falsely personated the campaign committee entitled 'Neighbors for Magdalena Carrasco for Council 2010.' " According to the San Jose Mercury News , Shirakawa, 51, was arrested for false personation in June, but that case was quickly mired in legal maneuvers and his pending sentencing on other charges from another case.
BUSINESS
November 27, 2012 | By David G. Savage, Los Angeles Times
WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court justices struggled with the issue of who qualifies as a supervisor in the workplace, an important question when employees sue and claim that they were victims of harassment based on their race or sex. Is a supervisor a high-level boss with the power to hire and fire workers, or can a supervisor also be a mid-level employee who oversees the daily work of several others? Federal civil rights law makes it illegal for employers, acting through their agents - essentially, supervisors - to discriminate against employees because of their race, religion, sex or age. But judges have been split on whether mid-level employees count as supervisors if they subject other workers to on-the-job harassment.
NATIONAL
July 19, 2013 | By Richard A. Serrano
FT. MEADE, Md. - Long before he was unmasked as the biggest leaker of classified intelligence secrets in U.S. history, his boss inside a small, plywood structure near Baghdad suspected that Army Pfc. Bradley Manning might be a spy. And her suspicions and his odd behavior finally culminated late one night in a flash of angry tempers and fisticuffs. The clues, former Army specialist Jihrleah Showman testified in his court-martial Friday, were everywhere - a combination of odd behavior, nervousness and stealth.
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August 1, 2012 | By Bob Pool, Los Angeles Times
Not many people can count on a 65-year career at the same newspaper. Bob Bagwell will reach that milestone Friday when he retires as pressroom lineup supervisor for The Times. His job, which co-workers liken to that of an air traffic controller who decides when and where planes will land, involves determining how the paper's' presses are configured each day to accommodate news and advertising pages. Bagwell, 83, began as a Times pressman in 1947, when the old-school letterpress printing operation and news and advertising departments were in the same building in downtown Los Angeles.
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April 18, 2014 | By Catherine Saillant
In the latest sign that business interests are coalescing around his candidacy, Los Angeles County supervisorial candidate Bobby Shriver was endorsed Friday by former Los Angeles Mayor Richard Riordan. Riordan cited Shriver's time on the Santa Monica City Council and his business and nonprofit backgrounds in announcing his support for the candidate. Shriver is seeking to replace Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky on the five-member Board of Supervisors. "The job of Los Angeles County supervisor is a challenging and important one," Riordan said in a prepared statement.
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October 19, 2013 | By Richard Winton, This post has been updated. See the note below for details.
A second LAX worker in custody in connection with dry-ice bomb incidents was the supervisor of the first suspect arrested, police say. Miguel Angel Iniguez, 41, a ground services supervisor, was arrested Friday on suspicion of possession of a destructive device, said Cmdr. Andrew Smith of the Los Angeles Police Department. His arrest occurred at LAX, where he is employed by Servisair, an aviation ground services company. Iniguez supervises Dicarlo Bennett, who was arrested earlier this week and charged in connection with two dry-ice bombs that exploded in Terminal 2 and a tarmac area at Tom Bradley International Terminal.
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April 18, 2014 | By Catherine Saillant
In the latest sign that business interests are coalescing around his candidacy, Los Angeles County supervisorial candidate Bobby Shriver was endorsed Friday by former Los Angeles Mayor Richard Riordan. Riordan cited Shriver's time on the Santa Monica City Council and his business and nonprofit backgrounds in announcing his support for the candidate. Shriver is seeking to replace Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky on the five-member Board of Supervisors. "The job of Los Angeles County supervisor is a challenging and important one," Riordan said in a prepared statement.
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April 13, 2014 | Catherine Saillant, Abby Sewell
Bobby Shriver, the first Los Angeles County supervisorial contender in 18 years to opt out of voluntary campaign spending limits, is calling for a major overhaul of county election laws, including lifting fundraising restrictions on candidates who use personal wealth to help pay for their campaigns. Last month, the Santa Monica lawyer and nonprofit director contributed $300,000 of his own money to his effort to succeed longtime west county Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky. Shriver, a member of the Kennedy political family, criticized a $1.4-million voluntary spending limit in the June 3 primary as inadequate to get his message out to 2 million constituents.
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April 12, 2014 | By Abby Sewell
An El Monte city councilman running for an open county supervisor's seat in the eastern part of the county said he would officially kick off off his campaign Saturday at his campaign office in El Monte, with other local officials and former U.S. Treasurer Rosario Marin. Juventino "J" Gomez, a U.S. Army veteran and former aide to County Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich, is one one of three candidates running to replace termed-out Supervisor Gloria Molina in the June 3 election. Former U.S. Labor Secretary Hilda Solis is widely expected to win the seat because of her name recognition and advantage in fundraising.
OPINION
April 9, 2014
Re "Speak up, Hilda Solis," Editorial, April 6 I applaud The Times for its editorial calling on former Labor Secretary Hilda Solis to engage with voters more actively even though she's running without significant opposition for an open seat on the L.A. County Board of Supervisors. I am a longtime Democrat who believes that Solis has shown herself to be a dedicated public servant. I'd probably vote for her. My problem is that this is not a true race for the 1st Supervisorial District.
OPINION
April 6, 2014 | By The Times editorial board
Members of the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors are typically reelected every four years with token opposition at most, and in former days they explained away this phenomenon by arguing that voters were so satisfied with their performance that there was a general consensus that things were going well. The lack of serious challengers, they asserted, was proof that democracy was working. That argument is so twisted as to need little serious discussion. Supervisors are consistently reelected in this county of more than 10 million people because it's nearly impossible to unseat them regardless of their performance.
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April 5, 2014 | By Abby Sewell
Former U.S. Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis officially kicked off her campaign for Los Angeles County supervisor Saturday, surrounded by heavyweights in labor and Democratic Party circles. Solis has been fundraising for nearly a year in the race to replace termed-out Supervisor Gloria Molina, but Saturday's event at her campaign headquarters in El Monte marked the beginning of the major push to win the June 3 election. She was joined by supporters including United Farm Workers Union co-founder Dolores Huerta, Los Angeles County Federation of Labor leader Maria Elena Durazo and Congresswoman Judy Chu, who praised her track record on labor and environmental justice issues.
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September 3, 2013 | By Abby Sewell and Jack Leonard
Los Angeles County Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich asked sheriff's officials to look into ways to stem early releases of county jail inmates serving time for violence and sex crimes, after a report by the Los Angeles Times on the increasing number of inmates released early. "The county needs options that result in [serious and violent offenders] serving their full sentences," Antonovich said. The increase in early releases comes as a result of budget cuts and state prison realignment, which shifted responsibility for housing certain lower-level felons from state prisons to county jails.
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May 16, 2012 | By Nicole Santa Cruz, Los Angeles Times
The political mailer that arrived recently in Orange County mailboxes seemed from a different era, embossed with a tiny portrait of former Alabama Gov. George Wallace's face and the campaign slogan "Wallace for President, Stand up for America. " But the letter contained no direct mention of the fiery Southern politician, who gained a national reputation as a segregationist during the civil rights era, mounted four failed presidential campaigns and died in 1998. Instead, it was a plea to American Independent Party members to elect Villa Park Councilwoman Deborah Pauly to a seat on the Orange County Board of Supervisors.
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April 1, 2014 | By Eryn Brown
Healthcare advocates Tuesday urged the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors to set aside at least $11 million in additional funding for free medical services for low-income residents - including immigrants lacking legal status - who remain uninsured under Obamacare. Members of the faith-based coalition One L.A., labor groups and community healthcare organizations told reporters and board members that failing to expand a county program to serve thousands more poor and undocumented residents would endanger public health.
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March 27, 2014 | By Catherine Saillant and Abby Sewell
Candidates hoping to succeed Los Angeles County Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky addressed a range of chronic challenges facing the county board Thursday evening and offered different prescriptions for reforming the governing panel. Meeting in their third debate, the candidates agreed that the county needs to build more supportive housing for the homeless to reduce the number of people living on the street. They also voiced support for initiatives to break up bureaucratic "silos" separating agencies and making it harder to deliver healthcare to the needy and help for families in the troubled foster care system.
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