CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 22, 2011 |
Los Angeles' housing authority board voted Monday evening to fire the agency's chief executive, Rudolf Montiel. The move comes less than six months after Montiel faced the wrath of city leaders when his agency tried to evict nine tenants who had protested housing authority policies at Montiel's Rancho Cucamonga home. At the time, City Council members called Montiel "childlike" and accused him of acting like "Big Brother. " The eviction notices were later rescinded. Montiel has headed the agency ?
July 11, 2013 |
The mud and slop into which big-time college athletics keeps descending never ceases to amaze. Tuesday's story in The Times about Steve Alford's financial situation at UCLA is merely more sewage on the sludge. Let us count the ways, remembering as we go that: •This is the school that has forever promoted and flaunted the principles of John Wooden. •Times have changed. Athletic finances and athletic egos have become inflated. •(Again) This is the school that has forever promoted and flaunted the principles of John Wooden.
June 10, 1993 |
City Councilman Louis Byrd is under fire for traveling to Gabon in Central Africa at city expense to attend a summit on economic and human development in that region. The nine-day trip, which included brief stops in New York City, Morocco and Senegal, cost $3,957, according to city documents. Byrd said he met some of Africa's most influential leaders during the five-day summit, including the presidents of Benin, Botswana and Nigeria. Among those who spoke at the event were the Rev.
May 16, 1991
Travel expenditures by the City Council will be announced publicly beforehand under a rule revision approved Tuesday by the council. Councilman William Paparian, who has not traveled at city expense, had sought a rules change requiring prior council approval of trips to out-of-town conventions and meetings. At present, the mayor oversees council travel expenses. Paparian cited a city report, showing that the council spent more than $132,000 in travel costs in the past five years.
December 31, 1985 |
Rep. W. C. (Dan) Daniel will run for a 10th term in the House, a spokesman for the congressman said Monday. Daniel, 71, a Democrat, is under investigation because of allegations that he reported travel expenses improperly.
March 16, 1995 |
The board running the nation's largest public pension fund Wednesday approved new rules to curb out-of-state travel and improve the reporting of travel expenses. The new policy requires out-of-state business trips by board members of the California Public Employees Retirement System to be approved by the full board. It also requires full disclosure of all travel expenses.
September 3, 2013 |
Dennis Rodman is heading to North Korea again to see his pal Kim Jong Un, reportedly to talk about starting a basketball league. The fact that it's Rodman and not, say, Magic Johnson or Michael Jordan makes it easy to dismiss the idea. And ordinarily I would, except that I'm stuck wondering who stands to gain more from this purported exercise in basketball diplomacy: Kim or Rodman? On the one hand you have a young despot whose main challenge is to keep the grip on power that he inherited from his father, Kim Jong Il . That means maintaining the fealty of the military, keeping the Communist Party leadership firmly in his corner and convincing the masses that he's the best and only option. Happily for Kim, North Korea isn't a democracy.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 20, 1985 |
City Councilman Ed Neal denied Friday he had asked the city to reimburse him for travel expenses for his girlfriend when he went to Washington last month for a luncheon with President Reagan. Neal's denial came after an investigator for the district attorney's said Thursday that he had completed his investigation of Neal's submission of $1,136 in expenses for which the councilman received reimbursement from the city.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 3, 2013 |
SACRAMENTO - California lawmakers accepted a trip to Brazil, fine cigars and crystal ducks, among many other gifts from corporations, trade groups and other special interests last year. Assembly Speaker John Pérez (D-Los Angeles) received $17,800 in gifts - among the highest in total value, according to records released Saturday. They included $5,830 in travel expenses for an education trip to South Korea paid for by the Korean American Economic Development Corp. Pérez also received concert and sports tickets, nine gifts of cigars, and a $100 crystal duck from the California Retailers Assn.