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June 30, 1991
Ah, the old song, "Privatization Gets a New Chance With Cash-Short Local Governments" (June 16). Get rid of all these underworked, overpaid civil servants and all of government's ills will be instantly and magically cured. I am a correctional officer with the California Department of Corrections at the Donovan Correctional Facility in San Diego. And I will be blunt. I work at this job for the good pay, benefits and job security. It took almost two years from the time I first applied for employment with the CDC until the time I was actually hired.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 10, 1991
City and county negotiators have reached an agreement that will allow San Diego authorities to proceed with construction of a long-planned 200-bed city jail designed to house misdemeanor suspects, officials said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 30, 1991 | MARK PLATTE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Harbor Police, sheriff's deputies and the county of San Diego were absolved of negligence by a Superior Court jury this week in the death of a 78-year-old Alzheimer's patient who was arrested three years ago for fighting with security guards at Lindbergh Field. The jury voted, 10 to 2, to absolve the defendants in the death of George Bagwell, whose wife, son and daughter sued for $300,000 in damages.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 19, 1991 | MARK PLATTE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
San Diego County's detention system, consistently ranked as the nation's most crowded, got a modicum of relief Monday as officials dedicated a pair of jails on Otay Mesa to house 2,000 inmates but conceded that it may be some time before all of its beds can be filled.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 20, 1992 | MARK PLATTE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
San Diego's police chief accused County Sheriff Jim Roache Wednesday of refusing to cooperate with efforts to open a new 200-bed pre-arraignment jail by denying the city access to county-operated laundry, kitchen and computer facilities. Police Chief Bob Burgreen told a subcommittee of the San Diego City Council that Roache and the Sheriff's Department will not allow the Police Department to share its amenities even though the 200-bed jail is part of a larger county-run jail system.
NEWS
June 3, 1985 | RONALD J. OSTROW, Times Staff Writer
Two intelligence experts Sunday called for stepping up surveillance of Soviet Bloc agents in the United States and cutting back the number of Americans with security clearances. In the wake of the Walker family spy disclosures, Adm. Bobby R. Inman, former deputy director of the CIA, said the Naval Investigative Service has three times as many agents looking for waste, fraud and abuse--"the $600 ashtray cases"--as those hunting for spies.
BUSINESS
May 10, 1996 | JOHN O'DELL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The former head of Platinum Software agreed Thursday to a 10-year ban on being an executive of a public company, and two other former officers were fined $471,600 to settle federal charges they falsified the company's books to exaggerate its financial performance. Gerald Blackie, who founded Irvine-based Platinum and was chairman and chief executive until he resigned in April 1994, previously paid an estimated $1.25 million in restitution to settle a shareholder suit over the same issue.
BUSINESS
June 25, 1985 | Associated Press
Companies that specialize in security say the hijacking of TWA Flight 847 has boosted a business that had been growing rapidly anyway because of increasing fear of terrorism. "What with hijackings and the shooting in El Salvador, it has been a busy week for us," said Philip Rosen, vice president of Law Enforcement Associates Inc. of Secaucus, N.J. Rosen said last week that two international airlines in Europe, which he declined to identify, have placed orders for metal detectors.
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