| Jul 11, 2013
| 2:05 PM
SACRAMENTO -- Gov. Jerry Brown signed a new contract with California's largest state worker union on Thursday, granting raises to more than 90,000 employees.
The state could begin increasing salaries for all members of SEIU 1000 next July if...
| Aug 22, 2013
| 8:54 AM
An Orange County pharmacist has won a $20,000 judgment against two companies he said stiffed him on pay for work he did on a state contract while the firms were co-owned by the husband of state Sen. Mimi Walters (R-Irvine).
The state labor...
| Aug 23, 2013
| 12:16 PM
Later this year and in years to follow, your Los Angeles Department of Water and Power rates will go up, not down, despite the new employee contract for which city officials are uniformly patting each other on the back.
The deal with Local 18 of the...
| Aug 17, 2013
| 12:00 PM
Ordinarily, I don't spend more than an hour or so at a time in Los Angeles City Hall. I get in and out of there, quick as a burglar, to avoid having my judgment impaired.
I thought longingly about that approach on Friday, when I attended a windy...
| Jul 1, 2013
| 11:36 AM
As the morning commute dragged on Monday morning -- traffic reports called the Bay Bridge "worse than a parking lot," with cars backed up east to Walnut Creek and south to San Lorenzo -- the stall in negotiations also persisted.
By 9:30 a.m., Bay Area...
| Jan 31, 2013
| 9:24 AM
Nurses, technicians and other employees gathered outside Glendale Memorial Hospital Thursday morning to protest planned layoffs....
| Mar 19, 2013
| 4:31 PM
In recent years, Prime Healthcare has built a reputation as a take-no-prisoners company willing to run roughshod over patients and employees alike in its quest for profits — $283 million on revenue of $1.6 billion in 2010, according to a financial...
| Mar 9, 2013
| 4:50 PM
When I scolded deadbeat Angelenos for blowing off Tuesday's election, some of them had just enough energy to return fire.
"I chose not to spit into the wind anymore," wrote Lou.
"It is not an embarrassment to shun an embarrassment like L.A....
| Jun 11, 2013
| 9:03 AM
SACRAMENTO -- California's largest union of state workers, SEIU Local 1000, said it has reached a tentative agreement with officials of Gov. Jerry Brown's administration to award "across-the-board" pay raises to its members.
The raises, which were...
| Mar 25, 2013
| 3:30 PM
Linda Randlett Kollar is a partner in the Los Angeles office of Hooper, Lundy & Bookman, Inc., a firm dedicated to the representation of health care providers. With more than 25 years of legal experience, she is recognized by her clients and peers as an...
| Jun 9, 2013
| 5:41 PM
SACRAMENTO — When federal agents raided state Sen. Ron Calderon's Capitol office last week, it jogged memories of the FBI's sweeping Shrimpscam sting 25 years ago.
Fourteen politicos — legislators, lobbyists, staffers — were...