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  • Melissa Leo book will include turbulent times with John Heard

     
    Melissa Leo is coming to a book store near you! Academy Award-winner Melissa Leo will pen a memoir about her childhood, her life as an actress and her tumultuous relationship with actor John Heard. It's due out in 2013....
  • Federal mediator called into grocery labor talks

     
    As labor talks between union officials and Southern California’s three leading unionized grocery chains have slowed to a crawl, the federal Mediation and Conciliation Service has been contacted and a mediator is being brought in to meet with both...
  • Easton Teachers' Union Prez: Guv's Cuts Would Devastate Schools.

     
    he President Of The Teachers Union ... .. in the Easton Area School District warned this afternoon of what Img201 he said were potentially catastrophic consequences of proposed cuts in state funding for public education. "It means class sizes will...
  • 'Desperate Housewives': Nicollette Sheridan lawsuit against Marc Cherry headed to trial

     
    Nicollette Sheridan's "Desperate Housewives" lawsuit is headed to trial. Actress Nicollette Sheridan's claims of abuse against show creator Marc Cherry and network ABC will go before a jury....
  • Locals voice anger about Walmart at film screening

     
    Local residents, activists and business leaders gather for an anti-Walmart documentary and voice concerns over the proposed Lakeview branch and the local alderman’s vague viewpoint on it....
  • Leader of L.A.'s engineer and architect union arrested with wife on suspicion of grand theft [UPDATED]

     
    The leader of the union that represents architects and engineers for the city of Los Angeles was arrested earlier this week, along with his wife, on suspicion of grand theft, the Los Angeles Police Department announced Saturday. Josif Kahraman, 51,......
  • State Republicans are afraid of their positions.

     
    There are two ways of obtaining power. The preferred alternative is to pass laws and support policy that you believe is in the public interest. You then make your case to voters and ask for their support. The other alternative is rig electons. Alas, the...
  • Scratch that

     
    Last week I reported Former Tribune reporter Lou Carlozo takes helm of Progress Illinois. But things didn't work out between my former colleague and the news and commentary site sponsored by the Service Employee's International Union Illinois State...
  • Teachers union objects to L.A. school district's new evaluation plan

     
    The union representing Los Angeles teachers is pursuing a legal challenge to a key early step in creating a new teacher evaluation system that includes the use of student scores on standardized tests, union officials said Friday. United Teachers Los......
  • U.S. Launches Astronaut Alan Shepard: 'Boy What a Ride!'

     
    May 6, 1961: Astronaut Alan B. Shepard Jr. was rocketed 115 miles above the Earth in a flawless suborbital flight and recovered safely 302 miles down the Atlantic Missile Range to become America's first man in space, Times space-aviation editor......
  • Unions, greenies, offer predictably bad reviews for the 2011 session

     
    TALLAHASSEE — The 2011 lawmaking session isn't over yet, but the canned scorn from affected unions and conservation groups is filling up the inbox. Here's a sampling, with a rare dose of praise from Associated Industries of Florida:  “This...
  • 'Thin contracts' will be required for groups bidding to take over L.A. schools

     
    L.A. school officials have approved amended rules for how groups will compete to take control of new and low-performing schools in the state’s largest school system, and the revisions already have raised objections from the teachers union. The...