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LA County’s legal costs jump, fueled by settlements and fees

Los Angeles County’s legal bills ticked upward last fiscal year, jumping from $148.5 million to $151.9 million, fueled by an increase in the amount paid out to settle lawsuits. Costs and fees to outside law firms working on the county’s litigation helped drive up the number, officials said on Tuesday, Feb. 23. All told, attorneys fees and costs totaled $64.3 million, while the county paid out $87.6 million in judgments and settlements, according to County Counsel Rodrigo A. Castrol-Silva’s repor...
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Pandemic or not, Hawaii still satisfies tourists, Green says gatherings may be able to resume in May, vaccine distribution irks and confuses, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

  Hawaiian kayakers at beach ©2021 All Hawaii NewsMost mainland visitors satisfied with trips to Hawaii, study says. Most visitors are aware of Hawaii’s pre-travel testing program, and are mostly satisfied with their recent trips to the islands, according to the Hawaii Tourism Authority, but 21% are still having issues with the process. Star-Advertiser.HTA survey: Visitors satisfied with Hawaii trips, despite COVID limitations. Most visitors to the state in late December and early January...
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Hawaii governor holds fast on travel testing requirements, surfing contests canceled, only 500,000 COVID vaccinations expected through May, Maui beach closed after naked, mask-less parties, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Hawaii beach fun ©2021 All Hawaii News Ige has no plans to ease testing rules for visitors, despite calls to do so from tourism industry. With Hawaii’s visitor industry slow to rebound, tourism and business leaders are asking the state to modify its pre-travel testing program to make it easier for visitors to come. The response from the governor so far: That’s not going to happen. Hotel industry officials said the recent surge of the virus on the mainland has made it difficult for many tr...
Tags: Travel, Supreme Court, Cdc, Philippines, Hawaii, House, Marriott, Kilauea, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Big Island, Kauai, Maui, Department Of Education, Honolulu, National Guard, Oahu

LA uses old plastic bottles to repave downtown street

LOS ANGELES — Mayor Eric Garcetti and Los Angeles Public Works officials announced a sustainability pilot project Thursday in which a portion of First Street between Grand Avenue and Hope Street was resurfaced with recycled plastic asphalt made with used water bottles. The recycled plastic asphalt applied to the downtown street is made with TechniSoil Industrial’s Neo binder, which is infused with discarded plastic bottles and has the potential to reduce the use of petroleum in asphalt, accordin...
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LA uses recycled plastic asphalt to repave downtown street

LOS ANGELES — Mayor Eric Garcetti and Los Angeles Public Works officials announced a sustainability pilot project Thursday in which a portion of First Street between Grand Avenue and Hope Street was resurfaced with recycled plastic asphalt. The recycled plastic asphalt applied to the downtown street is made with TechniSoil Industrial’s Neo binder, which is infused with plastic from water bottles and has the potential to reduce the use of petroleum in asphalt, according to Public Works officials....
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Is Moving Away from Construction Bonding Requirements a Good Idea?

Originally posted 2011-07-25 09:00:48. Image via Wikipedia Recently, the legal/construction blogosphere (if that’s still a word) has been discussing a move by Ohio State University to eliminate the need for construction payment and performance bonds on public projects for the university.  Needless to say, this move is not popular with certain portions of the construction industry.  In fact the Surety and Fidelity Association of America (SFAA) and the American Subcontractors Association ...
Tags: Law, Wikipedia, Virginia, Construction, Contracts, Osu, Ohio State University, Richmond VA, Public Works, Construction Law, Business of Construction, General contractor, Doug Reiser, Bond Claims, Chris Cheatham, American Subcontractors Association

LA to install 123 vote-by-mail drop boxes at libraries and parks

LOS ANGELES — Los Angeles municipal workers have begun installing 123 vote by mail drop boxes around the city for the 2020 general election. The city is assisting the Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk with the ballot box installations, which are intended to give people a safe and easy option to vote amid the COVID-19 pandemic. “StreetsLA is proud to assist on this important civic initiative, and I thank the staff who are working quickly to get these … convenient mail drop boxes ...
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Truckee Police: Folsom Woman Stole Public Works Truck To Pull Wrecked Car Out Of Ditch

TRUCKEE (CBS13) — A Folsom woman’s attempt to pull her car out of a ditch landed her in a lot more trouble Saturday night. Truckee police say 28-year-old Kelly Fitzpatrick crashed her car into a ditch and hit a fire hydrant. She then allegedly stole a truck owned by the Truckee Public Works Department and used it to try and pull her car out of the ditch. Her attempt was not successful, and both vehicles were damaged, officials said. Fitzpatrick was arrested in the lobby of a Springhill Suites ho...
Tags: Crime, Local, Truckee, Fitzpatrick, SpringHill Suites, Public Works, Kelly Fitzpatrick, Truckee News, Truckee Police, Truckee Public Works Department

Adviser hung out to dry on ‘washing line’

A report by the Special Investigating Unit has urged Public Works Minister Patricia de Lille to take action against Melissa Whitehead and others The post Adviser hung out to dry on ‘washing line’ appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
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Spurious arguments against ATX budget cuts show backlash weaker than expected

Grits certainly expected a backlash, but somehow I didn't anticipate the reaction to Austin's police budget cuts and transfers to be so, well, stupid.As discussed the other day, the Austin City Council cut $21 million out of a $440 million budget, or less than 5%. They transferred several functions, including the crime lab and the Internal Affairs division, out of the department. And they created a process to evaluate nearly $50 million in additional police functions that may still be discontinu...
Tags: Texas, Law, Austin, Gop, House, Dallas, Houston, City Council, Apd, Austin City Council, Internal Affairs, VOA, Public Works, DeVore, Texas Public Policy Foundation, Gritsforbreakfast

Here are some items the L.A. County Board of Supervisors voted on Tuesday, Aug. 4

Tackling a wildly varied agenda, the Los Angeles Board of Supervisors met on Tuesday, Aug. 4, passed measures grappling with such issues as courthouse safety, food for the needy, legal action to defend DACA and Prop 15 support Supervisors voted 4-1  to back Proposition 15, a statewide ballot measure that would partially repeal longstanding protections under Proposition 13 by taxing most commercial and industrial properties based on current market values. Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas recommend...
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LA Public Works crews collect hundreds of tons of trash, remove graffiti after protests

LOS ANGELES — The Los Angeles Department of Public Works said Wednesday that its staff and hundreds of volunteers collected nearly 400 tons of trash between Friday and Tuesday, after protests against police brutality. “As we continue to provide services and support during a global pandemic, I’m proud of the dedicated members of our Department of Public Works family, who have once again stepped up and acted swiftly to aid in the city’s emergency efforts,” said Los Angeles Board of Public Works Pr...
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Traffic-light synchronization has been affected by coronavirus, too

Q. With the light traffic, signals aren’t switching as quickly as you would think. At night, they switch pretty fast, like they usually do. To me, it seems like every intersection I’m at has traffic signals that are on a pre-set time and are not adjusting to the light traffic. – Jim Fuchs, Costa Mesa A. Jim mentioned he spends a lot of time in Santa Ana, famous as the birthplace of Honk, so the ol’ gent focused on that fine town and contacted Paul Eakins, its spokesman. Honk learned that the tra...
Tags: News, Sport, Soccer, DMV, Driving, Pacific Coast Highway, Riverside, Santa Ana, Eakins, Public Works, California Energy Commission, Terence, Honk, Top Stories LADN, Top Stories OCR, Top Stories PE

VIDEO: The Public Theater's Public Works Community Sings 'Still I Will Love' by Shaina Taub

In the first international Public Works collaboration, more than 150 community members have come togethertheir homes to sing aoeStill I Will Lovea from the Public Theater production of AS YOU LIKE IT, adapted by Shaina Taub and Laurie Woolery with music and lyrics by Shaina Taub. [Author: BWW News Desk]
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VIDEO: Public Works National Partners Perform 'Still I Will Love' From AS YOU LIKE IT

In the first international Public Works collaboration, more than 150 community members unite from their homes to sing aoeStill I Will Lovea from the Public Theater production of AS YOU LIKE IT, adapted by Shaina Taub and Laurie Woolery with music and lyrics by Shaina Taub. [Author: Stage Tube]
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Philippines Extends Lockdown of Main Island Until End of April

(Bloomberg) -- The Philippines has extended a lockdown on Luzon island until the end of April, idling its economic engine and home to most of its population to counter the spread of coronavirus.The quarantine that began in mid-March was set to end April 12, but given the sustained growth in virus cases the lockdown will have to stay, the government said Tuesday. The country will need to put more funds toward virus relief, as the 200 billion pesos ($3.9 billion) set aside so far for cash aid to p...
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Traffic Alert: Trailer Rollover Causes Road Closure In Fairfield

FAIRFIELD (CBS13) — Crews in Farifield are working to clean up after a trailer that rolled over at the intersection of Travis Boulevard and Pennsylvania Avenue Thursday afternoon. (credit: Fairfield Police) Police say a motorist was trying to turn from eastbound Travis Blvd. to northbound Pennsylvania Ave. when his trailer rolled onto its side. They estimate it will take several hours to clean up. No one was hurt in the incident. Public Works responded to the intersection to help clear the ro...
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Director of Development – Theatre Under the Stars (TUTS)

THEATRE UNDER THE STARS (TUTS) in Houston, TX invites qualified candidates to submit applications to become its next Director of Development. The Director of Development is responsible for handling all aspects of strategic fund development and communications as they relate to annual fundraising activities, including, but not limited to: individual giving, major gifts, corporate giving, grants, foundations, planned giving, government funding, and events. The Director of Development will...
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LA launches sidewalk-merchant permit programs in wake of new regulations

The Los Angeles Department of Public Works announced Thursday, Jan. 2,  that it has established programs for property owners to apply for permits to place objects, such as planters, in front of their businesses and for street vendors to legally sell food or other items on city sidewalks and in parks. Property owners who want to install planters or other objects on public sidewalks can apply for a revocable permit through the Los Angeles Bureau of Engineering website,
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CAA Signs Theater Veterans Susan Stroman, Lear deBessonet (EXCLUSIVE)

CAA has signed two major forces in theater. The agency has picked up Lear deBessonet, founder of Public Works and resident director at the Public Theater, and Susan Stroman, the Tony-winning director of “The Producers” as clients, Variety has learned. DeBessonet, who was previously represented by UTA, recently directed the world premiere of “Hercules,” marking […]
Tags: News, Caa, UTA, Tony, Public Theater, Public Works, Susan Stroman, Lear deBessonet, Susan Stroman Lear

State population continues downward trend, Aila confirmed to DHHL, Honolulu cracks down on monster houses, Maui mayor names Honolulu rail engineer as Public Works deputy, new Honolulu-Princeville air route, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Population estimates as of July 1, data from U.S. Census Bureau Big Island leads the state in population gains. While people continue to leave Oahu, dragging the entire state’s growth rate into the negative zone, people are still moving to Hawaii Island, according to estimates released Wednesday by the U.S. Census Bureau. =====Senate OKs deputy director of DHHL. The full Senate voted 19 to 5 Wednesday to reconfirm William Aila as deputy director of the state Department of Hawaiian Home ...
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Planning Manager– Transportation & Mobility – Public Works at City and County of Denver in Denver, CO

Job Description Application Process: We encourage you to apply as soon as possible because this posting may close without notice. The Department of Public Works, through its employees, provides for the delivery of high quality, cost effective, efficient safe services involving public infrastructure and facilities to enhance the quality of life in Denver.  For more information, please visit the Public Works website at
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After the snowstorm, Minneapolis inspectors check up on shoveling

Public Works just wants everyone to make an effort.
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Assistant County Administrator - Public Works at Hennepin County in Minneapolis, MN

Hennepin County is seeking an Assistant County Administrator to lead the Public Works line of business. This position has overall responsibility for the management of the county's Community Works, Environment and Energy, Transportation Operations, Transportation Project Delivery, and Administration departments. Public Works has an operating budget of 207 million dollars, a capital budget of 341 million dollars, and over 450 full-time employees.
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Hawaii feeling the shutdown strain, sole GOP state senator affirmed by Supreme Court, Gabbard criticizing Democratic colleagues, bacteria closes Oahu beaches, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Honolulu International Airport ©2019 All Hawaii News Shutdown strain could lead to longer airport lines. Working without pay for weeks. While the battle over the partial government shutdown takes place in Washington D-C, it's putting a strain on people here in Hawaii. KITV.Impact in Hawaii likely to worsen as shutdown continue. The number of federal civilian employees in Hawaii that are either furloughed or working without pay 20 days after the government partially shut down has been tall...
Tags: Travel, Supreme Court, Washington, Senate, Gop, Hawaii, Kilauea, Big Island, Hawaii Island, North Shore, Waikiki, Kauai, Maui, Democratic, State, Honolulu

'Sanctuary city' picks up trash for Federal government shutdown over border wall

Blessed with an abundance of National Park attractions right in the midst of their metropolis, San Francisco leaders have decided not to let garbage pile up. SF Examiner shares: Trash has been piling up at San Francisco landmarks run by the National Park Service during the federal government shutdown, but city officials are now stepping in to pick up some of the slack. Public Works started trash collection Wednesday at Lands End, which is part of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area, pic...
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Cesspool mandate looms, Kauai DOBOR manager fined, resigns after no-bid contracts, Honolulu prosecutor impeachment filed in court, grumbling about state Senate assignments, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Oahu aerial view ©2018 All Hawaii News Hawaii homes with cesspools must be upgraded by 2050. But, a State Environmental Council Committee is calling for more scientific evidence to drive this mandate. Hawaii Public Radio.Some Grumbling Over Senate Committee Posts. A few senators are upset about their assignments and say traditions are not being followed, but President Ron Kouchi says any complaints are baseless. Civil Beat.State Education Board Plans To Lobby Legislature Directly. The BOE...
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Public Works offering temporary item drop-off

Kern County Public Works is offering a temporary household waste items drop-off.Residents will be able to drop off unwanted household items, such as refrigerators, stoves, and other large items, to Roberts Lane Road Yard located on 1900 Roberts Lane in Oildale.  Some of the unwanted household items that can be dropped off are: Refrigerators Stoves Washers & dryers Mattresses Water heaters Household waste Other large items Items that will not be accepted include:  Construction Demol...
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Exit Lines: Flights of Fancy

New wine is being poured into old bottles on and Off Broadway. I’m not sure when Sir Philip Sidney’s Arcadia, written sometime before Manhattan was a thing, was last tackled on our stages, but here it is again–in somewhat revised form. Taking top billing this incarnation is the supergroup The Go-Gos, whose hits from the 80s, when New Wave was a thing, give Head Over Heels its backbone. This is one of the more out-there concepts for a jukebox musical, a form that’s hard to get right (for every Ma...
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San Francisco's sidewalks are covered with human feces, so the city is launching a 'Poop Patrol' to deal with the city's No. 2 problem

Some San Francisco streets are so covered in human feces, the city is launching a "Poop Patrol" to clean the mess. The Poop Patrol will ride around the Tenderloin neighborhood in a vehicle equipped with a steam cleaner. San Francisco's poop problem is a symptom of the housing crisis that has forced thousands to live on the streets.   In San Francisco, people call the city's telephone hotline about 65 times a day to report piles of human feces on streets and sidewalks. That adds up to 14,597 ...
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