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Costa Mesa Approves Unprecedented Budget Cuts, Layoffs

The Costa Mesa City Council has approved layoffs for 200 city workers, eight police officers and an animal control officer.

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LA Schools Save 5,000 Jobs Through Furloughs

The Los Angeles Unified School District has rescinded about 5,000 layoffs planned for teachers, counselors, bus drivers, cafeteria workers and other district employees.


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Compton Debates 100 Layoffs As Fiscal Crisis Looms

The city of Compton is poised to lay off nearly 100 employees to help plug a gaping budget shortfall, the latest California municipality to grapple with a severe financial crisis.


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Furloughs Vs. Layoffs: 40,000 LA Teachers Vote On Proposed Pay Cuts

If passed, the vote would immediately rescind layoff notices sent to some 3,400 teachers, nurses, librarians and counselors.

KNX 1070 NEWSRADIO–06/02/2011

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OC Judge Denies Union Move To Block Costa Mesa Privatization

The Costa Mesa City Employees Association must now regroup after their request for a temporary restraining order was denied.

KNX 1070 NEWSRADIO–05/19/2011

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Union Wants Restraining Order To Stop Layoffs In Costa Mesa

The Costa Mesa Employees Association has filed a complaint with an Orange County Superior Court judge in an attempt to stop the possible layoffs of more than 100 city employees.


Helen Nenadal, Building Maintenance Technician, ponders the future outside city hall after the city council voted to send out layoff notices. Municipal workers in Orange County are facing almost a fifty percent layoff. (credit: Bill O'Leary/The Washington Post/Getty Images)

Costa Mesa Unions Slam Plan To Outsource Hundreds Of Jobs

Over 200 municipal employees in the Orange County city could get pink slips in the next six months due to outsourcing.

KNX 1070 NEWSRADIO–05/13/2011

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Protests Highlight California Teachers’ Frustrations

Teachers converging this week outside the state Capitol to press for more education funding are showing that the profession has never seemed less appealing.


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Fundraiser Helps Beverly Hills Schools Avoid 11 Layoffs

An ambitious $1 million-in-a-week fundraiser for Beverly Hills schools fell short of its goal, but donations reached $540,000 and it’s enough to cancel 11 layoffs.


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90210 Schools Eye $1M Fundraiser To Dodge Layoffs, Class Cuts

When it comes to raising cash in these tough economic times, the state’s most famous school district is aiming for the stars.


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Hundreds Of LAUSD Teachers File For Layoff Hearings

Hundreds of LAUSD employees are filling a downtown hall to request hearings on their possible layoff at the end of the school year.

KNX 1070 NEWSRADIO–04/25/2011


DWP To Slash $440M With Hiring Freeze, Exec Perk Cuts

The Department of Water and Power may have found a way to save buckets of money — but it could end up in hundreds of job losses.

KNX 1070 NEWSRADIO–04/05/2011

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LA Official: Labor Deal Not Guaranteed To Stop Layoffs

The lead city negotiator in recent talks with the Coalition of L.A. City Unions says furloughs may be out, but layoffs are not out of the question.

KNX 1070 NEWSRADIO–03/25/2011

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Students Stage Walkouts Across LA To Protest Teacher Layoffs

Demonstrations took place in neighborhoods from East Los Angeles to the South Robertson area in response to looming budget cuts.


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Costa Mesa Worker About To Be Laid Off Jumps To His Death

Police say a Costa Mesa maintenance worker jumped to his death from the roof of City Hall after he was called in to get his layoff notice.