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A 60-year-old Wilshire Boulevard department store considered a prime example of the Zigzag Moderne architectural style of the 1920s will receive the 1990 Landmark Award in the Los Angeles Business Council's beautification awards program. The Landmark award to the former Bullock's Wilshire building (recently renamed I. Magnin Wilshire), at the corner of Westmoreland Avenue and Wilshire Boulevard, honors buildings that have become a part of the historical conservancy of the city.
April 3, 2004 | Anna Gorman, Times Staff Writer
A Los Angeles judge threw out the conspiracy case Friday against Laszlo Furdek, a subcontractor for developer Alan Casden. But Judge Michael Johnson upheld the cases against John Archibald, an executive of Casden's company, and 11 other subcontractors, who are charged with conspiring to hand out illegal campaign donations. The Los Angeles County Grand Jury returned indictments in November.
January 26, 2005 | Patrick McGreevy, Times Staff Writer
The Los Angeles Ethics Commission approved $189,700 in fines for campaign-law violations on Tuesday, with many levied against associates and companies tied to developer Mark Alan Abrams for laundering political contributions. Some two dozen individuals and businesses with links to Abrams agreed to pay $87,500 in fines for hiding the true source of contributions to the campaigns of Mayor James K. Hahn, Councilman Tony Cardenas and former Councilman Nick Pacheco.
March 12, 2004 | Martha Groves, Times Staff Writer
The Los Angeles Planning Commission voted unanimously Thursday to approve a $100-million mixed-use project in Westwood Village after Councilman Jack Weiss' office helped broker a compromise between community activists and multimillionaire developer Alan Casden. The deal laid to rest most of the key issues that had prompted Westwood activists to sprinkle their lawns with signs reading: "Jack Weiss, Stop Casden." But several Glendon Avenue merchants noted that one big difference remained.
June 27, 1985
Agroup of Woodland Hills residents launched a campaign Wednesday to block construction of a city-subsidized, 1,279-unit apartment complex in Warner Center. Members of a Warner Center condominium association's board of directors pledged $1,000 to help pay for a lawsuit to challenge Los Angeles' environmental review of the huge project, which will double Warner Center's residential population. They said they also will recruit other homeowners groups to join the lawsuit.
January 22, 2012 | By Bill Shaikin
Who's the front-runner in the Dodgers' ownership sweepstakes? It is impossible to say, since not all bidders have been identified publicly and mystery billionaires could be lurking. With opening bids due Monday, here's a look at prospective bidders who have been identified publicly: Magic Johnson/Stan Kasten: Championships in L.A.: Magic 5, Dodgers 5. Joe Torre/Rick Caruso: They're using money from banker most trusted by Warren Buffett. Steven Cohen/Arn Tellem: Cohen could buy Dodgers for $2 billion, still have $6 billion in net worth.
February 8, 2012 | By Bill Shaikin
The bidding on the Dodgers has moved into the second round, with 11 parties cleared to advance in the process. With various bid groups discussing mergers and/or trying to acquire additional financing, and with the investment bank handling the sale receptive to substantial offers even at this late date, the list below is subject to change. The lineup of Dodgers bidders, as of Wednesday: Magic Johnson/Stan Kasten: Could soon be joined by richest man in L.A., Dr. Patrick Soon-Shiong.
March 14, 2012 | By Bill Shaikin
Peter Guber , the co-owner of the Golden State Warriors and a veteran Hollywood executive, has joined the Dodgers bid group led by Magic Johnson. Guber would be a minority investor in the group. Johnson is an investor in the Dayton Dragons, one of several minor league baseball franchises owned and operated by Guber's Mandalay Sports. The Dragons have sold out 844 consecutive games, an ongoing record for a North American professional sports franchise. Guber and Johnson also have been partners in the entertainment business.
October 15, 2004 | Anna Gorman, Times Staff Writer
A vice president for Alan Casden's development company and 14 subcontractors pleaded no contest Thursday to laundering contributions to Los Angeles politicians, including the city attorney and two City Council members. John Archibald of Casden Properties Inc. and the subcontractors were sentenced to three years' probation for the misdemeanor convictions and ordered not to do any political fundraising during that time.
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