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February 27, 2012
Michael Heisley and Tony Ressler were eliminated from the Dodgers bidding on Monday, leaving seven parties in contention to buy the team, according to multiple people familiar with the sale process but not authorized to discuss it. St. Louis Rams owner Stan Kroenke, Beverly Hills-based real estate developer Alan Casden and a group led by Stanley Gold and the family of the late Roy Disney remain in the bidding. The other four: Magic Johnson and veteran baseball executive Stan Kasten; Connecticut investor Steven Cohen and longtime Los Angeles agent Arn Tellem; New York media executive Leo Hindery in partnership with Tom Barrack, chairman of Santa Monica-based Colony Capital; and Jared Kushner, owner and publisher of the New York Observer  and son-in-law of Donald Trump.
March 8, 2012 | By Bill Shaikin
Jared Kushner has withdrawn from the Dodgers sweepstakes, leaving seven parties in the running to buy the team. Kushner, the owner and publisher of the New York Observer and son-in-law of Donald Trump, submitted a bid with a financial structure Major League Baseball declined to approve, according to a person familiar with the sale process but not authorized to discuss it. Kushner was invited to consider restructuring his bid or joining with...
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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