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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 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...
June 26, 2013 | By David Zahniser, Los Angeles Times
Real estate developer Casden West L.A. has agreed to chop down the size of its hotly contested commercial and residential project on the Westside, following two weeks of negotiations with neighborhood groups, a company official said Tuesday. With a City Council vote on the project set for Friday, Casden abandoned plans for both a supermarket and a Target, moves that are expected to dramatically decrease the amount of automobile traffic that the project generates. The reworked project, planned next to an Expo Line light rail station, will have just 15,000 square feet of commercial space, instead of the previously proposed 160,000, said company spokesman Brian Lewis.
City Councilman Jack Weiss nailed the coffin shut Wednesday on a controversial mall construction plan in Westwood Village. Although the project had been dead for two years, Weiss said he wanted to make sure that it would not be resurrected. A unanimous council approved Weiss' measure to revoke the rights to build Village Center Westwood, a $100-million movie theater and shopping mall on Glendon Avenue originally proposed by developer Ira Smedra in 1996.
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