June 22, 2007 |
Blackstone Group priced its initial public offering at the top end of the range Thursday, raising $4.13 billion in the largest U.S. IPO since 2002, even as lawmakers pushed for a delay in the offering. The expected debut today of Blackstone's stock on the New York Stock Exchange is a watershed event for the booming private equity industry. The first major U.S. buyout firm to go public, Blackstone will trade under the symbol "BX." The $31-a-share IPO values Blackstone at $33.
November 14, 1990 |
How will the passage of Proposition 132 affect sportfishing off the Southern California coast? The local gill net fleet largely targets halibut and white seabass, two species heavily fished for recreation. Bob Fletcher, president of the Sportfishing Assn. of California and a former deputy director of the Department of Fish and Game, said he expects a better balance between commercial and recreational interests.
March 20, 2006 |
Once relegated to the dark innards of buildings, sheet metal is increasingly taking its place in the sun. Its use as a central design element has ratcheted up in the last few years, industry experts say, as construction recovers from a slowdown after the 9/11 attacks and the metallic vision of a certain iconic L.A. architect spreads.
February 7, 1990 |
"Hunters are being harassed in the field. "Professional wildlife management is being attacked in the courts. "Legislators are proposing piecemeal wildlife management measures. "The state agencies authorized to manage our resources and our wildlife seem unable to function in this environment. "Hear the facts . . . (and) help to devise a positive course of action to protect professional wildlife management and your right to hunt."
March 17, 1989 |
There's a room in the arts building at Cal State Northridge that is laden with bugs. Tiny bugs, no bigger than the lead tip on a pencil. And giant bugs. Fat, hairy things with legs and wings and lips. The kind of hideous crawling bugs you encounter in cheap motel rooms, bugs so big you figure they could change the channel on your TV set. Each day through April 14, dozens of people will converge on the bug-infested room. They will come not to spray or stomp or gas the creatures.
February 28, 1997 |
These are high times for fishermen. That annual rite of near-spring known as the Fred Hall Western Fishing Tackle and Boat Show is in full swing. People are flocking to the Long Beach Convention Center by the thousands, eager to be part of the frenzy, buzzing about in search of that perfect fishing rig and the perfect place to give it a try. But this is also a sad time for many in the sportfishing business.