December 13, 2000
* After serving as interim head since May, Maureen Smith has been named president of Fox Family Channel and Fox Kids Network. She will oversee all aspects of the networks' operations. * Brian C. Mulligan is leaving his post as Seagram Co.'s executive vice president and chief financial officer in the wake of the company's acquisition by France-based Vivendi. The departure of Mulligan, formerly co-chairman of Universal Pictures, was expected. An accountant by training, Mulligan said U.S.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 15, 2013 |
Redlands police began distributing warning letters Thursday to local businesses, advising them that the sale and use of toxic, synthetic chemical drugs known as “Spice” and “bath salts” will be banned in the city. In the wake of growing numbers of people having medical problems and psychiatric issues associated with the manmade drugs, Redlands City Council last month outlawed the sale and use of the drugs. The law takes effect Friday. “These drugs are as dangerous as PCP and meth, yet stores have been selling them and our youth have been using them legally,” Lt. Travis Martinez said.
June 18, 1999 |
Film production veteran Stacey Snider and business affairs executive Brian C. Mulligan were named co-chairs of Universal Pictures on Thursday, making official what had been a de facto working arrangement at the studio. Both executives will report to Ron Meyer, president of Seagram Co.'s Universal Studios Inc. They replace Casey Silver, who was fired last November as head of the studio after a long dry spell that included such expensive flops as "Meet Joe Black" and "Babe: Pig in the City."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 17, 2012 |
Los Angeles County health officials warned Tuesday against the use of bath salts - the designer drug involved in a series of bizarre incidents and arrests - just one week after a new study charted a skyrocketing number of calls to U.S. poison control centers about the drug. The relatively new drug has been known to provoke hallucinations, paranoia and uncontrollable violent outbursts, officials said. "Bath salts are very dangerous and, in many cases, we don't really know what's going into this drug," L.A. County Public Health Director Dr. Jonathan Fielding said in an interview after issuing the warning.