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November 9, 2011 | By Tiffany Hsu, Los Angeles Times
After months of hostile volleys, McCormick & Schmick's Seafood Restaurants has succumbed to a takeover bid from Landry's Restaurants Inc., which owns the Rainforest Cafe and other chains. In a deal valued at $131.6 million, Houston-based Landry's will buy McCormick & Schmick's for $8.75 a share — a 29% premium above McCormick's closing price Monday. The deal is expected to close next month or early next year, Landry's said. Landry's will take on the more than 80 restaurants operated by the Portland, Ore., seafood chain, including McCormick & Schmick's locations in downtown Los Angeles, Pasadena and Beverly Hills, and also McCormick & Kuleto's in San Francisco and Spenger's Fresh Fish Grotto in Berkeley.
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November 9, 2011 | By Tiffany Hsu, Los Angeles Times
After months of hostile volleys, McCormick & Schmick's Seafood Restaurants has succumbed to a takeover bid from Landry's Restaurants Inc., which owns the Rainforest Cafe and other chains. In a deal valued at $131.6 million, Houston-based Landry's will buy McCormick & Schmick's for $8.75 a share — a 29% premium above McCormick's closing price Monday. The deal is expected to close next month or early next year, Landry's said. Landry's will take on the more than 80 restaurants operated by the Portland, Ore., seafood chain, including McCormick & Schmick's locations in downtown Los Angeles, Pasadena and Beverly Hills, and also McCormick & Kuleto's in San Francisco and Spenger's Fresh Fish Grotto in Berkeley.
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ENTERTAINMENT
September 24, 1994
Is it any wonder that "Forrest Gump's" Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. was such a moneymaker? They were harvesting cooked shrimp! Ahh, Hollywood! DONALD M. DAVIS Yucca Valley
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March 12, 1996 | ART BERMAN, Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
Paramount Pictures is teaming with Rusty Pelican restaurants to launch a nationwide chain of Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. restaurants, taking their theme from last year's Academy Award-winning film "Forrest Gump." The first of 23 planned eateries is slated for opening next month on Cannery Row, near the Monterey Bay Aquarium. . . . Capitol Records will release the Beach Boys' "Pet Sounds" on May 15.
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March 8, 1996 | GREG JOHNSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
If you loved the movie, you'll love the food. That's the reasoning behind Bubba Gump Shrimp Co., a seafood restaurant chain planned by Rusty Pelican Restaurants Inc. and Paramount Pictures that will incorporate scenery and themes from "Forrest Gump," the popular 1994 movie that won six Oscars.
MAGAZINE
February 3, 2002
Every rock 'n' roll film, it seems, has this scene: The scrappy young musician walks wide-eyed into a record label office lined with glistening rows of identical platinum records--the star-making machinery in action! The folks at Jewel Box Platinum have plans for that scene. Kids may never stop dreaming of rock-star fame, but those generic awards are changing.
BUSINESS
December 22, 1996
* Jay E. Wilson has joined Vans Inc., an Orange footwear and apparel maker, as vice president of marketing. He was formerly a marketing consultant for Dark Horse Distribution, whose product lines included Grind King skateboard trucks, Haz Mat snowboards, Underdog Shoes, Society Skateboards and Belladonna women's wear. Prior to that, Wilson was a managing partner and marketing director at Brand Building Communications in Beverly Hills. * Dennis J.
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July 17, 2008 | Rachel Levin
It sounds like the archetypal young actor's plight, one repeated with every fresh arrival to Hollywood. "We've been working really hard for no money for a year," says Jesse Bonnell, 23, president of the fledgling performance collective Poor Dog Group, composed of recent CalArts graduates.
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February 9, 2012 | By Brady MacDonald, Los Angeles Times Staff Writer
A disaster-prone Texas tourist destination that for more than a century has been an on-again, off-again home to oceanfront amusements will once again lure thrill-seekers with roller coasters, midway games and carnival confections. PHOTOS: New rides at Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier The $60-million Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier plans to open in May with 16 rides, including a vertical-lift steel coaster, a 100-foot-tall Ferris wheel with programmable LED lights and a 200-foot-tall swing tower offering panoramic views of the Gulf of Mexico.
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April 29, 2008 | Jerry Hirsch, Times Staff Writer
Jocelyne Aposaga is a hairstylist who relies on tips for about 20% of her income. As the economy slumps, she has a new survival plan: cut tips. When Aposaga eats out, she leaves servers a buck or two less than last year. It's not the service that's bad, it's the economy -- and a case of what goes around comes around. "I am just not getting paid as much as I used to. It's not because I am spending more money on gas or other things," said Aposaga, who works at Aderon Salon in Pasadena.
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March 28, 1995 | IRENE LACHER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
All dressed up and nowhere to go. Except to the Oscars, if we're lucky enough to snag one of the 2,600 (plus guest) invitations to the 67th annual Academy Awards on Monday. That was the first coveted trophy on the road to the one that's golden, trademarked and a bit more elusive. Oscar night is intermission for the generally glamour-deficient '90s--when Hollywood premieres just aren't what they used to be, when publicists are paid as much to shield their sought-after charges as promote them.
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