November 21, 1990 |
Laventhol & Horwath fired most of its 3,400 employees and confirmed Tuesday that it will file for bankruptcy court protection and dissolve the nation's seventh-largest accounting firm. Now begins a legal headache that is sure to last for years, as courts determine the depth of the firm's problems, for which all its partners and even some retired partners potentially are liable.
January 18, 2010 |
It isn't easy being the only restaurant for a 57-mile stretch of Angeles Crest Highway. The 20 inches of rain that are expected to fall on the San Gabriel Mountains this week, and the closure of California 2 above Mt. Wilson on Sunday, are just the latest in a series of calamities that have befallen Newcomb's Ranch in the last six months. Since August, the high-altitude eatery has been threatened by fire, mudslides, road access issues -- and even the Air Quality Management District, which fined the restaurant for using a diesel generator after Southern California Edison's electricity-distribution circuit for the area was fried in the Station fire.
August 16, 2001 |
Around 1:30 a.m. last Sunday morning, Toast Boyd took what may have been the last stage dive at Al's Bar. Boyd, the music booker for the seminal West Coast punk club, had jumped on stage to play bass with the Warlocks, a garage rock band whose bassist hadn't shown up. She didn't know the song, so she faked it, then departed the stage in classic Al's Bar style--with a flying leap. "It's tragic that Al's is closing," Boyd said later.
February 18, 1998 |
For precious days, perhaps a week in the spring and fall, a blue heron pauses from migratory flight and settles into Ladybug Pond. J. Putnam Henck doesn't know whether it's the same bird that pays a visit each year. But he likes to think that it is.
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October 3, 1994 |
Nudie's Rodeo Tailors Inc., famed clothier to Western movie stars and country singers, is now a part of history. The 6,600-square-foot store, which officially closed Friday after 47 years of dressing some of the best-known stars in Hollywood and Nashville, invited old and new customers to bid farewell to the legendary retailer Sunday afternoon. "Isn't there anything left to buy?" asked Ellen Lotterman of North Hollywood as she peeked into the store before the party started.
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September 24, 2004 |
Robert F. Kennedy Medical Center in Hawthorne announced Thursday that it will shut down Dec. 31, becoming the sixth Los Angeles County emergency room this year to close its doors because of financial problems. The move will force patients to find another hospital just as the flu season hits and underscores the strain facing the county's teetering emergency medical system.
December 6, 2000 |
HomeBase Inc., caving in to home-improvement giants Home Depot Inc. and Lowe's Cos., said Tuesday that it will bail out of the home-improvement sector entirely, closing 22 stores and converting 62 others into home furnishings businesses. The Irvine company will stake its future on its House2Home stores, noting that five of these test home furnishing sites generated strong sales in their first 12 weeks.
December 18, 1991 |
Andy Warhol should have said something about Los Angeles nightclubs and their 15 minutes in the spotlight. The chic China Club in Hollywood, about 1 1/2 years old, may be seeing its last days this week. General manager Dominick J.
November 22, 2009 |
From his backyard, Joseph Leggett used to look out over the green, manicured fairways of the Palm Desert Country Club golf course. Lately, what he saw looked more like weedy vacant lots. Swaths of the championship course, deemed one of the best designed in the desert, turned brown as its owners searched for hundreds of thousands of dollars to reseed, reopen and rebound from Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. "The course is an eyesore," Leggett said recently. He estimated that his home of 30 years had lost half its value because of the ruined view.
June 16, 2003 |
In the early days when soul food restaurant Reign was red-hot, it almost seemed to Gerry Garvin that chickens could fly. "We'd get 75, 80 orders of fried chicken a night. A night," said Garvin, inaugural executive chef at the Beverly Hills supper club, who now owns G. Garvin's on West 3rd Street. Reign was launched by National Football League standout Keyshawn Johnson in 1999. The crisp, golden poultry parts virtually flew out the kitchen.