CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 16, 2013 |
An armed woman who authorities said held them at bay for several hours after taking the chief financial officer of an El Segundo-based popcorn company hostage Tuesday was identified as Leonora Banuelos. Banuelos surrendered at 11:31 a.m. after a more than three-hour standoff at the corporate headquarters of Popcornopolis in the 1300 block of East El Segundo Boulevard, said Capt. Bob Turnbull. Police said Banuelos, 21, took the company's chief financial officer hostage at gunpoint and told all the other company employees to leave the building. The incident began about 8:15 a.m., when Banuelos, armed with a handgun, walked into the company's corporate offices and ordered all the employees out except for the chief financial officer, Turnbull said.
March 24, 2013 |
The walls and shelves of Dan Beckerman's downtown Los Angeles office speak more about his largely unknown but deep involvement in AEG's success than Beckerman himself is comfortable saying. Boxing gloves vie for space with a football from the defunct Avengers Arena Football League team, replicas of Lakers championship rings, and a photograph of the groundbreaking ceremony for Staples Center, whose massive and complicated financing Beckerman arranged. But there's one photo he regards with near-awe: It depicts Beckerman, an Iowa native who knew little about hockey until the Kings hired him to be their chief financial officer in 1997, happily hoisting the Stanley Cup on the ice at Staples Center last June.
March 14, 2013 |
Billionaire Philip Anschutz tapped longtime finance man Dan Beckerman to take the helm of AEG after the sale of the company was halted Thursday. Beckerman will now serve as chief executive and president of Anschutz Entertainment Group Inc., replacing Tim Leiweke, who is leaving the company. AEG: A look back But who is Beckerman? Here's a rundown: -- Beckerman joined AEG in 1997 as chief financial officer of the Los Angeles Kings. -- Before he joined AEG, Beckerman was vice president of finance for the Los Angeles Clippers for two seasons.
March 14, 2013 |
Billionaire Philip Anschutz will be taking a more active role at his sports and entertainment powerhouse AEG without his longtime chief executive, Tim Leiweke. Anschutz announced Thursday that he was halting the planned sale of AEG and that Leiweke will be leaving by “mutual agreement.” AEG: A look back “We appreciate the role Tim has played in the development of AEG, and thank him for the many contributions he has made to the company,” Anschutz said in a statement.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 8, 2013 |
Reacting to a scathing internal review, Metrolink officials are moving to correct serious accounting problems that led to the recent resignation of the commuter railroad's chief financial officer. Michael DePallo, Metrolink's top executive, on Friday detailed for the rail line's board of directors a variety of ideas designed to improve bookkeeping and provide accurate financial information. "Metrolink has taken a number of steps in a positive direction," DePallo said. "We are confident we can address the issues raised by the ad hoc committee," a panel of two board members that reviewed the railroad's accounting practices.
February 27, 2013 |
SAN FRANCISCO -- Ken Goldman wasn't working at home on Wednesday. Yahoo's chief financial officer was working the room at a Morgan Stanley investment conference, making a forceful case that Marissa Mayer is improving the quality of life at Yahoo. He did not directly acknowledge - - nor did anyone ask about -- the elephant in that room: Yahoo's ban on telecommuting, which has sparked a national uproar. Mayer, the former Google executive charged with reviving the fortunes of the struggling Internet pioneer, has given Yahoo employees an ultimatum: show up at the office or lose your job. PHOTOS: 10 craziest excuses employees have used to call in sick Yahoo sought to contain the controversy on Tuesday by issuing a written statement: "This isn't a broad industry view on working from home -- this is about what is right for Yahoo right now. " Without mentioning the new policy, Goldman painted an upbeat picture of life at Yahoo with parking lots filling up early in the morning and staying full in the evening.