CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 12, 1996
Fifty-seven years after the first games were played in Williamsport, Pa., Little League Baseball has finally officially made it to South-Central Los Angeles. On Saturday at 10 a.m., the Conrad N. Hilton Little League Field at Martin Luther King Jr. Park will be dedicated, the first phase of a plan to build five Little League facilities in underprivileged areas, said Tom Boyle, former director of Little League's western region.
August 3, 2008 |
SHE IS the unknown Hilton. The un-Paris, if you will. For Francesca Hilton, there are no red carpet poses performed before shouting paparazzi, no boutique line of Francesca fragrances, no nervous Chihuahua tucked in her arms.
July 30, 1992 |
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center announced its $140 million "Campaign for the 21st Century" May 27 at the Peninsula Hotel, Beverly Hills. To date, donations have reached more than $30 million, with $5.5 million raised by members of the board of directors. Love Is Feeding Everyone received more than $100,000, proceeds from the Third Annual Jerry Buss Celebrity Golf Tournament at the Riviera Country Club.
April 3, 1985 |
Golden Nugget Inc., the hotel and casino operator, said today that it is seeking to acquire Hilton Hotels Corp. in a deal worth an estimated $1.95 billion. In separate announcements, Las Vegas-based Golden Nugget said it will make the takeover bid and Barron Hilton, chairman of Beverly Hills-based Hilton Hotels, rejected the proposal as inadequate. Golden Nugget said it is initially seeking to buy 6.78 million shares of Hilton stock from the estate of Conrad N.
March 29, 1990
St. Anne's Maternity Home, recipient of a $1.5-million grant from the Fritz B. Burns Foundation, has broken ground for campus expansion at 155 N. Occidental Blvd. to include a 96-bed residential center for teens, a chapel and public facilities. St. Anne's has received $600,000 to date, with the rest to be paid over the next three years. Opened in 1908, the home serves more than 500 teen-agers and their infants each year and will aid senior citizens when the new facility is completed.
March 24, 1991
The federal government has been withdrawing from creating affordable housing for a long time. Housing for poor families, senior citizens and the homeless is sorely needed on a substantial scale--far beyond the capabilities of local governments. So who will help? In Los Angeles, at least, some people are trying.
September 17, 1986 |
Barron Hilton, chairman and chief executive of Hilton Hotels, asked the U.S. District Court in Los Angeles on Tuesday to throw out two Internal Revenue Service rulings in a dispute over his father's $400-million estate. The rulings have helped to block the son's acquisition of a controlling share of the hotel firm's stock. The IRS findings helped pave the way for the 27.4% block to be held by the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation, set up by Barron's father to benefit charity.
June 28, 1990 |
Santa Monica Girls Club's celebrity softball game was held May 12 at Cloverfield Park in Santa Monica and raised more than $15,000. Actress Erin Gray hosted the fund-raiser with 25 celebrities participating. Proceeds will be used for an after-school program for children in the West Los Angeles area. The benefit was produced by David Mirisch Enterprises.
March 12, 1992 |
Thalians President Debbie Reynolds and Board Chairman Ruta Lee presented a check for $488,000 to Joseph N. Mitchell, chairman of the board of Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, in February. The check marks another payment toward the group's latest $2-million pledge. To date, Thalians has raised more than $21 million for the hospital. Children's Bureau of Los Angeles will receive $200,000 netted from the Feb. 2 "Tip-A-King '92" benefit.
April 3, 1986 |
The late Conrad N. Hilton said in the 1970s that he was thinking of selling his stock in Hilton Hotels to RCA, his former tax attorney testified Wednesday. The point was made during a court battle involving the $500-million estate of the hotelier, who died at 91 in January, 1979. Wednesday's testimony by Donald H. Hubbs, who has been president of the Conrad N.