June 8, 2008
Regarding same-sex marriage and the forecasted economic advantages for California ("Same-sex weddings could be a gift to California's economy," June 2): My partner and I will tie the knot in Marina del Rey on a yacht in October. We already paid $10,000 for our four-hour cruise and the ceremony. This does not count the rings, our suits and the hotel rooms for all guests and their flights to L.A. So businesses are getting a piece of the cake. I am sure the pink dollar is more than welcome in this economic period.
October 28, 1997 |
Mountaingate Plaza, an entertainment/promotional shopping center in Simi Valley, has been purchased for $27.5 million by a San Diego-based real estate investment trust. Burnham Pacific Properties acquires, rehabilitates, develops and manages properties on the West Coast. Major tenants of Mountaingate Plaza, which is 93% leased, include Edwards Theaters, TJ Maxx, Bally's Fitness, Thrifty Drugs, Michael's, SuperCrown Books and Blockbuster Video.
January 5, 1985 |
David Dene Martin, a former church youth counselor who killed four persons, was executed early Friday, the second man in a week to die in Louisiana's electric chair. Martin, 32, was executed for killing his wife's lover and three other persons on Aug. 14, 1977.
February 7, 2013 |
The long-awaited design of a $1-billion hotel and office skyscraper to be built in downtown Los Angeles -- soon to be tallest building in the West -- was unveiled Thursday by developer Korean Airlines. At 73 stories, the tower at Wilshire Boulevard and Figueroa Street will be a dramatic addition to the city skyline and a symbol of South Korea's growing status as a global economic powerhouse. The Wilshire Grand will slightly surpass in height the 72-story U.S. Bank Tower on Bunker Hill that has held the title of tallest west of Chicago since 1989.
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June 22, 1998 |
A 26-year-old man walking across the freeway early Sunday was struck and killed by a car, according to authorities. The name of the North Hollywood resident was not released, pending notification of relatives, said Officer Gary Butler of the California Highway Patrol. The accident occurred just before 2 a.m. in the northbound lanes of the Ventura Freeway, north of Universal Center Drive. The man was struck in the fast lane by a 1983 Buick traveling about 70 mph, authorities said.
October 3, 1988
A motorist involved in an early morning accident in an area of Koreatown known for drug trafficking was chased several blocks by an onlooker, cornered and shot dead Sunday, police said. Los Angeles Police Detective David Martin said that at about 1:15 a.m., a car traveling north on South Normandie Avenue sideswiped several other vehicles and overturned. A pedestrian was hit and suffered minor injuries.
July 3, 1989 |
Correspondent, Times on Times on Percent '87 Rank Air 1987 Air 1988 Change 1. Bruce Morton, CBS (9) 69 146 +111% 2. Dean Reynolds, ABC (83) 49 114 +132% 3. Bill Plante, CBS (3) 155 111 -28% 4. Sam Donaldson, ABC (2) 147 110 -25% 5. Bob Schieffer, CBS (41) 56 107 +91% 6. Robert Hager, NBC (5) 76 100 +31% 7. Brit Hume, ABC (8) 79 100 +26% 8. Chris Wallace, NBC (1) 120 99 -17% 9. John McWethy, ABC (4) 107 97 -9% 10. David Martin, CBS (6) 95 96 +1% 11. Jim Wooten, ABC (66) 55 94 +70% 12.
July 30, 1987 |
White House ethics watchdog David Martin, who has served an Administration plagued with ethical problems, said Wednesday he will resign to become a private consultant on ethics. Martin, under congressional fire for allegedly not aggressively enforcing ethics rules, told Reuters he will resign "in the near future." In telephone interviews Martin said he decided when he took the job in 1983 that he would serve only four years.