CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 29, 2001
"Taking a Bush League Holiday" (Commentary, Aug. 24) is easily dismissed as so much liberal claptrap. One would think, however, that David Martin, a Canada-based writer, could have had come up with a better written and more substantive effort. Why, while waiting for some of that wonderful socialized medical care in Canada, he would have had time to research and write the history of presidential vacation spots, from Washington's Mount Vernon and Jefferson's Monticello to Clinton's glomming onto, well, whomever.
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.
October 2, 2013 |
Residential blocks east of Staples Center in downtown Los Angeles are filling in as the area attracts more young singles, couples and baby boomers. Six real estate parcels, now mostly parking lots in the shadow of AT&T Center, have been purchased in what may be the largest downtown land acquisition since the recession. And a $750-million residential complex there is on the drawing boards. Sleek high-rise apartment towers, shops and restaurants are to rise along a path of real estate development spreading east from Staples that is transforming a former asphalt-covered dead zone in South Park into a more pedestrian-friendly neighborhood.
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 17, 2011 |
David Martin was in the mood for raw fish, and he liked the deal offered by a Studio City sushi restaurant: all you can eat for $28. He took a seat at the counter and started ordering. But it turned out that Martin didn't really want sushi, which includes rice; he wanted all-you-can-eat sashimi, which is just fish. He began picking the seafood off the top and leaving the rice. Restaurant owner Jay Oh told Martin that if he wanted the all-you-can-eat price, he'd have to eat the rice too and not just fill up on fish.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 5, 2013 |
Sixteen alleged leaders of Long Beach's largest gang, which has ties to the Mexican Mafia, have been charged or indicted on federal drug trafficking, conspiracy and weapons charges, authorities said Wednesday. Most of the alleged “shot callers” in the Longos street gang were taken into custody Tuesday morning at the culmination of a three-year investigation by the FBI and Long Beach gang and undercover officers. Informants bought methamphetamine from those charged, as part of the undercover operation, authorities said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
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.