November 18, 1986
The Arcadia company announced an agreement in principle for the sale of its commercial and industrial real estate development operation, Santa Anita Development Corp., to a group headed by two of the development firm's executive officers. Santa Anita Development's president, Gary Hamilton, and executive vice president, William Steele, and other investors have formed SDC Development Inc. and have agreed to purchase the development corporation for $16.3 million in cash and notes.
March 28, 2004 |
This remote Appalachian town doesn't get many visitors, but every day it sends thousands of travelers on their way. If you buy an airline ticket off the Travelocity website and need to call with a change or a question, the phone rings here. The Travelocity call center brought 250 jobs to a community wounded by the decline of coal mining, its mainstay for a century. It plugged the town's 1,500 residents into the global high-tech economy, offering the prospect of a secure future.
March 15, 2002 |
Often I've heard it suggested that if the TV networks would only allow creative writer-producers to work unfettered, it would inaugurate a new golden age. Maybe, maybe not. But, in any case, what fun would that be for the executives in charge of program development? I mean, why would anybody want to grow up to be a TV V.P. if he or she couldn't tell other people what to write and how to write it?
March 28, 2013 |
The team for CNN's new morning show is in place. Now it just needs a name and a time and a launch date. As expected, former ABC News correspondent Chris Cuomo is to host. The surprise is who is joining him. His co-host is to be Kate Bolduan, a CNN congressional correspondent and a co-anchor of "The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer. " There had been speculation about Erin Burnett moving from evenings to mornings, but that switch proved to be hard sell with her. Joining the new show as its news anchor is Michaela Pereira, who is known to Los Angeles viewers from her hosting duties on KTLA's morning show.
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October 4, 2007 |
Gary Franklin, the Los Angeles television and radio entertainment critic and reporter who became a household name in the 1980s critiquing movies and TV shows on "the Franklin Scale of 1 to 10, 10 being best," has died. He was 79. Franklin died Tuesday at his home in Chatsworth, said his daughter, Daryle Esswein. Although the cause of death was unknown, he had suffered four strokes in recent years.
November 5, 2003 |
The consortium in charge of building light-water nuclear reactors for North Korea postponed a decision on the project's future but said it would make an announcement by Nov. 21. The Korean Peninsula Energy Development Organization's executive board meeting in New York discussed a one-year suspension of construction. The U.S. has wanted to cancel the project because of Pyongyang's nuclear weapons ambitions.
October 7, 1987
Douglas B. Smith was appointed associate athletic director for development and executive director of the Titan Athletic Foundation at Cal State Fullerton Tuesday by President Jewel Plummer Cobb. Smith, 41, was associate athletic director for external affairs and executive director of the Mustang Club for eight years at Southern Methodist University in Dallas. He replaces Bob Arkeilpane, who left in August to become associate director of development at the University of Cincinnati.
November 29, 2007 |
Bob Cooper with Landscape Entertainment finalizes negotiations to option Libby Sternberg's "Fire Me," a yet-to-be-published comic novel about a woman's daylong campaign to get fired. Sternberg is represented by Caitlin Blasdell with Liza Dawson Associates and Bruce L.
January 31, 1993 |
"The Son-in-Law Also Rises," proclaimed a trade paper in 1932 when Louis B. Mayer lured David O. Selznick, husband of his daughter Irene, back to MGM with a lavish deal. These days, at Sony Studios, which occupies MGM's former premises in Culver City, some of the wives rise too.
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February 2, 2009 |
It is a complaint common to junior enlisted personnel in the U.S. military and one made famous by Goldie Hawn in the 1980 movie "Private Benjamin." Hawn, as Pvt. Judy Benjamin, is shocked when she realizes that her recruiter exaggerated when he described her future living accommodations. "See, I did join the Army, but I joined a different Army," she says in horror when she sees the barracks. "I joined the one with the condos and the private rooms."