April 5, 2001
Tiger Woods, winner of the last three major titles, is going for history this week at Augusta National, while Greg Puga, a Bel-Air Country Club caddie from East L.A., is happy to be there. S1
July 20, 2005 |
The city of Boston couldn't accumulate enough land to build the gleaming new $800-million convention center it wanted on the south side of town. So the city government used its powers of eminent domain to snatch about 20 properties from private owners to provide space for the center, justifying the seizure on the grounds that the new center would boost the local economy. Today, the recently opened Boston center sits idle much of the time.
January 10, 1993
The "Real Estate Q & A" item entitled "Owner Options on Low Eminent Domain Offer" (Nov. 29) made a very unfortunate statement: "The government usually hires an appraiser who makes a low estimate of the land's market value." That is about as blatant and insupportable, undocumented a statement as I can possibly imagine. The rules and regulations governing real estate appraisal today are dramatically different than they were 15 to 20 years ago, when some of the types of actions described in your answer took place.
January 10, 1991
After accidentally letting it lapse, the City Council has reinstated its power of eminent domain over a commercial redevelopment area along Alosta Avenue. Under eminent domain, cities may purchase properties without the owners' permission. The city's eminent domain authority over the area expired in 1988 and was not renewed then because "we didn't realize it ran out," City Manager Art Cook said. The renewal, approved Tuesday by the council by a vote of 4 to 0, is good for 12 years.
June 22, 2008 |
A small house once at the center of a Supreme Court decision on government seizure of private property has found a safe haven. The pink clapboard house that stood in the way of New London's efforts to build a riverfront project and sparked a property rights movement was disassembled, then relocated close to downtown. New owner Avner Gregory dedicated his house before about 200 people. "This was somebody's house and they were asked to leave," he said. "This is a house that represents a home to the everyday people of America."
June 16, 2004 |
The Peyrauds of Domaine Tempier in Bandol were instrumental in bringing back this almost forgotten appellation due south of Marseille. Domaine Tempier's rouge and rose have been on the list at Chez Panisse in Berkeley, where their importer, Kermit Lynch, is also based, since practically day one. Mourvedre, the grape that gives Bandols their inky color and wild, almost smoky taste, is suddenly in vogue among California winemakers too. Small wonder.
September 28, 2012 |
Digital Domain, the once-storied visual effects house co-founded by director James Cameron, has emerged from bankruptcy with new Chinese and Indian owners vowing to expand the Los Angeles-based studio. Digital Domain Media Group announced Sunday that it had accepted a bid from Galloping Horse America, a division of a Beijing media company, and Reliance MediaWorks, part of the Indian conglomerate Reliance Group, to buy the company's visual effects studios in Venice, Calif., and Vancouver, Canada, for $30.2 million.
August 12, 2013 |
Seeking to assuage concerns about management stability at Digital Domain, the new owners of the struggling visual effects company announced promotions of two veteran executives. Following the recent resignation of the respected Ed Ulbrich as chief executive officer, the Venice-based studio, which now goes by the name Digital Domain 3.0, said Monday it has promoted Terry Clotiaux to president of its feature film production division and Rich Flier to president of its advertising and games division.