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September 5, 1993 | CHRISTINA V. GODBEY
In a small store off Abbot Kinney Boulevard, Ruby Uehara can usually be found buried under a mountain of kimonos. The Venice entrepreneur, owner of Texuba, is the largest importer of vintage kimonos and obis (sashes) in the United States. Working with sources in Japan, Uehara supplies eclectic clients in the United States, Canada, Europe, Australia and Iran. Orders come from fashion designers, interior decorators and artisans who re-create and recycle the fabric into art of their own designs.
May 13, 1992
These are voices of Los Angeles. These women, men, and children talk about what they saw and what they did and how they felt when the verdict in the Rodney King beating trial came in at 3.30 p.m. Wednesday, April 29. And what they saw and did and felt in the tumultuous days afterward. There are dozens of them. They are poor, rich, well- and ill-educated, successful in their lives and frustrated.
Days like this have become almost routine for Wayne Lukas. About four hours after the trainer watched Steinlen go wire-to-wire in the $500,000 Caesars International Handicap on the East Coast, another member of Team Lukas, Deposit Ticket, was the game winner of the $101,500 Hollywood Juvenile Championship at Hollywood Park.
A loophole in federal tax law has resulted in more than 630,000 taxpayers getting an IRS check in the mail because they live in counties that were declared disaster areas--even though few suffered any damage. The Internal Revenue Service acknowledged Friday that it has been automatically sending out refunds of interest charges for late taxes to any taxpayer who lived in an area declared a disaster area since 1997.
September 8, 1986 | TOM FURLONG, Times Staff Writer
Beverly Hills Savings & Loan, largest of California's severely troubled S&Ls, is preparing a widespread disclosure of its financial problems as one way of warning savers to limit the amount of money that they keep on deposit there, The Times has learned. Also under consideration, according to officials at the company, is a proposal to inform depositors in writing that they should not keep more than $100,000 on deposit at the S&L.
June 1, 1985 | BILL RITTER and GREG JOHNSON, Times Staff Writers
Apparently unable to find a willing buyer for financially troubled Central Savings & Loan Assn., federal regulators on Friday forced the resignation of Central's board of directors and turned over operations to executives of an Arizona savings and loan.
Gary Stevens was on a double high going into Sunday's $163,600 Hollywood Oaks. The 27-year-old jockey, trying to win the national money title that eluded him by less than $30,000 in 1986, found out that trainer Wayne Lukas had named him to ride Criminal Type in the $1-million Arlington Challenge Cup on Aug. 4. Jose Santos won't be able to ride Criminal Type that day because he will be required to serve a five-day New York suspension that has been in abeyance since last year.
November 19, 1988 | Grahame L. Jones
Will the voice of reason ever be heard at Hollywood Park? A great deal of sound and fury has been expressed at the Inglewood track this year, and rather than signifying nothing, it points out a problem that is not being properly addressed. At issue is the matter of a track announcer. When Santa Anita found itself in need of an announcer 5 years ago, it "discovered" Trevor Denman, who today is widely regarded as the best in the business.
April 27, 1986 | BILL SING, Times Staff Writer
When interest rates on new fixed-rate mortgages began hitting 10% and lower earlier this year, Anadelle Johnson thought that the rate on her adjustable-rate mortgage, which was at 13.28% in December, 1984, should have dropped to single-digit levels too. But to her dismay, Johnson's rate went only to as low as 11.27% in January. "I was disappointed that it did not go down faster," said Johnson, 35, a Castro Valley, Calif., medical-products company supervisor.
July 7, 1989 | JIM LINDGREN
There were no runs, no hits and plenty of errors. But this was great baseball, the kind that players from Abner Doubleday to Zane Smith would have loved. Nine-year-old Brent Delhamer of Coronado said he had a fantastic time, and he made just as many blunders as everyone else. "I must have had fun," Brent said, "because it only seemed like 30 minutes to me, and it was three hours." This was baseball the way it was meant to be learned.
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