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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 13, 1998
The Community Redevelopment Agency and developers for Earvin "Magic" Johnson continued negotiating Friday on a deal to revamp the aging Santa Barbara Plaza, but failed to reach agreement. Both sides have an added incentive to complete negotiations: the Crenshaw Community Advisory Council voted Thursday evening advising the CRA to conclude talks with the Johnson Development Corp. by July 1.
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BUSINESS
November 11, 2006 | From Bloomberg News
Retired Los Angeles Lakers star Earvin "Magic" Johnson and two developers announced a $1-billion development in Atlanta's Midtown area. The project at Peachtree and 12th streets will have 1.2 million square feet of office space, more than 500 hotel rooms and more than 600 condominiums. It also will have 150,000 square feet of retail space, according to a statement issued by Johnson and partners Daniel Corp. and Selig Enterprises Inc.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 12, 1992 | From a Times Staff Writer
Earvin (Magic) Johnson won a special award and singer Natalie Cole won three awards at the 24th annual NAACP Image Awards on Saturday night at the Wiltern Theatre. Television talk-show host Arsenio Hall was presented the Key of Life Award by singer Paula Abdul for his efforts to help the homeless and needy. Johnson, who retired from the Los Angeles Lakers in November after contracting the virus that causes AIDS, was presented the Jackie Robinson Sports Award.
BUSINESS
February 10, 1998 | George White
Beverly Hills-based Johnson Development Corp. said it will open TGI Friday's restaurants in a partnership with closely held Dallas-based Friday's Hospitality Worldwide Inc. The companies will open a restaurant near the Magic Johnson Theatres in Los Angeles and at the site of the Johnson theaters in Atlanta and Houston by the end of 1998, said Johnson Development President Ken Lombard. The theater complex in Los Angeles is adjacent to the Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza mall.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 23, 2008 | Jean-Paul Renaud, Times Staff Writer
Some star power was added Thursday to Bernard C. Parks' campaign for county supervisor, when former basketball phenomenon turned respected businessman Earvin "Magic" Johnson endorsed the Los Angeles city councilman. At the long-troubled Marlton Square Center at the foot of the Baldwin Hills, Johnson, flanked by several other City Council members, said Parks was the clear choice to turn around blighted corridors, such as Marlton.
NEWS
October 3, 1993 | SCOTT SHIBUYA BROWN
In August, Earvin (Magic) Johnson agreed to a deal that would bring movies to the Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza. Now he seems to be thinking of becoming the producer-director for the entire mall. Officials at Alexander Haagen Co., the mall's developer, and spokesmen for Johnson confirm that the former Lakers star has broached the possibility of buying or otherwise taking over the shopping center.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 3, 2003 | Jessica Garrison, Times Staff Writer
The Los Angeles City Council voted Tuesday to spend as much as $95 million to buy and renovate a downtown office building for use as a temporary police headquarters while a new Parker Center is built. Only Councilman Tony Cardenas voted against acquiring the 11-story building on South Broadway that is co-owned by former Laker basketball star Earvin "Magic" Johnson, who has been a political supporter of Mayor James K. Hahn.
NEWS
November 21, 1991 | Associated Press
The dean of the Michigan Legislature says he did not support a resolution of tribute to native son Earvin (Magic) Johnson because "I don't like people who have AIDS." The tribute, adopted by the House on Tuesday, honors Johnson, a Lansing native and former Michigan State University basketball star, for his contributions to basketball and his community service.
BUSINESS
January 1, 1992 | THOMAS S. MULLIGAN
Converse is giving an AIDS awareness campaign inspired by Earvin (Magic) Johnson a $1-million kickoff, with a commercial to debut on prime-time TV Thursday and to be repeated over the next three weeks on the four major networks and MTV. But Magic isn't in the 30-second spot, scheduled to run first on Fox's "Beverly Hills, 90210" and NBC's "Different World."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 26, 1991
Earvin (Magic) Johnson Monday officially announced the formation in Inglewood of a charitable foundation to support AIDS education and awareness programs, fund research and assist in caring for those suffering from the disease. The former Los Angeles Laker superstar announced his retirement on Nov. 7 after learning that he had contracted the virus that causes AIDS. The 32-year-old athlete said he would devote his life to being a spokesman in the fight against the disease.
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