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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 16, 1988
Gibraltar Savings of Beverly Hills took over operation of the debt-plagued Los Angeles Equestrian Center Friday, ousting its director, J. Albert Garcia. Gibraltar, which has lent $18 million to the Griffith Park facility since 1982 and is its largest creditor, will run the 70-acre center for an indefinite period until a new operator can be found, a spokesman said, adding that services will not be curtailed.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 16, 1988
Gibraltar Savings of Beverly Hills took over operation of the debt-plagued Los Angeles Equestrian Center Friday, ousting its director, J. Albert Garcia. Gibraltar, which has lent $18 million to the Griffith Park facility since 1982 and is its largest creditor, will run the 70-acre center for an indefinite period until a new operator can be found, a spokesman said, adding that services will not be curtailed.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 13, 1990 | CARLOS V. LOZANO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Los Angeles Board of Recreation and Parks Commissioners voted Monday to seek from Gibraltar Savings nearly $1 million in back rent for the Los Angeles Equestrian Center. But the five-member panel agreed to negotiate with Gibraltar on the debt, noting that forcing immediate repayment might hinder a Burbank developer's proposal to purchase the center. The board said Gibraltar inherited the debt when it foreclosed on the facility's previous operator, Equestrian Centers of America Inc.
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February 18, 1999 | MYRNA OLIVER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
J. Albert Garcia, controversial creator and longtime president of the Los Angeles Equestrian Center who furthered the popularity of polo in California, has died. He was 71. Garcia, who in 1984 helped organize Olympic polo games at Fairbanks Ranch in San Diego County, died of cancer in Encino on Jan. 19, it was announced Wednesday. At the behest of the Los Angeles Department of Recreation and Parks, Garcia opened the center in 1982 on 70 acres of city land at the north edge of Griffith Park.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 16, 1988 | GREG BRAXTON, Times Staff Writer
Gibraltar Savings of Beverly Hills foreclosed on the Los Angeles Equestrian Center on Friday, ousting its controversial director, J. Albert Garcia. Gibraltar was the Griffith Park center's largest creditor, having loaned it $18 million since 1982. The takeover ended a turbulent month for the debt-plagued center, during which boarders and city officials opposed Garcia's proposals to save the facility.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 7, 1985 | GREG BRAXTON, Times Staff Writer
Burbank officials, fearing that traffic jams and loud music will disturb neighborhood residents, said Thursday they would try to bring down the curtain on a scheduled series of summer concerts by popular entertainers at the Los Angeles Equestrian Center in Griffith Park. Several officials, including City Councilmen Michael Hastings and Bob Bowne, said they were distressed that the City of Burbank was not consulted about the concert series.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 19, 1987 | LYNN O'SHAUGHNESSY, Times Staff Writer
A cornfield in the Sepulveda Basin has been creating excitement among polo enthusiasts lately in Los Angeles, as well as in places as far away as Illinois and an island off the coast of Washington state. More than a dozen persons have so far expressed interest in converting the cornfield, one of the basin's largest pieces of undeveloped property, into polo fields. Officials with the Los Angeles Department of Recreation and Parks have tentatively decided that it is a good idea.
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February 21, 1985 | DEAN MURPHY, Times Staff Writer
Since its opening three years ago, the $15-million Los Angeles Equestrian Center at Griffith Park has earned a reputation as one of the finest of its kind in the nation. Its location on easily accessible public land, the wide range of facilities, the classes it offers and its proximity to more than 50 miles of trails in Griffith Park distinguish the center from all others, say horse enthusiasts throughout the United States.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 18, 1985 | DEAN MURPHY, Times Staff Writer
Since its opening three years ago, the $15-million Los Angeles Equestrian Center at Griffith Park has earned a reputation as one of the finest facilities of its kind in the nation. Its location on easily accessible public land, the wide range of facilities, the classes it offers and its proximity to more than 50 miles of trails in Griffith Park distinguish the center from all others, according to horse enthusiasts from throughout the United States.
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