October 6, 2000 |
Bowing to congressional pressure to stop marketing violent entertainment to children, the Steven Spielberg-conceived company GameWorks announced Thursday a policy restricting youngsters from playing certain games at its arcades. This is the first voluntary action within the arcade industry that mandates an age restriction.
June 20, 2001 |
Dominic Ng, the man credited with helping grow East West Bank of San Marino into the third-largest independent commercial bank headquartered in Southern California, was named financial services entrepreneur of the year for Los Angeles by Ernst & Young. Ng, who is chairman, president and chief executive of the bank, was one of eight entrepreneurs lauded in categories ranging from retailing to real estate at the company's 15th annual awards program.
March 25, 1998 |
With a presence in Southern California successfully established, snakes, ghouls and enemy fighter pilots will soon be menacing other parts of the country in locations bound to please merchants and restaurateurs. The enemy pilot is lurking on projection screens in Pasadena at a flight simulation amusement center known as Fightertown.
December 10, 1997 |
Stage 35 has garnered something of a reputation as a hangout at Universal Studios. Actors kick back there and play video games during breaks from movie shoots. Even Steven Spielberg stops by sometimes. The catch is, it's not an arcade, but the corporate offices for designers of Sega Gameworks, a chain of entertainment centers founded in 1996 by Universal, Spielberg's DreamWorks SKG and Sega Enterprises.
July 25, 2000 |
Asher & Partners and Italia/Gal, two Los Angeles-based advertising agencies, said they have merged into a company to be known as Asher/Gal & Partners. The merger "deepens our capabilities in so many key areas," said Kenneth Gal, who will serve as president and chief executive of the firm with combined billings of more than $100 million. Hal Asher will serve as chairman.
March 30, 2000
* Source Capital Inc., a Los Angeles-based closed-end investment firm, has elected Eric Ende president and director of the company, which is a subsidiary of United Asset Management Corp. Ende also serves as the firm's chief investment officer. * LeeAnne Stables has been named senior vice president of marketing for GameWorks, the retail and entertainment venture formed by DreamWorks SKG, Universal Studios and Sega Enterprises. * Intertainer Inc.