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July 3, 2013 | By Tiffany Hsu
Less than a year after stepping down as chairman and co-chief executive of Restoration Hardware Holding Inc., Gary Friedman is back in his old roles at the swanky Northern California-based home furnishings retailer. The Corte Madera company's former poster boy was reappointed after stepping down in October, reportedly after the board determined that he had had an inappropriate relationship with a 26-year-old female employee. Restoration did not respond to requests for comment.
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July 3, 2013 | By Tiffany Hsu
Less than a year after stepping down as chairman and co-chief executive of Restoration Hardware Holding Inc., Gary Friedman is back in his old roles at the swanky Northern California-based home furnishings retailer. The Corte Madera company's former poster boy was reappointed after stepping down in October, reportedly after the board determined that he had had an inappropriate relationship with a 26-year-old female employee. Restoration did not respond to requests for comment.
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December 19, 2003 | Anna Gorman, Times Staff Writer
Peter Kovach and Ted Gould disappeared from a Torrance cellular phone shop in October 1994. Their bodies turned up in a San Diego parking lot several days later. Investigators soon traced the deaths to an intricate scheme of drug dealing, extortion and racketeering that led back to a Queens, N.Y., attorney and his brother. Kenneth and Gary Friedman, along with two others, were convicted in federal court in New York of traveling across state lines with intent to commit a violent crime.
BUSINESS
August 17, 2012 | By Shan Li, Los Angeles Times
The co-chief executive and public face of upscale home decor chain Restoration Hardware Holdings Inc. has resigned, reportedly amid an internal inquiry into his relationship with a 26-year-old female employee. Gary Friedman, 54, who has served as chief executive since 2001, is widely credited with turning around a company once teetering on the brink of bankruptcy. The Marin County retailer is now readying for an initial public stock offering. A black-and-white photo of Friedman, with a 5 o'clock shadow and wearing a leather jacket, is still prominently featured on the retailer's website, next to a letter from the San Francisco native quoting the late Apple CEO Steve Jobs: "If you live each day as if it was your last, someday you'll most certainly be right.
BUSINESS
March 23, 2001 | ABIGAIL GOLDMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Quirky home store chain Restoration Hardware, which during the last two years has gone from market darling to Wall Street dud, is looking to remodel its business by putting former Williams-Sonoma Inc. President Gary Friedman in the top job. The question Thursday was whether Friedman, long known as the brilliant merchandiser behind Williams-Sonoma and Pottery Barn stores, is the best choice to lead a company that many say has great products but a disappointing financial performance.
NEWS
January 3, 2000 | David Ferrell
Our planet at the year 2000 is a kaleidoscope of disparate images: The simple joy of children playing baseball in Cuba. Crowds of Albanian refugees pressed against a torn fence near Kosovo. The anguish of Japanese women remembering the first atomic bomb at Hiroshima, and the similar torment of a Vietnamese woman who lost 15 family members in the massacre at My Lai.
BUSINESS
August 17, 2012 | By Shan Li, Los Angeles Times
The co-chief executive and public face of upscale home decor chain Restoration Hardware Holdings Inc. has resigned, reportedly amid an internal inquiry into his relationship with a 26-year-old female employee. Gary Friedman, 54, who has served as chief executive since 2001, is widely credited with turning around a company once teetering on the brink of bankruptcy. The Marin County retailer is now readying for an initial public stock offering. A black-and-white photo of Friedman, with a 5 o'clock shadow and wearing a leather jacket, is still prominently featured on the retailer's website, next to a letter from the San Francisco native quoting the late Apple CEO Steve Jobs: "If you live each day as if it was your last, someday you'll most certainly be right.
NEWS
November 22, 1999
I have just finished reading "Reaching New Heights" (Nov. 16). Bettijane Levine has written a poignant, sensitive article about Zina Bethune and her successful efforts with disabled children. I compliment Ms. Levine for a wonderful portrayal of a remarkable woman. Additionally, photographer Gary Friedman should be honored for that heartwarming photograph. My eyes became teary just looking at it. --RAY FEUER Granada Hills
NEWS
September 11, 1990 | From Times Wire Services
In an about-face from their much-publicized 1973 study, researchers today said that they have found drinking four or more cups of coffee a day boosts heart attack risk by about 40%. Based on the new research, a team headed by Dr. Arthur Klatzky of Kaiser Permanente Medical Center recommended that people prone to heart attacks limit daily coffee consumption to fewer than four cups. In 1973, the researchers argued that those people need not limit coffee their intake. Co-author Dr.
NEWS
September 4, 1985
The longest prison term ever imposed on a woman in California was handed down by Kern County Superior Court Judge Gary Friedman, who sentenced Grace Dill, 50, to 405 years after her conviction with six other Bakersfield residents in a child molestation ring. Friedman broke the record he set last Friday when he sentenced Dill's daughter, Marcella Pitts, 29, to 373 years in the same case.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 19, 2003 | Anna Gorman, Times Staff Writer
Peter Kovach and Ted Gould disappeared from a Torrance cellular phone shop in October 1994. Their bodies turned up in a San Diego parking lot several days later. Investigators soon traced the deaths to an intricate scheme of drug dealing, extortion and racketeering that led back to a Queens, N.Y., attorney and his brother. Kenneth and Gary Friedman, along with two others, were convicted in federal court in New York of traveling across state lines with intent to commit a violent crime.
BUSINESS
March 23, 2001 | ABIGAIL GOLDMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Quirky home store chain Restoration Hardware, which during the last two years has gone from market darling to Wall Street dud, is looking to remodel its business by putting former Williams-Sonoma Inc. President Gary Friedman in the top job. The question Thursday was whether Friedman, long known as the brilliant merchandiser behind Williams-Sonoma and Pottery Barn stores, is the best choice to lead a company that many say has great products but a disappointing financial performance.
NEWS
January 3, 2000 | David Ferrell
Our planet at the year 2000 is a kaleidoscope of disparate images: The simple joy of children playing baseball in Cuba. Crowds of Albanian refugees pressed against a torn fence near Kosovo. The anguish of Japanese women remembering the first atomic bomb at Hiroshima, and the similar torment of a Vietnamese woman who lost 15 family members in the massacre at My Lai.
BUSINESS
July 31, 2013 | By Tiffany Hsu
True Religion Apparel Inc., the Southern California denim company known for its pricey jeans, has named a new slate of executives several months after changing owners. David Conn was named the Vernon business' new chief executive. Conn previously served as president of retail licensed brands for VF Corp., an apparel company known for brands such as Lee, Wrangler and 7 For All Mankind. Interim CEO Lynne Koplin was named True Religion's chief merchandising officer. Erik Bauer, formerly an executive at the Children's Place retail stores and Gap North America, is now chief financial officer and chief operating officer.
NEWS
January 5, 1996
Permit me a word of commendation on Mary Rourke's article about St. Vibiana's Cathedral and on Gary Friedman's lovely photographs accompanying it ("Tower of Hope," Dec. 24). If Cardinal Mahony really wanted to recognize Los Angeles' historic roots, he would find a way to restore this beautiful building. I came to Los Angeles 51 years ago as a postwar bride from Northern California. One of the first places I visited was St. Vibiana's. I took our daughter down to a special Mass for the Virgin of Guadalupe when an ancient statue was visiting from Mexico.
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