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May 28, 1986 | NANCY RIVERA BROOKS and KATHRYN HARRIS, Times Staff Writers
Departing U.S. Ambassador to Mexico John Gavin has joined an investor group led by A. Jerrold Perenchio to bid on Los Angeles television station KMEX and four other Spanish-language outlets across the country, Perenchio said Tuesday. Gavin will be a minority shareholder and a director of the joint venture, which hasn't yet made an offer for the five stations and hasn't even been named, Perenchio said in an announcement with William Thompson of Boston Ventures Ltd. Partnership.
November 8, 2013 | By Susan King
This post has been corrected. Please see note at bottom for details. Gavin MacLeod was a fixture on television for years. From 1970 to 1977, he played sweet-natured news writer Murray Slaughter on CBS' "The Mary Tyler Moore Show. " No sooner did "MTM" close up shop than he moved over to ABC to appear as Captain Stubing on "The Love Boat," which cruised until 1986. To this day, MacLeod travels the seven seas as an ambassador for Princess Cruise Lines. The 82-year-old actor has had a diverse career: appearing on Broadway, guest-starring in countless series including "My Favorite Martian" and "Peter Gunn," and working with such directors as Blake Edwards ("Operation Petticoat")
January 25, 1985 | H.G. REZA, Times Staff Writer
Ambassador to Mexico John Gavin said Thursday that Mexican officials are "in agreement" that a border sewage treatment plant must be built, despite Mexico's withdrawal of a request for a $46.4-million loan to finance an expansion of Tijuana's sewage system. Gavin confirmed that Mexico's request for the loan from the Inter-American bank was "put on hold" by Mexican officials. But he said that three meetings scheduled in February between U.S.
June 19, 1997
Gavin Miller, former president of the Los Angeles County Bar Assn., has died. He was 71. Miller died Sunday of cancer at his Pasadena home. An expert on corporate and securities law, Miller practiced in Los Angeles for 36 years, most recently with the firm Heller, Ehrman, White & McAuliffe. He headed the county lawyers' group in 1983 and in 1994 received its highest honor, the Shattuck Price Memorial Award. In 1991, Miller was president of the Los Angeles County Bar Foundation.
January 23, 2003 | From Associated Press
Gavin Lyall, who wrote finely crafted action novels drawing on his experience as a Royal Air Force pilot before turning to spy thrillers, has died. He was 70. Lyall, who published about 15 books during a 40-year writing career, died Saturday at his London home of cancer. Lyall's first book, "The Wrong Side of the Sky," was an aviation thriller published in 1961. It enjoyed considerable success in Britain and the United States and set the pattern for his early novels.
December 5, 1985 | JODY JACOBS
On Sunday nights, especially when it's raining, San Franciscans prefer to remain home and laze about in comfortable clothes. With that in mind the turnout on a rainy Sunday night for Denise and Prentis Cobb Hale's party at Stars for the U.S. Ambassador to Mexico John Gavin and his actress wife Connie Towers was quite extraordinary. "It's a compliment to the hostess," said business executive (Shaklee) Gary Shansby. "We don't generally put on blue suits or go out on Sunday nights."
July 19, 2005 | Dennis McLellan, Times Staff Writer
Gavin Lambert, the British-born author and screenwriter whose novels such as "Inside Daisy Clover" and nonfiction works, including biographies of screen stars Norma Shearer and Natalie Wood, earned him a reputation as one of Hollywood's finest chroniclers, has died. He was 80.
March 23, 2009 | Michael Finnegan
For a man prone to belittling politicians, Mayor Gavin Newsom of San Francisco is proving to be a deft politician. In his run for governor, he is summoning all the skills he can to shed the political baggage of his hometown, where taming a rowdy parade is the sort of thing that can set off a popular backlash. He is known outside San Francisco for one thing above all: his renegade order legalizing same-sex marriage in 2004.
June 6, 2013 | By Amy Kaufman
In “The Bling Ring," a group of starry-eyed teens define their worth by the number of designer duds in their closet. The young protagonists of Sofia Coppola's based-on-a-true-story film don't actually own any of these coveted items, of course -- they steal them. Parading through the closets of stars such as Paris Hilton, Rachel Bilson and Lindsay Lohan, their eyes widen as they try out Alexander McQueen sunglasses, Chanel handbags and Christian Louboutin pumps. “Oh, my God,” one character gasps as she comes across a chic top. “It's Balmain.” It's a line uttered by actress Claire Julien, who, fittingly enough, was sporting a Balmain dress on the red carpet at the film's Hollywood premiere Tuesday night.
February 19, 2014 | By Jean Merl
Former Los Angeles Controller Wendy Greuel has picked up the endorsement of Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom as she battles in a growing field of candidates for an open Westside-South Bay congressional district. "I know Wendy will fight and deliver for the people of the 33rd Congressional District," Newsom said in a statement released Wednesday by the Greuel campaign. "She's spent 20 years in the trenches solving problems for everyday families," Newsom continued, citing Greuel's work in the administrations of President Clinton and former L.A. Mayor Tom Bradley as well as her stint as city controller.
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