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September 12, 1990
Business tax is going to be 10% of gross receipts. That is a big number! What is also "gross" is that the same package includes ". . . a doubling of a special levy that pays for trash trucks." New trash trucks with hydraulic arms are going to be bought to replace all of the present trucks under a new law that mandates use of 60-gallon trash containers. That must be more than a million containers that must also be purchased! Present trash collection is quite satisfactory, thank you. Why spend all this extra money on new trucks and back-breaking containers?
December 30, 2004 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Syracuse Athletic Director Daryl Gross, who has been on the job less than two weeks, fired Paul Pasqualoni as coach Wednesday, leading to speculation that USC offensive coordinator Norm Chow might become coach of the Orange. Gross, who left USC to replace the retiring Jake Crouthamel, cited several factors for his decision, including declining attendance and the team's inconsistent play. "Obviously, there has been some success here, but as of late it hasn't been on a consistent basis," Gross said.
April 2, 1995
As a soldier in the "small army of lender attorneys" involved in the battle against Bernard Gross and the rent-skimming / bankruptcy scam, I read with interest your article of March 5, "Real Estate Whiz Target of Rent Scam Inquiry." It is unfortunate that the article appeared only in your Valley Edition. The entire Southern California area should be made aware of this problem. My law firm represents a number of financial institutions that have become victims of this form of bankruptcy fraud.
July 12, 2006
The story "Feeling the Squeeze" (July 9) quotes various yacht brokers and harbor designers and developers cheerleading for supersized boats costing millions of dollars, all of which eliminate marina space and boat slips for smaller, lower-cost ocean recreation craft for the general public. All of these cheerleaders profit from the conversion of public marinas to luxury playgrounds. The story borders on outrageous with the quote by San Francisco harbor developer Brad Gross criticizing the California Coastal Commission for seeking to preserve smaller boat slips and accommodations (calling it unjustified "social engineering")
July 12, 2001
What a surprise it was to see that Mexico is actually part of California! Or at least The Times must think so, when it puts "PRI Is Underdog in Baja Balloting" (July 8) under state issues in the California section. Maybe you should place articles regarding foreign countries in the international section, where they belong. Toni Gross Los Angeles
August 1, 1990
I was angry when they added four numbers to the Lotto. It is difficult enough to win and now the odds are ridiculous. What is wrong with winning $5 million or $7 million? No one can spend that in a lifetime. Why give one or two people a split of $25 million or $30 million. It's a crime. I think if people had more chances to win there would be more tickets sold. MARVIN GROSS Sherman Oaks
January 15, 2008
Sales in the U.S. and Canada, Jan. 11-13: Industry totals Note: A movie may be shown on more than one screen at each venue. -- -- Movie 3-day gross Total Venues Average Weeks -- (studio) (millions) (millions) -- per venue 1 The Bucket $19.4 $20.8 2,911 $6,662 3 List (Warner Bros.) 2 First Sunday 17.7 17.7 2,213 8,005 1 (Sony) 3 Juno 13.6 70.9 2,448 5,561 6 -- (Fox Searchlight) 4 National 11.3 187.1 3,377 3,347 4 Treasure: Book of Secrets (Disney) 5 Alvin and the 9.3 187.9 3,384 2,749 5 Chipmunks (20th Century Fox)
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