May 28, 1998 |
It's been a struggle for the two contenders for the Democratic nomination for state insurance commissioner. Neither Assemblywoman Diane Martinez of Monterey Park nor Marin County Supervisor Hal Brown is at all well known. Neither has substantial funds to change that through advertising. And neither is getting much free publicity as they move throughout the state seeking votes in the June 2 primary election. With the governor's office and a U.S.
August 9, 1988
XTRA-AM (690) has hired former KGTV (Channel 10) North County bureau chief Hal Brown to guide its fledgling news operation. Brown, who will serve as the station's news director, also has worked for KOGO-AM during its short-lived attempt to do a news-talk format and KSDO-AM, among other San Diego radio stations. XTRA is expected to switch to news-talk within the next 30 to 60 days.
May 15, 1988
An Orange County development company has agreed to buy Los Alamitos Race Course for $100 million in cash, officials announced Saturday. Hollywood Park, the current owner of the facility in Cypress, also agreed to continue to operate Los Alamitos through a leaseback agreement until the year 2001 for an annual base rent of $3.5 million.
May 20, 1998 |
Insurance Commissioner Chuck Quackenbush, recipient of $6 million in insurance industry contributions, will not accept new donations from the companies for now, a campaign spokesman said Tuesday. Jonathan Wilcox, the spokesman, said Quackenbush has in fact not accepted any insurance company money for the last 18 months.
July 20, 1989 |
Hal W. Brown Jr., who was convicted last month in federal court of an antitrust violation in connection with the billboard industry, has resigned as chairman of Hollywood Park Realty Enterprises and as a board member of Hollywood Park, a spokesman for the race track announced Wednesday. According to his attorney, Richard Favretto, Brown will also resign as senior vice president of the Gannett Outdoor Co., effective Aug. 1.