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November 16, 1985
Glenn A. Hastings, former president of Mattel Inc. and most recently vice chairman of the toy maker's board of directors, died Thursday of cancer at Torrance Memorial Hospital. Hastings, 54, came to Mattel five years ago after serving as president of American Optical Corp., a subsidiary of Warner-Lambert Co. Survivors include his wife, Margery; two daughters, and a son, who ask contributions in Hastings' name to the Critical Care Unit at Torrance Memorial Hospital.
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ENTERTAINMENT
December 30, 2013 | By Dawn C. Chmielewski
Netflix Chief Executive Reed Hastings realized a $5.3-million profit from a post-Christmas stock sale, according to a new regulatory filing. Hastings acquired more than 15,238 shares for $417,750 on Dec. 26, which he sold for nearly $5.8 million that same day, according to a filing made with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Such sales are made as part of a predetermined stock sale program, which triggers when the company's stock hits a certain price. Netflix has been one of the top stock performers of the year, up nearly 300% in 2013 as investors found new enthusiasm for the streaming television and movie service.
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BUSINESS
August 10, 2012 | By Jessica Guynn
Some investors have lost faith in Facebook whose shares are down more than 40% since their May stock market debut. But Reed Hastings is getting some religion. Hastings, chief executive of Netflix and a Facebook board member since June 2011, bought about $1 million worth of stock in the social networking giant, according to a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Hastings bought the shares Wednesday at a price of $21.03, a rare vote of confidence in the company.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 4, 2013 | By Carolyn Kellogg
Award-winning journalist Michael Hastings had a long career ahead of him -- a career that was cut short when he died in a car crash in June at age 33. But there's one more installment on the way: He left a final book behind. Publisher Blue Rider Press announced Friday that in 2014 it will publish "The Last Magazine. " It's not the hard-hitting journalism Hastings was known for -- it's a novel. In a release, the publisher called the book "a roman á clef" that is "funny, biting and fast-paced.
NATIONAL
November 29, 2006 | Greg Miller, Times Staff Writer
Incoming House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Tuesday that she would not name Rep. Alcee L. Hastings (D-Fla.) as the next chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, creating new uncertainty around one of the chamber's most important leadership positions. In a written statement, Pelosi said she had met with Hastings and "advised him that I would select someone else as chairman of the House Intelligence Committee."
TRAVEL
November 15, 2009
Regarding Barbados ["Jump In. And Savor." by Janis Cooke Newman, Nov. 1]. She should have tried the cuisine at Eve's Garden in Hastings . . . scrumptious. Loved the article. Vanita Maloney New York City
ENTERTAINMENT
December 6, 2012 | By Dawn C. Chmielewski
Any teenager knows anything posted on Facebook is public -- but apparently the staff of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission begs to differ. The SEC issued a "Wells notice" to Netflix Inc. and its chief executive, Reed Hastings, taking issue with his decision to announce on Facebook that subscribers had viewed more than 1 billion hours of video in June. The notice, issued Wednesday, indicates that the regulatory agency is weighing whether to bring a civil action against Netflix for the July disclosure.  At issue is whether Hastings violated rules designed to ensure that investors have equal access to information.
NEWS
November 14, 1987 | DAVID LAUTER, Times Staff Writer
The congressional impeachment investigation of U.S. District Judge Alcee L. Hastings of Miami has been broadened to encompass an allegation that he compromised two FBI corruption probes by leaking information about a wiretap, officials confirmed Friday.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 27, 1987 | ALAN C. MILLER, Times Staff Writer
Burbank Mayor Michael R. Hastings, a self-styled moderate Republican, says he may seek the GOP nomination to mount an uphill challenge to Democratic Rep. Howard L. Berman next year. "I've been approached by quite a few people in the Republican Party," Hastings said this week. "I'm exploring it."
NEWS
March 18, 1987 | DAVID G. SAVAGE, Times Staff Writer
A panel of 27 top federal judges, emerging from a closed-door meeting Tuesday, asked the House to consider the impeachment of U.S. District Judge Alcee L. Hastings, a jurist from Miami who was acquitted in 1983 of bribery charges. The action by the Judicial Conference of the United States marks the second time that the panel has asked for the impeachment of a federal judge. But this case promises to be far more controversial than the first. Judge Harry E.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 21, 2013 | By Robin Abcarian
As many people who knew him suspected, the fiery death of the young journalist Michael Hastings in a single car crash was the result of tragic circumstances, not a government plot to get rid of an inconvenient truth teller. As my colleagues Andrew Blankstein and Richard Winton have  reported , Hastings had traces of marijuana and amphetamine in his system when he crashed his car into a tree on Highland Avenue around 4:20 a.m. on June 18. The impact was so intense that the engine of Hasting's 2013 Mercedes Benz C25 was found half a block away.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 21, 2013 | By Richard Winton and Andrew Blankstein
Michael Hastings, the high-profile journalist who died in a fiery crash June 18 in Los Angeles, considered himself to be “invincible” and believed he could “jump from a balcony and would be OK,” according to a coroner's report released Tuesday. On June 18, Hastings died of “traumatic injuries” suffered in the single-vehicle crash, setting off conspiracy theories on what led to the death of a journalist whose 2010 Rolling Stone piece ultimately brought down a four-star general.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 20, 2013 | By Richard Winton and Andrew Blankstein
Journalist Michael Hastings, who was killed in a fiery single-vehicle crash in Los Angeles in June, may have suffered from post-traumatic stress disorder as the result of his work as a war journalist, according to a coroner's report released Tuesday. Although there has been speculation and conspiracy theories about the cause of Hastings' crash, the autopsy report suggested that high speeds were to blame. He lost control of his vehicle and slammed head-on into a tree, dying within seconds of blunt-force trauma.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 20, 2013 | By Richard Winton and Andrew Blankstein
Journalist Michael Hastings' family was about to stage an intervention to try to  get the reporter into “detox” on the same day his Mercedes burst into flames after hitting a tree, Los Angeles coroner's officials said Tuesday. Hastings, 33, died instantly, with the massive blunt-force trauma killing him "within seconds” of the single-vehicle collision on June 18 in Hancock Park, the report said. No alcohol was detected in his system, but there were traces of drugs, according to the report.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 20, 2013 | By Andrew Blankstein
Journalist Michael Hastings, who was killed in a fiery Los Angeles crash in June, died of "traumatic injuries" as a result of the accident and had traces of drugs in his system, Los Angeles coroner's officials said Tuesday. Hastings, 33, died June 18 in a single-vehicle accident. His car burst into flames and he was pronounced dead at the scene. Coroner's officials said Hastings had traces of amphetamine in his system, consistent with possible intake of methamphetamine many hours before death,  as well as marijuana.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 20, 2013 | By Richard Winton and Andrew Blankstein
Ending two months of speculation and conspiracy theories about the death of journalist Michael Hastings, the Los Angeles County coroner has determined that the reporter died instantly from "massive blunt force trauma" in the fiery June crash. The coroner's report, released Tuesday, painted a troubled portrait of the journalist, whose 2010 Rolling Stone profile of Gen. Stanley McChrystal led to McChrystal's resignation. Traces of drugs were found in Hastings' system, and the crash apparently came hours before his family planned to stage an intervention.
SPORTS
December 24, 1988
The prep column (Dec. 13) praising the accomplishments of the 1988 South Gate football team could have dug back 12 years earlier, past the 1955 City champions, to the '43 South Gate Eastern League champions. World War II restricted the '43 Rambler squad severely (limiting it to 6 games), but that should not diminish what this Charlie Hastings-coached team was able to accomplish. Hastings' squad defeated all four Eastern League opponents without giving up a score and then went on to defeat the Catholic League champions and runners-up (Mt. Carmel and Cathedral)
OPINION
May 23, 2006
Re "Harman Resists Push Off Spy Panel," May 18 So House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-San Francisco) wants to replace Rep. Jane Harmon (D-Venice) on the House Intelligence Committee with Rep. Alcee L. Hastings (D-Fla.). This is the same Hastings who, as a sitting federal court judge, was impeached by the House and convicted by the Senate and removed from the bench in 1989 on charges of conspiracy and perjury. Yeah, this is a guy I want on the House Intelligence Committee. TERRENCE BEASOR Santa Monica If Pelosi opts to dump the well-respected, articulate, ranking Democratic member of the House Intelligence Committee (Harman)
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 7, 2013 | By Jason Wells
The widow of Michael Hastings -- the journalist whose reporting led to the resignation of the top U.S. general in Afghanistan -- is calling his fatal crash in Los Angeles a “really tragic accident.” In her first nationally televised interview since her husband's death on June 18, Elise Jordan told CNN's Piers Morgan on Monday that she didn't “really have anything to add” to the ongoing police investigation into the fiery single-car crash...
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 27, 2013 | By A Times Staff Writer
A new video has emerged purporting to show the fiery crash earlier this year that killed journalist Michael Hastings. Hastings was behind the wheel of a Mercedes that crashed on Highland Avenue near Melrose Avenue in June. The Los Angeles Police Department said there were no signs of foul play, and the L.A. County coroner continues to investigate. Veteran Los Angeles journalist Michael Krikorian this week posted a video of the crash he said was taken from a nearby restaurant security camera.
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