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August 16, 1990 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Henry Crown, the billionaire industrialist who once owned the Empire State Building but sold it after his interest waned, has died at 94. The match peddler's son who amassed a $2-billion fortune through a mammoth construction supply firm died Tuesday at his Near North Side apartment in Chicago. Crown was a founder of Material Service Corp., which served as the cornerstone of his financial empire.
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August 16, 1990 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Henry Crown, the billionaire industrialist who once owned the Empire State Building but sold it after his interest waned, has died at 94. The match peddler's son who amassed a $2-billion fortune through a mammoth construction supply firm died Tuesday at his Near North Side apartment in Chicago. Crown was a founder of Material Service Corp., which served as the cornerstone of his financial empire.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 11, 1990 | THIA BELL
The Ojai Valley Inn and Country Club will suffer great financial harm if the city rezones its property, its owners said. The city drafted the Maricopa Specific Plan to drastically cut commercial development allowed on 1,100 acres of public and private land surrounding Maricopa Avenue. The plan is proposed for adoption into the city's General Plan next year.
BUSINESS
July 19, 1985 | AL DELUGACH, Times Staff Writer
Twentieth Century Fox Film Corp. and a group that includes Marvin Davis, who owns Fox with Australian publisher Rupert Murdoch, have sold 50% of Aspen Skiing Co. to the powerful Crown family of Chicago for an undisclosed price. Holdings of the Crown family include 23% of General Dynamics, a major military contractor. The family also holds major stakes in other corporations, as well as widespread real estate interests. The Aspen firm operates four ski areas in Colorado.
NEWS
January 25, 1989 | SHIRLEY MARLOW
The comic strip "Buck Rogers," canceled in 1967 when the present caught up with the future, is looking ahead again. What had seemed to be unbelievable when the comic strip was begun in 1929--such as men walking on the moon, lie detectors and instant cameras--was becoming science fact, not fiction. Now Flint Dille and his sister, Lorraine Williams, grandchildren of one of the cartoon's creators, plan to bring back the strip as well as release books and possibly a movie.
NEWS
January 5, 1989 | MATHIS CHAZANOV, Times Staff Writer
Negotiations to lease the ill-starred Greystone Mansion in Beverly Hills for use as a Westside branch of the County Museum of Natural History have collapsed, representatives of both sides said Wednesday. The announcement came after months of talks that had appeared to be nearing a successful conclusion, according to city officials. "We were dumbfounded," City Councilwoman Vicki Reynolds said.
BUSINESS
November 1, 1994 | Jack Searles
If tourism is any indicator, Ventura County is staging a modest economic comeback, while Southern California and the nation as a whole are doing considerably better than that. Travel executives at the county's hotels and resorts report revenue gains of 5% to 10% over 1993. Encouraging as that may be for innkeepers, it pales in comparison to what's happening at Westlake Village-based Pleasant Travel Service.
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February 14, 1991 | JAN HERMAN, Jan Herman covers theater for The Times Orange County Edition.
The Alternative Repertory Theatre in Santa Ana has done surprising justice to the monumental family squabble of "The Lion in Winter." Part history, part comedy and all soap opera, James Goldman's play about a night at Chinon castle--where Henry II, the first Plantagenet king, is holding court--gets the histrionic treatment it deserves from a respectable amateur cast. Ever since its original 1966 Broadway production, "Lion" has been a vehicle for virtuoso performances.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 31, 1991 | JAN HERMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Whether there really was a royal imbroglio on Christmas Eve in 1183 over succession to the throne of England, there is no question that the storefront Alternative Repertory Theatre has done surprising justice to the monumental family squabble of "The Lion in Winter."
BUSINESS
January 26, 2001 | From Associated Press
It has been more than a month since Lloyd Ward resigned as Maytag Corp.'s chairman and chief executive, but workers--many of whom believed Ward was asked to leave--say their relief is still fresh. "There was just a collective roar" on the assembly line when workers heard the news about the resignation, said Doug Bishop, who has worked at Maytag for three years. "It's like a 10-ton weight was lifted off our shoulders."
BUSINESS
November 5, 1996 | LEO SMITH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In its October issue, Conde Nast's Traveler magazine listed the Ojai Valley Inn & Country Club among its top 50 resorts nationwide for 1996. Officials at the nearly 75-year-old Ojai resort are thrilled, but they are intent on garnering even greater recognition in the very near future. Within the next three weeks, a construction team is expected to break ground on the Ojai Valley Spa, a three-story, 31,000-square-foot structure next to the hotel.
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