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September 11, 2013 | By Patrick McGreevy
SACRAMENTO -- The state Senate on Wednesday took action aimed at allowing the Hollywood Park Casino card club to stay in business even though its investors also own shares of a Las Vegas casino. California rules prohibit those with investments in Las Vegas gambling operations from operating card clubs in this state. The Hollywood Park Casino, which is next to a horse-racing track, is owned by public pension plan investors Stockbridge Capital Group LLC, which also owns a share of the Sahara Hotel in Las Vegas, a venue that is closed but scheduled to reopen next year after a restoration.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 11, 2013 | By Patrick McGreevy
SACRAMENTO -- The state Senate on Wednesday took action aimed at allowing the Hollywood Park Casino card club to stay in business even though its investors also own shares of a Las Vegas casino. California rules prohibit those with investments in Las Vegas gambling operations from operating card clubs in this state. The Hollywood Park Casino, which is next to a horse-racing track, is owned by public pension plan investors Stockbridge Capital Group LLC, which also owns a share of the Sahara Hotel in Las Vegas, a venue that is closed but scheduled to reopen next year after a restoration.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 9, 1996
Local charities got a boost this week when Hollywood Park Casino opened the first bingo parlor in the South Bay at its Inglewood gaming facility. The Hollywood Park Bingo Pavilion is a state-of-the-art parlor overlooking the racetrack. Open nightly, it features an electronic bingo system, two 55-inch television screens that display each number and theater-style seating for 1,000 people.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 20, 2013 | By Angel Jennings, Los Angeles Times
While working at Hollywood Park Casino, Tafere Haileselassie has been able to achieve what some say is the American Dream. The Ethiopian immigrant said he put his two children through college and bought a house in the Crenshaw district, all on the tips and minimum-wage salary he earned as a porter at the Inglewood card club. But come March, when a new manager is scheduled to take over the daily operations of the aging casino, Haileselassie and about 600 workers may be out of jobs.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 27, 1994
Efforts to open a card club at Hollywood Park racetrack were dealt a setback when the state attorney general's office turned down the application of the club's prospective owner. A Hollywood Park official said plans will continue for the Hollywood Park Casino card club to open this year in a building near the grandstands. The park had planned to lease casino operations to California Casino Management and its president, Edward Allred.
MAGAZINE
February 17, 2002
For all its hype and bluster, Los Angeles often conceals its treasures--and it so happens that one of the city's stellar jazz venues is off the radar screens of most Angelenos. Even inside the Hollywood Park Casino in Inglewood on a Tuesday night, the brooding gamblers seem oblivious to the crowd of nearly 200 packed into the Finish Line Sports Lounge to soak in the fine sounds of multi-reedman John Bolivar and his quartet.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 20, 2013 | By Angel Jennings, Los Angeles Times
While working at Hollywood Park Casino, Tafere Haileselassie has been able to achieve what some say is the American Dream. The Ethiopian immigrant said he put his two children through college and bought a house in the Crenshaw district, all on the tips and minimum-wage salary he earned as a porter at the Inglewood card club. But come March, when a new manager is scheduled to take over the daily operations of the aging casino, Haileselassie and about 600 workers may be out of jobs.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 19, 1997
Guitarist Paul Jackson will kick off a Tuesday night jazz series at Hollywood Park Casino in Inglewood tonight at 7:30 in the Finish Line Lounge. There is no cover or minimum. Preferred seating with free valet parking and two-for-one entree pricing at Hollywood Park Casino's Citation Restaurant will be available for $8. The Hollywood Park Casino is at 3883 W. Century Blvd., next to the Hollywood Park Racetrack. An "After Work Jazz Cool Down," from 5 to 7 p.m.
NEWS
June 13, 2002 | Nancy Rommelmann
Battle in the Ballroom: Information can be found on the Web at www.battleintheball room.com. Next fights: June 27, Aug. 22, Oct. 16, Dec. 19. Tickets are $25 and $35. Irvine Marriott, 18000 Von Karman Ave., Irvine, (949) 553-0100. Muay Thai events: Information can be found at www.vut muaythai.com. The next scheduled fight is June 28, at Hollywood Park Casino. Tickets are $25, $30 and $40. For more information, call Vut Thai Promotions at (323) 962-5230. Hollywood Park Casino, 3883 W.
BUSINESS
May 28, 2009 | Roger Vincent and Ari B. Bloomekatz
A proposed $2-billion real estate development that would replace the historic Hollywood Park racetrack and change the face of Inglewood may get the go-ahead tonight from the City Council. The track's owner, Bay Area developer Wilson Meany Sullivan, plans to start work on a massive retail and residential complex in about a year if the council approves the project.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 26, 2004 | Jean O. Pasco and Cynthia Daniels, Times Staff Writers
An effort to move the famed Hollywood Park racetrack from Inglewood to Irvine is a tale of the suburbs and the inner city. For Irvine, a racetrack at the former El Toro Marine base would bolster its hopes to transform the closed base into a giant park surrounded by homes, offices and stores. Until 2002, the old military compound was headed for rebirth as a commercial airport.
NEWS
June 13, 2002 | Nancy Rommelmann
Battle in the Ballroom: Information can be found on the Web at www.battleintheball room.com. Next fights: June 27, Aug. 22, Oct. 16, Dec. 19. Tickets are $25 and $35. Irvine Marriott, 18000 Von Karman Ave., Irvine, (949) 553-0100. Muay Thai events: Information can be found at www.vut muaythai.com. The next scheduled fight is June 28, at Hollywood Park Casino. Tickets are $25, $30 and $40. For more information, call Vut Thai Promotions at (323) 962-5230. Hollywood Park Casino, 3883 W.
MAGAZINE
February 17, 2002
For all its hype and bluster, Los Angeles often conceals its treasures--and it so happens that one of the city's stellar jazz venues is off the radar screens of most Angelenos. Even inside the Hollywood Park Casino in Inglewood on a Tuesday night, the brooding gamblers seem oblivious to the crowd of nearly 200 packed into the Finish Line Sports Lounge to soak in the fine sounds of multi-reedman John Bolivar and his quartet.
NEWS
July 7, 1999 | MICHELE SERROS
The July 1 match at Hollywood Park had been the buzz of the boxing community for months. An undercard of amateur males was set to start the evening's fight, but boxing fans found the main draw to be the main event--the ladies. In one corner, wearing blue trunks and weighing 137 pounds, was national female boxing champion Krysti Rosario. Her opponent, wearing white trunks and weighing 135 pounds, was 24-year-old Juli "The Headgear Dismantler" Crockett.
SPORTS
May 2, 1997 | BOB MIESZERSKI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Although live racing doesn't begin at Hollywood Park until 7 tonight, fans will be able to wager at the casino--without an admission charge--on five stakes from Churchill Downs today. The highlight of the day in Louisville is the $500,000 Kentucky Oaks, which will bring Glitter Woman, Sharp Cat and Blushing K.D. together for the first time, and it will be the final race simulcast locally with post scheduled for 2:45 p.m. The first of the five stakes, the $58,400 Open Mind, goes at 11:50 a.m.
NEWS
July 7, 1999 | MICHELE SERROS
The July 1 match at Hollywood Park had been the buzz of the boxing community for months. An undercard of amateur males was set to start the evening's fight, but boxing fans found the main draw to be the main event--the ladies. In one corner, wearing blue trunks and weighing 137 pounds, was national female boxing champion Krysti Rosario. Her opponent, wearing white trunks and weighing 135 pounds, was 24-year-old Juli "The Headgear Dismantler" Crockett.
SPORTS
May 7, 1999 | BILL CHRISTINE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Churchill Downs, fresh from running the Kentucky Derby for the 125th time, bought Hollywood Park on Thursday--lock, stock and nearby casino--and in discussing the dynamics of the $140-million deal, Tom Meeker, president of Churchill Downs, used an analogy about two drivers arriving at an intersection at the same time. "We're both stopped," Meeker said of the two cars. "[R.D.
NEWS
March 23, 1998 | MAX VANZI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Assemblyman Edward Vincent, a star running back for the University of Iowa and the L.A. Rams in his playing days, is barreling across Inglewood in his bone-white Cadillac, carrying the ball for a new team. "It's not about smoking or health," says the 63-year-old Democratic lawmaker, scooting briskly along Century Boulevard with no apparent fear of cop cars. He was mayor here for 14 years. "It's about choice. It's about this country.
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