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June 4, 1991 | TERRY SPENCER, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
No suspects have been identified in the shooting death of a Newport Beach man who was gunned down during an apparent robbery in Los Angeles after winning $88,000 at Hollywood Park racetrack, police said Monday. Members of Robert Unger's family, meanwhile, disputed statements by racetrack officials who said that the 33-year-old man was publicly bragging about his winnings before leaving the track Saturday evening.
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December 20, 2013 | By Angel Jennings
A pair of flamingos might be the last to leave Betfair Hollywood Park when the Inglewood racetrack finally closes Sunday. The bright pink birds were supposed to make the move to Charles Paddock Zoo in Atascadero, Calif., last week with 10 other flamingos that lived in the infield lake at the 75-year-old track. But when a crew from Los Angeles Zoo arrived to capture them, five stealthy birds were able to flee through a hole in the mesh trap. PHOTOS: The final days of Hollywood Park  "It's not very easy to round up birds," said Susie Kasielke, curator of birds at the L.A. Zoo. "They get panicky and try to run out. " On a second attempt, zoo officials were able to wrangle up three of the escapees.
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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
October 21, 2012 | By Louis Sahagun and Bettina Boxall, Los Angeles Times
Awakened by the sound of gunshots, Fanny Paiz opened her window and looked across the dark Inglewood street to a nightmare scene of bloodied neighbors and a house in flames. "I heard a man yelling," Paiz said. "Then I saw a lady run out into the street with a child in her arms. She was bleeding. She was standing in the middle of the street with the child, whose face was covered in blood. She fell down, screaming, 'He's shooting me. He's shooting me.' " Three other shooting victims were in the house, all members of the same family who police say were attacked before dawn Saturday by a rampaging neighbor who was being evicted.
SPORTS
May 3, 1990 | From Times Wire Services
Lodwrick M. (Lod) Cook, chairman of the Board and chief executive officer of ARCO, has been elected to the board of directors of the Hollywood Park Operating Co., which operates Hollywood Park racetrack, according to an announcement by Marjorie L. Everett, the company's chairman of the board and CEO.
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.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 9, 1999
Hollywood Park Inc., Glendale, reported net income for the third quarter that ended Sept. 30 of $26.2 million, up from $2 million for the same period last year. Revenues also rose to $184.7 million from $87.5 million. Sales of Hollywood Park racetrack and casino generated net cash proceeds of $138 million, the company said. Hollywood Park owns and operates eight casinos, a horse racing track and leases two card clubs.
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January 29, 2000
Security guards found the body of a man hanging from a tree on a secluded embankment inside Hollywood Park racetrack, Inglewood police Det. Russ Enyeart said Friday. The badly decomposed body of the man, hanging from a noose and wearing a blue and gray jogging suit, was found about 3:30 p.m. Thursday. No identification cards were found inside the clothing. "It appears to be suicide, but the incident is still under investigation pending results from an autopsy," Enyeart said.
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.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 13, 1998 | STEVE APPLEFORD
Attitude counts for a lot in country music. And Wynonna had nerve in abundance at the Hollywood Park racetrack on Sunday, declaring to a crowd of about 12,000 fans, "I'm feeling saucy tonight!" The singer headed a rich lineup of roots-conscious mainstream country acts--Travis Tritt, Tanya Tucker and Trace Adkins--in a benefit for the Shoemaker Foundation. As couples danced near the betting windows, Wynonna crafted a big country sound with fiery elements of soul and rock.
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March 24, 2012 | By Bill Dwyre, Los Angeles Times
Marje Everett, a legendary and controversial figure in the sport of horse racing for more than four decades and the chief executive of the Hollywood Park racetrack for six years, has died. She was 90. Everett's longtime associate, Dorothy Carter, said Everett had been in declining health the last year and died Friday morning at her Los Angeles residence. Everett became a major female force in sports at a time when it wasn't considered a possibility. When she lost a takeover battle with businessman R.D. Hubbard for control of Hollywood Park in 1991 — after turning away several other bids in previous years — she had been a director at the Inglewood track since 1972 and its chief executive since 1985.
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.
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December 7, 2008 | Ari B. Bloomekatz, Bloomekatz is a Times staff writer.
About 10 minutes before post time at the Hollywood Park racetrack this month, Paul Belanger recalled how he first fell for horse racing about 30 years ago. Fascinated by the "numbers puzzle," he would sort through each horse's performance statistics, pick his favorites and place his bets. "Unfortunately, I won a lot of money the first time I went to the track," Belanger joked. "The first time you pick a 10-to-1 shot, you're never going" to forget that feeling, he said.
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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.
SPORTS
July 27, 2002 | BILL CHRISTINE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
After an executive shakeup at Pinnacle Entertainment Inc., formed three years ago in the aftermath of the sale of Hollywood Park to Churchill Downs, the Glendale-based gaming company may face sanctions Monday at a meeting of the Indiana Gaming Commission. R.D. Hubbard, a prominent owner and breeder of thoroughbreds who led a proxy fight that resulted in the ouster of Marje Everett as chairman of Hollywood Park in 1991, has resigned as chairman of Pinnacle and begun a divestiture of his stock.
BUSINESS
April 20, 2000 | HECTOR BECERRA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Continuing an acquisition and development blitz, real estate investment trust Casden Properties Inc., has agreed to purchase 97 acres adjacent to Hollywood Park in Inglewood from Pinnacle Entertainment Inc. Beverly Hills-based Casden plans to build a residential community at the site. The privately held trust is developing more than 3,000 luxury housing units in Los Angeles, including the Villa Azure in West L.A.
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January 24, 1993 | MICHELE FUETSCH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In the two months since Inglewood voters approved a card club for Hollywood Park racetrack, the club has become a source of great hope in the city's search for economic salvation. Job seekers are filling out applications, entrepreneurs have opened a trade school to train would-be card dealers, and city officials are trying to borrow money against future card club revenues to plug holes in the city budget. There's just one problem: Hollywood Park has yet to apply for a gaming license.
BUSINESS
April 20, 2000 | HECTOR BECERRA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Continuing an acquisition and development blitz, real estate investment trust Casden Properties Inc., has agreed to purchase 97 acres adjacent to Hollywood Park in Inglewood from Pinnacle Entertainment Inc. Beverly Hills-based Casden plans to build a residential community at the site. The privately held trust is developing more than 3,000 luxury housing units in Los Angeles, including the Villa Azure in West L.A.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 29, 2000
Security guards found the body of a man hanging from a tree on a secluded embankment inside Hollywood Park racetrack, Inglewood police Det. Russ Enyeart said Friday. The badly decomposed body of the man, hanging from a noose and wearing a blue and gray jogging suit, was found about 3:30 p.m. Thursday. No identification cards were found inside the clothing. "It appears to be suicide, but the incident is still under investigation pending results from an autopsy," Enyeart said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 9, 1999
Hollywood Park Inc., Glendale, reported net income for the third quarter that ended Sept. 30 of $26.2 million, up from $2 million for the same period last year. Revenues also rose to $184.7 million from $87.5 million. Sales of Hollywood Park racetrack and casino generated net cash proceeds of $138 million, the company said. Hollywood Park owns and operates eight casinos, a horse racing track and leases two card clubs.
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