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July 29, 1989
Despite the fact he's a scofflaw who owes the City of Los Angeles $1,300 for illegally plastering his political posters on public and private property around town, The Times is making a folk hero out of Robbie Conal'Guerrilla Artist' Robbie Conal Strikes Again," by Nicole Atkinson, July 20). Why shouldn't young people ignore the law and desecrate property when the city's newspaper of record treats it lightly?
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BUSINESS
July 29, 1989
Despite the fact he's a scofflaw who owes the City of Los Angeles $1,300 for illegally plastering his political posters on public and private property around town, The Times is making a folk hero out of Robbie Conal'Guerrilla Artist' Robbie Conal Strikes Again," by Nicole Atkinson, July 20). Why shouldn't young people ignore the law and desecrate property when the city's newspaper of record treats it lightly?
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REAL ESTATE
May 8, 1988
L.J. Hooker International, corporate and investment real estate firm, is opening an office at 777 Tahquitz Way, Palm Springs. The firm is owned by Hooker Corp. Ltd., of Australia.
REAL ESTATE
June 19, 1988
L.J. Hooker International, with offices in Los Angeles and Beverly Hills, has formed an association with London-based Matthews & Goodman, Chartered Surveyors and Real Estate Consultants, with offices in Europe. The agreement broadens Atlanta-based L.J. Hooker International's service network capabilities into Europe and Australia. Matthews & Goodman, in turn, will have available L.J. Hooker's 16-city U.S. office network and eight-city Australian network of the parent company, Hooker Corp. Ltd.
BUSINESS
October 14, 1987
James Cox has been appointed chief operating officer for Hooker Corp. Ltd., one of Australia's largest real estate and retail developers with significant operations in the United States. Cox has served as executive general manager of operations at Hooker since 1986. Cox also will serve as president of Hooker Realty Inc. (U.S.A.), the holding company for all U.S. property development, housing and land activities.
BUSINESS
May 16, 1989 | From Times wire services
The Securities and Exchange Commission filed insider trading charges today against a 24-year-old former paralegal and five others who allegedly made more than $800,000 from her tip about a leveraged buyout of a department store chain. The SEC alleged that the paralegal, Kerry A. Hurton, learned from confidential documents that Hooker Corp. Ltd. planned to announce a proposed buyout of Birmingham, Ala.-based Parisian Inc. in July, 1987. Hurton worked in the Boston office of the major New York law firm Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom.
NEWS
August 12, 1986 | United Press International
The New South Wales state government today canceled a contract for Harrah's to build and operate the world's biggest casino in Sydney because of allegations linking the American casino with organized crime figures. The state government had signed a 45-day interim agreement in June with the consortium of Harrah's and Australian builder Hooker Corp. Ltd. to construct a $366-million casino at Sydney's Darling Harbor in time for the nation's bicentennial celebrations in 1988.
BUSINESS
May 17, 1989 | From Associated Press
A 24-year-old former paralegal from a prestigious law firm, a deputy U.S. marshal and four others were charged Tuesday in a $3.29-million insider trading lawsuit by the Securities and Exchange Commission. The SEC said the ex-paralegal, Kerry A. Hurton, gave friends confidential information from the Boston law office of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom about plans for a debt-financed takeover of a department store chain. With that information, the SEC said, at least five people bought 65,020 shares of stock in the chain, Parisian Inc. of Birmingham, Ala., at an average price of $18 a share in June and July, 1987.
REAL ESTATE
December 28, 1986 | RUTH RYON, Times Staff Writer
Rick Merrill was elated last week when Merrill Lynch & Co. announced that it would not change the name of its residential realty arm after it is turned into a master limited partnership. "Now I can still enjoy being a Merrill and working for Merrill Lynch Realty," he said.
REAL ESTATE
December 14, 1986 | RUTH RYON, Times Staff Writer
As the investment house of Merrill Lynch & Co. prepared to announce last week that it had sold its commercial real estate division, Kenneth Kneale Sr., a senior vice president in the firm's Los Angeles office, spoke of the transaction with enthusiasm. That wasn't surprising, considering Kneale will continue as a senior vice president with the new company, L. J. Hooker International. But Kneale sounded genuinely excited as he talked about the changes that will come with the purchase.
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