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July 2, 1989 | ADRIANNE GOODMAN, Times Staff Writer
The on-again, off-again plan by two investors to buy the Horseshoe Club in Gardena--which ran into trouble soon after it was proposed--has been stalled again because of issues raised by the state attorney general's office and city officials. The City Council voted unanimously Tuesday to table the application of former Commerce Casino President Herbert Stern for the transfer of a city license to operate the club.
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January 28, 1990 | From Associated Press
Hotel workers struck Binion's Horseshoe Club on Saturday, with hundreds of angry pickets chanting slogans and taunting tourists who entered the hotel and casino. "Come on out, losers," one picket yelled at tourists entering the casino. "Shame on you, you slimy scabs. We don't need you here." About 300 pickets fanned out at entrances to the hotel-casino, which covers a square block in the heart of the city's downtown Glitter Gulch.
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January 28, 1990 | From Associated Press
Hotel workers struck Binion's Horseshoe Club on Saturday, with hundreds of angry pickets chanting slogans and taunting tourists who entered the hotel and casino. "Come on out, losers," one picket yelled at tourists entering the casino. "Shame on you, you slimy scabs. We don't need you here." About 300 pickets fanned out at entrances to the hotel-casino, which covers a square block in the heart of the city's downtown Glitter Gulch.
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September 14, 1989 | ADRIANNE GOODMAN, Times Staff Writer
A spokesman for the owners of the now-closed Horseshoe Club poker casino told Gardena City Council members this week that plans to develop the club site could be delayed if the city extends its moratorium on new hotel and motel construction. Nonetheless, the council voted unanimously Tuesday to extend the moratorium, imposed last September, for another year while the city staff continues to study whether Gardena needs to restrict the size and number of its hotels and motels.
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March 19, 1989 | ADRIANNE GOODMAN, Times Staff Writer
The Horseshoe Club, one of Gardena's three poker clubs, is being sold to a partnership headed by the former president of the Commerce Casino, who said he plans to close the club temporarily for extensive remodeling. Herbert Stern, former president of a group of investor-owners at the Commerce Casino, is a general partner of the newly formed limited partnership that has made an agreement to purchase the 42-year-old club. Escrow on the property is scheduled to close in mid-April, Stern said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 1, 1988 | JOSEPH MENN, Times Staff Writer
Pitching horseshoes. The phrase conjures up an image of retired men relaxing and taking in the air. A gentle sport. Something akin to shuffleboard, say, or lawn bowling. Maybe that's true in some places, but not in Balboa Park. The folks who play there are dead serious. In fact, the burgeoning, 175-member Balboa Park Horseshoe Club has recently gobbled up a half-dozen underused shuffleboard courts to use.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 29, 1989 | ADRIANNE GOODMAN, Times Staff Writer
The on-again, off-again plan by two investors to buy the Horseshoe Club in Gardena--which ran into trouble soon after it was proposed--has been stalled again because of issues raised by the state attorney general's office and city officials. The City Council voted unanimously Tuesday to table the application of former Commerce Casino President Herbert Stern for the transfer of a city license to operate the club. Stern and Los Angeles attorney Leonard Baum have proposed heading a new partnership that would buy and manage the club.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 4, 1988 | ADRIANNE GOODMAN, Times Staff Writer
A Gardena card club lost thousands of dollars when bogus poker chips that may have come from a gambling casino in Thailand were used at two clubs, police said. Thirty phony $100 chips were discovered at the Horseshoe Club Feb. 17 when a cashier sorting chips noticed "Thailand" written on several of them, said Gardena Detective Rodney Tanaka. Only one chip was discovered at the Normandie Casino, when a player who received one of the chips in a game on Feb.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 8, 1989 | ADRIANNE GOODMAN, Times Staff Writer
The Horseshoe Club, one of Gardena's three poker clubs, is being sold to a partnership headed by the former president of the Commerce Casino, who said he plans to close the club temporarily for extensive remodeling. Herbert Stern, former president of a group of investor-owners at the Commerce Casino, is a general partner of the newly formed limited partnership that has made an agreement to purchase the 42-year-old club. Escrow on the property is scheduled to close in mid-April, Stern said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 14, 1989
An investor whose application to the city of Gardena to buy the Horseshoe Club had run into problems with both the city and state attorney general's office withdrew the application this week, signaling the demise of the city's oldest poker club. Herbert Stern, the former president of the Commerce Casino, asked city officials Tuesday to withdraw his application for a transfer of an operating license issued by the city.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 14, 1989
An investor whose application to the city of Gardena to buy the Horseshoe Club had run into problems with both the city and state attorney general's office withdrew the application this week, signaling the demise of the city's oldest poker club. Herbert Stern, the former president of the Commerce Casino, asked city officials Tuesday to withdraw his application for a transfer of an operating license issued by the city.
NEWS
July 2, 1989 | ADRIANNE GOODMAN, Times Staff Writer
The on-again, off-again plan by two investors to buy the Horseshoe Club in Gardena--which ran into trouble soon after it was proposed--has been stalled again because of issues raised by the state attorney general's office and city officials. The City Council voted unanimously Tuesday to table the application of former Commerce Casino President Herbert Stern for the transfer of a city license to operate the club.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 29, 1989 | ADRIANNE GOODMAN, Times Staff Writer
The on-again, off-again plan by two investors to buy the Horseshoe Club in Gardena--which ran into trouble soon after it was proposed--has been stalled again because of issues raised by the state attorney general's office and city officials. The City Council voted unanimously Tuesday to table the application of former Commerce Casino President Herbert Stern for the transfer of a city license to operate the club. Stern and Los Angeles attorney Leonard Baum have proposed heading a new partnership that would buy and manage the club.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 15, 1989 | ADRIANNE GOODMAN, Times Staff Writer
Employees of the Horseshoe Club are staging a weeklong protest outside the Gardena gambling casino to oppose its closing, while club owners and city officials seek to work out an agreement to reopen the facility, the city's oldest card club. Mayor Donald Dear said he has met with club General Manager Milt Corwin and prospective buyer Herbert Stern to discuss a new plan to bail out the club, which closed for remodeling on May 24 and may not reopen unless a financing plan is worked out. The city is involved in the negotiations because under state law, both the city and the state attorney general's office must license new casino owners and check their backgrounds.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 26, 1989 | ADRIANNE GOODMAN, Times Staff Writer
The sale of the Horseshoe Club, one of Gardena's three poker clubs, was put on hold this week when the City Council voted to table a proposal from a group of investors who balked at the city's requirements for a license transfer. City officials on Tuesday told prospective buyer Herbert Stern and his partner, Leonard Baum, that before the city would approve issuing a license to the group, five conditions must be met, including setting up a $180,000 escrow account to cover four weeks pay for the club's 250 employees.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 8, 1989 | ADRIANNE GOODMAN, Times Staff Writer
The Horseshoe Club, one of Gardena's three poker clubs, is being sold to a partnership headed by the former president of the Commerce Casino, who said he plans to close the club temporarily for extensive remodeling. Herbert Stern, former president of a group of investor-owners at the Commerce Casino, is a general partner of the newly formed limited partnership that has made an agreement to purchase the 42-year-old club. Escrow on the property is scheduled to close in mid-April, Stern said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 15, 1989 | ADRIANNE GOODMAN, Times Staff Writer
Employees of the Horseshoe Club are staging a weeklong protest outside the Gardena gambling casino to oppose its closing, while club owners and city officials seek to work out an agreement to reopen the facility, the city's oldest card club. Mayor Donald Dear said he has met with club General Manager Milt Corwin and prospective buyer Herbert Stern to discuss a new plan to bail out the club, which closed for remodeling on May 24 and may not reopen unless a financing plan is worked out. The city is involved in the negotiations because under state law, both the city and the state attorney general's office must license new casino owners and check their backgrounds.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 14, 1989 | ADRIANNE GOODMAN, Times Staff Writer
A spokesman for the owners of the now-closed Horseshoe Club poker casino told Gardena City Council members this week that plans to develop the club site could be delayed if the city extends its moratorium on new hotel and motel construction. Nonetheless, the council voted unanimously Tuesday to extend the moratorium, imposed last September, for another year while the city staff continues to study whether Gardena needs to restrict the size and number of its hotels and motels.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 19, 1989 | ADRIANNE GOODMAN, Times Staff Writer
The Horseshoe Club, one of Gardena's three poker clubs, is being sold to a partnership headed by the former president of the Commerce Casino, who said he plans to close the club temporarily for extensive remodeling. Herbert Stern, former president of a group of investor-owners at the Commerce Casino, is a general partner of the newly formed limited partnership that has made an agreement to purchase the 42-year-old club. Escrow on the property is scheduled to close in mid-April, Stern said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 1, 1988 | JOSEPH MENN, Times Staff Writer
Pitching horseshoes. The phrase conjures up an image of retired men relaxing and taking in the air. A gentle sport. Something akin to shuffleboard, say, or lawn bowling. Maybe that's true in some places, but not in Balboa Park. The folks who play there are dead serious. In fact, the burgeoning, 175-member Balboa Park Horseshoe Club has recently gobbled up a half-dozen underused shuffleboard courts to use.
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