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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 7, 1999 | SCOTT GLOVER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A 22-year-old Saugus man was shot to death early Saturday at a motel after he was apparently mistaken for a gang member during a gang-related attack, Los Angeles police said. Brandon Richard Jaramillo was shot once in the upper torso during the attack at the Good Nite Inn in the 12800 block of Encinitas Avenue, police said. He died at the motel. Another man, who was also shot in the upper body, was in stable condition at an area hospital, said Det. Frank Bishop of the LAPD's Foothill Division.
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NEWS
November 30, 1998 | MELINDA FULMER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
One might think that Douglas Goodan and Jean Barclay, the owners of the land under the posh Wyndham Checkers Hotel, would have reaped a fortune from the property, given the inn's pricey rates and prime location in the financial district of downtown Los Angeles. But the brother and sister, who own this one piece of commercial property, are receiving just $2,000 a month from the hotel's operators--the same amount their grandfather got for the property back in 1926.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 25, 1998
The Holiday Inn, scheduled for a major renovation in the TrizecHahn development, became the first major Los Angeles hotel in 13 years to be organized by a union, officials said Tuesday. Workers voted overwhelmingly to be represented by Local 11 of the Hotel Employees and Restaurant Employees Union. the local represents 14 other Los Angeles hotels, but had not successfully organized a hotel staff since 1985.
BUSINESS
September 1, 1998 | STEPHEN GREGORY, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The average cost of a hotel room in Greater Los Angeles jumped nearly 10% during the first half of the year even as occupancy rates hit a plateau, the Los Angeles Convention & Visitors Bureau reported Monday. Occupancy ticked up only a modest 0.8% while the average room rate climbed to $108.41 a night, about $9.44 more per room than compared with the first six months of 1997, the report indicated.
BUSINESS
August 14, 1998 | BRAD BERTON, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
A veteran real estate developer said Thursday that he will build a $200-million hotel and retail complex covering nearly two blocks along the Sunset Strip in West Hollywood's fashionable Sunset Plaza district. Sunset Millennium would feature 400 hotel rooms and 200,000 square feet of retail space, including a cinema complex and parking for 1,500 vehicles, said Mark Siffin, principal of Indianapolis-based Maefield Development Corp.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 26, 1998 | Cecilia Rasmussen
The once-stylish Hollywood Knickerbocker Hotel, overshadowed for years by its more fabled sibling, the restored Hollywood Roosevelt, is on the rise again. Dark for decades, the vintage neon sign atop the landmark building will soon bring back a glow to the area made famous by the writings of Raymond Chandler and the doings of its glamorous residents.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 23, 1998 | CLAIRE VITUCCI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A hotel that sued the parents of 16 Taft High School students after the teenagers allegedly vandalized rooms and disrupted guests following a homecoming dance was awarded $375 in Small Claims Court on Monday, far less than the hotel asked for. Airtel Plaza Hotel sought $3,327 in damages, mostly to cover the cost of reimbursing about 30 guests whose bills were canceled to mollify them when they complained about the disturbance.
BUSINESS
January 23, 1998 | NANCY RIVERA BROOKS
Increasing taxes on hotel rooms is a tempting way for officials to spread the local tax burden to people who live somewhere else, but the tactic ultimately backfires, according to a study released today in Los Angeles by the American Hotel & Motel Assn.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 16, 1998 | PATRICK J. McDONNELL and STUART SILVERSTEIN, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
In a pact hailed as a major labor breakthrough for L.A.'s vital tourism industry, union leaders and executives at half a dozen major hotels yesterday unveiled a new, six-year contract that includes substantial wage increases and other gains for the mostly immigrant work force. Elected officials, union chiefs and hotel managers all lauded the pact in an unusual show of solidarity for an industry long marked by contentious labor relations. "We want the world to see that L.A.
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