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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 24, 1999 | CARLA RIVERA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A city zoning administrator has ordered a massive cleanup of hotels in downtown's skid row and admonished politicians and charities that conditions in the dilapidated neighborhood have been allowed to fester for far too long.
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July 7, 2007 | Kimi Yoshino and Ralph Vartabedian, Times Staff Writers
Christopher Koenig was pumping nickels into a slot machine at the New York-New York casino just after midnight Friday, "losing big," when he first heard gunfire. The former public safety officer from Missouri said he ran toward the source of the shots, bounded up the escalator to a second-floor walkway and helped others subdue the alleged gunman.
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BUSINESS
January 17, 1995 | Chris Woodyard, Times staff writer
Sleep Safe: A Costa Mesa maker of security systems has found a novel way to increase its visibility while giving hotel guests more peace of mind. Computerized Security Systems, which bills itself as the world's leading supplier of electronic security door locks for the lodging industry, has handed out more than 40,000 tent-shaped cards that hotel managers can put in rooms to inform guests about safety tips.
TRAVEL
August 7, 2005 | Jane Engle, Times Staff Writer
TERRORISTS have attacked planes, nightspots, trains and hotels. With the July 23 resort bombings at Sharm el Sheik, Egypt, lodging may be the latest front in the terrorists' war on travel. How safe are hotels from a terrorist attack? Not very, several security experts say, and they're not likely to get safer in the U.S. unless there's a major attack on lodging here -- a situation that seems chillingly reminiscent of the innocent days of U.S. commercial aviation before Sept. 11, 2001.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 25, 1995 | LORENZA MUNOZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
After living on the grimy streets of Downtown Los Angeles, Herman Lewis thought that moving into the Hayward Manor hotel at 6th and Spring streets would bring more safety and comfort. Within days, he realized he was wrong. "You might as well be on the street," said Lewis, who lived at the Hayward from August, 1994, through May, 1995. "Drugs are everywhere. You don't even have to go outside of the place. You can get anything you want inside."
NEWS
November 26, 1999 | From Times Wire Reports
Two men who police suspect were shot in a drug deal gone bad have won a $1.7-million jury verdict against Ramada Inn for failing to provide security that the men claim would have prevented the shooting. Jerry Woods, 53, of Detroit and Eddie Talley, 58, of Columbus, Ga., sued Ramada for negligence after the December 1995 shooting at a Ramada parking lot in Hialeah, Fla. The hotel's attorney and police say the verdict was preposterous but not surprising.
NEWS
November 8, 1994 | PAMELA WARRICK
A former maid at the Las Vegas Hilton has charged that shortly after Paula Coughlin was assaulted, she too was dragged through a gantlet of drunken aviators and later raped by the man who lured her there. According to a lawsuit set for trial in May, the maid--identified only as "Jane Doe"--became pregnant as a result of the attack and had an abortion rather than give birth to a child conceived "in such an awful, violent way."
TRAVEL
May 10, 1987 | TONI TAYLOR, Taylor, an authority on the travel industry, lives in Los Angeles.
Thermal imaging cameras that see through smoke, use of biometric fingerprint and retina identifications, credit card/electronic access room-locking systems, and wireless transmission of in-room smoke detectors to a central point are among the newest technological developments in providing better hotel security and fire-safety programs. But the cost of some of these devices is slowing down their implementation.
TRAVEL
September 6, 1987 | PETER S. GREENBERG, Greenberg is a Los Angeles free-lance writer
How safe is your hotel room from theft? It's not an easy question to answer. On one hand, hotels don't freely provide security information, and most police departments don't keep individual theft statistics for hotels in their cities. But certain facts are known.
NEWS
May 29, 1994 | ADRIAN MAHER
The Radisson Bel-Air Hotel has won permission to continue hosting social functions and business conventions, despite a local neighborhood association's complaints about noise and traffic tie-ups in the area. The city of Los Angeles' Board of Zoning Appeals voted unanimously Tuesday to grant a conditional use permit to hotel owner Efrem Harkham provided that the hotel meet certain city conditions.
BUSINESS
December 24, 2004 | From Times Wire Services
Trump Hotels & Casino Resorts Inc. said in a regulatory filing Thursday that it had arranged $500 million in financing for when it emerges from Chapter 11 bankruptcy. The news comes one day after a shareholder filed a lawsuit against billionaire Donald Trump and four other directors over the company's proposed plan to exit bankruptcy, saying it unfairly favors him as majority holder.
WORLD
December 17, 2004 | From Times Wire Reports
Hilton tightened security at its three hotels in Indonesia after foreign governments warned that terrorists were preparing to attack Western targets in the country. Australia's warning was unusually specific, saying it had "credible information" that terrorists could be targeting the Hilton chain. The United States, Britain, New Zealand and Japan also issued warnings but did not mention specific targets.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 7, 2002 | DAVID KELLY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Pierpont Inn, way station and occasional home of celebrities and future presidents for nearly a century, has been made a member of the Historic Hotels of America. "Not only do we get a big shiny plaque, but it helps us market to the rest of the country," said Cynthia Thompson, business development coordinator for the Pierpont, on Sanjon Road in downtown Ventura. "There is a huge market for cultural tourism, especially after Sept. 11," Thompson said.
NEWS
November 26, 1999 | From Times Wire Reports
Two men who police suspect were shot in a drug deal gone bad have won a $1.7-million jury verdict against Ramada Inn for failing to provide security that the men claim would have prevented the shooting. Jerry Woods, 53, of Detroit and Eddie Talley, 58, of Columbus, Ga., sued Ramada for negligence after the December 1995 shooting at a Ramada parking lot in Hialeah, Fla. The hotel's attorney and police say the verdict was preposterous but not surprising.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 24, 1999 | CARLA RIVERA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A city zoning administrator has ordered a massive cleanup of hotels in downtown's skid row and admonished politicians and charities that conditions in the dilapidated neighborhood have been allowed to fester for far too long.
NEWS
September 2, 1997 | JOHN-THOR DAHLBURG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The man driving the limousine in which Princess Diana was killed was legally drunk, with more than three times the lawful level of alcohol in his blood as he raced through central Paris at speeds of more than 110 miles an hour, official French sources said Monday.
WORLD
December 17, 2004 | From Times Wire Reports
Hilton tightened security at its three hotels in Indonesia after foreign governments warned that terrorists were preparing to attack Western targets in the country. Australia's warning was unusually specific, saying it had "credible information" that terrorists could be targeting the Hilton chain. The United States, Britain, New Zealand and Japan also issued warnings but did not mention specific targets.
BUSINESS
December 24, 2004 | From Times Wire Services
Trump Hotels & Casino Resorts Inc. said in a regulatory filing Thursday that it had arranged $500 million in financing for when it emerges from Chapter 11 bankruptcy. The news comes one day after a shareholder filed a lawsuit against billionaire Donald Trump and four other directors over the company's proposed plan to exit bankruptcy, saying it unfairly favors him as majority holder.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 25, 1995 | LORENZA MUNOZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
After living on the grimy streets of Downtown Los Angeles, Herman Lewis thought that moving into the Hayward Manor hotel at 6th and Spring streets would bring more safety and comfort. Within days, he realized he was wrong. "You might as well be on the street," said Lewis, who lived at the Hayward from August, 1994, through May, 1995. "Drugs are everywhere. You don't even have to go outside of the place. You can get anything you want inside."
BUSINESS
January 17, 1995 | Chris Woodyard, Times staff writer
Sleep Safe: A Costa Mesa maker of security systems has found a novel way to increase its visibility while giving hotel guests more peace of mind. Computerized Security Systems, which bills itself as the world's leading supplier of electronic security door locks for the lodging industry, has handed out more than 40,000 tent-shaped cards that hotel managers can put in rooms to inform guests about safety tips.
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