January 25, 2013 |
99 Cents Only Stores Inc. said its family management team has left the deep discounter, one year after the family-run business was acquired. Los Angeles private equity firm Ares Management and the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board bought the retailer in a deal that closed in January 2012 and took the firm private. When the chain announced the deal, valued at about $1.6 billion, it said the family management team would remain in place. But the City of Commerce company said this week that Chief Executive Eric Schiffer, Chief Administrative Officer Jeff Gold and Executive Vice President of Special Projects Howard Gold "are no longer employed by the company.
April 30, 1989 |
The war was still raging that day 15 years ago when Vietnamese nuns heard the cries of a baby boy stuffed in a garbage can and took him inside their orphanage to raise. Today, Nguyen Thanh Binh, the son of a black American who went home and a Vietnamese mother who abandoned him, shares the plight of thousands of Amerasian youths languishing in the decay of Vietnam, desperately trying to get out and find their fathers. "My circumstances are miserable," says Lam Anh Hong, 18, whose mother gave her away to a relative.
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May 17, 2013 |
Marcel Melanson was a hero in Compton. The fire battalion chief led teams that raced to help victims of car crashes and street violence. Three years ago, he got national exposure as a star of a BET reality TV program that followed Compton firefighters on emergency calls. "We're constantly battling the perception of the city," he told the Los Angeles Times when the show premiered. "It's constantly thought of as this bad place. " On Friday, he was back in the public eye, but under very different circumstances.
April 8, 2012 |
Mezzo-soprano Suzanna Guzmán hosts "Open Call," KCET's new Thursday evening show featuring performances at Southern California's top arts schools and institutions. The L.A. native maintains an active performing schedule - her next gig is singing the role of Bertha in San Diego Opera's production of Rossini's "The Barber of Seville," opening April 21 - and helps groom young artists as the director of L.A. County High School for the Arts' Office of Community Engagement. Tell me about "Open Call.
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September 4, 1993 |
City officials announced Thursday they have selected an interim city manager who will run the city until a permanent manager is found. William F. Cornett Jr. is set to take the post later this month, when outgoing City Manager Ron Thompson retires. Cornett's career in city government spans 37 years. He served as city manager of Riverside and Fullerton and was interim city manager of Twentynine Palms and Rancho Palos Verdes.
August 23, 2008 |
Financially troubled Century City Doctors Hospital gave up hope of finding a buyer and began shutting down Friday, according to hospital executives. Officially, the facility said it would cease operations late next week. The hospital's emergency room -- a key element of the county's increasingly fragile emergency safety net -- will be closed today, and about 30 remaining patients will be discharged or transferred to nearby facilities beginning this weekend. Regionally, 14 emergency rooms have been closed in the last five years, including 10 in Los Angeles County.
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March 29, 1986 |
The Great Peace March was on the road again Friday. About 340 marchers set out in high spirits from Barstow at 6:30 a.m., leaving behind their campsite next to an auto junkyard where they had been camped since March 16, and walking to Yermo, a small desert community, 17 miles away. The group, what is left of 1,400 people who set out from Los Angeles City Hall on March 1 on a walk to Washington for global nuclear disarmament, is still strapped by poor finances and sketchy supplies.
November 23, 1986 |
Something about Chicago brings out the worst in our language. What else could explain the constant mispronunciations, misspellings and general abuse of the people, places and things associated with Chicago athletics? --Soldier Field. How many times have network commentators called it Soldiers Field? How many Chicagoans add the "s"? The plaque in front of the home of the Chicago Bears has no extra "s." --Ray Meyer. Again the "s" syndrome.
June 11, 2013 |
The pitcher with the best statistics in the National League will start Wednesday for the Arizona Diamondbacks against the Dodgers in the finale of a three-game series at Dodger Stadium. Left-hander Patrick Corbin, who is 9-0 with a 1.98 earned-run average, is a big reason why the no-name Diamondbacks are the early leaders the NL West. He's also the reason why some Angels fans may be dreaming about what might have been. Corbin was chosen by the Angels in the second round of the 2009 amateur draft but was traded to the Diamondbacks about a year later as part of a four-player package that brought Dan Haren to Anaheim.
October 6, 2012 |
Honda announced its third big recall of the week Saturday, this time to correct a faulty automatic window switch in 268,000 model-year 2002-2006 CR-V sport-utility vehicles that can malfunction and start a fire. Earlier in the week Honda recalled about 1.4 million Civics, Accords and Pilots to fix a variety of safety issues. In the CR-V recall, the automaker said rainwater or spilled liquids may enter an open driver's window and drip onto the master power window switch. Over time, exposure to liquids can cause electrical resistance in the switch, making it overheat, melt and cause a fire.