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June 25, 1992
An expensive legal fight over the cost of building Beverly Hills' $120-million Civic Center has come to an end after 2 1/2 years. City officials and the principal contractor, J. A. Jones Construction Co. of North Carolina, announced a settlement Tuesday for $11.2 million that resolves nearly all aspects of the dispute between the city and contractors. The settlement, which brings the total cost of the final phase of the Civic Center to $73 million, was the result of court-ordered mediation.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 20, 1994 | CHIP JOHNSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A Los Angeles County claims board on Tuesday recommended paying $4 million to settle a longstanding lawsuit brought by the construction company that built the Peter J. Pitchess Honor Rancho's newest facility. The Board of Supervisors will consider the recommendation on May 10. Board approval of the $4-million award will mark the end of a 6-year-old lawsuit brought by J.A. Jones Inc.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 27, 1990 | MATHIS CHAZANOV, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Work on a new police headquarters and library for Beverly Hills, stalled since mid-January by a payment dispute, could resume as early as next month under an agreement being negotiated between the city and the project's general contractor. With the threats of lawsuits still looming, negotiators have proposed a plan that would give J. A. Jones Construction Co.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 25, 1992
An expensive legal fight over the cost of building Beverly Hills' $120-million Civic Center has come to an end after 2 1/2 years. City officials and the principal contractor, J. A. Jones Construction Co. of North Carolina, announced a settlement Tuesday for $11.2 million that resolves nearly all aspects of the dispute between the city and contractors. The settlement, which brings the total cost of the final phase of the Civic Center to $73 million, was the result of court-ordered mediation.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 8, 1990 | MATHIS CHAZANOV, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Although appalled at the price of finishing a project that few other cities would dare to dream of, the Beverly Hills City Council has told its general contractor to go back to work on a police station, library and outdoor courtyard that could end up costing as much as $75.5 million. The final tab remained unknown after the 5-0 vote Tuesday night because the two sides agreed to set aside for now the $14.5-million payment dispute that caused the J.A. Jones Construction Co.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 20, 1994 | CHIP JOHNSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A Los Angeles County claims board on Tuesday recommended paying $4 million to settle a longstanding lawsuit brought by the construction company that built the Peter J. Pitchess Honor Rancho's newest facility. The Board of Supervisors will consider the recommendation on May 10. Board approval of the $4-million award will mark the end of a 6-year-old lawsuit brought by J.A. Jones Inc.
REAL ESTATE
July 26, 1987
The Los Angeles division of Charlotte, N.C.-based J. A. Jones Construction Co. has moved to 5771 Rickenbacker Road, Commerce.
REAL ESTATE
June 19, 1988
Students and professionals have received awards from the Southern California chapter of the American Concrete Institute. A $1,000 scholarship was awarded to Gordon Kovtun of Cal Poly Pomona. Scholarships of $500 were awarded to Martin Hudson, UCLA; James Twineham, Cal Poly Pomona, and Derek Wieske, UC Irvine. Jim McDowell, of CalMat Co., Los Angeles, was named winner of the Sam Hobbs award for service to the chapter. The J.A. Jones Construction Co., Los Angeles, received the Charles J.
REAL ESTATE
March 26, 1989
J.A. Jones Construction Co., a Charlotte, N.C.-based general contractor with more than $300 million of construction under way in California, has been selected to build the $50-million USC University Hospital on the USC Health Science Campus. Work is scheduled to start in April on the 275-bed hospital, which will serve as the focal point of the 8.1-acre, $150-million Richard K.
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December 29, 1991 | Epochal events overseas occurred so quickly as to make the extraordinary seem routine, but there were stories closer to home that brought their own weight to bear upon the lives of residents here in Los Angeles and the cities of the Westside: the growing backlash against the homeless in Santa Monica and other communities, crime, pollution, the incorporation of Malibu, AIDS and slow-growth vs. development. The following is an update of the area's major stories
The City of Beverly Hills is taking its contractor to court, or is it the other way around? In any case, the two sides are set for a trial in February, sources familiar with the case said. At issue is a long-simmering dispute over the cost of new Civic Center, completed in 1990 at an estimated cost of $120 million. The J.A. Jones Construction Co.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 8, 1990 | MATHIS CHAZANOV, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Although appalled at the price of finishing a project that few other cities would dare to dream of, the Beverly Hills City Council has told its general contractor to go back to work on a police station, library and outdoor courtyard that could end up costing as much as $75.5 million. The final tab remained unknown after the 5-0 vote Tuesday night because the two sides agreed to set aside for now the $14.5-million payment dispute that caused the J.A. Jones Construction Co.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 27, 1990 | MATHIS CHAZANOV, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Work on a new police headquarters and library for Beverly Hills, stalled since mid-January by a payment dispute, could resume as early as next month under an agreement being negotiated between the city and the project's general contractor. With the threats of lawsuits still looming, negotiators have proposed a plan that would give J. A. Jones Construction Co.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 7, 1990
Acting after a payment dispute stalled completion of its Civic Center for more than six weeks, the Beverly Hills City Council voted 5 to 0 Tuesday to resume work under a revised contract that could mean a final cost as high as $75.5 million for a project that was priced at $53 million as recently as November. The complex agreement calls for J.A. Jones Construction Co. to get back on the job within two weeks and to finish the city's new police station within 63 calendar days.
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