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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 16, 1988
Gibraltar Savings of Beverly Hills took over operation of the debt-plagued Los Angeles Equestrian Center Friday, ousting its director, J. Albert Garcia. Gibraltar, which has lent $18 million to the Griffith Park facility since 1982 and is its largest creditor, will run the 70-acre center for an indefinite period until a new operator can be found, a spokesman said, adding that services will not be curtailed.
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February 18, 1999 | MYRNA OLIVER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
J. Albert Garcia, controversial creator and longtime president of the Los Angeles Equestrian Center who furthered the popularity of polo in California, has died. He was 71. Garcia, who in 1984 helped organize Olympic polo games at Fairbanks Ranch in San Diego County, died of cancer in Encino on Jan. 19, it was announced Wednesday. At the behest of the Los Angeles Department of Recreation and Parks, Garcia opened the center in 1982 on 70 acres of city land at the north edge of Griffith Park.
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February 18, 1999 | MYRNA OLIVER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
J. Albert Garcia, controversial creator and longtime president of the Los Angeles Equestrian Center who furthered the popularity of polo in California, has died. He was 71. Garcia, who in 1984 helped organize Olympic polo games at Fairbanks Ranch in San Diego County, died of cancer in Encino on Jan. 19, it was announced Wednesday. At the behest of the Los Angeles Department of Recreation and Parks, Garcia opened the center in 1982 on 70 acres of city land at the north edge of Griffith Park.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 16, 1988
Gibraltar Savings of Beverly Hills took over operation of the debt-plagued Los Angeles Equestrian Center Friday, ousting its director, J. Albert Garcia. Gibraltar, which has lent $18 million to the Griffith Park facility since 1982 and is its largest creditor, will run the 70-acre center for an indefinite period until a new operator can be found, a spokesman said, adding that services will not be curtailed.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 6, 1988
A Los Angeles City Council committee that was scheduled to consider plans to save the financially troubled Los Angeles Equestrian Center in Griffith Park today has postponed its meeting for a week. City officials said the Board of Referred Powers, composed of five City Council members, will meet next Wednesday to consider proposals by center president J. Albert Garcia to revive the center, which sits on property owned by Los Angeles. The center is about $27 million in debt, officials said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 9, 1990
The Los Angeles Board of Recreation and Parks Commissioners agreed Monday to consider a proposal by the owners of the financially troubled Los Angeles Equestrian Center in Burbank to drop the rent of the center from about $30,000 a month to a flat fee of $50,000 for 1990. The board agreed to consider the proposal after Dean W.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 15, 1988
An attorney for the debt-ridden Los Angeles Equestrian Center in Griffith Park withdrew his request Thursday for a federal bankruptcy judge to rule on a financial reorganization plan for the center. Attorney Richard Wynne said he did not ask U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Samuel Bufford to approve the plan because the Los Angeles City Council Board of Referred Powers turned it down during a stormy hearing Wednesday.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 23, 1988
People who board horses at the financially troubled Los Angeles Equestrian Center said Tuesday that they are upset by plans to build a medieval-theme restaurant on the property, from which diners could watch jousting matches. Some of those who rent stalls said Tuesday that they fear the restaurant, patterned after a successful Buena Park establishment, would eliminate open space for exercising and riding horses. The jousting arena would be part of the restaurant grounds.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 26, 1985
Burbank City Council members, distressed over the scheduling of a Beach Boys concert in the Los Angeles Equestrian Center in Griffith Park, said Tuesday that they would ask for a meeting with Equestrian Center officials. Councilmen Bob Bowne and Michael Hastings said they were concerned about noise and traffic problems that the event might create for Burbank residents near the center.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 12, 1988
The former operator of the Los Angeles Equestrian Center filed a $200-million claim Tuesday against the city of Los Angeles and parks officials, alleging that the city ruined his financial reorganization plan when it reneged on its promise to allow rental stalls to be converted into "horse condos." J.
SPORTS
December 24, 1987 | JEFF MEYERS
Despite losses of more than $15 million in six years, the Los Angeles Equestrian Center "is hopeful that '88 will be a turn-around year," said its president, J. Albert Garcia. The privately owned Equestrian Center has been plagued by problems since it leased 70 acres of land from the City of Los Angeles in 1982 in a corner of Griffith Park between Burbank and Glendale.
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