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November 21, 1990 | PAUL JACOBS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
As part of its expanding investigation of Sen. Alan Robbins (D-Tarzana), the FBI has raided the offices of a Santa Monica public relations firm run by one of the lawmaker's former staff members, it was learned Tuesday. Sources said investigators armed with a warrant searched the Goddard Co. last Thursday night, looking for evidence that the firm might have served as a conduit for money paid by a San Diego businessman who allegedly was pressured into making payoffs to Robbins.
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June 26, 1992 | PAUL JACOBS and MARK GLADSTONE, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
It was an act of unbridled brazenness. Alan Robbins, then a powerful state senator, had already extorted $225,000 from a San Diego hotel developer. But the Van Nuys Democrat wanted more, demanding that developer Jack Naiman also pay $13,000 in taxes owed on the extortion money. Naiman, fearing that Robbins could put him out of business, agreed.
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BUSINESS
October 31, 1990 | CHRIS KRAUL, SAN DIEGO COUNTY BUSINESS EDITOR
HomeFed Bank, the San Diego savings and loan that has seen its loan problems mount in recent months, said Tuesday that its largest borrower is delinquent on a $70-million office building loan. Unless La Jolla office developer Jack Naiman brings the loan current within 30 days, it stands to be formally classified as a nonperforming asset, which could push HomeFed's bad-loan total beyond 4% of assets, a dangerously high ratio.
NEWS
February 4, 1991 | PAUL JACOBS and MARK GLADSTONE, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
A federal grand jury investigating state Sen. Alan Robbins' role in an alleged extortion scheme is scrutinizing secret payments that the San Fernando Valley lawmaker purportedly funneled to several girlfriends through a public relations agency, sources have told The Times.
NEWS
November 20, 1990 | PAUL JACOBS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
At the same time that the FBI raided the home of Sen. Alan Robbins (D-Tarzana) last week, federal agents searched the Beverly Hills home of California Coastal Commissioner Mark L. Nathanson and seized financial and personal documents, his attorney said Monday. In conducting the second raid, federal authorities confirmed that they were adding Nathanson to the list of public officials being investigated as part of a widening probe of political corruption.
NEWS
September 20, 1990 | LEON WHITESON, Whiteson is a Los Angeles architect and author whose most recent book is "The Watts Towers of Los Angeles."
Developer Jack Naiman wanted to create "something romantic" on his hilltop site outside La Jolla. Inspired by his vacation in Italy, Naiman decided to name his project Aventine, after one of Rome's historic seven hills. He envisioned a "noble presence" dominating the southern edge of San Diego's Golden Triangle--a wedge of land between interstates 5 and 805 a mile east of La Jolla.
NEWS
June 26, 1992 | PAUL JACOBS and MARK GLADSTONE, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
It was an act of unbridled brazenness. Alan Robbins, then a powerful state senator, had already extorted $225,000 from a San Diego hotel developer. But the Van Nuys Democrat wanted more, demanding that developer Jack Naiman also pay $13,000 in taxes owed on the extortion money. Naiman, fearing that Robbins could put him out of business, agreed.
NEWS
October 1, 1990 | PAUL JACOBS and MARK GLADSTONE, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
A federal grand jury is investigating allegations that state Sen. Alan Robbins (D-Tarzana) and California Coastal Commissioner Mark L. Nathanson were involved in a scheme to extort $250,000 from a prominent San Diego hotel developer who was trying to block construction of a rival hotel, The Times has learned.
NEWS
February 4, 1991 | PAUL JACOBS and MARK GLADSTONE, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
A federal grand jury investigating state Sen. Alan Robbins' role in an alleged extortion scheme is scrutinizing secret payments that the San Fernando Valley lawmaker purportedly funneled to several girlfriends through a public relations agency, sources have told The Times.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 19, 1991
Assemblyman Tom Hayden (D-Santa Monica) has called for the resignation of a coastal commissioner accused of extorting $250,000 from a San Diego developer who wanted to build a seaside hotel. Former Sen. Alan Robbins (D-Van Nuys) implicated Coastal Commissioner Mark Nathanson as the ex-lawmaker pleaded guilty in Sacramento to federal racketeering charges. Robbins said that Nathanson had helped shake down San Diego developer Jack Naiman for $250,000.
NEWS
November 21, 1990 | PAUL JACOBS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
As part of its expanding investigation of Sen. Alan Robbins (D-Tarzana), the FBI has raided the offices of a Santa Monica public relations firm run by one of the lawmaker's former staff members, it was learned Tuesday. Sources said investigators armed with a warrant searched the Goddard Co. last Thursday night, looking for evidence that the firm might have served as a conduit for money paid by a San Diego businessman who allegedly was pressured into making payoffs to Robbins.
NEWS
November 20, 1990 | PAUL JACOBS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
At the same time that the FBI raided the home of Sen. Alan Robbins (D-Tarzana) last week, federal agents searched the Beverly Hills home of California Coastal Commissioner Mark L. Nathanson and seized financial and personal documents, his attorney said Monday. In conducting the second raid, federal authorities confirmed that they were adding Nathanson to the list of public officials being investigated as part of a widening probe of political corruption.
BUSINESS
October 31, 1990 | CHRIS KRAUL, SAN DIEGO COUNTY BUSINESS EDITOR
HomeFed Bank, the San Diego savings and loan that has seen its loan problems mount in recent months, said Tuesday that its largest borrower is delinquent on a $70-million office building loan. Unless La Jolla office developer Jack Naiman brings the loan current within 30 days, it stands to be formally classified as a nonperforming asset, which could push HomeFed's bad-loan total beyond 4% of assets, a dangerously high ratio.
NEWS
October 1, 1990 | PAUL JACOBS and MARK GLADSTONE, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
A federal grand jury is investigating allegations that state Sen. Alan Robbins (D-Tarzana) and California Coastal Commissioner Mark L. Nathanson were involved in a scheme to extort $250,000 from a prominent San Diego hotel developer who was trying to block construction of a rival hotel, The Times has learned.
NEWS
September 20, 1990 | LEON WHITESON, Whiteson is a Los Angeles architect and author whose most recent book is "The Watts Towers of Los Angeles."
Developer Jack Naiman wanted to create "something romantic" on his hilltop site outside La Jolla. Inspired by his vacation in Italy, Naiman decided to name his project Aventine, after one of Rome's historic seven hills. He envisioned a "noble presence" dominating the southern edge of San Diego's Golden Triangle--a wedge of land between interstates 5 and 805 a mile east of La Jolla.
BUSINESS
July 18, 1992 | GREG JOHNSON
General Electric Investments Corp. has assumed full ownership of the financially troubled Naiman Tech Center, a nine-building Sorrento Valley office complex that is best known for its landmark red sculpture. General Electric Investments was formerly a minority partner with developer Jack Naiman, who built the 635,000-square-foot complex near the junction of Interstates 5 and 805.
NEWS
April 6, 1986
Aventine, one of the seven hills on which ancient Rome was built, will live again in the form of a $190-million mixed-use commercial community in La Jolla. The site is on 12 acres fronting Interstate 5 and La Jolla Village Drive in the coastal foothills two miles east of the Pacific Ocean. Designed by architect Michael Graves, a professor at Princeton University, the project is being developed by Jack Naiman, who expects construction to begin by Sept. 1.
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