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May 18, 1999 | JESUS SANCHEZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
James A. Thomas is a prominent veteran of Los Angeles real estate who, along with former partner Robert F. Maguire, has helped shape the city's skyline. But in recent years, Thomas has been better known for basketball than building. Indeed, Thomas, co-owner of the Sacramento Kings--spent much of last week following the team's progress through the NBA playoffs. But don't get him wrong, Thomas says. Real estate--not basketball--remains his main business.
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September 5, 2013 | By Roger Vincent
Los Angeles commercial landlord Thomas Properties Group Inc., which revived downtown's massive City National Plaza, is fading from the local landscape. The company has agreed to be sold to Parkway Properties Group Inc., a real estate investment trust based in Orlando, Fla., for $294 million in stock. The deal, which the two companies value at about $1.2 billion after including the value of debt and other costs, will give Parkway two properties in Houston and five in Austin, Texas.
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December 17, 1989 | Judith Freeman, Freeman is the author of a short-story collection, "Family Attractions" (Viking-Penguin), and "The Chinchilla Farm," a novel recently published by W. W. Norton. and
At the end of this century we embrace the short story (and the newer short short story of a mere two or three pages), some say because it fits into our lives of easy consumption, neat packaging and over-scheduled time, or because the spread of parvenu taste has taken its toll and like television, turned us toward more intense, minimal tales. But the popularity of the short story seems much more complex than this, harking back to the beginnings of the genre, when its purpose was didactic.
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May 5, 2002 | MICHAEL HARRIS, Michael Harris is a regular contributor to Book Review.
"Billy Port's ride" to rescue U.S. Marines stranded in China in World War II is a legend, James Brady says, told and retold whenever old "Chinaside" veterans gather. But official documentation is scarce, leaving Brady ample room to embroider the legend in his novel, "Warning of War." Days before Pearl Harbor, Brady says, a warning that war might soon break out with Japan was sent to U.S.
SPORTS
April 7, 1992
The sale of a controlling interest in the Sacramento Kings to a group of investors headed by L.A. developer James Thomas was finally completed, the team announced. The NBA gave its formal approval to the $140-million sale of a 53% interest in the Kings and their arena to Thomas' group.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 29, 1985 | CHARLES CHAMPLIN, Times Arts Editor
"I have to write to be happy, whether I get paid for it or not," Ernest Hemingway wrote to Charles Scribner in 1940. "But it's a hell of a disease to be born with." I found the quotation in a slim volume called "Ernest Hemingway on Writing," edited by Larry W. Phillips (Scribners, 1984), which was given me a little while ago by my colleague Paul Rosenfield. When I browse through it, as I do very often, I am struck again and again by the links among all writers.
BUSINESS
September 5, 2013 | By Roger Vincent
Los Angeles commercial landlord Thomas Properties Group Inc., which revived downtown's massive City National Plaza, is fading from the local landscape. The company has agreed to be sold to Parkway Properties Group Inc., a real estate investment trust based in Orlando, Fla., for $294 million in stock. The deal, which the two companies value at about $1.2 billion after including the value of debt and other costs, will give Parkway two properties in Houston and five in Austin, Texas.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 25, 1993 | DIANE HAITHMAN and TRACY WOOD, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Developer and civic activist James A. Thomas, who led the prestigious Los Angeles County Music Center through the most tumultuous year in its three decades, said Wednesday that he will not seek a traditional second term as chairman of the center's Board of Governors. During his tenure, Thomas helped clean up a series of embarrassing incidents that began with a fund-raising controversy two years ago and led to the resignation of center President Esther Wachtell.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 7, 1994 | THOM MROZEK, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
A handyman who confessed to killing his live-in girlfriend and burying her body in a North Hollywood warehouse pleaded guilty Thursday to manslaughter and was sentenced to 11 years in state prison. But authorities said James Thomas Hernandez will never be released because he previously received two life sentences for raping and torturing another woman in the same Sherman Way warehouse about six months after disposing of the body there.
BUSINESS
August 14, 1996 | JESUS SANCHEZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The founders of Los Angeles-based real estate giant Maguire Thomas Partners said Tuesday that they are going their separate ways, splitting up one of the nation's largest and most influential commercial development firms. The late-afternoon announcement by partners Robert F. Maguire and James F. Thomas comes after months of speculation within real estate circles that a break-up was pending.
BUSINESS
May 18, 1999 | JESUS SANCHEZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
James A. Thomas is a prominent veteran of Los Angeles real estate who, along with former partner Robert F. Maguire, has helped shape the city's skyline. But in recent years, Thomas has been better known for basketball than building. Indeed, Thomas, co-owner of the Sacramento Kings--spent much of last week following the team's progress through the NBA playoffs. But don't get him wrong, Thomas says. Real estate--not basketball--remains his main business.
BOOKS
August 16, 1998 | MARY BEARD, Mary Beard teaches classics at Cambridge University
When we talk about the "ancient Greeks," we really mean the "ancient Athenians." Scratch the surface of the Hellenic ideal, and it's almost always classical Athens of the fifth and fourth centuries BC that you find lying underneath: the architecture of the Parthenon, the philosophy of Plato and Aristotle, the "invention" of democracy, the tragic drama of Aeschylus, Sophocles and Euripides.
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September 1, 1996 | Lisa Meyers, Lisa Meyers is a writer living in Princeton, N.J., who is working on a collection of interviews with writers, "Literary Mirrors."
They are called "blasters," "flashes," "suddens," "micros," "shorts" and "short-shorts." They are so short they resemble poems. Yet they are neither poems nor short stories, neither formal essays nor diary entries. Some of them could be called prose poems. All of them are tiny kingdoms, one to four pages long. Whether fiction or nonfiction, good shorts are not only short but also complex and complete. They present an entire world in just a few sentences and their focus can expand from a memory to a supposition or shrink from a theory to an anecdote.
BUSINESS
August 14, 1996 | JESUS SANCHEZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The founders of Los Angeles-based real estate giant Maguire Thomas Partners said Tuesday that they are going their separate ways, splitting up one of the nation's largest and most influential commercial development firms. The late-afternoon announcement by partners Robert F. Maguire and James F. Thomas comes after months of speculation within real estate circles that a break-up was pending.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 7, 1994 | THOM MROZEK, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
A handyman who confessed to killing his live-in girlfriend and burying her body in a North Hollywood warehouse pleaded guilty Thursday to manslaughter and was sentenced to 11 years in state prison. But authorities said James Thomas Hernandez will never be released because he previously received two life sentences for raping and torturing another woman in the same Sherman Way warehouse about six months after disposing of the body there.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 25, 1993 | DIANE HAITHMAN and TRACY WOOD, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Developer and civic activist James A. Thomas, who led the prestigious Los Angeles County Music Center through the most tumultuous year in its three decades, said Wednesday that he will not seek a traditional second term as chairman of the center's Board of Governors. During his tenure, Thomas helped clean up a series of embarrassing incidents that began with a fund-raising controversy two years ago and led to the resignation of center President Esther Wachtell.
BOOKS
May 5, 2002 | MICHAEL HARRIS, Michael Harris is a regular contributor to Book Review.
"Billy Port's ride" to rescue U.S. Marines stranded in China in World War II is a legend, James Brady says, told and retold whenever old "Chinaside" veterans gather. But official documentation is scarce, leaving Brady ample room to embroider the legend in his novel, "Warning of War." Days before Pearl Harbor, Brady says, a warning that war might soon break out with Japan was sent to U.S.
BOOKS
September 1, 1996 | Lisa Meyers, Lisa Meyers is a writer living in Princeton, N.J., who is working on a collection of interviews with writers, "Literary Mirrors."
They are called "blasters," "flashes," "suddens," "micros," "shorts" and "short-shorts." They are so short they resemble poems. Yet they are neither poems nor short stories, neither formal essays nor diary entries. Some of them could be called prose poems. All of them are tiny kingdoms, one to four pages long. Whether fiction or nonfiction, good shorts are not only short but also complex and complete. They present an entire world in just a few sentences and their focus can expand from a memory to a supposition or shrink from a theory to an anecdote.
SPORTS
April 7, 1992
The sale of a controlling interest in the Sacramento Kings to a group of investors headed by L.A. developer James Thomas was finally completed, the team announced. The NBA gave its formal approval to the $140-million sale of a 53% interest in the Kings and their arena to Thomas' group.
BOOKS
December 17, 1989 | Judith Freeman, Freeman is the author of a short-story collection, "Family Attractions" (Viking-Penguin), and "The Chinchilla Farm," a novel recently published by W. W. Norton. and
At the end of this century we embrace the short story (and the newer short short story of a mere two or three pages), some say because it fits into our lives of easy consumption, neat packaging and over-scheduled time, or because the spread of parvenu taste has taken its toll and like television, turned us toward more intense, minimal tales. But the popularity of the short story seems much more complex than this, harking back to the beginnings of the genre, when its purpose was didactic.
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