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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 9, 1988
Folkart's story about Jordan was wonderful. It showed caring and homework well done. Thank you for quality reporting. JoANNE RUMSEY Laguna Niguel
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May 10, 2013 | By Wes Venteicher and Joseph Tanfani, Washington Bureau
WASHINGTON - The Internal Revenue Service improperly singled out conservative groups for extra scrutiny of their applications for nonprofit status, a top agency official said Friday, setting off calls for investigations into an organization already under fire for its handling of secret political spending by nonprofits. Employees at the agency's Cincinnati nonprofits office, while screening a flood of applications from so-called social welfare groups last year, set aside about 75 containing the words "tea party" and "patriot" for more detailed review, said Lois Lerner, IRS director of exempt organizations.
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BUSINESS
April 24, 2013 | By Wes Venteicher, Los Angeles Times
WASHINGTON - Top executives from failed hybrid car maker Fisker Automotive Inc. denied claims in Congress that the company had used political connections to secure $192 million in government loans to finance a flawed business plan. The executives appeared Wednesday before Congress for the first time since the Department of Energy seized $21 million Fisker had remaining in an account April 11. The Anaheim company was approved for a $529-million loan in 2010 and received $192 million before getting cut off. Fisker laid off most of its workers this month and is expected to file for bankruptcy.
BUSINESS
April 24, 2013 | By Wes Venteicher, Los Angeles Times
WASHINGTON - Top executives from failed hybrid car maker Fisker Automotive Inc. denied claims in Congress that the company had used political connections to secure $192 million in government loans to finance a flawed business plan. The executives appeared Wednesday before Congress for the first time since the Department of Energy seized $21 million Fisker had remaining in an account April 11. The Anaheim company was approved for a $529-million loan in 2010 and received $192 million before getting cut off. Fisker laid off most of its workers this month and is expected to file for bankruptcy.
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May 17, 1990 | ERIC SHEPARD, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Spectators at the City Section track finals usually come to watch the state's premiere sprinters battle each other and the clock. Rarely has the crowd been treated to talented distance runners. At least, however, until this season. With the City finals only a week away, a battle is brewing in the 1,600-meter run between the established Danny Jordan of Venice High and up-and-coming challenger Brian Gastelum of Birmingham.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 7, 2011 | By Joseph Serna, Los Angeles Times
For 44 years, the Jordan family crafted an elaborate Charlie Brown-themed Christmas display outside their Costa Mesa home. The doctor was in, with a Lucy cutout offering counseling. Charlie Brown and Sally clutched a wrapped gift. Linus (with blanket) stood beneath the Christmas tree. And much of the "Peanuts" gang ice-skated around a faux pond. "I grew up around the corner from there. It's been there every year," said Lisa Dugan, who helps with the setup.
NATIONAL
May 10, 2013 | By Wes Venteicher and Joseph Tanfani, Washington Bureau
WASHINGTON - The Internal Revenue Service improperly singled out conservative groups for extra scrutiny of their applications for nonprofit status, a top agency official said Friday, setting off calls for investigations into an organization already under fire for its handling of secret political spending by nonprofits. Employees at the agency's Cincinnati nonprofits office, while screening a flood of applications from so-called social welfare groups last year, set aside about 75 containing the words "tea party" and "patriot" for more detailed review, said Lois Lerner, IRS director of exempt organizations.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 7, 2011 | By Joseph Serna, Los Angeles Times
For 44 years, the Jordan family crafted an elaborate Charlie Brown-themed Christmas display outside their Costa Mesa home. The doctor was in, with a Lucy cutout offering counseling. Charlie Brown and Sally clutched a wrapped gift. Linus (with blanket) stood beneath the Christmas tree. And much of the "Peanuts" gang ice-skated around a faux pond. "I grew up around the corner from there. It's been there every year," said Lisa Dugan, who helps with the setup.
NEWS
May 17, 1990 | ERIC SHEPARD, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Spectators at the City Section track finals usually come to watch the state's premiere sprinters battle each other and the clock. Rarely has the crowd been treated to talented distance runners. At least, however, until this season. With the City finals only a week away, a battle is brewing in the 1,600-meter run between the established Danny Jordan of Venice High and up-and-coming challenger Brian Gastelum of Birmingham.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 9, 1988
Regarding your story on the passing of Jordan, let me add to the history of the "dad-burned closet." The writer that came up with the famous closet routine was my brother, the late Leonard L. Levinson, who borrowed it from his home on Sunset Boulevard in Hollywood. His wife, Ruth Keller Levinson, was a fastidious housekeeper with one idiosyncrasy--she couldn't part with gift boxes. She stored an assortment of boxes on the top shelf of the hall closet, and as the volume grew, a trip to the closet became an adventure of dodging falling boxes.
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