March 20, 2011 |
The marble walkway leading into the California Club echoes with the ghostly footsteps of land barons, railroad tycoons and political kingmakers. So does the ostentatious front lobby of the Jonathan Club nearby. Private business clubs once were centers of power in downtown Los Angeles. You might have found rail magnate Henry E. Huntington playing dominoes and plotting his next expansion beneath the high, oak-paneled walls. Or William May Garland, the real estate developer, scheming to bring the 1932 Summer Olympics to Los Angeles.
January 29, 1989
Thank God for Jim Hill! THOMAS J. IRONS Los Angeles
August 14, 1990
Adam Peterson of Orange defeated Jim Thomas of Canton, Ohio, 6-4, 6-1, Monday to win the National Boys 16 Singles tennis championship at Kalamazoo College in Michigan. Ivan Baron of Plantation, Fla., won the boys' 18 title by defeating Will Bull of Myrtle Beach, S.C., 1-6, 6-4, 6-7 (10-8), 6-4, 7-6 (7-3).
February 18, 1997
Atlantic Richfield Co. and Sacramento King owner Jim Thomas appeared to be resolving their differences over Arco's $8 million offer to keep its name on the NBA team's home court, an Arco spokesman said. "They are making progress and they are continuing to talk," Arco spokesman Scott Loll said. The Arco-Kings talks represent the final piece of the Kings' negotiations with city officials to keep the team in Sacramento.
March 20, 1992 |
Owners of the Sacramento Kings say they have tentatively agreed to sell a controlling interest in the NBA team and its arena to Southern California developers. Fred Anderson, one of the team's principal owners, confirmed that a deal to sell 53% of the team and the arena had been struck at a meeting last Sunday. However, in a prepared statement, Southern California commercial developer Jim Thomas denied that the deal was done.
January 24, 1997 |
Carlos Rogers, the Toronto Raptor forward who is considering donating a kidney, left the team to join his sister in Detroit after she slipped into critical condition. Rene Rogers, 29, needs a kidney transplant. However, a hospital spokeswoman says she is not strong enough for the operation. . . . Sacramento Mayor Joe Serna asked that the city be allowed to peruse the Kings' books before agreeing to a financial assistance package sought by team owner Jim Thomas. . . .