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December 29, 2006 | Roger Vincent, Times Staff Writer
Jim Thomas is one of Southern California's most influential developers and civic leaders, helping to build some of the region's most recognizable skyscrapers and co-leading the launch of the ambitious Grand Avenue project in downtown Los Angeles. Yet he has remained largely unknown. Now, Los Angeles County's latest large-scale real estate project, a proposed $3-billion addition to Universal City, has thrust Thomas into the spotlight.
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December 29, 2006 | Roger Vincent, Times Staff Writer
Jim Thomas is one of Southern California's most influential developers and civic leaders, helping to build some of the region's most recognizable skyscrapers and co-leading the launch of the ambitious Grand Avenue project in downtown Los Angeles. Yet he has remained largely unknown. Now, Los Angeles County's latest large-scale real estate project, a proposed $3-billion addition to Universal City, has thrust Thomas into the spotlight.
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BUSINESS
March 20, 2011 | Abby Sewell
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.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 29, 1989
Thank God for Jim Hill! THOMAS J. IRONS Los Angeles
NEWS
May 15, 2005 | Rukmini Callimachi, Associated Press Writer
MT. ST. HELENS NATIONAL MONUMENT, Wash. -- The four bodies were found inside the family's car, their lungs filled with ash. When rescue workers finally reached them, also found were a cassette tape, recorded by Ron and Barbara Seibold's children on their way to the volcano. "They were goofing around -- asking whether or not they would see lava coming out of the mountain," said Jim Thomas, who was a top state emergency management official in 1980.
SPORTS
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).
SPORTS
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.
SPORTS
March 20, 1992 | From Staff and Wire Reports
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.
SPORTS
January 24, 1997 | Associated Press
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. . . .
NEWS
June 5, 1986
SANTA BARBARA COUNTY Supervisor District 2 Michael Stokes, inc. 6,639 Tom Rogers 6,218 Ben Bycel 2,859 Gerald Dow 1,045 District 5 Toru Miyoshi, inc. 8,916 Jim May 3,444 Richard Rockwood 1,287 Sheriff-Coroner John Carpenter, inc. 33,993 Jim Thomas 28,244 County Clerk-Recorder Kenneth A. Pettit 48,868 Kenneth D. Saxton 8,295 Santa Maria Judicial District Marshal R. J. Rodenberger, inc.
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