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July 13, 2004 | Claudia Luther Times Staff Writer, Times Staff Writer
Joe Gold, the legendary bodybuilder who opened the first Gold's Gym and later launched the World Gym franchise, died Monday at Daniel Freeman Marina Hospital in Marina del Rey. He was 82. Gold had been hospitalized for a few days, according to Mike Uretz, chief executive of World Gym International. The cause of death was not reported. Gold opened Gold's Gym in Venice in the mid-1960s.
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September 22, 2010 | By Martha Groves, Los Angeles Times
Long before Arnold Schwarzenegger began a routine of heavy legislative lifting in Sacramento, the governor popularized the sport of bodybuilding in his 1977 cult classic film "Pumping Iron. " And when the paparazzi descended on Schwarzenegger and fellow celebrity bodybuilders in the film's wake, the place where he went to work out in private was World Gym, the no-frills Santa Monica haven founded by weightlifting guru Joe Gold. The place became a second home for Schwarzenegger, Lou Ferrigno and other famed iron men. On Wednesday, the three-story building at 2210 Main St. is slated to go to auction through AuctionPoint, an online outfit.
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May 3, 1992 | KATHLEEN KELLEHER, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Joe Gold, the venerable maverick of bodybuilding, sits behind the front desk at World Gym doing what he has for decades--ribbing his loyal customers and greeting them by nicknames he has coined: "Alice" is a towering man named Alan; "Nine-One-One" is a man who looks like he needs paramedics after a workout; "Snail" is a man who moves slowly. Silver-haired and tanned, Gold is usually pedaling an exercise bicycle alongside fitness devotees in his Venice gym.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 23, 2004 | Kevin Thomas, Times Staff Writer
The first time Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger walked into the original Gold's Gym in Venice, in 1968, its legendary proprietor greeted the young bodybuilder warmly: "Arnold, anything you want, it's yours." But Joe Gold wasn't done. He quickly added: "You're just a stupid farmer from Austria and you got a balloon belly. It will take us a year to work on that. "Hey, you need an apartment? "You need a car?"
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 22, 2010 | By Martha Groves, Los Angeles Times
Long before Arnold Schwarzenegger began a routine of heavy legislative lifting in Sacramento, the governor popularized the sport of bodybuilding in his 1977 cult classic film "Pumping Iron. " And when the paparazzi descended on Schwarzenegger and fellow celebrity bodybuilders in the film's wake, the place where he went to work out in private was World Gym, the no-frills Santa Monica haven founded by weightlifting guru Joe Gold. The place became a second home for Schwarzenegger, Lou Ferrigno and other famed iron men. On Wednesday, the three-story building at 2210 Main St. is slated to go to auction through AuctionPoint, an online outfit.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 23, 2004 | Kevin Thomas, Times Staff Writer
The first time Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger walked into the original Gold's Gym in Venice, in 1968, its legendary proprietor greeted the young bodybuilder warmly: "Arnold, anything you want, it's yours." But Joe Gold wasn't done. He quickly added: "You're just a stupid farmer from Austria and you got a balloon belly. It will take us a year to work on that. "Hey, you need an apartment? "You need a car?"
NEWS
December 11, 1989 | Beverly Beyette, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Ya gotta meet Joe Gold, Irving (Butter) Goldstein said, introducing a fit, silver-haired man in a red sweat shirt, the Joe Gold of Gold's Gym. They had been classmates in East L.A. 50 or so years ago. "He got us in shape," Goldstein said, patting the midriff of his 330-pound body. "Now we're on maintenance." he laughed, enjoying his own joke.
BUSINESS
August 26, 1987 | LESLIE BERKMAN, Times Staff Writer
In a move that will give it a sorely needed financial infusion, Fluor Corp. said Tuesday that it has agreed to sell its 90% interest in St. Joe Gold and other gold properties to an Australian mining company for $500 million in cash. The buyer, a subsidiary of Dall-hold Investments Pty., was described as the second-largest gold producer in Australia. It has made a $50-million "earnest money" deposit on the deal, which is expected to close by Oct. 31.
BUSINESS
January 24, 1987 | KEN CHAVEZ
John Wright, 44, the president and chief operating officer of Fluor Corp., has been named chairman of the company's St. Joe Gold unit in Clayton, Mo. He also serves as chairman of Fluor's St. Joe Minerals subsidiary, which owns 90% of St. Joe Gold, a company formed in 1985. Wright replaces Peter J. Neff, 48, who resigned as chairman and chief executive officer of St. Joe Gold earlier this week. Alvan H. Sage has been named St. Joe Gold's president and CEO, the company said.
BUSINESS
September 11, 1986
St. Joe Gold Corp., a Clayton, Mo., mining company controlled by the Irvine-based Fluor Corp., reported $1 million net income for its fiscal 1986 third quarter ended July 31, down more than 58% from net income of $2.4 million in the third quarter of fiscal 1985. Third-quarter net income for 1986 was increased by $900,000 as a result of a tax-sharing agreement with the Fluor Corp., which owns 90% of St. Joe Gold's stock.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 13, 2004 | Claudia Luther Times Staff Writer, Times Staff Writer
Joe Gold, the legendary bodybuilder who opened the first Gold's Gym and later launched the World Gym franchise, died Monday at Daniel Freeman Marina Hospital in Marina del Rey. He was 82. Gold had been hospitalized for a few days, according to Mike Uretz, chief executive of World Gym International. The cause of death was not reported. Gold opened Gold's Gym in Venice in the mid-1960s.
NEWS
May 3, 1992 | KATHLEEN KELLEHER, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Joe Gold, the venerable maverick of bodybuilding, sits behind the front desk at World Gym doing what he has for decades--ribbing his loyal customers and greeting them by nicknames he has coined: "Alice" is a towering man named Alan; "Nine-One-One" is a man who looks like he needs paramedics after a workout; "Snail" is a man who moves slowly. Silver-haired and tanned, Gold is usually pedaling an exercise bicycle alongside fitness devotees in his Venice gym.
NEWS
December 11, 1989 | Beverly Beyette, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Ya gotta meet Joe Gold, Irving (Butter) Goldstein said, introducing a fit, silver-haired man in a red sweat shirt, the Joe Gold of Gold's Gym. They had been classmates in East L.A. 50 or so years ago. "He got us in shape," Goldstein said, patting the midriff of his 330-pound body. "Now we're on maintenance." he laughed, enjoying his own joke.
BUSINESS
November 1, 1987
Fluor Corp. said it has completed the previously announced sale of its 90% interest in St. Joe Gold Corp. and other gold properties for $500 million in cash to a subsidiary of Dallhold Investments Pty. Ltd., an Australian holding company. The sale of St. Joe Gold will result in a pretax gain of approximately $400 million. Cash proceeds will be used to reduce debt and for other corporate purposes. Fluor, whose headquarters are in Irvine, is an engineering and construction company.
BUSINESS
September 25, 1987 | LESLIE BERKMAN, Times Staff Writer
In a move that may stall Fluor Corp.'s $500-million sale of its 90% interest in St. Joe Gold, a venture partner in the mining concern is contending it has a prior right to buy a Northern California operation it owns with St. Joe. Yuba Natural Resources, a San Diego-based company, is the joint venture partner with St. Joe Gold's Placer Service Corp.
BUSINESS
August 26, 1987 | LESLIE BERKMAN, Times Staff Writer
In a move that will give it a sorely needed financial infusion, Fluor Corp. said Tuesday that it has agreed to sell its 90% interest in St. Joe Gold and other gold properties to an Australian mining company for $500 million in cash. The buyer, a subsidiary of Dall-hold Investments Pty., was described as the second-largest gold producer in Australia. It has made a $50-million "earnest money" deposit on the deal, which is expected to close by Oct. 31.
BUSINESS
March 7, 1986 | JAMES S. GRANELLI, Times Staff Writer
St. Joe Gold Corp., formed last fall by Irvine-based Fluor Corp. as a separate, publicly traded company, reported Thursday that it had a net income of $4.05 million in its first quarter of operations, ended Jan. 31. The same gold, silver and copper mining assets that were spun off from Fluor to form St. Joe Gold on Nov. 1, 1985, produced a $719,000 loss in the prior year's first quarter. Net sales in the first quarter of fiscal 1986 were $28.7 million, a 61% increase over net sales of $17.
BUSINESS
July 28, 1987 | CARLA LAZZARESCHI, Times Staff Writer
Fluor said Monday that it intends to sell its 90% stake in St. Joe Gold Corp. to one of several bidders, including a management team lead by Fluor President John Wright. Wright simultaneously resigned as a director and president of the Irvine-based company to pursue the deal, which analysts said could be worth as much as $500 million. He retains his positions as chairman of Fluor's St. Joe Gold and St.
BUSINESS
June 24, 1987
St. Joe Gold Corp., a unit of the Fluor Corp., said it had net earnings of $1.45 million for its fiscal 1987 second quarter ended April 30, a 17% jump from $1.2 million a year earlier. The quarter's results included a $500,000 tax benefit. Sales of $28.3 million were up 7% from $26.5 million in the fiscal 1986 second quarter. For the first half of the year, net income fell by 50% to $2.65 million from $5.3 million a year earlier. A $900,000 tax benefit was included in the six-month results.
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