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May 5, 2000 | TONY PERRY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In another sign that the city has hit the "philanthropic big leagues," Padres baseball team majority owner John Moores and his wife have donated $20 million toward construction of a cancer research facility at UC San Diego, officials announced Thursday. The facility, to be named after John and Rebecca Moores, will provide clinical and research space for more than 300 physicians, scientists and others now employed by the UC San Diego Cancer Center.
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SPORTS
August 17, 2012 | wire reports
In a quick vote Thursday, Major League Baseball owners approved the sale of the Padres to a group that includes Kevin and Brian O'Malley , sons of former Dodgers owner Peter O'Malley . Commissioner Bud Selig announced the endorsement after the end of the owners meetings in Denver. Under the deal, the group will buy the franchise from owner John Moores for about $800 million. The sale will close by Aug. 31. Ron Fowler , a businessman in San Diego, will become the executive chairman.
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SPORTS
May 26, 1996 | ROSS NEWHAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
He is a self-described computer nerd who has turned software into an impressive collection of hardware. John Moores, formerly of Houston and now of San Diego, is said to be worth more than $400 million, but he hasn't forgotten humble roots. His success in computers and real estate has been accompanied by wide-ranging philanthropy. He even contributed an estimated $80 million to rescue a charity case known as the San Diego Padres from the fire sale regime of Tom Werner and partners.
SPORTS
April 7, 2012 | By Bill Shaikin
SAN DIEGO — This town could use a little Magic too. Magic Johnson won't hit home runs for the Dodgers. He won't run the team. He won't pay the bills. Yet, he smiles, and happy days are here again. In Magic we trust. The San Diego Padres could use someone like that. Tony Gwynn, please save your team. The Padres are up for sale, after Jeff Moorad's bid to buy the team from John Moores collapsed last month. Moores has retained Steve Greenberg of Allen and Co. to broker the sale, according to two people speaking on condition of anonymity because Moores has made no announcement.
BUSINESS
April 2, 2005 | From Associated Press
A state judge dismissed San Diego Padres owner John Moores and other former directors of Peregrine Systems Inc. from a lawsuit that alleges insider trading and breach of fiduciary duty at the software company. San Diego Superior Judge Joan M. Lewis said California law did not apply to the insider trading allegations because Peregrine was incorporated in Delaware.
SPORTS
November 10, 2009 | Bill Shaikin
Mark Cuban, the high-profile owner of the NBA's Dallas Mavericks, said today he would consider adding the Dodgers to his portfolio. As the unusually public Dodgers' divorce saga plays out, Cuban said he has heard from many Dodgers fans appealing to him to buy the team. "More than I can count," Cuban wrote in an e-mail. Frank McCourt contends he is the sole owner of the Dodgers and insists the team is not for sale. Jamie McCourt contends she is a co-owner, and her lawyer has said she has lined up financing for a possible bid to buy out her estranged husband.
SPORTS
August 21, 1999 | BILL SHAIKIN
John Moores, owner of baseball's San Diego Padres, has approached the NFL about returning a team to Anaheim, a league official said Friday. Irvine Mayor Christina Shea has promoted a portion of the El Toro Marine Base as an ideal site but Moores apparently has not discussed the Irvine location with the league. "We have had conversations with Mr. Moores," NFL spokeswoman Leslie Hammond said. "The conversations were about Anaheim, not Irvine."
SPORTS
August 17, 2012 | wire reports
In a quick vote Thursday, Major League Baseball owners approved the sale of the Padres to a group that includes Kevin and Brian O'Malley , sons of former Dodgers owner Peter O'Malley . Commissioner Bud Selig announced the endorsement after the end of the owners meetings in Denver. Under the deal, the group will buy the franchise from owner John Moores for about $800 million. The sale will close by Aug. 31. Ron Fowler , a businessman in San Diego, will become the executive chairman.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 19, 2002 | Rebecca Trounson and Beth Silver, Special to The Times
San Diego Padres owner John Moores, stung by a student newspaper column on his financial and legal troubles, has asked San Diego State University to stop using his name as a prominent benefactor of the school, a Padres official said Friday. But Moores, who has donated more than $30 million to San Diego State since 1994, has not broken ties to the university or withdrawn his financial support, according to Bob Vizas, vice chairman of the baseball team. "He said, 'Look, take my name off stuff.
SPORTS
December 10, 1998 | ROSS NEWHAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
John Moores feared this was coming. The software and real estate magnate who owns the San Diego Padres had cautioned that the Dodgers could become the "monster to the north" if sold to Rupert Murdoch, given his economic and global resources. Now, Moores believes Murdoch's ownership has contributed to baseball's serious payroll and revenue disparities.
SPORTS
November 10, 2009 | Bill Shaikin
Mark Cuban, the high-profile owner of the NBA's Dallas Mavericks, said today he would consider adding the Dodgers to his portfolio. As the unusually public Dodgers' divorce saga plays out, Cuban said he has heard from many Dodgers fans appealing to him to buy the team. "More than I can count," Cuban wrote in an e-mail. Frank McCourt contends he is the sole owner of the Dodgers and insists the team is not for sale. Jamie McCourt contends she is a co-owner, and her lawyer has said she has lined up financing for a possible bid to buy out her estranged husband.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 4, 2006 | Jay A. Fernandez
IT takes a daring soul to risk the curse of the horror remake and the Curse of "The Omen" in one creepy project. But director John Moore felt it was his solemn duty to warn moviegoers that Damien, that devilish 5-year-old boy, is once again on his way. Moore began his career shooting the news and working as an assistant cameraman for Oscar-nominated directors Neil Jordan and Jim Sheridan.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 31, 2005 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
John Peter Moore, 86, a close aide to Salvador Dali who was convicted of tampering with one of the surrealist master's paintings, died Monday in Port Lligat, Spain. No cause of death was announced. A British army captain in World War II, Moore became Dali's assistant after meeting him in Italy in the 1950s. He accompanied Dali on many of his world tours during his 20 years as a personal assistant. When Dali became ill and bedridden, Moore's influence over the artist's activities increased.
BUSINESS
April 2, 2005 | From Associated Press
A state judge dismissed San Diego Padres owner John Moores and other former directors of Peregrine Systems Inc. from a lawsuit that alleges insider trading and breach of fiduciary duty at the software company. San Diego Superior Judge Joan M. Lewis said California law did not apply to the insider trading allegations because Peregrine was incorporated in Delaware.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 27, 2004 | Alan Zarembo, Times Staff Writer
When it came time for college last year, John J. Moores encouraged his twin sons to aim low. "I'm fairly indifferent about college for a lot of kids," said Moores, chairman of the University of California Board of Regents. "I don't think it's all that important." The boys were more suited to the football field than the classroom, Moores said. They would have no place at UC. Neither would thousands of other students already there, if he had his way.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 21, 2003 | Rebecca Trounson, Times Staff Writer
In a pointed rebuke of one of their own, several University of California regents publicly chastised Board of Regents Chairman John J. Moores on Thursday for issuing a recent report critical of the university's admissions policies, saying it has harmed individual students and the university itself.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 27, 2004 | Alan Zarembo, Times Staff Writer
When it came time for college last year, John J. Moores encouraged his twin sons to aim low. "I'm fairly indifferent about college for a lot of kids," said Moores, chairman of the University of California Board of Regents. "I don't think it's all that important." The boys were more suited to the football field than the classroom, Moores said. They would have no place at UC. Neither would thousands of other students already there, if he had his way.
SPORTS
January 21, 1998 | ROSS NEWHAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Saying the purchase of the Dodgers would give Rupert Murdoch "the opportunity for considerable mischief," San Diego Padre owner John Moores indicated Tuesday he is "inclined to vote against" the proposed sale. "I would emphasize the word 'inclined' because to this point, we have not been presented any information, absolutely zero information [on the sale and how Murdoch would operate the team], but you have to be concerned when you have a fellow like Murdoch involved," Moores said by phone.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 19, 2002 | Rebecca Trounson and Beth Silver, Special to The Times
San Diego Padres owner John Moores, stung by a student newspaper column on his financial and legal troubles, has asked San Diego State University to stop using his name as a prominent benefactor of the school, a Padres official said Friday. But Moores, who has donated more than $30 million to San Diego State since 1994, has not broken ties to the university or withdrawn his financial support, according to Bob Vizas, vice chairman of the baseball team. "He said, 'Look, take my name off stuff.
BUSINESS
October 1, 2002 | P.J. HUFFSTUTTER and RALPH FRAMMOLINO, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
When Peregrine Systems Inc. ousted its top management amid an accounting scandal in May, the San Diego software company turned to the man who built it from a tiny firm to a $13-billion enterprise: John J. Moores. The multimillionaire owner of the San Diego Padres baseball team seemed like a natural choice. A self-described computer nerd, he had served on the board for 13 years, including a decade-long stint as chairman.
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