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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 20, 1991
Los Angeles city attorneys claim to have new evidence of a secret $200,000 deal cut by developer Jack Spound to gain Pierce College's support for the controversial office project he wanted to build on land adjacent to the school's Woodland Hills campus. The payment was never made and would not have been illegal. But city attorneys say they want to learn more about the deal in order to defend the city from a lawsuit brought by the developer. Spound and his partner, Johnson Wax Development Corp.
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BUSINESS
November 21, 2001 | Bloomberg News
Johnson Wax Professional, the closely held U.S. maker of floor cleaner and Good Sense air fresheners, agreed to buy Unilever's industrial cleaners unit for about $1.6billion to more than double its sales. Racine, Wis.-based Johnson Wax, spun off from S.C. Johnson & Son Inc. in 1999, would pay $1billion in cash for DiverseyLever and would lend Unilever $279million, the company said. Unilever also would get a one-third stake valued at $300million in the combined operations.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 3, 1989
Woodland Hills builder Jack Spound invited a whole neighborhood to a fancy hotel dinner to line up backing for his controversial $150-million office project at the edge of Warner Center. It is the subject of a crucial Los Angeles Planning Commission hearing next week. Spound asked all 850 members of the Woodland Hills Chamber of Commerce to stop by the hotel for cocktails and hors d'oeuvres and to talk about supporting him at the hearing.
BUSINESS
March 2, 1993 | JAMES F. PELTZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
"I absolutely would not do it again, if I knew then what I know now." So says developer Jonathan A. (Jack) Spound, 34, about his eight-year effort to erect Warner Ridge, a $200-million office-condominium project planned in Woodland Hills across the street from Warner Center.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 20, 1991 | RICHARD LEE COLVIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Los Angeles city attorneys claim to have new evidence of a secret $200,000 deal cut by developer Jack Spound to gain Pierce College's support for the controversial office project he wanted to build on land next to the school's Woodland Hills campus. The payment was never made and would not have been illegal. But city attorneys Tuesday said they want to learn more about the deal to defend the city from a lawsuit brought by the developer.
BUSINESS
March 2, 1993 | JAMES F. PELTZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
"I absolutely would not do it again, if I knew then what I know now." So says developer Jonathan A. (Jack) Spound, 34, about his eight-year effort to erect Warner Ridge, a $200-million office-condominium project planned in Woodland Hills across the street from Warner Center.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 8, 1990
Los Angeles City Councilwoman Joy Picus outflanked a developer and possibly Mayor Tom Bradley by getting a measure killing commercial development at Warner Ridge in Woodland Hills signed into law by the city's acting mayor Wednesday only hours after Bradley left town. At Picus' request, Council President John Ferraro signed the measure zoning the 21.5-acre Warner Ridge property to permit only single-family homes. The measure received final approval from the council on Tuesday.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 8, 1991 | JOHN SCHWADA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Los Angeles City Council on Tuesday indicated it may be willing to consider some level of commercial development on Warner Ridge in order to settle a lawsuit filed by the developers of the 21.5-acre Woodland Hills site. Councilwoman Joy Picus, who represents the Warner Ridge area and opposes anything but a handful of residences on the site, conceded Tuesday that other council members were agreeable to some kind of combined residential-commercial development.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 7, 1991 | JOHN SCHWADA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A Superior Court judge on Thursday rejected a city of Los Angeles bid to quash a lawsuit by the developers of Warner Ridge and then rapped the city's knuckles for improper legal tactics. Superior Court Judge Kathryn Doi Todd said in a written ruling that a motion filed by the city to void the $100-million lawsuit was so "frivolous" that it violated state law.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 25, 1991
The Los Angeles City Council on Wednesday rejected a proposal to ask a judge to work out a compromise settlement of the lawsuit between the city and the would-be developer of the 21.5-acre Warner Ridge site in Woodland Hills. Councilwoman Joy Picus, who represents the area, said the council decided in a private session that settling the lawsuit is premature. The partnership of Spound Cos. and Johnson Wax Development Co., owners of Warner Ridge, proposed the non-binding settlement process.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 20, 1991
Los Angeles city attorneys claim to have new evidence of a secret $200,000 deal cut by developer Jack Spound to gain Pierce College's support for the controversial office project he wanted to build on land adjacent to the school's Woodland Hills campus. The payment was never made and would not have been illegal. But city attorneys say they want to learn more about the deal in order to defend the city from a lawsuit brought by the developer. Spound and his partner, Johnson Wax Development Corp.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 20, 1991 | RICHARD LEE COLVIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Los Angeles city attorneys claim to have new evidence of a secret $200,000 deal cut by developer Jack Spound to gain Pierce College's support for the controversial office project he wanted to build on land next to the school's Woodland Hills campus. The payment was never made and would not have been illegal. But city attorneys Tuesday said they want to learn more about the deal to defend the city from a lawsuit brought by the developer.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 25, 1991
The Los Angeles City Council on Wednesday rejected a proposal to ask a judge to work out a compromise settlement of the lawsuit between the city and the would-be developer of the 21.5-acre Warner Ridge site in Woodland Hills. Councilwoman Joy Picus, who represents the area, said the council decided in a private session that settling the lawsuit is premature. The partnership of Spound Cos. and Johnson Wax Development Co., owners of Warner Ridge, proposed the non-binding settlement process.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 7, 1991 | JOHN SCHWADA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A Superior Court judge on Thursday rejected a city of Los Angeles bid to quash a lawsuit by the developers of Warner Ridge and then rapped the city's knuckles for improper legal tactics. Superior Court Judge Kathryn Doi Todd said in a written ruling that a motion filed by the city to void the $100-million lawsuit was so "frivolous" that it violated state law.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 8, 1991 | JOHN SCHWADA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Los Angeles City Council on Tuesday indicated it may be willing to consider some level of commercial development on Warner Ridge in order to settle a lawsuit filed by the developers of the 21.5-acre Woodland Hills site. Councilwoman Joy Picus, who represents the Warner Ridge area and opposes anything but a handful of residences on the site, conceded Tuesday that other council members were agreeable to some kind of combined residential-commercial development.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 8, 1990
Los Angeles City Councilwoman Joy Picus outflanked a developer and possibly Mayor Tom Bradley by getting a measure killing commercial development at Warner Ridge in Woodland Hills signed into law by the city's acting mayor Wednesday only hours after Bradley left town. At Picus' request, Council President John Ferraro signed the measure zoning the 21.5-acre Warner Ridge property to permit only single-family homes. The measure received final approval from the council on Tuesday.
BUSINESS
November 21, 2001 | Bloomberg News
Johnson Wax Professional, the closely held U.S. maker of floor cleaner and Good Sense air fresheners, agreed to buy Unilever's industrial cleaners unit for about $1.6billion to more than double its sales. Racine, Wis.-based Johnson Wax, spun off from S.C. Johnson & Son Inc. in 1999, would pay $1billion in cash for DiverseyLever and would lend Unilever $279million, the company said. Unilever also would get a one-third stake valued at $300million in the combined operations.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 22, 1989 | BOB POOL, Times Staff Writer
A Wisconsin-based development company that has spent nearly three years fighting for permission to help build a $150-million Woodland Hills office project said Wednesday it is getting out of the construction business. But officials of the Johnson Wax Development Corp. said they intend to start--and finish--the Warner Ridge high-rise office project at the northeast corner of De Soto Avenue and Oxnard Street before halting land-development activities. Johnson Wax is a partner with Los Angeles-based Spound Co. in the seven-building project, which is expected to receive final Los Angeles Planning Commission approval today at a meeting in Van Nuys, setting the stage for a City Council debate on the project.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 3, 1989
Woodland Hills builder Jack Spound invited a whole neighborhood to a fancy hotel dinner to line up backing for his controversial $150-million office project at the edge of Warner Center. It is the subject of a crucial Los Angeles Planning Commission hearing next week. Spound asked all 850 members of the Woodland Hills Chamber of Commerce to stop by the hotel for cocktails and hors d'oeuvres and to talk about supporting him at the hearing.
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