April 14, 1992 |
Marina del Rey, the image: In a resort-like setting, affluent professionals lead the good life. Their gracious waterfront apartments overlook the white sails and blue water of the gleaming harbor. Marina del Rey, the reality: The apartments are 25 and 30 years old and they look it. In some of the complexes, kitchens, bathrooms, plumbing and electrical systems are wearing out. Some roofs leak. In the harbor, some docks and boat slips are crumbling.
April 12, 1992 |
It is one choice chunk of real estate--on the water, on the Westside, close to freeways and the airport. Marina del Rey--anchored by the world's largest man-made small-craft harbor--is owned by the public and managed by Los Angeles County. The marina was conceived in the late 1950s as a money-making partnership between government and business.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 23, 1991 |
The Los Angeles County government is poised to approve an agreement that would extend an influential developer's control over 18 acres of prime, publicly owned waterfront in Marina del Rey until the year 2062. County officials say the agreement, the product of more than a year of private negotiations between county officials and developer Jona Goldrich, will set a pattern for lease extensions on other marina properties.
August 17, 1986 |
Longtime real estate developers in Los Angeles used to know Jona Goldrich as an eager young immigrant from Israel, not long off a Greyhound bus, who installed window screens for a quarter apiece and cleaned up housing construction sites in such places as the San Fernando Valley. "He had his hat in his hand, looking for work," builder Julian Weinstock recalled. "He was very humble." Though Goldrich is still humble, his friends say, the hat has long since vanished from his hand.
February 2, 1986
First the Promenade. Then the Promenade West Condominiums. Then Promenade Towers. And now . . . the Grande Promenade, a $200-million, 972-unit apartment community planned one block from the Music Center in downtown Los Angeles. When completed in the early 1990s, the Grande Promenade will be "the largest privately developed apartment complex in the history of the area," its developers--Goldrich & Kest Industries and Shapell Industries--say.
January 10, 1986
The Los Angeles-area real estate developer revealed that he sold his 9.9% interest in the savings and loan for $7.66 million, or $21.60 a share, in two private transactions. The sale brings to an end 18 months of conflict between Goldrich, a dissident shareholder, and the Marina del Rey-based financial institution. Goldrich tried unsuccessfully to get a seat on Western Federal's board in late 1984 and had been threatening to try again.
November 17, 1985
As you reported in the Westside Section (Oct. 31), the Culver City Council voted 4 to 1 to change the zoning of the remaining property of Studio Estates. This in spite of opposition by two-thirds of the residents of Studio Estates and by three-quarters of the residents of surrounding streets; in spite of purchases into Studio Estates based on advertisements, verbal promises, and a city plan depicting the area as a total single-family community; in spite of already congested traffic along Overland Avenue, especially at the Washington Boulevard and Venice Boulevard intersections; in spite of an awareness on the part of the council of numerous broken promises and improprieties by the developer, Goldrich & Kest; and in spite of warnings by council staff that not enough consideration had been given to the impact of the commercial buildings on Overland Avenue traffic.
October 13, 1985
Jona Goldrich, a Los Angeles developer, will become the eighth recipient of Los Angeles County Scouting's "Good Scout" Award Tuesday at a luncheon at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel. The award is presented annually by the Los Angeles County consortium of the five Boy Scouts of America councils: Los Angeles, Van Nuys, Claremont, Pasadena and Glendale, to a professional who best exemplifies the character and qualities promoted by the Scouting movement.