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OPINION
June 19, 2003
Your June 12 obituary of L.A. Inc. President George Kirkland understated the impact that the late Convention and Visitors Bureau chief had on our city. As the man entrusted with the stewardship of this city's hospitality industry, Kirkland transformed the Los Angeles landscape, bringing our industry into common public discourse and weaving such separate elements as LAX, Staples Center and must-see visitor destinations into an infrastructure capable of hosting major events on the world stage with great distinction.
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BUSINESS
June 29, 1989
L.A. Gear Inc.: The Los Angeles shoe and sportswear maker said net income rose 200% to $16 million in the second quarter. Sales for the quarter rose 207% to $169.6 million. Both net income and sales figures set quarterly records for the company. The company also announced plans to file an offering of 1 million common shares by the end of the year. Tables, Page 13
ENTERTAINMENT
May 21, 2013 | By Richard Verrier
The Human Centipede is back. After some delays in filming last year, the third installment of the controversial cult horror franchise in which human victims are sewn together is starting up production in Los Angeles. Six Entertainment Co. is scheduled to shoot a scene for "The Human Centipede III" on Friday in the Monterey Park area, according to a permit filed with FilmL.A. Inc., which handles film permits for the city and the county. The production of the movie, to be distributed by IFC Films, had been held up last year by a dispute over script issues between Six Entertainment Co. and German actor Dieter Laser, who played the evil Dr. Heiter in the original 2009 film.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 12, 2014 | By Richard Verrier
When the producers of “Last Days in the Desert” needed an environment for their biblical allegory, they knew just where to travel. They headed 31/2 hours southeast of Los Angeles to one of the largest state parks in the country. Spanning 600,000 acres, hundreds of miles of dirt roads and a dozen wilderness areas, Anza-Borrego Desert State Park has been an attractive, if underused, film location, featured in such movies as Warren Beatty's “Bugsy” and the Universal Pictures action film “The Scorpion King.” But the producers behind “Last Days in the Desert” liked the park so much that they opted to shoot all 24 days in the vast wilderness, which is named after 18th century Spanish explorer Juan Bautista de Anza.
NEWS
December 20, 1988
L.A. Gear Inc. announced today that it has applied for registration and listing with the New York Stock Exchange. The application applies to the Los Angeles-based company's common stock, now traded on the NASDAQ National Market System under the symbol LAGR. "We hope that L.A. Gear and its shareholders will benefit from the NYSE listing's higher profile, which should enhance the company's visibility to the press and to individual and institutional investors throughout the world," said Robert Y.
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