CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 22, 2006 |
Viola Elder, the mother of radio and television talk-show commentator Larry Elder who became a beloved figure on her son's syndicated radio program, died June 13 in Los Angeles. She was 81. A Democrat, Viola Elder often engaged in spirited exchanges with her son, a registered Republican who takes a conservative, libertarian view, in her weekly appearances on his show, where she was known as Chief Justice of the Supreme Court. Born July 2, 1924, Viola Elder was raised on a farm in Toney, Ala.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 25, 1991
Mayor Tom Bradley has appointed developer and activist Linda Griego to the Community Redevelopment Agency's Board of Commissioners, filling a vacancy created last week by the resignation of Larry Kirk. Griego is also a member of the city's Downtown Strategic Advisory Committee, is active in the Los Angeles Conservancy, serves on the CRA's Design Advisory Committee and is a former Cultural Affairs commissioner. If confirmed by the City Council, her term will end Nov. 4, 1994.
July 17, 1988 |
It's 11:30 p.m. You've just landed, an hour late, on your flight to Milwaukee. After picking up your bags you hail a cab and head for the hotel where you've made a reservation. On the way in from the airport you're entirely focused on one three-letter word: bed. But you're in for a jarring bit of news. "I'm sorry, sir," the front desk clerk says without emotion, "but I'm afraid the hotel is overbooked." You protest, but there are no rooms.
August 2, 1987
The $60-million renovation of the Los Angeles Hilton and Towers has been completed at Wilshire Boulevard and Figueroa Street in downtown Los Angeles, according to the owners, the Reliance Development Group. Larry Kirk, general manager of the hotel that continues to be managed by Hilton Hotels Corp.
June 8, 1990 |
Los Angeles Theatre Center, threatened with the end of facilities support from the Community Redevelopment Agency, received the CRA board's approval Thursday of another $750,000. If ratified as part of the CRA budget by the Los Angeles City Council, the amount will keep the LATC doors open through its current spring-summer season and through part of the fall-winter season.
March 21, 1989 |
Hundreds of people were evacuated from the Los Angeles Hilton Hotel about 3:30 a.m. today when heat from a fire in a kitchen rose through a ventilator shaft and ignited another blaze in a rooftop equipment room. No injuries were reported. About 200 guests on top floors of the 16-story building at 7th and Figueroa streets were rousted by firemen knocking on doors. Other guests left on their own when they smelled smoke or heard fire sirens and helicopters.