March 13, 1986
Hit by declining oil prices, the Santa Monica-based oil producer said it was notified by Continental Illinois National Bank & Trust that it was in default for failing to pay interest on $38 million in loans outstanding under a secured revolving credit agreement. Argo said the Chicago bank didn't indicate whether it plans to seize collateral or call the notes in, but it gave the firm 30 days to avoid default on other terms of the loans. Cecil O.
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April 12, 1987 |
Chula Vista Mayor Greg Cox received a $2.2-million real estate loan from Home Federal Savings & Loan Assn. in August, 1985, and later cast votes for two multimillion-dollar development projects by the San Diego lender without disclosing the loan. Cox, who needed the $2.2 million to avoid default on a 123-unit apartment complex he and 10 other investors owned in Austin, Tex., did not list the loan on his annual financial disclosure forms for the past two years.
June 24, 2007 |
When banking expert Alex J. Pollock started looking at mortgage disclosure forms, even he had trouble understanding them. Pollock, a former banking industry executive who now serves as a fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, a Washington, D.C.-based think tank, thought the poorly constructed documents might be one source of the nation's sub-prime banking problems. We talked with him about his recent proposal to simplify disclosures using a simple, one-page sheet. Here is an edited transcript of his comments: Question: What's the biggest problem you see with the current methods of disclosure?
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April 22, 1989 |
Sheriff John Duffy, claiming that his failure to disclose $36,000 in loans he received last year was an oversight, has filed an amended Statement of Economic Interests naming the three close supporters who provided the money. The amended statement was filed Monday afternoon with the clerk of the Board of Supervisors after a reporter for the San Diego Reader newspaper questioned why Duffy had not listed the $36,000 loan that he and Sheriff's Lt. John Tenwolde used to pay opponents' attorneys fees after losing a lawsuit.
November 6, 2001 |
Credit Suisse First Boston agreed to provide EchoStar a $2.75-billion loan to replace an unusual financing arrangement in the company's bid for DirecTV, a division of General Motors Corp. subsidiary Hughes Electronics Corp. During negotiations the day before the $25.8-billion deal was announced Oct. 28, EchoStar Chairman Charles Ergen used his own EchoStar shares as collateral. Deutsche Bank had agreed to provide EchoStar with the other half of a $5.
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September 3, 1986 |
Albert J. Lowry, one of the nation's best-known authors of books on getting rich through real estate investments, is being sued by a bank that claims he and the three other owners of a Westlake Village health club defaulted on a $350,000 loan. California First Bank alleges in its Los Angeles Superior Court suit that Lowry and his partners in Westlake Sporthouse never made any payments on the loan, which was negotiated in August, 1985.
September 19, 1986 |
Opponents of Proposition 63--the November ballot measure that would declare English to be the official language of California--charged Thursday that supporters of the proposition have violated campaign financing laws by inaccurately reporting $300,000 in loans.
June 28, 1986 |
Friday was a frenzied day for Tom Starr, executive director of the Freedom Bowl. The future of this year's game--and the bowl itself--was at stake. Only some last-minute running around town to pick up loans and donations saved the bowl from passing into history. "I got everything done," Starr said Friday evening. "I feel like Indiana Jones--it went down to the last minute." The City of Anaheim and its Visitors and Convention Bureau handed Starr $250,000 in interest-free loans Friday.
December 7, 1988 |
A former suitor of Heidi's Frogen Yozurt Shoppes has filed a lawsuit accusing the Laguna Hills chain of fraud and deceit and seeking damages of $5.6 million. The lawsuit by Johnston Foods, filed Tuesday in Orange County Superior Court, follows the announcement last month that a planned merger of Heidi's and Johnston Foods had fallen apart. Since then, Heidi's has signed an agreement to be acquired by New York-based Steve's Homemade Ice Cream. That deal is still pending.