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October 22, 2012 | By Roger Vincent, Los Angeles Times
A long-awaited luxury condominium tower developed by giant United Arab Emirates real estate company Emaar Properties has opened near the Los Angeles Country Club. Emaar Properties bought the 22-story Beverly West tower at Wilshire Boulevard and Comstock Avenue for $65 million in 2007 while it was under construction by a previous developer. The housing market crashed soon after in the economic downturn. Mohamed Alabbar, chairman of Emaar, kept the property off the market until earlier this year, said Dario De Luca, president of the company's Los Angeles operations.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 15, 1990
Police in riot gear arrested 11 people, including anti-police brutality activist Don Jackson, during a demonstration Saturday against apartheid and racism in front of the exclusive Los Angeles Country Club, authorities said. Jackson was arrested when he tried to talk to club managers about allegedly racist membership policies, Los Angeles Police Department Officer Nelson Anderson said. He was with 100 protesters representing the Los Angeles Student Coalition.
HOME & GARDEN
August 8, 2011 | By Lauren Beale, Los Angeles Times
Jon Feltheimer, chief executive of the Santa Monica film and television studio Lions Gate Entertainment Corp., has sold his Holmby Hills estate for $14.4 million. The 1.4-acre flat property overlooks a fairway at the private Los Angeles Country Club. The 6,400-square-foot house, built in 1927, has five bedrooms and 51/2 bathrooms. Feltheimer, 59, bought the property in 2009 for $9,812,500, public records show. David Offer of Prudential California, Brentwood, was the listing agent, according to the Multiple Listing Service.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 14, 1990
Nearly a month to the day when police in riot gear arrested 11 people protesting alleged racism at the exclusive Los Angeles Country Club, about 75 demonstrators staged a return march to the club Sunday, led by black community activist Don Jackson. Jackson was the only demonstrator arrested. He was booked at West Los Angeles Jail on suspicion of trespassing, a misdemeanor, and released on bail later in the day, police said.
NEWS
June 10, 1991 | BEVERLY BEYETTE and GAILE ROBINSON, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Lately, Esther Williams has been thinking about her options. Should she sue-- E. Williams v. Los Angeles Country Club? Should she continue to speak out publicly? She knows there are those women who will say, "Oh, Esther, don't. . . ." But, she says, "I don't think I would have been a movie star if I didn't make waves, so to speak." For Williams, 67, the onetime MGM aquatics star, the issue is not simply that she was turned away at Los Angeles Country Club because she was wearing pants.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 28, 1996
To America's 6 million golfers, nothing could be more beautiful than a golf course, except perhaps a hole-in-one. To devout environmentalists, nothing exemplifies a more insidious assault on the landscape. Conservationists charge that golf course development causes massive disruption of the natural topography, destroys wetlands and wildlife habitat and pollutes lakes and streams with pesticide and fertilizer runoff.
SPORTS
February 27, 1993 | MAL FLORENCE
For the first time in the 67-year history of the Los Angeles Open, the tournament has been shortened to 54 holes. Friday's second round was postponed because of rain and there is a possibility of more showers today, although tournament organizers said they would try to play 18 holes each today and Sunday. A tournament is not official unless 36 holes are played. The greens at Riviera do not drain particularly well, according to Peter Oosterhuis, the director of golf at the country club.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 23, 2002 | Bob Pool, Times Staff Writer
Golfers at the Los Angeles Country Club have finally met their match in a yearlong fight with Holmby Hills residents teed off over a proposed 120-foot-high driving range fence. Operators of the 300-acre course between Beverly Hills and Westwood will only install 35-foot-high netting next to a driving range. That's where duffers sometimes slice and hook balls into neighboring Comstock Avenue -- and on at least one occasion knocked a passerby unconscious.
NEWS
February 22, 2001 | GEOFF SHACKELFORD, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
As the Nissan Open and Riviera Country Club became synonymous over the last 20 years, most of the players in this week's field are probably unaware that 10 other golf courses have hosted the event formerly known as the Los Angeles Open. Besides 39 appearances at Riviera since the tournament's inception in 1926, the event has been played at familiar public courses, exclusive private clubs and three layouts that no longer exist.
REAL ESTATE
May 6, 2007 | Gayle Pollard-Terry, Times Staff Writer
Beginnings Country Club Park rose on the former grounds of the Los Angeles Country Club. Grand houses started going up around the turn of the last century after developer Isaac Milbank subdivided the property into spacious lots to attract the wealthy to the enclave. His own commanding mansion, circa 1913, with its Mediterranean and Beaux Arts facade, remains a neighborhood landmark.
SPORTS
January 20, 2006 | Pete Thomas, Times Staff Writer
Lance Mackey won the Copper Basin 300 sled dog race in Alaska with a time of 49 hours 18 minutes. It's billed as the world's most grueling mid-distance race -- not only because it sends mushers high into the Alaska Range, but because temperatures dip to 30 below zero. Clearly, the participants are not in it for the money. Mackey's take was $6,100, barely enough to cover the cost of dog food.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 23, 2002 | Bob Pool, Times Staff Writer
Golfers at the Los Angeles Country Club have finally met their match in a yearlong fight with Holmby Hills residents teed off over a proposed 120-foot-high driving range fence. Operators of the 300-acre course between Beverly Hills and Westwood will only install 35-foot-high netting next to a driving range. That's where duffers sometimes slice and hook balls into neighboring Comstock Avenue -- and on at least one occasion knocked a passerby unconscious.
NEWS
February 22, 2001 | GEOFF SHACKELFORD, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
As the Nissan Open and Riviera Country Club became synonymous over the last 20 years, most of the players in this week's field are probably unaware that 10 other golf courses have hosted the event formerly known as the Los Angeles Open. Besides 39 appearances at Riviera since the tournament's inception in 1926, the event has been played at familiar public courses, exclusive private clubs and three layouts that no longer exist.
SPORTS
February 20, 1999 | MAL FLORENCE
Johnny Miller commenting on Fred Couples in Golf Digest: "He's a beautiful guy and super talented, but he's always been a bit of a walking dial tone, a boat with a small rudder. . . . "Fred is motivated in a vague way, but he's never learned how to focus hard on specific goals. . . . "If the good Lord had given Fred the eye of the tiger, the ability to identify and organize his objectives, his outstanding record would be off the charts."
NEWS
November 17, 1996 | MARY LOU LOPER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
When the imagination swirls, reality escapes. It was sort of like that at "The Imperial Vacation Retreat--Hacienda Sonora" (the Sonora Cafe) for the Diadames dinner gala in the lavish image of the court of Maximilian and Carlota, the late 19th century emperor and empress of Mexico. The Diadames are gourmets, and chose to dwell on food in the spirit of Maximilian, who introduced pink champagne, the rage of Europe, and fricassee, flan and veal stew to Mexico.
SPORTS
February 20, 1999 | MAL FLORENCE
Johnny Miller commenting on Fred Couples in Golf Digest: "He's a beautiful guy and super talented, but he's always been a bit of a walking dial tone, a boat with a small rudder. . . . "Fred is motivated in a vague way, but he's never learned how to focus hard on specific goals. . . . "If the good Lord had given Fred the eye of the tiger, the ability to identify and organize his objectives, his outstanding record would be off the charts."
SPORTS
January 20, 2006 | Pete Thomas, Times Staff Writer
Lance Mackey won the Copper Basin 300 sled dog race in Alaska with a time of 49 hours 18 minutes. It's billed as the world's most grueling mid-distance race -- not only because it sends mushers high into the Alaska Range, but because temperatures dip to 30 below zero. Clearly, the participants are not in it for the money. Mackey's take was $6,100, barely enough to cover the cost of dog food.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 28, 1996
To America's 6 million golfers, nothing could be more beautiful than a golf course, except perhaps a hole-in-one. To devout environmentalists, nothing exemplifies a more insidious assault on the landscape. Conservationists charge that golf course development causes massive disruption of the natural topography, destroys wetlands and wildlife habitat and pollutes lakes and streams with pesticide and fertilizer runoff.
NEWS
October 8, 1995 | MARY LOU LOPER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The 700 at the Salon at the Taper "Isn't It Romantic?" party were warbling the lyrics of Lorenz Hart and recalling intimate moments from their own pasts Monday. The evening benefited the Center Theatre Group. Michael Feinstein and about 40 Hart "friends" performed the lyrics of Hart songs--"Blue Moon," "Thou Swell," "My Funny Valentine," "Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered," "The Lady Is a Tramp," "Where or When," "Manhattan."
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