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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 25, 1990
The body of a 27-year-old man who had been fatally stabbed was found in his 15th-floor room at the downtown Los Angeles Hilton hotel Friday afternoon, police said. The victim was identified as Kenneth Wayne Laws of Los Angeles. Hotel officials declined to say how long he had been staying at the hotel.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 17, 2006 | Patrick McGreevy, Times Staff Writer
The Los Angeles City Council voted Tuesday to urge the LAX Hilton to resolve an increasingly testy labor dispute with some employees, even as one security officer for the hotel pressed claims with police that he was injured in a scuffle with Councilwoman Janice Hahn during a demonstration Friday. The council unanimously approved a resolution asking the hotel to "work together" with 75 employees who were suspended during a job action.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 22, 1989 | NIESON HIMMEL and MYRNA OLIVER, Times Staff Writers
Hundreds of people were evacuated from the Los Angeles Hilton Hotel early Tuesday when a spark from a kitchen stove ignited a fire in a ventilator shaft. No injuries were reported. About 200 guests were rousted from their top floor rooms about 3:30 a.m. by firefighters knocking on doors or by phone calls from hotel operators. Others walked outside after smelling smoke or hearing fire helicopters and sirens. Nearly all the 900 rooms in the hotel were occupied, officials said.
BUSINESS
January 30, 1995 | Times Staff Reports
Hilton Leaving Downtown L.A.: After more than 40 years, the Hilton name will disappear from the Downtown Los Angeles hotel scene on Wednesday. That's when the 900-room Los Angeles Hilton & Towers will become an Omni Hotel. The name change reflects a contract dispute between Beverly Hills-based Hilton Hotels, which manages the property, and Hanjin International, a Korean conglomerate that purchased the hotel in 1989.
NEWS
May 28, 1988 | MARILYN OLIVER
"I need a vacation, but I can't be away from home long." "I want to go away, but--yes, even now--I'm afraid to fly." "I'd like to go to a fancy resort, but I can't afford the cost plus transportation." If these or other reasons are preventing Southern Californians from taking a longed-for vacation, they should rethink the problem. They're in one of the major vacation capitals of the world.
BUSINESS
January 30, 1995 | Times Staff Reports
Hilton Leaving Downtown L.A.: After more than 40 years, the Hilton name will disappear from the Downtown Los Angeles hotel scene on Wednesday. That's when the 900-room Los Angeles Hilton & Towers will become an Omni Hotel. The name change reflects a contract dispute between Beverly Hills-based Hilton Hotels, which manages the property, and Hanjin International, a Korean conglomerate that purchased the hotel in 1989.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 2, 1994 | PATRICK J. McDONNELL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Police arrested 37 demonstrators Thursday during a union-organized act of civil disobedience designed to dramatize the plight of about 550 hotel workers facing loss of their jobs because of an impending management change at the Los Angeles Hilton and Towers complex. "What would we do without our work?" asked Guadalupe Garcia, a widowed, 41-year-old mother of three and longtime housekeeper who was among those taken into custody in Downtown Los Angeles.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 7, 1995
Union employees at the Downtown Los Angeles Hilton & Towers have won assurances that they will be able to keep their jobs even if the management of the hotel changes hands, as expected, Jan. 31, labor officials announced. The agreement resolves a dispute between almost 600 union-represented workers at the landmark hotel and the South Korean company that owns the facility.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 17, 2006 | Patrick McGreevy, Times Staff Writer
The Los Angeles City Council voted Tuesday to urge the LAX Hilton to resolve an increasingly testy labor dispute with some employees, even as one security officer for the hotel pressed claims with police that he was injured in a scuffle with Councilwoman Janice Hahn during a demonstration Friday. The council unanimously approved a resolution asking the hotel to "work together" with 75 employees who were suspended during a job action.
SPORTS
November 2, 1985
The Purdue Club of Los Angeles will hold a reception and dinner Nov. 30 at the Los Angeles Hilton Hotel to honor former UCLA basketball Coach John Wooden. Wooden was an All-American guard at Purdue.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 7, 1995
Union employees at the Downtown Los Angeles Hilton & Towers have won assurances that they will be able to keep their jobs even if the management of the hotel changes hands, as expected, Jan. 31, labor officials announced. The agreement resolves a dispute between almost 600 union-represented workers at the landmark hotel and the South Korean company that owns the facility.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 2, 1994 | PATRICK J. McDONNELL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Police arrested 37 demonstrators Thursday during a union-organized act of civil disobedience designed to dramatize the plight of about 550 hotel workers facing loss of their jobs because of an impending management change at the Los Angeles Hilton and Towers complex. "What would we do without our work?" asked Guadalupe Garcia, a widowed, 41-year-old mother of three and longtime housekeeper who was among those taken into custody in Downtown Los Angeles.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 25, 1990
The body of a 27-year-old man who had been fatally stabbed was found in his 15th-floor room at the downtown Los Angeles Hilton hotel Friday afternoon, police said. The victim was identified as Kenneth Wayne Laws of Los Angeles. Hotel officials declined to say how long he had been staying at the hotel.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 22, 1989 | NIESON HIMMEL and MYRNA OLIVER, Times Staff Writers
Hundreds of people were evacuated from the Los Angeles Hilton Hotel early Tuesday when a spark from a kitchen stove ignited a fire in a ventilator shaft. No injuries were reported. About 200 guests were rousted from their top floor rooms about 3:30 a.m. by firefighters knocking on doors or by phone calls from hotel operators. Others walked outside after smelling smoke or hearing fire helicopters and sirens. Nearly all the 900 rooms in the hotel were occupied, officials said.
NEWS
May 28, 1988 | MARILYN OLIVER
"I need a vacation, but I can't be away from home long." "I want to go away, but--yes, even now--I'm afraid to fly." "I'd like to go to a fancy resort, but I can't afford the cost plus transportation." If these or other reasons are preventing Southern Californians from taking a longed-for vacation, they should rethink the problem. They're in one of the major vacation capitals of the world.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 3, 1990 | BETH KLEID, Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
Gypsy Award for Sammy Davis: Actors, dancers and comedians turned out for a luncheon on Sunday to honor ailing entertainer Sammy Davis, Jr. for his contribution to the world of dance. Davis' wife, Altovise, accepted the annual Gypsy Award from the Professional Dancers Society on behalf of her husband. About 800 entertainers, including Patrick Swayze, Debbie Allen, Milton Berle and the famed dancing duo Nicholas Brothers attended the ceremonies at the the Los Angeles Hilton hotel.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 5, 1988
A former Los Angeles travel agency employee who erased the bookings of 134 travelers from the company computer after being fired was sentenced Monday to 30 days in County Jail and fined $3,375. Louisa Jin-Yin Wang, 34, of Walnut, was also sentenced to three years' probation by Los Angeles Municipal Judge Maureen Duffy-Lewis. Wang was convicted March 14 of violating a state Penal Code section that makes computer tampering a misdemeanor. City Atty. James K.
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