June 25, 1992 |
When the owners of the century-old Hotel del Coronado go on vacation at a Walt Disney Co. resort, they must feel like they never left. Disney, they say, has replicated the look of their famed Victorian-style hotel across the bay from San Diego in the design of the Grand Floridian Hotel at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Fla., as well as in the new centerpiece Disneyland Hotel outside Paris. And Disney wants to do it again.
October 26, 1993 |
President Clinton said Monday he will nominate M. Larry Lawrence, a California real estate and investment executive, to be ambassador to Switzerland. Lawrence's wife, Shelia, will go to Switzerland as special U.S. representative to the World Conservation Union, a scientific organization that promotes the preservation of natural resources. The Lawrences have been involved in Democratic Party affairs for many years.
July 17, 1987 |
Hotel del Coronado owner M. Larry Lawrence said Thursday he has obtained a $205-million loan from Primerica Corp., the former American Can Co., that will be used to consolidate existing debt at the hotel and his other businesses. According to terms of the loan, Primerica, which is based in Greenwich, Conn., will receive a percentage of the hotel's cash flow.
September 13, 1996 |
Renowned for its seaside setting, its architecture and its legendary guests, the 108-year-old Hotel del Coronado- sold Thursday to Travelers Group of New York- has witnessed history in the making. A few highlights from its storied past: * The Victorian palace, known simply as the "Del" by locals or "the castle" by employees, has hosted 14 presidents, including Franklin Roosevelt, John Kennedy, Richard Nixon and Bill Clinton.
December 12, 1997 |
The body of Ambassador M. Larry Lawrence was exhumed from Arlington National Cemetery and brought here Thursday for burial at the suburban El Camino Memorial Park and Mortuary. A private cargo jet carrying the body of Lawrence, who was the envoy to Switzerland, arrived in the afternoon at a Carlsbad airport.
October 13, 1987 |
San Diego's wealthiest citizens--and a few rich people with ties to San Diego--for the most part grew even richer during the past year, according to Forbes Magazine's annual list of the nation's 400 wealthiest citizens released Monday. La Jolla resident Joan Kroc, 59, owner of the San Diego Padres baseball club and widow of McDonald's founder Ray Kroc, is the 49th wealthiest U.S. citizen, with an estimated net worth of $1 billion, according to the magazine.
October 20, 1985 |
Actor Gene Hackman and his wife have sold their fantastic Santa Barbara house on 25 acres behind stone walls for $5.5 million. The 15,000-square-foot Mediterranean-like villa was listed for some time at $10 million and more recently, at $6.9 million. "We sold it with 25 acres with our co-listing agent, Alexander Velto Real Estate in Montecito," Jeff Hyland of Alvarez, Hyland & Young in Beverly Hills said.
December 3, 1987 |
Did hotelier Larry Lawrence really touch off the earthquake that roused the city from its slumber early in the morning of Nov. 24? Probably not, although a rumor to that effect made the rounds of the crowd of 320 that assembled that evening at the Omni San Diego Hotel to "roast" the leading businessman and Democrat for the benefit of the M. Larry Lawrence Branch Jewish Community Center.