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March 19, 1990 | From United Press International
Sex Discrimination Suit: Attorney Gloria Allred filed a class-action sex discrimination lawsuit Thursday in Los Angeles Superior Court seeking to require two restaurants, Ma Maison/Sofitel Hotel & Restaurant and Citrus, to hire women, not just men, to wait on tables. The suit was filed on behalf of Kellye McKinna, 29, who said she was never permitted to wait on tables in the formal dining room at Ma Maison. (Filed March 5, 1990, Case No. C754109)
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March 19, 1990 | From United Press International
Sex Discrimination Suit: Attorney Gloria Allred filed a class-action sex discrimination lawsuit Thursday in Los Angeles Superior Court seeking to require two restaurants, Ma Maison/Sofitel Hotel & Restaurant and Citrus, to hire women, not just men, to wait on tables. The suit was filed on behalf of Kellye McKinna, 29, who said she was never permitted to wait on tables in the formal dining room at Ma Maison. (Filed March 5, 1990, Case No. C754109)
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September 17, 1988
The state Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control notified the developer of the nearly completed Ma Maison Sofitel Hotel on Friday that it will ban liquor in the ballroom and meeting rooms until the Westside hotel provides 117 more parking spaces. At the same time, the ABC agreed to issue a liquor permit for the rest of the hotel, meaning the prohibition will not apply to guest rooms, bars and the hotel's two restaurants.
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March 16, 1990 | PAUL FELDMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Two upper crust Los Angeles restaurants were served a sex discrimination lawsuit Thursday by an experienced waitress who claims she was denied employment because of her sex. The class action suit, which seeks unspecified monetary damages, was filed by Kellye McKinna, 29, against Citrus Restaurant and the Ma Maison Sofitel Hotel and Restaurant.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 12, 1988
In an effort to limit traffic and parking problems in the area, a Los Angeles City Council committee voted Monday to reduce by 40% the total occupancy of meeting rooms, banquet facilities and restaurants at the Ma Maison Sofitel Hotel. The 311-room luxury hotel is scheduled to open in September at Beverly and La Cienega boulevards on the Westside.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 28, 1988 | DEAN MURPHY, Times Staff Writer
In a hard-fought victory for Councilman Zev Yaroslavsky, the Los Angeles City Council voted Wednesday to allow the Ma Maison Sofitel Hotel to serve alcoholic beverages but imposed new parking requirements and strict occupancy limits on its restaurants, meeting rooms and banquet facilities.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 22, 1988 | DEAN MURPHY, Times Staff Writer
In an unusual end to a yearlong feud, the developer of the Ma Maison Sofitel Hotel and three Westside homeowner groups signed a settlement in excess of $1 million Friday that includes a $250,000 payment to the homeowners in exchange for their support of the hotel's liquor license. The confidential agreement, which both sides would describe only in general terms, also sets aside $800,000 for additional "permanent parking" for the hotel.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 16, 1990 | PAUL FELDMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Two upper crust Los Angeles restaurants were served a sex discrimination lawsuit Thursday by an experienced waitress who claims she was denied employment because of her sex. The class action suit, which seeks unspecified monetary damages, was filed by Kellye McKinna, 29, against Citrus Restaurant and the Ma Maison Sofitel Hotel and Restaurant.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 14, 1988 | KEVIN RODERICK and DEAN MURPHY, Times Staff Writers
Los Angeles Mayor Tom Bradley inserted himself into the festering Westside controversy over parking at the new Ma Maison Sofitel Hotel on Tuesday, and he used the opportunity to criticize his likely election rival, Councilman Zev Yaroslavsky. Bradley didn't actually take sides in the 3-year-old dispute Tuesday, but said he will ask city zoning officials to close a loophole that allowed the hotel to be built before hearings on a liquor license and minimum parking were finished.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 29, 1988 | DEAN MURPHY, Times Staff Writer
The Ma Maison Sofitel Hotel, a promotional brochure boasts, "sits in the midst of the most exciting area of one of the world's great cities." But to those who might want to enjoy a bottle of wine with dinner, it may not be one of the world's most exciting hotels when it opens on Los Angeles' Westside this summer.
NEWS
February 26, 1989 | DEAN MURPHY, Times Staff Writer
With his swank new Westside hotel sitting empty and losing a reported $800,000 a month, developer Sheldon Gordon struck a desperate deal. Gordon wrote a check for $250,000 to a group of Los Angeles homeowners that had dragged the project through months of tedious hearings. He also dropped $800,000 into a bank account--to be controlled by him and the homeowners--to find more parking. The homeowners, in return, consented to leave the Ma Maison Sofitel alone.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 22, 1988 | DEAN MURPHY, Times Staff Writer
In an unusual end to a yearlong feud, the developer of the Ma Maison Sofitel Hotel and three Westside homeowner groups signed a settlement in excess of $1 million Friday that includes a $250,000 payment to the homeowners in exchange for their support of the hotel's liquor license. The confidential agreement, which both sides would describe only in general terms, also sets aside $800,000 for additional "permanent parking" for the hotel.
NEWS
September 17, 1988
The state Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control notified the developer of the nearly completed Ma Maison Sofitel Hotel on Friday that it will ban liquor in the ballroom and meeting rooms until the Westside hotel provides 117 more parking spaces. At the same time, the ABC agreed to issue a liquor permit for the rest of the hotel, meaning the prohibition will not apply to guest rooms, bars and the hotel's two restaurants.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 14, 1988 | KEVIN RODERICK and DEAN MURPHY, Times Staff Writers
Los Angeles Mayor Tom Bradley inserted himself into the festering Westside controversy over parking at the new Ma Maison Sofitel Hotel on Tuesday, and he used the opportunity to criticize his likely election rival, Councilman Zev Yaroslavsky. Bradley didn't actually take sides in the 3-year-old dispute Tuesday, but said he will ask city zoning officials to close a loophole that allowed the hotel to be built before hearings on a liquor license and minimum parking were finished.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 28, 1988 | DEAN MURPHY, Times Staff Writer
In a hard-fought victory for Councilman Zev Yaroslavsky, the Los Angeles City Council voted Wednesday to allow the Ma Maison Sofitel Hotel to serve alcoholic beverages but imposed new parking requirements and strict occupancy limits on its restaurants, meeting rooms and banquet facilities.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 12, 1988
In an effort to limit traffic and parking problems in the area, a Los Angeles City Council committee voted Monday to reduce by 40% the total occupancy of meeting rooms, banquet facilities and restaurants at the Ma Maison Sofitel Hotel. The 311-room luxury hotel is scheduled to open in September at Beverly and La Cienega boulevards on the Westside.
NEWS
February 26, 1989 | DEAN MURPHY, Times Staff Writer
With his swank new Westside hotel sitting empty and losing a reported $800,000 a month, developer Sheldon Gordon struck a desperate deal. Gordon wrote a check for $250,000 to a group of Los Angeles homeowners that had dragged the project through months of tedious hearings. He also dropped $800,000 into a bank account--to be controlled by him and the homeowners--to find more parking. The homeowners, in return, consented to leave the Ma Maison Sofitel alone.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 13, 1990
Developer Sheldon Gordon has abruptly withdrawn his latest plan to build three mansions in Malibu's exclusive Sweetwater Mesa area before the California Coastal Commission could consider the matter. "Emotions are simply running too high," said Joseph Petrillo, Gordon's attorney. In June, the panel revoked Gordon's permit to build four luxury homes after he was accused of grading 14 times the amount of earth his permit allowed.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 29, 1988 | DEAN MURPHY, Times Staff Writer
The Ma Maison Sofitel Hotel, a promotional brochure boasts, "sits in the midst of the most exciting area of one of the world's great cities." But to those who might want to enjoy a bottle of wine with dinner, it may not be one of the world's most exciting hotels when it opens on Los Angeles' Westside this summer.
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