March 26, 2004 |
Marcus Walker, a dissident member of the family that runs Farmers & Merchants Bank of Long Beach, said he scored a partial victory in a proxy fight. F&M Bank's shareholders elected one of the two directors nominated by Walker, who is leading an investor group that is pressing the closely held bank to make several changes, such as splitting its stock. "I am hopeful the board of directors will seek to enhance shareholder value now," Walker said in a statement.
March 30, 2008 |
When he was a boy and his father would return home after another long day at the family's bank, Henry Walker would ask, "Did you make any loans today?" After that topic was exhausted, Walker recalled, it might be time for a fatherly quiz on percentages. Some, perhaps, are born bankers, while others have banking thrust upon them. For the descendants of C.J. Walker, a rancher who founded Farmers & Merchants Bank in 1907, it's hard to tell the difference.
January 2, 2007 |
Crazy, zany and loony are three apt words to describe the end of Monday night's Fiesta Bowl at the University of Phoenix Stadium. You thought it would never end, but it did, with one of the most gutsy calls and remarkable plays in the history of college football. Ian Johnson scored the game-winning, two-point conversion run to lift Boise State to a 43-42 overtime victory over Oklahoma.
October 16, 1988 |
What type of defense does a coach design to cage the San Fernando Tigers, possessors of one of the most versatile offenses in the City Section? Cleveland trapped San Fernando by first taking away quarterback Michael Wynn's receiver, then his running back, and, finally, Wynn's own rushing avenues. In the defensive set, Cleveland cornerback Mark Mooney was assigned to wide receiver Sean Williams.
February 20, 1993 |
Museums, universities and charitable organizations are mobilizing support for a Clinton Administration proposal that would expand a tax break for contributions of art, securities and other valuable assets.
January 1, 2005 |
Lance Mitchell of Oklahoma would not be the first college football linebacker to awake from a cold-sweat dream in which he was lined up in pass coverage against USC tailback Reggie Bush. Mitchell, though, said he was sleeping well this week, knowing he won't have to handle Bush alone. "We're all going to have to point him out," Mitchell said. "We all have to be aware where he is at all times. It's not going to be just me."