September 9, 1990
The back-room deal revealed in your article (Times, Aug. 30) underscores several serious obstacles for residents who wish to maintain control of the development within their communities. Your article quotes that the developers are determined "to move ahead with their projects before the remaining traffic capacity in the Venice-Marina del Rey area is used up." What you failed to mention is, if indeed Los Angeles has determined that the traffic capacity of Lincoln Boulevard is not saturated, then how can they explain the slow bumper-to-bumper traffic on Lincoln and Washington boulevards that already exists?
September 9, 1990
I haven't ever enjoyed a newspaper article as much as I did this one. Melvin Simon and Jerry Snyder . . . are caught in the middle of lawsuits instituted by Los Angeles and Culver City, two municipalities whose elected officials have been more than willing to sacrifice the quality of life of residents for campaign contributions from developers. However, since the Culver City officials receive no financial gain from the Snyder development, and Ruth Galanter receives no financial gain from the Simon development, these politicians, in order to keep their jobs, are trying to convince the voters that they have some concern for the damage overdevelopment is causing to their constituents by attempting to prevent those developments which are not actually located in their districts.
June 28, 1987
Melvin Simon & Associates has assumed management duties of the Anaheim Plaza, an 850,000-square-foot shopping center at the intersection of the Santa Ana (5) Freeway and Euclid Avenue in Anaheim. It is the company's first venture into Orange County.
September 25, 1986
Michael Marr was named vice president-development of Melvin Simon & Associates, Los Angeles.
February 2, 1986
Indianapolis-headquartered Melvin Simon & Associates, shopping center developers, has established an office at 12121 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 521, with Gregory R. Glass, senior vice president-development, in charge.
March 28, 1991
Caltech biology professor Melvin Simon will be awarded the Selman A. Waksman Award in Microbiology from the National Academy of Sciences in a ceremony April 29 in Washington. He will receive a cash prize of $5,000. Simon conducts research on the molecular bases of nervous behavior in organisms ranging from bacteria to mammals.