July 3, 1987 |
Carnation Co. said Thursday that it plans to move its headquarters out of the Mid-Wilshire district, probably to a site north or east of downtown Los Angeles. No final decisions on the relocation or scheduled moving date have been made, but areas being considered range from Studio City east to Pomona, said Carnation spokeswoman Celeste Miller.
November 16, 1986
A group of Korean investors led by Dr. Kee W. Ha has leased the five-story Transport Indemnity Insurance Building, 3670 Wilshire Blvd., from Great American Insurance Co. in a 10-year lease valued at more than $5 million, according to Thomas N. Klein, partner, L. A. West commercial real estate brokers, Santa Monica. L.A. West represented Great American, and Apple Realty, Los Angeles, the Korean group. Klein said that Ha is purchasing the 12-story Texaco building at 3350 Wilshire Blvd.
April 28, 1985 |
Opening night this week at the Wiltern Theatre will mark more than completion of restoration at the 54-year-old landmark movie palace, although that in itself is a major accomplishment. The opening also signifies the beginning of another stage in the history of the 4.4-acre property,now known as Wiltern Center, where a $150-million development incorporating the theater and its historic building with 850,000 square feet of additional office space is planned.
March 7, 1993 |
Luis Rodrigues, a janitor who works in a Mid-Wilshire office building, relies on the same health coverage plan as most of his fellow janitors. "If I get sick I just pray to God that I'll get better because I don't have the money to go to a doctor," he said. About 60% of the approximately 250 janitors in the Mid-Wilshire area belong to Local 399 of the Service Employees International Union, union organizers said. Union janitors earn $5 an hour; non-union janitors generally earn $4.
August 15, 1993
Assistant Chief Bernard Parks, director of operations for the Los Angeles Police Department, will be the featured speaker at a community meeting Friday at Third Street Elementary School, 201 S. June St. Parks will talk about community-based policing, patrol services and the transitional process under way within the LAPD, said Marie Gaines, president of the Wilshire Area Community Coalition, which is holding the 7 p.m. meeting.
January 23, 1994
The 14th annual Run Against Crime, sponsored by the Wilshire Community Police Council, is scheduled for Feb. 20 and includes 5-K and 10-K runs as well as a 2-K run for children up to 10. The races will start and finish at Wilshire and Rimpau boulevards, with the first race beginning at 8 a.m. Registration, which includes a long-sleeved T-shirt, costs $16; registration on the day of the race is $18. George Takei, who played Mr.
August 16, 1987
A Westside youth won a gold medal in chemistry at the Afro-Academic, Cultural, Technological and Scientific Olympics in New York, according to the National Assn. for the Advancement of Colored People. The winner was Robert Jones, who was presented with $1,000 in addition to the medal. He lives in the Mid-Wilshire area and is a student at the King/Drew Medical Health Science Magnet, a high school in the Willowbrook area.
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March 22, 1990 |
A 28-year-old man believed to be the so-called Mid-Wilshire bandit was captured Wednesday afternoon by Beverly Hills police, who began pursuing him immediately after he allegedly held up a Wilshire Boulevard bank. When officers arrested Devere A. Jones about two miles from a Bank of America branch in the 8300 block of Wilshire, they found $1,200 stuffed in his socks and underwear.
February 26, 1989
The Los Angeles County Superior Court has leased 125,000 square feet in the 600 South Commonwealth Building, opposite the landmark First Congregational Church of Los Angeles at 540 S. Commonwealth Ave. The $90-million, 25-year lease is the largest transaction in five years in the mid-Wilshire area, according to Todd P.Anderson and Donna I. Smith, Faulkner Co. brokers who represented Commonwealth Enterprises, the building owner.
September 25, 2001 |
A company controlled by real estate investor David Lee boosted its already sizable portfolio of mid-Wilshire-area properties last week by purchasing a 12-story Wilshire Boulevard high-rise for about $24.2 million, according to property records and people familiar with the transaction. The 308,000-square-foot Wilshire Serrano Building at 3699 Wilshire Blvd. is almost fully occupied. The previous owner was Operating Engineers Pension.