December 17, 1992 |
Excalibur Holding Corp. said Wednesday that it has completed its planned purchase of a Thoroughbred race track and gambling resort in West Virginia. Excalibur, an investment company based in Irvine, said it bought Mountaineer Park on Dec. 4, exchanging $90,909 and 551,514 shares of Excalibur's common stock for all the outstanding stock of Mountaineer Park Inc. As part of the transaction, Excalibur said, it paid $3.
November 24, 1993 |
Winners Entertainment Inc., facing a loss of more than $4 million in revenue from a court-ordered shutdown of its video gaming machine enterprise at a West Virginia racetrack, expects to gain a temporary reprieve, the company said Tuesday. The West Virginia Supreme Court had ordered the Irvine gambling and entertainment company's Mountaineer Park horse racing facility to shut down its 165 so-called video lottery machines by Saturday, said Winners President Michael Dunn.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 15, 1989
Thank you for your evocative editorial ("A Park in the Balance," Jan. 25) saluting the federal-state partnership in the Santa Monica Mountains. We are very proud of the role we played in transferring Circle X Ranch and Campground to the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreational Area. In the last few years over 65,000 acres have been acquired in public trust in the scenic Santa Monica Mountains. In addition, the conservancy has fostered volunteerism in the Santa Monica Mountains.
February 11, 1990
As the author of the 1978 legislation that created the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area, I take issue with Bill Boyarsky's discouraging assessment of the efforts to save this beautiful area ("Watching the Mountains Go Downhill," Metro, Feb. 2). It's true that some very valuable pieces of land in the Santa Monicas have been lost to development, or are about to be. However, of the 150,000 acres within the boundaries of the recreation area, roughly 60,000 are already in public ownership--thanks mainly to the state's foresight in establishing four large parks in the mountains many years ago. The 16,000 acres of park land Boyarsky mentioned refer only to land which the National Park Service itself has acquired.
April 14, 1991
"Washington, D.C." (Rand McNally Video Trips, 50 minutes, 1989). This is a fast-paced run-through of the nation's capital. Stops are brief, little is overlooked and TV personality Willard Scott's narration is pleasant, informative and sprinkled with colorful anecdotes.