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August 1, 2013 | By Cale Ottens
Negotiations are underway for the sale of a prime 6.3-acre slab of empty land in downtown Los Angeles near the Staples Center and the L.A. Live entertainment complex. A Shanghai-based real estate company called Greenland Holdings Group announced late last week that it had signed a “corporation agreement” to buy the development project, known as Metropolis. But the current owners -- a joint venture between IDS Real Estate Group and the California State Teachers' Retirement System -- caution that there has not been an official deal completed, despite media reports.
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WORLD
April 9, 2014 | By Paul Richter and Ramin Mostaghim
WASHINGTON - Negotiators for Iran and six world powers said Wednesday that they have completed preliminary discussions on Iran's disputed nuclear program and are dashing to finish a long-term comprehensive agreement by July 20. Wrapping up two days of talks in Vienna, the negotiators said they would meet next month to draft a final deal in hope of reaching an accord before the midsummer deadline. The results are hardly assured because the process will entail difficult decisions on a number of contentious issues.
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BUSINESS
December 20, 2010 | By Karen E. Klein
Dear Karen: I'm not good at negotiating contracts. Do you have any advice? Answer: Follow these techniques from Roger Dawson, author of "Secrets of Power Negotiating," and see whether your skills improve. If you're soliciting bids, never accept an initial offer: It makes the other party think it could have done better. If you're bidding, make your initial offer higher than what you expect to get. If the party across the table agrees to your offer, you'll come out way ahead.
SPORTS
March 28, 2014 | By Steve Dilbeck
Dodgers President Stan Kasten was full of good news. The Dodgers have sold a record 35,000 season tickets. For the first time they will have sold 3 million tickets by their home opener. TV ratings were up 40% last year and are expected to rise again this season. Only, about that. Those rising TV ratings just might require that most of Los Angeles is actually able to view the games. The Dodgers' mainland opener in San Diego is Sunday and Time Warner Cable has yet to sign an other major provider up with the team's new regional sports network.
SPORTS
March 12, 2014 | By Lance Pugmire
Sergio Martinez is the World Boxing Council middleweight champion, and with the exception of some sanctioning-body shenanigans, has owned the belt since 2010. The 39-year-old Argentinian is 51-2-2 and has beaten the likes of Kelly Pavlik at his peak, Paul Williams when he was called boxing's most feared fighter and Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. He deserves respect. But that's not what Miguel Cotto is giving him in anticipation of their June 7 HBO pay-per-view fight at Madison Square Garden.
WORLD
October 10, 2010 | By Ned Parker, Los Angeles Times
The last seven tortuous months of bickering and bartering to form Iraq's government? It was a garden party compared to the political endgame playing out today, in which the players are like gladiators unleashed in an amphitheater. With the American guardians of the new democratic system fading from the scene, politicians know that this moment is pivotal. To lose now may be to lose forever. Asked about the blood sport of Iraqi politics and the challenges of ruling the country, one politician here suggested only half-jokingly, "The only way to make an Iraqi obey you is to kill him. " For outsiders, it may be difficult to fathom the idea of a political stalemate crippling a government for most of the year, destabilizing a fragile state and raising fears of new strife.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 6, 2008 | Joseph Fink, Camarillo
Where we left off: TV producer Charlie Bonner, whose trip to Cabo was interrupted by his wife Genie's disappearing act, agrees to meet with Congressman Falco. Meanwhile, Genie has come up empty in her attempt to find a stripper named Carmen. Now she's trying to persuade her driver, with the help of a pistol she carries in her purse, to take her to Falco's house too. -- Today's winning entry was written by Joseph Fink of Camarillo -- Bonner had insisted on sitting at the other end of the long dining table even though the distance was absurd for a personal conversation.
SPORTS
October 4, 2009 | MARK HEISLER, ON THE NBA
How does an NBA referee go from a blind, arrogant !@#$%&! to Solomon the Wise, without whom the game of basketball is lost? This heartwarming development happens every 10 or 20 years, when the !@#$%&!s are locked out and replaced with schnooks who have never officiated an NBA game. Replacement officials worked last week's exhibition opener in Salt Lake City without incident. This was good news for the league, since the Jazz was playing the volatile Denver Nuggets. Talks with the National Basketball Referees Assn.
SPORTS
November 8, 2012 | By Helene Elliott
Revenue sharing and the NHL's "make whole" mechanism to pay players the full value of their contracts dominated six hours of conversation Wednesday when representatives of the league and the NHL Players' Assn. met for the second straight day at an undisclosed site in New York. They plan to meet again Thursday, again avoiding media scrutiny as they try to reach a new collective bargaining agreement and end the lockout the league imposed Sept. 15. People with knowledge of the proceedings who were not authorized to comment said that the sides have reached the stage of real negotiation instead of one side expecting the other to capitulate, and that the process will be slow as they test wills.
NEWS
April 9, 2012 | By Jessica Guynn
Hackers in Florida? Well, Tony Hacker, reports TechCrunch's Alexia Tsotsis . The story goes that former Facebook engineer Chris Putnam was visiting Lake City, Fla., and spotted a sign for “The Hacker Company.” Facebook's slogan is to “hack,” of course, which means move fast and break things. Putnam, himself a fierce hacker, is also famous for climbing into Dustin Moskovitz's freezer . "I immediately thought, 'Man, this should be on FB's campus,'" Putnam told TechCrunch.
SPORTS
March 13, 2014 | By Mike DiGiovanna
TEMPE, Ariz. - Mike Trout has not set a deadline for negotiations on a long-term contract extension, and the Angels' center fielder said Thursday he would not be opposed to talks carrying into the regular season. Players in similar situations often prefer to sign before the start of the season, so talks don't become a distraction, or put off negotiations until after the season. Not Trout, 22, who finished second in American League most-valuable-player voting in 2012 and 2013. "It doesn't matter to me," said Trout, who signed for $1 million this season but is expected to command well over $100 million in an extension.
SPORTS
March 12, 2014 | By Lance Pugmire
Sergio Martinez is the World Boxing Council middleweight champion, and with the exception of some sanctioning-body shenanigans, has owned the belt since 2010. The 39-year-old Argentinian is 51-2-2 and has beaten the likes of Kelly Pavlik at his peak, Paul Williams when he was called boxing's most feared fighter and Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. He deserves respect. But that's not what Miguel Cotto is giving him in anticipation of their June 7 HBO pay-per-view fight at Madison Square Garden.
NATIONAL
March 11, 2014 | By David Zucchino
FT. BRAGG, N.C. - The sexual assault case against Army Brig. Gen. Jeffrey A. Sinclair was suspended indefinitely Tuesday pending new plea negotiations, one day after a military judge's extraordinary ruling that there was evidence the Army had interfered in previous negotiations. Army Col. James L. Pohl ruled Monday after new evidence came to light. He gave Sinclair's lawyers an opportunity to seek a plea agreement even though Sinclair's previous offer to plead guilty to lesser charges had been rejected.
BUSINESS
March 6, 2014 | By Jim Puzzanghera
WASHINGTON - Local television stations would face tougher rules prohibiting them from joining together to sell advertising and to negotiate with cable companies under a plan by the nation's top communications regulator. The proposals on joint sales and joint negotiations were unveiled Thursday as the Federal Communications Commission prepared to start another broad review of its media ownership rules. "Collectively, these actions will not only preserve values like competition, diversity and localism, they are simply the right thing to do," FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler said.
OPINION
February 28, 2014 | By Patrick Tyler
Israelis and Palestinians are facing their most difficult negotiation since Menachem Begin flew west to face Egyptian President Anwar Sadat a generation ago at Camp David. If Israel were to end its long occupation, if Palestinians were to unite and forswear violence, if two states were able to share an eternal capital in Jerusalem and bind up the wounds of their long enmity, then a viable Palestinian state could emerge to live in peace with its most prominent and powerful neighbor. Sadly, the final hurdles that diplomats, chief among them Secretary of State John F. Kerry, face in organizing a new negotiation are shaped by preconditions.
NATIONAL
February 21, 2014 | By Timothy M. Phelps
WASHINGTON - Seventy-two years after Nazis began deporting French Jews to concentration camps, the French government is negotiating to pay reparations for the first time to several hundred Holocaust survivors now living in the U.S. who survived unspeakable conditions while being transported in government-owned rail cars and in the death camps at the end of the line. Stuart Eizenstat, a Washington lawyer who advises the State Department on Holocaust issues, said in an interview Friday that the French government entered into formal talks Feb. 6 and appeared to be intent on wrapping up negotiations by the end of the year.
OPINION
February 28, 2014 | By Patrick Tyler
Israelis and Palestinians are facing their most difficult negotiation since Menachem Begin flew west to face Egyptian President Anwar Sadat a generation ago at Camp David. If Israel were to end its long occupation, if Palestinians were to unite and forswear violence, if two states were able to share an eternal capital in Jerusalem and bind up the wounds of their long enmity, then a viable Palestinian state could emerge to live in peace with its most prominent and powerful neighbor. Sadly, the final hurdles that diplomats, chief among them Secretary of State John F. Kerry, face in organizing a new negotiation are shaped by preconditions.
NEWS
April 7, 1988
The nine-month contract negotiation process between the Ventura County Community College District Board of Trustees and faculty members goes on, using ever more of the time and energy of personnel and taxpayers' money. It could and should be ended right now. A neutral, state-appointed fact-finder was brought in after an impasse was reached. Both sides had equal access to the arbitrator, who has now made a report. The findings are non-binding, but the faculty is ready to accept them.
WORLD
February 20, 2014 | Sergei L. Loiko
A deadly confrontation in the Ukrainian capital eased, at least temporarily, late Wednesday when the government announced that it had reached a truce with opposition protesters who continue to occupy a square in central Kiev. The truce announcement came after a tense day in which the government warned that it was launching an "anti-terrorist operation" and President Viktor Yanukovich replaced the armed forces chief, who reportedly had been reluctant to use the army against civilian protesters.
NEWS
February 14, 2014 | By Mike DiGiovanna
TEMPE, Ariz. - Angels owner Arte Moreno said Friday that negotiations with the city of Anaheim for a new stadium lease are “at a stalemate,” but he stopped short of saying he was aggressively pursuing a new home for the team. “We haven't crossed that line yet,” Moreno said while Angels pitchers and catchers finished their first day of spring-training workouts. “In September, we thought we had a good outline for a deal … but the reality is, we have not been able to get it done.
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