May 25, 2013 |
First, the news: The Angels and the city of Anaheim have opened negotiations on a deal that would keep the team in town - and in a newly renovated stadium - into the next decade and beyond. That the two sides have made it to the bargaining table is a tribute to the burial of an expensive hatchet. When Angels owner Arte Moreno slapped a Los Angeles label on the team eight years ago, the city of Anaheim sued. Moreno won, but not before he spent $8 million to defend himself against a city he said was "trying to run me out of town.
November 18, 1985 |
Stuart Chase, an economist and member of President Franklin D. Roosevelt's "brain trust" who coined the term "New Deal," died Saturday at his home, the family said Sunday. He was 97. Chase had written 33 books, including his most famous work, "A New Deal," published in 1932, the year Roosevelt was elected to his first of four terms as President.
December 8, 2011 |
Albert Pujols, brought to you by Frank McCourt and Kobe Bryant. With a combination of shrewd business sense and fantastic timing, Angels owner Arte Moreno parlayed an escape clause in his television contract into the billions that enabled his team to sign Pujols and C.J. Wilson on Thursday, for almost twice what Moreno paid to buy the team. The Angels have agreed to a new deal with Fox Sports worth at least $3 billion and expected to cover 20 years, two parties familiar with the deal said Thursday.
June 3, 2012 |
The Kings and Fox Sports have reached agreement on a new television contract, providing an immediate cash injection that could help the team retain star goaltender Jonathan Quick. The new deal keeps the Kings on Fox Sports West through 2024 and guarantees the team about $250 million, according to a person familiar with the agreement who was not authorized to discuss the terms. The contract ranks among the most lucrative local cable deals for any NHL team. The deal is expected to be announced Monday, before the Kings play the New Jersey Devils in Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Final.
May 20, 2013 |
Coachella fans may still have grass in their hair from this year's edition, but the festival is already revving up for 2014. Promoter Goldenvoice announced Monday morning that next year's festival is scheduled for April 11-13 and April 18-20. The first round of advance ticket sales is to begin Friday at 10 a.m. at coachella.com. For those already budgeting, this round of ticket sales is the only one for which fans can use Coachella's installment payment plan. PHOTOS: Concerts by The Times Coachella 2014 will be the first edition under Goldenvoice's new deal with the city of Indio , with the festival expected to expand to nearly 100,000 fans per day. The country music festival Stagecoach is expected to expand to 75,000 per day. The arrangement locks in the festival at its current site until 2030, with a per-ticket fee of $5.01 going to Indio.
September 1, 1991
Have you noticed how much George Bush is starting to look like Franklin Roosevelt? Now if he'd only give us a New Deal . . . JAMES SPADA, Los Angeles
April 10, 2013 |
After the coffee. Before emptying the cat box (well, you wanted to know). The Skinny: I stuffed myself silly at the premiere party for HBO's "Veep" last night so I'm feeling a little bloated this morning. Yes, it's a tough life. Wednesday's headlines include analysis of the fight between broadcasters and Aereo, Sony Entertainment Chief Executive Michael Lynton gets a new deal and MTV cancels"Buckwild. " Daily Dose: Aereo may be a little start-up (see below), but when it comes to lobbying in Washington, D.C., it is playing in the big leagues.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 21, 1992
Shades of the 1932 election campaign revisited. After three years and 10 months on his lackadaisical watch, President George "Herbert Hoover" Bush has learned that the "nation's economy is lousy." His next campaign statement will probably offer "a chicken in every pot." As a child in 1932 I remember the favorite chant on every school playground in Los Angeles was: "Roosevelt, Roosevelt be the man, Kick old Hoover in the can." Isn't it time for another New Deal? I think that it is. DAVE KING, Tustin
August 5, 2010 |
Shannon Brown had suitors. Six of them or so. Some offered the free-agent guard more money than he might make if he returned to the Lakers. He thought about that. But in the two years Brown had spent in purple and gold, he won two rings. He thought about that too. Eventually, the idea of three in a row was too much to pass up, and the guard agreed to a two-year contract worth about $4.6 million to stay with the Lakers, his agent, Mark Bartelstein, said Thursday. "Obviously, the process took a while, but Shannon wanted to be here and they wanted him," Bartelstein said.