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August 28, 1998 | JESUS SANCHEZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In the first public dispute with the new owners of Playa Vista, entertainment company DreamWorks SKG has threatened to abandon its plans to locate its studio headquarters at the massive real estate project near Marina del Rey unless an agreement is reached soon. DreamWorks partner Jeffrey Katzenberg, in a letter to the top real estate executives at Morgan Stanley Dean Witter & Co. and Goldman Sachs & Co.
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September 9, 2003 | Kathy M. Kristof, Times Staff Writer
A Los Angeles jury ordered CIBC World Markets Corp. on Monday to pay almost $52 million to three money management firms that had accused the investment bank of deceiving them in a 1997 deal. The money management firms, Oaktree Capital Management and TCW Group Inc., both of Los Angeles, and Pacholder Associates Inc., a mutual fund company based in Ohio, charged that CIBC hid damaging information when selling $200 million in bonds issued by now-defunct Renaissance Cosmetics.
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BUSINESS
October 17, 1997 | JAMES BATES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
An agreement to transfer ownership of the long-troubled Playa Vista commercial and residential development--where the DreamWorks SKG studio wants to build its home--into the hands of a deep-pocketed investment partnership was reached late Thursday and is expected to be announced today. Real estate affiliates of New York investment banks Goldman Sachs & Co. and Morgan Stanley & Co.
BUSINESS
April 19, 1999 | JAMES BATES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
After more than three years of delays and frustrations, DreamWorks SKG is expected to announce this week that it has finally purchased 47 acres at Playa Vista, the biggest step in the company's efforts to build Hollywood's first major studio lot since the Great Depression. The $20-million purchase--paid with $13 million in cash and a $7-million note--could be announced as early as today or Tuesday.
BUSINESS
September 9, 2003 | Kathy M. Kristof, Times Staff Writer
A Los Angeles jury ordered CIBC World Markets Corp. on Monday to pay almost $52 million to three money management firms that had accused the investment bank of deceiving them in a 1997 deal. The money management firms, Oaktree Capital Management and TCW Group Inc., both of Los Angeles, and Pacholder Associates Inc., a mutual fund company based in Ohio, charged that CIBC hid damaging information when selling $200 million in bonds issued by now-defunct Renaissance Cosmetics.
BUSINESS
November 23, 2004 | Roger Vincent, Times Staff Writer
Manhattan Beach Studios, where movies and television shows including "CSI: Miami" and "The O.C." are filmed, has been sold by Shamrock Holdings of California Inc. to a Los Angeles investment banking firm. Oak Tree Capital Management Co. paid close to $100 million for the 22-acre facility on Rosecrans Avenue, real estate sources said. Oak Tree oversees billions of dollars in pension funds and is a principal investor in the nearby Playa Vista mixed-use development.
BUSINESS
December 6, 1996 | MELINDA FULMER, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
After a prolonged battle with its lenders, the owners of the landmark Park Place office complex in Irvine said Thursday they have agreed to give up controlling interest in the property. In turn, the lenders have agreed to waive about half of the owners' $198 million in debt. Owner Winthrop California Investors, which was in danger of losing the 1.8-million-square-foot property in a foreclosure sale, will retain a stake in the complex.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 17, 2000 | DARYL KELLEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Projects of real estate developer Dave O. White and his partners could change the face of Oxnard over the next two decades. The proposed RiverPark, River Ridge West and the Ormond Beach developments account for more than 2,400 acres, nearly two-thirds of all the land that can be developed within Oxnard's urban boundaries, and about one-sixth of the developable acres in Ventura County. 1.
BUSINESS
November 23, 1997 | JESUS SANCHEZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Forty-five floors above downtown Los Angeles, the offices of developer Rob Maguire are quiet and serene, with no hint of the havoc that has rocked one of Southern California's most prominent real estate companies. Maguire and several of his most talented partners have parted ways in recent years, and his firm, Maguire Partners, had lost a valuable and prominent Santa Monica development, MGM Plaza.
SPORTS
December 4, 1998 | PETE THOMAS
The great white winter of 1997-98 is a thing of the past. El Nino has run its course and La Nina, by contrast a cool-water oceanic event, is expected to bring warmer and drier weather to the southern half of the state. How do they feel about this up north? "That's really too bad for the people down there," said Monica Bandows, spokeswoman for Heavenly Ski Resort in South Lake Tahoe, where more than four feet of snow have already fallen and more is expected this weekend.
BUSINESS
October 17, 1997 | JAMES BATES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
An agreement to transfer ownership of the long-troubled Playa Vista commercial and residential development--where the DreamWorks SKG studio wants to build its home--into the hands of a deep-pocketed investment partnership was reached late Thursday and is expected to be announced today. Real estate affiliates of New York investment banks Goldman Sachs & Co. and Morgan Stanley & Co.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 6, 2011 | By Mike Boehm, Los Angeles Times Staff Writer
The architectural design that Eli Broad is scheduled to reveal Thursday in a news conference at Walt Disney Concert Hall wraps the museum housing his contemporary art collection in a porous honeycomb. The billionaire collector and philanthropist hopes the $130-million building will help bring about his vision of downtown L.A. as a bustling urban hive of culture and street life. The three-story museum will be known simply as the Broad, although the Broad Art Foundation is its formal name.
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