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January 4, 1995 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Pacific Center Building Sold by Pacific Telesis: The landmark Pacific Center building in Downtown Los Angeles, formerly called the Pacific Mutual Building, was one of $160-million worth of California office buildings and land sold by a land development unit of Pacific Telesis to Highridge Partners, an El Segundo-based development firm, Highridge announced. The sale included 1.
October 1, 2010 | By Roger Vincent, Los Angeles Times
Southern California real estate investor John Long has jumped back into the residential market by taking over a foreclosed portfolio of affordable apartments valued at $3.4 billion. Long, a well-known contrarian investor, has entered a partnership with a division of Citigroup Inc. and affordable housing specialist Michael Costa to own and operate the 275 complexes with 80,000 residents in 34 states. Their new company is called Highridge Costa Housing Partners. Nearly half of their complexes in the formerly troubled portfolio are in California.
August 8, 1989 | From Times Wire Services
A sharp earthquake jolted the San Francisco Bay Area early today, shaking buildings for 10 seconds and apparently causing a 19-year-old man to leap to his death from a fifth-story apartment window. The temblor, which occurred at 1:13 a.m., had a magnitude of 5.1, according to the U.S. Geological Survey in Menlo Park. It was centered on the San Andreas Fault about 13 miles south of San Jose.
Since the 1930s, engineers have believed that certain homes, apartment houses and office buildings in San Francisco would be extraordinarily vulnerable to a major earthquake. The aging, unreinforced brick buildings would have almost no chance of surviving the severe side-to-side shaking that an earthquake would bring. Or so the experts predicted.
April 21, 1995 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
With the devastating blast in Oklahoma City still fresh in their minds, law enforcement officials across the country continued to be plagued by bomb threats Thursday. For the first time since the 1991 Persian Gulf War, roadblocks, extra security guards, metal detectors and bomb-sniffing dogs appeared at federal buildings, airports, border crossings and military bases nationwide.
July 17, 1986 | VICTOR F. ZONANA, Times Staff Writer
BankAmerica Corp., in a stunning lurch off the comeback trail, reported a second quarter net loss of $640 million Wednesday due to a huge increase in its reserve for future loan losses. Citing lower oil prices and a glut of office buildings in San Francisco and Los Angeles, the big lender boosted its loan-loss reserve by $600 million to $2.2 billion, or 2.67% of total loans outstanding. The $640-million loss was the second-largest quarterly deficit for a U.S.
February 2, 1986 | WILLIAM FULTON, Fulton is a Los Angeles-based free-lance writer and a contributing editor of Planning magazine. and
All over the country, in prosperous downtowns and struggling neighborhoods, planners and developers are talking about "linkage." Not everybody agrees on whether it's good or bad, but there's no doubt that it has become the latest buzzword in urban development--at least if discussion at a recent conference on urban design here is any indication.
September 19, 2007 | John M. Glionna, Times Staff Writer
SAN FRANCISCO -- Nate Tyler was finishing off his salmon dinner at a restaurant in Sydney, Australia, last spring when suddenly the lights went out. The eatery went dark, along with much of downtown, including the city's famous opera house. "I thought 'Holy moly, this is gorgeous!' You could see stars in the sky," he said. "The restaurant used candles. It was atmospheric. The food tasted better."
October 18, 2009 | Les Carpenter, Carpenter writes for the Associated Press.
Through a fading desert evening late last week, the owner of the California Redwoods football team stepped into the lights of Sam Boyd Stadium for a celebratory coin toss that would be the first official act of the United Football League. He tried to blend in with the other league executives gathered around the field's center, just as he has for the past two decades, always careful never to draw too much notice. Until the stadium announcer called his name. And Paul Pelosi was anonymous no more.
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