CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 28, 2013 |
The Orange County clerk-recorder will open its doors Saturday because of the demand for same-sex wedding licenses. Orange County may be the closest place for Los Angeles-area residents to get a marriage license before Monday. Los Angeles County issued only one same-sex marriage license on Friday -- to two plaintiffs who filed the federal lawsuit that eventually struck down Proposition 8. At least one gay couple were upset that L.A. County wouldn't reopen its offices until Monday. But in Orange County, Clerk-Recorder Hugh Nguyen said his offices in Santa Ana, Fullerton and Laguna Hills would be open Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. "We're listening to what our customers tell us they want," Nguyen said.
January 7, 2013 |
A Spring Street office building completed in 1915 has been purchased by a developer who plans to improve it as gentrification sweeps gradually through downtown Los Angeles' formerly depressed historic financial district. The Corporation Building, at 724 S. Spring St., was acquired by Izek Shomof, one of the most active developers of aging properties in the city's historic core. Shomof said he plans to renovate the 13-story tower and rent office space to creative firms. Terms of the sale by Spring & Main Property were not disclosed, but real estate experts familiar with the neighborhood valued the deal at about $10 million.
July 25, 1985 |
An explosion Wednesday damaged the offices of the West German airline Lufthansa on the main shopping street of Muslim-controlled West Beirut, police said. The blast, caused by a stick of dynamite hurled at the airline's ground-floor offices on Hamra Street, caused minor damage. The offices were empty at the time.
September 29, 1997 |
An explosion ripped through the offices of the only opposition newspaper in the Bosnian Serb town of Doboj, a NATO spokesman said. The blast destroyed the offices of Alternativa. There were no injuries. It was the second attack in a few weeks on the paper, owned and edited by retired Bosnian Serb army colonel Milovan Stankovic, an open supporter of Bosnian Serb President Biljana Plavsic.
July 23, 2002 |
Israeli police reopened the university offices of the leading Palestinian official in Jerusalem on Monday, two weeks after they claimed that the premises were being used for Palestinian Authority activity and shut them down. Sari Nusseibeh, president of Al Quds University and the chief representative of the Palestine Liberation Organization in Jerusalem, said he signed a document Monday agreeing not to use the premises for political activity.
January 27, 1998
Independent Counsel Kenneth W. Starr is investigating what may have gone on between President Clinton and a former White House intern in the West Wing, which houses dozens of offices for the president's top advisors. 1. President Clinton, Oval Office 2. Clinton's study 3. Rahm Emanuel, senior advisor for policy and strategy 4. John Podesta, deputy chief of staff 5. Erskine Bowles, chief of staff 6. Vice President Al Gore 7. Samuel R. "Sandy" Berger, national security advisor 8.