CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 2, 2009 |
Edward Dawson started his business from scratch in 1978. He and his wife, Marcia, built it into a $63-million-a-year enterprise with offices throughout California. The couple, who earned more than $7 million in salary and deferred compensation in the last five years, now own a villa overlooking the beach in Palos Verdes and other real estate worth millions of dollars. Theirs is a classic tale of entrepreneurial success -- except their wealth comes from running a nonprofit that is sustained by taxpayer dollars.
January 27, 2014 |
Cinema owners have long complained about the length of movie trailers. Now they're clamping down. New guidelines issued Monday by the National Assn. of Theatre Owners call for limiting the length of movie trailers to two minutes. The guidelines, which the trade group said were designed to "maximize the effectiveness and efficiency of the industry's marketing efforts," also call for restricting marketing time for trailers to 150 days prior to the release date of the film, and 120 days for all other in-theater marketing materials.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 27, 2014 |
SAN DIEGO -- A 5-month-old English bulldog reported stolen from a pet day care facility has been returned to its owners by "an anonymous male," the San Diego County Sheriff's Department said. The dog, named Schroeder, had wandered away from its owners in San Marcos. A passerby found the dog and took it to a nearby day care facility, Dogtopia. Then, for reasons unexplained, another person came to the faciity on March 19 and claimed the dog was his. He was caught on security camera leaving with the animal.
December 2, 2012 |
The NHL Players' Assn. has accepted the league's invitation to hold a meeting between players and owners, but as with most aspects of their labor dispute, this isn't quite what it seems. The session, scheduled to take place Tuesday in New York, won't be strictly limited to players and owners: It will also include staff members and counsel for both sides. However, neither NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman nor NHLPA Executive Director Donald Fehr is expected to attend, a good omen for those who think each leader's ego has gotten in the way of reaching a new collective bargaining agreement and saving a semblance of the NHL season.
January 10, 2008
For most folks, wine is all about relaxing. But for Lou Amdur, owner of Lou wine bar -- one of Hollywood's best-kept strip-mall secrets -- wine means work. So when he wants to get mellow with vino, he heads far from the madding crowd. "On my one day off, my wife and I sometimes eat soon tofu jigae at Beverly Soon Tofu. I mostly drink OB beer there, but they also offer Korean wines, including one made from bokbunja, a type of wild Korean raspberry.
September 23, 2012 |
While the NFL's use of replacement officials might be having a negative impact on the flow and outcomes of the games, it's definitely taking a toll on the players, whose union sent an open letter to all 32 team owners calling for the end of the lockout of regular officials. The letter, posted Sunday on the NFL Players' Assn. website and signed by numerous current and former star players, says that a safe working environment no longer exists with the replacement officials. The union finds it odd that Commissioner Roger Goodell takes punitive action in the name of the players' health and safety yet puts those same players at a disadvantage by locking out highly trained officials.