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.
February 12, 2012 |
Question: My homeowner association board hired attorneys to rewrite the bylaws, which as a result are now longer and more complex and incomprehensible than our CC&Rs. No homeowners voted on these changes. We didn't even know changes took place until a year later when the document was circulated. This year I noticed a section in the new bylaws: "Approval of IRS Resolution. The board may approve an IRS Resolution that any excess income for the current year shall be applied to the next fiscal year, as provided by IRS Revenue Ruling 70-604.
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.
August 1, 2011 |
During the economic downturn, spending on pets remained relatively strong -- as long as they were alive. But there are indications that people are choosing less expensive ways of saying goodbye to deceased pets. An increasing number of pet owners are choosing the lower-cost option of cremation rather than burial. Partly, this reflected the rising trend of human cremations, but it was also because of the tight economy, said Mike Detlefsen, president of Pet Haven Cemetery & Crematory in Gardena.
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.