April 4, 1985 |
Representatives of both the baseball owners and the Major League Players Assn. agreed Wednesday to expand the 1985 league championship playoffs from five to seven games. Maybe. Don Fehr, executive director of the players' union, said after tentative accord had been reached that unless there is an overall settlement in the negotiations for a new collective bargaining agreement, "the playoffs will not be played."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 23, 1986
A small claims court has ordered the owners of a dog that was struck and killed by a pickup truck to pay the owner of the truck $362 for damage to the vehicle. John Gusan was driving a new pickup that his parents gave him for his 17th birthday in Simi Valley in September when the dog, owned by Bonnie and Michael Treguboff, darted into the street, said Gusan's mother, Nicadora. She represented the youth at a hearing in the Simi Valley branch of Ventura County Municipal Court on Wednesday.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 26, 1987 |
The owners of two El Toro board and care homes for the elderly willfully violated state law by transferring a patient from one of the facilities to the other, one of the owners testified Thursday. But, said Ingrid Henshall, it was the only moral thing to do. Henshall, 52, took the stand on the second day of defense testimony during hearings to determine whether Love Haven I, owned by Henshall, and Love Haven II, owned by her son and daughter-in-law Mike and Karen Cabael, will remain closed.
July 3, 1998 |
Red McCombs, the former owner of the San Antonio Spurs, was chosen as the Minnesota Vikings' new owner Thursday and will keep the NFL franchise in Minnesota. With a bid that blew away local favorite Glen Taylor, several other bidders and the 10 current owners, McCombs agreed to buy the Vikings for about $250 million. That was $50 million more than Tom Clancy's failed bid earlier this year, and about $30 million more than the offer turned in by Taylor.
May 20, 2011 |
The list of potential buyers for the Dodgers — should Major League Baseball or a divorce court force a sale — features all the usual suspects. Forbes 400 types who have amassed personal fortunes large enough to afford every sports fan's dream. That includes men such as Eli Broad and Tom Gores, who do not have much experience when it comes to owning a team. The scenario sounds familiar to Robert Kraft, who purchased the New England Patriots in 1994 after years of cheering from the stands.
June 15, 2011 |
Before launching a business, some people invest in market research and feasibility studies. Josh Spencer is not one of those people — otherwise he might never have opened his downtown L.A. used bookstore in December 2009, let alone moved it a few blocks away this month to a 10,000-square-foot space. "I haven't really interacted with other business owners or bookstore owners," says Spencer, owner of what he says is the ironically named the Last Bookstore. "I've always just done what I do, and it seems to work.
March 8, 2011 |
The NFL and NFL Players Assn. participated in almost 10 hours of negotiations Tuesday ? their longest of 13 mediation sessions ? and emerged still far apart on their biggest issue: how to divide the league's $9 billion in annual revenue. Owners, who currently get $1 billion off the top before the remaining money is divided, are seeking an additional $1 billion to help cover such investments as new stadiums, emerging media opportunities and international initiatives. The players are resistant to changing the current system, and have been unyielding in asking owners to open their financial books.
December 22, 1985 |
Those much-maligned mischief makers with a badger's face and a weasel's body have been getting a bum rap, say a growing number of ferret fanciers. In fact, the smelly little relative of the European polecat, which was largely unwelcome in the United States until recent years, may be the hottest new pet of the '80s. The ferret fanciers have created a multimillion-dollar industry. "They're the ultimate pet," said Marcus Schneck, 29, of State College, who owns two ferrets.
August 4, 1986 |
USFL owners, angered and confused in the wake of a federal court jury's award of just $3 in damages from the NFL, will have to stand together when they meet today or the league could fold. Commissioner Harry Usher, whose league sought $1.69 billion in an antitrust action against the NFL, says he envisions owners taking one of three courses of action. They could cease operations, suspend them for one season or begin their fourth year of play--first in the traditional fall season.
April 25, 1985 |
The seven-acre Playa del Rey Stables has been ordered to leave its Culver Boulevard site, and the owners of some of the 90 horses boarded there say they may have to destroy their animals if new homes cannot be found. Summa Corp., which owns the land, last month sent an eviction notice that ordered the stables at 315 Culver Blvd. vacated by Sept. 1.