October 16, 2013 |
Just because Robert Pera has made millions of dollars and acquired ownership of the Memphis Grizzlies by his mid-30s doesn't mean he always uses great judgment. According to Yahoo! Sports, Pera has challenged Michael Jordan to a game of one-on-one, with $1 million going to the charity of Jordan's choice if the Charlotte Bobcats owner can beat Pera in a game to 10. Yes, that's right, a businessman is saying he can beat the greatest player ever. Whatever. Pera apparently believes that being 15 years younger than the 50-year-old Jordan would provide an acceptable equalizer.
October 11, 2013
RECENT COVERAGE: Century City tower site runs into quake fault questions San Francisco offers lessons to L.A. on quake retrofitting Skyscraper site in Hollywood may sit on active fault, state says
October 10, 2013 |
Freedom Communications Holdings Inc., which owns the Orange County Register, has agreed to purchase the Riverside Press-Enterprise from its owner, A.H. Belo Corp., both companies said Thursday. The acquisition is part of a series of aggressive moves by Freedom, which has been rapidly expanding the Orange County Register, adding staff, pages and new editions, and launched the Long Beach Register, a new five-day daily newspaper in August. Freedom Communications will pay $27.25 million for the Press-Enterprise, its production facility and related land, the companies said.
October 9, 2013 |
The Washington Redskins name-change fight is heating up. Redskins owner Dan Snyder, who previously insisted he would never change the team's nickname even though some people find it offensive, wrote a letter to his team's season-ticket holders defending his position. "I've listened carefully to the commentary and perspectives on all sides, and I respect the feelings of those who are offended by the team name," Snyder said in the letter. "But I hope such individuals also try to respect what the name means, not only for all of us in the extended Washington Redskins family, but among Native Americans too. " In response Wednesday, Oneida Indian Nation representative Ray Halbritter wrote: "We are glad to see that Mr. Snyder is listening to the growing number of critics on this issue...
October 9, 2013 |
Two former top executives have sued Freedom Communications Inc., owner of the Orange County Register, saying the company has failed to pay them a combined $4.5 million in severance pay. Mitchell Stern, Freedom's chief executive from 2010 to 2012, and Mark McEachen, its chief financial officer during that time, stayed with the company after it was acquired by entrepreneur Aaron Kushner in July 2012. The executives said in an arbitration filing that they agreed to postpone their severance payments - $3.3 million to Stern and $1.2 million to McEachen - because of the company's "precarious finances.
October 6, 2013 |
Question: A majority of homeowners were instrumental in getting me elected to the board in order to correct problems created by management and certain directors. Determined to change things, these owners were going to meetings, voicing their opinions and complaints right up to the night I got elected. After my election, none of these owners attended board meetings anymore. On close inspection of books and records there's been indescribable waste, fraud and corruption with ongoing directors complicit with management.
October 4, 2013 |
The Dodgers might end up in the World Series while the Lakers might not even make the playoffs this season, which left Magic Johnson facing a double-edged question. Is Los Angeles becoming a Dodgers town again? The Dodgers haven't won the World Series since 1988, an uncommonly long drought for the team that moved here in 1958, two years before the Lakers arrived from Minneapolis. The Lakers, meanwhile, have won five of the last 13 NBA championships but have had quick playoff exits the last three years.
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October 3, 2013 |
No one has claimed ownership of three dogs that roamed around a South Los Angeles elementary school Tuesday, attacking pedestrians who were unlucky enough to come upon them. The dogs were “wandering the streets” and bit several women, said LAPD Lt. Julie Patton. The first attack was witnessed by children in the kindergarten area of Manhattan Place Elementary School. Students alerted parents and a teacher's assistant, said principal Gonzalo Bayardo. “We pulled her in and called paramedics,” Bayardo said.
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October 2, 2013 |
SAN FRANCISCO - Sandwiched between rows of homes in the fog-kissed Mission Terrace neighborhood, Little City Gardens provides salad greens and fresh-cut flowers to local restaurants from what was once a weedy vacant lot. Like many of California's urban agriculture practitioners, however, Caitlyn Galloway is plagued by a key uncertainty: She is on a month-to-month lease with a landlord who must recoup the lot's steep property taxes and may soon...