January 31, 2014 |
NEW YORK - NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said Friday that just because Stan Kroenke, owner of the St. Louis Rams, recently purchased 60 acres adjacent to Hollywood Park, it doesn't mean Kroenke plans to relocate the Rams to the Los Angeles area. "Stan is a very large developer on a global basis; he has land throughout the country and throughout the world," Goodell said at his annual pre-Super Bowl news conference. "He has kept us informed of it. We're aware of it. There are no plans, to my knowledge, of a stadium development.
January 31, 2014 |
The Kroenke Organization confirmed Friday The Times' report that it bought a large piece of land in Inglewood. Billionaire Stan Kroenke, the owner of the St. Louis Rams, purchased a 60-acre parking lot located between the Forum and Hollywood Park that could potentially be used for an NFL stadium. "As real estate developers, the Kroenke Organizations are involved in numerous real estate deals across the country and North America," a Kroenke Organization spokesperson wrote in an email statement.
January 30, 2014 |
The owner of the St. Louis Rams has bought a large piece of land in Inglewood that potentially could be used for an NFL stadium, multiple individuals with knowledge of the transaction have told The Times. Within the last month, billionaire Stan Kroenke bought a 60-acre parking lot located between the Forum and Hollywood Park, according to individuals who spoke on condition of anonymity because they are not authorized to speak on behalf of the buyer or seller. Wal-Mart originally owned the land but sold it after failing to get public approval for a superstore.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 29, 2014 |
An elementary school teacher who was arrested Wednesday after police discovered as many as 400 snakes inside his Santa Ana home may have been lonely after the death of his mother, neighbors said. William Buchman, 53, was arrested on animal cruelty charges after police served a search warrant at the home and discovered the pythons, all but two of which were dead and decaying. Neighbors had been complaining to police about a stench at the house in the 2900 block of Fernwood Drive for several months.
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.
January 26, 2014 |
It's one thing to manage a rental house when it's nearby. But it's another process entirely when the rental is in a distant vacation retreat. Unfortunately, many second-home buyers find that out the hard way. According to a survey by HomeAway, an online marketplace for vacation rentals, owners spend an average of 8.6 hours a week managing their properties. That's one full workday a week. And even then, it's doubtful that the typical owner can market his vacation pad, maintain it and do all the other things necessary to have a successful rental regime.
January 25, 2014 |
SEATTLE - The Seattle Seahawks are headed to the second Super Bowl in their history. They have an inexhaustibly dynamic coach in Pete Carroll, an instant-superstar quarterback in Russell Wilson, the NFL's richest and most reclusive owner in Paul Allen, and a fan base so passionate that twice this season it set Guinness Book records for the loudest crowd at a sporting event. A lot of people don't remember the club's darkest - and, as it happened, sunniest - days. For one week 18 years ago, the Seahawks moved to Southern California.
January 19, 2014 |
Question: We live in a condominium with 20 units. There are only four or five of us owners who serve on the board, and we've been doing it for more than 15 years because absolutely nobody else wants to help with anything. Owners keep telling us to hire a management company but they don't understand that even with a company there still has to be a board. The other problem is that we will be paying a lot for the services, and the dues will increase substantially. Presently, those of us who have been doing this for 15 years are really tired of it and don't think it's fair.
January 18, 2014 |
Watching from afar Brooklyn Nets owner Mikhail Prokhorov , on his visibility after attending only his second game of the season when his team played the Atlanta Hawks in London: "Frankly speaking, there's a lot of criticism that I am not in Brooklyn. But, I just have a question for you: Do you really think you need to be sitting in the arena to see a game? My friends, we are living in the 21st Century. And, in spite of the fact that I have no computer, I still have a subscription for the NBA games, and for me, it's like enough to even have a look on the stats so you can understand what is going on. " Internal conflict Boston Celtics forward Gerald Wallace , on his diminished role: "This season is a slap in the face, having to change my game and fine-tune it. First of all, it has to come mentally.