February 14, 2007 |
WE BECAME ODDLY ENERGIZED when Lisa Marie Nowak, an astronaut with a sterling record, drove nearly 1,000 miles to attack Colleen Shipman, a woman Nowak believed was a rival for the man she loved. Nowak was charged with attempted murder, and her alleged "kill kit" contained a knife, 3 feet of hose, garbage bags, a BB gun and, most ominously, a steel mallet. Jealousy is possibly the most destructive emotion housed in the human brain.
February 1, 2013 |
The conference room of Magic Johnson's Beverly Hills office is long and narrow. The most prominent images hang from one of the long walls, three photographs taken at Dodger Stadium. In one, Johnson smiles in the stands, all by himself. In another, Johnson smiles on the field, with his partners in ownership. The third offers a panoramic view of the ballpark. It is as if Johnson never played for that struggling pro basketball team across town — until he starts talking. Johnson won five championships with the Lakers, the last one in 1988.
June 25, 2011 |
Scattered across 540 acres of San Diego County hills and ravines, the 235 opulent homes of the Bridges at Rancho Santa Fe flank a private golf course and country club with tile-roofed towers inspired by Tuscan villages. The placid panorama belies decades of bruising battles among the project's developers. The cast includes home-building titan Lennar Corp., a bankrupt La Jolla deal maker and, in an improbable late entry, con man-turned-preacher Barry Minkow. The dispute ultimately led to a federal criminal conviction against Minkow and a continuing investigation by the Justice Department.
July 21, 1987
The Los Angeles law firm of Kadison, Pfaelzer, Woodard, Quinn & Rossi went out of business Monday and a receiver was named to take over the 100-attorney firm, which had filed a petition in Superior Court for voluntary dissolution. John J. Quinn and several other partners announced last month that they were going to set up their own office, reportedly after a disagreement with another principal partner, Stuart L. Kadison, who wanted the 20-year-old firm to expand to compete with larger firms.
March 30, 1987 |
Pat Taylor remembers the stigma surrounding genital herpes when he discovered he had the disease 15 years ago. "It was almost impossible to talk about it," said the Anaheim engineer, 45, at a recent meeting of a herpes support group called Orange County HELP. "You could not find anybody educated enough to not be scared to death." But Taylor, who has been married twice and dated in between while he has had the disease, said that today, things are different.
December 30, 1987
Eight attorneys have become partners at the law firm of Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker. They include: Claudia Carver, Kirk Pasich and Leigh P. Ryan, Los Angeles office; Michael A. Hodel and John J. McCauley, Orange County; Nancy N. Kennerly, West Los Angeles; William C. Bowers, New York, and Michael A. Wiegard, Washington.
August 19, 1992 |
In a coup for Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker, the Los Angeles-based law firm on Tuesday said the entire intellectual property law group of Milgrim Thomajan & Lee has joined its staff. Leading the Milgrim Thomajan group are name partners Roger M. Milgrim and Albert T. Lee. Along with Milgrim and Lee, 10 other partners and 10 associates of Milgrim Thomajan will be joining Paul, Hastings' New York offices. Among the new Paul, Hastings partners are Charles B.
May 2, 2012 |
One of the biggest sports and entertainment moguls in Southern California took a back seat to the other Guggenheim money men Wednesday as the incoming Dodgers owners attempted to set the tone for a new era. Former movie studio boss Peter Guber, who has built an empire of popular minor league baseball teams, left the news conference speeches to his partners and later deflected questions about how he might like to see the parking lots around Dodger...
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February 9, 1985 |
A man accused of handling more than 100 criminal cases while posing as a lawyer headed a "phantom" Santa Ana firm that included the names of three other men who either are not lawyers or who are dead, the State Bar of California said Friday.
August 11, 1992 |
Aquatronics, a pet supply firm specializing in fish pharmaceuticals, has purchased a 25,000-square-foot building in Oxnard's Channel Islands Business Center. The company is moving there from a nearby leased location. Told Partners Inc. in Ventura represented the buyers, Peter and Gayle Escobal, and the seller, Told Corp., in the transaction. The price was not disclosed. Channel Islands Business Center, a Told Corp. development that opened in 1985, is now owned by Wells Fargo Bank.