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.
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.
October 18, 1998 |
Exasperated. That's how many marriage partners feel when they can't agree on a home purchase. Spend a little time with couples involved in house-hunting and you'll often hear the clinking of swords as husband and wife fence over the issue, realty specialists say. "We're not marriage counselors, but it sometimes feels like we are," said Dorcas Helfant, past president of the National Assn. of Realtors.
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.
February 8, 2012 |
Online dating has come a long way from its less-than-positive association with the personal ad. But is it actually a better way to meet that special someone? In some ways yes -- and in others, maybe not, according to a study on online dating released by the journal Psychological Science in the Public Interest. "Romantic relationships can begin anywhere. When Cupid's arrow strikes, you might be at church or at school, playing chess or softball, searching for a partner at a party, or minding your own business on the train," the authors write . "But sometimes Cupid goes on vacation, or takes a long nap, or kicks back for a marathon of Lifetime original movies.
February 5, 2013
Re "Patt Morrison Asks: Richard M. Walden, charity case," Opinion, Jan. 30 Richard M. Walden raises several points about the American Red Cross that I'd like to address. When a donor designates his contribution to be spent on an event such as the Japan earthquake and tsunami, the Haiti earthquake or Superstorm Sandy, that is exactly where the money goes; it is not put into a general account. The Red Cross spends 91 cents of every dollar donated directly on programs and services.
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.
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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.