September 27, 1987 |
Former Treasury Secretary William E. Simon earned a sizable personal fortune and an even larger reputation as king of the leveraged buyout on Wall Street in the early 1980s. But these days his sights are set on a far greater, and potentially more lucrative, target--the Pacific Basin. At 59, Simon envisions himself as master of a vast international merchant bank reaching from headquarters in Los Angeles to the emerging profit centers of Japan, Hong Kong and Australia.
June 19, 1986
The last hurdle blocking the close of escrow for the California Bell poker club was cleared Monday when the Bell City Council approved the transfer of ownership of club partner John Gasparian to two corporations. Police Chief Frank Fording recommended that the council allow ownership to be transferred to Samuel Torosian, now the manager of the casino, Sham Young and Larry Wong, who are the sole stockholders and directors of the California Bell Club Management Corp.
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.
September 18, 1994
For almost a year, the three partners who own Conejo Ranch have struggled to earn a living from their new plot of farmland outside Camarillo. Their prospects looked decent. But then a series of summertime blows knocked them down--and hope now seems a luxury. Federal officials have launched an unexpected investigation to see if the partners illegally destroyed a wetland to create their field--a probe that could cost them the farm.
March 24, 1986
Quotron Systems Chairman Milton E. Mohr said several customers and joint-venture partners, including AT&T, have voiced concerns about Citicorp gaining access to their confidential business plans if the banking firm acquires Quotron. Mohr said, however, that he doesn't know if any customers will withdraw their business if Citicorp's $680-million bid succeeds.
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.
March 19, 1994 |
The Rose Law Firm has decided to file an ethics complaint against former Associate Atty. Gen. Webster Hubbell and some of the firm's partners are urging a review of the expense account and billing records of other current and former Rose lawyers, including First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton, sources close to the firm said.
December 6, 1987 |
385 North is no more. The big, contemporary-style restaurant on N. La Cienega Boulevard, which opened with great fanfare in February of 1984, has turned into Rosalie's--a Southern California branch (or rather reinterpretation) of the popular San Francisco restaurant of the same name. Rosalie's will be operated by Bill Belloli, with Rick O'Connell (who is a woman) as executive chef, both of whom serve the same functions at the Bay Area original.
March 4, 2014 |
Fresh on the heels of film's biggest night, comes TV's biggest announcement? The new crop of celebrity hoofers competing in Season 18 of "Dancing With the Stars" has been revealed. As has become tradition, the unveiling occurred Tuesday morning during "Good Morning America," with the celebrity cast on hand live from from Glendale. There are TV stars of yesteryear. including "The Wonder Years'" Danica McKellar (aka Winnie Cooper!), and "Full House" big sis Candace Cameron Bure (DJ Tanner)