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NEWS
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.
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NEWS
February 8, 2012 | By Amina Khan, Los Angeles Times / For the Booster Shots blog
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.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 1, 1995 | F. KATHLEEN FOLEY
"The Last Queer Taboo," a satirical examination of gay relationships and same-sex marriage, closes the Highways' annual Ecce Lesbo/Ecce Homo festival with a fizzle, not a bang. Created and directed by Tom Keegan and Davidson Lloyd, the piece features four actual gay couples, including Keegan and Lloyd, who have been partners in life as well as in theater for the past 18 years.
NEWS
March 14, 1990 | From Times Wire Services
Here's an insight that may fail to shock dedicated students of the mating game: People often tell lies in order to have sex. Two California researchers reached that conclusion about dating behavior after taking a survey of college students. They say it's a point worth keeping in mind when trying to decide whether potential sexual partners have ever done anything to put themselves at risk of AIDS.
BUSINESS
November 17, 1986 | KATHRYN HARRIS, Times Staff Writer
CBS, continuing a wave of cutbacks, said Friday that it is pulling out of a videotext venture formed almost three years ago with International Business Machines and Sears, Roebuck. IBM and Sears will continue as equal partners in the venture, called Trintex. The remaining partners said CBS' withdrawal would not delay the service, expected to be commercially available in the next two years.
BUSINESS
October 24, 1998 | Bloomberg News
Goldman, Sachs & Co.'s vice chairman and head of equities, Roy J. Zuckerberg, will retire, forfeiting a chance to receive as much as $100 million in shares if the richest Wall Street partnership completes a stock sale. His retirement next month at 62 comes amid speculation that about 25 of the firm's 245 partners will leave this year. Already set to depart are Christopher Flowers, 41, head of the financial institutions group.
BUSINESS
August 31, 1985 | Associated Press
The U.S. Department of Energy is foreclosing on the nation's first commercial-scale synthetic fuels plant and suing to enforce natural gas contracts that federal officials say are critical to the facility's future. The government took control of the Great Plains Gasification Project on Aug. 1 from a consortium of five energy companies that defaulted on a $1.5-billion loan when Energy Secretary John S. Herrington rejected additional federal aid.
BUSINESS
November 5, 1988 | MARTHA GROVES, Times Staff Writer
Richard J. Riordan, a prominent Los Angeles lawyer, investor and restaurant owner, has resigned from Riordan Freeman & Spogli, a 5-year-old firm he co-founded that specializes in leveraged buyouts. Riordan, 58, said Friday that his departure from the firm, which earlier this year sold its interest in Boys Markets, was prompted by philosophical differences between him and his two partners.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 16, 2013 | By Richard Verrier
Rampant piracy, government censorship and foreign quotas can make China a highly unpredictable and frustrating market for Hollywood. But one of China's top entertainment executives has some homespun advice: Make friends and be patient. "To succeed in China, it's like the old the Chinese saying: Before business, make friends," said Jerry Ye, chief executive of Wanda Cinemas, at an international panel on the opening day of Cinemacon, the annual convention for the theater industry held in Las Vegas.
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