CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 23, 1999 |
The federal government announced Thursday that it has sold its controlling interest in the Bicycle Club in Bell Gardens, nine years after seizing control because of money laundering at the card club. A partnership that operates a successful card club in Oceanside has agreed to purchase the government's interest for an undisclosed amount and plans to renovate the casino, the second-largest club in the state. The sale is a huge relief to federal officials.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 27, 1992 |
Tucked against a hillside on Laguna Canyon Road is the oldest, smallest and, some say, luckiest mobile home park in Laguna Beach. Not much grumbling goes on at Thurston Trailer Park about the lack of a clubhouse, swimming pool or ocean view--niceties available at the city's two other mobile home parks. Instead, Thurston residents, most of whom have incomes low enough to qualify for financial aid, feel pretty fortunate.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 16, 1997
The City Council has approved the sale of a city-owned property--one of the last open spaces downtown--for development of a two-story commercial building. For more than two years the council has discussed selling the 17,500-square-foot site, which it acquired for $212,000 at the height of the real estate boom nearly a decade ago, said Kenneth Duran, assistant city manager. The property was sold to developer J.B. Construction for $155,000.
July 28, 2010 |
CB Richard Ellis Group Inc., the world's largest commercial real estate brokerage, reported a return to the black in the second quarter as revenue rose in nearly all its business lines around the world. Although much of the local commercial property market remains depressed, improving global conditions allowed the Los Angeles company to report a profit of $54.8 million, or 17 cents a share, compared with a net loss of $6.6 million, or 2 cents, in the second quarter of 2009. The company posted adjusted earnings of 18 cents a share after deducting select charges, well ahead of Wall Street analysts' prediction of 9 cents.
December 1, 1992 |
Atlantic Richfield Co. will sell 146 oil and gas fields in three deals worth a total of $362 million. The fields are in California, New Mexico, Texas and Wyoming. The sales represent most of the small fields in Arco's Western District. Arco will retain the 60 largest fields, containing about 90% of the district's oil and gas reserves. Like other major U.S. oil companies in recent years, Arco has been divesting itself of non-core business assets to increase the efficiency of its operations.
May 24, 1994 |
A property's sale price at foreclosure, not its market value, determines its worth in bankruptcy proceedings, the Supreme Court ruled Monday. The 5-4 decision resolves a longstanding dispute in bankruptcy law, and it upholds the existing practice in California. Lawyers for the state's lenders and title insurers applauded the result and said it removes a cloud that could have hung over many recent property sales.
March 12, 2013
Re "Tax vote reflects differing realities," March 9 The Times should be wary about printing such an enlightening article, which notes that though voters in less well-off L.A. neighborhoods overwhelmingly supported Proposition A (the failed half-cent sales tax increase on the city ballot last week), those in wealthier areas decisively rejected it. To document the wealthy's disdain for taxes that might help the poor risks banal accusations about fomenting "class warfare. " Readers might draw unjust conclusions about those most vociferously opposed to tax increases for the public good.
May 6, 1993 |
A controversial federal sale of $2 billion worth of real estate in California and elsewhere to a Wall Street investment firm with close ties to the Clinton Administration has collapsed after a congressional investigation, according to a new government report. But the investment firm of Goldman Sachs will still reap up to $12 million in fees this summer from the Resolution Trust Corp., the federal agency handling the S&L mess.
February 11, 2011 |
There's an e-mail going around warning that anyone who sells their home after 2012 "will pay a 3.8% sales tax on it" to help fund President Obama's healthcare reform law. "Oh, you weren't aware this was in the Obamacare bill?" says the e-mail, which is being forwarded by many people but the origins of which remain a mystery. "Guess what, you aren't alone. There are more than a few members of Congress that aren't aware of it either. " The e-mail was called to my attention by Chino resident Ken Burton, who wanted to know whether it was legit.
April 21, 1990
Several Christian organizations have joined in a brief to the U.S. Supreme Court on behalf of the International Society of Krishna Consciousness, which is appealing a court ruling that the Hindu sect caused emotional distress to the parents of a former member. The Krishnas are also facing a judicial order, temporarily stayed this week, to sell five of their temples to satisfy a $5-million judgment in the case.