July 27, 2002 |
After an executive shakeup at Pinnacle Entertainment Inc., formed three years ago in the aftermath of the sale of Hollywood Park to Churchill Downs, the Glendale-based gaming company may face sanctions Monday at a meeting of the Indiana Gaming Commission. R.D. Hubbard, a prominent owner and breeder of thoroughbreds who led a proxy fight that resulted in the ouster of Marje Everett as chairman of Hollywood Park in 1991, has resigned as chairman of Pinnacle and begun a divestiture of his stock.
April 24, 1998 |
Sixty years ago, the big horses at Hollywood Park were Seabiscuit, on his way to a horse-of-the-year title, and Lawrin, the recent winner of the Kentucky Derby. On that first opening day--June 10, 1938--Barbara Stanwyck, so good in "Stella Dallas" the year before, presented the feature-race trophy in the winner's circle.
April 20, 1996 |
It's a mile into the marathon, and if Los Angeles is to get professional football back, it does not look to happen in record time. Dodger owner Peter O'Malley continues to plod on as the early leader, while Hollywood Park and the Walt Disney Co. appear winded. The Seattle Seahawks, looking to take a shortcut as the Los Angeles Whatevers, have been sent home.
December 18, 1995 |
R.D. Hubbard, Hollywood Park chairman, said this week he is closing in on a deal that will return the NFL to Los Angeles in time for the 1996 season. Hubbard said he spoke last week with four different team owners who wish to move here, and he said the NFL has already given its blessing in some cases. "I really don't think we're fighting an uphill battle," Hubbard said. "I really, purely believe that we've got the only alternative to bringing football back to L.A. We're going to do it.
December 9, 1995 |
They are big, powerful and determined in their quest for success, and while the same could not be said for the Rams and Raiders in recent years, the game is on between Peter O'Malley and R.D. Hubbard for the return of professional football to Los Angeles.
December 1, 1995 |
Energized by their successful recall of former Speaker Doris Allen, Assembly Republicans on Thursday converged on the desert near Palm Springs to begin crafting a conservative legislative agenda that they are tentatively describing as the "contract with California."