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June 27, 1991
The Los Angeles port commissioner whose firm received $1.5 million from the city to design two multimillion-dollar vessels announced Wednesday that he will not seek reappointment to the panel. Robert Rados Sr. said his departure after five years had nothing to do with recent disclosures about his company's contracts with the city. Rados, 68, said he decided months ago to quit when his term expires on Sunday. Last month, The Times reported that Rados International Corp.
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October 7, 1992 | RICK HOLGUIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Queen Mary should be dry-docked immediately for repairs to its rusty, leaky hull, according to a new report. The additional $6.2-million expense could jeopardize a City Council proposal to keep the ship in Long Beach. City officials had been optimistic that they could persuade the Harbor Department to pay for $6 million in immediate repairs recommended by Rados International Corp. in a report released in July.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 23, 1991
The city of Los Angeles has sued the designer and builder of a $5.7-million oceanographic vessel that took five years to complete and only recently began environmental monitoring in Santa Monica Bay. The lawsuit, filed last month in San Diego Superior Court, alleges negligence and breach of contract by the ship's designer--Rados International Corp. of San Pedro--and its builder--Knight & Carver Custom Yachts of San Diego.
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April 3, 1992 | GREG KRIKORIAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Los Angeles City Controller Rick Tuttle on Thursday refused to authorize more payments for repairs on an ocean monitoring vessel that has cost the city Sanitation Bureau more than $6 million. Tuttle said it is the first time in his seven years as controller that he has told a department that he will not approve future payments on a project because of questions about its management.
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April 3, 1992 | GREG KRIKORIAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Los Angeles City Controller Rick Tuttle on Thursday refused to authorize more payments for repairs on an ocean monitoring vessel that has cost the city Sanitation Bureau more than $6 million. Tuttle said it is the first time in his seven years as controller that he has told a department that he will not approve future payments on a project because of questions about its management.
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October 7, 1992 | RICK HOLGUIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Queen Mary should be dry-docked immediately for repairs to its rusty, leaky hull, according to a new report. The additional $6.2-million expense could jeopardize a City Council proposal to keep the ship in Long Beach. City officials had been optimistic that they could persuade the Harbor Department to pay for $6 million in immediate repairs recommended by Rados International Corp. in a report released in July.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 8, 2001
Robert G. Rados, 78, naval architect and former member of the Los Angeles Community Redevelopment Agency and Harbor Commission. Rados, respected in the port community of San Pedro, founded and headed his Rados International Corp., which designs and oversees construction of vessels. Among company projects were stabilizing the Queen Mary, refitting the battleships Missouri and New Jersey, and building the submarine set for the film "The Hunt for Red October."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 21, 1992
A preliminary review of the Queen Mary by U.S. Navy inspectors indicated that the ship does not need to be immediately dry-docked at a cost of $6 million. The hull "gave no indications of imminent risk of flooding" because of rusting, Capt. B. Janov, commander of the Long Beach Naval Shipyard, recently advised city officials. Nevertheless, Janov recommended a thorough study of the ship's hull. Assistant City Manager John Shirey said Tuesday the city would seek such a study.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 13, 1991
The builder of a problem-plagued $5.5-million oceanographic vessel for the city of Los Angeles has accused the city of breach of contract for withholding the final $205,000 construction payment on the custom-made boat. In a lawsuit served this week, Knight and Carver Custom Yachts of San Diego claims the final payment on the 84-foot vessel, La Mer, was promised by the city when it agreed to take delivery of the boat last August.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 31, 1991
A Los Angeles City Council panel Wednesday canceled the remaining work in a $607,000 Harbor Department contract awarded three years ago to a naval architecture firm owned by city Harbor Commissioner Robert Rados Sr. The action, requested by the Harbor Department, came three weeks after news reports that the contract--to design and oversee construction of a new city fireboat--soared in price and scope after it was awarded to Rados International Corp.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 23, 1991
The city of Los Angeles has sued the designer and builder of a $5.7-million oceanographic vessel that took five years to complete and only recently began environmental monitoring in Santa Monica Bay. The lawsuit, filed last month in San Diego Superior Court, alleges negligence and breach of contract by the ship's designer--Rados International Corp. of San Pedro--and its builder--Knight & Carver Custom Yachts of San Diego.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 27, 1991
The Los Angeles port commissioner whose firm received $1.5 million from the city to design two multimillion-dollar vessels announced Wednesday that he will not seek reappointment to the panel. Robert Rados Sr. said his departure after five years had nothing to do with recent disclosures about his company's contracts with the city. Rados, 68, said he decided months ago to quit when his term expires on Sunday. Last month, The Times reported that Rados International Corp.
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November 12, 1992 | From a Times staff writer
High-tech tests and the promise of an additional $2.5 million for repairs persuaded the Long Beach City Council to move forward with its plan to take over the Queen Mary and keep the money-losing tourist attraction in Long Beach. The Harbor Commission, which has jurisdiction over the ship, and City Council are expected to approve final transfer of the vessel within two weeks.
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January 30, 1992 | GREG KRIKORIAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Los Angeles Harbor Commission, concluding that it can no longer wait to improve fire protection of the nation's busiest commercial port, agreed Tuesday to award a $4.4-million contract for construction of a fire station on Terminal Island. The decision caps months of study by city port and fire officials on updating a 1985 plan to provide the fire stations, equipment and personnel needed to safeguard the harbor in the coming decades. It also paves the way for purchase of a $4.
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