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July 9, 1993 | STUART SILVERSTEIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In one of the biggest insurance discrimination cases in California history, state authorities Thursday accused an insurer of illegally refusing coverage for apartment and business owners in gay, minority and poor neighborhoods in San Francisco. Authorities also charged that California Insurance Group broke the state insurance code by denying regular discounts to businesses in most of Los Angeles County and all of Orange County.
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ENTERTAINMENT
April 16, 2007 | John Anderson, Special to The Times
Eye candy for motor heads -- or 14-year-old boys, or 14-year-old motor heads -- "Redline" features hot cars, customized women, martial arts, kidnapping, female empowerment, Iraqi war vets and the always-entertaining image of million-dollar autos being driven under 36-ton trucks. It is, as they would say at the dealership, loaded. Not such a deal, though.
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BUSINESS
April 26, 1991 | S. J. DIAMOND
Massachusetts Congressman Joseph P. Kennedy II called it redlining--"morally unfair . . . economically unwise," "clear injustice" and downright "un-American." First Chicago Corp., parent of First National Bank of Chicago, had canceled or cut the credit card limits of 8,900 of Kennedy's constituents. The nation's fourth-largest bank card issuer (6.6 million accounts) had noted a 77% increase in bankruptcies among its New England bank card holders and conducted a special review of the 1.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 14, 2007 | John Horn, Times Staff Writer
As Hollywood publicity events go, the "Redline" celebrity car race was not the town's hottest ticket. The exotic car contest drew a couple of recognizable celebrities -- actor Jackie Chan, rapper Wyclef Jean -- but other boldfaced names were few and far between. And then Eddie Griffin climbed behind the wheel of "Redline" producer Daniel Sadek's cherry red Ferrari Enzo. The "Undercover Brother" star immediately steered the $1.3-million car off course as he circled the Irwindale Speedway's track.
BUSINESS
October 7, 1988 | AL DELUGACH, Times Staff Writer
A judge Thursday ordered First Alliance Mortgage not to violate the state law against racial discrimination in real estate lending but declined to put a receiver in control of the Orange-based firm "at this stage." Both sides promptly claimed a victory after the interim rulings in the landmark civil enforcement case, filed Aug. 10 under the 1977 Holden Act, which bars such discrimination.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 5, 1999 | JOHN M. GLIONNA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
State Farm Insurance is suing the state and a former Texas insurance commissioner for the return of information it claims is proprietary but which critics say confirms a long-standing contention that the company underserves poor communities across Los Angeles County.
BUSINESS
April 1, 1989 | DOUGLAS FRANTZ, Times Staff Writer
A coalition of community organizations has requested a meeting with federal banking regulators and industry executives to discuss ways to persuade California banks to provide more loans to minorities and increase the availability of affordable housing. The organization, called the Greenlining Coalition, asked Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan and Robert F. Erburu, chairman of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, to set a meeting within the next 30 days.
BUSINESS
August 11, 1988 | AL DELUGACH, Times Staff Writer
The state Wednesday sued to revoke the licenses of First Alliance Mortgage Co. for alleged racial discrimination in lending, charging that the firm used a list of ZIP codes entitled "Never Never Land" to screen out loan applicants in predominantly black neighborhoods.
BUSINESS
August 12, 1988 | AL DELUGACH, Times Staff Writer
A Los Angeles County Superior Court judge Thursday postponed until Monday a ruling on a state regulators' request that the court take First Alliance Mortgage out of the hands of its management. The Department of Corporations sued the Orange-based home loan broker Wednesday, accusing it of a longstanding pattern of racial discrimination in its lending practices. The state seeks orders appointing a receiver and forbidding management to tamper with the company's records.
BUSINESS
September 23, 1994 | THOMAS S. MULLIGAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Insurance Commissioner John Garamendi Thursday accused State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Co., California's largest homeowners insurer, of redlining, or illegal sales discrimination, in inner-city neighborhoods of Los Angeles. Based on a new study of 1992 homeowners insurance sales in selected ZIP codes, Garamendi said the company "writes virtually no policies in South-Central and East Los Angeles" because it refuses to compete in poorer neighborhoods.
BUSINESS
April 27, 2004 | Maura Dolan, Times Staff Writer
The California Supreme Court ruled Monday that the state must give the public access to reports that could help determine whether the insurance industry discriminates against people in low-income communities. In a unanimous ruling, the high court said Insurance Commissioner John Garamendi was required to release information about the policies that carriers write in different ZIP codes around the state. The ruling came in a lawsuit filed against the state by State Farm Insurance Cos.
NEWS
October 14, 2000 | JOE MOZINGO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
This is where people from Los Angeles come to do what they can't in front of the neighbors. They blow things up. They shoot porno flicks. They drink beer at dawn. They rip up hills on motorbikes. They stage cockfights and rave parties and soar through the sky in homemade contraptions. And most notably, they drive worse than any road-raging commuter on the San Diego Freeway. "We had a vehicle hit a Porta Potti at 200 mph," said Barry Nelson, chief U.S. Bureau of Land Management ranger for 3.
BUSINESS
September 27, 2000 | NANCY RIVERA BROOKS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In a rare glimpse into its continuing investigation of West Coast gasoline pricing, the Federal Trade Commission on Tuesday revealed that it has found evidence of so-called redlining and zone pricing, practices that consumer advocates contend inflate prices. Richard Parker, director of the FTC Bureau of Competition, stopped short of calling such practices illegal in a letter sent Tuesday to Sen. Ron Wyden, an Oregon Democrat who has been a harsh critic of oil companies.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 18, 2000 | ALEX PADILLA, City Councilman Alex Padilla, who represents portions of the northeast San Fernando Valley, is chair of the Information Technology and General Services Committee
We're in the middle of a technology revolution. The Internet's exponential growth in the past 10 years has changed the way we work, the way we learn and the way we communicate. Consumers have continued to demand new services as use of this medium grows. The hardware onramps to the information highway have changed as well. Just a few years ago, households had only one way to get onto the Internet: a regular, analog telephone line and a 28.8K modem. Now, consumers have more choices.
BUSINESS
April 20, 2000 | ROBERT A. ROSENBLATT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Home loans granted to low-income and minority Americans rose sharply during the 1990s, the Treasury Department reported Wednesday. But these groups still received far less than the share of mortgage loans that their numbers alone would grant them. Banks, savings and loan associations, and other mortgage lenders made 1.7 million loans to residents of poor and moderate-income neighborhoods in 1998, a gain of 45% from the 1993 figure of 1.2 million.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 5, 1999 | JOHN M. GLIONNA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
State Farm Insurance is suing the state and a former Texas insurance commissioner for the return of information it claims is proprietary but which critics say confirms a long-standing contention that the company underserves poor communities across Los Angeles County.
BUSINESS
March 2, 1995 | JESUS SANCHEZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The highest proportion of California's uninsured motorists live primarily in low-income and minority communities, according to a statewide survey released Wednesday by the state Insurance Department as part of an effort to prevent insurance industry discrimination. In one inner-city Los Angeles neighborhood, 9 out of 10 motorists were uninsured, the survey said.
BUSINESS
September 18, 1992 | SUSAN MOFFAT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
State Insurance Commissioner John Garamendi on Thursday announced a proposal to fight redlining of inner-city areas by insurance companies through a system of financial incentives for those writing policies in the underserved neighborhoods. For the first time, insurers would be required to report how many policies they write by location and the ethnic makeup of their management.
SPORTS
June 12, 1999 | From Staff Reports
Shortstop Cara Blumfield and pitcher Ashley Redlin, who helped El Camino Real High win the City Championship softball title, have been selected co-players of the year in the City. Other Conquistadores on the All-City team are catcher Christina Enea and second baseman Jacqui Goodchild. Pitcher Patty Del Real of Kennedy also was selected to the All-City team. Coach Neils Ludlow of El Camino Real was chosen coach of the year.
SPORTS
May 26, 1999 | DAVE DESMOND, TIMES STAFF WRITER
For the senior pitcher, whose career was interrupted by pregnancy, it was the mother of all victories. For the longtime coach, it was the most satisfying of his many City Section championships. And for El Camino Real High, it was a joyful return trip to the summit of prep softball. Right-hander Ashley Redlin pitched a nearly flawless game, allowing one hit and one walk, to lead the top-seeded Conquistadores to a 3-0 victory over No.
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