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February 25, 2011 | By Stephen Ceasar, Los Angeles Times
The Regency Club, a members-only private dining club in Westwood founded in 1981 by Los Angeles billionaire tycoon David Murdock, is closing ? a victim of declining business during the recession. With sweeping ocean views, the club catered to the Los Angeles business elite from the 17th floor and penthouse perch at the top of the Murdock Plaza building, at 10900 Wilshire Blvd. Murdock, who owns the club, decided not to renew the 600-member club's lease that is set to expire April 30, said the club's general manager, Scully Cloete.
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February 25, 2011 | By Stephen Ceasar, Los Angeles Times
The Regency Club, a members-only private dining club in Westwood founded in 1981 by Los Angeles billionaire tycoon David Murdock, is closing ? a victim of declining business during the recession. With sweeping ocean views, the club catered to the Los Angeles business elite from the 17th floor and penthouse perch at the top of the Murdock Plaza building, at 10900 Wilshire Blvd. Murdock, who owns the club, decided not to renew the 600-member club's lease that is set to expire April 30, said the club's general manager, Scully Cloete.
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September 20, 1987 | DONALD R. KATZ, Donald R. Katz is a contributing editor and columnist for Esquire magazine. His book, "The Big Store: Inside the Crisis and Revolution at Sears," will be published by Viking in October.
ONE RECENT EVENING 40 Los Angeles residents in the throes of young success were invited to an elegant cocktail party at the Regency Club. Though many older members of the city's corporate establishment had been relegated to a waiting list, officials of the elite 6-year-old club had carefully culled an assortment of rising functionaries of the city's professional firms and invited them to the antique-lined clubhouse 18 stories above the corner of Wilshire and Westwood. "You ever been here before?"
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July 18, 2010 | By Ellen Olivier, Special to the Los Angeles Times
After passing by Dennis Hopper's towering sculpture of "La Salsa Man," guests at the July 10 reception for "Dennis Hopper Double Standard" shared memories as they perused the show at the Geffen Contemporary at MOCA . With the sounds of "Don't Bogart That Joint" wafting through the air, new Museum of Contemporary Art Director Jeffrey Deitch and exhibition curator Julian Schnabel greeted VIP art collectors, Hopper's family and friends, celebrities...
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August 18, 1992
Bell officials say they will have to lay off at least 10 employees because of revenue lost after the closure of the Regency Club card casino. Additional layoffs will be necessary if the casino does not reopen by Sept. 2, they said. The layoffs will take place over the next 45 days. The poker parlor shut its doors July 31 when the owner, who has left the country, neglected to renew its gaming license. The casino was expected to generate $955,000 for the city's $7.
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August 13, 1992 | JILL GOTTESMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Poker tables at the Regency Club card casino have folded because of a licensing tangle that could keep the casino closed for weeks, leaving hundreds of employees out of work and costing the city of Bell tens of thousands of dollars in tax revenue. Club owner John Chi, who brought the casino out of bankruptcy in 1990, failed to renew its gaming license when it expired at the end of July, according to the state attorney general's office.
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February 9, 1993 | ASHLEY DUNN and TIMOTHY CHOU, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Every Sunday, the Chinese worshipers at the Evangelical Formosan Church in Walnut would gather to share prayers, memories of the old country and advice on succeeding in what often seemed a strange, new land. Many were immigrants who had come to the San Gabriel Valley from Taiwan with fortunes to invest, but suspicious and uncomfortable about the American ways of making money.
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July 18, 2010 | By Ellen Olivier, Special to the Los Angeles Times
After passing by Dennis Hopper's towering sculpture of "La Salsa Man," guests at the July 10 reception for "Dennis Hopper Double Standard" shared memories as they perused the show at the Geffen Contemporary at MOCA . With the sounds of "Don't Bogart That Joint" wafting through the air, new Museum of Contemporary Art Director Jeffrey Deitch and exhibition curator Julian Schnabel greeted VIP art collectors, Hopper's family and friends, celebrities...
BUSINESS
June 22, 2012 | By Roger Vincent, Los Angeles Times
Tech billionaire Larry Ellison, already well-known for his extravagance, will soon own another exotic trophy - a Hawaiian island. Ellison, the founder of Oracle Corp., has agreed to buy 98% of the island of Lanai from David Murdock, a Los Angeles billionaire who controls Dole Food Co. and many other businesses under Castle & Cooke Inc. Lanai, the sixth-largest Hawaiian island at 141 square miles, was once a pineapple plantation and is...
REAL ESTATE
February 9, 1992
State Controller Gray Davis will address a breakfast meeting of Women in Commercial Real Estate on Tuesday at the Regency Club/Murdock Plaza, 10900 Wilshire Blvd., West Los Angeles. Gray will discuss steps that California can take to attract more business and industry to the state, without compromising environmental policies. For additional information and reservations, call Kathe Rodgers at (310) 323-9100.
NEWS
February 9, 1993 | ASHLEY DUNN and TIMOTHY CHOU, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Every Sunday, the Chinese worshipers at the Evangelical Formosan Church in Walnut would gather to share prayers, memories of the old country and advice on succeeding in what often seemed a strange, new land. Many were immigrants who had come to the San Gabriel Valley from Taiwan with fortunes to invest, but suspicious and uncomfortable about the American ways of making money.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 18, 1992
Bell officials say they will have to lay off at least 10 employees because of revenue lost after the closure of the Regency Club card casino. Additional layoffs will be necessary if the casino does not reopen by Sept. 2, they said. The layoffs will take place over the next 45 days. The poker parlor shut its doors July 31 when the owner, who has left the country, neglected to renew its gaming license. The casino was expected to generate $955,000 for the city's $7.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 13, 1992 | JILL GOTTESMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Poker tables at the Regency Club card casino have folded because of a licensing tangle that could keep the casino closed for weeks, leaving hundreds of employees out of work and costing the city of Bell tens of thousands of dollars in tax revenue. Club owner John Chi, who brought the casino out of bankruptcy in 1990, failed to renew its gaming license when it expired at the end of July, according to the state attorney general's office.
MAGAZINE
September 20, 1987 | DONALD R. KATZ, Donald R. Katz is a contributing editor and columnist for Esquire magazine. His book, "The Big Store: Inside the Crisis and Revolution at Sears," will be published by Viking in October.
ONE RECENT EVENING 40 Los Angeles residents in the throes of young success were invited to an elegant cocktail party at the Regency Club. Though many older members of the city's corporate establishment had been relegated to a waiting list, officials of the elite 6-year-old club had carefully culled an assortment of rising functionaries of the city's professional firms and invited them to the antique-lined clubhouse 18 stories above the corner of Wilshire and Westwood. "You ever been here before?"
NEWS
September 13, 1991
The Law Guild of Beverly Hills will hold its annual membership-installation luncheon next Friday at the Regency Club. Beverly Goldner will be installed as president. Radio talk-show host Carole Hemingway will speak. Music will be provided by Robert Frank. Past president Rhea Cosky will be presented with the Law Guild Merit Award. Guests are welcome. For further information, call (213) 277-4449.
BUSINESS
April 18, 2000
A panel of experts will discuss senior-housing development Wednesday at a joint meeting of the Los Angeles chapters of the Urban Land Institute and Commercial Real Estate Women. Eldon Teper of Country Villa Health Services, Richard Washington of Retirement Housing Development and John Fogarty of GMAC Commercial Mortgage Corp.'s Health Care Finance Group will debate the best methods to obtain financing, work with municipalities and develop a successful project. The event will begin at 7 a.m.
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