YOU ARE HERE: LAT HomeCollectionsRelocation


June 29, 2012 | By Sam Farmer
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell sent a memo about Los Angeles to the league's 32 teams Friday -- one that surely resonated with the San Diego Chargers, Oakland Raiders, St. Louis Rams and any others that might be considering relocation to the nation's second-largest market. "Although substantial uncertainties remain," Goodell wrote in the two-page document obtained by The Times, "stadium development in Los Angeles has advanced to the point where the prospects for a new facility are better than they have been in many years.
April 23, 2014 | By Jay Jones
The colorful characters from a world-famous Sin City pawn shop take center stage in a new show at a Strip resort. The cast of "Pawn Shop Live! " lampoons the quirky members of the Harrison family, owners of Gold & Silver Pawn and stars of the History Channel's popular “ Pawn Stars ” show. The clan has endorsed the show. Some of the Harrisons have said they will make surprise appearances on stage as their schedules allow. The show, which originally opened downtown at the Golden Nugget , has relocated to the Riviera on Las Vegas Boulevard, just a couple of miles south of the real-life pawn shop.
July 13, 1986
Lewis Homes, Upland, will relocate its corporate offices late next year in the proposed Terra Vista Office Park in Rancho Cucamonga.
April 21, 2014 | By Kerry Cavanaugh
Huy Fong Foods, maker of the famous Sriracha chili sauce, is considering leaving the city of Irwindale, and maybe even California, after the City Council declared the spicy odors from the company's factory a public nuisance. And of course, Texas is among the first states trying to persuade Sriracha founder David Tran to leave California. State Rep. Jason Villalba of Dallas has been reaching out to Tran for months now, saying he was troubled by the company's experience with “excessive government interference.” “You have worked too hard and have helped too many people to let government bureaucrats shut down your thriving business,” Villalba wrote in a letter to Tran.  Finally, last week, Tran invited Villalba and a delegation from Texas -- as well as representatives from other states and cities that have reached out -- to come visit the plant and smell it for themselves to determine if their communities would mind the odors.
September 10, 1987 | DEAN MURPHY, Times Staff Writer
Under increasing pressure from City Hall, officials at the Los Angeles Harbor Department have drafted a plan to move the port's largest exporter of coal and petroleum coke away from recreational areas of the harbor. The preliminary plan calls for relocating a port-owned facility used by the export company from the harbor's largely recreational West Channel to a remote area of Terminal Island. The exporter, Kaiser International Corp.
January 17, 2007 | Jenifer Warren, Times Staff Writer
Offering his first legal appraisal of California's voter-approved crackdown on sex offenders, Atty. Gen. Jerry Brown said Tuesday that the new law bars all offenders from moving near a park or school regardless of when they committed their crime. The argument was outlined by deputies for the newly elected Brown in papers filed with U.S. District Judge Jeffrey White. The judge is considering a constitutional challenge to the law, Proposition 83, and has set a hearing for Feb. 23.
April 16, 2011 | By Lance Pugmire
In an alarming turn for Anaheim's attempt to land a third NBA team in Southern California, Commissioner David Stern on Friday gave Sacramento two more weeks to boost the argument that it deserves to keep the Kings, that city's only major league franchise. Stern extended the deadline to May 2 for Kings owners Joe and Gavin Maloof to apply for relocation to Anaheim's Honda Center. That amounted to a green light for Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson to continue selling league officials on the credibility of his plan to build a downtown arena with the help of Los Angeles billionaire Ron Burkle.
March 25, 2011 | By Lance Pugmire
The Anaheim City Council next week will consider a resolution to issue $75 million in privately financed bonds to help the Sacramento Kings relocate to an improved Honda Center, according to a council agenda posted Friday. As proposed, a maximum of $50 million would go toward relocation costs the Kings would be charged by the NBA. The rest would be for improvements such as the addition of an NBA locker room inside the 19,000-seat arena and the construction of a practice facility.
May 15, 2013
NBA owners voted Wednesday to reject the Sacramento Kings' proposed move to Seattle, the latest in a long line of cities that have tried to land the franchise. The 22-8 vote in Dallas followed a recommendation made last month by the NBA's relocation committee and may have finally brought an end to an emotional saga that has dragged on for nearly three years. A group led by investor Chris Hansen had a deal to buy the team. Hansen hoped to move the franchise to Seattle and rename it the SuperSonics.
June 9, 1989
Geoffrey B. Baker has been named president of Starving Students, a moving company with headquarters in Los Angeles. Former president and founder Ethan H. Margalith is now chief executive. Baker previously was vice president-relocation services division at North American Van Lines in Ft. Wayne, Ind.
April 16, 2014 | By Frank Shyong
After a months-long battle with the city of Irwindale over complaints about a spicy odor, Sriracha sauce creator David Tran said Wednesday that he is now seriously considering moving his factory to another location. Tran responded Wednesday to the politicians and business leaders from 10 states and multiple cities in California who have offered to host the Sriracha factory. He invited them to tour the facility in Irwindale and decide if their communities would complain about the odors that arise during production.
March 29, 2014 | By Martha Groves
It was moving day Saturday in Santa Monica - for a historic 19th century "shotgun house" that narrowly escaped demolition and will become the Santa Monica Conservancy's headquarters. Regarded as the last such intact structure in the coastal city, the skinny abode has been weakened by time and weather during 12 years in storage at Santa Monica Airport and the parking lot of a former lumber yard that is now a construction staging area for the Expo Line light rail. Just before 8 a.m., workers from American Heavy Moving & Rigging of Chino hitched a flatbed trailer carrying the house to a truck in the lot on Colorado Avenue.
March 19, 2014 | By Saba Hamedy
In 1958, Ed Michelson started a motion picture catering company - Michelson Food Services - and made food for the cast and crew on such classic films as "West Side Story" and "Some Like it Hot. " Michelson was one of the first to operate a food service truck on film sets, and for decades business boomed, back when virtually all the big studio movies were filmed in Los Angeles. Today, son Steve Michelson said that's no longer the case. When his father died, Michelson decided to start his own catering company, Sylmar-based Limelight Catering, which employs about 50 people and has been in business for 14 years.
March 13, 2014 | By Rong-Gong Lin II and Rosanna Xia
An earthquake fault line should not be drawn underneath Blvd6200, one of Hollywood's largest residential and commercial projects, a lawyer for the developer said Thursday. The lawyer, John M. Bowman, told the state Mining and Geology Board that the fault line drawn by the California Geological Survey "is not clearly detectable … and therefore is not sufficiently well-defined to be included on the map. " A geologist for the developer, Reinard Knur, said he wants to do more studies to support their request the state either delete that section of the fault or move it farther north on its new proposed zoning map. The developer performed some studies this week and plans to submit additional information.
February 20, 2014 | By David Wharton
SOCHI, Russia - Thousands of fans were streaming into Olympic Park at noon, funneling through the main gate toward a central plaza where the torch burns. Phil Wong moved with the crowd on his way to a curling match. The Canadian tourist passed a cluster of evergreens, clueless as to what lay on the other side. "A real cemetery?" he said. "Oh, that's creepy. " FRAMEWORK: Best images from Sochi It could be the quirkiest thing about the Sochi Games, this tiny graveyard, a patch of dirt and tangled grass at the center of an ultra-modern sports complex.
February 6, 2014 | By Sergei L. Loiko
SOCHI, Russia - Half a mile away, thousands of people waved flags, held balloons and cheered Thursday as the Olympic torch passed by. Nina Toromonyan stood in the gray rubble that remains of her home and cried. She recalled her elation in 2007 when her city was selected to host this year's Olympic Winter Games. She imagined that wonderful things were coming. She didn't think that riot police would throw 13 family members out of their three-story home to make way for a new highway two miles away.
June 16, 2002
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, Greater Los Angeles Company has entered into a five-year partnership agreement with Playa Vista to serve as the sole on-site real estate company offering relocation assistance to the planned community. The residential real estate firm will provide services to companies and individuals relocating to Playa Vista, a 1,087-acre development near Marina del Rey. Playa Vista expects to list homes for sale by the end of 2002.
June 28, 2008 | From Times Wire Services
AT&T Inc., the biggest U.S. phone company, will move its headquarters to Dallas from San Antonio to be closer to suppliers. About 700 employees will be affected by the relocation, which AT&T said it hoped to complete this year. The company currently has almost 6,000 workers in San Antonio. The change will help AT&T meet staffing needs and save on air-travel costs, the company said.
February 4, 2014 | By David Wharton
SOCHI, Russia -- An Olympic official has responded to new reports of stray dogs being euthanized at the 2014 Sochi Games, saying the animals are instead being "relocated. " Animal activists protested last year when it was learned that the local Sochi government planned to catch and dispose of strays, which are common on the streets of this Black Sea resort. At the time, authorities responded by promising to send the dogs to a shelter instead. On Tuesday, Aleksandra Kosterina, the head of communications for the Sochi organizing committee, questioned reports that dogs were indeed being killed.
February 1, 2014 | By James Rainey
For 27 straight summers, all that stood between runners and completion of the Badwater Ultramarathon was 135 miles of asphalt, a 13,000-foot elevation gain and late July temperatures that soared to 120 degrees and above. They called it "the toughest foot race in the world. " And not too many people argued. But this summer, the race from the depths of Death Valley to the shoulders of Mt. Whitney has been moved, while the National Park Service conducts a "safety assessment" of the run and other athletic events.
Los Angeles Times Articles