May 17, 2008 |
The Barnes Foundation won the latest round in a legal dispute over a plan to move its collection of Impressionist art to Philadelphia, against the wishes of some residents in the museum's current suburban location. Judge Stanley Ott of Montgomery County Orphans' Court said the Friends of the Barnes Foundation lacked legal standing to oppose the relocation of the Barnes Museum from its home in Merion, Pa., where the collection has been since 1925. Though "the intensity of concern" by the Friends of the Barnes group is "real and commendable," the organization lacked an "actual interest" in the matter, Ott wrote this week.
March 8, 2008 |
The nation's largest car market, Southern California, is losing two major automobile operations. Chrysler said Friday that it would close its Pacifica Advanced Product Design Center in Carlsbad to reduce costs. Separately, Volvo of North America, a subsidiary of Ford Motor Co., said it would abandon its Irvine headquarters in favor of Rockleigh, N.J., by the end of the year. "We have evaluated the situation in the U.S.
December 22, 2007 |
Cal Ripken Jr. could replace Tom Lasorda as the resident icon at Dodgertown. A major league club has reserved the option to replace the Dodgers when they move from their longtime spring home in Vero Beach, Fla., Mayor Tom White said Friday. He said the deal could enable spring training in Vero Beach -- a tradition since 1948 -- to continue uninterrupted after the Dodgers leave. White would not identify the club, but it is believed to be the Baltimore Orioles.
December 7, 2007 |
Rose Bowl officials declined Thursday to offer a lease to USC, instead recommending that USC first attempt to work out its differences with the Coliseum Commission. After meeting in closed session at the Pasadena stadium, the Rose Bowl Operating Company board announced that it would take no action on USC's two-year lease proposal, but left open the possibility of revisiting the issue.
November 7, 2007 |
California is losing relatively few jobs as a result of businesses relocating to other states, with most business moves involving relocations within the state, according to a study. The number of California jobs moving to other states because of business relocations is a relatively inconsequential 11,000 per year out of more than 18 million jobs, according to the report by the Public Policy Institute of California.
October 12, 2007 |
With NBC moving its vast studio complex to Universal City, the spotlight turned Thursday to Burbank, where 34 acres of prime real estate and Hollywood history beckon. Tucked between the Warner Bros. lot and Walt Disney Co.'s headquarters, the NBC Studios space has soundstages, TV studios, executive offices and acres of room for expansion -- zoned and ready for another entertainment enterprise.