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April 24, 1997 | NANCY RIVERA BROOKS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The California ski industry endured a bumpy run this season, which had started out early and strong but encountered uncooperative weather. Southern California resort operators, with their reliance on local impulse buyers, were hit perhaps the hardest, said Bob Roberts, director of the California Ski Industry Assn., a San Francisco trade group that represents 39 resorts with combined revenue of about $500 million. "The season was a little underwhelming," Roberts said.
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September 5, 2011 | By Jack Dolan, Los Angeles Times
U.S. prisons typically reserve solitary confinement for inmates who commit serious offenses behind bars. In California, however, suspected gang members — even those with clean prison records — can be held in isolation indefinitely with no legal recourse. Indeed, hundreds have been kept for more than a decade in 8-by-10-foot cells, with virtually no human contact for nearly 23 hours per day. Dozens have spent more than two decades in solitary, according to state figures. It's a harsh fate even by prison standards: Under current policy, an inmate who kills a guard faces a maximum of five years of isolation.
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July 22, 1992 | CHRIS WOODYARD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A jury has issued a $7.6-million judgment against a Fullerton mortgage company executive who it said defrauded the operator of a lake resort near Paso Robles. Larry Gold, president of Bear State Mortgage, was found last week to have made false representations, broken an oral contract and breached his fiduciary obligations in his dealings with Water World Resorts Inc. and its owner, Dan Heath. "This was business fraud, pure and simple," said Michael W.
BUSINESS
April 24, 1997 | NANCY RIVERA BROOKS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The California ski industry endured a bumpy run this season, which had started out early and strong but encountered uncooperative weather. Southern California resort operators, with their reliance on local impulse buyers, were hit perhaps the hardest, said Bob Roberts, director of the California Ski Industry Assn., a San Francisco trade group that represents 39 resorts with combined revenue of about $500 million. "The season was a little underwhelming," Roberts said.
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September 11, 1996 | JAMES F. PELTZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Fibreboard Corp. tentatively agreed Tuesday to sell its three ski resorts, including the Bear Mountain resort in Big Bear Lake, to a company formed by veteran ski operator George Gillett Jr. for $127 million. Besides the 690-acre Bear Mountain operation, one of Southern California's most popular ski resorts, Fibreboard is selling its two resorts at Lake Tahoe in Northern California: Northstar-at-Tahoe and Sierra-at-Tahoe.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 5, 2011 | By Jack Dolan, Los Angeles Times
U.S. prisons typically reserve solitary confinement for inmates who commit serious offenses behind bars. In California, however, suspected gang members — even those with clean prison records — can be held in isolation indefinitely with no legal recourse. Indeed, hundreds have been kept for more than a decade in 8-by-10-foot cells, with virtually no human contact for nearly 23 hours per day. Dozens have spent more than two decades in solitary, according to state figures. It's a harsh fate even by prison standards: Under current policy, an inmate who kills a guard faces a maximum of five years of isolation.
BUSINESS
December 30, 1994 | John O'Dell, Times staff writer
Hotel Renovation: Birtcher Construction Ltd., a Laguna Niguel commercial and residential builder, has received $4.6 million in contracts to renovate two of Wyndham Hotels & Resorts' Southern California properties. The Dallas-based hotel chain recently purchased older properties in Culver City and Monrovia and is revamping them to reopen early next year as Wyndham Garden hotels.
NEWS
January 25, 2011 | By Mary Forgione, Los Angeles Times Daily Travel & Deal blogger
Hyatt Resorts is in the middle of a 48-hour sale offering 25% off room rates at selected hotels in the U.S. and the Caribbean, including four luxury resorts in California. But you must act by Tuesday night to snag it. The deal: Hotels on the 48 Hour Sale list of 21 sites include the Hyatt Grand Champions Resort, Villas and Spa near Palm Springs; Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach Resort and Spa; Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe Resort, Spa and Casino; and Park Hyatt Aviara Resort in Carlsbad.
TRAVEL
January 4, 2009 | Leslie Anne Wiggins
Ski season is on, and there are plenty of ski-and-stay packages at resorts in the West. Here are what some resorts outside California are offering: Vail, Colo.: Winter Savings Web Specials include a third night of lodging free as well as gifts -- a $50 RockResorts gift card and a bottle of wine. Doubles from $345 per night; (800) 404-3535, www.vail.snow.com. Snowbird, Utah: Ski Free specials through February for $135 per person per night, (800) 232-9542, www.snowbird.com. Park City, Utah: A Buy Four Get a Fifth Night Free package with 15% off multiday lift tickets through the end of January.
HEALTH
February 3, 2003 | Dianne Partie Lange
The chances of developing a life-threatening form of mountain sickness at moderately high altitudes, such as those at ski resorts in California, may be greater than has been thought. Researchers reviewed the charts of people admitted to the emergency room at the Moutiers and Nord hospitals in southeastern France over a nine-year period and found that 52 had symptoms of high-altitude pulmonary edema.
BUSINESS
September 11, 1996 | JAMES F. PELTZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Fibreboard Corp. tentatively agreed Tuesday to sell its three ski resorts, including the Bear Mountain resort in Big Bear Lake, to a company formed by veteran ski operator George Gillett Jr. for $127 million. Besides the 690-acre Bear Mountain operation, one of Southern California's most popular ski resorts, Fibreboard is selling its two resorts at Lake Tahoe in Northern California: Northstar-at-Tahoe and Sierra-at-Tahoe.
BUSINESS
July 22, 1992 | CHRIS WOODYARD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A jury has issued a $7.6-million judgment against a Fullerton mortgage company executive who it said defrauded the operator of a lake resort near Paso Robles. Larry Gold, president of Bear State Mortgage, was found last week to have made false representations, broken an oral contract and breached his fiduciary obligations in his dealings with Water World Resorts Inc. and its owner, Dan Heath. "This was business fraud, pure and simple," said Michael W.
NEWS
October 31, 2011 | By Mary Forgione, Los Angeles Times Daily Travel & Deal blogger
Destination Hotels & Resorts operates resorts from Hawaii to Washington, D.C., and many in Southern California. The company has launched a sale that takes a third or more off room rates for those who join its loyalty program. That  means decent savings at places such as Terranea in Rancho Palos Verdes, Estancia La Jolla   and Paradise Point in San Diego.   The deal: Here's how it works: Start by signing up for free at Destination Delivers   or sign in if you're already a member.
BUSINESS
May 11, 2006 | Annette Haddad, Times Staff Writer
The Ritz-Carlton Laguna Niguel, the posh seaside resort that launched the luxury building boom along Orange County's coastline 20 years ago, is being sold in one of California's priciest hotel acquisitions. Strategic Hotels & Resorts Inc., a Chicago real estate investment trust, said Wednesday that it was buying the 393-room hotel for $330 million.
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