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March 27, 2014 | By Emily Alpert Reyes
A 70-pound mountain lion seen running on the slopes behind a retirement community was sedated by California Department of Fish and Wildlife officers and taken to the Cleveland National Forest, according to a news release issued Thursday by the city of Mission Viejo. The female mountain lion, believed to be 2 to 5 years old, was first seen near the Palmia retirement community near Santa Margarita Parkway and Promenade. The sighting was reported to the Mission Viejo Animal Services Center just before 1 p.m. Wednesday, according to the city.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 27, 2014 | By Emily Alpert Reyes
A 70-pound mountain lion seen running on the slopes behind a retirement community was sedated by California Department of Fish and Wildlife officers and taken to the Cleveland National Forest, according to a news release issued Thursday by the city of Mission Viejo. The female mountain lion, believed to be 2 to 5 years old, was first seen near the Palmia retirement community near Santa Margarita Parkway and Promenade. The sighting was reported to the Mission Viejo Animal Services Center just before 1 p.m. Wednesday, according to the city.
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BUSINESS
April 29, 2012 | By Roger Vincent
Construction is underway on a $62-million senior housing complex in Costa Mesa called Vivante on the Coast. The 185-unit retirement community being developed by Nexus Cos. at 1640 Monrovia Ave. is intended to provide a resort-style environment for tenants 62 and older. "We've incorporated many of the new ideas in fitness, healthcare, technology and lifestyle that appeal to the demands of our growing aging population, especially here in Orange County," said Curt Olson, chief executive of Nexus Cos. The gated campus will have a fitness and physical therapy facility with an indoor saltwater pool, outdoor courtyards and rooftop decks.
NEWS
December 30, 2013 | By Richard Verrier
The Motion Picture & Television Fund and the union representing its nursing staff have agreed to a new contract, ending a year-long labor dispute at the Woodland Hillls-based retirement community. On Friday, members of SEIU-UHW overwhelmingly voted in favor of a new three-year contract that provides 1% annual pay increases for about 500 custodial staff, nursing staff and other employees of the fund, according to two people close to the negotiations who asked not to be identified because they were not authorized to comment.
BUSINESS
February 9, 1986 | JUBE SHIVER JR.
Following the lead of other Japanese car and motorcycle companies that have diversified their product lines, Yamaha Motor Corp. U.S.A., headquartered in Cypress, is introducing a small, four-wheel vehicle aimed at Americans who live in small, closed communities--particularly retirement communities.
HEALTH
July 6, 1998 | CONNIE KOENENN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
When Lloyd Lewis started building retirement communities more than 25 years ago, he took a scouting trip around the country to see what was out there. What he found was a virtual desert--an "ageist society" with no real quality service for the elderly. What he ended up becoming was a pioneer in retirement living.
REAL ESTATE
March 23, 1986
Harper Construction Co. has begun building the $8.2-million Villas de Carlsbad retirement community on Laguna Drive west of Interstate 5 in Carlsbad. The project is being developed by Income Property Group Retirement Villages. Completion is scheduled for November.
REAL ESTATE
March 12, 1989 | DICK TURPIN, Dick Turpin is the former Times real estate editor. and
America's senior citizens number more than 30 million, the largest segment of the nation's population, and more are enjoying their longer lives in robust health, both physical and fiscal. To serve the housing needs of the top tier of this group, Ross Cortese, one of the pioneers in senior housing, is opening a luxury apartment complex today next to his Leisure World Laguna Hills.
BUSINESS
April 23, 1985
Leisure Technology and Basic American Medical will jointly develop a $40-million, 400,000-square-foot retirement community in Lakewood, N.J. The facility will be managed by Basic American. The agreement comes a month after Beverly Enterprises dropped out of a similar venture with Leisure Technology to develop a $25-million retirement community in Lakewood.
REAL ESTATE
April 6, 1986
Twenty-four lots are now available in the Windsor Rose retirement community of Lake San Marcos in northern San Diego county. Prices range from $77,000 to $199,400 for the 17,000-square foot to 156,494-square-foot lots.
BUSINESS
January 16, 2013 | By Richard Verrier, Los Angeles Times
One of the newest hot spots for filming in the San Fernando Valley is a 71-acre former retirement community featuring lodge-style residences and medical buildings, surrounded by oaks, redwoods and pines, on the edge of the Angeles National Forest - owned and operated by the Union Rescue Mission. On a chilly Tuesday morning, operations manager Scott Johnson was barreling a red golf cart through the sprawling hillside facility, known as Hope Gardens Family Center, his two-way radio crackling.
NEWS
August 17, 2012 | By Seema Mehta
As newly minted GOP vice presidential candidate Paul D. Ryan prepared to campaign Saturday in Florida, the chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee said he was being given shelter because his event would be held in a private retirement community that is a Republican stronghold. Florida Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz said that if Ryan appeared elsewhere in the state he would be hampered by his proposal to move Medicare toward privatization. “He's going to the senior mecca for Republicans, so I think he will probably have a pretty positive reception, because they're putting him in about the safest place you could possibly put a Republican in Florida,” Wasserman Schultz said in an interview Friday.
NATIONAL
August 17, 2012 | By Paul West, Washington Bureau
THE VILLAGES, Fla. - In Florida, the jobs picture is worse than the national average. Foreclosures still weigh down home sales, and gasoline prices are back on the rise. But since Paul Ryan joined Mitt Romney's ticket, the campaign debate has turned abruptly away from President Obama's record on jobs and the economy and toward Ryan's proposals for overhauling Medicare, an issue that historically favors Democrats and is generating more than casual interest in senior-heavy Florida.
NEWS
August 15, 2012 | By Russ Parsons
I am fortunate enough to have known the Great Julia for many years. She was always an inspiration to me. Not so much for her cookbooks - quite honestly, I came of culinary age at the tail end of the era of “Mastering the Art of French Cooking” and didn't cook from it all that much. What inspired me about Julia was the way she lived. And that's what I reflected on in my appreciation of her written right after she died on Aug. 13, 2004. I've been lucky enough to win more than my share of awards, but few things have meant as much as the fact that her family chose to have this piece read aloud at their private funeral service for her. It's as true now as it was then.
BUSINESS
April 30, 2012 | By Roger Vincent, Los Angeles Times
Owners of the Glendale Galleria have launched a massive makeover intended to update the regional shopping center in downtown Glendale. Improvements to the 1.5-million-square-foot center will include the previously announced addition of a Bloomingdale's department store in the space formerly occupied by Mervyns. The Bloomingdale's store is set to open next year. Other changes will be the most comprehensive since the mall opened in 1976 and "nothing short of dramatic," General Manager Larry Martin said.
BUSINESS
April 29, 2012 | By Roger Vincent
Construction is underway on a $62-million senior housing complex in Costa Mesa called Vivante on the Coast. The 185-unit retirement community being developed by Nexus Cos. at 1640 Monrovia Ave. is intended to provide a resort-style environment for tenants 62 and older. "We've incorporated many of the new ideas in fitness, healthcare, technology and lifestyle that appeal to the demands of our growing aging population, especially here in Orange County," said Curt Olson, chief executive of Nexus Cos. The gated campus will have a fitness and physical therapy facility with an indoor saltwater pool, outdoor courtyards and rooftop decks.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 28, 2000
Senior Resource Group has begun construction on a 249-unit retirement community at 5450 Vesper Ave. in Sherman Oaks. The $35-million project, designed by Oakes & Associates, will include studio and one- and two-bedroom units, with 20% of the apartments for seniors who require assisted living. The full-service retirement community is expected to open in 12 months. SRG is a San Diego-based company that develops and operates senior care and living facilities in the western states.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 15, 2011 | By Nicole Santa Cruz, Los Angeles Times
A $273,000 mistake has become the talk of the town in Leisure World Seal Beach. The retirement community of about 9,000 is abuzz after the complex's management company, Golden Rain Foundation, failed to pay the majority of a total of $3.5 million in property taxes on time, resulting in a penalty of $272,948.32. "It's a disgusting, huge blunder," said David Lyon, a resident for 11 years. "It's not just a simple mistake. " Members of the foundation met with the Orange County treasurer-tax collector to try to get the penalty waived and was denied.
BUSINESS
April 28, 2011 | By Alana Semuels, Los Angeles Times
The Sun City community here has just about anything active seniors could want: a fitness center, swimming pools and an array of classes including dance, aerobics, personal finance and computer skills. Outside, residents play pickleball in the warm air, near the amphitheater where a Jimmy Buffett tribute band will kick off the summer season. Golf carts hum on the streets, and in the main lodge's parking lot, spaces for the handicapped stretch toward the horizon. In the neat neighborhoods, there's nary a basketball hoop or spare toy in sight.
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