March 13, 1986 |
Producers of "Rocky" films lost by a decision Monday when the Culver City Council voted 4 to 1 against renaming a street after the popular movie character. Chartoff-Winkler Productions, Inc. of Culver City had asked the city to change the name of Jean Place--where its offices are located--to Rocky Place. The company hoped the city would approve the change because all four "Rocky" movies, which have grossed more than $500 million, were filmed in Culver City.
February 16, 1989
The City Council this week slightly increased the maximum size of political signs allowed on residential property. Last month, the council introduced an ordinance limiting signs to 4 square feet. But last week, Councilman Richard Alexander said that a standard size political sign is larger than that. The council Monday night agreed to increase the maximum allowable size sign to 4.3 square feet.
March 23, 2005 |
An apprentice technician who received burns on 60% of his body after an electrical explosion settled a lawsuit this week against engineering contract firm Fluor Corp. and technology powerhouse IBM Corp. Fluor's insurance companies will pay $9.5 million in damages, and Fluor's workers' compensation carrier paid $5.9 million in medical bills for David McNabb, 37, his attorney said Tuesday. McNabb was hospitalized for 20 months after an accident at an IBM facility in San Jose in January 2002.
February 16, 1986 |
The Culver City Democratic Club has endorsed incumbent Richard Alexander and former Chamber of Commerce President Andy Weissman in the nonpartisan race for two City Council seats in the April 8 election. More than 60 club members Wednesday listened to five of the seven candidates speak on traffic congestion, fireworks sales and the proliferation of mini-malls and fast-food outlets. Alexander, Weissman and Richard Nielsen, a deputy attorney general, are Democrats.
December 13, 2001 |
A man who had been cleared of rape charges by DNA evidence was freed Wednesday after serving more than five years of a 70-year prison sentence. Richard Alexander, 35, had been convicted of two attacks that police believed to be part of a series of rapes committed by the same person. He walked out of court Wednesday, free for the first time since his arrest in August 1996. "Richard has proclaimed his innocence from Day One to anyone who would listen to him.
September 7, 2002 |
On Sunday, Patricia Richardson reports for duty as Col. Andy Campbell, an Army doctor who segues to civilian life by replacing Janine Turner's Dr. Dana Stowe on the Lifetime network series "Strong Medicine" (9 p.m.). Turns out, running a chaotic medical clinic may not be so different from running the chaotic Taylor household for eight seasons on ABC's "Home Improvement."
January 6, 1988 |
The Valley will be well-represented as the lights dim at McNichols Sports Arena in Denver this week for the U. S. Figure Skating Championships. Among the big names are Christopher Bowman of Van Nuys, second in the nation last year among senior men behind Brian Boitano and seventh in the world, and Cindy Bortz of Tarzana, starting senior ladies competition after winning the 1987 junior world championship. Bortz is coming off a gold-medal performance in the Prize of Moscow News competition.
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October 27, 1998 |
Two men in a car idling at a stoplight were shot to death Sunday night by a gunman in another vehicle in what police are calling a gang-related territorial attack. Jose Eduardo Baraona, 20, of North Hollywood, and Richard Alexander Castro, 19, of Sun Valley, were killed and another man was slightly injured in the 11 p.m. shooting at the intersection of Sepulveda Boulevard and San Fernando Mission Road, a popular cruising spot for local gang members, according to Los Angeles police.
November 9, 1989
The City Council gave a pay raise to its housing manager, who is a finalist for a job in Hawthorne, in an effort to keep her. However, the raise of almost 20%, from $4,354 to $5,210 a month, takes effect regardless of whether Housing Manager Phyllis Baboolal stays on with Culver City. "We are competing with other communities for help, for good people," Councilman Richard Alexander said, arguing that the higher salary is necessary.
March 6, 1986 |
Councilman Ron Perkins of Culver City leads in campaign contributions with challenger Andy Weissman a strong second, according to campaign financial reports submitted Feb. 27. The reports were the first of two statements required by the state before the April 8 election. Seven candidates are vying for two seats on the City Council. The next statements are due March 27. Perkins has raised more than $13,000, but has spent more than $11,000, the report stated.