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September 16, 1991 | LOUIS SAHAGUN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A major development battle over the historic but decaying former May Co. building will determine whether a new garment center springs up in the heart of downtown Los Angeles. An investor group represented by former councilman and lobbyist Arthur K. Snyder is trying to persuade City Council members to allow 600 businesses and up to 7,000 garment workers in the 70-year-old building at the corner of Broadway and 8th Street.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 16, 1991 | LOUIS SAHAGUN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A major development battle over the historic but decaying former May Co. building will determine whether a new garment center springs up in the heart of downtown Los Angeles. An investor group represented by former councilman and lobbyist Arthur K. Snyder is trying to persuade City Council members to allow 600 businesses and up to 7,000 garment workers in the 70-year-old building at the corner of Broadway and 8th Street.
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SPORTS
April 5, 1989
Citing a need for financial breathing room to complete this season, the Denver Rangers hockey team has filed for Chapter 11 reorganization in Denver U.S. Bankruptcy Court. Rangers managing general partner Richard Gerry said the team has been beset by operating losses this season exceeding $500,000. He said the losses could escalate to as much as $750,000 by season's end. Denver has one remaining home game tonight before the start of the International Hockey League playoffs.
BUSINESS
November 10, 1985
"Filing for Chapter 11 Is a Way for Guilty Corporations to Legally Defraud Victims" (Viewpoints, Sept. 9) contained a massive misstatement of fact. Insurance companies are not the U.S. government and do not measure insurance coverage in billions. Even General Motors does not have "$1 billion" in insurance coverage. As to Manville's net worth of $1.5 billion, closing down the corporation to realize cash to pay these claims would not generate anything near the $1.5-billion figure and would throw thousands of people out of work.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 18, 1991 | LOUIS SAHAGUN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Opening the door for the creation of a new garment district in downtown Los Angeles, the City Council on Tuesday approved a proposal to convert the historic May Co. building into an industrial complex for 600 businesses and 7,000 workers. In an acrimonious two-hour debate, the council also imposed conditions on the plan to revamp the 1-million-square-foot building at the corner of Broadway and 8th Street in an area zoned for condominiums, restaurants and retail stores.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 25, 1991 | BILL BOYARSKY
To figure out why Los Angeles is such a sprawling mess, it's important to understand how someone like Arthur K. Snyder earns his living. I'm not saying that Snyder, a lawyer-lobbyist and former L.A. city councilman, is single-handedly responsible for the city's undisciplined hodgepodge--high-rises, manufacturing plants, freeways, apartments, giant shopping malls, mini-malls and condos interspersed with vast neighborhoods of single-family homes.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 24, 1991 | LOUIS SAHAGUN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Mayor Tom Bradley on Monday vetoed a proposal to turn the historic May Co. building into a huge garment-making center, warning that the development would "serve as a major, irreversible step toward changing the character" of downtown Los Angeles. The City Council, on a 10-5 vote last week, had granted an investor group's request for a conditional use permit to house 600 businesses and 7,000 workers in the building at Broadway and 8th Street, an area zoned for commercial and residential uses.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 15, 1985 | Associated Press
The state Supreme Court refused Thursday to allow children to testify on closed-circuit television in a child-molestation trial, an action that may affect the McMartin Pre-School molestation case. Over Justice Malcolm Lucas' dissent, the court refused to grant a hearing on the prosecution's appeal of a decision last November by the state's 2nd District Court of Appeal in Los Angeles that said closed-circuit testimony was unauthorized by law and "constitutionally questionable."
NEWS
May 7, 1995 | MARILYN MARTINEZ, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
They have long had to put up with overflowing garbage cans, persistent graffiti and aggressive panhandlers. But even worse for garment district property owners was the poor image that hovered over Downtown after the 1992 riots, in which some some buildings in the Civic Center were vandalized and damaged. It was too close for comfort for some tenants, who threatened to leave as the problems seemed to worsen.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 15, 1985 | LOIS TIMNICK, Times Staff Writer
Municipal Judge Aviva K. Bobb, who had said she would rule next week on whether the seven defendants in the McMartin Pre-School molestation case should stand trial, Friday was ordered by a Los Angeles Superior Court judge to halt all proceedings while he determines whether the lower court erred in refusing to allow children to testify over closed-circuit television.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 29, 1990 | LOUIS SAHAGUN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Los Angeles safety inspectors are cracking down on aging high-rise structures in the city's garment district to correct years of inadequate inspections and slapdash modifications that allowed the buildings to become potential firetraps.
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