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October 26, 2010 | By Amy Senk, Times Community Newspapers
Richard S. Stevens, who had leadership roles with the Disneyland Hotel, Queen Mary and Balboa Bay Club during a wide-ranging business career, has died. He was 80. Stevens died Oct. 14 in his sleep at his Newport Beach home, said his wife, Joan. He worked more than 20 years for Wrather Corp. As president of Wrather Hotels, which included the Disneyland Hotel, he developed a plan for the company to lease the Queen Mary in Long Beach as a tourist attraction and display with it the Spruce Goose seaplane built by Howard Hughes.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 26, 2010 | By Amy Senk, Times Community Newspapers
Richard S. Stevens, who had leadership roles with the Disneyland Hotel, Queen Mary and Balboa Bay Club during a wide-ranging business career, has died. He was 80. Stevens died Oct. 14 in his sleep at his Newport Beach home, said his wife, Joan. He worked more than 20 years for Wrather Corp. As president of Wrather Hotels, which included the Disneyland Hotel, he developed a plan for the company to lease the Queen Mary in Long Beach as a tourist attraction and display with it the Spruce Goose seaplane built by Howard Hughes.
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BUSINESS
April 13, 1990 | CHRIS WOODYARD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A prominent Orange County businessman and a Southland restaurateur have bought a popular beachfront fish house in Los Angeles and an upscale barbecue restaurant in Beverly Hills from Restaurant Enterprises Group Inc. Former Balboa Bay Club President Richard S. Stevens has teamed with Robert J. Morris to buy the original Gladstone's 4 Fish and R.J.'s the Rib Joint, both originally founded by Morris, for $13.5 million. Morris sold the two restaurants to W.R. Grace Co. in 1983 for $6.
BUSINESS
April 13, 1990 | CHRIS WOODYARD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A prominent Orange County businessman and a Southland restaurateur have bought a popular beachfront fish house in Los Angeles and an upscale barbecue restaurant in Beverly Hills from Restaurant Enterprises Group Inc. Former Balboa Bay Club President Richard S. Stevens has teamed with Robert J. Morris to buy the original Gladstone's 4 Fish and R.J.'s the Rib Joint, both originally founded by Morris, for $13.5 million. Morris sold the two restaurants to W.R. Grace Co. in 1983 for $6.
SPORTS
February 8, 1985
Richard S. Stevens has been named chairman of the board for the Los Angeles Express, the United States Football League team announced Thursday. Stevens, 54, is chairman of the 1985 California State Exposition and Fair, chairman of the board of directors of the Hanover Group and owner of a consulting firm, Recreational Advisors International.
NEWS
February 11, 1985
Kirk Breed, general manager of Cal Expo since 1979, resigned his $62,500-a-year job in a dispute with the State Fair board of directors. Breed will remain under a "personal services" contract to help coordinate the 1985 State Fair's 18-day run this summer, officials said. Richard S. Stevens, the new chairman of the State Fair board has criticized Breed's fiscal management and pushed for his removal.
SPORTS
May 15, 1985
Richard S. Stevens, chairman of the board for the Los Angeles Express, was hospitalized after suffering chest pains Tuesday morning at the football team's Manhattan Beach office. Stevens, 54, who oversees the United States Football League team's non-football operations, was taken by ambulance to South Bay Hospital in Redondo Beach, where he was listed in stable condition.
BUSINESS
April 13, 1990 | CHRIS WOODYARD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Gladstone's 4 Fish, a Los Angeles beachfront institution, has been sold back to its original owner and a prominent Orange County businessman. Restaurant Enterprises Group of Irvine sold Gladstone's, a seafood house located at the base of Sunset Boulevard near Pacific Palisades, and another restaurant, R.J.'s the Rib Joint in Beverly Hills, to IHV Corp. for $13.5 million. IHV is owned by Gladstone's founder, Robert J. Morris, and former Balboa Bay Club president Richard S. Stevens.
SPORTS
March 21, 1985
Several of the country's best collegiate softball teams will converge on Cal State Fullerton's new softball complex this weekend for the 16-team, double-elimination Pony Tournament. The second-ranked Titans will be the favorite, but they'll be challenged by Nebraska (No. 4), Fresno State (5), Utah (6), Arizona State (7), California (8), Cal Poly Pomona (9), Northwestern (12) and Pacific (15). The tournament begins Friday at 9 a.m. and will continue through Sunday afternoon's championship game.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 22, 1989 | COLMAN ANDREWS
Bob Morris--founder and proprietor of Gladstone's 4 Fish in Pacific Palisades and RJ's the Rib Joint in Beverly Hills, among other popular local eating places--has a new company, a new partner and plans for several new restaurants. His original firm, Mor Food 'N Fun, was purchased in 1983 by the restaurant division of W.R. Grace and was subsequently spun off to become the Restaurant Enterprises Group Inc.
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