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July 17, 1998 | MYRNA OLIVER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Richard B. Smith, a developer and builder who founded Broadmoor Homes and earned several awards for his civic activities, has died. He was 76. Smith, who sold Broadmoor to Genstar in 1973 and retired in 1981, died Saturday in Newport Beach, where he had lived for 20 years. After founding Broadmoor in the late 1950s, Smith built more than 6,000 homes throughout Southern California, including planned communities such as Broadmoor Turtle Rock next to UC Irvine.
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July 6, 2008 | Lizzie Skurnick, Lizzie Skurnick's book on classic young adult literature is forthcoming from HarperCollins.
A biographer's task is simple: to make history into a compelling tale. But the novelist who chooses to add his own layer to the palimpsest of real-life events has a far more complex challenge -- to make sure story isn't overwhelmed by back story. And telling a rollicking saga that never happened using people and events that did is yet another animal altogether.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 16, 1998 | STEVE CARNEY
Richard B. Smith, a builder whose Broadmoor Homes constructed more than 6,000 houses throughout Southern California and the rest of the state, died Saturday in Newport Beach. He was 76. The son of a builder, Smith was born in Seattle and raised in Southern California. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II as a flight instructor and pilot, and graduated from the University of Washington with a bachelor's degree in business in 1947.
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May 5, 2004 | Jill Leovy, Times Staff Writer
Maybe it's farsightedness -- the ability of Richard Smith to read freeway signs before anyone else in the car. Or maybe it's his high tolerance for boredom. No one, least of all Smith himself, is sure how he does it -- how this once ordinary Los Angeles Police Department patrol officer sees what others miss, and how he came to be, as one supervisor put it, "a one-man weapon against crime." But whatever the basis of his gift, the LAPD is cashing in.
BUSINESS
March 16, 1991 | From Times Wire Services
Richard M. Smith has been appointed president of Newsweek, effective May 9. He will remain editor-in-chief, a position he has held since January, 1984. Smith will be responsible for both news and business operations of the magazine, owned by the Washington Post Co. Smith succeeds Alan Spoon, who on Thursday was named executive vice president and chief operating officer of the Post Co., effective May 9. Spoon had served as president of Newsweek since September, 1989.
SPORTS
September 22, 1993
Richard Smith has been named the boys' basketball coach at Newport Harbor High by Principal Steve Pavich. Smith, 32, a math teacher, coached Servite from 1989-92, and the Friars won the State Division III championship in 1989-90 and the Southern Section Division III-AA title in 1991. He spent last season as an assistant at Cypress. Smith takes over a program that was 12-14 last year and lost in the first round of the playoffs. He replaces Bob Serven, who was fired Aug. 19.
SPORTS
April 14, 1989 | TOM HAMILTON, Times Staff Writer
Larry Walker, Servite High School basketball coach for 18 seasons, was replaced Thursday by three-year assistant coach Richard Smith, according to a statement released by Father Patrick Donovan, the school's principal. Walker, 45, became Servite's coach in 1970 and led Servite to five Angelus League titles and 14 Southern Section playoff berths. He had a 307-160 record and was named the league's coach of the year six times. "Father Donovan called me into his office this morning and told me that it was time for a change," Walker said.
BUSINESS
March 6, 2002 | DIANE WEDNER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In another sign of eroding investor confidence in Homestore.com, the chairman and chief executive of Cendant Corp.'s real estate unit resigned Tuesday from the board of the struggling Westlake Village Internet company. Cendant, Homestore's biggest shareholder, is the franchiser of Coldwell Banker, Century 21 and ERA residential brokers. The New York-based company owns an 18.5% stake in Homestore, or about 14 million shares, which it acquired when it sold its Move.
SPORTS
February 28, 1990 | CHRIS FOSTER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Memories of basketball teams past hang in Servite High School's gymnasium, reminders of what was once one of the premier programs in Orange County. The east wall is covered with 25 banners, each one representing a standout player at Servite. Most played basketball in college and a few made it to the professional level in other sports. There's Mike Witt (Angels) and Steve Beuchele (Texas Rangers) and Steve Beuerlein (Raiders) and Blaine Nye (Dallas Cowboys).
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 5, 2004 | Jill Leovy, Times Staff Writer
Maybe it's farsightedness -- the ability of Richard Smith to read freeway signs before anyone else in the car. Or maybe it's his high tolerance for boredom. No one, least of all Smith himself, is sure how he does it -- how this once ordinary Los Angeles Police Department patrol officer sees what others miss, and how he came to be, as one supervisor put it, "a one-man weapon against crime." But whatever the basis of his gift, the LAPD is cashing in.
BUSINESS
March 6, 2002 | DIANE WEDNER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In another sign of eroding investor confidence in Homestore.com, the chairman and chief executive of Cendant Corp.'s real estate unit resigned Tuesday from the board of the struggling Westlake Village Internet company. Cendant, Homestore's biggest shareholder, is the franchiser of Coldwell Banker, Century 21 and ERA residential brokers. The New York-based company owns an 18.5% stake in Homestore, or about 14 million shares, which it acquired when it sold its Move.
NEWS
September 15, 2000 | PAULA FRIEDMAN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Attending a special arts and humanities luncheon hosted by President and Nancy Reagan in 1983, Bill Monroe encountered Frank Sinatra--another luncheon guest--in one of the White House waiting rooms. Sinatra immediately approached Monroe, telling him how much he admired his work, mentioning specifics, most pointedly Monroe's early concerts at the Grand Ole Opry. Monroe's response was typical for this enigmatic and sometimes shrewdly controlling man: " 'Now what did you say your name was?'
NEWS
July 17, 1998 | MYRNA OLIVER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Richard B. Smith, a developer and builder who founded Broadmoor Homes and earned several awards for his civic activities, has died. He was 76. Smith, who sold Broadmoor to Genstar in 1973 and retired in 1981, died Saturday in Newport Beach, where he had lived for 20 years. After founding Broadmoor in the late 1950s, Smith built more than 6,000 homes throughout Southern California, including planned communities such as Broadmoor Turtle Rock next to UC Irvine.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 16, 1998 | STEVE CARNEY
Richard B. Smith, a builder whose Broadmoor Homes constructed more than 6,000 houses throughout Southern California and the rest of the state, died Saturday in Newport Beach. He was 76. The son of a builder, Smith was born in Seattle and raised in Southern California. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II as a flight instructor and pilot, and graduated from the University of Washington with a bachelor's degree in business in 1947.
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July 6, 1997 | JIM SQUIRES, Jim Squires is the author of "Read All About It: The Corporate Takeover of America's Newspapers" and "Secrets of the Hopewell Box." He was the editor of the Chicago Tribune from 1980 to 1988
Among the memorabilia from my tenure as editor of the Chicago Tribune are an unusual United States map with no state of Rhode Island and a sign that once designated an elevator in the Tribune Tower lobby as being for "frate" only. Both souvenirs attest to the strangeness of the newspaper's late editor and publisher, the remarkable Col.
BUSINESS
November 7, 1996 | GREG MILLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A former Orange County software company executive was convicted by a federal jury Wednesday on 11 counts of insider trading. Richard J. Smith, formerly a vice president at PDA Engineering Inc. in Costa Mesa, was found guilty of avoiding losses and profiting through so-called "short sales" of PDA stock after he gained inside knowledge that the company's sales would fall short of projections, federal prosecutors said. Short sales are basically bets that a company's stock will drop in value.
BOOKS
July 6, 2008 | Lizzie Skurnick, Lizzie Skurnick's book on classic young adult literature is forthcoming from HarperCollins.
A biographer's task is simple: to make history into a compelling tale. But the novelist who chooses to add his own layer to the palimpsest of real-life events has a far more complex challenge -- to make sure story isn't overwhelmed by back story. And telling a rollicking saga that never happened using people and events that did is yet another animal altogether.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 19, 1994 | SCOTT HADLY, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
When Richard Norton Smith was 5 years old, he knew all the words to "Hail to the Chief," he knew that the President of the United States was Dwight D. Eisenhower, and he knew that both he and the President were Republicans. A self-described "presidential freak," Smith, now 40, is the director of the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library, director of the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation, and director of the Ronald Reagan Center for Public Affairs.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 19, 1994 | SCOTT HADLY, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
When Richard Norton Smith was 5 years old, he knew all the words to "Hail to the Chief," he knew that the President of the United States was Dwight D. Eisenhower, and he knew that both he and the President were Republicans. A self-described "presidential freak," Smith, now 40, is the director of the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library, director of the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation, and director of the Ronald Reagan Center for Public Affairs.
SPORTS
September 22, 1993
Richard Smith has been named the boys' basketball coach at Newport Harbor High by Principal Steve Pavich. Smith, 32, a math teacher, coached Servite from 1989-92, and the Friars won the State Division III championship in 1989-90 and the Southern Section Division III-AA title in 1991. He spent last season as an assistant at Cypress. Smith takes over a program that was 12-14 last year and lost in the first round of the playoffs. He replaces Bob Serven, who was fired Aug. 19.
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