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SPORTS
August 7, 1988 | SHAV GLICK, Times Staff Writer
The closing of a race track is nothing new, but the closing of Riverside International Raceway is like no other. RIR, which will become a victim of urban sprawl next week, has had more variety of world, national and would-be motor racing champions driving around its twisting road course than any other track in the world.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 10, 1992 | From a Times Staff Writer
City officials agreed Tuesday to sale of the landmark Mission Inn to a Philadelphia hotelier who said the 89-year-old hostelry will reopen in mid-September. Riverside redevelopment officials said the inn will be sold to John K. Desmond for $14 million. Desmond's firm owns several enterprises, including the Desmond, a luxury hotel in Albany, N.Y. The Mission Inn opened in 1903 as a resort hotel.
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NEWS
December 10, 1990 | JENIFER WARREN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Smog obscures the mountain views and developers have uprooted most of the orange groves, but progress has spared at least one enduring emblem of Riverside's past--the whimsical, beloved establishment known as the Mission Inn. Sprawled across a full square block in the heart of downtown, the eclectic 87-year-old hotel has for decades been not only a magnet for rich and famous visitors but a cherished meeting, eating and shopping hub for the local populace as well. "It is our city's No.
BUSINESS
October 26, 1990 | Michael Flagg, Times staff writer
Downtown Riverside is getting a face-lift, and Hopkins Development Co. of Newport Beach is the latest Orange County developer to get a piece of the action. Hopkins, a specialist in redevelopment projects, recently won permission from the city to build 14,000 square feet of shops over a newly constructed underground parking garage near the historic Mission Inn and the city's convention center.
NEWS
August 13, 1989
A judge has struck down two Riverside laws aimed at controlling growth in rapidly developing hillside and farm areas, ruling that the city had no legally adequate General Plan when the measures passed. Superior Court Judge Victor Miceli noted that the city had not updated its General Plan--the overall blueprint for development--since 1969, long before the ballot measures were adopted in 1979 and 1987.
BUSINESS
September 8, 1989 | Mike Flagg, Times staff writer
Hillman Properties, Newport Beach, is expanding into southern Orange County. The developer and investor bought 13 acres in Baker Ranch, a 700-acre business park near the huge Irvine Spectrum business park at the junction of the San Diego and Santa Ana freeways. The developer has already begun construction of 20 buildings on the eight-acre Vista Terrace Business Park property, bought for $3.1 million.
NEWS
July 20, 1990 | LARRY GORDON, TIMES EDUCATION WRITER
A national center to research global environmental and climate changes will be established at UC Davis, University of California officials announced Thursday. To be funded with an initial $6-million grant from the U.S Department of Energy, the project is expected to help better understand the causes and consequences of the greenhouse effect and find ways to avoid catastrophic climate changes. The greenhouse effect is caused by carbon dioxide and other gases that accumulate in the atmosphere.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 10, 1992 | From a Times Staff Writer
City officials agreed Tuesday to sale of the landmark Mission Inn to a Philadelphia hotelier who said the 89-year-old hostelry will reopen in mid-September. Riverside redevelopment officials said the inn will be sold to John K. Desmond for $14 million. Desmond's firm owns several enterprises, including the Desmond, a luxury hotel in Albany, N.Y. The Mission Inn opened in 1903 as a resort hotel.
NEWS
December 10, 1990 | JENIFER WARREN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Smog obscures the mountain views and developers have uprooted most of the orange groves, but progress has spared at least one enduring emblem of Riverside's past--the whimsical, beloved establishment known as the Mission Inn. Sprawled across a full square block in the heart of downtown, the eclectic 87-year-old hotel has for decades been not only a magnet for rich and famous visitors but a cherished meeting, eating and shopping hub for the local populace as well. "It is our city's No.
BUSINESS
October 26, 1990 | Michael Flagg, Times staff writer
Downtown Riverside is getting a face-lift, and Hopkins Development Co. of Newport Beach is the latest Orange County developer to get a piece of the action. Hopkins, a specialist in redevelopment projects, recently won permission from the city to build 14,000 square feet of shops over a newly constructed underground parking garage near the historic Mission Inn and the city's convention center.
NEWS
July 20, 1990 | LARRY GORDON, TIMES EDUCATION WRITER
A national center to research global environmental and climate changes will be established at UC Davis, University of California officials announced Thursday. To be funded with an initial $6-million grant from the U.S Department of Energy, the project is expected to help better understand the causes and consequences of the greenhouse effect and find ways to avoid catastrophic climate changes. The greenhouse effect is caused by carbon dioxide and other gases that accumulate in the atmosphere.
BUSINESS
September 8, 1989 | Mike Flagg, Times staff writer
Hillman Properties, Newport Beach, is expanding into southern Orange County. The developer and investor bought 13 acres in Baker Ranch, a 700-acre business park near the huge Irvine Spectrum business park at the junction of the San Diego and Santa Ana freeways. The developer has already begun construction of 20 buildings on the eight-acre Vista Terrace Business Park property, bought for $3.1 million.
NEWS
August 13, 1989
A judge has struck down two Riverside laws aimed at controlling growth in rapidly developing hillside and farm areas, ruling that the city had no legally adequate General Plan when the measures passed. Superior Court Judge Victor Miceli noted that the city had not updated its General Plan--the overall blueprint for development--since 1969, long before the ballot measures were adopted in 1979 and 1987.
BUSINESS
December 6, 1988 | GEORGE WHITE, Times Staff Writer
Faced with an 11th-hour financial snag, the developers of the restoration of Riverside's historic Mission Inn--Carley Capital Group--may be forced to postpone plans to reopen the landmark hotel. The Mission Inn's doors--opened in 1876 and closed for a multimillion-dollar face lift in 1985--were scheduled to be reopened Dec. 22 under the auspices of Omni Hotels as the Omni Mission Inn, a 240-room establishment.
BUSINESS
December 6, 1988 | GEORGE WHITE, Times Staff Writer
Faced with an 11th-hour financial snag, the developers of the restoration of Riverside's historic Mission Inn--Carley Capital Group--may be forced to postpone plans to reopen the landmark hotel. The Mission Inn's doors--opened in 1876 and closed for a multimillion-dollar face lift in 1985--were scheduled to be reopened Dec. 22 under the auspices of Omni Hotels as the Omni Mission Inn, a 240-room establishment.
SPORTS
August 7, 1988 | SHAV GLICK, Times Staff Writer
The closing of a race track is nothing new, but the closing of Riverside International Raceway is like no other. RIR, which will become a victim of urban sprawl next week, has had more variety of world, national and would-be motor racing champions driving around its twisting road course than any other track in the world.
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