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January 6, 1999
Former U.S. Ambassador Robert D. Nesen has settled millions of dollars in lawsuits involving his son and the family's failed luxury car business. Lawyers for Nesen and his youngest son, Gary, announced the December out-of-court settlements this week but declined to disclose financial terms. Nesen, 80, served as ambassador to Australia during the Reagan presidency. His debt-ridden Nesen Motor Car Co. was sold in November 1996.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 6, 1999
Former U.S. Ambassador Robert D. Nesen has settled millions of dollars in lawsuits involving his son and the family's failed luxury car business. Lawyers for Nesen and his youngest son, Gary, announced the December out-of-court settlements this week but declined to disclose financial terms. Nesen, 80, served as ambassador to Australia during the Reagan presidency. His debt-ridden Nesen Motor Car Co. was sold in November 1996.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 9, 1991 | PSYCHE PASCUAL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A Thousand Oaks auto dealer who refused to paint his Infiniti showroom an earth tone has won a battle with the city to keep most of his building white. Most of car dealer Robert D. Nesen's building on Thousand Oaks Boulevard will remain white, the Thousand Oaks City Council decided on a 4-1 vote last month. Nesen, however, has three years to repaint a small amount of building trim a light shade of gray.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 9, 1998 | KATE FOLMAR, TIMES STAFF WRITER
They were at the apex of Conejo Valley society--the former U.S. ambassador and his son, the president of the family-owned luxury automobile business. Robert D. Nesen and his son Gary own homes in Ventura County's most exclusive neighborhoods, the enclaves of Hidden Valley and North Ranch. Active in the growing cultural life of eastern Ventura County, they share a vacation getaway in Lake Arrowhead, and once ran cattle across a remote sweep of Oregon wilderness.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 9, 1998 | KATE FOLMAR, TIMES STAFF WRITER
They were at the apex of Conejo Valley society--the former U.S. ambassador and his son, the president of the family-owned luxury automobile business. Robert D. Nesen and his son Gary own homes in Ventura County's most exclusive neighborhoods, the enclaves of Hidden Valley and North Ranch. Active in the growing cultural life of eastern Ventura County, they share a vacation getaway in Lake Arrowhead, and once ran cattle across a remote sweep of Oregon wilderness.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 25, 1994 | IRA E. STOLL
Hidden Valley resident Robert D. Nesen, former ambassador to Australia, will be honored as a "world citizen" by the Ventura County World Affairs Council, a council official said. Former Vice President Dan Quayle and Arco Chairman Lodwrick Cook are scheduled to present the award to Nesen during the "Passport to Tomorrow" conference Thursday at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza. James R.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 22, 1991 | PSYCHE PASCUAL
A disagreement between a Thousand Oaks auto dealer and city officials over the exterior shade of the dealer's showroom could be resolved by the City Council on Tuesday. The council is scheduled to review a request by Robert D. Nesen to keep the exterior of his car dealership white. The 73-year-old car dealer and former ambassador to Australia said he painted his showroom white to comply with strict specifications established by manufacturers of the luxury Infiniti car.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 27, 1986
California Lutheran University held its commencement exercises at 3 p.m. Sunday at Mt. Clef Stadium. Degrees: 274 undergraduate and 179 master's diplomas awarded. Speaker: William E. Hamm, vice president of administration, who is leaving the college. Honorary Degrees: Robert D. Nesen, doctor of law. He is a former ambassador to Australia. The Rev. Walter Grumm, doctor of divinity. He is president of the Pacific Regional Synod of the Assn. of Evangelical Lutheran Churches. The Rev.
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January 5, 1999 | KATE FOLMAR, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Multimillion-dollar lawsuits involving a former U.S. ambassador, his businessman son and a failed luxury car business have been resolved out of court, it was announced Monday. Lawyers for Robert D. Nesen, 80, his youngest of three sons, Gary D. Nesen, and the now-defunct Nesen Motor Car Co. would not disclose the terms of the settlement. Nor would they stray from this terse prepared statement about the matter: "Leonard Alexander and Robert Fischer, attorneys for Robert D. Nesen, and Louis R.
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August 14, 1988 | TOM FURLONG, Times Staff Writer
Although his mother was German and his father Sicilian, Joseph Portaro is clearly partial to East Asia when it comes to foreign travel. He has been to Hong Kong on vacation 19 times. These days, though, Japan is very much on Portaro's mind, and it is strictly business. He is trying to sell his castle-like home in the remote Hidden Valley section of Thousand Oaks, and he feels that someone Japanese might best be able to foot the $7.5-million price tag for the 14-room estate.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 9, 1991 | PSYCHE PASCUAL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A Thousand Oaks auto dealer who refused to paint his Infiniti showroom an earth tone has won a battle with the city to keep most of his building white. Most of car dealer Robert D. Nesen's building on Thousand Oaks Boulevard will remain white, the Thousand Oaks City Council decided on a 4-1 vote last month. Nesen, however, has three years to repaint a small amount of building trim a light shade of gray.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 8, 1997 | SCOTT STEEPLETON, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The now-defunct Nesen Motor Car Co. has sued its former chief executive officer, Gary D. Nesen, alleging that he concealed debt and mishandled the company's money. Filed earlier this month in Ventura County Superior Court, the lawsuit alleges that Nesen--son of company founder and chairman Robert D. Nesen--concealed company debts owed to creditors until after the 1996 sale of the firm and used $2 million in company funds and property for his personal benefit.
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