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January 26, 1992 | PAUL LIEBERMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Robert W. Wilson is at it again, three decades after he began campaigning to expand legalized gambling in California. Operating from a Studio City storefront, the 65-year-old great-grandfather has launched another statewide drive for a ballot initiative that would authorize full-scale casinos in the Mojave Desert city of Adelanto.
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April 9, 1992 | PAUL LIEBERMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It seemed a marriage made in gamblers' heaven: Robert W. Wilson and Adelanto, California's eccentric never-say-die casino promoter and this desert city open to most any moneymaking scheme, to prisons, dumps and--why not?--Wilson's plan to turn it into another Las Vegas. But three months after Wilson renewed his campaign to legalize full-scale gambling in the San Bernardino County community, the marriage has collapsed in bitter divorce.
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NEWS
April 9, 1992 | PAUL LIEBERMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It seemed a marriage made in gamblers' heaven: Robert W. Wilson and Adelanto, California's eccentric never-say-die casino promoter and this desert city open to most any moneymaking scheme, to prisons, dumps and--why not?--Wilson's plan to turn it into another Las Vegas. But three months after Wilson renewed his campaign to legalize full-scale gambling in the San Bernardino County community, the marriage has collapsed in bitter divorce.
NEWS
January 26, 1992 | PAUL LIEBERMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Robert W. Wilson is at it again, three decades after he began campaigning to expand legalized gambling in California. Operating from a Studio City storefront, the 65-year-old great-grandfather has launched another statewide drive for a ballot initiative that would authorize full-scale casinos in the Mojave Desert city of Adelanto.
REAL ESTATE
March 3, 1985
The San Diego hotel that Conrad N. Hilton, Joseph W. Drown and Spearl Ellison opened in 1947 has been sold along with the rest of the 2200 block of El Cajon Boulevard. Robert W. Wilson bought the block, including the LaFayette Hotel, for $2.3 million, according to C. W. Clark Inc., Commercial Real Estate Services, which represented the seller, Spearl Ellison. Paula Bakke was cooperating broker. Ellison formerly owned the U. S. Grant Hotel in San Diego and is a major stockholder in Atlas Hotels.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 11, 1994 | BOB POOL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
That isn't a canopy of palm fronds or fruit tree branches that Henry Sakaida sees when he sometimes gazes up from his wholesale nursery in Rosemead. In his mind, Sakaida is looking into a sky full of roaring Corsairs and cannon-firing Zeros--nimble World War II fighters locked in combat over South Pacific islands named Bougainville and Guadalcanal.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 30, 2000 | HOLLY J. WOLCOTT, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Gang violence doesn't go unnoticed by Ventura County's youth. In fact, some kids study it carefully . . . and try and learn from it. After Dino Zarate, a hard-core gang member turned college student, was gunned down in south Oxnard last month, a small group of students at Frank Intermediate School wrote about it for a class assignment. Zarate, 19, was shot in the head after returning to his old stomping ground to see some friends. A rival gang member has been charged with the killing.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 25, 2012 | Michael Hiltzik
For generations of industry research executives, AT&T's Bell Telephone Laboratories served as an inspiration: a warren of youthful scientists and engineers assigned to go where their intellects took them, not especially concerned about serving the corporate bottom line, picking up cartloads of Nobel Prizes along the way. Bell Labs was the model for, among others, Xerox Corp.'s legendary Palo Alto Research Center, or PARC, which spun out the personal computer,...
NEWS
October 15, 1992 | JUDY PASTERNAK and MARY WILLIAMS WALSH, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
A Caltech professor won the 1992 Nobel Prize in chemistry on Wednesday for theories that help explain how living things store energy, but first word of the $1.2-million award went to his answering machine. Rudolph A. Marcus was at a conference when Nobel committee officials left a message at his Pasadena home. A colleague who lives down the street said he got the next telephone call, a 6 a.m.
SCIENCE
October 4, 2006 | Thomas H. Maugh II, Times Staff Writer
Two astrophysicists from Berkeley and NASA won the 2006 Nobel Prize in physics on Tuesday for their discovery of the strongest evidence to date that the universe began with a big bang, a feat the Nobel committee said "marked the inception of cosmology as a precise science." John C. Mather, 60, of NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md.
NEWS
March 9, 2000
DISTRICT 1 Del Norte, Humboldt, Lake, Mendocino, Sonoma 100% Precincts Reporting: votes (%) Democrat Virginia Strom-Martin*: 74,976 (100%) Republican Michael Lampson: 35,995 (100%) Libertarian Joshua Gilleo: 5,159 (100%) DISTRICT 2 Butte, Colusa, Glenn, Shasta, Siskiyou, Sutter, Tehama, Trinity, Yolo 100% Precincts Reporting: votes (%) Democrat Virgil D. Parks: 28,154 (100%) Republican Richard L.
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