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March 31, 1987 | DONALD WOUTAT, Times Staff Writer
Atlantic Richfield said Monday that it plans to accelerate the payment of nearly $1 billion in debt this year with the help of proceeds from the recent sale of such assets as Arco Plaza in downtown Los Angeles. Coupled with regularly scheduled debt that it will pay off this year, Arco said it expects to trim its long-term debt in 1987 by a total of $1.4 billion, or almost one-fifth.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 22, 1991 | STEVE HIRANO, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The Lawndale City Council has ordered an investigation of City Manager John E. Nowak's handling of a four-unit condominium project last year. After a lengthy, often contentious debate among council members at Thursday's meeting, the council voted 5 to 0 to direct City Atty. David J. Aleshire to determine whether Nowak acted improperly in issuing permits for Jonathan Stein's project. Gary McDonald, a local activist and former planning commissioner, alleged at the council's Dec.
NEWS
January 24, 1991 | MAJA RADEVICH, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
She may say "no, no" but her fan says "yes, yes." A woman in 18th-Century England might have told a suitor she was not interested in him, but a peek over her fan sent a contradictory message. This was the age of coded communication, theatrical gestures and grandiose style. During the 18th Century in England, the upper-classes seemed to make everything bigger than life. Clothes were huge, elaborate costumes. Sentences were punctuated with a flourish of gestures.
NEWS
February 13, 1986 | MARTHA L. WILLMAN, Times Staff Writer
Artifacts from the Egyptian Village Cafe, Glendale's famous fantasy-style restaurant of the 1920s which was torn down last year, have been donated for use in another fantasy kind of place--one of the theme parks owned by Walt Disney Productions. The Glendale Historical Society acquired and stored architectural features from the cafe after it lost a long battle to preserve the building.
BUSINESS
January 13, 2003 | From Associated Press
In an unusual move, a group of small investors who say they lost their life savings because of Wall Street analyst Jack Grubman's puffed-up stock rating for WorldCom Inc. are taking their complaints en masse to the security industry's watchdog group. More than 100 investors are filing an arbitration claim today with the National Assn. of Securities Dealers, said Robert Weiss, the investors' attorney. Weiss said his firm could handle up to 100,000 similar claims.
BUSINESS
August 30, 1996 | Claudia Eller
Former TriStar Pictures President Marc Platt is the preferred candidate of MCA Inc. to replace Hal Lieberman as head of production for Universal Pictures, according to sources close to the studio. Lieberman left the post this week to become an independent producer at the studio. Sources said Platt could enter formal talks with MCA brass as early as this weekend.
BUSINESS
August 13, 1999 | RYAN CORMIER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Mag Instruments Inc., maker of the popular Mag-Lite flashlights, said Thursday that it won a patent dispute with Temecula-based Bright Ideas & More, after Bright Ideas agreed not to market its AmperLite 2000 flashlight in the United States. Mag, based in Ontario, had sued Bright Ideas, contending that its AmperLite infringed a number of Mag patents. The case was about to go forward in U.S.
NATIONAL
December 25, 2012 | By Matt Pearce
Memorials to the Sandy Hook Elementary School victims flourished on Christmas Day as Newtown, Conn., police got a break from holiday duty, with officers from nearby jurisdictions relieving them. The usual Christmas trappings dotted the town -- wreaths, trees -- but alongside the teddy bears and other mementos dominated by the number 26, for the 20 students and six school staffers shot dead at Sandy Hook on Dec. 14.  The Danbury News Times reported   26 Christmas stockings dangling from a rail, 26 cardboard angels in the snow, 26 Christmas trees at one intersection -- tributes that, in number, omit Nancy Lanza, the shooter's mother and his first victim.
NEWS
September 30, 2002 | KATHLEEN KELLEHER, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Word to women: If you are in the state of Washington, wear pants. Two Washington men who were convicted of violating the state's voyeurism statute for secretly taking pictures up the skirts of women and little girls successfully challenged the law earlier this month. The use of what has been called "upskirt cams" and "upskirt voyeur photography" is "reprehensible" and "disgusting," the state Supreme Court ascertained, but secretly taking photos up women's skirts in public places is not criminal.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 6, 1998 | JACK MATHEWS, FOR THE TIMES
"18 Years Later." With that pre-credit title nudge, the sequel to John Landis' supercharged 1980 car chase and R&B comedy "The Blues Brothers" begins, and you are warned: If you don't have a detailed and reverent memory for the first film, rent it and love it, or save your money for the soundtrack. "Blues Brothers 2000" is the best noise you're going to hear all year. "BB 2000" actually plays more like a self-celebrating 20-year reunion of aging hipsters than a sequel.
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