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October 12, 2001 | KAREN ROBINSON-JACOBS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Rockwell "Rock" Schnabel, founder and co-chairman of Palo Alto-based Trident Capital, was sworn in this week as the U.S. ambassador to the European Union, serving as the nation's chief liaison with one of the nation's key trading partners. Schnabel, 64, who was based in Los Angeles, said his first mission when he arrives at his new office in Brussels will be to assist in the multinational fight against terrorism.
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October 12, 2001 | KAREN ROBINSON-JACOBS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Rockwell "Rock" Schnabel, founder and co-chairman of Palo Alto-based Trident Capital, was sworn in this week as the U.S. ambassador to the European Union, serving as the nation's chief liaison with one of the nation's key trading partners. Schnabel, 64, who was based in Los Angeles, said his first mission when he arrives at his new office in Brussels will be to assist in the multinational fight against terrorism.
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November 9, 1985 | Associated Press
President Reagan will nominate Rockwell Anthony Schnabel, an investment banker who lives in Malibu, Calif., as ambassador to Finland, the White House announced Friday.
NEWS
February 6, 1991 | Associated Press
President Bush is promoting Rockwell A. Schnabel to the No. 2 job in the Commerce Department, the White House announced Tuesday. Schnabel, 54, would succeed Thomas J. Murrin as deputy secretary of commerce, if he is confirmed by the Senate.
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March 21, 2001 | From Associated Press
President Bush has tapped former business partner Mercer Reynolds as ambassador to Switzerland and two prominent Republican supporters for the top diplomatic posts in Italy and France. Bush intends to name California investment banker Rockwell A. Schnabel as ambassador to Italy and San Francisco banker Howard Leach ambassador to France, U.S. diplomatic officials said. Reynolds and Bush were partners in owning the Texas Rangers baseball team.
BUSINESS
October 9, 1989 | From Reuters
Foreign visitors to the United States spent $20 billion in the first six months of this year, 19% more than during the same period in 1988, a Commerce Department official said today. Based on projections for the rest of 1989, the United States should have a travel trade surplus of almost $1.2 billion, marking the first time it will have posted a full year of gains.
REAL ESTATE
June 11, 2006 | Ruth Ryon, Times Staff Writer
When the name Frank Gehry is mentioned these days, Disney Hall in downtown Los Angeles probably comes to mind. Less well known are the 30-some houses Gehry has designed. Of these, about 25 were built, all locally. One is the Schnabel, which bears its owners' name. The Brentwood home was designed for Rockwell Schnabel, then ambassador to Finland, and his wife, Marna, a graduate of USC with a degree in architecture. Gehry later called her "an active participant in the design process."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 14, 1993
Reflecting what he called "generational diversity," Los Angeles Mayor Richard Riordan included a 29-year-old campaign aide and a 63-year-old retiree in 11 additional nominees to city commissions announced on Friday. John D. Shallman, Riordan's deputy campaign manager, was named to the Transportation Commission with cycling enthusiast Ryan T. Snyder and real estate agent Sherri L. Franklin. James E.
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May 23, 2010 | By Ellen Olivier, Special to the Los Angeles Times
Cellphones barely get signals in parts of Los Angeles, yet it seemed appropriate that Edward James Olmos, formerly Adm. William Adama of "Battlestar Galactica," spent the cocktail hour at the Griffith Observatory's 75th birthday party sending text-messages into space. Olmos had been contacting a friend, Atlantis astronaut Garrett Reisman, and periodically checking his BlackBerry for a response. More than 400 Friends of the Observatory came to the May 15 gala, highlighted by the premiere of "Light of the Valkyries."
BUSINESS
December 6, 1991 | ROBERT A. ROSENBLATT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Bill Frenzel, a former Republican congressman from Minnesota, and Peter Secchia, the U.S. ambassador to Italy, are among the potential candidates to replace Commerce Secretary Robert A. Mosbacher, who is leaving the Cabinet to serve as general chairman of President Bush's reelection campaign, officials said Thursday. Both men fit the profile for the job: skilled political operatives and close allies of the President.
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July 4, 1990 | Items were compiled and edited by Grassroots Research, a unit of the San Francisco money management firm of RCM Capital Management.
A roundup of business developments spotted by other publications. Mini-Venture: Texas Instruments and Sharp Electronics of Japan are designing a 4 1/2-pound laptop computer that they will market, with slight variations, under different names. Sharp's version, the PC-6220, was introduced at trade shows last month. TI will manufacture not only the PC-6220 but its own version, the TI TravelMate 2000 Notebook PC, and versions that customers will sell under their own names.
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