January 27, 2010
SEC targets L.A. firms' short selling The Securities and Exchange Commission sued two Los Angeles investment advisory firms, accusing them of improper short selling of securities in advance of their participation in a company's secondary offering. The SEC said it filed separate claims against AGB Partners and Palmyra Capital Advisors. INTERNET EBay to drop fees for some sellers EBay hopes to lure more sellers by essentially doing away with "listing" fees for people who occasionally auction items on its site.
October 2, 1992 |
Bungee jumping has come to the 28th annual Frontier Days Fair in Canyon Country--for a price. Would-be jumpers pay $50 for the privilege of plunging from a 135-foot platform. Another $20 buys a video of your not-so-cheap thrill. Canyon Country Chamber of Commerce President Jack Watkins said he thinks he wants to jump. "I'm about 95% sure," Watkins said. "But I have to take a look at it first." Watkins said Vertical Addictions Inc.
March 20, 2010 |
In the increasingly brutal book wars, Borders Group Inc. is learning what coffeehouses long have known: Encourage shoppers to think of you as a home away from home and they'll spend more, maybe even become regulars. To spur that feeling, Borders quietly unveiled a program last month that invites book clubs to convene at its cafes instead of in members' homes. The step is geared toward helping the money-losing bookstore chain drum up sales and reshape itself into a local gathering place instead of a faceless superstore.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 6, 1998 |
The idea of a $40-million, four-story snowboarding and skate park at the proposed Anaheim Sportstown complex has city officials and some local residents and businesses giddy with excitement. Building the gigantic attraction would not only help keep kids busy after school but also spur the local economy, they say.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 14, 1999 |
In the living room of a century-old Pasadena house, beaming like a proud father, Ron Marshall stands on the hardwood floor. He admires the plaster wall with a finish as smooth as ice cream. To understand why Marshall, a state construction supervisor, is so proud one need look no further than upstairs in this state-owned landmark.
April 24, 1997 |
If your weekend plans are still up in the air, leave them there (figuratively speaking). The 47th and final El Toro Air Show opens to the public Saturday and Sunday. Whichever day you don't go, you can see what it feels like to be at the controls at the simulated flight facility called Fightertown. Be prepared, though, to also fight considerable land traffic in the area, no matter when you go this weekend.