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October 27, 1987
Gregory D. Davidian has been named executive vice president of Saliba/Charter Insurance Services, Los Angeles, a full-service insurance brokerage. He previously was vice president of sales and production. Saliba/Charter was formed in August, 1985, by the merger of Saliba & Co. and the Charter Insurance Agency.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 1, 2008 | Elaine Woo, Times Staff Writer
Naseeb m. saliba, a construction mogul and philanthropist whose companies built many Southern California highways and public buildings, including the Tom Bradley International Terminal at Los Angeles International Airport, died of a heart ailment May 22 at Encino-Tarzana Regional Medical Center in Encino. He was 93. Saliba ran his own construction firm, N.M. Saliba Co., before co-founding Tutor-Saliba in 1971.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 8, 1994 | KENNETH REICH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
On Dec. 2, 1992, the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum Commission unanimously approved a "project description" for its $15-million Coliseum renovation for 1993 that stated that no "permanent seismic retrofit or seismic strengthening work" was to be done on the facility, according to official minutes released Monday. The vote came a year after Nabib Youssef, a structural engineer working for the commission's architects, HNTB of Kansas City, Mo.
SPORTS
June 3, 1994 | LONNIE WHITE and KENNETH REICH, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
If the reaction of several Pasadena residents and community groups was any indication Thursday night, the Raiders will not play their home games at the Rose Bowl this fall despite the possible wishes of the NFL. In a special joint meeting of the Pasadena City Council and the Rose Bowl Operating Co., seven Pasadena area residents voiced their opposition to a potential proposal generated neither by the Raiders nor the city.
NEWS
March 12, 1992 | JEFF KRAMER, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Dogged by delays ranging from the mundane to the strange, a four-lane parkway through Westchester appears headed toward a November completion date, a full year behind schedule and with its primary purpose at least temporarily in doubt. The Westchester Parkway, an east-west thoroughfare connecting Pershing Drive and Sepulveda Westway, was originally ordered by city planners to handle traffic generated by a proposed hotel-office complex on the north side of Los Angeles International Airport.
NEWS
April 16, 1987 | LEE HARRIS, Times Staff Writer
After several years of delay, next month a procession of large trucks is expected to start hauling hazardous materials away from the notorious Willco Dump, site of one of four major interchanges planned for the Century Freeway. Nearly 100,000 cubic yards of hazardous waste will be removed and disposed of at a cost of $15.9 million, said Assemblywoman Maxine Waters (D-Los Angeles).
BUSINESS
September 6, 2000 | James Flanigan
One of the unheralded benefits of Southern California becoming the trade crossroads of the world is that it offers hundreds of local unskilled workers a chance at really good job training. More than $3.6 billion worth of rail construction projects are now being built in Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside and San Bernardino counties, with good jobs for construction workers, economic benefits for the region--and an innovation. The innovation is training.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 11, 1991 | KATHIE JENKINS
The San Fernando Valley is about to explode with new restaurants. The first to open, in about two months, will be a branch of Cha Cha Cha, which is moving into the Encino site formerly occupied by Hymie's Fish Market. Chef-owner Toribio Prado recently went to Jamaica and returned with many ideas for the restaurant. "It's going to have fins, plants, birds, it's going to move ," he says. Prado has other plans for the Valley.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 16, 1998 | KARIMA A. HAYNES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A state-of-the-art Los Angeles Police Department training facility that drew heated criticism from City Council members as it grew in size and cost is set to open next month. Situated on 44 acres at the base of the Van Norman Bypass Reservoir, the $29-million center includes three firing ranges, a four-mile driving track, a motorcycle course and a mock city scene where recruits and officers can practice handling emergencies such as bank robberies and hostage crises.
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