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February 19, 1992 | TOM GORMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
During that enchanted October evening in the grand ballroom of the U.S. Grant Hotel, no one could have sensed the impending split between two of the most popular couples to grace La Jolla society. Wealthy, powerful John M. and Sally B. Thornton were hosting one of the elite private parties of the 1990 social season: a sumptuous dinner, followed by the San Francisco Ballet's "Sleeping Beauty"--a presentation underwritten by the Thorntons--at the Civic Theatre.
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February 20, 1992 | TOM GORMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Champagne maker John Culbertson is no stranger to the pitfalls of his fickle business. Like that time in 1983 when the refrigeration units at his Fallbrook winery failed, causing hundreds of bottles to explode. More than two-thirds of that 1983 bottling flowed into an avocado grove, leading Culbertson to remark: "You've got to have deep pockets in this business."
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February 20, 1992 | TOM GORMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Champagne maker John Culbertson is no stranger to the pitfalls of his fickle business. Like that time in 1983 when the refrigeration units at his Fallbrook winery failed, causing hundreds of bottles to explode. More than two-thirds of that 1983 bottling flowed into an avocado grove, leading Culbertson to remark: "You've got to have deep pockets in this business."
NEWS
February 19, 1992 | TOM GORMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
During that enchanted October evening in the grand ballroom of the U.S. Grant Hotel, no one could have sensed the impending split between two of the most popular couples to grace La Jolla society. Wealthy, powerful John M. and Sally B. Thornton were hosting one of the elite private parties of the 1990 social season: a sumptuous dinner, followed by the San Francisco Ballet's "Sleeping Beauty"--a presentation underwritten by the Thorntons--at the Civic Theatre.
BUSINESS
April 19, 1988
Micom said it will delay until April 26 an offer to buy back 9 million shares of its stock so the company can prepare and distribute with the offer its financial results for the fiscal year ended March 31. The Simi Valley maker of computer communications equipment had announced March 30 that it plans to spend $144 million, or $16 a share, to buy the shares and that the offer would begin within two weeks of that date. Micom plans to buy 4.8 million shares from the public.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 25, 1990 | EILEEN SONDAK
The San Diego Foundation for the Performing Arts just announced that the San Diego premiere of San Francisco Ballet's critically acclaimed staging of "The Sleeping Beauty" will be financed, in part, by a $20,000 grant from the John M. and Sally B. Thornton Foundation. The Thorntons' gift, along with grants from other sources, brings the total support for the program to $100,000. "The production costs about $280,000," said Fred Colby, director of the foundation.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 26, 1989
The largest individual gift in UC San Diego history, $5 million, has been made by San Diego couple John and Sally Thornton toward the university's new general acute-care hospital on the La Jolla campus. The $65-million facility, on which ground breaking is scheduled early next year and completion in 1992, will be named the John M. and Sally B. Thornton Hospital in recognition of the donation. The gift will spearhead a fund-raising effort in the San Diego area to raise part of the cost.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 17, 1986 | KENNETH HERMAN
A $1-million gift to the San Diego Museum of Art by local philanthropists John and Sally Thornton has launched a 2-year, $8-million campaign to double the museum's current endowment to $16 million. This is the museum's first endowment campaign, according to museum director Steven Brezzo. "The museum's board of trustees and other significant San Diego patrons have already pledged $4,144,900," Brezzo said at a Thursday morning press conference to announce the ambitious campaign.
BUSINESS
March 31, 1988 | JAMES BATES, Times Staff Writer
Micom Systems announced plans Wednesday to spend $144 million to buy back nearly half of its stock, including the shares held by three dissident directors who were instrumental in building the computer communications equipment company. Micom said it will buy 9 million of its 18.6 million shares outstanding for $16 each, including a total of 4.2 million shares held by the company's founder, William A. Norred of Encino, and its largest shareholders, investors John M. Thornton and Sally B.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 17, 1992 | GREG JOHNSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The gradual reshaping of San Diego County's health care services picked up speed Wednesday when Scripps Clinic and Scripps Memorial Hospital consolidated their boards of trustees and management structures into a new entity to be called ScrippsHealth.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 18, 1985 | HILLIARD HARPER, San Diego County Arts Writer
He has been dubbed the world's most powerful art collector. But Baron Hans Heinrich Thyssen-Bornemisza believes in sharing the visual wealth of his extensive collection--1,400 paintings--and frequently packages selections of his holdings, putting them on the road as impressive traveling exhibits. "American Masters: The Thyssen-Bornemisza Collection" opened its only West Coast presentation Saturday at the San Diego Museum of Art.
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