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June 8, 1989 | ESTHER SCHRADER, Times Staff Writer
Hoping to head off opposition to a major expansion project, officials of the Sport Chalet sporting goods store in La Canada Flintridge this week dismissed an architect whose designs were criticized by residents and promised to build a more appealing project. Sam Allen, chief executive officer of the store, told more than 100 people at a City Council meeting Monday that he has replaced Van Nuys architect Donald Picken with the Glendale firm of Feola Deenihan Archuleta Architects.
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NEWS
June 8, 1989 | ESTHER SCHRADER, Times Staff Writer
Hoping to head off opposition to a major expansion project, officials of the Sport Chalet sporting goods store in La Canada Flintridge this week dismissed an architect whose designs were criticized by residents and promised to build a more appealing project. Sam Allen, chief executive officer of the store, told more than 100 people at a City Council meeting Monday that he has replaced Van Nuys architect Donald Picken with the Glendale firm of Feola Deenihan Archuleta Architects.
BUSINESS
April 4, 1995 | Times Staff and Wire Reports
Trader Joe's Founder Quits Sport Chalet Post: Joe Coulombe, the colorful founder of the gourmet food chain, resigned as interim president and chief executive of La Canada-based Sport Chalet after less than two months on the job. Coulombe had replaced Sam Allen, who resigned after 11 years with the company. Coulombe was brought in to help rebuild the 17-store chain, which expanded rapidly during the last few years but posted a small loss in fiscal 1994.
BUSINESS
February 27, 1987
In order to slash operating costs by $32 million annually, Toledo, Ohio-based Owens-Illinois Inc. is offering all 2,000 of its salaried administrative employees incentives to quit. The severance offer includes early retirement for workers 55 and older and those aged 50 and over with more than 30 years of service. "If not enough people accept the offer, then there will be involuntary cutbacks," company spokesman Sam Allen said.
BUSINESS
August 6, 1999
* Sport Chalet founder and Chairman Norbert Olberz turned over executive control of the company Thursday to Craig Levra, president and chief operating officer since 1997. Olberz had acted as interim CEO after the departure of Sam Allen in 1995. At the company's annual shareholder meeting, Olberz passed the title to Levra, who has helped lead Sport Chalet to eight straight quarters of record sales and profits. Sport Chalet, based in La Canada Flintridge, operates 21 sporting goods stores.
NEWS
July 9, 1992
The City Council on Monday voted to give Sports Chalet Inc. another year to start construction on its proposed $25-million shopping center at Foothill Boulevard and Angeles Crest Highway. A permit for the controversial 140,000-square-foot shopping center was first approved two years ago, then extended last year. It was a major issue in the 1990 City Council election, when candidates supporting the development won a majority of seats.
SPORTS
March 4, 1996 | Associated Press
Cal State Fullerton lost to San Jose State, 90-80, Sunday to finish 10th in the 10-team Big West Conference. The Titans finish the season 6-20 overall and 5-13 in the Big West. Sam Allen scored a career-high 30 points and grabbed 10 rebounds to lead San Jose State (10-16, 9-9), which won six of its last seven games. Allen, who made 14 of 17 field- goal attempts, scored 21 of his points in the first half. Roy Hammonds added 15 points and 14 rebounds for Spartans.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 5, 2010 | By Sam Allen, Nicole Santa Cruz and Christopher Goffard, Los Angeles Times
After nearly a decade of steadfast denials, three interrogations and two inconclusive polygraph tests, the man who last saw 20-year-old Lynsie Ekelund alive led detectives to a tree-dotted Santa Clarita hillside last week and indicated where to start digging. He had done a construction job there, police said, and it was where he had buried her. Tearing into the hillside with a backhoe Wednesday, investigators unearthed a blue sneaker. They got on their knees and continued searching with small shovels and handheld buckets.
SPORTS
April 9, 1994 | MIKE HISERMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
University of Washington forward Sam Allen says he is transferring to Cal State Northridge, which is news to Matador Coach Pete Cassidy. It will be good news if it happens, but Cassidy has not yet received confirmation that it will. "I hope that's true," Cassidy said. "But there has to be a release from their athletic director to ours, and we haven't received anything like that." Allen, a 6-foot-7 forward, averaged 7.1 points and 3.6 rebounds in almost 16 minutes a game last season.
SPORTS
April 12, 1994 | MIKE HISERMAN
One of the state's top junior college shooters is expected to sign a letter of intent with the Cal State Northridge basketball team on Wednesday. Mike Dorsey, a 6-foot-5 1/2 forward from L.A. City College has given Northridge coaches a verbal commitment. City Coach Mike Miller said Monday that Dorsey chose the Matadors over Nevada, Howard, Drake, Southern Utah and Northern Arizona. Dorsey could not be reached for comment. Dorsey averaged 15 points and 8.
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