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REAL ESTATE
May 14, 1989
The Water Garden, a $400-million office complex planned in Santa Monica, will be under construction in June, according to the developer, the J. H. Snyder Co. Excavation for the first phase has been completed, and Swinerton & Walberg has been named general contractor. The 1.26-million-square foot complex will be built on a 17-acre site bounded by Olympic Boulevard, Colorado Avenue, 26th Street and Cloverfield Boulevard. When completed, it will consist of three six-story office buildings and a five-story office building surrounding a 1.4-acre lake.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 20, 2013 | By Joseph Serna and James Barragan
About two hours after a car sped onto the Venice boardwalk and barreled through the crowd, killing an Italian honeymooner, Santa Monica police say Nathan Campbell walked into their station and confessed. "I'm the one you're looking for," Campbell said, according to the front desk officer. "I hit all those people. " Santa Monica police Officer Brent Wilkening testified Wednesday, the second day of Campbell's preliminary hearing, that Campbell said little besides the initial confession to him just before 8 p.m. on Aug. 3. According to Wilkening, Campbell said he had parked his car about a mile away and walked to the police station, stopping at a liquor store for a drink.
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BUSINESS
April 19, 1989
Joel Miller has been promoted to vice president of civil engineering firm Psomas and Associates. Miller previously was project manager in the governmental relations group in the Santa Monica office.
BUSINESS
December 13, 2011 | By Roger Vincent, Los Angeles Times
Santa Monica's status as the destination of choice for technology and entertainment businesses got another boost with the $90-million sale to a Houston real estate investment firm of five "creative" office buildings — those highly designed, edgy alternatives to typical corporate environs. Lionstone Group, one of the largest owners of creative offices on the Westside, bought the buildings from a limited partnership made up of investors who are in the entertainment industry, brokers said.
HEALTH
December 21, 2009 | By Emily Dwass
Possibly coming soon to a doctor's office near you: a little something extra on your bill, not covered by insurance -- a nifty number known as a "facility fee." What is it exactly? Here's a fun experiment: Ask five medical professionals. Most likely, you will get a variety of explanations, all guaranteed to make you respond, "Huh?" "Healthcare billing is complex enough without throwing another factor into the mix," writes the website FierceHealthFinance. "Increasingly, however, it seems that consumers are being caught off guard by a new bill -- a 'facility fee' for visiting doctors based in a hospital-owned building -- which these days they're usually expected to pay on their own."
BUSINESS
September 22, 2003 | Roger Vincent, Times Staff Writer
Cable television giant HBO has agreed to lease 110,000 square feet in a Santa Monica office complex where it will move its West Coast headquarters next year. The 15-year agreement at Colorado Center is valued at about $100 million, said John Miller, senior managing director of Tishman Speyer, the landlord of the complex formerly known as MGM Plaza. HBO will move 350 employees from Century City to Santa Monica in June.
BUSINESS
December 9, 1988 | NANCY YOSHIHARA, Times Staff Writer
The new owners of Wickes Cos. took over Thursday as departing Chairman Sanford C. Sigoloff, star of the Builder's Emporium commercials, made a quiet exit from the company. Sigoloff, whose stern voice could be heard on radio commercials Thursday morning, resigned as chairman, chief executive and a director of the Santa Monica company he painstakingly rescued from bankruptcy only to see it sold to others.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 23, 2009 | Alexandra Zavis
Accompanied by a Los Angeles Police Department motorcycle escort, a memorial wall for fallen officers was delivered Tuesday to the department's new downtown headquarters. LAPD staff gathered at the windows and in the street with cellphone cameras to record the arrival of the nearly 11,000-pound brass structure from Kansas City, where it was assembled. But when a crane finally hoisted the wall onto an elevated plaza in front of the Police Administration Building on West 1st Street, the horrified designers realized that it was facing the wrong way. After hurried consultations with contractors, it became apparent that it would not be possible to simply flip the wall around to face the area where ceremonies will be held, because brackets securing it to the ground would no longer be aligned.
NEWS
July 24, 1986 | ALAN CITRON, Times Staff Writer
Tenant activists in Santa Monica can expect to receive strong support from Tom Hayden's Campaign California, a new statewide political organization that has replaced the troubled Campaign for Economic Democracy. Hayden said Campaign California will continue CED's work on behalf of rent control and other liberal political causes in Santa Monica. He added that the new political group will take over CED's Santa Monica headquarters.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 28, 2001 | MARK BOWDEN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Calendar asked Mark Bowden, the Philadelphia Inquirer reporter who wrote the book on which the film "Black Hawk Down" is based, to write about his maiden experience with the Hollywood machine. Bowden is working on a screenplay based on his latest book, "Killing Pablo," about the U.S.-assisted campaign to track down and kill Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar, and a new book about the Iran hostage crisis. I first met Jerry Bruckheimer in his Santa Monica office in January 1998. He sat behind a polished wooden desk long enough to make a good start on a bowling lane.
HEALTH
December 21, 2009 | By Emily Dwass
Possibly coming soon to a doctor's office near you: a little something extra on your bill, not covered by insurance -- a nifty number known as a "facility fee." What is it exactly? Here's a fun experiment: Ask five medical professionals. Most likely, you will get a variety of explanations, all guaranteed to make you respond, "Huh?" "Healthcare billing is complex enough without throwing another factor into the mix," writes the website FierceHealthFinance. "Increasingly, however, it seems that consumers are being caught off guard by a new bill -- a 'facility fee' for visiting doctors based in a hospital-owned building -- which these days they're usually expected to pay on their own."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 23, 2009 | Alexandra Zavis
Accompanied by a Los Angeles Police Department motorcycle escort, a memorial wall for fallen officers was delivered Tuesday to the department's new downtown headquarters. LAPD staff gathered at the windows and in the street with cellphone cameras to record the arrival of the nearly 11,000-pound brass structure from Kansas City, where it was assembled. But when a crane finally hoisted the wall onto an elevated plaza in front of the Police Administration Building on West 1st Street, the horrified designers realized that it was facing the wrong way. After hurried consultations with contractors, it became apparent that it would not be possible to simply flip the wall around to face the area where ceremonies will be held, because brackets securing it to the ground would no longer be aligned.
BUSINESS
September 22, 2003 | Roger Vincent, Times Staff Writer
Cable television giant HBO has agreed to lease 110,000 square feet in a Santa Monica office complex where it will move its West Coast headquarters next year. The 15-year agreement at Colorado Center is valued at about $100 million, said John Miller, senior managing director of Tishman Speyer, the landlord of the complex formerly known as MGM Plaza. HBO will move 350 employees from Century City to Santa Monica in June.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 28, 2001 | MARK BOWDEN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Calendar asked Mark Bowden, the Philadelphia Inquirer reporter who wrote the book on which the film "Black Hawk Down" is based, to write about his maiden experience with the Hollywood machine. Bowden is working on a screenplay based on his latest book, "Killing Pablo," about the U.S.-assisted campaign to track down and kill Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar, and a new book about the Iran hostage crisis. I first met Jerry Bruckheimer in his Santa Monica office in January 1998. He sat behind a polished wooden desk long enough to make a good start on a bowling lane.
BUSINESS
February 28, 2001 | DEBORA VRANA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Encore Venture Partners, a Santa Monica venture capital firm that raised $150 million and invested in nine fast-growing technology companies, has closed its office here and abandoned its focus on tech firms. Encore is one of the first venture firms to completely abandon technology investments since the stock market began its nose dive a year ago, but more venture funds are expected to shut down and return uninvested money to investors, said Jess Reyes, analyst at Venture Economics, a data firm.
BUSINESS
May 9, 2000 | BRAD BERTON, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Chicago-based Internet professional services company MarchFirst Inc. has signed a long-term lease to occupy Candle Corp.'s former offices at the Water Garden complex in eastern Santa Monica.
REAL ESTATE
October 13, 1985
Stockton-based Gibraltar Community Builders, a division of Gibraltar Savings, has opened offices at 2716 Ocean Park Blvd., Santa Monica.
NEWS
July 4, 1991
Senior Health and Peer Counseling, a nonprofit health-care organization, last weekend dedicated its newly renovated $2-million headquarters at 2125 Arizona Ave. Renovation of the three-story, 9,800-square-foot building was completed in part with the help of $1 million in donations from the Mark Taper Foundation and National Medical Enterprises Inc.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 4, 1997
A Santa Monica police officer who allegedly shot a colleague during an argument was arrested Friday for investigation of attempted murder of a police officer, authorities said. Linda Brown, 36, shot Kevin Cummings, 33, four times in the upper body with a handgun during an argument Wednesday night at her Ladera Heights home, said sheriff's Sgt. Susan Cross. Cummings, also a Santa Monica officer, drove to an Inglewood hospital, where he was in serious condition Friday, Cross said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 21, 1995 | ANTONIO OLIVO and JIM NEWTON, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Lawyers for civil rights organizations said Wednesday that police officers in Los Angeles and Santa Monica have intentionally deprived criminal suspects of their constitutional rights by continuing to question them even after they request the chance to consult with a lawyer. Those allegations are contained in a lawsuit filed in federal court Wednesday.
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