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July 3, 2004
* Peter Boylan, Gemstar-TV Guide International Inc.'s former operating chief, has tentatively settled a Securities and Exchange Commission lawsuit over claims that he helped mislead investors, court papers say. The settlement, which wasn't detailed, must still be approved by the agency's commissioners. * Royal/Dutch Shell Group said the overstatement of its proven oil and gas reserves and inappropriate accounting in other business segments resulted in profit being exaggerated by $432 million.
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July 3, 2004
* Peter Boylan, Gemstar-TV Guide International Inc.'s former operating chief, has tentatively settled a Securities and Exchange Commission lawsuit over claims that he helped mislead investors, court papers say. The settlement, which wasn't detailed, must still be approved by the agency's commissioners. * Royal/Dutch Shell Group said the overstatement of its proven oil and gas reserves and inappropriate accounting in other business segments resulted in profit being exaggerated by $432 million.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 12, 1998
A group of 175 inner-city high school students graduated Thursday night from a job training program designed to improve their employment possibilities. Formed in 1993 in partnership with the Los Angeles Unified School District, the Shell Oil Co. Academy offers juniors and seniors from 10 South-Central schools classes in computer use, resume writing and interviewing techniques, said company spokesman Bob Russ.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 12, 1998
A group of 175 inner-city high school students graduated Thursday night from a job training program designed to improve their employment possibilities. Formed in 1993 in partnership with the Los Angeles Unified School District, the Shell Oil Co. Academy offers juniors and seniors from 10 South-Central schools classes in computer use, resume writing and interviewing techniques, said company spokesman Bob Russ.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 8, 1999 | Jasmine Lee, (949) 764-4331
The City Council voted unanimously Tuesday to issue $21 million in bonds to pay for the city's first public golf course, although some council members expressed concern about the cost. The 200-acre Black Gold golf course, to be built within Shell Oil Corp.'s massive residential development at the base of the Chino Foothills, will be built and owned by the city. The project, when first approved by the council in 1996, was expected to cost about $12 million. That figure has risen to $18.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 14, 1994
Los Angeles and Shell Oil Corp. officials Tuesday announced a $45,000 reward for information about the murder of the assistant manager of a South-Central gas station. Randolph Miguel, 34, was counting receipts when he was stabbed to death in the back office of a Shell station in the 8600 block of Western Avenue two weeks ago. The station, destroyed in the 1992 riots, was reopened 18 months ago.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 16, 1992 | CAITLIN ROTHER
Within two weeks, the Camrosa Water District will have collected $567,000 in settlements resulting from a lawsuit filed five years ago against the creators, manufacturers and distributors of defective polybutylene pipe, a Camrosa attorney said. The settlements will cover the replacement of about 2,000 connections made with the plastic pipes, about 500 of which have failed or been replaced since 1979, Camrosa attorney Gary Norris said. The settlement with Shell Oil Corp.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 1, 1990 | ALLAN PARACHINI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A Los Angeles Superior Court judge ruled Wednesday that the landmark California Art Preservation Act--enacted a decade ago to protect artworks from unauthorized alteration or destruction--is powerless to prevent demolition or painting over of murals. But in issuing the ruling, Judge Harvey A. Schneiderman observed that there is virtually no case law to act as a road map for judges called on to adjudicate cases of mural destruction and urged artists and their lawyers to appeal.
NEWS
November 14, 1989 | ROBERT W. STEWART, TIMES STAFF WRITER
If the oil industry is to win a public relations war with environmental "grass-eaters and daisy-pickers," it must persuade average Americans that offshore drilling creates jobs and promotes energy independence, Rep. William E. Dannemeyer (R-Fullerton) said in a weekend speech.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 17, 1998 | SUE McALLISTER, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Having already signed agreements with two oil companies to clean up one of the city's contaminated drinking-water well sites, Santa Monica is expected to announce an even stronger agreement with a third oil company tonight. Under the deal, Mobil Oil Corp. will pay the city an immediate $2.2 million for costs that the city has incurred since the potentially toxic gasoline additive MTBE was found to be polluting two more of the city's wells in West Los Angeles.
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