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August 5, 2011 | By Salvador Rodriguez and Andrew Khouri, Los Angeles Times
Los Angeles-based Sports Club Co. has agreed to sell three Southern California properties and one in New York City to competitor Equinox. A source familiar with the negotiations said the purchase price was about $125 million. The luxury fitness companies said they signed the deal Wednesday. The properties include the real estate for the Los Angeles and Irvine locations and the leases for the Beverly Hills and the New York Rockefeller Center properties, said Harvey Spevak, chief executive of Equinox.
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August 5, 2011 | By Salvador Rodriguez and Andrew Khouri, Los Angeles Times
Los Angeles-based Sports Club Co. has agreed to sell three Southern California properties and one in New York City to competitor Equinox. A source familiar with the negotiations said the purchase price was about $125 million. The luxury fitness companies said they signed the deal Wednesday. The properties include the real estate for the Los Angeles and Irvine locations and the leases for the Beverly Hills and the New York Rockefeller Center properties, said Harvey Spevak, chief executive of Equinox.
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March 26, 1987
Linda Gray, DOnna Mills, Dennis Weaver, Jeff Bridges and John Ritter will be the celebrity hosts at the opening benefit celebration of the Sports club/LA, 1835 Sepulveda Blvd., West Los Angeles, on March 28 at 7:30 p.m. The event will benefit LIFE (Love Is Feeding Everyone) and the Rainbow Guild/Amie Karen Cancer Fund for Children and will honor Marcus Allen of the Los Angeles Raiders. Allen will receive the club's first "Superstar of Sports" award. Tickets cost $60.
IMAGE
October 11, 2009 | Lori Kozlowski
We're still in a recession. Work is scarce, cash is low, spirits are lower and layoffs still loom. It seems like the least opportune time to pamper yourself, and yet it may be one of the most important. As a stress relief for you and your bank account, the spas of Koreatown offer first-class services at economical prices. Edward Kim, manager of Century Sports Club and Day Spa, put it this way: "People say we're a luxury. We're not a luxury. We're more of a luxurious necessity.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 22, 2002
Authorities are investigating an early Wednesday blaze at an Anaheim Hills sports club that shot 100-foot flames into the air. No injuries were reported, but the 4:38 a.m. fire at the Anaheim Hills Racquet Club "almost totally damaged" the 4,000-square-foot building in the 400 block of Anaheim Hills Road, said Maria Sabol, a spokeswoman for the Anaheim Fire Department. She said 50 firefighters battled the blaze an hour to contain it.
BUSINESS
January 21, 1998 | (Dow Jones)
Sports Club Co. Inc. said Tuesday that it terminated negotiations for the acquisition of the Los Caballeros Racquet & Sports Club. Further details were not provided. Los Angeles-based Sports Club operates 14 upscale health and fitness clubs under the Sports Club and Spectrum names.
BUSINESS
September 29, 1999 | Bloomberg News
Sports Club Co. agreed to sell its Spectrum Club fitness center chain in Southern California to Brentwood Associates for $49 million to focus on expanding its other line of fitness clubs. Los Angeles-based Sports Club, which operates health and fitness clubs in California, New York and Nevada, said it will open six Sports Club/LA centers in New York, Washington, Boston, San Francisco and Houston in the next two years. Two New York centers are expected to open early next year.
BUSINESS
July 14, 1999 | Greg Hernandez
David Wilhelm, the creative force behind such Orange County eateries as Chimayo Grill in Newport Beach and French 75 and Sorrento Grille in Laguna Beach, is taking over the operations of the restaurant at the Sports Club/Irvine. Wilhelm said Tuesday that he expects to make major changes to the 120-seat Club Bar & Grill, including a new name, look and menu that Wilhelm said will be "fairly eclectic." A new name has not been chosen.
NEWS
March 19, 1987 | MARY LOU LOPER, Times Staff Writer
Call it the grand opening, the first view, whatever. The $22-million Sports Club/LA launches its coming-out celebration March 28 with Jack Mack and the Heart Attack (L.A.'s hot rock 'n' roll/soul band) pulsating in the 5,000-square-foot basketball gym. It may be the only time the gym is transformed into an '80s disco with neon sculptures, pearlized balloons and a 30-foot sundae/dessert bar, but you gotta start somewhere. The evening honors Marcus Allen.
NEWS
June 5, 1991 | PAMELA MARIN
Young, tanned, toned: They had that look on Saturday night at the Sports Club/Irvine. The look said, thirtysomething and single . The look was actually series of double-takes--yupsters checking each other out coming and going. The party at the tony health club--normally shuttered on Saturday nights--was hosted by Young Professionals Against Cancer, a 1 1/2-year-old group that raises money for the American Cancer Society Orange County Unit.
WORLD
July 21, 2008 | Alexandra Zavis, Times Staff Writer
Dripping with sweat, Bakr Sallih lunges toward his opponent and delivers a cracking punch to the jaw. "Easy," chides his coach. "I want wisdom. I don't want force." Less than a year ago, the lean 17-year-old was running the streets of Adhamiya with a Kalashnikov, defending the Sunni Arab enclave from attacks from the surrounding Shiite Muslim districts in east Baghdad. But that was then, he says. Now, his fights are confined to the boxing ring at the Adhamiya Sports Club.
NEWS
July 12, 2007 | Heidi Siegmund Cuda
L.A. teens get hip-hop Access Eric Holt and Jordan Llavanes are working on becoming teenage millionaires. Or at the very least, successful club promoters. Holt, 18, and Llavanes, 19, teamed up with the owner of L.A.'s Realest, 20-year-old promoter Steven Ojo, to pump up the volume on an all-ages Monday-night club called Access. L.A.'s Realest is a youth-oriented promotions company and through good word of mouth, Access has become the largest teenage hip-hop club in L.A.
HEALTH
December 26, 2005 | Janet Cromley, Times Staff Writer
After stepping and lunging my way through the 1990s, I experienced an epiphany. I could not do one more squat to Sir Mix-A-Lot or C&C Music Factory. I did not want to Fight the Power and I did not want to Shake My Bon Bon. So I traded in my spandex for hiking boots and never looked back. Until now. Lately I've found that light weekend hiking, though good for the soul, hasn't been as kind to the rest of me. It also doesn't provide the sweaty camaraderie of organized classes.
HEALTH
May 16, 2005 | Jeannine Stein, Times Staff Writer
Group cycling instructor Darryl Gaines never expected to see his idol Diana Ross pop into his class at the Sports Club/LA, but there she was. Not only did she pedal her way through the entire class, but she reveled in exercising to some of her hits, then stayed for a bit to bask in the adulation of her fellow cyclists. As Gaines tells it, "It was almost like a dream. It was a dream. She was so nice to everyone.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 30, 2005 | Lydia Marcus, Special to The Times
The lasting mark my father, a Holocaust survivor, has made on me is not from the tiny bits he has shared about his past, but from what he hasn't said. My dad has always told me that he had to draw an imaginary line between his past and his present to be able to emotionally survive and live his life. Since I understand his coping mechanism, I've never really delved into deep conversations about his personal history.
HEALTH
January 3, 2005 | Jeannine Stein, Times Staff Writer
When it comes to choosing a gym, most people let proximity be their guide. The club that's closest to home or work is usually the one they'll pick. That may not be the best idea, because all gyms are not created equal and they have have different features, quirks and clienteles. Some are small but specialize in great classes, while others have warehouse-size rooms filled with equipment.
BUSINESS
October 23, 1997 | Bloomberg News
Sports Club Co. terminated its agreement to acquire closely held Gold's Gym Enterprises Inc. and related companies. Los Angeles-based Gold's Gym owns one Gold's Gym in Venice and a related company that acts as a franchiser to about 550 Gold's Gyms worldwide. The franchise operations had 1996 revenue of about $2.6 million.
BUSINESS
January 6, 1998 | Dow Jones
Sports Club Co. said Monday that it acquired Racquetball World health and fitness clubs in Fullerton, Santa Ana, Fountain Valley and Canoga Park for $17 million. Los Angeles-based Sports Club, which operates 14 upscale health and fitness clubs under the Sports Club and Spectrum names, said $10 million of the purchase price was funded by an affiliate of Millennium LP. Millennium acquired property underlying two of the clubs, which it will lease to the company for $1 million per year.
HEALTH
April 19, 2004 | Jeannine Stein, Times Staff Writer
WHISPERS, disapproving glances, catty comments. Often, the fear of encountering these situations keeps overweight people from the gym. And who could blame them for thinking they wouldn't be welcome? Most health club advertisements feature ultra-fit models or celebrities, not double-chinned women or love-handled men. Yet health clubs can be supportive environments for the overweight and obese, say fitness experts and psychologists.
AUTOS
August 13, 2003 | Roger Vincent
More than 300 sports car enthusiasts gathered Aug. 2 near the Santa Monica Pier at an event intended to promote harmony among hard-core partisans of various makes. The summit was arranged by Mani Jayasinghe, who noticed years ago that sports car forums were clannish events where owners of a certain type of car would meet -- and rag on owners of competing brands.
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