CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 21, 2013 |
The former accounting firm for the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum Commission has agreed to pay the agency $800,000 to settle claims that the company failed to detect alleged fraud by stadium managers who were later indicted in a corruption scandal. The settlement between the commission and SingerLewak requires the two parties to drop lawsuits they filed against each other. The commission alleged in its suit that SingerLewak was negligent in not uncovering about $2 million in questionable payments to the managers, in addition to nearly $1 million in cash outlays to a stagehands union at the Coliseum.
November 18, 2013 |
The owner of the Riverside Press-Enterprise is threatening legal action against publishing entrepreneur Aaron Kushner if he fails to make good on his offer to purchase the newspaper. The $27.25-million deal had been set to close Friday. But the Press-Enterprise's owner, A.H. Belo Corp., said Monday that the transaction was still pending and that it will consider taking the matter to court to ensure that the deal is completed. "A.H. Belo and the Press-Enterprise Company are pursuing multiple options to promptly consummate the disposition," the company said in a statement.
November 11, 2013 |
Miami Dolphins owner Stephen Ross has broken his silence on the bullying scandal that has engulfed his team, saying he's appalled by Jonathan Martin 's allegations of daily harassment by teammates. Ross said he plans to meet with Martin on Wednesday and that he has been in touch with the tackle through text messages. "I'd like to hear from him what had happened, why he felt that way and what we did and what we could have done to prevent something like this from happening," Ross said.
November 9, 2013 |
Not long after James and Gwendolyn Jurney opened their men's store, Seize sur Vingt, in downtown Manhattan 15 years ago, a town car pulled up and, as they tell the story, a "nice man came in and started getting stuff. " Only when he was settling up did they realize he was a Hollywood titan. Now Jeffrey Katzenberg, a client ever since, doesn't have to go to New York to replenish his wardrobe with the store's signature slimly cut custom-tailored suits and shirts. In fact, he was the very first customer to be fitted at their new West Hollywood outpost on a quiet stretch of Melrose before they officially opened last month in suitably industry-related style with a party sponsored by the nascent Esquire Network.
November 5, 2013
'The Black Suits' Where: Kirk Douglas Theatre, 9820 Washington Blvd., Culver City When: 8 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays, 2 and 8 p.m. Saturdays, 1 and 6:30 p.m. Sundays. (Call for exceptions.) Ends: Nov. 24 Price: $20 to $55 Contact: (213) 628-2772 or http://www.centertheatregroup.org Running time: 2 hours, 25 minutes
November 5, 2013 |
Joe Iconis, a promising 32-year-old composer, is best known for writing the song "Broadway, Here I Come" for Season 2 of the now-defunct backstage theater soap opera "Smash. " His new musical "The Black Suits," which opened Sunday at the Kirk Douglas Theatre, will likely be as swiftly forgotten as that much-derided NBC series, but it at least gives us a chance to get better acquainted with a talent musical theater insiders have been excitedly touting. The show revolves around a Long Island garage band led by Christopher (Coby Getzug)