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September 30, 1990
Acacia Homes at Sun City offers 26 single-family homes, with prices ranging from $129,900 to $169,900. The development will eventually have 86 homes. There are one- and two-story floor plans available. Each home has three or four bedrooms and two to three bathrooms. Square footage ranges from 1,372 to 2,195, with move-ins expected in November. The development is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday through Tuesday. The sales office is at 27955 Grand Ave.
December 8, 2013 | Wire Reports
Jamie Donaldson kept his three-shot lead through the third round of the Nedbank Golf Challenge at Sun City, South Africa. The Welshman had six birdies and a bogey in a five-under 67 to stay ahead of American Ryan Moore and Denmark's Thomas Bjorn. Donaldson had a 16-under 200 total. Sweden's Henrik Stenson was five strokes back along with Spain's Sergio Garcia and Thailand's Thongchai Jaidee. Wales' Stuart Manley moved into position for his first European Tour title, shooting a four-under 66 to take the third-round lead in the Hong Kong Open.
April 17, 1988
Retail developers seeking an overlooked area could do worse than consider the Sun City area of Riverside County, according to a survey conducted by an Orange County real estate research and land brokerage firm. The 22,000 residents of Sun City must travel at least 10 miles to Rancho California, Perris or Hemet to do most of their shopping, according to Penelope Eaton of Eaton Development Services Inc., Laguna Niguel.
December 8, 2013 | Wire reports
A person familiar with the deal said the Toronto Raptors reached an agreement to send Rudy Gay to the Sacramento Kings in a multiplayer trade. The Raptors will receive Greivis Vasquez , Patrick Patterson , John Salmons and Chuck Hayes . The Kings also will acquire Aaron Gray and Quincy Acy . The person, who spoke on condition of anonymity Sunday night because the trade was still pending NBA approval, said the deal is expected to become official Monday.
August 24, 1986
Sun City Terrace, a collection of 80 one-story, single-family detached homes for active seniors, opens this week end in Sun City at 29708 Desert Hills Road, near the Sun City Municipal Golf Course. The Presley of California homes offer two- and three-bedroom plans with two baths in three distinctive designs and with floor plans ranging in size from 1,223 to 1,442 square feet.
One hundred fifty miles east of Los Angeles and a few hundred yards off Interstate 10 lies a formerly forlorn tract of desert where the Del Webb Corp. can't build homes fast enough. There's one little caveat to living at Del Webb's Sun City Palm Desert: You or your spouse must be at least 55 years "or better" and no other occupant under 19 may live in homes that start at $132,000 and reach $400,000.
Although the Padres still might be months away from making a commitment, Sun City, Ariz., officials were encouraged Thursday that the team will make the Phoenix suburb its spring-training home in 1994. "I'm very, very optimistic, and I think we'll be coming to an agreement in the near future," said Craig Kimmell, president of Fields of Dreams Inc., which owns Sun City Stadium. "We had a very positive, and informative meeting. I don't know how much more positive it can be."
October 21, 1985 | ROBERT HILBURN, Times Pop Music Critic
"Sun City," the anti-apartheid single featuring an all-star pop lineup, has arrived in record shops amid news reports of growing violence and tension in South Africa, but with scant media attention for the record itself. The result was that weekend sales--though "good" in most of the two dozen stores checked by The Times in Los Angeles and Orange counties--were well behind the initial pace of the "We Are the World" single in March.
January 4, 1986 | ROBERT HILBURN
Jazz trumpeter Miles Davis is outraged. "Sun City (the lavish resort complex in a South African 'homeland') makes me ill . . . sick all over. When I think about it, I can't do (anything). . . . I can't even play," he declares. Pop-rock singer Daryl Hall is angry. "People (who perform in Sun City) are jerks for doing it (and) they should be called out for it," he maintains. South African black activist Winnie Mandela is determined. "We are no longer prepared to prolong our suffering.
January 22, 1985 | DENNIS McDOUGAL, Times Staff Writer
A funny thing happened to Connie Goldman on the way to the grave: She discovered that everyone else was headed in that direction too. Rarely a day passes in Sun City, Ariz., without a grim reaper visiting somewhere in the vast retirement community. But Goldman, who recently wrapped up her latest radio documentary on geriatric sociology in Sun City, depicts death and disability more as a nuisance than a tragedy.
December 6, 2013 | Bill Dwyre
In thirty years, when Tiger Woods is no longer able to hit it 320 and no longer has to answer questions about winning or not winning majors, he might have a moment of clarity on what golf has given him. The money will rate high, of course. The fame - sometimes disintegrating into notoriety - not so high. But not lost on him will be the doors the game opened. Especially the one that led into Nelson Mandela's home 15 years ago. Woods has been asked over the years about that meeting, whenever there was a thread of a connection.
October 16, 2013 | By Paloma Esquivel and Joseph Serna
Orange County district attorney's investigators have raided the offices of an Upland law firm accused of bullying civic leaders across Southern California in its aggressive representation of police and their unions. The search of Lackie, Dammeier, McGill & Ethir comes after the firm announced last month that it would be dissolving following a series of scandals and a lawsuit filed by Costa Mesa city leaders who alleged that the firm was harassing them for political gain. The firm has represented dozens of police unions in Southern California and has a reputation for its bare-fisted tactics and attacks on city hall.
August 20, 2013 | By Terry Gardner
If the cost of airfare has kept you out of Africa, this deal gets you there (to South Africa and Zambia), sleeps you in three luxury resorts, feeds you breakfast and helps you explore. The deal: South African Airways Vacations' Route of the African Sun , which offers activities as diverse as watching game and touring wine country, includes roundtrip transatlantic coach flights on South African Airways from Washington Dulles (IAD) or New York City (JFK) to South Africa (round-trip airfare will add $250-$300 to this if booked with this package)
March 14, 2013 | By Don Lee
WASHINGTON -- With their economies and housing markets gaining strength, some of the nation's biggest boom-to-bust cities in the Sun Belt are starting to become magnets again, attracting a growing number of people primarily from the northern part of the country. Among the top 100 metro areas, Las Vegas, Phoenix and several in Florida led the nation in the population growth rate change between July 2011 and July 2012, according to Census Bureau data released Thursday and analyzed by Brookings Institution demographer William Frey.
December 22, 2012 | BILL DWYRE
On New Year's Eve, many of us will be putting on our party faces. Eugene "Lucky" Lacaillade will be playing his 360th round of golf this year. On New Year's Day, many of us will be swallowing aspirin and watching football. Lacaillade will be doing fairways and greens again. There are 365 days in a year, and little interrupts his daily march to the first tee. "I only miss for bad weather or fishing," he says. Lacaillade's golfing is more a "Ripley's Believe It or Not" than a Cal Ripken milestone.
December 2, 2012 | Staff and wire reports
Six NHL owners and six players will meet Tuesday in New York for direct labor talks, a new approach to resolving a dispute that has jeopardized the season. The NHL Players' Assn. on Sunday accepted the league's invitation to convene without the presence of Commissioner Gary Bettman or NHLPA Executive Director Donald Fehr. Each side will be permitted to bring staff members and counsel to the session. NHL Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly said Sunday the league will be represented by California billionaire Ron Burkle of the Pittsburgh Penguins, Mark Chipman of the Winnipeg Jets, Murray Edwards of the Calgary Flames, Jeremy Jacobs of the Boston Bruins, Larry Tanenbaum of the Toronto Maple Leafs and Jeff Vinik of the Tampa Bay Lightning.
November 24, 1985 | ROBERT HILBURN
Mick and Keith weren't there, but the backstage crowd for the recent 10th anniversary reunion of the Dead Boys still turned a few heads: David Letterman's musical sidekick Paul Shaffer, MTV veejay Martha Quinn and rock tough-gal Joan Jett. However, the doorman at the Irving Plaza Theater reacted most to Steve Van Zandt, unmistakable in his familiar purple bandanna and assorted Gypsy bangles and beads. "How's it going, man?" the doorman said. "Saw the ('Sun City') video on TV tonight. . . .
December 9, 1985 | From Times Wire Services and
West Germany's Bernhard Langer won $300,000 Sunday with a two-stroke victory in the Sun City Million Dollar Challenge at Sun City, South Africa. Langer, who won five tournaments this year, including the Masters, finished with a one-under-par 71 to give him 278, 10-under par for the 72-hole event featuring an elite 10-man field. Lanny Wadkins, the overnight co-leader with Langer, never got going and struggled to a 73 for a total of 280 and second place.
March 12, 2012 | By Lauren Beale, Los Angeles Times
Baby boomers' snoring has breathed life into the sales of mouth pieces, clips, strips, nose sprays and specialized mattresses. Now home builders have heard the roar. A so-called snore room is the latest offering from Del Webb, which builds communities for people 55 and older. Buyers whose marriages are plagued by a spouse who snorts, grunts and wheezes while he or she sleeps can opt for an adaptable bedroom plan marketed as the "owners retreat" at Sun City Shadow Hills in Indio.
November 29, 2009 | By Jay Jones, Los Angeles Times Staff Writer
Even along the Las Vegas Strip, where extravagance and overindulgence are the norm, people are wondering this about the new CityCenter project: Has it blown the lid off the definition of "over the top"? "My first impression was, 'This was either completely crazy or the greatest project in the world,' " said Daniel Libeskind, the renowned architect who designed the exterior of the project's Crystals retail center. "It turned out to be the latter," Libeskind said as he wandered through CityCenter, the $8.5-billion behemoth of hotels, private residences and super-chic retail that begins its debut this week.
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