November 25, 1987
Timothy Childs, 46, has been elected chairman of Southern California Savings, Beverly Hills. Childs will continue to serve as chief executive. In addition, John M. Yunker, previously a principal of EC Management Corp., has been named president; David W. Dresnick, 46, chief lending officer, was named senior executive vice president and Charles M. Hawley, 46, chief financial officer, was named executive vice president.
August 9, 1985
Eleven community and business leaders have been elected to the board of the Music Center's Performing Arts Council, the policy-making body and fund-raising arm of the Music Center. The 62 board members serve mostly three-year terms. The new members are: Sandra (Mrs. Sheldon) Ausman, co-chair of the 1986 Music Center Mercado; Edward W. Carter, chairman emeritus and director of Carter Hawley Hale Stores Inc.
August 21, 1989 |
"This doesn't feel like a stuffy opera party," declared Nancy Vreeland, as her eyes scanned the room of tuxedoed men and elegantly dressed women. "We don't have a stuffy opera," replied her friend. Despite the formality of clothes and major jewels, there was little stuffiness at the home of Jane and Marc Nathanson on Saturday night when 130 Los Angeles Music Center Opera supporters met for dinner.
April 24, 1985 |
A $1-million damage suit has been filed by a man who claims that Louisiana State University reneged on a promise to give him a job if he would help in recruiting a female basketball player from Houston. LSU has denied all of the allegations and asked that the suit by Timothy W. Childs be dropped. The suit does not name the basketball player. Childs' lawyer, Jack Dampf, said the recruit signed to play at the University of Houston.
December 4, 1999 |
Stage director Mike Ockrent, known for giving a new shine to old-fashioned musical theater, died in New York on Thursday of acute leukemia. He was 53. Ockrent directed and helped adapt such hits as "Me and My Girl" and "Crazy for You." The sixth annual rendition of a version of "A Christmas Carol" that he co-wrote and staged opened in New York on Tuesday, and he was scheduled to direct a new musical adaptation of "The Night They Raided Minsky's" at the Ahmanson Theatre next summer.
August 30, 1992 |
As "The Kentucky Cycle" makes its upcoming rounds--beginning with UCLA's Freud Playhouse in October--the primary co-producers will be the Center Theatre Group, the Kennedy Center, and the Blanche and Irving Laurie Foundation. The first two are no surprise. CTG presented the two-part, Pulitzer Prize-winning epic earlier this year at the Mark Taper Forum.