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August 7, 1993 | ELLIOTT ALMOND, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In the winter of 1992, Tom Cody--surfer, motocross racer and tennis player from Topanga Canyon--discovered the harsh realities of European bicycle racing. Cody lived and worked on a chicken farm, sorting eggs and helping sheep give birth, as part of his daily chores with a Dutch cycling team. "They think you have to work . . . to show you what you could be doing and would be doing if you don't succeed in cycling," Cody said.
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August 7, 1993 | ELLIOTT ALMOND, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In the winter of 1992, Tom Cody--surfer, motocross racer and tennis player from Topanga Canyon--discovered the harsh realities of European bicycle racing. Cody lived and worked on a chicken farm, sorting eggs and helping sheep give birth, as part of his daily chores with a Dutch cycling team. "They think you have to work . . . to show you what you could be doing and would be doing if you don't succeed in cycling," Cody said.
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September 27, 2007 | Roger Vincent, Times Staff Writer
A downtown Los Angeles residential building called Elleven was the first California condominium project to receive a "gold" rating for its environmental standards, the developer said Wednesday. The 13-story tower at 11th Street and Grand Avenue was completed in 2006 as the first of three condo buildings being built by Portland, Ore.-based South Group near Staples Center. The U.S.
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July 6, 2003
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BUSINESS
May 27, 2004 | Roger Vincent, Times Staff Writer
SBC Communications Inc. has agreed to move its downtown Los Angeles office to a smaller space in Transamerica Center, ending speculation that the landmark high-rise might be converted to condominiums. The telecommunications company will take 215,000 square feet on 12 floors in the tower at 12th and Olive streets, said Dave Nichols, senior vice president.
BUSINESS
September 22, 2005 | Annette Haddad, Times Staff Writer
Experts up and down the state have warned that the housing market is starting to lose steam. And the latest forecast Wednesday from the California Assn. of Realtors predicted that home prices would moderate in 2006, rising a mere 10% after four years of hefty gains, on slightly lower sales. But as the old real estate adage goes, it's all about location, location, location when it comes to cooling housing markets. Just ask property developer Tom Cody.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 27, 2005 | Jean Merl, Times Staff Writer
Early every morning that classes are in session, Laura Aguayo loads her three children into the family minivan and begins the commute to school. Palmdale to Topanga Canyon: 62 miles, four freeways, two twisting canyon roads. "It's a sacrifice for me, but I don't care," Aguayo said recently before she began a summer hiatus in her trips to the private Calmont School. "I want the best for my children."
BUSINESS
July 11, 2006 | Roger Vincent, Times Staff Writer
Four historic Sunset Boulevard buildings are in line to get massive makeovers as developers continue seeking profits from Hollywood's residential real estate boom and its shortage of office space. However, preservationists concerned about the possible loss of Hollywood's historic fabric vow to challenge the developers in court if they try to raze the landmarks.
NEWS
April 7, 2002 | STEPHANIE SIMON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The rhetoric on this tense anniversary is upbeat. A year after race riots tore at this city, politicians--white and black--are hailing a new agreement to address long-simmering complaints that police here brutalize minorities. There is a 60-page police reform plan that promises tight controls on the use of choke holds, dogs and Mace to subdue suspects. There is talk of a new era. "A historic moment," says Mayor Charlie Luken. "A turning point for this city."
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August 18, 2008 | Steve Hymon, Times Staff Writer
I recently spent a long weekend in Portland, Ore. It was hard not to marvel at all the things that city does well on the transportation front. I began to wonder what elements could be applied here. Of course, comparing the Portland area to the Southland is a bit unfair. It has the advantage of being much smaller, and in the world of urban planning that usually translates into getting things done faster. -- Light rail Perhaps the biggest difference between Portland and L.A. is something you notice within minutes of walking off a plane: A light rail line stops at the airport terminal.
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September 8, 1993 | STEPHANIE CHAVEZ, TIMES EDUCATION WRITER
An airline worker whose company folded. A laid-off engineer. A down-on-his-luck real estate agent. These victims of California's battered economy and scores of others like them have been crowding offices of the Los Angeles Unified School District for a week, hoping to land new jobs as public school teachers.
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