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April 18, 2013 | By Laura J. Nelson
When the showroom floor of a West, Texas, auto dealership began to shake Wednesday night, general manager Ronnie Sykora knew something was very wrong. Then Sykora heard the news: A nearby fertilizer plant had caught fire and exploded. He rushed to prepare for people whose homes had been destroyed. “We were ready,” Sykora said. “We figured they could sleep on the floor. But nobody came.” In West and the small towns that surround it, businesses and churches opened their doors to people made homeless by the deadly fertilizer plant explosion.
January 31, 2010
RANKINGS, COMMENTS THROUGH SATURDAY CAVALIERS STILL HERE? 1. CLEVELAND (37-11) Who are these guys? 4-0 without Mo Williams. Actually, who is this guy? (1) 2. LAKERS (36-11) Bynum just lucky not to get smoke inhalation from whoever said he was All-Star. (2) ONE BRICK SHY OF LOAD 3. ORLANDO (31-16) Back on feet, just went 6-1, even dragging Vince Carter behind them. (4) 4. DENVER (31-15)
July 8, 1986
Trust Co. of the West, based in Los Angeles, has named Charles M. Stockholm managing director of the firm's new San Francisco office.
October 29, 2013 | By Christopher Reynolds
Finding the right hotel in New York City is rarely easy, but it helps to have options. Here are 10 new ones -- stylish independents, thrifty Holiday Inns and spendy Hyatts, all opened in the last 10 months. Holiday Inn Express Herald Square , with 135 rooms on West 36 th St., opened in January. Holiday Inn Express NYC West Side , with 177 rooms on West 48 th St., opened in May. Holiday Inn NYC Lower East Side , with 132 rooms on Delancey St., opened in March.
October 31, 1994
Veteran screenwriter Doran William Cannon's new school for writers, the Writing Academy, 3405 Cahuenga Blvd. West., will begin its Three-Month Writer's Immersion Program Nov. 9. Information: (213) 851-3705.
September 28, 1985
If Ted Tollner doesn't get with it, he will soon be known as the Gerry Faust of the West. FRANK J. PETERS Los Angeles
February 4, 2011
Kristian Hoffman plays "FOP" The Steve Allen Theater @ The Center for Inquiry, West, 4773 Hollywood Blvd. 8 p.m. Friday $10 (323) 666-4268;
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