August 14, 1997
William G. Simon, 84, former head of the Los Angeles FBI office and contemporary of J. Edgar Hoover. Born in Douglas, Ariz., Simon was educated at St. Mary's College in Moraga, Calif., and UC Berkeley's Boalt Hall Law School. As an FBI agent for 24 years, Simon headed major investigations into espionage, kidnapping and other key crimes. He ended his service as special agent in charge of the Los Angeles office, retiring in 1964 to practice law as senior partner in the firm Simon & Sheridan.
June 8, 1990 |
Thomas R. Sheridan, a prominent Los Angeles trial lawyer who served as executive director of the McCone Commission and special assistant to the U.S. attorney general, died Thursday. He was 60. Sheridan died of cardiac arrest at St. Vincent's Medical Center where he had been hospitalized for several weeks. He had also suffered a series of strokes. U.S. Atty. Gen. Robert F. Kennedy had appointed Sheridan his special assistant in 1962.
May 26, 2002 |
An imposing home on the westerly tip of Harbor Island has come on the market in Newport Beach. The 18,000-square-foot house sits on slightly more than half an acre but has more than 300 feet on the bay front and a dock where several large yachts could be parked. It was built in 1990 of concrete and steel and has an eight-car subterranean garage. The house is one of the highest-priced homes for sale in Orange County.
April 30, 1996 |
The most expensive home ever sold in Orange County--a Newport Beach waterfront estate with breathtaking views and rich neighbors--has been bought for about 60% of its record sales price, brokers said. William G.
February 7, 1987 |
Westinghouse Electric's decision not to purchase KHJ-TV Channel 9 in Los Angeles from Gencorp may bring a windfall worth hundreds of millions of dollars for a group of prominent Southern California investors who have fought for 22 years to win the station's license, industry officials say. Fidelity Television, the investor group, was included in the deal by which Gencorp's RKO General subsidiary would have sold KHJ to Westinghouse.
April 30, 1986 |
A federal administrative law judge has rejected an agreement that would allow RKO General to sell station KHJ-TV in Los Angeles to Westinghouse Broadcasting & Cable, saying that the proposal would be "detrimental to the public interest." The $313-million deal, proposed last November, would have settled a lengthy dispute between RKO and Fidelity Television, a group of prominent Southern California investors, over the ownership of KHJ-TV, Channel 9.