Published 4:33 pm PST, Thursday, November 15, 2018 The Kleiber Motor Company of San Francisco completed a new factory in early 1924 at the corner of 10th and Folsom streets. The Kleiber Motor Company of San Francisco completed a new factory in early 1924 at the corner of 10th and Folsom streets. Photo: Courtesy Of The International Auto Show Photo: Courtesy Of The International Auto Show Image 1 of / 5 Caption Close Image 1 of 5 The Kleiber Motor Company of San Francisco completed a new factory in early 1924 at the corner of 10th and Folsom streets. The Kleiber Motor Company of San Francisco completed a new factory in early 1924 at the corner of 10th and Folsom streets. Photo: Courtesy Of The International Auto Show … [Read more...] about Motor Company of San Francisco: One man’s contribution to Bay Area history
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Nearly 8,000 words into its exhaustive investigation of the elaborate and allegedly illegal schemes by which Donald Trump’s father conserved his wealth and promoted the myth of his son as a self-made billionaire, the New York Times revealed the existence of a sham business the Trump family used to hide massive gifts from Fred Trump to his children, saving himself millions in federal taxes. The company was called All County Building Supply & Maintenance and it was created in 1992 for the purpose of providing inflated invoices to contractors for Fed Trump’s sprawling real estate holdings in Brooklyn and Queens. Story Continued Below “All County had no corporate offices,” the Times reporters wrote. “Its address was the Manhasset, N.Y., home of John Walter, a favorite nephew of Fred Trump’s. Mr. Walter, who died in January at the age of 83, spent decades working for Fred Trump, primarily helping computerize his payroll and billing systems. He also … [Read more...] about Did the Trump Family Historian Drop a Dime to the New York Times?
If you had asked a 20-year-old Kristofor Lofgren what his dream job was, his answer was immediate and somewhat unsurprising. “A basketball coach in the NBA. That was all I wanted to be,” he laughs. A few years later, his dream gig was “something in corporate finance.” At no point did he think he'd be at the helm of the world's first sustainable sushi restaurant. Advertisement - Continue Reading Below Yet here we are, Lofgren running Bamboo Sushi in Portland, Oregon, and rather surprised that this ended up being his ultimate dream job. His path was perhaps unorthodox, but shares one commonality with many entrepreneurs: he turned something he was passionate about into his career. It was November 2008 and Bamboo Sushi was finally ready for its grand opening. Lofgren had spent the last year and a half working relentlessly towards this very moment, and was anxious about whether or not his idea of opening a completely sustainable sushi restaurant would actually pay … [Read more...] about From Silicon Valley to Sushi Revolutionary, How One Man Landed His Dream Job
Associated Press Published 3:01 p.m. UTC Jul 28, 2018 Copper Harbor – A historic lodge in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula that was built during the Great Depression has been auctioned off for just under $1.3 million. WLUC-TV reports that John Lamb of Corpus Christi, Texas, placed the final bid on the Keweenaw Mountain Lodge in Keweenaw County, which had been owned by the county. The auction will satisfy and debt owed to the U.S. Department of Agriculture and Rural Development, according to the Mining Gazette. Lamb says he heard about it while visiting property he owns in Ontonagon, toured it and “fell in love with it.” Lamb must put down a deposit and pay for the lodge by mid-September to complete the sale. Lamb says he plans to keep the lodge open year-round and possibly expand its offerings. The county will operate the lodge until mid-September and Lamb indicated that reservations for the rest of the season will be honored. The … [Read more...] about Depression-era UP lodge auctioned for nearly $1.3 million
The memories of George Wright and Franklin Park golf courses aren’t kind.Len Curtin, superintendent at George Wright Golf Course for the last 14 years, remembers a course where grass wouldn’t grow on the putting greens on holes 3, 4, 10, and 15. He says nearly half of the course’s 970 sprinkler heads were not working when he arrived in 2004, and a maintenance shed had only two working light bulbs.Russ Heller, superintendent at Franklin Park since 2001, recalls an old manual irrigation system that didn’t work well, tee boxes that were too small, and bunkers that hadn’t been touched since the 1980s.Mark Mungeam, a golf architect who was hired in 2003 to create a master plan for the restoration of both Boston courses, remembers greens in rough condition and cart paths that looked even worse.Matt Parziale, the amateur golfer from Brockton who qualified to play in this year’s Masters and US Open, hated George Wright as a kid.“I’m not one to … [Read more...] about Restoration has made George Wright and Franklin Park golfing jewels