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The Times 100: The Best Companies In California : Who, What & Where

April 24, 1988

3COM Corp. 3165 Kiler Road Santa Clara 95052 408-562-6400 Office automation systems Chief executive: L. William Krause Exchange: OTC Employees: 1,200 Hiring trend: Increasing AST Research 2121 Alton Ave. Irvine 92714 714-863-1333 Computer products Chief executive: Safi U. Qureshey Exchange: OTC Employees: 1,358 Hiring trend: Increasing Adia Services 64 Willow Place Menlo Park 94025 415-324-0696 Personnel supply services Chief executive: Walter W. Macauley Exchange: OTC Employees: 1,400 Hiring trend: Neutral Altos Computer Systems 2641 Orchard Parkway San Jose 95134-2073 408-946-6700 Computer products Chief executive: David Jackson Exchange: OTC Employees: 782 Hiring trend: Increasing Amdahl Corp. 1250 E. Arques Ave. Sunnyvale 94088-3470 408-746-6000 Computer products Chief executive: Joseph Zemke Exchange: Amex Employees: 7,600 Hiring trend: Increasing American Ecology 30423 Canwood St., Ste. 201 Agoura Hills 91301 818-991-7361 Waste management services Chief executive: William E. Prachar Exchange: OTC Employees: 409 Hiring trend: Neutral Anthony Industries 4900 Triggs St., City of Commerce 90022 213-268-4877 Sporting goods Chief executive: Bernard I. Forester Exchange: NYSE Employees: 2,500 Hiring trend: Neutral Apple Computer 20525 Mariani Ave. Cupertino 95014 408-996-1010 Computer products Chief executive: John Sculley Exchange: OTC Employees: 7,228 Hiring trend: Increasing Arden Group P.O. Box 2256 Terminal Annex Los Angeles 90051 213-638-2842 Grocery stores Chief executive: Bernard Briskin Exchange: NASDAQ Employees: 2,514 Hiring trend: Neutral Ashton-Tate 20101 Hamilton Ave. Torrance 90502 213-329-8000 Computer software Chief executive: Edward M. Esber Exchange: OTC Employees: 1,200 Hiring trend: Increasing Atlantic Richfield 515 S. Flower St. Los Angeles 90071 213-486-3511 Oil and gas Chief Executive: Lodwrick M. Cook Exchange: NYSE Employees: 25,800 Hiring trend: Neutral Beeba's Creations 9220 Activity Road San Diego 92126 619-549-2922 Women's and misses' apparel Chief executive: Arjun C. Waney Exchange: OTC Employees: 426 Hiring trend: Neutral Bio-Rad Laboratories 1000 Alfred Nobel Drive Hercules 94547 415-724-7000 Optical instruments and lenses Chief executive: David Schwartz Exchange: Amex Employees: 1,414 Hiring trend: Increasing Bridgford Foods 1308 N. Patt St. Anaheim 92801 714-526-5533 Food products Chief executive: H. William Bridgford Exchange: OTC Employees: 450 Hiring trend: Neutral C & R Clothiers 8660 Hayden Place Culver City 90230 213-559-8200 Clothing stores Chief executive: Paul S. Reisbord Exchange: OTC Employees: 1,000 Hiring trend: Neutral CP National 120 Montgomery St. San Francisco 94104 415-945-4900 Telecommunications Chief executive: Ben W. Agee Exchange: NYSE Employees: 1,800 Hiring trend: Neutral Caesars New Jersey 1801 Century Park E., Ste. 2600 Los Angeles 90067 213-552-2711 Casinos and hotels Chief executive: Henry Gluck Exchange: Amex Employees: 3,472 Hiring trend: Neutral Caesars World 1801 Century Park E., Ste. 2600 Los Angeles 90067 213-552-2711 Casinos and hotels Chief executive: Henry Gluck Exchange: NYSE Employees: 9,981 Hiring trend: Neutral Calif. Water Service Co. 1720 North 1st St. San Jose 95112 408-298-1414 Water utility Chief executive: C.H. Stump Exchange: OTC Employees: 534 Hiring trend: Neutral Calmat Co. 3200 San Fernando Road Los Angeles 90065 213-258-2777 Building materials Chief executive: A.F. Gerstell Exchange: NYSE Employees: 3,220 Hiring trend: Increasing Castle & Cooke 10900 Wilshire Blvd. Los Angeles 90024 213-824-1500 Food products Chief executive: David H. Murdock Exchange: NYSE Employees: 39,000 Hiring trend: Increasing Central Bank 1450 Treat Blvd. Walnut Creek 94596 415-946-4000 Banking Chief executive: Michael G. Rafton Exchange: OTC Employees: 1,289 Hiring trend: Neutral Cherokee Group 12544 Saticoy St. North Hollywood 91605 213-875-1002 Apparel and other products Chief executive: James Argyropoulos Exchange: OTC Employees: 710 Hiring trend: Increasing City National Corp. 400 N. Roxbury Drive Beverly Hills 90210 213-550-5400 Banking Chief executive: Bram Goldsmith Exchange: OTC Employees: 2,126 Hiring trend: Neutral Clorox 1221 Broadway Oakland 94612 415-271-7000 Household products Chief executive: Charles R. Weaver Exchange: NYSE Employees: 4,500 Hiring trend: Neutral Clothestime Inc. 5325 E. Hunter Ave. Anaheim 92807 714-779-5881 Women's clothing Chief executive: Michael P. DeAngelo Exchange: NASDAQ Employees: 3,500 Hiring trend: Increasing Collins Foods Intl. 5400 Alla Road Los Angeles 90066 213-827-2300 Restaurants Chief executive: Richard P. Bermingham Exchange: NYSE Employees: 25,000 Hiring trend: Increasing Community Psych. Cntrs 24502 Pacific Park Drive Laguna Hills 92653-3035 714-831-1166 Psychiatric centers Chief executive: James W. Conte Exchange: NYSE Employees: 5,438 Hiring trend: Increasing Computer Sciences 2100 E. Grand Ave. El Segundo 90245 213-615-0311 Computer software Chief executive: William R. Hoover Exchange: NYSE Employees: 19,276 Hiring trend: Increasing Countrywide Credit 155 N. Lake Ave. Pasadena 91109 818-304-8400 Mortgage bankers and brokers Chief executive: David S. Loeb Exchange: NYSE Employees: 761 Hiring trend: Neutral DEP Corp. 2101 E. Via Arado Rancho Dominguez 90220 213-604-0777 Soaps and cosmetics Chief executive: Robert Berglass Exchange: OTC Employees: 295 Hiring trend: Neutral Diceon Electronics 18522 Von Karman Ave. Irvine 92715 714-833-0870 Electronic components Chief executive: Roland G. Matthews Exchange: OTC Employees: 1,563 Hiring trend: Increasing Dionex 1228 Titan Way Sunnyvale 94086 408-737-0700 Measurement instruments Chief executive: A. Blaine Bowman Exchange: OTC Employees: 444 Hiring trend: Increasing Downey Savings & Loan 3200 Bristol St. Costa Mesa 92626 714-549-8811 Savings and loan Chief executive: Gerald H. McQuarrie Exchange: NYSE Employees: 1,050 Hiring trend: Increasing Earl Scheib 8737 Wilshire Blvd. Beverly Hills 90211 213-652-4880 Auto repair services Chief executive: Earl A. Scheib Exchange: Amex Employees: 1,200 Hiring trend: Neutral Eldon Industries 9920 La Cienega Blvd. Inglewood 90301 213-642-7716 Office furniture Chief executive: Robert Silverstein Exchange: NYSE Employees: 656 Hiring trend: Increasing Equitec Financial Group 7677 Oakport St. Oakland 94614 415-430-9900 Security and commodity brokers Chief executive: Marsden S. Cason Exchange: NYSE Employees: 1,000 Hiring trend: Neutral Farmer Bros. 20333 S. Normandie Ave. Torrance 90502 213-775-2451 Food products Chief executive: Roy F. Farmer Exchange: OTC Employees: 1,178 Hiring trend: Increasing Farmers Group 4680 Wilshire Blvd. Los Angeles 90010 213-932-3200 Insurance brokerage services Chief executive: Leo E. Denlea Jr. Exchange: OTC Employees: 15,508 Hiring trend: Neutral First Amer. Fin.-Calif. 114 East 5th St. Santa Ana 92701-4699 714-558-3211 Title insurance Chief executive: D. P. Kennedy Exchange: NASDAQ Employees: 5,792 Hiring trend: Neutral Fleetwood Enterprises P.O. Box 7638 Riverside 92523 714-351-3500 Motor homes Chief executive: John C. Crean Exchange: NYSE Employees: 10,000 Hiring trend: Neutral For Better Living 33049-C Calle Aviador San Juan Capistrano 92675 714-831-9600 Concrete products Chief executive: F. G. Fabian Jr. Exchange: OTC Employees: 900 Hiring trend: Neutral Franklin Resources 777 Mariners Island Blvd. San Mateo 94404 415-570-3000 Security and commodity brokers Chief executive: Charles B. Johnson Exchange: NYSE Employees: 1,500 Hiring trend: Increasing Gottschalks 860 Fulton Mall Fresno 93721 209-485-1111 Department stores Chief executive: Joe Levy Exchange: NYSE Employees: 3,000 Hiring trend: Increasing Gradco Systems 7 Morgan Road Irvine 92718 714-770-1223 Computer and office products Chief executive: Keith B. Stewart Exchange: OTC Employees: 330 Hiring trend: Increasing Great Western Financial 8484 Wilshire Blvd. Beverly Hills 90211 213-852-3411 Savings and loan Chief executive: James F. Montgomery Exchange: NYSE Employees: 11,547 Hiring trend: Neutral H. F. Ahmanson & Co. 1001 Commerce Drive Irwindale 91706 818-960-6311 Savings and loan Chief executive: Richard H. Deihl Exchange: NYSE Employees: 10,526 Hiring trend: Neutral Hewlett-Packard 3000 Hanover St. Palo Alto 94304 415-857-1501 Computer products Chief executive: John A. Young Exchange: NYSE Employees: 82,000 Hiring trend: Neutral Hilton Hotels 9336 Santa Monica Blvd. Beverly Hills 90210 213-278-4321 Hotels Chief executive: Barron Hilton Exchange: NYSE Employees: 35,000 Hiring trend: Neutral Home Federal S&L-SD 625 Broadway San Diego 92101 619-699-8351 Savings and loan Chief executive: Kim Fletcher Exchange: NYSE Employees: 4,100 Hiring trend: Neutral Homestake Mining 650 California St. San Francisco 94108 415-981-8150 Gold and silver ores Chief executive: Harry M. Conger Exchange: NYSE Employees: 1,992 Hiring trend: Neutral Intl. Lease Finance 8484 Wilshire Blvd., Ste. 850 Beverly Hills 90211 213-658-7871 Leasing Chief executive: Leslie L. Gonda Exchange: OTC Employees: 16 Hiring trend: Increasing Jefferies Group 445 S. Figueroa St., Ste. 3300 Los Angeles 90071 213-624-3333 Investment services Chief executive: Frank E. Baxter Exchange: OTC Employees: 438 Hiring trend: Neutral Kaufman & Broad 11601 Wilshire Blvd. Los Angeles 90025 213-312-5000 Real estate development Chief executive: Eli Broad Exchange: NYSE Employees: 2,508 Hiring trend: Neutral Kit Manufacturing 530 E. Wardlow Road Long Beach 90801 213-595-7451 Transportation equipment Chief executive: Dan Pocapalia Exchange: Amex Employees: 761 Hiring trend: Neutral Lockheed Corp. 4500 Park Granada Blvd. Calabasas 91302 818-712-2000 Aerospace and defense Chief executive: Lawrence O. Kitchen Exchange: NYSE Employees: 99,300 Hiring trend: Reducing Longs Drug Stores 141 N. Civic Drive Walnut Creek 94596 415-937-1170 Drug stores Chief executive: Robert M. Long Exchange: NYSE Employees: 12,300 Hiring trend: Increasing Lucky Stores 6300 Clark Ave. Dublin 94568 415-833-6000 Grocery stores Chief executive: John M. Lillie Exchange: NYSE Employees: 39,000 Hiring trend: Neutral McKesson Mckesson Plaza-One Post St. San Francisco 94104 415-983-8300 Drugs, medical products Chief executive: Thomas W. Field Jr. Exchange: NYSE Employees: 17,000 Hiring trend: Neutral Measurex 1 Results Way Cupertino 95014-5991 408-255-1500 Measurement instruments Chief executive: David A. Bossen Exchange: NYSE Employees: 2,540 Hiring trend: Neutral Micropolis 21123 Nordhoff St. Chatsworth 91311 818-709-3300 Computer storage products Chief executive: Stuart P. Mabon Exchange: OTC Employees: 2,385 Hiring trend: Increasing Natl. Medical Ent. 11620 Wilshire Blvd. Los Angeles 90025 213-479-5526 General and surgical hospitals Chief executive: Richard K. Eamer Exchange: NYSE Employees: 71,000 Hiring trend: Neutral Neutrogena 5755 W. 96th St. Los Angeles 90045 213-642-1150 Soaps and skin products Chief executive: Lloyd E. Cotsen Exchange: OTC Employees: 529 Hiring trend: Increasing P. Leiner Nutritional 1845 West 205th St. Torrance 90501 213-328-9610 Vitamin products Chief executive: Michael Leiner Exchange: Amex Employees: 450 Hiring trend: Neutral Pacific Telesis Group 130 Kearny St., Ste. 2823 San Francisco 94105 415-394-3000 Telecommunications Chief executive: Sam Ginn Exchange: NYSE Employees: 71,877 Hiring trend: Neutral Pic 'N' Save 2430 E. Del Amo Blvd. Carson 90749 213-537-9220 Variety stores Chief executive: Lewis B. Merrifield Exchange: OTC Employees: 4,200 Hiring trend: Increasing Plantronics 337 Encinal St. Santa Cruz 95061-1802 408-426-6060 Telecommunications equipment Chief executive: Neil J. Hynes Exchange: NYSE Employees: 1,242 Hiring trend: Neutral Price Co. 2657 Ariane Drive San Diego 92117 619-581-4600 Variety stores Chief executive: Robert E. Price Exchange: OTC Employees: 9,236 Hiring trend: Increasing Products Research 5430 San Fernando Road Glendale 91203 818-240-2060 Chemical products Chief executive: Dean M. Willard Exchange: NYSE Employees: 730 Hiring trend: Neutral Raychem 300 Constitution Drive Menlo Park 94025 415-361-3333 Electronics, specialty chemicals Chief executive: Paul M. Cook Exchange: NYSE Employees: 9,899 Hiring trend: Neutral Rexon Inc. 5800 Uplander Way Culver City 90230 213-641-7110 Computer storage products Chief executive: Michael O. Preletz Exchange: OTC Employees: 655 Hiring trend: Increasing SJW Corp. 374 W. Santa Clara St. San Jose 95196 408-279-7810 Water utility Chief executive: J. W. Weinhardt Exchange: Amex Employees: 238 Hiring trend: Neutral SPI Pharmaceuticals 3300 Hyland Ave. Costa Mesa 92626 714-545-0100 Pharmaceuticals Chief executive: Milan Panic Exchange: OTC Employees: 1,634 Hiring trend: Neutral SD Gas & Electric 101 Ash St. San Diego 92112 619-696-2000 Utility Chief executive: Thomas A. Page Exchange: NYSE Employees: 4,651 Hiring trend: Reducing Science Applications 10260 Campus Point Drive San Diego 92121 619-546-6000 Management consulting Chief executive: J. R. Beyster Exchange: OTC Employees: 8,177 Hiring trend: Increasing Seagate Technology 920 Disc Drive Scotts Valley 95066 408-438-6550 Computer storage products Chief executive: Alan F. Shugart Exchange: OTC Employees: 17,764 Hiring trend: Increasing Sizzler Restaurants 5400 Alla Road Los Angeles 90066 213-827-2300 Restaurants Chief executive: Thomas L. Gregory Exchange: OTC Employees: 9,100 Hiring trend: Neutral Southern Calif. Edison 2244 Walnut Grove Ave. Rosemead 91770 818-302-1212 Electric utility Chief executive: Howard P. Allen Exchange: NYSE Employees: 17,083 Hiring trend: Reducing Southern Calif. Water 3625 West 6th St. Los Angeles 90020 213-251-3600 Water utility Chief executive: W. V. Caveney Exchange: OTC Employees: 372 Hiring trend: Increasing Stanline 12851 Alondra Blvd. Norwalk 90650 213-921-0966 Building materials Chief executive: Stanley G. Frahm Exchange: OTC Employees: 130 Hiring trend: NA Superior Industries 7800 Woodley Ave. Van Nuys 91406 818-781-4973 Motor vehicle parts Chief executive: Louis L. Borick Exchange: Amex Employees: 2,250 Hiring trend: Increasing Syntex Corp. 3401 Hillview Ave. Palo Alto 94304 415-855-5050 Pharmaceuticals Chief executive: Albert Bowers Exchange: NYSE Employees: 9,300 Hiring trend: Increasing System Industries Inc. 560 Cottonwood Drive Milpitas 95035 408-432-1212 Computer storage products Chief executive: Robert W. Duncan Exchange: OTC Employees: 772 Hiring trend: Increasing System Integrators 4111 N. Freeway Blvd. Sacramento 95834 916-929-9481 Office automation systems Chief executive: James Lennane Exchange: NYSE Employees: 475 Hiring trend: Neutral Tab Products 1400 Page Mill Road Palo Alto 94304 415-852-2400 Office furniture Chief executive: Dennis R. Searles Exchange: Amex Employees: 1,000 Hiring trend: Neutral Tandem Computers 19333 Vallco Parkway Cupertino 95014 408-725-5462 Computer products Chief executive: James G. Treybig Exchange: NYSE Employees: 7,077 Hiring trend: Increasing Telecredit 1901 Ave. of the Stars, No. 300 Los Angeles 90067 213-277-4061 Credit reporting services Chief executive: Lee A. Ault Exchange: OTC Employees: 1,239 Hiring trend: Neutral Teledyne 1901 Ave. of the Stars Los Angeles 90067 213-277-3311 Aircraft engines and parts Chief executive: George A. Roberts Exchange: NYSE Employees: 44,400 Hiring trend: Neutral Telos Corp. 3420 Ocean Park Blvd. Santa Monica 90405 213-450-2424 Computer software Chief executive: Howard H. Metcalfe Exchange: OTC Employees: 1,600 Hiring trend: Increasing The Gap 900 Cherry Ave. San Bruno 94066 415-952-4400 Clothing stores Chief executive: Donald G. Fisher Exchange: NYSE Employees: 15,700 Hiring trend: Increasing Times Mirror Times Mirror Square Los Angeles 90053 213-237-3700 Publishing and media Chief executive: Robert F. Erburu Exchange: NYSE Employees: 27,915 Hiring trend: Neutral Transtechnology 15233 Ventura Blvd., Ste. 400 Sherman Oaks 91403 818-990-5920 Fabricated metal products Chief executive: Dan Mc Bride Exchange: NYSE Employees: 2,703 Hiring trend: Neutral United Television 8501 Wilshire Blvd., Ste. 340 Beverly Hills 90211 213-854-0426 Radio and TV broadcasting Chief executive: Herbert J. Siegel Exchange: OTC Employees: 521 Hiring trend: Neutral WD-40 1061 Cudahy Place San Diego 92110 619-275-1400 Specialty lubricant Chief executive: John S. Barry Exchange: OTC Employees: 61 Hiring trend: Increasing Walt Disney Co. 500 S. Buena Vista St. Burbank 91521 818-840-1000 Theme parks, movies, TV Chief executive: Michael Eisner Exchange: NYSE Employees: 30,000 Hiring trend: Neutral Watkins-Johnson 3333 Hillview Ave. Palo Alto 94304-1204 415-493-4141 Defense electronics Chief executive: W. Keith Kennedy Exchange: NYSE Employees: 3,130 Hiring trend: Increasing Western Digital 2445 Mccabe Way Irvine 92714 714-863-0102 Computer products Chief executive: Roger W. Johnson Exchange: Amex Employees: 3,338 Hiring trend: Increasing Wyse Technology 3571 North 1st St. San Jose 95134 408-433-1000 Computer products Chief executive: Bernard K. Tse Exchange: OTC Employees: 3,600 Hiring trend: Increasing Zenith Natl. Insurance 15760 Ventura Blvd. Encino 91436 818-990-9300 Property-casualty insurance Chief executive: Stanley R. Zax Exchange: NYSE Employees: 1,270 Hiring trend: Neutral Zero Corp. 444 S. Flower St., Ste. 2100 Los Angeles 90071-2922 213-629-7000 Metal enclosures and cabinets Chief executive: Wilfred D. Godbold Exchange: NYSE Employees: 1,600 Hiring trend: Neutral WHERE THEY ARE The Times 100 by county. San Francisco 4 San Mateo 4 Alameda 3 Santa Cruz 2 Santa Clara 15 Contra Costa 3 Sacramento 1 Fresno 1 Los Angeles 49 Orange 11 Riverside 1 San Diego 6

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