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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 12, 1988
Representatives of hamburger magnate Carl Karcher have withdrawn a request to rename a city street Karcher Way after failing to work out a compromise with Alex Foods Inc., which has offices on the same street and had opposed the change. Horst J.
BUSINESS
January 6, 1987 | CARLA LAZZARESCHI
Alex Brands Inc. of Anaheim has been acquired by Orval Kent Food Co. Inc. for $35 million in cash and stock in a deal that merges the nation's top two makers of prepared salads for the restaurant and supermarket industries. The purchase was completed Dec. 31. For Alex Brands, the purchase is the latest in a series of recent corporate jugglings. In 1985, the company was spun off from its parent, Alex Foods Inc.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 11, 1987
The City Council voted Tuesday for the third time to delay a politically sticky decision on whether to rename a portion of an Anaheim street after Carl N. Karcher, owner of the Carl's Jr. hamburger chain. The Karcher group proposed renaming the segment of Romneya Drive where Karcher's headquarters are located as "Karcher Way." But the request drew unexpected opposition from Alex Morales Jr., owner of Alex Foods Inc., whose offices are also on Romneya.
SPORTS
November 28, 1988 | SHAV GLICK, Times Staff Writer
Veteran Indy car and sprint car owner Alex Morales of Anaheim died Friday night at Martin Luther King Hospital in Anaheim after a long bout with cancer. He was 80. Services will be held at Forest Lawn in Cypress. Viewing will be Tuesday from 2-9 p.m., with the funeral Friday at 10:30 a.m. at the Church of Our Father.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 5, 1987
A pipe bomb exploded Thursday outside a building, police said, and the building's owners believe that it may have been planted by a bomber who confused one company for another. The explosion blew out two windows at the entrance to the Orval Kent Food Co. building at 1605 E. Pacifico Ave., police said. No one was reported injured in the 4:30 a.m. explosion. Police say they have no suspect or motive in the bombing.
SPORTS
April 15, 1988 | SHAV GLICK, Times Staff Writer
Alex Morales left his home in Anaheim about 4 p.m. last Saturday and drove with his son, Andy, to Ascot Park, where the two of them prepared their Tamale Wagon sprint car for Mike Sweeney to drive in the California Racing Assn. series. Sweeney won the main event, worth around $2,000, and Morales loaded up the car and headed home at midnight. He arose at 4 a.m.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 17, 1987 | BOB SCHWARTZ, Times Staff Writer
Alex Foods, Inc., responding to charges by striking workers that the company illegally hired undocumented aliens to fill their jobs, has asked immigration officials to examine its employment files, a company spokesman said Thursday. "We feel we've done everything we're supposed to do under the new law," said chief operating officer Arthur W. Johnson Jr. "I called the INS (Immigration and Naturalization Service) this morning and asked them to come out and review our files."
BUSINESS
June 2, 1987 | MARY ANN GALANTE
United Food and Commercial Workers Union Local 551 has agreed to pay $2,500 to charity for violating a court order prohibiting picketing at the Anaheim residence of Alex Morales, president of Alex Snack Foods Inc. The union local, which has been striking Anaheim-based Alex Snack Foods for four weeks, agreed to the settlement to avoid the "astronomical" legal fees needed to fight the court order, according to Greg Conger, a union spokesman.
SPORTS
July 1, 1988 | PAUL McLEOD, Times Staff Writer
Mike Sweeney isn't sure how much longer he'll race sprint cars, now that he has reached the tender old age of 31. You see, Sweeney, who will defend his championship of the Firecracker 50 Saturday night at Ascot Park in Gardena, began his racing career when he was just 7 in the quarter sprint cars. The Carson native was just following in the racing footsteps of his father, who had just followed in his father's footsteps. Indeed, racing has been a family affair in the Sweeney household.
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