CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 16, 1987 |
A Garden Grove man who lost part of a leg in a tree-trimming accident agreed Wednesday to settle a lawsuit that brought to $500,000 the compensation he has received for his injury. George Teague, 30, lost his left leg below the knee when he lost control of a machine he was using to grind down tree stumps. The device, manufactured by Arrowhead Continental Inc. of San Bernardino, lunged at Teague, severing his leg, according to lawyer Bruce Brusavich.
March 18, 1992 |
Sam Higgins hadn't yet read a new comprehensive report that predicts devastating job losses in the Southern California economy as a result of cuts in the aerospace business. But he was hardly surprised by news reports Tuesday detailing the study's findings. Higgins' company, Air Industries Corp. in Garden Grove, expects to lay off up to 50% of its 550 employees during the next year because of a slowdown in military and commercial aircraft orders.
March 10, 1987 |
BCI Holdings, which acquired the Beatrice food- and consumer-products company last year, said Monday that it has hired Shearson Lehman Bros., an investment banking firm, to help sell Beatrice's Arrowhead bottled water business. The sale of Monterey Park-based BCI Arrowhead Drinking Water, the nation's leading processor and distributor of bottled water, is part of a plan to restructure Beatrice and pay off some of the debt from BCI Holdings' $6.
January 26, 1990 |
In a report recently released by the environmental group Natural Resources Defense Council, 56 county firms were listed among the top 3,014 companies in the nation using three chemicals known to deplete the Earth's ozone layer. The companies were ranked on a weighted basis according to how much of each of the three chemicals--methyl chloroform, carbon tetrachloride and a chlorofluorocarbon known as CFC-113--they use.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 21, 1989 |
Twelve Orange County manufacturing plants are among 1,500 nationwide that emitted toxic chemicals into the air in 1987, according to a new environmental report issued in conjunction with a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency study of toxic pollution. Orange County, however, was not among the top 25 counties in the nation ranked for toxic air contaminants by the EPA. The agency did not name any industrial plants in its summary, referring only to the individual counties. However, a separate report prepared by the Natural Resources Defense Council on the basis of the EPA data listed the 12 Orange County plants as among U.S. firms emitting cancer-causing chemicals or suspected carcinogens.
October 27, 1997
Beware. The Phantom Jim Rat is snooping around Southern California, looking at the best and worst in health clubs, from parking to juice bars to aerobics classes. And Phantom Jim isn't just any rat--he's (yeah, we'll tell you that much) been teaching aerobics for four years at various clubs in the area and is certified through the Aerobics and Fitness Assn. of America (AFAA). Here, his first report on the late, late, late show.