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November 8, 1997
Oakland-based Kaiser Permanente has named company veteran Richard G. Barnaby as president of its California HMO and hospitals division. Barnaby has been serving as interim division president since January, when Kaiser merged its Northern and Southern California units. For the last two years, Barnaby, a 35-year Kaiser veteran, has also served as president and chief operating officer of the HMO's national operations. . . .
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November 8, 1997
Oakland-based Kaiser Permanente has named company veteran Richard G. Barnaby as president of its California HMO and hospitals division. Barnaby has been serving as interim division president since January, when Kaiser merged its Northern and Southern California units. For the last two years, Barnaby, a 35-year Kaiser veteran, has also served as president and chief operating officer of the HMO's national operations. . . .
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July 3, 1989 | PAUL DEAN, Times Staff Writer
The movement that crushed cigarette smoking has also almost retired the roles of two items of automotive equipment: The ashtray and the cigarette lighter. "We have been putting ashtrays on cars since the '30s and there are still enough smokers out there to justify continuing," noted Bob Harnar, a California spokesman for Ford. "But in most ashtrays these days, you'll find loose change, gum wrappers, paper clips, air fresheners, bubble gum, toothpicks, pins, fuses and tokens.
NEWS
July 3, 1989 | PAUL DEAN, Times Staff Writer
The movement that crushed cigarette smoking has also almost retired the roles of two items of automotive equipment: The ashtray and the cigarette lighter. "We have been putting ashtrays on cars since the '30s and there are still enough smokers out there to justify continuing," noted Bob Harnar, a California spokesman for Ford. "But in most ashtrays these days, you'll find loose change, gum wrappers, paper clips, air fresheners, bubble gum, toothpicks, pins, fuses and tokens.
BUSINESS
October 25, 1985
Gateway Videotex said it will expand its service into Los Angeles County by the end of the year and estimated there are about 160,000 personal computer users there who could utilize the Santa Ana-based company's services. Gateway provides users with electronic access to numerous data bases, including news, stock prices, games and an encyclopedia. Last year, Security Pacific Bank began a home banking service using the system. Separately, the unit of Times Mirror Co.
NEWS
July 23, 1990
The stars of the 1955 classic movie "Rebel Without a Cause" were James Dean, Natalie Wood, Sal Mineo, Jim Backus, Dennis Hopper, Nick Adams--and a 1949 Mercury Sport Sedan driven by Dean. That Merc returns to Southern California Sunday after an absence of 35 years--this time as the silent star of the Beverly Hills Charity Car Show. It will play alongside American classics and European exotics once owned or driven by Tony Curtis, Clark Gable, Steve McQueen and Delores Del Rio.
NEWS
January 19, 1996 | LYNN SIMROSS SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Computer navigational systems for cars have been available for several years, but they are separate screens in boxes--like visual Thomas Guides--that attach to the dashboard. This spring Acura will introduce the first in-dash system on its new luxury sedan, the Acura RL. It will be available only in California this year but is expected to be on line for the East Coast in 1997.
NEWS
February 16, 1989
People have fallen in love with stranger things than a portable, compact fridge/warmer. At least the year-old device does its part for the love affair: It runs hot and cold and fits snugly into the passenger seat of your car. At Fitzpatrick Trailer Service and Supplies Co. in Burbank, where the Koolatron brand car fridge/warmers sell for $79.95 to $249.
NEWS
January 15, 1992 | LYNN SIMROSS
Car gadgets sold at the Greater Los Angeles Auto Show can also be purchased through mail order and/or toll-free phone numbers. They include: 1. EZ-Flo Gas Cap ($19.95 plus $4 shipping and handling) and Stormguard Car Covers ($159.95-$199.95, depending on vehicle size and model) are available at Beverly Hills Motoring Accessories, (310) 657-4800 in California; out-of-state, (800) 421-0911. 2.
NEWS
December 12, 1990 | LYNN SIMROSS
Just in time for ski season is the new Magnetic Ski Rack. The rack, which uses two flat, flexible magnets to secure it to the roof or trunk of your car, holds two pairs of skis and comes with an anti-theft, plastic-coated steel cable for the skis. The two black magnetic discs grip the metal surface of your car and, unlike suction cups, don't break their grip if you pull on the ski rack.
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September 24, 1996 | LYNN SIMROSS, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Now you can put more pedal to the metal--manually or electrically. Beverly Hills Motoring Accessories has just introduced its Electribike line, which features two models--a six-speed cruiser for the streets and an 18-speed mountain bike. Each has a dual 600-watt silent electric motor that can power riders down the street or up hills at speeds up to 20 mph with the flick of a switch. The unisex Electribikes weigh about 25 pounds each (with motors).
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