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March 30, 1993 | NANCY RIVERA BROOKS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Sizzler International said Monday that it temporarily closed two restaurants in Oregon after a food-poisoning outbreak, and it hired a microbiologist to help find the source of the bacterial infection. Meanwhile, the news helped push Sizzler's stock price down nearly 12% on the New York Stock Exchange, falling $1.125 per share to close at $8.50. The scope of the problem remains unclear. The Los Angeles-based company said seven people contracted an E.
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BUSINESS
October 18, 2008 | David Pierson and Tiffany Hsu, Times Staff Writers
After 59 years in business, the Mervyns department-store chain called it quits Friday -- promising a huge going-out-of-business sale just in time for the holidays. And there is plenty of competition for a close-out Christmas. Linens 'n Things Inc. began a liquidation sale Friday, and Shoe Pavilion Inc. starts one this weekend, according to firms that said they were hired to liquidate the stores. Already gone are the novelty retailer Sharper Image Corp.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 12, 2006 | David Kelly, Times Staff Writer
By midnight the drag queens were at it full throttle, strutting about in billowy blond wigs, faces caked with rouge and offering up ample "cleavage" for those generous or inebriated enough to slip in a few bucks. Women yelped joyfully as taut, leggy guys dressed like Celine Dion and Cher belted out anthems on stage. Elsewhere in the bar, dozens of men huddled close while others slung an arm around their partner. Women preened, and buff men exchanged smoldering stares.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 1, 1994 | ROBERT WYNNE, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
For 48 years they have come--troops heading to the Korean War, hippies and housewives, Caribbean tourists in dreadlocks, even the occasional Hollywood star. And for 48 years, Gertrude Miles has sold them tickets, helping them "Go Greyhound" to places as near as Santa Barbara and as far as Bar Harbor, Me. This week, however, that half-century of service came to an end. Friday, at 5:15 p.m., the Santa Monica Greyhound station dispatched its last bus--San Francisco-bound No.
NEWS
February 17, 1997 | FRED ALVAREZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
There is little left of the clinical research unit at Camarillo State Hospital that reshaped the world of psychiatric care. Nothing that hints at the work that propelled the treatment of mental illness out of the dark ages of asylums and lobotomies into an era of wonder drugs for schizophrenia and other disorders.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 28, 1999 | JOHN CORRIGAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Security guard Johnny Franklin was prepared for a big crowd, but not the horde that descended on Fedco Wednesday for its last day in business. "It was awful busy," said Franklin, who was manning the front entrance. "People were grabbing the baskets, and ramming them into the back of one another. I told them all to slow down. I haven't seen people act like that, except at a concert." By late morning, the good stuff was gone.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 25, 1999
The county Department of Health Services has the power to shut down food facilities for as long as necessary for the owners to correct conditions that pose a danger to the public health. Here are restaurants closed in April.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 21, 2008 | Agustin Gurza, Times Staff Writer
It was meant to be a magazine for "your city" -- Tu Ciudad. But in the end, the glossy lifestyle publication aimed at affluent, assimilated Latinos failed to find a home in the region's turbulent media landscape. After more than three years serving as a guide for the city's best mojitos, taco stands and cultural trendsetters, Tu Ciudad magazine abruptly shut down this week.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 9, 1998 | MIMI KO CRUZ and BARBARA MARSH, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Friendly Hills Regional Medical Center, the only hospital in the city, will close May 15, its owners said Wednesday. MedPartners Inc., the troubled Birmingham, Ala., company that owns Friendly Hills, said in a news release it was closing the hospital because it was losing money. However, according to figures it reported to the state, Friendly Hills had a pretax profit of $36.2 million during the year ended Sept. 30, 1997.
SPORTS
December 16, 1994 | BILL CHRISTINE
The racetracks of my youth are fading. Cahokia Downs has been gone for two decades, and, more recently, the owners of Charles Town have said they're out of business unless an angel drops from the sky. Cahokia Downs, near East St. Louis, Ill., was a bullring oval devoid of quality racing, but at least it gave Dave Johnson, a fine announcer, his start. Tod Creed, who preceded Johnson, was a fun-loving race caller with a macabre sense of humor.
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