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August 27, 1999 | ROBIN FIELDS, Robin Fields covers consumer issues for The Times. She can be reached at (714) 966-7810 and at robin.fields@latimes.com
As gasoline prices once again creep upward, the rhetoric is reaching a boil in Los Angeles over whether the City Council should support a state Senate bill that would allow station operators to buy gas from multiple vendors. Currently, most branded stations sign exclusive supply contracts. Proponents--which include San Francisco, San Diego County and Tustin-based Automotive Trade Organizations of California (AuTO-CA) Inc.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 19, 1992 | JOHN CHANDLER
Despite a pending legal challenge, Lancaster officials have awarded a $5.1-million contract to build a major overpass on Avenue L to carry traffic over the Southern Pacific railroad tracks at Sierra Highway. The council voted 5 to 0 Monday night to award the contract to C.A. Rasmussen Inc. of Simi Valley. Most of the rest of the project's nearly $13-million budget will be spent to acquire nearby property needed for the overpass and street widening.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 8, 1992 | CARLOS V. LOZANO
Simi Valley motorists are advised to avoid the westbound Madera Road off-ramp on the Simi Valley Freeway today through Friday because of ongoing construction work, officials said. The off-ramp will be closed from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. today, Thursday and Friday, said George Berg, a city traffic engineer. Road crews will be completing work on the widening of the Madera Road overpass, he said. Commuters are urged to use the First Street off-ramp instead.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 31, 1991 | CARLOS V. LOZANO
The westbound off-ramp of the Simi Valley Freeway at Madera Road in Simi Valley will be intermittently closed to motorists Tuesday through Friday for construction work, city officials said. The off-ramp will be closed between 10 p.m. and 5 a.m., said city Traffic Engineer George Berg. The closure will allow road crews to restripe a portion of Madera Road between the freeway off-ramp and Cochran Street. The work is part of a $3.
BUSINESS
November 3, 2006 | From Reuters
Sanjay Kumar, the former chief executive of CA Inc., was sentenced to 12 years in federal prison Thursday for his role in a $2.2-billion accounting fraud at the computer software company that cost its shareholders more than $400 million. U.S. District Judge I. Leo Glasser also fined the former CEO $8 million at a hearing in federal court in Brooklyn.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 21, 1997
The city of Agoura Hills has put a stop-work order on a permit it issued for a road construction project that has residents questioning whether it should be allowed in a protected open space. The road, designed to be a secondary access road to a private home, was to be completed by next week, but after hearing residents' complaints at last week's City Council meeting, City Manager Dave Adams put a stop to construction until it can be determined whether the work is within city regulations.
BUSINESS
April 14, 1994 | From Bloomberg Business News
A BankAmerica Corp. unit has offered to pay $142.5 million to buy an Orange County office building it has been leasing. Pacific Southwest Realty Co., which was acquired by BankAmerica in the bank's merger with Security Pacific, will stop leasing the 680,000-square-foot building that houses its data processing center in Brea on Dec. 29, according to the owners.
BUSINESS
February 24, 1998
C.A. Rasmussen Inc. of Simi Valley has been awarded a contract for $1.38 million by Ventura County to widen an earthen ditch on the west end of Doris Avenue in Oxnard. The project is designed to make the ditch wide enough to carry water from 100-year storm flows. The project is scheduled to be completed by June. * Whitaker Contractors in Santa Margarita has been awarded a contract for $316,028 by Ventura County to build a flood channel on the Arroyo Simi near Stearns Street.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 16, 1999 | ROSEANN LANGLOIS
A construction project to ease traffic at Seaward Avenue and the Ventura Freeway is scheduled to begin Wednesday. An $8.6-million state Department of Transportation project involves widening the northbound freeway on- and offramps at Seaward Avenue, and realigning the southbound onramp. A new, 225-foot-long, 106-foot-wide freeway bridge at Seaward Avenue will also be built, with two lanes in each direction with left-turn pockets. The project is expected to be completed by spring 2002.
BUSINESS
August 6, 2008 | Kimi Yoshino, Times Staff Writer
The old sales pitch to lure conventions to downtown Los Angeles had an air of desperation to it: Please, please come to sunny L.A. Slim pickings for restaurants? Lackluster night life? No worries! Hollywood and Santa Monica are just a few miles away. The begging appears to be over. The promise of 1,001 new hotel rooms, the Nokia Theatre and about a dozen restaurants and entertainment venues opening by year's end at the new L.A.
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