March 11, 1993 |
Edison Launches Strategy to Commercialize Solar Energy: Vowing to bring solar power out of the lab and make it available to consumers, Southern California Edison announced several new projects to expand existing developments that include a liquid-salt solar power generator, to be built in the Mojave Desert, and a solar carport to recharge electric vehicles. One new idea is a portable photoelectric array, using technology developed jointly with Texas Instruments.
August 23, 2008 |
Two small ethnic grocery-store chains are combining in a bid to grab a greater share of the Latino market in Southern California. On Monday evening, the Gigante chain of seven stores will close its doors, reopening Tuesday morning as part of its competitor, the El Super chain. In all, there will be 15 El Super markets in Southern California. The name change follows the May purchase of all seven Gigante stores by City of Commerce-based Bodega Latina Corp., which operates El Super.
October 26, 1989 |
Supermarket ATMs: Five Stater Bros. markets have been chosen to test automated teller machines, including the store on Baker Street in Costa Mesa. The machines, which will be located in well-lit areas in front of the supermarkets, are intended to provide more convenient service for customers, according to the Colton-based chain. "We feel the machines are a step to providing a convenient location for our customers to perform banking transactions," said Jack J. Brown, Stater Bros.'
August 22, 2011 |
Members of a union that represents 62,000 grocery workers at Vons, Ralphs and Albertsons supermarkets in Southern California voted overwhelmingly to authorize a strike if an agreement on a new contract can't be reached. The strike authorization won the backing of more than 90% of the United Food and Commercial Workers members who voted, easily more than the two-thirds majority required, union officials said Sunday. The union said it would report the vote results Monday to a federal mediator trying to resolve the contract dispute.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 20, 2000
Re "Desert Water Entrepreneur Closely Tied to Governor," April 16: There are sane environmental and practical alternatives to handing Keith Brackpool's company $50 million in taxpayer money to draw from the Mojave aquifer. Brackpool's scheme would wreak on the Mojave desert the same environmental devastation Mulholland wrought on Owens Valley, the only difference being that dried-up springs, withered habitat and resultant animal dieback would initially be less blatant than was the disappearance of Owens Lake.
March 12, 1993 |
Here's yet another nudge for getting work done on business flights. Beginning this week, Northwest Airlines is banning use of compact disc players and other entertainment devices aboard airliners. The airline said it is concerned that the devices might interfere with important navigation and communication systems. Besides CD players, Northwest is banning use of FM radios, cellular phones and remote-control toys.