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January 12, 1992 | TOM FURLONG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Take a married couple in their 30s or 40s with an annual income of at least $40,000. Give them credit card bills of $30,000. Put them behind in their mortgage payments. Where are they today? Try bankruptcy court. They are the couple next door and the family down the street. They are on the court calendar with Diamond Bar aerospace worker Joe A. Narvaez and Orange County accountant Dennis J. Zlaket.
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January 12, 1992 | TOM FURLONG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The curse of bankruptcy administrators in Southern California are the "petition mills" that have flooded the courts with tens of thousands of phony Chapter 7 filings in recent years. The mills--which have flourished in Los Angeles for about a decade--recently have extended their reach deep into Orange County among expanding immigrant populations. As many as 180 petition mills are operating in the Central District of California, including 25 in Orange County, authorities said.
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NEWS
January 12, 1992 | TOM FURLONG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The curse of bankruptcy administrators in Southern California are the "petition mills" that have flooded the courts with tens of thousands of phony Chapter 7 filings in recent years. The mills--which have flourished in Los Angeles for about a decade--recently have extended their reach deep into Orange County among expanding immigrant populations. As many as 180 petition mills are operating in the Central District of California, including 25 in Orange County, authorities said.
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January 12, 1992 | TOM FURLONG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Take a married couple in their 30s or 40s with an annual income of at least $40,000. Give them credit card bills of $30,000. Put them behind in their mortgage payments. Where are they today? Try bankruptcy court. They are the couple next door and the family down the street. They are on the court calendar with Diamond Bar aerospace worker Joe A. Narvaez and Orange County accountant Dennis J. Zlaket.
BUSINESS
March 11, 1993 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
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.
BUSINESS
October 26, 1989 | Mary Ann Galante, Times staff writer
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.'
BUSINESS
August 23, 2008 | Conor L. Sanchez, Times Staff Writer
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.
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.
BUSINESS
March 12, 1993 | DENISE GELLENE
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.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 15, 1985 | MICHAEL A. FAIRLEY, Times Staff Writer
Superior Court Judge Mack P. Lovett issued a temporary restraining order this week against the president of an Oceanside-based car rental agency accused of violating state consumer protection laws by making untrue or misleading statements and using unfair and deceptive business practices. Rent-A-Car-Cheep, which has offices in San Diego, Los Angeles and Orange counties, and its president, C.J. Lee, were named in a joint suit filed Wednesday by Atty. Gen.
BUSINESS
September 9, 1988 | JOHN O'DELL, Times Staff Writer
Officials of seven labor union locals representing workers at Lucky and Alpha Beta supermarkets in Southern California on Thursday denounced state Atty. Gen. John K. Van de Kamp's lawsuit to block the merger of the two chains. "If the Van de Kamp suit succeeds, consumers in Southern California will suffer higher food prices and many jobs will be lost," the United Food & Commercial Workers Union locals said in a prepared statement.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 4, 1991
The Metropolitan Water District has moved behind closed doors to come up with a 40% increase in the water rates that urban consumers in Southern California will face in the next year. Our rates are going to skyrocket because of the substantial reduction in water consumption resulting from conservation efforts in response to the five-year drought. Every homeowner, renter and business person and our elected representatives, from city councils to Gov. (Pete) Wilson, should pay close attention to the nearly secret deliberations of MWD in the coming weeks.
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