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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 20, 1994 | THAO HUA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A 28-year-old newspaper deliverer was killed Monday when his pickup truck jumped a curb on Coast Highway and crashed into a chocolate store, on a curve that has been the scene of repeated accidents, city officials and store owners said. Tim John Voss of Laguna Hills was treated at the scene of the accident in the 200 block of Coast Highway and taken to South Coast Medical Center in Laguna Beach, where he died at 5 a.m., Sgt. Greg Bartz said.
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NEWS
September 12, 1994 | DON LEE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Hundreds of Teamsters unanimously rejected the latest contract offer by Lucky Stores, increasing the chance of a strike by the 1,695 workers who warehouse and deliver goods to the chain's 235 supermarkets throughout Southern California, the union reported Sunday. However, at the behest of a federal mediator, both sides continued to meet late Sunday, and Teamsters leaders told their members to report to work as usual today.
NEWS
December 22, 1993 | BRUCE HOROVITZ and ELAINE TASSY, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
The concept of time saved--perhaps one of the most precious commodities of American culture today--has become a marketing ploy used by everyone from airlines to pizza makers. Now it has come back to haunt one of the companies most closely linked with it. Domino's Pizza, the nation's No. 1 pizza delivery chain--which built its reputation on a 30-minute guarantee--scrapped its quick-delivery promise Tuesday. The move was prompted by a jury award last week of nearly $79 million to a St.
NEWS
December 22, 1993 | BRUCE HOROVITZ and ELAINE TASSY, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
The concept of time saved--perhaps one of the most precious commodities of American culture today--has become a marketing ploy used by everyone from airlines to pizza makers. Now it has come back to haunt one of the companies most closely linked with it. Domino's Pizza, the nation's No. 1 pizza delivery chain--which built its reputation on a 30-minute guarantee--scrapped its quick-delivery promise Tuesday. The move was prompted by a jury award last week of nearly $79 million to a St.
BUSINESS
November 27, 1993 | SCOTT SANDELL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
At first glance, 42-year-old Gary Diamond might seem slightly out of place on the streets of Westwood in his blue and red Domino's uniform. Delivering pizza, as portrayed in the TV ads, is strictly a young man's game. "I guess I don't exactly fit the image, but most of the drivers around here don't," said Diamond, who signed on as a driver about six years ago after the Compton warehouse that employed him closed.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 4, 1993 | RICHARD CORE, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
When Val Stiefel delivers pizzas, he not only gets there fast, he looks fast getting there. Stiefel, 19, cruises on his rounds in a 1986 fire-red Porsche 944. "I've gotten my share of comments," said the Laguna Hills teen, who got the hot wheels from his mother two years ago when she bought a new car. "They say things like, 'You only see things like this down here' " in Orange County.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 28, 1993 | JULIE TAMAKI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Courier Bret Nelson, hurrying to his next delivery, was leaving the San Diego Freeway in Sherman Oaks when he spotted a homeless man at the side of the road, holding a cardboard sign asking for food. Nelson, with American Flyer Messenger Service, pulled over, stopped, rolled down the window and handed the man a peanut butter and jelly sandwich. "One meal means a lot to somebody," said Ron Bell as he bit into his unexpected feast amid bustling traffic and the thick odor of exhaust fumes.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 25, 1992 | BOB POOL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
That jolly fellow in the red suit was nowhere to be seen along Graves Avenue in Encino on Christmas Eve. Instead, a sweating woman in a brown uniform was rushing from house to house, laden with gifts and dispensing good cheer. Linda Armstead was on the run, determined to deliver the last 150 holiday packages in her truck before Christmas. If not the busiest of the year, the day before Christmas is the most important for United Parcel Service drivers.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 7, 1992 | JAMES QUINN
Two Canoga Park men were ordered Tuesday to stand trial in connection with a string of robberies of supermarkets and pizza delivery drivers in the west San Fernando Valley. Police said D.J. Cekic, 19, and Dietrich O'Neal, 20, were part of a gang that held up seven markets and three pizza deliverers between April 18 and June 1. The cases of three juveniles charged in the spree have been referred to juvenile court, police said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 8, 1992 | MAYERENE BARKER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A piece of Southern California history has reappeared on the streets of the Santa Clarita Valley--a bright yellow Helms Bakery truck, its once-familiar whistle summoning those with a sweet tooth or sweet memories. At one time, Helms trucks delivered as many as 150 sweet-smelling fresh-baked items to 350,000 homes from Fresno to San Diego. Women waited at their front doors for their daily deliveries.
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