March 13, 1986 |
The Sebastiani family feud took a new twist Wednesday with the naming of a Missouri distillery executive, A. Martin Adams, as president of the 82-year-old Sebastiani Vineyards in Sonoma. Adams, 42, president and chief operating officer since 1981 of McCormick Distilling Co., Weston, Mo., succeeds Sam Sebastiani, who was ousted Jan. 2 by his younger brother, Assemblyman Don Sebastiani, his mother, Sylvia Sebastiani, and his sister, Mary Ann Cuneo.
March 7, 1988
It reads a little like an essay on why my homework is late. But Disney Chairman Michael D. Eisner, in a stream-of-consciousness letter to stockholders in the company's annual report, apologizes for getting a late start on the message: "But, honestly," he says, "my delay has been caused by the numerous ice hockey games in which my 14-year-old son last played over the last two weeks . . . plus college interview time in four cities for my 17-year-old high school senior.
October 30, 1987 |
Sam Sebastiani turned as he unlocked a shed down the hill from his Eagle Ridge Ranch home above town. The shed houses a tiny winery in which he intends to craft special wines in batches of 400 cases. "I call it Villa Vittoria --victory!" he said, pushing open the door. For now, Villa Vittoria is Sebastiani's only wine-making facility. But the new Sam J.
March 26, 2006 |
From Germanovich-Mayo vs. Don Sebastiani & Sons International Wine Negociant, filed in L.A. County Superior Court by a model who claims her picture was used without her permission: Plaintiff is "humiliated by the portrayal of her in Sebastiani's advertisement, specifically, the use of the slogan 'Be your own loon,' which appears across plaintiff's forehead."
May 16, 1986
The latest California Poll shows large numbers of voters in both parties are undecided on the state controller's races to be decided in next month's primary. Among Democrats who had an opinion, state Sen. John Garamendi was favored by 24% of the voters, while Assemblyman Gray Davis was favored by 15% and Assemblyman Alister McAlister by 9%. But 52% of all registered Democrats were undecided. Among Republicans who had an opinion, state Sen.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 6, 1985
Consumers, disconsolate over the sellout of the California Legislature to the Seagram's lobby, can take heart. Gov. George Deukmejian is committed to the marketplace, to competition, and there is every reason for him to veto this shameless concession to special-interest money. "This bill makes competition a crime," Assemblyman Don Sebastiani (R-Sonoma), who knows something himself about the wine marketplace, said.