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August 5, 1987 | PAUL DEAN, Times Staff Writer
It's life in the armored lane. Reacting to a 47-day run of more than two dozen freeway shootings, some Californians are turning to cars modified to withstand any urban violence that comes their way. "We've been getting more than 50 calls a week, and half have been from Southern California," said Bill O'Gara, vice president of O'Gara-Hess & Eisenhardt Armoring Co.
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August 5, 1987 | PAUL DEAN, Times Staff Writer
It's life in the armored lane. Reacting to a 47-day run of more than two dozen freeway shootings, some Californians are turning to cars modified to withstand any urban violence that comes their way. "We've been getting more than 50 calls a week, and half have been from Southern California," said Bill O'Gara, vice president of O'Gara-Hess & Eisenhardt Armoring Co.
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December 17, 1996 | WARREN BROWN, WASHINGTON POST
TRW Inc., the world's largest producer of automobile air bags, is betting $418 million that it can become the leader in the development of "smart" bags. That's the price Cleveland-based TRW will pay for control of two companies owned by Canada-based Magna International Inc., which makes air bag components and other automotive parts. Smart air bags employ sensors and/or other electronic devices to vary bag deployment speeds based on the weight of the person sitting in front of the bag.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 15, 1985 | From United Press International
They have built armored limousines for every president since Harry S. Truman. Queen Elizabeth II has one, as do 30 heads of state, 37 foreign ministers, 87 ambassadors, 300 diplomats and 63 top corporate executives throughout the world. And now, the world's largest security vehicle manufacturer wants everyone to be king of the road, so they are building them for common folk. Perhaps not too common, though.
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July 15, 1999 | JEANNE WRIGHT, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
That inconspicuous Chevrolet Suburban parked next to you at your kid's soccer game could actually be equipped to scan for bombs, protect against a grenade attack, even supply the occupants with emergency oxygen in the event of a poisonous gas attack. Indeed, celebrities and heads of state aren't the only people today driving bulletproof armored cars tough enough to withstand multiple hits from an Uzi.
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November 17, 1985 | ELLIS E. CONKLIN, United Press International
They have built armored limousines for every President since Harry S. Truman. Queen Elizabeth II has one, along with 30 heads of state, 37 foreign ministers, 87 ambassadors, 300 diplomats and 63 top corporate executives throughout the world. And now, the world's largest security vehicle manufacturer wants everyone to be king of the road, so they are building them for the common folk. Perhaps not too common, though.
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July 18, 1993 | ANN LO LORDO, THE BALTIMORE SUN
Amid the Cadillacs, Chevy Caprices and Mercedes Benzes in stages of repair on the factory floor at O'Gara-Hess & Eisenhardt stands a white, gold-trimmed Grand Jeep Cherokee. It is a limited edition in more ways than one. It may look like a Yuppie play toy, but looks can be deceiving. This 4-wheel-drive suburban hill-climber is endowed with protective armor to deflect bullets from 9-millimeter and .357 Magnum handguns, even an Uzi machine pistol.
NEWS
January 3, 1987 | PAUL DEAN, Times Staff Writer
Little known fact: There are more Porsches driving the Los Angeles freeways than you'll find on Autobahns. Better known fact: More new cars, domestic and imported, are sold in California than in any other state (far ahead of New York, Florida and Texas) and in 1985 those sales represented more than 10% of the national market.
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