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July 7, 1989 | TRACEY KAPLAN, Times Staff Writer
Plenty of businesses have been started in garages--some great ones such as Apple Computer and some disasters such as Barry Minkow's ZZZZ Best. It's still too early to tell about Excel, the company Kurt Tennyson and Maurice Helland started six years ago in a Simi Valley garage. Excel makes realistic-looking silicon or plastic noses, teeth and eyes used for cosmetic purposes by cancer and accident victims. Last year Excel broke even on total sales of $50,000, but the future has promise.
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July 7, 1989 | TRACEY KAPLAN, Times Staff Writer
Plenty of businesses have been started in garages--some great ones such as Apple Computer and some disasters such as Barry Minkow's ZZZZ Best. It's still too early to tell about Excel, the company Kurt Tennyson and Maurice Helland started six years ago in a Simi Valley garage. Excel makes realistic-looking silicon or plastic noses, teeth and eyes used for cosmetic purposes by cancer and accident victims. Last year Excel broke even on total sales of $50,000, but the future has promise.
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June 7, 1997 | From Reuters
Excel Communications Inc. on Friday said that it agreed to buy Telco Communications Group Inc. for $1.2 billion to strengthen its position as the fifth-largest long-distance company in the United States. The deal will create a communications company with 6.3 million customers, a 100,000-mile fiber-optic network and revenues of about $2 billion. It will also generate substantial cost savings for Excel, company executives said. Excel stock jumped $2.375 to close at $21.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 3, 2009 | Debra Levine
Los Angeles had its first look at LEVYdance, a strong emerging modern dance group from San Francisco that performed Wednesday night at the Henry Fonda Theater. The 7-year-old company, headed by the gifted 28-year-old choreographer Benjamin Levy, has been garnering steady praise in the Bay Area, and lately toured the East Coast and Europe. From the look of his easy choreographic touch, Levy seems to have been born to dance. He's clearly capable of coherent 10- to15-minute choreographic expressions -- but he and his company are still a work in progress.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 7, 1992 | JON NALICK
The City Council has awarded more than $2.3 million in contracts for recreation projects, including new soccer fields at Centennial Regional Park and the "Monkey Island/Amazon's Edge" exhibit at the Santa Ana Zoo. After a slide presentation by city staff, the council awarded a $1.1-million contract to Rowland Heights-based Javaid Contractors Inc. for the construction of three new soccer fields at Centennial Park.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 14, 1989 | TRACEY KAPLAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The people of Justice Street say they're being denied it. But Los Angeles officials say the scales will eventually tip in favor of a street improvement project that the West Hills residents claim is unfair. The neighborhood's trials began early Monday morning when a paving crew hired by the city started tearing up a four-block stretch of Justice Street near Roscoe and Valley Circle boulevards.
BUSINESS
March 27, 1995 | JOHN O'DELL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Auto writers describe the car as roomy, with seamless bodywork and high-tech steering and braking systems. Loaded with safety features, it "seems to be a solid, modern piece of work that fully belongs in today's car market," AutoWeek magazine reported. "One of the most refined and pleasant cars in its price range," another reviewer wrote. The plaudits, surprisingly, are going to the subcompact Accent, the newest car from South Korea's Hyundai Motor Co.
BUSINESS
March 26, 1995 | JOHN O'DELL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Auto writers describe the car as roomy, with seamless bodywork and high-tech steering and braking systems. Loaded with safety features, it "seems to be a solid, modern piece of work that fully belongs in today's car market," AutoWeek magazine reported. "One of the most refined and pleasant cars in its price range," another reviewer wrote. All of those plaudits, surprisingly, are going to the newest car from South Korea's Hyundai Motor Co., the subcompact Accent.
BUSINESS
July 4, 1989 | TRACEY KAPLAN, Times Staff Writer
Plenty of businesses have been started in garages--some great ones such as Apple Computer and some disasters such as Barry Minkow's ZZZZ Best. It's still too early to tell about Excel, the company Kurt Tennyson and Maurice Helland started six years ago in a Simi Valley garage. Excel makes realistic-looking silicon or plastic noses, teeth and eyes used for cosmetic purposes by cancer and accident victims. Last year Excel broke even on total sales of $50,000, but the future has promise.
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