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July 26, 1989 | LESLIE BERKMAN, Times Staff Writer
That envelope stuffed with discount coupons may be junk mail to you, but it's become a cost-effective way for a growing number of small businesses to get inside your home to peddle their products. It has also become a gold mine for Money Mailer, a Huntington Beach direct-mail firm that specializes in helping proprietors of small businesses band together to pitch their wares in one mailing. Money Mailer is one of a few national firms that specialize in what is called "cooperative" advertising.
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April 24, 2014 | By Ben Bolch
OAKLAND - Golden State's shots kept bouncing off the rim. Some nicked the front, others clanged off the side and still others caromed high off the back. It only seemed as though DeAndre Jordan was there to grab every rebound. The Clippers center repeatedly extended his massive hands to seize the ball, doing it for the final time with 1.2 seconds left Thursday night at Oracle Arena when he grasped Stephen Curry's airballed three-pointer, flung a pass to teammate Chris Paul and raised his arm in triumph.
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BUSINESS
November 17, 1990 | ANNE MICHAUD, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
In an effort to fuel expansion, Carl Karcher Enterprises Inc. said Friday that it plans to sell 57 company-owned Carl's Jr. restaurants in Northern California to franchisees over the next two years. Analysts said franchising will allow Carl's to expand faster in Northern California because franchisees will pay for new construction. But the plan depends on Carl's ability to arrange financing for its franchisees, according to a restaurant consultant.
SPORTS
April 21, 2014 | By Broderick Turner
Resoundingly and emphatically, the Clippers responded to the challenge presented to them in Game 2 of their Western Conference first-round playoff series by winning in historic fashion Monday night at Staples Center. Blake Griffin answered the call with a playoff career-high 35 points. And Doc Rivers coached his team with a purpose while mixing it up with one of his former players. Griffin's 35-point night, in just three quarters of play, was the impetus behind the Clippers' 138-98 rout of the Golden State Warriors.
BUSINESS
October 18, 2011 | By Ben Fritz, Los Angeles Times
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment key franchises Batman/Arkham Upcoming game: Batman: Arkham City (Oct. 18) Developer: Rocksteady (Britain) Lego Upcoming games: Lego Harry Potter: Years 5-7 (Nov. 1); Lego Batman 2 (2012) Developer: Traveller's Tales (Britain) Mortal Kombat Next sequel expected in 2013 Developer: Netherrealm Studios (formerly Midway Chicago) Lord of the Rings Ongoing game: Lord of the Rings Online Developer: Turbine (Boston)
ENTERTAINMENT
January 14, 2007 | John Horn
WHO says there are too many sequels? Certainly not the movie studios. In addition to new installments in the "Spider-Man," "Shrek" and "Pirates of the Caribbean" series, at least four other movie franchises will offer up third episodes this summer. The highest-profile entries are George Clooney in "Ocean's 13" (June 8), Matt Damon in "The Bourne Ultimatum" (Aug. 3) and "Rush Hour 3" (Aug. 10), the first starring role for Chris Tucker since the last "Rush Hour" movie came out six years ago.
BUSINESS
June 29, 1990 | JANE APPLEGATE
Ask entrepreneurs if they've thought of franchising their businesses and watch the gleam in their eyes. With 2,400 franchise companies and 500,000 franchises in operation across the country, cloning a successful business is tempting. But it's not as easy as you might think, according to Mark Frydman and Robert (Goody) Goodman, principals in Box Bros., a Canoga Park packing and shipping company that is struggling to launch its franchise program.
BUSINESS
February 23, 2000 | CHRIS KRAUL
The International Franchise Assn., which is holding its annual convention in San Diego this week, is hoping for a "damned good recession," quipped President Don DeBolt. That's because a healthy stock market and rising economy have made potential franchise buyers less prone to "look at options," or make bold career moves, such as acquiring a dry cleaning, hamburger, office products or automotive franchise. DeBolt said U.S.
SPORTS
April 23, 1998 | From Associated Press
The WNBA, its second season looming, has expanded again. The WNBA announced Wednesday that it would add franchises in Minnesota's Twin Cities and Orlando, Fla., for the 1999 season, bringing the league to 12 teams. "This broadens our geographic reach to two new regions," WNBA President Val Ackerman said. The WNBA, owned and operated by the 29 NBA teams, begins its second season June 11 with expansion franchises in Detroit and Washington.
BUSINESS
November 1, 2006 | Cyndia Zwahlen, Special to The Times
After completing military service, many veterans are being targeted by a new set of recruiters who, instead of pushing for another tour of duty, are touting small-business ownership. Attracted to the self-discipline, work ethic and perseverance needed to succeed in the military, dozens of U.S. franchise companies are increasingly looking to former military personnel in their efforts to sign up high-quality franchisees.
SPORTS
April 15, 2014 | By Ben Bolch
The Clippers have never won more games in a season. They've also never been better at home. All of which may not mean much depending on how the next few months go. There was no denying that the Clippers' 117-105 triumph over the Denver Nuggets on Tuesday night at Staples Center gave them franchise records of 57 victories and 34 home wins in the same season. BOX SCORE: Clippers 117, Nuggets 105 Of course, those aren't the ultimate goals for a team seeking to make it past the second round of the playoffs for the first time.
SPORTS
April 14, 2014 | By Broderick Turner
VS. DENVER When: 7:30. Where: Staples Center. On the air: TV: Prime Ticket, TNT; Radio: 980, 1330. Records: Clippers 56-24, Nuggets 36-44. Record vs. Nuggets: 1-2. Update: The Clippers need one more win to set a franchise record for most victories in a season. The Clippers, playing in their final regular-season home game, are 33-7 at home. The Nuggets are 14-26 on the road. Nuggets point guard Ty Lawson won't play because of a sprained left ankle.
SPORTS
April 11, 2014 | Helene Elliott
If the hockey gods had a sense of humor, they would have arranged for the Kings and the Ducks to play for the Pacific Division title Saturday at Staples Center. At the very least, they would have put one team in position to knock the other out of the playoffs. Alas, the hockey gods must have been busy elsewhere because they didn't leave much drama surrounding Saturday's game. The Kings have been locked into third place in the division for a while, certain that they will start on the road against the San Jose Sharks, likely on Wednesday.
SPORTS
March 26, 2014 | By Sam Farmer
ORLANDO, Fla. - The death this week of Ralph Wilson, founder and sole owner of the Buffalo Bills, was but half the heartache of the NFL franchise and its fans. Hall of Fame quarterback Jim Kelly, who led the Bills to four Super Bowl appearances in the early 1990s, found out two weeks ago that the oral cancer he was originally diagnosed with in June has returned. His wife, Jill, wrote on her blog that "the cancer's back, aggressive, and starting to spread. " The 54-year-old Kelly, an icon in western New York, is hospitalized in Manhattan, and has been visited by a steady stream of Bills teammates.
SPORTS
March 25, 2014 | By Eric Pincus
Lakers 127 - New York Knicks 96 (end of regulation) The Lakers (24-46) stunned the New York Knicks (29-42) on Tuesday night at Staples Center, damaging the Knicks' chances to catch the eighth-place Atlanta Hawks (31-38). In doing so, the Lakers hurt their own odds at the bottom of the standings, heading into the 2014 NBA draft lottery in May. At 24 wins, the Lakers are sixth in the lottery standings, just one win "ahead" of the seventh-slotted Sacramento Kings (25-45)
SPORTS
March 25, 2014 | By Mike Bresnahan
Phil Jackson wasn't overly visible Tuesday at Staples Center, hanging out in a luxury suite in a corner across from the New York Knicks' bench. Probably better that way for him. His former team drilled his new team, the Lakers bashing New York, 127-96, in front of a keyed-up crowd that hadn't seen a victory this one-sided all season. BOX SCORE: Lakers 127, New York 96 The Lakers avoided another loss and also the "We want Phil!" chants that would drift through the arena from time to time.
BUSINESS
March 26, 1992
After concentrating on developing an extensive network of company-owned stores, the Del Taco chain of Mexican-style fast-food restaurants said it plans to start aggressively franchising. Only about 25% of the 279 units in the Del Taco/Naugle's chain are franchised, but Paul Hitzelberger, executive vice president, said the field is ripe for expansion.
BUSINESS
January 29, 2000 | Daryl Strickland
A new residential real estate group called the Alliance Team said Friday it has acquired two Century 21 franchises in Orange County for an undisclosed sum, boosting its total number of offices to eight. Alliance, which operates in Orange, Los Angeles and Riverside counties, said it purchased offices of Century 21 Duncan & Associates in Garden Grove and Los Alamitos.
SPORTS
March 20, 2014 | By Lisa Dillman
Let's pause for a moment of appreciation for Rogie Vachon and Toe Blake. And Marian Gaborik. First, the present-day man of the moment: Gaborik. The recently acquired Gaborik set up the first goal and later scored the decisive goal in a three-round shootout, leading the Kings to a 2-1 win over the Washington Capitals on Thursday night at Staples Center. BOX SCORE: Kings 2, Capitals 1 (SO) The victory was the Kings' first in four games, stopping a three-game losing streak.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 15, 2014 | By Meg James
Time Warner Cable Inc. has stirred anger over its hike in subscription rates for customers and its efforts to extract hefty fees from rivals to air the L.A. Dodgers channel. Now it has incurred the wrath of city officials. On Friday, the city of Los Angeles sued the cable giant, alleging it stiffed the city on franchise fees over four years through 2011. The city seeks nearly $10 million in fees, money it said could have helped ease its budget problems during the financial crisis.
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