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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 27, 1996
Margaret Russell Bates Hane, 86, former businesswoman who owned Magnum Oil Co. service stations. She earned a bachelor's degree in journalism and a master's degree in political science from USC and worked as a reporter for the Atlanta Journal. After receiving a second master's degree in counseling from Cal State L.A., she went into business and became owner, president and chairman of the board of the chain of gasoline stations in 1952.
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BUSINESS
September 11, 1994 | ALLEN G. BREED, ASSOCIATED PRESS
When Billy Bowling pulls into a Happy Mart convenience store, he fills his tank with gas and his belly with tacos. "If you go get gas and then you go down the road and have to stand in line again for food, you're going out of your way," said Bowling, clutching a gas receipt and a Taco Bell bag as he climbed into his car. "It's just less of a headache." Of 18 Happy Marts that Coleman Oil Co. owns in eastern Kentucky, West Virginia and Virginia, eight have big-name fast-food operations.
BUSINESS
September 4, 1992 | JUBE SHIVER Jr., TIMES STAFF WRITER
Shell Oil Co. on Thursday proposed building three huge, $2-million "super stations" and job training facilities in South-Central Los Angeles as part of a $10-million, four-year effort to help the city rebuild from the spring riots. The proposal, which follows other multimillion-dollar post-riot financial commitments by companies such as Southern California Edison and the Hughes Electronics unit of General Motors Corp.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 8, 1992 | JAMES RAINEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Los Angeles city officials have proposed a law to speed redevelopment of most buildings destroyed in last week's rioting, while permitting increased scrutiny and regulation of controversial businesses such as liquor stores. Older liquor stores, many of which burned in the riots, were built before the requirement mandating public hearings about their impact on neighborhoods. The proposed ordinance would require owners planning to rebuild to abide by the regulations in place.
NEWS
August 11, 1991
It has been said that a camel is a horse designed by a committee--or was it a City Council? Now I have met all our council members as individuals--nice, intelligent, reasonable people--but something odd seems to happen when they become a group. I attended the Glendora City Council meeting on July 23. (On the agenda) was a beer and wine permit to be granted to an ARCO gas station and AM-PM Mini-Mart to be built on the northeast corner of Grand Avenue and Foothill Boulevard.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 8, 1990
It came as a shock but not a surprise to learn in Gregory Nowell's commentary (Aug. 31) that oil companies are trying to block the state Air Resources Board plan to require that methanol be made available at 300 gasoline stations. But there is an even more compelling reason than cleaning up the air to break our addiction to gasoline. Our dependence on foreign oil will soon increase drastically, since at the present rate of consumption all U.S. oil may be gone in 32 years according to Department of the Interior Geologic Survey.
BUSINESS
April 8, 1990 | CATHERINE COLLINS, CATHERINE COLLINS is a Washington writer
Small gas station owners may get relief soon from regulations designed to protect underground water supplies from leaky storage tanks. Under the new federal regulations, gas stations are required to test their underground storage tanks for leaks, replace any tanks that leak and install leak-detection systems. They are required also to buy at least $1 million in liability protection. And the station owner is responsible for cleaning up any soil that has been contaminated.
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