CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 21, 1999
* Michael Edell, president and CEO of jeTECH Data Systems Inc. in Camarillo, has joined the Young Presidents' Organization. The group, an alliance of nearly 8,500 CEOs and senior executives from 71 countries, is designed for business professionals under age 44. Edell, 36, founded jeTECH in 1983 to develop software for labor resource planning.
May 22, 1998 |
Federal regulators are examining whether ginseng root shipped to an Irvine company was contaminated with a fungicide. After finding traces of a common fungicide called quintozene, PharmaPrint Inc., an Irvine developer of natural medicines, rejected the shipment and canceled its contract with the Colorado-based supplier. A spokesman for the Food and Drug Administration, which launched an investigation, said no amount of quintozene on ginseng is considered acceptable.
November 26, 1997 |
When office space became scarce in Calabasas several years ago, industrial designer Hauser Inc. took a chance and converted an abandoned dinner theater in nearby Westlake Village. Although the half-finished building on Hampshire Road lacked a roof and a ventilation system, it did offer several advantages over traditional office space, namely cheaper rent and room to expand. "We wanted to grow, and now we've got room for that," said President Stephen Hauser of his 52-person firm.
June 23, 2000 |
When the British poet John Keats observed that "a thing of beauty is a joy forever," he wasn't thinking about toilet brushes and bottle stoppers, but that's because he was writing in the 19th century. Today we're living in an era of such visual literacy that design touches every aspect of our lives, a development dramatized by this year's awards for excellence from the Industrial Designers Society of America.
March 16, 1990 |
The sale of Canterbury Downs' stock to Michigan investors Herbert Tyner and Bernie Hartman improves the track's chances of opening for a sixth season on April 27 as scheduled. Brooks Fields Jr.; his nephew, Brooks Hauser; Scottland Inc., and Santa Anita Realty Corp. signed over 100% of the track's stock as well as Santa Anita's management contract to Tyner and Hartman Thursday for an undisclosed price, believed to be less than $4 million. "The track is sold," Fields said.
April 29, 1990 |
They're off and running. And this time, say the people who have opened up their wallets, they'll be running in the black. "The previous owners were so burdened," said Bill Bork, vice president of Ladbroke Racing Corp. and acting general manager of Ladbroke at Canterbury Downs. "They were paying $5 million to $6 million every year in interest alone. No track can handle that." The original owners, which included the Santa Anita Realty Corp.