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August 16, 1989 | MARIA L. La GANGA, Times Staff Writer
It is the sort of window display that stops you dead in your tracks: Soft back lighting, discreet potted plants--and shiny, open coffins with names such as "Emerald Mist," "Lord's Last Supper" and "Going Home." The windows in question are on Main and 9th streets in downtown Santa Ana, where Hillmark Casket Gallery opened its doors seven weeks ago to a hail of outrage from the funeral industry.
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August 16, 1989 | MARIA L. La GANGA, Times Staff Writer
It is the sort of window display that stops you dead in your tracks: Soft back lighting, discreet potted plants--and shiny, open coffins with names such as "Emerald Mist," "Lord's Last Supper" and "Going Home." The windows in question are on Main and 9th streets in downtown Santa Ana, where Hillmark Casket Gallery opened its doors seven weeks ago to a hail of outrage from the funeral industry.
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October 17, 1991 | SUSAN CHRISTIAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It's an idea that just won't die. Two years ago, a husband-and-wife team opened a cut-rate casket store in Santa Ana. That endeavor, unable to compete with big-name funeral homes, recently closed its doors. Along came Pete Fuller to fill the void left when Hillmark Casket Gallery went under. Fuller plans to take on the funeral industry with his own discount coffin store, Caskets Retail, which he defiantly positioned right across the street from Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Cypress.
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