January 6, 1995
Effective Monday, Jan. 9, the home-delivered price of The Times Valley Edition will change to $3.73 per week for daily and Sunday service. The new rate for daily-only home delivery will be $3.21 per week, and $1.66 per week for Sunday-only service. These rates will affect all subscribers. Applicable California sales taxes will be added to the above rates. There will be no change is single-copy prices.
February 27, 1994 |
Some people spend a lifetime chasing the American dream, but David Gonzales had his dropped off in Boyle Heights by crane. For Tanzolia Williams, it was brought to Watts on a truck. Gonzales and Williams are getting the first two deliveries of a new vision of home ownership--manufactured houses for inner-city customers--being marketed by an Alhambra firm.
January 31, 1994
Effective today, the home-delivered price of The Times Orange County will change by 2% to $3.18 per week for daily and Sunday service. The new rate for daily-only home delivery will be $2.46 per week. These rates include applicable California sales taxes. There will be no change for Sunday-only service and no change in single-copy rates. All Daily and Sunday home delivery discounts will remain in effect.
November 2, 1993 |
Big Mac is boning up for a home delivery attack. So are Kentucky Fried Chicken, Subway and El Pollo Loco. As fast as you can phone or fax your request, these familiar fast-food names are starting to deliver--to the home or the office. Pizza parlors that long reigned as kings of home delivery are suddenly competing with the big names in burgers and chicken. For now, most of the big chains are watching closely while their franchisees experiment with delivery.
May 12, 1993 |
Marvin M. Schwan, who was one of the nation's wealthiest men and was often called the Emperor of Ice Cream for his home delivery frozen food enterprises, has died. He was 64. Schwan, whose yellow home delivery trucks brought ice cream and other frozen foods to generations of rural Americans in 49 states, died of a heart attack Sunday at a San Diego hospital. Schwan was president and founder of Schwan's Sales Enterprises Inc. of Marshall, Minn.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 21, 1992 |
Streets in the San Fernando Valley bear the names of literary giants, legendary actors and even a famous cowboy's horse. But No Name was good enough for one Sherman Oaks roadway. After years of frustration because friends and delivery people could not find them, some residents along an easement off of Beverly Glen Boulevard posted a street sign dubbing the road "No Name Drive."
January 9, 1992 |
Some pet stores in town charge a little less for name-brand pet food, but they also charge $10 and up for delivery--if the service is even offered. At Consolidated Pet Foods in Santa Monica, delivery is free, and shoppers get a break on prices too. I cannot struggle upstairs with a 40-pound bag of Science Diet, and I suspect many other pet owners can't--or won't. I don't mind schlepping the small bags of kibble, but like anything else bought in large amounts, you save money with the jumbo size.
October 13, 1991 |
On those special days--birthdays, anniversaries, romantic holidays--when the thought of stumbling into the kitchen and pouring a bowl of cereal leaves you cold, think room service. With as little as two days' notice, Breakfast in Bed can banish the morning blahs, delivering a freshly prepared meal for two, complete with flowers, champagne and a waiter in tuxedo, to your home.
October 1, 1989 |
In a major victory for consumers, Gov. George Deukmejian has signed legislation requiring retailers, cable television companies and utilities to arrange a four-hour period to deliver their goods or services and allow customers to sue if the company does not fulfill its obligation, the governor's office announced Saturday. The measure, by Sen. Bill Lockyer (D-Hayward) has been described by a Consumers Union representative as "the most important bill" for consumers this year.