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April 27, 1993 | JACK SEARLES
Commander Business Forms, a Ventura company that says it is the largest distributor of business forms in Ventura and Santa Barbara counties, has purchased a Santa Barbara competitor, Information Plus. As a result of the merger, Information Plus' headquarters will be closed but Commander will expand its plant on Palma Drive in Ventura, reports Mark Johnson, Commander's president. He said he has leased an additional 800 square feet, enlarging the facility to 3,700 square feet.
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April 27, 1993 | JACK SEARLES
Commander Business Forms, a Ventura company that says it is the largest distributor of business forms in Ventura and Santa Barbara counties, has purchased a Santa Barbara competitor, Information Plus. As a result of the merger, Information Plus' headquarters will be closed but Commander will expand its plant on Palma Drive in Ventura, reports Mark Johnson, Commander's president. He said he has leased an additional 800 square feet, enlarging the facility to 3,700 square feet.
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August 14, 1994
The Big Bear Lake Resort Assn., which represents lodging, dining, recreation and visitors services, has established a telephone help line for visitors. Callers can obtain referrals to available accommodations, lists of activities and special events and general information, plus a free copy of the 1994 visitor's guide. The help line number is (909) 866-7000.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 3, 1998 | DEBRA CANO
The city's World Wide Web site has been improved to provide more on-line city documents, news and data and expanded sections. Under the redesign, announced by officials this week, computer users will find it easier to gain city information. Plus, city departments can improve their visibility, said Bret Colson, city spokesman.
BUSINESS
May 4, 1993 | JACK SEARLES
Sandra Taylor, a partner in Terramar Graphics, a Moorpark business forms distributor, takes issue with Commander Business Forms' claim in last week's column that Commander is the largest in its field in Ventura and Santa Barbara counties. "We're just completing our first year in business and we've grossed nearly $5 million," Taylor said. "That's twice as much business as Commander has." Mark Johnson, president of Ventura-based Commander, estimates that his annual revenues will total $2.
NEWS
April 27, 1987 | LEONARD BERNSTEIN, Times Staff Writer
After delivering the "Where do babies come from?" explanation and before grappling with the sexual experimentation of their kids' teen-age years, many parents expect a period when their children's curiosity about sexual matters is temporarily dormant. According to this theory, pre-adolescents are predominantly interested in developing friends of the same gender. The last thing on their minds is sex. But that's not the way it was happening in the home of Betsy and Michael Weisman.
FOOD
March 7, 1991 | TONI TIPTON
The Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program is a federally funded nutrition course designed to teach low-income women how to feed their families more nutritiously on a limited budget. EFNEP has been offered through the University of California Cooperative Extension Service for the past 22 years. Participants receive shopping and nutrition information, plus recipes for such dishes as beef stroganoff, cabbage supreme and baked enchiladas, to help stretch food dollars.
NEWS
April 5, 2012 | By Catharine M. Hamm, Los Angeles Times Travel editor
If you're a Civil War buff or you're planning a trip to a Civil War site, a new  National Park Service website can help you. Even if you're not going anywhere, the website is fascinating to browse, from its lists of places to visit to its facts to the people who played major roles in the war. I'm not sure it's as popular as the recently released 1940 Census data that slowed traffic on that site to a crawl this week,...
HEALTH
March 12, 2001
* Autism Society of Los Angeles: Provides general information, plus contacts for local support groups--including ones for Spanish-speaking people--and a library with books, videos and research papers. Sponsors an autism conference in Pasadena on April 27-29. 1612 W. Olive Ave., Suite 201, Burbank 91506; (818) 953-3855; http://www.autismsocietyla.org. * Cure Autism Now: Finding effective treatments for autism. 5455 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 715, Los Angeles 90036; (323) 549-0500; http://www.
BUSINESS
November 18, 2008 | Tom Petruno and Ameet Sachdev, Petruno is a Times staff writer. Sachdev writes for the Chicago Tribune.
Mark Cuban, the outspoken Internet entrepreneur and owner of the Dallas Mavericks basketball team, was accused by federal regulators Monday of illegal insider trading, an allegation that could jeopardize his chances of buying the Chicago Cubs baseball team. In a civil lawsuit, the Securities and Exchange Commission alleged that Cuban used nonpublic inside information in June 2004 to sell 600,000 shares of online search firm Mamma.com Inc. and avoid more than $750,000 in losses.
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