August 4, 2009 |
Tony Freeman opened his State Farm insurance office at about the worst possible time. It was late 2002, just as the national company lost its appetite for much of the California home and auto insurance business. And the new agency owner had counted on that business to pay the bills and recoup his $50,000 start-up cost. "I wanted to quit so bad, so many times, in the early days. It was brutal," says Freeman, 43.
March 26, 2008 |
California's largest health insurers, facing possible fines and other penalties for the way they sometimes cancel policies after patients pile up medical bills, meet today with regulators to discuss ongoing state enforcement efforts. The meeting was called by the Department of Managed Health Care, which oversees health maintenance organizations and other types of health plans, because it was nearing completion of investigations into the cancellation practices of Health Net Inc.
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November 15, 2007 |
Inglewood police are searching for a third suspect in the September stabbing deaths of two business owners, authorities said Wednesday. The announcement followed the arrest several weeks ago of Osman Canales, 26, and Juan Maldonado Jr., 16. Both have been charged with two counts of murder, three counts of robbery and three counts of kidnapping, Inglewood Police Capt. Eve Irvine said at a news conference. Although he is a minor, Maldonado is being charged as an adult, police said.
December 15, 2006 |
The holding company for Hanmi Bank in Los Angeles said Thursday that it would acquire two Garden Grove-based insurance agencies that, like the bank, have a largely Korean American clientele. Hanmi Financial Corp. didn't disclose purchase terms for Chun Ha Insurance Services and All World Insurance Services, which sell life, health, commercial, auto and property policies. Ki Hong Park, who founded the brokerages, will stay on as their chief executive.
March 2, 2005 |
Thousands of taxis and limousines were taken off the streets because the companies that owned them were sold millions of dollars in what authorities said were bogus insurance policies. A cease-and-desist order was issued against two businesses that allegedly sold the fake policies to more than 150 companies throughout the state.
February 12, 2005 |
As a teenager growing up in Los Angeles, Bruce Talamon was a good student, regular churchgoer, even a Boy Scout. And on a few occasions, he was also a joy rider. Like many adolescents eager to take an early turn behind the wheel, Talamon would tag along with friends who would furtively borrow a parent's set of car keys, cruise the neighborhood, and finally return home, exuberant and undetected. "We'd just ride around, we didn't ditch class.