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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 16, 1993 | JOHN SCHWADA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
There are political operatives in this town who would give plenty to see the stuff Ken Anderson has stashed in his back shop. It may be a dubious privilege, but Anderson is the man who gets to see the political hit pieces before they hit. His North Hollywood direct mail plant is cranking out 500,000 items of political mail daily for nearly two dozen candidates in Tuesday's Los Angeles city election--including six of the most prominent contenders for mayor.
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BUSINESS
June 4, 1992 | MICHAEL SCHRAGE, Michael Schrage is a writer, consultant and research associate at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He writes this column independently for The Times
The folks at Procter & Gamble must be having a fit. Barely a year ago, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration publicly embarrassed the consumer products giant by seizing 12,000 gallons of its popular Citrus Hill Fresh Choice brand orange juice. The agency said that calling the juice "fresh" was misleading because it was made from concentrate.
BUSINESS
July 20, 2006 | From Bloomberg News
London-based EMI Group reorganized its jazz, classical and adult pop labels to increase its market share among older record buyers. The labels will come under the new Blue Note Label Group, with Bruce Lundvall as its chief executive, EMI said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 19, 1996
Sheriff's detectives seized hundreds of thousands of counterfeit designer clothing labels Wednesday at a Montebello self-storage facility, authorities said. Among the labels were such designer names as Gucci, Nike, Fila, Tommy Hilfiger and Gianni Versace. An anonymous informant told detectives about a Walnut Park garment factory where the labels were being sewn on clothing, said Sgt. Jim LeBlanc.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 13, 1994 | SHELBY GRAD
Gordon McClelland got hooked with citrus box labels 25 years ago as a teen-ager working after school at the old Sunkist packinghouse in Orange. McClelland said he was drawn to the sunny images of bountiful fruit and picturesque landscapes that many citrus companies used to advertise their products during the first half of the century. "There's something American about them," said McClelland, a Santa Ana author who has collected more than 8,500 different labels from around the country.
NEWS
April 21, 1990 | ELIZABETH CHRISTIAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The gorgeous, lush and immaculate Southern California of memory was formed in large part by a most unusual phenomenon: orange crate labels. Around 1890, as growers began in earnest to ship their orange crops east, they struggled to differentiate their produce from that of other farmers in the state. Although consumers almost never saw the labels, which were used on the side of wooden shipping crates, distributors did.
HEALTH
July 10, 2011 | By Eryn Brown, Los Angeles Times
Activists rejoiced last week when a hard-fought battle over international standards for labeling genetically modified food came to an end — finally — after decades of debate. But the agreement, which many say opens the door for labels to be placed on such foods, will probably have little effect on food labels in the U.S. for the foreseeable future. And that could be a good thing, some scientists said. "The public gets bogged down on whether [crops are] genetically engineered or not. We think that's a distraction," said Pamela Ronald, a professor of plant pathology at UC Davis.
BUSINESS
May 25, 2011 | By Tiffany Hsu, Los Angeles Times
Federal regulators unveiled new fuel economy labels that could make it easier for new-car buyers to compare fuel-efficient vehicles and gas-guzzlers. In the most extensive overhaul of the decals in 30 years, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Transportation said Wednesday that 2013 model year cars and trucks will have more comprehensive labels detailing projected fuel costs and emissions. In addition to the miles per gallon, the labels will show, on a scale of 1 to 10, how a vehicle stacks up against competitors for smog, tailpipe emissions and fuel economy.
BUSINESS
January 13, 2001 | Associated Press
Ground meat and poultry will carry nutrition labels similar to those already required on soup cans, cereal boxes and other processed-food packages under rules the Clinton administration proposed Friday. For fresh meat cuts such as beef steaks and pork tenderloin, nutrition information could be either on package labels or posted in the supermarket meat case. The U.S.
BUSINESS
June 26, 2008 | From Times Wire Services
Record labels including Vivendi's Universal Music Group were ordered by a judge to pay more than $100,000 in legal fees to an Oregon woman after they dropped their music-piracy lawsuit against her. A U.S. District judge in Portland approved the fee award totaling $107,834 to Tanya Andersen on Tuesday, three years after the disabled single mother was sued over alleged copyright infringement. Her lawsuit accusing the industry of racketeering and fraud is pending.
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