February 8, 1986 |
Financially troubled Equidon Contractors, attempting to repel an onslaught of mechanics liens and lawsuits, filed for liquidation Friday in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Santa Ana. The assets and debts of the Irvine-based construction company were not stated in the court papers. However, Ken Klee, attorney for John Parker, the sole owner and shareholder of the company, said that its debts surpass its assets by "at least $3 million."
November 26, 2008 |
Downey Financial Corp., the parent company of the California savings and loan seized by regulators Friday, filed a bankruptcy petition to liquidate itself. The Newport Beach holding company for Downey Savings & Loan filed the action in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Wilmington, Del. The company, which opened in 1957, listed as much as $50 million in assets and $500 million in debt. The thrift was turned over to U.S. Bancorp, and its branches remain open.
October 15, 2003
I absolutely loved "Water, Water Everywhere but Not a Drop Free" (Oct. 1). I am a CPA with clients in the restaurant industry and I have long known about the gargantuan markup on water. Many years ago, I asked a client why he stayed open at lunch, and he said because of the markup he made on bottled water! Barbara Ann Barschak West Los Angeles While dining at Campanile, my host ordered his favorite English bottled water (as if anything English is really good) and I got a good giggle when I saw the foil-stamped label's motto: "Digustubus non est disputatum" -- which I was taught meant, "There's no accounting for taste."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 23, 1999
Water gives us habitat, playground, shimmering canvas. Orange County's waterscapes--inland and offshore--are rich in life and imagery. From the silent underworld off Newport Beach to the Santa Ana pools where youngsters learn to swim and dive, there is opportunity for reflection-- and refraction. Depending on the angle, turbulence and subject on the surface, things may not be what they seem. It all makes an impressionistic postcard of Orange County.
February 3, 1989 |
The Coastal Insurance Co., which has 220,000 automobile policyholders, mostly in Los Angeles and Orange counties, has been put in conservatorship and will be liquidated, State Insurance Commissioner Roxani M. Gillespie said today. She said the California Insurance Guarantee Assn. will honor claims of Coastal customers under existing policies. Harry O. Miller, chairman of Coastal, said the company has been losing money for six months, and is about $40 million in the hole currently.
August 30, 1986 |
Just 14 weeks after seizing Consolidated Savings Bank, federal regulators Friday abandoned the search for an institution to take over the failed Irvine-based lender and began liquidating its assets. Friday's action makes Consolidated the 17th S&L in the United States and the fourth in California to be closed so far this year.
February 3, 1987
The Westlake Village-based company, a pioneer in the personal computer business, said that it will dissolve under Chapter 7 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code. Vector filed for protection from creditors in bankruptcy court nearly 14 months ago and stopped making computer equipment shortly thereafter. Vector said it has no money to distribute to unsecured creditors or stockholders and that its assets are worth no more than $275,000 for secured creditors, about $1.5 million short of what they are owed.
November 19, 1985 |
A Montana insurance firm that wrote policies on millions of dollars of bad loans that allegedly contributed to huge losses at Bank of America has been declared insolvent and forced into liquidation by Montana authorities. Montana Insurance Commissioner Andrea Bennett said Glacier General Assurance's liabilities exceed its assets by at least $131 million. A Montana judge ruled last week that continued operation of the company was hazardous and ordered the firm liquidated.
December 30, 1990
California's Rep. George Miller (D-Martinez) will try again next year to close a loophole through which big, mostly corporate, farms get cheap water that Congress meant only for family farms. His proposal, which sailed through the House last year by a 3-to-1 margin, makes sense in a couple of ways. In the first place, the federal government got into the irrigation business in the early 1900s to encourage settlement of western lands.
April 1, 1989 |
Chandler's Furniture Co.'s largest creditor said Friday that it expects to hold an inventory liquidation sale at the firm's two showrooms next weekend. Chandler's, which was founded in the 1870s, closed unexpectedly last month under pressure from creditors. Previously, the company had posted signs at its stores saying the sale of inventory would begin by April 1.