November 8, 1988 |
Verit Industries Chairman Lavere Lund has sold nearly all of his 40% stake in the struggling Sun Valley company to an English investment group based on the Isle of Man. Paradene Ltd. agreed last week to pay $2 million or about $6.94 a share for 288,000 shares owned by Lund, or about 38% of the company. Paradene is controlled by Raymond Davey and Patrick Rory Bland. Davey works for a London real estate company and lives in Chichester, England. Bland is a property consultant in Dublin.
December 20, 2012 |
Two key Toyota models, the flagship Camry sedan and the Prius v wagon, failed an important new crash test conducted by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, an insurance industry group. Honda's newly redesigned Accord tied for the top safety rating with the Suzuki Kizashi, a car that will soon no longer be sold in the United States. The redesigned Ford Fusion also scored well. The results raise concerns that the Toyota models can't provide protection from serious injuries in common accidents.
May 21, 1989 |
CHAD EVERETT and his wife, Shelby Grant Everett, have put the Spanish-style, Chatsworth home they built in 1971 on the market for $2.85 million and are building a new residence for themselves in Chandler, Ariz. "I have a picture ('Heroes Stand Alone') coming out in June and (a pilot for) a series on ABC, so I'm not getting out of the business," the actor quickly noted about his move to Arizona. "Assuming the series goes, we'll be in Florida half the year, so it isn't necessary to live here."
October 20, 1990
You mean it wasn't Lund's intelligence, her training or her hard work that helped "to lead the station to a longstanding position of dominance"? It was her hair and eyes? Gosh. Makes you wonder how a mutt like Walter Cronkite ever got anywhere. HEATHER BURNS San Luis Obispo
December 13, 2012 |
TV viewers finally should get some relief from a major annoyance: excessively loud commercials. On Thursday, the Commercial Advertisement Loudness Mitigation Act, which limits the volume of TV commercials, goes into effect. The federal law, known as CALM, requires broadcasters to ensure that TV commercials maintain the same volume as the entertainment programming in which the ads are contained. Prompted by an outcry from irritated consumers, Congress more than a year ago passed the law, sponsored by Rep. Anna G. Eshoo (D-Menlo Park)
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 17, 1993
Sharon Disney Lund, Southland philanthropist and a daughter of Walt Disney, died Tuesday of complications of cancer at St. John's Medical Center in Santa Monica. She was 56. Mrs. Lund was an officer of Retlaw ( Walter spelled backward) Enterprises, a successor to the corporation originally organized by Walt Disney in 1952 to further his family's personal business interests. She also was a trustee for CalArts, the school in Valencia that was originally funded by her family.