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February 19, 2014 | By Matt Stevens
The sole winner of the multi-state $425-million Powerball jackpot in Wednesday's drawing bought the lucky ticket at a Milpitas gas station, lottery officials said. The winning ticket with all six numbers was purchased at Dixon Landing Chevron gas station, which will receive $1 million for selling it, said California Lottery spokesman Alex Traverso. No details about the winner were available. By the time the winning numbers were drawn Wednesday night, the jackpot had skyrocketed to $425 million, Traverso said.  The jackpot was the sixth-largest in U.S. lottery history, and the odds of winning it were about 1 in 175 million, officials said.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 21, 2014 | By Ari Bloomekatz and Matt Stevens
The wait continued early Friday for the winner of the Powerball jackpot worth $425.3 million to come forward after having bought the ticket at a Bay Area gas station. The winner has up to a year to claim the prize, but state lottery spokesman Alex Traverso said people generally turn their ticket in within a week. "I give the person the first day to be shocked," Traverso said on Thursday, "and then the wheels start turning. " Wednesday's winning ticket sold at a Chevron gas station in the city of Milpitas was the only one in the nation to match all six numbers.
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BUSINESS
January 11, 1985
The assembly plant, which closed in 1983, was sold to Mariana Financial, a Los Altos, Calif.-based real estate firm, which plans to make it an office and research park, Ford said. The price wasn't disclosed. The plant, outside San Jose, was one of two called on in the mid-1960s to handle an unexpected overflow of orders for the newly introduced Ford Mustang.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 20, 2014 | By Matt Stevens
For the second time in a month, a winning lottery ticket worth hundreds of millions was purchased in Northern California. But this time, the lucky player won't have to share the jackpot. A Powerball ticket purchased at a Chevron gas station in the Bay Area city of Milpitas was the only one in the country to match all six numbers and is worth $425.3 million, state lottery officials said. There also were two tickets purchased in California that matched five of the six winning numbers, each worth about $1.4 million each.
BUSINESS
April 4, 1986
Milpitas-based Interdyne Co. appointed Jerome Resnikoff vice president-engineering.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 21, 2014 | By Ari Bloomekatz and Matt Stevens
The wait continued early Friday for the winner of the Powerball jackpot worth $425.3 million to come forward after having bought the ticket at a Bay Area gas station. The winner has up to a year to claim the prize, but state lottery spokesman Alex Traverso said people generally turn their ticket in within a week. "I give the person the first day to be shocked," Traverso said on Thursday, "and then the wheels start turning. " Wednesday's winning ticket sold at a Chevron gas station in the city of Milpitas was the only one in the nation to match all six numbers.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 6, 2003 | From Staff and Wire Reports
A 20-year-old man drowned in the Merced River while swimming with friends at Emerald Pool, Yosemite National Park officials said Tuesday. Melvin L. Paballa, of Milpitas, tried to swim across the river at Emerald Pool when he went under Monday. Bystanders and park rangers performed CPR, but he died at the scene.
BUSINESS
July 28, 1986
System Industries, a supplier of peripheral equipment for computers, charged that Digital violated federal and California antitrust laws by fostering illegal tie-in arrangements to force buyers of Digital's computers to purchase tape and disk drives, printers and other peripheral equipment only from Digital. SI's complaint seeks treble damages, an injunction and other relief, SI Chief Executive James K. Dutton said.
NEWS
January 5, 1991 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
With water levels lowered by drought conditions, the wreckage of a small airplane was spotted at the bottom of Calaveras Reservoir six miles east of Milpitas, Santa Clara County officials reported. Early reports to the Federal Aviation Administration were that the skeletal remains of two people were seen in the aircraft. Officials said the plane may have been in the water for 10 to 20 years.
NEWS
August 14, 1991 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Inmate Lance Todd, driven by a craving for burritos, broke out of jail in Milpitas to make a dinner run, authorities said. He bought 14 burritos from a nearby Taco Bell but never got to eat them because he got caught as he tried to break back into the Elmwood Correctional Facility. When the hankering for the Mexican food hit Todd, an inmate trusty, he allegedly slipped out of the minimum-security section and into a storm drain outside his cell.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 17, 2007 | Dave McKibben, Times Staff Writer
Army Spc. Doonewey White of Milpitas, Calif., and his fiancee were expecting their first child in October. Their wedding was planned for January, after his tour in Iraq was scheduled to end. But on May 28, a roadside bomb exploded near White's vehicle in Baghdad. White, 26, died of his injuries a day later in Balad, north of the capital. He was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 5th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division at Ft. Hood, Texas.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 6, 2003 | From Staff and Wire Reports
A 20-year-old man drowned in the Merced River while swimming with friends at Emerald Pool, Yosemite National Park officials said Tuesday. Melvin L. Paballa, of Milpitas, tried to swim across the river at Emerald Pool when he went under Monday. Bystanders and park rangers performed CPR, but he died at the scene.
BUSINESS
May 20, 1998 | P.J. HUFFSTUTTER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Reacting to more demands to preserve computer data, disk-drive powerhouse Quantum Corp. said Tuesday that it will buy Irvine-based ATL Products Inc. for about $300 million in stock. ATL makes automated tape libraries, or systems used for archival and backup storage of network computer data. "It's a very fast-moving industry, and it makes a lot of sense for these two companies to get together," said Neil Cooper, an analyst with Cruttenden Roth Inc.
BUSINESS
April 26, 1994 | LESLIE HELM, TIMES STAFF WRITER
How could a domestic manufacturer with just $140 million in sales in 1989 turn itself into a multinational player with more than $1 billion in revenue in five short years? "By delivering products faster, better and cheaper," said Koichi Nishimura, chief executive of Solectron Corp., a computer circuit board manufacturer based in Milpitas. It sounds simple, but the company's recipe for success includes painstaking attention to product quality, the manufacturing process and customer satisfaction.
BUSINESS
June 23, 1992 | DEAN TAKAHASHI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Emulex Corp. said Monday that it has agreed to sell its line of storage products compatible with Digital Equipment Corp. computers. The buyer is System Industries Inc. in Milpitas, a competitor that sells a variety of computer storage products. System Industries said it will pay $1.875 million in cash, plus a secured note for $625,000 and about 929,000 shares of common stock. A company official valued the purchase at about $5 million.
BUSINESS
April 28, 1992 | ANNE MICHAUD, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Stephen Berkley likes to talk about how fast his business is. A deadline every minute, he says. Still, Quantum Corp., the Milpitas-based disk-drive maker, insists on speeding things up. Not long ago, for instance, the company succeeded in reducing how long it takes to turn an idea into a product on the shelf. In the past, it took 18 to 30 months, said Berkley, Quantum's chairman. Now the company is working in the 12- to 14-month range.
BUSINESS
January 7, 1992 | JONATHAN WEBER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Sematech chip research consortium suffered a significant setback Monday when one of its founding members, LSI Logic of Milpitas, became the first to withdraw from the 5-year-old organization. Sematech, a novel government-industry venture that receives about $100 million a year in taxpayer funds, is lobbying for another five years of government support.
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