September 6, 1986 |
Workers walked off the job Friday at three Almaden Vineyards plants, making it the ninth wine maker struck over the past three weeks by about 1,200 union members. The widening harvest-time battle between the 12-member Winery Employers Assn. and workers, has affected wine makers that are responsible for about half of California's $5.5 billion in yearly production. The biggest winemaker, Ernest and Julio Gallo Co., has not been struck.
April 9, 1987 |
Some big names at the corner bar--Old Grand Dad, DeKuyper cordials, Vat 69 Scotch, Sauza Tequila, and Gilbey's gin and vodka--are being sold to the maker of Jim Beam bourbon for $545 million. The sale agreement announced Wednesday comes as National Distillers and Chemical Corp. continues to shed the liquor business that gave the company its start 64 years ago and concentrate on the chemical and propane-marketing businesses.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 6, 1987 |
Addressing one of the most complex legal dilemmas ever to confront the federal Superfund program, a federal judge in Los Angeles has held 13 companies that dumped or transported hazardous wastes to the Stringfellow Acid Pits liable for cleanup costs that could approach $100 million. In a ruling issued late Thursday, U.S. District Judge James M.