CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 6, 2001 |
The City Council today will consider a temporary ordinance that would prohibit the opening ,of new thrift and discount stores. The 45-day emergency ordinance would give the council time to consider permanent regulations.
December 9, 1999 |
Air Canada beat out rival Canadian Airlines for control of Canada's skies Wednesday after a majority of Canadian's shareholders accepted Air Canada's takeover bid. Rather than merge the two airlines, Air Canada said it will operate the two carriers separately, allowing Canadian and its partner, American Airlines, to maintain their own marketing identity. Air Canada will also start a third discount airline with a different name to handle smaller domestic routes.
September 7, 1994 |
Continental Airlines said Tuesday that it is offering tickets at a discount of as much as 50% this fall, just a week and a half after its last fare sale ended. The airline said it plans to cut fares on U.S. travel for tickets sold Sept. 7-16, reducing its New York-to-Los Angeles fare to $159 one way, from a regular discount fare of $321. That discount matches the one Continental announced last month, when it cut fares for tickets sold Aug. 12-26. After it announced that sale, most other major U.
December 29, 1993 |
American Telephone & Telegraph Co., seeking to increase its share of the long-distance market, Tuesday announced a major nationwide rate increase for residential phone service, then immediately introduced an unrestricted discount plan for people who make more than $10 in calls a month. AT&T said it would raise basic long-distance rates next month by an average of 6.3%, more than twice the current rate of inflation.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 7, 1993 |
The incoming commander of the Naval Air Warfare Center at Point Mugu discounts rumors that the seaside missile-testing facility will face further consolidation of its operations or even their elimination as the Navy struggles to cut costs. Rear Adm. Dana Bruce McKinney said he has received no indication from his Pentagon superiors that the Mugu facility, with its unique, 36,000-square-mile sea test range, is a candidate for closure.
November 23, 1993 |
Knott's Berry Farm has begun a new round of ticket discounting as the holiday season begins. The Knott's discount programs--there are three--can lower the price of an adult admission ticket to as low as $15.95, a 38.5% cut. Perhaps the easiest to take advantage of is a $15.95 admission offered to adults who drop off a can of food as they enter the park between Friday and Christmas Eve. The food is being donated to the Food Distribution Center, a nonprofit food bank serving Orange County.