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November 12, 1991
The soon-to-be-closed Northrop Corp. plant in Newbury Park has donated several tons of office equipment and supplies to budget-pinched schools in Ventura and Los Angeles counties, including Cal State Northridge, company officials said Monday. Since January, Northrop has been moving its operations for missiles and unmanned vehicles from Newbury Park to a plant in Hawthorne. Normally, the company's surplus metal desks and file cabinets would have been auctioned or used elsewhere.
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March 7, 2013 | By Patrick McGreevy, Los Angeles Times
SACRAMENTO - Over the last decade, millions of public dollars intended for wildlife preservation areas were spent off the books on state office needs, equipment and building construction, among other items, officials said Thursday. Last year alone, at least $1.7 million was diverted from California's Wildlife Restoration Fund to pay for office operations, routine bills and gift cards for official use, according to Mike Taugher, a spokesman for the Department of Fish and Wildlife.
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August 27, 2007 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
A lobby window at Long Beach City Hall was smashed sometime late Friday or early Saturday and office equipment was stolen from two floors, police said. A security guard discovered the shattered first-floor window on Ocean Boulevard and called police about 6 a.m. Saturday, reporting it as vandalism. But a check of the building revealed missing office equipment from the first floor as well as the 14th floor, where a glass door was broken to gain access to a common area.
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December 7, 2011 | By Stephanie Stassel, Special to The Times
Emmy Award-winning actor Harry Morgan, who played the crusty yet sympathetic Col. Sherman T. Potter in the sitcom "MASH" and the hard-nosed LAPD Officer Bill Gannon in the television drama "Dragnet," died Wednesday. He was 96. Morgan died at his home in Brentwood after a bout with pneumonia, his daughter-in-law, Beth Morgan, told the Associated Press. Morgan's eight - year run on "MASH," the pinnacle of his seven-decade acting career, began when he was 60 and had already appeared on the Broadway stage, in dozens of television shows and more than 50 films.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 20, 1993 | WILLSON CUMMER
The city will hold a silent auction of surplus desks, chairs, filing cabinets and other office equipment Saturday. City Engineer Fred Wickman said the office equipment became obsolete when city workers moved to the new Civic Center in July. The city now uses workstations instead of free-standing desks. "With the workstations you can get four people into a lot smaller footage area," Wickman said. "The stuff we had at the old place was not uniform.
BUSINESS
October 3, 2001 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Struggling copier maker Xerox Corp. said Tuesday that it has agreed to sell its office equipment manufacturing business to Flextronics International Ltd. of Singapore for about $220 million as part of an effort to return to profitability. The sale will cut Xerox's total production roughly in half and save $1 billion in annual costs. About 4,900 Xerox jobs will be transferred to Flextronics, and 1,100 more will be cut, said Christa Carone, spokeswoman for the Stamford, Conn.-based company.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 18, 1994 | WILLSON CUMMER
An office of the IBM Corp. recently gave $75,000 worth of office and electronic equipment to Costa Mesa High School. Principal Ed Harcharik said he and other school employees worked for three days during the winter holiday to move equipment into the school. The surplus equipment was available because the IBM sales office on Anton Boulevard is shrinking due to buyouts, said spokeswoman Terri Johnson. Johnson said IBM offices are encouraged to help nonprofit organizations in their region.
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November 4, 1994 | MARK I. PINSKY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Police made one of the largest seizures of stolen property in the city's history Wednesday, arresting a 32-year-old office machine technician on suspicion of theft and probation violation. "He had a ton of stuff," Sgt. Dwight Henninger said, including $150,000 to $250,000 in office equipment from his employer, Pitney Bowes, and about $100,000 in department store clothing. Henninger, who said he did not know why Al Vu Nguyen was on probation, said the seized material filled a large rental truck.
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December 7, 2011 | By Stephanie Stassel, Special to The Times
Emmy Award-winning actor Harry Morgan, who played the crusty yet sympathetic Col. Sherman T. Potter in the sitcom "MASH" and the hard-nosed LAPD Officer Bill Gannon in the television drama "Dragnet," died Wednesday. He was 96. Morgan died at his home in Brentwood after a bout with pneumonia, his daughter-in-law, Beth Morgan, told the Associated Press. Morgan's eight - year run on "MASH," the pinnacle of his seven-decade acting career, began when he was 60 and had already appeared on the Broadway stage, in dozens of television shows and more than 50 films.
BUSINESS
April 12, 2011 | By Nathan Olivarez-Giles, Los Angeles Times
You're a tech start-up with no money but you need an office. Coloft in Santa Monica is emerging as a solution, offering shared work spaces, office equipment — and valuable intangibles. "It's sort of like a real-life social network," said Coloft co-founder Cameron Kashani. "We've got the printer, scanner, fax, Wi-Fi, fridge, microwave, coffee. But that's not the reason people come here. People come here because of the community, because of the other people that are here. " And, on any given weekday, a walk into Coloft offers up a taste of the L.A.-area's start-up scene, with entrepreneurs working side by side, sometimes offering each other advice and occasionally even collaborating on projects.
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April 12, 2011 | By Nathan Olivarez-Giles, Los Angeles Times
You're a tech start-up with no money but you need an office. Coloft in Santa Monica is emerging as a solution, offering shared work spaces, office equipment — and valuable intangibles. "It's sort of like a real-life social network," said Coloft co-founder Cameron Kashani. "We've got the printer, scanner, fax, Wi-Fi, fridge, microwave, coffee. But that's not the reason people come here. People come here because of the community, because of the other people that are here. " And, on any given weekday, a walk into Coloft offers up a taste of the L.A.-area's start-up scene, with entrepreneurs working side by side, sometimes offering each other advice and occasionally even collaborating on projects.
BUSINESS
April 25, 2009 | Times Wire Reports
Xerox Corp. met lowered expectations for first-quarter earnings, but it said slower spending on printing equipment and supplies continued to hurt sales. The company earned $42 million, or 5 cents a share, in the quarter, topping Wall Street forecasts by a penny, according to Thomson Reuters. It had a loss of $244 million, or 27 cents, a year earlier, when it had a hefty litigation charge. Xerox shares rose 21 cents, or 3.7%, to $5.95.
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August 27, 2007 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
A lobby window at Long Beach City Hall was smashed sometime late Friday or early Saturday and office equipment was stolen from two floors, police said. A security guard discovered the shattered first-floor window on Ocean Boulevard and called police about 6 a.m. Saturday, reporting it as vandalism. But a check of the building revealed missing office equipment from the first floor as well as the 14th floor, where a glass door was broken to gain access to a common area.
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December 5, 2004 | Amanda Covarrubias, Times Staff Writer
When U.S. Army Maj. Daniel E. Fricke visited police stations in Iraq this year, he was surprised by what he didn't see -- flak jackets, gun belts, flashlights and batons. As a sergeant with the Los Angeles School Police Department, which serves the Los Angeles Unified School District's 1,042 campuses, he knows how difficult it is to conduct police work even under the best circumstances. But the police departments in northern Iraq that he helped train were severely under-equipped, Fricke said.
BUSINESS
October 3, 2001 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Struggling copier maker Xerox Corp. said Tuesday that it has agreed to sell its office equipment manufacturing business to Flextronics International Ltd. of Singapore for about $220 million as part of an effort to return to profitability. The sale will cut Xerox's total production roughly in half and save $1 billion in annual costs. About 4,900 Xerox jobs will be transferred to Flextronics, and 1,100 more will be cut, said Christa Carone, spokeswoman for the Stamford, Conn.-based company.
BUSINESS
June 15, 2001 | BEN DOBBIN, ASSOCIATED PRESS
Xerox Corp. said Thursday that it is exiting the small-office equipment business, which accounts for 3% of revenue but is draining profit. It will eliminate as many as 1,050 jobs in the process. The move is intended to help the No. 1 copier company steer clear of steep financial losses without abandoning any of its core businesses in the office printing industry. The job cuts represent about 1.2% of its overall work force. Xerox, based in Stamford, Conn.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 4, 1990
A disabled veteran was indicted Wednesday on a single felony charge stemming from his barricading himself for 12 hours last month in the Department of Veterans Affairs building in Mission Valley, a federal prosecutor said. Neil B. Shangold, 40, of Mira Mesa was charged with one count of damaging government property, Assistant U.S. Atty. Paul S. Cook said. If convicted, Shangold could be sentenced to 10 years in prison and fined $250,000.
BUSINESS
December 7, 2000 | Bloomberg News
A former Office Depot Inc. employee was charged in federal court with selling confidential information about the company's sales and promotions to rival office equipment retailer Staples Inc. The charge of mail fraud against Aubrey James Fisher, a 28-year-old graphic designer, was filed in U.S. District Court in Boston after an investigation by the FBI, according to the office of the U.S. attorney in Massachusetts. Office Depot is the No. 1 U.S. office equipment retailer and Staples is No. 2.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 14, 2001 | BETTINA BOXALL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It was another funeral in Silicon Valley. There were no tears, but plenty of burial offerings. The crowd filed past piles of high-end computer equipment, rows of telephones and office cubicles, and of course, a Foosball machine. The talk was of megahertz and gigabytes. In the past year, a crisp ritual of death has established itself across high-tech land as the property of failed dot-com companies has gone up for sale.
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June 7, 2001 | From Times Staff Reports
A Woodland Hills man was sentenced to 120 days in jail Wednesday for a scam in which he duped schools or companies into accepting overpriced toner cartridges, the city attorney's office said. Christopher M. Spencer, 31, posed as a telemarketer for his business, Tenth District Supply, collecting information on businesses and then arranging for another company to ship the toner though it had not been ordered, officials said. Spencer was also fined $3,000.
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