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BUSINESS
October 8, 1985
The restaurant chain vowed to continue its $16-a-share cash offer despite Ponderosa Inc.'s rejection of the offer as inadequate. The company said Ponderosa, which operates a chain of steak houses, would benefit by a change from company-operated outlets to franchise-operated outlets, the approach used by USACafes. USACafes said a Ponderosa lawsuit filed this week alleging violations of securities and antitrust laws is without merit.
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HEALTH
May 12, 2012 | By Karen Ravn, Special to the Los Angeles Times
You absolutely have, have, have to get up at 6 a.m. - for a meeting at work, a flight to Paris, a casting call for your dog to be in a Fido's Faves commercial. But you worry. You don't trust yourself. You've snored through alarms before. Fear not. There are gadgeteers out there who've got your back. Some examples: Math Alarm Clock: An Android app that plays music you've chosen to wake up to. That might sound a tad sleep-through-able for a hard-core zzz-ster, except that it plays and plays and plays the music until you come up with the right answer to a math problem.
BUSINESS
June 24, 1986
The Standard Shoe Co. has closed its store on Ventura Boulevard in Woodland Hills, but the company plans to expand by opening smaller stores. The 23 employees affected by the closing are being offered jobs at some of the 11 other Standard Shoes stores, including outlets in North Hollywood, Northridge and West Los Angeles.
BUSINESS
September 3, 1985 | From United Press International
The nation's network of service stations is continuing its shift to self-service pumps and convenience stores in a marketing evolution that has begun to attract major-brand stations, a survey reported Monday. "The most dramatic change is the rate at which major-brand outlets are being converted to self-service convenience stores," industry analyst Dan Lundberg said of his nationwide survey of stations in August.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 26, 2000
The Auto Center in Oxnard has several outlets that disrespect the American flag by using it as an advertising medium and by placing it on used cars by attaching it anyplace convenient rather than as specified in the code. Any person who buys a vehicle from any outlet that disrespects the American flag is also disrespecting it. All persons should make a statement against this abuse by not buying from outlets that continue to disrespect our flag. WILLIAM N. WARREN Oxnard
NEWS
February 5, 1989
My wife and I have been frustrated for years at our inability to contact TV stations and networks to relay our comments. On Jan. 15, Television Times published a list of addresses for those outlets. I hope you will make this a regular part of your guide. Bob Dosien, Santa Paula
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