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October 9, 1992
The South Pasadena-based Panda Express chain of Chinese restaurants opened the first of four restaurants in Fedco membership department stores Thursday at a Los Angeles store heavily damaged during the riots. The company also made a joint $100,000 donation with Fedco to the Brotherhood Crusade, which plans to distribute the funds to local charities. "This will show everyone in the community we can help rebuild L.A.," said Panda Express President Andrew J.C.
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October 8, 2001 | JAMES FLANIGAN
The founders and builders of Panda Express, the largest Chinese restaurant chain in history, today face the challenge that only comes to successful entrepreneurs: What do you do after you succeed? Andrew and Peggy Cherng built Panda Restaurant Group from a single Pasadena location to a national powerhouse with 423 outlets in 34 states, with 5,000 employees and about $300 million in annual sales.
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August 19, 1999 | LAURA KAUFMAN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Panda Express, a family-owned Chinese restaurant chain, is rolling the dice with its first-ever television ads as it expands in Las Vegas. Aimed at young adults, commercials for the South Pasadena-based chain combine traditional Chinese symbols with wry humor. One spot says consumers cannot survive on tacos, pizza and hamburgers alone--an attempt by Panda to position itself as an alternative to standard fast-food fare.
BUSINESS
August 19, 1999 | LAURA KAUFMAN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Panda Express, a family-owned Chinese restaurant chain, is rolling the dice with its first-ever television ads as it expands in Las Vegas. Aimed at young adults, commercials for the South Pasadena-based chain combine traditional Chinese symbols with wry humor. One spot says consumers cannot survive on tacos, pizza and hamburgers alone--an attempt by Panda to position itself as an alternative to standard fast-food fare.
BUSINESS
October 8, 2001 | JAMES FLANIGAN
The founders and builders of Panda Express, the largest Chinese restaurant chain in history, today face the challenge that only comes to successful entrepreneurs: What do you do after you succeed? Andrew and Peggy Cherng built Panda Restaurant Group from a single Pasadena location to a national powerhouse with 423 outlets in 34 states, with 5,000 employees and about $300 million in annual sales.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 17, 2002 | From Times Staff Reports
Police are still seeking four armed men who burst into a Panda Express restaurant and ordered employees into an unlocked walk-in refrigerator before fleeing with an unknown amount of cash. The robbery occurred about 10:30 p.m. Monday, shortly after the restaurant in the 2100 block of North Rose Avenue had closed for business. No one was injured, police said. The robbers, who wore ski masks, entered through a back door and herded three employees into the refrigerator.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 23, 2005 | From Associated Press
A series of earthquakes up to magnitude 4.7 shook the southern end of the San Joaquin Valley on Thursday. There were no reports of injuries. The temblors, centered three miles southwest of Mettler and about 70 miles northwest of Los Angeles, began with a magnitude 3.4 jolt that was quickly followed by the 4.7 at 1:24 p.m., according to the U.S. Geological Survey in Pasadena.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 1, 2012 | By David Zahniser and Kate Linthicum, Los Angeles Times
Campaign fundraising in the 2013 Los Angeles mayor's race has already exceeded $3.7 million, with the election still more than a year away. L.A. City Controller Wendy Greuel and City Councilman Eric Garcetti led the pack of candidates seeking to replace Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, topping $1 million in total donations to their respective campaigns, new reports show. Greuel raised $1.1 million last year, edging ahead of Garcetti, who reported $1,062,815 for the six-month period ending Dec. 31. Tuesday was the deadline to file reports with the city Ethics Commission.
BUSINESS
October 28, 2010 | By Sharon Bernstein, Los Angeles Times
Are we becoming a nation of hamburger flippers? While it remains incredibly tough to find a job in almost any field, the restaurant business has been adding workers at a considerable clip. In September, restaurants and bars in the U.S. added 34,000 jobs. In that same month, the entire private sector added just 64,000 jobs. "The economy has recovered a little bit and people want to eat out," said Jack Russo, senior consumer analyst for Edward Jones Investments. That has spurred hiring and prompted enthusiasm on Wall Street, where investors are hungry for any morsel of good news.
BUSINESS
June 25, 1994 | KAREN KAPLAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
As Manchester Avenue curves west from the Great Western Forum, an 86,736-square-foot behemoth of a grocery store comes into view. It's Vons Cos.' newest effort to lure shoppers in a fiercely competitive Southern California grocery market. On a recent Friday afternoon, the Inglewood store was teeming with people. They squeezed tomatoes and filled medical prescriptions. They read greeting cards in the stationery section and dropped off armfuls of dry cleaning.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 9, 1992
The South Pasadena-based Panda Express chain of Chinese restaurants opened the first of four restaurants in Fedco membership department stores Thursday at a Los Angeles store heavily damaged during the riots. The company also made a joint $100,000 donation with Fedco to the Brotherhood Crusade, which plans to distribute the funds to local charities. "This will show everyone in the community we can help rebuild L.A.," said Panda Express President Andrew J.C.
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May 25, 1998 | ERIC BAILEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In the hunt for a U.S. Senate seat, Matt Fong faces a formidable political obstacle: A multimillionaire campaign foe with a seemingly bottomless bank account. Though far outspent heading into the June 2 primary, Fong is hardly unarmed. As state treasurer, he commands an office that has historically been a prime perch for raising campaign funds.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 15, 2008 | Teresa Watanabe, Times Staff Writer
Pasadena resident Ming Hsieh made a fortune from fingerprint identification software that helps U.S. authorities catch welfare cheats, guard the border and assist police in cracking cases. Cyrus Tang built a Las Vegas-based business empire of specialty steel, pharmaceuticals and furniture. And in the heart of Silicon Valley, Jerry Yang developed one of the largest Internet search engines in the world -- Yahoo.
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