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December 20, 2002 | From Bloomberg News
Veritas Software Corp. agreed to pay a total of $599 million for two companies whose programs help computers and applications perform more efficiently, to expand beyond products that protect data. The company will pay $537 million for Israel-based Precise Software Solutions Ltd., whose software spots potential system failures, and $62 million for closely held Jareva Technologies, a Sunnyvale, Calif., maker of programs that automate management of server computers. Shares of Mountain View, Calif.
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NEWS
May 7, 1993 | BARBARA BRONSON GRAY, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES: Barbara Bronson Gray is a regular contributor to Valley Life
Our society supports people more in death than in life, at least when it comes to divorce, says Christine Archambault, founder of Divorce Anonymous. "Nobody brings you a casserole. Family members take sides; there's no closing ritual--like a funeral--and sometimes very little assistance," says Archambault, who is also co-author of Divorce Recovery (Bantam, $4.50). But there are a range of groups committed to helping people navigate the emotional and legal hurdles that often accompany divorce.
BUSINESS
June 23, 1989
March Kessler has been named senior vice president-current programs at Lorimar Television, Culver City. She had been vice president-current programs.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 14, 2012
Gary Collins Host of 'Hour Magazine' TV show Gary Collins, 74, an actor who was the host of the syndicated TV show "Hour Magazine" and a former master of ceremonies for the Miss America Pageant, died early Saturday in Biloxi, Miss. Collins died of natural causes soon after arriving at Biloxi Regional Medical Center, Harrison County Coroner Gary Hargrove told the Associated Press. In 2011 Collins moved to Mississippi, the home state of his wife, Mary Ann Mobley, who was Miss America 1959 before embarking on an acting career.
NEWS
November 15, 2011 | By Jeannine Stein, Los Angeles Times / For the Booster Shots blog
Weight-loss programs offering support via telephone and the Web work about as well as in-person counseling to help obese people lose weight, a study has found. Two intervention programs were compared with a control group in the two-year study released today in the New England Journal of Medicine , in which 415 obese men and women participated. They were randomly placed in a weight-loss program that offered support remotely, via the Web, telephone and email; in a two-year program that included in-person support in addition to the remote support; or in a control group that encouraged independent weight loss.
NEWS
November 20, 1997 | MYRNA OLIVER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Hale Sparks, former head of broadcasting for the University of California and host of two network radio educational programs, has died. He was 89. Sparks, who retired in 1971, died Nov. 13 in San Antonio of a heart attack, said retired UCLA public information director Chandler Harris. Sparks' two programs, "The University Explorer" and "Science Editor," were heard locally over KNX-AM (1070) and nationally on the CBS radio network.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 3, 2008 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Bob Dale, 83, who was one of San Diego's best-known television personalities and who displayed a folksy on-air presence during more than 40 years on the air, died May 26 at a San Diego hospice, said Ken Kramer, a former colleague. The cause of death was not released. Dale was host of "Zoorama," a series that was filmed in the early 1960s at the San Diego Zoo and aired nationally. He also had a daily talk show, was host of various late-afternoon movie shows and children's programs, and was a longtime weatherman.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 3, 2012 | By Teresa Watanabe, Los Angeles Times
The corner of 4th and Gless streets in East Los Angeles, once a center of prostitution and drugs, now houses a place of soaring dreams. Inside the gleaming Boyle Heights Technology Youth Center, a classroom of young people battered by hard luck or bad choices is filled with quiet, focused energy. Marcos Avila, a 19-year-old who was kicked out of high school for fighting, is learning to compare and contrast two essays. Vincent Guzman, 18, who left school after his brother was killed in a drive-by shooting, is puzzling over two-step algebraic problems.
BUSINESS
March 1, 1985 | DJ
Cost Engineering Research Inc. won a $5.8-million Navy contract for engineering work on sonar programs.
TRAVEL
September 8, 1991
I read with interest the article "Now Tourists Can Get Their Kicks and an Education at the Same Time" by Peter S. Greenberg, Aug. 18. I was amazed that no mention was made of Elderhostel, which has been a leader in education travel programs since 1975 when it was founded. With its programs in all 50 states, all 10 provinces in Canada and over 40 countries overseas, it has programs in over 1,000 different colleges, universities and other educational institutions. It had over 190,000 people participate in its programs last year and the number continues to grow.
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