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September 30, 1987 | JUDY PASTERNAK, Times Staff Writer
In a lawsuit filed this week by two Santa Monica Mountains landowners, an unidentified member of the California Coastal Commission is accused of extorting political contributions in exchange for approval of a residential development in the rugged hills above Malibu. When Quaker Corp.
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March 25, 1992 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Buyer Found for Ghirardelli Chocolate: Chicago-based Quaker, which put the chocolate business up for sale three years ago, said it agreed to sell Ghirardelli to Thomas H. Lee Co., a Boston-based investment firm. Terms of the agreement were not disclosed, but analysts placed Ghirardelli's value at between $15 million and $20 million. The Lee firm and its affiliates own controlling interests in General Nutrition Cos.
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BUSINESS
March 25, 1992 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Buyer Found for Ghirardelli Chocolate: Chicago-based Quaker, which put the chocolate business up for sale three years ago, said it agreed to sell Ghirardelli to Thomas H. Lee Co., a Boston-based investment firm. Terms of the agreement were not disclosed, but analysts placed Ghirardelli's value at between $15 million and $20 million. The Lee firm and its affiliates own controlling interests in General Nutrition Cos.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 30, 1987 | JUDY PASTERNAK, Times Staff Writer
In a lawsuit filed this week by two Santa Monica Mountains landowners, an unidentified member of the California Coastal Commission is accused of extorting political contributions in exchange for approval of a residential development in the rugged hills above Malibu. When Quaker Corp.
BUSINESS
July 15, 1989 | From United Press International
Troubled Quaker Fabrics Corp. has agreed to be bought by a giant Italian holding company for $20.5 million, the company said. The prospective buyer of the upholstery fabric maker is Unione Manifatture S.p.A., based in Milan. The deal probably will be completed by September, possibly sooner.
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April 13, 1989
The state Court of Appeal in Los Angeles is expected to hear a suit April 19 by two Santa Monica Mountains property owners, challenging the California Coastal Commission's inland jurisdiction. The suit was filed by Quaker Corp., owner of 272 acres about 6.5 miles from the ocean near Mulholland Drive and Las Virgenes Road, and by Michel T. Ghosn, who owns 160 acres in the same area. Attorneys for the property owners seek to remove coastal zone and coastal plan jurisdiction at the ridgeline from Kanan-Dume Road to Topanga Canyon.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 28, 1985 | MYRON LEVIN, Times Staff Writer
A state agency Friday approved the construction of houses on an expanse of oak-sprinkled hillside and meadow in Calabasas that the federal government wants to buy for the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area. The California Coastal Commission, meeting in Oakland, voted 10 to 1 to approve a scaled-down version of a plan by Quaker Corp. to subdivide its 272-acre tract on Mulholland Highway about one-half mile east of Las Virgenes Road in the Las Virgenes Valley.
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