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March 18, 1989 | ANDREA FORD, Times Staff Writer
One of Southern California's largest auto dealerships conspired to defraud consumers, first with false advertising delivered by late-night pitchman Ralph Williams and then with sales representatives trained in deceit, a state investigator contends in court documents filed Friday. The documents, examined by Orange County Superior Court Judge John J.
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July 31, 1993 | CHIP JOHNSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
NE-7 was the number to dial in Newhall when a railroad or gas company worker needed his medicine or a rancher needed a vaccine or serum to treat hog cholera. Since that first phone was installed at the Newhall Pharmacy in 1951, the old downtown district and the store have changed considerably, but Ralph Williams' work habits and business practices have survived.
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BUSINESS
March 30, 1990 | LESLIE BERKMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A complaint seeking $3 million in civil penalties for misleading sales tactics was filed Thursday against Friendly Ford of Huntington Beach, a new-car dealership that advertises widely on television, as well as some of its officers and directors. After a two-year investigation, the complaint, which also seeks restitution for victims, was filed in Orange County Superior Court by the state attorney general, the state Department of Motor Vehicles and the Orange County district attorney. Michael R.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 31, 1993 | CHIP JOHNSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
NE-7 was the number to dial in Newhall when a railroad or gas company worker needed his medicine or a rancher needed a vaccine or serum to treat hog cholera. Since that first phone was installed at the Newhall Pharmacy in 1951, the old downtown district and the store have changed considerably, but Ralph Williams' work habits and business practices have survived.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 21, 1987 | HERBERT GLASS
English art music of the first half of the 20th Century can be conveniently divided into that which follows Continental models--e.g., Edward Elgar's, with its primary inspiration in Brahms--and the native folk strain, exemplified in the works of Ralph Vaughan Williams. At present, it is Elgar who is having his day outside his native borders, thanks in large part to the advocacy of such international conducting celebrities as Sir Georg Solti, Bernard Haitink, Colin Davis and Andre Previn.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 10, 2013 | By Martin Miller and Elaine Woo
If you watched television in Southern California in the 1970s and beyond, it was impossible to miss Cal Worthington, the lanky pitchman in the cowboy hat touting deals on a sprawling car lot with his "dog Spot. " "Spot," however, was anything but a dog - think lion, tiger, bull, penguin, anteater, iguana, even a whale. And Worthington, the Oklahoma transplant who rode and wrestled with the exotic creatures in one of TV's wackiest and longest-running ad campaigns, kept the gag going for decades, building a cult following along with one of the most successful car dealerships west of the Mississippi.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 31, 1998
In "A Matter of Choice" (by Kristin Hohenadel, May 24), pianist Mitsuko Uchida states that "in England--apart from Purcell and Elgar--there is not that much the English can claim." Has she forgotten about Thomas Arne, Ralph Vaughan Williams, Malcolm Arnold, Benjamin Britten--or does she have very little regard for those composers? DON OGREN Torrance
BUSINESS
August 20, 1999
These companies and/or individuals recently filed for liquidation (Chapter 7) or reorganization (Chapter 11 or 13) in federal Bankruptcy Court in Santa Ana. * Best Engineering Inc., fka Bulk Engineering Systems Technology Inc. Location: Orange Type of business: N/A Filing: Chapter 7 Assets: $1.3 million Liabilities: $2.1 million Case number: 18190 JR Petition signed by: Leroy Johnson, president Date filed: 8-13 * Robert C.
BUSINESS
March 30, 1990 | LESLIE BERKMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A complaint seeking $3 million in civil penalties for misleading sales tactics was filed Thursday against Friendly Ford of Huntington Beach, a new-car dealership that advertises widely on television, as well as some of its officers and directors. After a two-year investigation, the complaint, which also seeks restitution for victims, was filed in Orange County Superior Court by the state attorney general, the state Department of Motor Vehicles and the Orange County district attorney. Michael R.
BUSINESS
March 18, 1989 | ANDREA FORD, Times Staff Writer
One of Southern California's largest auto dealerships conspired to defraud consumers, first with false advertising delivered by television pitchman Ralph Williams and then with sales representatives trained in deceit, a state investigator contends in court documents filed Friday. The documents, examined by Orange County Superior Court Judge John J.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 21, 1987 | HERBERT GLASS
English art music of the first half of the 20th Century can be conveniently divided into that which follows Continental models--e.g., Edward Elgar's, with its primary inspiration in Brahms--and the native folk strain, exemplified in the works of Ralph Vaughan Williams. At present, it is Elgar who is having his day outside his native borders, thanks in large part to the advocacy of such international conducting celebrities as Sir Georg Solti, Bernard Haitink, Colin Davis and Andre Previn.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 9, 2013 | By Martin Miller
Cal Worthington, the Oklahoma native whose old-time carnival flair built one of the most successful car dealerships west of the Mississippi, has died. He was 92. Worthington died Sunday while watching football at his home on the Big W Ranch near Orland, Calif., said Brady McLeod of the Miles Law Firm in Sacramento, which represented Worthington. Described as a cross between Dale Carnegie and Slim Pickens, Worthington was best known for his wacky television pitches that had him wrestling with a tiger, flying upside down on an airplane wing or riding a killer whale.
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