March 30, 1990 |
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 |
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.
June 21, 2006 |
FIRST, some back story. It's World War II, and U.S. carmakers have shifted to more important products -- jeeps and anything else that would help fill the Army's arsenal. With new cars in short supply, dealers become hungrier sharks, having to work harder to sell vehicles that were past their prime. Enter Madman Muntz, who was so young when he began selling cars back in Illinois that his mother had to sign sales papers.
June 21, 1987 |
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 |
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.
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