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August 22, 1993
Irwindale's Redevelopment Agency and Ready Pac Produce in Pasadena have completed an agreement that calls for $8.45 million in bonds to be issued in the name of the agency to raise money for Ready Pac's new Irwindale facility. Irwindale City Manager David Caretto said the city's redevelopment agency has loaned its name to the taxable bonds but has been assured by its legal counsel that the city will not be liable for paying them back if Ready Pac defaults.
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SPORTS
December 30, 2013 | By Diane Pucin
UCLA basketball Coach Steve Alford said he feels his team is ready to begin Pac-12 Conference play Sunday against city rival USC. One thing that makes him very happy, Alford said, is that the Bruins' first three league games -- against the Trojans, top-ranked Arizona and well-regarded Arizona State -- will be at Pauley Pavilion. "At least we open at home," Alford said on the season's first Pac-12 teleconference Monday. "We're pretty healthy, we've played well at home, I hope we're ready to start the Pac-12 well.
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BUSINESS
August 20, 2004 | Jerry Hirsch, Times Staff Writer
More than three decades ago, produce man Dennis Gertmenian purchased a bathtub, a butcher block, a couple of knives and some plastic bags so he could quickly fill an order for pre-cut salads from one of his family-owned company's biggest clients. It was the start of a business that Gertmenian, chairman of Irwindale-based Ready Pac Produce Inc., continues to build. Earlier this month, Ready Pac acquired Tanimura & Antle Inc.'
BUSINESS
August 20, 2004 | Jerry Hirsch, Times Staff Writer
More than three decades ago, produce man Dennis Gertmenian purchased a bathtub, a butcher block, a couple of knives and some plastic bags so he could quickly fill an order for pre-cut salads from one of his family-owned company's biggest clients. It was the start of a business that Gertmenian, chairman of Irwindale-based Ready Pac Produce Inc., continues to build. Earlier this month, Ready Pac acquired Tanimura & Antle Inc.'
NEWS
April 25, 1993 | EDMUND NEWTON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Because owners of an Irwindale property made an irresistible offer, a major private employer in northwest Pasadena has elected to move, striking a blow to a state program to encourage business and jobs in that area. Ready Pac Produce, which employs more than 450 people in its plant on North Fair Oaks Avenue, will consolidate all of its facilities within three years at a 24-acre site now owned by a health care firm, a company official said this week.
BUSINESS
December 26, 1998 | ABIGAIL GOLDMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Dennis Gertmenian had a big problem. His father had left town and put him in charge of the family produce business. Then the company's biggest client called and threatened to pull his account in favor of a processor that could provide packaged ready-to-eat salads. Terrified of what he might have to tell his father, Gertmenian promised the client he would match the service.
SPORTS
February 13, 1997 | CHRIS DUFRESNE
This is how nuts the Pacific 10 Conference race has been: Five weeks ago, the coach of the year was Oregon's Jerry Green. Four weeks ago it was Stanford's Mike Montgomery, three weeks ago it was Arizona's Lute Olson, two weeks ago it was UCLA's Steve Lavin and last week it was California's Ben Braun. This week it's USC's Henry Bibby. Next week we're guessing Washington's Bob Bender. Trying to get a read on the Pac-10 is like trying to get a read on Dennis Rodman.
SPORTS
December 30, 2013 | By Diane Pucin
UCLA basketball Coach Steve Alford said he feels his team is ready to begin Pac-12 Conference play Sunday against city rival USC. One thing that makes him very happy, Alford said, is that the Bruins' first three league games -- against the Trojans, top-ranked Arizona and well-regarded Arizona State -- will be at Pauley Pavilion. "At least we open at home," Alford said on the season's first Pac-12 teleconference Monday. "We're pretty healthy, we've played well at home, I hope we're ready to start the Pac-12 well.
BUSINESS
October 18, 2006
Ready Pac Produce Inc. of Irwindale said a nationwide spinach recall caused by an E. coli outbreak had prompted the closure of a salad processing plant in Plymouth, Ind., that employed about 200 people.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 10, 2006 | Jerry Hirsch, Times Staff Writer
Taco Bell fired its produce provider in the Northeastern states after green onions supplied by the company were suspected in an E. coli outbreak believed to have sickened more than 160 people, company officials said Saturday. The Irvine-based Mexican food chain also said that it had tested more than 150 ingredients from its restaurants and, with the exception of a preliminary positive result for green onions, everything was contamination-free.
BUSINESS
December 26, 1998 | ABIGAIL GOLDMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Dennis Gertmenian had a big problem. His father had left town and put him in charge of the family produce business. Then the company's biggest client called and threatened to pull his account in favor of a processor that could provide packaged ready-to-eat salads. Terrified of what he might have to tell his father, Gertmenian promised the client he would match the service.
SPORTS
February 13, 1997 | CHRIS DUFRESNE
This is how nuts the Pacific 10 Conference race has been: Five weeks ago, the coach of the year was Oregon's Jerry Green. Four weeks ago it was Stanford's Mike Montgomery, three weeks ago it was Arizona's Lute Olson, two weeks ago it was UCLA's Steve Lavin and last week it was California's Ben Braun. This week it's USC's Henry Bibby. Next week we're guessing Washington's Bob Bender. Trying to get a read on the Pac-10 is like trying to get a read on Dennis Rodman.
NEWS
August 22, 1993
Irwindale's Redevelopment Agency and Ready Pac Produce in Pasadena have completed an agreement that calls for $8.45 million in bonds to be issued in the name of the agency to raise money for Ready Pac's new Irwindale facility. Irwindale City Manager David Caretto said the city's redevelopment agency has loaned its name to the taxable bonds but has been assured by its legal counsel that the city will not be liable for paying them back if Ready Pac defaults.
NEWS
April 25, 1993 | EDMUND NEWTON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Because owners of an Irwindale property made an irresistible offer, a major private employer in northwest Pasadena has elected to move, striking a blow to a state program to encourage business and jobs in that area. Ready Pac Produce, which employs more than 450 people in its plant on North Fair Oaks Avenue, will consolidate all of its facilities within three years at a 24-acre site now owned by a health care firm, a company official said this week.
FOOD
August 25, 1994 | MICHELLE HUNEVEN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
No more washing and drying lettuce, no more tearing into bite-sized pieces. Now there's salad-in-a-bag--almost any combination of greens and chicories you can think of, from Ready Pac's mostly iceberg All American Mix to Kenter Canyon Farm's box of pedigreed baby romaines. Just dump in a bowl, dress and devour. Of course, such convenience has a price tag. Five minutes saved can mean a whopping 400% markup.
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