April 25, 1993 |
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.
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.
December 26, 1998 |
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.
February 13, 1997 |
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.
August 25, 1994 |
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.
October 10, 2001 |
Fill these decorative bottles, which have pour spouts, with oil or vinegar. Put them on the kitchen counter for easy access. They're nicer to look at than a big bottle of oil and take up less counter space. Decorative bottles, $13.99, from Gourmet Imports, 921 Meridian Ave., Unit B, South Pasadena. (626) 441-9600. Microwaveable Bags of Greens A bag of either Ready Pac's new washed Spinach or Leafy Greens Blend makes for quick-cooking fresh greens.