December 22, 1990 |
Santa Fe Railway has announced that it is recalling 96 employees at its rail car repair shops in Topeka and 67 employees at its locomotive repair shops in San Bernardino, effective Jan. 2. Bob Gehrt, a Santa Fe spokesman in Chicago, said the workers are being recalled in Topeka to restart the company's heavy car repair program, mainly repairing jumbo covered hopper cars used to transport grain. He said those workers were furloughed last April.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 22, 1990 |
Against the recommendations of the Planning Commission and city staff, the City Council has rejected an ordinance that would have set stricter standards of appearance for service stations and auto repair shops. The proposal was defeated when the council deadlocked in a 3-3 vote. Councilman Miguel Pulido, whose family owns Ace Muffler Shop in Santa Ana, abstained. The new standards would have affected new businesses or existing businesses planning extensive remodeling.
February 21, 1989 |
The Environmental Protection Agency proposed fines of more than $1 million against 109 muffler and car repair shops today for installing improper emission-control devices on automobiles. The EPA said the shops installed cheaper, less effective "two-way" catalytic converters on automobiles rather than the "three-way" converters required under federal laws to reduce air pollution.
October 30, 1992 |
Whatever happened to the marcasite stone in your exquisite Victorian necklace? Missing in action? What about your grandfather's pocket watch? Stuck in a drawer when it quit ticking? There are people who specialize in making everything all right again. Look for jewelry repair shops that protect your valuables: * Insurance protection: A full-amount replacement value in case of fire, theft or any other type of damage. * Satisfaction: If not satisfied, work should be redone at no extra charge.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 14, 1989 |
Thirty people have been arrested in an investigation of auto repair shops and wrecking yards that bought stolen car parts from undercover officers, Los Angeles police said Thursday. The arrests, made Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday at 14 such businesses, including nine in the San Fernando Valley, culminated a six-week undercover investigation, Lt. Frank A. Piersol said. The suspects were arrested on suspicion of receiving stolen property, a felony, Piersol said. The investigation involved more than 100 officers, including members of the Los Angeles Police Department, the California Highway Patrol, the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, the state Department of Motor Vehicles, the state Department of Consumer Affairs, the National Auto Theft Bureau and five suburban police departments--Burbank, Glendale, Pasadena, San Fernando and Simi Valley.
July 26, 1987 |
Many advances in automotive engineering are turning out to be burdens in car repair shops, according to a national survey of mechanics' attitudes about cars and repairs. In that light, the quality of new cars has declined rather than improved, according to the survey conducted this year by HBM-Kramer Research, a marketing research firm based in Boston. HBM-Kramer's controversial study was commissioned by Arrow Automotive Industries Inc., a major auto parts remanufacturer in Framingham, Mass.