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August 26, 2007 | Jerry Hirsch, Times Staff Writer
For a generation, Richard Peterson has helped shape California's wine industry. He is the guy who taught the Gallos how to make sparkling wine. Peterson helped engineer E.&J. Gallo Winery's transition from its reliance on ports, sherries and other sweet dessert wines to dry table wines. Later, he made some of the state's classic vintages at the historic Beaulieu Vineyard in Napa Valley, put Monterey County on the winemaking map and developed Seagram's first wine cooler.
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August 26, 2007 | Jerry Hirsch, Times Staff Writer
For a generation, Richard Peterson has helped shape California's wine industry. He is the guy who taught the Gallos how to make sparkling wine. Peterson helped engineer E.&J. Gallo Winery's transition from its reliance on ports, sherries and other sweet dessert wines to dry table wines. Later, he made some of the state's classic vintages at the historic Beaulieu Vineyard in Napa Valley, put Monterey County on the winemaking map and developed Seagram's first wine cooler.
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November 26, 1995
Richard A. Peterson, a longtime Oxnard resident and electronics technician at Point Mugu Navy Base, died Friday of cancer. He was 68. Born Feb. 5, 1927, Peterson moved with his family to Oxnard when he was 16 and graduated from Oxnard High School. Except for two years he spent in the Philippines during World War II and frequent trips to Mexico, he has lived in Ventura County for nearly his whole life.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 26, 1995
Richard A. Peterson, a longtime Oxnard resident and electronics technician at Point Mugu Navy Base, died Friday of cancer. He was 68. Born Feb. 5, 1927, Peterson moved with his family to Oxnard when he was 16 and graduated from Oxnard High School. Except for two years he spent in the Philippines during World War II and frequent trips to Mexico, he has lived in Ventura County for nearly his whole life.
NEWS
January 20, 1989
Oregon state workers in "shock, grief and some fear" returned to work at the Oregon Department of Corrections in Salem under new tight security measures following the stabbing death of Director Michael Francke. "It would be only prudent if we consider ourselves to be in some degree of danger," said Richard Peterson, interim director of the department.
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May 23, 1986
A Canoga Park man was killed when his motorcycle struck a car making a left turn in front of him and then slid into a parked car, police said Thursday. Witnesses said the victim, Eric Richard Peterson, 28, appeared to have been speeding north on Fallbrook Avenue at Leonora Drive in Woodland Hills when the accident occurred about 9:45 p.m. Wednesday, authorities said. He was not wearing a helmet, Officer Joe Albright said.
BUSINESS
May 9, 1986
Richard G. Peterson has been named president of a new Napa Valley wine estate being developed jointly by Whitbread North America, Marchesi L&P Antinori of Florence, Italy, and Champagne J. Bollinger of Ay, France. Peterson formerly was president and winemaster at Monterey Vineyard.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 20, 1989 | STEVE HOCHMAN
Blues singer Etta James, who had been announced as a performer for Saturday's presidential inaugural "Celebration for Young Americans" rhythm & blues concert in Washington, will not be at the show, her manager said Thursday. Lupe DeLeon said that James had been asked to perform, but that no formal agreement was ever reached. James is currently busy promoting her new "Seven Year Itch" album, which was nominated for a contemporary blues recording Grammy award, DeLeon said.
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October 2, 2008 | Jessica Garrison
Concerned that Pepperdine University is being dragged into the fight over gay marriage, university President Andrew Benton said all references to his institution must be removed from a new "Yes on 8" television commercial being aired around the state. The commercial features law professor Richard Peterson, who warns of the consequences of not passing Proposition 8, which would amend the state Constitution to ban same-sex marriage. "That changes a lot of things," Peterson says, as a sign identifies him as a professor at Pepperdine's law school.
BUSINESS
February 1, 2001 | From Reuters
Only three companies floated new stock offerings last month--the slowest January in 21 years--but Wall Street deal makers are not yet showing signs of panic. "Only three [initial public offerings] priced in the month . . . that ranks as one of the worst Januarys on record, with only about $160 million raised," said Richard Peterson, an analyst with Thomson Financial Securities Data.
BUSINESS
April 9, 1998 | Dow Jones
Broadcom Corp., which makes high-speed chips and is planning to go public next week, boosted the estimated price range for its initial stock offering by 80%. The price estimate was increased to $18 to $20 a share, said an official at Morgan Stanley Dean Witter, the lead underwriter for the offering. Broadcom originally estimated the initial offering price at $10 to $12. "It's a rare phenomenon," said Richard Peterson of Securities Data Corp., a New Jersey data research firm.
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April 3, 1994 | PEGGY Y. LEE
The Ventura City Council on Monday is expected to appoint 19 residents to four advisory panels. Residents will serve one to three-year terms on three committees: * The five-member Arts and Cultural Affairs Committee makes recommendations about art-related issues, and works toward acquiring art and cultural grants. * The five-member Tourism and Special Events Committee oversees the city's tourism efforts, including the Ventura Visitors and Convention Bureau.
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