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May 31, 1997 | STEPHEN BYRD
In the late 1920s, the fledgling Lockheed Aircraft Co. was in horrible financial shape. Although its competitors Boeing and Douglas struggled mightily just to stay in the air, both companies had commercial aircraft that dominated the domestic market. Lockheed had none. Things were so bad for Lockheed that by 1932, the Burbank-based company was bankrupt and in federal receivership. The company needed a savior and needed one right away.
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May 31, 1997 | STEPHEN BYRD
In the late 1920s, the fledgling Lockheed Aircraft Co. was in horrible financial shape. Although its competitors Boeing and Douglas struggled mightily just to stay in the air, both companies had commercial aircraft that dominated the domestic market. Lockheed had none. Things were so bad for Lockheed that by 1932, the Burbank-based company was bankrupt and in federal receivership. The company needed a savior and needed one right away.
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September 8, 1997
For 200 days, to commemorate the bicentennial of the San Fernando Mission, the Valley Edition has been featuring daily, thumbnail portraits of people who have left their mark on the area. Reflecting the vast tapestry that has become the San Fernando Valley, the Valley 200 series has featured artists, authors, business people and community activists. It wrote about infamous Valley criminals as well as educational pioneers and a variety of entertainers.
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