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April 20, 1994 | TONY PERRY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Robert Oscar Peterson, a plain-spoken, take-charge entrepreneur who founded the Jack in the Box restaurant chain and was a major benefactor for the arts, higher education and liberal political causes, died Tuesday night at age 78. Peterson's wife, former San Diego Mayor Maureen O'Connor, was at his bedside at their home in Point Loma when he died. He had fought leukemia for more than a decade. "He did a lot of good in this world," said Peterson's longtime friend and attorney, Robert Ballantyne.
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April 23, 1994
Funeral services for Robert Oscar Peterson, founder of the Jack in the Box restaurant chain, will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery in San Diego. Peterson, 78, died Tuesday after a long fight with leukemia. The family has suggested that any memorial donations be made to the San Diego Scholarship Foundation, P.O. Box 740190, San Diego, Calif. 92174-0190.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 5, 1985
The son of millionaire Jack-In-The-Box founder Robert O. Peterson was among five people named in a drug indictment unsealed in federal court Wednesday. Cris Carleton Peterson was charged with a count of conspiracy to import marijuana from Mexico via airplane. Four others charged with the same offense were identified as Robert Dormae of Fallbrook, Louie Mendoza of Colorado, Richard Allen Andrews and Elmer Lou Krepel.
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April 20, 1994 | TONY PERRY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Robert Oscar Peterson, a plain-spoken, take-charge entrepreneur who founded the Jack in the Box restaurant chain and was a major benefactor for the arts, higher education and liberal political causes, died Tuesday night at age 78. Peterson's wife, former San Diego Mayor Maureen O'Connor, was at his bedside at their home in Point Loma when he died. He had fought leukemia for more than a decade. "He did a lot of good in this world," said Peterson's longtime friend and attorney, Robert Ballantyne.
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March 17, 1991 | LEONARD BERNSTEIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Mayor Maureen O'Connor and her husband, Robert O. Peterson, consumed more than twice as much water at their Point Loma home last year than city water officials and the mayor have previously acknowledged. The mayor's 1990 average daily water use--3,248 gallons--was so high that it would place her and her husband among the top 100 residential water users in the city.
NEWS
April 23, 1994
Funeral services for Robert Oscar Peterson, founder of the Jack in the Box restaurant chain, will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery in San Diego. Peterson, 78, died Tuesday after a long fight with leukemia. The family has suggested that any memorial donations be made to the San Diego Scholarship Foundation, P.O. Box 740190, San Diego, Calif. 92174-0190.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 27, 1986
Regarding Barry Horstman's excellent article on financial disclosures in the mayor's race ("O'Connor, Cleator Continue Financial Debate," April 16), Maureen O'Connor equates her spouse's potential land use project with a project proposed by a Bill Cleator supporter. But there is a real difference. Maureen O'Conner will derive a direct financial benefit under California community property law whenever her spouse, Robert O. Peterson, makes a profit in real estate or in any other manner.
BUSINESS
March 19, 1985 | BILL RITTER
Among those thankful for a near-miss in last week's crash of a Navy jet in Sorrento Valley is former UC San Diego Chancellor William D. McElroy, who sits on the board of two nearby firms--Foundation for the Ocean and Analytical Luminescence. Other board members include businessmen Robert O. Peterson and Richard T. Silberman, contractor Robert Golden, and McElroy's wife, Marlene Anderegg, a noted biochemist.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 4, 1986 | TOM GREELEY, Times Staff Writer
Maureen O'Connor, a former two-term councilwoman who narrowly lost the 1983 mayoral election to Roger Hedgecock, officially entered the race for mayor Friday. Two longtime leaders of the council's Republican, pro-development voting bloc--Acting Mayor Ed Struiksma and Councilman Bill Cleator--are her best-known opponents in the Feb. 25 nonpartisan primary. Struiksma said in announcing his candidacy that O'Connor, a Democrat, was the front-runner in the race.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 14, 1986
The son of millionaire San Diego businessman Robert O. Peterson was sentenced Monday to six months in federal prison for conspiracy to possess marijuana with intent to distribute. Cris Carleton Peterson, 36, whose father founded Foodmaker Inc., which is the parent company of the Jack in the Box fast-food restaurant chain, entered a change of plea before U.S. District Judge Howard Turrentine, who also ordered that he be placed on four years' probation upon his release.
NEWS
March 17, 1991 | LEONARD BERNSTEIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Mayor Maureen O'Connor and her husband, Robert O. Peterson, consumed more than twice as much water at their Point Loma home last year than city water officials and the mayor have previously acknowledged. The mayor's 1990 average daily water use--3,248 gallons--was so high that it would place her and her husband among the top 100 residential water users in the city.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 5, 1985
The son of millionaire Jack-In-The-Box founder Robert O. Peterson was among five people named in a drug indictment unsealed in federal court Wednesday. Cris Carleton Peterson was charged with a count of conspiracy to import marijuana from Mexico via airplane. Four others charged with the same offense were identified as Robert Dormae of Fallbrook, Louie Mendoza of Colorado, Richard Allen Andrews and Elmer Lou Krepel.
BUSINESS
August 5, 1986 | BILL RITTER
There may be rough sailing ahead for San Diego businessman Robert O. Peterson, husband of Mayor Maureen O'Connor, in the Northern California town of Mendocino, where the call for conservation is as strong as the waves that hammer the rugged shoreline. In fact, so ardent are preservationists there that they recently protested construction of a child care center's jungle gym on a vacant lot.
BUSINESS
January 10, 1987 | BILL RITTER, San Diego County Business Editor
Less than three years after they had to sell out to a large corporation, George and Piret Munger on Friday repurchased two of the five remaining Piret's eateries. The Mungers will take over operation of the Piret's outlets in La Jolla and Encinitas, effective Feb. 1. Vicorp Specialty Restaurants (VSR), which acquired Piret's in May, 1984, will continue to operate Piret's in Costa Mesa, Beverly Hills and the flagship site in Mission Hills.
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