October 14, 1991 |
In the last scene of the movie, actor Ron Cedillos is a Texas lawman-gone-bad, perched on a split-rail fence and gulping from a bottle of whiskey. Across the horse corral, karate hero Chuck Norris finally appears, already bloodied from his fist-and-foot-flying destruction of a whole town, and now, ready to face Texas City's last bad guy. "Drink, trucker?" asks Deputy Boles, Cedillos' character in the 1977 film "Breaker, Breaker."
January 16, 1991 |
Ronald L. Cedillos has resigned as chief executive officer of Parker Automotive Corp., less than two months after taking the job when the company's founder stepped down because of legal problems involving another business. In an interview Tuesday, Cedillos said he is leaving the company, which makes fuel-cleaning systems for cars, because of increasing outside work for newly elected Gov. Pete Wilson. He also resigned from the company's board of directors but remains a major shareholder.
November 28, 1990 |
Michael E. Parker resigned Tuesday as chief executive of Parker Automotive Corp. of Costa Mesa, saying his ongoing legal problems were interfering with the company's operations. The resignation was a result of a compromise reached Monday in U.S. Bankruptcy Court between Parker Automotive and creditors of another Parker-owned company, Parker North American Corp. The court also agreed to vacate a temporary receivership of Parker Automotive.
December 6, 1990 |
Parker Automotive Corp. said Wednesday that founder Michael E. Parker has resigned involuntarily as chairman and, in a separate development, the company has laid off 16% of its staff. In a statement to the company's board, Parker said that the resignation was "not of (his) own free will" but was intended to allow the company "the chance of a future." He was unavailable for comment Tuesday. The announcement came as the company's stock continued to plunge, closing at $3, down $1.
September 24, 1991 |
As the aerospace industry in Southern California shrinks dramatically, the divisions in the United Auto Workers over how to answer the challenge only get uglier and deeper. UAW Local 148, which represents more than 19,000 Douglas Aircraft workers in Long Beach, is seeking to oust the union's regional director, Bruce Lee, from current contract talks. The local alleges that Lee has a conflict of interest that has hurt union efforts to stem the exodus of aerospace jobs from the Southland.
March 17, 1988
Five Boy Scout adult volunteers serving in the Southeast area have received the Silver Beaver Award, the highest honor a local scouting organization can bestow. They were among 29 people honored for distinguished service to youth during the Los Angeles Area Boy Scout Council's 71st annual awards dinner. The recipients are Boyd R. Benson and Ronald L. Cedillos of Downey, Theodore M. Dykzeul Sr. of Compton, Jerry Laiblin of La Mirada and Marie J. Dixon of Whittier.