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July 2, 1997 | PATRICE APODACA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
"Destroy All Girls." "Wife Beater." "Kill." Slogans of a subversive, counterculture organization? Well, sort of, if that's what you call teenage boys. The messages are a marketing ploy, appearing on shirts made by a Huntington Beach in-line skating equipment firm named Senate. Until recently, Senate was known only among a small subset of aggressive, or extreme, skaters who perform a variety of acrobatics on their in-line wheels.
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July 2, 1997 | PATRICE APODACA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
"Destroy All Girls." "Wife Beater." "Kill." Slogans of a subversive, counterculture organization? Well, sort of, if that's what you call teenage boys. The messages are a marketing ploy, appearing on shirts made by a Huntington Beach in-line skating equipment firm named Senate. Until recently, Senate was known only among a small subset of aggressive, or extreme, skaters who perform a variety of acrobatics on their in-line wheels.
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BUSINESS
April 6, 1986
Glenn Buell, Jr., president and chief executive of Comarco Inc., has been given the additional duties of chairman of the board for the Anaheim defense contractor. Buell succeeds former chairman Richard Riordan, a Los Angeles attorney, who will remain a director. Riordan was named chairman in Aug., 1984, following the death of co-founder Howard Sommer with the understanding that it would be an interim position until Buell was ready to assume the job, company officials said.
BUSINESS
May 2, 1995 | From Times Wire Services
Tom J. Elkin announced his resignation Monday as chief of the California Public Employees Retirement System's health benefits services in order to pursue a career in private health care consulting. Elkin's resignation will take effect July 1, culminating 25 years of state service. Elkin, 53, has served as the top health programs manager since 1991.
BUSINESS
May 29, 2008 | Marc Lifsher, Times Staff Writer
The cost of keeping your phone number private probably isn't going down any time soon. A bill by state Sen. Sheila Kuehl (D-Santa Monica) that would have eliminated phone-company fees for keeping numbers out of phone directories and unavailable through 411 directory assistance failed to pass in the Senate on Tuesday. "I won't bring it up again," she said Wednesday. "Nothing is going to change."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 8, 2003 | Virginia Ellis, Times Staff Writer
A Los Angeles insurance company that has contributed millions of dollars to California politicians over the years is trying to use its influence with lawmakers to overturn regulatory and court decisions that threaten its financial interests. Bills sponsored by Mercury Insurance Group, one of California's largest automobile insurers, unanimously passed committees in both houses of the Legislature on Wednesday despite strong opposition from consumer groups and the state's Department of Insurance.
NEWS
January 1, 2001 | PATT MORRISON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Alan Cranston stands as the first really grown-up senator from California . . . the first about whom you didn't brace yourself for the inevitable jokes when his name came up. California had Sen. S.I. Hayakawa, the semanticist with the golf-links headgear, an English professor who had leaped onto a sound truck to rip away the speaker wires at a student demonstration, and by doing so leaped into the Senate job. . . . Sen.
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