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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 15, 1998
Each year the Automobile Club of Southern California chooses local mechanic shops for its Approved Auto Repair Quality Service Award. The shops have 99% or better customer satisfaction and have passed routine inspections by the club. The 11 Orange County shops, by city, to receive the award this year: Anaheim: Ira Newman Automotive Anaheim Hills: Mussche Automotive Brea: Star Service Costa Mesa: Rudy's Garage Huntington Beach: Hans Import Lake Forest: Cherry Avenue Auto Clinic Los Alamitos: G.T.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 15, 1998
Each year the Automobile Club of Southern California chooses local mechanic shops for its Approved Auto Repair Quality Service Award. The shops have 99% or better customer satisfaction and have passed routine inspections by the club. The 11 Orange County shops, by city, to receive the award this year: Anaheim: Ira Newman Automotive Anaheim Hills: Mussche Automotive Brea: Star Service Costa Mesa: Rudy's Garage Huntington Beach: Hans Import Lake Forest: Cherry Avenue Auto Clinic Los Alamitos: G.T.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 9, 1995
Police were searching Friday for a man who robbed a service station of an undisclosed amount of cash at knifepoint. The robbery occurred at 11 p.m. Thursday at the Unocal station in the 19800 block of Esperanza Road, in an unincorporated part of the county, Sheriff's Lt. Rich Paddock said. The robber entered the service station store and purchased some cigarettes. As the clerk was ringing up the purchase, the man brandished a knife, demanded money and fled with an undisclosed sum, Paddock said.
BUSINESS
January 26, 1994 | ANNE MICHAUD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Tune Up and Lube Centers, which was discovered charging its customers for unnecessary repairs and returning cars in an unsafe condition, has paid $65,000 to help settle a lawsuit brought by the Orange County district attorney. Based on consumer complaints, the state Bureau of Automotive Repair investigated Tune Up and Lube locations in Tustin, Cypress, Westminster and Anaheim. Undercover drivers were charged for repairs that were not done or were sold unneeded repairs, the bureau reported.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 2, 1990 | KEVIN JOHNSON and JOHN H. LEE, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Enough, already! That was the sentiment expressed by customers at some Orange County service stations as they were greeted Saturday morning by the federal government's nickel-a-gallon tax increase at the fuel pump. "I spend a lot of money on gas," said Pedra Salcedo of Santa Ana, who commutes every day from housecleaning jobs in Newport Beach. "Now, I'm just going to have to work more."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 9, 1995
Police were searching Friday for a man who robbed a service station of an undisclosed amount of cash at knifepoint. The robbery occurred at 11 p.m. Thursday at the Unocal station in the 19800 block of Esperanza Road, in an unincorporated part of the county, Sheriff's Lt. Rich Paddock said. The robber entered the service station store and purchased some cigarettes. As the clerk was ringing up the purchase, the man brandished a knife, demanded money and fled with an undisclosed sum, Paddock said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 21, 1991 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Unocal Corp. paid a $903,846 settlement to avoid civil prosecution for allegedly violating a major pollution law at more than half of its service stations in Orange County, prosecutors said. The Los Angeles-based oil company endangered public health and water supplies by failing to check for leaks and obtain necessary permits for underground gas tanks at 72 of its 143 stations in the county, Dist. Atty. Michael R. Capizzi alleged. Deputy Dist. Atty.
BUSINESS
August 24, 1988 | MARY ANN GALANTE, Times Staff Writer
Taxable sales in Orange County climbed 6.2% to more than $5.7 billion during the first quarter, but the rate of gain failed to outpace California's for the first time in more than five years, according to preliminary results released this week by the State Board of Equalization. For the state, taxable sales for the first quarter jumped 9.8% to $57.3 billion. That translates to real, or inflation-adjusted, growth of 5% because prices rose an average of 4.
NEWS
September 4, 1998 | JEFF GOTTLIEB, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Mobil Oil Corp. has agreed to pay $1 million to settle a lawsuit charging that the company failed to properly maintain its system for monitoring leaks in underground fuel tanks at more than 40 service stations in Orange County. There was no evidence, however, that leaking gasoline contaminated either water or soil, Orange County Deputy Dist. Atty. Michelle Lyman said Thursday. The civil settlement, signed Tuesday by Superior Court Judge Tully H.
BUSINESS
January 26, 1994 | ANNE MICHAUD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Tune Up and Lube Centers, which was discovered charging its customers for unnecessary repairs and returning cars in an unsafe condition, has paid $65,000 to help settle a lawsuit brought by the Orange County district attorney. Based on consumer complaints, the state Bureau of Automotive Repair investigated Tune Up and Lube locations in Tustin, Cypress, Westminster and Anaheim. Undercover drivers were charged for repairs that were not done or were sold unneeded repairs, the bureau reported.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 2, 1990 | KEVIN JOHNSON and JOHN H. LEE, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Enough, already! That was the sentiment expressed by customers at some Orange County service stations as they were greeted Saturday morning by the federal government's nickel-a-gallon tax increase at the fuel pump. "I spend a lot of money on gas," said Pedra Salcedo of Santa Ana, who commutes every day from housecleaning jobs in Newport Beach. "Now, I'm just going to have to work more."
BUSINESS
August 15, 1989 | MARY ANN GALANTE, Times Staff Writer
Healthy retail spending brought Orange County's taxable sales to a record $25.4 billion last year--a 7.6% jump from the year before. Adjusted for inflation, that translates to real growth of 2.9%, according to a report released by the State Board of Equalization. Among Orange County cities, it was size that mattered in figuring total taxable sales.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 4, 1998 | JEFF GOTTLIEB, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Mobil Oil Corp. has agreed to pay $1 million to settle a lawsuit charging the company failed to properly maintain its system for monitoring leaks in underground fuel tanks at more than 40 service stations in Orange County. There was no evidence, however, that leaking gasoline contaminated either water or soil, Deputy Dist. Atty. Michelle Lyman said Thursday.
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