CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 19, 1992 |
Business at private mail centers was booming this week as Ventura County residents rushed to ship Christmas gifts to far-off relatives while avoiding lines at the post office. Workers at places like Mail Call in Newbury Park boxed up teeny stocking stuffers and big-ticket gifts alike and shipped them off via United Parcel Service. Mail Call, which handles 35 to 50 packages per day in the off-season, has been shipping up to 300 per day this week, said store owner John Apgar.
April 15, 1993 |
A flock of sea gulls lounged in the warm sun, oblivious to the trucks that moved about like giant worker ants in the new shipping terminal on Pier J in the Port of Long Beach. Maersk Pacific Ltd. moved into the $140-million terminal on Monday. It is just a stone's throw from the old one, but at 107 acres, the new terminal is twice as large. And with two additional cranes and new railroad tracks, it will enable the shipping company to move nearly twice as much cargo, company President William A.
July 4, 2000 |
EGL Inc. agreed to buy rival Circle International Group Inc. for $543 million in stock to boost the freight-shipping company's international presence. EGL said each of about 17.65 million Circle common shares will be converted to one share of EGL, valuing Circle at $30.75 a share. Based on EGL's closing price Friday, that's a 22% premium. San Francisco-based Circle has more than 300 shipping centers in more than 100 countries.
April 21, 1994 |
The Alameda Corridor Transportation Authority has elected a seven-member finance committee to oversee funding of the $2-billion commerce superhighway. The committee will be headed by Los Angeles City Councilman Rudy Svorinich Jr., who represents San Pedro. The other members are Long Beach City Councilman Jeffrey A. Kellogg; Carson Mayor Michael I.
September 26, 2008 |
The Air Force and Army have disciplined 17 senior officers, including the three-star general in charge of logistics, for poor oversight in connection with the mistaken shipment to Taiwan of fuses for nuclear warheads. Saying he could not ignore the "breaches of trust that occurred on their watch," acting Air Force Secretary Michael B. Donley laid out Thursday what in some cases were career-ending punishments for six Air Force generals, ranging in rank from one to three stars, and nine colonels.
May 12, 1986 |
President Reagan and basketball star Kareem Abdul-Jabbar are among the most famous customers of Collegiate Cap & Gown, but it is the regular clientele--1.75 million graduates a year--who really keep the company busy. Collegiate, the nation's largest supplier of such garb, will outfit anyone from a 2-foot-8 kindergarten student to a 7-foot basketball player, said production manager Thomas R. Williams. But there are worries. Will the caps and gowns fit? Do the colors match?