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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 5, 1998 | BILL BOYARSKY
Promptly at 1 p.m. Wednesday, I dialed (888) 422-7128 to hear Rep. Jane Harman's telephonic press conference opening her gubernatorial campaign--and waited. And waited. So did other impatient California reporters on the western end. It wasn't until several minutes later that Harman, in Washington, turned up. Then, raising the reportorial outrage level even further, she cut off questioning after about 10 minutes. "This is ridiculous!" yelled one reporter. "Put her back on the line!"
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 13, 2011 | By Robin Abcarian, Los Angeles Times
Sidney Harman, a philanthropist, polymath and pioneer in high-fidelity sound for homes and cars who tried to resuscitate an icon of American journalism when he bought Newsweek last year, has died. He was 92. Harman died Tuesday night in Washington, D.C., of complications from leukemia, according to a statement from his family on the website of the Daily Beast, which Harman merged with Newsweek. He was married to former Democratic Congresswoman Jane Harman of Venice. The path of Harman's long career took him from the electronics industry to government, academia and, finally, the Fourth Estate.
BUSINESS
March 15, 1994
Harman International Industries Inc., a Northridge-based maker of audio and video equipment, said the company will provide car stereo systems for auto makers Jaguar, Saab, BMW and Range Rover. These car stereo contracts will be reflected in Harman's earnings as early as fiscal 1995, said Sidney Harman, the company's chairman.
BUSINESS
October 23, 2007 | From the Associated Press
Two private equity groups will terminate their planned $8-billion buyout of Harman International Industries Inc. but will invest $400 million in the company as part of a deal that precludes litigation over the breakup, Harman said Monday. The takeover by Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. and GS Capital Partners soured in September, when the buyers expressed concern about the audio equipment maker's financial health.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 5, 1992
Former President Jimmy Carter told workers at a Northridge stereo components factory Tuesday that they prove that American workers can compete successfully with the Japanese. "We watch and we hear every day that Americans cannot compete with the Japanese," Carter told workers at Harman/JBL Inc., according to a company statement. "You prove every day that this allegation is absolutely false."
NEWS
February 13, 1994 | JIM SCHACHTER
At the epicenter--at Roscoe and Balboa boulevards--the morning shift had been at work for half an hour when the Jan. 17 quake mercilessly shook the Northridge plant where Harman International Industries makes electronic components for premium car audio systems. You know the names: JBL, Infinity, Harman Kardon. "On the line, it was like somebody just hit the whole machine forward," one worker recounted later in the company newspaper. "The ladies yelled and they all ran toward me. . . .
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 5, 1992 | JIM HERRON ZAMORA
Former President Jimmy Carter told workers at a Northridge stereo components factory Tuesday that they prove that American workers can compete successfully with the Japanese. "We watch and we hear every day that Americans cannot compete with the Japanese," Carter told workers at Harman/JBL Inc., according to a company statement. "You prove every day that this allegation is absolutely false."
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