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May 10, 1994 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Insilco to Sell Sinclair Paint: The agreement to sell for $51 million to Grow Group Inc. excludes some real estate assets. Insilco Corp., which emerged from Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in April, 1993, also said it has abandoned plans to sell two other units, Rolodex and Curtis Manufacturing Co. Proceeds from the Sinclair Paint Co. sale, which is expected to close by Aug. 1, will go toward reducing Insilco's debt.
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May 10, 1994 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Insilco to Sell Sinclair Paint: The agreement to sell for $51 million to Grow Group Inc. excludes some real estate assets. Insilco Corp., which emerged from Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in April, 1993, also said it has abandoned plans to sell two other units, Rolodex and Curtis Manufacturing Co. Proceeds from the Sinclair Paint Co. sale, which is expected to close by Aug. 1, will go toward reducing Insilco's debt.
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June 25, 1991
An artist known only as Wyland put the final touches Monday on what was billed as the nation's largest environmental mural. The mural features 12 migrating whales that are 45 to 55 feet in length and a dolphin swimming among kelp that rises 70 feet from the ocean floor. It fills the west wall of Southern California Edison's Redondo Beach Generating Station. Three thousand gallons of paint were used for the project, donated by Sinclair Paint Co.
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August 29, 1993
Max Sinclair, 81, who with his six brothers and one sister founded the Sinclair Paint Co. in Los Angeles in 1932. Max Sinclair specialized in the shellacs used in bowling alleys and also worked in the sales and product development divisions of Sinclair, which was sold to the Chicago-based Insilco Corp. in 1971. The company, which started at Olympic Boulevard and Main Street, grew into the largest regional paint firm on the West Coast with 41 stores.
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February 20, 1994
LEGAL QUESTIONS California Lawyers for the Arts will conduct a session on legal questions affecting residential tenants and landlords after the quake. The free presentation will take place at 7 p.m. Wednesday in the community room, Colorado Place, 2500 Broadway, Santa Monica. Representatives from the Santa Monica Rent Control Board and attorneys for both the landlord and tenant sides will provide information and answer questions. Information: (310) 395-8893.
REAL ESTATE
August 4, 1985
Archibald McMullan, an architectural representative in Los Angeles for Sinclair Paint Co., has been installed as president of the Los Angeles chapter, Construction Specifications Institute, succeeding Richard B. Pember, who will continue to serve on the board of directors. Other new officers are Gerald M. Halweg of the Ceramic Tile Institute, president-elect; Josephine H. Drummond, a consultant, vice president; Hank L. Hinman of Raymond Interior Systems, vice president; Hans W.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 13, 2000
The polluter should pay: That's a reasonable tenet of modern society. A fee on the sale of automobile tires finances the recycling or disposal of old tires. If an oil company causes a spill, it pays to clean it up. Such fees are designed to discourage careless or illegal behavior and to generate the money needed to fix a mess when it occurs.
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October 7, 2000 | DAN MORAIN and MIGUEL BUSTILLO, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Democrats widened their lead over Republicans in the money race heading into the November elections, as Democrats leading the state Senate and Assembly raised almost $13 million, compared to Republican leaders' $2.8 million, according to campaign finance reports made available Friday. In the most costly initiative contest, backers of Proposition 38, which would let parents use taxpayer money to send their children to private schools, have raised $23 million this year, the reports show.
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November 1, 2000 | SHEILA JAMES KUEHL, Sheila James Kuehl (D-Santa Monica) represents the 41st District in the state Assembly
Remember how, in kindergarten, we were taught that if you make a mess, you clean it up? That is the current state of the law in California for companies that pollute or cause a health crisis. Foul the water, harm public health through a business practice, leave a toxic mess, and you can be assessed a fee by the Legislature to help clean it up. Of course, this elemental tenet of fairness does not sit well with the companies that cause the messes.
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February 3, 1990 | BERKLEY HUDSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In what may be a landmark lawsuit, 29 cities in Los Angeles County have been sued by a consortium of high-powered corporations in an attempt to spread the blame for the lingering toxic contamination that closed a major Monterey Park dump site six years ago.
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