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June 2, 1994 | DEAN TAKAHASHI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Pentagon's contracting agency has negotiated with two Orange County defense companies to recover a small portion of the funds paid by the government as a result of alleged overbilling, the agency said. Sparta Inc.
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June 2, 1994 | DEAN TAKAHASHI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Pentagon's contracting agency has negotiated with two Orange County defense companies to recover a small portion of the funds paid by the government as a result of alleged overbilling, the agency said. Sparta Inc.
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BUSINESS
March 4, 1994 | DEAN TAKAHASHI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Two Orange County defense companies allegedly billed the Pentagon for hundreds of thousands of dollars in illegal or questionable expenses, including trips to exotic resorts for executives and spouses, alcoholic beverages and unexplained consultant costs. Sparta Inc. in Laguna Hills and SRS Technologies in Newport Beach were two of eight military contractors whose government billing practices were audited by the General Accounting Office, an investigative arm of Congress.
BUSINESS
March 4, 1994 | DEAN TAKAHASHI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Two Orange County defense companies allegedly billed the Pentagon for hundreds of thousands of dollars in illegal or questionable expenses, including trips to exotic resorts for executives and spouses, alcoholic beverages and unexplained consultant costs. Sparta Inc. in Laguna Hills and SRS Technologies in Newport Beach were two of eight military contractors whose government billing practices were audited by the General Accounting Office, an investigative arm of Congress.
BUSINESS
May 29, 1991 | DEAN TAKAHASHI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Pentagon's selection of two contracting teams to develop a controversial "Star Wars" program was bad news for two of Orange County's biggest aerospace companies but good news for two small subcontractors. The decision was a significant blow to Rockwell International Corp.'s Strategic Defense Center in Seal Beach, which was bidding to be primary contractor on a "Brilliant Pebbles" space-based interceptor for the "Star Wars" program. McDonnell Douglas Space Systems Co.
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March 4, 1994 | DEAN TAKAHASHI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Two Orange County defense companies were criticized Thursday for billing the Pentagon hundreds of thousands of dollars in illegal or questionable expenses, including trips to exotic resorts for executives, excessive company car expenses, alcohol and unexplained consultant costs. Sparta Inc.
BUSINESS
March 23, 2012 | By Walter Hamilton
Is your 401(k) plan any good? Given the significant role of 401(k)s in retirement planning, it's important to know how your company's plan stacks up. BrightScope Inc., a 401(k) rating firm in San Diego, issued a list of the 25 best plans in the Los Angeles area. Rankings are based on factors such as fees, company matching contributions, vesting schedules and quality of investment options. Biotech giant Amgen Inc. claimed the top spot. BrightScope's database covers 1,712 plans of companies within 50 miles of Los Angeles.
BUSINESS
January 1, 2000 | Bloomberg News
Sparta Foods Inc., a maker of tortillas and salsas, agreed to be bought by a shareholder, Cenex Harvest States Cooperatives, for about $14.5 million in cash as Cenex adds consumer products to its lineup. St. Paul, Minn.-based Cenex, one of the two biggest U.S. farm cooperatives, will pay $1.41 for each of Sparta's 10.3 million shares. New Brighton, Minn.-based Sparta, which has annual sales of $15.
NEWS
June 5, 1987 | From a Times Staff Writer
A physicist who worked for a "Star Wars" program contractor charged Thursday that the proposal for early deployment of an anti-missile defense system in space is "fatally flawed." "It would cost too much to put up and cost too little to shoot down," said Dr. Richard D. Ruquist, speaking at a press conference sponsored by the Union of Concerned Scientists, a group in the forefront of opposition to the Reagan Administration's Strategic Defense Initiative, as the program is formally known.
BUSINESS
March 5, 1994 | DEAN TAKAHASHI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Orange County defense contractor Sparta Inc. Friday defended its practice of seeking government reimbursement for sending key employees to yearly company meetings in resorts, saying its actions were consistent with government policy. Sparta, an engineering services company, said in a press release that the only reason the costs were questioned during congressional hearings earlier this week was that the meetings were in places such as Mexico, Hawaii and the Caribbean.
NEWS
March 4, 1994 | DEAN TAKAHASHI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Two Orange County defense companies were criticized Thursday for billing the Pentagon hundreds of thousands of dollars in illegal or questionable expenses, including trips to exotic resorts for executives, excessive company car expenses, alcohol and unexplained consultant costs. Sparta Inc.
BUSINESS
May 29, 1991 | DEAN TAKAHASHI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Pentagon's selection of two contracting teams to develop a controversial "Star Wars" program was bad news for two of Orange County's biggest aerospace companies but good news for two small subcontractors. The decision was a significant blow to Rockwell International Corp.'s Strategic Defense Center in Seal Beach, which was bidding to be primary contractor on a "Brilliant Pebbles" space-based interceptor for the "Star Wars" program. McDonnell Douglas Space Systems Co.
BUSINESS
October 19, 1997
* Martin J. Dymek has been named president of Steri-Oss, a Yorba Linda manufacturer of dental implants. He succeeds Ken Darienzo, who was appointed chairman and chief executive. Dymek had been senior vice president of sales and marketing. Since joining Steri-Oss in 1990, he has also held the position of international sales manager. In addition, Bruce D. Nye has been named vice president and chief financial officer.
BUSINESS
May 6, 1994 | GREG JOHNSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Cheong Lee, the longtime owner of Shanghai Pine Gardens restaurant on Balboa Island, chuckles at how his three sons have simplified the restaurant business at their Wahoo's Fish Taco chain. For starters, Lee's sons don't need highly trained, temperamental chefs in their kitchens. Wahoo's fish-based menu is noticeably shorter than Shanghai Pine Gardens' complex bill of fare. And few individual items on Wahoo's menu cost more than $5.
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