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December 7, 1998 | STEVE EMMONS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Soured by seeing grief-ridden friends sold "incredibly expensive" funerals for loved ones, Mike McEligot began shopping when cancer seemed about to kill his father. "I didn't want to wait and do it when my family was vulnerable," said the 44-year-old bank branch manager from Costa Mesa. "It's like having to buy a car when your own car has already broken down."
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 30, 1996 | EFRAIN HERNANDEZ JR., TIMES STAFF WRITER
Eager to show the state's gratitude, Gov. Pete Wilson on Tuesday presented special service medals to firefighter and Ventura resident Scott French, along with two others injured in the Calabasas-Malibu brush fire last week. The governor, who spent several minutes with each of the heavily bandaged firefighters still recovering at the Grossman Burn Center at Sherman Oaks Hospital, presented them with the Governor's Fire Service Award at their bedsides.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 21, 2000 | ANNETTE KONDO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A new rapid bus service will soon debut along with distinctive, prefabricated shelters on Ventura, Wilshire and Whittier boulevards. The 89 shelters will cost nearly $3.7 million and will be paid for by the Metropolitan Transportation Authority. On Tuesday, the Los Angeles City Council approved fronting about two-thirds of that money, which the MTA will later repay.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 30, 1996 | EFRAIN HERNANDEZ JR., TIMES STAFF WRITER
Eager to show the state's gratitude, Gov. Pete Wilson on Tuesday presented special service medals at the hospital bedsides of three firefighters injured in the Calabasas-Malibu brush fire last week. The governor, who spent several minutes with each of the heavily bandaged firefighters still recovering at the Grossman Burn Center at Sherman Oaks Hospital, presented them with the Governor's Fire Service Award.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 7, 1993 | JOHN DART
She was only 12 when Pope John Paul II visited Los Angeles in 1987, and Adrianna (Adri) Espinosa of West Hills only vaguely remembers seeing him on television then. But now, at 18, amid her active involvement in a Chatsworth parish, Espinosa is "very excited" about being chosen to worship with the Pope inside a Denver cathedral. She is in a select group of young Catholics chosen to attend a semi-private Mass next Saturday morning with the Pope presiding and preaching.
BUSINESS
January 2, 1991 | CHRIS WOODYARD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
They are the shops where suits are dry-cleaned, frozen yogurt is scooped and bicycle wheels are greased--the proverbial little place down the street. They are Orange County's small retail businesses. In an age of big chain stores, small merchants are holding on by offering specialized service and products. But without powerful, well-financed organizations behind them, the smaller competitors can be vulnerable in an economic downturn.
BUSINESS
December 14, 1993 | ANNE MICHAUD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Salvati Montgomery Sakoda, one of Orange County's largest independent advertising agencies, said Monday that it has agreed to merge with one of the industry's biggest companies, Bozell Worldwide. The transaction marks the second time that Bozell has established a foothold in Orange County, where a number of major agencies have come and gone. The deal merges Salvati's 50-member office with the 70-member staff of Bozell's Los Angeles office.
NEWS
November 24, 1994 | LEO SMITH, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Tick. Tick. Tick. If you hadn't noticed before today, the sight of Santa Claus bringing up the rear of a Thanksgiving Day parade probably pounded the point into your head: The holidays are upon us, big time. With Hanukkah, Christmas and New Year's looming ahead, there are parties to host and attend; out-of-town guests to house, feed and entertain; food to buy and prepare; cards to send out; gifts to select, pay for, and deliver; houses and trees to decorate.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 4, 1990 | TINA DAUNT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Mobil Oil Corp. has sued the city of Santa Fe Springs for relief from costly annual fire and oil well operating fees that are designated to clean up 500 deserted wells and pay for specialized fire services. Mobil claims the fees--a $1,885-per-well fire fee and a $1,000-per-well annual operating fee--are unfair and illegal.
NEWS
December 28, 1989
Southland residents and visitors can avoid the parking and traffic problems to Pasadena for the Tournament of Roses Parade, Rose Bowl Game and Victory Park float displays. RTD will offer special service to Pasadena from many parts of the Southland on Monday. Line 260 buses will leave Ocean and Long Beach boulevards in Long Beach at 4:50 and 5:04 a.m., then every 20 minutes until 6:38 a.m. and approximately every hour from 7:23 to 10:15 a.m.
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