January 15, 1995 |
At this time last year, when Aaron Bacon was 16, his young life was in tumult, though it was still a life. A funny, endearing kid for most of his privileged childhood, Aaron had changed, within a matter of months, into a testy, withdrawn stranger. A gifted kid who had loved to write poetry in a lyrical mode, he was ditching school and lying about it. As his grades slipped, his writing lost its literary luster. More and more, his poems read like death-rock lyrics from the backs of old vinyl-album covers.
December 5, 1995 |
Graphix Zone Inc., a multimedia company known for its aggressive pursuit of top show business talent, announced Monday that it intends to merge with a San Francisco-based CD-ROM producer through an exchange of stock valued at $39 million. The merger will bring together Graphix Zone, a developer of music and other entertainment CD-ROMs, and StarPress, a leading developer of reference CD-ROMs. StarPress Inc.
July 1, 2011 |
As warehouses go, there are few like Skechers USA Inc.'s new 1.82-million-square-foot distribution center. This warehouse is so big that it takes half a minute to drive from one end to the other at 60 miles per hour. The setup is so advanced that human hands will hardly touch the cargo as it is unpacked, categorized, stacked and prepared for delivery. The building is so green that it uses prevailing winds for ventilation instead of air conditioning. For its new North American operations warehouse, the nation's No. 2 footwear company chose the Inland Empire's Moreno Valley.
July 17, 1996
PageStar Inc. said Tuesday that it has agreed to buy Communication Transmitting Service from Orange-based paging carrier Paging Dimensions Inc. for $200,000 in cash and 800,000 shares of common stock. PageStar markets wholesale and customized wireless telecommunications services to customers of other businesses through co-marketing promotions. Communication Transmitting's assets include its common carrier paging license and network equipment in the Southern California market.
September 2, 1996
PageStar Inc., a marketer of wireless telecommunications services, said it has acquired Satellite Control Technologies Inc., SCT's subsidiary and its patented remote control wireless switching technology in a stock swap. PageStar turned over 6 million shares--50% of the company--for the purchase. As part of the deal, SCT President Steve Lipman became president of PageStar, whose former president, Eric Chess Bronk, took over as PageStar's chief operating officer.
March 2, 1988
G.M. Ridges has been appointed executive vice president of New Star Entertainment Inc., Beverly Hills. Ridges will oversee New Star Releasing, a new division created to distribute the company's theatrical releases domestically. Ronald C. Rodgers was named senior vice president and general sales manager in the new division, and Thomas Wolfe was named vice president--advertising.