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April 20, 1999 | JOHN L. MITCHELL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The call for help came late one night in early April. Agents from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, who had confiscated hundreds of Jackson chameleons smuggled into the country in burlap sacks, were urgently looking for someone to take the hungry, slow-footed creatures off their hands. Help came when volunteers from Star Inc., a storefront wildlife sanctuary in Culver City, organized a rescue operation for 200 of the lizards who were clinging to life.
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December 20, 2006 | Alana Semuels, Times Staff Writer
Hoping not to go bust again, intimate-apparel retailer Frederick's of Hollywood said Tuesday that it had agreed to be acquired by New York apparel maker Movie Star Inc. for about $34.4 million in stock. Executives of the two companies said the deal would help Frederick's tap into growing consumer demand for unconventional underwear. Movie Star plans to offer $20 million in new shares to its current shareholders.
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BUSINESS
December 20, 2006 | Alana Semuels, Times Staff Writer
Hoping not to go bust again, intimate-apparel retailer Frederick's of Hollywood said Tuesday that it had agreed to be acquired by New York apparel maker Movie Star Inc. for about $34.4 million in stock. Executives of the two companies said the deal would help Frederick's tap into growing consumer demand for unconventional underwear. Movie Star plans to offer $20 million in new shares to its current shareholders.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 20, 1999 | JOHN L. MITCHELL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The call for help came late one night in early April. Agents from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, who had confiscated hundreds of Jackson chameleons smuggled into the country in burlap sacks, were urgently looking for someone to take the hungry, slow-footed creatures off their hands. Help came when volunteers from Star Inc., a storefront wildlife sanctuary in Culver City, organized a rescue operation for 200 of the lizards who were clinging to life.
BUSINESS
December 5, 1995 | DAN MARGOLIS, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
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.
BUSINESS
July 1, 2011 | By Ronald D. White, Los Angeles Times
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.
BUSINESS
June 20, 2013 | By Cale Ottens and Roger Vincent, Los Angeles Times
Aspiring punk-rock and alternative bands packed patrons into grungy Al's Bar in downtown Los Angeles throughout the 1980s and 1990s, making it one of the West Coast's best-known venues for hearing edgy music of the era. Well-known performers such as the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Nirvana, the Fall, Sonic Youth, Beck and the Misfits all strode the modest stage in the dive bar at 303 S. Hewitt St. before they made it big. The bar closed in 2001 but...
BUSINESS
October 7, 2012 | By Roger Vincent
Accounting firm PricewaterhouseCoopers has agreed to move its downtown Los Angeles offices in a 15-year deal with landlord Brookfield Office Properties Inc. As part of its agreement to rent six floors -- about 135,000 square feet -- the firm will have its PwC logo attached to the top of the 53-story building at 601 S. Figueroa St. About 1,450 employees will move to the new offices in May from 350 S. Grand Ave. The new quarters will have less...
BUSINESS
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.
BUSINESS
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.
BUSINESS
December 5, 1995 | DAN MARGOLIS, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
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.
NEWS
March 25, 2011 | By Andrew Zajac, Washington Bureau
It's not often a tobacco company gets released from government regulation without asking. But that's apparently what happened to Star Scientific Inc. after it asked the Food and Drug Administration to treat two versions of its smokeless, dissolvable tobacco lozenges as "modified risk" because they contain lower levels of carcinogens than other tobacco products. The FDA responded that the products aren't considered smokeless tobacco at all and don't come under the 2009 tobacco law, according to a Star Scientific announcement on Wednesday.
BUSINESS
December 25, 1996 | Times Staff and Wire Reports
Reebok International Ltd. said it filed a lawsuit against Sony Corp.'s TriStar Pictures Inc. unit for not including a Reebok commercial in its recently released "Jerry Maguire" film. The lawsuit, filed Thursday in U.S. District Court in the Central District of California, seeks at least $10 million in damages for each of 12 claims, including breach of contract, trademark infringement and negligent misrepresentation.
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