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September 22, 1993 | Dean Takahashi, Times staff writer
Rising Star Contract Services Inc., a Costa Mesa start-up company that has been vocal about its effort to find financing, has secured equipment to begin working down its multimillion-dollar backlog of orders. Shepherd Bentley, president of the 30-employee electronics assembly firm, said the company was able to lease equipment at bargain rates from a company that got the equipment from Bentley's former employer, Symbol Technologies Inc. in Costa Mesa.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 14, 2010
A somber procession on Tuesday morning snaked its way through downtown Los Angeles as thousands honored LAPD SWAT Officer Robert J. Cottle, who was killed March 24 in Afghanistan while on Marine Corps Reserve duty. During a private service at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels, Cottle was posthumously awarded a Purple Heart and a Bronze Star. Cottle's casket, covered in an American flag, was carried in a horse-drawn carriage from Los Angeles Police Department headquarters to the cathedral, accompanied by law enforcement officers, including Chief Charlie Beck.
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BUSINESS
April 26, 1994
Companies ranked by total revenue. 1993 Sales/Revenue % Change Rank Company ($ Millions) From 1992 1 Safeway Inc. 15,214.5 0 2 McKesson Corp. 12,203.1 6 3 Pacific Gas & Electric 10,582.4 3 4 Pacific Telesis Group 9,244.0 -7 5 Walt Disney Co. 8,865.1 11 6 Fluor Daniel Inc. 8,100.9 18 7 SCE Corp. 7,821.1 -2 8 Bergen Brunswig Corp. 7,058.2 28 9 Vons Cos. 5,074.5 -9 10 Transamerica Corp. 4,833.0 6 11 Consolidated Freightways 4,191.8 3 12 Times Mirror Co. 3,714.
OPINION
July 7, 2009
Today's public (but not really public) Staples Center memorial service for Michael Jackson, with its vouchers, tickets, wristbands and attempted EBay resales, sums up much of the tackiness and tragedy that accompanies media stardom in the early 21st century. It also says something about Los Angeles and its ambivalence about public space. The problem is not that tickets are required for the program at Staples and the Nokia Theatre.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 4, 1991
UCLA Medical Center will ground its MedStar Emergency Air Transport Service after eight years of operation because of a lack of money to fund the 24-hour "flying emergency room," the program's director said Wednesday. Dr. Marshall Morgan, who started MedStar in 1983, informed 22 staff members at a meeting that efforts to restructure the service to recover most of its estimated $3 million annual cost had failed. The program will be closed down by Oct. 1, he said.
BUSINESS
February 23, 1990 | LESLIE BERKMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Cal Star Financial Services Inc., an insolvent mortgage-banking firm under investigation by a federal grand jury in Los Angeles, said Thursday that it has ceased operations and is liquidating its remaining assets. The Costa Mesa-based company, which serviced a portfolio of $300 million in mortgages, operates 11 offices in six states and at one time employed 117 workers. All but four have been let go, the company said in a statement.
BUSINESS
August 30, 1990
Cal Star Financial Services Inc., a Costa Mesa mortgage banking firm that declared itself insolvent and ceased operations in February in the midst of a federal grand jury probe of its activities, has filed a Chapter 7 bankruptcy petition in federal court here. The company, which listed $66.7 million in assets and $65.8 million in liabilities, said its books and records have been seized by the FBI.
BUSINESS
March 14, 1997 | GREG MILLER
PageStar Inc., a company that two months ago unveiled an automobile theft recovery system, said Thursday its service will soon be available nationwide as part of an agreement with PageNet Inc., one of the country's largest electronic paging companies.
TRAVEL
April 10, 2005 | Jane Engle, Times Staff Writer
Owning your hotel room sounds like the ultimate luxury. "It's the Eloise factor," said Vivian Deuschl, corporate vice president of public relations for Ritz-Carlton. Ah, yes, Eloise, the eponymous 6-year-old heroine of the children's book series who lived in New York's Plaza Hotel. A typically idle afternoon was spent braiding the ears of her pet turtle and ordering "one roast-beef bone, one raisin and seven spoons" from room service.
MAGAZINE
April 21, 1991 | Ruth Reichl
Forget about Spago. Adieu to Le Dome. Say ta-ta to Trumps and adios to The Ivy. Bid Mortons a fond farewell. The very latest place is Asylum. If you didn't already know it, you will as soon as you arrive: The valet won't even take your car until you've assured him that you have a reservation. Lying is useless; there are ropes at the door, and the man standing by them won't let you through until he's found your name on his list.
BUSINESS
May 24, 2006 | From Bloomberg News
TiVo Inc., which created the market for digital video recorders, has asked a judge to shut down a competing service offered by EchoStar Communications Corp. because it's infringing a patent. A jury found in April that EchoStar was violating TiVo's patent for products that let a viewer record one TV program while watching another. U.S. District Judge David Folsom, who presided over the case in Texarkana, Texas, is to oversee a trial next month on whether the patent can be enforced.
TRAVEL
April 10, 2005 | Jane Engle, Times Staff Writer
Owning your hotel room sounds like the ultimate luxury. "It's the Eloise factor," said Vivian Deuschl, corporate vice president of public relations for Ritz-Carlton. Ah, yes, Eloise, the eponymous 6-year-old heroine of the children's book series who lived in New York's Plaza Hotel. A typically idle afternoon was spent braiding the ears of her pet turtle and ordering "one roast-beef bone, one raisin and seven spoons" from room service.
BUSINESS
March 14, 1997 | GREG MILLER
PageStar Inc., a company that two months ago unveiled an automobile theft recovery system, said Thursday its service will soon be available nationwide as part of an agreement with PageNet Inc., one of the country's largest electronic paging companies.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 8, 1995 | FRANK B. WILLIAMS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The steady stream of cars, some of them blasting the booming bass guitar and screeching adolescent voice that made him famous, kept rolling slowly down Harvard Boulevard near the First African Methodist Episcopal Church during a funeral Friday for rapper and AIDS casualtyEazy-E.
BUSINESS
April 26, 1994
Companies ranked by total revenue. 1993 Sales/Revenue % Change Rank Company ($ Millions) From 1992 1 Safeway Inc. 15,214.5 0 2 McKesson Corp. 12,203.1 6 3 Pacific Gas & Electric 10,582.4 3 4 Pacific Telesis Group 9,244.0 -7 5 Walt Disney Co. 8,865.1 11 6 Fluor Daniel Inc. 8,100.9 18 7 SCE Corp. 7,821.1 -2 8 Bergen Brunswig Corp. 7,058.2 28 9 Vons Cos. 5,074.5 -9 10 Transamerica Corp. 4,833.0 6 11 Consolidated Freightways 4,191.8 3 12 Times Mirror Co. 3,714.
BUSINESS
September 22, 1993 | Dean Takahashi, Times staff writer
Rising Star Contract Services Inc., a Costa Mesa start-up company that has been vocal about its effort to find financing, has secured equipment to begin working down its multimillion-dollar backlog of orders. Shepherd Bentley, president of the 30-employee electronics assembly firm, said the company was able to lease equipment at bargain rates from a company that got the equipment from Bentley's former employer, Symbol Technologies Inc. in Costa Mesa.
BUSINESS
September 2, 1993 | DEAN TAKAHASHI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Shepard Bentley's worst fear is that he will have to close his 25-person manufacturing plant before it ships its first product. The cause of its imminent demise? Lack of financing. Bentley's start-up company, Rising Star Contract Services Inc., rose from the ashes of a layoff. Bentley and 400 other people lost their jobs earlier this year when Symbol Technologies began relocating its Costa Mesa high-tech plant to New York.
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