CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 28, 1999 |
Juergen Staudte, a onetime Orange County businessman and inventor who played a pivotal role in the development of quartz crystals for digital watches and other timing devices, will be memorialized Wednesday at Fullerton's Evangelical Free Church. Staudte, 61, was killed May 19 when the twin-engine plane he was piloting crashed at an airport in Tucumcari, N.M.
October 13, 1998 |
After prosecutors discovered what they believe is a written confession, a British magistrate has ordered an Orange County businessman, accused of allegedly plotting to kill five people, to stand trial in London. Hans Frederick Johnston, who once controlled electronics manufacturer Statek Corp. in Orange, was arrested in April by London police. He was charged with conspiring to kill three American attorneys and two Swiss citizens, including his former partner at Statek.
September 24, 1999 |
The former chairman of an Orange-based electronics company was sentenced to six years in prison Thursday after being convicted in London of hiring hit men to kill former business associates. The evidence against Hans Frederick Johnston, 72, of Stamford, Conn., included a letter he had written, admitting he had decided to "eliminate" his former associates.
October 16, 1996 |
Orange County manufacturers saw productivity, sales and hiring rise in the third quarter, and many believe the growth will continue through the end of the year, a new survey shows. Manufacturing growth in the county, considered a key indicator of local economic trends, was so strong "it was surprising," said Raymond Sfeir, the Chapman University economist who conducts the private school's quarterly survey of county-based manufacturers.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 1, 1995 |
Steve McCaughey will help make history this week simply by leaving his car at home while working in Irvine. Instead of spending more than an hour each morning fighting traffic on the Riverside Freeway, he will ride the rails from Corona to his Irvine office in 40 relaxing minutes. His means: what's being touted as the nation's first suburb-to-suburb commuter train line.