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May 17, 2012 | By Mark Medina
The pressure facing the 2012 Olympic basketball team goes beyond whether it will defend its gold medal. It will extend past whether USA Chairman Jerry Colangelo will have to reshuffle the roster again because of postseason injuries. And for the players, including Kobe Bryant, who make the final cut, the worries go past how their health will hold up after surviving a compacted NBA season. And the 2012 U.S. men's team will, of course, elicit commentary on how it would match up against the 1992 Dream Team, which is celebrating its 20th anniversary.
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October 31, 2013 | By Ricardo Lopez, This post has been updated. See note below for details.
Sunkist Growers Inc., the Sherman Oaks-based citrus cooperative, has been ordered to restore more than $1.6 million to employee retirement plans, the U.S. Labor Department said Thursday. The Labor Department sued Sunkist after Employee Benefits Security Administration investigators found that the company had mishandled employee retirement money. "Retirement plan assets represent workers' hard-earned savings, not a source of operating funds that companies can choose to use as they see fit," said Phyllis C. Borzi, Assistant Secretary of Labor for employee benefits security, in a statement.
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NEWS
December 6, 1988
Arson was suspected in an early-morning fire that gutted an abandoned 60-year-old Sunkist orange-packing plant in Orange County today, authorities said. Officials arrested a vagrant who was seen in the area during the 4:20 a.m. fire, which took 100 firefighters almost two hours to control.
FOOD
November 3, 2012 | By Betty Hallock, Los Angeles Times
Wearing round glasses, a buttoned vest and blue wingtip oxfords, Shaheen Sadeghi can't walk down Anaheim's Center Street Promenade without being greeted by every shop owner on this three-block stretch of newly opened restaurants and boutiques. He's the developer who transformed what was once a row of lackluster office buildings into his vision of retro-American retail opportunity, complete with all the telltales of new urbanism: baroque logos, penny tiles, wainscoting and Rockwellian facades.
BUSINESS
August 29, 1986
The 6,000-member citrus grower cooperative's payment will settle charges relating to the sale of its Yuma, Ariz., citrus processing facility. Sunkist agreed in 1981 to sell the Yuma operations to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that Sunkist sought to monopolize citrus products markets in the United States and Canada. But the FTC said that even though it extended the deadline for the sale of the Yuma processing operations until 1983, the actual transaction did not take place until 1984.
SPORTS
January 3, 1991
Dave Hartman of Canyon High has been added to a national championship mile event in the Sunkist Invitational at the Sports Arena on Jan. 18. Hartman, the third-place finisher in the Kinney cross-country championships last month, initially was entered in the boys' two-mile but switched to the mile. "He said he felt like he was ready to run a fast mile," Sunkist promoter Don Franken said, "so we moved him into the big race."
SPORTS
December 22, 1985
Johnny Gray, the American record-holder in the 800 meters at 1:42.60, has entered his speciality at the 27th annual Sunkist Invitational, Friday night, Jan. 17, at the Los Angeles Sports Arena. Gray also holds the world indoor record of 1:46.9 for 880 yards and will be trying to add the 800 mark to his collection on the fast Sunkist boards.
SPORTS
February 22, 1992
It is unconscionable that the organizers of the L.A. Sunkist track meet could renege on their promise of a Tartan runway to Sergei Bubka. It is downright negligent that they held the pole vault with the substandard high school pits. Such incompetent promotion and organization causes many world-class athletes to avoid competing in the U.S. altogether. As a result of the Sunkist fiasco, fans may never see Bubka vault in the U.S. again. ALEXIS ROCHEROLLE La Jolla
SPORTS
January 27, 1990
In the story of the Sunkist Invitational track meet, writer Julie Cart went far overboard in focusing on the failure of the milers to threaten world records. Meanwhile, her story grudgingly noted that while several meet records were set, they were in seldom-held events. Huh! Meet records were recorded in the men's long jump, the men's 3000 meters and women's 50-meter hurdles. All are official events listed by the IAAF for world records. AL FRANKEN, Chairman, Sunkist Invitational
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 7, 1986 | Maria La Ganga
A prowler resembling the suspect in a homicide and a string of recent rapes and attempted rapes in Orange and Los Angeles counties was sighted in an Anaheim trailer park late Monday night, but a nine-hour search by police officers, helicopters and dogs failed to capture the man. At about 10 p.m., an elderly resident of the Sunkist ) Garden Mobil Home Park at 1400 S. Sunkist St.
SPORTS
May 17, 2012 | By Mark Medina
The pressure facing the 2012 Olympic basketball team goes beyond whether it will defend its gold medal. It will extend past whether USA Chairman Jerry Colangelo will have to reshuffle the roster again because of postseason injuries. And for the players, including Kobe Bryant, who make the final cut, the worries go past how their health will hold up after surviving a compacted NBA season. And the 2012 U.S. men's team will, of course, elicit commentary on how it would match up against the 1992 Dream Team, which is celebrating its 20th anniversary.
BUSINESS
October 18, 2006 | From Reuters
Lemon juice from Argentina and Mexico is being sold in the United States at unfair prices, causing U.S. producers to lose market share and cut payrolls, the country's largest marketing cooperative said Tuesday. Sherman Oaks-based Sunkist Growers, which is owned by 6,000 members who account for the majority of U.S.
BUSINESS
September 21, 2006 | Jerry Hirsch
Sunkist Growers Inc., the country's oldest and largest citrus marketing cooperative, named Timothy J. Lindgren chief executive and president. Lindgren is the former president of Fruit Growers Supply Co., a sister cooperative of Sherman Oaks-based Sunkist. He was appointed executive vice president in April when former president and CEO Jeff Gargiulo decided not to renew his contract in order to devote more time to his wine business.
BUSINESS
February 22, 2006 | Jerry Hirsch, Times Staff Writer
Confronted with consumers who would rather peel open a snack bag than a fresh orange, Sunkist Growers Inc. will announce a plan today to fight back with a line of grab-and-go cut fruit. The Sherman Oaks-based growers cooperative said it would produce small bags of sliced Sunkist fruit to be sold in grocery stores, schools and fast-food chains this year through a joint venture with Taylor Farms of Salinas.
BUSINESS
April 7, 2004 | Fred Alvarez, Times Staff Writer
California's largest marketer of citrus fruit plans to voluntarily put country-of-origin labels on its produce, a move it hopes will head off a planned federal labeling mandate criticized by some in the industry as burdensome. As early as this summer, Sunkist Growers Inc. will add "USA" to the familiar dime-size, red-white-and-blue stickers it puts on individually sold oranges, lemons, tangerines and grapefruit.
BUSINESS
February 19, 2004 | Jerry Hirsch, Times Staff Writer
The last thing the citrus farmers assembled in Ventura needed to hear was another reminder about America's love affair with high-protein, low-carbohydrate diets. That's just what they got from the senior vice president from Wal-Mart Stores Inc., who gave the keynote speech Wednesday at Sunkist Growers Inc.'s annual meeting. "Five years ago, it was fruits and vegetables, five times a day -- but now it's all bacon and eggs," said Bruce Peterson, who heads Wal-Mart's perishable-food division.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 12, 1985
Say it isn't so: Calendar ads for New World Pictures' "Fraternity Vacation" with bottles of Sea & Ski and cans of Sunkist drinks built into the design layout? Is this Hollywood's latest cost-cutting-ad-cross-merchandising technique? Can we now expect MGM ad layouts for re-issues of Garbo's "Camille" to contain an illustration of the lady coughing and clutching a bottle of Vicks Formula 44 Decongestant? Let's cut out this new advertising "technique" before it gets out of hand.
BUSINESS
February 3, 1991
Editor's Note: The California & Co. column, "Citrus Cartel Would Make OPEC Jealous" (Jan. 8), generated considerable reader response, particularly from smaller growers. Nearly all were critical of the current marketing system. A representative sampling follows. As a grower and shipper of California navel oranges not affiliated with Sunkist, it is refreshing to see the truth told about prorate and the way Sunkist uses prorate to protect their market share. Johnston Farms packs and ships about 1,300 acres of navel oranges, which amounts to about 700,000 cartons per year.
BUSINESS
July 13, 2003 | Melinda Fulmer, Times Staff Writer
Nearly a century ago, a copywriter working for ad agency Lord & Thomas dreamed up the name "Sunkissed" for a campaign promoting California oranges and lemons to shoppers back East. The moniker soon was changed to Sunkist, but the image has remained: the bright sun splashing over the Golden State's fertile citrus groves. Now, Sunkist Growers Inc. is taking a radical turn.
BUSINESS
January 28, 2002 | MELINDA FULMER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
With 108 years in the citrus business, Sunkist Growers has created a brand so powerful it can sell more than 600 products around the world, everything from jelly beans to vitamins to orange soda. But when it comes to oranges, just having a well-known brand is no longer enough. Sunkist is fighting for its competitive life. Foreign-grown fruit is eating into Sunkist's U.S. market share. Consumers are finding a much wider variety of choices in the supermarket produce aisle.
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