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August 15, 1996 | From Associated Press
They lined up outside in the early morning hours, gave a rousing cheer when the doors finally opened and rushed inside to find staff people embracing and taking photographs. Rock concert? Campaign rally? Awards ceremony? No. It was the opening last month of the first Whole Foods natural foods supermarket in San Francisco.
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August 15, 1996 | From Associated Press
They lined up outside in the early morning hours, gave a rousing cheer when the doors finally opened and rushed inside to find staff people embracing and taking photographs. Rock concert? Campaign rally? Awards ceremony? No. It was the opening last month of the first Whole Foods natural foods supermarket in San Francisco.
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NEWS
May 19, 1994
Ralph Liebman, who worked his way up from apprentice meat cutter to executive vice president of Ralphs Grocery Co. and was elected chairman of the California Grocers Assn., has died. He was 62. Liebman, who retired earlier this year, died Tuesday night at his home in Long Beach after a six-month battle with liver cancer. "He was an exemplary person," said Byron Allumbaugh, Ralphs chairman and chief executive officer.
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November 22, 2001 | MARISA SCHULTZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
There's not much talk here these days about a surplus, except for the surplus of coins in circulation. And because there are so many pennies, nickels, dimes and quarters changing hands, the U.S. Mint has announced that 357 people, about 12% of its work force, are losing their jobs, with the San Francisco plant especially hard hit. Last year the Mint made about 25 billion new coins.
BUSINESS
September 3, 2001 | KATHY M. KRISTOF, TIMES STAFF WRITER
East West Bancorp, whose banks cater to the Asian American community, plans to announce a partnership this week with 99 Ranch Market to offer supermarket banking. Buena Park-based 99 Ranch Market, which also caters to the Asian American community, has 20 California stores, a Seattle store and affiliates in Hawaii, Nevada, Georgia and Arizona. East West, based in San Marino, has $2.7 billion in assets and 30 branches, most of which are in Southern California.
BUSINESS
April 18, 1996
Now that Wells Fargo & Co. has announced branch closings in Orange County in the wake of its acquisition of First Interstate Bank, here are answers to some questions that customers might have. * Q: What happens if my branch closes? Will I have to fill out forms or stand in line to get money when I need it? * A: Wells Fargo officials say that banking services won't be interrupted as First Interstate customers' accounts are converted and individual branches are closed.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 1, 2003 | Shawn Hubler, Times Staff Writer
Because of the war that may happen tomorrow -- or in two weeks or six weeks or, then again, not at all -- Joan McCullers has spent months deciding whether to fly from Virginia to Reno to see her sister. Richard Heckmann has put expansion of his Los Angeles-based sporting goods business on the back burner. Gail Devers, the two-time Olympic gold medalist, has warned that she may not travel from Atlanta to England for this month's world indoor track championships.
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