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REAL ESTATE
November 15, 1987
The Pacifica Corp. has honored two of its suppliers for outstanding long-term service. The awards were accepted by Fred Ellrott Sr., president of F&F Heating and Air Conditioning, Camarillo, and Bob Yount, principal of FashionCraft Floors Inc. of Paramount. Both companies have been suppliers for the Pacifica since 1974. The Ventura County developer has been involved in the construction of more than 1,200 Pacifica homes.
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BUSINESS
September 23, 1999 | Bloomberg News
IBM Corp. agreed to buy Internet security company Dascom Inc. for an undisclosed price. Closely held Dascom, which has about 100 employees, would keep its headquarters in Santa Cruz; no firings are expected. Dascom's software is designed to allow companies to share orders and other information securely with suppliers and customers.
BUSINESS
March 4, 1987 | PAUL RICHTER, Times Staff Writer
A group of Hollywood studios suffered a setback Tuesday in their efforts to have a judge replace the management of Grant Broadcasting System, a television station chain that last year sought bankruptcy court protection while owing its TV-program suppliers $225 million. In a written opinion, Bankruptcy Judge David A. Scholl in Philadelphia said that the company has "an outstanding management team," and should be given a chance to "regroup" using bankruptcy court protection.
BUSINESS
August 23, 2012 | By Tiffany Hsu, This post has been updated. See note below.
In-N-Out, McDonald's Corp., Jack in the Box, Burger King and other chains quickly cut ties with Central Valley Meat Co. this week after undercover footage from an animal welfare group showed cows at the California slaughterhouse seemingly tortured and otherwise mistreated. McDonald's said the percentage of its meat that came from the Central Valley slaughterhouse was in “the low single digits.” "Upon learning about USDA's decision to suspend CVM, we took immediate action and suspended supply from this facility, pending further investigation,” the hamburger giant said in a statement.
BUSINESS
April 9, 2009 | TIMES WIRE REPORTS
A top Toyota executive said the automaker's U.S. operations were prepared to deal with the effects of a possible bankruptcy filing by rival General Motors Corp. Jim Lentz, president of Toyota Motor Sales USA, said the company's U.S. factories shared about two-thirds of their 500 major auto-parts suppliers with Detroit's Big Three automakers. Of that group, about 10 are in "critical need" of cash. GM has recently said it may file for bankruptcy protection as part of its restructuring plan.
BUSINESS
July 12, 1990 | Associated Press
Investigators are looking into allegations that New York Telephone suppliers helped pay for bawdy parties and prostitutes at annual conventions of company employees, it was reported today. State regulators are questioning whether the meetings at Florida resorts resulted in higher costs being paid by customers, The Wall Street Journal said. The meetings, held for one week each year from 1984 through '88, allegedly involved improper contact between employees of Materiel Enterprises Co.
NEWS
February 20, 1990
Relatives of 13 people killed and 32 injured in the collapse of a department store will share a $33.1-million out-of-court settlement. The three-floor Amigo Store collapsed during a thunderstorm on July 7, 1988. A 14th person was killed, but relatives did not sue. The settlement came from the store, the city of Brownsville and several construction companies and materials suppliers.
BUSINESS
February 13, 2012 | By Pat Benson
McDonald's Corp. says it wants its pork suppliers to start treating pregnant pigs better. The fast-food giant said Monday that it is requiring suppliers to provide plans by May to phase out stalls like the one in the photo above that restrict the movement of pregnant pigs. It made the announcement in a joint statement with the Humane Society of the United States. "There are alternatives that we think are better for sows," said Dan Gorsky, senior vice president of the company's North America Supply Chain Management.
NEWS
August 30, 1985 | MARYLOU LUTHER
Question: I have an old black coat with black fox collar and cuffs. I don't think there's much hope for the coat, but the fur still looks presentable. Any ideas for a fashionable use of the fur?--T.T. Answer: Put your fur cuffs on your favorite pair of leather or knitted gloves, as illustrated here. This idea comes from Milan designer Keith Varty of Byblos, who uses the look to great advantage in his current fall-winter collection.
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