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September 18, 2002 | A Times Staff Writer
Newport Beach-based Koll Construction has been sold to the firm's managers, company founder Donald Koll said. The firm is operating under the name Arris Builders Inc. and is led by Donald W. Dreusike, president, and Terry Lysek, senior vice president. Terms of the sale were not disclosed. Arris will complete more than $50 million in current Koll Construction projects, Dreusike said.
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NEWS
October 2, 1993 | FRANK CLIFFORD, TIMES ENVIRONMENTAL WRITER
Imperceptible to most visitors but eyed warily by environmentalists, a historic change is taking place this week in Yosemite National Park. After nearly a century of operations, the Yosemite Park & Curry Co. formally relinquished its contract to house and feed park visitors. With the Curry Co.'s departure, the largest and most lucrative concession business in the national park system passes to Delaware North Cos.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 30, 1995
The Arcadia City Council is poised to fire its contractor for a $6-million downtown revitalization after delays caused by striking workers. The council is expected on Tuesday to approve City Manager William Kelly's recommendation to cancel the contract of Sully-Miller Contracting Co. of Anaheim and hire another firm to complete the "Downtown 2000" project.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 18, 2014 | By Jeff Gottlieb
Crews worked Tuesday to fix a fingertip-sized hole in an underground pipe that allowed about 1,200 gallons of crude oil to seep onto a quiet residential street in Wilmington. Phillips 66, which earlier in the day said it was almost positive that it was not to blame for the leak, later took responsibility and put the blame on one of its out-of-service pipes. Don Ellis, a hazardous-materials specialist with the Los Angeles County Fire Department, said that when an underground oil pipeline is withdrawn from use, it is supposed to be capped and the material inside vacuumed out. Janet Grothe, a spokeswoman for Phillips 66, said the company would investigate why oil remained in the pipe, which she said was taken out of service before Phillips 66 acquired it. Los Angeles Councilman Joe Buscaino, who was touring the area, said the pipe had been withdrawn from service in 1998.
BUSINESS
January 30, 2001 | From A Times Staff Writer
An entertainment production company that includes actors Ben Affleck and Matt Damon has become one of the few--and by far most prominent--Hollywood firms to set up shop in downtown Los Angeles. LivePlanet moved its 30-member headquarters staff into about 10,000 square feet of office space at Los Angeles Center Studios, the former Unocal headquarters. The complex adjacent to the Harbor Freeway includes several other entertainment-related firms and six large sound stages.
BUSINESS
March 19, 2004 | James Bates, Times Staff Writer
Former top Walt Disney Co. TV executive Rich Frank is joining the Firm entertainment company as chairman of the board, folding his Integrated Entertainment Partners venture into the business. Founder Jeff Kwatinetz will continue as chief executive, with Kwatinetz and partner Rick Yorn sharing a chairman's title. Julie Yorn will head Firm Films. Before starting his most recent venture, Frank was chairman of C3, a production company started by Comcast Corp.
BUSINESS
January 16, 1985 | BILL SING, Times Staff Writer
In an effort to boost the disappointing profitability of its California bank subsidiary, Los Angeles-based First Interstate Bancorp announced Tuesday a major reorganization that will result in the California bank splitting off its large corporate and foreign lending activities into a separate firm.
BUSINESS
December 21, 1991 | RALPH VARTABEDIAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Hughes Aircraft said Friday that it agreed to settle for $11 million a civil suit brought by the Justice Department involving the pricing of the Maverick missile. The terms of the settlement provide for no admission of guilt by Hughes and an agreement by the Justice Department that it will not pursue further civil or criminal actions against the firm, company spokesman Richard Dore said.
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