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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.
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.
June 16, 1989 | From Associated Press
Coleco Industries agreed Thursday to be bought by Hasbro Inc. for $85 million, marking the likely end of the company that made the hottest-selling toy in U.S. history, the Cabbage Patch Kids doll. Hasbro, the largest American toy maker, will receive all of Coleco's product line, which includes Scrabble and Parcheesi board games, as part of the all-cash deal, Coleco Chairman Morton Handel said. The deal still must be approved by U.S. Bankruptcy Court in New York, where Coleco, swamped with $540.
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.
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.
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.
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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