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August 23, 1989 | BOB BAKER, Times Labor Writer
Ernie Guerrero worked 40 years in Thriftimart's produce warehouse. After he retired, a French corporation bought the chain, sold off some of the markets and transferred others to a subsidiary. That company, Smart & Final, inherited responsibility for Guerrero's retirement benefits. Guerrero knew his benefits would be paid the same way--through a health and welfare trust jointly funded by his union, the Teamsters, and an association of markets.
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August 23, 1989 | BOB BAKER, Times Labor Writer
Ernie Guerrero worked 40 years in Thriftimart's produce warehouse. After he retired, a French corporation bought the chain, sold off some of the markets and transferred others to a subsidiary. That company, Smart & Final, inherited responsibility for Guerrero's retirement benefits. Guerrero knew his benefits would be paid the same way--through a health and welfare trust jointly funded by his union, the Teamsters, and an association of markets.
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BUSINESS
January 24, 1985
The appointment came shortly after the senior executive with Los Angeles-based Smart & Final Iris (formerly Thriftimart) disclosed in a filing with the SEC that he had acquired a 5.2% interest in the Emeryville, Calif.-based specialty retailer for investment purposes. W. Howard Lester, president and chief executive of Williams-Sonoma, owns 22.3% of the company, while James. A. McMahan, a director, owns 17.1% of the 2.6 million shares outstanding.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 5, 2004 | Bob Pool, Times Staff Writer
Tyrone Power's favorite pink fabric-covered booth. Frank Sinatra's martini-stained Steinway. The platters that served up steak Diane to Cary Grant and pumpernickel cheese toast to Charlie Chaplin. It is all up for grabs today when furnishings from Perino's Restaurant on Wilshire Boulevard are auctioned off. Perino's -- the last of the legendary eateries from Hollywood's Golden Age -- is about to become history, going the way of Chasen's, Sardi's and the Brown Derby.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 19, 1985 | RAY PEREZ, Times Staff Writer
More than a score of fire companies from Orange and Los Angeles counties battled a huge blaze at an empty supermarket in Buena Park Thursday night, fire officials said. The fire at the vacated Vons market at the intersection of Beach Boulevard and Rosecrans Avenue erupted at 6:55 p.m. and threatened to spread to an adjacent drugstore before firefighters were able to control the blaze at 8:20 p.m., said Capt. Gordon Pearson of the Los Angeles County Fire Department.
NEWS
October 11, 1992 | IRIS YOKOI
A full-service grocery store could be coming to downtown if negotiations between the Grand Central Market and Brentwood-based Westward Ho Markets are successful. Westward Ho, which has eight stores in West Los Angeles, hopes to move into a 30,000-square-foot downstairs space at the historic market on Broadway. But Westward Ho owner Jerry Preston said a move into the Grand Central Market is still at least a year away and depends heavily on when a parking structure is built in the area.
BUSINESS
August 13, 1989
When I read Harry Bernstein's labor column of Aug. 1, "Many Americans Share Miners' Problem," I was dismayed to find that untruths, half-truths and innuendoes had been so freely used to attack Smart & Final Iris Corp. and falsely portray the facts and circumstances of its current labor situation. Bernstein never requested comment from either myself or, to my knowledge, any other Smart & Final representative. Had he done so, he would have been provided the following information contradicting the "facts" presented: First, Smart & Final never "refused to continue paying health-care premiums for retirees."
BUSINESS
July 7, 1987 | MARTHA GROVES, Times Staff Writer
With corporate names like Allegis, Unisys and Primerica in vogue, it is unusual to encounter a homey-sounding handle that doesn't smack of being invented by a consultant with a hyperactive computer. On the other hand, the name Smart & Final Iris, like many of the new corporate titles, does not spell out what this old-line Los Angeles company does. Explicit--like Goodyear Tire & Rubber or Campbell Soup--it's not. Nevertheless, company President Robert J.
BUSINESS
June 6, 1985
Rexon Corp., a maker of memory devices and small-business computer systems, announced a management restructuring Wednesday--its second since receiving financing from an investor group in January. Chairman Q. T. Wiles, who is also chairman of the investment banking firm Hambrecht & Quist Inc., becomes chief executive of Culver City-based Rexon. Ben C. Wang, 61, Rexon's founder, has been named vice chairman and chief technology officer, while Michael O.
BUSINESS
December 4, 1987 | NANCY YOSHIHARA, Times Staff Writer
When the Safeway signs eventually come down from the stores purchased Thursday by Vons Cos., a new round of competitive frenzy among Southern California supermarket chains is expected. For Southland consumers, that's good news because they will probably benefit from lower prices. The long-term outlook for prices, however, is less certain.
NEWS
May 19, 1988 | MARY LOU LOPER, Times Staff Writer
Lucy Toberman, who has launched at least 30 organizations in town in the last 50 years, will be honored today by The Presidents at a luncheon for 36 at Carolyn Singleton's house in Holmby Hills. Lucy founded The Presidents on the premise that no one wanted to be president of an organization, but they were all presidents anyway, or presidential timber, and enjoyed sociability. The concept: have a soiree now and then to raise big sums, but do it effortlessly.
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