November 20, 2002 |
Halex Corp. is a world leader in manufacturing the lengths of nail-studded plywood that hold wall-to-wall carpeting to the floor. What is helping to hold Halex itself together, meanwhile, is private equity capital. The Pomona company recently received $33 million in such financing from investment firms in Bethesda, Md., and Chicago in a deal brokered by Barrington Associates of Los Angeles. The money will enable Halex's entrepreneurial owners to expand their line with other products.
April 26, 1993 |
The well-scrubbed suburbanites in fresh T-shirts and blue jeans could have been heading for a lazy day at the beach as they boarded their charter bus Sunday, clutching coolers and backpacks. But the 300 or so gays and lesbians who had flown from Orange County were instead on their way to the tumultuous march for gay rights that attracted hundreds of thousands of people to downtown Washington on Sunday.
March 12, 1992 |
Late last year, Ernest Gallo announced that his E & J Gallo Winery in Modesto would release a Cabernet Sauvignon selling for $60 and a Chardonnay selling for $30. The wine trade greeted the announcement with a collective raised eyebrow. Merchants wanted to know how Gallo expected customers to shell out $30, let alone $60, when the company had yet to put out a Cabernet or Chardonnay worth even $15. Wine lovers debated what constitutes value in wine.
October 30, 1991 |
Race organizers expect the top finishers in Sunday's Orange County Marathon to complete the course in well under 1 1/2 hours. Not the runners, of course--after all, the fastest marathon ever run was just under 2 hours, 7 minutes. It's the in-line skaters, zipping along at speeds up to 28 m.p.h., who will be burning up the course Sunday. The Orange County Marathon will be the first ever to include a special division for in-line skaters, according to organizers.
September 27, 1987 |
Some of what Dale Beier grinds into sausage could growl back at an empty stomach, and wildlife lovers say it's enough to make them lose their appetites. Beier processes the meat of the African lion, black bear, llama, hippopotamus, elk, buffalo, reindeer and other animals native to a wide variety of habitats. He sells the cuts to hundreds of restaurants that like to be able to offer something exotic, and to individuals who eschew conventional meats for health reasons.
May 4, 1989
The top-ranked UCLA women's softball team (35-4 overall, 12-2 in the Pacific-10) will play at Oregon State (7-24, 1-15) on Friday and meet fifth-ranked Oregon (46-13, 11-5) at Eugene on Saturday. Both are double-headers and are key conference games as the regular season comes to a close next weekend. The winner of the Pac-10 conference, as well as the Big Eight, Big Ten, Big West, Gateway and Mid-America conferences, receives automatic bids into the NCAA College World Series, which will be played in Sunnyvale, Calif.
January 24, 1995 |
On the eve of the men's collegiate volleyball season, an empire stands humbled. And like members of the old guard on the day after a revolution, volleyball teams in the West are looking around and wondering what their roles will be in the new regime. California was so dominant that no team from outside the state had ever won a national championship. Only rarely were outsiders in the race.
September 27, 1985 |
Call them a soccer team without a practice field--or even a campus. But, what else should you expect from a team that calls itself the Free Spirits? Although the Los Angeles Mission College soccer team has no place to call home, it does have a winning program. The team, a nomadic group of junior college recruits, has compiled a 2-1-1 record this season, which includes a 2-0 shutout Wednesday over Cerritos at Pierce, where Mission plays its home games.
May 8, 1993 |
The answers to two points of discussion were revealed Friday night as Cal State Northridge and UCLA quickly eliminated the remote possibility of any team east of Los Angeles playing for this year's national championship in Division I men's volleyball. First off, there is a reason to play tonight's third-place match. Why should the NCAA pay to fly two teams across country to play only one match?