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July 10, 1992 | TED JOHNSON, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Two former owners of Ultra Limousine, the now-defunct Brea manufacturer of glitzy limousines that included queen-size beds, hot tubs and swimming pools, have been indicted on seven counts of income-tax evasion, federal authorities said Thursday. Carl Vincent Bergeman, 41, and Kraig Kavanaugh, 32, both of Yorba Linda, are to be arraigned July 27 in federal court on charges that each of them evaded individual income taxes in 1985 and 1986.
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July 10, 1992 | TED JOHNSON, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Two former owners of Ultra Limousine, the now-defunct Brea manufacturer of glitzy limousines that included queen-size beds, hot tubs and swimming pools, have been indicted on seven counts of income-tax evasion, federal authorities said Thursday. Carl Vincent Bergeman, 41, and Kraig Kavanaugh, 32, both of Yorba Linda, are to be arraigned July 27 in federal court on charges that each of them evaded individual income taxes in 1985 and 1986.
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REAL ESTATE
June 19, 1988
A $9-million business park is planned following purchase of 11.1 acres at Palm and Moon Stone streets, Brea, by Investment Building Group of Los Angeles, in partnership with New England Mutual Life Insurance Co. of Boston. Construction is scheduled to begin in July for six light-industrial buildings, ranging in size from 11,600 to 40,000 square feet and covering 7.6 acres of property. An existing building on the site is leased to Ultra Limousine Co.
BUSINESS
May 20, 1988 | Michael Flagg, Times staff writer
Investment Building Group in Los Angeles and New England Mutual Life Insurance Co. in Boston bought 11 acres and the Ultra Limousine Co. factory at Palm and Moon streets in Brea from La Palma's Bonita Properties for $4.7 million, with plans to build a six-building, $9-million business park beginning in July . . . Delaney's Inc., operators of the seafood restaurant chain, moved its headquarters from Newport Beach to 1301 S. Sunkist St. in Anaheim, signing a 10-year, $1.
BUSINESS
October 9, 1989 | PAUL RICHTER
Today's limousine comes in a standard shape and size and in variations that are elongated and ornamented to satisfy the most imaginative lover of crushed-velour comfort. About 6,000 limousines are manufactured each year by an industry that consists of a handful of high-volume manufacturers and countless small operations. The standard limousine is a Lincoln or Cadillac sedan that has been stretched to add 46 inches to 64 inches to its midsection. The procedure isn't complicated.
OPINION
April 20, 1986
We saw our first stretch Honda the other day--in Beverly Hills, as perhaps we should have expected--displayed in front of the Honda showroom on Wilshire Boulevard, and it set us to exploring the world of custom coach work in Southern California, where the automobile is said to be king. There are five companies busy stretching sedans into limousines, to say nothing of countless others modifying cars or creating unique automobiles from the wheels up. And it seems to be a growth business.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 16, 1988 | JERRY HICKS, Times Staff Writer
Jessica Hahn tugged at her white leather miniskirt, something she says she picked up on Rodeo Drive, fussed with her flowing brown hair and checked her makeup one last time. "Bill, tell me, do I look all right?" she asked nervously. She was about to face a horde of mostly drooling young men lined up to get her autograph at the custom car and hot rod show Saturday at the Anaheim Convention Center. "Bill" was Bill Farley of Playboy Enterprises Inc., a friend who had come to help.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 5, 1999 | PETER M. WARREN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Easter worship began ahead of the sun Sunday for dozens of families who participated in a six-year tradition of joyous dawn services at Bolsa Chica State Beach. Gathering in the predawn light, they were among the first of hundreds of thousands of people throughout Orange County and countless others around the world who went to church Easter Sunday, the holiest day in the Christian calendar.
MAGAZINE
June 13, 1999
Compiled by Leilah Bernstein 1900s Katherine Tingley, a.k.a. the Purple Mother, establishes the Point Loma Theosophical Community near San Diego. Theosophists are dedicated to discovering the "ancient truths" that link all religions. (1900) * The Los Angeles City Directory lists three car dealerships: E.H. Crippen Cycle and Supply House, Locomobile Co. of the Pacific and Pacific Automobile Co.
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