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November 27, 1991 | JOHN SCHWADA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A charter transit firm Tuesday asked for $560,000 to cover damages it says it suffered after a competitor, Valley Cab Co., launched a bruising campaign in 1988 to drive it out of business--including citizen's arrests of its drivers. The claim was submitted by Super Car Service, a North Hollywood-based firm, in a hearing before Van Nuys Superior Court Judge Marvin D. Rowen. Rowen is reviewing the claim.
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October 4, 2001 | PATRICK McGREEVY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Nearly a year after Valley Cab Co. lost its franchise to operate in Los Angeles, many of the firm's former vehicles and drivers are still transporting customers in the city under a different name, to the frustration of city officials. Valley Cab Co.'s Los Angeles operation was bought out by one of its former managers, who formed a new company using the same dispatch system and many of the same cars and drivers.
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June 13, 1992 | HUGO MARTIN
The Los Angeles City Transportation Commission has voted to give a Burbank-based taxi firm a three-month extension to begin operating as the San Fernando Valley's second taxi franchise. Under a city franchise approved in March, Babaeian Transportation Inc. was to begin taxi service May 27. But Babaeian representatives asked the commission for a 90-day delay, saying the company is having trouble getting delivery of taxis from the manufacturer.
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September 10, 1993 | HUGO MARTIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A San Fernando Valley taxi firm may be in jeopardy of losing its permit to operate because it has withheld a $20,000 bond that the city of Los Angeles ordered forfeited nearly a year ago, city officials said. Van Nuys-based Valley Cab Co. was ordered by the city's Board of Transportation Commissioners to give up the bond last October as a penalty for running ads in telephone books under the names of other cab companies.
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October 4, 2001 | PATRICK McGREEVY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Nearly a year after Valley Cab Co. lost its franchise to operate in Los Angeles, many of the firm's former vehicles and drivers are still transporting customers in the city under a different name, to the frustration of city officials. Valley Cab Co.'s Los Angeles operation was bought out by one of its former managers, who formed a new company using the same dispatch system and many of the same cars and drivers.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 13, 1991
A Los Angeles city panel voted 6 to 0 Thursday to require Valley Cab Co. to strengthen its insurance coverage and gave the embattled company, which is being forced to defend its monopoly in the San Fernando Valley, until Oct. 1 to meet the new conditions. If the conditions are not met, the firm's franchise could be revoked.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 28, 1991
Los Angeles city taxi regulators have begun an inquiry to determine if the San Fernando Valley's only cab company is adequately insured, a top Department of Transportation official said Tuesday. Tom Conner, the department's assistant chief, said Tuesday that it has "not been established to our satisfaction" that Valley Cab Co. has set aside $350,000 in a trust account to cover insurance claims against it as required by the city's self-insurance regulations for taxi franchise holders.
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September 11, 1992 | HUGO MARTIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Los Angeles city officials Thursday told the two taxi firms that serve the San Fernando Valley that they should eliminate the bitterness in their business rivalry that has led to accusations of illegal actions against both firms. The call for peace came from the Los Angeles City Board of Transportation Commissioners, which met to hear evidence gathered by city transportation inspectors against Valley Cab Co. and San Fernando Valley Checker Cab Co.
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August 30, 1991 | JOHN SCHWADA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Los Angeles city Transportation Commission on Thursday gave the embattled Valley Cab Co., now the San Fernando Valley's only taxi franchisee, until Sept. 12 to demonstrate that it has an adequate self-insurance program. The deadline was set following a series of questions from the commission staff and rival taxi firms about the credibility of a financial statement Valley Cab was required to submit to the state Department of Motor Vehicles to obtain approval of its self-insurance plan.
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December 4, 1991 | HUGO MARTIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
For workers at Super Car Service, the taste of revenge was bittersweet. A Van Nuys Superior Court judge awarded the North Hollywood-based charter transit firm and two of its employees about $21,000 for business losses suffered following an unofficial "sting" operation staged by its competitor, Valley Cab Co.
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October 30, 1992 | HUGO MARTIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A Los Angeles city transportation panel Thursday ordered both taxi firms serving the San Fernando Valley to forfeit bonds of $20,000 on the grounds that one company ran misleading ads and the other failed to provide the service it had promised. Saying they wanted to send a message to the entire taxi industry, city transportation commissioners increased one firm's bond against possible repeat offenses to $100,000. The commissioners also ordered Valley Cab Co.
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October 9, 1992 | HUGO MARTIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Los Angeles city transportation commissioners Thursday placed San Fernando Checker Cab Co. on six months probation for illegally referring Valley customers to cab companies or car shuttle services operating without city licenses. Checker Cab, owned by Burbank-based Babaeian Transportation Co., began serving the San Fernando Valley this year after winning a costly lobbying campaign to break an eight-year monopoly held by Valley Cab Co.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 11, 1992 | HUGO MARTIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Los Angeles city officials Thursday told the two taxi firms that serve the San Fernando Valley that they should eliminate the bitterness in their business rivalry that has led to accusations of illegal actions against both firms. The call for peace came from the Los Angeles City Board of Transportation Commissioners, which met to hear evidence gathered by city transportation inspectors against Valley Cab Co. and San Fernando Valley Checker Cab Co.
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September 9, 1992 | HUGO MARTIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Los Angeles city officials will weigh accusations that the two taxi firms that serve the San Fernando Valley have resorted to false advertising or using unlicensed cabs in waging an increasingly bitter business battle. The Los Angeles City Board of Transportation Commissioners is scheduled to meet Thursday to hear evidence against Valley Cab Co. and San Fernando Valley Checker Cab and determine any penalties needed for alleged violations of their franchise agreements.
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June 13, 1992 | HUGO MARTIN
The Los Angeles City Transportation Commission has voted to give a Burbank-based taxi firm a three-month extension to begin operating as the San Fernando Valley's second taxi franchise. Under a city franchise approved in March, Babaeian Transportation Inc. was to begin taxi service May 27. But Babaeian representatives asked the commission for a 90-day delay, saying the company is having trouble getting delivery of taxis from the manufacturer.
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February 14, 1992 | JOHN SCHWADA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A Los Angeles city commission voted 5 to 0 Thursday to recommend that a second cab franchise in the San Fernando Valley be awarded to a Burbank firm even as its members expressed grave misgivings that two cab companies can survive in the Valley. "I do hope sincerely we won't be sorry for what we did," Transportation Commission President Marian Broome ruefully told her colleagues after the vote was cast.
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September 10, 1993 | HUGO MARTIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A San Fernando Valley taxi firm may be in jeopardy of losing its permit to operate because it has withheld a $20,000 bond that the city of Los Angeles ordered forfeited nearly a year ago, city officials said. Van Nuys-based Valley Cab Co. was ordered by the city's Board of Transportation Commissioners to give up the bond last October as a penalty for running ads in telephone books under the names of other cab companies.
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October 9, 1992 | HUGO MARTIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Los Angeles city transportation commissioners Thursday placed San Fernando Checker Cab Co. on six months probation for illegally referring Valley customers to cab companies or car shuttle services operating without city licenses. Checker Cab, owned by Burbank-based Babaeian Transportation Co., began serving the San Fernando Valley this year after winning a costly lobbying campaign to break an eight-year monopoly held by Valley Cab Co.
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February 10, 1992 | HUGO MARTIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
As a recent meeting of the Los Angeles Transportation Committee was about to begin, City Councilman Hal Bernson peered over the top of his glasses at a dozen senior citizens who had filled the small meeting chamber. They were preparing to urge the committee to add a second taxi operation in the San Fernando Valley, which has been served exclusively by one company for eight years. "They are here to speak on the taxi franchise matter," said Gilbert M.
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December 4, 1991 | HUGO MARTIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
For workers at Super Car Service, the taste of revenge was bittersweet. A Van Nuys Superior Court judge awarded the North Hollywood-based charter transit firm and two of its employees about $21,000 for business losses suffered following an unofficial "sting" operation staged by its competitor, Valley Cab Co.
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