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October 27, 1989 | BETH ANN KRIER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Calvin Klein . . . Gianni Versace . . . Ralph Lauren . . . MTV??? Believe it or don't, MTV is getting into the fashion business. Ever since the 24-hour, rock-video cable channel went on the air in 1981, its limited-edition T-shirts--wearable versions of the brilliantly crazed MTV graphics--have been collectors' items. Only trouble was, you had to know somebody at MTV to get one.
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October 27, 1989 | BETH ANN KRIER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Calvin Klein . . . Gianni Versace . . . Ralph Lauren . . . MTV??? Believe it or don't, MTV is getting into the fashion business. Ever since the 24-hour, rock-video cable channel went on the air in 1981, its limited-edition T-shirts--wearable versions of the brilliantly crazed MTV graphics--have been collectors' items. Only trouble was, you had to know somebody at MTV to get one.
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October 4, 1989 | NEIL FEINEMAN
Thirteen years ago, Brad Dorfman sold skateboards out of his car. Today he owns Vision, a skateboard and fashion company with more than 700 employees and an annual gross of more than $60 million. While he has competitors--Powell Corp. in Santa Barbara and Alva Products in San Juan Capistrano are perhaps the toughest--Dorfman is widely considered to be the man who took skate fashion beyond T-shirts, shorts and sweats.
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October 4, 1989 | NEIL FEINEMAN
Thirteen years ago, Brad Dorfman sold skateboards out of his car. Today he owns Vision, a skateboard and fashion company with more than 700 employees and an annual gross of more than $60 million. While he has competitors--Powell Corp. in Santa Barbara and Alva Products in San Juan Capistrano are perhaps the toughest--Dorfman is widely considered to be the man who took skate fashion beyond T-shirts, shorts and sweats.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 5, 1990
A two-alarm fire damaged a computer chip manufacturing company, a spokesman said. More than 50 firefighters battled the blaze, which broke out about 2 p.m. Sunday at the Techna Vision company at 11463 Woodside Ave. The fire, which caused $500,000 in damage, was contained within 45 minutes, authorities said. Investigators said an overheated thermostat in a vat of plating material inside the two-story building was the cause of the blaze.
BUSINESS
October 20, 2009 | Cyndia Zwahlen
Silvia Spross took a baby step into small-business ownership when she opened a jewelry kiosk on Santa Monica's Third Street Promenade. It took just $11,000 to set up Lapzos Beads, including $3,500 for the first month's rent. So far the Swiss immigrant has hit her goal to average at least $200 a day in sales of the necklaces, rings and bracelets she makes from rough-cut semiprecious stones, polished rocks and beads from around the world. "I would love to own a little store but figured this would be a great start, just to see if it works," said Spross, whose lease runs just through January.
BUSINESS
January 19, 2000
Carla Lindstrom has joined the office division of NAI Capital Commercial's Newport Beach office as vice president. For the past six years, she was president of Lindstrom & Associates, a commercial brokerage firm. * Jerry Nosewicz has been named vice president of sales and account management for PacifiCare Dental & Vision/PacifiCare Dental & Vision Administrators in Anaheim, the dental and vision company of PacifiCare Health Systems Inc.
BUSINESS
March 11, 2000 | Associated Press
CNet Networks Inc. said that its founder, Halsey Minor, has stepped aside as chief executive but will continue as chairman. Vice Chairman Shelby Bonnie will replace Minor as chief executive of the Internet media company. As chairman, Minor will focus on "long-term vision," the company said. San Francisco-based CNet operates technology news Web sites and makes syndicated TV shows.
BUSINESS
June 25, 1986
California Dental Health Plan said its unaudited figures show a profit of $247,360 for the fiscal year ended March 31, up a scant 1.1% from the privately held company's fiscal 1985 earnings of $244,662. Revenue totaled $5.3 million, up 25.7% from the $4.2 million that Tustin-based California Dental reported for its 1985 fiscal year. Company officials said the success of a product development program was the biggest factor in the jump in revenue.
BUSINESS
March 27, 2008 | From the Associated Press
Testing on an antimissile defense system for commercial airliners has been completed and the system is ready to be deployed on civilian aircraft, defense contractor Northrop Grumman Corp. announced Wednesday. Whether the system will be deployed is up to the airlines and the federal government, executives of the defense contractor said at a news conference, where they displayed one of the nearly one dozen FedEx Corp. planes that were used to test the system for more than a year.
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