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March 18, 1993 | SUSAN CHRISTIAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
For eight years, Metro Display Advertising put little effort into soliciting ads for the bus stop shelters it was supposed to manage, the company's investors say. But ever since Metro Display filed for bankruptcy protection last year and new management took over, the Tustin company has been on a campaign to find advertisers for the shelters. On Wednesday, the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Santa Ana approved a marketing agreement between Metro Display and VW Martin Co.
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March 18, 1993 | SUSAN CHRISTIAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
For eight years, Metro Display Advertising put little effort into soliciting ads for the bus stop shelters it was supposed to manage, the company's investors say. But ever since Metro Display filed for bankruptcy protection last year and new management took over, the Tustin company has been on a campaign to find advertisers for the shelters. On Wednesday, the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Santa Ana approved a marketing agreement between Metro Display and VW Martin Co.
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October 15, 1992 | JOHN SCHWADA
Two billboard companies are contributing $20,000 and space on their billboards to a city program that offers rewards for the arrest of graffiti vandals, Los Angeles City Councilman Hal Bernson announced Wednesday. Patrick Media Group and Gannett Outdoor Advertising contributed $10,000 each to the city program that offers $500 rewards to any person who reports graffiti painters.
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January 27, 1993 | CHRIS WOODYARD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A year ago, Metro Display Advertising was beset by the kind of problems that would have sent most companies into oblivion. The bus shelter company filed for bankruptcy after federal regulators alleged that the founder had actually devised a Ponzi fraud scheme, which resulted in the FBI searching company offices. Advertising sales were dismal and hundreds of investors were clamoring for their money back.
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