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September 17, 2000
I found "Albertson's Still Finding Its Footing in California" [Sept. 10] interesting, but not very surprising. I shopped at Lucky for more than 10 years because its employees were always friendly and helpful, the store brands (Lucky and Lady Lee) were as good or better than the national brands, and its prices were indeed lower overall. When Albertson's Inc. took over and renamed the stores Albertsons, it got rid of the employees, stocked its own store brands, which aren't as good, and raised the prices.
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BUSINESS
December 20, 1989 | JOHN MEDEARIS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Egg City in Moorpark, once the world's largest chicken ranch, won a labor victory Friday when a state board upheld a 1986 vote by the farm's employees to end representation by the United Farm Workers. "We're delighted that the vote the people made has been upheld, and we hope the facility will be able to move forward," said Richard Carrot, one of Egg City's owners. The State Agricultural Labor Relations Board's decision affirmed the findings made in June by an administrative judge.
BUSINESS
March 26, 1990 | From Reuters
Avon Products Inc., the embattled cosmetics giant that has been trying to fight off uninvited overtures, said today that it has agreed to nominate two directors proposed by unwanted suitor Chartwell Associates LP to its board. Chartwell, an investment group that includes much smaller rival Mary Kay Cosmetics, oil heir Gordon Getty and the Fisher real estate family of New York, previously said it would make a bid for Avon if the group's candidates were elected to Avon's board.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 25, 1997 | PENNY AREVALO
Art teacher Bruce Kanegai received the greatest compliment from one of his students not too long ago. She said he taught her mother 20 years ago at Simi Valley High School, and she considers him the best teacher she ever had. "That's what it's all about," Kanegai said. Perhaps the second-greatest compliment came this week when Amgen Inc. named Kanegai one of five recipients of its annual Amgen Award for Teacher Excellence. The prize comes with a $10,000 prize.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 26, 1994 | ERIC MALNIC, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A former employee filed a lawsuit against Cineplex Odeon and its Universal City Cinemas on Thursday, charging that the management of the movie theater complex at Universal Studios condoned a "pervasive environment of sexual harassment." Karen Kenney, 26, who worked as a personnel manager for Universal City Cinemas for about a year and a half before she was fired, said she was fondled and subjected repeatedly to crude jokes and explicit accounts of their sexual exploits by other employees.
BUSINESS
December 17, 1996 | GEORGE WHITE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Vons Cos. on Monday accepted a $1.56-billion takeover offer from Safeway Inc., a deal that would create the nation's second-largest supermarket chain and give Vons more clout to cut prices in an increasingly competitive industry. Under the agreement, which is expected to clear regulatory hurdles, Vons would continue to operate its Vons and Pavilions stores under their current names and formats. Vons' president would continue to manage the chain's Southern California operation.
BUSINESS
February 5, 2012 | By Richard Waters
Has a mastery of social networking become a prerequisite for a successful working life? If "friending" and tweeting are now essential skills for the professional classes, where does that leave the chronically network-challenged? And how do you get into the networks where the power players hang out? Questions such as these spring inevitably — and uncomfortably — to mind as you read "The Start-up of You: Adapt to the Future, Invest in Yourself and Transform Your Career," a new book cowritten by Reid Hoffman, founder and chairman of Mountain View, Calif.-based LinkedIn Corp.
BUSINESS
February 18, 2004 | From Reuters
Tyson Foods Inc., the world's largest meat processor, must pay $1.28 billion to cattle ranchers, according to a federal jury verdict Tuesday that said the firm manipulated the cattle market and would have to change its buying practices. The ruling by the Montgomery, Ala., jury in the 8-year-old case could have a far-reaching effect on the $70-billion U.S. beef industry.
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