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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.
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.
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.
Perched on gray boulders that seem to jut out of the Santa Monica Freeway, the Jeep Wrangler looks as if it is about to thunder off the side of an old garment warehouse in Downtown Los Angeles, flattening oncoming cars. The ad, part of a nationwide trend in wall murals featuring hamburgers a giant would choke on, bottles of beer that would flood a stadium and jeans that would blanket a small town, is whipping up a controversy just as colossal.
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.
September 23, 2007 | Abigail Goldman, Times Staff Writer
Parents scoured children's playrooms and retailers scurried to clear their shelves after manufacturers ordered a series of recalls this summer, saying millions of popular toys may have been made with lead paint. But the risk of lead poisoning is as strong as ever, experts say; it's just that the biggest threat probably isn't in the toy box.
December 29, 2006 | Alex Pham, Times Staff Writer
Ben Bacal and Daron Niemerow definitely want you to try this at home. The Southern California friends are the producers behind, an online mash-up of YouTube and the television show "Jackass." The site dares users to film themselves doing various stunts and share their antics on the Internet. DareJunkies is part of a new crop of Internet companies vying for a slice of the red-hot market for online amateur video.
July 28, 2005 | Debora Vrana, Times Staff Writer
Profit at WellPoint Inc., the largest U.S. health insurer, more than doubled in the second quarter as the company cut costs, added members and raised premiums, the Indianapolis-based firm said Wednesday. The company was created in November when Anthem Inc. bought Thousand Oaks-based WellPoint Health Networks Inc., which operates Blue Cross of California, and took its name. The combined company runs health plans across the country, including Blue Cross and Blue Shield coverage in 13 states.
February 19, 1990 | KEVIN ALLMAN
What does it take to launch a new national magazine? Investors. A distributor. Lots of presold ads. A writer or two. Oh, yes, and a launch party, the kind with a catered buffet, guests to be impressed and napkins and match books with the magazine's name engraved on them. That was the scene Thursday night, when Time Inc. introduced its new Entertainment Weekly, a publication devoted to brief and beyond-brief reviews of movies, TV shows, recordings and books.
April 28, 1985
For five years now, the would-be developers of Honey Springs have battled environmentalists and area residents over the fate of 2,200 acres six miles southeast of Jamul. The confrontations have taken place before the San Diego County Board of Supervisors, the state Legislature, the Metropolitan Water District and three levels of courts. Remarkably, neither side seems weary of the fight. Back in 1980, when Presenting Inc.
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