CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 12, 1991
In 1969, when TRW Inc. branched out into credit reporting from its base in space, defense and auto parts, American consumers owed something on the order of $131 billion. For a company already fluent in computer language, whose satellites would be able to read the license plate on a car in Red Square, logic dictated it could also easily keep track of whether Americans paid their bills on time.
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.
December 20, 1989 |
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.
March 26, 1990 |
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 |
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 |
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.
June 23, 2010 |
Nearly a dozen men crowded around the table gawking at a box containing one of the first 3G-enabled iPads to go on sale, but no one dared make a move to touch it. Finally, Miroslav Djuric, a veteran who had broken into other Apple devices, stepped forward. "Scalpel," one of the men quipped. Djuric is the technical communications director for IFixit, whose claim to fame is cracking open the latest Apple gizmo to see what makes it work. Founded by graduates of Cal Poly, across from its headquarters here, the company makes money by selling electronic parts on its website to do-it-yourselfers.
November 12, 2010 |
Kathy DeGrego's T-shirt lets you know right away she isn't an old-school librarian. "Shhh," it says, "is a four-letter word. " That spirit of bookish defiance has guided the makeover of the suburban Denver library system where DeGrego works. Reference desks and study carrels have been replaced by rooms where kids can play Guitar Hero. Overdue book fines have been eliminated, and the arcane Dewey Decimal System has been scrapped in favor of bookstore-like sections organized by topic.