December 29, 1988 |
Wild Horse Valley, which straddles Napa and Solano counties, has been approved as a viticultural appellation by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (BATF), the branch of the U.S. Treasury Department that certifies new growing regions that may be identified on wine labels. But the appellation wasn't approved without the dissent of Ken Volk III, the owner of Wild Horse Winery in San Luis Obispo County.
June 8, 1996
Kenneth Q. Volk Jr., 77, who co-founded and operated Public Storage and two other California-based businesses. A life-long resident of Los Angeles, Volk studied economics at Stanford University and served as a Navy officer during World War II. His first company was Volk-McLain Communities, a home builder that developed planned residential communities throughout the state. In 1972, he joined B.
April 21, 2005 |
British drinks company Allied Domecq has agreed in principle to a $14.2-billion takeover offer from French and U.S. rivals Pernod Ricard and Fortune Brands Inc., a person familiar with the deal said Wednesday. Allied Domecq's board has accepted the broad outline of the offer, but some details remain to be settled before the agreement can be finalized and announced, the person said, speaking on condition of anonymity. That could happen as soon as today, the person said.
April 6, 2005 |
France's Pernod Ricard and U.S. conglomerate Fortune Brands Inc. said Tuesday that they were in joint talks to buy larger rival Allied Domecq in a deal that would reshape the global liquor business and create two stronger rivals to industry leader Diageo. The discussions, if fruitful, would initially bring together brands from Chivas Regal scotch to Beefeater gin in a deal that some analysts said could reach $13.5 billion. Pernod and Fortune would ultimately divvy up Allied's biggest brands.
September 9, 1995 |
Chuck Greenberg, co-founder, leader and record producer of the eclectic band Shadowfax, has died at the age of 45. Greenberg died Monday, apparently of a heart attack, while vacationing with his family on Santa Cruz Island off Ventura County, Sonic Images Records announced Thursday night. The sextet, which Greenberg originally organized with G.E.