Compilation and analysis for the 1987 roster were provided by Maureen Perry and Cynthia Sosin of the Los Angeles Times marketing research department

American President Cos. Ltd. Oakland Citicorp Savings, a Federal Savings and Loan Assn. Oakland Clorox Co., The Oakland Golden West Financial Corp. Oakland Kaiser Aluminum & Chemical Corp. Oakland Lucky Stores Inc. Dublin Ross Stores Inc. Newark World Airways Inc. Oakland World Savings and Loan Assn. Oakland CONTRA COSTA Liquid Air Corp. Walnut Creek Longs Drug Stores Inc. Walnut Creek FRESNO Guarantee Financial Corp. of California Fresno LOS ANGELES Aaron Spelling Productions Inc. W. Hollywood Ahmanson (H.F.) & Co. Los Angeles American Medical International Inc. Beverly Hills Ameron Inc. Monterey Park Anthony Industries Inc. Commerce Arden Group Inc. Compton Argonaut Group Inc. Los Angeles Atlantic Richfield Co. Los Angeles Avery Pasadena Bell Industries Inc. Los Angeles Beverly Enterprises Pasadena Caesars World Inc. Los Angeles CalFed Inc. Los Angeles California Federal Savings and Loan Assn. Los Angeles CalMat Co. Los Angeles Cardis Corp. Beverly Hills Carter Hawley Hale Stores Inc. Los Angeles Castle & Cooke Los Angeles Citadel Holding Corp. Glendale City National Bank Beverly Hills City National Corp. Beverly Hills Coast Savings and Loan Assn. Los Angeles Collins Foods International Inc. Los Angeles Columbia Savings & Loan Assn. Beverly Hills Computer Sciences Corp. El Segundo Dataproducts Corp. Woodland Hills Disney (Walt) Co., The Burbank Executive Life Insurance Co. Los Angeles Farmers Group Inc. Los Angeles Farmers Insurance Exchange Los Angeles Federated Group Inc., The Commerce First City Industries Inc. Beverly Hills First Executive Corp. Los Angeles First Interstate Bancorp. Los Angeles First Interstate Bank of California Los Angeles Gibraltar Financial Corp. Beverly Hills Gibraltar Savings Beverly Hills Glendale Federal Savings and Loan Assn. Glendale GLENFED Inc. Glendale Great Western Financial Corp. Beverly Hills Great Western Savings and Loan Assn. Beverly Hills Hilton Hotels Corp. Beverly Hills Home Savings of America Irwindale Imperial Bancorp Inglewood Imperial Bank Inglewood International Technology Corp. Torrance Jorgensen (Earle M.) Co. Lynwood Kaufman and Broad Home Corp. Los Angeles Kaufman and Broad Inc. Los Angeles Kerr Glass Manufacturing Corp. Los Angeles Litton Industries Inc. Beverly Hills Lockheed Corp. Calabasas Lorimar Telepictures Corp. Culver City Marshall Industries Inc. El Monte Mattel Inc. Hawthorne Maxicare Health Plans Inc. Los Angeles MCA INC. Universal City MGM/UA Communications Co. Beverly HIlls Mitsubishi Bank of California, The Los Angeles Mitsui Manufacturers Bank Los Angeles National Medical Enterprises Los Angeles Northrop Corp. Los Angeles Nu-Med Inc. Encino Occidental Petroleum Corp. Los Angeles Pacific Lighting Corp. Los Angeles Rykoff-Sexton Inc. Los Angeles Sears Savings Bank Glendale Security Pacific Corp. Los Angeles Security Pacific National Bank Los Angeles Sizzler Restaurants International Los Angeles Southern California Edison Co. Rosemead Southern California Water Co. Los Angeles Standard Brands Paint Co. Torrance Summit Health Ltd. Los Angeles Tandon Corp. Chatsworth Teledyne Inc. Los Angeles Tiger International Inc. Los Angeles Times Mirror Co., The Los Angeles Tosco Corp. Santa Monica Transamerica Insurance Co. Los Angeles Transamerica Life Insurance & Annuity Co. Los Angeles Transamerica Occidental Life Insurance Co. Los Angeles Transcon Inc. El Segundo Union Bank Los Angeles Unocal Corp. Los Angeles Whittaker Corp. Los Angeles Wickes Cos. Inc., The Santa Monica Wyle Laboratories El Segundo MARIN Fireman's Fund Corp. Novato Fireman's Fund Insurance Cos. Novato Westamerica Bancorporation San Rafael ORANGE AFG Industries Irvine Bergen Brunswig Corp. Orange Care Enterprises Laguna Hills Community Psychiatric Centers Santa Ana Ducommun Inc. Cypress Far West Financial Corp. Newport Beach Financial Corp. of America Irvine Fluor Corp. Irvine Karcher (Carl) Enterprises Inc. Anaheim MAI Basic Four Inc. Tustin Micro D Inc. Santa Ana National Education Corp. Irvine Pacific Mutual Life Insurance Co. Newport Beach Smith International Inc. Newport Beach Standard-Pacific Corp. Costa Mesa Western Digital Corp. Irvine Wynn's International Inc. Fullerton RIVERSIDE Fleetwood Enterprises Inc. Riverside SACRAMENTO California-Western States Life Co. Sacramento SAN DIEGO Cubic Corp. San Diego Fisher Scientific Group La Jolla Great American First Savings Bank San Diego Henley Group, The La Jolla Home Federal Savings and Loan Assn. of San Diego San Diego Imperial Corp. of America San Diego Imperial Savings Assn. San Diego Intermark Inc. La Jolla Price Co. San Diego PS Group Inc. San Diego Rohr Industries Inc. Chula Vista San Diego Gas & Electric Co. San Diego Triton Group Ltd. La Jolla SAN FRANCISCO American Building Maintenance Industries San Francisco Amfac Inc. San Francisco BankAmerica Corp. San Francisco Bank of America National Trust & Savings Assn. San Francisco Bank of California National Assn., The San Francisco Bank of the West San Francisco BRAE Corp. San Francisco California First Bank San Francisco Central Banking System Inc. San Francisco Chevron Corp. San Francisco CP National Corp. San Francisco Di Giorgio Corp. San Francisco First Nationwide Bank, a Federal Savings Bank San Francisco Grubb & Ellis Co. San Francisco Harper Group, The San Francisco Hexcel Corp. San Francisco Hibernia Bank San Francisco Homestake Mining Co. San Francisco McKesson Corp. San Francisco Pacific Gas and Electric Co. San Francisco Pacific Telesis Group San Francisco Potlatch Corp. San Francisco Sanwa Bank California San Francisco Shaklee Corp. San Francisco State Compensation Insurance Fund San Francisco Sumitomo Bank of California, The San Francisco Transamerica Corp. San Francisco United States Leasing International Inc. San Francisco Wells Fargo & Co. San Francisco Wells Fargo Bank National Assn. San Francisco SAN JOAQUIN American Savings and Loan Assn. Stockton SAN LUIS OBISPO Wings West Airlines San Luis Obispo SAN MATEO Adia Services Inc. Menlo Park Atkinson (Guy F.) Co. of California South San Francisco Diasonics Inc. South San Francisco Gap Inc., The San Bruno Raychem Corp. Menlo Park SANTA BARBARA Financial Corp. of Santa Barbara Santa Barbara SANTA CLARA Advanced Micro Devices Inc. Sunnyvale Amdahl Corp. Sunnyvale Apple Computer Inc. Cupertino Atari Corp. Sunnyvale Businessland Inc. San Jose California Water Service Co. San Jose Consolidated Freightways Inc. Palo Alto Convergent Technologies Inc. San Jose CooperVision Inc. Palo Alto Hewlett-Packard Co. Palo Alto Intel Corp. Santa Clara National Semiconductor Corp. Santa Clara SJW Corp. San Jose Sun Microsystems Inc. Mountain View Tandem Computers Inc. Cupertino Varian Associates Palo Alto Viking Freight Inc. San Jose Watkins-Johnson Co. Palo Alto Xidex Corp. Palo Alto SANTA CRUZ Seagate Technology Scotts Valley VENTURA General Telephone Co. of California Thousand Oaks

To be included in The Times roster, companies must have their principal headquarters in California and, with the exception of certain financial institutions, their stock must be publicly held. Limited partnerships with publicly traded stock are included. The requirements eliminate many companies in the state generating billions of dollars in sales and profits, because their head offices are located outside California or because they are privately owned.

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