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October 25, 1994|Michael Arkush

MOVING ON: First they got red-tagged. Then they got red tape. Finally, Howard and Beverly Sachar gave up, selling their quake-damaged apartment complex. "In 45 seconds, Mother Nature can change your life," Howard Sachar said. . . . Other Valley apartment owners, however, have been rebuilding or are waiting for their luck to turn around. (Valley Business, Page 10)

TRADE WAR?: American products aren't supposed to go over well in Japan, but try telling that to Van Nuys' United Hi-Tech Inc. The company has found a way to export everything from oil tank cleaning systems to customized Chevrolet vans (Valley Business, Page 4). . . . Their secret? "American products are so salable in Japan, if they just had a touch," owner Tadabumi Takasu said. "What we provide is the Japanese touch."

AT THE MOVIES: With the hockey season still on ice, Los Angeles Kings television announcer Bob Miller of Woodland Hills has turned to another passion: movies. He's seen about half a dozen in the past week. . . . As for the impasse: "I'm frustrated that days go by without either side getting in a room and hammering it out."

TONIGHT: Actor Wilfred Brimley sings with Don Bagley and Bob Jung's Orchestra at 7:30 and 9:30 at Big Band Night at the Moonlight Tango Cafe, 13730 Ventura Blvd. $9.95 minimum with a $13 early-show cover or $9 late-show cover. (818) 788-2000.

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