April 2, 1993 |
Is Aerotest Inc. about to join the list of companies that have been driven out of California because of an inhospitable business climate created by the state government? To listen to Jonathan Bromberg, Aerotest's vice president of administration, one would think so. But state officials tell a different story. They say Aerotest has ignored their efforts to help the company.
July 22, 1994 |
Forging an unusual alliance, top California business executives are urging President Clinton and Gov. Pete Wilson to agree on environmental standards for the San Francisco Bay-San Joaquin River Delta, saying prolonged uncertainty over the state's main water supply is threatening California's economy. "The continuing gridlock in setting standards for the Bay-Delta is simply unacceptable," says a letter mailed Wednesday by chief executive officers from firms including BankAmerica Corp.
August 9, 1992 |
Charlie Dromgoole, president of the Abilene Chamber of Commerce, attended a convention in Anaheim last month to lasso a few local companies and herd them to the great state of Texas. His line of work was becoming fiercely competitive, he said. Every state, city, county, and burg in the gall darn United States seemed to be hiring representatives to help coax companies into relocating, especially from California.
March 12, 1990 |
California's seven largest investor-owned utility companies still have a way to go to meet a state mandate to buy 20% of their supplies and services from minority and women contractors by 1993. But legislative and industry watchdogs, although skeptical of some of the companies' figures, are meanwhile praising their efforts to meet the goals. Last year, of a total $4.958 billion in purchases, the companies spent $823.2 million--or 16.
April 27, 1993 |
Five San Diego companies catapulted their way onto The Times 100 ranking in 1992, doubling last year's showing. Although the five companies that made the list for 1991 remain among the top 100, each dropped in position. Companies on the list are those with the highest two-year average return on equity. Finding their way onto this year's list were GTI Corp. (No. 44) and Brooktree Corp. (No. 55), both semiconductor manufacturers; DH Technology, a maker of computer peripherals, ranked No.
April 27, 1993
The Facts About Companies in The Times 100 20th Century Industries (Property & Casualty Insurance) 6301 Owensmouth Avenue, Woodland Hills 91367 (818)-704-3700 * Chief executive: Louis W. Foster * Exchange: NY * Symbol: TW * Employees: 2,200 * Hiring trend: INCREASING ADAC Laboratories (Medical Supplies) 540 Alder Dr, Milpitas 95035 (408)-945-2990 * Chief executive: Stanley Czerwinski * Exchange: NMS * Symbol: ADACD * Employees: 580 * Hiring trend: INCREASING AST Research Inc.
April 30, 1991
Ranks companies by loss from continuing operations. '90 loss Rank Company ($ millions) 1 Occidental Petroleum (1,688) 2 First Executive Corp. (366) 3 Homefed Corp. (248) 4 Calfed Inc. (222) 5 Landmark Land Co. (221) 6 Great Amer. Bank San Diego (173) 7 National Semiconductor* (170) 8 Pathe Commun.* ** (141) 9 Raychem Corp.* (111) 10 Genentech Inc. (98) 11 Intermark Inc.* ** (68) 12 MAI Systems Corp. (64) 13 Coast Savings Finl. (63) 14 American President Cos.
April 25, 1995 |
Economists have been hailing its arrival for more than a year, but as the state's businesses report their strong results for 1994, the hard evidence to support the proclamations mounts. California's economy is healthy once again--and the numbers prove it.
November 19, 1993 |
Ending a nine-month competition between the governors of California and Virginia, the Danish toy maker Lego has decided to build a 40-acre, $100-million theme park in suburban Carlsbad rather than Prince William County, Va. At the request of Lego, which has guarded the selection process like a military secret, California state and local officials were asked to refrain from publicly rejoicing over the selection until a formal announcement is made at a news conference this morning.
July 10, 1998 |
It's only 3 p.m. but Mariel Devesa, an auditor with Deloitte & Touche, has already knocked off work for the day and is powering her colorful windsurfing board near the Huntington Beach Pier. Most of her colleagues are still poring over spreadsheets in their offices, but thanks to a flexible schedule, Devesa, the U.S. women's windsurfing champion, has completed her eight-hour workday. As she glides past flocks of surfers and sea gulls, the 23-year-old Devesa has her sights set on making the U.S.