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September 12, 1997
Tempers were running high Thursday in Hermosa Beach when business owners learned that they were not included in a meeting scheduled next week between state and city officials to discuss the city's problems with the state Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control.
October 20, 1997 | MIGUEL BUSTILLO
In the latest chapter to the long-running saga of how to spruce up Thousand Oaks' main commercial corridor, the City Council will discuss Tuesday whether to lend a hand to some local business owners who have banded together to improve their stretch of Thousand Oaks Boulevard. The West Boulevard Business Group is asking the council to support its plans to improve the section of Thousand Oaks Boulevard public right of way between Moorpark Road and the Moorpark Freeway.
September 22, 1994 | LESLEY WRIGHT
Wayne Lewis knew several years ago that his hair salon would eventually be sacrificed to the widening of La Veta Avenue and Main Street, but he was still not ready Tuesday when the City Council approved the seizure of his business. "It's almost like a thief in the night," said Lewis, who owns Alley Cuts Creative Hair & Nail Design.
October 24, 1988 | NANCY RIVERA BROOKS, Times Staff Writer
To some it was a very encouraging sign. At the recent Governor's Conference on Women in Business held in Los Angeles that drew nearly 2,000 women, hardly anyone was wearing "the uniform"--the ubiquitous dark business suit with a white blouse and bow of the late 1970s and early 1980s. "I was delighted," said Lee Eiseman, a color consultant who conducted seminars on dress and color at the fourth annual conference.
July 9, 1995
The Asian American Economic Development Enterprises and California American Women's Development Corp. are offering 30 Chinatown business owners a 10-week entrepreneurial class. Funded by a $15,000 grant from the Telesis Foundation, the class provides business owners training in identifying potential customers, sales, marketing, tax and legal issues, and traditional and non-traditional sources of funding. The class will start in the fall. The fee is $300, but scholarships are available.
February 3, 1998
Downtown business owners whose subway tax was scheduled to jump nine cents per square foot next year will get a tax break, a Metropolitan Transportation Authority spokesman said Monday. Owners who now pay about 17 cents a square foot will pay 21 cents instead of the planned 26-cent rate, acting MTA Treasurer Joya De Foor said.
March 4, 1998 | DEBRA CANO
A forum for business owners tonight will focus on the city's new sign ordinance, a proposed redevelopment project for West Anaheim and efforts to beautify streets. City officials will be available to answer questions about these programs. The forum, hosted by the city and the Anaheim Chamber of Commerce, will be from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Columbia West Anaheim Medical Center, 3033 W. Orange Ave., at Beach Boulevard. Information and reservations: (714) 758-0222.
September 5, 1997
The amnesty period for home-based business owners in Los Angeles to obtain a city permit and pay business taxes without a penalty ends today. The tax is prorated by profession, but in all cases it is less than 1% of gross receipts. But there are minimums ranging from $75 to $145 a year. There are about 20,000 home-based businesses in L.A., and less than 25% have applied for permits, the City Clerk's office said.
March 17, 2000 | EDMUND SANDERS, Edmund Sanders covers financial institutions and fraud for The Times. He can be reached at (714) 966-5811 and at
A second new Web site is targeting the fast-growing business-to-business niche., based in Irvine, promises to match business owners in need of loans with potential lenders, much in the same way that online mortgage sites match home buyers with lenders. The company specializes in business and commercial real estate loans from $500,000 to $500 million, according to Chairman Thomas Markel, who also runs a private investment firm.
April 27, 1993 | JILL LEOVY
Business owners in Chatsworth are considering hiring a private security force to patrol commercial areas, part of a swelling Valleywide citizen effort to put a stop to graffiti. Hampered by a lack of manpower in the San Fernando Valley, Los Angeles police have turned to shop owners and neighborhood groups for help in gathering evidence to prosecute taggers.
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