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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 6, 1992 | BERNICE HIRABAYASHI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A federal judge refused to issue a temporary restraining order Friday that would have stopped police from enforcing city laws that prohibit unlicensed Venice Boardwalk vendors from selling their wares. Police recently have cracked down, issuing citations and warnings to boardwalk vendors for taking "donations" for everything from palm readings to limited-production compact discs, said plaintiff Harry Perry, a longtime denizen of the popular tourist spot.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 11, 1993 | MACK REED and CONSTANCE SOMMER, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
After suffering a 4.4% plunge in wholesale and retail sales in 1991, much of Ventura County has began to show signs of recovery from the recession with a 2% increase in sales, said a state report issued Friday. The State Board of Equalization's annual year-end report for 1992 shows taxable sales in Ventura County rose from $5.4 billion in 1991 to $5.5 billion in 1992, and some cities enjoyed increases in sales of up to 8.4%.
NEWS
August 13, 1992 | AURORA MACKEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
This is going to be a tough one. This time there are three of them at my front door, miniature Willy Lomans with big, expectant eyes and a box of scented candles being sold for another good cause. The little boy holding out a green candle, which smells like the dishwashing liquid I bought that made my hands break out in a rash, tells me the money will help a local youth group. "It's so kids don't have to get into trouble and stuff," he says solemnly.
NEWS
May 4, 1991 | PAUL RICHTER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Some were fire-bombed or harassed when Operation Desert Storm set off a backlash against Arab-Americans, but Majed Tayar was left alone. That's what's upsetting him. Syrian-born Tayar saw his business as a contractor drop off sharply when the war began and he is still waiting for it to snap back. "You think you're part of the plain old American public, then you learn otherwise," said Tayar, a garrulous man who lives in the Bay Ridge section of Brooklyn.
NEWS
October 10, 1993 | MATHIS CHAZANOV, TIMES STAFF WRITER
With four months of service under their dark-gray Smokey the Bear hats, the security guards who walk Hollywood Boulevard have found themselves face to face with shoplifters, graffiti taggers and flimflam men. That's on a good day. On a bad day they come back to headquarters bloody. "This is the closest (that) private security will ever come to law enforcement," said Danny L.
NEWS
May 2, 1993 | NIKLAS VON DAEHNE, COLUMBIA NEWS SERVICE
When Slava Schoot came here from Moscow five years ago, he spoke only a few words of English. Today he has command of the language but his heavy Russian accent often makes him hard to understand. "I want to speak as properly as I can," said Schoot, 28, an actor. "People have certain perceptions about people from Eastern Europe. Just because I'm Russian doesn't mean I'm an expert on Boris Yeltsin."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 8, 2000 | DANA ATKIN, Teacher, Anaheim
I was with my nephew at a restaurant when a young woman with multiple gang-like tattoos responded to a child who was with her in angry and obscene language. I quietly made a comment to her, not only for my 8-year-old nephew's sake but for her children, that this was not acceptable. She turned around and responded very angrily, with profane shouts and ridicule. People who were around us heard her clearly. There were business people, families, restaurant workers. Nobody said anything.
NEWS
February 3, 1994 | CHRIS WOODYARD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Orange County trade experts and business people, including many in the Vietnamese community, on Wednesday applauded news that the Clinton Administration apparently will lift the 19-year embargo on commerce with Vietnam. "I'm interested in exploring the opportunities," said Lloyd Tran, a Vietnamese immigrant who is president of Biomed Healthcare in Irvine.
NEWS
December 23, 1994 | MAX JACOBSON, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES; Max Jacobson reviews restaurants every Friday in Valley Life!
In the Santa Clarita Valley, the recent population explosion has touched off a restaurant explosion. But three cheers for the old-timers. The new Thai, Italian and specialty restaurants don't seem to have put so much as a dent in two of the area's longtime favorites: Backwoods Inn and Saugus Cafe. They look as busy as ever, if not busier. Backwoods Inn has been serving steaks and all the trimmings for 26 years, a more than respectable time by L. A. County standards.
BUSINESS
July 2, 1996 | BARBARA MURPHY
California Business Week, an economics education program designed to help young people understand the American free enterprise system, will be held Aug. 4 to 9 at Cal Lutheran University. Students who have completed their sophomore or junior year of high school are eligible to apply.
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