CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 6, 1992 |
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.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 11, 1993 |
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%.
October 8, 1989 |
As the lines outside the soup kitchens and inside the shelters grow, so do the neighborhood discontent and the political disenchantment. The problem has grown to the point where homeless advocates and social service workers say political pressure on elected officials is generating a backlash against street people, which is resulting in a reduction of feeding programs and other services.
May 4, 1991 |
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.
October 10, 1993 |
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.
May 2, 1993 |
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."
February 3, 1994 |
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.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 8, 2000 |
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.
May 9, 1995 |
A group of Latter-day Saints business people has formed the Deseret Business Assn. of Ventura County. The group will meet regularly to exchange information, raise money for various causes and hear inspirational, informative speakers, according to Kevin G. Staker, president. Information: (805)482-2282.
May 14, 1992
Free seminars for local business people are planned by the City's Small Business Development Center and the Center for International Trade Development, 1600 Huntington Drive. "Starting a Business" will be at 4 p.m. June 4 and "Import/Export" will be at 4 p.m. July 2.