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June 2, 2000 | GREG RISLING
A Valley business advocacy organization endorsed two state bills Thursday that may streamline the planning process for secession here. The Valley Industry and Commerce Assn., or VICA, hasn't taken a formal position on the possibility of municipal incorporation of the Valley. However, the group does support the gathering of information to determine whether separating the Valley from the city of Los Angeles would benefit businesses and residents alike.
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April 4, 2000 | KAREN ROBINSON-JACOBS
It was the perfect alignment of the planets for five San Fernando Valley-area public companies. You may recall that before the current trashing in the technology sector, tech stocks were oh-so-hot. And, after being largely out of favor for years, small-capitalization stocks made a comeback during the quarter that ended Friday--with the Russell 2000 small-cap index posting a nearly 36% gain for the quarter, to best the Dow Jones industrials, the S&P 500 and the NYSE.
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February 8, 2000 | KAREN ROBINSON-JACOBS
You don't have to remember your high school math to know that converting data into knowledge and power--and ultimately into substantive change--takes much more than a slide rule. But that's the formidable challenge facing the Economic Alliance of the San Fernando Valley and the rest of the region's business community. The Alliance is probably best known for orchestrating the Valley of the Stars marketing campaign.
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January 25, 2000
ACT Networks of Calabasas reported losses of $3.86 million for the second quarter ended Dec. 31, compared with a loss of $225,000 for the second quarter in 1998. Revenues were $9.8 million, down from $12.1 million. "We are clearly disappointed with our top-line growth," ACT President and Chief Executive Andre de Fusco said in a statement.
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January 11, 2000 | BOB HOWARD, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
They're not exactly "Pennies from Heaven," but penny stocks accounted for some of the fastest-rising prices among shares of San Fernando Valley-based public companies in 1999. Ranging from cutting-edge technology firms to mundane businesses such as restaurants and oil refiners, penny stock companies based in the Valley run the gamut from growing start-ups to long-established enterprises.
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December 21, 1999 | D.B. YOUNG, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The i's have been dotted, the t's crossed and the numbers crunched. Now, most of the San Fernando Valley's largest corporate citizens are spending the final weeks before Y2K reviewing their contingency plans and making sure all bases will be covered for the big rollover. Companies that process large volumes of information daily, such as banks and insurers, are gearing up for what they hope will be an uneventful New Year.
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November 30, 1999 | KAREN ROBINSON-JACOBS
Despite wrenching cuts by major employers earlier this decade, the San Fernando Valley is still a manufacturing hub. You just might have a little trouble telling so by driving around. Capacitors, bread and beer have replaced airplanes and autos as the region's manufacturing mainstays. But some experts say the new look has helped buffer the Valley from the most recent round of manufacturing cutbacks, particularly in aerospace.
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November 19, 1999 | SOLOMON MOORE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Cal State Northridge, which has embarked on an ambitious plan with Reseda Boulevard entrepreneurs to create one of the city's largest business improvement districts, hosted a first-ever citywide gathering for people planning similar districts to swap ideas.
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October 15, 1999 | JEFFREY GETTLEMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Los Angeles city officials think it's high time to revise the rules for hanging banners from street poles. But in the San Fernando Valley, the idea of restrictions is angering a group of business leaders. A year ago, the Economic Alliance of the San Fernando Valley unfurled 600 star-spangled, black-and-blue banners to raise money for the nonprofit alliance and foster Valley pride.
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September 28, 1999 | BOB HOWARD, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
As retailers head into what is traditionally their busiest time of year, San Fernando Valley shoppers won't only be heading for the malls. They'll also be heading for a proliferation of big-box stores like Wal-Mart and Costco, out-sized specialty retailers like Sport Chalet, and so-called "power centers" that include collections of both. While hardly any new regional malls have been built in recent years, free-standing big-box stores and power centers have been popping up all over the Valley.
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