July 16, 2001 |
Summer in New York, and the kid was homesick--not for a burger from Tommy's or a chili dog from Pink's, but for Vin Scully and the Dodgers. Wall Street puts its rookies through a boot camp of its own, the hours dragging through the muggy days and late into the evenings. Slackers go home at midnight. But midnight in New York is 9 p.m. in Los Angeles, so Jeff Shell called one of his friends back home and asked him to tune in to Scully and put the telephone down, next to the radio.
April 26, 1992 |
Allen Herbert had high hopes for his company, San Pedro-based Global Power Products, when he and his cousin founded it two years ago. The 30-year-old engineer, an African-American, managed to win contracts to supply electrical equipment to several major utilities and power companies, and revenues were pushing $180,000 a year. His goal for 1992? To break $500,000. Then the recession hit Herbert's three-person firm. And now his goal is to survive.
April 9, 2000 |
With "new economy" job centers popping up in pricey suburbs--and young families pushing into the desert and mountains in the search for affordable housing--commuting patterns that once defined Los Angeles are being turned upside down. Downtown Los Angeles, which historically has been the hub of car, bus and rail traffic in the five-county metropolitan region, still gets its share of heavy traffic, as any commuter to the Civic Center well knows.
October 2, 1989 |
You can tell a lot about a place by knowing a little about the people who started the best-known businesses there. The knowledge tells you, for instance, what it has taken to succeed and survive in the local economy. Although Southern California is sometimes accused of having a short memory about its past, not all its businesses have been flashes in the pan. In fact, it has no shortage of long-established, successful companies.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 25, 1998 |
Looking for a place to do business in Southern California? You'll pay through the nose in Los Angeles and Santa Monica but find bargains from Santa Clarita to Diamond Bar, according to an extensive survey to be released Monday. Local jurisdictions vary widely in the costs they impose on their corporate citizens and some high-cost cities provide lucrative incentives to businesses they want most.
March 9, 1998 |
First, some perspective. Southern California, the vast region extending from Santa Barbara to San Diego and eastward to the Southwestern desert, is a major world-class economy with an annual output of goods and services approaching $500 billion. It can lay claim to specializing not in one technology but many, from movies, television and multimedia to biomedical engineering, environmental science, telecommunications, computer networking and electronics for war and peace.