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January 16, 1996
Calstart, a Burbank-based consortium that is trying to create an advanced transportation industry in the state, announced several new demonstration projects. The programs are part of a $5.5-million partnership between Calstart and the U.S. Department of Defense's Advanced Research Projects Agency. Nine California companies are also participants.
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November 17, 1999 | MARLA DICKERSON and LEE ROMNEY, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
The transportation gurus at WestStart/CALSTART are looking for 20 entrepreneurs to strut their stuff at the group's first-ever venture forum Feb. 1. While the Pasadena-based nonprofit specializes in helping high-tech companies develop products for the advanced transportation industry, the forum is open to entrepreneurs seeking funding for any kind of start-up. More than 350 business owners and investors are expected to attend, according to WestStart/CALSTART spokesman Bob Velker.
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BUSINESS
November 20, 1995 | NANCY RIVERA BROOKS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Joseph LaStella makes an unusual product in an unusual place. LaStella's company, Battery Automated Transportation International, produces electric cars and bicycles in the high-ceiling hollows of an old Lockheed factory in Burbank that is now home to Calstart, a public-private consortium devoted to nurturing an advanced transportation industry in California. There, Calstart operates Project Hatchery, a so-called "business incubator" that helps companies get a start in business.
BUSINESS
October 20, 1999 | STEPHEN GREGORY, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
CalStart is a nonprofit organization that helps high-tech transportation companies develop and sell their products. Its incubator programs in Pasadena and Camarillo are helping 17 companies formulate, produce and market pollution-free and energy-efficient transportation systems and components. Among the projects CalStart has helped shepherd are a two-passenger electric car in production in Norway and hybrid vehicles powered by both electricity and gas.
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August 7, 1998 | FRED ALVAREZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
CALSTART, a Burbank-based transportation technology consortium, will become the first tenant at Ventura County's fledgling Cal State University campus. Under a 10-year lease expected to be signed today, CALSTART will move part of its operation into a 26,000-square-foot building on the west end of the campus planned for the shuttered Camarillo State Hospital complex.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 3, 1994 | JENNIFER OLDHAM
State lawmakers have awarded $300,000 to a Burbank-based consortium of government agencies and private businesses to develop a prototype of a 40-foot-long bus powered by electricity and natural gas. Assemblyman James Rogan (R-Glendale), and Sen. Newton Russell (R-Glendale), announced the grant on Wednesday, to be given to CALSTART, a statewide agency representing 80 utilities, vehicle manufacturers and defense companies.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 30, 1992
A Burbank consortium formed to promote the production of electric cars has won a $1.8-million state contract to train workers to shift aerospace and defense companies into the production of advanced transportation projects, such as electric vehicles, consortium officials said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 29, 1992
A Burbank consortium formed to promote the production of electric cars has won a $1.8-million state contract to train workers to shift aerospace and defense companies into the production of advanced transportation projects, such as electric vehicles, consortium officials said this week.
BUSINESS
August 28, 1992 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Calstart Awarded $1.8-Million Retraining Grant: Funded by California's employment training tax, the contract will pay for retraining up to 335 workers to help them make a transition from defense and aerospace work to such new industries as manufacturing parts for electric cars.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 23, 1992
The Burbank City Council has approved a $110,000 loan to fix up an abandoned Lockheed building to serve as the headquarters of a consortium that hopes to found an electric car industry on the resources of the troubled aerospace business.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 7, 1998 | FRED ALVAREZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
CALSTART, a Burbank-based transportation technology consortium, will become the first tenant at Ventura County's fledgling Cal State University campus. Under a 10-year lease expected to be signed today, CALSTART will move part of its operation into a 26,000-square-foot building on the west end of the campus planned for the shuttered Camarillo State Hospital complex.
BUSINESS
January 23, 1996 | JACK SEARLES
Two Ventura County companies will take part in a $5.5-million project backed by the Calstart transportation consortium and the Defense Department to develop a new generation of hybrid electric vehicles. The companies--U.S. Flywheel Systems of Newbury Park and APS Systems of Oxnard--will help test high-powered "flywheel" batteries, which store energy in a spinning wheel and release it as needed to power electric cars.
BUSINESS
January 16, 1996
Calstart, a Burbank-based consortium that is trying to create an advanced transportation industry in the state, announced several new demonstration projects. The programs are part of a $5.5-million partnership between Calstart and the U.S. Department of Defense's Advanced Research Projects Agency. Nine California companies are also participants.
BUSINESS
November 20, 1995 | NANCY RIVERA BROOKS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Joseph LaStella makes an unusual product in an unusual place. LaStella's company, Battery Automated Transportation International, produces electric cars and bicycles in the high-ceiling hollows of an old Lockheed factory in Burbank that is now home to Calstart, a public-private consortium devoted to nurturing an advanced transportation industry in California. There, Calstart operates Project Hatchery, a so-called "business incubator" that helps companies get a start in business.
BUSINESS
June 7, 1995 | JAMES FLANIGAN
Truth is, a great new industry in advanced, pollution-free transportation is emerging in Southern California. "By 2010, I would expect you to be able routinely to purchase a vehicle, probably a hybrid [engine powered by electricity and gasoline] that will have energy efficiency equal to 100 miles per gallon," says Paul MacCready, chairman of AeroVironment Inc., a pioneering Monrovia company. But as the old saying goes, "In war, the first casualty is truth."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 3, 1994 | JENNIFER OLDHAM
State lawmakers have awarded $300,000 to a Burbank-based consortium of government agencies and private businesses to develop a prototype of a 40-foot-long bus powered by electricity and natural gas. Assemblyman James Rogan (R-Glendale), and Sen. Newton Russell (R-Glendale), announced the grant on Wednesday, to be given to CALSTART, a statewide agency representing 80 utilities, vehicle manufacturers and defense companies.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 2, 1992 | HUGO MARTIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It may travel the world in the next year, but the electric vehicle unveiled Tuesday by a Burbank-based consortium of private firms and public agencies will probably never wear out its tires. Although it can run, the light blue, teardrop-shaped vehicle is a "showcase" model that will be used only to demonstrate its various high-tech components at auto shows from Geneva to Tokyo. In short, it will probably never be stuck in a 9 a.m.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 29, 1994 | HENRY CHU, TIMES STAFF WRITER
With U.S. Sen. Barbara Boxer looking on approvingly, Calstart--the Burbank-based consortium dedicated to fostering an advanced transportation industry in the state--Monday unveiled a radar-like device that could eventually help prevent collisions and smooth the flow of traffic. If all goes according to plan, sensors the size of computer chips may be built into car bodies within three years that will beep to alert motorists to objects--such as people and other cars--in close range.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 10, 1993 | HUGO MARTIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In an unusual show of unity, the entire 52-member California congressional delegation has backed a Burbank-based consortium's request for federal funding to develop an advanced transit industry in Southern California. In a letter to the federal Defense Technology Conversion Council, the state's congressional representatives unanimously supported CALSTART's bid for up to $30 million to fund 21 advanced, clean-air transportation programs.
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