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June 12, 1992 | KAREN TUMULTY and CARLA RIVERA, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
The Commerce Department plans to present Los Angeles with $4.5 million in federal grants today aimed at rejuvenating poor communities and repairing economic damage from the riots. In addition, it will announce that it is willing to provide $5.6 million to help local defense firms convert to peacetime production and to generate jobs for people who become unemployed as a result of defense spending cuts.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 17, 1995 | LUCILLE RENWICK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In a move to stabilize an economy hard hit by defense downsizing, Commerce Department Secretary Ron Brown presented a $250,000 check to a small Van Nuys electronics manufacturing company Friday to help its transition from converting defense-related products to consumer goods. Brown's visit to Industrial Electronic Engineers kicked off a weekend of meetings and presentations by Brown to promote the Commerce Department's defense conversion project.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 30, 1990 | JOHN SCHWADA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Los Angeles City Council on Wednesday began preparing to deal with plant closures and layoffs that are anticipated in Southern California's defense and aerospace industries despite the current U.S. military buildup in the Persian Gulf. The council cleared away a thicket of cumbersome regulations to enable city officials to quickly obtain federal funds for retraining and counseling displaced workers.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 17, 1995 | LUCILLE RENWICK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In a move to stabilize an economy hard hit by defense downsizing, U.S. Commerce Department Secretary Ron Brown on Friday presented a $250,000 check to a small electronics manufacturing company to help convert its defense-related products to consumer goods. Brown's visit to Industrial Electronic Engineers Inc. kicked off a weekend of meetings and presentations to promote the Commerce Department's defense conversion project.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 17, 1995 | LUCILLE RENWICK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In a move to stabilize an economy hard hit by defense downsizing, Commerce Department Secretary Ron Brown presented a $250,000 check to a small Van Nuys electronics manufacturing company Friday to help its transition from converting defense-related products to consumer goods. Brown's visit to Industrial Electronic Engineers kicked off a weekend of meetings and presentations by Brown to promote the Commerce Department's defense conversion project.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 17, 1995 | LUCILLE RENWICK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In a move to stabilize an economy hard hit by defense downsizing, U.S. Commerce Department Secretary Ron Brown on Friday presented a $250,000 check to a small electronics manufacturing company to help convert its defense-related products to consumer goods. Brown's visit to Industrial Electronic Engineers Inc. kicked off a weekend of meetings and presentations to promote the Commerce Department's defense conversion project.
BUSINESS
April 11, 1992 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Garden Grove Firm Searched in Defense Fraud Probe: Armed with search warrants, several dozen federal agents raided the headquarters of Air Industries Corp. looking for evidence in a criminal fraud investigation of possible false tests of aerospace fasteners, officials said. No arrests were made, and though the firm remains open for business, company executives could not be reached for comment. The investigation focuses on laboratory stress tests of fasteners made for Northrop Corp., Boeing Co.
BUSINESS
April 7, 1992 | JAMES F. PELTZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Drivers who haul furniture for North American Van Lines are about to get a firsthand look at the forces reshaping the U. S. defense industry. North American, a unit of Norfolk Southern Corp., last month ordered a $220,000 computerized simulator for testing and training its drivers. The simulator's builder: a joint venture that includes Perceptronics Inc., a Woodland Hills defense contractor that mainly produces tank- and missile-training simulators for the Pentagon.
BUSINESS
December 16, 1989 | JANE FRITSCH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Mayor Tom Bradley received cautious to downbeat forecasts about the economic health of Los Angeles on Friday, along with a prediction that the area's population will grow by 3 million in the next decade. The worst news to emerge from the mayor's annual "breakfast summit" on the local economy was about the declining aerospace industry and a predicted flattening of the home-building industry in 1990.
BUSINESS
April 4, 2001 | Associated Press
Northrop Grumman Corp. completed its $3.8-billion merger with Litton Industries Inc., bolstering its portfolio of electronics offerings to create what it calls a top-tier global defense industry enterprise. Los Angeles-based Northrop said it received all regulatory approvals and completed the purchase of all tendered shares of Litton common and Series B preferred stock.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 12, 1992 | KAREN TUMULTY and CARLA RIVERA, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
The Commerce Department plans to present Los Angeles with $4.5 million in federal grants today aimed at rejuvenating poor communities and repairing economic damage from the riots. In addition, it will announce that it is willing to provide $5.6 million to help local defense firms convert to peacetime production and to generate jobs for people who become unemployed as a result of defense spending cuts.
BUSINESS
April 11, 1992 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Garden Grove Firm Searched in Defense Fraud Probe: Armed with search warrants, several dozen federal agents raided the headquarters of Air Industries Corp. looking for evidence in a criminal fraud investigation of possible false tests of aerospace fasteners, officials said. No arrests were made, and though the firm remains open for business, company executives could not be reached for comment. The investigation focuses on laboratory stress tests of fasteners made for Northrop Corp., Boeing Co.
BUSINESS
April 7, 1992 | JAMES F. PELTZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Drivers who haul furniture for North American Van Lines are about to get a firsthand look at the forces reshaping the U. S. defense industry. North American, a unit of Norfolk Southern Corp., last month ordered a $220,000 computerized simulator for testing and training its drivers. The simulator's builder: a joint venture that includes Perceptronics Inc., a Woodland Hills defense contractor that mainly produces tank- and missile-training simulators for the Pentagon.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 30, 1990 | JOHN SCHWADA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Los Angeles City Council on Wednesday began preparing to deal with plant closures and layoffs that are anticipated in Southern California's defense and aerospace industries despite the current U.S. military buildup in the Persian Gulf. The council cleared away a thicket of cumbersome regulations to enable city officials to quickly obtain federal funds for retraining and counseling displaced workers.
BUSINESS
December 16, 1989 | JANE FRITSCH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Mayor Tom Bradley received cautious to downbeat forecasts about the economic health of Los Angeles on Friday, along with a prediction that the area's population will grow by 3 million in the next decade. The worst news to emerge from the mayor's annual "breakfast summit" on the local economy was about the declining aerospace industry and a predicted flattening of the home-building industry in 1990.
BUSINESS
April 6, 1997
Columnist James Flanigan ("Can Europe Become More Like California?" Feb. 9) writes, "And there is special regard [among Europeans] for California, which is seen, rightly, as having come back from recession and the decline of the defense industry by putting people to work in new industries related to computer and software development, business and financial services, foreign trade and entertainment." While taken as a general whole there is nothing obviously wrong with Mr. Flanigan's statement, it is very misleading with respect to Los Angeles in particular.
REAL ESTATE
July 8, 1990 | DAVID M. KINCHEN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In spite of record office building construction, a severe shortage of affordable housing and major defense industry cutbacks, Los Angeles will record the nation's best overall performance in five real estate segments during the next five years, according to a study by the accounting firm of Ernst & Young and the National Real Estate Index. The five realty segments are apartments, warehouses, retail, downtown office buildings and suburban office buildings.
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