CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 9, 2012 |
Members of the Los Angeles wartime veterans group never thought they would end up in a home-front fight. That's what is happening at Patriotic Hall, however, as American Legion leaders battle to stay in the place they have called home for 87 years. Los Angeles County is wrapping up a $45.4-million renovation of the 10-story neo-Italian Renaissance landmark at 1816 S. Figueroa St. and is preparing to reopen it for use by veterans' organizations. But the American Legion and a dozen other veterans' groups worry that they won't be getting their old office space back.
April 26, 1998 |
The number of Southern California garment makers shifting production to Mexico has risen dramatically in the last couple of years, as even the region's most entrenched firms have reacted to the state's sharply increased minimum wage and other competitive pressures. But so far the movement of sewing work to Latin America has not dealt a crushing blow to the region's apparel industry, as some people predicted it would and as it has in other garment strongholds on the East Coast and in Texas.