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February 7, 1995 | NANCY RIVERA BROOKS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
President Clinton's proposed budget for next year delivers some bad news for the California economy in the form of a nearly $8-billion cut in defense spending, but the plan also contains several nuggets of good news for the state, including a possible second shot at a job-creating "empowerment zone" for Los Angeles.
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February 7, 1995 | NANCY RIVERA BROOKS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
President Clinton's proposed budget for next year delivers some bad news for the California economy in the form of a nearly $8-billion cut in defense spending, but the plan also contains several nuggets of good news for the state, including a possible second shot at a job-creating "empowerment zone" for Los Angeles.
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June 7, 2000 | LEE ROMNEY and MARLA DICKERSON, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
After six years of planning and politicking, it has at last come to pass. The Small Business Administration has opened its Los Angeles One Stop Capital Shop, teaming up with the city to give entrepreneurs in the Watts area a place to turn for everything from help with business plans to loan processing to information on city contract opportunities. A parade of politicians Friday launched the small office at the Watts Civic Center on Compton Boulevard.
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February 18, 1998 | VICKI TORRES, Times staff writer Vicki Torres can be reached at (213) 237-6553 or at vicki.torres@latimes.com
It's an election year and that itself may explain why so many national and state politicians have suddenly seen fit to make appearances at events promoting various economic bootstrap programs aimed at small businesses. The carousel of conferences in the last two months has included: * A meeting at the downtown Regal Biltmore Hotel between Commerce Secretary Bill Daley and 100 top CEOs from companies such as Rockwell International, Wells Fargo Bank, Levi Strauss & Co. and Magic Johnson Theaters.
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