August 20, 1988 |
Through two albums, Bruce Hornsby & the Range have established a sound that's attractive, distinctive but ultimately thin-blooded. There is no denying the craftsmanship in the playing and the intelligence in the lyrics, but the band is held back by its politesse. Hornsby's graceful pianistics and wistful singing made for pleasant listening on his 1986 No. 1 hit, "The Way It Is," and on the current single, "Look Out Any Window."
August 13, 1996 |
In an award that gives two Southern California utilities a foothold in Mexico's expanding energy market, a partnership including Pacific Enterprises of Los Angeles and Enova Corp. of San Diego has won rights to develop Mexico's first privately financed and operated natural gas distribution system, to be located in Mexicali.
August 5, 1992 |
Anticipating a lower sale price for its oil and gas exploration and production subsidiary, Pacific Enterprises said Tuesday that it took a huge $156-million after-tax charge for the second quarter. As a result, the company lost $118 million, or $1.63 a share, for the quarter ended June 30. That contrasts with earnings of $40 million, or 50 cents a share, for the comparable 1991 quarter. Revenue was off 6% to $652 million, from $697 million.
January 13, 2009 |
Frozen capital markets are putting the chill on a fast-growing California solar company, a sign that the economic downturn is being felt even in the state's thriving renewable-energy sector. Hayward-based OptiSolar Inc. confirmed Monday that it dismissed nearly half its 600-member workforce last week, cutting 185 jobs at its Hayward facility and 105 at a plant in Sacramento.
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March 29, 2014 |
SACRAMENTO - Nancy McFadden begins most mornings on a conference call with other members of Gov. Jerry Brown's inner circle, the governor occasionally chiming in from the background. When Brown took office, the gathering, led by his wife, Anne Gust Brown, included compatriots plucked from different eras of his five decades in politics - his first tour as governor, the stint as Oakland's mayor, four years as state attorney general. Aside from Gust Brown, McFadden is the only remaining member of the original group.
October 8, 1997 |
A Pacific Enterprises and Enova Corp. joint venture said it has teamed up with an Atlantic Energy Inc. unit to finance and build a $7-million energy system at DreamWorks SKG's animation offices in Glendale, now under construction. Energy Pacific, formed in March when Pacific Enterprises and Enova combined their unregulated energy management services businesses, and Atlantic Thermal Systems started a new venture called Atlantic/Pacific.