December 14, 1987 |
Is there any truth to the belief that retirees aren't being respected or appreciated for their experience and wisdom? Not according to the American Assn. of Retired Persons, which reports that business managers are welcoming retired people back to the workplace in increasing numbers.
September 6, 1987
Having lived in the South Bay for about 10 years, I've been happy about the ocean beauty of this place. One can't help but notice how youth-oriented this place really is, and that is good. I love kids. They are not as bad as we make them out to be. I believe in them and I think we as parents should help them as much as possible. Not with material things--I mean help them get started in life, careers and schools. Now, if we all try to do our job in this area, why don't these large companies help them out, establish a program for them, provide entry-level positions for them, and really and truly give them a break?
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 15, 1992
Few would disagree with the finding of a recent study ("L.A. May Need $6 Billion to Rebuild" (July 29), which underscores the urgent need for massive job creation in the riot-ravaged inner city. However, I would like to point out that over 10 years ago Caltrans recognized this priority need and had the foresight to initiate an economy-stimulating, job-training program for I-105 Glenn M. Anderson (Century) Freeway corridor residents. Thousands of inner-city men and women have learned valuable skills in the free Pre-Apprenticeship Training Program, which has enabled them to get well-paying construction jobs.
May 30, 1989 |
Only one in 10 households in the San Francisco Bay Area could afford a median-priced, single-family detached home in April, the lowest figure since records started being kept and the worst in the state, the California Assn. of Realtors reported today. To qualify for a mortgage loan on a median-priced home of $261,520 in April, a Bay Area household needed a minimum annual income of $85,904 and faced monthly payments of $2,148, assuming a 20% down payment, the association said. San Francisco's affordability index was down slightly from March, when 11% of households could afford a median-priced home of $249,508.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 16, 1996
"It's Business as Usual for Living-Wage Opponents" (Opinion, Dec. 8) does not address the most basic issue of all--who is going to pay for the added cost of subsidizing Los Angeles city and perhaps county contract services? The "recent UC Riverside study" referred to in the article does in fact identify increased costs for the city--$93 million annually, which is likely understated. The study goes on to assume that somehow small businesses, many minority-owned, that contract with the city will somehow absorb the cost.
November 15, 1998
In his Oct. 11 "Ask the Inspector" column, Barry Stone said that a contractor must perform 1,000 inspections to become competent as an inspector ("Advice for Finding a Competent Home Inspector.") I am a home inspector, and I've been a hands-on general contractor for 37 years. I've drawn plans and have built and remodeled many homes. I don't need 1,000 inspections to become competent and professional. Mike Via e-mail Stone replies: When I specified 1,000 home inspections as a reliable benchmark of proficiency among home inspectors, it was not my intention to offend or demean inspectors with less than this level of direct inspection experience.