June 22, 2004 |
The best of California's economic recovery could be yet to come, as job creation and personal income growth speed up over the next two years. But don't expect anything approaching the exuberant expansion of the late-1990s boom. And do expect the hot housing market to cool, although sharp price and sales declines are unlikely. Those are among the latest predictions of the widely watched UCLA Anderson Forecast, which is to be formally released today.
November 20, 1995 |
Joseph LaStella makes an unusual product in an unusual place. LaStella's company, Battery Automated Transportation International, produces electric cars and bicycles in the high-ceiling hollows of an old Lockheed factory in Burbank that is now home to Calstart, a public-private consortium devoted to nurturing an advanced transportation industry in California. There, Calstart operates Project Hatchery, a so-called "business incubator" that helps companies get a start in business.
April 16, 1996 |
Myrna Naegle's quaint boutique is filled with women's clothing and accessories from Italy, Egypt and Guatemala, and with antiques she has collected from her travels. Naegle's customers say her shop feels homey. They're right. Naegle's architect husband, Dale, designed the building that houses the shop and the two-story, two-bedroom apartment they live in upstairs.
April 18, 1991 |
The $30 hourly fee for accordion lessons at Dave's Accordion School in the Atwater Village would probably go up. So would the cost of having a tent zipper replaced at Leslie's Outdoor Gear Repair in Costa Mesa if the state begins taxing not just the new zipper, but the labor required to sew it in. "It means that every time I sew up a little hole, I'd have to pass it along to my customers," said proprietor Leslie Pemberton. "It would get really confusing."