CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 26, 2010
Jerry Brown Age: 72 Born: April 7, 1938 Birthplace: San Francisco City of residence: Oakland Personal: married to Anne Gust Education: Bachelor's degree in the classics from UC Berkeley, 1961; Law degree, Yale University, 1964 POLITICS Party: Democratic Platform: Promises honesty in the budget process, no tax increases unless approved by voters and a return of authority and...
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 22, 2009 |
One of Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa's recently departed advisors has secured a job handling renewable energy business for an international law firm. The mayor's former deputy chief of staff, Dan Grunfeld, 49, is taking a position with the law firm of Kaye Scholer and will work in its Los Angeles office representing clients in such fields as green technology, alternative energy and compliance with environmental laws. Villaraigosa has promised to make Los Angeles "the greenest big city in America" by pushing the Department of Water and Power toward more solar, wind and geothermal energy.
October 1, 2009 |
Green-technology firms attracted the largest share of venture capital in the third quarter, with global investments rising to $1.59 billion, according to a survey released Wednesday by Cleantech Group and Deloitte & Touche. That's a 10% increase from the second quarter but still down 42% from the same period last year. Dallas Kachan, managing director of Cleantech, said that the third-quarter numbers were preliminary and that he expected total investment to have risen by 15% to 20% when the final figures are calculated.
April 9, 2013 |
SACRAMENTO -- California wind power generators produced a record 4,196 megawatts of electricity Sunday evening, the state's grid operator reported. That's enough power to run more than three million houses in Southern California. Sunday's record bested the previous peak production of 4,095 megawatts the previous Friday and the earlier record of 3,944 megawatts on March 3, according to the Independent System Operator, the agency that controls about four-fifths of California's high-voltage electricity network.
February 21, 2011 |
Exporting can be daunting for small-business owners, but with the domestic economy still slow, it's tempting. Some small businesses have had significant success in expanding to overseas markets. Orly International Inc., which makes nail care products, is a 105-employee firm in Van Nuys. Its foreign sales growth now outpaces the annual increases in domestic sales. "We just have seen such a growth opportunity in our export business that we have accelerated that emphasis to build more export markets," said Bob Hobe, Orly's vice president for international business development.
May 23, 2009
Re "Skirting the issue," Opinion, May 17 Michelle Goldberg provides an incisive overview of the population issue from a socioeconomic perspective. From an ecological vantage point, the best thing that could happen would be a universal one-child family. The Earth could recover from the wounds that billions of humans have inflicted, and the green technology we are urgently inventing could stay ahead of the damage. Universal education and readily available contraception are essential to our future.
March 18, 2009
After eight years of being little more than the president's sugar daddies, Southern Californians can be proud to have a new occupant of the Oval Office who values us not just for our generous campaign contributions but for who we really are: providers of priceless media exposure. President Obama is making a sojourn to the Golden State today and Thursday to promote his economic recovery plan, a trip that will include a stop in Burbank to appear on "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno."
January 26, 2009 |
Note to President Obama: Energy efficiency and clean technology can help jump-start the U.S. economy. That's the message of a report released today by Next 10, a nonprofit research group in Palo Alto, which says California's experience underscores how the green sector is emerging as a key component of growth. Among the findings: Green-collar jobs are growing faster than statewide employment. Clean-tech investment in the state hit a record last year, despite steep stock-market declines.