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November 14, 2010 | By Dustin Roasa, Special to the Los Angeles Times
Architect Bill Greaves stood on a bluff outside the city and admired an elegant white and peach building perched high above the beaches and guesthouses that have made this seaside spot into a tourist boomtown. Inspired by the dong raik , a pole used by rural Cambodians to carry loads on their shoulders, the building seemed to float in the air, its concrete and brick second floor held aloft by a complex web of hidden beams. "It's a gem, but it's not very well known," Greaves said of the SKD Brewery offices, built in 1968 by Cambodia's most gifted and visionary architect, Vann Molyvann.
February 21, 2011 | By Cyndia Zwahlen
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 5, 2004 | From Reuters
Computer maker Hewlett-Packard Co. and British phone company BT Group will pool their strengths to target global corporate spending on telecommunications and technology, the firms announced. The companies have signed a $1.5-billion deal under which BT will manage HP's voice and data networks and call centers across Europe, the Middle East and Africa, and Hewlett-Packard will manage BT's information technology infrastructure in Britain.
September 22, 2009 | David Zahniser
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 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...
October 1, 2009 | Todd Woody
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 | By Marc Lifsher
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.
September 6, 2009 | David Pierson
Before her family bought a solar water heater, Liu Yan would bathe the way many working-class Chinese have for generations: boil water, dampen a rag and wipe away the dirt. Today, the 40-year-old mother and her family shower every day and wash their dishes with hot water. The stainless steel heater affixed to her red-tiled roof cost about $220. The device has become a symbol of China's rising standard of living and its leap into the era of clean energy. In the seaside city of 2.8 million where Liu lives in Shandong province, 99% of households use solar water heaters.
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