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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 16, 2010
Political party: Democrat Occupation: San Francisco mayor Age: 43, born in San Francisco City of residence: San Francisco Personal: Wife, actress Jennifer Siebel Newsom; 13-month-old daughter, Montana Education: Bachelor's degree in political science, Santa Clara University Career highlights: Served on San Francisco Board of Supervisors and on Parking and Traffic Commission. Legalized gay marriage in San Francisco. Approved city's universal healthcare program.
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BUSINESS
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.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 22, 2006 | Sheigh Crabtree, Special to The Times
He claims he's just a hobbyist, but when Dick Van Dyke showed up on the "Night at the Museum" set, the visual effects department was blown away by the 81-year-old actor's command of the latest computer-animation programs. "Dick Van Dyke is a huge visual effects aficionado," says Jim Rygiel, the three-time Oscar winner and visual effects supervisor for "Museum," which opens today. "He loved talking about what we were doing."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
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.
BUSINESS
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.
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...
BUSINESS
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.
BUSINESS
February 21, 2012 | By Ronald D. White, Los Angeles Times
When it comes to U.S. venture capital funding for the most promising new green technology firms, there's California and there's everybody else. California companies raked in $2.8 billion, or 57%, of the $4.9 billion in venture capital offered up in the so-called clean-tech category of funding nationwide last year, according to a recently released analysis from Ernst & Young. Massachusetts companies were a distant second with $465.1 million, followed by Colorado companies, which pulled in $363.3 million.
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