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February 12, 2001 | James Flanigan
After years of boom, bust and civil strife, the Antelope Valley is now on the path to economic development--with a lot of help from its friends. The valley, which includes the high desert cities of Palmdale and Lancaster, received Enterprise Zone status from the state in 1997. That enabled local communities to offer tax breaks and other incentives from the state, Los Angeles County and the city-owned Los Angeles World Airports authority to attract companies. The results so far are impressive.
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February 12, 2001 | James Flanigan
After years of boom, bust and civil strife, the Antelope Valley is now on the path to economic development--with a lot of help from its friends. The valley, which includes the high desert cities of Palmdale and Lancaster, received Enterprise Zone status from the state in 1997. That enabled local communities to offer tax breaks and other incentives from the state, Los Angeles County and the city-owned Los Angeles World Airports authority to attract companies. The results so far are impressive.
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March 2, 1998 | JOSH MEYER and ERIC LICHTBLAU, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Cracking a conspiracy costing taxpayers untold sums, the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department has arrested one of its administrators and an independent food contractor on bribery charges involving millions of dollars in padded contracts for jail food, authorities said. A 15-month investigation--triggered by a series in The Times in late 1996--uncovered a pattern of corruption spanning at least two years, officials said. At the center of the alleged scheme to manipulate contracts was the No.
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March 11, 1998 | JOHN L. MITCHELL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
An administrator in the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department and an independent food contractor pleaded not guilty Tuesday to bribery charges involving padded contracts for millions of dollars in jail food. Fredrick Gaio, a high-ranking civilian employee in the Sheriff's Department's $20-million food operation, and food contractor Rick Hodgin were arraigned in Los Angeles Superior Court on accusations that they participated in a pattern of corruption spanning at least two years. Deputy Dist.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 11, 1998 | JOHN L. MITCHELL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
An administrator in the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department and an independent food contractor pleaded not guilty Tuesday to bribery charges involving padded contracts for millions of dollars in jail food. Fredrick Gaio, a high-ranking civilian employee in the Sheriff's Department's $20-million food operation, and food contractor Rick Hodgin were arraigned in Los Angeles Superior Court on accusations that they participated in a pattern of corruption spanning at least two years. Deputy Dist.
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March 2, 1998 | JOSH MEYER and ERIC LICHTBLAU, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Cracking a conspiracy costing taxpayers untold sums, the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department has arrested one of its administrators and an independent food contractor on bribery charges involving millions of dollars in padded contracts for jail food, authorities said. A 15-month investigation--triggered by a series in The Times in late 1996--uncovered a pattern of corruption spanning at least two years, officials said. At the center of the alleged scheme to manipulate contracts was the No.
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