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August 7, 2001 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
HomeBase Inc. said Monday it expects higher losses than anticipated in the second quarter as it moves to transform itself into a home furnishings chain. The costs of converting its stores to a new House2Home format, combined with a slowing economy, have driven up the Irvine-based company's losses to about $1 a share for the second quarter from previous estimates of a loss of 80 cents a share, HomeBase said.
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August 28, 2012 | By Tiffany Hsu, Los Angeles Times
Shades of Mildred Pierce may be cropping up throughout the state as lawmakers are set to decide whether mothers and others are allowed to sell homemade muffins, cakes and pies at local stores and restaurants and directly to consumers. Slammed by the economy, many households are looking to follow in the footsteps of the fictional heroine by earning a bit of money on the side with home-cooked confections - without the huge upfront costs in leasing certified commercial kitchens and complying with myriad business rules.
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NEWS
March 20, 1994
As a tenant of the apartment complex directly across the street from where the day workers hang out in Ladera Heights ("Toil and Trouble," Feb. 27), I can tell you it's been a nightmare these last three-plus years that these men have been coming to HomeBase. My front windows face the driveway and I have firsthand experience of the things these men do. I have seen women walking down the street harassed by these men. I have seen these men urinate on the trees in front of my family apartment complex.
NEWS
February 25, 2011 | By Shari Roan, Los Angeles Times
Charlie's Sheen's most recent antics have led to the cancellation of his show for the remainder of the season just days before Sheen was to return to production after a "home-based" substance-abuse rehab program. Sheen seems to heap one bad decision after another. Among them, his choice of home-based rehab after being briefly hospitalized last month. According to specialists in addiction medicine, a home-based rehab program is not considered a legitimate treatment. Multiple studies show that the best chance for recovery comes from long-term inpatient or intensive outpatient therapies that include both individual and group counseling.
BUSINESS
April 9, 1992
Would a home improvement store by any other name still be as sweet? Starting this weekend, HomeClub will find out. The Fullerton-based chain of do-it-yourself centers will change its name to HomeBase on Saturday. To draw attention to the change, the 73-store chain is hiring clowns and planning to give away helium-filled balloons and knickknacks, such as screwdrivers, flashlight key chains and painting caps.
BUSINESS
August 16, 2000 | Bloomberg News
The Irvine home-improvement retail chain said fiscal second-quarter profit fell 73% after the company closed some poorly performing outlets and refurbished other stores. Profit from operations fell to $2.8 million, or 7 cents a share, for the quarter ended July 29, from $10.2 million, or 23 cents, a year earlier. Sales dropped 10.3% to $407.1 million.
NEWS
February 25, 2011 | By Shari Roan, Los Angeles Times
Charlie's Sheen's most recent antics have led to the cancellation of his show for the remainder of the season just days before Sheen was to return to production after a "home-based" substance-abuse rehab program. Sheen seems to heap one bad decision after another. Among them, his choice of home-based rehab after being briefly hospitalized last month. According to specialists in addiction medicine, a home-based rehab program is not considered a legitimate treatment. Multiple studies show that the best chance for recovery comes from long-term inpatient or intensive outpatient therapies that include both individual and group counseling.
BUSINESS
January 29, 1998 | Bloomberg News
HomeBase Inc. said Wednesday it expects to report a fiscal fourth-quarter loss of 9 cents to 11 cents a share on slower-than-expected sales stemming from a store remodeling project. The retailer reported a loss of 1 cent a share for the year-earlier period. The company is remodeling 16 stores. HomeBase stock fell 12%, or 94 cents a share, to $6.94, on the New York Stock Exchange. More than 1.3 million shares changed hands, more than four times the average daily volume.
BUSINESS
June 7, 2000 | Leslie Earnest
HomeBase Inc. will launch a radio advertising campaign today aimed partly at the growing Latino population. The Irvine home-improvement chain declined to say how much it was spending on the radio spots, which will be in English and Spanish. But the company said the new campaign represents the most radio air time it has ever purchased. The campaign will begin with 60-second spots that introduce "HomeBase Guy," a character in need of a home-improvement expert.
BUSINESS
October 29, 1997 | Bloomberg News
HomeBase Inc. said it will close three stores and take a fiscal third-quarter charge of about $16.5 million as it accelerates its store-remodeling program to increase profitability. The operator of warehouse home improvement stores also said it plans to raise $100 million in a debt offering to help fund new-store openings for three years. That's expected to help strengthen HomeBase's position in the Western U.S., the company said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 12, 2010 | By Ching-Ching Ni, Los Angeles Times
Four Chinese nationals have been arrested on suspicion of recruiting women from China to work in brothels set up in residences in Monterey Park and San Gabriel. According to Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials, the weekend bust resulted from a nine-month investigation into a far-reaching prostitution enterprise that relied on word of mouth and personal referrals to lure customers into private condominiums for commercial sex. Court papers allege that the defendants engaged in various types of immigration fraud, including using fake documents and false marriages to recruit Chinese women, many with valid student visas, into a life of prostitution in the San Gabriel Valley.
BUSINESS
February 28, 2008 | Cyndia Zwahlen, Special to The Times
It started with a $10 tote. Soccer moms Monica Hillman and Gabrielle DeSantis-Cummings, passing the time on the sidelines at their kids' games, had been brainstorming ideas for a business they could run from home. The conversation turned to Hillman's tote and their frustration over finding a decent bag that could handle a busy mother's needs. They wanted function. They wanted fashion. And they didn't want to mortgage the house to pay for the perfect combo.
NEWS
January 13, 2008 | Jeremy Manier, Chicago Tribune
Few insurance company employees can say they help unravel the secrets of the universe in their spare time. Jeff Renkar can. Day and night, Renkar's six personal computers at his home outside Houston are helping run complex simulations of how the early universe evolved, as part of a new University of Illinois project called cosmologyhome. In the eight years since the California-based SETI Institute thought of embedding software in people's screen savers that would help sift through radio noise from space for possible signals from alien civilizations, some 40 research groups have launched projects based on the same principle.
BUSINESS
November 20, 2007 | From the Associated Press
Jennie Rivera works 10-hour days taking care of children in her Lower Manhattan apartment and has never had a paid vacation or earned more than $13,000 a year. Rivera hopes that will change now that she has cast her lot, along with thousands of other child-care providers, with the powerful New York City chapter of the American Federation of Teachers.
NATIONAL
September 25, 2007 | Eric Bailey, Times Staff Writer
sacramento -- Pushing to stem underground steroid trafficking in advance of the 2008 Olympics in Beijing, federal authorities announced on Monday the seizure of more than 50 home-based labs as part of an international crackdown on performance-enhancing drugs imported from China. The investigation was the largest steroid enforcement action in U.S. history and it culminated in 124 arrests on U.S. soil, including more than a dozen California indictments, authorities said.
BUSINESS
June 2, 2007 | Daniel Yi, Times Staff Writer
Every year, about 1.5 million Americans are diagnosed with cancer. Every year, they run up a medical tab estimated at $100 billion. Some of that money is spent on unnecessary hospitalizations and emergency room visits, which is why Blue Shield of California sends a nurse to Pamela Sprott's home in Valencia several days a week.
BUSINESS
July 11, 1998 | Bloomberg News
HomeBase Inc. shares rose 10% Friday on speculation that competitor Lowe's Cos. will buy the Irvine building-supplies retailer for $14 a share, or about $530 million. HomeBase stock closed at $10, up 94 cents a share, in trading of 1.01 million, more than three times its three-month daily average. The retailer's shares have surged 29% since Wednesday.
BUSINESS
June 29, 1993
David R. Kenshol has been appointed vice president for marketing and advertising at HomeBase, a Fullerton home improvement warehouse chain. He will oversee print and broadcast advertising, direct marketing, in-store promotions and public relations. Kenshol previously spent 35 years with Sears Roebuck & Co., most recently as national general merchandise manager and marketing manager.
TRAVEL
October 17, 2004
Regarding "Smart Travelers Save by Following the News" [On a Budget, Sept. 26]: As a member of the National Assn. of Commissioned Travel Agents, an organization of more than 2,500-plus home-based travel agents, I am offended by Arthur Frommer's negative portrayal of home-based agents. Close to, if not 100%, of the association's members are accredited agents. Many of us had "brick and mortar" agencies until the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorists attacks, which impacted our industry, and many of us opened home-based offices as a result.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 30, 2003 | Dave McKibben, Times Staff Writer
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