July 24, 1995 |
Tony Adams Jr. was a shoe manufacturer with a problem. His family-owned business, Cypress Footwear Inc., was getting kicked around in the highly competitive footwear market. It expanded from sandals into walking shoes a few years ago and that helped a bit, but the family still found it tough to go head-to-head against foreign competitors. He needed a new line.
June 20, 1995
Orange County's unemployment rate for May was the highest since September. The percentage trend: 1995 May: 5.9% Source: California Employment Development Department Researched by JANICE L. JONES / Los Angeles Times EMPLOYMENT SURVEYS: Analysts say the jobless rate hike was tempered by a separate payroll survey that found that 1,000 non-farm jobs were created in O.C. between April and May. D1
February 28, 1996
Fluor Daniel's $4.8-billion contract to help build the nation's first high-speed rail system is the largest ever for the Irvine-based firm. The system will provide passenger service in south and central Florida. Route of Florida Overland Express and details on the company's largest contracts, amounts in billions: Project / Contract Florida Overland Express (1996): $4.8 Project management for high-speed rail system Aramco Services Co. (1975): $3.
February 14, 1995
January sales of new and existing homes reflected a mid-winter sales lull in most of Southern California. Sales declined in most counties compared to 1994. Median sales prices were also down generally, with only Orange and Riverside counties bucking the regional results. January sales and median prices, in thousands of dollars: Sales Prices County 1994 1995 Change 1994 1995 Change Los Angeles 4,739 4,954 4.5% $170 $165 -2.9% Orange 2,183 1,707 -21.8 194 194 -- Riverside 1,356 1,216 -10.
March 9, 1996
Orange County stocks with the largest percent decrease and increase in Friday's trading: Losers *--* Company Loss Location Business 1. Biolase -11.50 San Clemente Medical Technology lasers 2. Watson -8.33 Irvine Software General Corp. 3. I-Flow Corp. -8.22 Irvine Medical infusion devices 4. Cortex -7.96 Irvine Drug research Pharmaceuticals /development 5. QLogic Corp. -7.69 Costa Mesa circuits circuits 6. Varco -7.61 Orange Oil-drilling International equipment 7. Gish -7.
February 7, 1995
Baby boomers are heading for the shore with kids in tow. Increased family participation in surfing and other beach-related activities fueled $1.15 billion in equipment sales in 1994, up 10% from 1993. Estimated active participants, in millions, and equipment sales nationwide: Surfing Participants ('95*): 1.6 Boards ('95*): 352,800 Wetsuits: ('95*): 510,000 Bodyboarding 1992 1993 1994 1995* Participants 1.8 1.9 2.0 2.