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August 28, 1992
Summer heat got you down? Break out of the doldrums by crafting a glorious summer hat. "Even if you don't like to wear them, hats are fun to create and look wonderful hanging on the wall or on the corner of a vanity mirror," said Jane Elliott of Cottage Flowers and Backdoor Studio in Newport Beach, who has been making hats since the '40s. DESIGNING WITH RIBBONS Select a lightweight straw hat in cool white or pastel shades. Elliott finds hers in antique shops, flea markets and variety stores.
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August 28, 1992
Summer heat got you down? Break out of the doldrums by crafting a glorious summer hat. "Even if you don't like to wear them, hats are fun to create and look wonderful hanging on the wall or on the corner of a vanity mirror," said Jane Elliott of Cottage Flowers and Backdoor Studio in Newport Beach, who has been making hats since the '40s. DESIGNING WITH RIBBONS Select a lightweight straw hat in cool white or pastel shades. Elliott finds hers in antique shops, flea markets and variety stores.
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NEWS
August 2, 1997 | MELINDA FULMER, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
One of Orange County's pioneer developers of planned communities, the Mission Viejo Co., will be sold to J.F. Shea Co., an expanding Southern California building firm, it was announced Friday. The deal is expected to fetch more than $400 million, although terms were not disclosed by Philip Morris Cos. Inc., which has owned the Mission Viejo Co. since 1972. Shea will acquire about 900 acres of undeveloped land in Mission Viejo and Aliso Viejo, and 3,600 acres in Colorado.
BUSINESS
July 24, 1995 | DAN MARGOLIS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
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.
NEWS
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
BUSINESS
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.
NEWS
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.
BUSINESS
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.
BUSINESS
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.
NEWS
June 21, 1996 | JOHN O'DELL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Orange County is expected to add 609,200 residents and 873,400 new jobs by the year 2020. Area breakdown of population and employment. 1995 and 2020 projections.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 28, 1991
Following is a list of the six most severe air pollution penalties assessed by the South Coast Air Quality Management District in September, the most recent period for which information is available. Company: Toshiba American Information Systems Inc.
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