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March 26, 1989 | JANE APPLEGATE, Times Staff Writer
Some of California's top-ranking franchises have prospered by selling affordable businesses reflecting the California life style--real estate and fitness. But at the top of the list is something a little more mundane: clean carpets. Chem-Dry Carpet Cleaning, Century 21 Real Estate and Jazzercise lead the list of California firms on Entrepreneur magazine's list of top 100 franchisers in 1988. The magazine ranks franchisers based on years in business, start-up costs and growth.
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May 14, 1991 | JAN HOFMANN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Jane Fonda hadn't gotten into aerobics when Judi Sheppard Missett conceived of a combination dance and fitness class way back in 1969. Missett, who first offered the class at a studio in Evanston, Ill., in between her performances as a professional dancer, didn't have a name for her technique back then. But by the early '70s, after moving to northern San Diego County, she had dubbed it "Jazzercise," and the rest is fitness history.
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May 14, 1991 | JAN HOFMANN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Jane Fonda hadn't gotten into aerobics when Judi Sheppard Missett conceived of a combination dance and fitness class way back in 1969. Missett, who first offered the class at a studio in Evanston, Ill., in between her performances as a professional dancer, didn't have a name for her technique back then. But by the early '70s, after moving to northern San Diego County, she had dubbed it "Jazzercise," and the rest is fitness history.
BUSINESS
March 26, 1989 | JANE APPLEGATE, Times Staff Writer
Some of California's top-ranking franchises have prospered by selling affordable businesses reflecting the California life style--real estate and fitness. But at the top of the list is something a little more mundane: clean carpets. Chem-Dry Carpet Cleaning, Century 21 Real Estate and Jazzercise lead the list of California firms on Entrepreneur magazine's list of top 100 franchisers in 1988. The magazine ranks franchisers based on years in business, start-up costs and growth.
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June 20, 1993 | TONY PERRY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Would the proposed Lego Family Park USA, a 40-acre theme park built with those tiny plastic blocks that kids love, be a financial boon, brimming with wholesomeness? Or would it lead to the "Disneylandization" of this upscale seaside community, with cut-rate motels, strip malls and fast-food restaurants soon to follow? Such are the poles of the civic debate as Carlsbad bids against Prince William County, Va.
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