December 26, 2004 |
Home sellers' concerns about rising interest rates helped drive the residential real estate market to new heights in California in 2004, with baby boomers dominating the market and accounting for 74% of all home sales, according to the California Assn. of Realtors' "Survey of California Sellers." "Because of its size and current life cycle, the boomer generation is likely to play a significant role in the housing market over the next several years," said association President Jim Hamilton.
December 10, 1991 |
A coalition of environmental groups called off its forest protection initiative campaign Monday, saying it will back compromise legislation instead. The Forest and Water Protection Committee said it will not submit the 750,000 signatures it had collected to qualify its initiative for the June ballot. "We prefer to solve the timber wars through the cooperative path of legislation," said Jim Hamilton of California Trout, a member of the coalition. Last week, Gov.
June 30, 1994
This past Sunday I did something that I rarely do--I went to church. Not just any church, but St. Paul's United Methodist Church in North Redondo Beach to hear Rev. Jim Hamilton's last sermon. After 17 years there, Rev. Hamilton is leaving for a year's sabbatical in Costa Rica. After that, who knows? I first met Rev. Hamilton almost four years ago when, as editor of the Redondo Beach News, I became intrigued by the work that both Project: NEEDS and the AIDS Heartline were doing out of his little church in District 5. Over the next few years I wrote several stories about them and Rev. Hamilton and I became good friends, getting together for lunch every few months to catch up on life and complain about the demise of our beloved Boston Celtics.
December 10, 1986 |
General Automation Inc. said it will join the growing ranks of local companies that are reincorporating in Delaware to take advantage of that state's liberal corporate laws. The move, approved by shareholders at the Anaheim computer maker's annual meeting Monday, is designed to take advantage of Delaware's "modern, flexible corporation law," which allows a company to provide key personnel with broader liability indemnification than is possible in California.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 10, 1994 |
Eight elementary school principals in the Saddleback Valley Unified School District will be changing positions for the 1994-95 year, district officials announced last week. Cal Burt, principal of Gates Elementary in Lake Forest, has been named principal of the new Robinson Ranch Elementary School, which is scheduled to open in September. Beginning next month, he will serve in an interim position as principal of Trabuco Elementary in Trabuco Canyon.
October 16, 1993
I am writing in response to Aaron Spelling's comments about the Superior Court's prohibition of filming in a residential area of Hermosa Beach ("Spelling Criticizes Ruling on '90210' Filming in Hermosa," Oct. 9). It appears that Spelling thinks the film industry should have an unlimited right to film anywhere it pleases, regardless of the impact on those living nearby. Residents have a legitimate interest in preserving the peace and tranquillity of their neighborhoods. Zoning normally precludes business in residential areas.