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July 10, 1995 | NANCY RIVERA BROOKS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Clothing manufacturer Brenda French prefers to create her colorful custom-knit garments in an airy, luminous setting lined with windows. French even coined a word for it: craftory, a place that would be part crafts workshop, part factory. But what French had, thanks to rapid growth of her company, was a cramped, sweaty factory that was more like a maze than a studio.
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July 10, 1995 | NANCY RIVERA BROOKS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Clothing manufacturer Brenda French prefers to create her colorful custom-knit garments in an airy, luminous setting lined with windows. French even coined a word for it: craftory, a place that would be part crafts workshop, part factory. But what French had, thanks to rapid growth of her company, was a cramped, sweaty factory that was more like a maze than a studio.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 16, 1996 | BARRY STAVRO
Frito-Lay, the giant snack-foods company, said it would open a distribution center in Sylmar that will employ more than 100 workers when it opens next spring. Said Mayor Richard Riordan in a statement: "This project is another example of the outstanding work being done by L.A.'s Business Team to . . . create new economic opportunities in our city." The 70,000-square-foot Frito-Lay plant will be built on part of a planned 88-acre business park by Royal Clark Development Co.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 11, 1996
Mayor Richard Riordan paid a visit Wednesday to a meat processing plant in South-Central Los Angeles that recently relocated from Vernon after the mayor's efforts to encourage businesses to move to Los Angeles. Choice One Foods, a corporation that processes and packages meat and other food for restaurants nationwide, received a $4.6-million bond to move to a plant across the street from Jefferson High School.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 17, 2001 | STEVE SOBOROFF, Steve Soboroff came in third in last week's election
As one who listened and learned while sitting side-by-side with Antonio Villaraigosa and James K. Hahn during more than 50 candidate forums, I encourage the two runoff candidates for mayor of Los Angeles to adopt the following Eight Great Ideas proposed during the past 18 months. These are from other mayoral candidates: * Xavier Becerra would give library cards to every student in the L.A. Unified School District. * Joel Wachs would appoint a deputy mayor for the environment.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 8, 1995 | RICHARD J. RIORDAN and RUTH GALANTER, Richard J. Riordan is the mayor of Los Angeles; Ruth Galanter is a member of the City Council representing the Playa Vista area
A quiet revolution is taking place in City Hall. We have spent months producing a package of work that, in entertainment terms, is destined to be a megahit. The result is an incentives package with an important goal: Bring DreamWorks to Los Angeles.
BUSINESS
May 22, 1996 | NANCY RIVERA BROOKS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
United Parcel Service plans to build a state-of-the-art distribution facility northeast of downtown Los Angeles, keeping 1,000 jobs and the taxes they represent for city coffers as well as providing an economic boost calculated at $70 million or more. Los Angeles economic development officials on Tuesday hailed the announcement as a victory for the city, which has been battling with other local municipalities and with recruiters from other states to keep employers and jobs within city limits.
NEWS
May 3, 1997 | NANCY RIVERA BROOKS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It was a nine-month economic development version of the full-court press and it produced a slam dunk: CPC Baking recently reversed plans to close its Montebello plant, which turns out such famous brands as Entenmann's baked goods and Orowheat bread for local consumption. The score: 919 jobs saved. "These are good jobs," said Thad Mikols, vice president of the Montebello operation. "The people here were really excited when the decision came down."
NEWS
April 1, 1995 | HENRY CHU, TIMES STAFF WRITER
They popped the question last fall, starry-eyed suitors with competing offers of hearth and home. They made flattering phone calls, wrote admiring letters, sent persuasive faxes. They pressed their individual claims over intimate lunches. Months later, they still jockey for favor, pouring on the charm as the object of their chase ponders a decision.
BUSINESS
December 31, 1997 | KAREN E. KLEIN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Q: Recently I filed a patent for a product that would help fight crime and violence. How do I get my proposal heard before the Los Angeles City Council's Public Safety Committee? --Jimmy Sharp Spring Valley * A: If someone has an idea or a product that they believe will improve public safety, they can send a written proposal to their own council member or to Councilwoman Laura Chick, who represents the western San Fernando Valley and chairs the Public Safety Committee.
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