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May 8, 2005
From 2000 to 2004, Los Angeles lost more than 80,000 jobs. To bring back at least a portion of them, the next mayor will have to take the following five steps, according to economists and government officials. * Reduce the cost of doing business According to one business survey, L.A. ranks as the 16th most expensive city in the country to do business, largely because taxes here are more than five times higher, on average, than elsewhere.
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OPINION
May 8, 2005
From 2000 to 2004, Los Angeles lost more than 80,000 jobs. To bring back at least a portion of them, the next mayor will have to take the following five steps, according to economists and government officials. * Reduce the cost of doing business According to one business survey, L.A. ranks as the 16th most expensive city in the country to do business, largely because taxes here are more than five times higher, on average, than elsewhere.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 15, 1999 | TED ROHRLICH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Riordan administration has grossly overstated its accomplishments in creating and retaining jobs in Los Angeles, according to an outside review of its work. The administration's business team, begun by Riordan as an arm of the mayor's office designed to attract, retain and help expand businesses in the city, has told the City Council and the news media that it has had an impact on businesses that represents about 315,000 jobs.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 15, 1999 | TED ROHRLICH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Riordan administration has grossly overstated its accomplishments in creating and retaining jobs in Los Angeles, according to an outside review of its work. The administration's business team, begun by Riordan as an arm of the mayor's office designed to attract, retain and help expand businesses in the city, has told the City Council and the news media that it has had an impact on businesses that represents about 315,000 jobs.
NEWS
May 10, 1997 | JIM NEWTON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Frustrated by a city bureaucracy that dawdled when he asked for help and ignored him when he complained, Charles Aaron in 1995 was contemplating a move for his North Hollywood company, a mill and lumber business whose lease was up and whose 65 workers were in danger of losing their jobs. Aaron was considering Burbank, Palmdale and even Mexico, each of which was appealing from a business perspective.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 24, 1997 | HUGO MARTIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The buzz in Los Angeles may be about the hot growth in the multimedia and high-tech industries, about CD ROMs and computer "morphing" software. But in the San Fernando Valley, old-fashioned manufacturing of everything from computer cabinets to vitamins to frozen pizza snacks continues to be a mainstay of the local economy, providing 77,000 jobs.
BUSINESS
October 13, 1998
Los Angeles city officials and developers will break ground today for a $24-million sports complex on Wilshire Boulevard in Koreatown. The Aroma Sporex will include an enclosed golf driving range with four levels and about 60 tees, a high-end fitness center, about 45,000 square feet of retail space and several restaurants. The project, on 2.5-acre lot at Wilshire and Serrano Avenue, is a joint venture of Hanil Development Inc.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 9, 1998 | JEFF LEEDS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Mexico's largest food retailer has acquired a long-vacant commercial property in the San Fernando Valley community of Arleta with what Los Angeles officials say are plans to open a major supermarket and retail center. Under a deal announced Monday, Mexico City-based Grupo Gigante took over 12.6 acres at the former Gemco property at Van Nuys Boulevard and Beachy Avenue in a purchase and lease agreement.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 22, 1999 | KRISTINA SAUERWEIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Heading off a potential real estate battle with the land-hungry Los Angeles Unified School District, a Mexican grocery chain has quietly abandoned plans for a supermarket on a former department store site courted by officials desperate to build new high schools. Mexico City-based Grupo Gigante has listed the property with a Montebello real estate broker for $7.5 million.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 24, 1997 | HUGO MARTIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The buzz in Los Angeles may be about the hot growth in the multimedia and high-tech industries, about CD ROMs and computer "morphing" software. But in the San Fernando Valley, old-fashioned manufacturing of everything from computer cabinets to vitamins to frozen pizza snacks continues to be a mainstay of the local economy, providing 77,000 jobs.
NEWS
May 10, 1997 | JIM NEWTON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Frustrated by a city bureaucracy that dawdled when he asked for help and ignored him when he complained, Charles Aaron in 1995 was contemplating a move for his North Hollywood company, a mill and lumber business whose lease was up and whose 65 workers were in danger of losing their jobs. Aaron was considering Burbank, Palmdale and even Mexico, each of which was appealing from a business perspective.
BUSINESS
March 17, 1997
The Software Council of Southern California provides support and services for those in the local software industry. Its Web site (http://www.scsc.org) has plenty of information about member benefits and upcoming events. * The Los Angeles Regional Technology Alliance (http://www.calaccess.org/calaccess) has put together a site offering information on a variety of business issues.
BUSINESS
October 29, 1997
Clotee McAfee has been designing sportswear, costumes and uniforms for more than 20 years. A few years back, she experimented with making uniforms for high school students and quickly realized that she was ahead of a trend. Last year, McAfee and her business partner, Ruby Eddie, opened a company to make school clothes for teens that allow individuality and style within a strict dress code.
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