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October 27, 1988
Wilmington and eastern San Pedro have been named a state "enterprise zone," a program that attempts to create jobs for residents by providing tax breaks and other incentives to business. Los Angeles officials said the economically depressed area is one of three selected by the state Department of Commerce for participation in the employment incentive area program.
January 6, 1985
The South Bay Free Clinic's Gardena Boulevard clinic will expand operations as a result of a $60,833 grant from Los Angeles' Community Development Department. According to Gary Bess, the clinic's executive director, the grant will allow the clinic to hire a part-time physician, nurse practitioner and additional support staff at the clinic at 742 W. Gardena Blvd.
June 26, 1992 | AMY PYLE
Van Nuys resident Kenneth Ashford has been hired as a field deputy for Los Angeles County Supervisor Ed Edelman, specializing on issues and concerns of the east San Fernando Valley. Ashford, a project director with the Los Angeles Community Development Department, will have offices at the Pacoima Community Center and at Edelman's district office in Van Nuys.
August 10, 1991
The Los Angeles City Community Development Department and Bet Tzedek Legal Services are sponsoring a program to bring free legal assistance to poor people over 55. The program specializes in problems relating to housing, Medicare, Medi-Cal, Social Security and other government benefits, wills, consumer fraud, foreclosure and nursing home problems. Bet Tzedek, or the House of Justice, is a nonprofit law center. A paralegal will visit the Thomas Senior Center at 2475 W. Washington Blvd.
October 25, 2010 | By Karen E. Klein
Dear Karen: How do I decide whether I should go into business with my mother and sister? Answer: More than 70% of U.S. businesses are family owned, but they present special challenges, said Kelley Gay, assistant vice president at MassMutual Insurance. "Their proprietors will often say that success means being one part entrepreneur, one part family psychologist," she said. The firm's survey of more than 500 family business owners showed that the most successful ones had established clear definitions of roles and responsibilities and set up formal decision-making and disagreement-resolution processes.
October 4, 2000 | Lee Romney
The Women's Enterprise Development Corp. has received a $100,000 grant to provide business training to retailers in the greater San Pedro/Wilmington/Harbor area. The grant, from the Los Angeles Community Development Department, will allow the Long Beach-based nonprofit organization to serve businesses that have been operating for at least a year and are grossing over $500,000 annually.
November 1, 1996
Created to improve existing businesses and encourage new ones to open up in the Harbor area, a business assistance center opened Thursday in San Pedro. The Harbor Area Business Assistance Center officially opened its doors with plans to attract new businesses to the vacant storefronts, but it will also provide guidance to existing businesses.
December 14, 1987
As temperatures dropped near freezing Sunday, city officials distributed hotel vouchers and moved cots into a recreation center to shelter homeless people in the San Fernando Valley. Vouchers were distributed at dinner in the Van Nuys Salvation Army center, said Robert Mortimer, of the Los Angeles Community Development Department. He said the Lake View Terrace Recreation Center in the 11000 block of Foothill Boulevard was opened and outfitted with 100 cots and blankets.
April 13, 1993 | CARMEN VALENCIA
City workers placed six banners along Van Nuys Boulevard on Monday to advertise the Pacoima enterprise zone to business owners who may not know they are eligible for tax breaks and low-interest loans. Teresa Jones, an assistant manager of the enterprise zone, said periodic mailings by the city might miss some of the 1,200 businesses in the seven-square-mile zone, created to stimulate jobs and economic growth in Pacoima.
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