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NEWS
May 6, 1993
The prospect that thousands of jobs may result has earned widespread support for the Alameda Corridor rail project, but at least one group has expressed concern that Latinos and other minorities will be used solely as laborers and will be shut out of construction management.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 14, 1994 | HUGO MARTIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A majority of the debris cleanup and building demolition work contracted out by the city of Los Angeles since the Northridge quake has been done by minority and women-run companies, according to a city report released Friday. The report by the city's Public Works Department said the cleanup program has paid out about $10.2 million in contracts, or 63% of the total spent so far, to companies owned by minorities and women.
BUSINESS
March 29, 2000 | MARLA DICKERSON and DENISE GELLENE and LEE ROMNEY, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Looking for contract opportunities with the upcoming Democratic National Convention? Convention organizers are putting together a small-business database, Web site and print directory. They'll be providing this information to visiting party caucuses and state delegations to encourage them to use small, minority and women-owned local firms. The 2000 Democratic Convention is expected to draw as many as 35,000 to Los Angeles in August.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 21, 1998
Catalina Express, a ferry service to Catalina Island, has commissioned a boat from the Mashantucket Pequot tribal nation in Connecticut, the company chairman said. Doug Bombard said it will be the company's eighth vessel. The ship, which is being built at the tribe's Pequot River Shipworks in New London, Conn., will be completed in March and sail to the West Coast via the Panama Canal, a three-week journey. "They have quite a fine facility, and what we're interested in is quality," said Bombard.
NEWS
May 5, 1995 | ERIC LICHTBLAU, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Two government whistle-blowers who claimed they were fired five years ago for exposing fraud in a Los Angeles transit contract have been paid a total of more than $1.2 million under a confidential settlement with the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, officials disclosed Thursday.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 17, 1989 | JEFFREY A. PERLMAN, Times Urban Affairs Writer
A lucrative contract for food services at the new John Wayne Airport terminal scheduled to open next year may be delayed because of an inquiry into alleged misuse of minority contractor rules at Los Angeles International Airport. Orange County officials identified Andy M. Camacho on Friday as the proposed minority partner for Host International Inc. at the new John Wayne terminal. Camacho, a Los Angeles resident who is a political ally of Los Angeles Councilman Richard Alatorre, is also a partner in a LAX concession now being reviewed by Los Angeles Airport officials.
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