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April 28, 1992 | MARTHA GROVES and JOHN HURST, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
On the economically ailing North Coast, the weekend's powerful earthquakes were like being kicked hard three times when you are already down. Crippled downtowns and tottering Victorians are new economic woes that the old logging and dairy towns in redwood country could do without. The region already suffered from soaring unemployment and swelling welfare rolls, and got a new wallop earlier this month when the commercial salmon season was cut to almost nothing.
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April 29, 1998 | From Times Wire Services
Knight Ridder on Tuesday said it will move its headquarters to Silicon Valley from Miami in a bid to remake its image into a high-technology information provider from a traditional newspaper company. Of 150 corporate employees, Knight Ridder estimated that about 65 top executives, including Chairman and Chief Executive Tony Ridder, would relocate to California, where the company owns the San Jose Mercury News and several other newspapers.
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BUSINESS
January 26, 1993 | MARTHA GROVES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
As towns in California's northern extremes struggle over how to diversify away from timber and other natural resources, many look with envy at Arcata. This coastal town of about 16,000 in Humboldt County, nearly 300 miles north of San Francisco, has something going for it that other places do not: Humboldt State University.
BUSINESS
January 26, 1993 | MARTHA GROVES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
As towns in California's northern extremes struggle over how to diversify away from timber and other natural resources, many look with envy at Arcata. This coastal town of about 16,000 in Humboldt County, nearly 300 miles north of San Francisco, has something going for it that other places do not: Humboldt State University.
BUSINESS
April 29, 1998 | From Times Wire Services
Knight Ridder on Tuesday said it will move its headquarters to Silicon Valley from Miami in a bid to remake its image into a high-technology information provider from a traditional newspaper company. Of 150 corporate employees, Knight Ridder estimated that about 65 top executives, including Chairman and Chief Executive Tony Ridder, would relocate to California, where the company owns the San Jose Mercury News and several other newspapers.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 28, 1992 | JULIE TAMAKI
Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies arrested 21 striking drywall workers Tuesday on suspicion of trespassing at a Palmdale construction site. The workers were taken into custody about 7:25 a.m. at a site in the 39700 block of Milan Drive, Sgt. Robert Denham said. The strikers followed a delivery truck onto the site, where they allegedly threatened workers.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 16, 1992 | JULIO MORAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Striking drywall workers brought their nearly four-month-long protest to Palmdale on Tuesday, resulting in 16 arrests after workers were attacked and homes under construction vandalized, a sheriff's spokeswoman said. Damage was minimal and there were no injuries in the incidents, which began about 8:30 a.m. at 30th Street West and Avenue N, and 30th Street West and Avenue O-8, said Deputy Irma Becerra. About 50 strikers were involved.
BUSINESS
July 19, 1991
David M. Lawrence has been named chief executive of Oakland-based Kaiser Foundation Health Plan and Kaiser Foundation Hospitals. The two organizations, their subsidiaries and the 12 independent Kaiser Permanente medical groups make up the Kaiser Permanente Medical Care Program, the nation's largest health maintenance organization.
BUSINESS
April 9, 1992 | JOHN O'DELL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Leaders in the state's construction industry went back to their all-male ways this year in selecting five new inductees, including the presidents of two Orange County-based firms, to the California Building Industry Foundation Hall of Fame. The industry-sponsored foundation picked its first--and so far only--female hall of fame member last year when Aliso Viejo developer Kathryn G. Thompson was inducted during the annual Pacific Coast Builders Conference.
NEWS
April 28, 1992 | MARTHA GROVES and JOHN HURST, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
On the economically ailing North Coast, the weekend's powerful earthquakes were like being kicked hard three times when you are already down. Crippled downtowns and tottering Victorians are new economic woes that the old logging and dairy towns in redwood country could do without. The region already suffered from soaring unemployment and swelling welfare rolls, and got a new wallop earlier this month when the commercial salmon season was cut to almost nothing.
BUSINESS
December 12, 1992 | JOHN O'DELL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
William Lyon Co., California's largest home builder for the last four years, is undergoing a major restructuring in an effort to satisfy its major banks' demands for repayment or increased security for more than $200 million in land acquisition and development loans. As part of the restructuring and the shrinking of the company's Northern California operations, company President Dick Randall is resigning and will become a full-time consultant to the company as of Jan. 1.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 19, 2005 | Lee Romney, Times Staff Writer
A fire that torched as much as $100 million in fine wines at a Vallejo warehouse was deliberately set, federal and local investigators said Tuesday. More than a dozen Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives agents from around the country descended on the converted 1942 military facility after Thursday's fire to assist local law enforcement.
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