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February 8, 1990 | ROBERT A. JONES
If you are a careful reader of this newspaper--and, of course, you are--most likely you are aware that a large industry now exists in this country whose sole purpose is to generate numbers for public consumption. There are numbers for the unemployed, for babies with colic, for millionaires who own yachts in excess of 50 feet in length. We are consoled by these numbers. That's why newspapers print them every day.
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February 8, 1990 | ROBERT A. JONES
If you are a careful reader of this newspaper--and, of course, you are--most likely you are aware that a large industry now exists in this country whose sole purpose is to generate numbers for public consumption. There are numbers for the unemployed, for babies with colic, for millionaires who own yachts in excess of 50 feet in length. We are consoled by these numbers. That's why newspapers print them every day.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 26, 1990
Robert Jones' column "Fouling the Air With Numbers" (Part A, Feb. 8) was salty and impressive. However, I apparently did not explain clearly the methodology used. The 50% number Jones quoted so freely referred to the maximum loss of jobs in industry sub-segments that will have powerful economic incentives to depart. It overstates my research findings for some sectors. The main point is this: Hundreds of thousands will lose their jobs and then wait (pump gas or go on relief)
REAL ESTATE
September 14, 1986 | DAVID W. MYERS
The final leg of what may be the largest industrial lease ever signed in the Los Angeles area begins Monday, when McDonnell Douglas Corp. starts moving into the last of the six new buildings it will occupy in Carson's Watson Industrial Center South. Under terms of the agreement, which real estate sources say is worth more than $25 million, the aerospace and defense firm will occupy more than 900,000 square feet of warehouse space. The leases range from five to seven years.
NEWS
September 16, 1993 | BERKLEY HUDSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Caltrans agreed, in a report released Wednesday, to ban trucks from the proposed Long Beach Freeway expansion and to try to protect many of the dozens of historic properties along the 6.2-mile route. The state transportation agency's report also recommended building four tunnels to minimize noise and air pollution, particularly in historic neighborhoods of Pasadena and South Pasadena.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 7, 1990 | STEVE PADILLA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A coalition of builders, manufacturers and labor unions charged Tuesday that a plan to clean Southern California skies will burden industry with costly and cumbersome regulations that could force at least 350,000 people out of work. The South Coast Air Quality Management District should crack down on smog-producing vehicles, the main source of the region's air pollution, rather than place unreasonable demands on industry, which accounts for one-third of the problem, said William T.
NEWS
August 30, 1990 | BEN SULLIVAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A plan to transform a defunct gravel pit into a multimillion-dollar industrial park may be scrapped because of project design changes the City Council has required. Proposed in 1989 by CalMat Co., the project calls for the partial refilling of a 130-acre pit and construction of a business complex on the property. The pit sits directly across from City Hall on Irwindale Avenue and has not been mined by CalMat since 1972. Initial city reaction to the plan was favorable.
NEWS
April 29, 1991 | MICHAEL PARRISH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Over the next two decades, 66,000 small businesses will be regulated by the South Coast Air Quality Management District in its push to clean the region's skies. "That is a substantial portion of the economic-industrial base of this area," said John C. Wise, deputy regional administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. "Many of these firms have never had to deal with air pollution controls before."
BUSINESS
December 4, 1990 | MICHAEL PARRISH
At first glance, his move makes no sense. Even if his press agents do bill him as the Lee A. Iacocca of South Korea. San-Sik Wee, an Inchon-based furniture manufacturer, is about to build an assembly plant in Southern California, just as other furniture builders are standing in line to get out.
NEWS
October 7, 1990 | JONATHAN PETERSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A soy sauce maker quits Los Angeles County and opens up shop in Nevada. A Glendale fiber company shutters a 40-year-old factory and heads for Colorado. An Orange County auto parts firm plans its future over the border in Arizona. California, long seen by business as a place to get rich, is facing an unusual insult: An assortment of employers, fed up with high costs, red tape and other frustrations, are quietly giving up on the state and taking their jobs with them.
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