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January 31, 1990 | GEORGE FRANK
A new welfare office to serve poor and elderly residents in South County will open April 1 near La Paz Road and McIntyre Street. Financing the office became a priority in September after an attempt by county officials to close down the small welfare office in San Juan Capistrano caused a public outcry. Those opposing the closure said it would force the poor to make the long trip to the county welfare office in Costa Mesa. The San Juan Capistrano office was closed for less than a week.
February 9, 2012 | Lance Pugmire
Honda Center owners Henry and Susan Samueli were joined by Anaheim city leaders Wednesday in a groundbreaking ceremony for a $20-million project described as the most extensive upgrade in the venue's history. The city maintains a strong interest in luring the NBA's Sacramento Kings. Anaheim is awaiting a March 1 deadline Kings owners have for Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson to reveal a financing plan to build an arena in Sacramento. "We can envision a day fans will attend NHL hockey, concerts and NBA basketball games here," Anaheim Mayor Tom Tait said at the ceremony, dropping in the NBA's old advertising slogan for effect.
In one of the most jarring business defections from Southern California, Hughes Aircraft will close its Canoga Park missile facility and move 1,900 engineering-related jobs to Tucson by 1994, the aerospace firm said Monday. The decision ranks among the largest transfers of aerospace jobs out of the state since the trend began in the mid-1980s. More ominously, it undercuts one of the state's last remaining strengths: retaining its wealth of science and engineering talent.
December 25, 2009 | By David Zahniser
Appointees of Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa are at odds over a plan to lure a garment factory to South Los Angeles, sparking a debate over just how far the city should go to attract jobs in a dismal economy. With unemployment at double-digit levels, the Community Redevelopment Agency has offered to give a real estate company two industrial buildings that were purchased by the city in 2007 for $2.7 million. Pacific Center Place agreed to fix up those buildings and lease them to D&J Sportswear, an apparel company looking to relocate from South Gate.
May 26, 1990 | MARY ANNE PEREZ
Share Our Selves will be allowed to keep its dental clinic at the Rea Community Center at least until next January while the rest of the organization relocates, according to an agreement reached with the City Council this week. "That was a crucial point with us," said Jean Forbath, founder and executive director of SOS, which provides emergency food, clothing and financial assistance to about 5,000 Orange County families.
July 3, 1987 | JAMES F. PELTZ, Times Staff Writer
Carnation Co. said Thursday that it plans to move its headquarters out of the Mid-Wilshire district, probably to a site north or east of downtown Los Angeles. No final decisions on the relocation or scheduled moving date have been made, but areas being considered range from Studio City east to Pomona, said Carnation spokeswoman Celeste Miller.
While cities all around it wage sophisticated campaigns to attract technology companies, Aliso Viejo is creating a high-tech cluster almost without trying. It doesn't promote itself with glossy marketing brochures or catchy phrases such as "Tech Coast."
The Rev. Charles R. Swindoll, nationally known for his Christian radio ministry and best-selling religious books, has announced that he will leave the First Evangelical Church to found a nondenominational church south of Nashville, Tenn., eventually taking the organization that produces his popular "Insight for Living" program there.
SSE Manufacturing Inc. said Friday it will close its two pizza manufacturing plants in Santa Ana by October to consolidate the operations with a site in Kansas. Some of the 450 employees in Santa Ana will be offered jobs in Kansas, spokesman Bob Otterson said, but he did not say how many. The news came as a blow to the city, which also learned this week that Santa Ana-based Ingram Micro Inc. will cut 10% of its worldwide work force, including an undisclosed number of jobs in Orange County.
The Art Center College of Design, one of the nation's most prominent art schools, said it is considering the former Terminal Annex post office in downtown Los Angeles as a new home for its 1,700 full-time students and faculty. The potential move, prompted by the school's need to expand, could prove a major boost for downtown Los Angeles as it struggles to reinvent itself as a regional center for culture and entertainment.
December 22, 2009 | By Scott Gold
Los Angeles officials are close to completing a deal that would relocate a metal finishing company that has long been the bane of a poor neighborhood -- the final piece of an ambitious quarter-billion-dollar plan to bring affordable housing to a pocket of South L.A. The company, Palace Plating, has become symbolic of the enduring troubles that followed South L.A.'s slapdash development. Opened in 1941, it's the type of factory that drew thousands of working-class families to the city during the boom years of World War II. Yet it was wedged onto a narrow street next to homes and across from 28th Street School, which soon became one of the largest elementary campuses in the nation.
December 8, 2009 | Sam Farmer
The Jacksonville Jaguars have an inside track on an NFL playoff berth, one of the league's most marketable stars in running back Maurice Jones-Drew and play in a sun-splashed region filled with passionate football fans. Then why, in winning Sunday for the seventh time in 10 games, did the Jaguars draw a home crowd of just 42,079, the smallest in franchise history? It's a confounding problem, one that happens regularly, and eventually could lead to the Jaguars' leaving for Los Angeles, even London, or perhaps playing part of their schedule in Orlando.
September 4, 2009 | Diane Pucin
Maria Sharapova says she's happy the World Tennis Assn. event that has been held at the Home Depot Center for the last seven years is moving to Carlsbad starting next year, despite losing a geographical advantage. Sharapova lives in Manhattan Beach, which is much closer to Carson than the new venue of La Costa. "I love La Costa as well," she said after her 6-2, 6-1 win at the U.S. Open over 17-year-old Christina McHale at Arthur Ashe Stadium. "One of the pitfalls that we had was that it was all the way in Carson," she said.
August 12, 2009 | Alana Semuels
For entrepreneurs wondering when California might become more business-friendly, Nevada has an answer: When pigs fly. In a series of aphorism- laden ads running this week on TV, on radio and in print, the Nevada Development Authority once again is trying to lure businesses from the Golden State, this time by comparing the California budget to a swine and lawmakers to monkeys. "If the Legislature doesn't stop monkeying around, you can kiss your assets goodbye," says a voice-over in one spot, which features a monkey making spitting sounds at the camera as cartoon bananas fall from the sky. It's just the latest attempt by neighboring states to lure jobs and tax revenue by highlighting California's reputation as a high-cost, highly regulated place to do business.
June 25, 2009 | Chris Willman
Marla Maples has what appears to be an extremely bright green mole on her cheek. Actually it's just a benign laser beam, straying onto her features as she stands inside the lobby of Hollywood's venerable Vine Theatre. Technicians are hurriedly turning the 1937 movie house into the new permanent home of Laserium, which is returning to Los Angeles beginning Friday after seven years of being officially unplugged.
June 23, 2009 | Alana Semuels
The El Monte factory stopped operating just a few weeks ago, but already it feels abandoned, an appropriate setting for a "Terminator" movie. The dusty clock on the wall is frozen at 7:00. Below it, the deep pits that once held molten steel are now empty, and the parts created there wait in hundreds of boxes to be shipped off across the country or turned into scrap.
November 24, 1998
B.F. Goodrich Co., the former tire maker turned aerospace and specialty chemicals company, reached an agreement to acquire Coltec Industries Inc., the leading maker of aircraft controls and landing gear systems. Charlotte, N.C.-based Coltec, which also makes industrial sealing products for aerospace and general industrial markets, had sales of about $1.31 billion last year and has about $608 million in long-term debt, Goodrich said. Goodrich has annual sales of about $5.5 billion.
Joe Robertson has come a long way since hawking bedspreads at Orange County flea markets in the 1970s. He now owns and operates a new $35-million textile plant that soon will be the largest of its kind in Baja California. His company, Huntington Beach-based Kojo Industries, is one of the hundreds of U.S.
May 20, 2009 | Ann M. Simmons
When Jose Martin signed a lease with the Metropolitan Transportation Authority to place his masonry business in Canoga Park, he was informed that he might have to move if the agency ever decided to develop the land on Canoga Avenue. "We were told it could happen someday in the distant future, with a big question mark," said Martin, whose MasonryClub sells a variety of natural stone products, boulders and cobble.
May 2, 2009 | Richard Verrier
In the latest blow to local production, the game show "Deal or No Deal" is moving to Connecticut. The syndicated game show, hosted by comedian Howie Mandel, has been based out of the Culver Studios in Culver City for the last 3 1/2 years. But the show, which is produced by Endemol USA and distributed by NBC Universal, will shift production this summer to a studio in Waterford, Conn., to take advantage of that state's film and TV production tax breaks.
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