September 21, 1999 |
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.
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.
March 19, 2000 |
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.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 16, 2000
Southern California's only 24-hour post office will go dark for 55 hours at the end of the week so postal workers can relocate it to a larger building, officials announced. The Worldway Air Mail Center at 5800 W. Century Blvd. near Los Angeles International Airport will close at 11 p.m. Saturday and will reopen at 6 a.m. Tuesday three blocks away at 9029 Airport Blvd. A pair of mobile post offices will be parked at the Century Boulevard site between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m.
February 28, 1995 |
Picture the patriarch searching for a haven, cresting the surrounding mountains and looking down into the valley upon the present site of a bustling city. He wonders just one thing. . . . Where is he going to find a deli in this Godforsaken wilderness? Not only that, do they have Italian food in Utah? And just where is Utah , anyway? "There was no deli," says Jazz President Frank Layden, remembering those frontier days of 1979. "In fact, we were lucky we had pizza.
August 23, 1998 |
Irvine Mayor Christina Shea received a curious telephone call last fall. The caller told Shea he represented an NBA team interested in moving to the city, though he declined to identify himself or the team. That unsolicited call, sketchy as it was, resuscitated spirits in the offices of the Arrowhead Pond of Anaheim. Tony Guanci, a Newport Beach resident and a sports industry consultant, was the mystery caller.
June 12, 1997 |
Office products giant Avery Dennison Corp. is moving 500 employees to a new five-story office building in Orange County from several locations throughout Southern California, the company said Wednesday. Developer Olen Properties of Newport Beach has agreed to build an office building for Avery in Brea, as well as an adjacent 131,000-square-foot building. Avery Dennison signed a seven-year, $19.5-million lease and will move when the building is completed next spring.
May 14, 1991 |
Aerospace is far more important to California's economy than previously thought, and the exodus of industry jobs and factories threatens to inflict broad economic damage, according to a major new study to be released today. The report, conducted by the consulting firm McKinsey & Co. for the Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce, is among several high-level efforts in Washington and Sacramento to increase political support for the industry and stem plant relocations to other states.
May 11, 2005 |
Construction and engineering giant Fluor Corp., which grew up with Southern California, said Tuesday that it would move its headquarters from Aliso Viejo to the Dallas area next year to be closer to its global client base. Fluor, founded in a garage in Santa Ana in 1912 as a general contracting firm, is the largest publicly traded construction services company in the nation, with 35,000 employees worldwide and revenue of $9.4 billion last year.
June 22, 1999 |
The postmodern complex that dominates the horizon along the San Diego Freeway in Irvine officially is known as Park Place Office Campus. But for the last 23 years, the project--an Orange County landmark--has been home to its first Fortune 500 company, Fluor Corp. The rectangular glass buildings and tower have become so well-linked with the nation's largest engineering and construction firm that many think of the site simply as "the Fluor building."