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BUSINESS
November 20, 1992 | JONATHAN WEBER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Seeking new ways to move scientific research from its laboratories to the marketplace, the University of California is considering a plan to form a unique for-profit corporation that would be jointly owned by UC and outside shareholders to invest in promising technologies. The proposed company, dubbed California Technology Ventures Corp.
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ENTERTAINMENT
February 15, 1986 | PAUL HENNIGER, Times Staff Writer
Will the real Lakers please stand up! They better, because Sunday they tangle with their old nemesis, the Boston Celtics. CBS (Channels 2 and 8) covers this major clash, starting at 12:45 p.m. It's only the second--and final--meeting during the regular season, because of the ridiculous NBA scheduling. Here are the two powers, two major attractions, only playing each other twice a season. The Celtics pulverized and embarrassed the Lakers Jan.
NEWS
October 8, 1992 | MARTHA L. WILLMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Mayor Carl Raggio announced Wednesday that he will not seek a third term in office, saying he has had his fill of politics and will test his skills, instead, in sculpting stone. The announcement is expected to draw a large field of candidates for the April election when three City Council positions will appear on the ballot. Council members Ginger Bremberg, who has served three terms, and Dick Jutras, completing his first term, are expected to seek reelection, although they have not yet said so.
NEWS
February 28, 1985 | United Press International
President Reagan presented National Medals of Science to 19 winners, including eight Californians, on Wednesday, telling them that they have made "an outstanding contribution to our way of life and our future." At an East Room ceremony, Reagan said, "There's no nation on Earth that can match our scientific capability, our standard of living and our national security. The medals went to: -Howard L. Bachrach, retired from the Agriculture Department at Plum Island, N.Y.
NEWS
August 17, 1986 | From Times Wire Services
New York has defeated California in a bid for a $50-million national center for earthquake research, it was revealed Saturday. A committee of the National Science Foundation selected the State University of New York at Buffalo for the center over the University of California, Berkeley. Buffalo and Berkeley were the two finalists mainly because they have the only two state-of-the-art earthquake simulators in the United States, officials said.
NEWS
November 25, 1990 | CHRISTINA V. GODBEY
After a distinguished career in the field of mathematics and science, Marvin Howard, 65, of Brentwood is living his childhood dream of becoming an artist. Although as a youth Howard had a passion for painting and drawing, in the early 1950s his mathematical expertise led him to the field of computer science. He became a pioneer in the business applications of computer science, which included developing scientific programs for the government and the private sector.
NEWS
September 13, 1992 | CHRISTINA V. GODBEY
Grayce Reidenbach of Santa Monica has worked 28,000 hours of volunteer service at Santa Monica Hospital Medical Center. That's the equivalent of 1,166 around-the-clock days or more than three of Reidenbach's 93 years. And it's not likely that anyone is going to catch up with the record of the hospital's oldest and longest volunteer; she has no intention of slowing down.
BUSINESS
November 6, 2003 | Kathy M. Kristof, Times Staff Writer
John S. Reed, interim chairman of the New York Stock Exchange, said he kept a close eye on past pay when deciding whom to nominate as independent directors of the NYSE. That's no surprise, given that his predecessor Richard Grasso's ouster was triggered in part by revelations about exorbitant salary and benefits. "I avoided people who had been highly compensated as CEOs," Reed said at a news conference Wednesday.
NEWS
July 13, 2012 | By Alexandra Le Tellier
A recent blitz of commentaries has advised us against chronic busyness and instead suggested we focus our attention on attaining a work-life balance and creating the flexible workplace of the future . Yes, it's hammock season , but these writers aren't advocating laziness. In a business piece for Time magazine, Peter Bacevice writes that "slow work" makes us more productive . "[M]any organizations face constant pressure to adapt to rapidly evolving market pressures, societal changes, and political pressures, and these pressures are increasingly passed to a gradually reduced workforce.
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