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May 20, 1992 | James S. Granelli / Times staff writer
The item on the Orange County Transportation Authority's agenda wasn't supposed to be a big deal, even though it was a contract for the first consolidated audit of the agency. In fact, the vote to award the contract was on the agency's consent calendar, which usually takes seconds to approve. But board members pulled the item from the consent calendar and argued about it for 20 minutes at their April 27 meeting before sending the matter to a subcommittee for further study.
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May 20, 1992 | James S. Granelli / Times staff writer
The item on the Orange County Transportation Authority's agenda wasn't supposed to be a big deal, even though it was a contract for the first consolidated audit of the agency. In fact, the vote to award the contract was on the agency's consent calendar, which usually takes seconds to approve. But board members pulled the item from the consent calendar and argued about it for 20 minutes at their April 27 meeting before sending the matter to a subcommittee for further study.
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August 13, 1992 | Here's what executives and trade experts in Orange County are saying about the free-trade agreement:
Barbara Ledesma Brown, president, Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Orange County: "There will be a demand for Spanish-speaking professionals, such as engineers, accountants, attorneys, administrators for manufacturing ventures, bankers and those in the building trade." Lucia de Garcia, president, Elan International Inc.
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March 13, 2001
Iyad Darcazallie has been named chief operations officer of Net-Strike Worldwide in Newport Beach. He has been chief financial officer and vice president of corporate development since joining the company last year and will retain those responsibilities. Darcazallie joined Net-Strike from Ernst & Young's New Ventures and Global Corporate Development groups. * David Whelan has been appointed vice president and chief technology officer for the Boeing Co.'
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August 13, 1992 | CRISTINA LEE and GREGORY CROUCH, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Orange County business and political leaders hailed the North American Free Trade Agreement on Wednesday as opening the door to increased exports, offering access to reduced labor costs and giving a boost to the local economy. "This is probably the best thing that has happened to Orange County during this recession," said Lucia de Garcia, a Newport Beach trade consultant who has been in the forefront of mustering local support for the trade pact. "This will lift our economy out of the recession."
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August 18, 1992 | JESUS SANCHEZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In a plush ballroom at a downtown Los Angeles hotel, members of the Latino business elite assembled before the glare of television lights and cameras last week in an impressive show of support for the recently signed U.S.-Mexico-Canada free trade agreement. "If we stand behind this . . .
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January 2, 1994 | JOHN O'DELL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
As 1994 dawns, Orange County is struggling out of its deepest and longest recession in 60 years. Experts say a recovery is underway, but so sluggishly it is barely noticeable. When the last big recession ended a decade ago, the county blasted into one of its strongest economic booms ever. Why the difference?
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