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April 6, 1998 | DON LEE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Like many who ventured east for affordable housing, Jesus Martinez of Moreno Valley paid the price with a horrendous commute. Four to five hours a day he languished in his pickup, traveling 140 miles to and from his machining job in Huntington Park. When the weekends came around, he lay numb inside his spacious, four-bedroom house, too tuckered out to even light up the backyard barbecue.
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BUSINESS
December 8, 1989 | Michael Flagg Times staff writer
Boom and Gloom: Take heart: In 20 years Riverside and San Bernardino will probably be as unpleasant and as hard to get around in as Orange County is now. That's one of the conclusions of a construction market forecast of the next 20 years by Kitchell Contractors, an Irvine builder. Riverside and San Bernardino will cease to be bedroom communities for Los Angeles and Orange County.
BUSINESS
January 11, 1997 | GRAHAM WITHERALL, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Every day, Bill Bopf tries to put himself out of business. Despite his best efforts, he's probably got a decade of work ahead of him. Bopf is the point man on what's considered the Inland Empire's most ambitious development project--the conversion of San Bernardino's closed Norton Air Force Base into a job-rich center of industry. When the project is complete, Bopf's job is done.
NEWS
December 31, 1988 | LOUIS SAHAGUN, Times Staff Writer
The proposed closure of Norton Air Force Base and George Air Force Base in San Bernardino County has raised the specter of civil warfare among competing interests seeking control of the 10,000-foot airstrips and combined 8,500 acres of valuable land once the military vacates.
BUSINESS
December 26, 1994 | RAY DELGADO, Thumbnail sketches of the 1995 regional economies, based on the 1995-96 Economic Forecast & Industry Outlook for California and the Los Angeles Five-County Area, as compiled by the Los Angeles County Economic Development Corp.:
More Good News for the Region: San Bernardino and Riverside counties, whose economic outlook was tabulated jointly, will see yet another year with a gain in employment--this time 18,000 jobs. It is the only Southern California region surveyed that has not posted a loss in jobs during California's long downturn. But the jobless rate in the fast-growing area will remain high, dipping to 9.3% from 9.7%.
BUSINESS
January 3, 1996 | JAMES FLANIGAN
A watched kettle never boils. And Southern California, the vast and populous region that is almost certainly destined for greatness in the new age of commerce across the Pacific and the border with Mexico, will endure another year of transition--or preparation--in 1996. But having come through five years of wrenching downturn and the first unfamiliar steps of recovery, the region now is poised, in the words of Winston Churchill, "at the end of the beginning."
BUSINESS
December 11, 1990 | JESUS SANCHEZ
When the first big snow hits the San Bernardino Mountains, the flatlanders descend upon the town of Running Springs like an avalanche. Their ski-laden cars and pickups clog the roads and turn the town's tiny commercial center into a parking lot. The winter visitors get stuck in snow banks, track slush into shops and use the restrooms without buying anything. People up here just love them.
NEWS
April 6, 1998 | DON LEE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Like many who ventured east for affordable housing, Jesus Martinez of Moreno Valley paid the price with a horrendous commute. Four to five hours a day he languished in his pickup, traveling 140 miles to and from his machining job in Huntington Park. When the weekends came around, he lay numb inside his spacious, four-bedroom house, too tuckered out to even light up the backyard barbecue.
BUSINESS
January 14, 1994 | JOHN O'DELL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Inland Empire, plagued by rising joblessness and soaring real estate foreclosures, can expect little relief in 1994, economists at Chapman University said Thursday. Neighboring counties will log a year of modest recovery and slight employment gains. But Riverside and San Bernardino counties are likely to see a second year of job losses as employers pare about 2,000 positions from their payrolls, said Esmael Adibi, director of the university's Center for Economic Research.
BUSINESS
January 3, 1996 | JAMES FLANIGAN
A watched kettle never boils. And Southern California, the vast and populous region that is almost certainly destined for greatness in the new age of commerce across the Pacific and the border with Mexico, will endure another year of transition--or preparation--in 1996. But having come through five years of wrenching downturn and the first unfamiliar steps of recovery, the region now is poised, in the words of Winston Churchill, "at the end of the beginning."
BUSINESS
December 26, 1994 | RAY DELGADO, Thumbnail sketches of the 1995 regional economies, based on the 1995-96 Economic Forecast & Industry Outlook for California and the Los Angeles Five-County Area, as compiled by the Los Angeles County Economic Development Corp.:
More Good News for the Region: San Bernardino and Riverside counties, whose economic outlook was tabulated jointly, will see yet another year with a gain in employment--this time 18,000 jobs. It is the only Southern California region surveyed that has not posted a loss in jobs during California's long downturn. But the jobless rate in the fast-growing area will remain high, dipping to 9.3% from 9.7%.
BUSINESS
January 14, 1994 | JOHN O'DELL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Inland Empire, plagued by rising joblessness and soaring real estate foreclosures, can expect little relief in 1994, economists at Chapman University said Thursday. Neighboring counties will log a year of modest recovery and slight employment gains. But Riverside and San Bernardino counties are likely to see a second year of job losses as employers pare about 2,000 positions from their payrolls, said Esmael Adibi, director of the university's Center for Economic Research.
BUSINESS
December 11, 1990 | JESUS SANCHEZ
When the first big snow hits the San Bernardino Mountains, the flatlanders descend upon the town of Running Springs like an avalanche. Their ski-laden cars and pickups clog the roads and turn the town's tiny commercial center into a parking lot. The winter visitors get stuck in snow banks, track slush into shops and use the restrooms without buying anything. People up here just love them.
BUSINESS
October 28, 1990 | NANCY RIVERA BROOKS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
As the economic thumbscrews begin to turn in Southern California, some counties will feel the pain more than others. Los Angeles County will probably get the worst of it, primarily because of the downturn in the aerospace sector, said Jack Kyser, economist for the Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce. And although no county will escape the recession's wrath completely, Riverside and San Bernardino likely will fare the best.
BUSINESS
October 28, 1990 | NANCY RIVERA BROOKS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
As the economic thumbscrews begin to turn in Southern California, some counties will feel the pain more than others. Los Angeles County will probably get the worst of it, primarily because of the downturn in the aerospace sector, said Jack Kyser, economist for the Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce. And although no county will escape the recession's wrath completely, Riverside and San Bernardino likely will fare the best.
BUSINESS
December 8, 1989 | Michael Flagg Times staff writer
Boom and Gloom: Take heart: In 20 years Riverside and San Bernardino will probably be as unpleasant and as hard to get around in as Orange County is now. That's one of the conclusions of a construction market forecast of the next 20 years by Kitchell Contractors, an Irvine builder. Riverside and San Bernardino will cease to be bedroom communities for Los Angeles and Orange County.
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