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March 27, 1992 | CHRIS KRAUL and CHRIS WOODYARD, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Vans Inc., the Orange-based manufacturer of sneakers that are popular among surfers and skateboarders, announced Thursday that it will open a highly automated, 90,000-square-foot plant in Vista that will employ 600. Company officials said Thursday that none of the company's 1,800 jobs in Orange are threatened by the expansion. Maker of 30 models of multicolored suede and canvas tennis shoes, Vans is a fast-growing company that has been looking for additional factory space since last year.
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March 27, 1992 | CHRIS KRAUL and CHRIS WOODYARD, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Vans Inc., the Orange-based manufacturer of sneakers that are popular among surfers and skateboarders, announced Thursday that it will open a highly automated, 90,000-square-foot plant in Vista that will employ 600. Company officials said Thursday that none of the company's 1,800 jobs in Orange are threatened by the expansion. Maker of 30 models of multicolored suede and canvas tennis shoes, Vans is a fast-growing company that has been looking for additional factory space since last year.
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BUSINESS
May 1, 1990 | CHRIS KRAUL, SAN DIEGO COUNTY BUSINESS EDITOR
For the second straight year, only two San Diego companies made The Times 100 list of most profitable companies, and they are the same two that qualified in 1988: WD-40, the manufacturer of the all-purpose lubricant in the familiar blue and yellow can, finished in the ninth spot, and Price Co., operator of 47 high-volume discount membership warehouses, placed 49th.
BUSINESS
May 1, 1990 | CHRIS KRAUL, SAN DIEGO COUNTY BUSINESS EDITOR
For the second straight year, only two San Diego companies made The Times 100 list of most profitable companies, and they are the same two that qualified in 1988: WD-40, the manufacturer of the all-purpose lubricant in the familiar blue and yellow can, finished in the ninth spot, and Price Co., operator of 47 high-volume discount membership warehouses, placed 49th.
NEWS
October 9, 1992 | JONATHAN GAW, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In the first venture of its kind in the nation, the Viejas band of Mission Indians has approved the development of a $250-million amusement and water park on its East San Diego County reservation. The Indians hope the 120-acre project will piggyback on San Diego County's tourism industry and their own gambling casino and create 2,400 jobs during peak summers after its completion in 1996. The project was approved by 58% of tribal members in a vote taken Wednesday, said Anthony R.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 27, 1989 | G. JEANETTE AVENT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Visitation will be Thursday for retired labor leader Max J. Osslo, who died Tuesday at Rancho Encinitas Convalescent Hospital. He was 81. Osslo was secretary and business manager of Amalgamated Meat Cutters and Butcher Workmen Union, Local 229, from 1936 until he retired in 1982. The Meat Cutters merged with the Retail Clerks Union to become the United Food & Commercial Workers in 1979.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 20, 1987 | DANIEL M. WEINTRAUB, Times Staff Writer
San Diego County's building industry may have violated state election laws last fall when it tried to gain political support from workers whose livelihood depends on growth. As part of the industry's expanded role in local campaigns, the former president of the Building Industry Assn. asked a group of industry executives to enclose a letter and a list of builder-endorsed candidates with their employees' paychecks just before Election Day.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 16, 1986 | DANIEL M. WEINTRAUB, Times Staff Writer
San Diego County's building industry Monday launched an ambitious effort to find solutions to growth-related problems that have hurt the industry's image with the public. Industry leaders said a key part of the plan will be to persuade skeptical community and environmental activists that the industry is interested as much in the quality of its work as in the quantity.
BUSINESS
January 17, 1989 | CHRIS KRAUL, San Diego County Business Editor
Driven by the area's booming tourism, San Diego County's hotel industry racked up another solid year of growth in 1988, with occupancy rates continuing to outpace the state and nation despite a nearly 10% increase in hotel rooms available. And, despite the expected addition of another 2,338 rooms in 1989, which would amount to a 6% one-year jump in rooms on top of last year's increase, hotel industry observers see little chance of a severe hotel glut developing in the near future.
BUSINESS
November 27, 1996 | CHRIS KRAUL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
If plentiful construction jobs are a sign of better times ahead, then San Diego has something to look forward to. But ironically, the economy might be improving a little too fast in this region devastated by aerospace and defense cutbacks in the early 1990s: Inflationary pressures are starting to build on wages and housing. With a bevy of infrastructure and tourism-related projects underway or soon to break ground, construction employment is on the upswing and is expected to keep rising in 1997.
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