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September 10, 1993 | KURT PITZER
In an attempt to head off three years of devastating job losses in the San Fernando Valley, the Woodland Hills Chamber of Commerce has formed a committee of local business and political representatives to lure companies to the area. Dubbed the Committee to Bring and Retain Business to the Valley, the group includes politicians, business people and representatives from The Times and other newspapers.
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November 6, 1999 | KAREN ROBINSON-JACOBS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
While numerous indicators point to a San Fernando Valley economy on the rebound, the failure of schools to adequately prepare students for jobs in the next century remains a dark cloud on the horizon, speakers at a business conference said Friday. "Educating the Workforce in the Coming Century" was among the most popular, and spirited, sessions at the 11th annual Business Forecast Conference, sponsored by the Valley Industry and Commerce Assn.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 16, 1993 | SUSAN BYRNES
Los Angeles Mayor Richard Riordan told nearly 3,000 cheering aerospace employees Thursday that their jobs are essential to the future of Los Angeles. In a speech that echoed one of his campaign themes, Riordan told the employees of Rockwell International's Rocketdyne Division in Canoga Park that he is committed to working with business to turn Los Angeles around. "You're going to force government to be your employees, not your oppressors," Riordan said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 10, 1993 | KURT PITZER
In an attempt to head off three years of devastating job losses in the San Fernando Valley, the Woodland Hills Chamber of Commerce has formed a committee of local business and political representatives to lure companies to the area. Dubbed the Committee to Bring and Retain Business to the Valley, the group includes politicians, business people and representatives from The Times and other newspapers.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 6, 1999 | KAREN ROBINSON-JACOBS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
While numerous indicators point to a San Fernando Valley economy on the rebound, the failure of schools to adequately prepare students for jobs in the next century remains a dark cloud on the horizon, speakers at a business conference said Friday. "Educating the Workforce in the Coming Century" was among the most popular, and spirited, sessions at the 11th annual Business Forecast Conference, sponsored by the Valley Industry and Commerce Assn.
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June 15, 1994 | ED BOND
A center to help out-of-work residents of the northwest San Fernando Valley find employment will be set up Aug. 1 at Valley College under a grant from the city of Los Angeles. The $3.6-million grant comes from federal Job Training Partnership Act funds and will be spent at $1.2 million a year over three years. The money will create a Comprehensive Jobs Assistance Center at the college, one of a network of such centers being established throughout the city.
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April 11, 1999 | NEDA RAOUF]
A San Fernando Valley employment program for people with mental illnesses has received a stamp of approval from an international accreditation body. The Valley Employment Services program, which provides rehabilitation training and assistance with job searches, was reaccredited for the next three years by the Tucson-based Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities. "It was a very intensive process," said Grace Evans, manager of the employment program.
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March 30, 1992 | AMY WALLACE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
With the spandex-and-cycle crowd wheeling into Griffith Park to hear the news, state and local officials announced Sunday that bicyclists' long and winding roads will soon get a little longer. Fueled in part by $2.5 million in newly allocated state and county funds, construction is set to begin on 15 bicycle projects in Los Angeles County, each designed to make it easier to pedal to work.
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January 20, 1998 | ROBERT GAMMON and KATE FOLMAR, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The lack of affordable housing for people laboring in the burgeoning service industries has spawned a new kind of migrant worker--people employed in suburban Thousand Oaks who can't find a place to live here. "When this community began in the 1960s, people lived here and commuted out; at that time you might have called us a bedroom community, but that's changed," said senior city planner Lawrence Marquart.
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January 18, 1998 | ROBERT GAMMON and KATE FOLMAR, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The lack of affordable housing for people laboring in the burgeoning service industries has spawned a new type of "migrant worker"--people employed in Thousand Oaks who can't find a place to live here. "When this community began in the '60s, people lived here and commuted out; at that time you might have called us a bedroom community, but that's changed," Senior City Planner Lawrence Marquart said.
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July 16, 1993 | SUSAN BYRNES
Los Angeles Mayor Richard Riordan told nearly 3,000 cheering aerospace employees Thursday that their jobs are essential to the future of Los Angeles. In a speech that echoed one of his campaign themes, Riordan told the employees of Rockwell International's Rocketdyne Division in Canoga Park that he is committed to working with business to turn Los Angeles around. "You're going to force government to be your employees, not your oppressors," Riordan said.
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June 12, 1996 | David E. Brady, Donna Mungen, Lucille Renwick and Stephanie Stassel
To explore the causes of poverty in the San Fernando Valley and what the future may hold, The Times asked several community and political leaders and social service officials to explore the subject in a round-table discussion. The participants: Jack Kyser, chief economist with the Economic Development Corp. of Los Angeles County; Lew Hollman, senior attorney with San Fernando Valley Neighborhood Legal Services Inc; Bobbi Fiedler, former U.S. representative and a Northridge resident; U.S. Rep.
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