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May 1, 1989
San Francisco Mayor Art Agnos began a tour of Asian businesses hoping to blaze a trail for small, but innovative, local companies to penetrate the booming markets of the Pacific Rim. "Not only is the Pacific Rim in the Bay Area, but the Bay Area is in the Pacific Rim," said Agnos. Highlights of the four-nation Bay Area Economic Mission, as the tour is called, include a visit with President Lee Teng-hui of Taiwan. The group of dignitaries and about 80 business executives will also travel to Hong Kong, China and Japan.
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April 12, 1992 | Tom McNichol, Tom McNichol is a San Francisco writer. His last article for this magazine was on suicide prevention.
IN THE PIANO LOUNGES OF THE GRAND HOTELS PERCHED like sentries atop Nob Hill, "I Left My Heart in San Francisco" can still work its magic on a roomful of tourists. For a few luminous moments, every journeyman lounge lizard becomes Tony Bennett. Couples squeeze hands and exchange meaningful glances. The city high on a hill calls to everyone, shimmering like a splendid jewel. Then, too soon, the song is over.
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January 6, 1997 | LARRY HARNISCH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Light does not easily penetrate the clouded story of Betty Short, a 22-year-old unemployed cashier and waitress whose body was found cut in half and gruesomely mutilated 50 years ago this month in a vacant lot in Southwest Los Angeles. The unsolved killing remains Los Angeles' premier myth noir, a tale of a tragic beauty clad in black, prowling the night life, a cautionary fable that rings as true today as it did in 1947. The legend insists on a shadowed, epic tone.
NEWS
May 1, 1989
San Francisco Mayor Art Agnos began a tour of Asian businesses hoping to blaze a trail for small, but innovative, local companies to penetrate the booming markets of the Pacific Rim. "Not only is the Pacific Rim in the Bay Area, but the Bay Area is in the Pacific Rim," said Agnos. Highlights of the four-nation Bay Area Economic Mission, as the tour is called, include a visit with President Lee Teng-hui of Taiwan. The group of dignitaries and about 80 business executives will also travel to Hong Kong, China and Japan.
MAGAZINE
April 12, 1992 | Tom McNichol, Tom McNichol is a San Francisco writer. His last article for this magazine was on suicide prevention.
IN THE PIANO LOUNGES OF THE GRAND HOTELS PERCHED like sentries atop Nob Hill, "I Left My Heart in San Francisco" can still work its magic on a roomful of tourists. For a few luminous moments, every journeyman lounge lizard becomes Tony Bennett. Couples squeeze hands and exchange meaningful glances. The city high on a hill calls to everyone, shimmering like a splendid jewel. Then, too soon, the song is over.
BUSINESS
March 25, 1986
Attempting to capitalize on uncertainty caused by the pending acquisition of Crocker National Corp. by Wells Fargo & Co., Security Pacific Chairman and Chief Executive Richard J. Flamson III is calling on Crocker's corporate customers and is hosting parties for San Francisco business leaders. "There's going to be a period of time where (Crocker's) accounts, major customers, are worried" about the impending takeover by Wells Fargo, Flamson said at a San Francisco press luncheon.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 18, 1986 | Associated Press
John Ward Mailliard III, a prominent member of the San Francisco business and civic community, died Thursday after a long illness. He was 72. He served on the San Francisco Redevelopment Commission in the 1950s, and on the city Police Commission in the 1960s. Mailliard was chairman of the local March of Dimes and of the board of Bromar Inc. food brokers. He also served on the boards of the American Cancer Society, Pacific Mutual Life Insurance Co.
BUSINESS
February 5, 2009 | Roger Vincent
Small investors accused a prominent California real estate brokerage and a former Orange County businessman in a lawsuit Wednesday of taking part in an elaborate scam that fleeced individual investors out of millions of dollars in recent years. The lawsuit, filed in federal court in San Jose, alleges that brokers at Marcus & Millichap allegedly took part in a conspiracy to buy small commercial properties, artificially inflate their values and sell them to unsuspecting investors.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 4, 2003 | From Times Wire Reports
Office vacancies in San Francisco's central business district climbed to 21% this week, compared with 19% a year ago, according to a quarterly survey by Cushman & Wakefield, a real estate services firm. Downtown office rents dropped to an average of $27.72 per square foot, compared with $32.64 a year ago. That marked the 10th consecutive quarter that prices have fallen. Citywide, 17 million square feet of office space sits empty today, out of a total inventory of about 71 million square feet.
BUSINESS
July 20, 1992 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Genentech Wins Patent Suit: Genentech Inc. said a U.S. District Court in Delaware upheld a 1990 decision confirming the company's patent rights to Activase, its flagship drug to combat heart disease, in a dispute with Wellcome Foundation Ltd. and Genetics Institute. The ruling is expected to have little impact on the South San Francisco firm's business, since Wellcome and Genetics Institute no longer market their versions of the bioengineered anti-blood clotting drug.
BUSINESS
April 9, 1999
The Los Angeles Times Business section has been named one of the nation's best business sections by the Society of American Business Editors and Writers. The Times was one of four papers honored for best business sections among large newspapers with circulation of 350,001 and above. The other winners in that category were the Boston Globe, Dallas Morning News and USA Today. "It's tough, clear-eyed and sophisticated, very much a model of what a modern business section . . .
NEWS
November 7, 1999 | Reuters
Republican presidential front-runner George W. Bush said President Clinton should reappoint Alan Greenspan for another term as chairman of the Federal Reserve. "I think Alan Greenspan has done a good job, and I think the president ought to reappoint him," Bush said in an interview with Red Herring, a San Francisco business technology magazine. Greenspan's term expires in June. He is serving his third four-year term as head of the U.S.
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