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May 18, 1993 | RICHARD C. PADDOCK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
You can find them any night of the week, these heirs to the Beat Generation, crowded into coffee shops and bars, listening in rapt silence to their fellow poets. At dusk, the new writers of the cafe stage leave their day jobs behind, hit the coffeehouses and take turns performing their work. Devoted to the art of the spoken word, they are part of a flourishing subculture that embraces the city's romantic image and furthers its literary tradition.
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NEWS
May 18, 1993 | RICHARD C. PADDOCK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
You can find them any night of the week, these heirs to the Beat Generation, crowded into coffee shops and bars, listening in rapt silence to their fellow poets. At dusk, the new writers of the cafe stage leave their day jobs behind, hit the coffeehouses and take turns performing their work. Devoted to the art of the spoken word, they are part of a flourishing subculture that embraces the city's romantic image and furthers its literary tradition.
BUSINESS
July 23, 1986
Mark E. Buchman has been elected to a one-year term as president of the California Bankers Assn., a San Francisco-based trade group.
BUSINESS
February 26, 2009 | Times Wire Reports
The value of U.S. wine exports rose 6% in 2008, passing the $1-billion mark for the first time, the Wine Institute said. The San Francisco trade group also said winery exports increased 8% by volume to nearly 130 million gallons, or 55 million cases.
BUSINESS
February 26, 2014 | By Marc Lifsher
SACRAMENTO -- Wine exports from the United States, mainly from California, generated a record high revenue of $1.55 billion in 2013, the Wine Institute reported. It was the fourth record in a row for foreign sales when ranked by value, the San Francisco trade group said. Total sales, 90% from California wineries, were up 16.4% over 2012. QUIZ: How much do you know about California's economy? "Consumers across the globe continue to recognize the quality, diversity and value of California wines, despite significant trade barriers and heavily subsidized foreign competitors," said Wine Institute President Robert P. Koch.
BUSINESS
April 9, 2013 | By Marc Lifsher
Wine sales in the United States, including California vintages, reached a record high last year, jumping 2%  compared with 2011. Sales totaled 360.1 million cases with an estimated retail value of $34.6 billion, according to the Wine Institute, a San Francisco trade group. Sales of California wines accounted for 58% of the U.S. business. The Golden State shipped 250.2 million  9-liter cases, worth $22 billion, to U.S. and foreign customers. "The U.S. is the largest wine market in the world, with 19 consecutive years of volume growth," Wine Institute President Robert P. Koch said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 30, 1995
Seven California banks have joined to offer a $135,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of a robber who fatally shot a Chino Valley Bank teller in Pomona last week. The reward--reportedly among the largest ever offered in such a case--was set up under the auspices of the California Bankers Assn., a San Francisco-based trade organization that represents commercial banks statewide, spokesman Dominick Albano said.
BUSINESS
July 28, 2007 | Marc Lifsher, Times Staff Writer
C'est la vie, Remy. The Mouse has decided that Costco's wine aisle is no place for a cartoon rat. Walt Disney Co. said Friday that it had abandoned the wine business -- even before its first bottles of Ratatouille Chardonnay were scheduled to hit the big-box store's shelves in August. Bottles of the French 2004 vintage white Burgundy were to carry labels featuring Remy, the haute-cuisine-loving rodent who stars in "Ratatouille," the latest movie from Disney's Pixar Animation Studios.
BUSINESS
December 10, 1997 | NANCY RIVERA BROOKS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The California ski industry is hoping for a rebound from a disappointing 1996-97 season with weather and economic forecasts cooperating so far. "We're having a fine season," said Bob Roberts, executive director of the California Ski Industry Assn., a San Francisco trade group that represents 39 resorts with combined revenue of about $500 million. "The resorts have a strong sense of demand, our international business is getting stronger each year . . .
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