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June 29, 1990 | NANCY RIVERA BROOKS and MIKE KRENSAVAGE, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
As contractors and lenders ready for the rebuilding that lies ahead and hotels and restaurants fill with displaced residents, firefighters and armies of insurance adjusters, the devastating Santa Barbara fire has left the area with a tragic business boomlet.
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June 29, 1990 | NANCY RIVERA BROOKS and MIKE KRENSAVAGE, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
As contractors and lenders ready for the rebuilding that lies ahead and hotels and restaurants fill with displaced residents, firefighters and armies of insurance adjusters, the devastating Santa Barbara fire has left the area with a tragic business boomlet.
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May 23, 1990 | MILES CORWIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Luis Lopez pulled a handful of crumpled business cards from his pocket, all from landscape firms that had turned him down for gardening jobs this week. The landscapers, Lopez said, all told him the same thing: "Come back when it rains." When Santa Barbara declared a drought emergency in late February, banning lawn watering and ordering other conservation methods, the city's landscape industry was devastated.
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May 23, 1990 | MILES CORWIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Luis Lopez pulled a handful of crumpled business cards from his pocket, all from landscape firms that had turned him down for gardening jobs this week. The landscapers, Lopez said, all told him the same thing: "Come back when it rains." When Santa Barbara declared a drought emergency in late February, banning lawn watering and ordering other conservation methods, the city's landscape industry was devastated.
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