CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 2, 2000 |
Ventura County growers and elected officials on Thursday praised a court ruling that stalls the massive Newhall Ranch housing development east of Fillmore in Los Angeles County, saying the decision preserves the Santa Clara Valley's pastoral charm, if only for a while. "Whiskey's for drinking, water's for fighting!"
February 11, 2000 |
For the first time in five years, more people are moving out of Silicon Valley than moving in--a sign the high-priced center of the high-tech revolution may be losing its hometown appeal. California's latest census figures showed Santa Clara County--home to a host of computer and software firms--experienced a net loss of population in 1999 once natural growth through births and deaths was discounted.
May 18, 1999 |
A widening gap between Silicon Valley's fast-growing demand for qualified employees and locally available high-tech workers costs companies up to $4 billion annually in recruitment costs and constrained growth, according to a report to be released today. About one-third of the employees needed annually are either hired from outside the area or the jobs go unfilled, according to the report by San Jose-based Joint Venture: Silicon Valley Network, a policy research group.
January 9, 1999 |
One of California's key engines of economic growth--Silicon Valley--is in danger of stalling because of a severe shortage of affordable housing and a widening income and education gap between rich and poor, whites and minorities, according to a report to be released Sunday. "These issues are on the minds of virtually everyone. They really see a threat," said Doug Henton, research director of the report, produced for the nonprofit Joint Venture: Silicon Valley Network.
September 23, 1998 |
Beset by scandal and shunned even by many in his own party, Bill Clinton will leave Washington this week to visit some of his most loyal and generous allies. His destination: Silicon Valley. The president expects to raise a tidy sum for Democrats at a fund-raiser Friday at the new Tech Museum of Innovation in San Jose. Against the backdrop of the presidential sex scandal, the stakes for the Democrats continuing to hold sway over Silicon Valley are huge.
May 19, 1998 |
Responding to loud pleas from the Silicon Valley, the Senate voted overwhelmingly Monday to allow as many as 30,000 additional foreign engineers and other high-tech workers into the country during the next four months. Designed to address the labor shortage in the burgeoning information-technology industry, which is expected to create as many as 1.3 million jobs during the next decade, the bill boosts the annual cap on temporary visas for such skilled workers to 95,000 until 2002.