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August 18, 1999 | MARLA DICKERSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Like many nonprofits, the SEED Institute is constantly scrambling for grant money to keep the doors open. So the Irvine-based organization, which teaches self-employment to the disabled, decided to practice what it preaches. SEED recently started its own business to remanufacture toner cartridges for laser printers, fax machines and personal copiers.
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August 18, 1999 | MARLA DICKERSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Like many nonprofits, the SEED Institute is constantly scrambling for grant money to keep the doors open. So the Irvine-based organization, which teaches self-employment to the disabled, decided to practice what it preaches. SEED recently started its own business to remanufacture toner cartridges for laser printers, fax machines and personal copiers.
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August 26, 1998 | MARLA DICKERSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Gregory Freeman just got a loan for a truck he won't drive to haul tools he can't lift for handyman jobs he's unable to perform. The owner of Long Beach-based Son-Rise Cleaning Services will tell you that's progress. The entrepreneur with the quick smile and uncooperative legs is a recent graduate of the SEED Institute, an Irvine-based nonprofit that's battling stratospheric unemployment rates among the disabled by teaching them to run their own businesses.
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August 26, 1998 | MARLA DICKERSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Gregory Freeman just got a loan for a truck he won't drive to haul tools he can't lift for handyman jobs he's unable to perform. The owner of Long Beach-based Son-Rise Cleaning Services will tell you that's progress. The entrepreneur with the quick smile and uncooperative legs is a recent graduate of the SEED Institute, an Irvine-based nonprofit that's battling stratospheric unemployment rates among the disabled by teaching them to run their own businesses.
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August 10, 1999 | MARC BALLON, Marc Ballon covers small business and entrepreneurial issues for The Times. He can be reached at (714) 966-7439 and at marc.ballon@latimes.com
For the last four years, the SEED Institute has been providing disabled would-be entrepreneurs with intensive training in business basics such as writing a business plan, marketing and budgeting. Now, the Irvine-based nonprofit has gone into business for itself. SEED, which stands for Self-Employment of the Enterprising Disabled, recently opened Cartridge King of Southern California.
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July 27, 2000 | ANN CONWAY
No need to hire a sitter. The accent was on family at the Luau for Life benefit for the Hoag Cancer Center. Not only were children invited to join their parents at the second annual fund-raiser at the Hyatt Newporter Inn, they participated in each phase of the event--from the island punch they sipped during the cocktail reception to the backpacks, T-shirts and wallets they bid upon during the silent auction.
HOME & GARDEN
January 24, 2009 | Susan Carrier
What did gardeners do before tomato plants came in 5-gallon plastic pots? Before six-packs of zucchini plants bloomed in profusion at local nurseries? Before seeds conveniently appeared in colorful packets on store racks and in catalogs? Gardeners saved seeds from their plants and swapped with others in the community -- a tradition that is slowly being revived in Southern California and beyond.
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December 31, 1999 | PAUL JACOBS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Worldwide protests against genetically engineered crops are on the rise. America's trading partners are calling for labeling of foods that contain ingredients from genetically modified plants. Federal regulators are reexamining the rules for assuring the safety of biotech foods.
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