January 24, 1995
Harman International Industries Inc., a Northridge-based maker of stereo speakers and other audio equipment, reported a 75% increase in earnings in the company's second fiscal quarter that ended Dec. 31. Harman reported an $11.9-million profit in the second quarter, compared with earnings of $6.82 million in the same three-month period a year earlier. Sales increased to $289 million, up 30% from $223 million a year earlier. For its six-month period, the company reported net income of $16.
May 5, 1998 |
When Democratic Sen. Dianne Feinstein opted out of the governor's race, Rep. Jane Harman was quick to respond to a reporter's query for reaction. "It's a great opportunity for a woman," she said provocatively over the car phone. The announcement would wait a few weeks, but she was in.
October 18, 2012 |
Newsweek will print its final edition at the end of this year. After nearly 80 years of publication, the news magazine will shift to a digital-only format, available online and on tablet computers, Editor in Chief Tina Brown said on the magazine's website Thursday morning. Its last printed edition will be the Dec. 31 issue. "We are transitioning Newsweek, not saying goodbye to it," Brown said. "We remain committed to Newsweek and to the journalism that it represents. This decision is not about the quality of the brand or the journalism -- that is as powerful as ever.
February 23, 1993 |
Sidney Harman, now age 74, has quite a life. Stock holdings worth more than $45 million, thanks to a long business career. Good health. A big house in Marina del Rey. A wife who's in the U.S. Congress. Two young children. So why is he driving to Northridge each day and putting in long hours in the office? He's trying to rebuild the company that he founded. Harman International Industries Inc.
May 26, 1998 |
When gubernatorial candidate Jane Harman's husband threatened to pull his company's manufacturing plant out of Los Angeles, city and state officials put together a multimillion-dollar incentive package to keep the assembly lines--and hundreds of workers--in place. Most of the money came from a controversial state job training program that a legislative leader describes as "corporate welfare."
February 7, 2011 |
U.S. Rep. Jane Harman (D-Venice), a leading congressional voice on anti-terrorism issues, plans to resign from Congress to head up the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, a senior congressional source confirmed Monday, setting up a special election to choose her successor in a coastal district that stretches from Venice into the South Bay. She is expected to leave her seat soon to succeed former Rep. Lee Hamilton as head of the Washington-based...
January 23, 1996 |
In a bit of good news for a local economy that's been hurt by the departures of high-profile companies in recent years, Harman International Industries Inc. said it plans to remain in Northridge and expand its work force. The audio equipment company, which markets components under the well-known brand names JBL, Infinity and Harman Kardon, had considered moving to another location in California or out of state when its current lease expires in less than five years.
May 11, 1998 |
In her first year in Congress, Rep. Jane Harman--now a Democratic contender for governor--established herself as a champion of the defense industry, and was rewarded with substantial campaign contributions. Top executives of Hughes Electronics were so appreciative that they allowed Harman to hold a fund-raiser in the company's corporate dining room and urged their senior vice presidents to contribute $500 each, and lower level executives $100 to $300.
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February 5, 1998 |
Promptly at 1 p.m. Wednesday, I dialed (888) 422-7128 to hear Rep. Jane Harman's telephonic press conference opening her gubernatorial campaign--and waited. And waited. So did other impatient California reporters on the western end. It wasn't until several minutes later that Harman, in Washington, turned up. Then, raising the reportorial outrage level even further, she cut off questioning after about 10 minutes. "This is ridiculous!" yelled one reporter. "Put her back on the line!"
November 13, 2010 |
It's a familiar story: A seemingly mismatched pair falls for each other and ties the knot while some look on hopefully and others hold their breath. The merger of Newsweek magazine and the Daily Beast website, announced Friday, is a classic May-December marriage. Newsweek, 77 years old and recently purchased for a dollar by audio pioneer Sidney Harman, gets an infusion of energy and immediacy from the 2-year-old Beast and its irrepressible editor and co-founder, Tina Brown. The Daily Beast, part of media mogul Barry Diller's InterActive Corp.