September 21, 1988
Mechanics National Bank, Paramount, has announced the appointment of Gerald Y. Morita to the position of senior vice president, Small Business Administration department.
September 13, 2000 |
Four fast-growing Korean American banks dominated the top ranks of Small Business Administration lenders in the Los Angeles area in 1999, according to a Times analysis of agency data, boosting the banks' fortunes and providing a lift to many minority-owned firms.
July 26, 2013
The gig: As president of the Los Angeles Business Council, Mary Leslie, 53, covers a lot of ground. On any given day, she might be meeting with major contributors to evaluate progress on a grant, driving to the San Fernando Valley to check out a fledgling solar installation company or researching an initiative to stop storm runoff from reaching the ocean. In spare moments, she will plot out the finer details of an upcoming summit, where government representatives, business leaders and academics will convene to solve nagging problems in housing, transportation and jobs.
January 3, 1986
Donald E. McLarnan, veteran banker and director of the Small Business Administration in Los Angeles from 1954 to 1961, died Friday at 78. A former officer with the old Security First National Bank, McLarnan later became founding president of Mission National Bank. From 1969 to 1973 he was administrator of the Small Business Administration for the Western United States and the territories of Guam and Samoa. Survivors include his wife, Virginia, and three children.
October 11, 2013 |
The mild weather and cool temperatures of October make it one of the busiest months for rock climbing guides Seth Zaharias and his wife, Sabra Purdy. This time of year they're usually leading climbers up massive boulders and sheer canyons in Joshua Tree National Park. Then the government shutdown closed national parks Oct. 1. The couple now spend their day writing refund checks to dejected clients. In the first week of the shutdown, Zaharias estimates, he lost $2,500 in revenue.