CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 11, 1992
Damage inspectors are visiting Los Angeles residents who have applied for federal housing assistance, special grants or Small Business Administration loans. Inspections are required to verify claims and avoid duplication of benefits. The authorized inspectors have laminated photo identification badges from the Federal Emergency Management Agency.
July 8, 1987
The federal Small Business Administration said its Orange County branch office will move to a new facility at 901 W. Civic Center Drive, Suite 160, in Santa Ana, from its previous location in the Fidelity Federal Building in Santa Ana. The new office will open Monday.
July 26, 2001 |
The U.S. Senate confirmed Glendale entrepreneur Hector V. Barreto Jr. to head the Small Business Administration. Lawmakers approved President Bush's nominee by voice vote. Barreto, 39, owns an employee-benefits company and is a former head of the Latin Business Assn. He will head an agency whose budget Bush has proposed cutting from $900 million to $539 million next year.
August 23, 1990
Expo '90, a free program sponsored by Rep. Esteban Torres (D-La Puente) to help small-business owners find new markets, will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. today at the Rio Hondo College Campus Inn in Whittier. Representatives of federal, state and local governments and 20 large corporations will discuss business opportunities. The program will also include seminars on marketing and Small Business Administration loans.
August 5, 1998
Los Angeles-based Imperial Bancorp has formed a thrift and loan association called Crown American Bank to provide financing for small businesses. Imperial's entire small-business lending division, including its Preferred Lender Program license from the Small Business Administration, will be transferred to the new entity, which will be headquartered in Los Angeles and operate out of regional branches in El Segundo, Inglewood, Encino, Costa Mesa and Riverside.
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.