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March 14, 1993 | FROM STAFF REPORTS
WEIGHTY ISSUE: A Torrance municipal employees union last year called the purchase of a massive, little-used city tractor a prime example of how the city wastes money. And this year, the saga surrounding the machinery has continued to take bizarre turns. Purchased in 1990 for $104,000, the 46,000-pound tractor turned out to be too heavy for the city's trailers to carry to jobs around the city.
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July 13, 1999 | BOB HOWARD, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Watson Land Co. will break ground Wednesday on three buildings totaling more than 450,000 square feet at the company's Dominguez Technology Center in Carson. It is one of the relatively few large industrial developments underway in a Los Angeles County market where demand for industrial space is at historic highs. The buildings are the first of 3.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 13, 1993 | TED JOHNSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
As aerospace cutbacks and corporate liquidations worsen the South Bay's glut of vacant industrial space, brokers have found a bright side. The amount of factory and warehouse space in the South Bay sold and leased has jumped 15% in the first half of this year, with buyers and tenants lured by low prices for space once out of their reach, according to the Torrance office of Grubb & Ellis Co., the San Francisco-based real estate brokerage firm. About 4.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 31, 1995
It seems nude dancing is not essential for the smooth operation of an industrial park. So ruled officials of the Los Angeles Community Redevelopment Agency when they recently denied a permit application for a burlesque club in Wilmington. Investors in Qudil Inc. had wanted to open the bare-all cabaret in an old union hall at the edge of the agency's 232-acre industrial redevelopment zone in the port community.
BUSINESS
July 13, 1999 | BOB HOWARD, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Watson Land Co. will break ground Wednesday on three buildings totaling more than 450,000 square feet at the company's Dominguez Technology Center in Carson. It is one of the relatively few large industrial developments underway in a Los Angeles County market where demand for industrial space is at historic highs. The buildings are the first of 3.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 31, 1995
It seems nude dancing is not essential for the smooth operation of an industrial park. So ruled officials of the Los Angeles Community Redevelopment Agency when they recently denied a permit application for a burlesque club in Wilmington. Investors in Qudil Inc. had wanted to open the bare-all cabaret in an old union hall at the edge of the agency's 232-acre industrial redevelopment zone in the port community.
BUSINESS
March 23, 1995 | Times Staff and Wire Reports
Southland Receives $18-Million Dislocated Worker Grant: The U.S. Labor Department award is to be used for training and re-employment services for jobless aerospace workers in the greater Los Angeles area, the agency said. It said the grant is the largest single dislocated-worker grant and that it will help about 5,000 people. The money will go to the South Bay Private Industry Council, which will administer the program.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 6, 1997
Southern California Edison has begun a welfare-to-work training program for 25 applicants at the utility company's downtown Long Beach office. Candidates who complete the 10-week program and meet the company's hiring criteria will be offered an entry-level job, said Edison spokesman Tom Boyd. "The initial group of 25 applicants is taking a major step to changing their lives for the better," said Frank Quevedo, Edison's vice president for equal opportunity.
NEWS
February 5, 1987
For the third consecutive year, the South Bay Private Industry Council has been awarded an additional $194,791 for exceeding state Job Training Partnership Office standards. The council--made up of El Segundo, Gardena, Hawthorne, Hermosa Beach, Inglewood, Lawndale, Manhattan Beach and Redondo Beach--achieved an 82% placement rate for adults who completed the program.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 9, 1992
Displaced aerospace workers can turn for help in greater numbers than ever to the South Bay Private Industry Council in Inglewood, thanks to a $1.4-million state grant the council has received. The money will be used over the next 15 months for job retraining, referral and placement, as well as on pre-layoff assessments of workers. Three area aerospace giants--Northrop Corp., Hughes Aircraft Corp. and TRW Inc.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 13, 1993 | TED JOHNSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
As aerospace cutbacks and corporate liquidations worsen the South Bay's glut of vacant industrial space, brokers have found a bright side. The amount of factory and warehouse space in the South Bay sold and leased has jumped 15% in the first half of this year, with buyers and tenants lured by low prices for space once out of their reach, according to the Torrance office of Grubb & Ellis Co., the San Francisco-based real estate brokerage firm. About 4.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 14, 1993 | FROM STAFF REPORTS
WEIGHTY ISSUE: A Torrance municipal employees union last year called the purchase of a massive, little-used city tractor a prime example of how the city wastes money. And this year, the saga surrounding the machinery has continued to take bizarre turns. Purchased in 1990 for $104,000, the 46,000-pound tractor turned out to be too heavy for the city's trailers to carry to jobs around the city.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 21, 1998
The city will host a free Southern California regional job fair Thursday at Hollywood Park Casino. One of the main goals of "Job Zone" is to assist workers dislocated by the aerospace industry downturn of recent years, officials said. "Now that the economy is good and a lot of people are employed, employers are having a tough time finding people to fill positions," said Jami Simon of the South Bay Private Industry Council, one of the sponsors of the fair. "We make it easy access for everybody."
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