November 3, 2001 |
Business and labor leaders Friday urged Gov. Gray Davis to consider a wide-ranging array of tactics to spur the state's slumping economy by boosting tourism, home building and other sluggish industries. The proposals were raised at the governor's first "economic summit," featuring a powerhouse roster of business executives that included co-hosts Michael Eisner, chairman of Walt Disney Co., and San Francisco real estate magnate Walter Shorenstein.
October 4, 2001 |
Among the unseen casualties of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks are California cities, which are bracing for cuts in services because sales and hotel bed-tax revenues are declining as shopping and travel spending craters. And beyond short-term worries over tourism, there is the specter of further trouble because the state of California's budget is going into deficit--and that will spell cutbacks for all cities and counties.
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September 30, 2001 |
Gov. Gray Davis announced Saturday that he has earmarked $5 million for an ad campaign urging Californians to don their tourist hats and take a vacation in the Golden State. "If you take a trip and invest money in our economy, it is literally an act of modern-day patriotism," Davis said while standing on Fisherman's Wharf, where tourism is markedly down. Since the Sept.
August 19, 2001 |
Having learned a little something about traveling with two children, ages 3 and 1, my husband and I keep our vacation expectations realistic. In place of relaxation, Richard and I seek survival. And so we planned a simple summer weekend in Ventura: charming Main Street, cool old pier, historic mission and lots of lovely beach.
August 13, 2001 |
Travel and tourism in California are showing surprising strength this summer, proving to be a reliable economic engine that is helping to keep the cooling economy from stalling. Despite worries that this would be the stay-home summer of the decade, state officials now expect vacation travel this season to increase slightly from last year's brisk pace.
August 12, 2001 |
It was 113 degrees when I staggered to the fifth tee of La Quinta Resort & Club's Mountain Course. The rubber grip of my seven-iron melted in my hands, my glove felt as if I had worn it in a hot tub and the desert wind hit me like a blow dryer. I had never been more sure of my credentials as a golf nut. Then James and Louis walked up. "Mind if we join you?" asked James, dust clinging to his sweat-soaked white shirt. "We'd like to get our third round in before dark."