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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 6, 1986
Having his ranking aides take drug tests may make President Reagan feel better about the caliber of advice he is getting. But it won't do anything for an estimated 74,000 wretches in Los Angeles County who are addicted to heroin and getting no help with their habits except from drug pushers. It will take money and treatment programs expanded out of humanity rather than hysteria to help those addicts and the thousands more who get hooked every month on cocaine.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 9, 1996
The nation's Asian American population has long been acclaimed as the "model minority" for its achievements in education, the professions and business. But this is a diverse group, composed of both immigrants and U.S.-born citizens of Asian and Pacific heritage, and has had its share of problems. Many have found the American dream elusive, and even some of those who achieve it are paying a price.
BUSINESS
March 14, 2012 | By Ronald D. White
The nation's busiest seaport complex had a down month for cargo statistics in February compared with a year earlier, but officials blamed it in part on an early Chinese New Year's celebration that idled factories in that nation. Combined, for example, the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach moved a total of 445,835 cargo containers carrying imported goods last month. That was a decline of 12.5% from a year earlier. Chinese factories traditionally close for the celebration for a week of more, said Art Wong, a spokesman for the Long Beach port.
BUSINESS
September 11, 1994 | KARL SCHOENBERGER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Few places on Earth have been described in such rich statistical detail. But then, the Pacific Rim is an idea in search of a definition, and it needs something tangible to glue it together. That's why anyone with a stomach for numbers can discover the growth rate of its aggregate GNP, the output in megawatts of its new power plants or the purchasing power of its emerging middle class. Memorize some of this minutia and you're a Pacific Rim expert.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 1, 1998
The California Coastal Commission will decide during the first week of February whether to approve a modest expansion of Soka University's Calabasas campus. The debate over the university's future has been ongoing since 1990, and the commission's approval is the last step in a regulatory process that has largely incorporated the concerns of local residents. The current proposal is supported by a range of groups that include the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy, Valley Industry and Commerce Assn.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 15, 2004 | Peter Nicholas, Times Staff Writer
Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger may be headed for China and Japan later this year as part of a campaign to use his celebrity to market California and promote international trade. The Asia trip -- to last at least a week -- would follow a shorter trip to Mexico being considered for this summer. Over a three-day span earlier this month, the governor visited Israel, Jordan and Germany.
OPINION
October 25, 2006
ANGELENOS DIDN'T GET to cast a vote in Panama's referendum Sunday, but it could have a major effect on what is arguably the region's most important industry. And no, we don't mean Hollywood; L.A.'s port complex is the largest in the nation, and world trade routes might be on the verge of a significant switch. Panamanians overwhelmingly supported a $5.
NEWS
February 13, 1994 | Researched by ADAM S. BAUMAN / Los Angeles Times
What will the economy of the future look like? No one can predict exactly how economic growth patterns will evolve. But, based on past and current trends, it's possible to project which jobs will grow--or shrink in the years ahead. * The geography of the economy will be as uneven tomorrow as it is today. A coming boom in multimedia and interactive technology, for instance, could benefit the Hollywood area and the San Fernando Valley.
BUSINESS
February 22, 2013 | By Don Lee, Los Angeles Times
WASHINGTON - For the last two decades, Japan's stagnant economy has taken a back seat to China's explosive growth. But the economic agenda for Washington and Tokyo is heating up, presenting new opportunities for the U.S. and trade frictions reminiscent of the 1980s. In White House discussions Friday, President Obama and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe took up a range of security concerns, pledging solidarity in responding strongly to nuclear provocations from North Korea. Abe also assured Obama that Japan would "act calmly" in its standoff with China over islands in the East China Sea, even as he made strong public remarks later about Japan's claims to the Senkaku islets.
BUSINESS
November 12, 1987 | Associated Press
For Americans living in the world's most expensive city, things have gone from bad to worse when most people thought things couldn't get much tougher. In February, 1985, a dollar bought 263 yen. It has sunk steadily since then to unprecedented depths--shedding 12 more yen in the last three weeks alone. Now one dollar buys just 134 yen. Staying Home A couple with two children who want an evening out pay 1,900 yen an hour for a commercial baby sitter in Tokyo. That was a manageable $7.
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