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November 6, 1998 | ERIC LICHTBLAU, TIMES STAFF WRITER
These weren't exactly dream jobs the vending machine manufacturer was offering in its "help wanted" ad. This was tedious assembly line work, affixing decals and buttons to Coke machines for maybe seven bucks an hour. On the swing shift, no less. So when 835 would-be workers showed up at a Ramada Inn a few months ago to apply, the recruiters at Vendo were nothing short of amazed. The line stretched so long that the firm eventually quit taking applications.
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NEWS
November 6, 1998 | ERIC LICHTBLAU, TIMES STAFF WRITER
These weren't exactly dream jobs the vending machine manufacturer was offering in its "help wanted" ad. This was tedious assembly line work, affixing decals and buttons to Coke machines for maybe seven bucks an hour. On the swing shift, no less. So when 835 would-be workers showed up at a Ramada Inn a few months ago to apply, the recruiters at Vendo were nothing short of amazed. The line stretched so long that the firm eventually quit taking applications.
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NEWS
November 29, 1991
Remember the lines, "I'm shrinking, I'm s-h-r-i-n-k-i-n-g-"? Well, not only have I shrunk, but according to the new North Hills map on Saturday's Metro/Valley front page, I've disappeared. My letterhead says G.I.T. Travel of Mission Hills. I am on Sepulveda Boulevard, south of Devonshire. Has Mission become impossible? Are my clients going into the Twilight Zone when they drop by my Mission Hills office? CLAIRE WEINBERG, Mission Hills
NEWS
November 29, 1991
Remember the lines, "I'm shrinking, I'm s-h-r-i-n-k-i-n-g-"? Well, not only have I shrunk, but according to the new North Hills map on Saturday's Metro/Valley front page, I've disappeared. My letterhead says G.I.T. Travel of Mission Hills. I am on Sepulveda Boulevard, south of Devonshire. Has Mission become impossible? Are my clients going into the Twilight Zone when they drop by my Mission Hills office? CLAIRE WEINBERG, Mission Hills
BUSINESS
April 2, 1991 | DANIEL AKST
While the rest of California is wringing its hands over 7% unemployment and an unaccustomed hiatus in its century-old real estate boom, the huge and gorgeous region known to some as Superior California struggles with vastly harsher economic conditions uncushioned by years of prior growth. Unemployment in much of this area exceeds 20%, and the logging business, a keystone of the local economy, is only now coming around from what seemed like a coma.
BUSINESS
November 25, 1991 | MARTHA GROVES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Mitch Lowe figures that the recession finally came to this woodsy, affluent Marin County town about February--months after it hit most other parts of the country. That was when customers' checks at his video rental store began bouncing at a record pace. Across town, shoppers at the upscale Mill Valley Market have been switching from prime rib to hamburger.
BUSINESS
November 25, 1991 | MARTHA GROVES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Mitch Lowe figures that the recession finally came to this woodsy, affluent Marin County town about February--months after it hit most other parts of the country. That was when customers' checks at his video rental store began bouncing at a record pace. Across town, shoppers at the upscale Mill Valley Market have been switching from prime rib to hamburger.
BUSINESS
April 2, 1991 | DANIEL AKST
While the rest of California is wringing its hands over 7% unemployment and an unaccustomed hiatus in its century-old real estate boom, the huge and gorgeous region known to some as Superior California struggles with vastly harsher economic conditions uncushioned by years of prior growth. Unemployment in much of this area exceeds 20%, and the logging business, a keystone of the local economy, is only now coming around from what seemed like a coma.
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