Stories for October 1999

Monday, October 4

Listsum

Gladstone's Universal maintained by a substantial margin its status as the top-grossing restaurant in the San Fernando Valley, with 1998 sales of $10 million.

Commentary

My father is now in his mid-70s and still works, though his schedule has slowed and he plays more golf than ever before. His father worked well into his late 60s before he retired.

Valleytalk

Opponents of the sign/sculpture promoting the Studio City Hand Car Wash may not get to clean up Ventura Boulevard, but they can get their car cleaned on the house.

Profile

For years, Carlos E. Garcia toiled in relative obscurity at his Burbank-based Garcia Research Associates Inc., a market research firm specializing in the Latino market.

Security

A picture may be worth a thousand words, but to one San Fernando Valley landlord, it is worth tens of thousands of dollars.

Forumadd

Generally in any action, whether it's political or not, delay will cause it to lose steam. But it depends on what's happening in 2004. If things are going well, then most likely people won't care.

FastTrack

As America's aging population and the medical community at large search for less-invasive ways of combating illnesses, treatments are coming in ever-smaller packages.

strategies

It's an old saw that you can't change the way some people perceive the personality traits of certain nationalities.

SFV Newsmakers

Charles E. Fenton was promoted to executive vice president of Verdugo Banking Co. in Glendale. He will continue to oversee all credit and business development functions. Fenton was previously the company's chief credit officer. Also, Robert S. Nolin was p

pokemon

About 30 kids move up and down a row of tables, heads bent. Some leaf through binders with cards neatly mounted in plastic sleeves, while others clutch stacks of loose cards.

Encino

Demand for upscale housing is driving a land rush in ritzy neighborhoods across the San Fernando Valley, but a push by developers to build several homes on large lots in high-end neighborhoods has the city of Los Angeles cracking down.

Newsmakers

Gene Williams has joined Mosaic Advertising & Marketing in Sherman Oaks. He will head up the company's new direct response division. Williams was formerly a partner at Power Media Marketing Group.

Lausd

With so little land available, the Los Angeles Unified School District has focused its attention on acquiring properties where businesses currently operate, or where commercial redevelopment has been planned.

Econowatch

The number of vacant apartment units in the San Fernando Valley declined by 5.2 percent in August compared with the previous month, and by 30 percent compared with August 1998, as consumer demand for apartments continues to be strong.