Stories for July 2000
Monday, July 24
Apartment construction in L.A. County remains steady at the highest levels since 1990, according to the most recent statistics compiled by the Construction Industry Research Board. Much of the activity is taking place near the urban core of Los Angeles, w
It's easy to take for granted the riches that have been delivered to our doorsteps by improvements in entertainment technology.
The effort to create neighborhood councils, the single most important charter reform for those seeking to prevent the San Fernando Valley from seceding, has become mired in political bickering and confusion. The result: The very grassroots activists who w
A plan to develop an office center on an Agoura Hills site that has seen a number of proposed developments come and go seems to have captured the interest of city officials, at least initially.
A few years ago, Dr. Bernie Villadiego saw 15 to 20 patients a day, made treatment decisions based on what insurance companies would reimburse, and, ultimately, grew cranky and bored.
The Los Angeles tech corridor, concentrated along the Ventura (101) Freeway from the West San Fernando Valley to eastern Ventura County, is one of the 50 fastest-growing technology regions in the nation. But few people know it, according to a study to be
The Hileman Co. has acquired a 169,000-square-foot office-manufacturing complex in Thousand Oaks that it plans to transform into a new 275,000-square-foot, low-density technology campus.
martha diaz aszkenazy stays nearly as busy with community affairs as with running her san fernando construction firm, pueblo contracting
Marlene Grossman was counting on Northeast Valley redevelopment to push forward efforts by her group, Pacoima Beautiful, to fix storm drains in the area that often back up, flooding school grounds and streets.
Camarillo-based Biosource International, a maker of medical supplies for the biomedical industry, has been quietly plugging along for the last decade attracting little attention from the outside world.
Seated on a couch in his Sherman Oaks office on a recent morning, Henry Dahut talked about the genesis of his Internet startup GotTrouble.com as his three-man documentary crew recorded the event for posterity's sake.
Over the past two years, as the office real estate market recovered from the recession of the 1990s, many second-tier buildings in the San Fernando Valley lagged behind.
The husband and wife teaM THAT LAUNCHED CAPITAL OFFICE PRODUCTS FIGURED THE ONLY WAY TO TAKE ON THE BIG GUYS IN THE BUSINESS WAS TO OFFER BETTER SERVICE. SO Far, their straTEGY IS PAYING OFF WITH SNOWBALLING REVENUE AND MORE MAJOR CUSTOMERS.
Twenty years ago, I sat down at a Royal typewriter in the Harrison Avenue offices of the Boston Herald American. It was my first job at a newspaper, and I wrote my first 700 words as a newspaper personal finance columnist.
Rina Maya has a very unusual expression on her face. She's smiling. Not tentatively, but broadly. What makes her expression unusual is that she's riding an L.A. metro bus. And she's not the only one smiling. Maya is one of an unexpectedly large and grow
Monday, July 10
As Mexico revels in its biggest political overhaul in more than 70 years, it's looking like the Los Angeles economy could also become a big winner as a result of the landmark election.
The NBC Agency, a division of the NBC Inc., handles more than $1 billion in promotional airtime for the company's diverse broadcasting, Internet and cable assets.
Local startups are finding that overseas investors can be a much more agreeable source of funding than U.S.-based venture capital firms or angel investors.
There's an old saying in advertising: "50 percent of my advertising expense is wasted. I just don't know which 50 percent."
The Encino Chamber of Commerce holds a seminar titled, "Public Speaking: The Art of Being Remembered." The event runs from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at the Encino Chamber of Commerce headquarters, 4933 Balboa Blvd., Encino. Information: (818) 789-4711.
Valencia-based 3D Systems Corp. is proof that it's possible to turn a company around in a remarkably short period of time: All you have to do is fire your entire management team, radically cut expenses and pray the market for your product makes a giant co
Procter & Gamble Co., the largest U.S. maker of household products, plans to sell almost 100 Internet domain names through GreatDomains.com, a Chatsworth auction site.
As new president of cal state northridge, jolene koester must tackle a host of issues ranging from a north campus biotech center to the building of a football stadium
Kim Ashton has been named project manager at Burbank-based Dick Clark Communications Inc. She will be responsible for various functions, including supervising communications between clients and the company team, and serving as the primary contact for clie
Schoolteachers cope with two major problems: low salaries that make it difficult to save in the first place, and cost-ridden savings plans that can make their work life look like Fat City compared to their retirement income. Now there are glimmers of hope
The Economic Gods must be looking down on Alan Greenspan and smiling. Or is it the other way around?
Health supplements promise to do just about everything these days except boost sinking dot-coms.
Facing possible impeachment for misuse of Northridge earthquake insurance settlement funds, Insurance Commissioner Chuck Quackenbush resigned June 28. He still could face civil and criminal charges over accusations that he used money from an insurance set
It's commercial producers' latest tactic in their ongoing quest to avoid being hassled by protestors in the 11-week-old strike by actors against the advertising industry: Shoot commercials in the sanctuary of private sound stages, rather than on city stre
Even as the L.A. City Council temporarily pulled the plug on a huge San Fernando Valley redevelopment project area last week after questioning the ability of the Community Redevelopment Agency to pull it off, the CRA is quietly moving to expand its scope
Even though huge San Fernando Valley redevelopment project area seems dead in the water after a City Council committee questioned the ability of the Community Redevelopment Agency to pull it off, the CRA is quietly moving to expand its scope of influence
Nancy Corcoran remembers when the only people who practiced yoga were, in her words, "weirdos."
For some reason, the appearance of junk e-mail in our computers' in boxes inspires anger much greater than our annoyance at junk mail, telephone salesmen or any other real-world equivalent.
Northridge Hospital Medical Center is trying a novel experiment that is being closely watched by other hospitals trying to ease conditions for thin-stretched emergency room staff.
The creation of business improvement districts reached fever pitch in the Valley in 1999, with seven new BIDs approved in neighborhoods stretching from Studio City to Reseda.
The condor, the kangaroo rat and the blunt-nosed leopard lizard are just some of the animals considered endangered in this state, but there's another species that could be added to the list: the California bankruptcy attorney.
It's put up or shut up time for Jarco/SLG & G; LLC, developer of a proposed 500,000-square-foot retail and entertainment complex on a 42-acre site in North Hollywood's Television, Arts and Entertainment district.
Five years ago, when the Internet was still in its infancy, Robert V. Johnson had a hunch.
Despite the slate of industry heavy-hitters at the helm, the music division of DreamWorks SKG has not translated considerable critical acclaim into blowout record sales.