Business friendly cities
City of Carson is finalist
LOS ANGELES, Calif.—Alhambra, Carson, Downey, Torrance, West Covina and Whittier were named finalists today for the honor of most business-friendly city in Los Angeles County.
The six finalists were chosen by the Los Angeles County Economic Development Corporation in the category for larger cities, with populations of more than 60,000 people. The cities of Azusa, Cerritos, Commerce, Duarte, La Mirada and Monrovia were named finalists among cities with populations under 60,000.
One winner from each category will be chosen during the 15th annual Eddy Awards ceremony Nov. 10 at the Beverly Hilton.
“All of this year’s finalists have made economic development and job creation a top priority,” said Bill Allen, president and CEO of the LAEDC.
“This year, we received more applications from cities throughout the county than in any other year in the award’s history.”
Finalists were selected based on criteria including commitment to economic development; programs and services designed to bolster business creation, expansion and retention; competitive business tax rates and fee structures; and availability of economic incentives.
LOS ANGELES, Calif.—Leaving the fireworks to the professionals this July Fourth is a safer alternative than setting off pyrotechnics yourself.
That’s the message from safety officials to residents of Los Angeles County cities that allow the personal use of fireworks.
All fireworks are illegal for personal use within the city of Los Angeles, said Brian Humphrey of the Los Angeles Fire Department.
Rep. Linda Sanchez is the sixth of seven children born to Mexican immigrants in the city of Orange. She worked her way through college as an English as a Second Language instructor, later graduated from UC Berkeley and received her juris degree from UCLA Law school. She specialized in labor law and then went to work in the labor movement as a compliance officer with both International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers and the National Electrical Contractors Association.
LOS ANGELES, Calif.—Ten women and six men were recognized today as the “best of the best” among Los Angeles County’s nearly 75,000 K-12 public school educators.
Three Los Angeles Unified School District teachers made the cut. The others teach in Arcadia, Azusa, Bellflower, Burbank, Castaic, Palmdale, East Whittier, Manhattan Beach, Norwalk, San Marino and Torrance.
The winners span all grade levels and school subjects, and their experience levels vary widely.
LOS ANGELES, Caif.—People without a home computer can purchase concert and sporting-event tickets at various Southern California Wal-Mart stores outfitted with touch-screen Ticketmaster terminals, the ticketing outlet announced today.
The terminals are available at 69 Southern California Wal-Mart stores.
Customers can use the terminals to browse available concerts, shows and sporting events. Once a customer picks an event, a Wal-Mart employee will help complete the transaction and immediately print the tickets.
LOS ANGELES, Calif.—Downey, Huntington Park and Torrance were among 26 cities announced today as finalists for the National Civic League's All-America City Awards.
The league honors 10 cities each year, with winners chosen using criteria such as community-based problem-solving, civic engagement and joint efforts involving the public, private and nonprofit sectors.
Other California cities to make the list of finalists were Dublin and Yucaipa.
The winners will be announced during an NCL event in Kansas City June 15-17.