BUSINESS NOTES HOME PRICES SOAR IN CONEJO VALLEY.THOUSAND OAKS Thousand Oaks, residential city (1990 pop. 104,352), Ventura co., S Calif., in a farm area; inc. 1964. Avocados, citrus, vegetables, strawberries, and nursery products are grown. - The median price of a single-family home in the Conejo Valley The Conejo Valley is a region spanning both Southeastern Ventura County and Northwest Los Angeles County in Southern California, United States. It was discovered in 1542 by Spanish explorer Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo, and eventually became part of the Rancho El Conejo land grant by skyrocketed 22 percent over the last year to nearly $400,000, figures released Wednesday show.
The price reached $397,830 in October, compared with $381,410 the previous month and $325,960 in October 1999, according to according to
1. As stated or indicated by; on the authority of: according to historians.
2. In keeping with: according to instructions.
3. the Conejo Valley Association of Realtors.
The number of homes sold fell slightly to 199 last month, compared with 255 in September and 201 in October 1999.
Condominium sales totaled 96 in October, compared with 90 the previous month and 101 for October 1999.
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Port sees biggest cargo volume ever
SAN PEDRO - The Port of Los Angeles The Port of Los Angeles is located on San Pedro Bay in the San Pedro neighborhood of Los Angeles, approximately 20 miles (30 km) south of downtown. Also called Los Angeles Harbor and WORLDPORT LA recorded the highest one-month containerized con·tain·er·ize
v.tr. con·tain·er·ized, con·tain·er·iz·ing, con·tain·er·iz·es
1. To package (cargo) in large standardized containers for efficient shipping and handling.
2. cargo volume in its history in October, eclipsing the previous record set just two months earlier, port officials said Wednesday.
The October total of 481,502 TEUs was 24 percent higher than the 387,166 TEUs moved in October 1999. TEUs stands for 20-foot equivalent units, maritime terminology used when counting cargo containers of varying lengths.
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Flights canceled in labor dispute
United Airlines has canceled hundreds of flights so far this month because of what it claims are illegal, concerted job actions by mechanics whose contract negotiations are stalled.
A United spokesman said Wednesday that an average of 4 percent of its 2,300 daily flights have been canceled in November, twice the usual amount - an increase the carrier blames on mechanics causing jets to be pulled out of service for unneeded repairs and refusing to work overtime.
The disruptions in Los Angeles Los Angeles (lôs ăn`jələs, lŏs, ăn`jəlēz'), city (1990 pop. 3,485,398), seat of Los Angeles co., S Calif.; inc. 1850. are not proportionately large compared with other airports, said Chris Brathwaite, United spokesman.
Brathwaite said out of 200 flights at LAX on Wednesday, only five had been canceled.
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Minority firms need tech access
Minority-owned businesses in Southern California Southern California, also colloquially known as SoCal, is the southern portion of the U.S. state of California. Centered on the cities of Los Angeles and San Diego, Southern California is home to nearly 24 million people and is the nation's second most populated region, are contributing a lot to the growth of the region's economy, but need better access to technology, according to a study released Wednesday.
Those businesses also need better access to markets outside their traditional ethnic communities and capital to expand, according to the study by the nonprofit group CDTech and Merrill Lynch Merrill Lynch & Co., Inc. (NYSE: MER TYO: 8675 ), through its subsidiaries and affiliates, provides capital markets services, investment banking and advisory services, wealth management, asset management, insurance, banking and related products and services on a global basis. .
The Southern California Minority Business Atlas included interviews with executives of more than 1,200 businesses from six of the largest ethnic groups in the area.
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