- Making News: US Government Teaches CIA How to Get Federal Contracts
Recent news stories about federal contracts have featured companies that contribute to political campaigns or boast high-level connections to administration officials. Now, the Commerce Department wants to spread the wealth around. Under-Secretary of Commerce for Technology Phillip Bond is in California this week to show local companies how to do business with the federal government.
- Reporter-s Notebook: New Developments in South Downtown
For the first time in decades, a mainstream supermarket has plans to locate in downtown Los Angeles. Ralphs will open a store in the South Park district near Staples Center. There-s also talk of downtown-s Transamerica Tower being turned into condos. Robert Harris, who is director of graduate studies at USC-s School of Architecture and lives on Bunker Hill, previews the latest efforts to revitalize the central city.