Ukiah Daily Journal from Ukiah, California on September 16, 1987 · Page 6
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BUSINESS THE UKIAH DAILY JOURNAL WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 16,1987 Three businesses moving to new locations By U BEI WEN Journal Several Ukiah businesses have out- grOwn their present locations ard getting ready to make major moves to new locations. Perkowski's Screen Printing, which has been located at 352 N. State St. for five years, will be moving by the end of the month to 1 188 N. State St., former home of Skin and Scuba and Tri Valley Paint. "It will give us more space anl bigger production area," said Jennifer Allen, an employee. She said everything will be done at the new location except for printing boxes, which will continue to be done in Hopland. Perkowski's will be closed Saturday so the owners can start moving to the new location. Remodeling on the new location is almost finished, so they will move the production area of the business first, and move the retail section last. Bob and Debbie Perkowski are the owners of the business. Mendo-Lake Office Products will soon be located at 203 S. Main St., in a facility being built now by Ukiah Construction. The reason for the move, according to employee, Sherry Weaver, is to allow more warehouse space for the office supplies and furniture business. The store space of 5,000 square feet will be the same as that in the present location at 205 S. State St. Owner Ray Puser hopes to be in the new building sometime during October, but in .the meantime, business will continue as usual at the South State St. location, which is owned by Puser. Interestingly, Puser's business was first located at 328 N. State St., which is cur- rently the home of Ivory Palace, a musical instrument retail store. Ivory Palace owner, Anne Cedarholm, will be following Puser by moving into the Mendo-Lake Office Products building once it is vacated. "We are so excited about it," Cedarholm said. "We're not just moving a business, we are also creating a Yamaha School." The second floor of the facility at 205 S. State St., will be the school, while the ground floor will be the retail store for Yamaha pianos, a technician's workshop and staff offices. "It will be perfect for us. There's lots of room and plenty of parking," Cedarholm said. She said Ivory Palace now has 150 students a week and six teachers working in the small space they now occupy. The additional space will really give the school a boost. "This town has more music than you can believe. The families, the teachers and the schools encourage the kids," she said. The new location is being remodeled by the owner in preparation for the music school and the large variety of instruments that make up Ivory Palace's business. U.S. consumer price index 7967 = 700 MICUUTH USING 338.0 337.0 336.0 335.0 334.0 333.0 332.0 331.0 330.I 0 OlftFOI c CALCUL NEWFO C O' 33C OCT 33 3: )0.8| | .5 ItMRA in ATIDUSH RMUU ——'33 32 334.4 •333.6 3.1 J1.1 s 1 338 JO 337.7 M 336.3 C Q 5.0 ¥^"« > 1 s W*m * •V: > NOVKCJAN FH MAR APR InloGraphics © 1987 North America Syndicate. Inc. SOURCE: Bureau ol Labor Statlallci Meier named manager of Ukiah Westamerica branch SAN RAFAEL — Arline Meier has joined Westamerica Arline Meier Bank as manager of the bank's Ukiah branch. An experienced banker in consumer and real estate lending, she was most recently employed by Coldwell Banker in Ukiah. For the 12 years previous to that she held various positions with Wells Fargo Bank and held trie title of business banking officer when she left that bank in 1986. A long-time resident of Ukiah, Meier is active in community affairs and serves as ambassador for the Ukiah Chamber of Commerce. She is on the communications committee for the Ukiah Board of Realtors. She attended Fullerton College and is currently attending Mendocino College. Meier and her husband, Dave, have two grown children. Westamerica Bank is a regional community bank with 34 branch offices located throughout Northern California. The Ukiah branch is located at 225 N. Orchard Ave. First quarter sales up 3.4% By U BEI WEN Journal Correspondent The strongest growth in more than a year sent taxable sales in California surging during the year's first quarter. Mendocino County's contribution to the statewide figure was an increase of 3.4 percent. William M. Bennett, member of the State Board of Equalization, announced today that sales subject to California's sales and use tax totaled $52.2 billion during the first three months of 1987, higher by $2.7 billion (5.5 percent) than first quarter 1986. It was the strongest growth rate since the fourth quarter of 1985 when a gain of 6.2 percent was recorded. Mendocino County's taxable sales growth, while showing an increase over a year ago, was not as high as two of its neighboring counties. Sonoma County recorded a 7.2 percent growth for the first quarter of the year, and Humboldt County had a 4.3 percentage growth over the same first quarter period of 1986. Lake County, however, trailed Mendocino County with only a 0.1 percent growth in sales over a year ago. Mendocino County's taxable transactions totaled $103,149.00 for 2,852 businesses. Ukiah's taxable sales totaled $34,370.00 for 578 businesses collecting sales tax. The city of Willits recorded taxable transactions of $10.074.00 for 240 businesses with permits. Statewide, retail stores rang up taxable sales of $33.4 billion during the first quarter, up 5.3 percent from the preceding year. Greater growth in sales, Bennett said, was stymied by decreases in two major business categories: new car dealers and service stations. He noted that there was a great volume of new car sales towards the end of 1986 as buyers sought to benefit from the soon-to-expire federal income tax allowance of an itemized deduction for sales taxes paid. As a result, taxable sales by new car dealers for fourth quarter 1986 zoomed an enormous 23.6 percent over fourth quarter 1985. Service stations tallied taxable sales of $2.7 billion, a decline of 14.8 percent. Although gasoline sales for the quarter rose by 5.6 percent to 3 billion gallons, pump prices dropped 18.9 per gallon from first quarter last year to an average 84.3 cents per gallon. The largest percentage increase was recorded by lumber and building mateiral dealers, a huge 26.5 percent rise on sales of $1.6 billion. Construction contractors reported taxable sales of almost $2.8 billion, up 10.2 percent. In Ukiah, the largest amount of sales transactions during the quarter were food stores, restaurants and bars, and building materials. Business Notes BUSINESS MIRROR Confusion in the automotive market NEW YORK (AP) — When you seek to spur sides and improve market 'share the strategy would appear obvious: Lower your prijres (but not quality). Everyone knows that low prices — good buys 1 — rouse acquisitive instincts. This, it would seem, makes even more sense when your inventory is larger than you wish it to be, when sales are sluggish, and when potential customers are up to their earlobes in prior financial commitments. . It might also be argued that if ever you were to cut prices, the time would be when inflation is relatively becalmed and when your own production costs have been lowered. If your own costs are down, can't "you piss on the savings? Well, maybe it used to work that way, but maybe it doesn't anymore, judging from planned price increases by Ford and Chrysler, and the strong likelihood that General Motors will do the same. But nobody really can say. While you might think the laws of competitive pricing, supply and demand and the like have been revoked, it isn't necessarily so. Not when the sellers also offer discounts, and easy credit, too. The result: Perhaps never — not even in the old days before the gov- SPECIAL OFFER ChekH Blood Glucose Monitor Kit Includes: S test strips S autoclix ^ lancets • instruction tape Regular price $240 — for a limited time —Accu-Chek II COMPLETE KIT only $160°° * while supplies last — mention this ad Complete training and follow-up included. med-a-rents IMUMSCNMT 414-0242 - LAKEPORT VISTA PONT CENTER 211-7711 - CLEARLAKE NEXT TO FOODS ETC. 004-1236 ernment required prices to be affixed to vehicle windows — has there been greater confusion about what you'll pay when you enter an automobile showroom. A bigfactor in the higher prices is temptation. The opportunity for higher price tags seems to be there because price competition from imported cars has been reduced. Because of the dollar's lower value, imports cost more than a year ago. Therefore, domestic carmakers may have room to raise prices. But even that rationale is being questioned by securities analysts who specialize in the automotive beat. Value Line, for example, observes that major foreign companies increasingly manufacture within the United States. What Detroit appears to depend on is an improved economy in 1988, a view shared by some auto- industry analysts but questioned by others. New Jazzercise teacher in town. Kelly Hawkins has recently moved to Ukiah and will begin teaching Jazzercise classes'Monday at the Ukiah Municipal Club House. Classes will be 9-10 aim., Mondays and Wednesdays, and 5:30-6:30 p.m., Tuesdays and Thursdays. She trained in Humboldt County and became a certified Jazzercise instructor in 1982. She moved to Ukiah with her husband Richard and their two daughters, Tanni, 3 and Jennifer, 19 months. Richard is a Cal-Farm Insurance agent and was able to transfer to Ukiah when the family decided to move here. He started with Cal-Farm in 1980 in Eureka. "We were looking for a town in which we could feel good about raising our daughters and we found it," she said. They were also looking for a small, sunny, and warm town, after living near the coast. Kelly said she has extensive Jaz- zercise leaching background in Humboldt County where she once taught 10 classes a week. Jazzercise instructors are required to be CPR certified. They go through an intense training session before they can teach and must continue attending seminars periodically to keep up. The fee is $16 for eight classes, but the price is on a sliding scale for additional classes, she said. Leech-Singer Assoc. has new office Leech-Singer Associates 'have recently moved their offices to Canyon Road in Willits and will hold an open house, 6-9 p.m., Friday. Peter Leech, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, and Zeva Singer, a Licensed Marriage/Family Therapist, are both available for counseling, psychotherapy and hypnotherapy. Zingcr will offer a beginning hypnosis class on Tuesday evenings in October and November. Any interested persons arc invited to attend the open house. For further information about classes, appointments, or directions to the new office, call 459-1230 or 984-8224. Fewer growers, same tomato crop By The Associated Press A shakedown in California's processing tomato industry during this decade has resulted in fewer growers and less acreage but virtually the same total tonnage. Some changes have been sharp. About 500 farmers grow processing tomatoes in the state now, down 30 percent from the beginning of the decade, says Dave Zollinger, executive vice president of the Stockton-based California Tomato Growers Association. Some 250,000 acres of processing tomatoes were harvested in 1979, but the total was down to 216,000 acres in 1986, a 13.6 percent decline, the association's figures show. Have you outgrown your life insurance? PUBLIC NOTICE The USDA, The Farmers Home Administration (FmHA) is considering an application for 515 housing from Ukiah Terrace, A Limited Partnership. The specific elements of this proposed action are a 88 unit apartment complex to be located at the south border and adjacent to Ukiah Green and Ukiah Green South, on Mulberry Street extension at Observatory and Dora in Ukiah, California. A portion of the proposed project is located within the 100 year flood plain. If implemented this project would directly impact the flood plain. The purpose of this public notice is to inform the public of this possible result and to request comments regarding these: 1) the impact of the proposal being located in flood plain 2) alte- a* sites or actions that would a void these impacts 3) m M ' is t could be used to reduce these impacts. Any '• /ironmental floodplain comments regarding this prop, .di u jld be provided within thirty (30) days of this publication to Richard E. Mallory, state director, Farmers Home Administration, 194 W. Main Street, Woodland, CA 956952915. FMHA will make no further decisions regarding this proposed action during this 30 day period. PubH' ">ndates: °/14.l«,lM9»" If your financial situation has changed, and your life insurance coverage hasn't, the policy you're holding now may be less than you need. As an independent insurance agency, we're free to shop CNA and other major insurance companies for the latest term, whole life and universal life policies available. We'll offer professional help in choosing the life insurance policy that will keep your coverage current with your personal and financial needs. Call us soon. Shore, Ready &Engeir»an 609 S. State Street Ukiah, CA 95482 (707) 462-4748 The Time Is Right c 1982. The CNA insurance Companies Starting in September — call now! If your schedule hasn't permitted a full-semester commitment this fall, consider our Short Term and Community Services courses! Community Services Courses — Call 468-3063 Furniture Restoration and Refinishing with Urmas Kaldveer, Retirement and Estate Planning, Nature Hike Series with Jerry Cook, Tear Gas Defense with Dick Perry or Ron Gelfan, Security Guard Training & Firearm Qualification, Spinning Workshop with Erda Kappeler, Mask Making with Ada.B. Fine, Reducing Stress with Susan Pepper wood. Short-Term Courses — Call 468-3100 ADJ 25 Reserve Training A-Level 111, MRS 201 Environmental.Conservation, PEG 204 Baseball Skills. In Willits: CDV 30 Developing Capable Young People PEG 276 Beginning Volleyball, PEG 277 Intermediate Volleyball. In Laytonville: PEG 276 Beginning Volleyball. Watch for these performances — A Dance Performance by Joint Forces Contact Improvisation Team Alito Alessi & Karen Nelson, Friday, Oct. 2 at 8 p.m. Stuart Fox in concert with Mary Rawcliff, Renaissance Lute & Soprano Duo Friday, Oct. 16, 8p.m.— \MCJ LIFELONG LEARNING FOR SUCCESS MENDOCINO COLLEGE Cull A/LMV ' -468 300U

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