Ukiah Daily Journal from Ukiah, California on May 7, 1993 · Page 2
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Ukiah Daily Journal from Ukiah, California · Page 2

Ukiah, California
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Friday, May 7, 1993
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2 — FRI., MAY 7-SAT, MAY 8, 1993 -THE UKIAH DAILY JOURNAL- HONORS AT HOPLAND Ctmcnn JonMon Students honored for the month of March from Hopland Elementary School for their academic abilities are Llllle Schlnslng (front) and Yolanda Casillas (back). Unemployment high locally, but jobs picture may be brighter Event-packed Hometown Festival scheduled for late May in Ukiah The busiest Hometown Festival in years is set for May 28-31, presented by the Greater Ukiah Chamber of Commerce and the Ukiah Daily Journal. Masonite Corp. is the festival's primary sponsor. Century 21/Les Ryan, Realtors is also a major sponsor. "We've had tremendous response from a large variety of community groups," said Elizabeth Christian, executive vice president of the Chaihber. "Almost every hour of the four-day festival offers at least two options 6f fun events for young and old." The schedule includes everything from the traditional Main Street Wine Tasting on Friday night to comedy sketches and music in the park on Sunday evening, courtesy of the Ukiah Players, the Ukiah Symphony and the Civic Light Opera. A rich menu of other activities is also on tap, including day-long events at every major shopping center in town during the four-day period, a golf and tennis tournament, the Magical Moonshine Theatre, the action-packed Potter Valley rodeo and related events, a huge book sale by Friends of the Library, a skate race, the Main Street Faire, and, of course, the Memorial Day Parade down State Street — in addition to many other events. Applications accepted for leadership class Leadership Mendocino, a program desinged to develop future leaders for Mendocino County, is accepting applications for adults interested in being a pan of the 1993-94 class. Leadership Mendocino is an education and networking class which meets for one full day each month, starting in September. A program of the Ukiah Chamber of Commerce, Leadership Mendocino is designed to give participants a broad understanding of issues in Mendocino County. The class meets in locations throughout the country, and each month focuses on specific subjects. For example, the September class will focus on agriculture, the November session will provide information on governments, politics, and law enforcement, and the January class will allow participants to study the history, arts and culture of Mendocino County. The first Leadership Mendocino class has been meeting since September 1992, and the 25 class members will complete the program and graduate June 18. Applications are available at the Ukiah, Willits, and Mendocino Coast Chambers of Commerce. Completed applications must be returned to the Greater Ukiah Chamber of Commerce, 495 E. Perkins, by Friday, June 25. Potential candidates will be interviewed the week of July 5-9. By Journal staff and Ttw Associated Prsss A Federal Reserve survey suggests the economy may not be so bad off after all. "Reports ... indicate generally modest improvement in economic conditions across much of the nation," according to interviews with business people across the country before April 23 by the Fed's 12 regional banks. But that may not apply in Mendocino County, where unemployment is still at high levels. State Employment Development Department officials reported Thursday that unemployment for March 1993 was 14 percent countywide, down from 15.4 percent in February and slightly less than the 14.2 percent recorded in March 1992. In terms of actual numbers, there were 4,900 people seeking work in March compared to 5,475 in February. In March 1992, there were 5,025 people seeking work. However, there were also fewer people in the labor force during March than a year earlier throughout Mendocino County. In March 1993, there were 35,100 people in the labor force compared to 35,625 people in February. In March 1992, there wre 35,400 people in the labor force. Nationwide, the jobless rate in April held at 7.0 percent for the third straight month as service industries added large numbers of new workers but building and manufacturing employment fell. The Labor Department said in its monthly employment report that the number of new jobs throughout the economy, as measured by a survey of business payrolls, rose by 119,000, following a revised decline of 9,000 jobs in March. There were 8.92 million people unemployed in April, the report said. The jobless rate of 7.0 percent, which has not changed since it fell 0.1 point in February, and the overall increase in new jobs, was in line with economists' expectations. It reflected a moderate improvement, officials said today. The nationwide survey, meanwhile, found economic activity that had foundered in winter weather had bounced back as spring arrived last month. Both retail sales and manufacturing were up. State revenues fall during April SACRAMENTO (AP) — The state controller's office reports that personal income tax collections last month showed a 13 percent decline from April 1992, reflecting the continuing impact of the recession. Controller Gray Davis said Thursday that monthly revenues overall from the three major tax sources — personal income, bank and corporation, and sales — showed a decline from March as well as a 4 percent reduction from April 1992. April, with its mid-month filing deadline, normally is a strong month for personal income tax collections. But the latest figures show California, with 1.4 million jobless workers and the highest unemployment rate of any major state, remains gripped by its worst economic conditions since the Depression. "What matters is whether more people are working or not, and unfortunately unemployment is playing havoc with the state's income taxes," Davis said. "In general, California is still suffering from the aftereffects of the end of the Cold War, the mini-real estate depression and the loss of consumer confidence." The survey's year-to-date comparison, however, was more positive: Collections of the three major taxes during the first 10 months of the 1992-93 fiscal year that began July 1 were up about 3.2 percent, although the figure remains below the 8 percent growth projections of the Wilson administration. The comparisons of projected and real growth "are the important ones, showing what you plan to do versus what actually happened," said Elizabeth Hill, the Legislature's nonpartisan legislative analyst "You can show comparisons of the current year with the prior year, but the critical figure is how well you're doing compared with your projections," she added. A Daily Journal special tabloid will be included in subscribers' papers on Wednesday, May 26, with complete scheduling information. The advertising deadline for the tabloid is May 17. The theme of this year's Festival is "Small-Town Pride: Building on Diversity," in celebration of Ukiah's recently being named the best small town in California by f author Norman Cramptoit The Chamber organized a portrait of the town on April 23 to commemorate the honor; despite an incipient downpour, hundreds of Ukiahans showed up to form a gigantic "1" in front of the Civic Center. The picture, taken by Fetzer Public Relations Director George Rose, has been emblazoned on limited-edition T-shirts that will go on sale this week at the Chamber and at Perkowski Screen Printing for $15. "We've had a ball with these shirts," Bob Perkowski said. "Thanks to the miracle of modem computer technology, there are a couple of little 'Where's Waldo?'-type gimmicks that people will have fun finding. 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