Hitachi Home Electronics of America announced late Monday that it will consolidate its Canadian market operations within its U.S. headquarters in Chula Vista, Calif. The move, which will take place by late March, will result in the closure of the company's current office in Mississauga, Ontario.
Perhaps more than any other state in the union, California represents the American dream—the ultimate destination when the urge arises to reach a new frontier. It has been regarded by many ambitious dreamers as the land of opportunity, a melting pot of cultures, the location of the Gold Rush, Tinseltown and the center of the dot-com boom and bust. The beaches, mountains and cities of California are among the most beloved places in America to live, play and visit. CE retailers face a rapidly changing demographic in the Golden State. The whitebread California of the post-World War II years, as embodied by the likes