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September 20, 2002 | From Times Staff Reports
A driver who was trying to elude police when he ran into an elderly couple walking near the Beverly Center in March was convicted Wednesday of hit-and-run and evading charges. A Los Angeles Superior Court jury deliberated less than an hour before finding Tremine Tillman, 24, of Van Nuys guilty, said Deputy Dist. Atty. Dave Barkhurst. Sentencing is Oct. 17.
December 27, 1990
A shopping mall that is also a tourist stop, the Beverly Center dominates the upscale fashion market and is considered by most observers to be the trendiest mall in Los Angeles County. Designed by Welton Becket & Associates, the Beverly Center suggests a modern version of a castle keep--a castle devoted entirely to retailing. The lower levels are reserved for parking. The shops on the upper levels are reached by distinctive glassed-in escalators with views of the hills.
May 4, 1990
A broken sprinkler main on the seventh floor of the Beverly Center shopping mall at La Cienega and Beverly boulevards caused minor damage in seven stores Thursday, fire officials said. Fire crews responding to a 1:10 p.m. call found water gushing from a sprinkler main that apparently had been damaged in a construction accident. The water flowed or dripped into three stores on the seventh floor and four shops on the sixth.
January 3, 1989
Fire raged through a vacant two-story restaurant near the Beverly Center shopping mall for more than two hours late Monday afternoon, but no injuries were reported, Los Angeles fire officials said. About 45 firefighters battled the flames in the unoccupied structure at 358 S. La Cienega Blvd., which once was the Old Fish Shanty restaurant. The fire was reported at 3:42 p.m.
June 11, 1987 | LEONARD GREENWOOD, Times Staff Writer
The plague of rats that hit the $100-million Beverly Center mall is over, Los Angeles County health officials announced Wednesday. After an all-out, five-week war on the rats by one of the country's top exterminating firms, county officials completed an exhaustive two-day examination Wednesday and found not a trace of live rats, said Charles H. McMullen, chief sanitarian of the county's Department of Health Services.
April 28, 1987 | ROBERT W. STEWART, Times Staff Writer
A horde of hungry rats apparently left homeless by nearby construction projects has invaded the $100-million Beverly Center, prompting managers of the upscale Westside shopping mall to sign an emergency contract to eradicate the pests. Los Angeles County health inspectors in the last two months have found rat droppings throughout the massive 900,000-square-foot structure at Beverly and La Cienega boulevards, home to some of the city's most fashionable shops and restaurants.
December 8, 1996 | KATE BRAVERMAN, Kate Braverman, whose short story "Pagan Night" won a 1995 Best American Short Story Award, is affiliated with Alfred University in western New York state
Now that I live in the Allegheny Mountains, a day's drive from Philadelphia or Boston, and snow often falls for seven consecutive months, I know what I miss most about Los Angeles. It's not sun setting over the bluffs of Santa Monica Bay in a sequence of 82-degree days framed by palms and hibiscus, air magenta and citrus. What I miss most is the Beverly Center. I watched the Beverly Center being built.
October 1, 2009 | David Zahniser
The Los Angeles City Council voted Wednesday to approve a 12-story condominium building near the Beverly Center that had drawn fire for months from neighborhood activists and a nearby hotel. The unanimous vote will allow MCLV Properties LLC to demolish 84 apartments at the corner of 3rd Street and Wetherly Drive in the Beverly Grove neighborhood and build a 95-unit residential building. Opponents had included the Burton Way Foundation, a nonprofit group focused on the neighborhood near Beverly Center, and Burton Way Hotels, the owners of the nearby Four Seasons Hotel.
August 24, 1986
Two 500-seat theaters are being built on the roof of the Beverly Center as part of the Cineplex Odeon movie theater complex, according to a spokeswoman for the Toronto-based company. Construction will be completed by mid-1987, she said. Three of the current 14 theaters, which have 1,191 seats in screening rooms ranging in size from 70 to 150 seats, will be removed to make room for a stairway to the new theaters, the spokeswoman said.
September 25, 1987 | MARTHA GROVES, Times Staff Writer
In what might signal a trend toward longer weekend hours at malls in Southern California, management of the chichi Beverly Center in West Los Angeles has decreed that the mall will stay open an additional three hours on Saturday evenings, beginning this weekend. And some other Southland shopping centers are watching to see the results of keeping a big center open till 9 p.m. on Saturdays. "We're just analyzing what they are doing," said Michael F.
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