November 27, 2012 |
SACRAMENTO -- Internet retailer Amazon.com -- after years of avoiding having any physical presence in California -- is planning to open a third massive distribution center in the Golden State. The new operation is in Tracy, a distant bedroom community for the San Francisco Bay Area south of Sacramento. The facility will be only about 30 miles from a second Amazon center being built in Patterson to the south. Last month, the Seattle company cut the ribbon on a 950,000-square-foot facility in the city of San Bernardino, which started filling orders before the holiday shopping season.
September 28, 2004 |
Equity Office Properties Trust, the largest owner of U.S. office buildings, said Monday that it had sold 29 industrial buildings -- all of them in California -- to Deutsche Bank's RREEF unit for about $210.3 million in cash and real estate. The purchase price includes $73.3 million in cash and the transfer of five office buildings in suburban Chicago and in Orange County to Equity Office.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 5, 2004 |
A state law that requires California's 25,550 unreinforced masonry buildings to display placards warning that a major earthquake could damage them is being largely ignored, according to state records. The masonry buildings have long been considered by seismologists to be the most sensitive to earthquake damage, a point bolstered by December's 6.5-magnitude temblor in Paso Robles in which two people died when an unreinforced structure collapsed on them.
September 28, 2003 |
Drawing card Rather than tear down historic buildings in disuse, city planners chose to restore Fullerton's downtown, converting existing historic buildings into mixed-use space. The hard work and attention to detail has resulted in a self-contained community rich in history and full of modern conveniences. Hot spots Popular eateries such as Heroes, the Rockin' Taco Cantina and Steamer's Cafe, which has live jazz daily, give the area a vibrant, urban feel.
October 5, 2000 |
Officials in earthquake-prone California have won their fight--at least for now--against federal legislation that would require hazard insurance for all public buildings. Despite Senate support for the requirement, the House removed it late Tuesday after vigorous opposition from the state's entire 52-member congressional delegation.
June 23, 1994 |
There once was a time when abalone, this most succulent of shellfish, was plentiful along the Pacific Coast of North America. Within barely a generation, however, the delicate mollusk and its distinctive ear-shaped shell has become a rarity in the wild, a victim of gastronomic overkill. Experts have several explanations for this unfortunate depletion. The main reasons include overfishing and illegal gathering of undersized abalones.