February 10, 2006 |
Another British invasion is coming -- and this time it's targeting your neighborhood convenience store. Supermarket giant Tesco, which has dominated Wal-Mart Stores Inc. and other competitors to maintain its standing as Britain's largest retailer, announced Thursday that it would enter the U.S. market next year by opening convenience stores on the West Coast. Tesco said it would spend as much as $435 million a year to build stores in the U.S. based on its Tesco Express format.
September 8, 2005 |
At the Sun Suites Hotel on Wednesday, manager Mike Williams was grateful for small favors. None of the 128 rooms had electricity, a foul smell wafted from a 6-foot-high mound of trash in the parking lot and there was structural damage, all as a result of Hurricane Katrina. But on Wednesday morning, the motel got water. It wasn't fit to drink -- authorities advised boiling it for an hour -- but at least when Williams turned the taps, water flowed.
July 28, 2005 |
A convicted rapist wanted in the near-fatal stabbing of his 12-year-old daughter was arrested in Wallace after wandering into a convenience store following nearly a week on the run. John R. Tuggle, 37, was dirty, hungry and wearing camouflage when he showed up at the store and the clerk called authorities. "It is not hunting season," Sue Boren said. "I thought something was suspicious about him."
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July 12, 2005 |
A 22-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of stabbing another man in the face during a fight outside a Garden Grove convenience store, officials said Monday. Daniel German Reyes of Huntington Beach is being held at the Orange County Jail in lieu of $500,000 bail. He could be charged with attempted murder, according to police. Police were called about 7:45 p.m.
June 30, 2005 |
Home Depot Inc. will put convenience stores selling gasoline and food next to four of its Nashville warehouse stores to increase customer visits. The shops, some with car washes, will open in December in a pilot program that could be expanded to other Home Depot stores, the Atlanta-based company said in a statement.
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March 3, 2004 |
A clerk at an Irvine convenience store was stabbed and beaten to death early Tuesday during an apparent robbery that was caught on surveillance tape, police said. Suresh K. Dass, 55, was working alone at a 7-Eleven in the Culver Plaza shopping center when two men entered the store about 2:15 a.m. Tuesday, said Irvine Police Lt. Jeff Love. The men wore ski masks and apparently intended to rob the store, he said.
February 19, 2004 |
The music industry sent letters threatening to sue about 30 retailers it accuses of selling counterfeit CDs and music DVDs. This is the second round of letters the Recording Industry Assn. of America has sent to gas stations, convenience stores and other small businesses. The group in May sued 18 retailers that ignored the warnings or refused settlement demands. From Bloomberg News
January 30, 2004
Re "Saving the Sierra Club," editorial, Jan. 26: The true "hijacking" of the Sierra Club came with Carl Pope and his cronies. After almost 50 years as a member, I quit in despair three years ago when it became apparent that the board of directors had no intention of looking at the most obvious and most persistent destroyer of the wilderness that the Sierra Club was founded to preserve. Those true conservationists now running for the board are the ones who recognize that U.S. overpopulation, which is almost entirely due to our recent flood of immigration, is totally counterproductive to the wonderful aims of the Sierra Club's founders.
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January 5, 2004 |
Two armed men robbed a Simi Valley convenience store of an undisclosed amount of cash early Sunday. The holdup occurred shortly before 4 a.m. at a 7-Eleven in the 1900 block of Sequoia Avenue, Simi Valley police said. The 55-year-old clerk was not injured, and there were no customers inside the business at the time of the robbery. Authorities did not release descriptions of the suspects.