CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 17, 1986
Free information on how to prepare for an earthquake is available by calling (213) PREPARE. On Friday, free earthquake safety demonstrations and lifesaver cards with identification photos will be available at these San Fernando Valley locations: Topanga Plaza shopping mall, lower level, 6600 Topanga Canyon Blvd., Canoga Park; 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Hughes Market, 16940 Devonshire St., Granada Hills; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Gemco department store, 8840 Corbin Ave., Northridge; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
February 6, 1985
An Inglewood man suspected of committing 75 purse snatchings and robberies at shopping centers over the past year was shot to death by undercover police officers outside a Gemco Department Store near Culver City, police said today. Steven M. Lincourt, 25, was killed Tuesday evening after he tried to flee in a stolen car from the store's parking lot at 5750 Mesmer Ave., said Los Angeles Police Lt. Charles Higbie.
December 16, 1990
A bid to increase the salability of a lot containing a vacant Gemco department store, a Unocal service station and 771 empty parking spaces has won City Council approval. The council Tuesday voted unanimously approve an application by the landowner, La Puente-Beverly Road Assn., to divide the lot into three parcels, one large and two small.
January 15, 1985
Lucky Stores Inc. of Dublin, Calif., said Stanley Brenner has been named president of its Gemco membership department store division, based in Buena Park. He succeeds Peter L. Harris, who resigned from the post last September to pursue other interests. In the interim, Larry Del Santo, vice president for specialty stores, had assumed the duties of president. Brenner has been president of the Prangeway division of H. C. Prange Co. of Green Bay, Wis., since 1981.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 27, 1999
Bowing to the will of community members, the Los Angeles Unified School District backed down Monday from its contention that a 12.6-acre former Gemco department store site is the best place to build a high school in the northeast San Fernando Valley. "We are starting from square one, from ground zero," said Bob Niccum, the school district's director of real estate and asset management. "There is no longer a preferred site."
August 19, 1986 |
Disappointing sales at its Gemco discount department store unit and intense competition at its southern food division resulted in a sharp drop in Lucky Stores' second-quarter earnings from a year ago, the company said Monday. The Dublin, Calif.-based retailer, which also operates Lucky supermarkets, said earnings for the three months ended Aug. 3 fell to $15.6 million from $25.2 million last year. Sales were $2.32 billion, up from $2.31 billion last year.