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April 4, 1985
Construction will begin April 12 on the Mountain Vista Plaza Shopping Center on the north side of the Foothill Freeway near the Buena Vista off-ramp. The center will feature specialty shops anchored by a 120,000-square-foot Gemco department store. The Duarte Community Redevelopment Agency authorized a $13.4 million bond issue for the development, including $3.4 million for acquisition of the former Big Sky Drive-In Theater.
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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.
NEWS
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.
NEWS
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.
BUSINESS
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."
BUSINESS
August 19, 1986 | NANCY YOSHIHARA
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.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 19, 1999
Despite some community outcry, school officials said they plan to recommend four sites for new schools in the northeast San Fernando Valley that could include taking at least 85 homes and apartments as well as 30 businesses. At a school board committee meeting today at district headquarters in Los Angeles, officials will recommend that the district conduct feasibility studies on the sites to relieve overcrowding in the East Valley.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 19, 1985 | Robert Schwartz \f7
A suspicious gas smell forced the evacuation of hundreds of Christmas shoppers and employees from a Gemco department store and market in Mission Viejo on Wednesday in an incident that an official said appears to be strike-related. The Alicia Parkway store was crowded, and 80 to 90 employees were on duty when the smell of gas began to permeate the store, according to Gemco workers.
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June 16, 1988 | ADRIANNE GOODMAN, Times Staff Writer
Gardena city officials are proposing a $29.91-million budget for the next fiscal year, which includes an additional $250,000 for the Police Department to step up its fight against gangs and drugs. The spending plan, a decrease of less than 1% from last year's $29.94-million budget, would keep most city departments financed at current levels. The 1988-89 general fund is $20.3 million, 1.5% higher than last year's $20 million.
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