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October 29, 1999 | MARIA L. La GANGA and MARY CURTIUS, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
From its entrance and aisles to its dressing rooms and cash registers, Macy's flagship Union Square store here violates state and federal laws requiring access for disabled people and must be made easier for them to navigate, a federal judge ruled Thursday. The decision by Chief Judge Marilyn Hall Patel of the U.S. District Court applies only to the chain's main San Francisco store and its Men's Store, but advocates for the disabled hailed it as a victory.
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BUSINESS
June 4, 1999 | ABIGAIL GOLDMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Macy's newest cosmetics venture, opening today at the Topanga Plaza mall, is everything the department store's traditional makeup areas are not: young, hip, modern, easily navigable and a mile away from the nearest Macy's. A bid to test ways to capture the younger customers who might not enter a Macy's department store, Macy's is introducing Souson, a stand-alone store identified on its signs and employee name tags as "a little something extra from Macy's."
BUSINESS
March 30, 1999 | LESLIE EARNEST, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Macy's clearance store at Crystal Court in Costa Mesa will be transformed into the chain's largest home furnishings store in the West by the end of the next year, the giant department-store chain announced Monday. The move is expected to provide a long-awaited boost to the struggling annex of South Coast Plaza, converting it into something of a home furnishings pavilion.
BUSINESS
February 13, 1999 | LESLIE EARNEST, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Following a bitter labor dispute, Macy's has agreed to post notices at its South Coast Plaza store saying the company will refrain from such practices as videotaping workers' union activities, the National Labor Relations Board said Friday. South Coast Plaza Security Inc. has agreed to post a similar notice, the labor board said. In agreeing to post the notices for 60 days, the department store and security firm did not admit any wrongdoing.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 29, 1999 | DARRYL FEARS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Macy's, the department store giant, gave away hundreds of thousands of dollars in unsolicited grants to four community groups active in the Crenshaw area less than three weeks before abruptly closing its store at the Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza. Leaders of at least three of those organizations said Thursday that they suspect the $360,000 given in grants Dec. 17 was either money to keep them from speaking out against the closure, or a gift to ease the conscience of Macy's executives.
BUSINESS
January 21, 1999
Congress created the Land and Water Conservation Fund in 1964 to purchase and protect "areas of natural beauty and unique recreational value" for the enjoyment of all Americans. Revenues from federal offshore oil and gas leases were earmarked for the fund, an appropriate use of the money the government gets for commercial depletion of these valuable resources. The fund brings in about $900 million a year, but Congress has never spent all the money on its intended purpose.
BUSINESS
January 12, 1999 | Times Staff and Wire Reports
Macy's department store chain said it will spend $100 million in Southern California over the next three years to build new stores, including one in Westminster, and renovate others. The 180,000-square-foot store at Westminster Mall will open in 2001 and employ 240 people. Another store will be built in Lakewood, and stores in Laguna Hills and Mission Viejo will be expanded and remodeled, Macy's said.
BUSINESS
January 12, 1999 | LESLIE EARNEST, TIMES STAFF WRITER
After losing their bid last weekend to gain union representation, employees from Macy's South Coast Plaza stores will ask the National Labor Relations Board to overturn the election and call another one, the union said Monday. The employees will claim "numerous unfair labor practices committed by management," according to a prepared statement from United Food and Commercial Workers Union Local 848 in Buena Park.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 10, 1999 | LESLIE EARNEST, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In what one labor expert called a "bellwether election" regardless of the vote, workers at three Macy's stores in Costa Mesa have resoundingly rejected a proposal for union representation after a yearlong effort. In two days of voting, 541 of the 818 eligible employees at Macy's stores in South Coast Plaza and Crystal Court cast ballots against union representation while 149 voted for it. After the ballots were counted late Saturday, the anti-union forces were savoring their victory.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 10, 1999 | DOUGLAS P. SHUIT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In a stunning blow to two strategically important but struggling Los Angeles commercial centers, Macy's department store chain greeted shoppers and employees at its Baldwin Hills and Westwood Village branches Saturday with the announcement that they were being closed. The abrupt closure of the two stores caught many by surprise, including Los Angeles City Councilman Mark Ridley-Thomas, whose district includes Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza, where one of the outlets was located.
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