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November 30, 1996 | GREG JOHNSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Profit-hungry Orange County retailers credited early-bird specials, balmy weather and increased consumer confidence with filling their stores on Friday, a crucial first step on the road toward a strong holiday shopping season. Early-morning shoppers huddled in a brisk breeze at Bloomingdale's new store at Fashion Island Newport Beach; by noon motorists had jammed Interstate 5 near Laguna Hills Mall; and throughout the day, anxious parents scrambled to find the hot, new Nintendo 64 game system.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 13, 1999 | SEEMA MEHTA and PETER M. WARREN, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Orange County prosecutors want to set up toll-free hotlines in three languages for residents to report illegal pharmaceutical sales in the county, according to a summary of plans by the district attorney's office. The hotlines in English, Spanish and Vietnamese are part of the district attorney's response to the deaths over the last two years of two Orange County toddlers and a teenager who were injected by unlicensed personnel with illegally obtained medicine.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 13, 1999 | SEEMA MEHTA and PETER M. WARREN, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Orange County prosecutors want to set up toll-free hotlines in three languages for residents to report illegal pharmaceutical sales in the county, according to a summary of plans by the district attorney's office. The hotlines in English, Spanish and Vietnamese are part of the district attorney's response to the deaths over the last two years of two Orange County toddlers and a teenager who were injected by unlicensed personnel with illegally obtained medicine.
BUSINESS
March 27, 1997 | PATRICE APODACA, Patrice Apodaca covers economic issues for The Times
Orange County is the 15th most populous metropolitan region in the country, and ranks 14th in total after-tax income. So it's hardly surprising that the county's total retail sales are the 15th highest in the United States. But how does the county stack up in, say, total grocery and food sales? Eleventh in the nation, according to Market Statistics, a New York research firm.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 9, 1994 | LILY DIZON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Orange County gun buyers, whose weapons purchases surpass the California average by almost half, bought more than twice as many handguns last year as they did seven years ago, according to newly released figures from the state Department of Justice. Handgun sales in Orange County, second only to those in Los Angeles County, are projected to have topped 50,600 last year, compared to only 25,026 in 1986, when record-keeping began.
NEWS
November 25, 1995 | DON LEE and GEORGE WHITE, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Orange County retailers pumped up the traditional start of the Christmas shopping season Friday with deep discounts and promotions, but it wasn't enough to get all the cash registers ringing. While discount retailers in the county had throngs waiting in the brisk dawn, Fashion Island in Newport Beach was noticeably subdued and crowds at some other shopping areas were thinned, apparently by the opening of the new Irvine Entertainment Center.
NEWS
November 25, 1995 | ANNA CEKOLA and KAREN D'SOUZA, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Tracy Flinn made sure to get to Fashion Island early Friday, not because she was afraid of missing out on bargains, but because she hates fighting for a parking spot. "I just rolled in and parked right outside Neiman Marcus," said the 27-year-old from Irvine, who arrived at the shopping center by 9 a.m. "There was no one here then, but I knew it would get to be a zoo later."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 27, 1992 | RENE LYNCH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
There were only 363 shopping days left until Christmas, and Susan Peterson of Orange wasn't wasting any precious time Saturday. As Peterson left the Target store on 17th Street in Santa Ana, she had just enough room in her bright orange cart for her 2-year-old son, Derek, who was surrounded by brown paper bags filled with holiday wrapping paper, ornaments, figurines and a few stocking stuffers for Christmas 1993. "I'm one of those people who like to get their shopping done early.
BUSINESS
March 27, 1997 | PATRICE APODACA, Patrice Apodaca covers economic issues for The Times
Orange County is the 15th most populous metropolitan region in the country, and ranks 14th in total after-tax income. So it's hardly surprising that the county's total retail sales are the 15th highest in the United States. But how does the county stack up in, say, total grocery and food sales? Eleventh in the nation, according to Market Statistics, a New York research firm.
BUSINESS
January 31, 1995 | GREG JOHNSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Seeing was believing Monday for Anaheim resident Darlene Acosta, who has been hearing about Wal-Mart for years. Acosta, along with her daughters Stephanie and Tiffany and her mother, Doris Davis, joined hundreds of other shoppers at the discount department store in Anaheim, the first Orange County location. Three hours later, Acosta branded the shopping expedition a success.
NEWS
November 30, 1996 | GREG JOHNSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Profit-hungry Orange County retailers credited early-bird specials, balmy weather and increased consumer confidence with filling their stores on Friday, a crucial first step on the road toward a strong holiday shopping season. Early-morning shoppers huddled in a brisk breeze at Bloomingdale's new store at Fashion Island Newport Beach; by noon motorists had jammed Interstate 5 near Laguna Hills Mall; and throughout the day, anxious parents scrambled to find the hot, new Nintendo 64 game system.
NEWS
November 25, 1995 | DON LEE and GEORGE WHITE, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Orange County retailers pumped up the traditional start of the Christmas shopping season Friday with deep discounts and promotions, but it wasn't enough to get all the cash registers ringing. While discount retailers in the county had throngs waiting in the brisk dawn, Fashion Island in Newport Beach was noticeably subdued and crowds at some other shopping areas were thinned, apparently by the opening of the new Irvine Entertainment Center.
NEWS
November 25, 1995 | ANNA CEKOLA and KAREN D'SOUZA, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Tracy Flinn made sure to get to Fashion Island early Friday, not because she was afraid of missing out on bargains, but because she hates fighting for a parking spot. "I just rolled in and parked right outside Neiman Marcus," said the 27-year-old from Irvine, who arrived at the shopping center by 9 a.m. "There was no one here then, but I knew it would get to be a zoo later."
BUSINESS
January 31, 1995 | GREG JOHNSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Seeing was believing Monday for Anaheim resident Darlene Acosta, who has been hearing about Wal-Mart for years. Acosta, along with her daughters Stephanie and Tiffany and her mother, Doris Davis, joined hundreds of other shoppers at the discount department store in Anaheim, the first Orange County location. Three hours later, Acosta branded the shopping expedition a success.
BUSINESS
January 30, 1995 | Times Staff Reports
New Venue for Discount Buyers: The region's retail wars will heat up at 8 a.m. Tuesday when Wal-Mart's first Orange County store opens at the Anaheim Plaza shopping center. The 155,000-square-foot store will become the Arkansas-based chain's largest California outlet. The Anaheim store is the first of three that Wal-Mart plans to open in Orange County this year. The openings will pit Wal-Mart Stores Inc. against rival discounter Kmart Corp.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 28, 1994 | TRACY WEBER and GREG HERNANDEZ, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
At the Crossroads of the West Gun Show at the Orange County Fairgrounds Saturday, a Heckler Koch SR9 semiautomatic rifle that sold for about $1,500 a few months ago, now carried the jaw-dropping sticker of $3,750. There wasn't an ammunition magazine packing more than 10 bullets to be found at the Costa Mesa Gun Shop, and more than 60 people were on a list for incoming stock.
BUSINESS
January 30, 1995 | Times Staff Reports
New Venue for Discount Buyers: The region's retail wars will heat up at 8 a.m. Tuesday when Wal-Mart's first Orange County store opens at the Anaheim Plaza shopping center. The 155,000-square-foot store will become the Arkansas-based chain's largest California outlet. The Anaheim store is the first of three that Wal-Mart plans to open in Orange County this year. The openings will pit Wal-Mart Stores Inc. against rival discounter Kmart Corp.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 28, 1994 | TRACY WEBER and GREG HERNANDEZ, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
At the Crossroads of the West Gun Show at the Orange County Fairgrounds Saturday, a Heckler Koch SR9 semiautomatic rifle that sold for about $1,500 a few months ago, now carried the jaw-dropping sticker of $3,750. There wasn't an ammunition magazine packing more than 10 bullets to be found at the Costa Mesa Gun Shop, and more than 60 people were on a list for incoming stock.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 9, 1994 | LILY DIZON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Orange County gun buyers, whose weapons purchases surpass the California average by almost half, bought more than twice as many handguns last year as they did seven years ago, according to newly released figures from the state Department of Justice. Handgun sales in Orange County, second only to those in Los Angeles County, are projected to have topped 50,600 last year, compared to only 25,026 in 1986, when record-keeping began.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 27, 1992 | RENE LYNCH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
There were only 363 shopping days left until Christmas, and Susan Peterson of Orange wasn't wasting any precious time Saturday. As Peterson left the Target store on 17th Street in Santa Ana, she had just enough room in her bright orange cart for her 2-year-old son, Derek, who was surrounded by brown paper bags filled with holiday wrapping paper, ornaments, figurines and a few stocking stuffers for Christmas 1993. "I'm one of those people who like to get their shopping done early.
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