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August 3, 1989 | Mary Ann Galante, Times staff writer
Two Orange County investors have paid $2.87 million for the Riverside Auto Center in Riverside, according to Sperry Van Ness, a real estate brokerage firm. The investors are Mark Van Ness of Newport Beach and Dr. Ron Barlow of Irvine. Mark Van Ness is managing director of Sperry Van Ness, a Newport Beach-based partnership. The 10-year-old, multi-use center was sold by Tom Tucker and Bill Garwin, both of Newport Beach. The new owners do not plan to change the center's operation.
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August 3, 1989 | Mary Ann Galante, Times staff writer
Two Orange County investors have paid $2.87 million for the Riverside Auto Center in Riverside, according to Sperry Van Ness, a real estate brokerage firm. The investors are Mark Van Ness of Newport Beach and Dr. Ron Barlow of Irvine. Mark Van Ness is managing director of Sperry Van Ness, a Newport Beach-based partnership. The 10-year-old, multi-use center was sold by Tom Tucker and Bill Garwin, both of Newport Beach. The new owners do not plan to change the center's operation.
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REAL ESTATE
February 1, 1987
An article (Oct. 5) said the Irvine Co. was credited with creating the first auto mall, the Irvine Auto Center. To set the record straight, the Riverside Auto Center opened in 1964 with seven new car dealerships on 60 acres adjacent to the Riverside (91) Freeway. Without doubt, this was the first auto center ever created. As a point of interest, my late father was one of the original founders who started having meetings in Riverside concerning the development of an auto center in 1958.
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October 20, 2006 | Sara Lin, Times Staff Writer
Riverside has signed a deal with telecommunications giant AT&T to offer all city residents free wireless Internet access -- a move city leaders hope will help transform Riverside into a more business-friendly, tech-savvy city. Riverside is the latest city -- others include Philadelphia and Anaheim -- to embrace a nationwide trend of creating citywide wireless internet access for residents and businesses.
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July 28, 1985 | BARRY S. SURMAN, Times Staff Writer
Officials in both Norco and Corona are looking to the development of auto malls, much like those in Riverside, Cerritos and Irvine, as a way to attract shoppers and to boost city coffers with increased sales tax revenues. But many people are questioning whether the two cities--with a combined population of 65,000--can support two separate clusters of auto dealers, even with the rapid population and economic growth forecast for the western end of the Inland Empire.
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February 3, 1994 | JOHN O'DELL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Building a 36-acre auto mall in the midst of a four-year slump in car sales might seem like financial suicide, but the developer of this planned community is undaunted and Orange County auto dealers say such a South County mall could be a winner. Auto malls--the car industry's version of regional shopping centers--generally are conceded to be the future of new car marketing. But the key to this mall's success is timing.
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