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September 2, 1999 | KRISTINA SAUERWEIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
With environmental problems plaguing its preferred site, the Los Angeles Unified School District instead is considering acquiring a Robinsons-May department store in North Hollywood as the location for a new high school to relieve overcrowding in the east San Fernando Valley. If necessary, school officials said Wednesday they would consider using eminent domain for the 24.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 11, 1999 | KRISTINA SAUERWEIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Calling the property "golden," Los Angeles school officials said Friday the Robinsons-May department store site is still being studied under a new school construction plan that calls for building 11 primary centers in the east San Fernando Valley. Instead of using the 24.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 9, 1998 | ANDREW BLANKSTEIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A Temecula man was awarded $73,680 in damages Thursday after arguing he was haunted by a false report of shoplifting that prevented him from finding a job for four years. The attorney for plaintiff Bronti Kelly, 33, had sought back pay and $200,000 in punitive damages from the May Co.--parent company of Robinsons-May department store--and its security company, Stores Protective Assn.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 18, 1999
Hoping to deter school officials from building a high school on its property, Robinsons-May has proposed two alternative sites to relieve campus overcrowding in the east San Fernando Valley. Real estate consultants retained by Robinsons-May recommended a largely vacant 12.7-acre parcel near Vanowen Street and Whitsett Avenue owned by the Department of Water and Power. The Economic Alliance of the San Fernando Valley also favors that location.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 24, 1999 | KRISTINA SAUERWEIN and KAREN ROBINSON-JACOBS, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Despite outcry from business leaders, Los Angeles school officials said Thursday they plan to examine a broader retail area for a high school to include the district's original preferred site--a Robinsons-May department store--plus nearby Valley Plaza. School officials say they want to study the environmental, community and economic impact of acquiring a portion of the roughly 55-acre retail district marketed by developers as "Twin Plaza."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 9, 1994 | ALICIA DOYLE
Nearly a year after the Northridge earthquake forced its closure, the Robinsons-May department store in Topanga Plaza will reopen Thursday. The store was retrofitted and brought up to seismic requirements after the temblor damaged the building in January, said Jim Watterson, vice president of public relations for Robinsons-May. The work cost in excess of $20 million, Watterson said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 2, 1999 | KRISTINA SAUERWEIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
With environmental problems plaguing its preferred site, the Los Angeles Unified School District is considering acquiring a Robinsons-May department store as a location for a high school to relieve overcrowding in the east San Fernando Valley. If necessary, school officials said Wednesday, the district would consider using eminent domain for the operating department store and parking lot on 24.7 acres.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 1, 1999 | KRISTINA SAUERWEIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
About 300 people turned out at a community meeting here Thursday, most of them angry about a proposal to convert a Robinsons-May department store into a high school site. Los Angeles Unified School District officials have identified the department store on Laurel Canyon Boulevard near Oxnard Street as a possible new campus. Officials told a packed auditorium at Walter Reed Middle School that they were open to considering alternate sites.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 11, 1999 | KRISTINA SAUERWEIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Calling the property "golden," Los Angeles school officials said Friday the Robinsons-May department store site is still being studied under a new school construction plan that calls for building 11 primary centers in the east San Fernando Valley. Instead of using the 24.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 17, 1998 | GEORGE WHITE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Sherman Oaks Galleria, famous as the former hangout of shopaholic Valley Girls is involved in a legal dispute between its owner and Robinsons-May, its largest tenant. The two sides are bickering over who is to blame for an exodus of merchants that has turned the San Fernando Valley's shopping mecca of the 1980s into a sea of empty storefronts.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 17, 1999 | KRISTINA SAUERWEIN
Hoping to deter school officials from building a high school on its property, Robinsons-May has proposed two alternative sites to relieve campus overcrowding in the east San Fernando Valley. Real estate consultants retained by Robinsons-May recommended a largely vacant 12.7-acre parcel near Vanowen Street and Whitsett Avenue owned by the Department of Water and Power. The Economic Alliance of the San Fernando Valley also favors the location for a new school.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 1, 1999 | KRISTINA SAUERWEIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
About 300 people turned out at a community meeting here Thursday, most of them angry about a proposal to convert a Robinsons-May department store into a high school site. Los Angeles Unified School District officials have identified the department store on Laurel Canyon Boulevard near Oxnard Street as a possible new campus. Officials told a packed auditorium at Walter Reed Middle School that they were open to considering alternate sites.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 24, 1999 | KRISTINA SAUERWEIN and KAREN ROBINSON-JACOBS, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Despite outcry from business leaders, Los Angeles school officials said Thursday they plan to examine a broader retail area for a high school to include the district's original preferred site--a Robinsons-May department store--plus nearby Valley Plaza. School officials say they want to study the environmental, community and economic impact of acquiring a portion of the roughly 55-acre retail district marketed by developers as "Twin Plaza."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 2, 1999 | KRISTINA SAUERWEIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
With environmental problems plaguing its preferred site, the Los Angeles Unified School District is considering acquiring a Robinsons-May department store as a location for a high school to relieve overcrowding in the east San Fernando Valley. If necessary, school officials said Wednesday, the district would consider using eminent domain for the operating department store and parking lot on 24.7 acres.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 2, 1999 | KRISTINA SAUERWEIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
With environmental problems plaguing its preferred site, the Los Angeles Unified School District instead is considering acquiring a Robinsons-May department store in North Hollywood as the location for a new high school to relieve overcrowding in the east San Fernando Valley. If necessary, school officials said Wednesday they would consider using eminent domain for the 24.
BUSINESS
December 29, 1998 | LESLIE EARNEST, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Robinsons-May, one of two anchor stores at Crystal Court in Costa Mesa, will be shuttered Monday, leaving the struggling mall across from South Coast Plaza with a gaping hole in its lineup. The closure of the 180,000-square-foot store is a consolidation move by owner May Department Stores Co., which operates six other Robinsons-May stores in Orange County, including one across Bear Street at South Coast Plaza, said Milinda Martin, a Robinsons-May spokeswoman.
BUSINESS
May 21, 1994 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
May Department Stores to Expand: The St. Louis-based retailer said it plans to invest $5 billion in the next five years to expand and remodel its stores nationwide. The company, whose holdings include the Robinsons-May and Payless ShoeSource chains, said it will open 15 department stores in 1994. The company also said it will open 240 Payless ShoeSource stores and 200 Payless Kids stores nationwide in 1994. Some new stores will be opened in California, the company said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 29, 1993
The Palmdale City Council has agreed to forgive a $2-million loan the city made to the developer of the Antelope Valley Mall if the company lures a Robinsons-May store to the shopping center by the end of 1996. In return, the developer has agreed to give Palmdale's redevelopment agency four more years to build a flood control basin it was obligated to construct this year under a 1989 agreement with the developer of the 3-year-old mall.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 17, 1998 | GEORGE WHITE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Sherman Oaks Galleria, famous as the former hangout of shopaholic Valley Girls is involved in a legal dispute between its owner and Robinsons-May, its largest tenant. The two sides are bickering over who is to blame for an exodus of merchants that has turned the San Fernando Valley's shopping mecca of the 1980s into a sea of empty storefronts.
BUSINESS
July 17, 1998 | GEORGE WHITE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Sherman Oaks Galleria, once famous as the hangout of shopaholic Valley Girls, is involved in a legal dispute between its owner and Robinsons-May, its largest tenant. The two sides are bickering over which is to blame for an exodus of merchants that has turned the San Fernando Valley shopping mecca of the 1980s into a vista of empty storefronts.
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