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August 11, 1995
More than 500 people packed a hearing in Arcadia on Wednesday--several voicing opposition to a proposed $100-million, Universal CityWalk-style entertainment complex at the Santa Anita racetrack. Residents expressed fears that the 123-acre complex would bring more noise, traffic and crime to the city. "We don't need a Disneyland in Arcadia," said resident Janet Mueller. By 1997, Santa Anita Cos.
June 12, 1996
In a setback for the owners of the Santa Anita racetrack, an initiative drawn up to block the Arcadia facility from building an entertainment complex in its south parking lot has qualified for the ballot, City Clerk June Alford said Tuesday. Neighbors for Arcadia, a citizens group, collected 4,018 signatures on the initiative petition, 125 more than needed to qualify for the ballot, Alford said.
February 6, 1993
An Arcadia police officer was saved by his bulletproof vest in a shootout that left one bank robbery suspect dead and a 14-year-old girl, a bystander, slightly wounded in the leg Friday night near Santa Anita racetrack, authorities said. "The officer took a bullet straight in his chest but . . . he's here," Sgt. Steve Gilmore said. Neither the officer nor the suspect was identified.
March 9, 1999 | Bloomberg News
Magna International Inc., Canada's largest auto parts maker, agreed to place its real estate--including the Santa Anita racetrack in Arcadia--and entertainment businesses into a new unit with separate management to focus on its main automotive business. The plan, approved by Magna's board, was proposed to ease investor concern about diverting assets from the auto parts business into ventures such as racetracks, theme parks and airlines.
December 17, 1992
A $28-million expansion of Santa Anita Fashion Park--including a new Nordstrom department store, the first Robinsons-May Co. store, a food court, more high-fashion boutiques and parking--has received final approval. The City Council voted unanimously Tuesday in favor of two ordinances allowing the rezoning and boundary changes necessary to add the Nordstrom, expand the May Co. outlet and turn some Santa Anita racetrack parking into additional parking for the mall at 400 S. Baldwin Avenue.
December 4, 1996 | Times Staff and Wire Reports
Gotham Partners and an affiliate acquired a 5.2% stake in Arcadia-based Santa Anita Realty Enterprises Inc., a real estate investment trust that owns the Santa Anita Racetrack. The New York investors purchased 589,300 common shares at $19.63 to $25.97 a share between Oct. 9 and Nov. 26, according to documents filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Gotham investors said they purchased the shares for investment purposes.
Hollywood Park Inc. shareholders, as expected, voted overwhelmingly Wednesday in favor of the company's proposed $160-million acquisition of casino operator Boomtown Inc. The vote came at the Inglewood-based firm's annual meeting here. Randall D.
October 4, 1998
The 1998 Los Angeles Garden Show will be held Thursday through Sunday at the Arboretum of Los Angeles County, 301 N. Baldwin Ave. in Arcadia, from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily. Admission is $10, with children 11 and under admitted free. Free parking will be available across the street at the Santa Anita Park racetrack. Visitors should enter Gate 8 off North Baldwin Avenue and follow the signs to garden show parking. A free shuttle will take visitors to the garden show.
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