CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 17, 2013 |
Two Arleta men were arrested Saturday after they stole women's clothing from Sears in Burbank and returned to the store, police said. The men -- Richard Munje, 46, and Paul Rey, 30 -- stuffed a yellow plastic bag with women's shorts, pants and a denim top, and left the store to place the bag in their Buick sedan, Burbank Police Sgt. Darin Ryburn said. The pair then returned to the store at 111 East Magnolia Blvd. just before 8 p.m., where they were met by police in the lingerie department.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 22, 1996
I couldn't believe the comment by John Sears ("GOP Again Confronts Divisive Abortion Issue," Opinion, May 12) that the proper time for a woman to exercise control over her body is "just before you let some man you have little interest in impregnate you." What a quaint concept! Is he trying to say only loose women get pregnant? Apparently, a woman in a loving, committed relationship isn't allowed the male luxury of being caught up in passion. If someone forgets the condoms, why blame her?
November 21, 2013 |
The new owner of the gigantic, historic Sears Roebuck & Co. distribution center in Boyle Heights said he hopes to create a new community in and around the site. Dating to the 1920s, the complex was once one of the major hubs in the country for distributing Sears catalog products. The nine-story distribution center closed in 1992, though a Sears department store still operates at the site. "With a property of this size, I have the opportunity to develop an entire neighborhood,” said Izek Shomof, who bought the 1.8-million-square-foot property at Olympic Boulevard and Soto Street on Wednesday.
October 25, 1987
In regard to the article "Sears Strikes Back" (by Donald R. Katz, Sept. 27): I feel that the downfall and dissolution of the Sears stores was caused and is being caused by inconvenience. Chain stores, like hardware stores and home-improvement centers, are more common and more convenient than the widely spaced Sears stores. Theresa Gayer Inglewood
May 6, 2000
Vinessa Shaw, age 23, states with authority that "Sears was the Barneys of the '70s" ("Fictional Flashback: NBC Re-Creates the Disco Decade," by Victoria Looseleaf, April 26). Hmmm. Perhaps she doesn't remember Barneys' memorable ads from that era, back when Barneys was the Men's Wearhouse of the '70s. The only constant is Bloomingdale's--Bloomingdale's was the Bloomingdale's of the '70s! CYNTHIA A. SMITH Venice
September 4, 1997 |
Sears, Roebuck & Co. formally entered into a $290-million nationwide settlement stemming from the retailer's illegal debt collection practices. The settlement with all 50 states, filed in Boston's U.S. Bankruptcy Court, affect an estimated 146,000 consumers nationwide. Hoffman Estates, Ill.-based Sears took a pretax $475-million charge in the second quarter in anticipation of the settlements, spokesman Jan Drummond said.