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March 17, 1991
My wife and I have had a Sears charge account since 1956 and have bought many things there over the years. But not lately. Part of the problem is its prices; they are not that great. And the product quality is not too good anymore. However, the main problem is service, or actually, the lack of it. The people behind the counters, when you can find them, aren't even cashiers; they are order takers. They know absolutely nothing. I used to have a lot of auto work done at Sears.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 20, 2014 | By Tony Perry
SAN DIEGO - To settle a sexual harassment claim filed against ex-Mayor Bob Filner, the City Council will issue a "full apology" to a 67-year-old great-grandmother and designate a day in her honor, the city attorney announced Thursday. Peggy Shannon, who worked as a part-time employee at the senior citizens service desk at City Hall, had alleged that Filner continually made sexually inappropriate comments to her about wanting to begin a personal relationship. Shannon said Filner's misconduct began soon after he became mayor in December 2012 and continued each time he would see her at her desk in the lobby of City Hall.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 15, 2013 | By Tony Perry
Los Angeles attorney Gloria Allred said Thursday that she will hold a news conference with a woman set to make new allegations of sexual harassment against San Diego Mayor Bob Filner. Allred described the woman as a great-grandmother who alleges that "she was the victim of continuous inappropriate sexual advances" by Filner while working at the senior citizens service desk at City Hall. A news conference is set for 1 p.m. The woman would be the 15th to make allegations against Filner in the five-week scandal that has gripped City Hall.
BUSINESS
September 13, 2013 | By Tiffany Hsu
Remember back in 2011, when hordes of shoppers swarmed into Target to get their hands on the exclusive and limited Missoni line?  Expect the same amount of pandemonium - if not more - on Sunday, when the chain unveils its 3.1 Phillip Lim collection. An advertisement for the assortment took up prime space on the back of Vogue's key September issue. The Twittersphere is already abuzz with breathless anticipation and strategies for how to tackle the rush, which is being dubbed “Limsanity.” “3.1 Phillip Lim x Target I AM GOING TO OWN YOU,” tweeted @goldengutgirl.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 20, 2014 | By Tony Perry
SAN DIEGO - To settle a sexual harassment claim filed against ex-Mayor Bob Filner, the City Council will issue a "full apology" to a 67-year-old great-grandmother and designate a day in her honor, the city attorney announced Thursday. Peggy Shannon, who worked as a part-time employee at the senior citizens service desk at City Hall, had alleged that Filner continually made sexually inappropriate comments to her about wanting to begin a personal relationship. Shannon said Filner's misconduct began soon after he became mayor in December 2012 and continued each time he would see her at her desk in the lobby of City Hall.
BUSINESS
September 13, 2013 | By Tiffany Hsu
Remember back in 2011, when hordes of shoppers swarmed into Target to get their hands on the exclusive and limited Missoni line?  Expect the same amount of pandemonium - if not more - on Sunday, when the chain unveils its 3.1 Phillip Lim collection. An advertisement for the assortment took up prime space on the back of Vogue's key September issue. The Twittersphere is already abuzz with breathless anticipation and strategies for how to tackle the rush, which is being dubbed “Limsanity.” “3.1 Phillip Lim x Target I AM GOING TO OWN YOU,” tweeted @goldengutgirl.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 15, 2013 | By Tony Perry
SAN DIEGO -- A 67-year-old great-grandmother on Thursday accused Mayor Bob Filner of sexually harassing her even as he must have known that a scandal about his conduct toward women was about to become public. Peggy Shannon, who was working part-time at the senior citizens service desk at City Hall, said that Filner made sexually inappropriate comments to her last month about wanting to begin a personal relationship. Among other comments, Shannon said Filner asked her in recent months: "Do you think I could go eight hours straight?"
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 22, 2008 | John M. Glionna, Times Staff Writer
As most veteran customers know, it takes a pretty thick skin to successfully navigate the Berkeley Bowl, this strident city's most popular grocery store. Outside, petitioners seeking signatures for ballot measures have come to blows with opinionated residents. In the tiny parking lot, nicknamed the Berkeley Brawl, frustrated motorists have been known to ram one another's cars. At the checkout, people have thrown punches and unripened avocados at suspected line-cutters.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 25, 1996
Two robbery suspects were arrested Friday as they fled a bank branch with thousands of dollars in their hands, police said. Two men entered the Bank of America in the 17900 block of Magnolia Avenue about 10:45 a.m. and sat down at a service desk with the operations manager. They told the manager they were armed and demanded money, although no weapon was seen, Police Sgt. Dann Bean said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 10, 1999
The Burbank Hilton Airport & Convention Center, a 486-room hotel in Burbank, has undergone a $5 million refurbishment program, the company said. The nine-month renovation included refurbishing the East and West towers, the addition of a restaurant and a rental car customer service desk, and the installation of new communications systems and in-room technology features including Internet access. The hotel is owned by Strategic Hotel Capital Inc. and managed by Hilton Hotels Corp.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 15, 2013 | By Tony Perry
Los Angeles attorney Gloria Allred said Thursday that she will hold a news conference with a woman set to make new allegations of sexual harassment against San Diego Mayor Bob Filner. Allred described the woman as a great-grandmother who alleges that "she was the victim of continuous inappropriate sexual advances" by Filner while working at the senior citizens service desk at City Hall. A news conference is set for 1 p.m. The woman would be the 15th to make allegations against Filner in the five-week scandal that has gripped City Hall.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 15, 2013 | By Tony Perry
SAN DIEGO -- A 67-year-old great-grandmother on Thursday accused Mayor Bob Filner of sexually harassing her even as he must have known that a scandal about his conduct toward women was about to become public. Peggy Shannon, who was working part-time at the senior citizens service desk at City Hall, said that Filner made sexually inappropriate comments to her last month about wanting to begin a personal relationship. Among other comments, Shannon said Filner asked her in recent months: "Do you think I could go eight hours straight?"
BUSINESS
March 17, 1991
My wife and I have had a Sears charge account since 1956 and have bought many things there over the years. But not lately. Part of the problem is its prices; they are not that great. And the product quality is not too good anymore. However, the main problem is service, or actually, the lack of it. The people behind the counters, when you can find them, aren't even cashiers; they are order takers. They know absolutely nothing. I used to have a lot of auto work done at Sears.
NEWS
June 21, 1987
The Culver City Division of Community and Social Services will distribute surplus cheese and rice to low-income residents 60 years of age older from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Culver City Armory, 10808 Culver Blvd. Recipients must first register in the lobby of the Veterans' Memorial Building, 4117 Overland Ave., Culver City.
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September 6, 1987 | Associated Press
Police interviewed survivors and combed the city Saturday for two armed robbers who may have posed as cleaners to get into a closed grocery store where they killed five employees and wounded two others, authorities said. Two employees of the National Supermarket store, working in a back room, escaped injury by climbing onto the roof, police said. After the gunmen fled in a car, the two called down to a woman on the street to telephone police. The robbers entered the store shortly after 11 p.m.
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