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July 2, 1999 | ALLISON COHEN and LESLIE EARNEST, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
With the competition increasing between Orange County's shopping and entertainment centers, the Block at Orange plans to grow by about 40%, adding more upscale stores and a live theater complex. The center's owner, Virginia-based Mills Corp., submitted plans to the city of Orange on Wednesday for a proposed 250,000- to 300,000-square-foot expansion on the west side of the center. It would add two levels of shops, entertainment and restaurants on what is now a parking lot.
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July 2, 1999 | ALLISON COHEN and LESLIE EARNEST, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
With the competition increasing between Orange County's shopping and entertainment centers, the Block at Orange plans to grow by about 40%, adding more upscale stores and a live theater complex. The center's owner, Virginia-based Mills Corp., submitted plans to the city of Orange on Wednesday for a proposed 250,000- to 300,000-square-foot expansion on the west side of the center. It would add two levels of shops, entertainment and restaurants on what is now a parking lot.
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BUSINESS
August 27, 1987
Micro General Corp. in Irvine has won a $1-million contract from a Tampa, Fla., company to assemble more than 100 computerized, self-service package shipping centers for public use in Florida. The shipping centers will include Micro General's electronic postage scales. The contract is expected to be the first in a series that will provide for the assembly of 1,000 shipping centers in 33 states, including California, said George E. Snyder, chairman of Postmasters Inc., which awarded the contract.
NEWS
April 15, 1993 | RICK HOLGUIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A flock of sea gulls lounged in the warm sun, oblivious to the trucks that moved about like giant worker ants in the new shipping terminal on Pier J in the Port of Long Beach. Maersk Pacific Ltd. moved into the $140-million terminal on Monday. It is just a stone's throw from the old one, but at 107 acres, the new terminal is twice as large. And with two additional cranes and new railroad tracks, it will enable the shipping company to move nearly twice as much cargo, company President William A.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 19, 1992 | MACK REED, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Business at private mail centers was booming this week as Ventura County residents rushed to ship Christmas gifts to far-off relatives while avoiding lines at the post office. Workers at places like Mail Call in Newbury Park boxed up teeny stocking stuffers and big-ticket gifts alike and shipped them off via United Parcel Service. Mail Call, which handles 35 to 50 packages per day in the off-season, has been shipping up to 300 per day this week, said store owner John Apgar.
NEWS
April 15, 1993 | RICK HOLGUIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A flock of sea gulls lounged in the warm sun, oblivious to the trucks that moved about like giant worker ants in the new shipping terminal on Pier J in the Port of Long Beach. Maersk Pacific Ltd. moved into the $140-million terminal on Monday. It is just a stone's throw from the old one, but at 107 acres, the new terminal is twice as large. And with two additional cranes and new railroad tracks, it will enable the shipping company to move nearly twice as much cargo, company President William A.
BUSINESS
July 4, 2000 | Bloomberg News
EGL Inc. agreed to buy rival Circle International Group Inc. for $543 million in stock to boost the freight-shipping company's international presence. EGL said each of about 17.65 million Circle common shares will be converted to one share of EGL, valuing Circle at $30.75 a share. Based on EGL's closing price Friday, that's a 22% premium. San Francisco-based Circle has more than 300 shipping centers in more than 100 countries.
NEWS
April 21, 1994 | SUSAN WOODWARD
The Alameda Corridor Transportation Authority has elected a seven-member finance committee to oversee funding of the $2-billion commerce superhighway. The committee will be headed by Los Angeles City Councilman Rudy Svorinich Jr., who represents San Pedro. The other members are Long Beach City Councilman Jeffrey A. Kellogg; Carson Mayor Michael I.
NATIONAL
September 26, 2008 | From the Associated Press
The Air Force and Army have disciplined 17 senior officers, including the three-star general in charge of logistics, for poor oversight in connection with the mistaken shipment to Taiwan of fuses for nuclear warheads. Saying he could not ignore the "breaches of trust that occurred on their watch," acting Air Force Secretary Michael B. Donley laid out Thursday what in some cases were career-ending punishments for six Air Force generals, ranging in rank from one to three stars, and nine colonels.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 16, 2013 | By Carolyn Kellogg
Amazon workers in Germany went on strike Monday, protesting the working conditions at the online retailer's shipping centers. The workers' union, Ver.di, also sent a delegation to the company's Seattle offices. "The Amazon system is characterized by low wages, permanent performance pressure and short-term contracts," Ver.di said in a statement. Amazon employs about 9,000 workers in Germany plus an additional 14,000 seasonal workers; not all of them are union members. According to estimates, about 1,600 people took part in the strikes Monday at three German locations: Bad Hersfeld, Leipzig, and Graben.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 19, 1992 | MACK REED, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Business at private mail centers was booming this week as Ventura County residents rushed to ship Christmas gifts to far-off relatives while avoiding lines at the post office. Workers at places like Mail Call in Newbury Park boxed up teeny stocking stuffers and big-ticket gifts alike and shipped them off via United Parcel Service. Mail Call, which handles 35 to 50 packages per day in the off-season, has been shipping up to 300 per day this week, said store owner John Apgar.
BUSINESS
August 27, 1987
Micro General Corp. in Irvine has won a $1-million contract from a Tampa, Fla., company to assemble more than 100 computerized, self-service package shipping centers for public use in Florida. The shipping centers will include Micro General's electronic postage scales. The contract is expected to be the first in a series that will provide for the assembly of 1,000 shipping centers in 33 states, including California, said George E. Snyder, chairman of Postmasters Inc., which awarded the contract.
BUSINESS
May 12, 1986 | From Associated Press
President Reagan and basketball star Kareem Abdul-Jabbar are among the most famous customers of Collegiate Cap & Gown, but it is the regular clientele--1.75 million graduates a year--who really keep the company busy. Collegiate, the nation's largest supplier of such garb, will outfit anyone from a 2-foot-8 kindergarten student to a 7-foot basketball player, said production manager Thomas R. Williams. But there are worries. Will the caps and gowns fit? Do the colors match?
NEWS
December 25, 1988 | EVA AHLBERG, Reuters
Stung by U.S. allegations that it is a major source of child pornography around the world, Sweden has launched an assault on the secret trade. According to U.S. Customs, about 2,000 Swedish mail deliveries of child pornography are confiscated every year, accounting for a sizable proportion of the illegal trade. Many more are thought to reach their destination undetected.
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