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December 3, 2000 | Associated Press
Rescue workers on Saturday pulled bodies from the rubble of a shopping center that collapsed, killing eight people and injuring 32 others in southeastern China, state media and a city official reported. Initially, more than 100 people were believed to have been trapped under debris after the accident Friday afternoon in Dongguan, state media reported.
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April 22, 2014 | By The Times editorial board
Nearly a decade ago, when Los Angeles gave a $270-million tax break to the developer of a 1,000-room luxury hotel at L.A. Live, city leaders described the deal as essential to spur downtown redevelopment and help the struggling Convention Center. Today, however, downtown is booming and its hotels are doing brisk business, yet developers continue to line up for taxpayer handouts. Four more hotel projects have been approved for tax breaks worth half a billion dollars over the next two decades - money that otherwise would pay for police and fire services, street paving and tree trimming.
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BUSINESS
May 2, 2013 | By Roger Vincent
The owner of a mid-Los Angeles shopping center that was destroyed by rioters in the 1990s and then rebuilt has acquired more land and seeks to expand and upgrade the mall. Plans call for making the Midtown Shopping Center a more family-friendly meeting place, partner James Young said, with extensive pedestrian walkways, seating areas and outdoor dining. “I always thought that given the time and right attention this would be a first-class area,” Young said, “so I rebuilt.” Major tenants now include a Ralphs supermarket, a CVS pharmacy, Orchard Supply Hardware and Bank of America.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 10, 2014 | By Christine Mai-Duc
Authorities in the Northern California town of Roseville responded to a wild call Wednesday after a 4-foot crocodile was found wandering around in a suburban shopping center. Its mouth taped shut, the stray reptile was apparently abandoned in front of a pet store near a TJ Maxx parking lot in Roseville, said police Sgt. Kelby Newton. The Nile crocodile had been left in a makeshift cage - a gray plastic tub taped shut with duct tape - but escaped, Newton said. Next to it was a note that instructed its finder to “call rescue.” The crocodile wandered past a Panera Bread restaurant and a pizza joint before stopping at a local runner's store.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 10, 2014 | By Christine Mai-Duc
Authorities in the Northern California town of Roseville responded to a wild call Wednesday after a 4-foot crocodile was found wandering around in a suburban shopping center. Its mouth taped shut, the stray reptile was apparently abandoned in front of a pet store near a TJ Maxx parking lot in Roseville, said police Sgt. Kelby Newton. The Nile crocodile had been left in a makeshift cage - a gray plastic tub taped shut with duct tape - but escaped, Newton said. Next to it was a note that instructed its finder to “call rescue.” The crocodile wandered past a Panera Bread restaurant and a pizza joint before stopping at a local runner's store.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 11, 1998
Before the everyone buys their party hats and celebrates too much about the new shopping center at the site of the former GM plant in Van Nuys, ("Life of the Neighborhood," Oct. 4), it may be useful to look at what we are getting. To really know if this is cause for celebration, it would be interesting to know what proportion of the jobs at the stores in the new center will pay sufficient wages and benefits for employees to support a family and pursue a particular line of work as a career.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 23, 2010
The Strand shopping center in Huntington Beach turns into an unlikely winter wonderland for two weeks this holiday. Next to Pacific Coast Highway and the ocean, it will nonetheless host a sparkling ice rink that can challenge Rockefeller Center on its views. The Strand, 155 5th St., Huntington Beach. Daily through Jan. 5. 10 a.m.-9 p.m. $7-$5. (714) 465-4528.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 12, 2013 | By Lisa Girion
Two women were fatally shot and a man wounded Friday in a possible botched robbery in a San Francisco shopping center, authorities said. Police officers responding to the shooting encountered the suspect with blood on his clothing outside the crowded San Francisco Giftcenter & Jewelrymart in the South of Market neighborhood, police Chief Greg Suhr told CBS San Francisco . Police said the man fired on the officers as he backed into a...
BUSINESS
January 31, 2014 | By Tiffany Hsu
Friday is the first day of Chinese New Year, a multi-day celebration marked by money-stuffed red envelopes, dragon imagery and, in the Southland, a flood of tourists from Asia. For the first time, many local shopping centers are greeting the surge in potential customers with fanfare and parades dedicated to the Year of the Horse, festooning their courtyards with paper lanterns and hiring experts in traditional Chinese arts. The hullabaloo over the holiday - also known as the Spring Festival or Lunar New Year - is a calculated move at many of those retail properties, designed to attract the region's vast and growing Asian presence into stores after a lackluster year for retail sales.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 17, 2014 | By Tony Perry
A car linked to a Dec. 24 double-homicide in San Diego has been located in Riverside with a man's body inside, police said. The car appears to be the 2004 Toyota Camry that police believe that Gianni Belvedere may have been driving the night that his girlfriend, Ilona Flint, 22, and his brother, Salvatore, 22, were found shot to death in the parking lot of a shopping center. Since that night, Gianni Belvedere, 24, has been listed as a missing person but not labeled as a suspect.
BUSINESS
January 13, 2014 | By Tiffany Hsu
Indoor malls may have a limited lifespan, according to Rick Caruso, owner of Southland centers including the Grove in the Fairfax district and the Americana at Brand in Glendale. In a Sunday keynote speech to some 4,000 people at the National Retail Federation's convention, Caruso said the industry is “on the verge of the rebirth of brick and mortar retail.” “I've come to the conclusion that within 10 to 15 years, the typical U.S. mall, unless completely reinvented, will be seen as a historical anachronism, a 60-year or so aberration that no longer meets the public's, the consumer's or the retailer's needs,” Caruso said at the New York City event.
BUSINESS
December 19, 2013 | By Roger Vincent
Owners of an upscale apartment complex across the street from the popular Grove shopping center in Los Angeles are spending a fortune to make some of their best units even more luxurious - and more expensive to rent. In a handful of pricey neighborhoods across the city, some apartments are beginning to resemble a cross between a $1-million home and a five-star resort. The movement is turning on its head the long-held assumption that wealthy Los Angelenos buy, not rent, their residences.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 2, 2013 | By Ruben Vives, This post has been updated, as indicated below.
Police evacuated dozens of people from a shopping center in downtown Long Beach after a report of a bomb threat inside a Wal-Mart store.  The Sheriff's Department bomb squad responded to the store, according to Sgt. Aaron Eaton of the Long Beach Police Department. The possible bomb threat was reported about 1:30 p.m. at 151 5th Street near Long Beach Boulevard , Eaton said.  The Wal-Mart is in the City Place shopping center. Several streets into the shopping center were shut during the investigation.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 29, 2013 | By Hailey Branson-Potts and Adolfo Flores
Authorities were involved in a standoff Friday afternoon at a La Crescenta shopping center after a man barricaded himself in a Verizon store, a Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department spokeswoman said. There were no hostages involved in the standoff at the Marketplace Shopping Center, located in the 2600 block of Foothill Boulevard, said the spokeswoman at the Crescenta Valley sheriff's station. The man was armed and had threatened to kill himself, KTLA-TV Channel 5 reported . The shopping center was evacuated.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 26, 2013 | By Hannah Fry
A man who is accused of opening fire from a Fashion Island parking garage during the height of the Christmas shopping season last year allegedly targeted the center because "rich people" shop there. The testimony came during a preliminary hearing Monday in which Marcos Gurrola, 42, was ordered to stand trial for aggravated assault and shooting at an occupied building. The Garden Grove man is accused of firing 54 shots from a Glock semiautomatic handgun from a parking structure near Macy's at the Newport Beach shopping center last Dec. 15 , the day after the school massacre in Newtown, Conn.
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