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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 3, 1993 | ALAN ABRAHAMSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A bullet hole mars the Diet Coke ad on a sign in Jae Joo Kim's store, a 24-hour Donut King anchoring a troubled Van Nuys mini-mall. Another bullet hole has punctured another part of the sign, distorting the red plastic letters announcing that small drinks cost 55 cents. There is yet another bullet hole just outside, in the black metal molding that frames one of the plate-glass windows.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 7, 1997 | DADE HAYES
A fashion center that rose from the rubble of the 1994 Northridge earthquake is among the winners of the 1996 American Institute of Architects/San Fernando Valley Chapter Design Awards. Northridge Fashion Center, which sustained heavy damage in the quake, was rebuilt by the firm RTKL. An addition to the Matador Bookstore at Cal State Northridge--designed by Coleman/Caskey Architects--was also a winner.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 21, 1995 | KAY HWANGBO
Community leaders in Sherman Oaks say they welcome the news that Bloomingdale's has signed a deal to come into Sherman Oaks Fashion Square mall. The deal is contingent upon the city approving the mall's plans, which shopping center officials filed last Wednesday. Sherman Oaks Fashion Square, located on Riverside Drive between Hazeltine and Woodman avenues, wants to expand the 190,000-square-foot Broadway store site--which Bloomingdale's would occupy--by 40,000 square feet.
NEWS
August 15, 1993 | JAKE DOHERTY, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The Community Redevelopment Agency and City Councilman Nate Holden last week announced the appointment of seven residents advisory committees that will recommend strategies for revitalizing the Midtown Shopping Center and six commercial corridors in the Mid-City and West Adams areas.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 11, 1996 | JODI WILGOREN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
One of the projects under scrutiny for possible wrongdoing by Los Angeles Building and Safety Department employees is a Miracle Mile mini-mall where construction was abruptly halted last month because the plans violate several local codes, city officials said Monday. The city is examining why engineers signed off on the blueprints for the mini-mall despite its spillover into a residential zone, inadequate parking and zoning for a solo tenant.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 26, 1992
Culver City police have called off a door-to-door search for a 5-year-old girl and investigators have begun questioning the child's family and neighbors in an effort to find a clue to her disappearance. Marquisha Shanee Chandler of Ontario was reported missing shortly after she arrived at the Fox Hills Mall about 4:15 p.m. Wednesday, accompanied by her grandmother, aunt and five other youngsters.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 11, 1993 | JILL LEOVY
The Los Angeles Planning Commission on Thursday surprised a group of Granada Hills residents by siding with them against a planned shopping mall on part of an old ranch site once owned by actor James Cagney. The unanimous decision also disconcerted the developer's representatives, who didn't show up because they mistakenly thought that no action would be taken. "I sure wish I had been there," attorney Peter Gelblum said afterward.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 26, 1994 | FRANK MANNING
After meeting Thursday with the owners of Laurel Plaza, the tenants of the earthquake-damaged mall remain in limbo about whether they will ever be allowed to reopen their businesses. Representatives from F. C. Laurel Inc. told the tenants they want to meet with them individually to talk about the cleanup of asbestos that became a hazard after the Northridge earthquake. But F. C.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 11, 1997 | IRENE GARCIA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
For many, the time around the holidays is a stressful, energy-consuming period. For those who work long hours, it's even more hectic. So who has time to make their own holiday gifts, cute little crafts or fancy baked goods? Maybe if there was a way to do it in a time-saving manner, more people would be willing to learn. At least that's the theory among event coordinators at the Northridge Fashion Center.
BUSINESS
September 27, 2000 | Bloomberg News
Rodamco North America, a Dutch owner of U.S. shopping malls, agreed to buy Urban Shopping Centers Inc., which owns the Century City Shopping Center among others, for $1.6 billion in cash and will assume $1.6 billion in debt to more than double in size and gain expertise in property services. Rodamco will pay $48 a share for Chicago-based Urban, 39% more than Monday's closing price. It will also assume about $1.6 billion in debt and $400 million in preferred securities.
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