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August 24, 1993 | MATTHEW HELLER, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The three men entered the clothing store almost simultaneously, two through the front and the other through the rear. Dressed in gang attire--khaki pants, oversized white T-shirts and black sneakers--they weren't the store's typical customers. "It was obvious what was going to happen," said David Rosenberg, co-founder of the Centurion Group, a Glendale security firm. "They were either going for the cash register or they were going to grab some merchandise and head out the door."
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May 20, 2012
"Do you need any help out with your groceries today?" Well yes, as a matter of fact. There are three full grocery bags in the cart. And a purse. And a 3-year-old. And that cart is a lifesaver because a person only has two arms. But instead of going all the way to the car or the bus stop, the wheels are locked and the thing won't move. Staring down from a post and mocking shoppers is a snarky sign explaining that the carts will go only so far and then stop at an electronic barrier, and that this confounded new system is somehow there for our protection.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 15, 1994 | KAY HWANGBO
A 7-Eleven store in Van Nuys must continue to abide by restrictions limiting its hours of operation and mandating a security guard every night, a Los Angeles zoning official decided Friday. The ruling on the store at 15317 Vanowen St. was a victory for a group of nearby residents who said the shorter hours and guard had reduced crime in the drug- and prostitute-infested area. But others lamented the lack of a convenient place to get a sandwich and sundries early in the morning.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 4, 2010 | By Andrew Blankstein and Robert Faturechi, Los Angeles Times
A woman wielding two knives went on a rampage Monday at a Target store in West Hollywood, stabbing four shoppers in an apparently random attack that left one victim in critical condition, authorities said. Detectives from the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department are still trying to determine a reason for the attack. Entertainment journalist Allison McNamara was shopping at the store when she encountered a screaming woman in the aisle that separates the skin care and kitchen sections.
BUSINESS
August 30, 1993 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
7-Eleven Owners Sue Parent: The group of franchise owners, frustrated by late-night robberies, has filed a $100-million lawsuit over a policy that penalizes them for closing at night. The 5,900-store chain is owned by Southland Corp. of Dallas. The only way a franchise can avoid the 24-hour schedule mandated by Southland is to pay a penalty representing 6% of the store's gross profit, said John Wells, the attorney representing more than 100 owners.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 24, 1993 | CARMEN VALENCIA
After looters took hundreds of dollars worth of stereos and televisions from Halls Furniture & Appliance store in Pacoima last year, store managers installed security measures aimed at deterring future incidents. The windows were covered with stucco, and steel posts were placed in front of the store entrance, which had been destroyed after a stolen pickup truck was driven through the double doors, store supervisor Terry Smith said.
BUSINESS
December 25, 1993 | GEORGE WHITE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
She thought she had beaten the system. After all, there was no one in the vicinity when she bit the electronic anti-theft tag off the new leather jacket and headed for the exit of the Broadway store in Northridge. But while the woman had the jacket, she also had the attention of security guards--who had watched the entire scene via a remote surveillance camera.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 24, 1993 | SCOTT GLOVER
Along Ventura Boulevard in Sherman Oaks, two music stores were targeted by looters during the riots. Cheryl Colburn, a shift manager at Tower Records, said looters smashed through the store's back door with a crowbar and made off with about $500 worth of compact discs and a television monitor. "They must have been here awhile, because they were actually picking out the CDs, not just grabbing the first ones they saw," she said.
NEWS
May 13, 1992 | John Hong, 16, is a sophomore at Warren High School in Downey. His father owns Lucky Electronics at 528 S. Western in Koreatown. Hong was on the rooftop of his family's store during much of the riot.
Friday I went to my father's store after school. There were 10 of us. My father told me to be strong. He said, "Don't do anything to hurt yourself because of the store. If we lose the stock, we'll rebuild." I told him, "Don't worry about anything." I thought, my dad's store is our family's lifeline. If we lose this, we lose everything. I thought it was my duty to go up there with them. Even if I don't do anything, my presence will somehow help.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 12, 1992 | JOHN SCHWADA
The Los Angeles City Council on Wednesday told the operators of a 7-Eleven market in Lake View Terrace to hire a security guard to patrol the premises nightly or lose their city liquor sales permit. By a unanimous vote, the council also ordered the market at 11348 Sunburst St. to stop selling liquor after 11 p.m.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 18, 2001 | DANA BUSHEE
The condition of a security guard shot during an apparent robbery attempt in Newport Beach has been upgraded to "non-life threatening," officials said Wednesday. The guard, who was employed by Traditional Jewelers in Fashion Island, exchanged gunfire with three or four men who police said approached the store about 7:30 p.m. Tuesday. The guard, whose name has not been released, was shot in the chest.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 25, 1998 | NICK GREEN
Defense attorneys in the Michael Dally murder trial attempted Tuesday to undermine the unflattering portrait of an "uncaring" and "gloating" husband that one witness described a day earlier. Dally's attorney, Robert I. Schwartz, questioned the consistency and timing of statements that witness John Avila made to authorities after Sherri Dally's May 6, 1996, disappearance.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 15, 1994 | KAY HWANGBO
A 7-Eleven store in Van Nuys must continue to abide by restrictions limiting its hours of operation and mandating a security guard every night, a Los Angeles zoning official decided Friday. The ruling on the store at 15317 Vanowen St. was a victory for a group of nearby residents who said the shorter hours and guard had reduced crime in the drug- and prostitute-infested area. But others lamented the lack of a convenient place to get a sandwich and sundries early in the morning.
BUSINESS
December 25, 1993 | GEORGE WHITE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
She thought she had beaten the system. After all, there was no one in the vicinity when she bit the electronic anti-theft tag off the new leather jacket and headed for the exit of the Broadway store in Northridge. But while the woman had the jacket, she also had the attention of security guards--who had watched the entire scene via a remote surveillance camera.
NEWS
December 10, 1993 | From Associated Press
Authorities are investigating the possibility that the man accused of killing 12-year-old Polly Klaas may have stalked her before her abduction, the San Francisco Chronicle reported Thursday. FBI agents and Petaluma detectives are studying videotapes from security cameras at markets near Polly's home to see if Richard Allen Davis appears on them.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 21, 1993 | ERIC MALNIC, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Police played a security camera videotape for the news media Monday in the hope that it would lead to the killer of two men outside a small convenience store near Downtown Los Angeles last week. The tape--shot from a fixed camera over the door of the San Juan Meat Market at 1248 W. Temple St.--does not show the slayings, but it does show part of the argument that preceded the shooting deaths of Jesus Reyes, 39, and Boris Villacorta, 49, on Thursday.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 18, 2001 | DANA BUSHEE
The condition of a security guard shot during an apparent robbery attempt in Newport Beach has been upgraded to "non-life threatening," officials said Wednesday. The guard, who was employed by Traditional Jewelers in Fashion Island, exchanged gunfire with three or four men who police said approached the store about 7:30 p.m. Tuesday. The guard, whose name has not been released, was shot in the chest.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 25, 1998 | NICK GREEN
Defense attorneys in the Michael Dally murder trial attempted Tuesday to undermine the unflattering portrait of an "uncaring" and "gloating" husband that one witness described a day earlier. Dally's attorney, Robert I. Schwartz, questioned the consistency and timing of statements that witness John Avila made to authorities after Sherri Dally's May 6, 1996, disappearance.
BUSINESS
August 30, 1993 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
7-Eleven Owners Sue Parent: The group of franchise owners, frustrated by late-night robberies, has filed a $100-million lawsuit over a policy that penalizes them for closing at night. The 5,900-store chain is owned by Southland Corp. of Dallas. The only way a franchise can avoid the 24-hour schedule mandated by Southland is to pay a penalty representing 6% of the store's gross profit, said John Wells, the attorney representing more than 100 owners.
BUSINESS
August 24, 1993 | MATTHEW HELLER, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The three men entered the clothing store almost simultaneously, two through the front and the other through the rear. Dressed in gang attire--khaki pants, oversized white T-shirts and black sneakers--they weren't the store's typical customers. "It was obvious what was going to happen," said David Rosenberg, co-founder of the Centurion Group, a Glendale security firm. "They were either going for the cash register or they were going to grab some merchandise and head out the door."
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