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September 26, 1992 | JEFF PRUGH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Barely five hours after Santa Claritans christened their new Valencia Town Center shopping mall Thursday, a near-brawl between two youth gangs erupted inside and spilled into the parking lot. Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies, who rushed 10 units to the scene, arrested 13 people, including 10 juveniles. Deputies characterized the incident as a verbal altercation that was about to become a physical one.
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October 13, 2005 | Christine N. Ziemba, Special to The Times
THE town of Valencia is finally stepping out of Magic Mountain's shadow, developing a personality and -- dare we say? -- a nightlife of its own. Although development in the suburban haven, located in the heart of the Santa Clarita Valley (about 35 miles north of downtown L.A.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 27, 1992 | SUSAN VAUGHN
Eclecticism usually poses hazards in architecture. The blending of styles, old and new, can result in shapeless, indefinable masses, devoid of personality and charm. Most Southern California malls fit this description. Sprawling and amorphous, their interiors are mere collections of storefronts, dotted with pretentiously placed trees and multicolored signs. No wonder that, as architectural as well as a social phenomena, malls have been the butt of jokes since their inception in the 1960s.
BUSINESS
January 29, 2002 | BOB HOWARD, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Westfield America Inc., one of the largest owners of regional shopping malls in Southern California, will acquire interests in three more Southland malls as part of its $2.2-billion buyout of Rodamco North America by Westfield and two other mall operators.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 11, 1993 | DOUGLAS ALGER, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
A Saugus High School teacher has mounted a campaign against an advertising mailer distributed by the Valencia Town Center, which she says is disrespectful to educators. The 12-page ad featuring products sold at the regional shopping center's 110 stores was mailed to residents six weeks ago. Linda Margulies, a government teacher in the William S. Hart Union High School District, said two of the ads are offensive.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 20, 1993 | DOUGLAS ALGER, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Two men taken into custody minutes after the armed robbery of a Valencia Town Center jewelry store haven't been charged in the incident thanks to a half-eaten meal, a receipt and a videotape. Patrick Lyn Hawkins, 26, of Inglewood and Damon Lamont Jones, 24, of Los Angeles weren't among the men who entered the Victoria Jewelers shop Tuesday night, smashed display cases and fled with an estimated $300,000 in jewels, according to investigators with the Los Angeles County district attorney's office.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 12, 1993 | DOUGLAS ALGER, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
As the Santa Clarita Valley's only regional shopping center, the Valencia Town Center has changed how local companies do business, residents shop and teen-agers spend their free time during the past year. Approaching its first birthday on Sept. 24, the 750,000-square-foot center and its 110 stores have become a part of the local landscape. Yet when it was first proposed by the Newhall Land and Farming Co., the mall was met with mixed reactions.
BUSINESS
August 23, 2000 | JESUS SANCHEZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Newhall Land & Farming Co. has agreed to sell the Valencia Town Center mall--the shopping hub of the booming Santa Clarita Valley--and nearby retail property to RREEF, a Chicago-based real estate investment firm. Newhall Land officials said the real estate company anticipates closing escrow on the sale of the 800,000-square-foot enclosed mall and adjacent property on newly built Town Center Drive by the end of September.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 18, 1993 | DOUGLAS ALGER, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Valencia Town Center mall was doing business as usual Wednesday morning, shortly after sheriff's deputies ended a nine-hour manhunt for three men believed hiding in the 750,000-square-foot building following an armed robbery. Five men--three with firearms--held up Victoria Jewelers in the center of the mall's lower level at 8:27 p.m. Tuesday and fled with $300 worth of jewels, said Deputy Gabe Ramirez of the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Information Bureau.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 22, 1992 | TRACEY KAPLAN
The Santa Clarita Valley Small Business Development Center is offering a free seminar on how to survive the impact of the area's first regional mall, which is scheduled to open Sept. 3. The Valencia Town Center, which will contain three department stores and dozens of retail shops, will compete with other local businesses, many of which are concerned about its effects, center manager Margaret Kruglov said. The Aug. 17 program will begin at 6 p.m. and end at 9 p.m.
BUSINESS
August 29, 2000 | From Times Wire and Staff Reports
Newhall Land & Farming Co. said Monday that the sale of its Valencia Town Center and adjacent retail property has fallen through because of the recent bankruptcy filing of Edwards Theatres Circuit Inc., which operates 22 movie screens at the shopping complex. The canceled sale will delay until next year the completion of Newhall Land's planned repurchase of its partnership units.
BUSINESS
August 29, 2000 | LESLIE EARNEST and MARC BALLON, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Edwards Theatres Circuit Inc.'s bankruptcy has scuttled a shopping mall deal in Valencia, an indication of the ripple effects of the Newport Beach movie chain's financial woes. Newhall Land & Farming Co. said the buyer of its Valencia Town Center mall--the shopping hub of the booming Santa Clarita Valley--called off the purchase, citing Edwards' recent bankruptcy petition.
BUSINESS
August 23, 2000 | JESUS SANCHEZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Newhall Land & Farming Co. has agreed to sell the Valencia Town Center mall--the shopping hub of the booming Santa Clarita Valley--and nearby retail property to RREEF, a Chicago-based real estate investment firm. Newhall Land officials said the real estate company anticipates closing escrow on the sale of the 800,000-square-foot enclosed mall and adjacent property on newly built Town Center Drive by the end of September.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 18, 2000 | LEE CONDON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Ever since the Glendale Galleria opened in the 1970s, Glendale has dominated the retail scene in the eastern San Fernando Valley. Burbank and Pasadena have spent much of the last 20 years just trying to catch up. But today, Glendale is in danger of losing its edge. Outdoor shopping venues, such as Old Pasadena and the Burbank Village, are increasingly popular with shoppers weary of going to the mall.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 29, 1999 | MAX JACOBSON, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Valencia Town Center has been designed so families can stroll around and feel as if they are back in small-town America. But its restaurants, particularly Salt Creek Grille, have a jarringly slick corporate feel. So is this a bad thing? Maybe yes, maybe no. To begin with, Salt Creek Grille is a spacious and rather handsome place, with comfortable upholstered booths lit by gorgeous Craftsman lanterns. Rather dimly lit, I should add; many people find it too dark to read the menu.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 10, 1999 | ANNETTE KONDO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The last time the bucolic calm of Santa Clarita was this rattled it was over a proposed 720-acre landfill, which would have been one of the country's largest. Folks showed up at City Hall en masse, angry and vocal. Not in my backyard, they screamed. Once again, the burg just over the hill from Los Angeles is up in arms. This time, however, many Santa Claritans desperately covet what L.A. has and they lack. Nordstrom.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 6, 1994 | DOUGLAS ALGER, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Shoppers might want to begin making room on their credit cards now. The Newhall Land and Farming Co. is shopping around for department stores, the first step toward doubling the size of its 21-month-old Valencia Town Center. The regional shopping mall, now featuring 110 stores and 750,000 square feet of retail space, is expected to grow to about 200 stores and 1.4 million square feet within two or three years.
BUSINESS
August 29, 2000 | From Times Wire and Staff Reports
Newhall Land & Farming Co. said Monday that the sale of its Valencia Town Center and adjacent retail property has fallen through because of the recent bankruptcy filing of Edwards Theatres Circuit Inc., which operates 22 movie screens at the shopping complex. The canceled sale will delay until next year the completion of Newhall Land's planned repurchase of its partnership units.
BUSINESS
June 9, 1998 | BOB HOWARD, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Developers are scheduled to break ground today on a $40-million industrial project in Valencia, underscoring how the growing Santa Clarita Valley community is on track to eclipse some of its San Fernando Valley neighbors as an industrial center. The new project is Vista Business Park, which will eventually include 730,000 square feet of industrial space on 36 acres in Valencia Commerce Center at the intersection of Interstate 5 and California 126.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 27, 1998 | DARRELL SATZMAN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
A 1 1/2-acre parcel of land in the heart of Valencia's commercial district will be the site of the city's first transit center, officials said Tuesday. The estimated $2-million transit center will serve as the main transportation hub for the city's fleet of 23 buses, which serve nine routes within the Santa Clarita Valley. It is targeted for completion in 1999. The city purchased the property, which is near Valencia Boulevard and McBean Parkway, for $567,000 from the Newhall Land & Farming Co.
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