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REAL ESTATE
January 13, 1985
Lincoln Distribution Center, a $9-million joint venture of Aetna Life & Casualty and Lincoln Property Co., is under construction on a 22.95-acre site at 8th Street and Rochester Avenue, Rancho Cucamonga. Two single-story buildings will offer 164,975 and 143,524 square feet, respectively, with 1% of the space for offices and the balance for warehousing. The concrete tilt-up structures are both rail served and dock high.
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BUSINESS
March 26, 2014 | By Roger Vincent
American Tire Distributors Inc., one of the nation's largest tire distributors, has agreed to rent a massive new $65-million warehouse near Bakersfield in the Kern County city of Shafter. Landlord Roll Real Estate Development will build the 1-million-square-foot distribution center for the North Carolina tire and wheel seller at Roll Real Estate's Paramount Logistics Park. The new industrial building for American Tire will sit on more than 45 acres and include 234 trailer stalls and 201 loading docks.
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BUSINESS
August 29, 1985 | BILL RITTER, San Diego County Business Editor
Beverly Hills-based Cardis Corp., the largest automotive parts distributor in California, said Wednesday that it has reached an agreement in principle to buy San Diego Pacific, a wholesale distributor of car parts with 33 outlets and warehouses in Southern California and Arizona. The purchase, for an undisclosed amount of cash and notes, is expected to be completed by Sept. 20, according to John Carlson, chairman of San Diego Pacific, which operates under the names of Mr.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 28, 2014 | By Alene Tchekmedyian
The roof of a warehouse in Burbank collapsed Friday, rupturing a gas line Friday morning, and forcing an evacuation. The warehouse, at 3083 Lima St., is part of a block-long, one-story building that also houses three other businesses, Burbank Fire Capt. Peter Hendrickson said. The roof collapse caused an estimated 40-by-40-foot hole and broke a gas line, and 10 to 20 people working in the adjacent offices had to evacuate the building, he told the Burbank Leader . “The roof is actually on the floor,” Hendrickson said, adding that rain was falling into the building.
BUSINESS
November 26, 2003 | James F. Peltz and Nancy Cleeland, Times Staff Writers
The Teamsters' support for striking grocery clerks created a delivery-truck bottleneck at warehouses in Southern California on Tuesday, but supermarket chains said they continued to ship goods to stores without major interruption. The Teamsters' action also didn't appear to have an immediate effect on shoppers buying groceries for Thanksgiving, though supplies varied from store to store. The three supermarket companies -- Safeway Inc., which owns Vons and Pavilions, Kroger Co.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 9, 2005 | Jennifer Oldham and Wendy Thermos, Times Staff Writers
Hundreds of Los Angeles volunteers scraped caked grime from the walls of two warehouses Thursday for Gulf Coast evacuees, even as it became clear that not many of the displaced would make it this far west. Salvation Army officials who were working to transform two World War II-era buildings totaling 120,000 square feet in Bell into temporary living quarters said they had been told to expect hundreds of evacuees beginning next week.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 1, 2013 | By Chris Megerian, Los Angeles Times
SACRAMENTO - Almost three decades ago, as heavy rain threatened to breach the levees protecting the Sacramento area, the state parks department urgently dispatched workers to warehouses holding some of California's most important heirlooms - gold-mining tools, pioneer pottery, antique rifles. They were prepared to load the objects onto trucks and drive them to safety if disaster struck. As luck would have it, the levees held. But despite that scare, the state left much of its collection in those aging warehouses in the West Sacramento flood plain, where it has languished without adequate protection from heat and humidity.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 25, 2012 | By David Zahniser, Los Angeles Times
Retail giantWal-Martsaid that it has parted ways with a public relations firm whose employee was found to have posed as a reporter at an event staged byWal-Martcritics. Wal-Martspokesman Steven Restivo said in a statement Friday that his company and Mercury Public Affairs had mutually decided to end their "business relationship. " Mercury had received $60,000 to lobby officials at Los Angeles City Hall over a proposed Wal-Mart grocery in Chinatown, according to city records. "We take this matter seriously and have taken the appropriate steps to ensure this type of activity is not repeated," Restivo said.
BUSINESS
July 8, 1986
Bergen Brunswig Corp. said it has completed its acquisition of Los Angeles Drug Co., a major West Coast pharmaceuticals distributor, for about $40 million in cash. The exact purchase price is dependent on a still-to-be-completed valuation of the company. The acquisition is Orange-based Bergen Brunswig's sixth in the past two years and adds four California warehouses to the medical supplies and consumer electronic equipment company's network of more than 100 national distribution centers.
NEWS
November 1, 2000 | From Times Wire Reports
Riot police fired tear gas at stone-throwing squatters and broke through blazing barricades to close down six squatter compounds around the capital, Amsterdam. Thirteen officers were injured in one confrontation, and more than 15 squatters were arrested through the day. Police were enforcing a court eviction order for three 17th century warehouses.
TRAVEL
February 22, 2014 | By Andrew Bender
OKLAHOMA CITY - Oklahoma traces its contemporary history to pioneers who populated the prairies. Now, new urban pioneers are repopulating the capital, Oklahoma City, as restaurateurs re-imagine landmark buildings and create new communities around them. They could hardly have come at a better time: The local economy is booming, and Forbes ranks OKC as the nation's eighth-fastest-growing city, thanks to thriving oil, gas and wind-power sectors as well as fracking. I was here in September for a consulting job, and I extended my stay to find these restaurants with a previous life.
NEWS
December 5, 2013 | By Booth Moore, Los Angeles Times Fashion Critic
This weekend, online shopping destination Gilt.com is going analog with the Gilt Warehouse Sale at Siren Studios in L.A., featuring racks and racks of clothing and accessories for women and men by Missoni, Vera Wang, Carolina Herrera, Paul Smith, John Varvatos and more, discounted at up to 90% off. (Think a Marni jeweled collar for $99, a Missoni zigzag scarf for $39 and a pair of holiday red Narciso Rodriguez shoes for $179.) For added diversions, you can check out Infiniti Q50 cars and concept rooms custom designed by Zac Posen and Thom Browne, sip cocktails, and enjoy treatments from exhale mind body spa. Gilt City Warehouse Sale, Saturday, 1 to 7 p.m., Siren Studios, 6063 Sunset Blvd.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 7, 2013 | By Emily Keeler
After months of stalled negotiations over salaries, workers at Amazon's German warehouses are threatening to walk out for the Christmas shopping season. It would not be the first time German workers walked out on Amazon . Verdi, the Services and Trade Union, has organized short strikes in Leipzig, Saxony and Bad Hersfeld this year. Workers represented by Verdi in Amazon's distribution centers have been trying to force Amazon to recognize collective bargaining agreements in the mail order and retail industry as wage benchmarks for workers in the distribution centers.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 28, 2013 | By Adolfo Flores
Firefighters continued to battle a stubborn chemical-fueled fire at a Santa Ana warehouse more than eight hours after it was reported Wednesday morning. The Orange County Fire Authority's hazardous-material team was on site and expected to determine whether any chemicals, including acetone and alcohol, were still leaking from their containers, said agency spokesman Capt. Steve Concialdi. "There's still a lot of debris in there and lots of pockets where the fire is," Concialdi said.
BUSINESS
July 29, 2013 | By Ricardo Lopez
Amazon.com Inc. is going on a hiring binge. The Seattle-based company said Monday it will immediately begin to fill more than 5,000 full-time warehouse jobs and about 2,000 customer service jobs. The positions are available at 17 distribution centers across the United States, including three so-called fulfillment centers in California: San Bernardino, Tracy and Patterson, the company said in a statement.  PHOTOS: Workers beware: Top cities with falling wages "We're hiring more than 5,000 people to join our team and help us continue to innovate and serve our customers,” said Dave Clark, vice president of worldwide operations and customer service at Amazon.
BUSINESS
July 24, 2013 | By Ricardo Lopez
Thirty workers didn't report for their jobs Wednesday at a warehouse supplying Wal-Mart Stores Inc. and other retailers, protesting alleged retaliation from managers after employees complained about poor working conditions, organizers said. The action in Mira Loma is the latest in a string of protests against warehouses and logistics companies in the Inland Empire by Warehouse Workers United, a union-backed advocacy group pushing for better working conditions. The workers, who aren't represented by a union, staged a rally at a warehouse operated by Olivet International Inc., which sells apparel and luggage to various retailers, including Wal-Mart, Target Corp.
BUSINESS
November 25, 2012 | Michael Hiltzik
Let's get a few things clear. Hostess didn't fail for any of the reasons you've been fed. It didn't fail because Americans demanded more healthful food than its Twinkies and Ho-Hos snack cakes. It didn't fail because its unions wanted it to die. It failed because the people that ran it had no idea what they were doing. Every other excuse is just an attempt by the guilty to blame someone else. Take the notion that Hostess was out of step with America's healthful-food craze. You'd almost think that Hostess failed because it didn't convert its product line into one based on green vegetables.
WORLD
April 18, 2008 | From Times Wire Reports
The United Nations' World Food Program said it would cut food rations by half for up to 3 million people in Sudan's Darfur region starting next month because attacks on its trucks had reduced stocks. The agency said 60 of its contracted trucks had been hijacked since the start of the year, with 39 still missing, 26 drivers unaccounted for and a driver killed last month. The U.N. program said trucks should be delivering nearly 2,000 tons of food daily to supply warehouses.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 1, 2013 | By Robert J. Lopez
More than 100 Los Angeles firefighters were battling a huge blaze raging out of control Monday evening in a commercial building in Sun Valley. Flames and thick clouds of smoke were billowing from the one-story structure in the 9400 block of Telfair Avenue, according to television news footage.  The Los Angeles Fire Department said the building may be vacant and declared the blaze a "major emergency. " The fire was reported shortly before 5:30 p.m. No other details were immediately available.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 1, 2013 | By Jason La
Lenny Lloyd da Silva photographed the historic Municipal Warehouse No. 1 , completed in 1917, at the Port of Los Angeles in San Pedro on June 14. He used a Nikon D3100. Each week, we're featuring photos of Southern California submitted by readers. Share your photos on our  Flickr page  or  reader submission gallery .  Follow us on Twitter  or visit  latimes.com/socalmoments  for more on this photo series.
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