| Dec 12, 2012
| 12:34 PM
The gunman, having shot three people at an Oregon mall, initially tried to flee.
Fearful shoppers hid in stores and behind racks as the man ran down a corridor and to a back hallway that led downstairs.
By then, he likely heard the sirens as dozens of...
| Mar 25, 2013
| 9:10 AM
We all love a good night’s sleep, and a good mattress can help. But a mattress can
be one of the hardest things to buy, and a new survey by Consumer Reports found
that about one in five people wished they’d bought a different mattress. So...
| Feb 28, 2013
| 8:48 PM
A report condemning the failed sale of the Orange County Fairgrounds will go to the district attorney's office for legal review.
The Fair Board unanimously voted Thursday to send the D.A. the Fair Sale Review Committee's 17-page report, which...
| Dec 17, 2012
In retail, the holiday shopping season is like the Super Bowl, except that it goes on for weeks.
As the Tribune’s retail reporter, it’s my job to capture the trends: I tell readers who’s up, who’s down and who’s bringing in...
| Feb 20, 2013
| 11:03 AM
Locals will have another place to shop for retro and vintage-inspired clothes when Unique Vintage opens in downtown Huntington Beach.
Unique Vintage is hosting a grand opening party starting at noon March 9 at its shop, 155 Fifth St., next to Forever...
| Nov 23, 2012
| 6:55 PM
A rotating schedule of overnight and early-morning store openings significantly eased the Black Friday crowds at the Glendale Galleria, producing a much calmer scene compared to years past.
Black Friday used to be confined to early-morning store...
| Jan 17, 2013
| 10:21 PM
A special committee charged with independently examining the proposed sale of the Orange County Fairgrounds called for an audit, additional review of the failed deal and greater overall transparency.
Among the Fair Sale Review Committee's nine principal...
| Nov 26, 2012
| 6:15 AM
NEW YORK -- Apparently, full stomachs after Thanksgiving dinners get people in the mood for some real shopping.
Customers flocked in to early store openings on Thanksgiving day to scoop up "doorbuster" deals.
A record 247 million shoppers visited stores...
| Oct 5, 2012
| 2:46 PM
Police have been following up on numerous leads and reports of sighting of the fugitive quartet in Kokomo, Ind., while investigators back in Michigan have relased a possible motive for the escape.
A Grocery Sack store clerk reported spotting the...
| Jan 2, 2013
| 11:26 AM
When our old microwave expired recently, the Glendale Sears provided the opposite of “retail irrelevance,” as Nat B. Read claims it to be in his letter to the editor (“Sears store is an outdated model,” Mailbag, Dec. 29). We...
| Nov 9, 2012
| 4:00 PM
You won't have to wait until the day after Thanksgiving to get black Friday deals from Sears. Customers can shop doorbuster discounts online starting November 18- five days before black Friday.
Wal-Mart will kick-off its deals just after turkey dinner at...
| Nov 8, 2012
| 2:51 PM
The deals are coming, and the flyers are leaking out to the public. But, it's easy to get the Black Friday blues.
“Everything's crowded, lines are long, I guess it's just part of the deal,” said one frantic shopper.
However, fights and...