| Oct 10, 2013
| 7:41 AM
Retail sales during the prime back-to-school shopping month of September grew more than the prior month but were still muffled by heavy head winds.
The gauge of same-store sales, which calculates sales at stores open for more than a year, rose “...
| Sep 24, 2013
| 3:59 PM
Rite Aid Corp. was ordered by a San Joaquin County Superior Court judge Tuesday to pay more than $12.3 million to settle a civil lawsuit over allegations that 600 of its California stores improperly handled and disposed of hazardous waste.
| Dec 18, 2013
| 12:23 PM
Plaza De La Caņada, a neighborhood shopping center in La Caņada Flintridge, has sold for $35.9 million.
The 1960s-era shopping center on Foothill Boulevard will be anchored by a Gelson’s Market that is set to open early next year. Gelson's will...
| Jan 30, 2014
| 5:24 PM
Moira Hahn, like many consumers, always took it for granted that businesses wanted as much of her personal information as they could get.
She didn't really start thinking about how such practices could come back to bite her until she became one of the...
| Feb 5, 2014
| 5:11 PM
CVS Caremark Corp.'s imminent exit from the cigarette and tobacco business — an unprecedented move for a major pharmacy company — is being cheered by many medical professionals and lawmakers as a triumph of corporate responsibility over the...
| Feb 11, 2014
| 2:22 PM
Thieves may have tried using a car to rip an ATM out of a Newport Beach Rite Aid over the weekend.
Shortly before 2 a.m. Saturday, Newport Beach police responded to a burglary call in the 1600 block of San Miguel Drive.
Someone had broken through...
| Feb 11, 2014
| 2:36 PM
Charles Alexander Sconion Jr., 24, of the 200 block of East Bel Air Avenue, was charged Friday with possessing a drug other than marijuana, possessing drugs with intent to distribute and possessing drug paraphernalia.
Mikaele Matagi Mataese,...
| Feb 8, 2014
| 9:30 AM
I have a CVS, Rite Aid and Walgreens all within walking distance. Each one is great, have fine products, excellent service and fabulous bargains at times. Whether CVS sells or doesn't sell cigarettes won't change my shopping habits ("CVS goes smoke free,"...
| Dec 28, 2013
| 1:35 PM
When Marylanders purchase the painkiller Vicodin, it costs about 37 cents a pill at a pharmacy.
But when a doctor dispenses it under Maryland's workers' compensation system, the cost per pill can increase dramatically, officials and doctors acknowledge....
| Nov 30, 2013
| 8:54 AM
An armed man who barricaded himself inside a Verizon store in La Crescenta on Friday apparently took his own life, police said, though an investigation continued.
The standoff began about 5 p.m. when the man barricaded himself in the cellphone store...
| Nov 29, 2013
| 7:00 PM
An armed man who barricaded himself in a La Crescenta Verizon store Friday afternoon first robbed a Rite Aid in the same shopping center, one shopper told The Times.
Rachel Belofsky of Sunland and her mother had stopped at the Rite Aid to pick up a...