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October 8, 2014

Bloomingdale’s goes high-tech with the opening of its store in Stanford Shopping Center, Palo Alto, California, on Oct. 10.

October 8, 2014

Bloomingdale’s goes high-tech with the opening of its store in Stanford Shopping Center, Palo Alto, California, on Oct. 10.

October 7, 2014

Mark Lucescu, president of Lucescu Realty, announced the sale of Ventura Village Shopping Center in Ventura, California, for $23.25 million.

October 6, 2014

Pharmacist and staff interactions with customers are increasingly important drivers of satisfaction and share of wallet for both brick-and-mortar as well as mail-order pharmacies, while the speed of delivering and ease of ordering medication also drives satisfaction with mail order pharmacies.

October 6, 2014

Curbside, a new startup that specializes in same-day pickup from local stores, launched its service on Monday with several retailers on board, including a pilot with Target Corp.

October 2, 2014

Williams-Sonoma has signed a franchise agreement to expand into Mexico, with its first Mexican store expected to open in 2015.

October 2, 2014

Williams-Sonoma will reopen a retail store and cooking school in Sonoma, California, on Oct. 4, in the same location where the company opened its first store opened almost six decades ago.

October 1, 2014

Madison Marquette Retail Services (MMRS), a national real estate development, leasing and management firm specializing in infill, mixed-use, community and specialty retail properties, has named Lori Coleman VP, management services, California.

September 30, 2014

It’s official: California Governor Jerry Brown on Tuesday signed legislation for the nation's first statewide ban on single-use plastic bags at supermarkets, drug stores and select other retail outlets.

September 29, 2014

To meet the needs of mobile and tablet-based POS, Epson offers a wide range of mPOS-friendly printers that deliver fast, easy printing directly from any mobile device.

September 29, 2014

Ross Dress for Less will open a new store in Hawthorne, California, in Los Angeles County, on Oct. 11.

September 26, 2014

Ace Hardware has saved an average of 81% on lighting-related energy use in its 1 million-sq.-ft. retail support center in Rocklin, California, since implementing a LED upgrade.

The upgrade, completed in October 2013, involved replacing 1,551 T5 fluorescent and 102 metal halide lamps with an intelligent LED system from Digital Lumens. The wirelessly networked solution reduced the cen-ter’s power usage per square foot by 39.56%, while improving light quality and illumination levels.

September 26, 2014

On July 1, 2014, recent updates to the 2013 California Building Energy Efficiency Standards — Title 24 — went into effect.

The new, tougher standards are estimated to increase energy efficiency by 30% in non-residential buildings compared with the 2008 version. The increase will help California achieve its ambitious goal: Under Title 24, all new commercial buildings must be net-zero energy by 2030.

September 25, 2014

REI will open a nearly 30,000-sq.-ft., two-level store in the Village at Westfield Topanga, Woodland Hills, California, in fall 2015.

September 25, 2014

REI will open a nearly 30,000-sq.-ft., two-level store in the Village at Westfield Topanga, Woodland Hills, California, in fall 2015.

September 25, 2014

Ross Dress for Less will open two new stores in the California Central Valley on Oct. 11.

September 24, 2014

Ross Dress for Less will open a new store in Northern California on Oct. 11.

September 20, 2014

Brown Shoe Company’s Sam Edelman brand has opened a 3,500-sq.-ft. store in Beverly Hills, California.

September 19, 2014

dd’s Discounts, a division of Ross Stores, Inc., will open a new store in the California Central Valley on Sept. 27.

September 18, 2014

Simon and NRG eVgo, a subsidiary of NRG Energy, announced the installation of new electric car fast-charging Freedom Station sites that can recharge shoppers' vehicles in 30 minutes or less at four Northern California Simon shopping centers: Vacaville Premium Outlets, Livermore Premium Outlets, Great Mall and Petaluma Village Premium Outlets.

September 17, 2014

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s GreenChill Partnership announced that Raley’s Family of Fine Stores received a GreenChill 2013 Achievement Award for extraordinary leadership and initiative in achieving the Partnership’s mission to better protect the Earth’s ozone layer and reduce the impact on climate change through innovative refrigeration systems.

September 17, 2014

Plug and Play, a business accelerator that specializes in tech startups, is holding its quarterly pitch competition event on its campus in Sunnyvale, California, on Thursday, September 18, from 9:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. PDT.

September 16, 2014

Plug and Play’s quarterly pitch competition event, Plug and Play Fall Expo 2014, is coming to Plug and Play’s campus in Sunnyvale, California.

September 15, 2014

Johnny Rockets announced a new concept, called Johnny Rockets Route 66, which will take the form of four prototypes: drive-thru, drive-in, food truck and pop-up.