Yesterday, we stopped at the Westfield Fashion Square Mall in Sherman Oaks, CA on our way to Cerritos to pick up my daughter who spent the last few days with her grand-aunts. She had a great time helping her aunty in her Jewel Art bead Shop... she's a real sales girl now. Anyway, the Fashion Square Mall was an excelent place for change hunting... We found at least 8 pennies, a nickel and a dime... but, I left the change in the car... and haven't gotten up yet to retrieve it... I'll update later. The best thing about the mall is that there is a 4 level Macy's and a Bloomingdale's there. The floors are a brown stone inset inside a bordering white marble tile... good for hiding dropped coins. Lots of overhangs and bump-outs on the interior store windows which is also good for hiding the coins as they roll away from the dropper. Good food court... if your hungry.
I think I'll suggest shopping there more often... My son was kept very busy playing our change hunting spy game.