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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 30, 2001
Two bicyclists were shot in a robbery attempt Monday night, leaving one dead and the other in critical condition, authorities said. Juan Manuel Ruiz Aquino, 23, and his brother, Aurelio Jimenez, 27, both of Santa Ana, were riding home about 10 p.m. after shopping at a grocery store when they were approached by a man at 4th and Townsend streets, police said. Witnesses said the man, who police believe may be a gang member, tried to rob the brothers.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 2, 2000
Your coverage of Mayor Dave Garofalo of Huntington Beach does a great injustice to a man who commits so much of his energy and life to bettering his community. Garofalo gets a pittance of pay and spends almost all his waking hours in public service only to be nit-picked, slandered and victimized by exaggerated claims and accusations. Although The Times is making it front-page news (June 25), there is nothing new about the charges against Garofalo. He is being attacked for selling ads in his newspaper and visitors guide.
NEWS
January 1, 1986 | Associated Press
A 74-year-old woman whose grocery store has been broken into 13 times shot and killed a would-be robber who wounded her husband, sheriff's deputies said. "I let him have it in the belly," Lillian Speer said. "That's where I thought I shot. I was told later he was shot in the heart." The dead man was identified as Benjamin V. San Jose, 47, an ex-convict with a record for robberies and narcotics offenses going back 20 years, said Sonoma County Sheriff's Sgt. Robert Nelson.
BUSINESS
March 24, 1987 | GREG JOHNSON, Times Staff Writer
Are supermarket prices in San Diego lower than those in nearby Los Angeles County? Yes, no and maybe, according to supermarket executives, federal government statistics and grocery industry observers. Those who believe San Diegans pay less for their groceries point to ever-increasing competition among retailers, the price-slashing policy employed by the now-defunct FedMart discount grocery stores, and the fairly recent arrival of Ralphs Grocery Co.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 9, 1985 | TOM GORMAN
Arie DeJong, a successful North County businessman, is a Dutch immigrant who holds dear memories of arriving in New York City in 1949, leaning over the ship's railing and admiring the Statue of Liberty and all that it symbolized. So when he got the chance a couple of years ago, DeJong (pronounced DeYoung) purchased for about $900 a 20-foot-high replica of the statue from Rube Nelson when Nelson closed his popular Country Corners grocery store in Escondido.
NEWS
April 11, 1993 | SOMINI SENGUPTA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Since the ABC supermarket on Pico and San Vicente burned down in last spring's riots, Mid-City residents came to rely on Eduardo Garcia, a friendly produce vendor who offered credit, accepted food stamps and sold fresh goods at low prices. Garcia was intent on helping those victimized by the disturbances. Last Wednesday night, he became a victim himself--shot and killed by two teen-agers who fled with only $18.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 1, 2009 | By Corina Knoll
Quetzalcoatl and Tlaloc were supposed to live together for at least five years on a Pasadena street corner, coexisting on the side of a Fair Oaks Avenue grocery store. The Aztec deities had come together at the hands of a local artist who -- with the help of a $2,500 city grant -- painted them on a bursting-with-color mural complete with the San Gabriel Mountains and the Arroyo Seco. But last month, in an apparent mix-up, the 60-foot-long, city-sponsored mural was whitewashed out of existence.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 14, 2012 | By Catherine Saillant, Los Angeles Times
Retail giant Wal-Mart's plan to bring a grocery store to Chinatown got another testy airing Tuesday as speakers on both sides of the issue squared off in a crowded hearing room at Los Angeles City Hall. Community activists, some wearing red T-shirts, urged the City Council's Planning and Land Use Committee to move forward with a one-year ban on large national chain stores in the historic district. The halt would give the Chinatown community and city leaders time to consider making the ban permanent, speakers told committee members.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 2, 2012 | Anna Gorman
As part of her campaign to battle childhood obesity, First Lady Michelle Obama visited the site of a future grocery store in Inglewood on Wednesday and spoke about the importance of bringing fresh food to disadvantaged communities. The market, which will open in April in an empty warehouse on South Prairie Avenue, is part of a statewide push to reduce obesity by attracting grocers to low-income neighborhoods and making healthy food more accessible. "I'm here today because I believe every family in our country should have access to healthy food," she said to a group of community residents and leaders.
OPINION
August 12, 2012
On Tuesday, a committee of the Los Angeles City Council will consider a proposal by Councilman Ed Reyes that would place a hold on new chain-store development in Chinatown, a move that specifically would halt the planned construction of aWal-Mart grocery store in the neighborhood. There is substantial neighborhood opposition toWal-Mart, and Reyes' motion is an understandable response. Nevertheless, the council should reject it and allow the project to go forward. That's not becauseWal-Martwould be such a blessing, or because Chinatown so desperately needs this store.
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