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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.
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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.
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.
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.
BUSINESS
April 4, 2004
I just finished "Did Markets Shelve Price-War Plans?" (March 29) and I still see that the powers that be who are directing these establishments have no idea what brings satisfied customers back to their stores. When I go to the grocery store I want to buy what is on my list. Therefore, No. 1 in my requirement is availability of the product. If I want something, I will pay the price; if I don't want it, free is too much. The second thing I want is friendly, helpful staff. Because of the ill-fated strike, I left Vons and started shopping for most of my needs at Stater Bros.
BUSINESS
January 8, 2006
Regarding "L.A. Council Acts to Save Grocery Jobs," Dec. 22: It seems that the unions have found a way to do away with the negotiation process in dealing with the grocery industry in Los Angeles. All they have to do is tell the City Council what it is they want, and voila, there is a new ordinance that dictates to the grocery industry how long they must keep their employees on the books and what method they must use to lay them off. It appears that the millions of dollars that the unions spend on elections every year is paying off big time.
NEWS
November 27, 1987 | Associated Press
Two men jailed for nine months awaiting trial on robbery charges were cleared when a pair of look-alikes were arrested and confessed, police said. One of the men falsely accused, Thomas Sheffield, 38, had been identified by his mother as one of the robbers in photographs taken by a security camera, authorities said. His co-defendant, Edgar Rushing, 19, after being shown one of the pictures by an investigator, had asked: "Where did you get the photo of me?"
NEWS
May 10, 1990
Mom-to-be Eileen Heyes ("First Person," April 25) writes that she has had it up to here (and out to there) with co-workers volunteering comments on her changing size and shape as her due date approaches. As the mother of a 6-month-old, I commiserate with her--and I want to warn her: "Hon, it ain't gonna get no better." After the baby is born, you will be fair game for every mom, dad and mommy-daddy wanna-be bombarding you with unsolicited advice on how to properly feed, burp, change, hold, clothe, bathe and discipline your new little one. All the above, Eileen, is what your co-workers, generally people who like and respect you, will say. I haven't the heart to tell you the kinds of things perfect strangers are likely to hiss out at you in the grocery store, but they're in the same vein as the horrors-of-childbirth stories people delight in telling us when we have only weeks to go. HEIDI SNIVELY Manhattan Beach
OPINION
March 2, 2014
Re "U.S. to revamp nutrition labels," Business, Feb. 27 Thanks for spotlighting Michelle Obama's campaign to change food labels. I am a registered nurse, and I frequently educate my patients on nutrition. It is indisputable that diet has an impact on health. Still, I have found that the majority of the patients I educate have some deficiency in their knowledge of nutrition. Several patients have expressed to me that they have difficulty navigating through the grocery store attempting to figure out which foods are healthful.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 22, 2012 | By Catherine Saillant, Los Angeles Times
Alarmed by plans for aWal-Martgrocery store in Chinatown, a city planning committee Tuesday approved a temporary ban on large retail chain stores setting up shop in the downtown district. In a 2-1 vote, members of the Los Angeles Planning and Land Use Management panel found that if the city doesn't act, an infusion of big-box stores could endanger the unique cultural character of Chinatown. The viability of the historic neighborhood is at risk, said committee Chairman Ed Reyes. Reyes and fellow committee member Jose Huizar instructed the city's Planning Department to prepare an ordinance that would temporarily ban chain stores larger than 20,000 square feet from gaining permits.
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