Joe Mathews: Civic leaders’ fantastical claims of water self-sufficiency may endager Southern California’s real water supplies.
Steven Mikulan: Walmart’s potentially devastating impact on more than 30 mom and pops will have “a ripple effect” in Walmart, leaving many boarded-up stores that will scare off investors and tourists alike.
eptember’s shaping up to be another tough month for Martha Sellers. The Walmart cashier cleared $732 on her last twice-monthly paycheck but hasn’t paid this month’s $700 rent on her place in Bellflower. When she does, she’ll have to decide how much of the remaining $32 will be divided between food and gas to get […]
Allison Mannos: Activists in L.A. can take heart from the recent turn of events in Brooklyn, New York, where a fight raged for two years against Walmart.
LAANE: Small business leaders have expressed serious concerns about Walmart’s impact on existing businesses, while opponents have long maintained that Walmart’s entry into the grocery industry would create a race to the bottom
Aiha Nguyen: LA’s Chinatown is built on small business and Walmart would be in direct competition with the local markets and shops that already serve the local population.
Randy Shaw: Nobody in San Francisco is doing more to empower and engage the disenfranchised than David Ho, which is why he is our local unsung activist hero for 2010.