Walmart is coming to Torrance

Walmart is coming to Torrance

There are 584 comments on the Daily Breeze story from Apr 1, 2010, titled Walmart is coming to Torrance. In it, Daily Breeze reports that:

If you are having trouble, download the Flash player. A Walmart store is coming to Torrance, a prospect likely to delight cost-conscious shoppers but concern union officials and labor advocates.

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LOL

Hacienda Heights, CA

#191 Apr 2, 2010
The Walmart in Huntington Beach is clean, well stocked and the employees are knowledgeable and courteous.

It's not the store itself, it's the manager.

Lousy manager = lousy store. I bet the Harbor Gateway store has the worst managers.

Hopefully they hire good managers at the new location.
LOL

Hacienda Heights, CA

#192 Apr 2, 2010
The Way It Is wrote:
There are 16 WalMarts in Los Angeles County. There are *52* Target stores. No one ever complains about Target taking jobs or its non-union workforce.
How many Walgreens in Southern California? Does anyone even remember the neighborhood drug store? No? And yet no one has complained the Walgreens and CVS have decimated the local pharmacy where you knew the person behind the counter.
Haven't heard anyone complain about Best Buy. Best Buy wiped out appliance stores, music shops, TV retailers, computer stores, all in one fail swoop. They're not union, where's the outrage there?
And I won't even start with Costco.
What happened, is a few WalMart haters made a one-sided documentary and the people ate it up like sheep.
They're just as bad as all the other big box stores.
Bingo!

The only reason people complain about Walmart is that the unions have used their propaganda to poison peoples minds.
LOL

Hacienda Heights, CA

#193 Apr 2, 2010
CathyH wrote:
I was horrified to read in the Daily Breeze that a Wal-Mart will be opening in Torrance. I will make one general comment:“There goes the neighborhood.”
I have lived in Torrance since 1989, and I can guarantee you: you have just lowered home property values. Do you see a Wal-Mart in -- say -- Beverly Hills, Santa Monica, or any of our local beach cities? No, and there are good reasons.
If this store opening is allowed to happen, there will be an intolerable increase in traffic, increase in crime, and increase in trash on the streets around Del Amo -- not to mention increased bad air quality due to emissions from the additional cars in the city. Will Torrance get enough in sales taxes to offset all the deleterious effects on our infrastructure and quality of life?
Wal-Mart does not pay a living wage and won’t permit unions. They may offer ‘health benefits’ but very few of their employees are permitted to be full-time workers so that they can qualify. They are bad U.S.‘citizens’. They are also bad ‘citizens‘ of the world in their continuing chase for the lowest manufacturing price.
Is there no way this can be stopped?
OMG, I guess the sky is falling too?

Get a grip.
Betty Boop

Los Angeles, CA

#194 Apr 2, 2010
Please don't let walmart come to Torrance! its bad enough that we have to deal with the traffic on Hawthrone, I get out of work @ 3:30 going 2.5 mile takes me sometimes 20 to 30 min.
When I work 40 miles away I was home in 20 min. You put a Walmart on Hawthrone its going to take me 40 min to get home! Walmart is not good for Torrance
JR did it

Los Angeles, CA

#196 Apr 2, 2010
Look SR is just trying to stirr the pot for an election issue for Mayor in 2014. Sr and Jr spend all the time heating up the soup kettle. I wouldn't drink their brew either.
Want to bet Sr is at opening day celebration smiling and signing autographs. Maybe Walmart will hand up discount coupons. Have no fear Rod and Mike will be back in 2014 and I might run again.
Dan in the Springs
not anonymous in Gardena

Beverly Hills, CA

#198 Apr 2, 2010
anonymous wrote:
I'm pretty sure that response from the store on 190th is mostly from Harbor Gateway/Gardena residents. And I wouldn't be surprised the so-called residents who want WalMart probably live in North Torrance!
That's pretty elitist statement, peppered with a dash of racism...Mr. Anonymous in Redondo beach....
Chris R

Beverly Hills, CA

#199 Apr 2, 2010
anonymous wrote:
I'm pretty sure that response from the store on 190th is mostly from Harbor Gateway/Gardena residents. And I wouldn't be surprised the so-called residents who want WalMart probably live in North Torrance!
Hey! Not cool! I live in North Torrance and I also hate Walmart!
mike

Lomita, CA

#200 Apr 2, 2010
Southbay Mom wrote:
I have always boycotted Walmart, and I always will, but since everyone wants more revenue in Torrance, better be ready to deal with the clientele that will be shopping there. Harbor Gateway, Compton, etc. residents have cars and they will go wherever there is a Walmart, especially a new one. Kiss your community goodbye. I had friends that owned homes in the Baldwin Hills area of Los Angeles. Afer the Walmart came in, people that were not from the area came there by the 1000's, by bus, by overloaded vans, by foot. The holidays were a nightmare (they have since sold their home and left the state). Congestion, noise, foul language, even shootings. It's happened before; it will happen again. Can't believe the elected officials of Torrance and do no better than this. Shame on them!
torrance is already a getto now it is going to get much worse

Since: Dec 09

Gardena, CA

#201 Apr 2, 2010
South Bay is going down the drain, just like California. Nobody in this state cares anymore about what happens to our community. This is what happens when you get a large number of immigrants coming to this country who doesn't respect our laws or care about assimilating into our society!!!
Carson

United States

#202 Apr 2, 2010
Growing up Wilmington, Torrance has always held a special place in my heart. It was that nice piece of middle-class suburbia smack in between the barrio and the wealthy in Rancho Palos Verdes.

It's so upsetting coming back to the southland and witnessing large parts of Torrance become eyesores. Homes look abandoned, dry lawns and trees, outdated businesses, etc. The city as a whole has a cheap feel now.

Torrance needs to take tips from Lakewood, Downey, west Long Beach, Fountain Valley... areas that have managed to stay "middle class" despite their proximity to local "hoods."
CathyH

Wildomar, CA

#203 Apr 2, 2010
Torrance Person wrote:
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And it is probalby all those people who travel too S. Torrance to go to the Big Lots store on PCH and Calle Mayor. People want competition with low prices, people may say they will not shop there, but in the long run with the economy the way it is and with people not doing as well, people are looking for some relief to their pocketbook. Please be use what little sense you have when making comments
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"People may say they won't shop there but in the long run..." You are either very naive or very jaded. People CAN hold to their conscience and do what they feel is best! What do you think the Boston Tea Party entailed? Colonists refused to buy English tea!
Carson

United States

#204 Apr 2, 2010
Southbay resident wrote:
South Bay is going down the drain, just like California. Nobody in this state cares anymore about what happens to our community. This is what happens when you get a large number of immigrants coming to this country who doesn't respect our laws or care about assimilating into our society!!!
Downey
Whittier
Hacienda Heights
Anaheim (westside)
Santa Ana's Floral Park

Middle/ upper middle LATINO assimilated neighborhoods. They exist!!!
CathyH

Wildomar, CA

#205 Apr 2, 2010
What A Crock wrote:
What is it with all of the racist comments? Who cares who the revenue comes from as long as Torrance gets the revenue? If people are willing to use their gas to drive past the Harbor Gateway Wal Mart into Torrance, who cares? Maybe more business for the gas stations........
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Dear What A Crock: apt name.....**my** remarks are not racist. "Some of my best friends...." etc. Re your "who cares where the revenue comes from...." -- THERE IS NO FREE LUNCH. For "revenue" you get -- well, read my posting later on.
Concerned

Rancho Palos Verdes, CA

#206 Apr 2, 2010
After a successful trip to the Fry's last week the wife and I decided to take the Walmart fact finding trip to the Beds, Baths & Beyond on Rosecrans near the 405. Ordinarily this would be out of our comfort zone.

First off the parking lot is fine, plenty of room for a real car. On the inside it wasn't all guys like the Fry's, not bad at all if you know what I mean.

We thought bet-room, baf-room on House Hunters was a regional thing, since they never do anything on California. Well just so you know it's a national thing.

I'm not going to comment on what's better a lower price or public safety. But there is definitely a different vocabulary (dialect?) to deal with from our experience at both places.
CathyH

Wildomar, CA

#207 Apr 2, 2010
anonymous wrote:
I'm pretty sure that response from the store on 190th is mostly from Harbor Gateway/Gardena residents. And I wouldn't be surprised the so-called residents who want WalMart probably live in North Torrance!
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No we don't!

“I miss L.A. ... sigh ...”

Since: Feb 08

San Pedro

#208 Apr 2, 2010
Another place for the ghetto rats to congregate...If you build it, they will come. Look at the Walmart they built just a few years ago on South Normandie...it was a sewer the day it opened. The one in downtown Long Beach is also a magnet for the dregs of society. They hire the sleaziest, laziest, low-lifes to work in their stores, and most of the merchandise gets lifted by their relatives. The Del Amo shopping district is doomed.
South Bay of Pigs

Winnetka, CA

#209 Apr 2, 2010
Apparently I have moved to the most ignorant, uneducated, illiterate, and racist part of California. I love that you are all scared to death of the changing demographics of America. You don't even understand what racism is. You think having an ethnic friend is relevant? It is so beyond your high school education that I am comfortable in your COMPLETE lack of political power now and forever.
Professor

Palos Verdes Peninsula, CA

#210 Apr 2, 2010
Jazzwoman53 wrote:
Another place for the ghetto rats to congregate...If you build it, they will come. Look at the Walmart they built just a few years ago on South Normandie...it was a sewer the day it opened. The one in downtown Long Beach is also a magnet for the dregs of society. They hire the sleaziest, laziest, low-lifes to work in their stores, and most of the merchandise gets lifted by their relatives. The Del Amo shopping district is doomed.
Hey lady, then get the hell out of area, you racist trash.
trailer trash

Rancho Palos Verdes, CA

#211 Apr 3, 2010
yippee marge i can git a new truckers hat and overalls now!
will you git me some jumper cables for xmas too honey?
LOU ZARR

Rancho Palos Verdes, CA

#212 Apr 3, 2010
the chinese have a UNION its called PRISON SLAVES
AND KIDS!
what they should have opened there is THRIFTYS
then i could get a nickel scoop of ice cream when i really need one to cool off!

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