Editorial: A tale of two California cities

Our view: When it comes to Walmart expansions, the process and paperwork usually drowns out the citizenry. Full Story
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Brad

Chico, CA

#41 Dec 23, 2010
I am tired of subsidising teenagers who feel they are worth so much per hour because they were taught that their self esteem is fragile. To much high priced eateries and such selling junk stuff. If you want to pay higher prices to help fragile teenagers, please move to fantasyland....I mean Berkley.
Jeanne

Chico, CA

#42 Dec 23, 2010
Sad, but true! Once again the bleeding heart liberal tree-huggers in this town had to ruin a good thing. I've lived and worked in Chico all my life and I was excited about having a superwalmart on my end of town. There is a lot of growth on my end of town. I don't believe the superwalmart would have hurt the business at Winco or Food Maxx since there are still plenty of bargain shoppers and welfare recipients who live on that end of town. What we need to do is vote all those people in the city council out of office. And citizens, the next time this comes before the city council stand and let your voice be heard. Lets overwhelm them next time!

Since: Oct 10

Chico

#43 Dec 23, 2010
Jeanne wrote:
Sad, but true! Once again the bleeding heart liberal tree-huggers in this town had to ruin a good thing. I've lived and worked in Chico all my life and I was excited about having a superwalmart on my end of town. There is a lot of growth on my end of town. I don't believe the superwalmart would have hurt the business at Winco or Food Maxx since there are still plenty of bargain shoppers and welfare recipients who live on that end of town. What we need to do is vote all those people in the city council out of office. And citizens, the next time this comes before the city council stand and let your voice be heard. Lets overwhelm them next time!
Wow something to finnally get your civil activism going for.....Walmart!
welfare mart

Auburn, CA

#44 Dec 23, 2010
Brad wrote:
I am tired of subsidising teenagers who feel they are worth so much per hour because they were taught that their self esteem is fragile. To much high priced eateries and such selling junk stuff. If you want to pay higher prices to help fragile teenagers, please move to fantasyland....I mean Berkley.
But it's ok to subsides wal*mart and monopolies like them , man I hate the idea of the country run like a company town !
Scotty Gruendl

Chico, CA

#45 Dec 23, 2010
I have a job, a good job so why do we need more jobs in Chico?
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We need more poor people, not jobs. Get behind me and support more low income housing on toxic waste sites (so they can sue us, I mean you, later for poisoned children).
welfare mart

Auburn, CA

#46 Dec 23, 2010
Hey , lets lower wages and send even more money out of town , better yet maybe America needs more h1 and h2 visa's so corporate globalism can further pursue the global wage .
Jane Doe of Oroville

Magalia, CA

#47 Dec 23, 2010
Oroville needs a super WalMart. We have only 2 major stores in this town and it would make the choices of items for food better. Right now, I to go Chico to do alot of shopping for the varity is not in Oroville for food. The attorney that is from Davis, should butt out of our business and let the Oroville people decide about what industry comes to this city. I have been here long enough to remember when our city "dogs" thought that Lake Oroville would bring in all the extra jobs and income. Have you seen what the lake looks like? One big mud puddle. Let more industry into this city and we will have the jobs and the taxes for importments. Enough Said!
Bob of Paradise

AOL

#48 Dec 27, 2010
Our economy has flourished in large part because of the 'free market'... anytime someone tries to screw with it such as many presidents and congresses have done, it results in some kind of negative reaction in the market. Let Wal-Mart do what open comptetion will allow. If they provide a service which the public wants, they will do well, and when the don't they will fold, when and if they fail to meet the current needs of the public. In a free economy, it is as in nature, the survival of the fittest. Let it be.
Just a thought

Paradise, CA

#49 Dec 27, 2010
Curtain Rod wrote:
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Did you know that most walmart employees qualify for food stamps because they fall far below the poverty line.....
Is walmarts minimum wage lower than every other store in california including almost every store and restaurant in downtown chico? Plus many others in all of chico Just a thought.
Just a thought

Paradise, CA

#50 Dec 27, 2010
Deal with it wrote:
Perhaps if there was less unemployment, workers would be in demand and walmart would be forced to raise their wages!!!!!!
when unemployment was alot lower walmart still never had a problem finding employees. in 10 to 15 years when the rate drops back down they will still have no problems finding workers. they will still have to pay minimum wage like most stores in chico and california.
Just a thought

Paradise, CA

#51 Dec 27, 2010
Richard wrote:
I know of a greeter who has been working at Wal*Marts in Chico for 9 years and he gets $13,37 an hour.

The longer you work there, the more you get paid..
excellent point richard, people seem to forget that.
Sir Slave

Anderson, CA

#52 Dec 27, 2010
I cant believe there are any fools advocating for putting their mainstreet stores out of business.
dont you republicans ever learn what happens when you let someone/thing get too big??/
I dont want the sierra club running My town either.
but to say hey, come on out and put all of our friends out of business....what does that say about your character??? do you care about what happens to the people who grow up after you in Chico?? wally world pays s*** and treats you like it too.
Sir Slave

Anderson, CA

#53 Dec 27, 2010
Jeanne wrote:
Sad, but true! Once again the bleeding heart liberal tree-huggers in this town had to ruin a good thing. I've lived and worked in Chico all my life and I was excited about having a superwalmart on my end of town. There is a lot of growth on my end of town. I don't believe the superwalmart would have hurt the business at Winco or Food Maxx since there are still plenty of bargain shoppers and welfare recipients who live on that end of town. What we need to do is vote all those people in the city council out of office. And citizens, the next time this comes before the city council stand and let your voice be heard. Lets overwhelm them next time!
what about main street jeanne?/ arn't your friends who own businesses there going to suffer, once you let a super box that sells everything imported and cheap into town??
Keeping it real

United States

#54 Dec 27, 2010
Curtain Rod wrote:
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Did you know that most walmart employees qualify for food stamps because they fall far below the poverty line.....that is not true of Winco employees.
Do you really want your tax dollars going to subsidize walmart for not paying aliving wage?
A Walmart employee once said to me that he had to make a choice of whether to buy gas to get to work or food.

How sad is that?

If you observe what the employees buy, spam, crackers, etc., how can you say they are happy?
Keeping it real

United States

#55 Dec 27, 2010
Krackers.

LMAO. Theydeletedcrakers.
Keeping it real

United States

#56 Dec 27, 2010
Sir Slave wrote:
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what about main street jeanne?/ arn't your friends who own businesses there going to suffer, once you let a super box that sells everything imported and cheap into town??
Seems like everything comes from China, because they own the US; even the goods at the mom and pops you are trying to save.

Almost everything at the malls is made in China or some other Asian country, India or Mexico. The name brand, quality (or lack thereof) is the difference in price.
Sir Slave

Anderson, CA

#57 Dec 27, 2010
Keeping it real wrote:
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Seems like everything comes from China, because they own the US; even the goods at the mom and pops you are trying to save.
Almost everything at the malls is made in China or some other Asian country, India or Mexico. The name brand, quality (or lack thereof) is the difference in price.
good point,
its a foregone conclusion that anyone running a retail business is going to buy some imported goods, but the difference is the profits stay in town instead of going to arkansas.....labor, and local profit margin and support of local vendors is why we shouldn't let wally world expand. there are already a slew of them north of sacremento.
they just shove all else aside.
Sir Slave

Anderson, CA

#58 Dec 27, 2010
Just a thought wrote:
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excellent point richard, people seem to forget that.
oooooooh.$13.37 an hr. whoa!!
I know thats alot for walmart, but in the real world thats barely a living wage for a family. 9 years at walmart is a long time
joker

Magalia, CA

#59 Dec 27, 2010
sounds to me other cities r jealous that oroville is gettin better

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