Black Friday Protests at Wal Mart Planned

I got word a month ago that the OUR Walmart organization is planning protests for "Black Friday" which is the Friday after Thanksgiving.

I'm not sure where they will be, but there will probably be something significant in Los Angeles.

09/16 Planning Commission - Finalizing Zoning Code Update

For those who are interested, the proposed Zoning Code Update will have a public hearing before the Planning Commission tomorrow (Monday) night at 7:00 PM in Council Chambers at City Hall. This is one of the final steps prior to adoption, and probably the last, or next-to-last, chance to make any changes in the document. If approved, it will then proceed to City Council for first and second readings - likely at either their 09/24 and 10/08 meetings, or their 10/08 and 10/22 meetings. Once approved on second reading, it should go into effect after 30 days.

The Update will make some significant changes in both residential and commercial areas; it will affect where and how homes and other structures can be built, things that can be done to homes and yards, and the types of businesses that can operate in particular commercial and residential areas.

FREE Housing Rights Workshop-Aug. 20th 2013

Attention Montebello Residents!

Do you have questions about housing discrimination, evictions, security deposits, repairs,
rent increases and more?

Learn about
your legal rights and responsibilities
at our FREE
HOUSING RIGHTS WORKSHOP

Tuesday
August 20, 2013
5:30-7:30pm

Montebello Public Library
Meeting Room
1550 West Beverly Blvd.
Montebello, CA 90460

Rosemead Zoning Code Update

This Wednesday and Thursday evenings (7/10 and 7/11), from 6 - 8 PM the City of Rosemead will be hosting public outreach sessions for the City's first comprehensive zoning code update in over 50 years. This update affects the entirety of the City's zoning code (RMC Title 17), and will affect everything from what you can build and where you can build it, to what you can do with it when it's there. Everyone in the City will be affected in some way.

710 Day

Coming up tomorrow, July 10th (7/10), the City of Alhambra is hosting "710 Day in Alhambra," a street festival to increase awareness of air quality and other issues facing the region due to the still-incomplete freeway.

La Merced Neighborhood, Montebello, website

Found this on a web search:

La Merced, Montebello.

It's a short, fun read.

Wal Mart Fined $81 Million for Dumping Hazardous Waste

HuffPo reports that WM plead guilty to charges of violating the clean water act and other laws by dumping fertilizer and other hazardous waste into sewers.

Pico Rivera Wal Mart Workers to Strike at Wal Mart

Dozens of Southern California Walmart retail employees plan to join this week's strike starting Thursday. According to organizers, the employees will rally on [May 28th] Thursday morning in Pico Rivera with supporters including US Congresswoman Judy Chu (D-CA), and warehouse workers employed in Walmart-contracted buildings in the region.

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