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Alcoholic Beverage Control--Informational Meeting

"Representatives from the Department of Alcoholic Bevarges Control will be explaining the ABC hearing and protest process as it relates to the Wal-Mart application in the city of Rosemead."

Evergreen Baptist Church, 1255 San Gabriel Blvd, Rosemead, CA  91770.  The ABC contact name is Hilarie Vasquez, at 626-927-1060.

Apparently the ABC wants to "educate" us about the licensing process.  Attend the meeting if you can, both to learn about the process and to let them know that you oppose a 24-hour liquor outlet across the street from an elementary school.

Wal-Mart Gender Discrimination Class Action

The lead attorney in a gender discrimination suit against Wal-Mart is having a presentation at UCLA on Wednesday, March 22, 4:45 pm - 6:00 pm.  I'm attaching the flyer in Word format.

Update on Wal-Mart Spending in Rosemead

Direct political expenditure reports were due in California's Secretary of State's office at the end of last month.  View Wal-Mart's spending here:


Note that during the summer of 2005, while volunteers like David Perea were pounding the pavement, gathering signatures one at a time, Wal-Mart funneled $40,000 through their front group, so-called Rosemead PRIDE, to finance an extensive disinformation campaign.  That's about $3 for every household with a registered voter in the city of Rosemead.

Small story on Cable television


Crown City News produces a weekly local newscast for area cable.  They had a short story about the continuing battle against Wal-Mart in Rosemead on February 13.

The Wal-Mart spokesperson just couldn't help telling another lie, however.  He says a Rosemead Chamber of Commerce poll said 61% of Rosemead residents support a Rosemead.

Moms Vs. Wal-Mart


That's a group that is protesting the concept of Wal-Marts opening adjacent to schools.  Apparently, the students of Eldridge Rice Elementary School are not the only children in America that the geniuses from Bentonville decided to expose to 14,000 or more cars a day.

I would encourage my fellow Rosemeadians to go on over to the Moms vs. Wal-Mart site and sign their letter to Wal-Mart.

Attention Wal-Mart Shoppers: Let Your Conscience Be Your Guide


Link to a syndicated story that appeared in the Salt Lake Tribune 1/25/2006

It appeared in the San Gabriel Valley Tribune 1/28/2006:


The Arrogance of Jay Imperial


What kind of a crazy world do we live in that any judge would even for a second believe that canceling an election somehow protects the voting rights of Rosemead citizens? 4,200 confirmed, registered voters in Rosemead signed the petitions to ask for a recall election of Jay Imperial and Gary Taylor. State law does not give a city council the discretion to decide whether or not to hold an election once a sufficient number of signatures have been verified.

San Gabriel Valley Tribune, 23 December 2005

Two stories of interest to us in the San Gabriel Valley Tribune today.

First, the Garvey School District has voted to sue Rosemead over the lack of attention in the EIR to the effects of pollution and traffic if the Supercenter were to be built across the street from Eldridge Rice Elementary School. The story quotes Garvey School Board President Henry Lo: "What we are doing tonight is exercising our option to mitigate any potential harm to our kids, teachers and parents." Thanks to Garvey School Board members Henry Lo, Bob Bruesch, and Felipe Agredano for their support.