Welcome to the new Forum

The old forums have been discontinued.

Please use this system. It's less sophisticated, but is integrated with the rest of the site.

Opened on OS X, Acrobat 6

I managed to open it on OS X, Acrobat 6. The Acrobat version probably matters. I had some older version before, and it complained when I tried to open the Draft EIR.

If anyone needs a CD with the FEIR on it, I can provide one. Email me at johnk@riceball.com



If you would send me a copy of that CD, I would certainly appreciate it.


Potholes on Potrero Grande

Im a SSG resident who livs close to the intersection of Arroyo Dr and Potrero Grande. Has anyone else noticed the large and always annoying POTHOLES on Potrero Grande caused by the funeral processions from Reurrection Cemetary? And Rosemead city planners are anticipating NO significant road problems from 12,0000 cars, including big rigs, a day??
I dont know if the County, Monterey Park, or Montebello are responsible for road repair on Potrero, but it takes awhile for potholes to be repaired. I prefer to use Paramount if possible.

University of Berkley

I would be informative if the SOC leadership or Webmaster provided a link or copied the University of Berkley study on the negative economic impact Wal-Mart has on the State of Cal, which cost the state 86 million and the County 35 million in government healthcare, housing and food subsidies for ts employees.

Added to the links page

I thought I'd already had put it up. Thanks for the heads up.

This is probably the best known contemporary study of the impact of Wal-Mart's labor practices.

The effect isn't just in the direct subsidy of welfare services, but, the fact that Wal-Mart is so large that it influences the entire labor market to lower its wages.

Recall of City Council Members

The Notice of Intention to Circulate Recall Petition -- to remove William Alarcon, Gary Taylor, and Jay Imperial from the Rosemead City Council continues. I expect to have several multiples of the minimum required registered voters in the City of Rosemead, each of whom will be a proponent of a recall petition -- before I serve the above three members with the Notice at the beginning of next week. If you have not yet signed the Notice of Intention, and wish to be one of the proponents of the recall, please let me know. You must be a registered voter and qualified to vote in the City of Rosemead. More importantly, you should share a strong desire to remove these three members -- each of whom voted for a Wal*Mart in our residential neighborhood. E-mail: jbrady9@earthlink.net

You should fire up a blog

John - you should try to learn the blogs on this system. Since the fight is continuing, I would like this site to be a place where discussions about the issue can be carried out. Though few people write on here, there are a lot of people reading it. I haven't run the logs in great detail, but a quick analysis showed around 2500 to 3000 pageviews per month. I'm sure it's a lot more now.

More significantly, the site is an information source for the media, who use it to find our information.

I could create a little area on the navigation that would link to each user's blog.


Wal-Mart /City Council Meeting (voting)

I was present at the meeting where the council voted unanimously in favor of Wal-Mart. It was obvious from the start of the meeting that they had made up their minds to vote for it and nothing anyone said was going to change that. I have been a resident of Rosemead for almost 40 years. I believe that Taylor and Imperial have been on the council so long that they believe they have the right to decide what is best for Rosemead and it doesn't matter what the residents think. They need to be replaced. Their contempt for the proceedings was obvious (especially Imperial's). They do NOT represent me!