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Ted Buchanan April 21, 2014 at 04:47 pm
Who has even heard of these stores? Didn't Aaron Bros.go under in 1987? Who wants to take the timeRead More to hack into these accounts? Dummies that shop there don't have any money! Low-brow and low income customers who bring in their 5 screaming kids ( 4 are obese!) And their parents let them terrorize the rest of the shoppers. Free babysitting while Mommy orders an extra large Slushee for Remo and his ADD. Why ? Parents weren't parented either. Or its considered cute as Jr. has his meltdown with sticky chocolate fingers ! Count me out...
yourusmcboyelvises April 21, 2014 at 09:20 pm
you elvisees need to grab a par and march on the lilly house and drag those obummers and smoldens toRead More the streetskies for some real justskies. before icks too lakes.
Scott Peterson April 21, 2014 at 09:44 pm
Security is a deterrent not a preventative measure. There is no way to be secure from everyRead More possibility because it is impossible to even conceive of every possibility. Instead we try to secure against the threats we know of through experience and those we may anticipate through inference extrapolated from those experiences. The businesses are naturally and rightly profit driven and things that do not directly and or immediately hurt the bottom line do not get priority funding. Thieves too are profit driven though they are less regulated than business and in general face more personal risk than businesses typically do toward realizing their bottom line. Due to the actual few distinctions between the thief and business the thief must be the more resourceful of the two and thus more innovative. Security is always going to be a reactionary means of preventing theft. The proactive means to prevent theft are to accept there is no absolute security and otherwise either too expensive, too harsh, too time consuming or some combination of those. Considering how long humanity seems to have dealt with the issue, one might think we would have tried all of the available variables and figured it out sometime during the last 5000 years through trial and error. Oh wait, we have. Communities where the moral code is instilled in the population from cradle to grave coupled with punishment, justly applied, for infractions have almost zero crime and it costs them almost zero dollars. Face it folks, we're all hippy freaks living in/on a commune we call Earth. Continually spending good money over top of bad as our orthodox approach has required over the centuries has only produced more crime and or prisons. This implies more crime/prisons is the goal if you THINK.
It could cost Americans 20 percent more to get their bacon fixes as a deadline virus sweeps through the nation's hog barns. (Patch file photo)
mark April 18, 2014 at 05:23 am
When taxes are imposed on various industries then to stay in business the prices increase on theRead More consumer! Obamacare , gas taxes, payroll taxes, tolls, the proposed soda and candy tax , your tobacco tax is 75% of what the product really costs! Commercial Property tax increases! Do you people see what's going on here? This country is being destroyed by the Democrats! It is starting to resemble The a Soviet Union! We should change the name of this country to the USSA!
all-c-ing-eye April 18, 2014 at 12:14 pm
And all this time i thought it was Pork Barrel spending.
JBrad April 19, 2014 at 11:57 am
Mark, Your words are absolutely disgusting. Please do not use this comment thread as a vehicle toRead More spew your racist mentality. And for your information, food-borne illnesses come from agriculture, period. All around the world, including in the U.S. Lastly, your hatred for people of colour does not mean that you understand disease, at all. Good luck in life.
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Auntie JPEG March 8, 2014 at 10:12 pm
What's up with the county & state keeping the money?
rose forrest March 11, 2014 at 06:50 am
Say bye bye Safeway and hello Trader Joes and Sprouts! Grocery outlet also.
j e guerrero jr March 11, 2014 at 07:03 am
Safsway customer club members have an id when checking out. It should have been distributed to theRead More cistomers. Where is the ethics?
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timothy March 8, 2014 at 01:31 pm
Hope you are right Chacha
Phil Simmons March 8, 2014 at 04:02 pm
ChaCha's got it right. Safeway was not bought by Albertsons. It was bought by Cerberus. They are aRead More capital management company. They buy stuff that needs to be restructured due to either bad business or changing economic models. "Super"markets are a dying breed. The mega stores like Costco and Sam's Club are beating them from the top. TJ's, Sprouts and dozens if not hundreds of neighborhood stores around the country are beating them from the other end. And the middle can't survive either because Walmart, Target, and other discounters are beating them in that space. Anyone that does not believe this needs to consider just one thing. Go to all of the other type stores, look at how busy they all are. Then realize that every dollar that goes to Costco, TJ's, Grocery Outlet, Walmart, etc is one more dollar that no longer goes to Safeway, Lucky, Albertsons, or the other "super"markets. The future will not look like the past. This buyout is just one of many that have already happened nationwide, such as Kroger buying Harris Teeter. This is step one in the downsizing and eventual elimination of the 1950's - 90's era "Super"market.
Phil Simmons March 8, 2014 at 04:09 pm
One other thing. If the City of Hercules continues to go along with the sale of its property toRead More Safeway/Albertsons/Cerberus and continues down the path of building a "super"market/parking lot/gas station type store it will be building obsolescence. It will be planning and developing a 20th century concept even though we are 14 years into the 21st century. The future will eventual show it to be the folly that it is.
Jojo Potato March 5, 2014 at 05:05 pm
What does a company from Denver know about avocados? Except how to get publicity from a total nonRead More story like this one. Try some actual new next time.
A rendering of the planned project for the northwest corner of Mt. Diablo Boulevard and Main Street
Julie Jepsen-Grant January 27, 2014 at 07:41 pm
I remember years ago Cadillac corner was the corner of Mt. Diablo and California. Wayne SteadRead More Cadillac.
WC-Independent January 28, 2014 at 08:18 am
Why does it take several months for the paperwork. The faster the permits, the faster to buildRead More completion and then we have sales tax income. Geez, figure out a way to fast track this stuff.
One more time with feeling January 29, 2014 at 10:38 am
Compared to the development velocity of the former Veteran's Hall across from the theater on LocustRead More - a weed-overgrown, empty, lot for 10 years - this project IS fast-tracked!
Tom Heath with a 1956 Miele vacuum a customer brought in a few years ago
H Hudson January 27, 2014 at 09:35 am
His customers say 'don't change a thing'......wholly agree! So sick of fighting traffic/parking inRead More downtown. WC has enough 'slick' stores. This is a small business where there is service and you get straight answers, not 'policies' or employees that can't make decisions. Even the funky paneling is great. But I expect it doesn't fit the city fathers' idea of 'upscale' and 'toney', 'destination' shopping. Good for WC Vacuum !
WC Native January 27, 2014 at 12:07 pm
Walnut Creek Vacuum is the best. For a number of years, I would buy a new vacuum from Costco, useRead More it for a few years, it would break, I would replace. They were fancy, expensive and very poorly made - plus, all of the bells and whistles they offered weren't things we even needed. I was so fed up, I decided to try something different. I went to Walnut Creek Vacuum and bought a simple, upright model that looked like the vacuum we'd had when I was a child. We've had it for many years and it is fantastic. What they are doing to down town is terrible and I hope WC Vacuum can stay right where they are for many generations to come. Remember to patronize our small, local businesses!!
Sadie Berkhimer January 27, 2014 at 06:06 pm
Nice to see a part of the REAL Walnut Creek highlighted. Sure hope they are able to stay where theyRead More are as it is so convenient and the owners are great folks. Thank you Walnut Creek Vacuum for being there when we need you.