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knee jerk April 19, 2014 at 06:52 am
I still use wampum, Beth, at the Indian Reservation to buy cigarettes. No cards, no taxes, no bigRead More brother.
Bill Smit April 19, 2014 at 07:34 am
I own a small business in Woodridge IL. The amount of credit card fraud has here has increased tenRead More fold over last year. I have to tell you that the card owner doesn't get burned, the card issuer don't either, nor does the company you hire to process and approve the cards. It's the local merchant where the card was used. Online ordering is the worst. The big banks say you didn't swipe a card, so you're liable, even though it was approved by that same bank at the time of purchase. If this keeps up, I'll have to go backwards in time and shut down online ordering. So much for a cashless society.
JMarsh April 19, 2014 at 08:16 am
I think I will go back to using checks at stores and cash at gas stations. I found a gas station inRead More Eagle Rock that gives a discount for using cash and generally buy my gas there. Not as convenient as using a debit card but I had to cancel my card after using it at Target right before Christmas. What a hassle.
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 05:16 am
With prices rising in all industries, I call it the disease of liberal Democrats! And it is theRead More disease that will wipe out civilization!
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.
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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.
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