Articles Tagged With ‘Wal-Mart Stores’




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Atascadero Wal-Mart construction may begin soon

Wal-Mart has submitted plans in preparation for constructing its Atascadero store. Builders may break ground on the project late this summer. [Tribune] After seven years of contentious debate, the Atascadero City Council approved the Wal-Mart project in 2012. A group... (Continue reading)

Santa Maria man arrested for stealing diapers

With guns drawn, Santa Maria police arrested a 24-year-old Santa Maria man who was suspected of stealing diapers from the Walmart on Bradley Road on Saturday afternoon, police said. At approximately 3:30 p.m., Joseph Dollette told a loss prevention employee... (Continue reading)

Man gropes girl at Arroyo Grande Walmart

A Grover Beach man grabbed and groped a girl at the Arroyo Grande Walmart on Sunday, then fled from several law enforcement officers who were chasing him. Around 8:14 p.m., Arroyo Grande police responded to a report of sexual battery... (Continue reading)

Wal-Mart to build a store in Atascadero

Wal-Mart announced Thursday that it will move forward with plans to build an 118,000 square-foot shopping center in northern Atascadero. After seven years of contentious debate, the project was approved by the Atascadero City Council in 2012. However, a group... (Continue reading)

Child enters the world in Salinas Wal-Mart bathroom

Salinas baby Asali Asante Robins exited her mother’s womb, not in a hospital bed, rather on the floor of a Wal-Mart bathroom. [Californian] Wal-Mart employee Rosaline Madrid, 38, gave birth to Asali late last month after feeling leg pain at... (Continue reading)

Atascadero execs fleeing troubled Walmart project?

All Atascadero executives who participated in 2012 negotiations with Wal-Mart have now left their positions with the city. [Tribune] Atascadero Community Development Director Warren Frace announced this week that he is leaving the city for the same position in his... (Continue reading)

Dumb crook of the week over-shops at Paso Robles WalMart

An Atascadero man went on a free-of-charge shopping spree at the Paso Robles WalMart, but failed to fit his overload into the getaway vehicle. Around 6 p.m. on Saturday, the suspect entered WalMart and walked directly to the electronics section.... (Continue reading)

California Wal-Mart protest produces 23 arrests

Officers arrested 23 protesters at a Southern California demonstration against Wal-Mart Thursday evening. [Los Angeles Times] The protest occurred outside a Wal-Mart in the Los Angeles County city of Pico Rivera, where it began in the store’s parking lot, but... (Continue reading)

Atascadero took the bait, hook, line and sinker

OPINION BY MIKE BRENNLER Recent headlines reveal that the infrastructure improvements needed to accommodate Walmart have swollen from $4.5 million to almost $12 million. This should not surprise anyone as warnings were repeatedly raised between 2008 through 2012. Many citizens... (Continue reading)

WalMart to cost Atascadero more than $11 million

OPINION By TOM COMAR While it may come as a shock to some, those of us in Save Atascadero and other citizens who warned Atascadero’s staff, council, and planning commission that WalMart traffic mitigation costs could skyrocket and leave the... (Continue reading)



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