Articles Tagged With ‘Wal-Mart Stores’

Appellate court approves of Atasacadero Walmart

The California Second District Court of Appeals has upheld a ruling that the city of Atascadero complied with environmental laws in its approval of the construction of a Walmart superstore. In June 2012, the Atascadero City Council approved the construction... (Continue reading)

Salvation Army bell ringers banned from Arroyo Grande plaza

Salvation Army bells will not be ringing in front of the Arroyo Grande Walmart this Christmas season. [Tribune] The Five Cities Center, a shopping plaza that includes Walmart and Albertsons, has banned fundraising in front of its stores. “I love... (Continue reading)

Atascadero group appeals Walmart ruling

An attorney for Save Atascadero, a group opposed to the Walmart project, filed an appeal on July 12 that challenges a judge’s ruling approving the project. In June 2012, the Atascadero City Council approved the construction of a Walmart superstore... (Continue reading)

Big employers exploiting Medi-Cal?

Supporters of a legislative plan called “the Walmart bill” demonstrated at the state capitol Wednesday, hoping to punish big employers for paying wages so low that workers are forced onto Medi-Cal rolls. (SacBee) Heavily backed by labor unions, the bill,... (Continue reading)

Wal-Mart pleads guilty to federal environmental crimes

Wal-Mart has admitted to violating criminal and civil laws to protect water quality and agreed to pay more than $110 million in fines. As part of a multi-million case against the world’s largest retailer, Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. pleaded guilty Tuesday... (Continue reading)

Judge tentatively approves Atascadero Walmart

A San Luis Obispo Superior Court judge tentatively ruled against a lawsuit alleging that the city of Atascadero did not follow environmental laws in the process of approving the construction of a Walmart. [Tribune] Save Atascadero, a group opposed to... (Continue reading)

Battle over Atascadero Walmart goes to court

San Luis Obispo Superior Court Judge Jac Crawford heard arguments Tuesday on whether the city of Atascadero followed environmental law when it approved the construction of a Walmart in June. An attorney for Save Atascadero, a group opposed to the... (Continue reading)

Wal-Mart attacks union on planned Black Friday strike

As a looming labor strike on Black Friday threatens sales, Wal-Mart has filed a complaint against the union it claims is organizing the disruption. Wal-Mart accused the United Food and Commercial Workers of trying to force the retail giant into... (Continue reading)

Ruling leaves Wal-Mart more vulnerable to CEQA suits

Wal-Mart may now face lawsuits for using the initiative process to sidestep the California Environmental Quality Act due to a state appellate court ruling. [California Watch] The retail giant, which currently faces a CEQA suit for its newly approved Atascadero... (Continue reading)

Wal-Mart bait and switch

OPINION By DAVID BROADWATER A day of reckoning is coming in Atascadero on the Wal-Mart/Annex project at the June 26 City Council meeting. Multi-million dollar risks to the city’s businesses and residents are on the table. This will be your last chance... (Continue reading)