Today the Los Angeles city council voted 13-0 for an ordinance that was widely viewed as an effort to block Walmart's effort to open a grocery store in Chinatown.
The only problem? The ordinance won't actually stop the Chinatown location from opening at all. All the necessary permits for the location were already quietly approved at 4:30 pm yesterday. [ more › ]
Despite efforts by L.A. City Council members to throw up roadblocks, retail giant Wal-Mart has secured the construction permits needed to open its 33,000-square foot grocery in Chinatown, city officials said Friday.
The Los Angeles City Council is expected to vote on an ordinance Wednesday that would ban pet stores from selling dogs, cats and rabbits unless the animals came from non-profit rescue organizations or city animal shelters.
An ordinance that will be put to a vote Tuesday during the Los Angeles City Council meeting could halt plans for a Wal-Mart to open in Chinatown. [ more › ]
Los Angeles Alliance for a New Economy (LAANE) is the group spear heading the protest of the small neighborhood style grocery store that Walmart wants to open. I am familiar with the market as I have seen them in Las Vegas where th...