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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 05:23 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.
Concerned Md Citizen March 8, 2014 at 03:43 pm
the good news is that a reputable company bought Safeway; the bad news is they may keep the sameRead More awful management personnel therefore stifling its rebuilding.
Steve Pogue March 8, 2014 at 06:08 pm
Interesting that the price paid for long-established Safeway with 1,305 stores in 20 states is lessRead More than half of what Facebook paid for Whats App. Seems a little out of balance, no?
Gladwyn d'Souza March 10, 2014 at 08:47 am
Only if there is an earthquake or other natural disaster and folks are dependent on the three dayRead More supply at Safeway. Hopefully Albertson closes all these dumps. Remember Safeway's response to selling pink slime- all our products are approved by the USDA.
Event flier for the free tax preparation on March 6, 2014.
harveyhmb February 25, 2014 at 02:29 pm
You don't have to go over the hill to get your taxes done for free: Coastside Hope also offersRead More Volunteer Income Tax Assistance, free tax preparation assistance to low-income English- and Spanish-speaking clients whose annual household income is less than $52,000. For information and an appointment, call Coastside Hope at 726-9071, ext. 227.
Inside a Walmart Neighborhood Market.
randy albin February 14, 2014 at 10:47 am
how these lower wage employees can live in the bay area is a real conundrum. good luck with theseRead More good idea retailers. at least you know of a good place to go shopping
SunTzu February 10, 2014 at 09:14 pm
Throwing more money into education is not the answer. We have the highest per-student spending someRead More of the worst results. With the highest taxes of any state, we still have to raise money for schools through auctions and fundraisers. What a joke. If we want to fix the schools the state needs to: 1) Stop implementing Common Core 2) Get back to basics of reading, writing and math. Get ride of the hippy dippy social engineering crap. Having the internet in schools does nothing as all engineering and science is based on math. 3) Pass a right to work law so teachers aren't forced to join a union or at least end mandatory political contributions so the State can get out of the clutches 4) End tenure and make teachers' pay merit-based. 5) Require everyone to learn English rather than make everything bi/tri/quad-lingual.
Kirsten Jarvi February 11, 2014 at 07:25 am
If ten year is ended, make it merit based. Then shouldn't our legislative body also be paid on meritRead More based compensation plan. We have lost some excellent teachers to other fields because each year they were receiving pink slips on whether or not we as Californians could balance our budget. Start math and science education early and young. Vote for people who can do the math and the work. Their is still way too much waste in the state and not good strategic planners and problem solvers. Some how that was missed in law school. Ethics would be helpful too!
Baraiha February 11, 2014 at 10:19 am
Ummm. California is in the bottom five in state funding for education.
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