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Petition to The Board of Supervisors

STOP development of the Dollar General Store in Middletown, California

The community of the Middletown is asking that the Lake County Board of Supervisors deny development of the Dollar General Store in Middletown. Residents do not want to see this large, out-of-state corporation adversely impact the locally owned businesses, historical values, and social and ecological values of our town. The plans for the business show a 9,100 square foot, stucco box-style building with some parking spaces.  The architecture is severely mismatched and is in direct violation of the Middletown's building design guidelines.  The unsightly loading docks will frontage Calistoga Rd., and this facility will increase big-rig traffic through downtown.  This type of retail does not offer any goods or services that the community is lacking.  The benefit of the limited jobs it could produce will be more than outweighed by possible loss of locally owned businesses and export of revenues to an out-of-state corporation with almost 12,000 stores nation-wide.  The large stucco building with the loading dock as frontage to Calistoga Rd. will forever serve as a black eye on the historical face of the community. Middletown is a small, beautiful community with historical and cultural significance.  The close-knit community has small businesses who's families have been part of the community for generations.  Allowing a large retail corporation selling cheap wares into our community will have a significant impact on the local charm, architectural and historical values, and economic well-being of the town.  Please join me in asking our The Board of Supervisors to block this unwelcome development.FOR MORE INFO please RSVP to our event on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/events/1760120767607790/

Jennifer Hartnett Serenity
548 supporters
Update posted 1 week ago

Petition to Joe Lacob and Peter Guber

Warriors Ownership...It's Time For Official Team Merchandise That Also Recognizes OAKLAND!

Oakland California is a true sports city. Even more so, it is a true basketball city. Bill Russell, Gary Payton, Isaiah Rider, Jason Kidd, Antonio Davis, Paul Silas, Brian Shaw, Paul Pierce, Leon Powe, and today's NBA star Damian Lillard, among several others, were all either born or raised here. Therefore, it is undeniable that Oakland, CA has contributed much to the legend and lore of the NBA over several decades. Which brings us to the matter at hand, the "Golden State" Warriors. The sad but plain truth is that despite having been the host city of the Warriors for the past 45 years, the Golden State Warriors organization has never acknowledged Oakland on any official team merchandise. A Little History: -When the organization was formed in Philadelphia in 1946, they bore the name of their host city, and called themselves the Philadelphia Warriors. -When the organization moved to San Francisco in 1962, despite being the only professional basketball team in the Bay Area(just like today), they still bore the name of their host city, and called themselves the "San Francisco" Warriors. But 9 years later, when they moved to Oakland in 1971, for some strange reason, all of a sudden, the rules changed. The team completely refused to identify with its host city, Oakland. Rather, in a move that is completely contrary to every other team in the NBA that has multiple teams playing in one state, they chose to label themselves with the ambiguous moniker of "Golden State". Now the official Golden State Warriors mantra is that the Warriors are simply the "Bay Area's team", which supposedly justifies them using the nationally ambiguous identity of "Golden State." Yet at the same time, they regularly and brazenly showcase their retro "San Francisco" and "City" jerseys all over the NBA, even putting a San Francisco "City" logo in the middle of the Oakland Oracle Arena court, for the world to see! They have committed themselves to taking the team from Oakland, and moving them back to San Francisco by the 2018/2019 NBA season. They even went further, and publicly flirted with changing the name of the team BACK to the San Francisco Warriors after the move! We believe this is disrespectful and unfair to the city of Oakland, and to that we say, Enough is Enough! If the Warriors can proudly display their pride in San Francisco, a place that only hosted the team for 9 years, then even more so they should recognize and acknowledge the city of Oakland, who has hosted them for 45 years, spent over 100 million dollars of taxpayer money, hosted 2 championships, and supported the team through thick and thin, even while the Warriors were the laughing stock of the entire NBA!  We think it's time that the Warriors finally have alternate jerseys that pay homage and respect to the city and fans of Oakland and the East Bay, who have been the lifeblood of the organization for 4 and a half decades! We are proposing alternate jerseys that say "THE TOWN", a name that we Oakland residents have affectionately called our city for over 30 years. I have included examples of what the jerseys could look like, but any similar style can also be discussed and suggested. The main point is that the Warriors should ALSO have official team jerseys, that fans can purchase, that acknowledge their host city, Oakland CA, and the fans of Oakland and the East Bay, who have been the lifeblood of the Warriors team and organization for over 4 decades! Is there precedent in the NBA for this? Well consider: -The Portland Trailblazers have "RipCity" jerseys -The Charlotte Hornets have "BuzzCity" jerseys -The Houston Rockets have "ClutchCity" jerseys -The Golden State Warriors have proudly flaunted "The City" jerseys around for years, despite not even playing in San Francisco for the past 45 years.So it is only RIGHT and FAIR that the Warriors also have official team merchandise that says "The Town", to represent Oakland, just as it has official team merchandise that says "The City", to represent San Francisco. Not to mention, it would increase team revenue from merchandise, as I'm sure these jerseys would be extremely popular league wide!  Let's see...16 years in Philadelphia, 9 years in San Francisco(Daly City)  45 years in Oakland. Oakland loves and identifies with the Warriors. We always have. But it often feels that the Warriors don't want to publicly identify with us. We think it's long overdue for the Warriors organization to show Oakland some love! Join us in urging Warriors ownership to finally do the right thing, before they move back to San Francisco, and all remembrance of Oakland and the East Bay, becomes nothing more than a distant, forgotten memory!In addition to signing this petition, don't hesitate to message the Warriors organization directly, and let them know how you feel as well!jlacob@warriors.comhttps://twitter.com/peterguberhttps://twitter.com/rickwelts For more on the background story...http://bit.ly/1RzffLS

Warriors Love
3,294 supporters
Update posted 2 weeks ago

Petition to Brian C. Cornell, Target

Tell Target You Expect More And Want Them To Waste Less Food

The power of our collective action has convinced Whole Foods Market and Walmart to start selling ugly produce. Let’s now work together to encourage Target to combat food waste and increase fresh produce access by sourcing, selling and marketing ugly produce. Target says it listens to its customers so let’s give a clear message that we want it to do something simple, effective and good for the retailers’ and its customers bottom line. This can have a major impact, given it is one of America’s largest retailers with about 1,800 U.S. stores. Target already offers lower prices on “regular” produce at its stores and we applaud its efforts on fruit and vegetable prescriptions (FVRx) in Los Angeles and beyond. In the U.S. studies show that almost 90% of people are not eating enough fresh fruits and vegetables, the recommended five servings a day. Many American families simply can’t afford enough fresh produce. Yet, we throw away about 25% of all produce before it even reaches the grocery store due mostly to cosmetic standards from large grocers that dictate exactly how fruits and veggies should look. If produce fails to make the grade for size, shape, or color, retailers deem it "ugly" and refuse to sell it in their stores. Billions of pounds of good, healthy produce goes uneaten because it’s not pretty! But this food is perfectly edible. Studies confirm that the “uglies” are equally as nutritious as any produce you get in the store, and, can actually have more taste and nutrition! Stores in Australia, Canada, Europe, have seen success selling many different types of not quite "perfect" produce, offering it at an average of 30% off, and it has increased store traffic and total sales. Giant Eagle in Pennsylvania and Ohio, Hannaford in New York and Whole Foods Market in California have successful “ugly” produce programs, with multiple fruits and vegetables as well. Wouldn’t you buy “ugly” but perfectly delicious and nutritious produce for 30-50% off if you had the chance? So join us and the “ugly fruit & veg revolution” as we ask Target to be part of the solution, not the problem. Tell them to add an ugly produce program to their store aisles so you can save money, fight produce deficiency and help the environment all in one. Culinary Nutritionist Stefanie Sacks and I were successful in petitioning Whole Foods Market to sell ugly produce. And we have received over 150,000 signatures to urge Walmart to sell it as well. We delivered the petition and Walmart started two ugly produce efforts but didn’t commit to anything long-term (Whole Foods did commit). Now we are asking you to call on Target to help stop massive food waste by selling cosmetically “less than perfect” produce. #GetUglyProduce

Jordan Figueiredo
28,563 supporters