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  California (Harpers.org)
California was in the midst of a power shortage; residents faced the prospect of rolling fl outs and many began, hesitantly, to question the wisdom of energy deregulation.
A 13-year-old boy in California was facing jail time for shooting a spitball that accidentally hit another boy in the eye; the boy, who has a heart condition and has undergone heart surgery twice, was convicted of causing serious bodily injury and mayhem and could be sent to prison for eight years.
A California man was arrested for torturing and dissecting his daughter's guinea pig because he thought it was a robot with a camera in its head sent to spy on him by government agents.
harpers.org /California.html   (4001 words)

 California Raisin Marketing Board :: FAQs
The moisture content of the Thompson seedless grapes, from which natural seedless California raisins are made, is reduced by cutting the fresh grapes from the vine and allowing them to dry in the sun until the moisture level is roughly 15% to 18% water or lower.
California raisins are good food and, eaten in moderation, they can be a part of a balanced diet even for toddlers.
California Golden Raisin packages will list California Seedless Raisins, Sulfur Dioxide added as a Preservative to account for the sulfur that is used to maintain the light golden color when these raisins are dried.
www.calraisins.org /info/faq.cfm   (4931 words)

 Supermarket Workers' Union Fails in California - Reclaim Democracy.org
The happy result was that supermarkets were one of the region's few remaining sources of middle-class jobs with decent wages and benefits for workers without a college degree.
Or perhaps it was the fact that the southern California UFCW contracts were the best (from the union's perspective) in the nation, and covering the largest number of workers.
The 2003-04 Southern California supermarket strike and lockout will be remembered as a turning point in corporate America's tragic journey down the low road, and as a huge defeat for the U.S. labor movement and for working people.
reclaimdemocracy.org /articles_2004/supermarket_union_failure_california.html   (1545 words)

 California dmv   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
California DUI - Suspensions Of the License Of California DMV
The department of California of the motor vehicles announced that it has successfully installed the computers of high performance of IBM RS/6000 in the headquarters of the department and through its 172 offices of the field.
The court of appeal of California invested to a judicial order of test and reinstaló a suspension of the license of a year imposed by the DMV based on a previous offense under laws of DUI of Colorado.
california.prevedmundo.com /california-dmv.htm   (2760 words)

 Unions isolate California supermarket strikers
Unless they are defeated, the supermarket chains will impose a contract that creates a lower tier of newly hired workers, working split shifts with reduced wages and benefits and with no pension rights.
The supermarket and transit mechanics’ strikes began less than a week after the recall election that removed California governor Gray Davis from office and replaced him with Republican Arnold Schwarzenegger.
Supermarkets that are not being struck report a windfall in new sales.
www.wsws.org /articles/2003/oct2003/cali-o20.shtml   (1385 words)

 CALIFORNIA / Supermarket janitors awarded $22.4 million in class-action suit / Big chains accused of failing to pay ...
Supermarket janitors in California have won a $22.4 million settlement from three grocery chains and a cleaning contractor after claiming in a class-action lawsuit that they were worked 14 days out of 15, denied breaks and not paid for overtime.
About 1,000 California janitors joined the class-action suit, which was filed in November 2000 in state court in Los Angeles against the supermarket chains and the cleaning contractor they employed, Building One Service Solutions.
The supermarket companies operate statewide and own several smaller chains, so the settlement could affect thousands of workers who were not part of the original suit.
www.sfgate.com /cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/c/a/2004/10/06/BAG9794G4E1.DTL&type=printable   (455 words)

 Legal Watch: California court unseals supermarket mutual aid agreement (February 25, 2005)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
California Attorney General Bill Lockyer promptly filed a lawsuit against the grocers asserting that the agreement violated antitrust laws.
Although the parties agreed that the details of the pact could be kept confidential in discovery between them, the supermarkets also filed the agreement as a sealed exhibit to their motion to dismiss the case.
The supermarkets broadly claimed that disclosure of the agreement would harm them in future labor negotiations because they were considering entering into similar pacts outside southern California.
www.gannett.com /go/newswatch/2005/february/nw0225-4.htm   (491 words)

 Riggs v. California
The California Court of Appeal described his offense as “a petty theft motivated by homelessness and hunger.” App.
This question is obviously substantial, particularly since California appears to be the only State in which a misdemeanor could receive such a severe sentence.
Given the fact that a defendant’s prior criminal record may play a dual role in the enhancement scheme–first converting the misdemeanor into a felony, and then invoking the provisions of the three-strikes law–there is some uncertainty about how our cases dealing with the punishment of recidivists should apply.
supct.law.cornell.edu /supct/html/98-5021.ZA.html   (821 words)

 The Failure of Unions :: California's recent supermarket strike as a case in point.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
California's recent supermarket strike as a case in point.
The recent conclusion of the supermarket workers strike in California illustrates perfectly that the days of Unions actually caring about their members have long gone.
If management did cave in, employees would lose their jobs in 3-5 years, when the supermarkets folded - there would simply be no way for the supermarket companies to compete with the likes of non-union Wal-Mart and Costco.
www.politicalforum.com /viewtopic.php?p=2796   (1300 words)

 Employment & Labor Law Professional Information Center: California Supermarket Chains Agree to Pay Janitors $21.5 ...
LOS ANGELES--Three major supermarket chains in California have agreed to pay some $21.5 million to settle a 2001 class action lawsuit brought by store janitors who claimed that a building service contractor employed by Safeway Inc., Albertsons Inc., and Ralphs Grocery Co. forced them to work seven days a week with no overtime pay.
CV 01-0515), but included a confidentiality clause that kept details from surfacing until early October when a radio and print advertising campaign, part of the agreement, was launched seeking to locate janitors who worked at the stores during the period from Jan. 1, 1994, through Dec. 31, 2002.
After the payments are made to named plaintiffs and attorneys, the settlement funds will be distributed to eligible class members in accordance with a formula based upon the number of weeks worked during the class period, according to the documents and Blanco.
emlawcenter.bna.com /pic2/em.nsf/id/BNAP-65SMV7?OpenDocument&PrintVersion=Yes   (640 words)

 SignOnSanDiego.com > News > Business -- Grocery workers fear joining the working poor
Nowhere is this more apparent than in Southern California, said Ruth Milkman, director of the University of California's Institute for Labor and Employment.
Supermarket checkers, and in some places janitors and hotel workers, are the last remaining holdouts.
Deliberate or not, it is a key to survival for the supermarket chains, said Gary Wright, a Denver retail consultant.
www.signonsandiego.com /news/business/20031019-9999_1b19economy.html   (987 words)

 Recent Development: A Penny Saved, a Lifestyle Learned? The California and Connecticut Approaches to Supermarket Privacy
The government has begun to use supermarket records to ensure food stamp and welfare benefits are used properly.
Despite the public nature of grocery shopping, however, supermarkets’ use of discount club cards can be distinguished from cases involving phone companies and banks.
Just as few laws regulate the disclosure of supermarket shopper records to the government, there are few protections against the release of such information to private third parties.
www.jolt.unc.edu /Vol4_I1/Web/Kidd-V4I1.htm   (4977 words)

 Encyclopedia :: encyclopedia : Food 4 Less   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Food 4 Less is a California supermarket chain.
It is a no-frills warehouse grocery store where the customers bag their own groceries at the check-out.
There are Food 4 Less stores in Southern California, Illinois, Indiana, and Nevada.
www.hallencyclopedia.com /Food_4_Less   (84 words)

 A Supermarket in California by Allen Ginsberg - Poetry Archive   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
A Supermarket in California by Allen Ginsberg - Poetry Archive
The same target is evident in 'A Supermarket in California' with its garish neon light and piles of consumer goods.
The recording of 'A Supermarket in California' was made in 1956 at the Pacifica Studios, Berkeley, California.
www.poetryarchive.org /poetryarchive/singlePoem.do?poemId=1549   (668 words)

 Cucamonga Valley - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Cucamonga Valley is a region between the Los Angeles and San Bernardino areas, in San Bernardino County and Riverside County, of California, USA.
It is located east of the Pomona Valley and it is a major site of wine production and is the location of the Cucamonga Valley American Viticultural Area.
The large Southern California supermarket chain Stater Bros. has its headquarters in the city of Colton.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Cucamonga_Valley   (189 words)

 California Department of Conservation, Beverage Container Recycling Program Elements - Supermarket
Supermarket is defined as a full-line, self-service retail store with gross annual sales of $2,000,000 or more.
Supermarkets are mapped in conjuction with carrying out the California Beverage Container Recycling and Litter Reduction Act.
Supermarkets are specifically defined in the Act and are mapped to determine the center point of Convenience Zones, the 1/2 mile radius area surrounding the supermarket.
ceres.ca.gov /calsip/catalog/BrowseRecord.epl?id=29237   (122 words)

 Lessons of the California Supermarket Strike
Last October supermarket workers in Southern California launched the largest strike by far in the country since the September 11 attacks, with 70,000 workers hitting the bricks.
In its impact on the California supermarkets, it is not simply a competitor to the supermarket bosses but their labor relations advisor.
With these workers, in the supermarkets and other industries, revolutionary Marxists want to begin a discussion about the deeper lessons of the strike, the conclusions to be drawn, and the strategy the working class needs to adopt.
www.lrp-cofi.org /PR/strikePR70.html   (3497 words)

 Albertson's, Inc. and American Stores Company
The Attorneys General of California, Nevada and New Mexico participated in the investigation and consent negotiations, and are today commencing lawsuits and filing consent decrees in federal District Courts in their respective states.
Albertson's operates 177 supermarkets in California, 31 supermarkets in Nevada, and 19 supermarkets in New Mexico.
American Stores, the second largest supermarket chain in the United States, is headquartered in Salt Lake City, Utah, and operates approximately 802 supermarkets and 773 stand-alone pharmacies in 31 states.
www.ftc.gov /opa/1999/06/american.htm   (1149 words)

 Talks break down in Southern California supermarket strike
Clerks employed by Safeway, Inc., which owns the Vons and Pavilion supermarket chains, struck on October 11 over the company’s demand that a new contract require workers to pay health insurance premiums as well as substantial co-payments—up to 50 percent for surgeries and other expensive procedures.
Under a joint agreement with Safeway, the two other major Southern California supermarket chains, Krogers, which owns Ralphs supermarkets, and Albertsons, locked out UFCW members at their stores.
This rationalization is fraudulent, since the three supermarket giants have agreed to share revenues during the contract dispute.
www.wsws.org /articles/2003/dec2003/groc-d10.shtml   (1167 words)

 The Academy of American Poets - California
The California Center for the Book is a reading promotion agency that celebrates California's rich literary heritage and promotes reading, libraries, literacy, and authorship through book discussions and reading and writing contests.
While the California office supports events in California only, writers from all states are eligible for P andW funding.
The office in California also produces a directory of organizations that present literary events in California and a newsletter with information useful to organizations that host literary events and to writers.
www.poets.org /state.php/varState/CA   (2391 words)

 UNI Commerce UFCW supermarket strike page   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Will the supermarket workers succeed in defending their right to earn a decent living through their work, and to go to a doctor when a child gets ill? For all workers in the United States, and indeed around the world, it is important that the power of corporate greed is stopped now and here.
Negotiations to resolve the supermarket strike and lockout in California are continuing.
U.S. supermarket giant Safeway has decided to add insult to injury as its workers in California are on strike for the fourth month.
www.union-network.org /UNIsite/Sectors/Commerce/index_ufcw_strike.htm   (2853 words)

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For example, in the "neon fruit supermarket" the fruit is stacked in aisles, and the environment is artificially lit.
The differencee between Ginsberg's supermarket analogy and WW's Leaaves of Grass analogy for the diversity in America is interesting.
The SUpermarket setting is a materialistic setting, while the leaves of grass is a naturalistic setting.
www.skidmore.edu /academics/english/courses/spence/supernew.htm   (1047 words)

 cbs2.com - Tentative Deal In Supermarket Strike   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
The dispute between the United Food and Commercial Workers and the supermarket operators -- Albertsons, Kroger Co. and Safeway -- resonated nationwide because it was seen as a referendum on affordable employee health care.
The strike-lockout inconvenienced millions of shoppers in Southern California and led to hundreds of millions of dollars in losses for the three grocery chains, which had taken a stand against rising employee health costs.
The dispute became the longest-running strike in the history of U.S. supermarket labor but fell far short of the five-year strike by grape pickers in Delano during the 1960s -- the longest in California history.
cbs2.com /topstories/topstoriesla_story_058130940.html   (912 words)

 PRESS RELEASE California Supermarket Chain Chooses IBM e-Infrastructure Technology For Next-Generation e-Business   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
The decision to migrate to DB2 running on the IBM eServer zSeries platform was triggered when Raley's original data warehouse reached full capacity, hindering its ability to manage and report insights on its point of sale data.
Raley's owns Bel Air Markets, a chain of 18 supermarkets in the greater Sacramento area; Food Source, a chain of 7 warehouse format stores; and Nob Hill Foods, a chain of 26 supermarkets in south San Jose, Central Coast, and greater Bay Area in Northern California.
As the foundation for e-business, DB2 Universal Database is the industry's first multimedia, Web-ready relational database management system, strong enough to meet the demands of large corporations and flexible enough to serve medium-sized and small e-businesses.
www.marketwire.com /mw/iwpr?id=30979&cat=te   (800 words)

 A Supermarket In California Analysis Allen Ginsberg : Summary Explanation Meaning Overview Essay Writing Critique Peer ...
Ginsberg turns this on its head in a supermarket in which all the produce of america is arranged in a neon lit headache inducing warehouse.
This supermarket in California is supposed to be the literary world.
A Supermarket In California Analysis Allen Ginsberg Characters archetypes.
www.eliteskills.com /c/13533   (878 words)

 Allen Ginsberg, A Supermarket in California   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
What thoughts I have of you tonight, Walt Whitman, for I walked down the sidestreets under the trees with a headache self-conscious looking at the full moon.
We strode down the open corridors together in our solitary fancy tasting artichokes, possessing every frozen delicacy, and never passing the cashier.
The trees add shade to shade, lights out in the houses, we'll both be lonely.
www.english.upenn.edu /~afilreis/88/supermarket.html   (238 words)

 California Raisin Marketing Board :: Healthy Recipes
California raisins are significant contributors to a healthy lifestyle, and we've collected recipes that are easy to make and nutritious.
California raisins add interest and flair to this familiar classic.
Even though fish is used in this recipe, the California Golden Raisin Chutney goes equally well with poultry or pork.
www.calraisins.org /recipes/healthy.cfm   (382 words)

 Workers World Feb. 5, 2004: Day of solidarity with California supermarket workers
As part of a new coordinated effort by organized labor to support the supermarket workers in Southern California, a bus caravan left Los Angeles Jan. 27 headed for the home of Safeway CEO Steven Burd.
These workers see that the Greedy Three supermarket chains--Vons, Albertsons and Ralphs--continue to pay their CEOs and executives millions in salaries, bonuses and stock options, as well as health benefits that provide optimum care for them and their families.
Unions are mobilizing throughout Southern California with thousands of longshore workers, service workers, teamsters, plumbers, electricians, healthcare providers, writers, musicians and actors planning to come by busses, vans and cars.
www.workers.org /ww/2004/ufcw-la0205.php   (567 words)

 Attorney General Lockyer Announces Settlement to Keep Supermarket Prices Competitive for Consumers - News & Alerts ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Over the past several months, the California Attorney General's office has been investigating the competitive impact of this transaction along with the Federal Trade Commission and the Attorneys General of the States of Nevada and New Mexico.
The 31 stores divested in northern California will be purchased by Ralphs Grocery Company, which currently operates primarily in southern California.
The bulk of the southern California stores will be divested to California-based Stater Bros., Inc. and to Certified Grocers of California, Ltd., a supermarket wholesaler that represents independent supermarket operators.
caag.state.ca.us /newsalerts/1999/99-052a.htm   (635 words)

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