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A Win For LA Walmart Opponents

The Huffington Post | Kathleen Miles | Posted 08.22.2012 | Los Angeles

It's been a back-and-forth battle over the Walmart proposed for downtown Los Angeles' Chinatown. Even though Walmart obtained the building permits ...

Los Angeles Planning Commission Makes Smart Move for City, Downtown Residents

Steven V. Restivo | Posted 09.12.2012 | Los Angeles
Steven V. Restivo

Today's action by the Planning Commission is good news for the city as it helps chip away at the notion that L.A. is a place that is difficult to do business.

Kathleen Miles

PHOTOS: AT WAR WITH WALMART

HuffingtonPost.com | Kathleen Miles | Posted 10.10.2012 | Los Angeles

Led by a motorcycle brigade and Chinese lion dancers, thousands of Angelenos marched through the heart of Chinatown Saturday to protest Walmart moving...

Protests Don't Help Communities, But Walmart Does

Steven V. Restivo | Posted 08.29.2012 | Los Angeles
Steven V. Restivo

Good jobs and community revitalization are not enough for the average family. Increasing costs have left middle class families with less purchasing power. One way to work towards solutions is to improve access to affordable products.

Hipsters Fight Back Against Walmart

The Huffington Post | Kathleen Miles | Posted 06.29.2012 | Los Angeles

Hipsters don’t like big corporations. They especially don’t like it when the biggest giant of all -- Walmart -- moves into their backyard. Whic...

Burbank SUED Over New Walmart

The Huffington Post | Kathleen Miles | Posted 05.08.2012 | Los Angeles

After a series of public hearings with the Burbank City Council, opponents of the proposed Burbank Walmart have turned to their last resort. Three Bur...

Chinatown Walmart: Where Do The Elected Officials Stand?

The Huffington Post | Kathleen Miles | Posted 03.31.2012 | Los Angeles

Since Walmart announced its plan to build a store in Chinatown, the local community and Los Angeles at large has been buzzing about it. Chinatown busi...

Kathleen Miles

Chinatown Walmart Ducks Los Angeles Chain Store Ban

HuffingtonPost.com | Kathleen Miles | Posted 03.23.2012 | Los Angeles

The Los Angeles City Council unanimously approved Councilman Ed Reyes's motion to ban chain retail stores from Chinatown on Friday. The ban appears...

A Ban On ALL Chains In Chinatown?!

The Huffington Post | Kathleen Miles | Posted 03.23.2012 | Los Angeles

One month after Walmart announced that it would bring a store to Chinatown in downtown Los Angeles, one City Council member has stepped in to stop it....

Kathleen Miles

WATCH: LA Walmart Employee, Girshriela Green, Tells Her Story Of Poverty And Injury

HuffingtonPost.com | Kathleen Miles | Posted 03.23.2012 | Los Angeles

Girshriela Green was unemployed and on welfare when she got a job at Walmart in Crenshaw, Calif. When she started as a part-time sales floor associate...

Kathleen Miles

Walmart In Chinatown? The Fight Is On

HuffingtonPost.com | Kathleen Miles | Posted 03.09.2012 | Los Angeles

At a rally Thursday against a new Walmart "Neighborhood Mart" moving into Los Angeles' Chinatown, employees argued the retailer's low wages have drive...