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Bay Area Activists Mobilize to Ban Big-Box Stores

The latest front line of the battle to prevent the spread of big-box stores is the city of Pleasanton, California.
July 14, 2016, 1pm PDT | James Brasuell | @CasualBrasuell
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Denis Cuff reports from the 680 Corridor in the East Bay Area: "A group trying to block a planned Costco in Pleasanton has collected enough signatures to force the City Council to either enact a ban on big-box stores, or put it before voters."

The group is called the Citizens for Planned Growth, and they're hoping to prevent the development of "a 40-acre development area along Johnson Drive parallel with Interstate 680 and north of Stoneridge Drive."

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Published on Thursday, July 14, 2016 in East Bay Times
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