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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.
cookiepro2 April 19, 2014 at 03:28 pm
I've started using cash more in the past year for grocery and gas. It's simplified bill paying,Read More reducing the number of credit card receipts that need to be reconciled with statements! Though I still like the 5% discount from using my Target card and the cash back bonus from Discover. Anyway gotta have a good reason now for using my credit cards, either buying online (necessity then) or some reward incentive.
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Ken April 18, 2014 at 09:31 am
Is Irwindale stupid or what?
Vito Spago April 18, 2014 at 01:23 pm
They turn away a profitable business that employees people and pays taxes because of smell. HowRead More about the Miller Brewery. It stinks, too. My guess is the owners of the hot sauce business refuse to pay bribes and prostitutes to the Irwindale city council. We know how this works.
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.
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Dave Zaccagnino April 2, 2014 at 09:11 am
That list is WAY off. First-off, Sushi Koyo is by far the best restaurant in Diamond Bar (it rivalsRead More the best Japanese/sushi restaurants in L.A.), and Peacock Garden (Indian food) should be in the Top 10 as well.
Greg Miller April 2, 2014 at 01:52 pm
"Yelp's Top 10 Restaurants in Diamond Bar: Do You Agree?" Noooo, I do not. The only one IRead More recognize is Barro's Pizza. Lol, if those are our top 10 restaurants in our city, then we are stuck at the bottom of the "bowel barrel." I would take half of those off the list and replace them with our McDonald's, Carl's Jr, KFC, AM/PM, Weinerschnitzel, Chili's, and any vending food machine in town. It's still not saying much, but the list would be alot better.
Shailesh Pandit April 2, 2014 at 02:36 pm
I agree with India Coffee & Snacks being in this list. Small restaurant but good food and niceRead More owners. I eat there often.
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Vito Spago March 24, 2014 at 10:59 am
Smarty you. Luckily I have been able to avoid the DMV for over 10 years. Whenever I have beenRead More in there I feel like I am in a 3rd world country. And I have been to some seedy spots in the world. Also the 'workers' (I use the word loosely) behind the counters. They work at one speed because they know they can't be fired.
Teri Felker March 24, 2014 at 11:58 am
In 2013 I had to actually go to the DMV to renew my license because I was over 70. I made anRead More appointment and drove all the way to Costa Mesa because I had been told it was less offensive there. At least my appointment was on time but the line for others went all the way around the building and looked like a welfare office complete with screaming kids.
roi881 April 14, 2014 at 12:50 pm
Folks, instead of the continuing "B" circle, how about calling i.e., Assembly Person CurtRead More Hagman and Sen. Bob Huff to gut this Albatross. The Rpwland Heights Gazette will start this week. Make it a campaign issue. Get your City Fathers to raise the Flag. Run for office on this issue. Curt and Bob will be termed out soon.
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Vito Spago March 8, 2014 at 10:04 pm
These morons are bragging that the unemployment rate is below 9%. That is horrible. Obama shouldRead More be impeached for so bad a number. Get it to 4% before you start advertising success. BTW, why do you want to make illegals eligible for employment? Aren't there enough US citizens in Calif out of work. Typically illegals compete for Hispanic and Black jobs.
Ray Russell March 9, 2014 at 01:10 pm
And how much of this decrease is because people have reached the end of unemployment funding and areRead More no longer covered? They still aren't employed! These numbers are not real, they are slanted to make the government look good. Numbers can lie and in gov. Hands, often do!
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Al P March 3, 2014 at 02:52 pm
So what is the excuse now, to raise the gas prices. we are still below production.. people does notRead More consume as much gas as b4. evrything is below normal. transportation is slow,there is less freigth around,that means less trcks on the road, jobs are below average, that means less cars on the road, so what is the excuse for this greddy corporations to raise the price of fuel..and this sorry ass goverment does not said anything.just like this, overnite the price just went up like almost 60 cents here in Los Angeles area, from $3.40 to $4.00 in less than 2 weeks. That is what I called stealing with a white glove, and we the citizens can't do nothing about it, This Oil Corp. just don't give a crap about the economy, and of course, the Clowns in congress, don't care . The only thing this good for nothing Senators in Washington care is their Pockets, the rest of the Citizens of the USA can go and screw themselfs. How about that...
Vito Spago March 3, 2014 at 03:44 pm
What do you expect with an Oil Man in the White House. OOps, they already used that one. What doRead More they expect with an incompetent in the White House. Actually oil groups are proving to Obozo that they are too big to fail. First the Banks. Then Wall Street. Now the Oil Companies. Failure means the economy grinds to a halt, the middle class gets burned, and they do not vote for Dumbocrats. Horrors. Cannot have that. So Odumbo will use executive orders and have his minions change and enforce only the laws that make these groups filthy rich at the expense of the middle class. Odumbo will wear out his teleprompter giving eloquent speeches saying what the muppets want to hear and blaming the Republicans so the Dumbocrats will be in office for centuries. The banksters, Wall Street and the Oil tycoons will be wildly wealthy for centuries and mom and pop muppet will continue to be screwed all the while voting for Dumbocrats and being thankful for that free Obamaphone.
Ray Russell March 4, 2014 at 11:28 am
The insurance companies are the next wealthy class in this country thanks to the latest taxationRead More without representation called forced Obama Care. Now everyone must pay the piper or else! And they must pay what the piper wants to charge, no questions asked!
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Vito Spago February 25, 2014 at 12:45 pm
All of these leaders are responsible if the LA economy crashes and burns so of course they are goingRead More to say all is well. Guaranteed there will be higher interest rates and higher costs for everyone including businesses thanks to Obamacare premiums. That means less money to spend and less people to hire. If that is good news, you have to be nuts.
Fortified- AKA Carlos Danger February 25, 2014 at 07:16 pm
Wait! What happened to the cooking stories for a headline?
Tom Thumb February 26, 2014 at 10:24 am
Without a sense of humor, well: youtube.com/watch?v=Cg2WOb4_kVo
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Vito Spago February 13, 2014 at 02:08 pm
Too bad new homeowners cannot own houses in LA. Hopefully housing prices will be dropping soon. IRead More think economists and Realtors are predicting a housing crash.
Concerned Parent January 27, 2014 at 06:41 am
Not sure I believe those data from our EDD. We are blessed to live in healthy and wealthyRead More neighborhoods, but stepping outside does not look good.
Vito Spago January 27, 2014 at 09:10 am
When you give up and quit looking or enough time goes buy that you lose your benefits you are notRead More counted as looking anymore. Unemployment is the percentage of those looking for employment to employed plus looking times some seasonal funny factor. Most folks do not know this so they think things are better for everyone but them.
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