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Ex-Clinton aide Robert Reich rips Wal-Mart in Santa Rosa speech

Economist and former Labor Secretary Robert Reich gave a standing-room-only audience Monday in Santa Rosa a crash course in how the nation’s economy went sour.

Deal paves wave for new Santa Rosa grocery store

Santa Rosa and the Living Wage Coalition have reached a lawsuit settlement that will allow a Smart & Final grocery store to open in south Santa Rosa under the city’s ‘food desert’ ordinance.

Rohnert Park planners approve EIR for Wal-Mart

Wal-Mart’s plan to expand its Rohnert Park store by adding a grocery store overcame on Thursday the Planning Commission roadblock it ran into in 2010. This time, planners approved the project’s environmental impact report. The decision delighted officials from Wal-Mart, which has pursued the project for at least four years.

Santa Rosa Planning Commission may revisit Target permit

It may not be on the agenda, but the permit for a Target at Coddingtown Mall is likely to come up again Thursday at Santa Rosa’s Planning Commission meeting.

Santa Rosa planners OK Coddingtown Target store

Plans for a Target store at Coddingtown mall cleared a key hurdle Thursday when the Santa Rosa Planning Commission granted a permit for the big-box retailer.