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  • Attorney: Officer attacked without warning in Costco

    06/17/2019 10:33:36 PM PDT · by ETCM · 34 replies
    Attorney David Winslow said his client — a Los Angeles Police Department officer whom he wouldn't name — was struck from behind without a word being spoken Friday night as he fed his son samples of teriyaki chicken in the warehouse store in Corona, southeast of Los Angeles. Winslow told The Associated Press the officer was briefly knocked unconscious and his 1 ½-year-old son also fell to the ground. When the officer regained consciousness, Winslow said, "he believed his life and his son's life was in immediate danger." "He believed he was under attack," Winslow said. "That's when the shooting...
  • Man Fatally Shot Inside Corona Costco Was ‘Non-Verbal, Never Violent’ Family Member Says

    06/16/2019 6:24:07 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 68 replies
    cbs2la ^ | 06/16/2019 | Greg Mills
    Corona police say 32-year-old Kenneth French from Riverside allegedly assaulted the unidentified officer inside the store on Friday night. French’s mother, Paula, and father, Russell, were also shot and critically wounded. Both remained in critical condition at Riverside Community Hospital on Sunday but French’s cousin — Rick Shureih — told CBS2/KCAL9’s Greg Mills his uncle was “doing better” (he had a breathing tube removed) but his aunt “is still not out of the woods.” He said Kenneth had “mental issues” but nothing that ever made him violent. He told Mills that Kenneth was a big guy and because of his...
  • Off-Duty LAPD Officer Opens Fire During Argument In Costco Killing 1, Injuring 3

    06/15/2019 1:24:38 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 89 replies
    cbs2la ^ | 06/015/2019 | Nicole Comstock
    “From my understanding, from some people we talked to, there was apparently an argument inside. Some type of argument that ensued into a gun battle,” Lt. Jeff Edwards told reporters. The off-duty LAPD officer reportedly works in the Southwest Division and shot and killed a man during an altercation after feeling threatened. The injured were transported to a local hospital and are reported to be in stable condition. Witnesses at the scene told CBSLA reporter Nicole Comstock they heard an argument before hearing seven or eight shots. The investigation is currently ongoing, but the officer is not currently in custody...
  • The Great Key Largo Embargo of 2019

    06/10/2019 2:18:04 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 24 replies
    MOTUS A.D. ^ | 6-10-19 | MOTUS
    All I have time for today is an update on the 2019 Key Lime Pie situation.The bad news: the bakery department at my local Costco confirmed they do not have them this year and they will not be getting them either. This is a real blow - they were absolutely the best key lime pie anywhere, ever. They were better than the ones you make yourself. They had the perfect crust (not dry and crummy) perfectly balanced filling: creamy, sweet-tart, fresh. And did I mention huge? You could cut them into at least 12 pieces and freeze them to...
  • Trump administration forces China to sell the Port of Long Beach

    05/07/2019 3:06:32 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 40 replies ^ | 5/7/19 | Chriss Street
    The Trump Administration’s Department of Homeland Security has forced China’s state-owned Costco to sell the Port of Long Beach over security concerns. China’s Costco Shipping Holdings, which bought out its 75 percent-owned Hong Kong-based Orient Overseas International (OOCL), was forced to sell its Port of Long Beach Container Terminal ownership to Macquarie Infrastructure Partners for $1.78 billion. The Obama administration had no problems with OOCL signing a 40-year lease with the City of Long Beach in 2012 for control of America’s second largest and most automated container handling operation. The sweetheart deal was part of the “Middle Harbor Redevelopment Program"...
  • Tyson recalls chicken nuggets over rubber contamination

    01/30/2019 8:46:06 AM PST · by Red Badger · 44 replies ^ | Updated on: January 30, 2019 / 8:32 AM | Staff
    Tyson Foods is recalling more than 36,000 pounds of chicken nuggets because they may be contaminated with small pieces of rubber. The U.S. Agriculture Department says there were consumer complaints about extraneous material in 5-pound packages of Tyson White Meat Panko Chicken Nuggets. There are no confirmed reports of adverse reactions. "A small number of consumers contacted the company to say they had found small pieces of soft, blue plastic in the nuggets, prompting the company to issue the recall," Tyson said in a statement. It added that the pieces were found "in a very small number of packages" and...
  • Fruit sold at Costco, Walmart, Aldi and other stores nationwide is recalled

    01/28/2019 7:07:22 PM PST · by Califreak · 47 replies
    Today ^ | Get the latest from TODAY Sign up for our newsletter SUBSCRIBE Jan. 28, 2019, | Meghan Holohan
    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced that Jac. Vandenberg is recalling 1,727 cartons of peaches, 1,207 cartons of nectarines and 365 cartons of plums because of possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination. The fresh peaches, nectarines and plums were sold at Aldi, Costco, Fairway Market, Hannaford, Market Basket and Walmart nationwide. Some of the peaches and nectarines were sold as bulk items and have a PLU sticker with the numbers 4044, 3035 or 4378. The Aldi peaches and plums were sold in two-pound bags with brand Rio Duero, EAN numbers 7804650090281, 7804650090298 or 7804650090304. Costco sold nectarines in a four-pound plastic...
  • Costco Is Selling a 27-Lb. Bucket of Mac and Cheese with a 20-Year Shelf Life

    01/15/2019 2:27:48 PM PST · by EveningStar · 84 replies
    People ^ | January 10, 2019 | Georgia Slater
    Oh Costco, you’ve truly outdone yourself this time. The wholesale store just figured out a way to make sure you will never run out of mac and cheese again: sell it in a 27-lb. tub. You read that correctly, 27 lbs. That’s as much as about 100 baseballs, half a bale of hay or your average 3-year-old child.

    06/03/2018 7:32:06 AM PDT · by bitt · 56 replies ^ | March 23, 2018 | Mary Fanning and Alan Jones
    March 23, 2018 The Obama administration placed a declared enemy of the United States (who was on U.S. Central Command’s Operation Iraqi Freedom “Blacklist”) inside the wire at Port Canaveral, Florida with a 35 year cargo container terminal lease. That lease bypassed the congressionally-mandated national security review by 16 intelligence agencies. In 2014 Obama and Clinton operatives positioned Gulftainer, a Middle Eastern ports company, only a few thousand feet from U.S. Navy Trident submarines at Port Canaveral and within sight of NASA’s Kennedy Space Center. Gulftainer is now embedded amidst America’s most sensitive space, naval submarine, and air force defense...
  • Memorial Day Weekend in Lime Green and Rose

    05/25/2018 4:51:07 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 3 replies
    MOTUS A.D. ^ | 5-25-18 | MOTUS
    Just in time for your Memorial Day picnic: my annual public service announcement and free Costco advert: KIRKLAND KEYLIME PIE IS BACK FOR THE SEASON!It’s still delicious (free samples!) and, surprisingly, still only $11.95 for a yuge pie that serves 20.(or 2 very hungry limeophiles) This year I have an additional Costco item for your picnic basket: Kirkland’s house branded Rose wine. It’s made in Provence – Domaine De LaCroix to be specific – and is everything a Rose should be: light, dry, refreshing…and beautiful.I’m not a wine expert but I drink a lot of roses and can tell you it’s...
  • Costco turned away money to their Children's Miracle Network fund - it was from a gun company

    05/13/2018 7:03:29 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 58 replies
    Twitter ^ | 5-2018
  • Sam's Club Offering Free Shipping In Challenge to Costco and Amazon

    02/14/2018 9:59:30 AM PST · by fulltlt · 23 replies ^ | 2/14/2018 | Phil Wahba
    Hoping to better compete with arch-rival Costco Wholesale (COST, +1.12%) and, Sam’s Club said on Wednesday that it’s now offering free shipping for many items to its premium members as part of a restructuring to its membership programs. The bulk retailer, a unit of Walmart Inc (WMT, +0.35%), says that the bulk of items it sells online will qualify and that there will be no minimum order size for customers who have a “Plus” membership, which costs $100 annually. Exceptions will include merchandise that is only available for curbside pickup such as fresh and frozen food (groceries account for...
  • Seattle Soda Tax Not Doing Too Well

    01/31/2018 1:30:37 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 60 replies
    The WasteWatcher (Citizens Against Government Waste) ^ | January 11, 2018 | Spencer Chretien
    While the rest of us were popping champagne to celebrate the arrival of 2018, Seattle greeted the New Year with a 1.75 cent per ounce tax on sweetened beverages. It was needed, former Mayor Ed Murray once said, for a host of noble reasons: to reduce sugar consumption; to raise revenue for important projects like a year of “free” community college for all graduating public high school students; and, to subsidize purchases of healthy foods by low-income families.Before he resigned in disgrace over multiple allegations of personal misconduct, Murray considered the soda tax one of his greatest accomplishments, a “cutting...
  • Off-Duty Police Officer Shoots and Kills Man Threatening Store

    11/26/2017 2:45:27 PM PST · by Kaslin · 63 replies ^ | November 26, | Timothy Meads
    The Lenexa, Kansas police department confirmed to KCTV5 today that they are investigating a shooting at a local Costco involving an off-duty police officer and an armed man. On Sunday afternoon, police received emergency calls that a man was threatening the store, pointing a gun at customers. But, when they arrived on the scene, the man was found dead. An off-duty police officer had shot and killed the suspect. The police did not release the name of the officer nor the deceased man. Witnesses described the scene. "You could hear from the front of the store," said one witness. "Was a bunch...
  • Time to End Birthright Citizenship

    09/21/2017 10:08:38 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 60 replies
    American ^ | September 21, 2017 | Daniel John Sobieski
    Donald Trump took a lot of heat when he announced his candidacy for President, stating that he would build a border fence from San Diego to Brownsville and make Mexico pay for it, all to keep Mexico’s “unwanted” and “undesirables” from flooding the United States. In August 2015, on the campaign trail, he shed light on a flawed interpretation of the U.S. Constitution that has caused much of the problem of illegal immigration. That misinterpretation of the 14th Amendment, written to guarantee the citizenship rights of freed slaves after the Civil War, has morphed the amendment into a guarantee of...
  • LOL. Hillary Holds Book Signing in Costco Milk Aisle – Protesters Scream ‘Hillary For Prison!’

    09/16/2017 3:48:47 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 96 replies
    gp ^ | 9/16/17 | Cristina Laila
    Full title................ LOL. Hillary Holds Book Signing in Costco Milk Aisle – Protesters Scream ‘Hillary For Prison!’ (VIDEO)..................A Costco employee told Loomer that a lot of people cancelled their memberships because Hillary was allowed to sign books there. ‘We hate her’. A @Costco employee just told me “IDK why they even let her come. They said a lot of people have canceled their memberships. We hate her.” — Laura Loomer (@LauraLoomer) September 16, 2017 Protesters holding up signs outside of Costco screamed ‘Hillary for prison!’
  • Costco owes Tiffany more than $19 million for selling counterfeit rings

    08/14/2017 5:33:22 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 27 replies
    cnn ^ | August 14, 2017: 7:54 PM ET
    In a statement, Costco said it intends to appeal the ruling. "This was not a case about counterfeiting in the common understanding of that word -- Costco was not selling imitation Tiffany & Co. rings," it said. Tiffany first filed a complaint against Costco in U.S. District Court in New York in 2013, saying it learned from a customer that Costco was selling "Tiffany" rings. "Unbeknowst to Tiffany, Costco had apparently been selling different styles of rings for many years that it has falsely identified on in-store signage as 'Tiffany,'" the complaint said. "There are now hundreds if not thousands...
  • Costco breaks ground on $300M facility expected to have $1B+ economic impact (800 jobs in Nebraska)

    06/19/2017 10:29:08 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    Nebraska Radio Network ^ | June 19, 2017 | Brent Martin
    Costco has broken ground on a $300 million chicken processing plant near Fremont, expected to generate more than a billion dollars in economic activity in Nebraska. Jonathan Luz of Costco said during groundbreaking ceremonies today that a lot of work has been put into the planning stages for the plant, but more work remains. “As much as it’s an achievement to be here today marking this auspicious occasion, the work really has just begun,” according to Luz. “It’s now time to put the vision that we all share into action and results.” The poultry processing plant, hatchery, and feed mill...
  • AMEX & Costco

    10/22/2015 8:01:47 AM PDT · by Allen In Texas Hill Country · 37 replies
    I've had an AEX card for nearly 50 years. And we were members of Price Club before Costco bought them out so I've been a Costco member for I don't know how long. I can't remember when AEX and Costco kinda got together in a manner. My AEX card says AEX on the front and the back is my Costco membership. Like I said its been that way for quite awhile. So about 6 months ago (maybe a bit longer) AEX sent me a letter saying that are parting ways with Costco. It will happen some time is the first...
  • Man Faces 11 Years in Prison If Convicted of Punching 78-Year-Old Over Nutella Samples

    09/22/2015 1:41:13 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 41 replies ^ | Tracy Bloom and Melissa Pamer,
    A Burbank man faces more than 11 years in state prison if convicted in connection with allegations that he punched a 78-year-old Costco shopper following a dispute over a Nutella waffle sample. ... The incident occurred Sunday morning at the Costco located at 1051 W. Burbank Blvd. The punch left the victim with with facial swelling and a significant cut above the left eye, Losacco said. He victim was transported to a local hospital by Burbank paramedics, and he was treated for his injuries and released.