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Walmart Comes to Chinatown

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In March, the Los Angeles City Council unanimously passed a moratorium on big chain stores in Chinatown. But Wal-Mart had beaten the politicians to the punch by pulling permits the day before. Construction on the new store at Cesar Chavez and Grand began last Tuesday. Opponents are appealing that action, and on Saturday staged a colorful protest in the neighborhood.

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Credits

Guests:
Saul Gonzalez - reporter for KCRW. Host, 'There Goes the Neighborhood: Los Angeles' - @SaulKCRW, George Yu - Chinatown Business Improvement District, Virginia Parks - University of Chicago, Kathleen Kim - Human Resources, James Elmendorf - Los Angeles Alliance for a New Economy - @LAANE

Host:
Warren Olney

Producers:
Katie Cooper, Anna Scott, Gideon Brower