Jim Conkey

Wal-Mart still not wanted

I appreciate Dr. Dean Hoffman’s letter to the editor (Sunday April 3, re: Wal-Mart). He told it like it is. What part of “no” do they not understand? That was the ringing c ...

Wal-Mart casts long, forlorn shadow

Messrs. (Terry) Andreucci and (Mike) Stevenson (Reader Input, April 1) can defy Wal-Mart by shopping their conscience, but Wal-Mart doesn’t care about outliers; it plays to the 8 ...

Greed appears the winner

What a travesty, the majority public defeated the Wal-Mart Corporation in their Auburn thrust in 1992, 1994 and 1995. The legal appeals and lawsuits should have taught (Jim) Conkey ...

APACE should present facts

Throughout this whole Bohemia saga, I’ve always wondered why APACE (Alliance for the Protection of the Auburn Community Environment) hasn’t been called out for making accusatio ...

Shoppers still control purse strings

Why should any of us be surprised that the world’s biggest retailer has finally got its grips into Auburn? To those who proclaim that small businesses are the engine of the Unite ...

Auburn should drive down Wal-Mart

Years ago when the Board of Supervisors approved the Bohemia site for a big-box store I said two things — first that they would sell their mothers for a dollar of tax revenue, an ...

Amgen tour, Giants among 2010’s top local stories

Following are my choices for the top 10 local stories of 2010. They are in reverse order, saving the most prominent for last. Reader interest, and reader feedback, played a large ...

Let Auburn have its Wal-Mart

Alliance for the Protection of the Auburn Community is at it again (Journal, Nov. 5). Another cost for city and taxpayers, themselves included. Dumb, huh? They bought property nex ...

Build, but do so responsibly

We all have rights. Auburn has the right to have a Wal-Mart. If you don’t like their practices, the solution is easy — don’t shop there. Mr. (Jim) Conkey has a right to sel ...

Let Mr. Conkey build his center

This letter is in regards to the full-page ad of the Bohemia retail project in last Sunday’s (Aug. 22) paper. Long ago the Placer County planners approved the area for a retail ...