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Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Mission American Apparel Hubbub Hits the Airwaves

Posted By on Tue, Jan 27, 2009 at 1:31 PM

KRON 4 dares to bravely go where the blogs have already been. Incredulity is expressed that people might oppose the opening of an international chain store in their neighborhood, while the intro is punctuated with swift jabs at the camera with a Stop American Apparel postcard. The report covers pretty well-worn territory -- the Planning Commission has received letters both for and against, Valencia Street business owners fear higher rents, etc. -- with one of the highlights being a close-up of the petition left at Ritual Coffee liberally doused in coffee stains. (Did anyone notice if the spiller was wearing a hoodie with a white zipper?) Toward the end, reporter Kate Thompson declares ominously that "a lot of people in this neighborhood are planning to show up en masse" for the Planning Commission meeting on Feb. 5. While there's sure to be a healthy turnout, I think the 1:30 p.m. meeting time on a Thursday will ensure that most of the masses are at work -- or should be.

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