JTDBA PETITIONING STATE SUPREME COURT TO HEAR CASE AGAINST DOLLAR GENERAL IN JOSHUA TREE

Big news!

In mid-June, the pro-Dollar General side won an Appellate Court ruling against the Joshua Tree Downtown Business Alliance [JTDBA], a grassroots group of Joshua Tree residents, friends and neighbors who have been fighting Dollar General’s plan to locate a store here for over four years.

This morning, the JTDBA’s Celeste Doyle reported that this Monday, Aug. 22, JTDBA is going to appeal that decision to California’s State Supreme Court:

Our attorney advises that a Petition for [California State] Supreme Court Review will be filed Monday.
We will post the Petition when we get a copy.

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About Jay Babcock

I am the co-founder and editor of Arthur Magazine (2002-2008, 2012-13) and curator of the three Arthur music festival events (Arthurfest, ArthurBall, and Arthur Nights) (2005-6). Prior to that I was a district office staffer for Congressman Henry A. Waxman, a DJ at Silver Lake pirate radio station KBLT, a copy editor at Larry Flynt Publications, an editor at Mean magazine, and a freelance journalist contributing work to LAWeekly, Mojo, Los Angeles Times, Washington Post, Vibe, Rap Pages and many other print and online outlets. An extended piece I wrote on Fela Kuti was selected for the Da Capo Best Music Writing 2000 anthology. In 2006, I was one of five Angelenos listed in the Music section of Los Angeles Magazine's annual "Power" issue. In 2007-8, I produced a blog called "Nature Trumps," about the L.A. River. Today, I live a peaceful life in the rural wilderness of Joshua Tree, California, where I am a partner in JTHomesteader.com with Stephanie Smith.
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1 Response to JTDBA PETITIONING STATE SUPREME COURT TO HEAR CASE AGAINST DOLLAR GENERAL IN JOSHUA TREE

  1. Karl Weimer says:

    An obscenity of a chain. Not even a true dollar store (better deals can be had most anywhere else), Dollar General’s Brutalist architecture, signage, and empty parking lots telegraph: “Ghetto in the making.” We already have three of these eyesores within several miles of Joshua Tree. We don’t need or want another within our city limits.

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