RESOURCES

1. RECENT PRESS REGARDING DOLLAR GENERAL IN JOSHUA TREE

Los Angeles Times: “In Joshua Tree, shopping for vintage, handmade, eclectic and cool” (June 1, 2013). Excerpt:

“New stores — some opened, some on the way — are making Joshua Tree a more interesting detour not only for junkyard discoveries but also for handmade goods by the growing community of artists who now call the area home. A short stretch of the Twentynine Palms Highway (California State Route 62) is devoid of big-box stores; residents are up in arms about a proposed Dollar Store. Instead, thrift shops and quirky, independent retail enterprises have opened in what used to be offices, gas stations and garden sheds.”

Hi-Desert Star: “Dollar General permit challenged” (Jan. 26, 2013)

San Bernardino Sun: “San Bernardino County Planning Commission give Dollar General in Joshua Tree the green light” (Jan. 17, 2013)

Hi-Desert Star: “Joshua Tree discount store gets green light” (Jan. 17, 2013)

Hi-Desert Star: “Speakers call store proposal ugly, predatory” (Sept. 27, 2012)

KCDZ-FM: “Joshua Tree Municipal Advisory Council hears passionate Dollar General store views” (Sept. 21, 2012)

2. RECENT PRESS REGARDING DOLLAR GENERAL

Wall Street Journal: “Dollar Stores, Dime a Dozen, Pinched by Rapid Expansion” (Feb. 5, 2013)

3. THE JOSHUA TREE COMMUNITY PLAN, ADOPTED IN 2007

Download: 74-page, 1.3 mb PDF

4. OTHER RESOURCES DOCUMENTING THE NEGATIVE EFFECT OF “FORMULA RETAIL” ON RURAL COMMUNITIES

JT Barnstormer: “Live Local/Love Local: Top Ten Reasons to Love Locally Owned Independent Businesses” pdf
No Dollar General In Joshua Tree Facebook group
https://www.facebook.com/groups/nodollargeneraljoshuatree/

No Dollar General in Joshua Tree Press

In Joshua Tree, Dollar General still unwelcome
Dec. 25, 2014
http://www.desertsun.com/story/news/2014/12/25/dollar-general-unwelcome-joshua-tree/20903761/

Joshua Tree fights Dollar General with music video
February 23, 2015
http://www.desertsun.com/story/news/2015/02/23/joshua-tree-dollar-general-music-video/23879765/

Joshua Tree Residents Fight Planned Dollar General With Music Video
FEBRUARY 20, 2015
http://www.cactushugs.com/joshua-tree-residents-fight-dollar-general-with-music-video/

Joshua Tree residents hash out visions for development standards
September 20, 2013
http://www.hidesertstar.com/news/article_547d03be-2279-11e3-be46-001a4bcf887a.html

Dollar General developers takes battle for Joshua Tree to appeals court
January 19, 2015
http://www.hidesertstar.com/news/article_0b33f0e6-a004-11e4-a5f4-93d4d6e1c653.html

Dollar General store gets OK to build in Joshua Tree
June 5, 2013
http://www.hidesertstar.com/news/article_e88c2400-cdaf-11e2-8178-001a4bcf887a.html

San Bernardino County Planning Commission give Dollar General in Joshua Tree the green light
01/17/13
http://www.presstelegram.com/general-news/20130117/san-bernardino-county-planning-commission-give-dollar-general-in-joshua-tree-the-green-light

Discount chains storm the Inland market (including Joshua Tree)
November 21, 2011
http://www.vote29.com/newmyblog/discount-chains-storm-the-inland-market-including-joshua-tree/

JOSHUA TREE COMMUNITY CHARACTER IN THE PRESS

Itinerary | Joshua Tree’s Artful Excursions
APRIL 11, 2014
http://www.nytimes.com/2014/04/11/t-magazine/itinerary-joshua-trees-artful-excursions.html

Joshua Tree, CA
May 1, 2012
http://www.lamag.com/travella/joshua-tree-ca1/

Before Burning Man There Was Joshua Tree’s Shadow Ranch
08/11/2015
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/f-scott-hess/before-burning-man-there-_b_7960350.html

Bev Doolittle estate in Joshua Tree on sale for $3 million
January 30, 2014
http://www.desertsun.com/story/money/real-estate/2014/01/29/bev-doolittle-estate-in-joshua-tree-on-sale-for-3-million/5040725/

Rock Legend – Deep in the desolate heart of Joshua Tree hides a house as otherworldly as the landscape itself.
MAY 14, 2015
http://www.nytimes.com/2015/05/14/t-magazine/joshua-tree-house-kendrick-bangs-kellogg.html

Lloyd Wright Jr. work abundant in Joshua Tree
February 19, 2015
http://www.desertsun.com/story/money/real-estate/2015/02/18/lloyd-wright-jr-architecture-joshua-tree-retreat-center/23630107/

Joshua Tree enchanting in its magical, quirky way
APRIL 7, 2013
http://www.sacbee.com/entertainment/living/travel/article2577097.html

Food at Crossroads Cafe worth the hike to Joshua Tree
October 7, 2014
http://www.desertsun.com/story/travel/2014/10/07/crossroads-cafe-joshua-tree-food-drink/16882229/

Joshua Tree residents cry foul over airport solar plan
January 2, 2015
http://www.desertsun.com/story/news/2015/01/01/joshua-tree-nextera-airport-solar/21166567/

Mojave Sands Motel, only five rooms, but big draw
May 29, 2015
http://www.desertsun.com/story/money/business/tourism/2015/05/29/joshua-tree-mojave-sands-motel/28182387/

California bans bobcat trapping (it started in Joshua Tree)
August 5, 2015
http://www.desertsun.com/story/news/environment/2015/08/05/california-bobcat-trapping-ban/31192965/

Joshua Tree UFO conference is ‘out-of-this-world’
August 8, 2014
http://www.desertsun.com/story/news/2014/08/09/joshua-tree-ufo-conference/13819687/

Neo 80, a Melrose fashion rock star in the ’80s, pops up in Joshua Tree
July 17, 2015
http://www.latimes.com/fashion/la-ig-0719-neo-80s-20150719-story.html

Where the Rebel Meets the Road in Joshua Tree
May 20, 2007
http://www.nytimes.com/2007/05/20/travel/tmagazine/07well-29palms-t.html?pagewanted=all

Out Among the Yuccas, the Anti-Los Angeles
August 29, 2002
http://www.nytimes.com/2002/08/29/garden/out-among-the-yuccas-the-anti-los-angeles.html

The Master Builder Cuts Loose
APRIL 8, 2009
http://www.nytimes.com/2009/04/09/garden/09joshua.html

Letter from Joshua Tree: Summer Nights in the High Desert
AUGUST 19, 2015
http://www.vogue.com/13296056/joshua-tree-letter-lily-stockman-summer-nights/

JTNCHR – Joshua Tree National Conservation and Historical Reserve movement

Making Joshua Tree a reserve can protect its heart and worth
July 7, 2012
http://www.hidesertstar.com/opinion/letters_to_editor/article_924ed018-c7d1-11e1-a9e6-0019bb2963f4.html

DOLLAR STORE RELATED

New Report Finds 81% of Dollar Store Products Tested Contain One or More Hazardous Chemicals Linked to Learning Disabilities, Cancer & Other Serious Illnesses
February 4, 2015

http://www.ecocenter.org/healthy-stuff/hs-news/dollar-store-report

‘Dollar’ Stores Aren’t Actually The Cheapest Stores
09/02/2014 Updated: 09/02/2014

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/09/02/dollar-store-pricing_n_5753868.html

Join The Booming Dollar Store Economy! Low Pay, Long Hours, May Work While Injured
Posted: 08/29/2013 7:30 am EDT Updated: 10/25/2013 4:34 pm EDT

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/08/29/dollar-stores-work_n_3786781.html

’81 Percent Toxic’: Shocking Dollar Stores 2015 Study
February 11, 2015
http ://www.inquisitr.com/1830493/81-percent-toxic-shocking-dollar-stores-2015-study/

ARE CHAIN STORES BAD?
DO CHAIN STORES HELP OR HURT CAPE COD’S ECONOMY?

http://www.capecodcommission.org/resources/economicdevelopment/Are_Chain_Stores_Bad.pdf

The Impact of Chain Stores on Community
Updated on Apr 18, 2000

http://ilsr.org/impact-chain-stores-community/

Dollar General keeps expanding because they lost their bid for Family Dollar. I was hoping that if DG got FD then they would pull back on their aggressive expansion but that didn’t happen.
http://fortune.com/how-dollar-store-war-was-won/?xid=gn_editorspicks&google_editors_picks=true

Institute for Local Self-Reliance. Big Box Tool Kit.
http://www.bigboxtoolkit.com

Institute for Local Self Reliance. New Rules Project.
http://www.newrules.org/retail/intax2.html

Nader targets Dollar General over minimum wage
Political activist calls company’s wages ‘shameful’
Dec. 10, 2013

http://www.tennessean.com/article/20131210/BUSINESS01/312100037/Nader-targets-Dollar-General-over-minimum-wage

Walmart infographic and sources
http://sumofus.org/post/walmart-at-50/

CHAIN STORE AND FORMULA RETAIL ORDINANCE

Chain store ban could rejuvenate downtown Napa
August 28, 2012
http://napavalleyregister.com/news/opinion/mailbag/chain-store-ban-could-rejuvenate-downtown-napa/article_9563b20c-f182-11e1-a165-001a4bcf887a.html

Formula Business Restriction – San Francisco, CA
Last updated: January 16, 2015

http://ilsr.org/rule/formula-business-restrictions/2321-2/

OTHER COMMUNITIES FIGHTING AGAINST SIMILAR DEVELOPMENT

A Fight to Shackle the Chain Stores in East Hampton
JULY 31, 2014
http://www.nytimes.com/2014/08/01/nyregion/a-fight-to-shackle-the-chain-stores-in-east-hampton.html

Vermont Versus Dollar Stores: Fair Fight?
APRIL 17, 2013
http://www.sevendaysvt.com/vermont/vermont-versus-dollar-stores-fair-fight/Content?oid=2243346

Vermont Towns Have an Image, and They Say Dollar Stores Aren’t Part of It
May 13, 2012
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/05/14/us/dollar-store-plans-divide-vermont-residents.html

In Vermont, where image counts, dollar stores are discouraged
May 14, 2012
http://www.vermonttoday.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/BT/20120514/NEWS01/705149932

Stop Dollar General From Disrupting Our Community In Pine Grove And Amador County
http://stopdollargeneral.com 

No to Dollar General at the Corner of Summit and Spanish Trail!!!
https://www.facebook.com/groups/3300Summit/

Boycott Dollar General (Gold Country)
https://www.facebook.com/groups/stopdginpinegrove/

Cheshire Residents Opposing Dollar General
https://www.facebook.com/groups/255446311313826/

Stop Dollar General in Hanover
https://www.facebook.com/Protect.Hanover.Courthouse/

No Family Dollar Seminole Heights
https://www.facebook.com/NoFAMILYDOLLAR

Family Dollar meets with Varina residents
http://m.richmond.com/news/local/henrico/article_af1d07ab-aedf-5f16-a5bb-513b96d21d6d.html?mode=jqm

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Varina-Community-Connections/1499385876942786

Redwood Valley, Mendocino County, CA, July, 2015

PETITIONS

Don’t Build in Eldred, NY
https://www.change.org/p/dollar-general-primax-properties-don-t-build-in-eldred-ny

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