"Sure, I can get a healthy salad at Whole Foods, if I want to drive 10 to 12 miles and take half an hour." Quote from a Christian Science Monitor story about the recently proposed ban on new fast-food stores in South Central. (The vote takes place later this month.) But the piece also looks at the area's lack of grocery stores, and how promises of opening more food stuff stores after the 1992 Rodney King never happened. The good news: Tesco's forthcoming Adams Boulevard and Central Avenue Fresh & Easy store. Besides offering an alternative to all the diabetes-causing fast food, the pressure is on for Tesco to pay "well above the minimum wage, offer health benefits and to be environmentally responsible," reports the LA Times.
· Diet-conscious Los Angeles eyes moratorium on fast-food outlets [CSM]
· Coalition wants Tesco's promises in writing [LA Times]