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Rite Aid to pay $800,000 for false advertising

Original post made on Oct 11, 2012

Rite Aid Corporation has agreed to pay $800,000 for false and deceptive advertising. The company has settled a civil law-enforcement suit with the Santa Clara County District Attorney's Office and DA offices in Riverside and Ventura counties, the Santa Clara County DA has announced.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Thursday, October 11, 2012, 9:14 AM

Comments (9)

Posted by voter, a resident of College Terrace
on Oct 11, 2012 at 10:01 am

Big corporations taking advantage of middle class consumers. If Romney wins the election, expect this kind of law enforcement to end.


Posted by Jan H., a resident of Old Palo Alto
on Oct 11, 2012 at 11:45 am

Of course this kind of law enforcement will end if Romney gets elected. He is not a member of the middle class, and does not have a clue about how real Americans live.

Romney has had e erything given to him his whole life. He has always been privileged and protected from reality. His approach to the deficit is to,just cut everything to fix it, even if it is a necessity. He will always have everything he needs and wants regardless.




Posted by Obama supporter, a resident of another community
on Oct 11, 2012 at 12:40 pm

Jan- on this thread you are down on Romney. In other threads you have denigrated Obama. So which is it or are you bored.?


Posted by just saying, a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Oct 11, 2012 at 1:06 pm

Obama supporter,
People can be critical of more than one person or party.

The bigger issue is that we've had a predatory economic environment for far too long, brought to up by the GOP worldview that comes with supplyside economics, and that actually hurts most businesses -- at least the ones that rely on lots of people having disposable income, as opposed to a few buying luxury goods. I think that's why the former CEO at Costco was speaking for Obama at the convention.


Posted by Jan H., a resident of Old Palo Alto
on Oct 11, 2012 at 5:49 pm

Obama supporter: I am critical of both, and mistrustful of both, but for reasons unique to each. The only thing the two candidates have in common ( my opinion), is that they both seem to be from outer space. I think we are in for trouble no matter who is elected. Romney is an elitist, and from what I have been told by people who have worked with him on education and technology issues, Obama really isn't that bright or informed, but he is a smooth talker.

So really, the country is between the devil and the deep blue sea. All we can do is chose the lesser of the two evils, who I think is Obama. But that gives me no comfort. Married to an economist as I am, I am aware of thing the vast majority of people are not.


Posted by I Miss Action Line, a resident of Esther Clark Park
on Oct 11, 2012 at 8:28 pm

Things like this make me miss Dennis Rockstroh's Action Line column in the SJ MurkyNews. I hope they'll realize what a value it has been and will reinstate it.


Posted by Mayfield Child, a resident of Green Acres
on Oct 13, 2012 at 6:52 pm

Didn't know the real reason why Dennis' column was discontinued..can you enlighten me?
Dennis' ACTION line did just that.....while our DA takes just a few cases, he takes on most all kinds WITHOUT prejudice and gets RESULTS...
His investigation is faster and I also hope he gets his column up again to help protect all of us "little people"....................................................


Posted by resident, a resident of Adobe-Meadows
on Oct 13, 2012 at 8:46 pm

In one of his last columns, Dennis Rockstroh said he decided to retire at age 70.


Posted by geraldine , a resident of Green Acres
on Nov 2, 2012 at 8:14 pm

I understand Dennis' quest for retirement as listening to complaints day after day after day can be quite annoying. I hope he is enjoying his retirement! ( I worked for the County of Santa Clara's Social Services and can vouch of the horrendous work loads...very tedious work also.)Finding a dedicated person who knows the ropes and quest for action may be difficult. Someone needs to step up to the plate and ask for reinstatement of his job slot.......Takers??? Hopefully!!!!!


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