Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Streisand-Backed Measure to Block Whole Foods Wins in Malibu

Yes, the rich in CA are the movers and shakers in defining CA. And the little guy?  Forget it!  The irony is that the Whole Foods is NOT a Walmart.  But to the uber weathly, it might as well be.
The ballot item, Measure R, spearheaded by actor, director and producer Rob Reiner and backed by entertainment-industry figures including Barbra Streisand, Tom Hanks and David Geffen, passed with 59 percent of the vote, according to election results released today.

The measure’s passage “is a major victory for the residents of Malibu, all of whom now have a stronger voice over the future of our community,” Reiner, a Malibu homeowner for 21 years whose directing credits include “The Bucket List” and “The Magic of Belle Isle,” said in a statement. “Measure R will help preserve the unique character of Malibu and combat increased traffic and the destruction of open spaces.”