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So Long, Home Depot: Mega Store Pulls Plans for Valley

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Wrought with the economy hitting them hard and massive community and city opposition, Home Depot officially announced today that they are done trying to open a store in the Northeast Valley and are dropping their $10 million lawsuit against the city of Los Angeles.

"Throughout this process, we complied with all laws and regulations in relation to the site and believe that lawsuit was just," the home building store said in an e-mailed statement. "However, given the steps the City is requiring for us to move forward, coupled with the current economic landscape, it simply no longer makes business sense for us to pursue this project."

Scrawled in a big font on their website, community activists at the No Home Depot in Sunland-Tujunga Campaign website wrote "We are literally shaking (and celebrating)!"

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“We’ve put our heart and souls into this. It’s a great outcome. We just hope now that we can find a developer who will develop the site in a way that suits the community’s needs," said Abby Diamond, a board member with the Sunland-Tujunga Alliance, to the LA Times.

And on to a diversion. This e-mail has been floating around on the net in the gay community. Enjoy.

Home Depot Scam!

A "heads up" for you and any of you who may shop at Home Depot.

Over the last month I became a victim of a clever scam while out shopping. Simply going out to get supplies has turned out to be quite traumatic. Don't be naive enough to think it couldn't happen to you.

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Here's how the scam works:

Two handsome 18 or 19-year-old guys come over to your car as you are packing your things in the trunk. They both start wiping your windshield with a rag and Windex, then take off their t-shirts to dry the windshield.

It is impossible not to look at their lean muscular chest and ripped abs. When you thank them and offer them a tip, they say "No" and instead ask you for a ride to another Home Depot.

You agree and they get in the back seat. On the way, they start having sex with each other. Then one of them climbs over into the front seat and performs oral sex on you, while the other one steals your wallet.

I had my wallet stolen Dec 4th, 9th, 10th, twice on the 15th, three times just yesterday and very likely again this upcoming weekend.

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Again - please beware!!

-Concerned Home Depot Shopper

P.S. Wallets are on sale at Marshall’s for $3.95