Letters to editor

Shopping cart insanity in Fairfield

By From page A8 | January 19, 2014

I would like to address all of the shopping carts across the city.

There are shopping carts a few blocks away from my house and sometimes in front of my house. These carts are making our city look terrible, trashy and unmaintained. We have a cart that has been “parked” across the street from my house for several days.

These carts are very unwelcoming to passing-through tourists and people who live in the area. There is a company that takes the carts and brings them back to the stores, but nobody knows the number to contact them. Where can we find this number? Thank you for any follow up.

Ian Morrow, age 12


Editor’s note: Place a call to Eva Hoff at the city. Her number is 428-7402. If she can’t help you, she will be able to direct you to the proper person.

Letter to the Editor


Discussion | 12 comments

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  • Skeptic ScroogeJanuary 19, 2014 - 6:08 am

    The homeless ppl in the RVs do it.

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  • CD BrooksJanuary 19, 2014 - 6:30 am

    Dude you're 12, you can't move or return the cart? It might not be your responsibility, but since you brought it up...you're on the right track, this is how the process begins.

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  • Reality to Check OutJanuary 19, 2014 - 5:46 pm

    Pickin on a 12 year old? Obviously he shouldn't take time away from his carefree childhood to spend several hours pushing stolen property around town. In fact, you are telling him to go get arrested for possession of stolen property. Way to contribute to the delinquency of a minor, CD Brooks! Let the thief return it, oh they are too busy resellin the food u just bought to get some more crank!

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  • CD BrooksJanuary 20, 2014 - 5:25 am

    Reality to Check Out, your response was idi*tic, guess you can't read so hot? Anyway, we probably shouldn't coddle the kid, he might have better things to do then just talk about cleaning up the neighborhood.

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  • my2centsJanuary 19, 2014 - 7:08 am

    I agree Ian. Shopping carts are pretty expensive to retailers who provide them. Check what store name you see on the cart and contact the store MANAGER in your area. Ask for the manager's name and let the manager know that you expect the retailer to pick up the cart within 24 hours or you will report the retailer to the city. Ian, as I get older I find myself frequently disappointed with apathy about our community I see in young people. Your civic minded concern for Fairfield is inspiring and to be congratulated. You have given me hope that all is not lost, ha,ha. Good job!

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  • Legend1949January 19, 2014 - 7:25 am

    If your car is stolen and found, then placed in an impound yard you're charged storage fees to get your car back, if stores have to pay storage fees they might try harder to hang on to them

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  • Penny PinscherJanuary 19, 2014 - 8:23 am

    Legend1949: I find it hard to accept that victims of a crime (theft of property, either a car or a shopping cart) should have to pay to recover their stolen assets.

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  • PornacJanuary 19, 2014 - 7:51 am

    It's all those poor folks fault. Cut back state and fed assistance so they won't have a need for grocery carts.

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  • The MisterJanuary 19, 2014 - 8:35 am

    That shopping cart is ditched stolen property. Call the cops!!! Duhhh.

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  • Rich GiddensJanuary 19, 2014 - 8:59 am

    Why don't you disgusting Californians gain control over your no-gooder welfare and illegal alien underclass of scum and their uber-government thug slave masters?

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  • RalphJanuary 19, 2014 - 12:01 pm

    while we're on this subject, the system is bias...i give to the poor but damn......

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  • Mr. SmithJanuary 19, 2014 - 6:29 pm

    Meanwhile, on North Texas Street in front of CVS, Lowe's, the Shell Station and Raley's, a homeless lady has staked out her territory 24/7 for months. She has progressed from "owning" one shopping cart laden with junk to three. She has littered the area to the point that it looks like a garbage dump, and she appears to be not in her right mind, living openly and sleeping on the sidewalks on either side of Texas Street day and night. This is the prime entrance/exit to our city on the north side. It is a shame and an embarassment for our city. Neglecting this person's needs and her ever-increasing blight does not speak well for Fairfield.

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