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DSBE, A California Corporation

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Mi Pueblo Pays For CRV Bottles and Cans

Posted on January 23, 2014 at 9:27 AM Comments comments (184)
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Mi Pueblo Foods of San Jose's East Palo Alto store pays cash for recyclable bottles and cans, as shown by the receipts in these photos.
They have been legally obliged to do so by CalRecycle (the State of California's Department of Conservation, Division of Beverage Container Recycling) since December 21, 2012.  However, very few people in East Palo Alto or our neighboring citys and towns know this.
This is in large part due to Mi Pueblo's refusal to comply with CalRecycle's regulations.  They have never posted the mandated signage which would let its patrons know they pay cash for bottles and cans.  They don't pay for CRV containers during all normal business hours, as required by State regulations.  As a result, people in East Palo Alto either throw potential money away in the trash, or they pay needless money and time to take their recyclables out of their hometown to get paid -- all because Mi Pueblo won't obey California's laws.
Mi Pueblo is well aware of these obligations.  The State of California gave them due notice, by certified letters well in advance of December 21, 2012.  DSBE's Sauber Janitorial Services division has also told them many times, and attempted to negotiate a solution with rePLANET for Mi Pueblo so they could stay out of the recycling business, which they clearly don't want to be in.
These efforts haven't been strong enough to date.  People in and around East Palo Alto remain unserved by CalRecycle's mandates.  DSBE's intentions are to sue Mi Pueblo for the recovery of its needless costs of business, and then open a class action lawsuit to the community through its Legal Services Division.  Concurrently, it is escalating its pressure upon the City, County, and State governments to correct Mi Pueblo's non-compliance.
When it can afford to, DSBE's Sauber Janitorial Services division will open a recycling center in East Palo Alto, by which Mi Pueblo could lawfully secure an exemption as it had years ago when the East Palo Alto Recycle Center was open for business.  For now, Mi Pueblo is exempting itself by its contempt for the community of East Palo Alto and the State of California.
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Goals for 2014

Posted on December 25, 2013 at 10:31 AM Comments comments (175)
Tiger in Grace Cathedral, Chinese New Year's, 2013
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DSBE's immediate goals for the coming year include getting its affairs in order with the Internal Revenue Service, the Franchise Tax Board, the Secretary of State, and the Board of Equalization.  It's license with the City of East Palo Alto is already in the process of being renewed.
Besides the required paperwork, this will require additional capital.  The primary sources for this shall be income from its Legal and Sauber Janitorial Services Divisions, judgements from lawsuits in its favor, and additional funding from its founder.
DSBE will then primarily focus upon the development of those two divisions, Legal and Sauber Janitorial, as it amasses enough capital  this year to self-finance development of some of its other divisions next year.
It is hoped the Training Services division will be able to begin offering the Mental Health First Aid law enforcement module in 2014 to local law enforcement and emergency response organizations.  Accounting Services may also begin to be offered by the end of 2014 to its short-term target market of East Palo Alto based non-profits, providing DSBE has adequate resources.
A Tiger in the Cathedral
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In its pro bono non-profit work a priori to the creation of DSBF, DSBE will continue its work on the organization and incorporation of EPAMA, the "Homeless Citizens' Guidebook to East Palo Alto," in the East Palo Alto Bayshore Rotary Club, and on its recycling agenda for the community.

East Palo Alto's Mi Pueblo Cashing CRV Containers

Posted on March 13, 2013 at 10:33 PM Comments comments (296)
Mi Pueblo Foods, Inc.'s East Palo Alto store is again redeeming CRV containers without limit as to their number, to be in compliance with CalRecycle's regulations.
Mi Pueblo's CRV Signage
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They are paying five cents for CRV containers which are less than fourteen ounces (414 ml.) and ten cents for CRV containers which are fourteen ounces or more.
CRV containers should be brought to their loading dock, Monday through Friday, from 07:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m..  They will issue a receipt which is cashed at the customer service counter or by any check-out cashier.
Loading Dock Receipt
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En Espanol (by an anonymous member of St. Francis' parish)
La tienda Mi Pueblo de East Palo Alto esta reciclando envases y botellas en cualuier cantidad.  Estan pagando cinqo centavos por envases de catorce onzas o menos (414 ml.,) y los envases de mas de catorce onzas se pagan a 10 centavos cada uno.
El reciclaje se lleva a cabo en el are de carga de lunes a viernes de las 7:00 de la manana a la 1:00 de la tarde.  Los encargados de reciclaje le daran un recibo que pondra cobrar en la ventanilla de servicio al cliente dentro de la tienda.
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