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Flies at Raleys

Original post made by nervousaboutthefood on Oct 4, 2009

has anyone noticed the swarm of flies hovering over the chinese food and deli sections? Seems like they should be able to control this since Safeway doesn't seem to have this problem.

Comments (14)

Posted by !, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Oct 4, 2009 at 9:31 pm

This is a very cruel and disrespectful post! How dare you post such a remark on a board for such a large audience could read! I suggest you take your petty issue up with the appropriate person at Raley's rather than broadcast it. Give Raley's a chance to address your issue first.

Posted by lucy, a resident of Pleasanton Village
on Oct 5, 2009 at 12:57 pm

I have noticed the flies and I also mentioned it to someone at Raley's and they said there is nothing they can do about it.

Posted by kids kids kids, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Oct 5, 2009 at 1:02 pm

To the first commenter (!).

If you wanted to avoid sounding like a twelve year old, you should avoid using phrases like "How dare you ..."

Posted by Long Time Resident, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Oct 5, 2009 at 1:56 pm

I think we can report this to the "health" inspection office or the city/county/state department that does food & safety inspections? I am certain, they can put a stop to this. I am sure the store manager is unaware of that Raley employee who said, they can't do anything about it...

Posted by Cholo, a resident of Livermore
on Oct 5, 2009 at 2:00 pm

Don't buy anything from the deli. Problem solved!


Posted by Stay Cool, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Oct 5, 2009 at 2:51 pm

Note to self: "cruel and disrespectful posts" about grocery stores are not allowed. "Cruel and disrespectful posts" about the President, Democrats, liberals, and environmentalists are A-OK!

Posted by Rita, a resident of Downtown
on Oct 5, 2009 at 2:59 pm

(Comment removed by Pleasanton Weekly Online staff as hearsay or unsupported by facts.)

Posted by Michael, a resident of Livermore
on Oct 5, 2009 at 6:50 pm

Rita, true so true good one!!!

Posted by resident, a resident of Downtown
on Oct 5, 2009 at 10:13 pm

(Comment removed by Pleasanton Weekly Online staff as hearsay or unsupported by facts.)Pleasantonyites think their dogs are just sooooooo precious that they need to be taken everywhere. Unless it is a service dog (with documents to prove it) keep your animals out of stores, restaurants and the farmer's market. If Raley's allows non-service dogs in the store they need to be reported to the health department. Along with restaurants that allow dogs, inside or on the patio.

Posted by PToWN94566, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Oct 5, 2009 at 10:56 pm

PToWN94566 is a registered user.

!, a resident of the Another Pleasanton neighborhood

I don't think it's a cruel post. In fact, it's rather informative because some people may not want to shop at a grocery store that harbors these kinds of pests. They carry diseases and if someone gets the trots after eating food from the Chinese or Deli counter, they could probably link it back.

Posted by Raley's shopper, a resident of Downtown
on Oct 6, 2009 at 3:32 pm

I am a loyal Raley's shoppper and frequent the deli several times a week. I have never experienced the environment mentioned above. I am not arguing with whether or not the original poster saw what they did, but I go there frequently and would have to believe this is an isolated incident. I also can't imagine when informed that anyone in mgmt. capacity at the store would say anything other than thank you and we'll address the situation to get it recified. A "swarm" would be very easily recognized.

Posted by My 2/100, a resident of Beratlis Place
on Oct 6, 2009 at 5:17 pm

Good grief, contact Raley's/Nob Hill and be done with it. If you can fill out the form without coming across as a shrieking lunatic they may even thank you and send you a coupon.

Web Link

Or you can bitch on a local message board and nothing will ever happen to fix the problem.

Posted by CEASAR, a resident of Vintage Hills Elementary School
on Oct 9, 2009 at 9:09 pm

I have seen the swarm of flies. They are right between the chinese and deli section. Hovering above, menacing, like German Stukas waiting to dive. Unlike the Stukas, they are unchallenged by anti aircraft fire and appear to be thriving.

Posted by Another Gatetree Resident, a resident of Pleasanton Valley
on Oct 10, 2009 at 11:43 am

That's it. No more backyard BBQ's either -- regardless of whether the food was purchased at Raleys. God knows outdoor food events cause a "swarm of flies."

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