HAYWARD, Calif. — The city council here voted Wednesday to deny Wal-Mart Stores the permits necessary to build a Neighborhood Market in this Northern California city. The matter came before the council following an appeal by a local landowner, who objected to the refusal of the city's planning commission to issue permits for the store. Local sources said the commission denied the permits because the store's use was in conflict with local zoning laws, which require 80% of ...

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