I went to Smart & Final on F and Golden State this week. It was down to 30 shopping carts, and 100 had been stolen. They had wheel locks that can be disabled. It would be nice to put out the idea of trying to collect and return these. I was told this is a $26,000 loss. With Smart & Final as the only big grocery store downtown, it could use local support.

Brenda Barnes, Bakersfield