In 1992, after realizing the story in Raley's history book seemed kind of fishy and farfetched, Nordby wrote a book too titled "Raley's Exposed, Who On Earth Saved Raley's?" refuting Raley's deceitful history book. He wanted to publicly state (without boasting) that it was he who quietly came to Sacramento in 1973, with many years of grocery store experience, and turned Tom Raley's supermarket chain around during a time when "TP Raley's" stores were filthy, thieve ridden and were totally mismanaged from the president of Raley's on down to store level.
His book exposed this company for what they had done to him back during the years of 1973-1976. How could a man who had stopped so much theft going on at all the Raley's stores for three (3) years, end up being cheated so much by the same people who hired him?
All that Nordby did for Raley's during the years 1973-1976 eventually paved the way for a number of dishonest individuals in the Sacramento community to become who they are today. Regardless of how these individuals may have given the Sacramento community an image they were honest and respectable, they were still the dishonest people who cheated Nordby in the '70s.
Knowing these dishonest people still had enough deceit dwelling within all of them, they decided to slap Nordby in the face again inside their company's history book by taking the credit for Nordby's dedication and for Nordby's hard work during those three (3) critical years that made it possible for Raley's to survive their financial woes of the early '70s.
I guess Mr. Nordby shouldn't have expected anything more from one of these individuals knowing that this person claimed to be a "Christian" and that "his word was his bond!"
Collings (aka christian and "my word is my bond") was even able to top his slapping Nordby in the face with his deceit by encouraging his religious friends in Sacramento to slap Nordby in the face too, by calling him a liar and a slanderer, after Nordby came forward to share his success story.
Religious people who hadn't even met Nordby before...unless they just happened to be one of the nearly 9000 shoplifters Mr. Nordby had apprehended in his 45 year career. And that was nearly 9000 shoplifters without losing one court case and without one false arrest suit.
Mr. Nordby's story in 1992 also embarrassed the local news media and the entire business community after it became known how Raley's became successful. Nordby also showed The Sacramento Bee newspaper that they had "no" good ethics at all and that The Bee's number one reason for publishing a newspaper was just to "make a buck" through advertising...unless it was Nordby's buck he wanted to use to advertise his success story and The Bee wasn't going to allow his bucks to expose the big lie going on in Northern California.
The entire Sacramento community for many years had believed this lie. What lie? The Tom Raley lie. Why would anybody want to believe in this lie? Because today it represents a lot of money to those who don't want to believe in the truth and close their eyes to it.
Click on the text image above to view the ad The Bee refused to accept.
It was easier for The Bee to continue to protect Raley's in their lies than it was for The Bee to boldly pursue the truth concerning a most fascinating story about how one honest man showed where an entire organization filled with dishonesty was bankrupting a local supermarket chain.
It was only this man with his unusual talents in the grocery business who was able to bring all of this disonesty to a halt and bring professionalism back to an entire business operation. A business operation that, before Mr. Nordby came aboard, was mismanaged and should have gone bankrpt.
The Sacramento Bee newspaper likes to claim that "the public has the right to know the truth." And that fact is only true when its news is covering murder stories, rape stories or any other typical political corruption story-which are every day occurrences in our society. However, this newspaper's pursuit for the truth becomes very blinded and shortsighted when it is focused on its personal (criminal) friends providing them advertising dollars.
The Bee can claim blindness as a defense to Nordby's story because they can't see past Raley's advertising dollars. However, The Bee can not claim ignorance to Nordby's story because The Bee has been aware of the facts since March of 1991. That was the month and the year The Bee was informed of its errors concerning what they had published about Raley's success in its newspaper.
And since then The Bee has been hiding behind the advertising dollars that Raley's obtained over the many years of being fraudulent beneficiaries of Nordby's profit increasing program. The Bee sadly lowered themselves even further when they assisted Raley's in making sure that the public never hears this story. Today is the day that this web site informs Raley's and The Bee that you can't silence the truth @www.raleysexposed.com
The news media that could have told this story professionally have chosen to remain silent and ignore its responsibility to tell the public the truth. Because of the silence, this story has been forced to be told in a way that demeans good journalism.
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There is more information about The Sacramento Bee newspaper located in the "News Media" page. Also featured on this media menu are the names "Melanie Sill," and "Cheryl Dell." You will want to read an informational flyer sent to their neighbors' residences.
At the moment, there are mutiple audios to hear on this site. An audio of Charles Nordby telling his story about Raley's (recorded back in early 1996), can be heard by going to the page "Raley's History Book" at the top of the menu below the "Welcome/Dedicaton"
selection. In fact, this audio of Nordby can be heard on a number of other pages. An audio of Dateline NBC (recorded late 1996) indicating that they wanted to tell this story, can be heard by clicking on "Dateline NBC"- a sub page of the News Media page at the top of the menu. An audio of a preacher named Glen Cole (recorded October of 1998) telling his story about a purse snatcher he chased down a dark street in Washington, can be heard by clicking on "The Church" at the top of the menu.
Raley's spokeswoman Beverly Hardesty can be heard (Beverly Hardesty page) basically calling Charles Nordby a disgruntle ex-Raley employee who lied in the book that he wrote about Raley's and that his book wasn't worth buying. Hardesty publicly states in this 1992 audio that Nordby only worked for Raley's for one (1) year in 1974 and that she had been totally misquoted in his Raley's book. This page will show you her quote from Raley's history book and also show you exactly how Nordby quoted her in his book-is this woman on drugs? You will also get the impression that Beverly has been coached by Collings concerning what to say about an order form for Nordby's book that was being distributed locally in Sacramento.
In addition to the audios, there are a number of PDF files with sound that can be accessed. These PDF files were created using adobe acrobat 6.0 Professional-so you may need to download a more current acrobat reader. "A PDF file is a method for distributing formatted documents over the Internet. You need a special reader program called Acrobat and most current computer operating systems have it, but if your computer doesn't have the program and can't open a "PDF" file then you can get the Acrobat Reader at www.adobe.com." Source: adobe.com
A PDF file can be found on the "Raley's Sales Increases" page (a sub page of Raley's), that shows Raley's incredible sales increases for the years 1978 to 1984. What caused their sales to increase during this time period?
A PDF file can also be found on the "UFCW 588" page (a sub page of Raley's), that shows UFCW 588's LM-2 statements filed with the U.S. Dept. of Labor. This report reveals how much money the union president paid himself, his family and his friends who operate this union. Raley's and this union have had a very cozy relationship over the years. Another UFCW PDF file is also featured on this page that will give proof of UFCW corruption when it comes to their member representation in grievance arbitrations. UFCW 588 recently merged with other local UFCW unions and has been changed to UFCW 8.
A PDF file can also be accessed from the "1973 YEARS OF HARD WORK" page (a sub page of Raley's page). This PDF file highlights Raley's Superstories magazine giving thanks to Raley's employees for their years of service . Raley's used a photo of Frank McMinn for this article. Raley's didn't know at the time of their magazine article that Charles Nordby also had a copy of this same photo. Raley's had to cut Nordby out this photo to use in their company magazine Whoever counted up the total Raley's years of service for Raley's magazine came up with "1973." How convenient for our story being that "1973" was the year Raley's was blessed with Nordby's services and became successful.
There are many other PDF files that can be found on this web site too.
There are also a few music files attached to some of the other pages. Just to name a few, the song "Take me out to the ball park" is attached to the Raley Field page- a sub page of the Raley's page. The theme music to the "Mission Impossible" movie is attached to the Media Links page-a sub page of News Media page. The "Batman" song is attached to The Sacramento Union newspaper page-a sub page of the News Media page. The song "Dust in the Wind" by Kansas, is attached to the Joyce Raley Teel page (a sub page of the Raley's page). The theme song to the movie "Chariots of fire" is the song featured on this page. Note: Chariots of Fire-Vangelis; Eve of Destruction-Barry McGuire; Still the Same-Bob Seger; The Boxer, Sound of Silence-Simon & Garfunkle; Singalong Junk-Paul McCartney; Cows with Guns; and a number of other songs are tied into pages for their theme connection.
If you have dial up connection, there may be a delay because downloading sound is a large file and takes longer to download. DSL-Broadband users should be able to access everything sooner.
Contact Raley's at raleys.com. E-mail them. Ask them this question: Did you build your entire success by defrauding an honest man with nine (9) children? They haven't been honest for decades, so don't expect an honest answer from them today! Contact the Bee newspaper at sacbee.com and ask them "what the hell is going on at the Bee, can't you print the truth about the crimes committed by your personal friends?" Wait! Stop the presses! Don't bother Raley's or the Bee newspaper with these questions, this web site will provide you with the answers!
Anyway, I hope you enjoy this web site. Repeated from the top of this page: Regardless of any absurdity that may be seen on any particular page linked to this web site, there is one predominant message that clearly pervades, and that is: When you have the truth, you can do anything you want with it. Especially while running the 7 & 1/2 miles San Francisco Bay to Breakers Race, through all of the crowded streets that are over-flowing with a wave of people wearing their running shoes, who swiftly carries you from San Francisco's tallest buildings to San Francisco's steepest hills that leads you all the way to the windy sandy coast of the Pacific Ocean, where you can stop and catch your breath and come to realize for the very first time what it really means to be "bold" in this life. Wow, I need to catch my breath after that long sentence...
In remembrance to Charles Nordby, this web site focuses on the last page to Charles Nordby's book titled "Raley's Exposed! Who On Earth Saved Raley's?"