Demolition unearths questions

Demolition unearths questions

There are 10 comments on the Chico Enterprise-Record story from Sep 7, 2008, titled Demolition unearths questions. In it, Chico Enterprise-Record reports that:

The county knocked down some cabins at the west end of Greenville on Wednesday that code enforcement officials said had been safety hazards for a long time.

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Professor A

Reading, PA

#1 Sep 7, 2008
Just because someone lived there is WWII doesn't mean it is of significant historical interest. I also like the fact that they look to see "if a person of note live there", to see if it is of historical interest. It is the old joke, "George Washington Slept Here". I wonder if we have to preserve everywhere John Wayne relieved himself?
county coded

Gridley, CA

#2 Sep 7, 2008
the county don't give a crap about anything south of oro dam blvd.(Craig Sanders, planning manager for the city of Oroville, said the city has some inventories of homes in the historic downtown area. also said an era of architectural design, or if a person of "note" lived in the house. guess they mean ONE OF THEIR PEOPLE) They only care about "there" historical areas, not about the historical areas for the "little man" which those cabins were. I see houses on the southside of the county redone with asbestos all over the ground, in the air, and in the lungs of everyone in the neighborhood, but the county does nothing about that because of the cost of the battle.(specialist to te4st said contamination, removal cost, lawyers,judges/they have to be paid off too remember/ plus the cost to fight the battle in SAC because the property owners will fight for their right all the way there.) The only concern for anything south of oro dam is can they make money from it. If it is not a business they can rape for property and sales taxes they come in with codes and tear it out and charge the owner for it, thus creating county money, which is used to pay for stupid stuff like the unneeded roundabout. some feel this is a rant, but the thing that gets stuck in my craw is they only come here to take and never to help or fix(where is the east west sidewalks?????) where is the sidewalks on lincoln/myers at any point south of the wyandotte crossing. socialism runs rampid on the southside, when is the wall going to be put up between us and the downtown???

Since: Jul 08


#3 Sep 7, 2008
The only mistake the county made was not tearing down all of them at once. We had 25,000,000 people in uniform in WWII, are we supposed to preserve every shack they or their wives lived in. If it was worth preserving where were these people over the last year or two before they were demolished.

United States

#4 Sep 7, 2008
Worle War II vet? If he is 65, id was born in 1943. Three years off from baby boomer....

United States

#5 Sep 7, 2008
Your reporter has been had! If Richins, whose attributes are well known to some in the Gridley area, really felt so strongly about these dilapidated properties that he owns and is responsible for, why didn't he take the time and effort to keep them livable and up to code.

United States

#6 Sep 7, 2008
By the way: One historical housing structure is still around. Just south of 1st Avenue on Palm Avenue there is a small set of apartments on the east side of the street. They were built to rent to officers stationed at the CAAB. They were built in 1943. I visited once with the air traffic control officer who, with his wife, were the first to move in. Someone is spending their own money to preserve them....
Dirk Diggler

Pico Rivera, CA

#7 Sep 7, 2008
The Steve Miller Band once took a shit there does that qualify

Cedar Ridge, CA

#8 Sep 7, 2008
A.D. does not have all his mental faculties. He has not the money nor the ability to rebuild or demo. these shacks.
These properties should be taken by the local government and sold for business use. That way they would bring taxes for the government and provide a use of the land.
A.D. was a Marine in W.W.11, spending all his time burning the Nipps out of caves in the Pacific. The stuff he saw during that war has impaired his judge-ment.
california kid

United States

#9 Sep 7, 2008
Lets bring in the california historical society and here what they have to say some points of histerical intrest are pleasing like the cold springs near chester some one years ago chained two truck springs to a tree and made signs so people would go up and see for a good laugh it was quit amusing to me

United States

#10 Sep 7, 2008
This is another example of why our country is in the shape it's in. Nothing, absolutely NOTHING can get done in a timely and efficient manner. There always has to be someone, or some small group that protests, interferes, causes problems and impedes progress. Just like the current situation with the Chico VW expansion. People who are so miserable full of themselves just can't leave others alone. Meddling morons...get a life!

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