Historical resort may become film, music venue

Hoberg's Resort might soon become a film and music venue as a group of investors bought the property in late July. Full Story
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no no nooooo

Skagway, AK

#1 Aug 10, 2010
they're going to wreck cobb mtn.
in the same boat

Jamestown, CA

#2 Aug 10, 2010
We don't need people from out of the area taking jobs that people right here need. If this project promises to support LOCAL employment, then I say, fine.
Truthtalker

Suisun City, CA

#4 Aug 11, 2010
Im sick of people trying to stop progress and growth in lakecounty, their are more people here then their are jobs. Let the businesses come into the county maybe then people on welfare will work, because their will be jobs out there. Its ok for these casino's to pop up everywhere.. Joke
Jobless in Lake County

Fremont, CA

#5 Aug 11, 2010
Truthtalker wrote:
Im sick of people trying to stop progress and growth in lakecounty, their are more people here then their are jobs. Let the businesses come into the county maybe then people on welfare will work, because their will be jobs out there. Its ok for these casino's to pop up everywhere.. Joke
Me too. I need a job. One that does not require an hour commute. Besides that Hobergs is falling apart. Better to have someone fix it up than have it fall into a complete wreck. I wonder as to some folks train of thought about these things. I don't really see how this will ruin Cobb.
Getzie cat

Clearlake, CA

#6 Aug 11, 2010
FANTASTIC! I think itwould be wonderful for Hobergs
to be re-vitalized. I grew up in that era and remember the summer evenings with the Big Bands playing at the out door pavillian. The place was always packed!
This resort hired the county's youth during the summer months, was good money, and an outlet for youthful energy. Kept the kids out of trouble!
Brad King - kville

San Francisco, CA

#7 Aug 11, 2010
Music and film a problem? Low impact and high revenue, no transportation costs, great marquee value. This is why we need to remind people of why, for close to one HUNDRED years, Lake County was (and is) a destination resort area. The biggest names in music played at our resorts, more grapes and hops were grown than even today, People traveled arduous DAYS to reach here and stayed for weeks. This place ROCKED. There's an old picture of Calistoga's main drag they'd love to see disappear, claiming they're the "Gateway to Lake County". All those resorts bought up for private retreats or just gone to seed and / or burned don't help our image or our economy. It's a short distance from three major metropolitan areas and deserves some measure of our former glory.

Before my mountain neighbors claim I'm a NIMBY, I'll remind them I enjoyed KHRS as a resort, it's the casino option there I'm reluctant to support. Run well, both resorts would help their community and our county.
welcome

Pleasanton, CA

#9 Aug 11, 2010
This sounds wonderful and much, much needed. Best wishes for great success!
Huh

Hidden Valley Lake, CA

#10 Aug 11, 2010
Lowell Grant wrote:
The film industry has a pretty high pay scale and would have very little impact from an environmental standpoint. Isn't this exactly the kind of employment we should be wishing for? It would be like winning the lottery! Talk about "clean industry" and high pay, what could top this? How could it be possible that restoring an historic resort that is now crumbling into the ground could have a negative impact? Carpenters, tradesmen, lumber yards, restaurants...who loses here? YIKES, I would think 100% of Lake County residents and property owners would be jumping up and down.
Great. Part time seasonal jobs. Just the ticket for the fully unemployed.
Someone may make money, but it will not be the employees.
It figures that you would think this minor improvement so wonderful. Did you get a piece of the real estate transaction?
What is going on

Clearlake, CA

#22 Aug 11, 2010
I am glad to see a private investor purchase the Resort.
Lake County has to get it's tourism base back.
This is a step in the right direction.
It is being purchased with private money with and idea of making a product in the end.
The Castle in Lucerne on the other hand is using public funds hopimg to attract a college.
That is a little bit too much wishful thinking.
The castle should be in the private sector then let and investor deal with it.
The County is broke it can not even take care of it's roads and maintain what it has.
Mount Konocti Mountain Ranch. private to public land out of the tax base.
Improvements questionable at this time.
Castle and old building. out of tax base revenue source questionable.
Why has been their been such a drive to buy all this now.
LONG TIME COBB MT HOME

Clearlake, CA

#25 Aug 14, 2010
Truthtalker wrote:
Im sick of people trying to stop progress and growth in lakecounty, their are more people here then their are jobs. Let the businesses come into the county maybe then people on welfare will work, because their will be jobs out there. Its ok for these casino's to pop up everywhere.. Joke
I live at Cobb, do you? I'm all for them bringing Hobergs Resort to the way it was in it's glory days but not at the expense of the locals who call Cobb Home. I didn't like the comment in the article about bringing in outsiders for jobs at the new resort. Excuse me, but what the bleep! There are many suffering financially in the area who could use these jobs. How will that boost the economy for the locals?

I'm not for increased traffic or prices higher than they already are in the area. H********* grocery is already highly over priced for the tourist who only come to the area in the few weeks of summer. The rest of the year the residence pay those same higher prices.

There was a resort town in Colorado that was run over by Hollywood types and the well to do. They drove the prices sky high. The locals could not afford the increased taxes, expensive businesses, or to upgrade to larger homes in the area because of the increased property value. Yes they could sell and move away but could not afford to live in their own town any more.

I think this project is a good idea if it helps the residence of Cobb and the surrounding local towns, but not if it destroys the peace and atmosphere those of us call home. Those who moved to this area moved here for what Cobb has to offer now, not for what Hollywood types would turn it into.

Just a thought.
Lowell Grant

Richmond, CA

#27 Aug 16, 2010
Why was this post purged? Many others too. Not a single mention of anything that might break any single "rule" (not that Topix ever follows it'w own rules)...

"The film industry has a pretty high pay scale and would have very little impact from an environmental standpoint. Isn't this exactly the kind of employment we should be wishing for? It would be like winning the lottery! Talk about "clean industry" and high pay, what could top this? How could it be possible that restoring an historic resort that is now crumbling into the ground could have a negative impact? Carpenters, tradesmen, lumber yards, restaurants...who loses here? YIKES, I would think 100% of Lake County residents and property owners would be jumping up and down."
Provocateur

United States

#28 Aug 16, 2010
Freedom of the press is guaranteed only to those who own one.~Abbott Joseph Liebling, "Do You Belong in Journalism?" New Yorker, 4 May 1960
purging

Pleasanton, CA

#29 Aug 16, 2010
purging has become a pastime it looks like. Many purged and unclear what gets posts puged. Odd decisions on purging posts. Two different people can say the same thing practically on a topic and only one will be purged. Unclear what the intent is.
Provocateur

United States

#30 Aug 16, 2010
If someone clicks the Report Abuse button enough the post will disappear.
Quagga for DA

Spring, TX

#31 Aug 16, 2010
Who cares who is fixing it up & who cares who they employ? The place is getting fixed up! Period! Or maybe we should let it rot away like some mobile home in Clearlake.
Would their be any jobs for the locals if it just sat there? No.
Could their possibly be some jobs if someone does fix it up & hold events & have lodging &,&,&,etc,etc?
Hey LTCMH, do you do all your grocery shopping at H*********? I hope not. It's just like any other mom & pop shop in a little town. Charge as much as they want because you don't have a choice.
GROWTH, WE NEED GROWTH!
Their will never be jobs in this county without growth. why can you people not see this???!!!
LTCMH

Clearlake, CA

#32 Aug 16, 2010
Quagga for DA wrote:
Who cares who is fixing it up & who cares who they employ? The place is getting fixed up! Period! Or maybe we should let it rot away like some mobile home in Clearlake.
Would their be any jobs for the locals if it just sat there? No.
Could their possibly be some jobs if someone does fix it up & hold events & have lodging &,&,&,etc,etc?
Hey LTCMH, do you do all your grocery shopping at H*********? I hope not. It's just like any other mom & pop shop in a little town. Charge as much as they want because you don't have a choice.
GROWTH, WE NEED GROWTH!
Their will never be jobs in this county without growth. why can you people not see this???!!!
Growth often comes at a cost. I hope that this venture at the old Hobergs Resort pans out for the residents who live there and the immediate near by communities. I do not think increased traffic and prices will benefit anyone in the area. Cobb has a nice relaxed quite atmosphere and that is why Cobb residence love it there. That is all I was saying. I am not against growth, just as long as it is positive for the community I live in.

As for your comment about the grocery store at Cobb, no I no longer do most of my shopping there because of the unreasonably high prices. We do a twice a month run into Lakeport for grocery and only rely on the Cobb grocery store when we absolutely have to, milk, soda, etc..

Your comment of "Who cares who is fixing it up & who cares who they employ?" is what concerns those of us who actually live at Cobb. I'm all for seeing the resort refurbished and them hiring locals not outsiders to do the work when ever possible.

Enough dramatics, of course no one is getting a job at a closed down resort, but neither will anyone locally if this new company only wishes to hire from outside the area.

Growth can be a good thing and it can be a bad thing, it depends how it is done. Growth for the sake of growth without any scrutiny can ruin a community just as well as help it. All I am saying is the community needs to look carefully at this project before jumping in feet first without looking into what effects it may cause.

I do hope the resort is restored. That would be great to see. And I hope that the locals can find many jobs there in the future.
Quagga for DA

Spring, TX

#33 Aug 21, 2010
Saw a sign out front of Hobergs yesterday, says they are taking resumes.
Provocateur

Half Moon Bay, CA

#34 Aug 24, 2010
I'll send mine again.
Provocateur

United States

#35 Jan 26, 2011
Nothing, into the black hole of jobhunting. Whatever happened to those jobs?
Employed

Kelseyville, CA

#36 Jul 5, 2012
Their hiring locals now as I just got a job. I am excited and I think the County is going to love it. Jobs, social life, beauty.... its gonna be amazing!

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