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Sean

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My roommate used to live there and frequently tells stories of how his half-brother shot a guy 3 times on his doorstep, of how the cops are "dirty" and don't report half the things that go on, or of how getting violently assaulted is always a legitimate fear on the streets. etc.

...Is this kind of thing true, or is it total BS? I'm inclined to the latter, obviously, but having never been there myself I don't know.
dan

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hell ya
Jake

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Lake County is overrun by drugs, criminals illegal aliens and crime. A lot of the Medical Marihuana shops are not even legit. Clearlake especially has home invasions happening all the time now. Most of the thugs doing these robberies are idiots or methheads, so they usually end up getting shot by homeowners. They are not Darwin Award winners if you know what I mean. However they are extremely dangerous. I don't know anyone that is not lock and loaded in their own home now. Lots of dogs for home protection etc. The Mexican Mafia is growing or making most of the drugs in the county. You see all kinds of "Vans" full of illegal alien growers going in and out of the Mendicino Forest all the time. Also Clearlake has ganbangers fighting for drug turf and lots of ex cons living their for the cheap rent. Not to mention all of the Pot and meth heads having babies. And if you did not know Lake County is the number one drug crop producing area in the entire world. The Feds are pretty clueless to what is going on here. So until they wake up it's the wild, wild, west.
Jake

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I Forgot to answer your question. If you were to mix a West Virginia appalachian town, Tijuana, South St Louis, and New Orleans right after Katrina then you would have Clearlake. It's 100% Hardcore Ghetto.

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Jake wrote:
I Forgot to answer your question. If you were to mix a West Virginia appalachian town, Tijuana, South St Louis, and New Orleans right after Katrina then you would have Clearlake. It's 100% Hardcore Ghetto.
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Jake..........
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I see that your isp location is in IN. Do you or did you recently live in Clear Lake? Whats your take on Lakeport? Hows about Konocti, by the resort? Used to be (in the mid 80's) that Konocti was pretty upscale, compared to Lakeport, and especially compared to Clearlake.
Thanx....BTW, I pretty much would be in agreement, but for the time since I've been there. Hell, Eureka has the Mexican Mafia, and bangers around now. Why would anyone think that meth-head Clearlake wouldn't?
Cynthia

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I live in Kelseyville and it's as close to Mayberry as I have seen. Ya we have druggies, I don't know any place that doesn't. I've live all over Oregon and California. My guess is your friends and you relatives should get better people to hang with.
Mel

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constitutional wrote:
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Jake..........
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I see that your isp location is in IN. Do you or did you recently live in Clear Lake? Whats your take on Lakeport? Hows about Konocti, by the resort? Used to be (in the mid 80's) that Konocti was pretty upscale, compared to Lakeport, and especially compared to Clearlake.
Thanx....BTW, I pretty much would be in agreement, but for the time since I've been there. Hell, Eureka has the Mexican Mafia, and bangers around now. Why would anyone think that meth-head Clearlake wouldn't?
"Upscale"? Nothing is upscale in Lake County
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Clearlake is only one city in Lake County. People have given Clearlake a bad name, but there are other cities around the lake. Kelseyville area covers downtown Kelseyville, sub divisions (Clearlake Riviera, Riviera West, Riviera Heights). The resort and these division are on the other side of the lake, about 15 miles from the problem area of Clearlake City.

Clearlake city is an area that has a serious problem with drugs and parolees. The city has special grants to clean up this area, and it will not happen over night.

We move up here from Southern California three months ago, and we have been all around the lake comparing area. We like Riviera West the best for our needs and enviroment.
Joe

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Lake County wrote:
Clearlake is only one city in Lake County. People have given Clearlake a bad name, but there are other cities around the lake. Kelseyville area covers downtown Kelseyville, sub divisions (Clearlake Riviera, Riviera West, Riviera Heights). The resort and these division are on the other side of the lake, about 15 miles from the problem area of Clearlake City.
Clearlake city is an area that has a serious problem with drugs and parolees. The city has special grants to clean up this area, and it will not happen over night.
We move up here from Southern California three months ago, and we have been all around the lake comparing area. We like Riviera West the best for our needs and enviroment.
Three months ago? Ive been here in Lake COunty for over 15 years so none of this is news to me...Lake County (all of it) is the arm pit of California.
Vin

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I lived in Clearlake from 1975-2000, and i've seen the town go from "Summer Resort Gem" to what it's become. It's a sign o' the time folks , this is happening just about everywhere. Sure , i was around to witness personally, a lot of strange , wrong , and infamous events that lend credibility to the negative type stories generated about Clearlake and Lake county in general, and i know why a fair amont of it happened - but i don't lay blame on anyone. THAT's the beauty part of moving away,.....if you can.
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EVEN THE BUMPER STICKERS SPEAK THE TRUTH. LEAVING CLEARLAKE GOING BACK TO CIVILIZATION! WELCOME TO CLEARLAKE NOW SEEN IN 3-D...[ DRUGGIES,DRUNKS,DERELICTS].THE STEET BEHIND CITY HALL/POLICE STATION IS AFFECTIONATELY KNOWN AS HEROIN ALLEY. LET'S NOT FORGET THE WELFARE NEEDY,DESTITUTE,AND POVERTY-STRICKEN. JAKE OF CLEARLAKE,100% HARDCORD GHETTO ....EXCELLENT! KEEP RASING THE BAR JAKE.
MICKEY M

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Mar 8, 2008
 
MICKEY M ..... OF CLEARLAKE! NOT OAKLAND, CA
Brad Wilson

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WATCH OUT: YOU MAY BECOME LAKE-COUNTYFIED (OR LAKE-COUNTYFRIED) LIKE MY EX.
Lake County,(and the whole clearlake area), destroyed my relationship my relationshof of 12 years. I know someone will think I am joking, but Im not. She was becomming "Lake Countyfied/fried". It's not that she gained 30lbs, and lost a few teeth (we laughed at that), nor her new really bad perm, nor the fact that she wanted to basically hang out at WalMart and drink beer (a 12 pack) every weekend, but when I caught her and her (friend) sitting on our front porch, TWEEKING, with bb guns shooting bluebirds... you be the judge. GETTO? Hell ya! Run while you can. Oh, and the Sheriffs department there is TERRIFYING. Avoid the LCSD at all cost. I could go on with too many horror stories: check out the newspaper. People in the sheriff's dept. get charged with manslaughter, rape, elder abuse, overuse of tazers, illegal entry, etc., etc., and NOB0DY EVER GETS CONVICTED!!! wtf?
Brad Wilson

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One more thing: I worked at a resort in Nice (on the lake). People were actually afraid to leave the resort "the pictures made the place look quite different." Once there, they discovered they were in, basically, a 3rd world country. Poverty, broken trailors, bums, drug addicts, people who didn't bathe, drunks in the street, children with no shoes and dirty clothing playing on the side of the road, animals running loose and so on. Pathetic.

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My family and I lived in Clearlake for 2 years and survived. Biggest mistake we've ever made because the housing was cheap there. The most crappiest, rundown, depressing place we ever lived in. Most of the streets have no sidewalks, too many potholes (and potheads I may add), the school system sucks. Clearlake is worse than ghetto. To people who are thinking of moving to Lake county, especially Clearlake, my advice is don't. You'd be better off living somewhere else. Trust me. I have.
Banging a UB Pharmacist

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Youse guys are all CORRECT! But even more interesting are the senile citizens complaining about everything or bags of PUSS like Shirley Howland, complaining about George Bush while living in and approving of a veritable SHITHOLE! Association with Berkley cop killers tends to shuv your head up your backside.....my youngest, with encouragement from Clearlake scenery just purchased his 3 weapon, a Rugar 45 cal automatic, fuckin eh maybe he's the mayor of Clearlake now, but we live in Cobb! And we don't have any cash left to give to the crackheadlovers at United Way!
I almost went to jail near Walmart when a van full of porch monkeys mouthed off to my old lady on the street, typical black monkeys! Wouldv'e loved to see them down the barrel of our Colt AR-15! Monkeys, druggies and liberals...AIR STRIKE TIME!
Leegel Eegel

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Banging a UB Pharmacist wrote:
Youse guys are all CORRECT! But even more interesting are the senile citizens complaining about everything or bags of PUSS like Shirley Howland, complaining about George Bush while living in and approving of a veritable SHITHOLE!
Wow! I had no idea anyone else was onto that lesbian b-word Shirley Howland. She spent her life in the closet, is in trouble with the IRS and rips off credit companies and banks all the time, and screws over people all the time.(She even protects local psychopaths from justice.)
Huh

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The entire county is in trouble. Enviro-nazis have had a remarkable influence on county leaders(in fact, one of the supes was a sierra club leader).
No development or jobs in sight.
Unemployment approaching 20%(in reality it's 30%+) on the books(countywide), and no hope for jobs for anyone, unless you work for government and can kiss the right arses.
Consequently, losers have been migrating to the entire county. Cheap rents, and a welfare person has no hope for a job, and,..... all of the bad habits they care to partake in are here.....just like anywhere else.
Remove the County offices(and the good jobs) from the Northshore, and the Northshore would look exactly like Clearlake......druggers and all.
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Oct 9, 2011
 
The violence allowed in the schools is just terrible! Good teachers leave after fighting about it with the damned administration. The middle school (thank God they shut it down!) was just awful! A girl even was raped on campus! The School Board is as corrupt as the County Supervisors and the cops!
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ex kusd aide wrote:
The violence allowed in the schools is just terrible! Good teachers leave after fighting about it with the damned administration. The middle school (thank God they shut it down!) was just awful! A girl even was raped on campus! The School Board is as corrupt as the County Supervisors and the cops!
I saw alot of laziness/whining from teachers/coaches when my kid was there(before I moved), but the kids aren't the problem. Never saw a problem with the kind of violence you are referring to, however, the Oak Hill school was turning into a nightmare(mostly due to a lazy/entitled whiney staff), and a horrible incompetent principal who empowered her staff to be.......lazy whiners.
I heard that the principal got hired in Willits, and is in trouble there as well. She is awful.
Good riddance

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