Thousands without power on Upper Ridge.

Thousands without power on Upper Ridge.

There are 15 comments on the The Paradise Post story from Feb 25, 2011, titled Thousands without power on Upper Ridge.. In it, The Paradise Post reports that:

PG&E has reported that about 11,000 customers are without power in the north Paradise, Paradise Pines and Magalia areas.

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OLD TREE TRIMMER

Hayward, CA

#1 Feb 25, 2011
Was these power outages due to down trees? and ws these trees pruned by PG&E? HMMMMMM
dan

Marysville, CA

#2 Feb 25, 2011
maybe the magalia P.O.A. will be a little less critical of home owners that want to trim and remove some trees from thier property. i know i asked to take down a tree and the old bast--d who came out told me no. so WHEN this tree falls on my house as well as my neighbors house I AM GOING TO SUE THE P.O.A. AND I WILL WIN !!! PULL YOUR HEAD OUT OF YOUR ASSES P.O.A. a healthy trimmed / thined out tree or trees is much better and safer (especially from a fire stand point) than the "forests" people are FORCED to live with now.. according to the P.O.A. all the trees must be saved cause its so pretty. im calling B.S.!!
Jon Remalia

Rancho Cordova, CA

#3 Feb 25, 2011
This was not a typical event. It was a quick, wet smow with no wind. Therefore, the heavy snow stuck to the branches and needles.

Healthy trees were snapping all over. Some came over when the root systems of the trees failed. Some healthy branches broke due to the weight of the snow.

If PG&E were to trim to avoid storms like this we would have 100'+ wide clear cuts all over the place.

But, PG&E is calling crews from all over northern Ca. to fix the down and shorted lines.

A big Thank You to Paradise Public works for planning ahead and plowing with the storm. Dennis and the admin. had the sense to stage private contractors with 2 graders in town ready to go. It worked. Paradise roads were far better than the similar county roads.

Most public works staff have been on for 12 hours now. At Skyway and Pentz I can not see 100 feet in front of my face (4:00 pm). So, sleep fast guys and gals. Round two is here. let's win the double header.

Again, thanks for the good work.
jason

Chico, CA

#4 Feb 25, 2011
Jon Remalia wrote:
This was not a typical event. It was a quick, wet smow with no wind. Therefore, the heavy snow stuck to the branches and needles.
Healthy trees were snapping all over. Some came over when the root systems of the trees failed. Some healthy branches broke due to the weight of the snow.
If PG&E were to trim to avoid storms like this we would have 100'+ wide clear cuts all over the place.
But, PG&E is calling crews from all over northern Ca. to fix the down and shorted lines.
A big Thank You to Paradise Public works for planning ahead and plowing with the storm. Dennis and the admin. had the sense to stage private contractors with 2 graders in town ready to go. It worked. Paradise roads were far better than the similar county roads.
Most public works staff have been on for 12 hours now. At Skyway and Pentz I can not see 100 feet in front of my face (4:00 pm). So, sleep fast guys and gals. Round two is here. let's win the double header.
Again, thanks for the good work.
What a bunch of c.r.a.p.
I'm from mt shasta, where they get much more snow and their roads are always in much better condition than the roads were today. I couldn't believe how many roads hadn't been touched at 9 am today. Either there aren't enough plows to cover the ridge or they started way too late. Either way, they failed!
Please

Paradise, CA

#5 Feb 25, 2011
Take a hike, all the way back to Shasta, Jason. Either that, or get off your backside and you plow the roads and do whatever else has to be done. I applaud Jon for showing appreciation.
jason

Chico, CA

#6 Feb 25, 2011
Please wrote:
Take a hike, all the way back to Shasta, Jason. Either that, or get off your backside and you plow the roads and do whatever else has to be done. I applaud Jon for showing appreciation.
I was merely pointing out the fact that the roads were still covered with snow at 9 am, some of which hadn't even been touched. Other towns that receive much more snow do a much better job. I will give credit when credit is due. I pay taxes (gladly) to keep roads safe, and those that are responsible for doing that should do a better job. If I don't do my job correctly than I expect criticism like everyone else.
I didn't say that those working weren't working hard, it's clear that there are not enough plows for this community or they aren't starting early enough.
jason

Chico, CA

#7 Feb 25, 2011
And don't you worry, I will be leaving this dreadful place soon. Too many tweakers, rednecks, hillbillies, white supremacists and uneducated backwoods religious nuts.
Mom of Three

Bend, OR

#8 Feb 25, 2011
dan wrote:
maybe the magalia P.O.A. will be a little less critical of home owners that want to trim and remove some trees from thier property. i know i asked to take down a tree and the old bast--d who came out told me no. so WHEN this tree falls on my house as well as my neighbors house I AM GOING TO SUE THE P.O.A. AND I WILL WIN !!! PULL YOUR HEAD OUT OF YOUR ASSES P.O.A. a healthy trimmed / thined out tree or trees is much better and safer (especially from a fire stand point) than the "forests" people are FORCED to live with now.. according to the P.O.A. all the trees must be saved cause its so pretty. im calling B.S.!!
The POA is a total crock, which is why we moved out of there. It's a Good Ol' Boys club where people get picked on if they're not part of that club. From the time when they tried to take a man's home because he couldn't read, to the hundreds of liens they've placed upon the homes of hardworking people, just so there's those cheap drinks up at the POA bar! There should have been a movement years ago to just dissolve them, because they do no good. Just look at the yards up there, look at the "fetching" mobile homes with the pine needle-covered roofs. The foreclosed homes. Now tell me exactly what signing away your rights to live there brings you?
kkl

Paradise, CA

#9 Feb 25, 2011
anyone know about an accident in magalia involving a snowmobile? sounded pretty bad but haven't heard anything else...
Magalia resident

Chico, CA

#10 Feb 25, 2011
I havent heard about the snow mobile accident, havent had power up here all day so not getting much info, just got internet back from 7 this am, I do know that a tree came down on a new truck, squashed it and split the mobile in half. That was on pentz road, my brother drove by and saw it, he lives on pentz. Since about 6 this morning, I have heard no less than 20 trees come down just in my hearing range, 2 were on our large fence, 1 on our direct neighbors fence and 3 on the property next to that one. I have to agree, PPPOA does not adequately maintain the greenbelt that they say we HAVE to keep, not only that but they are opening up trails right thru people's yard's that have never been touched since the beginning of the POA, trees were coming down in the greenbelt every few minutes. It's been nut's up here and the roads have been plowed some, no courts though, no time for that yet im sure. Crossing fingers and toes that the power will be back on, woodstove is great but it only warms the LR,lol, all the BR's are freezing (not as bad as the toilet seat though,lol)
Magalia resident

Chico, CA

#11 Feb 25, 2011
So far 4 4wd's have been stuck in our court. Got em all out with the help from all the neighbors pushing though,lol. Teamwork!
Stan

Chico, CA

#12 Feb 26, 2011
Jon Remalia wrote:
This was not a typical event. It was a quick, wet smow with no wind. Therefore, the heavy snow stuck to the branches and needles.
Healthy trees were snapping all over. Some came over when the root systems of the trees failed. Some healthy branches broke due to the weight of the snow.
If PG&E were to trim to avoid storms like this we would have 100'+ wide clear cuts all over the place.
But, PG&E is calling crews from all over northern Ca. to fix the down and shorted lines.
A big Thank You to Paradise Public works for planning ahead and plowing with the storm. Dennis and the admin. had the sense to stage private contractors with 2 graders in town ready to go. It worked. Paradise roads were far better than the similar county roads.
Most public works staff have been on for 12 hours now. At Skyway and Pentz I can not see 100 feet in front of my face (4:00 pm). So, sleep fast guys and gals. Round two is here. let's win the double header.
Again, thanks for the good work.
It was a little snow storm.

PG&E is passing out money for useless solar panels but can spend the money to properly maintain their lines.

Get real.
Seriously

Chico, CA

#13 Feb 26, 2011
jason wrote:
And don't you worry, I will be leaving this dreadful place soon. Too many tweakers, rednecks, hillbillies, white supremacists and uneducated backwoods religious nuts.
You got that right Jason...if I had known what I know now I never never never ever would have moved to Magalia...it is one toxic and intolerant town.
Magalia resident

Chico, CA

#14 Feb 26, 2011
Seriously wrote:
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You got that right Jason...if I had known what I know now I never never never ever would have moved to Magalia...it is one toxic and intolerant town.
Well, you two sound like a very nice couple, why dont you both get the F out together? Im sure theres GOT to be somewhere on this planet that would suit you but just remember, the grass is not always greener on the other side. Every community has their own set of problems, ours are relatively minor compared to others which I guess you will find out when you move, and move, and move, etc. get the picture?
Magalia resident

Chico, CA

#15 Feb 26, 2011
jason wrote:
And don't you worry, I will be leaving this dreadful place soon. Too many tweakers, rednecks, hillbillies, white supremacists and uneducated backwoods religious nuts.
GOOD. GO. One less A-hole to deal with. BTW, NOW would be nice.

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