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Oroville, CA

Super Wal-mart still in progress

Wow. Talk about resurrecting an aged thread! There doesn't seem to be a whole lot happening at the proposed site so far. A few surveyor's flags. Will the new Super-Wally sell guns? If so, I might visit every 10 days or so...;)  (Mar 17, 2011 | post #135)

Oroville, CA

Oroville Dam gates open after years of dryness

I figured this was coming. What is the elevation the spillway becomes usable? 850ft.?  (Mar 17, 2011 | post #1)

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strangel light in the sky above oroville

Was there a train sitting on the tracks near Hobbie at the time? What you are describing sounds like an oscillating headlight as used on railroad locomotives. They move up and down and side to side. Known as a "Mars" light or "Gyralite ". They are very bright and throw a light beam for long distances. A video of one in operation: http://www.youtube .com/watch?v=BkLjk gRf_Jw&feature =related  (Feb 24, 2011 | post #2)

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Oroville crime information as close as the Web

I have seen seen inmate crews out doing cleanup on county roads. I hear they also perform cleanup duties at the shooting range one day per month.  (Feb 19, 2011 | post #7)

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Collection of bad check money hits $4 million mark

I wonder if they collected on the ones that deputy DA was writing 11-12 years ago.  (Feb 19, 2011 | post #2)

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Mexican consul to visit Gridley; tea party plans protest

Our government doesn't want to build a wall. If they did, it would have been completed years ago. We have over 350,000 military personnel deployed around the world, yet we are told our southern border cannot be controlled because "there is not enough manpower". Baloney. If such an order was signed, the border could be secured in a matter of hours. Only if and when the border is under control can we return to legal, regulated immigration. What we have now is is free-for-all mayhem in terms of smuggling humans, drugs and weapons. Securing the border would have damaging effects on the personal agendas of our elected officials, including NAFTA and their corporate dividends. Wake up, people.  (Feb 19, 2011 | post #41)

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Oroville employment office will be shuttered

It looks like you don't understand what an ISP Point Of Presence is. Take a bus? If I didn't have a car, I would have to walk 10+ miles to the nearest bus stop.  (Feb 17, 2011 | post #6)

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$1.1 million in cuts needed, OCESD trustees take first lo...

Unifying the districts could certainly save money, especially in terms administrators' salaries and benefits. For the short term though, teachers had better start looking at agreeing to pay cuts and furloughs. The brunt of the cuts in some local districts has been to the classified staff, with the teachers refusing to give up one cent. If the teachers continue to hold the hard line, they are going to end up with 40 kids in their classes as their jobs begin vaporizing.  (Feb 14, 2011 | post #28)

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Mexican consul to visit Gridley; tea party plans protest

Now that's funny stuff! :)  (Feb 14, 2011 | post #28)

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Home burning on Bille Road in Paradise

Oroville MR no longer exists. The overlords just need to let it die, or let it go to someone who will actually do something with it. The current situation is just pathetic.  (Feb 11, 2011 | post #4)

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Ground broken for Harrison Stadium renovations

Uh...it's $12 MILLION, not $2 million. The parking lot alone is $2 million. To put it in perspective, a local elementary district built an entire school from bare dirt for $6.2 million 4 years ago.  (Feb 9, 2011 | post #44)

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City, chamber plan to host Aaron Rodgers Day

Hilarious. I heard there was once part of a movie filmed in Bidwell Park. And then there is the missile base. Chico has quite the claim to fame!  (Feb 7, 2011 | post #4)

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Letter: Solar not a wondrous investment

The video clearly shows the 120V receptacle on the generator plugged directly into a 120V receptacle on the home. He is not feeding the home with 240V. I suppose it is possible he jumpered the legs in his main panel to enable 120V power to the circuits on both legs, but I doubt such a clueless individual would expend the energy to do so. It could get expensive if he tried to power a 240V only device. I also hope he had the presence of mind to turn off his main breaker before firing up the generator.  (Feb 2, 2011 | post #36)

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Letter: Solar not a wondrous investment

I assume that is because the inverter generator portrayed in the video has only 120V outlets. I would further add that the owner who would use a double male cord to backfeed his home likely has no knowledge of 240V circuits.  (Feb 2, 2011 | post #34)

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Letter: Solar not a wondrous investment

John D, I will go out on a limb here and guess you are one of those who finance or lease a new vehicle every 3-5 years to satisfy your own vanity, after carefully researching your next "investment " via Consumer Reports. I would also assume you are completely convinced you are making the "proper" choice in doing so. Sometimes, the benefits cannot be justified by analyzing every cent just for the sake of doing so. We must often take into account the intangible aspects that have no dollar value, but obviously have a positive effect. I enjoy having light and heat when the grid is down. It cost me a few hundred dollars to enable this convenience, but I haven't worked it out to the penny, because it really doesn't matter. The cost of the KWh delivery I enjoy during those times is negligible, and I wager that others would gladly pay dearly for it, if it were available to them during such times. I also drive a 19 year old vehicle that was purchased used and paid for in cash. It is not the prettiest thing, but vanity does not (and should not) enter into the equation. My total investment for 120K miles of use over the past 10 years, including maintenance is just short of $2500. Depreciation? When it finally dies, I'll just scrap it. BTW, I use it for work and receive $.50/mile reimbursement. Crunch that.  (Feb 2, 2011 | post #32)

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