Wake up Lobsterville, the pot’s about to come to a boil!

16 Mar

All the sudden I’m seeing searches along the lines of “why is the Chico post office annex closed”.  I made several posts about that last week – the Barber Unit on Vallombrosa Ave. was burned almost two weeks ago. The cause was arson, that’s all we know. It was Ch 7 news out of Redding who ran a picture that showed the fire started in a garbage can inside the annex. 

So far, the Enterprise Record has run nothing about it. I contacted “editor” Mike Wolcott last week but he was on vacation. When he got back to me he was surprised to hear about it, saying, “it does look like something we should look into...” But as of today, still nothing about it.

This building is located right in the middle of town, a busy section of Vallombrosa, right next to Safeway on Mangrove, and across the street and within sight of council woman Ann Schwab’s apartment house.  

Last week I watched workmen take insulation out of the ceiling. Looked like the office next door, which was recently rented to a home healthcare business, was also damaged. It’s not just the fire, but smoke gets everywhere. And then there’s the water. So it looks like the entire building had to be gutted. 

When we asked about our mail, the postal employee at the desk said yes, the mail that was in the boxes when the fire happened is still in there, they haven’t “been authorized” to remove it yet. 

They won’t even talk about when the work will be done. 

I also sent a note to both the police chief and the fire chief asking about the cause of the fire – no response. They think they are too important to be accountable to the public. 

For the upcoming election we must find candidates to replace Ory, Stone and Schwab. Then we need to pressure council to terminate contracts with the city manager and his assistant and hire younger people who will take more reasonable salary and benefits packages. The police chief is retiring, what a fat-ass – let’s try to get a better chief and a better contract this time. One reader suggested we look out of town – I think that’s a good idea. In fact I think we should look out of state, for a person who isn’t on the teat of California entitlement. 

Wake up Lobsterville, the pot’s just about to come to a boil!



8 Responses to “Wake up Lobsterville, the pot’s about to come to a boil!”

  1. Dave March 16, 2020 at 7:08 am #

    These so-called public servants are atrocious.

    But it doesn’t surprise me they don’t have time to do their jobs.

    They are too busy trying to figure out how they save their six figure pensions as the stock market implodes.

    The markets are off nearly 30% and CalPERs’ discount rate is 7%. One way or another pension reform will have to happen. No amount of tax increases can save their gold plated pensions and other benefits.

  2. Jim March 16, 2020 at 7:28 am #

    On top of all this, we are about to enter a recession. Not just national, but local too. The bars are now closed by order of the governor, restaurants won’t see much business either. Schools are closed, people are staying home and driving much less. So only the toilet paper stores are prospering.

    It won’t be pretty.

    • Dave March 16, 2020 at 11:49 am #

      CalPERs and the rest of the state and local pensions are going to be crushed.

      And the politicians, bureaucrats and special interests will demand tax increases and bail outs from the feds.

      Look for the city council and city administrators, not to mention the special interests, kicking their sales tax increase propaganda into overdrive.

    • Juanita Sumner March 16, 2020 at 4:16 pm #

      Today we were at Winco, the place was packed. No toilet paper, no top ramen – and here’s a weird thing – no olive oil? Other stuff, including fresh produce, personal hygiene and grooming products, meat, dairy, all that, were well stocked. Check out was backed up – Winco checkers are always too chatty and lackadaisical and many customers are lame at bagging, but it took longer than usual because of overflowing carts. One family had two overflowing carts.

      This is panic behavior, there’s no excuse.

      The governor is being irresponsible. All these people out of work, no school (free daycare) – who suffers? Not the liberal California governor who is stirring the pot, but the working class. I believe Newsome would punish and screw the working class to get to Trump. He’s not making any sacrifice.

  3. Scott Rushing March 16, 2020 at 10:18 am #


    On Mon, Mar 16, 2020 at 5:57 AM Chico Taxpayers Association wrote:

    > Juanita Sumner posted: “All the sudden I’m seeing searches along the lines > of “why is the Chico post office annex closed”. I made several posts about > that last week – the Barber Unit on Vallombrosa Ave. was burned almost two > weeks ago. The cause was arson, that’s all we know. I” >

  4. Dave March 19, 2020 at 7:34 am #

    Yes, WAKE UP!

    Sales Tax Increase Necessary to Save Bureaucrats’ Multi-Million Dollar Pensions

    See http://chicotaxes.home.blog

  5. CB March 19, 2020 at 1:41 pm #

    My sincerest thanks go out to the writers/sponsors/supporters of this website. Be proud of what you do!. You are making a meaningful difference. All politics begins locally. Unfortunately the national debate always centers around the personalities of the Washington crazies (both parties). Making a difference locally causes ripples that may reach Washington, or Sacramento, or even Chico and Oroville. The total lack of civic engagement at all levels gives government a “free pass” to operate in their own best interest.

    Stay involved. Keep up the good fight. Thank you.

    • Juanita Sumner March 19, 2020 at 3:17 pm #

      thank you and please come back and join the conversation.

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