FOR A LIMITED TIME Oroville's original chocolate bar, the Bidwell Bar, is available exclusively in Oroville at Marcozzi Jewelers in downtown Oroville. The Bidwell Bar makes a perfect stocking stuffer! ... See MoreSee Less
Maybe we should have more grace. Maybe we are put on this earth to love one another with compassion and empathy. Or at the very least we should respect each other basic human rights. For instance; Our river is no more mine or yours than it is everyone else’s. I understand the need for it to be safe, I understand the desire for it to be beautiful, and respected. But I will never understand our entitlement. Not to mention our flat out disrespectful actions toward other human beings. We should combat this problem with grace, we should talk to them as humans, not as “the homeless.” We should help them see our point of view and guide them to respecting our needs, at the same time we have to see their point of view and respect their needs. They find refuge along our river banks. We have cozy homes, nice things and loving families, guidance, expectance, and grace. Granite we have all worked hard for these things and I’m not saying that we should just give “our things” away or that everyone “deserves” to have the same things, but every human deserves love, respect, and grace. We should not tolerate the disrespect of anyone of our community members. We should be setting a better example for our growing generations. It all starts with communication and unbound, over flowing grace.
(I do understand this article is from another town and county, however, it is an example.) ... See MoreSee Less
Are you almost ready for Thanksgiving? Here is your Appeal-Democrat front page for Tuesday, November 21, 2017.
David LedfordVery heartfelt and kind words. A powerful reminder as we head into our national day of giving thanks for all that we have, thinking of those of us who have less is just as important as is being thankful. It seems that it's easy for us to forget that. Thank you.
Michelle HennekerSome say naive, and that's okay but know that anything can be done with persistence, perseverance, and a true heart. Not that it would be easy but it can be done. Harder things have been accomplished by fewer numbers.
2 days ago · 5
Cyndi Roxanne WilsonI wouldn't mind if they cleaned up behind themselves and followed the law of the land but they don't.
Alicia ShawMost are just looking for their next hand out to support their meth or heroin addictions and to have a place to do them at plain n simple. There are programs there are shelters there are hand up's but no, they want a hand out because they refuse to go through any process or follow any rules. Stop enabling these people. Show love but show tough love.
Michelle HennekerAll of these solutions are fine. As long as we remain respectful.I mean, the republican that I am is wondering how long it will take for our “homeless” populous to realize they can sue for such unjust acts. Every law student has to do a certain amount of pro bono hours. Anyone is going to jump right on this case in today’s liberal society. And then us tax payers will be stuck paying the bill when the city gets sued and they raise city tax to pay it.If you don’t want to see it as the right thing to do, at least you can see it as the financially smart thing to do.
Joan RobertsonAs someone mentioned earlier, they can be counter sued for destruction of property, clean up costs, loss of use of public and private property, etc. BTW, Diane, I have never seen a homeless veteran who behaved as some of the homeless non-veterans do.
Lynn RootThis is not at all naive...it is honest and true. Acceptance seems to be very hard won if you "look different", act different, dress different or just don't measure up to others' expectations. We tend to group all "these people" under one umbrella, placing our judgments righteously. Well I, for one, think Michelle Henneker shows a great deal of love, compassion and acceptance for her fellow human beings and is giving us sincere food for thought. Granted, one must step out of their comfort zone to make a real effort at trying to open the lines of communication, but we have to start somewhere. We really do need to set the example...we need to be respectful and compassionate. If this is naive, I'll take it over being judgmental, disrespectful and selfish any day!! Thank you, Michelle...❤
18 hours ago · 3
Sue 'Carrie' CoggiolaWe don't know their stories,
Don't assume they are any less of a human being than yourself.
*~*~ *Peace* ~*~*
17 hours ago · 2
Crystal GrahamIf the river wasn't being polluted with the trash and human refuge,
17 hours ago · 1
Marianne AleckThis post was accidentally allowed on OCE. As mentioned before, we are no longer allowing posts that have to do with the Homeless situation. This same post can be found on other Oroville FB pages. I have turned off the commenting and will be deleting it shortly. Thank you for your understanding.
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December 2, 2017: Ladies Auxiliary Holiday Bazaar! Support local crafters and give unique gifts. The BAZAAR will feature hand crafted arts, jewelry, decorations, ladies apparel, a bake table and much much more. For space rental information and reservations, please contact Beverly Delucchi 538-1024. Space is limited, so reserve your space early. Time: 10am to 3pm. Location: Eagles Hall on Montgomery and Myers. ... See MoreSee Less
Edit: Since many had a different interpretation of my original post, and many others failed to read or just possibly overlooked my repeated clarifications, I have removed the grave marker photos. By posting the grave marker photos, I was merely trying to show a general location that is quite familiar to many locals. My concern was the destruction and loss of even more trails surrounding the diversion pool, (several miles of trails have already been bulldozed over) and of course the loss of hundreds of mature oaks. Once again, to clarify: The grave markers are not directly under the power transmission lines, but are relatively close, and the destruction will be visible from the small cemetery. Sorry for the confusion. Here's the original post: Pay your last respects while you can. The native oak woodland and historic trails on the hillside above Longs Bar are scheduled to be destroyed in the next few days. ... See MoreSee Less
Gary LeesePG&E feels that mature native oaks present a fire hazard, even though the area is grazed and has no underlying brush. So they are clear cutting a wide swath under the transmission lines, and destroying the historic trails in the process. Table Mountain will be next.
Gary LeeseAll the oaks you see here will be gone in the next day or two, as the power lines are above me.
4 days ago
Gregg AleckSo...PG&E cut down the trees in front of the old cemetery for whatever reason, but backed off in other communities that fought back when similar actions were tried in other towns. Now this? Is Oroville and Butte County PG&E's whipping boy? Between this, the quarries, fees to hike on Table Mt.... 😠
4 days ago · 1
Lee F. ParkerIt's outrageous when you consider how long those lines have been there without being damaged by fire. I thought the area around Boone's grave was historical. Someone should start a GoFundme to sue those bastards.
Marsha Davis HendersonThis had to have gone through private property owners knowledge first, right? Foresters can’t log in archaeological sites to my knowledge. How did it get to this point without public knowledge?
Gregg AleckSo much for Jerry Brown and the Democrat majorities concern for the environment they are always touting. Why didn't the public know?...follow the campaign contributions. You all know that the Corp of Engineers have been pushing for years to cut down all trees and foliage along our levees...yes, our levee too, and concrete them all. One of these days we'll wake up and the bulldozers and chainsaws will be tearing up our river walk trail.