has written 1 SperlingViews. Currently, Vicki is living in Chico, CA and has a little something to say:
I grew up in Chico California for the most part. I also lived in Autagua County Alabama for 2 years as a kid. I Joined the navy at 18. I then Lived in Great Lakes Illinois, Dahlgren Virginia, and Honolulu Hawaii. After my time in the navy I came back to Chico for education and family. I intend to leave since the violence per capita I think is roughly equal to a large city and it's lost the small town feel I loved.
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Not so great since the housing boom Posted On: 12/7/2008 12:09:30 AM
Thanks to the housing boom a few years ago a lot of bay area families moved here. That is fine, in theory. The reasons they came here are the problem. Reason number 1, they wanted affordable housing compared to the bay area. This of course raised demand here which in turn raised our cost of housing. Reason number 2, they wanted to get their gang banger kids away from the gangs. Rather than removing their kids from the gangs, they actually brought the gangs here. Now we have increased violent crime. I cant recall a single murder from when I was a teenager. Now I hear on the news about murders all the time. Thank you so much to the all of you who brought your problems to a town that 10 years ago was a nice place to live.