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Posted by: thepinetree on 09/04/2018 12:27 PM Updated by: thepinetree on 09/04/2018 12:27 PM
Expires: 01/01/2023 12:00 AM
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The Lode Hotel, Does Angels Camp Want to Help Preserve History or Destroy it? ~ Tim Ashlock

Angels Camp, CA...Hope springs eternal must have been my frame of mind when the Lode hotel was purchased by me in 2002. The flamboyant history of what the place has meant to so many and the building echoing all the past lives it had lived (see history below article prepared by historian) was especially enthralling to me. The hotel stands very close to the major gold mines and was a central place for miners to live and work while gold fever was running rampant in City of Angels Camp. More recently, the building was deemed not in livable condition according to the City of Angels and therefore the low income housing it had long provided to many of the less fortunate was shut down. My understanding is the former owner spent years fighting for the Lode's survival only to lose it in a fight similar to mine




My hope was to clean, repair and restore the hotel to once again be a pride to the city and make it commercially and housing viable. The front of the building facing main street sported a second floor deck and sculpted support beams affixed to the concrete sidewalk. This hotel, to this day, is memorialized as the single largest structure in a painted rendition of downtown Angels Camp pictured in the Bass Pro store in Manteca, California. It's "used to look" accuracy is uncanny and is enjoyed by thousands every year.

The restoration began as most do... haul away the years of debris. After all the old and unusable equipment was pulled out we started on the floors. We found carpet, pad and more carpet, pad, and then two-three layers of vinyl and then, the big surprise-newspapers of the day (1900's) laying on top of solid wood floors in remarkably good condition. Much in the way of these papers have been preserved along with samples of linoleum and wallpapers in hopes of putting together some window collages in the hotel after it was restored.

Thus began the odyssey from someplace besides Heaven. The hotel had been boarded up by the City of Angels prior to my ownership. Only the front windows facing main street were visible. I requested a permit to completely redo all the hotel windows. You may be able to imagine my surprise when seeking such permit I was told "no" and that "unless you submit plans and engineering for a complete building restoration no further permits will be issued". To me this was like being in love with a person and someone telling you the only way you can marry this person is to immediately support three children, buy a house, take out a $250,000 mortgage, spend the next two years repairing the house, and quit your day job because you can't afford to hire the work done. Plus, you need to sell your motorcycle and get a van large enough to haul your instant family around. How many people would jump at the chance to marry your love under those conditions. This veto of my request for a permit and future permits began a protracted tug-of-war which continues to this day.

The sad thing in all of this for me is to own a piece of historic property and pay all the costs associated with the property for the past sixteen years and never being able to utilize the property in any effective way while constantly incurring requirements from the City. Some of these requirements were understandable, many others have been totally unnecessary in what appears to be a concerted effort to have the building torn down . For instance, a recent cited concern was "Violating building standards for habitable dwellings by, among other things, failing to provide adequate sanitary and water facilities for the structure located on the property. All water/drain pipes are substandard and missing throughout structure". There is no one living there, no habitation, no use of water or sewer. Must "new" of everything cited be replaced/repaired when really the objective is to make repairs so expensive that one can not comply? Hence, it appears the City can never be pleased and thereby continues to push towards demolishment, even after all the new engineered structural work required by City was done and "approved as complete" over the Christmas and New Year's holidays of 2010. It has been a disappointing and frustrating sixteen years. I don't recall ever receiving a compliment or a single word of encouragement in any efforts expended by me or my crews in any Lode endeavors.

Now, a Superior court action brought on by the City of Angels is attempting to force the action suggested by the Code Compliance Department, the long sought total demolishment of the Lode Hotel and at my ultimate cost. The case, a Petition for Inspection and Abatement was filed by the attorney for the City on August 8, 2018. I received notice of this Petition on August 21st. The hearing is scheduled for September 7th. This is clearly the official attempt to do what one of the code compliance officers personally stated to me while I was attempting to restore and paint the exterior front. His words "my goal is to have this property torn down" reflected the attitude I have been living with for many years, but, this was the first time the words were spoken so bluntly. There were, to me, no alternatives or specific things I could do that would result in a different mindset or ultimate outcome.

I write this letter to you, the citizens of Angels Camp, to let you know that almost from year one the Lode has been under attack for its survival. My hopes of being one who can effect a restoration are over. My voice is small and pocketbook is thin. My current goal is to fight this action as you can't put back an old historic building once it's gone any more than you can make a "new" old friend. The property was listed for sale on May 8, 2018. I was hopeful that the City would be satisfied that within a reasonable period of time it would be out of my hands and hopefully in the hands of someone, well capitalized, sensitive enough to appreciate the historic nature of the property and explore all options to save it. A new buyer may be a welcome relief to the City, and, in any event, should have the right to determine what to do next and have the full cooperation of the City Council.

Giving the "Lode" a chance for survival may well hinge on whether or not the City prevails in their Petition. I will not tear it down. That decision will be the responsibility of the City and/or new owners. My hope is that there will never be a major "hole" in the downtown facade.

Tim Ashlock, The Lode Hotel


More history of the Lode Hotel.

Old Names: Fred Lavagnino Saloon and Lodging House, Girardi Saloon and Lodging House.

Original Use: Saloon and Lodging House.

Present Use: Vacant

Architectural Style: Italianate False Front Commercial

Construction History: (Construction date, alterations, and date of alterations) The hotel was built in 1893, with an ltalianate false front and two-story porch over the sidewalk. Alterations in the 1930s include the replacement of the original first floor storefront with a large multi-light window and modern doors. The porch was recently removed due to deterioration.

Significance: Theme Settlement and Commercial Development Area Angels Camp Period of Significance 1890s-1930s

This two-story false front frame building has always had lodgings on the second floor, with various commercial enterprises on the first. They included a saloon, a soft drink establishment during Prohibition, and other commercial enterprises. The first owner was Fred Lavagnino, who took out a mortgage in 1893 to erect the building, completing it in 1895.

In the 1920s James Girardi operated a bar and rented rooms, as well as residing on the property. Harry Moore later ran a bar and café, as well as a barber shop, while World War II rations were dispensed from here in the early 1940s.

The Lode Hotel appears eligible for listing on the NRHP as a contributor to the Angels Camp Historic District under Criteria A and C. Under Criterion A, it was built during the 1890s Second Gold Rush hard rock mining boom in Angels Camp, a period important in the history of the Mother Lode and California, and provided lodgings and a saloon for many of the local miners.

The lower story facade was altered in the 1930s, when the mines reopened and a new boom occurred in the town; again providing lodgings for miners. Under Criterion B, it is not associated with any persons important in history.

Under Criterion C, the building embodies the distinctive characteristics of the type, period, and method of construction when two-story frame buildings (sometimes identified as "Mother Lode Architecture") lined the main streets of California's Mother Lode region. Although in poor condition, the second story and false front retain their integrity to the 1890s period of significance in Angels Camp, while the lower story was altered in the 1930s, a secondary period of significance for the building.


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No Subject
Posted on: 2018-09-04 12:34:16   By: Anonymous
 
What the building and planning dept has done to this property owner is disgraceful. It borders on a personal vendetta to see this property destroyed and and unlawful taking by the city. They have consistently made it impossible for the owner to make any improvements to the property but setting obscene restrictions instead of trying to help preserve and save a historical structure.

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    Re:
    Posted on: 2018-09-04 12:43:13   By: Anonymous
     
    Everyone in AC Planning needs to go

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      Re:
      Posted on: 2018-09-04 20:23:12   By: Anonymous
       
      All those old Angels Camp buildings on Main Street should be torn down and replaced with glass and aluminum store fronts so it looks just like every generic valley craphole.
      Then those flatlander transplants might feel more comfortable.

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    Re:
    Posted on: 2018-09-04 14:47:02   By: Anonymous
     
    angels camp has gone to chit due to the liberal progressive flat landers.

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    Re:
    Posted on: 2018-09-04 16:03:27   By: Anonymous
     
    The photo and accompanying story about it should be posted by somebody that is on social media or sent to local TV stations to publicize the predicament of too many regulations/rules forced on owners by the city government. Does the city of Angels not want to keep one of the historic buildings on Main Street? It is a shame to lose the old buildings that make it so attractive to tourists and locals alike. Shame on city officials for making requirements that don't even apply when part of it is no longer used for living quarters! What is needed here is someone from the Bay Area with lots of money buying it that IS INTERESTED IN REFURBISHING HISTORICAL BUILDINGS and saving them from permanently disappearing! Put this photo and story out there, folks! Local historians, take note!

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    Re:
    Posted on: 2018-09-05 04:53:20   By: Anonymous
     
    Wow, I didn't know any of that!!!
    Is that the main reason many people now call Angels Camp, Anal Camp?
    Ever since the bypass the place has been declining. Did the city want that to happen?
    Didn't they know looking at other small towns that bypasses usually is a death-wish when
    a place relies on tourist? Last time I was there the place looked kind of depressing. I was going
    to go to that gay bar but I figured it would be just a bunch of drunk guys in there wearing
    cowboy hats and panties. Besides, I'm so ugly my mom still slaps me every time I see her and then
    starts crying saying I should of swallowed whatever that means. Oh shoot I'm sorry.
    I think the town if they stole the place from the rightful owner should demolish it...wait, they should restore
    it so they can rub the last owners nose in it, that would prove the town should change it's name to Anal Camp
    then they could get the LGBT community to Utica Park instead of Murphys Park???
    Whoa, I'm pretty good there partner, maybe I'll throw my panties (I hope they'll
    let me wear a PAPER TY, bag over my face) in the ring for a BOS position, huh?
    I can get all the tourist from the Bay Area up here, downtown we'll put up
    Rainbow Flags instead of those 1930 depression day clothes. I mean let's brighten up downtown folks.
    We'll turn those frowns upside down.


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    Re: Shame on the Council and Planning
    Posted on: 2018-09-06 09:38:15   By: Anonymous
     
    This is a disgrace. Good thing the owner made public what these city administrators are doing, and NOT doing.

    I've written an email to the council idiots. I also intend to try and connect with the Enterprise to see if they can't do a story about this historic building.

    Funding needs to be set aside to save this building, especially since it has been providing house to the poor! Wouldn't we rather have them inside a building than sleeping in tents in our parks?

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No Subject
Posted on: 2018-09-04 12:51:50   By: Anonymous
 
Torch It

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    Re:
    Posted on: 2018-09-04 13:09:18   By: Anonymous
     
    Clean-up your other dilapitated wrecks first.

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      Re:
      Posted on: 2018-09-04 13:25:08   By: Anonymous
       
      While you are at it. Tear down the one you own in Arnold. Between the new bakery and Shell station. Where there is urban decay your name is on them

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        Re:
        Posted on: 2018-09-04 17:31:39   By: Anonymous
         
        Yes, this is NOT your one and only property that looks like this Mr. Ashlock!!!!

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        Re:
        Posted on: 2018-09-04 17:50:04   By: Anonymous
         
        The one in Arnold is better than nothing as if it was torn down Caltrans would never let you rebuild. It would be a premantly vacant lot

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          Re:
          Posted on: 2018-09-04 18:43:08   By: Anonymous
           
          So ?

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    Re:
    Posted on: 2018-09-04 13:09:59   By: Anonymous
     
    Maybe we torch your house and see how that helps you financially?

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No Subject
Posted on: 2018-09-04 13:33:09   By: Anonymous
 
Lesson learned: Never buy into a so called "historical" district in a town
run by a bunch of candy a s s M F's.

My advice: Drop a match.

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No Subject
Posted on: 2018-09-04 13:41:26   By: Anonymous
 
Man do you rely think anyone gives a s__t No one cared before why would they care now.Tear that S__THOLE down and give the city a brake!

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    Re:
    Posted on: 2018-09-04 14:12:12   By: Anonymous
     
    If you have followed this over the years then you know the city is as much to to blame as the owner for the state of the property. The building inspector has a personal vendetta against this property.

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      Re:
      Posted on: 2018-09-04 14:58:30   By: Anonymous
       
      So then the property should be sold to a serious restoration buyer, with funds to restore and an attorney to deal with the rogue actions of Angels Camp and their employee. That is, if what you say is true. Do you have any supporting facts we can find on the web?

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        Re:
        Posted on: 2018-09-04 16:32:01   By: Anonymous
         
        Building inspector has stated publicly his mission is to see the building demolished. So a public official has a stated mission of destroying a historic property. Smells like a personal agenda rather than doing the best for the City, history and the property owner.

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    Re:
    Posted on: 2018-09-05 17:49:28   By: Anonymous
     
    Written by a true idiot hillbilly

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No Subject
Posted on: 2018-09-04 13:55:16   By: Anonymous
 
This historical building should have been restored long ago. Who knows the whole true story? The article above, by the owner?, seems to state that they have held onto the property and not had the funds to restore it? It also states that they wanted to paint and fix front windows, when it is obvious that structural work would be more important to the average passerby. If they did not have the funds for the most important repairs, why hold on to it so long? Why not sell long ago to someone who had funds and would restore it? Can it be saved now?

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    Re:
    Posted on: 2018-09-04 14:23:44   By: Anonymous
     
    The building needs to go to someone who can and will fix it. It has been far to long and work should have been completed.

    http://www.calaverasenterprise.com/news/article_67f27a97-ea00-59ff-b960-620e607fc5a9.html

    https://www.uniondemocrat.com/localnews/3755528-151/plan-to-revive-old-lode-hotel-gains-ground

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      Re:
      Posted on: 2018-09-04 17:38:54   By: Anonymous
       
      All work was done in 2010

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        Re:
        Posted on: 2018-09-04 21:49:08   By: Anonymous
         
        It was restored by the Mole People, and some drunk Garden Gnomes.

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      Re:
      Posted on: 2018-09-05 15:23:10   By: Anonymous
       
      Very useful. You can also Google Tim Ashlock and see other stories of his troubles with this property and Angel's Camp's troubles with him.

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Clean up or get rid of these buildings
Posted on: 2018-09-04 13:56:26   By: Anonymous
 
Dilapidated buildings/properties in Angels Camp AND Arnold need to be swiftly torn down, repaired to to be in very good condition and attractive, or sold as is so someone else can buy them and clean them up! Eyesores and dilapidated have no place in our country - 2002 is 16 years ago!!!!!

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    Re: Clean up or get rid of these buildings
    Posted on: 2018-09-04 13:58:05   By: Anonymous
     
    Dilapidated buildings/properties in Angels Camp AND Arnold need to be swiftly torn down, repaired to to be in very good condition and attractive, or sold as is so someone else can buy them and clean them up! Eyesores and dilapidated buildings have no place in our county - 2002 is 16 years ago!!!!!


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      Re: Clean up or get rid of these buildings
      Posted on: 2018-09-04 18:01:39   By: Anonymous
       
      If they are torn down in many instances current regulations would never allow anything to be rebuilt. Why do you think CA has an affordable housing crisis?? It is the worst state in the nation to do business and Angels Camp makes it even worse. They will welcome a Dollar General with open arms but punish local residents

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        Re: Clean up or get rid of these buildings
        Posted on: 2018-09-04 20:24:35   By: Anonymous
         
        Keep voting Democrat and it will just get worse.

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        Re: Clean up or get rid of these buildings
        Posted on: 2018-09-04 21:51:30   By: Anonymous
         
        If they are torn down, what keeps them from tearing up?

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No Subject
Posted on: 2018-09-04 14:06:08   By: Anonymous
 
It is a problem for the city because of an easement issue on the back of the property. The easement was abandoned many years ago but was never recorded so it is still active leading to a fire plug that the city no longer uses. Been a headache for the past owner and the city. Probably still unresolved.

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No Subject
Posted on: 2018-09-04 14:06:17   By: Anonymous
 
That was your first mistake - trusting a local historian’s idea of value. Sorry for you but so many, many former grand properties have been allowed to fall into disrepair yet we expect newcomers to save them.

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No Subject
Posted on: 2018-09-04 14:29:38   By: Anonymous
 
Poor slumlord got burned thinking he could cut a fat hog. This guy just dosen't want to fix the property the right way, with permits and inspections. Took on more than he can afford. Too damn bad ! Sell it to restoration contractor and let them do it right. Or, just tear it down. BTW, the tennants were just a bunch of druggies anyway

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    Re:
    Posted on: 2018-09-04 14:50:57   By: Anonymous
     
    Have NO!! sympathy for him at all. He is a slum lord. His building in Arnold is a disgrace and he should be made to tear it down. Where is GABA business Assoc. They should put pressure on him and the county.

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      Re:
      Posted on: 2018-09-04 15:18:54   By: Anonymous
       
      So why are we allowing those with properties like this to stall updates and teeth in county codes? This is a good time to voice the needed clean up of our county at supervisor meetings.

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        Re:
        Posted on: 2018-09-04 18:04:31   By: Anonymous
         
        Spoken like someone who has never tried to get a project past a local building dept.

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    Re:
    Posted on: 2018-09-04 18:03:25   By: Anonymous
     
    Hey he helps many people keep roofs over their heads.

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      Re:
      Posted on: 2018-09-05 18:50:54   By: Anonymous
       
      Yep////homeless squatters, tweakin' scum

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No Subject
Posted on: 2018-09-04 14:39:46   By: Anonymous
 
So....is he really trying to sell this? I looked for a listing and didn't find it. What price paid and what price asked now?

I do think historic buildings should be preserved. And Angel's Camp has no reason to exist except as a historic town. Without that "hook" it's just another foothills backwater. So the planning commission should be helping, not impeding. But the owner needs to make some progress, not just maintain an eyesore in the hopes of winning the lottery in order to afford finishing a renovation. As the saying goes: "Shxt or get off the pot."

So what's the real story here? Is it for sale or not?

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No Subject
Posted on: 2018-09-04 14:48:56   By: Anonymous
 
What a grifter! It is a disgrace that this man blames the city for his lack of action. I live in this neighborhood and have seen this building fall into disrepair. This dude has always got an angle, nothing is ever his fault. He was happy to just let it fall down for years no all of a sudden he gives a rip!
OH PLEEEASE!

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No Subject
Posted on: 2018-09-04 16:18:57   By: Anonymous
 
With a bad track record, nobody wants to deal with this guy ! That's why his properties can't sell. Bit off more than he can chew. BTW, these postings will be removed because of the connection with the PT. I'll bet on it


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    Re:
    Posted on: 2018-09-04 17:42:04   By: Anonymous
     
    This really isn't about the owner but how the City treats historical properties and this borders on unlawful taking.

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No Subject
Posted on: 2018-09-04 16:47:23   By: Anonymous
 
Look closely at the picture. No effort over the years has been made to even slightly preserve this building ! The current owner never made an attempt to take care of a historical building, and now blames the city. Partner, you just don't have a clue.......we see right through your story, to who's at fault here. Because of the lack of preservation over the years, the building probably couldn't be salvaged. It's just not that historical anymore. Pictures of the original structure are worth more to historians than this dump.

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    Re:
    Posted on: 2018-09-04 17:31:12   By: Anonymous
     
    I spent a night there once, got bed bug bites

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      Re:
      Posted on: 2018-09-04 18:19:55   By: Anonymous
       
      you are older than I thought

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    Re:
    Posted on: 2018-09-04 18:07:35   By: Anonymous
     
    ,it true. The City refused to let him make improvements! Look it up or go ask the building dept. They wouldn't even allow him to fix the Windows. Go ask them, I dare you

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      Re:
      Posted on: 2018-09-04 18:54:01   By: Anonymous
       
      Maybe he just wanted to put lipstick on the pig, but the building would still be unsafe. Did he ever apply for very expensive structural rehab ? I doubt it. Get your priorities in order. Windows won't prevent the roof from falling on the sidewalk ! Rotted walls and siding would have been a good start. The city did the right thing with this individual, who was trying to profit from someones lack of structural knowledge. Preserving history wasn't this persons interest in this property, it was PROFIT !

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        Re:
        Posted on: 2018-09-05 14:59:00   By: Anonymous
         
        In my experience most investments are made with the intent of making a profit. I don't think that is a valid criticism.

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          Re:
          Posted on: 2018-09-05 17:15:07   By: Anonymous
           
          My point......he dosen't give a damn about history. Just using it as an excuse, and blaming the city for the loss of his profit. Hope he loses his a** on this one :-)

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No Subject
Posted on: 2018-09-04 17:32:22   By: Anonymous
 
Move it to downtown Arnold

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No Subject
Posted on: 2018-09-04 17:46:53   By: Anonymous
 
Like to see a list of the properties this guy owns. Bet the real story would come out then ! Greed causes delusional wealth. Investor failed and want's to blame the city Get a life slumlord

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    Re:
    Posted on: 2018-09-04 20:40:25   By: Anonymous
     
    This guy owns delapidated eyesore properties all the way up to Tamarack and through Arnold on Hwy-4. Don’t let him fool you with his BS Angels Camp sob story. The county needs to get involved regarding the other properties he owns.

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      Re:
      Posted on: 2018-09-05 08:11:43   By: Anonymous
       
      It would be a great location for a Glory Hole.

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Look at the sidewalk
Posted on: 2018-09-06 10:03:08   By: Anonymous
 
The council recently allocated a bit more than $148,000 to a contractor for a sidewalk project in Murphys. And downtown Angels, in it's small historic center, has cracked sidewalks.

And they want to force the owner of this hotel to have it torn down, instead of helping him fund renovations. Why don't we have a Hotel Leger like in Moke Hill? Because we have an inept Council.

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    Re: Look at the sidewalk
    Posted on: 2018-09-06 13:03:58   By: Anonymous
     
    Tax payers are not responsible for private property renovations. If this yahoo wants to preserve history, why not just donate the building to a historical society ? That's how it's done. You obviously are willing to make a large donation, so go for it, or shut up and keep being a typical uninformed poster.

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    Re: Look at the sidewalk
    Posted on: 2018-09-06 13:34:05   By: Anonymous
     
    No, because the property OWNER can't afford it. Too damn bad

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      Re: Look at the sidewalk
      Posted on: 2018-09-06 14:18:46   By: Anonymous
       
      That old skinflint wouldn't spend a penny on any of his firetraps.

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        Re: Look at the sidewalk
        Posted on: 2018-09-06 16:52:43   By: Anonymous
         
        Yep, this guy seems to have a questionable history of his intentions. Probably a few years behind on his prop taxes too. Sell it all at auction and let him move to another location and try it again ! LOL

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