Hollywood abandoned this county because the county is no longer rural and charming as it was when Little House on the Prairie was filmed here. Why does no one understand this?
A known fact, yet money keeps headed toward this Commission. Let County volunteers do the job that high pay individuals fail to accomplish. @rider is correct...what draw does this area current have to offer?
Let me count the ways, We have a burned out movie set that was never rebuilt, Red Hills, got druggies hanging around the streets and parks, and I'm sure their are many other reasons. O year rail town has gone to He??.
It's a real shame the Red Hills movie set wasn't rebuilt after the dry lightning strikes in 1997. I never miss a chance to see a rerun of "Back To The Future III".
What tripe. There are still TONS of rural spaces here, or do you confine your travels to the cities only? We are hardly citified here; just travel down south to LA or Orange County... THAT'S where you'll find NO rural areas and FAR more drug abuse, crime, etc. People here crack me up in their definition of rampant drug abuse and crime. I suggest you visit other counties for a reality check.
There used to be films shot all over the Motherlode region but now movie makers can do it all via computer from old film taken long ago.
People on this site get mad when I bash this county... I'm glad i'm not the only one that has noticed how down hill this county has gone in the last three years or so. Also last i heard, 2900 people moved out of TC last year.
Ummm. Transient occupancy tax!? Anyone remember that? Imagine the armies of people it takes to make these films; people who'd be staying in these hotels, eating in these restaurants and buying junk in our stores... and how much all that would cost a production company just in taxes. What did everyone think would happen when we started asking our "guests" to choke up a little more? Nickel and dimeing a big production like that adds up to thousands of dollars. It's got nothing to do with a lack of rural spaces, or this place is growing too fast, there's just cheaper places they can go... and so they do. It shouldn't be hard to see; we drove them away because we couldn't stop asking for more... more... more.
Robm, so you really think that ours is the only county deteriorating? I can readily admit things are getting worse, but it's the mentality that ALL bad elements are moving here, causing THIS to become THEE worst place to live. I can assure you that it's NOT. And I can also assure that things are getting worse EVERYWHERE. It's naive to assume it's ONLY here. You can move wherever you like, you're NOT going to escape what you hate about Tuolumne County, so stop acting like it's the pits of the earth.
Maybe Hollywood knows how most people in Tuolumne County put it down so much, and how this area can be very unwelcoming to anything new or (PICK A NICK NAME!)
Maybe they saw how people up here always talk about leaving the state (TALK about leaving) and always complain about liberal this and liberal that.
Unfortunately, the loudest voices are not necessarily the most representative, articulate or productive in any way.
Good thing despite all the * some people talk on the President, the (Pick a nick name) Democrats, they will still benefit from the policies, aid etc. Then y'all just shut up until you can whine again about something else.
PS, former city girl, No one is exaggerating the drug use up here, my guess is that you don't run in circles or know enough people to see it. As a former city girl, you have quite a different perspective. I have lived in cities before too, and this is quite different. Stay a decade or two.
It's easy to not see A LOT in this county, if you don't want to.
wethehonestppl, with all due respect, the fact remains that we're a VERY small county. In a larger county, you're GOING to find more crime, more drug use, etc. It's only logical. I hear plenty of what goes on in this county, trust me.
Read our 'news of record'. It's full of naked people in the street, unruly 'suspicious' animals, petty crimes and thefts, and by far most of it is hilarious and should never bother the police department.
Now to go LA or SF or SAC and look at their news of record. It's far different, I assure you. This is a tiny, podunk county (not intending any disrespect). Yes, there's a lot of drug use. But it's naive to assume it's the "worst". Why can no one see the logic behind this?
I understand. I must have misunderstood. I don't believe anyone said it was the worst, but it's pretty bad. I've lived in a few of those places and I know, I agree. But I believe it's naive to assume it's not as bad as those places, say, per capita?
Now, crime is different. I said "drugs".
I guess it seems that people come up here to flee from the law.
That's all I mean. And surprisingly, the totally legal stuff is pretty bad here as well as in cities: alcohol and prescription drugs.
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