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Old 12-13-2008, 06:31 PM
 
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I'm usually satisfied with just reading other peoples posts, but now I have a problem and I'm feeling cornered and need advice so I took the big step and regidstered.

Turns out I moved from my previous home (an apt) because a family of immigrants moved right next door to me and my quality of life -which was pretty much OK until then- went completely down the tubes. These people started cramming renters into every nook & cranny of their apt until their 2-bedroom 1 bath had 12 people living in it. If you can call that 'living' that is. There was loud music at all hours, constant banging against the walls, trash, strangers coming and going at odd hours. Basically these people came directly from some 4th world cesspool and had absolutely no intentions whatsoever of adapting or learning our rules. I complained to the apt manager but it turns out he was from the same country as these people and so was extremely lenient towards them. The city didn't offer any solutions either and told me it was a police issue, the cops told me it was a city matter, you get the picture.

My wife and I decided to move out to a home so we scouted out an affordable, decent area and purposely chose a house sandwiched between two excellent neighbors (well-kept lawns & houses, few cars in driveway, few occupants per home). WE really did our homwwork because I didn't want to windup repeating the experience of the past.

The aftr a couple of years of bliss lo & behold both of my neighbors on either side moved on thanks to the housing bubble (they sold their homes for over twice what they paid!) and would you believe I get two new families coming in from the same country of the people I had at the apt before and the crap started all over again!

They're renting out every nook & cranny, loud music at all hours, trash, strangers coming and going at odd hours, twenty cars overflowing from the driveway into the streets. I call the cops they say it's a city thing, I call the city they say call the cops.

I'M NOT GOING TO MOVE AGAIN that's for dang sure! This'll be my Fort Alamo. I'm going down like Davy Crockett. There's no escaping these vermin anyway, not on my salary at least.
That's one of the unmentioned secondary aspects of the recent housing bubble: it allowed deadbeats like these people who speak almost no English and have landscaping jobs to move into more traditionally American areas. I have no problem at all with that but instead of them adapting to our customs they impose their crappy lifestyles on us!

Examples; One day a food vendor truck passed by my street by mistake (they usually never came to the area before) and these two faimlies were out on their lawns as usual washing their many cars and blasting that awful music of theirs so they bought some stuff from the truckvendor. Now I have all kinds of vendors patrolling the streets with trucks, pushcarts and on foot door to door.

Long rant but I really really really really needed to vent my frustration somehow and I hope someone can give me some good advice as to what to do with my situation.

Oh BTW I'm in Southern CA.
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Old 12-13-2008, 06:38 PM
 
Location: Democratic Peoples Republic of Redneckistan
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It sounds like either a city problem OR a police problem.J/k
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Old 12-13-2008, 06:47 PM
 
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Don't suppose that you have had a sit down with your city council person?
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Old 12-13-2008, 06:47 PM
 
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You do live in Mexifornia
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Old 12-13-2008, 06:53 PM
 
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It sounds like either a city problem OR a police problem.J/k

Lol. Funny guy
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Old 12-13-2008, 07:02 PM
 
Location: Metro-Detroit area
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Well you have already decided to go down with your Ft.Alamo, and you will there's no winning this one unless you move or make it a full time job to get your city officials to act.
I was in a similiar situation and for my peace of mind, blood pressure, and before I shot someone I simply took a loss on my home bit the bullit and moved. Was it worth it? Everyday I wake up with peace and quiet it is.
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Old 12-13-2008, 07:08 PM
 
Location: North Carolina
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Contact la migra and see if they can do something.
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Old 12-13-2008, 07:19 PM
 
Location: Apple Valley Calif
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I'm usually satisfied with just reading other peoples posts, but now I have a problem and I'm feeling cornered and need advice so I took the big step and regidstered.

Turns out I moved from my previous home (an apt) because a family of immigrants moved right next door to me and my quality of life -which was pretty much OK until then- went completely down the tubes. These people started cramming renters into every nook & cranny of their apt until their 2-bedroom 1 bath had 12 people living in it. If you can call that 'living' that is. There was loud music at all hours, constant banging against the walls, trash, strangers coming and going at odd hours. Basically these people came directly from some 4th world cesspool and had absolutely no intentions whatsoever of adapting or learning our rules. I complained to the apt manager but it turns out he was from the same country as these people and so was extremely lenient towards them. The city didn't offer any solutions either and told me it was a police issue, the cops told me it was a city matter, you get the picture.

My wife and I decided to move out to a home so we scouted out an affordable, decent area and purposely chose a house sandwiched between two excellent neighbors (well-kept lawns & houses, few cars in driveway, few occupants per home). WE really did our homwwork because I didn't want to windup repeating the experience of the past.

The aftr a couple of years of bliss lo & behold both of my neighbors on either side moved on thanks to the housing bubble (they sold their homes for over twice what they paid!) and would you believe I get two new families coming in from the same country of the people I had at the apt before and the crap started all over again!

They're renting out every nook & cranny, loud music at all hours, trash, strangers coming and going at odd hours, twenty cars overflowing from the driveway into the streets. I call the cops they say it's a city thing, I call the city they say call the cops.

I'M NOT GOING TO MOVE AGAIN that's for dang sure! This'll be my Fort Alamo. I'm going down like Davy Crockett. There's no escaping these vermin anyway, not on my salary at least.
That's one of the unmentioned secondary aspects of the recent housing bubble: it allowed deadbeats like these people who speak almost no English and have landscaping jobs to move into more traditionally American areas. I have no problem at all with that but instead of them adapting to our customs they impose their crappy lifestyles on us!

Examples; One day a food vendor truck passed by my street by mistake (they usually never came to the area before) and these two faimlies were out on their lawns as usual washing their many cars and blasting that awful music of theirs so they bought some stuff from the truckvendor. Now I have all kinds of vendors patrolling the streets with trucks, pushcarts and on foot door to door.

Long rant but I really really really really needed to vent my frustration somehow and I hope someone can give me some good advice as to what to do with my situation.

Oh BTW I'm in Southern CA.
There are laws covering every complaint you mentioned. The City will definately act of you contact them, unless you are the problem, and don't like poeple from other countries.
Too many people in a dwelling is ilegal, loud noise, illegal. The City will definately act.
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Old 12-13-2008, 07:21 PM
 
Location: Democratic Peoples Republic of Redneckistan
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Lol. Funny guy
I was just pulling your chain...I know that crap can be aggravating and the cops are pretty much worthless in those situations and the city council/mayor's office in most towns are even worth less(???).It's a bad deal when a guy works all day and then comes home and ends up mad before the night is over day after day over a pack of idiots making noise.As ol'Bill said "I feel your pain",but if you are renting I'd say your best course of action(least amount of stress in the long run) is to move or if you own it, rent your place for a couple of months to your local Hell's Angels chapter and then rebuild when you come back and I'll guarantee those neighbors won't be there to watch the new house go up.
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Old 12-13-2008, 08:09 PM
 
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I don't know why we continue to allow an unlimited amount of Mexicans and others from Latin America into this country. Almost every place they go amass crime goes up, the quality of living goes down and the cities begin to resemble Tijauan and Juarez, complete with the gangs, donkeys, loud music, and other garbage -- and we're all supposed to say 'diversity benefits us all'.
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