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Old 08-20-2019, 12:49 PM
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Originally Posted by BeauCharles View Post
The biggest drug issue here now is pretty much what you'll see all over NorCal - pot, pot and more pot. While there's still some meth its really no worse than many other towns up and down the state. It was really bad for it back in the late 80s and 90s, but those people either got cleaned up, went to jail or died. I rarely see obvious active "tweakers" anymore.
I don't know about pot being a problem.

I moved to Willows in early 2017 and have been here close to 3 years. Every time I have visited Oroville. Keyword "visited". The meth/crack heads are all over the place especially running up and down Dam Blvd. We recently had some comedian celeb arrested high on meth acting a damn fool on Dam Blvd.

Meth and Crack labs are the BIGGEST problem for the area. Orland, Clear Lake and Oroville seem to be the triumvirate for these labs and distribution of drugs. I would think Pot would be more affected in Humboldt or Mendocino. Although I keep hearing AWFUL heroin issues in Eureka which is starting to leak down to the Orland-Willows-Williams areas currently.

Originally Posted by BeauCharles View Post
All that said the people around here are quite friendly. People in businesses are always happy to chat and you'll strike up conversations with people everywhere when you're out and about. Its nothing like the Bay Area or SoCal in that regard - much friendlier. And yes, home prices are some of the lowest in North State. A $350,000 house in Chico would go for about $250,000 here.
Prices are much higher now. So much price gouging and even rental rates have spiked. I think Oroville and Orland may not have seen the appreciation as Willows, Chico or Williams do.

Originally Posted by BeauCharles View Post
We definitely have four seasons, but the Sacramento Valley towns are still pretty mild relatively speaking. Maybe a few weeks of frosty mornings, but it almost always gets close to 60 during the day if its not raining.
This year we had some good rains. I'm hoping they return for the winter. July is really the most brutal month out of the year. Yeah, you'll see some triple digits in August but you'll see temps falling by then. September-October is probably my favorite months. It's super comfy.
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