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GOOD BYE TO ROSSMOOR
I just had to respond to the letter from the hate crime victim on Mainway.
I feel sad for her and her family but there is one scenario she didn't consider, or deal with. I don't know how old her child or children are, but the same thing happened to us each time we moved to a new house. Our kids were very young the first time, and we just felt it was new neighbor pranking. It stopped immediately. When we moved here it was more persistent. And we discovered why. Our kids were older, one in elementary and one in middle school. There were lots of kids on the street too. They didn't all get along and periodically we would have eggs thrown at our garage door along with other expensive and nasty pranks. It was annoying, and it was sad but they were childish pranks.We talked to the neighbors and their kids and they denied doing it, but we actually had witnesses to one incident. Of course, the parents refused to think their kids could do such things, but after being confronted it stopped. It's not a matter of not raising kids correctly, INMHO, it's just some kids aren't nice to other kids. Period. And/or lack sufficient supervision. I understand her concern over the acid bombs....that doesn't seem to be a childish prank to me as it involved potential bodily harm. I am also concerned with the Sheriff's designation of this event as it should concern all of us. Is it because no one actually got hurt? Would they change it to a felony if the acid hurt someone? It's too bad the RHA didn't take up this issue with the Sheriffs on her behalf.
That is so sad and so wrong. What happened on Mainway does not sound like a childhood prank. I can understand why the resident felt frightened especially with the follow-up incidents. Her moving is our loss and her feeling a need to move speaks poorly of our community. MW
I got a lump in my throat when I read this. Just shameful and not Rossmoors proudest moment. Hope the sherriff catches them.
To the folks on Mainway... I am sorry for your experience in Rossmoor. Not everyone is oblivious to what is happening here. We were broken into one year ago and no one could see what was going on. It happened through the backyard door. It may seem like we do not care. However, there are lots of folks who do. D
So sorry that these people have to leave Rossmoor because of some vandals in their neighborhood. We are in the other end of Rossmoor but wish they didn't have to leave the community. Sherie
We feel badly for the lady and son who feel they have to move out of Rossmoor. This is not what this neighborhood is supposed to be about. We are sorry for the way someone has treated you and threatened your feelings of security. Janet
Please tell the people who were victims of the acid bomb that I wish them well. It is very sad when people have to live under such circumstances. As a parent I would never tolerate my son behaving in such a manner. And if this is a childish prank, the Sheriff's Department still needs to investigate it. Thanks!
I just read the email about the hate crime victim who is moving. That is so sad! I can't believe that someone who lives so close to me and in this neighborhood would do such horrible things to this family. I am so sad and wish there was something we could do for this family!
Reading the acid bombs victim's email was upsetting to me. I've been a Rossmoor resident and Realtor since the '80's and I know what she experienced doesn't represent the majority of us, Rossmoor residents. Her experience of Rossmoor is really a shame. Rossmoor and its residents are good, but like anywhere else there are some bad apples. I wish her peace of mind and happiness in her new residence and are sorry she couldn't find that here. YM
That is just way too sad about that poor lady and her family!! I'm appalled that the Sheriff's did not do more for her....I know there are other black families who live in the neighborhood who don't have this trouble....but she is being targeted for some reason and they should really be more vigilant for the families safety!
This is sad and unacceptable! B
I can not believe that no one has come forward to help out the HATE CRIME VICTIMS ON MAINWAY. This is totally stupid...your property and your family could by next. Many times I have confronted high school/ middle school kids looking like they are up to mischief and started writing down vehicle license plates and descriptions of possible suspects. Who cares if the Sheriff's think it was a childish prank, it has completed impacted some of our community members to the point where they are moving. People... stand up and please get involved, talk to your kids because kids talk and they all know something. How would you feel if you had to uproot your entire life? Do we want the Sheriff's department to set up cameras on every block? You can report tips without fear and completely anonymous...there are NO EXCUSES...
The other problem is the Sheriff's Department. There is NO ownership in the community of Rossmoor and the Sheriff's Department. The Sheriff's mainly work here on an overtime basis so there is a constant turnover of personnel hence they really do not know and understand the community. They are probably tired and want to do the very least. They do little traffic and parking enforcement because "that's the CHP's job." We need to be proactive and protect ourselves and our neighborhood...
Why didn't resident install cameras on the front of house? These can be purchased for $299.00 at Costco….Since moving to Rossmoor from Lakewood my wife's car has been broken into and my vehicle has been egged a few times. We do not feel targeted or feel sorry for ourselves, I just understand these things happen. It is disconcerning to hear about all the crime in our neighborhood, so I am taking it upon myself to install cameras around our house (which I pay more than my fair share of property taxes for and do not lease). Also I really feel that David Lara's comments on channel 5 news on Dec. 4th as our neighbor watch leader were of poor taste and only set our community back, only adding fuel to the fire. We all need to move on.
We contacted the Orange County Commission on Human Relations which trains law enforcement - Orange County Sheriff Department, on how to handle hate crimes. My husband has 33 years in law enforcement as a lieutenant in handling of crimes in general.
Each person has to defend their families as they choose to do so. It's not for us to dictate how to handle a problem facing our families.
As to your feeling of my husband's comments on the news, apparently you didn't hear mine. We don't deal with hate crimes by looking the other way. Previously to this happening a minority lady was confronted with hate/discriminatory language in front of her teenage daughter. The confrontation was so bad that the sheriff had to be summoned immediately in Rossmoor.
We have been residents of Rossmoor for over 30 years. It has been our goal to be involved in the community to be a better place for everyone. We agree that residents should install security and surveillance cameras. Unfortunately, many Rossmoor residents refuse to believe that persons that commit crimes that could actually live in our neighborhood. They are not outsiders coming into our community. Lastly, we stand by our comments and appreciate your input.
To deal with hate, discrimination, you have to have a community awareness of it with zero tolerance for bullying of any kind. To look the other way is an affirmation of allowing hate/discrimination/prejudice to exist and grow. Please read the following from the Orange County Commission on hate:
What You Can Do to Stop Hate:
- Learn to recognize hate crimes and incidents.
- Report suspected hate crimes and incidents to your local police department and OC Human Relations.
- Create an environment of zero tolerance for bias and hate motivated behaviors.
- Create opportunities for diverse people to come together to learn about each other.
- Create diverse teams to encourage people to work together on common goals.
- Maintain a respectful, inclusive climate in your school, community, neighborhood, work or business.
- Model respect and inclusion towards others, especially when you are around children.
- Offer to support and assist victims to let them know they are not alone.
- Speak out against acts of prejudice, discrimination and hate in your community.
TO AVOID A $240 FINE - PLEASE RESTRAIN YOUR DOG EVEN IF ON YOUR PROPERTY.
Now that the weather's warming up, just a reminder that although you feel your dog won't attack another, doesn't mean someone walking their dog, won't show leash aggression to your unleashed dog on your property. To avoid harm to either dog or dog owner, please restrain your dog. It's about being a good neighbor, avoiding harm to others and being kind to animals.
Orange County Codified Ordinance 4-1-45 Restraint of Dogs:
Sec. 4-1-45. - Restraint of dogs.
No person owning or having charge, care, custody, or control of any dog shall cause or permit, either willfully or through failure to exercise due care or control, any such dog to be upon any private property unless such dog berestrained thereon by a fence, wall, substantial chain, leash not exceeding six (6) feet in length, other appropriate physical restraint, or is under the charge of a person competent to exercise care, custody, and control over such dog.
No person owning or having charge, care, custody, or control of any dog shall cause or permit, either willfully or through failure to exercise due care or control, any such dog to be upon any public property unless such dog be restrained by a substantial chain, or leash not exceeding six (6) feet in length, and is under the charge of a person competent to exercise care, custody, and control over such dog, unless the owner or operator of such public property grants written permission for such dog to be on such property without such chain or leash.
Please note that an electrical leash or collar does not satisfy the O.C.C.O. 4-1-45 Restraint of Dogs
DOG BOARDING REQUEST FROM LYNNE
The question from Lynn regarding where to take her dog for boarding and can't remember the name is called Crossroads. It is off Katella and Knott. My sister takes her dog there for day and overnight boarding. She and her dog love it. I would prefer my name not be listed in your response to her.
I think the kennel one of your readers was trying to think of ( "out Katella, either Cypress or Stanton " ) may be Crossroads Pet Resort....it is one block north of Katella on Knott. Actually Buena Park, but several cities run together at that intersection. That is where we leave our pup when we can't take him along.
I saw the email from the person asking about the boarding for their dog and the place is Cross Roads on Knott right off of Katella. I think it's actually Cypress. The phone number is 714-821-6622. They are great with the dogs! Have a great day!
In response to Lynne's question regarding a dog sitter etc. I hightly recommend the Animal shelter on spring across from the park. I call it the 'Animal Hotel" I have kept my cat there several times, and he loves it there , the caregivers are great. Pat
For Lynn who's friend is looking for a good place to leave her/his dogs.....Sleep Over Rover is nice because they are already all vetted and you get to check out the home and the person and the dog doesn't have to stay in a kennel. I have used them twice....different people each time since the first one moved to Temecula and it was pretty good. Of course nothing beats your house in Bailey's eyes....ours too! Here's the link.... http://www.sleepoverrover.com/
We have used Mar Mel Inn in Long Beach. Phone number 562 439 2993. Our previous dogs (Taku and JJ) both seemed to like going there. Jerry & Clare Clark
Regarding Dog Boarding - I have a 6 month old Golden Retriever and I was very cautious about choosing a place to board him while I left town for a week. Check out DogVacay.com -- specifically I used the House of Paws (Bridget) in Cypress just last month. She was amazing with our dog and is a dog trainer too. I can't say enough positive things about these boarder and I intend to use her whenever I am out of town. My dog was pampered and played with all day long. She provides daily updates and photos so you know your loved one is safe and well cared for. - Dena
I would like to offer a reference for the man who needs a dog sitter. My dog trainer in Stanton lives in a good size condo and will take dogs for boarding at a reasonable rate. She can also train or teach the dog tricks while they are with her. Her name is Stephanie and her phone number is 714-220-7466. She will keep the dogs on the same routine as their home...sleep in bed with her or in a kennel, etc. I highly recommend her...she's trained and boarded my dogs for the past year. I forgot to mention that she'll walk the dog once to twice a day also.Yes, way better than taking your dog to a typical boarder. Hold on to her name for people needing dog training, too. Her rates for dog training are VERY reasonable. Please have them mention my name when they call her. Ellen
Thanks for going to this much trouble for me. I appreciate it very much. Interesting feedback: very surprised to hear as much positive stuff about boarding at Crossroads. Dan is an excellent trainer, and I used him for a package of sessions for awhile. However, when I asked them about boarding a couple of years ago, they at first would not show me their boarding facilities. I assured them that I would certainly not leave my doggies any place without seeing the setup first. So they reluctantly showed me the dark, dank, caged facilities they use for boarding. It was everything I most feared. Great for training, but no way would I ever board my girls there.
I'll look into the MarMel Inn. One that I had already checked out was Bark Bark in Signal Hill. Again, uncaring facility which looked like something out of a Soviet prison camp. Big cement room, no windows, bare gray walls, no outside area.
But I *think* I've found a place: "Your Animal's Best Friend" on Assembly Lane in Huntington Beach. I visited the facilities and was impressed with the setup as well as the personnel. Tons of paper work to "apply" there, and I'm working on all that. The girls came with me, and although Micala was NOT on her best behavior, Sherri felt it would work out OK. So unless I find something I like better, I think I'll use them for our Hawaii trip in April. If all goes well, then I'll also use them for our longer trip in July.
I'll keep you posted. Thanks again.
CAT MYSTERY SOLVED!
Mystery solved. It is my neighbors cat. They live like 9 houses down, so a little surprised the cat would wonder that far. They were surprised to. I just have a soft spot for strays and didn't want someone to be missing their cat or for a cat to go hungry. That is why I contacted you. Sorry to have bothered you with this, but I am glad to know it has a good ending. Thanks again for all you do. Sharlyn
ON THEFT IN ROSSMOOR
I do not understand why people feel they must answer the door when someone knocks. The minute you open the door anyone at the door has the capability of going into your house or at least looking around from the door. If people did not open the door, eventually these people will go away. And it would be a good idea if people did not take it upon themselves to question these people at the door. Call the Sheriff's Dept. One never knows how these people will react.
I am writing in response to the person who was asking about the people who were selling mulch. I recommend that you do not even speak to them!!. A year ago I spoke to a man driving the truck with the mulch and before I even agreed to purchase the mulch his guys were loading it into my planters. I kept telling them to stop but they just ignored me and kept working. Before I knew it the man said I owed him $500.00.
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