Lodinews.com

default avatar
Welcome to the site! Login or Signup below.
|
||
Logout|My Dashboard

Letter: History of the house on Lower Sacramento Road

Print
Font Size:
Default font size
Larger font size

Posted: Thursday, August 21, 2014 12:00 am

On Aug. 11, I found out the home my father designed and built in 1950, the home I was born in and lived in until I was married, then moved back into for 17 more years with my husband and son to take care of my mother after my father passed away, has burned.

In 2011, after 16 years of waiting for the Lower Sacramento Road Expansion Project to begin, San Joaquin County notified us that they were ready to widen Lower Sacramento Road between Eight Mile Road and the “S” curve at Harney Lane. That meant we needed to move out of our home to make way for the road expansion. Everything went smoothly, the county purchased our home and we vacated (not abandoned) the house in November 2011.

We were told by the county the house would be removed promptly so there wouldn’t be any trouble while it sat vacant waiting for the road widening project to begin.

Sad to say, it went through an abundance of problems. It was rented to a family by a con man posing as the owner, had squatters living in it from time to time, was being used for a drug house and last month, sadly, the body of a deceased man was found in it. Now on Monday, it was in flames.

I have to say I feel relief it has been put out of its misery, but I also feel a big loss that the wonderful and happy home I lived and grew up in and have such fond memories of was put through such an ordeal of sad events.

Norma Filippi Wagner

Reno, Nev.

Rules of Conduct

  • 1 Use your real name. You must register with your full first and last name before you can comment. (And don’t pretend you’re someone else.)
  • 2 Keep it clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually oriented language.
  • 3 Don’t threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
  • 4 Be truthful. Don't lie about anyone or anything. Don't post unsubstantiated allegations, rumors or gossip that could harm the reputation of a person, company or organization.
  • 5 Be nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
  • 6 Stay on topic. Make sure your comments are about the story. Don’t insult each other.
  • 7 Tell us if the discussion is getting out of hand. Use the ‘Report’ link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
  • 8 Share what you know, and ask about what you don't.
  • 9 Don’t be a troll.
  • 10 Don’t reveal personal information about other commenters. You may reveal your own personal information, but we advise you not to do so.
  • 11 We reserve the right, at our discretion, to monitor, delete or choose not to post any comment. This may include removing or monitoring posts that we believe violate the spirit or letter of these rules, or that we otherwise determine at our discretion needs to be monitored, not posted, or deleted.

Welcome to the discussion.

Recent Comments

Posted 7 hours ago by trista aquino.

article: Letter: Evil is always present

Well thats kinda my point- I wasnt saying anything about our soldiers, or theirs for that matter- only the act of taking another humans lif…

More...

Posted 9 hours ago by Ed Walters.

article: General Mills announces ‘preliminary de…

Cronin: That smell in the air is the smell of a failing business, otherwise known as sour grapes. [sad]

More...

Posted 11 hours ago by Eric Barrow.

article: General Mills announces ‘preliminary de…

My mistake discussion is still open. Robert if it's been in the works since 82 why do you suppose Anderson had to call a meeting with Katz…

More...

Posted 11 hours ago by Eric Barrow.

article: General Mills announces ‘preliminary de…

I wonder why Walmart tried so hard to move here. Did the LNS really suspend discussion on this topic?

More...

Posted 11 hours ago by Kevin Paglia.

article: General Mills announces ‘preliminary de…

Hmmm, It is painfully obvious that some people are just always in attack mode. NO WHERE did I say General Mills closure was due to their …

More...

Video

Popular Stories

Poll

Loading…

Your News

News for the community, by the community.

Featured Events

Mailing List

Subscribe to a mailing list to have daily news sent directly to your inbox.

  • Breaking News

    Would you like to receive breaking news alerts? Sign up now!

  • News Updates

    Would you like to receive our daily news headlines? Sign up now!

  • Sports Updates

    Would you like to receive our daily sports headlines? Sign up now!

Manage Your Lists