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    I think they’re all great! 🙂

    Don’t know too much about them and then it depends on who you listen to. Everything is being spun by both sides. My guess is if you voted for Trump you’re happy and if you didn’t then you’re not.

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    @newmom 128265 wrote:

    I think part of the problem is that it’s so much harder to get into a 4 year college directly out of high school, so parents wants their kids to focus on school and not have a job. They think a job takes up too much time and that having great grades and going to a good college is a sign of maturity. I was one of the few kids in honors and AP classes back when I was in high school to have a job and this was 20+ years ago. Getting in to a UC was far less competitive then than it is now. All this is delaying kids being mature and handling their own finances.

    I think that is a big point. It’s a tough call. You want your kids to responsible and working teaches them that, but you’re only in high school once and grades are really important. My personal thought is a part time job of some kind maybe 10 hours a week and a little more in summer is good. My wife feels that their only focus should be school. She looks at her sister’s 3 kids and all have done things differently. Oldest one never really worked, graduated from Fresno St, got a great job in accounting and works hard. The middle kid, a girl, has worked part time since high school, didn’t get the best grades and is not doing as well in college. The third one has worked part time since his senior year on HS, gets good grades now at Sac St, works hard, sometimes 2 jobs because he likes money.

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    @newmom 128240 wrote:

    Let’s turn our car music on really loud, drop our trash in the street, fun over some fence posts, and block some driveways!

    Also pee everywhere too! 🙂

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    A few people asked on Facebook too about it.

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    Game Room is one of those “escape room” places where you have use clues to solve how to get out. They also have board games too. As far as food, I haven’t been there, but I think it’s more dessert type stuff and pretty sure it’s not made there.

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    I think we should just add more Walmarts and Targets, or anything else that is cheap. maybe some more dollar stores too. I think a book store is a money loser here. Unless it’s something small.

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    @lc 128229 wrote:

    Gary typically would not put something out unless there was something there, though. .

    Cough, Cough! Are you sure?

    He did say Dick’s was coming to the Ridge Shopping Center, so that was wrong. There’s quite a list of his saying things that don’t happen.

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    @kindrlindr 128226 wrote:

    Where is the Barnes and Nobel going though?

    Not sure. Gary Davis posted it months ago. I think he said by the new Costco. Not to be confused with the mall, casino, aquatic center, veteran’s hall, Senior Center, Elk Grove Sports complex, or any other unfinished project in the city. 🙂

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    My sister in law still pays for my 22 year old niece’s cell phone bill. My guess is that while our kids are in college we will pay for it most likely. Once they get jobs though, that will change. I think it’s hard because you want to help your kids out, so they have it easier than you did, but at the same time that is what shaped us as people. Who knows what will happen when the time comes.

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    There’s Bradshaw Christian, but that’s over Bradshaw and Calvine. There’s one at the Catholic Church in Laguna, can’t remember the name.

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    @lc 128207 wrote:

    Our daughter rented a place in midtown after college, six month lease, great setup for her being close to the J Street bars and friends. That lasted about 90 days, and she moved home and paid her rent through the lease. She didn’t feel safe and was just more comfortable here. I think she was here about four years, until she got married.

    She was making a great income from the start, so it wasn’t economic for her, just a comfortable, safe place to live. I loved having her around, but after four years…..uh..marriage was quite welcomed! She did chip in for groceries, took care of herself, kept her own hours. We didn’t charge her rent or anything like that, I couldn’t do that. She didn’t depend on us for anything except company. I didn’t have any problems with that. I most certainly would have if she had not taken a job just before graduating and had been hanging around doing nothing.

    I don’t see anything wrong with that. In a lot of cases kids move out because either they or the parents want them to or they don’t get along. Our niece just moved into my mom’s little house a few months ago. She’s 22, but was having issues with her mom being all over about everything. Where are you at, do this or do that. So she’s basically paying for her utilities. It’s not reality though. She’s going to college and works part time making maybe $11 an hour if that. So she still doesn’t have any money. If not for us, she would either be sucking it up living at home or renting a room or sharing a small apartment. It’s definitely a contrast between her and her brother. He graduated in 5 years with a degree in accounting and is making over $50K. He needs to take his CPA exam and then he can make a lot more. She’s on her 5th year now of college. Went to JC for the first parts of 4 years because not the best grades. Now she is at Sac State and wants to be a nurse but doesn’t have the grades so may need to do something else. I have no idea when she gets her degree. maybe one more year at Sac State? Her younger brother is like the older one. He’s studying accounting at Sac State, getting good grades, works part time, saves all his money. Real go getter.

    Sally moved out of her mom’s place at 18 because her mom was getting social security from the dad as part of the divorce so when that stopped at 18 she basically told her to leave. So she moved in with girlfriend of a friend of mine when she was 18. She was working at Albertson pretty much full time, then got a job at the credit union when she was 20 or so and worked that 5 days a week and the Albertsons on in the evening and on weekends. We moved in together into a house we bought when she was 21. Then started doing Real Estate at 24 and 21 years later she’s done pretty darn good. Real Estate is 7 days a week, even if it’s just phone calls or emails, it’s every day.

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    @newmom 128206 wrote:

    I agree. I couldn’t wait to move out of my dad’s house after college. He was pushing me out too, but I didn’t want to stay longer than necessary and it certainly wasn’t easy or comfortable after I moved out. I think many parents still do everything for their adult children still living at home, and along with it being free, there isn’t an incentive to grow up and move out. My 14 year old has been doing her own laundry since 5th grade. My son will do his own too. Both have chores around the house the must do if they want allowance, which they use for things they want that either we won’t buy, or it’s outside bday/Christmas time. If my kids live in the house after college and/or a time I think they should be able to support themselves, they will be paying for things at home too. And if I really think they are making an effort to save and move out, making good choices along the way, I might return that money to them at some point….like for a little deposit or down payment. Depends on the kid’s attitude and choices though.

    Our nephew just moved back home with his parents for now. He graduated from Fresno St in 2014 and got a job in accounting. He shared a house with some friends. Then he just got a job in accounting back in Sac and he moved in with his parents for now. He’s doing for a short term to save money to buy a house, but he’s making over $50K. he has over $30K in student loans and is on the hook for his share of the house he was renting in Fresno.

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    @newmom 128194 wrote:

    I don’t like them calling my house. It’s one thing when I choose to go to a store and someone is there asking for signatures. I am perfectly capable of speaking up for myself and telling them what I think. If the city or Region Builders want to put people there, they are welcome to. The anti casino people aren’t calling my house. There is a reason the Do Not Call list exists. This isn’t a public safety issue like a missing child or criminal in the area, this isn’t a ballot initiative or someone running for office. They should not be calling, esp the call from Region Builders.

    Suck it up buttercup! 🙂

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    The timing of all this is not very good. People are tired of politics and I don’t think dealing with this is going to help their cause. I went to Bel Air and the guy asked me if I supported the casino and I said yes and then he asked if I could sign it anyway. I said no thanks. Bel Air now has a sign up that says that they don’t support the petition people and that you don’t have to talk to them.

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    @newmom 128184 wrote:

    Now I got a robocall from the city, with Gary Davis warning against signing. If people don’t stop calling my house, I’m going to sign the damn petitions out of spite. Region Builders and the city need to stop.

    Other than a small annoyance, it’s not really a big deal. It’s two calls.

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