Letter: Perpetual Felton “Stuff Sale” is an eyesore and needs to end
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Enough "Stuff" I love a good yard sale, and I have to admit that when I first saw the Stuff Sale sign in the parking lot of the furniture store at 6185 Graham Hill Road, I thought "oh boy!" and immediately stopped to check it out.

Unfortunately, try as I might, I could not find a single thing worth buying amid the chaotic piles of dusty, chipped, broken, and generally unusable junk. I drove away thinking the owners must have been spring cleaning, and decided to have a sale before loading everything into a dumpster. I expected that everything would be gone by Monday morning.

That was two years ago, and though I cannot imagine that anyone ever buys anything from the Stuff Sale, the same ugly old sign and the same heaps of outdated electronics, crusty hotel ashtrays, stained furniture, and yellowed books have been dutifully trotted out again and again, and often left overnight, rain or shine.

Periodically, I’ve seen would-be shoppers picking through the mess, but the “stuff” never seems to diminish, and the “sale” never ends.

It. Never. Ends.

Am I the only one who thinks this is an eyesore?

We are lucky to live in a beautiful mountain environment that is relatively unpolluted and litter-free. When I drive down Graham Hill to go into Felton, I am always struck by the way the sunny, tree-studded little valley opens up out of the redwoods, and by the beauty of the setting of the town of Felton, nested as it is in a ring of green hills.

Why would anybody want to trash it up?

Owners of the perpetual Stuff Sale, I beg you: free yourselves and your community of this blight. Feng Shui your parking lot.

Let go of the burden of the past, unclutter your karma, release that which does not serve you … and please, please, please, throw away your junk. 

 

Sadie Thompson, Lompico

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Joey Jo-Jo Shabadu
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April 13, 2014


The aforementioned establishment is the least of Felton's worries. Have you read the sheriff's arrest logs with the arrests occurring in Felton? The homeless who are repeatedly arrested for drunk in public? The same ones who inhabit the park day in and day out?

Or the illegal camping spot of one of these repeat offenders right past Pet Palace on Highway 9? Set up right under a No Trespassing / Private Property sign?

Or how about that RV camper parked along Highway 9 that rolls that RV 3" every three days to avoid being towed away? Or even better; the area up San Lorenzo right past the heavily graffiti'd wall that has been turned into someone's personal garbage pit?

C'mon. If this really bothers you, then contact Bruce McPherson and Robin Mustelli and DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT! File a complaint regarding blight. Or the possibility that with these items being left out in the elements is causing an increase in the rodent population.

We live in a paradise, yet if you peel back the beautiful outer layer, you will see our community is facing an epidemic of people just not caring anymore. We need to all do our part to make Felton, and the SLV, the true gem it really is!

I <3 FELTON
LJZ
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April 13, 2014
Thanks Sadie!! I couldn't have said it better.

My husband and I were just talking about what an eyesore that place is. Hopefully, something will be done to clean up the mess! Felton deserves better.
TherylMcCoy
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April 11, 2014
You know what's worse... is that ghetto patchwork of a building that sits between the laundromat and Garden Hollow Day Care. Jeezus get some curb appeal!

Hopefully the new Cremer building renovation will up the ante a bit.


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