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Road’s life to change

Living on Casa Loma Roads’ quality of life is about to change. Thank you, Board of Supervisors’ “eminent domain.”

Casa Loma is a quiet, narrow, well-manicured private road. Children walk to and from the school bus. They ride bicycles up and down to play with friends. People walk dogs. Others walk for exercise. Little traffic. A desirable place to buy a home with small acreage, raise a family or retire.

However, change it will.



A man bought land on Newhome Place. Put in a vineyard. Now he requests the Board of Supervisors use “eminent domain” to approve building a winery. The entrance will be at the end of Casa Loma Road, setting a precedenet for future business enterprises to come into any private road and set up.

Traffic will increase, chance of fire will increase. This neighborhood will change. Freedom children knew, the walkers, the well-kept road will become a thing of “I remember when.”




Homeowners will still pay taxes. They will be unsettled by the wear and tear of said road. Homeowners insurance will be affected. Alcohol becomes part of some problems. Wine is part alcohol.

This may happen in any neighborhood in Nevada County. Beware.

Virginia Lesh

Grass Valley


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