Thursday, November 07, 2013

Mckinleyville Teen Center Proposed

Just in from the Mad River Union's Facebook page is notice of a meeting to discuss a proposal to build a teen center in Mckinleyville. One of the Union's publishers, Jack Durham, worries about the plans he's seen which include a roll up door on the north side of the building providing access to a patio. Wouldn't it be a bit cold on the north side, he asks? I say not to worry. 

Back in the early 70s I lived in Irvine when it was just being developed. There was some concern by the older folks about teenagers having nothing to do at night and that we might turn to drinking or drugs out of boredom. They opened a teen center using an existing building for nightly teen entertainment.

Didn't do much to get us away from drugs or drinking, though. We'd just get drunk or do our drugs and then go hang out at the teen center. It might be the same in Mckinleyville, Jack, and the kids won't care what side of the building the patio is on.


At 1:51 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Arcata had a teen center in the 70s called the Lemon Tree in the building that is now Pro Sports Center, (The Freddie has a letter published today in the Del Norte Tripicate.)

At 2:22 PM, Blogger Fred Mangels said...

The Freddie has a letter published today in the Del Norte Tripicate.

Thanks for the heads up. It must just be in the hard copy. I don't see it online. I'll post a link here when it shows up online which I'm guessing will be in a couple days.

Nothing political. Just some fun stuff.


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