Friday, March 27, 2009

Albin Gruhn, Rest in Peace

Posted By on Fri, Mar 27, 2009 at 10:12 AM

Albin Gruhn, Rest in Peace: The Chron eulogizes the former head of the California Labor Federation. He got his start in the movement as a young employee of the Hammond Lumber Co. in Samoa, at the tail end of the Humboldt County labor movement's heyday. Gruhn was
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Wednesday, March 25, 2009

The Blogwatch URL

Posted By on Wed, Mar 25, 2009 at 9:49 AM

species.

The old Yahoo Pipes Humboldt Blogwatch feed has been deprecated for a while now, but I only got around to deleting it yesterday. Take note, angry blogwatchers -- you want to update your feeds to point to this URL.

UPDATE: If you're having trouble migrating, we have assembled a helpful HOWTO aimed at the absolute lowest common denominator.

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Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Pundit Taxonomy

Posted By on Tue, Mar 24, 2009 at 11:24 AM

Pundit Taxonomy: Sort of a brief Sibley Guide to the
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Monday, March 23, 2009

Trimmer or watering can?

Posted By on Mon, Mar 23, 2009 at 4:24 PM

Ha ha, you thought it was a pot story. Tsk tsk, HSU's prez would NOT approve. And probably would note that we media seem to think we need the leaf to get you all to read.

Anyway, the news: HSU Provost Bob Snyder has issued his recommendations on which university programs should be cut and which should be nurtured and enhanced. He based his judgments on the report by the Program Prioritization Task Force, and on the dean's report from each department.

Snyder:

Faculty and staff are clearly working very hard to provide our students with an outstanding education. It is impressive to see all that they do. The report also shows, what I believe we all knew, that we are trying to do too much.

Read the recommendations, the task force report, the deans' reports and more.

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Reggae news

Posted By on Mon, Mar 23, 2009 at 3:30 PM

This came in to the Journal news dept. today:

Bruno and Dimmick Announce Agreement

Carol Bruno of People Productions LLC and the Dimmick Ranch have reached a mutually agreeable arrangement to transfer the principle assets and liabilities of the Reggae Rising Music Festival to the Dimmick Ranch.  While no longer involved with Reggae Rising, Carol Bruno and People Productions LLC will continue to promote and produce other music events.  Within the next week Reggae Rising 2009 will be announcing tickets on sale for what is sure to be the summer’s most massive reggae/world music lineup. Stay tuned to www.reggaerising.com for all of the details.

What does it mean? For the first time in history, Carol Bruno, who founded Reggae on the River, which after a bitter SoHum community-dividing battle became Reggae Rising, is not booking Humboldt's biggest concert this year.

It's actually a belated announcement. While the details were recently finalized, Bruno and Tom Dimmick made an agreement in principle last summer, before Reggae Rising 2008, that Tom would buy Carol out.

There are undoubtedly complex behind the scenes machinations they caused the delay in announcing this paradigm shift. Those who frequent SoHum's notorious rumor mill will be churning out scenarios soon enough. Feel free to make up you own. And try to see if you can work in the word, "unity."

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Praise Cap

Posted By on Mon, Mar 23, 2009 at 12:23 PM

I have received a testimony, and now I'm-a gonna pass it on to you.

Say what you will about Capdiamont's politics or grammar, but let me tell you -- the dude knows his way around wires. The Journal's fax machine and Internet lines were down this morning, and the trouble was clearly somewhere in the rotting tangle of cables that sneak their way around the office.

AT&T said it would take them three days to get here. The CRE Power Page van was here in minutes. Cap wandered around with his weird Star Trek equipment bleeping and blurping, and all of a sudden the Blogthing was up on my screen.

Thanks, Cap! I'm sorry you couldn't drive your speeder to the job site, but that is honestly out of my hands.

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Explosion

Posted By on Mon, Mar 23, 2009 at 11:03 AM

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A house blew up in Eureka at 7:10 a.m., killing one resident. This was at the corner of Allard and Glen, near the trailer park in Bayview/Pine Hill.

From the Eureka Fire Department:

The initial arriving EFD fire engine found the residence involved in fire, the street in front of the house littered with glass and the front door laying across the street in the gutter. Crews entered the well-involved structure and initiated fire control and search efforts simultaneously. Within the first few moments of the blaze, a second alarm was initiated which resulted in "all" on-duty Eureka & Humboldt fire crews responding to the scene and Arcata Fire Dept providing coverage for additional calls during the suppression efforts. During the search effort, a single victim was located and it was determined that they had succumbed prior to being located by fire personnel. Fire units remain on scene working with members of the Eureka Police Department and the Humboldt County Coroner's Office in an effort to determine the cause and origin of the fire.

The Corner's office will be handling identification and family notification for EFD.

Explosive experts from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms are on their way from the Bay Area to assist in the investigation.

Eureka Fire Chief Eric Smith tells the Journal's Heidi Walters that his department has not found any evidence of criminal activity at this point.

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HSU: Somewhat Less White Than Before

Posted By on Mon, Mar 23, 2009 at 10:47 AM

package.HSU: Somewhat Less White Than Before: Sonoma State University Peter Phillips has compared his school's diversity to other CSU and UC campuses, and has found the HSU now beats both Sonoma and Chico on that front. Humboldt State was 83 percent Caucasian in 1994; now it's 73 percent. Get the full study here (.doc)
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PSA: When Mailing Weed

Posted By on Mon, Mar 23, 2009 at 10:35 AM

PSA: When Mailing Weed: ... don't put your actual return address on the
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Sunday, March 22, 2009

Pot Merch In The Middle

Posted By on Sun, Mar 22, 2009 at 12:11 PM

A Morro Bay pot dispensary owner, busted by U.S. drug agents before the feds went soft under new A.G. Eric Holder, will be sentenced tomorrow. What, he wonders, will be his fate?

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