Re: “Better Than Status Quo, Prop 64 Protects Us All

Silly me, I thought you were going to represent 2 Different points of view in this article.
Other than one sentence in the 4th paragraph, where you said you respect those concerns.
There seems to be only one point of view in this story and it is that of someone who is in favor of Prop 64 !

You may see these so called "Polls" showing 60% support, let me tell you what that is all about, there is 60% or more support for Legalization, not for Prop 64.
WAIT CALIFORNIA WE CAN DO BETTER, THIS INITIATIVE IS GARBAGE, There are already several more initiatives written by people who are actualy part of the Cannabis Community, not a bunch of corporate lawyers, which is Obviously who wrote this one !


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Posted by John 1 on 10/21/2016 at 7:28 AM

Re: “Closed

Good work, John.. An excellent article, well researched, attracted a troll right away..

Posted by Benjie on 10/21/2016 at 6:42 AM

Re: “Better Than Status Quo, Prop 64 Protects Us All

The main point is that cannabis has been illegal about 40 years too long. Cannabis should be grown on farmland, by businesspersons, freely traded, widely available, cheap, and taxed. Anyone wishing to grow their own, should be able to do so.
Prohibition has fostered so many local problems, and crimes against persons and the environment, which escalate every year in severity, in a county ill equipped and underfunded to deal with ANY social issue, crime, drugs or mental health.
Legal weed will cause some economic shock, but the quality of Humboldt weed and the cache of our boutique pot will not be reduced. The products of our county, with local control and compliance, could enjoy worldwide status and distribution. The Humboldt brand will continue to set the standard, our growers will be respected, and our identity will not be challenged by anyone, anywhere. Legalization will put pride in your product, while filtering out the pirates. The end result will be to legitimize your services and products, and put them permanently into the actual economy. The value is there, develop the market! Go forward without fear!

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Posted by Taurus Balzhoff on 10/21/2016 at 6:29 AM

Re: “Appalachian v. Appellation

I've seen these two words transposed before, yeah.

Posted by Bart Rankin on 10/20/2016 at 3:40 PM

Re: “Vote V!

Ms. Mosher’s letter is full of inaccuracies and purposely misleading omissions. Remember, Ms. Mosher — a non-retired business owner — has a vested interest in not telling the truth because she financially benefits if Measure V passes.

MISLEADING OMISSION: 90 municipalities have ordinances.
FACT: 447 don’t have any form of rent control and 17 jurisdictions have actually rescinded their rent control ordinances in recent years! AND over the past ten years, 13 Northern California cities and counties have considered rent control and officially rejected it, including neighboring Lake County and Mendocino County.

INACCURATE: Carson taxpayers are paying nothing for rent control.
FACT: Carson continues to pay expensive lawyers to appeal their devastating $7.4 million rent control judgement. Every day they fight to prop up their failing rent control program, their legal bills mount exponentially. Money that could be spent on services for the community.

MISLEADING OMISSION: $6500 is a paltry sum to preserve affordable housing.
FACT: $6500 is only the start as Measure V caps the $5 tax charged to mobile home owners. This deficit will only increase. If a park owner asks for a hearing from the county, the county has to pay for that lawyer. On top of that, if the park owner wins, the “losing” residents have to pay all the expenses incurred by the park owner for this hearing and all will have their rents raised as ordered by the Hearing Officer.

INACCURATE: Arcata study, as well as others, show that ordinances are effective.
FACT: Economist after economist agree that rent control is not the right answer. Study after study, including the Arcata study, show that rent control will hurt the neediest and poorest residents among us.

The fact is that rent control is not needed in Humboldt County. Especially not in the form of Measure V.

To get even more facts, please visit and Vote NO On Measure V.

Posted by Guntram Wolski on 10/20/2016 at 11:24 AM

Re: “Closed

Man what a "downer" of an opinion. I can't believe all is lost and I won't stop trying as long as I'm physically able to help contribute something to my community. Flat roof buildings are a challenge to maintain. The houses and apartment buildings in other cities have successfully achieved their construction for hundreds of years. But they do need constant attention more than conventional roofing. The Vet building isn't beyond repair at this point. I hope it can be reborn as a tribute to our veterans and a continuing center for our community.

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Posted by Louis Iglesias on 10/20/2016 at 8:10 AM

Re: “McKinleyville Man Abducted in Niger

I will pray for Jeffrey and share this horrible news so others can also pray for him.

Posted by Gloria Picchetti on 10/20/2016 at 6:56 AM

Re: “Closed

I am sad to see another unintelligible rant from the chronically depressed, sick and stoned correspondent chronicling the mournful, sad decay in Goobsterdam. Right up the street from the disgusting veteran's hall, which should have been torn down decades ago, is the reprehensible Jerold Phelps Hospital-like structure, which should be closed and have an orange fence erected around it!
Goobsterdam is nothing more than a dead town inhabited by pot farmers, and operated by the remaining businessmen who moved out long ago. This little burg has nothing, is nothing, and probably will never recover. Even Cedarville and Portola and Hoopa have better medical facilities! Goobsterdam has had nothing new built in the last 50 years, with the possible exception of the Motels-which have become drug supermarkets and where no thinking person would stay...
The funniest part is that Goobsterdam is always whining about needing help! The folks in this town hate outsiders vehemently, and Goobstedam is one of the most provincial, xenophobic, paranoid and hostile places I have ever been. If it wasn't so crazy there, I would call it a small hole containing extreme conservatism. They paint themselves as hippies but they are really Republicans! All the folks there want is for you to come and spend some money (CASH ONLY!) and then leave.
John, your essay says to me "burn down the Veteran's Hall and Humboldt County will have to build us a new one". This is a dangerous viewpoint, but typical of the thinking of the disabled pot growers in Humboldt County.
Come to think of it, Garberville is a less than attractive nuisance, and the whole place should just have the orange-fence treatment that it is famous for.

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Posted by Taurus Balzhoff on 10/20/2016 at 6:49 AM

Re: “Yes on V


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Posted by jean doran1 on 10/19/2016 at 1:35 PM

Re: “Black and White

With all due respect to Chief Mills, please stop asking people of color to be the sole educators around how to deconstruct whiteness. There are many white people in the community who might be willing to guide/educate/mentor EPD; the people I've heard and worked with are committed to not speaking FOR people of color. They speak on the truths of what the role of whites has to be in order to make progress toward real equity. I'll email you personally to share this as well.

Posted by TSS on 10/19/2016 at 10:39 AM

Re: “Haunted Kinetic Lab of Horrors

5 stars!

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Posted by jdubdeluxe on 10/17/2016 at 4:04 PM

Re: “Candelabra Trees

Hi Rosanna, best person to ask would be Louisa Morris of the Mendocino Land Trust. I'm guessing 50-100 of these trees.

Posted by barryevans on 10/17/2016 at 7:09 AM

Re: “Black and White

Eureka's police chief will graciously allow you to peacefully exercise rights that do not require his permission.

And just in case there's any problem....

Eureka Takes Police Video Fight to the Supreme Court

Posted by Ted Nissan on 10/17/2016 at 12:32 AM

Re: “Unopposed

"Eureka's ....board (council) majority continuously shift(s) from one side to the other." (Kimberly Wear).

NOT TRUE Kimberly!

Can you recall the last time there was a majority of candidates that won without the support of the usual development industry donors? Atkins, Bergel and Arroyo are the first majority I've seen in 40 years and it's probably been much longer.

There's plenty of caring and intelligent adults that would run if we had public financed elections for seats that paid meaningful compensation.

Posted by Ted Nissan on 10/17/2016 at 12:25 AM

Re: “The Case of the Missing $5 Million

OMG. This is terrible and was so difficult to read. There is so much wrong here that it is way over the top of wrong. There must be SOMETHING that can be done to ensure the safety of these precious people who need care. Mr. Shlomo Rechnitz needs to answer for what has happened. This is not right.

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Posted by Mona McWhorter on 10/16/2016 at 3:53 PM

Re: “Court Cracks Down on Skipping Jury Duty

From the county's website: "Payment to jurors begins on the second and subsequent days. You will not get paid on the first day of service. The minimum amount paid is set by the State Legislature. The county pays $15.00 per day plus .34 cents per mile one-way from home....
Some employers may pay the difference between your jury allowance and your salary. For example, if your salary for the day is $35.00 and the jury fee is $15.00, your employer may pay $20.00. However, this is not required by law."... and nobody does.

Mystery solved! If they want people to show, why don't you pay them NOT $15 a day... who in their right mind is gonna show up for that? It's also pretty pertinent information to exclude from an article about this...

Posted by Zach Thiessen on 10/16/2016 at 1:46 PM

Re: “Right to Record

Yup, the city of Eureka lololol.

Posted by Susan LaMontagne Davidson on 10/16/2016 at 12:05 PM

Re: “Grave Matters

Informative comments . I learned a lot from the insight ! Does someone know where I can get a sample CA Form CCP 1954 example to work with ?

Posted by Moises Williams on 10/15/2016 at 7:35 PM

Re: “Aid Worker Kidnapped in Niger Reportedly from McKinleyville

Here is a prayer song that HSU grad, Hannah Ford has dedicated to abducted Humboldt County Aid Worker, Jeff Woodke. Please add your heart's cry to this prayer, if you will.

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Posted by Cheryl Ford on 10/15/2016 at 6:08 PM

Re: “The Cannabis TEA Party

I'm not a grower, but I think these taxes are way out of hand. And $7 million annually when the deficit is in the hundreds of millions?? How would these state officials like it if their income was suddenly lowered by $15k/year for an empty promise of smoother roads?

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Posted by GK Chase on 10/15/2016 at 11:23 AM

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