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Re: “Measure V!

So, Fred, did you rent an apartment or own a manufactured house? People in MH parks bought and paid for their 4 walls. They are not renting the walls they are renting the land. And they also maintain their homes. It is not like an apartment where they can call the landlord when the water heater breaks or the roof leaks. Seniors are at the end of their life and can't go get a job if their rent goes up. And we know that their social security isn't going up. Their house is their only investment which is not mobile even if they could afford to move it. They have no choice but to cut down on some other expense. The "NO" folks want you to compare your rent to the $450. They are banking on it and that is why they leave out that one small fact. Don't be fooled by half a story. Vote Yes on Measure V.

Posted by Precocious on 10/27/2016 at 11:27 PM

Re: “An American Genocide

This made me cry. I am a white woman and I am so ashamed and outraged at the actions perpetrated upon the Indians in this Country. My own father was a child molestor so I can relate to slavery and torture. This is massive however and pains my heart so much. I have always felt a great Spiritual Connection and Great Respect for The Natives of this Country we call the United States of America! America is stolen a cost for those Native that can Never be Corrected! My Heart goes out to those who have survived yet, must live with the memories and loss of their homeland and ancestors. So horrific...I am only cetain that the truth must be known as the writer of this article is finally exposing the truth of such horrific past factual genocidal history... must be made known!!!

Cynthia Boullet

Posted by Cynthia Boullet on 10/27/2016 at 10:43 PM

Re: “Vote Allison!

Ted Nissan, I did vote & argued for months against closing Jefferson School but lost on a 2-3 vote.

However I did successfully stopped Grant School from closing and eventually got Lincoln & Winship schools reopened.

However Worthington School fell victim to declining enrollment and did have to be closed. Declining enrollment due to fewer children in Eureka and due to new Charter Schools that opened.

Once again, I have not been involved in partisan politics in almost 15 years.

Posted by John Fullerton on 10/27/2016 at 9:51 PM

Re: “Supreme Court Denies Eureka's Request in Police Video Case

How can a city so often pleading poverty spend so much on frivolous litigation?

Posted by Brian Harkness on 10/27/2016 at 9:40 PM

Re: “Sign of Something

How shocking...

Another election-related story following 18 months and $1 billion of media hype all omitting the overwhelming context:

80% of the potential voters abstained in the 2016 presidential primaries.

Those who can't "do", teach.

And those that can, self-censor.

Posted by Ted Nissan on 10/27/2016 at 9:35 PM

Re: “Measure V!

Local media dropped the ball long ago in failing to follow-up on local home affordability rates, among the worst in the state, due to the greed of unbridled developers.

So far, not one media source has reported the number of local foreclosures amid the worst housing-related economic depression since the 1930's.

There's too many people like Mr. Mangels who could care less that their community inches towards feudalism while decrying increases in crime, violence, and drug abuse.

Posted by Ted Nissan on 10/27/2016 at 9:25 PM

Re: “Vote Allison!

That's what they said about Eureka's mayor who invited lawsuits with his "Mayor's Prayer Breakfast" and handed the police chief a quarter million dollars to leave within a year of his contract renewal!

Like the mayor, Fullerton is a lifelong republican activist trying his best to convince the public otherwise.

"Responsible leadership" would have been Fullerton organizing the community against closing three Eureka elementary schools while he "lead" the school board.

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Posted by Ted Nissan on 10/27/2016 at 7:25 PM

Re: “An American Genocide

My Great Great Grandmother was Ellen Sutherland. She was a Coastal Wailaki (Sinkyone). Her family was massacred at Needle Rock, north of Usal State Beach. She survived because she was stolen as a child and sold as a slave. Her sister Sally Bell was one of only a few survivors of the massacre at Needle Rock. I am here because my Great Great Grandmother was stolen and sold as a slave. Sally Bells ancestors are here because she hid in a redwood stump. These are the stories I learned as a child, and now I tell my own children. I am lucky to be here. My story isn't unusual for California Indians.

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Posted by nicoleallene on 10/27/2016 at 5:06 PM

Re: “An American Genocide

just leaving a great grandmother... my mom's gramma was a survivor from a Mattole massacre..........who was raise - enslaved until a teen and released to go free with a baby mom is an enrolled member of the Bear River Tribe... yes Lincoln set the blacks free but Native's were not... branding on the inside of the mouth... well we read (my mom and I) read the article today...and wow...and right now the police at Standing Rock in North Dakota is like a moment from the article arresting and shooting is happening and the people are unarmed........protesting in peaceful way...10/27/16

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Posted by Anita Bussell on 10/27/2016 at 4:37 PM

Re: “Measure V!

Hilary Mosher, the disgraced author of Measure V who was forced to resign from her own rent control campaign has finally admitted that she lied when she denied being the writer of a January 2016 email offering to quit all rent control efforts in exchange for $150,000 in land and an interest-free loan. Mosher told the Mad River Union newspaper: I will not dignify this scurrilous libel with a response. Mad River Union Update 10.25.16: "According to an article in todays Times-Standard, Hilary Mosher confirmed that she did, in fact, write the email. This contradicts statements made by Mosher to the Union in which she denied writing the email and suggests that the email was just a campaign dirty trick." Moshers two remaining campaign lieutenants, Patti Rose and Carrie Peyton Dahlberg, refused to condemn the greed and self-interest of their boss; instead, they thanked and praised Mosher. Humboldt County voters cannot trust people like this. Vote NO on Measure V.

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Posted by Vote NO on Measure V on 10/27/2016 at 4:01 PM

Re: “Appalachian v. Appellation

Spell check strikes again!

Posted by Gabriele Gray on 10/27/2016 at 10:09 AM

Re: “No on 51, 55!

I read a long time ago and my observations have been that it is usually true: Propositions which might otherwise get more critical attention (i.e., people asking more questions) get lost in the all the attention the Presidential elections garner. True again this year. How many new taxes (or renewed) taxes are on the ballot this year? And how many of the arguments in favor of those taxes really stand up to a close examination.
Here are two comments on the Props mentioned here which say it better than I could:

"Prop. 51, School facilities bond This 9-billion-dollar bond would add to what Gov. Brown has described as Californias Wall of Debt. We cant afford more debt, the repayment of which diverts money from other important programs."
So, a big NO

"Prop. 55, Extension of Income taxes: When voters approved an income tax increase in 2012, the politicians promised the increase would be temporary. Now, with Prop. 55, they want to extend the highest marginal income tax rates in all 50 states, for another 13 years."
So: Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me. An equally big NO

I came across this website when looking for information on another prop. It's a listing of what public groups support or oppose on the 2016 ballot. Makes for interesting reading as
you can see where some of the suppose behind the scenes comes from...sort of like the Wizard of Oz behind the, don't look behind the curtain.... except we really do need to look behind the curtain.
And if you click on the name of an organization, you can see their page and read more about how and why they say Yes or No:…

Posted by Gabriele Gray on 10/27/2016 at 10:00 AM

Re: “Amendment Needed

In regards Clinton and Trump, I'm just along for the ride. I already voted for Gary Johnson and suggest everyone else to the same. Why take one extreme side or another when you can stay in the middle?

Posted by Fred Mangels on 10/27/2016 at 8:05 AM

Re: “No on 51, 55!

I recall a bond issue some years ago where they told us the schools were falling apart. The bond measure passed. Not long after its passage I noticed one change at the elementary school next to the National Guard Armory. A facade had been buit on the entrance to the school. Looked real nice and probably sheltered some from the rain but that was about it. That probably wasn't built cheaply either.

Don't throw good money after bad. Vote No on all school bonds.

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Posted by Fred Mangels on 10/27/2016 at 8:02 AM

Re: “Measure V!

I thought it enlightening the TV commercial last night where the trailer park owner expressed surprise that rents of $450.00 are considered excessive. I was paying rent like that decades ago.

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Posted by Fred Mangels on 10/27/2016 at 7:54 AM

Re: “Vote Fullerton!

Fullerton will likely win in a landslide, I should hope.

Posted by Fred Mangels on 10/27/2016 at 7:52 AM

Re: “Vote Allison!

I've already voted for John Fullerton. My vote for responsible leadership for Eureka.

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Posted by Fred Mangels on 10/27/2016 at 7:50 AM

Re: “Prove Them Wrong

And where are the statistic coming from regarding how many from the containers have been housed? There have been conflicting reports in the community that those stats of 40+% are from numerous agencies, not Betty's containers. Again, not Betty's fault but the community's for leaving so much to one person. We don't need another hero we need systemic consistent non denominational, transparent systems of support - in addition to Betty's amazing work.

Posted by Memy Selfeni on 10/26/2016 at 2:40 PM

Re: “Prove Them Wrong

As usual in American culture we not only blame individuals too readily for their afflictions, we also leave it to individuals to do the work of a community. Betty, like any human, has her preferences and weaknesses and those have a dramatic impact on the people in need but should not. If Betty likes you, if you are male, whatever - then you have some help BUT if she isn't in the right mood that day or you are not her cup of tea then you are shut off from resources - that is not the foundation of an healthy community, it is a dictatorship no matter often a benevolent one.

Posted by Memy Selfeni on 10/26/2016 at 2:36 PM

Re: “Prove Them Wrong

Betty has done great work AND it is not healthy to have one person deciding the fate of so many vulnerable and needy people.

Posted by Memy Selfeni on 10/26/2016 at 2:36 PM

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