Comment Archives: Stories: Last 30 Days

Re: “Volunteer Fire Captain Killed in Fortuna Shooting

Another protector lost. Rest easy brother.

Posted by GK Chase on 09/28/2016 at 10:01 AM

Re: “Eureka Council to Consider New Site, Funding for 'Containerville' at Special Meeting

Marina way would be good on the very short term, but not long term. Long term, the city of Eureka needs to Work on cleaning up and developing the waterfront. There's so much real estate right on the water that's home to derelict buildings, junk heaps, and empty lots of tattered unkempt grass. The whole stretch needs to be cleaned up and re-zoned. It would cost millions up front but that land could bring in many millions more, were it a pristine tourist destination. And to get back on subject, it would allow for the creation of hundreds of jobs.

Posted by GK Chase on 09/28/2016 at 9:58 AM

Re: “New Law Says Gold Dredgers Need Clean Water Permits

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qlcf7TSxIr0&feature=youtu.be

1 like, 0 dislikes
Posted by Heather Willis on 09/27/2016 at 4:47 PM

Re: “Local Veteran Rolls Through Humboldt to Raise Awareness for Suicide Prevention

If you are a veteran or know a veteran with mobility issues who would benefit from the Zoom, please check out our Facebook page, Zoomability, to learn more about how they may be eligible to receive one at no cost to themselves.

1 like, 0 dislikes
Posted by LeeAnna Tatum on 09/27/2016 at 10:46 AM

Re: “HumBug: False Scorpions

I paid a kid a dollar for a 2" whip scorpion(venagrio).squirts vinager out sides.his antennas,3",swept back and forth.only thing I found to feed him was newborn rats.he sucked them dry.i collected rattlers.big horned toads,marked like desert toad,on back.they kill people of fright.i fed phrinasoma 20big biting ants daily,after feeding ants phytoplankton grown on plankton deposit 3days.ants won't bite in oxygen and chorella,it laid 36 infertile eggs,virgen birth,like komodo dragon in captivity.12more than usually.smell makes baby lynx turn bellyup and purr,and let me rub stomach.i really fear those cats.horny toads are federally protected dont cage them.my local poli fear of me.criminals protect me.im medical advisor,teach children about geobiogy.we live over lost inland sea,over 2 meter phytoplankton ,mined(tunneled)by 7pyramid building city states. Richard fisher taught me something in. Grandcanyonof Cambodia.for 3centuries,before monuments,tight grid residential neighborhoods with pond on each block.we all poop so much we poison ourselves with our runoff. Oink oink.corruption fears my type.

Posted by Fortunato Arriza on 09/27/2016 at 7:00 AM

Re: “Eureka Council to Consider New Site, Funding for 'Containerville' at Special Meeting

I hope the Marina Way location isn't chosen. Regular visitors and tourists are being told to sacrifice a recreational public right of way to a minority. Furthermore, the street is covered under public safety ordinance No5-201 and is zoned Industrial/Coastal Dependent. It's not suitable for human habitation and isn't near any services at all. Bad choice all the way around.

0 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Ferd53 on 09/26/2016 at 10:09 PM

Re: “Service Call

Love you aunt Heidi, you rock!! I always love your spirit, loving attitude, and just great personality. Wish me and Kai were closer to you guys, it was so fun to visit.This article told me some things I didn't know about you or my dad's childhood. It was kind of fun to find out. This was an awesome article and you are amazing at everything you do, love you and I don't know anything about the Eureka City council but I'm sure you will succeed through this new journey. Love you :)

2 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Jackie Renee Hawn on 09/26/2016 at 7:08 PM

Re: “You and Me and the Keys

"It's about all of us"

NO, it's not about all of us. It's about those of us who refuse to take responsibility for the risks they impose on themselves and on their loved ones and on complete strangers. Who, in this day and age, with all of the news and information, can continue to justify getting in their car and driving off after a "couple of glasses of chardonnay" or more? NOT ACCEPTABLE!

Who, in this day and age, with all of the news and information, can continue to justify or excuse allowing a friend, an acquaintance, or that stranger sitting next to you, to get into their car and drive off after a few? NOT ACCEPTABLE!

You have a responsibility to call the police and provide a license plate number and description of the vehicle and driver. You have the responsibility to ask the bar or restaurant or festival staff for help calling a taxi or sober friend. Oh, too hard? too complicated? too much effort? NOT ACCEPTABLE!

You have the responsibility to be prepared in advance if you are going to an event where drinks will be served and you plan to consume - some - any - oh, just one - well maybe two. Oh, just this once, I'll drive slowly. NOT ACCEPTABLE!

You all know, and we all know, that if you have been drinking alcohol or imbibing any kinds of mind altering substance, you should absolutely NOT DRIVE! No excuses, no exceptions. Seriously, who doesn't know that? Ironically, people who do drink and drive are often cogent enough to know that to run away is your best bet, at least, until the alcohol or other substance has worn off enough that you won't test the limit. NOT ACCEPTABLE!

If you know enough to run away to save your own sorry ass, you know enough to plan ahead for other transportation options.

Those of us who drink responsibly, who make plans in advance when partying hearty, are insulted by those who are irresponsible. People who drink and drive most likely do it fairly frequently. We all have a responsibility and an obligation to report this behavior and stop these people before the next innocent person gets killed or injured.

1 like, 0 dislikes
Posted by Ruth Moon on 09/26/2016 at 1:01 PM

Re: “Service Call

As Heidi's older brother, I can vouch for her memories here, her dedication to loving God and loving others. She is an amazing woman, and I would vote for her in a heartbeat. Too bad she's not the woman running for president. lol.

8 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Eric Wilson on 09/26/2016 at 8:34 AM

Re: “You and Me and the Keys

Stevie shroyer rip

Posted by Sierra Darling on 09/25/2016 at 11:03 PM

Re: “You and Me and the Keys

A relatively recent city council meeting in fortuna is a much-needed light on the LACK of taxis or taxi-like (i.e. Uber) in this county. The hoops one has to jump through are ridiculous to say the least.

Posted by samantha1 on 09/25/2016 at 1:36 PM

Re: “You and Me and the Keys

You know it's kind of funny. Not ha-ha funny, but odd funny. When I'm out with friends and order coffee or tea and they're all having a few brews they ask me if I don't drink. I respond that I do, but I don't drink and drive. That way if a cop pulls me over I can answer simply No! I haven't been drinking. It's taken a few years for them to accept that about me. Personally I think we as a society need to change the paradigm of having a few and driving. I think there should be more sleep overs, more designated drivers, as the norm. As a motorcyclist I suspect over half of the other drivers out there are impaired in some way. Whether alcohol, pot, meth, opioids, texting, or just plain stupid.

2 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Anthony Westkamper on 09/24/2016 at 8:01 PM

Re: “You and Me and the Keys

It's one of many big problems in this County. Here we are one of the biggest growers of Cannabis in the world and people put forward the belief that the use of it the same as alcohol, yet we cant seem to manage how we use alcohol. Though these stats are alarming, I am more concerned with the young people and we are talking about very very young who use alcohol and are getting the message Cannabis is the same, no harm in using it. Drug and Alcohol used consistently before the age of 16 permanently damages the brain function. That is a known fact among drug and alcohol therapist that treat teenagers for addiction. All I see is the statistics growing. I recently heard this nation has a heroin epidemic. Hell this country has a drug culture and they are not doing much to change it. There is legislation and activities to patch the symptoms of the drug culture but nothing to turn it back. If anything takes this country down it will be our abuse of drugs.

4 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Clydeine Oglesby on 09/24/2016 at 6:59 AM

Re: “San Diego Homesick Blues

oh. shit. I may never eat anywhere else again.

Posted by Sean Quincey on 09/23/2016 at 5:04 PM

Re: “You and Me and the Keys

Art & Wine in the Park, Martini fund raisers, Brewfests all summer long in every community - the entire county culture seems to encourage getting drunk or high. Maybe it's time to promote safe and sober events.

19 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Neena Olson 1 on 09/23/2016 at 3:34 PM

Re: “You and Me and the Keys

Well written, Mr. Greenson!
When the index finger points blame at others, three fingers always point back at the accuser.

4 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Susan Dager on 09/23/2016 at 2:46 PM

Re: “You and Me and the Keys

Wow, this is an excellent wake-up call. We are a reactive and self-deflecting society. It's time to be introspective--about many things--in this beautiful county.

8 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Lynn Scott Jones on 09/23/2016 at 12:44 PM

Re: “Not Even From Around Here

I think this is one side of the argument. But I see a different side. The Bulgarians or Eastern Europeans are heavily funded from big money organizations. They have offered me money to run my property, all upfront(in spring) and they have made the same offer to other neighbors. They are also buying large tracts of land at above market prices. As someone who cares about the livability and character of my neighborhood, this is a problem. I don't want my hood to turn into a third world feeling, drug producing, gun toting(yes they shoot all the time) place. I will admit, I prefer loggers, hippys, and the other unique characters that have lived in these hills and I really don't like the big money people AT ALL. All races included, but the organized crime people in particular. Which happen to be Eastern European at this time.
Of course there are friendly bulgys, that's not the point! It's the bigger picture. I'm sure I could write up a great story about a wonderful plantation owner back in the good old days, but that doesn't mean it's an acceptable way to do things in the bigger picture. We need to police our rural neighborhoods ourselves or the police and f&g are going to be all over us, as they are beginning to do. Time to wake up and stop the p.correct handwringing people. That's my opinion!

Posted by usually right on 09/23/2016 at 8:49 AM

Re: “Yes on V

Hilary Mosher is able-bodied, non-retired, works full-time and owns a small, lucrative private business -- and pays just $488 a month to live in the finest manufactured housing community in McKinleyville. Measure V (which she wrote) is purposely not means-tested, so if passed by Humboldt County voters, well-to-do Hilary will score at taxpayer expense. Vote NO on Measure V.

3 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Vote NO on Measure V on 09/22/2016 at 11:55 PM

Re: “Missing the Bern

Also missing the dream that was Bernie; he never had a chance. Hillary is taking no steps beyond pretense, supports the ACA and rejects the "legislative nightmare" of universal/single payer health care - which we desperately and critically need. She says the science is clear and Grandma Hillary knows best, and we are owned to the extent that we no longer have personal belief or religious exemptions regarding accepting vaccines exactly as the government dictates. This means that our children are wards of the state, and we must accept *anything* they decide to inject us with.

My vote will be against Hillary, and to that end, I consider votes for Donald Trump or to a lesser extent, Jill Stein, as ways to act against her. I think voting Trump is the strongest way to say no to Hillary, and have to admit that I especially relish the idea of her losing to someone who presents as he does. Being the cheat and thief that she is, however, I'm afraid it would take a Trump landslide to make her intentions impossible to fulfill.

0 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by aardvarkery on 09/22/2016 at 4:49 PM

© 2016 The North Coast Journal Weekly

Website powered by Foundation

humboldt