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Re: “Haulin' Trash

transportation of garbage at great distances and for considerable

expense does not seem a solution..for removal...

Posted by jean doran1 on 04/17/2015 at 9:25 AM

Re: “Haulin' Trash

We will be diving in a bit on this topic on Monday Morning Magazine on KMUD, 4/20, at 7:15 (or so). Thanks for the gathering of this information, and the conversation that so needs to take place.

Posted by Holly Carter on 04/16/2015 at 5:47 PM

Re: “Ready

Frances, so are you suggesting that RPC cherry-pick ESL students? I'm just wanting some clarity on this because there is a waiting list (and lottery system) to get into the school and I think it would be outrageously unfair to any anxious parent waiting for a slot to be passed-over in favor of an ESL family to fulfill a quota system. I'm assuming you're not suggesting that, so the only way you will see the percentages you are wanting to see will be when Hispanic families gain entrance into the school via their lottery: ie--growth of the ESL percentage of the RPC population over time by ESL presence on the waiting list and entrance by lottery. And I re-read that article from 2013 "Charter School Rift," which is the article I'm assuming you were referring to, and at no point did the school state "that their goal was to move toward equal percentages of English Language Learners and Hispanic students at their school as compared to the Fortuna Elementary School District" which makes sense since its student population is based on a waiting list/lottery system. As with all public schools in Humboldt, it is up to the parents to decide what actions to take or not to take when deciding on a school for their children.

Posted by samantha1 on 04/16/2015 at 3:00 PM

Re: “HSU Fails in Tenure and Salary Trends

For heavens sake. The malfeasance lawsuit against these corrupt folks is real.

Frank Whitlatch and whoever else put together one hell of a lame boiler plate statement......what a load of rubbish.

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Posted by jpcazedores on 04/15/2015 at 9:35 PM

Re: “Preparados

Excellent article! Long overdue and much needed.

Posted by Eric Kirk1 on 04/13/2015 at 11:20 AM

Re: “Preparados

Muchas gracias por proporcionar el artículo en español, Revista Costa Norte!

Posted by Gina Walker on 04/11/2015 at 8:00 PM

Re: “Ready

In the article it was noted that the English Language Learner population at South Fortuna Elementary School is 51%. That is actually the percentage of students with Hispanic ethnicity. The percentage of English Language Learners is 38%. This past year, due to the requirements of Prop 39, South Fortuna Elementary was forced to share their campus with the Redwood Preparatory Charter School. The charter school has reported on their school accountability report card that their percentage of Hispanic students is 13.9% and their percentage of English Language Learners is 0.06%. When the charter school opened, the North Coast Journal featured them in a story. The school stated that their goal was to move toward equal percentages of English Language Learners and Hispanic students at their school as compared to the Fortuna Elementary School District. It is time for the Journal to shed some light on these percentages and the progress the charter school has made in this regard: moving from 0 to 0.6% of English Language Learners in four years.

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Posted by Frances Kinney-Damian on 04/11/2015 at 12:04 PM

Re: “Preparados

In the article it was noted that the English Language Learner population at South Fortuna Elementary School is 51%. That is actually the percentage of students with Hispanic ethnicity. The percentage of English Language Learners is 38%. This past year, due to the requirements of Prop 39, South Fortuna Elementary was forced to share their campus with the Redwood Preparatory Charter School. The charter school has reported on their school accountability report card that their percentage of Hispanic students is 13.9% and their percentage of English Language Learners is 0.06%. When the charter school opened, the North Coast Journal featured them in a story. The school stated that their goal was to move toward equal percentages of English Language Learners and Hispanic students at their school as compared to the Fortuna Elementary School District. It is time for the Journal to shed some light on these percentages and the progress the charter school has made in this regard: moving from 0 to 0.6% of English Language Learners in four years.

Posted by Frances Kinney-Damian on 04/11/2015 at 11:37 AM

Re: “Ready

I believe...and this is based on experience...that Latinos are systematically stopped and cars impounded...in order to generate revenue in the city of Fortuna. I really do not believe the police department. The people we have tried to help through these multiple incidents are too frightened to file a complaint. Dobberstein is being disingenuous, at the very least.

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Posted by Carolyn Filby Furman on 04/09/2015 at 11:04 AM

Re: “Civic Duty

Good job, Jennifer. You captured it!

Posted by Tall Trees on 04/06/2015 at 8:39 PM

Re: “Crisis Averted?

Good luck. History does not have to repeat itself.

Posted by mp on 04/06/2015 at 10:36 AM

Re: “Civic Duty

It's highly unusual in today's yellow journalism, drenched in crime, to read about the human beings behind the troubled faces.

Thank you.

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Posted by Barry Gates on 04/04/2015 at 11:52 PM

Re: “Civic Duty

Nicely done, Jennifer. Thanks for serving and filling us in. It's a pain but we should all do our time in the box.

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Posted by KenMalcomson on 04/03/2015 at 1:18 PM

Re: “Civic Duty

Good read...always wondered how things went down for jury duty, and an interesting case ta boot.

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Posted by Good read! on 04/03/2015 at 12:14 PM

Re: “HSU Fails in Tenure and Salary Trends

"For the last two years, more than $129.6 million has been invested in employee compensation increases — more than half going to faculty." (CSU chancellor's office).

Sooo...why are faculty pay increases stagnant while administrators collect a windfall?

Is it because of huge "administrative-density" decreases due to administrative efficiency?

Apparently not:

"...numbers provided by Whitlatch show that from Fall 2009 to Fall 2013, the ratio of administrator, faculty and staff positions barely changed. Administrators made up about 6 percent of the school's employees during that time period."


Remove staff from the ratio you get a better idea of what's happening to academics. Several hundred staff are HSU students and HSU work Study students, most are working in low-pay positions.

Administrators, their spokesperson and the Chancellor provided the typical dose of bureaucratic obfuscation to manufacture doubt.

Until their answers are directly questioned there will be little understanding of our unaccountable, corrupt, top-heavy, class-centered, "public" universities that, in a single generation of austerity, turned excellent, affordable public universities into fully-funded sports/entertainment/recreation/leisure resorts that send average California families into the hands of predatory lenders and decades of debt for a mediocre "public" education with abysmal employment results.

If we were highly educated instead of highly entertained we might consider joining Europe in protesting irresponsible, incompetent and corrupt austerity.

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Posted by Barry Gates on 04/03/2015 at 12:40 AM

Re: “Wing and a Prayer

Had there been an array, or a single concrete example, of "significant economic impacts" from reduced flights the NCJ would have provided some.

Feel free to do so...outside of your "imagination".

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Posted by Barry Gates on 03/31/2015 at 12:30 AM

Re: “Wing and a Prayer

High praise to the Sky West team at ACV, supporting our local air travelers despite substantial adversity.

County Supervisors, City Councils, HSU executives and local business leaders should each imagine the impacts on our local economy if there is no airline connection from Humboldt County to a major hub. The likelihood of a major economic contraction following loss of air service is so significant that I encourage all stakeholders to multiply their various forms of meaningful support for our airport(s), for our current carrier, and for the effort to bring in a second carrier to connect to a different major hub.

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Posted by LBL on 03/30/2015 at 11:55 AM

Re: “Wing and a Prayer

According to the report above, local flights are as dependable, or better, than the national average.

Didn't the ACV recently install equipment to eliminate the fog-issue?

Since the number of passengers has dropped by half in less than 10 years, reduce the number of flights by half, or more, and every flight by any airline will be sold out.

No need to transfer public wealth to the wealthy, and our overpaid novice supervisors can stay home to tackle this county's smorgasbord of serious issues effecting far more people...like drought.

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Posted by Barry Gates on 03/27/2015 at 11:11 PM

Re: “Wing and a Prayer

French Prosecutor: Co-pilot Wanted To 'Destroy' The Plane
As a frantic pilot pounded on the cockpit door and passengers screamed in panic, the Germanwings co-pilot "intentionally" sent Flight 9525 straight into the side of a mountain in the French Alps. This could bother those that would like to be in control and have anxiety about flying. This could be the Titanic of aviation. Aviation has been a mess since 9/11. Looks like the Aviation Division can afford neither the TSA nor the retired sheriff deputies at ACV.

Also, the Silver Lining Restaurant in the ACV terminal building closed this week. This could put a damper on the arts alive efforts. Perhaps someone will reopen, since Aviation provides the heating, ventilation, hot water, stocked and cleaned bathrooms, and automatic backup generator (does the rent include utilities?).

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Posted by Anon Y Mous on 03/27/2015 at 5:06 AM

Re: “Wing and a Prayer

What you are looking at is the inconvenient truth about ACV. The CRJ200 cannot get a clearance to land when the visibility is 0.25. This has happened so far several times this month. What this means is 1 out of 3 arrivals were cancelled on 3/26/2015, and thus the 6 am departure on 3/27/2015 is also cancelled. Everyone on these SkyWest flights in SFO last night and ACV this am will be trying to rebook or make other arrangements. I have suggested to the office of the UAL CEO that they considered another arrival time less conducive to fog for this flight that remains overnight (RON), and they have concurred. This cancellation is especially troublesome since it only takes one to cancel a third of the flights yesterday and today—since it can take like forever to rebook. SkyWest does not seem to send us a replacement flight.

United Flight 5523
Operated by Skywest Airlines dba United Express
Status: Canceled due to Severe weather conditions
DEPARTS
ARRIVES
City: San Francisco, CA (SFO)
Gate: 76B
Check-in Terminal: Terminal 3, Concourse F
Scheduled Time: 10:30 p.m.
Scheduled Date: Thu., Mar. 26, 2015
Estimated Time: Canceled
Estimated Date:
City: Eureka, CA (ACV)
Gate: 2
Terminal:
Scheduled Time: 11:40 p.m.
Scheduled Date: Thu., Mar. 26, 2015
Estimated Time: Canceled
Estimated Date:

Aircraft: Canadair Regional Jet 200 aircraft #N962SW
United Flight 6293
Operated by Skywest Airlines dba United Express
Status: Canceled due to Severe weather conditions
DEPARTS
ARRIVES
City: Eureka, CA (ACV)
Gate:
Check-in Terminal:
Scheduled Time: 6:00 a.m.
Scheduled Date: Fri., Mar. 27, 2015
Estimated Time: Canceled
Estimated Date:
City: San Francisco, CA (SFO)
Gate: 76B
Terminal: Terminal 3, Concourse F
Scheduled Time: 7:14 a.m.
Scheduled Date: Fri., Mar. 27, 2015
Estimated Time: Canceled
Estimated Date:

Aircraft: Canadair Regional Jet 200 aircraft #N962SW

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Posted by Anon Y Mous on 03/27/2015 at 4:49 AM

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