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Re: “Living Trials

We're fully investigating this device and may start a class action lawsuit against the manufacturer.

Read about the possible class action here:

Posted by Howell Glen on 05/21/2015 at 11:38 AM

Re: “Growing the Machine

Thadeus-- Good article, except this awful assumption about ...."unified the local marijuana industry behind a single vision." Have you taken a poll? Not likely. Have you attended any of the potlucks? Not sure the hill people are buying the ordinance. Not sure if only the "unified" are the grow industry businesses and not really the growers.

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Posted by Tall Trees on 05/20/2015 at 8:11 PM

Re: “Growing the Machine

Sorry, I'm not buying this eco groovy land use fiasco. Politicians in bed with large scale grow businesses; why are we not surprised the out-of-towners are pushing land use regulations to benefit businesses without an eye to the watersheds. It's all about the buck - the other green.

Posted by Tall Trees on 05/20/2015 at 8:06 PM

Re: “Reckoning Day

Well, the bastards lied to us again. They trick the public into raising sales tax so they won't have to cut police and fire services, and six months later they are doing just that. I posted a comment on the pro-tax Facebook page that this is exactly what would happen even if the tax passed. Everyone needs to remember this next time the liars ask for another tax increase. They'll just keep cutting services until there are no more. And remember this bullshit the next time they ask to be re-elected. Screw 'em.

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Posted by humboldtrick on 05/18/2015 at 3:00 PM

Re: “A Well Driller's Life

I'm sure the well drillers in California must be frantic right now. Hopefully they are still able to hit water eventually. The high fives right now have got to be much more meaningful with that horrible drought going on. I wonder how much deeper they have to dig right now to get to that water if there's even any to find.

Posted by Rose Henderson on 05/18/2015 at 9:36 AM

Re: “'This Devaluation of Human Life'

Do you really believe that some of these drug related deaths were because of weed and not methamphetamine or heroin????? Come on now.

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Posted by amber on 05/16/2015 at 11:35 AM

Re: “Summer of Fun

What a list!

Impulsive, obsessive stimulus addiction and resource consumption


Staying home with the family and reading a book

Posted by Carroll Harding on 05/14/2015 at 10:50 PM

Re: “Summer of Fun

Is there a calendar to go along with this information? Reading as a story is difficult to negotiate.

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Posted by Rockhouse on 05/14/2015 at 11:43 AM

Re: “Paul Sever's Wilderness

Excellent hike. Be prepared for any weather conditions. Carry several copies of tide charts and never get stuck at high tide.

Posted by Matt Horns on 05/14/2015 at 7:59 AM

Re: “Upstream Battle

Excellent story. I learned a lot. Thanks.

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Posted by Dwain1 on 05/13/2015 at 9:07 AM

Re: “Upstream Battle

As a co-founder of the Salmon Run, I am for dam removal and against the KBRA.
I would feel bad if someone felt they couldn’t participate because of any particular runner or coordinator’s stance on the KBRA. The run was founded by youth of different tribes in response to the fish kill in 2002 before the KBRA, and has also always supported non-Indian participation as well. Blessings to all runners. May all your pains drop off of you as you run for salmon, the rivers and all tohna:y, wun-nowht'aw, ts'ehdiya.
--Kayla Carpenter, Hoopa Valley Tribal Member

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Posted by Kayla Rae Carpenter on 05/08/2015 at 11:43 AM

Re: “A Dangerous Playground

Well done Kathy.

Justice is not easily obtained for average citizens.

(Until they started burning down their own city in Baltimore).

Your victory is an anomaly and Nancy Delaney knows it.

Without free, modest, independent houses or apartments, most of the homeless will never have the fundamental human dignity required to participate in society.

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Posted by Carroll Harding on 05/04/2015 at 11:10 PM

Re: “A Dangerous Playground

The city of Eureka was not trying to clean up this area in 2011 when I fell there. As a matter of fact the city attorney, Nancy Delaney, denied that the city knew anything about what was going on back there and that is why I brought forward the suit against them. The city does not put forth any effort to make sure that there is enough housing for people in poverty and instead criminalizes and terrorizes them with police harassment, and then they lie to cover for their egregious disdain for homeless people. Sometimes it takes hitting the pocketbook to make changes happen for the best, that's what courts are about in our fair country, justice. If it helps any I am using my less than half of the money won (attorney and other fees took up more than half) to build Tiny Houses for people who need them. For Ms. have no idea what you are talking about until you have experienced homelessness. Before you speak about them walk in their shoes, or without shoes as some of them.....and remember "Pride goeth before a fall".

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Posted by Kathy Anderson on 05/04/2015 at 9:04 AM

Re: “Growing the Machine

Hmm.....Letting the same people who set up Sunnybrae growhouses write the land use ordinance seems like letting the bankers write their own regulations. We know how that is working out. I agree with Greacen; this smells bad.

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Posted by Nick Dedini on 05/03/2015 at 10:56 PM

Re: “A Dangerous Playground

I am a project manager at the State Coastal Conservancy. The Devil's Playground was acquired by the City with a grant from the Conservancy and a bargain sale from PALCO. I don't think that this parcel was gifted to the City through non-profits, contrary to what the article says.
The Redwood Region Audubon Society easement, which the Conservancy authorized in 2009, applies to all of Parcel 4. The easement actually does not require public access- I think this is another error in your article. It requires the property be preserved in a predominantly natural and open space condition, and allows limited development such as the construction of facilities for public access for wildlife viewing and passive recreation. That being said, the Conservancy supports the idea of safe public access to the property, which will require cleaning up the area. I also want to see help provided to the homeless community camping in the area, and applaud the City for its efforts to provide a place for those folks, while also cleaning up the area and developing a trail.

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Posted by Joel Gerwein on 05/01/2015 at 10:23 AM

Re: “A Dangerous Playground

Driving a wedge between working people and the homeless is shameful and irrational.

At no fault of their own millions of American families are still being wrongfully foreclosed and sent into bankruptcy at the hands of unscrupulous Realtors and financiers. Many working people are one illness away from homelessness themselves, families that would benefit by an actual safety net, if one existed.

Very few people want to live in destitution. 25% of the homeless are U.S. Veterans, over 50% are women and children.

If communities cared about their residents they would be loudly advocating for every American to have access to basic necessities because doing so actually saves money for local governments:…

If the homeless want more than a free single-room apartment, subsistence food and medical care, (most do), they will be equipped to work for it and that's exactly what happened in Utah.

Self-educate to shed the hate.

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Posted by Carroll Harding on 04/30/2015 at 10:15 PM

Re: “A Dangerous Playground

All I can say is the verdict is so ridiculous. What was she thinking by showing some homeless people where they can live when the City of Eureka is trying to clean that area up? She was where she should NOT have been and doing something she shouldn't be doing. She was definitely at fault and the City of Eureka should not be paying for her stupidity. It's always about helping the homeless. What about those people who work hard every day to make a living, raise a family and work pay check to pay check. They don't give up, they are proud people who want to do it on their own. Who helps them???

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Posted by Janis DeMicco Strattner on 04/30/2015 at 8:46 AM

Re: “'Not a Police Problem'

I'm encouraged by Chief Mills comments. He seems realistic when acknowledging that a clean and sober camp would probably not be well used. I prefer to house people then work with them to become healthier and more secure in their surroundings. Many people will decide on their own, once sheltered and secure, to change their lifestyle to a healthier one. I hope the Tiny House movement that Opportunity Village has been successful at for 2 yrs now will become available here in Humboldt. I am doing my small part to make that happen.

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Posted by Kathy Anderson on 04/29/2015 at 5:05 PM

Re: “'Not a Police Problem'

Getting some of the homeless to voluntarily leave the bushes is a good thing, unless Eureka keeps raiding other homeless camps and shuttering flop houses with no simultaneous effort to provide permanent apartments, at least, a few at a time.

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Posted by Sybil Gaugh on 04/27/2015 at 10:33 PM

Re: “'Not a Police Problem'

An interesting ideal from Fred's Humboldt Blog:
Anthony Oaul said...
As for the recent push to create a "legal campground" for the homeless, while the city/county make long term plans to help them out? There are 2 city owned lots between the Warfinger Building and the Lumber Yard; one bare vacant lot, the other a fenced, old boat storage lot. If we are going to spend monies on creating a campground, why does it need to be a "throw-away" campground? Spend the monies to improve these 2 lots for camping, and when the homeless are finally housed, use the same location as a city owned public camp/RV area; Parks & Recreation Dept could collect fees from travelers, once it is open for business. The marina office at the Warfinger Building could manage the Camp/RV park. Also, while the lots are used for homeless camping, we solve the problem of putting the "temporary campsite" too close to residential or Old Town, yet still close enough to Social Services offices.
At least the monies would not be permanently tossed down the proverbial toilet; Eureka would have a city-owned Camp/RV park that would generate fees. These properties would be easily, and quickly, developed with shower/toilet facilities and even cooking facilities; facilities that a future Camp/RV Park would be able to use. Also, these properties would be easy to patrol; law enforcement officers routinely fuel up only blocks away at the commercial fuel station.…

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Posted by janelle1 on 04/27/2015 at 10:02 PM

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