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Re: “Disquiet on the Mobile Home Front

the mobile home owner clusters to the friendship of a park---and pays rent for the use of the land where hisw house sits--and roads!
measure V levels the playfield for home owner and parkowner---jean doran

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Posted by jean doran1 on 10/22/2016 at 10:28 AM

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: “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: “'A Dire Situation'

Putting our community's most vulnerable elderly at risk is a major public health threat that requires immediate intervention by officials to take these facilities through eminent domain and let the courts figure out later what the fair market value is for the land and structures... since this business has been "losing money" and is worthless.

The first duty of government to to protect the powerless from the powerful.

This is an unacceptable and avoidable tragedy with deadly consequences.

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Posted by Marilyn Costello on 10/13/2016 at 9:29 PM

Re: “'A Dire Situation'

It is time to put pressure directly on Mr. Shlomo Rechnitz.
Thanks to Patty Berg and Wes Chesbro for this, but can they now help us to put pressure on Shlomo Rechnitz? It would require getting to him where he lives. What Temple does he attend and who is his Rabbi? This is where the protests need to be held as he clearly presents himself as a pious man:…
Read these stories to get more background:…/the-case-of-the…/Content…

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Posted by Richard Salzman on 10/13/2016 at 8:59 PM

Re: “Brius This, Seaview That

I would like to know what happened 18 months ago that Rockport started losing money. Marijuana was here when Rockport was making money so there is no credence to blaming the marijuana industry for the dearth of people wanting to work for $12 an hour.I don't believe that Rockport is giving a true account of its losses. Rockport reports anything that does not meet its profit expectations as a loss. nobody would care if Rockport put profits first if Rockport were just selling bricks but Rockport provides healthcare services to our seniors.
I don't care to count Schlomo's money. I don't care for any of the content of this garbage retread article. these two patients have been discussed in numerous other articles by the author. I don't care for the administrator of Seaview being smeared in another of this authors articles. Seaview is not the only one star nursing home in this region. Get over your personal grudge.

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Posted by ghosthum on 10/08/2016 at 9:10 PM

Re: “Brius This, Seaview That

This was deeply moving and profoundly well written. Kudos for pointing out that the personal greed of one man, not corporate greed - has resulted in a tragedy, and that we are all obligated to speak up.

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Posted by Sue Coutant on 10/07/2016 at 11:49 PM

Re: “Brius This, Seaview That

I use to work under Lorena she doesn't care for the resident.this women never went to see them she always understaffed all but morning shifts. Her schedule 4 on 2 off doesn't work. She promises you one thing and does the complete opposit. Does anyone remember the law suit a few years back against a sister facility in fortuna? Cost a lot of money did it not? Well from what I understood that was because Lorena ran the facility down like she always does, but they got caught, just like she is doing at seaview. She does not have the well-being of her residents nor her staff. Her staff has to get hurt before dangerous equipment will be replaced or fixed. I loved helping my resident I despised my administrator for her heart was not with the staff nor residents that resides there. She wanted minimal care with the most resident. When Roger ran the facility it was a totally different facility, and when they replaced it with her it destroyed the building and all those in it.

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Posted by tez on 10/07/2016 at 7:39 AM

Re: “My Friend Antonio

I work in the nursing homes. This obituary saddens and angers me. The author was not privvy to the extensive interventions provided to Antonio and the other residents whom he has written of in other publications because of HIPPA. The medical professionals who work in these facilities have made elder care their life's work and are guided by codes of ethics. The work in nursing homes is very difficult and becoming more so as the population in SNfs in California is increasingly younger, more violent, homeless, drug addicted, and mentally ill. As a medical professional I consider myself an advocate for patients against bureaucracy and monied interests. We cannot provide optimal care alone. We need more eyes from families and community members in nursing homes to observe and report to us when we are failing our precious seniors. Much more worthwhile than reporting perceived fault in the newspaper would be to improve the quality of life of seniors by coming in to offer routine human contact or hosting an activities group (meditation, poker, religious). Just leave the self righteousness at home.

Posted by concerned CitizenJ on 05/21/2016 at 11:05 AM

Re: “My Friend Antonio

Having no former knowledge of Seaview I just happened upon this piece sort of like rounding a bend on a hike and suddenly coming upon something surprising, important and beautiful that is just the thing to stir you in a way you needed stirring. No one wants to think of their loved ones dying alone but I'll guess most of us don't think about it that often. If we do think about it, it might not register in the deep way that it does for those who have experienced it, as is so with many things. Many of us get tossed about in the sea of life en route to seeking a better tomorrow. When we do we may lose touch with our loved ones, our families our friends, and so we hope to find human connection and community wherever we land. Thank you for making this connection, raising awareness and stirring hope.
I meant to tap "like" on Michael Fratkin's comments. The shading on my screen makes it appear as though I tapped dislike. Apologies if that's what shows- it's not intentional.

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Posted by wimsicle on 03/01/2016 at 11:17 AM

Re: “My Friend Antonio

THESE so called care facilities received from medicare around 5000 pet month per resident. We looked into it. We had to pay out if pocket if my mom was to stay around 6000. This did not include medicine. It is outrageous how they treat the elderly. My mother did not go into one of these homes. We took care of her. My two sister's my nieces , my daughter's. It took ie. She had to stay in one temporarily due to the hospitals releasing patients that really should mot be released. Some of the staff was great. The Dr was another story. I think that author of this article is just as upset like I was . No one listens. I reported the hospital , the Dr, when my mother was there due to her not receiving all her meds. I asked to see her medical sheet to see when they had given her her medication .But they failed to have it I didn't even realize that they Stopped my mother's medication, my mother was the one that told me. she was on Prozac For years and failed to give that to her. THE doctor failed to order it. I filled out a formal complaint with Medicare they did research which took them six months and their answer to me was well he didn't stop all that her medication. I think the public needs to see what really goes on in these homes who knows it may be you next.

one last note I was told by the doctor then my mother fail to thrive that's how they categorize someone who is bedridden elderly where has a chronic illness that doesn't get better now I'm not saying all doctors but a lot of doctors in these facilities don't really care. I was even told by the person who took and reviewed my complaint with Medicare it happens more the Not. and she also told me everyone whether you're in a regular hospital or one of these care facilities needs an advocate somebody to stand up for you in the with the hospital staff and doctors.

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Posted by antiquedi on 02/29/2016 at 12:14 PM

Re: “My Friend Antonio

While I know medi-cal does not pay much for caring for these skilled patients. I know the money the facilities receive is to pay for everything including burial arrangements and notification if the person has not done so themselves. Sadly there usually isn't enough money at the end of the month for such niceties. Medi-cal should take some of the responsibility also!

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Posted by Ida Rousey on 02/29/2016 at 10:31 AM

Re: “Disquiet on the Mobile Home Front

this cowardly anonymous idiot once again tries to stay off-topic in a desperate attempt to smear those in our community who would step forward to protect affordable housing from people like him-- owner/manager of a mobile home park where rents are skyrocketing, fraud is rampant, even blackmail; threatening to evict people if they don't pay up to $500. for a month of electrical service when they only used about $30. worth.

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Posted by Hilary Mosher on 02/28/2016 at 11:13 AM

Re: “Grangers, the Time is Now

Thanks, Ellen. Good words! I am a member of the Mad River Grange. It's been baffling to know how to deal with the warring factions. You make a great case for sticking with the historical Grange as the way to move national policy toward the traditional values of the Grange.

Posted by jschirle on 02/24/2016 at 10:00 PM

Re: “My Friend Antonio

I believe this is a sad commentary, as these things seem to happen more often than we would like. However, it also begs the question- if this man was your "friend", Why did he die " lonely and despondent"? Where are the family and friends that should be visiting? It sounds to me like you expected Seaview to take over that responsibility. I'm not defending that place or the people who run it, but a lot of families institutionalize their elders, then expect the institution to behave as something other than an institution. I'm sorry about the death of your friend, but maybe your tribute and your goodbye would have served him better if you had done it in person, instead of in print...

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Posted by Janice H on 02/11/2016 at 6:53 AM

Re: “My Friend Antonio

I don't know if it's all Seaview's fault if someone dies alone and despondent. Plenty of local seniors are in skilled nursing facilities and their own families fail to assist them, visit them, advocate for them.

The sleaze ball that owns these facilities is a real piece of work. This article keeps this issue in the news. Thanks.

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Posted by Tall Trees on 02/09/2016 at 11:56 AM

Re: “My Friend Antonio

Beautiful tribute to Antonio and all the many forgotten ones. Thank you.

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Posted by Michael Fratkin on 02/08/2016 at 12:42 PM

Re: “My Friend Antonio

What is with this guys obsession with Seaview?

The authors energies are misplaced.

I would hope that he would attempt to inspire volunteers. His latest two articles do not inspire anything but misplaced outrage.

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Posted by ghosthum on 02/05/2016 at 12:31 AM

Re: “Humboldt's Information Ecosystem

So different providers make different decisions.... I guess that means that for financial reasons AT&T is not making the decision to protect its customers from a caltrans misshap south of Fortuna on 101, while Suddenlink is. Thanks Sean!

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Posted by Rod Allen on 01/01/2016 at 8:32 PM

Re: “Disquiet on the Mobile Home Front

this posting is an anonymous smear campaign by a corporation to get me to back off the issue of protecting mobilehome residents from their greed. The truth is this: A disgruntled former teacher at my preschool filed a complaint against me for violating a child's personal rights by using duct tape to repair their ill-fitting clothing; one girl had a rip in the knee of her pants that she worked on until she was tripping over the hem when she ran, so I I placed the ends of the hole together and duct taped them-- voila, she was safe to run again! The second child wore a pair of her older sister's shoes to school and when her parents dropped her off they said she was having a fit about it and they didn't have the time to deal with it. Since she was falling while walking, I taped the shoes onto her socks around her ankles, and she too was much safer. The state always investigates EVERY complaint (there are no schools without such complaints) and they came in and said "don't use duct tape". I said "Okay". Neither of the child's parents were upset by my actions, and in fact, supported the duct tape plan over the 'fall on your face' plan. End of story.

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Posted by Hilary Mosher on 12/17/2015 at 6:52 PM

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