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Re: “Wiyot Tribe Responds to "Murder in Arcata"

The Wiyot tribe does have much to be proud of and I would look forward to an article by them of their tribal perspective of the times Lynette mentioned and how from those terrible harsh days they did manage to retain their culture. I don't exactly understand their request that any articles written about those days be allowed to be edited by them. Murder in Arcata concerned a point in time I am not sure how the more encouraging events of the future such as the would have fit into the piece.
As you can see from the other comments people are hungry for the Wiyot history and perspective. It is a great and open opportunity for you to respond.

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Posted by Goldie1 on 11/07/2015 at 9:19 AM

Re: “Wiyot Tribe Responds to "Murder in Arcata"

Sounds like professional jealousy to me. Ms Mullen didn't brand the victimization properly.
I think you miss the human tragedy of the story.

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Posted by Huck1 on 11/06/2015 at 7:38 PM

Re: “Wiyot Tribe Responds to "Murder in Arcata"

I think the problem is that the Wiyot Tribe was written out of their own history. The article talks about the Wiyot Tribe, but never mentions them by name.

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Posted by Joe Happy on 11/05/2015 at 8:46 AM

Re: “Wiyot Tribe Responds to "Murder in Arcata"

I'm confused.
If the Wiyot tribe has no oral record of this particular incident, then what could they have added to the article.
Did I miss something?
Explain, please.

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Posted by Mr. Geezer on 11/05/2015 at 7:40 AM

Re: “Homicide by Police


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Posted by CANT KILL US ALL on 09/29/2015 at 9:33 PM

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Posted by CANT KILL US ALL on 09/29/2015 at 9:31 PM

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Posted by CANT KILL US ALL on 09/29/2015 at 9:30 PM

Re: “The Golden Rule Recalled to Life

Thank you for your eloquence and inspiration in your piece on the Golden Rule, and so clearly stating what she stood for, and what was (is) at stake.

Your words do stir and renew our resolve to act on behalf of Life itself.

The subtitle of Captain Albert Bigelow's book, "The Voyage of the Golden Rule", is "An Experiment With Truth". One responsibility we all share with the Golden Rule is to expose the truth about our role in maintaining and advancing empire at any cost, including our renewed use of nuclear weapons.

Peter Aronson
Golden Rule worker

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Posted by Peter Aronson on 09/14/2015 at 11:09 PM

Re: “The Golden Rule Recalled to Life

Ellen, I am at the edge of tears. I've read much of your writings of the last decades and have always admired it but this time you've broken all records. This incredible, beautiful sentence is only a small example "They wended their way through the topography of the century, samurais for social justice." of the excellence and emotive strength of your wordsmithing. Kudos on a wonderful and important piece of work. I hope everyone will be cutting this article out and posting it and re-reading. Thank you.

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Posted by Sylvia De Rooy on 09/10/2015 at 12:56 PM

Re: “Disquiet on the Mobile Home Front

Dear Board Of Supervisors., There are 4,500 Parks in ca. mobile home parks are the Last Affordable housing LEFT!{ According to the Federal Government} Please Help these Residents and put a Rent stabilization in Place !!!!!!!Mobile Home Parks Have Become Cash Cows,ask Sam Zell he dozen"t LIVE on Social Security,, Terri Pohrman VP GSMOL {golden state manufactured home }

Posted by Terri Pohrman on 08/19/2015 at 4:05 PM

Re: “Disquiet on the Mobile Home Front


I suspect you are either a park owner, or related to one. The infrastructure of parks in Humboldt paid for themselves about 20 years ago! We all pay fees for its upkeep-- park owner pays NOTHING! We also pay all the park owner's taxes, PLUS our own! Banks will not make mortgages for mobile home that are over 30 years old (which most in Humboldt are), so selling the home is not the rosy option you portray. Additionally, it costs more than $10,000. to move a mobile home, IF you can find a mover that will move an older model (they can't get insured for the move), so that is also not the easy out you depict.

My park just sold for 3 million more than the owner paid for it, so NO, tenants did not confer this windfall to themselves-- the owner took the money and ran, laughing all the way to the bank while the new, corporate owner, jacks up the rents!! There is truth and reality, and there is your opinion...

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Posted by Hilary Mosher on 08/15/2015 at 11:06 AM

Re: “Disquiet on the Mobile Home Front

Ms. Mosher, we live in a country of free property rights, or at least we were founded on this very important right. You want to trample on the rights of these property owners by using untrue, and/or exaggerated reasons.

Mobile home owners who rent in a park, did so knowing they are renters. They knew they were subject to rent increases by management and still chose to live there. If the rent is too high, move your home or sell it in place. Two choices available. More choice than a stick built homeowner has.

Homeowners rent a lot more than a plot of dirt. If you really believe this, then you and every mobile home owner in the park are solely responsible for providing utilities to your home, lot landscaping, fencing, clubhouse, pool, streets, storage area, drainage, common areas, etc. Oh yeah, management provides all this to you.

Rent control transfers the value of the land the park owner owns to the tenants who have no right to it. Over time, the mobile homes sell for a premium and the tenants pocket the ill gotten gains. Have you seen any jurisdiction under long term rent control where the tenants who received this windfall believe that they owe the premium back to the park owner when they sell. Hell No! So, why would you lambast park owners for making a profit above your determination of what is fair when mobile home owners all over the state do this also?

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Posted by Jordan Brown on 08/13/2015 at 1:10 PM

Re: “Cannabis Crossroads

Amy Gustin, this is so excellent an article and so well written, I am in awe. Thank you, you've hit the salient points and I so appreciate.

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Posted by Sylvia De Rooy on 08/07/2015 at 3:41 PM

Re: “Left With Nothing

Absolutely brilliant. Sustainability absolutely requires that the program be worth enacting, and I'm glad someone is finally pointing that out as it relates to the scale of cannabis farms. In no way shape or form is committing to meeting the stringent requirements and being held accountable to those commitments in ways that *no other industry* would consider is in no way "getting a pass". It's quite certain that a high percentage won't make the cut, but the options presented by CCVH's opposition have been so poorly though out as to guarantee the program's failure and a continuation of the black market, with all the environmental and social ills that it brings with it. Thank you for shedding some clarity on the issue, and for using data and analysis rather than hyperbolae and emotional reactionism.

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Posted by Thomas K. Edrington on 07/18/2015 at 8:44 AM

Re: “Left With Nothing

Great article!!!!!:)

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Posted by Casey O'Neill on 07/18/2015 at 6:20 AM

Re: “Left With Nothing

It should be noted that the Northcoast Environmental Center (NEC) is not opposed to grows larger than 2,000 sq ft. We just don't think the estimated 4,000+ grows in Humboldt County who are cultivating around 10,000 sq ft (500lb, $1million/year operation) should get a free pass when many large-scale cultivators have clearly demonstrated that they are happy to disregard the rules - and generally accepted limits - when it suits them. There may indeed be locations that are appropriate for 10,000 sq ft ($500,000-$1million/year) operations such as agricultural properties with a sustainable water supply, but grows of this size should not be allowed on every single rural parcel over 5 acres in size as CCVH proposes. We need real limits. We need to rein in the impacts before biggering and biggering operations take over even more of our region's fragile landscape and watersheds to the detriment of our communities as a whole.

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Posted by Dan Ehresman on 07/16/2015 at 11:37 AM

Re: “Left With Nothing

Really, a 2,300 square foot outdoor garden will yield 230 pounds?

Posted by Tall Trees on 07/16/2015 at 9:45 AM

Re: “Homicide by Police

Estrada's family has only six months to file a wrongful death suit against the CHP.

That's the primary reason "investigations" can take over 6 months.

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Posted by Carroll Harding on 05/18/2015 at 10:35 PM

Re: “Homicide by Police

How do you assume such actualities? Hard core facts, I think not. facts? If there are so many facts, why is the investigation continuing for over five months. 5 months is a little too long to believe and even swallow if the State has so many hard core facts. Sounds more like their attempting to cover something up to me. Its people like you why our country went to shit along time ago.....................

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Posted by N8tivecali on 05/14/2015 at 6:17 PM

Re: “Homicide by Police

Try the truth a little. Estrada's tox screen came out clean except for the prescribed medication he was on that was supposed to be helping his condition. It was a new prescription and was not working well with him. I *am* a witness. I think perhaps the anchor-less rage you are spewing says more about what is wrong with this country than anything else.

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Posted by Gadfly on 05/14/2015 at 6:10 PM

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