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Re: “Share Your Stories About The Two Days That Shook Humboldt

I was only 11, but I remember that day very clearly. When the first quake hit, myself, a friend and my little sister were alone in my living room (my mom was outside) and all of a sudden, everything just started shaking and harder than I'd ever felt before. The sound reminded me of riding in my grandparents motor home, all the dishes clacking together. Things spilled out of the cupboards and started to fall all around. We ducked and covered our heads like they taught us in school. It seemed like it went on forever. When it stopped, everything was a mess and immediately the fear grew of having to evacuate for a tsunami. Luckily, that wasn't the case. Later that night my whole family slept together in the living room and we had two other large earthquakes. I remember my head lying on the ground and feeling it shake under me as my mom screamed to get to the hall way, which was the "safe place. " I remember in the morning watching the news of the Scotia stores all on fire. It seemed like the end of the world at the time.

Posted by Serra Rangel on 04/22/2017 at 10:50 PM

Re: “UPDATE: Eureka Postpones Vote on Temporary Shut Down of Visitor's Center

http://www.times-standard.com/article/NJ/20170421/NEWS/170429974

Posted by Lady M on 04/22/2017 at 8:25 AM

Re: “UPDATE: Eureka Postpones Vote on Temporary Shut Down of Visitor's Center

It would be a shame to close down right before the high season. People need to look at the conflict of interest going on right under their noses. The location of the current Chamber on Broadway is Ideal. The Concrete Anchor Outside let's people know you have arrived. Eureka!! Parking is readily available for large Motor Homes, Trailers and the like. Think about it People!!

Posted by Lady M on 04/22/2017 at 7:51 AM

Re: “101 Closed Until at Least Next Week; Rain Forecast to Return

Good luck getting county residents to vote yes on another transportation tax like Measure Z. We all pay for Bell Springs Road to be there when we need it, but apparently we aren't supposed to get what we pay for. How many of the "locals" on Bell Springs pay their fair share in taxes? And, that Penske moving truck, the one that got stuck and contributed to this drama? What do you think was in the back of a moving truck in SoHum in April?
County officials: Open up Bell Springs again. It's a public road, and Humboldt residents drive roads like that every day. Give us back what we paid for.

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Posted by Arnoldking on 04/22/2017 at 1:13 AM

Re: “Not Guilty Plea Entered in Fatal Stabbing of 19-Year-Old HSU Student

By the looks of the defendant he was fighting for his life. I have witnessed many of beatings of single men by groups of blacks.

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Posted by Bob Doe on 04/21/2017 at 3:42 PM

Re: “Share Your Stories About The Two Days That Shook Humboldt

I was 12 and we were getting ready to do the hike through Fern Canyon. None of us felt it, but the park ranger came out and said we would have to wait because trees could come down. When we started hearing about the quake none of us believed it. When we got home that day it was very shocking. My father worked out of the county yard in Ferndale and was gone everyday from sun up to sun down for weeks after helping with the clean up.

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Posted by Amy Morris on 04/21/2017 at 11:18 AM

Re: “'Not the Norm': HSU Students, Faculty Speak out on Racism

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Posted by Glennatrish on 04/21/2017 at 8:58 AM

Re: “Pitch and Pour

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Posted by barryevans on 04/21/2017 at 5:46 AM

Re: “Federal Court Rules in Favor of Salmon

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Posted by Collins Oscar on 04/21/2017 at 3:31 AM

Re: “UPDATE: Eureka Postpones Vote on Temporary Shut Down of Visitor's Center

A look at the list of businesses which are members of the CoC makes it seem like the Chamber is double dipping.
Businesses pay for the benefits of being a chamber member and Eureka pays for the benefits of...informing tourists about the same things?
I think it would be very interesting to see what the people who run the chamber pay themselves.

I like to see what others think so I did a little research and found these articles:
https://tuluwatexaminer.wordpress.com/2016…
https://tuluwatexaminer.wordpress.com/2014…
The last link has the interesting question:
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Why should we be bringing up this old news now? Because the recent approved budget included cuts to Public Safety, yet the council still approved almost $571,500 going to the Eureka Chamber of Commerce and the Humboldt County Convention and Visitor Bureau."

I'm wondering with all the attention paid in various journals to the lack of decent hotels, the unattractive streets and the inhospitable appearance of much of Eureka why the Chamber hasn't take an active roll to get local businesses (who would benefit) involved with supporting law enforcement and other services to make Eureka a better place not just to visit, but to live.

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Posted by Gabriele Gray on 04/20/2017 at 11:25 PM

Re: “Share Your Stories About The Two Days That Shook Humboldt

I was cleaning out the fridge and everything slide toward me. I ran outside and saw my little brother in front of a big window. Grabbed him and we watched our street roll up and down like a roller coaster.

Posted by hebishop on 04/20/2017 at 10:26 PM

Re: “Share Your Stories About The Two Days That Shook Humboldt

Watching the ground roll and cars dance wil be an experience I will never forget. It was difficult to stand. Besides the big three quakes it did seam like the little aftershocks would never go away.

Posted by Marc E. on 04/20/2017 at 3:20 PM

Re: “Share Your Stories About The Two Days That Shook Humboldt

I remember that day very well, I was living up here in Crescent City and working for the U.S. Forest Service on the handline crew, Gasquet District of the Six Rivers.

We were out burning slash units on the Canthook Ridge. I was deep on east line about 400' or so running saw doing line improvement for about an hour or so when I was tapped on the shoulder and a crewman yelled "Drop your saw and up to the landing, there's a earthquake". My response, "Hell I not gonna toss my saw" and I packed it up.

So all the sup's, burning and holding crews were at the landing and accounted for, and the whole time I thought someone was jerkin' my chain, wasn't none too happy at that point. Anyway, just prior to the to the earthquake alert radioed in by Fortuna, apparently all the drip torches that were filled for the burn crews were dancing around on the landing with the sway that they felt on the landing. Me, didn't feel a thing on the end of that saw, quit a few crewmen didn't feel it.

Surely felt for all the folks affected by the two day rumble. we were waiting to be dispatched to assist with the quake incident, never happened. That's my story. Stedman...

Posted by Stedman Lee Peters on 04/20/2017 at 12:10 PM

Re: “Share Your Stories About The Two Days That Shook Humboldt

I was only four years old. I lived in Rio Dell California.. I remember watching the ground roll like waves in the ocean, the mountain side broke free and the eel river splashed over the mountain.. in the next couple days we all had to camp and canned water being flown in.. all the windows around town were broke. My neighbors house broke right in half down the middle.. the devastation was incredible.. I'm grateful to have survived..

Posted by John Thats-me Urich on 04/20/2017 at 11:08 AM

Re: “Supes Evaluate Public Defender as His Office Sends Another Blistering Letter

And Rex is a legal expert because?????

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Posted by humboldtrick on 04/19/2017 at 2:45 PM

Re: “Supes Evaluate Public Defender as His Office Sends Another Blistering Letter

Rex is a typical Republican: He asks the wolf if the henhouse is safe! What an absolute moron.

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Posted by humboldtrick on 04/19/2017 at 2:44 PM

Re: “HSU Student Fatally Stabbed Amid House Party Fist Fight

My heart is breaking, thinking of that beautiful young man who was at the wrong place, and sadly he was killed,. My Grandson is attending HSU & he is racially mixed have we sent him to the right school in the wrong location? Racism is not what we even thought about when we decided along with my precious Grandson that this could/would be an issue??? Why was a knife brought to a party??? My sincere condolences to the Parents & Family & friends of this beautiful young man. Those words seem so insignificant to this family that struggled & prayed for their son to go forward with his life. Lets pray for this Family to stay strong. My love Condolences & Prayers are with you Linda Christopoulos

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Posted by Linda Christopoulos on 04/18/2017 at 10:55 PM

Re: “Dinsmore Homesteader's Artwork Featured at deYoung

Oh... and the 'Summer of Love' show at the de Young goes through August 20!

Posted by Dottie1 on 04/18/2017 at 10:39 PM

Re: “Arcata Affirms Commitment to All Residents, Stops Short of 'Sanctuary City'

The United States is a land of laws and the optimal words are "Legal" and "Illegal" as it pertains to immigration. Of course the democrats would alter it to "undocumented" immigrants.

My Great Grand Parents came to the United States from Norway in 1880, and went through the immigration process, as it was back then, on Elis Island. I am familiar with the new process though the I.N.S. 2003 My wife arrived with a spousal VISA, then we went through the resident VISA. Then she work on her goal, which was her citizenship which she achieved.

I don't know how many countries there are, but I'm sure we have illegals immigrants from each of them. First off they've broken the immigration laws either sneaking in or overstaying their VISA without renewal. Now if I violated a law as minimal as jay walking, was citied and didn't want to pay the fine, and after 30 days it turned into a warrant for my arrest and I ended up doing 6 months in jail, would that be fair? Of course it would be. So what is the difference between an illegal immigrant's violation for trespassing into the United States and any American's domestic crime? Absolutely none. A criminal violation is a criminal violation.

So in reality, sanctuary cities are harboring criminals and that is against the law. Let's take San Francisco as an example. Reading the S.F. Chronical, they have over 6,000 homeless whom are American citizens, and the city is unable to deal with. But there's 4000 illegal immigrants that are getting all the freebies and shelter. Something kinda stinks don't it?? It's been documented that they're chasing M13 gangsters around town.

Be carful what you wish for, it will surely turn around and bite you....

Posted by Stedman Lee Peters on 04/18/2017 at 11:46 AM

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