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Re: “A Waiting Game

The Samoa housing expansion will have unmitigated negative impacts on Eureka's deadly traffic.

The Highway 1 "Safety Corridor" will start becoming inundated by high tides in 2 to 3 decades and will be completely submerged in 80 years.


Loosening coastal dependent zoning restrictions would be another step backward towards an era that left the entire bay wrapped in job-killing brownfields.

I hope the selection is NOT from my county, all our supervisors and their appointees are lackeys for the short term greed of the development industry.

Posted by James White on 08/26/2016 at 10:59 PM

Re: “Prepare for Impact

Children with IEPs are exempt from SB277: "(h) This section does not prohibit a pupil who qualifies for an individualized education program, pursuant to federal law and Section 56026 of the Education Code, from accessing any special education and related services required by his or her individualized education program." So, if a child's IEP states they are to receive instruction in a public school setting, they can attend public school, vaccinated or not.

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Posted by Kimberly Ireland on 08/26/2016 at 5:42 PM

Re: “Prepare for Impact

From the article "the bill mandated a medical treatment for children that some fear has adverse health impacts"

It's not just the "fear" of "some". A real journalist (something we have precious few of any more) would know that there is no question that vaccines can and do cause harm. Let me correct that phrase for you;

"the bill mandated a medical treatment for children that in some cases has severe adverse health impacts"

EVERY medical procedure has risks. Look it up.

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Posted by joetesta on 08/26/2016 at 5:25 PM

Re: “Prepare for Impact

Vaccines have been mandated for decades; removing personal belief or religious exemptions is not about health or even about vaccines. It is about allowing the government to dictate that we must allow whatever they say into our and our children's bodies. That is medical tyranny, assault and a very high violation of freedom and autonomy. It is about really bad people with their own goals.

While vaccination rates have dropped since the exemptions have been threatened, that is just the price that moneygrubbing, power-hungry tyrants put upon us all. Vaccination rates were high enough for the herd immunity; don't know whether that will remain the case now that we've had interference.

I've noticed that the HPV vaccine, whether Gardasil or another brand, is up for becoming mandatory. What reasoning does marketing science declare for this? Herd immunity can't be the excuse for forcing this vaccine that supposedly prevents an easily curable cancer - cervical cancer.

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Posted by aardvarkery on 08/26/2016 at 5:05 PM

Re: “Prepare for Impact

If people believe so strongly in these vaccines, and there effectiveness, then why can a vaccinated child still contract a disease for which they have been vaccinated for? And the horrible outbreak which was used as a scare tactics to push this bill resulted in how many death? Oh yeah none,seems pretty cut and dry to me, it's all about the money from top to bottom. I went from kindergarten through college without any vaccines and never once did I get sick or infect any of the thousands or peers I came in contact with over the years.

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Posted by Orion b on 08/26/2016 at 4:13 PM

Re: “Prepare for Impact

Chad you have to be the dumbest individual on the face of the planet.

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Posted by humanity on 08/26/2016 at 4:07 PM

Re: “Pit Boys

Call it what you will Dorado- it's all good and I grew up eating Santa Maria style. Worked for the king of it down there in Arroyo Grande back in the day- Fred Sweeney! This is deep pit beef- hardly "roast beef". If you haven't had it you don't know it but you should try it.

Posted by Dave Jackson on 08/26/2016 at 3:18 PM

Re: “Prepare for Impact

Senator Pan and SB 277 are not based on logic. More likely they are based on the profits of the lobbyists that pushed it.

1) No equivalent vaccine requirement to:

a) Work in a restaurant in direct contact with your food
b) Enter a restaurant and breath, sneeze, and re-use your plate in the salad bar
c) Sit in close proximity with passengers in recycled air on airlines
d) Work as a staffer or Senator at the State Capitol - which is visited by many groups of school children
e) Visit Disneyland and waterparks - an unvaccinated child is still allowed to fly from a dirty Rio or Mumbai slum and mingle at Disneyland (where the infamous "outbreak" occurred). They can spit all over the shared handrails.


2) Over a dozen Vaccines mandated to:

a) sit in a desk in a classroom - public or private.

This includes vaccines for for HEP-B, which is generally an STD shared by blood and needles! What risk does a HEP-b negative, unvaccinated, child pose to others?

This is an insidious approach - because failure to fully vaccinate - a civil statute - can lead to CPS and criminal prosecution for allowing a child to be truant.

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Posted by Kim Berry on 08/26/2016 at 12:49 PM

Re: “Pit Boys

That's roast beef not bbq,best bbq in the west is on the central coast, can't touch it, red oak, top block(sirlion). Original Santa Maria BBQ!!!!

Posted by Robert Dorado on 08/26/2016 at 12:40 PM

Re: “Judged

The eureka courts may be one of the most corrupt in the country
It's time to ban the kangaroo courts
They represent blatant corruption
Justice is not a commodity to be bought and sold
Judge cissna should step down immediately

Posted by eurekaInjustice on 08/26/2016 at 10:45 AM

Re: “Prepare for Impact

Believing myths about vaccines is not the same thing as ''getting the facts'' and that is the core problem.

If a lawyer paid you 750,000, and you FAKED test results, did invasive tests on CHILDREN, caused mass worldwide panic, whilst patenting your own ALTERNATIVE vaccine, and TEST KITS in the hope of making $MILLIONS more.

you would be ARRESTED and sent to JAIL for child endangerment and FRAUD.

Then WHY do people think it's OK for ''Doctor'' Wakefield to do it? and WHY aren't they disgusted?

Why are vaccines even a choice? It should be child abuse to deny your kids their immunizations.

100% of the people who are bald eat food, so food must cause baldness, I don't want my kids to be bald, so I'm not going to give them food.

Sound ridiculous? That's how ridiculous anti-vaxxers sound to me.

Vaccinating is a social responsibility to protect the most vulnerable among us. Epileptics have the choice to not take their meds, but they don't have the choice to not take their meds and drive on our roads. Your freedom to swing your arms around stops at my nose. Drinking and driving is illegal, because it is a choice that has the high potential to adversely effect other people who didn't get a say in the matter. Seatbelts are mandatory for the same reason. These diseases kill, maim, and cause suffering; not just for the ones who choose to be at risk, but for those who don't have a choice.

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Posted by Chad White on 08/26/2016 at 8:09 AM

Re: “Prepare for Impact

Vaccines are not medical treatments. They are preventive measures. Schools have always been on the front line and responsible for implementation. If they're surprised by this, they haven't been doing their job. Vaccine safety is well established globally. Mandated vaccines have been upheld by courts, including the US Supreme Court, consistently for over a century. Public health and safety trumps individual belief.

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Posted by JoanRN on 08/25/2016 at 11:23 PM

Re: “Prepare for Impact

sb277 is insane, unconstitutional, illegal, and the work of drug companies paying politicians to get it passed. it smells worse than a decomposing body.
maurine meleck

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Posted by Maurine Meleck on 08/25/2016 at 10:31 AM

Re: “Prepare for Impact

I don't know why there is a debate about this. Mandating chemical injections is obscene and criminal.

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Posted by Lort Bizniss on 08/25/2016 at 9:10 AM

Re: “Prepare for Impact

Nice to read some actual journalism. Well done explanation of a complicated and charged issue.

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Posted by KBranch on 08/25/2016 at 7:35 AM

Re: “Prepare for Impact

Firstly, this law, while well intended, was enacted out of panic and without sufficient research into its ramifications.

Secondly, while the new law technically "continues to honor and accept exemptions for medical reasons" it changed how those medical exemptions have to be recorded and what type of medical exemption is acceptable. The medical exception for my 12-year-old is no longer valid as it does not conform to the new rules.

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Posted by Jason P. Franklin on 08/25/2016 at 7:13 AM

Re: “Putting Heads Together for Housing First

I suggest Floyd Squires takes on these tenants until he repays the city for all his infractions and back taxes. Just saying.

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Posted by Amber CaliDreamin Zastrow on 08/23/2016 at 4:58 PM

Re: “Game Over

I would've testified too... Smh...I wonder how many others there are. I'm glad this happened. Thanks to those who stood up. I didn't know.

Posted by Lucy Clark on 08/23/2016 at 4:41 PM

Re: “Putting Heads Together for Housing First

@Sharon King,
Call Melinda Petersen at city hall. ShE can direct you where you can be of the most help. Thank you.

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Posted by Erin Powers-Taylor on 08/19/2016 at 11:41 AM

Re: “Putting Heads Together for Housing First

I would like to volunteer to help with this effort. How can I do that? I worked as a housing navigator in Santa Cruz for our housing first initiatives there.

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Posted by Sharon King on 08/19/2016 at 9:37 AM

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