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Re: “Wing and a Prayer

Plan B: Comfortable buses (like the Mexican long-distance first-class ones) linking Humboldt to the regular Santa Rosa shuttle service to SFO?

Posted by barryevans on 03/26/2015 at 11:44 AM

Re: “Wing and a Prayer

Of course the 50,000 people are frequent or repeat flyers. Most of us in Humboldt can't afford to fly out of McKinleyville at anytime for any reason.

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Posted by Rod Allen on 03/26/2015 at 10:24 AM

Re: “Wing and a Prayer

This dance we do with the airlines remind me of a similar ho-down with NFL teams acquiring funds from municipalities for the honor of building their temple stadiums. The results are also the same, I can't afford a 49er ticket not to mention a flight to LA. It's almost cost affective for me to travel to SFO, rent a room and park the truck than it is to fly out of ACV. At least I can get a good night's rest before traveling and arriving on time to my destination. Call it part of the adventure. There's nothing more I can wish for than to take off from ACV on a flight that won't add thirty percent to my destination charges and arrive on time. But I don't think our market is up to the squeeze, for the tribute airlines will require.

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Posted by Louis Iglesias on 03/26/2015 at 8:49 AM

Re: “Settled out of Court

Very disappointing that a few people in Eureka are still stuck in offensive 1950's racial attitudes.

Posted by Matt Horns on 03/19/2015 at 7:49 PM

Re: “From the Deep

Vey informative article about elephant seals. I saw one at Trinidad in 1993. Marine mammal rescue folks were rounding up a seal from the beach when I emerged from the Seascape. I asked what was happening and they said that it was a female elephant seal in distress. I had never before heard that they were around there. When they had it safely in the back of a truck I took a close look. Boy, it stunk like crazy.

Posted by Matt Horns on 03/19/2015 at 7:42 PM

Re: “From the Deep

The article states that Piedras Blancas is the nearest place to see elephant seals up close, but there are (at least) two nearer locations where you can get pretty close: Point Reyes National Seashore and Año Nuevo State Park.

Posted by Ken Burton on 03/18/2015 at 9:59 PM

Re: “Coroner Consolidation Costs County

Another excellent report.

If we had more reporting and follow-ups like this, especially for Eureka, there would be a greater chance for more people to see it and for other news sources to pick it up.

Eureka spent unknown public funds terminating its former police chief within a year of his employment contract renewal, and several years after he had begun phasing-out overtime abuse used to reward selected officers.

Local residents are desperate for relevant news.

Few journalists are asking questions.

Fewer are questioning the answers.

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Posted by Barry Gates on 03/14/2015 at 10:33 PM

Re: “Postcard Kings

I love post cards and belong to a international post card club. What a fun and interesting hobby it is! The club I belong to is http://postcrossing.com/. I have collected 300 cards from all over the world and mailed out 299 to countries big and very small. Is there a local club for postcrossing?

Posted by bARRETT kELLEY - aRTIST1 on 03/14/2015 at 1:04 AM

Re: “Living Trials

Amazing that big pharma is getting away with this in 2015. And you know why? Attitudes like Mr Higgen (comment above). I wish wisdom onto him and all who still think like him.

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Posted by BigPicture on 03/06/2015 at 7:51 AM

Re: “Living Trials

Alias M. Higgins just gave us a peek at the courtroom where incompetent docs with sky-high expectations and debt, find every bit of irrelevant dirt on their victim to confuse the jury.

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Posted by Barry Gates on 03/05/2015 at 10:37 PM

Re: “Living Trials

She knows the risks of smoking and that is her choice. It was also her choice to get essure but all of us women were unaware of the risks of it bc they didnt disclose that information. Instead they hid it and pressured us into getting essure bc its supposed to be so good. Instead 15,000 woman stuggles daily from having these evil coils in our body bc they hid the risks from us and just wanted to make money off of it. We all got it bc it was supposed to be a simple procedure and we were done with having children but yet many women are getting pregnant on it. They also didn't tell us it contained nickel and many of us women are allergic to it but they didn't care about that when they wanted us to have it done. I wouldn't wish essure on my worst enemy bc its a struggle to even get out of bed some days. It has ruined my life. I am 29 years old and had to get a hysterectomy to get rid of these evil things. We have saved many women from going through the daily struggle and pain and Essure will get taken off the market and we will not stop til it does.

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Posted by jess022799 on 03/05/2015 at 9:09 PM

Re: “Living Trials

What's your point M Higgins? These coils come with no warnings of the extreme suffering they can cause, at least with smoking the label states a warning. She is being active to prevent others from suffering from Essure and should be encouraged for doing so.

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Posted by Sharon Laakko on 03/05/2015 at 8:47 PM

Re: “Living Trials

Dear Mr. Higgins,
Let me get this straight....out of everything in the article you found ONE symptom that "could" be linked to smoking, therefore invalidating her whole story? Funny....20% of patients with fibermialga are smokers. Hmm...wonder what's causes the other 80% to have it? I think you completely misconstrued her quotes to invalidate her illnesses and that makes the fact the FDA allowed and refuses to regulate an EXTREAMLY painful and harmful device on the market ok? Call me crazy but here's what I know....if I had no health issues before Essure, then I felt like death after Essure, I'm 99% sure Essure is the problem.
Your wife must be proud to stand by a husband that can invalidate someone's emotional and physical trama by pointing out their vices.
Happily awaiting my Prince Charming.....

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Posted by angie95901 on 03/05/2015 at 7:11 PM

Re: “Living Trials

Dear Mr. Higgins,
Let me get this straight....out of everything in the article you found ONE symptom that "could" be linked to smoking, therefore invalidating her whole story? Funny....20% of patients with fibermialga are smokers. Hmm...wonder what's causes the other 80% to have it? I think you completely misconstrued her quotes to invalidate her illnesses and that makes the fact the FDA allowed and refuses to regulate an EXTREAMLY painful and harmful device on the market ok? Call me crazy but here's what I know....if I had no health issues before Essure, then I felt like death after Essure, I'm 99% sure Essure is the problem.
Your wife must be proud to stand by a husband that can invalidate someone's emotional and physical trama by pointing out their vices.
Happily awaiting my Prince Charming.

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Posted by angie95901 on 03/05/2015 at 7:08 PM

Re: “Living Trials

Caption next to photo of Ms. Meyers in print edition:

"It was like an assault. My whole life and health were stolen from me for someone's profit. That really pisses me off."

That quote would have had more of an impact if it had been next to a photo insert of Ms. Meyers chain-smoking outside of Old Town Coffee & Chocolates. No mention of her lifelong smoking habit in the article.

Is Ms. Meyers aware that nicotine has been found to exacerbate the symptoms of fibromyalgia?

"Knowing what I know, I feel morally obligated to do something about it."

Oh man, I bet.

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Posted by M. Higgins on 03/05/2015 at 7:59 AM

Re: “Settled out of Court

Thank you twice NCJ for filing another Public Records Act request and following up! (You're carrying a weighty mantle in this community).

We need a ballot initiative either banning Charter Schools, or requiring them to enroll disabled, minority, and disadvantaged students proportionate with public school populations.

The chunk of money these kids will receive as adults could prove to be far more beneficial than their college degree, assuming they received a good basic education.

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Posted by Barry Gates on 03/04/2015 at 11:04 PM

Re: “Big Beer

Thank you Mr. Sloan.

It's nice to be reminded of what journalists used to provide communities.

If you have many republican neighbors it would be interesting to read which of their agendas is more important, being reimbursed for the taking of their property values, or having larger industry in Eureka.

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Posted by Barry Gates on 02/27/2015 at 10:50 PM

Re: “Danger at McCann

Why did Dweck's group decide not to portage? Was Dweck's river guide lacking in experience and knowledge of the route? These questions are not answered in this report. It's not as if there are many obstacles that require portage on the Eel- anyone who has ever boated on rivers in the northeast gets used to portage stops fairly quickly. During the summer Eel River boaters have to portage frequently. It seems foolhardy and reckless that anyone would attempt whitewater on a wild and scenic river WITHOUT familiarizing themselves with the route. I'm not sure how/why the McCann Bridge would escape anyone's notice in advance, especially because it is by definition a hazard to navigation. Black Sands Beach in Shelter Cove has had signs warning of dangerous surf conditions for a long time. BLM literature as well as independent guidebooks stress the dangerous surf risks, but sadly that has not stopped several unfortunate and tragic accidents from occurring. Do we close the beach to everyone because of poor risk analysis and decision-making? Do we strand local residents, many of who have long-standing family ties to the McCann area, because transient visitors fail to take appropriate and safe precautions?

Posted by A.Sauer on 02/27/2015 at 4:45 PM

Re: “Big Beer

Grant Scott-Goforth’s article does not tell the whole story.

Sunset Road from Highway 101 (Broadway) to the county line at Weiler Road is privately owned. The City of Eureka has an easement for a public right of way. When the city obtained the easement it carried with it an obligation for the city to maintain the road. The Sunset and Weiler Road residences are all outside the city limits in the county, on privately maintained roads, privately maintained septic systems and are provided water by Humboldt Community Services. The city is not involved.

Until the construction of the brewery, there was no revenue generating property along the right of way and therefore no incentive for the city to perform their obligation. To provide services necessary to the brewery, the city spent public funds to improve the road surface, install industrial sized water service and provide a sewer lateral to carry away the brewing waste. All done for the benefit of a single commercial user NOT the residents and NOT the public.

Construction equipment building the brewery and the city doing improvements to Sunset Road degraded the Sunset and Weiler Road intersection. The city refused to repair the intersection. The paving of the Weiler / Sunset intersection was paid for by the Sunset Road Maintenance Association … NOT THE CITY and NOT THE BREWERY. Our thanks to Mercer Fraser Company for doing a nice repair job.

The city was told during planning stages to get all agreements with Ms Groom in writing. They didn't, and now they get to learn what "Not written, not said." means.

Are the residents happy to have the brewery as a neighbor ... No, not really but the brewery has an opportunity to be a better neighbor than a school or a school bus repair yard might have been. Both a school and a school bus repair yard were permitted uses of the land without the city council doing their zoning slight of hand which allowed a commercial brewery to be built on land that had been zoned solely for public use.

Regardless of Ms Grooms reported comments that the neighbors were against a restaurant on the brewery property. I believe that a restaurant is the one thing we did NOT object to. In fact we are for a restaurant, just put it where you said you would and NOT right across the street and under our windows. Didn’t you, Ms Groom, say you intended to build one in the red house on the corner of Broadway and Sunset Roads that you own? The same red house that Ms Groom said she was going to restore because of its Historical significance. The same one she said was going to be the offices for the brewery. The one that now is falling into disrepair due to lack of repair and neglect. The one that desperately needs attention from a landscaper, a gardener and a carpenter..

The neighbors were concerned about smells and were told there would be none. If you stand on Sunset Road or in the Sunset Memorial Park or in front of the K Mart building when Ms Groom is venting her brewing kettles from the northerly stack of the brew house (around 2 in the afternoon) I think you will understand what we residents were concerned about. Fortunately, the prevailing winds are usually from the north and blow across the brewery and the cemetery and K-Mart. We are not bothered by the smells of brewing at our homes. Cemetery workers, funeral attendees, cemetery visitors and K Mart shoppers are. Is that a blue light special I smell?

The residents were also concerned with noise levels and were told that the noise levels would not exceed the level of peak traffic noise on Broadway. Telling a partial truth, and not the whole truth, is the same as a lie. In court the oath is "The truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth" for that reason. We were not told the whole truth. We were not told that the peak level of noise would now be constant and for extended periods of time (mostly noticeable during what had been quiet evening hours).

A restaurant could be a nice addition to the south end of Eureka but an Ice Cream Parlor at a Brewery? Root beer floats are great but Great White Beer floats or Inca Beer floats or Downtown Brown beer floats? Retch.

Dean Slone
1755 Sunset Drive
Eureka, CA 95503

707-499-4999

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Posted by Dean Slone1 on 02/27/2015 at 2:35 PM

Re: “Big Beer

In response to Verbena who said: "Linda Atkins should know that Barbara Groom does not provide living wage jobs in her facilities. That is why Groom opposed the Eureka Fair Wage Act."

Her statement is not true. I know because at the time of the election I personally talked to Ms Groom about the Eureka Fair Wage Act. She opposed it for two reasons...the same reasons that many opposed it: One, it was limited to Eureka and not the whole county, and two, the minimum wage went up too quickly. For the record, I voted for it.

Posted by Lee1 on 02/26/2015 at 3:56 PM

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