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Re: “Supreme Court Denies Eureka's Request in Police Video Case


I've been following this matter and am shocked by the City's continued intransigence throughout the proceedings.

Thank you for steadfastly standing up for what is right, Thadeus Greenson and the NCJ. An individual would have little chance of being successful in a similar situation.

You deserve a medal for hanging in there: the long haul for justice, transparency, and freedom of the press. Well done.

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Posted by Steve on 10/28/2016 at 9:13 AM

Re: “Supreme Court Denies Eureka's Request in Police Video Case

How can a city so often pleading poverty spend so much on frivolous litigation?

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Posted by Brian Harkness on 10/27/2016 at 9:40 PM

Re: “Eureka's Temporary Homeless Sleeping Areas Here to Stay

At least the city is trying some things, and the things it's trying are based on some evidence, not just opinions.

It's not that helpful to constantly criticize other people's efforts and not offer any constructive suggestions or ideas or even help out. Got a better idea? Pitch in with it. Problems are rarely solved by punitive and judgmental attitudes.

I agree that it would be helpful to see an accounting for what was spent and by whom.

I'd like to see some way to make it easier for homeowners to add units, like MIL or extra bedrooms, to existing houses. I'd like to see support for developers who want to build infill housing, near the bus lines, services, stores, schools.

The poor will always be with us. Obnoxious people are just as frequently rich as they are poor, the poor don't have a monopoly on being irresponsible, disgusting, whatever negative human characteristic you can think of. They just have less ability to cover it up or hide it or pay people off or move to another town.

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Posted by Ruth Moon on 10/24/2016 at 10:39 AM

Re: “Eureka's Temporary Homeless Sleeping Areas Here to Stay

I hope that the voters read this article and vote according to how they think the city of Eureka and County Supervisors have spent tax dollars in the best interest of all citizens of this City and County. The problem with the homeless is they dont take responsibility period. In three months in Palco Marsh, they accumulated what 60 tons of trash, 4000 needles, etc. Moving them keeps the trash down. The problem is not where they live, but how they live. They dont clean up after themselves. As a tax payer I resent that. They have all the time in the world to clean up their camps. They would rather live in filth than do anything for themselves. They leave it up to the good citizens to pay for cleaning up after them. What does the council and supervisors behavior teach them. It teaches them to be irresponsible and dependent. It teaches them the council can not commit to their own decisions. I have read repeatedly this does not cost the City of Eureka anything. That is pure bullshit and everyone knows it. I have not seen any accounting for the money spent by the City or County for policing, sanitation, clean up, maintenance repair and staff time devoted to this issue. There is no accounting for the funds given by both the City and County to Betty Chin. Now someone tell me of any governmental program where there is no accountability. I worked in social services for 30 years as a manager and any program I was involved in, we were required to show how the funds were spent. We had specific goals to accomplish that lead to improving a problem. So when you go to the polls and vote in the future vote for those that support your view of how this situation should be handled.

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Posted by Clydeine Oglesby on 10/23/2016 at 8:41 PM

Re: “Humboldt Hits Grim Mark: Suicides at Five Year Peak

"True mental health issues on their own are rarely debilitating," the coroner says. What is that supposed to mean?

Posted by Emma Nation on 10/23/2016 at 7:23 PM

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

I was there and Eric acted like a jerk. He didnt even look my way when I asked him why are you here??

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Posted by Diana Alexandra on 10/22/2016 at 4:23 PM

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

Edit: *Critical Race Gender & Sexuality Studies* :)

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Posted by Peach Loathe on 10/21/2016 at 4:19 PM

Re: “Court Cracks Down on Skipping Jury Duty

From the county's website: "Payment to jurors begins on the second and subsequent days. You will not get paid on the first day of service. The minimum amount paid is set by the State Legislature. The county pays $15.00 per day plus .34 cents per mile one-way from home....
Some employers may pay the difference between your jury allowance and your salary. For example, if your salary for the day is $35.00 and the jury fee is $15.00, your employer may pay $20.00. However, this is not required by law."... and nobody does.

Mystery solved! If they want people to show, why don't you pay them NOT $15 a day... who in their right mind is gonna show up for that? It's also pretty pertinent information to exclude from an article about this...

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Posted by Zach Thiessen on 10/16/2016 at 1:46 PM

Re: “Aid Worker Kidnapped in Niger Reportedly from McKinleyville

Here is a prayer song that HSU grad, Hannah Ford has dedicated to abducted Humboldt County Aid Worker, Jeff Woodke. Please add your heart's cry to this prayer, if you will.

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Posted by Cheryl Ford on 10/15/2016 at 6:08 PM

Re: “Eureka Closes Blue Heron; Squireses File Claim for Damages

I don't get why some of you think it was an injustice to close that place down. I remember driving past it as a little kid going to and from the mall, always noting how filthy and destitute it looked.

Now I'm in my 30s, and I'm quite happy that such a place (which only enables people to continue living in squalor) has been boarded up. It was nothing but a festering eyesore for everyone driving through Eureka to see. It was bad for the city, as well as the poor souls who had to call such a place a home.

It has been a year and a half since this was first posted, so I hope that means people like Guy Anderson went on to get the help they needed.

Posted by GK Chase on 10/05/2016 at 2:58 PM

Re: “Black Widows Found at Carlotta Post Office

If carlotta housekeeping was done their would be no spiders cleanliness is next to goddlyness

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Posted by Sharon Batini on 10/05/2016 at 9:54 AM

Re: “Early Prospects for Crab Season Look Good

Domonic acid is accumulative psychoactive neurotoxin.but this is ignored in methland, (marijuanaland).

Posted by Aymeric Miramand on 10/05/2016 at 7:41 AM

Re: “State Medical Board Disciplines Fortuna Doctor

Check out this lawsuit against Dr. Thomas S Powers of Open Care Medical Clinic in Santa Ana. He is currently operating at 2112 East 4th St. Suite 100, Santa Ana CA 92705

Medical board is finally cracking down. Good for them!

This is an official petition to revoke license made by the executive director of the medical board of california and the attorney general of California.

This doctor is also on the FTB list of top 500 Tax delinquent accounts, check here:

According to state law "The Medical Board of California is required to deny an application for licensure and to suspend the license/certificate/registration of any applicant or licensee who has outstanding tax obligations due to the Franchise Tax Board (FTB) or the State Board of Equalization (BOE) and appears on either the FTB or BOE's certified lists of top 500 tax delinquencies over $100,000. (AB 1424, Perea, Chapter 455, Statutes of 2011)".

He has been delinquent since 2006 and is operating illegally according to state law.

Posted by Anna Harris on 10/04/2016 at 5:47 PM

Re: “Garberville Man Drowns in South Jetty Boating Accident

I missed adding a link kayaking

Posted by Sarmad Sandeelo on 10/04/2016 at 9:09 AM

Re: “Garberville Man Drowns in South Jetty Boating Accident

Coast Guard crews maintained a safety zone and aided EMS personnel in locating the boaters on the rocks. EMS confirmed three survivors with minor injuries and one deceased. Coast Guard crews maintained a safety zone and aided EMS personnel in locating the boaters on the rocks. EMS confirmed three survivors with minor injuries and one deceased.

Posted by Sarmad Sandeelo on 10/04/2016 at 9:08 AM

Re: “'Let's Have Intercourse' - An Etymological Mystery

My name is Joan McMillan , Martha Herrick was my Fathers' Great Grandmother. His name was Robert McMillan . His Great Uncle was Ralph Herrick . My Father and Mother divorced Many years ago and I never knew much about him,I was only a couple of years old. Marthas' daughter ,Gladis Herrick did not seem very friendly to us but Uncle Ralph seemed to care about us ,I liked him alot . He died several years ago ,and his death was a mystery, and we always wondered what happened to him,where he was buried and what happened to the ranch or home he owned. If anyone knows anything about him,please contact me at-707-875-9442 . I also wondered about the real and true facts concerning Rufus and Martha Herricks' relationship with the local Indian families and tribes ,I would like to hear their side of the stories. Why are all the business' etc. abandoned and shut down? I would like to learn about your sweet little town-Please leave contact info.on our voice mail if I'm not available. Thankyou and take care everyone !

Posted by Joan R. McMillan on 10/03/2016 at 7:01 PM

Re: “Black Widows Found at Carlotta Post Office

So. Did Mr. We stamper kill the "pests"?

Posted by Rob Bier on 10/01/2016 at 12:19 AM

Re: “Black Widows Found at Carlotta Post Office

David Williams ...
carlotta ca is approx 260 miles n of san francisco on hgwy 101.
ahhhh redwoods. ahhhhh the rivers...
if you're a seagull you could fly due east and be to the sea after about 12 miles.…

Posted by judi on 09/30/2016 at 9:56 PM

Re: “Black Widows Found at Carlotta Post Office

Where that location and state in USA ?

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Posted by David Williams 1 on 09/30/2016 at 8:01 PM

Re: “Black Widows Found at Carlotta Post Office

it's important news to let me know to look in my mailbox before i grab inside for my mail.
zakkary, do you have a headache today, or are you always this kind of a pud?
*signed* Hobo Spider

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Posted by judi on 09/30/2016 at 2:38 PM

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