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Re: “Arkley Lawyers Threaten Journal With Restraining Order

Interesting writing , Apropos if people are interested in a 2014 CA CH-100 , We found a blank version here

Posted by Paul Davidson on 08/27/2015 at 4:25 PM

Re: “The Mystery of the Modest Endorsement

Homelessness, vagrancy, panhandling, graffiti, and rampant drug abuse. I hear the Eureka Chamber of Commerce may print promotional bumper stickers that say:
Visit Eureka Once!

Posted by JimPell on 08/27/2015 at 9:43 AM

Re: “Uri Driscoll Announces a bid for the 3rd

Solutions "affordable" to whom?

So much for "out-of-the-box thinking, innovation, sustainability, diversity, new ideas, responsibility, freshness, hard work and honor."

A costly list in this county.

Posted by William Slade on 08/25/2015 at 11:10 PM

Re: “Building Lincoln's Hearse

Great Article. Thanks for the info. Does anyone know where I can find a blank "UPS Bill of Lading" to fill out?

Posted by wendie mackie on 08/24/2015 at 4:50 PM

Re: “More on that Humboldt Made Re-organization

Victorine is Eel River Organic Beef, not Humboldt Grassfed.

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Posted by David Lippman on 08/22/2015 at 12:05 PM

Re: “Yurok Tribe Swindled of $250K in Casino Push

Although we never gave any money to this man our charity was strung along for many years by Mr. Sheehan. We were promised millions to fund my Mom's Dream of expanding her work with Deaf Children across the country. The stringing along prevented us from seeking alternate funding which in the long run has hurt our organization. He used his faith to make us trust him. To hear that he got lots of money from other people knowing how he told us week after week that his deals hadn't come through yet, but just be patient as the money would be here in two weeks. We actually gave him the knick name "2 week Duke". When we would talk to him he often told us he was better than he deserved which is the only honest thing he said! My Mom's businesses are now in trouble as she sat around waiting for this money to arrive instead of actively seeking other funding sources. I think the man is Delusional!

Posted by Kathy Herman on 08/20/2015 at 10:27 PM

Re: “Wolves Incoming


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Posted by Max Adams on 08/20/2015 at 9:25 PM

Re: “Wolves Incoming

Rancher's stock is nothing compared to the importance of a functioning ecosystem that these wolves should be a part of.

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Posted by Ryan Trent on 08/20/2015 at 3:15 PM

Re: “Here's How to Show Some Love for Our Firefighters

Well, there was a pretty evident agenda to jab the Red Cross by that CEO. Bad form, dude.

Posted by Justme123 on 08/17/2015 at 11:01 PM

Re: “Bolman to Sue HSU

HSU is a campus run by liars who are not what they claim to be, none hold advanced degrees in public administration, human resources, public finance, or communication, despite their titles and outrageous compensation.

Once hired, however, everyone has rights under the Ca. Ed. Code that few can afford to have enforced.

HSU's "Burt" Nordstrom held a B.A. in P.E. and was in charge of building maintenance until his brother-in-law and U.C. Director Charles Lindemenn left and in-law "Burt" became the new director! "Burt's" first act was to hire attorneys to claim all HSU auxiliary employees were "at-will" in violation of the Ca. Ed. Code. "Burt's" next appointment was as HSU Vice President of Advancement!

HSU athletic director Dan Collen, also holding a B.A. in P.E., did OK as University Center coordinator for outdoor activities. Once appointed director of athletics, he terminated the position of the popular 25-year track coach Dave Wells handing Wells a settlement check for $250,000!

HSU vice pres Cofee held no college degree at all.

HSU administrators lecturing students about academic excellence are modeling something entirely different and probably a far more valuable life-lesson for today's young adults.

If HSU were run by actual professionals credentialed within their fields, they would hire more professionals instead of fearing them! Professionals need not rely on costly fear and subversion of law to manage, nor tolerate the nepotism and favoritism that shields and perpetuates incompetence and corruption.

Eliminating perceived opponents is a trademark of tyranny and despots and has no place on a public university campus, or any other public institution.

Give 'em Hell and fight to the end Bollman, you are not alone.

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Posted by William Slade on 08/15/2015 at 10:47 PM

Re: “Bolman to Sue HSU

We all agree that change needs to occur at HSU, however this individual is not the person to lead it. She is not Native American although she will lead colleagues, students, and others to believe that she is. There is no record of her enrollment anywhere. Although she is sympathic to native Americans and their issues-it makes
me question her credibility if she can't be truthful to one question of WHO SHE IS!! With that being said - I ask all of you to question stories that the media publishes as often they are not true! I would hope these student that are supporting her are told the truth as they are jeopardizing their education and future to defend her - Shame on Dr. Bolman!! Lawsuit based on race?! Good luck winning that lawsuit. What has the world come to that we have educators lying to our young people.

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Posted by ArcataGuy on 08/14/2015 at 11:15 PM

Re: “Bolman to Sue HSU

We've obviously failed in education in the U.S.

How else do you explain the hundreds of thousands of 18-21 year old students graduating "public" universities $25,000 in debt and few prospects for living-wage employment, and yet, not one campus has been shut-down by student protests?

When HSU's 30-year president Allistar McCrone, couldn't fire the teachers he wanted to, he simply eliminated the entire Education Department. The class-action suit dragged on for a decade after all but one teacher took generous early retirement packages. The lone hold-out received unreported back-pay and damages. Following countless scandals, McCrone himself negotiated a 3 year agreement to leave, sitting in a library basement office doing nothing to collect $1 million while Rolland Richmond took over.

Vice President Don Christiansen left HSU for an Oregon university administrative position after the $15 million John Sterns scandal that occurred under his and McCrone's watch. Admitting "no fault" in court settlements enables incompetent, unqualified administrators, all lacking advanced degrees in their over-paid administrative field to play "musical chairs", entering another state and campus to repeat the costly, inefficient process of subverting law and due-process. Instead of being held accountable, they receive multiple retirement checks from multiple states while taxpayers pay out millions in settlements.

It's a broken and corrupt institution, like so many others in the U.S. today, completely off the radar.

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Posted by William Slade on 08/13/2015 at 9:21 PM

Re: “Bolman to Sue HSU

"incompetent and corrupt officials admit no fault, retain their jobs, and continue their petty tyranny ensuring no one else will dare to speak freely and publicly"
I couldn't have said it better myself. I imagine this could easily become a class action suite if Bolman's lawyers were to look around. Start w/ the former IELI faculty & staff, that were forced to work under deplorable conditions including "Arbitrary, capricious, illegal, and at-will employment practices..." Whom then were unceremoniously & viciously run out because of incompetence at the higher administrative levels.
I'm sure there are MANY former faculty & staff that were shut down & silenced by the prevelant strong arm tactics employed by HSU at the administrative level.

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Posted by ¡harrumph! on 08/13/2015 at 8:17 AM

Re: “Bolman to Sue HSU

"...our actions were based on legitimate business reasons.” Frank Whitlach, HSU spokesperson.

This idiotic quote reveals a lot about today's crisis in education, like the crisis in healthcare, the crisis in prisons, affordable housing, Health and Human Services, the military, and on and on and on....

It's not a "business"!

After 35 years, Ronald Reagan's legacy has come to fruition. Running government like a business is an unaccountable and inefficient failure.

Nothing invites corruption and waste in government more effectively than employees working in fear for their jobs. At HSU, due-process rights, including "tenure", have no meaning when a professor must have the courage and the resources to put their career on hold to fight for their rights against state-funded lawyers for ten years.

Arbitrary, capricious, illegal, and at-will employment practices are common in private industries. However, in government bureaucracies like HSU, administration officials subvert the California Education Code and union agreements, then hand the full costs over to the public to pay for the lost productivity, attorney fees, court hearings, and large confidential settlements to make victims like Bolman "go away" while incompetent and corrupt officials admit no fault, retain their jobs, and continue their petty tyranny ensuring no one else will dare to speak freely and publicly...until the next confidential settlement, and the next, and the next...

This story illustrates why there's worsening crises in our communities amid so much official silence.

Whether it's another HSU professor, a Eureka police Chief, or a Humboldt County professional, that $350,000 settlement offer and glowing professional recommendation that comes after about 18 to 24 months of Subpoenas, Interrogatories and Discovery, is always taken.

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Posted by Harold Lopez on 08/12/2015 at 11:45 PM

Re: “Mobile Home Owners Rally over Rent

There's still time to qualify a voter initiative on rent control on the 2016 ballot for Humboldt County.

Many cities have them specifically for trailer parks, just pick one!

Better yet, with Humboldt County's obscene 20% housing affordability rate, there should be rent control for everyone in the county to level the playing field.

Do so, and watch voter turnout finally increase.

Posted by Harold Lopez on 08/11/2015 at 12:19 AM

Re: “Mobile Home Owners Rally over Rent

Same problems downhere in Fortuna at Royal Crest. Rent has gone up or services cut every year that I have lived here ($20-$25 / yr. for 8 straight years) It's outragious!!!

Posted by Bill Herman on 08/10/2015 at 9:32 AM

Re: “Hotels Hosing Our Heroes?

We own several hotels in the Fortuna and Arcata area. We have been doing our best to accommodate the brave men and women defending our lives and property, who do so at a tremendous risk to their own safety. While we could hold on to our rooms and sell them at our summer rates to tourists, we've chosen to take a hit in revenue and block out every available room for several days in advance in anticipation of the need for these heroes. We watch these men and women come in, barely able to hold their head up due to exhaustion (some have been on the line for four days) and welcome them to a hot shower and a comfortable bed.

The reasoning for some of these hotels refusing to make accommodations is because during the off season, these same Cal-Fire and National firefighters often choose to stay at the higher-end hotels, bypassing those hotels that do their best to find rooms for these brave souls regardless of time of year.

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Posted by David at Comfort Inn & Suites Redwood Country on 08/07/2015 at 8:19 PM

Re: “Hotels Hosing Our Heroes?

HSU just posted on its Facebook page that it's hosting 100 firefighters in its residence halls.

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Posted by Jessica Cejnar on 08/07/2015 at 5:47 PM

Re: “City of Eureka Cancels Contract with Chamber of Commerce

Sorry John, I've been there and that's how I know. There are a few women, I grant you that.

The ONLY way you two can write such nonsense is due to the fact that your assertions are not provable, an accountant should understand that.

If they were provable, the Chamber would have released its supporting documents by now detailing the actual COC expenditures of the TOT taxes that belong to the public.

It is only with that information that the public can determine if other uses might better improve Eureka's attraction for tourists.

The interesting thing about the COC is that, with sound conservative leadership, the lost revenue could be easily recovered by reaching out to the other half of Eureka businesses that are not members.

Why is that John? Too many "liberals" in charge at the COC??

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Posted by Ronald Clark on 08/07/2015 at 12:51 AM

Re: “City of Eureka Cancels Contract with Chamber of Commerce

It was my understanding, when I was in the audience of the city council meeting where cancelling the Chamber's contract was first discussed, that it wasn't being done to totally eliminate the Chamber's funding. It was to write up another contract that would make any future cuts easier.

Eliminating the Chamber's funding altogether would be a foolish mistake. A big money maker for the city is the Transit Occupancy Tax (TOT) , also known as the Bed Tax, which only Tourists pay. The Chamber's services helps increase the number of Tourists that come and stay in our city.

Anyone who says the Chamber's members are "the richest, private, mostly white men's club in the county" simply has not a clue as to who & what the Chamber is & does. Ronald Clark, I would be glad to take you to the next Chamber mixer so you can become better informed.

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Posted by John Fullerton on 08/06/2015 at 3:55 PM

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