@A Guy ... Remember what happened to the Eureka Reporter ... Came in hot with superior equipment and in a lot of ways a better product than the TS. If KRCR wants to stick, they need to convince us that they're PART of this community and invested in it. That they don't exist solely to out-do KIEM.
Generally, TV news reporters earn very little, until you have a name to sell, and that is very rare. I even doubt Dave Silverbrand is sitting all cushy like. Probably struggling like so many others, even though he has a quality reputation.
Thanks William - you're right and I fixed it.
Looked pretty slick. Doesn't have quite the home-towny charm of Channel 3 though. BTW, shouldn't the ABC station in Redding be KRCR, not KCRC?
Just watched the Tuesday 6:00 pm version on KAEF. Channel 3's going to be in trouble; this new program has much better production values and is a lot easier to watch.
KIEM staffers are constantly changing. What's the deal? Maybe minimum wage is too much to pay them.
John Fullerton, once again, is wrong, dishonest, and mean-spirited. The facts are not your strong point Fullerton- only your shadow money and deceitful fear tactics.
And Joel, you were a fine MC!
Thanks to Heidi Walters for reporting on this wonderfully weird, unique event. "Only in Humboldt" often means something great.
Dr Palmer is an outstanding physician - and human being. He has worked tirelessly for this community for many many years, sacrificing his own personal life to be there for the endless masses of patients who need his services in this profoundly undeserved region of the country. Much of the population in this community has been helped in some way by Dr. Palmer or his P.A. Katy (who is amazing) over the years. The amount of appreciation and gratitude owed to both of these 2 individuals can not possibly be measured, because it is beyond immense. Period.
Far be it from any local media source to point out that Fullerton’s “62% of Eurekans” is actually 62% of VOTERS, in effect, about 18% of the eligible voters and probably 10% of Eurekans.
Lucky for Fullerton that his lies are repeated so often.
Perhaps if the initiative was well researched, supported by stakeholders, and well written, it would have passed?
It is a shame that Grant Scott Go-Forth is so perplexed as to why Measure R failed so badly. The answer is obvious to at least 62% of Eurekans. Measure R was an extreme Measure written by extremists with no business world experience.
All the other large cities, counties & states that passed minimum wage increases passed responsible increases that are phased in over time & not limited to small cities. It could happen in Humboldt County but not if the Occupy Eureka crowd are in charge.
Note to James Decker, you can kiss off any chance of any similar measure passing countywide unless you step aside and let moderates take over.
Sad - I grew up in Korbel and worked in the mill until 1977. My Dad worked there most of his life. Last of the company towns other than Scotia. The "saving" of the spotted owl devastated the lumber industry in Humboldt county back in the 70's when the government confiscated millions of acres of private timberland. I have many fond childhood memories of this small town - and now my childhood is for sale!
How about a Head Czar to watch over all the other Czars?
These carts are expensive. But why continually pick on homeless or other destitute people? Why not give them an alternative to use instead of shopping carts that the general public must use to get groceries? I find it very insensitive to expect these people to live on the street and carry their belongings on their backs. Why not give them ALL a decent place to get off the street and keep their things without threat of someone stealing what little they have.
When did all of us "fortunate" become so jaded and selfish to NOT see that we are ALL only a step or two up from being on the street pushing our clothes around everywhere we go?
As far as retrieving and cleaning the carts, well common sense tells us that that responsibility should be on the shoulders of the owner, however they decide to do it.
This article and comments has made me realize just how filthy and disgusting shopping carts are and how much I detest putting any of my fresh veggies or fresh baked bread or anything into them, PERIOD!
I suggest mandatory, immediate, Federal shopping cart legislation that addresses all the associated problems with these necessary evils. Can you just imagine how many plagues and infestations have been caused by an innocent shopper just using a cart? UGH!
What I found most interesting at a City Council meeting addressing vagrant shopping carts is that they had received no negative comments from retailers who were told they would be expected to pay a fee (fine) if their shopping carts were recovered by the City or else be required to place loss prevention mechanisms in place: security guards or locking wheels on carts. I agree that we have a problem, but why should of the owner of the shopping cart be fined when they don't take prescribed measures to prevents its "repurposing"? Shopping carts are expensive, and I think most store owners are doing what they consider necessary and cost-effective to retain them.
The city could adopt some carts as "green carts" and people who NEED a place to put their belongings can use the carts without being treated as criminals. The Eureka City Council has found yet another excuse for the EPD to mess with people who have nothing, and make the stores more hostile to homeless people. Of course, the council does not try and figure out a way to alleviate the need for people to take stores' shopping carts. And scientifically (as Grant Scott Go-Forth pointed out) the City's Hep C horror story is impossible.
It isn't every city that adds such a creative, compelling short story to its official newsletter. I'm looking forward to the next installment.
City attorney who doesn't lie to dying council members czar? Keep the city manager for more than 2 weeks czar. A drilling through Pine Hill czar. Oh, and an entrance sign to Eureka czar. Funded thru Measure Q.
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Nov 20, 2014
vol XXV issue 47
A Better Life
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