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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.

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: “UPDATED: Bay Billboards No More

GOOD! I was Boycotting the Businesses that Advertised on them anyway!

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Posted by Pat Engness on 08/19/2016 at 6:32 PM

Re: “UPDATED: Bay Billboards No More

Hopefully the agreement didn't include payments, since most all of the billboards were placed illegally and without permission. Caltrans, the agency responsible for managing placement of the billboards, should have taken care of this long ago. It took the Coastal Commission to hold their feet to the fire and deal with them.

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Posted by mott733 on 08/19/2016 at 11:52 AM

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

Re: “Putting Heads Together for Housing First

Our police need to be fighting crime.

The homeless need stable houses.

The reddest state in the union (Utah) saved taxpayer's money providing modest apartments instead of emergency services and they nearly ending chronic homelessness in just a few years.

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Posted by James White on 08/19/2016 at 12:23 AM

Re: “Putting Heads Together for Housing First

"says Sally Hewitt, senior program manager at a phone interview. 'Some were saying Housing First means build housing first, other groups say that tents are housing first, or that tiny houses are housing first. We're not saying that these ideas don't have value, but we want everyone to be on the same page.'

Sally, YES those all ALL housing...obviously the more normal and secure the better, as is true for any human being, so tents are not idea AND until housing can be built (give 3% availability) tents first are "Housing First" and are more conducive to the homeless healing or at least to not digressing further than being shuffled around every morning 7 DAYS A WEEK and relocated AGAIN in two weeks; as if being homeless wasn't hard enough as it is. I dare any housed person to try it for a few months, especially those over 40, as many homeless are. Stability for homeless is better for the community in general as it reduces the often exhausted, demoralized, drifting people and pets that occurs all day long in old town, parks, library etc.

Tiny homes are far better than tents and have had great success already all across the country. So easy there have been high school students building the tiny homes for homeless. Andrew Heben, a city planner who as a student lived in "Camps" to understand better how people survived and what was needed, has spoken twice now in Eureka. A place to start for those adrift about this solution: AHHA (Affordable Humboldt Housing Alternatives) has been working tirelessly towards a local tiny house village for years, ahead of the curve of Focus Strategies yet concurrent with their findings and directives. This link from 2014:…

The quality and quantity of lives lost due to lack of mental health care and housing in particular is staggering and most never make it to the news, dead or alive. The community suffers too...just go to the library or any trail or green space...oh and it is really not great for children to see we leave people to lay in the streets. Just saw an article about a Sheriff in TX who committed suicide due to facing eviction/foreclosure.

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Posted by Noyb on 08/18/2016 at 5:12 PM

Re: “End of Life Options

Correction please:
Your source has done you a disservice. The promoters of assisted suicide have worn out their thesaurus attempting to imply that it is legal in Montana. Assisted suicide is a lhomicide in Montana. Our MT Supreme Court did ruled that if a doctor is charged with a homicide they might have a potential defense based on consent. The MT Supreme Court acknowledged it is a homicide in the ruling.

The Court did not address civil liabilities and they vacated the lower court’s claim that it was a constitutional right. Unlike Oregon no one in Montana has immunity from civil or criminal prosecution and investigations are not prohibited like Oregon. Does that sounood legal to you?

Perhaps the promoters are frustrated that even though they were the largest lobbying spender in Montana their Oregon model legalizing assisted suicide bills have been rejected in Montana in 2011, 2013 and 2015.

Your source has done the public a disservice. Their ordinary bait and switch campaign is demonstrated by their selling "must self-administer" then they do not provide in their legislation for an ordinary witness of the "self-administration". This omission eviscerates the flaunted safeguards putting the entire population at risk of exploitation by heirs, the medical-governmental-complex and organ/tissue traffickers.
Respectfully submitted,
Bradley Williams
Mtaas dot org

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Posted by Bradley Williams on 08/18/2016 at 2:05 PM

Re: “End of Life Options

By all and any means, it's my decision.
Perhaps I will want to make such a decision without all the damn Catholics trying to ram their fantasy beliefs down everyone's throat.
Preventing a woman from having her tubes tied? Are you serious?
Another prime example of how horrible and invasive religion is often practiced.
There is no god. Get use to it.

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Posted by Mr. Geezer on 08/18/2016 at 10:26 AM

Re: “3rd UPDATE: Suspect Killed in McKinleyville Standoff

Looks more like an invading army to me.
At last, the boys got to play with their toys.
The Constitution states that we shall not have a standing army.
Too late.
The cops in this country have been eager to accept all the left over war toys from the Feds. Out of control while folks just la de da through life.

Yes, I understand the cops were dealing with a allegedly armed crazy man but an armored car? Really?
Just how close did they think they could get to any apartment? I do see an advantage for the cops to seek shelter behind the vehicle. I know I would.
Would cops just drive that almost tank directly into structures? You betcha. If they felt they had a need it would be gang busters in the streets of Humboldt County.

Cops have a horrible, tense, danger filled job. But, they chose it.
.....and, cops should be drug tested especially for steroids.

Posted by Mr. Geezer on 08/18/2016 at 10:10 AM

Re: “3rd UPDATE: Suspect Killed in McKinleyville Standoff

That's dumb.
To the family....peace ..

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Posted by dawguss42066@gmail on 08/18/2016 at 10:05 AM

Re: “3rd UPDATE: Suspect Killed in McKinleyville Standoff

Do you dummies really think if he was black he would be riddle with holes , if you do you must be black.??

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Posted by Doug McDonald on 08/17/2016 at 10:00 PM

Re: “Hazardous to Your Health

Something is very, very wrong in McKinleyville! I grew up there. In the past several years, the number of schoolmates, their family members, and children with dire health concerns and/or mortality rates have shot sky high! There have been far too many at or near 40 years of age who have succumbed from cancers, organ failure, and brain disorders. It's not just people who are life-long residents, either. Several have lived more of their lives outside of the town. Still, these numbers should not be ignored!

Posted by TangieKeen on 08/17/2016 at 7:39 PM

Re: “Garberville Man Drowns in South Jetty Boating Accident

Bruce Adams went into the water to pull the 4 men out. He risked his own life in dangerous conditions. All men were out and Bruce initiated CPR before the EMTs finally showed up at the scene. Coast Guard were late to the party.

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Posted by sla94116 on 08/16/2016 at 8:56 PM

Re: “Life-Saving Librarian, Narcan Prevent Overdose Death

I was actually in the library and saw this taking place. It kind of pisses me off that they refer to the man who shakes him as a heroin user. I talked with the guy who has 3 years drug free sobriety. Give credit where credit is due.

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Posted by Student on 08/16/2016 at 9:07 AM

Re: “Medical Marijuana Tax Bill Goes Up in Smoke

Nice post! This is very informative! Great job! Kip on posting!

Posted by Finch Finch on 08/16/2016 at 3:09 AM

Re: “Renner's New Owner: No Changes on Horizon

Valley Pacific's ownership are wonderful people that care about their employees and the communities they serve.
They will be a wonderful addition to Renner

Posted by seejohnz on 08/14/2016 at 7:59 PM

Re: “Medical Marijuana Tax Bill Goes Up in Smoke

good! why arent those asshats spending our money (their salaries and pensions paid for by us) demanding the federal government decriminalize one of the most, if not THEE most amazing medicinal plants in the known universe, instead of demanding even more profiteering from a black market? that goes for our local representatives as well. they are imposing a tax unlike any other, IN ADDITION to all other commercial taxes, based SOLEY on the illegality of an easy to grow plant. our state and local representatives are selling everybody out to the almighty dollar. free the weed, once and for all!

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Posted by free the weed, no new taxes! on 08/13/2016 at 8:03 PM

Re: “The Death of Jeannie Newstrom

We are all to blame and the blame increases the closer you get to the patient and the issue.

The NCJ provided a public service by raising questions that could lead to more demands for solutions. just because a local issue is rarely reported doesn't make it "sensational" when it appears.

Why are so many of Humboldt County's human health statistics among the worst in the state? Why is it not being routinely reported?

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Posted by James White on 08/13/2016 at 1:53 AM

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