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Re: “Samoa Pulp Mill Officially Dead

who bought the power and recovery boilers

Posted by Richard G Engel on 03/23/2017 at 8:59 AM

Re: “Samoa Pulp Mill Officially Dead

who bought the new power and recovery boilers?

Posted by Richard G Engel on 03/23/2017 at 8:58 AM

Re: “Alleging Public Defender is Already Failing Clients, Attorney Asks to Fast Track Lawsuit

So you hired Lionel Hutz as the county PD? You people (voters) need to get off your asses and start electing some competent people. This idiot got hired because you elect idiots.

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Posted by Teufel Wulf on 03/20/2017 at 3:32 PM

Re: “TL;DR: The Cannabis Issue

Helping the handicapped or robbing them?

Posted by Aymeric Miramand on 03/20/2017 at 6:17 AM

Re: “Culture Change

A culture wherein people self-medicate their cares away and, in their altered reality, perform poorly in the schools, create hazards on the roadway while they are drive, attract a criminal element, and shatter standards of character / health / and respect for others needs to change alright....but not in the direction the marijuana industry wants it to.

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Posted by Phil Braun on 03/18/2017 at 10:11 AM

Re: “Sunday Crash on 101 Leaves 1 Dead, 1 Injured

My prayers go out to Jonnie Ebenson's family. He will be missed by his loved ones.

Posted by Jason Davis on 03/18/2017 at 8:54 AM

Re: “Culture Change

Mr. Rowley seems out of touch and disillusioned. Having lived and worked in Willow Creek for 20 years. I see things with a slightly more open minded mentality. Weed growing has been a part of the community for a very long time. Most cultivation taken place on national forest lands out any close to town mountain road. In clandestine plots. Post 1996 locals and pilgrims began to grow in their yards under the guise of prop 215. Our community became more open and accepting of cultivation after two local garden supply stores opened in town. Since then we have seen in increase in arrival of new settlers. You know the ones with flat bill hats with the logo of their team captain Ted Simpkins. These are the group of folks in town with the least ties to the community. With little or no support to the benefit of town.

I too have seen the decline of test scores in the local county school. I have also witnessed the fledgling charter school provide an alternative education for those seeking a better education. I saw the community come together locals and pilgrims to make candy stick park a gem once again. Which would warm ol' Flowers heart! Things actually appear to me to be on an upswing from 20 years ago. We now have more local businesses to support. Without hauling all our purchases from the coast. The parks and water system Mr. Rowley speaks of being in disrepair. Is partially his own fault as a previous memeber of the community services district. Rather then placing blame on the growers try taking responsibility. You and Mr. Holmes are more to blame. Being surrounded by forest service land greatly reduces our property tax base here in Willow creek in turn reducing what comes back into the community for capital improvements.

If Mr. Rowley doesn't like the trimmigrants hanging out on the street in the fall, it is his responsibility as an ambassador to willow creek and business owner to offer some of his 18 rental units to these savvy international travelers. Rather then complaining look for simple solutions to the things you see as problems.

I personally feel Calistoga may be a better option for a sleepy little hamlet for Mr.Rowley and his aging mother and grandchild. There he will be surrounded by wine grapes and drunks. Not marihuana plants and stoners. There is a place for everyone he justs needs to find it. I feel Mr. Rowley is a minority in his opinion and feelings regarding our thriving successful mountain community. I also sense a little jealousy of the growing community in Mr. Rowley statements. His " successful " businesses if measured by money made wouldn't actually be that successful in comparison to what's actually going on around here.

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Posted by Pedro Orejas on 03/16/2017 at 10:43 AM

Re: “Puppy Plucked From Humboldt Bay to be Adopted by Rescuer

Thank you to all who helped save this little one. I began to cry when reading this. I just don't understand idiots like this who can be so cruel to a animal. But so thankful that she's going to be loved from this all. Thank you to the fisherman who helped and who is going to give her a home. Thank you

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Posted by sadiesmom on 03/16/2017 at 9:19 AM

Re: “Culture Change

This is a most interesting and sad story. Everyone who has an interest in their community anywhere should read it. I wish legal marijuana was just as simple as keeping a couple plants in your yard or kitchen without sales and taxes and use of precious land.

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Posted by Gloria Picchetti on 03/16/2017 at 8:05 AM

Re: “Culture Change

I've known Mark for 40 of those 62 years and he was once known as the Mayor of Willow Creek. He and his family and others like his have poured there blood, sweat and tears into creating a village from a once ramshackle stop-over to a town of vision. What the article fails to mention is that Willow Creek built their community with little or no outside interference from the County. Not because it wasnt needed but because it was never offered. Now with cannabis in the picture, all land use decisions are with the County and this poor little gem of a town has little or no influence on outside decisions regarding their town. Sad. I would probably consider moving as well.

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Posted by Robert Ulibarri on 03/16/2017 at 7:46 AM

Re: “Shipping Jobs to China?

Political Correctness and Extreme Environmentalism IS and WILL BE the DownFall of this once Great Nation!

Posted by David Weaver on 03/15/2017 at 3:29 PM

Re: “Bike Lock

bill burton is a greedy, snaky bastard! arcata had to shut down the bike library just to get rid of him. he took the $25k and bought land near burnt ranch for himself to grow weed on.. not to open another bike library there like he claimed to be doing. him and his crew would strip anything nice (shimano components etc) off of the donated bikes to keep for themselves. i know all of this for a fact because i was friends with one of his crew. thanks bill burton for ruining the bike library you greedy fucker!

Posted by bumblebee on 03/14/2017 at 9:20 PM

Re: “United Changes Schedule, Drops a Flight

Which flight did it eliminate? I didn't see it in the article.

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Posted by Douglas Edward Culbert on 03/14/2017 at 6:47 AM

Re: “Griego Files Suit Challenging Public Defender Hire

The petition for a writ of mandate is linked in the last line of the story above.

Posted by Thadeus Greenson on 03/13/2017 at 10:21 AM

Re: “Hello and Goodbye

Dr. Eagles has provided strong leadership in regards to helping our K-12 system understand the importance of supporting early childhood and promoting family resilience. I look forward to continuing that work with Dr. Hartley.

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Posted by Meg Walkley on 03/11/2017 at 8:34 AM

Re: “Passive Resistance

I saw that the Resolution passed, but my comment below (which wouldn't publish earlier) is still relevant.

The rules for passing an ordinance should not be the same for a resolution. The Resolution should pass without the dishonest and right wing Jager and Brady having to sign on. But, if it is going the way of an ordinance, Jager should explain himself (if he knows how) and then be booted out of the mayor's position.

I appreciate this article and the quotes from the council members. It was especially important that the writer here shows that Brady (a Donald Duckkk supporter) made a diversionary statement about clitorectomies (although I would hope Brady IS opposed to genital mutilation) with the intention of misleading people and misrepresenting the Resolution. Brady and Jager are blatant enemies of human rights.

It would be good if girls and women and trans girls and women could be specifically named in the Resolution given... well, you know, thousands of years of disrespect and horrors against us.

I appreciate what Bergel said (worth repeating): "I think we would be remiss not to consider the people that are potentially being deported ...the homeless that are being discriminated against all the time...People are a priority." And her referring to the Resolution "as an 'intention,' a statement of how the city will treat people who may feel discriminated against or fearful in the face of an administration that has tried to use an executive order to restrict the entry of Muslim people into the United States, is preparing to build a wall along the country's southern border to prevent the entry of migrants [and made horrible, false, dangerous characterizations] ... and which includes a vice president who has blamed gay marriage for "societal collapse."" I'm glad Kim Bergel is not afraid to speak in defense of people and speak words unpopular with the right wingers. The rest of the council is frighteningly silent on issues of human rights.

Too bad Eureka gave 3/4 of a million dollars of tax/public money to Lost Coast Brewery instead of using it for housing and other essentials for many of us poor tax-paying residents. The only things that Brady (and her ilk) "move forward" are the gestapo state and the local, greedy 1% pocketbooks. All of this while the City of Eureka is a major violator of human rights and the majority of Eureka residents are poor.

Disappointingly, the last paragraph of this article falsely summed up the political and social reality here. Definitely, there ARE hate crimes occurring in Eureka (including hate crimes perpetuated by the Eureka police) that are racist, anti-homeless, anti-disabled, and anti-LGBTQIA. Do not tell me that immigration raids (locally and elsewhere) are due to crime; I know that to be NOT true. ICE (and plain old Humboldt-grown racists) continue to terrorize people locally. I stand in solidarity with the people being threatened by ICE, the racist system, and bigoted jerks.

This Human Rights Resolution 'debate' shows us who the neo-fascists on the council are- Brady and Jager don't even pretend that they are for human rights. We need the rest of the council to show more courage and principle in action. Hopefully, with or without a resolution, Eureka will work for and protect basic human rights including: shelter, potable water, available bathrooms, and protection from race, class, gender, age, identity, and status-based discrimination, harassment, and violence. We need to create that protection, and it comes into direct conflict with the violent police state and with both neo-fascists and neo-liberals. Eureka really needs some humanity.


Posted by Verbena on 03/10/2017 at 8:39 PM

Re: “Griego Files Suit Challenging Public Defender Hire

Good on Patrik Griego for this lawsuit. Griego was excellent when he worked in the Humboldt County Public Defender's office. He worked for the people ("defendants") in a good and authentic way. I trust what I know of his claims here regarding the inappropriate hire of Marcus by the County. And I don't trust the County who would like poor people to be denied their right to competent counsel.
I would like to see the Petition for Writ of Mandate. Could the Journal please publish it?

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Posted by Verbena on 03/10/2017 at 8:14 PM

Re: “Fatal Hit and Run in Downtown Eureka

Gary Lee Stotter's death on 4th near the Cop several years ago was similar. Someone driving about fifty, changing lanes so that they could pass cars stopped at the crosswalk.

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Posted by Joel Mielke on 03/10/2017 at 12:56 PM

Re: “The Political Climate With Jill Stein at HSU

I am hoping the presentations leading up to Dr. Stein's were recorded. I see the Soundcloud logo, but when I click on it, nothing happens. Did the Journal record the pre-lecture including Jene McCovey, Fernando Paz, and Sarah Torres?

Great evening. It is unfortunate that HSU (the institution) tried to sabotage the event by keeping it in the KB Room rather than offering the Van Duzer even when it was selling out and so many people wanted to attend. Requiring people to pick up tickets in advance ("sold out" by Friday) was prohibitive, too. Both of these moves by HSU stopped many more people from attending.

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Posted by Verbena on 03/10/2017 at 12:05 PM

Re: “Fatal Hit and Run in Downtown Eureka

Wow so sad. And Marci kitchen still walks free after hitting and killing her daughter and friend.

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Posted by Tammy Cowan on 03/10/2017 at 1:06 AM

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