Comment Archives: stories: News

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.

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.

6 likes, 1 dislike
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??

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

Re: “Unopposed

Deborah Ann Jacobson, correct spelling. Please take note.... Misspelled in the Article.

Posted by Beckie Thornton on 10/22/2016 at 7:37 AM

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

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

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

Re: “McKinleyville Man Abducted in Niger

I will pray for Jeff Woodke.

2 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Carol Weaver on 10/21/2016 at 3:46 PM

Re: “Prepare for Impact

I was diagnosed of hepatitis in 2012 and I have tried all possible means to get cure but all to no avail, until i saw a post in a health forum about a herbal doctor from South Africa who prepare herbal medicine to cure all kind of diseases including hepatitis b virus, at first i doubted if it was real but decided to give it a try, when i contact this herbal doctor via his email, he prepared a herbal medicine and sent it to me via courier service, when i received this herbal medicine, he gave me step by instructions on how to apply it, when i applied it as instructed, i was cured of this deadly virus within 18-20 days of usage, I am now free from the virus, i was tasted negative. Contact this great herbal doctor via his email or website on Goodluck

Posted by Brittany Doggies on 10/21/2016 at 10:36 AM

Re: “Closed

Good work, John.. An excellent article, well researched, attracted a troll right away..

8 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Benjie on 10/21/2016 at 6:42 AM

Re: “Closed

Man what a "downer" of an opinion. I can't believe all is lost and I won't stop trying as long as I'm physically able to help contribute something to my community. Flat roof buildings are a challenge to maintain. The houses and apartment buildings in other cities have successfully achieved their construction for hundreds of years. But they do need constant attention more than conventional roofing. The Vet building isn't beyond repair at this point. I hope it can be reborn as a tribute to our veterans and a continuing center for our community.

3 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Louis Iglesias on 10/20/2016 at 8:10 AM

Re: “McKinleyville Man Abducted in Niger

I will pray for Jeffrey and share this horrible news so others can also pray for him.

4 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Gloria Picchetti on 10/20/2016 at 6:56 AM

Re: “Closed

I am sad to see another unintelligible rant from the chronically depressed, sick and stoned correspondent chronicling the mournful, sad decay in Goobsterdam. Right up the street from the disgusting veteran's hall, which should have been torn down decades ago, is the reprehensible Jerold Phelps Hospital-like structure, which should be closed and have an orange fence erected around it!
Goobsterdam is nothing more than a dead town inhabited by pot farmers, and operated by the remaining businessmen who moved out long ago. This little burg has nothing, is nothing, and probably will never recover. Even Cedarville and Portola and Hoopa have better medical facilities! Goobsterdam has had nothing new built in the last 50 years, with the possible exception of the Motels-which have become drug supermarkets and where no thinking person would stay...
The funniest part is that Goobsterdam is always whining about needing help! The folks in this town hate outsiders vehemently, and Goobstedam is one of the most provincial, xenophobic, paranoid and hostile places I have ever been. If it wasn't so crazy there, I would call it a small hole containing extreme conservatism. They paint themselves as hippies but they are really Republicans! All the folks there want is for you to come and spend some money (CASH ONLY!) and then leave.
John, your essay says to me "burn down the Veteran's Hall and Humboldt County will have to build us a new one". This is a dangerous viewpoint, but typical of the thinking of the disabled pot growers in Humboldt County.
Come to think of it, Garberville is a less than attractive nuisance, and the whole place should just have the orange-fence treatment that it is famous for.

0 likes, 12 dislikes
Posted by Taurus Balzhoff on 10/20/2016 at 6:49 AM

Re: “Unopposed

"Eureka's ....board (council) majority continuously shift(s) from one side to the other." (Kimberly Wear).

NOT TRUE Kimberly!

Can you recall the last time there was a majority of candidates that won without the support of the usual development industry donors? Atkins, Bergel and Arroyo are the first majority I've seen in 40 years and it's probably been much longer.

There's plenty of caring and intelligent adults that would run if we had public financed elections for seats that paid meaningful compensation.

Posted by Ted Nissan on 10/17/2016 at 12:25 AM

Re: “The Case of the Missing $5 Million

OMG. This is terrible and was so difficult to read. There is so much wrong here that it is way over the top of wrong. There must be SOMETHING that can be done to ensure the safety of these precious people who need care. Mr. Shlomo Rechnitz needs to answer for what has happened. This is not right.

1 like, 0 dislikes
Posted by Mona McWhorter on 10/16/2016 at 3:53 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...

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

Re: “Grave Matters

Informative comments . I learned a lot from the insight ! Does someone know where I can get a sample CA Form CCP 1954 example to work with ?

Posted by Moises Williams on 10/15/2016 at 7:35 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.

4 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Cheryl Ford on 10/15/2016 at 6:08 PM

Re: “The Case of the Missing $5 Million

Hats off to Linda Stansberry for this very interesting article and thank you Journal for printing it. We need to know!

4 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Joan Ottoson Woodcock on 10/15/2016 at 10:17 AM

Re: “The Other Side of the River

Law enforcement doesn't go out there? Im not sure if I can think of a spot law enforcement frequents more... between the pot growing, idiotic family feuding that results in leos having to intervene to save your family members lifes, your family's contributing to the delinquency of minors by supplying them with substances while unsupervised, your family affairs of duis, so in general next time before you feel like ranting or feeling superior perhaps you should take a honest look at your self and your "family" as you cost tax payers more than you have ever contributed

Posted by Citizen on 10/14/2016 at 10:23 PM

Re: “The Case of the Missing $5 Million

Marilyn, lets not forget that both Chesbro and Berg are now retired and writing this as concerned community members.
Woods and McGuire's lawns may be fair game but they are already hard at work and fully on board. I would suggest that it is the Reps in LA where Mr. Rechnitz lives who could offer them the most insight into what this billionaire will and will not respond to.
I'd rather protest directly in front of Mr. Rechnitz house, at the Shlomo & Tamar Rechnitz Charitable Foundation offices, at the Chabad of California’s headquarters in Westwood, as Torath Emeth or The Chofetz Chaim Heritage Foundation where he is the first Chairman of the Board.
This is where you can shame the man, where he lives and at the facilities that is most proud of, and where he claims to be charitable. If you can demonstrate his hypocrisy to those whose opinion he values, then we might get somewhere.

12 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Richard Salzman on 10/13/2016 at 9:27 PM

© 2016 The North Coast Journal Weekly

Website powered by Foundation