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.
I will pray for Jeffrey and share this horrible news so others can also pray for him.
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.
"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.
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.
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...
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 ?
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. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hMonbg2DUcQ
Hats off to Linda Stansberry for this very interesting article and thank you Journal for printing it. We need to know!
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
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.
However, our representatives typically only respond out of fear and loathing, it's how industries and their lobbyists get what they want.
We might need to occupy the lawns of Chesbro, Berg, McGuire and Wood too.
It is time to put pressure directly on Mr. Shlomo Rechnitz.
Thanks to Patty Berg and Wes Chesbro for this:
But can they now help us to put pressure on Shlomo Rechnitz? It would require getting to him where he lives. What Temple does he attend and who is his Rabbi? This is where the protests need to be held as he clearly presents himself as a pious man:
I was one of the last people to leave i have 4 kids 3months 2 yrs 7 yrs and 10 yrs old it was indeed gross there but some of us living there would fix up are room are selfs i seen one person replace the flooring its self, so yess we get 1600$ but with most rooms in town are 100+$ a night and lots that cant accomidate a family of our size is very hard im on my last dollar and last few nights i have no idea where me and my kids are going to go the shelters either dont have room or cant accomidate us because the size of our family i had to give my sons dog up because we had no where to keep him anymore we cant get into a apt because of us having a eviction from almost 10yrs back when i was 19 and struggling to pay rent in sonoma county so my question now what are the people that will have to live on the streets do im worrie my children. Will be taken because im homeless we have no family all i have is my kids i just wish that there would have been at least more time for people to figure out where to go but 72 hrs to pack and find a home is almost impossible especially when u have 4 kids and 2 that go to school and one with learning disabilities what are we to do now everyone at the moment of leaving gates seemed concerned but 24 hrs later we were forgotten
Sorry: Initially spelled it Thaddeus. Computer let me correct that spelling, but won't let me delete the comment on it. Muphry's law again.
And I bet I mean Thadeus. Muphry's law. I'm available on the cheap as a part-time proofreader.
Thadeus Greenson: on p 13, column 4, I bet you mean provisions for appellation designations, not Appalachian designations.
I'm so glad to see the Blue Heron boarded up. That place was like "welcome to Eureka, how do you like our slums?"
Her parents made her do horrible things and risked her life and freedom all in the name of religion. I hope she can check her mythology at the door when doing the public's business. If she can't, then she has no business being in government.
I don't get why some of you think it was an injustice to close that place down. I remember driving past it as a little kid going to and from the mall, always noting how filthy and destitute it looked.
Now I'm in my 30s, and I'm quite happy that such a place (which only enables people to continue living in squalor) has been boarded up. It was nothing but a festering eyesore for everyone driving through Eureka to see. It was bad for the city, as well as the poor souls who had to call such a place a home.
It has been a year and a half since this was first posted, so I hope that means people like Guy Anderson went on to get the help they needed.
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