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Re: “Wing and a Prayer

French Prosecutor: Co-pilot Wanted To 'Destroy' The Plane
As a frantic pilot pounded on the cockpit door and passengers screamed in panic, the Germanwings co-pilot "intentionally" sent Flight 9525 straight into the side of a mountain in the French Alps. This could bother those that would like to be in control and have anxiety about flying. This could be the Titanic of aviation. Aviation has been a mess since 9/11. Looks like the Aviation Division can afford neither the TSA nor the retired sheriff deputies at ACV.

Also, the Silver Lining Restaurant in the ACV terminal building closed this week. This could put a damper on the arts alive efforts. Perhaps someone will reopen, since Aviation provides the heating, ventilation, hot water, stocked and cleaned bathrooms, and automatic backup generator (does the rent include utilities?).

Posted by Anon Y Mous on 03/27/2015 at 5:06 AM

Re: “Wing and a Prayer

What you are looking at is the inconvenient truth about ACV. The CRJ200 cannot get a clearance to land when the visibility is 0.25. This has happened so far several times this month. What this means is 1 out of 3 arrivals were cancelled on 3/26/2015, and thus the 6 am departure on 3/27/2015 is also cancelled. Everyone on these SkyWest flights in SFO last night and ACV this am will be trying to rebook or make other arrangements. I have suggested to the office of the UAL CEO that they considered another arrival time less conducive to fog for this flight that remains overnight (RON), and they have concurred. This cancellation is especially troublesome since it only takes one to cancel a third of the flights yesterday and today—since it can take like forever to rebook. SkyWest does not seem to send us a replacement flight.

United Flight 5523
Operated by Skywest Airlines dba United Express
Status: Canceled due to Severe weather conditions
DEPARTS
ARRIVES
City: San Francisco, CA (SFO)
Gate: 76B
Check-in Terminal: Terminal 3, Concourse F
Scheduled Time: 10:30 p.m.
Scheduled Date: Thu., Mar. 26, 2015
Estimated Time: Canceled
Estimated Date:
City: Eureka, CA (ACV)
Gate: 2
Terminal:
Scheduled Time: 11:40 p.m.
Scheduled Date: Thu., Mar. 26, 2015
Estimated Time: Canceled
Estimated Date:

Aircraft: Canadair Regional Jet 200 aircraft #N962SW
United Flight 6293
Operated by Skywest Airlines dba United Express
Status: Canceled due to Severe weather conditions
DEPARTS
ARRIVES
City: Eureka, CA (ACV)
Gate:
Check-in Terminal:
Scheduled Time: 6:00 a.m.
Scheduled Date: Fri., Mar. 27, 2015
Estimated Time: Canceled
Estimated Date:
City: San Francisco, CA (SFO)
Gate: 76B
Terminal: Terminal 3, Concourse F
Scheduled Time: 7:14 a.m.
Scheduled Date: Fri., Mar. 27, 2015
Estimated Time: Canceled
Estimated Date:

Aircraft: Canadair Regional Jet 200 aircraft #N962SW

Posted by Anon Y Mous on 03/27/2015 at 4:49 AM

Re: “Wing and a Prayer

There isn't one shred of economic evidence, as pointed out in this investigative report, (thank you), for any economic impacts whatsoever to justify the transfer of public wealth to subsidize airline travel.

Property tax increases while our schools are closing? Are you kidding?

If necessary, negotiate to have larger, more profitable jets with greatly reduced flights per week. The jet-setting class can adapt their schedules without grandma paying higher taxes!

It wasn't that long ago that county government claimed travel budgets could be greatly reduced by investing tens of thousands of dollars on computer conferencing technology. Eureka quickly followed suit. Yet, it remains substantially underutilized.

The "gloom and doom" imperative to avoid inconveniencing the rich is simply another example of Humboldt County's right-wing supervisor's trotting out long-discredited, faith-based, "trickle-down" ideological flapdoodle. Take note pin-heads: the deregulated airline industry resulted in immediate rate increases!

The trend is clear.

Higher fuel prices and less travel.

Meanwhile, Greyhound buses are packed. Greyhound made a mint selling their station properties just before the 2008 crash. You can watch the result every Friday and Saturday night when 40 passengers are dumped in downtown Eureka onto Hwy. 101 during busy traffic and pouring rain. After nearly a decade, NOT ONE of these "other traveler's" county supervisors gives a ...%$*@!


It's a miracle no one has been killed.

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Posted by Barry Gates on 03/26/2015 at 11:16 PM

Re: “No Silver Lining

Glamour?

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Posted by KenMalcomson on 03/26/2015 at 6:47 PM

Re: “Wing and a Prayer

Kiss off any meaningful economic development if the county loses commercial air service.

Posted by Reynard on 03/26/2015 at 2:23 PM

Re: “Wing and a Prayer

Plan B: Comfortable buses (like the Mexican long-distance first-class ones) linking Humboldt to the regular Santa Rosa shuttle service to SFO?

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Posted by barryevans on 03/26/2015 at 11:44 AM

Re: “Wing and a Prayer

Of course the 50,000 people are frequent or repeat flyers. Most of us in Humboldt can't afford to fly out of McKinleyville at anytime for any reason.

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Posted by Rod Allen on 03/26/2015 at 10:24 AM

Re: “Wing and a Prayer

This dance we do with the airlines remind me of a similar ho-down with NFL teams acquiring funds from municipalities for the honor of building their temple stadiums. The results are also the same, I can't afford a 49er ticket not to mention a flight to LA. It's almost cost affective for me to travel to SFO, rent a room and park the truck than it is to fly out of ACV. At least I can get a good night's rest before traveling and arriving on time to my destination. Call it part of the adventure. There's nothing more I can wish for than to take off from ACV on a flight that won't add thirty percent to my destination charges and arrive on time. But I don't think our market is up to the squeeze, for the tribute airlines will require.

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Posted by Louis Iglesias on 03/26/2015 at 8:49 AM

Re: “Stabbing Prompts Knife Sale

I'd day that's grounds to boycott Bayshore Mall.

Posted by Fred Mangels on 03/26/2015 at 8:39 AM

Re: “Stabbing Prompts Knife Sale

www.KnifeCountryUSA.com is a great webstore to buy a knife. I have always used them to purchase all my cutlery needs.

Posted by Josh Terryah on 03/25/2015 at 9:57 AM

Re: “Stabbing Prompts Knife Sale

Long blades bad - short blades good - Hmm

Posted by Dwain1 on 03/24/2015 at 7:30 PM

Re: “Stabbing Prompts Knife Sale

Ah, the agenda of the Journal continues. No wonder it's free.

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Posted by Otis Driftwood on 03/24/2015 at 6:38 PM

Re: “Sheriff's Office, Grand Jury Butt Heads over Jail Release Transportation

“In any case in which a person is arrested and released without trial or in which a person is arrested, tried, and acquitted, if such person is indigent and is released or acquitted at a place to which he has been transported...the arresting agency shall, at his request, return or provide for return of such person to the place of his arrest.”

In cases where an indigent person is guilty of a crime, serves their time, and is released, the county of Humboldt ensures that the punishment continues by releasing "rehabilitated" inmates into Eureka in the middle of the night without adequate funds or transportation.

Little wonder recidivism rates are so high.

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Posted by Barry Gates on 03/20/2015 at 10:19 PM

Re: “Sheriff's Office, Grand Jury Butt Heads over Jail Release Transportation

dammit!!! just tell the people what they are entitled to........what is so hard about doing that?

i was hoping things had improved in Humboldt County but officials still sidestep the obvious issues and make life miserable for those caught in their web.

I had hoped for more from Mike Downey.

christine c. stone

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Posted by Chris Stone on 03/20/2015 at 9:17 PM

Re: “Following the Money: Humboldt Dems Pumped $130K into Far-Flung Races

This story provides one good reason why nearly every elected and appointed office in Humboldt County is dominated by republicans and right-wing "democrats". That's the kind of money it takes to get rid of a developer lap-dog like Bass, Bohn, Sunderg and Fennell.

Or, they could use a portion of it to organize this county's first voter registration canvass.

It expensive to win elections when you don't trust potential voters enough to reach out to register them.

Posted by Barry Gates on 03/20/2015 at 12:22 AM

Re: “Settled out of Court

Very disappointing that a few people in Eureka are still stuck in offensive 1950's racial attitudes.

Posted by Matt Horns on 03/19/2015 at 7:49 PM

Re: “From the Deep

Vey informative article about elephant seals. I saw one at Trinidad in 1993. Marine mammal rescue folks were rounding up a seal from the beach when I emerged from the Seascape. I asked what was happening and they said that it was a female elephant seal in distress. I had never before heard that they were around there. When they had it safely in the back of a truck I took a close look. Boy, it stunk like crazy.

Posted by Matt Horns on 03/19/2015 at 7:42 PM

Re: “Montana Man Drowns Saving Son in Shelter Cove

This is a tragedy, and I am surprised that drowning do happen more often along Humboldt's treaceherous coast. The North and South Jettys at the Humboldt Bay entrance are particularly hazardous. Slippery algae grows where people walk and waves frequently wash over the jettys. I came close to being washed off the North Jetty the first time I was there and did not know of the danger. I would like to see better signage warning people to not walk out there during high tide or high seas.

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Posted by Matt Horns on 03/19/2015 at 7:22 PM

Re: “Following the Money: Humboldt Dems Pumped $130K into Far-Flung Races

This is democracy/republic lower case!!!!Follow the money!!!!
Did we vote that law--do WE care???

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Posted by jean doran1 on 03/19/2015 at 11:28 AM

Re: “From the Deep

The article states that Piedras Blancas is the nearest place to see elephant seals up close, but there are (at least) two nearer locations where you can get pretty close: Point Reyes National Seashore and Año Nuevo State Park.

Posted by Ken Burton on 03/18/2015 at 9:59 PM

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