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Re: “Sensed Presences and Heard Voices

I have had three distinct encounters, each of which has been life-changing.

Posted by LaPortaMA on 08/25/2016 at 8:21 PM

Re: “An Apology to Our Readers

The content of the paper, be it editorial or advertising, is ultimately our responsibility. We regret running the image at all and apologize for any hurt or offense it may have caused. The North Coast Journal takes sexual assault very seriously, as we hope our past and continuing coverage shows, and the same goes for copyright law.

Really ? I reported sexual assault of my daughter to you in 2006 and you DID not even interview me

Posted by Dale Kramer on 08/25/2016 at 5:15 PM

Re: “Not Even From Around Here

Great article! Ain't none of us really "from" around there, unless we are part Mattole, Weott, Sinkyone, etc. When I moved to Salmon Creek in 1992 I had no idea it was pot central; just trying to live free, grow food and get water out of the ground. I feel fortunate to have happened to get an interest in the parcel through which the Stansberry road leads down from Wilder Ridge. Haven't had the pleasure of living there or meeting many of the neighbors yet. I hope to meet you someday!

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Posted by littlefish on 08/25/2016 at 3:10 PM

Re: “Not Even From Around Here

Good job. "..the main problem isn't the who, but the what." Great line when referring to the industry we all love but hate at the same time.

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Posted by Tall Trees on 08/25/2016 at 2:21 PM

Re: “Not Even From Around Here

great piece Linda, being of the Polish persuasion I appreciate the support LOL

Posted by Jessie Wheeler on 08/25/2016 at 12:52 PM

Re: “Not Even From Around Here

Really nice piece Linda. Thank you.

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Posted by Eric Kirk1 on 08/25/2016 at 11:18 AM

Re: “Prepare for Impact

sb277 is insane, unconstitutional, illegal, and the work of drug companies paying politicians to get it passed. it smells worse than a decomposing body.
maurine meleck

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Posted by Maurine Meleck on 08/25/2016 at 10:31 AM

Re: “Prepare for Impact

I don't know why there is a debate about this. Mandating chemical injections is obscene and criminal.

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Posted by Lort Bizniss on 08/25/2016 at 9:10 AM

Re: “Prepare for Impact

Nice to read some actual journalism. Well done explanation of a complicated and charged issue.

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Posted by KBranch on 08/25/2016 at 7:35 AM

Re: “Prepare for Impact

Firstly, this law, while well intended, was enacted out of panic and without sufficient research into its ramifications.

Secondly, while the new law technically "continues to honor and accept exemptions for medical reasons" it changed how those medical exemptions have to be recorded and what type of medical exemption is acceptable. The medical exception for my 12-year-old is no longer valid as it does not conform to the new rules.

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Posted by Jason P. Franklin on 08/25/2016 at 7:13 AM

Re: “Best of Staff Picks

Esteban fixed me an Enchilada al Pastor this afternoon and when I told him that it was as good as anyting I could make (a compliment I don't often voice)....he grinned happily, thrust his leathery hand across the counter and thanked me. He and his story remind me of my grandparents who came here from Italy, worked hard, built a restaurant around my Nonna's excellent cooking, and established the legendary Big Four Inn--- a superb entry in our culinary history. Thanks NCJ for pointing me toward Esteban!

Posted by cm on 08/24/2016 at 8:27 PM

Re: “Growing Pains

Interesting that the late filers lucked out of the list..

Posted by Benjie on 08/24/2016 at 4:01 PM

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: “Growing Pains

Consider alcohol regulations, which require public notices on storefronts and additional notice to neighbors for on- and off-site sale applications. The argument that some growers may be placed at risk is countered by the equally compelling argument that non-growers have a right to know about commercial operations in their neighborhoods that may impact them very directly. As a recovering journalist, I'll come down on the side of the public's right to know every time.

If people are serious about wanting to come into the light ... well, guess what: Public records are public for assorted good reasons. Business licenses, CUP applications, court filings, delinquent taxes, irate emails to board members and/or county staff ... all very much public record, as will be your state licensing status. Commercial cannabis licensing and personal privacy rights are mutually exclusive concepts. You can choose one or the other, but not both.

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Posted by Bud Green on 08/18/2016 at 11:12 PM

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