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Re: “Scare Tactics

"I'd like to wake up every morning and see a big five-column headline in my paper: "Nothing Bad Happened Today." That's a paper I'd read."

No, you wouldn't. Too boring.

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Posted by Fred Mangels on 08/28/2014 at 6:53 AM

Re: “Will Not Comply

What's shocking about this story is that it's the only local article covering anything on the Humboldt County Grand Jury's Final Report.

Further down, the GJ Final Report actually addresses one reason why there's so much crime here.

The Eureka Zoo gets $700,000 each year to remain certified while local government cries poverty when asked to fund a Mobile Response Team to resolve common issues involving distressed children, drug abuse, homelessness or mental illness, without costly police or incarceration.

Unlike other regions, an indigent and distressed young child in Humboldt County faces standard policy of public handcuffing and isolation at juvenile hall or sempervirens. This kind of policy called "Incorrigible Laws" was banned decades ago when abused by parents, guardians and shelter staff to quickly dispatch children that committed no crime.

Maybe after our first school shooting it will become "newsworthy".

Posted by Jerry Stewart on 08/28/2014 at 12:13 AM

Re: “Judge Denies Bid To Stop Trinity Water Releases

Well worth it.

Posted by John Alcorn on 08/27/2014 at 8:26 PM

Re: “Best Ever? HSU Alum Retires, Takes Football Coaching Job

As the Bard once quoth:

"'Tis better to have gaps in one's knowledge of sport
Than to be a smug prick of the condescending sort."

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Posted by ryan.burns.76 on 08/27/2014 at 4:41 PM

Re: “Wait a Second... Sunset Magazine's Dubious Geography

Hi Grant,
We always appreciate challenging feedback. Glad you blogged about the issue and included some of our links. Just thought I’d let you know that we didn’t see the cover art so we couldn’t have helped ID it. I guess it’s fair to say that Luffenholtz, one of our favorite beaches, became a “Lost Coast” of sorts in the press.
Richard Stenger | Humboldt County CVB
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Posted by Richard Stenger on 08/26/2014 at 2:17 PM

Re: “Coffee or T and A?

The slut shamers are out in full force today, go home and masterbate to stories about the rapture or something.

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Posted by Madeline Criswell on 08/25/2014 at 7:25 PM

Re: “Coffee or T and A?

Haha all the soccer moms getting butthurt. Don't worry Marlene, your sweet virginal little baby won't run off to mini hooters, she'll probably just become a satanist because you've repressed her so much! :) also...ITS HUMBOLDT LOL!!

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Posted by Madeline Criswell on 08/25/2014 at 7:22 PM

Re: “Coffee or T and A?


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Posted by Madeline Criswell on 08/25/2014 at 7:15 PM

Re: “The Politics of Water

am i8 wasting n time--jus get t erased

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Posted by jean doran1 on 08/25/2014 at 9:43 AM

Re: “The Politics of Water

The professor speaks from the mountain top----the locals united and
demonstrated persistedly why our water should stay OUR-- WATER--
Chebro did not cast a localized vote--A home district vote---It was thoughtful and couragious..

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Posted by jean doran1 on 08/25/2014 at 9:24 AM

Re: “Wait a Second... Sunset Magazine's Dubious Geography

Nice catch! I didn't give the beach pic a second look

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Posted by Allison Edrington on 08/24/2014 at 11:59 AM

Re: “Wait a Second... Sunset Magazine's Dubious Geography

Add to that the fact that the visitors bureau gave Sunset a list of 25 places to see in Hum County that is riddled with errors. The visitors bureau is a badly run outfit that does a sloppy job.
On the whole the Sunset coverage was not very good and fails to mention any of the incredible places to go to inland other than spots on 299. Since their main source was the visitors bureau they feature many mundane, commercial spots. Too bad. We need a creative and knowledgeable visitors bureau.

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Posted by Sylvia De Rooy on 08/24/2014 at 9:09 AM

Re: “Wait a Second... Sunset Magazine's Dubious Geography

I think we're lucky that they used a picture of a Humboldt county beach at all.

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Posted by Alisha Cardoza on 08/24/2014 at 7:47 AM

Re: “Weed Disagree

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Posted by Eric Morgan on 08/23/2014 at 6:12 PM

Re: “The Politics of Water

If/when they come to take Trinity water for the vineyards, Olympic pools and orchards down south, these scoundrels will rightly point out that Humboldt County's leadership has failed to do a thing about our own vineyards, Olympic pools, orchards, trout farms, man made lakes, commercial gardens or pot legalization, (the first step to ending destructive industrial grows).

We're already experiencing rural water thefts. Violence is not far off.

Hopefully these new funds can be used to finally condition all new rural developments and water uses upon water sustainability science.

Wildlife suffering biodiversity collapse don't distinguish between the myriad sources of overuse and abuse of clean water.

Only politicians do.

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Posted by Jerry Stewart on 08/22/2014 at 11:12 PM

Re: “Ground Breaking

"It's just that a lot of other people attracted to some of the same things I am happen to be men," she says.

The major difference between men and women in leadership roles is that women are largely denied them, although, it appears that the outrageous salary and benefits, (akin to top U.S. gov. positions), did not diminish due to being female.

It will be a great day for academia when bureaucratic leaders, not merely teachers and students, are also required to model academic excellence in their field of public administration, finance and human resources. The U.C. system graduates hundreds of advanced degrees in public administration each year, individuals as interested in campus management as a geologist is interested in Mars, and available for a lot less than $350K.

This is just one of many seething ironies within a system unable to innovate in the face of unprecedented divestment.

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Posted by Jerry Stewart on 08/22/2014 at 10:40 PM

Re: “SECOND UPDATE:Trinity Will Get More Water; Suit Filed

As predicted, a restraining order to stop/delay the Trinity flows is prepared to file on Monday. I'm hoping we at least get the pulse flow down the river before the court system is activated. The endless fight!

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Posted by Robert Ulibarri on 08/22/2014 at 6:22 PM

Re: “Baron Versus Mountain

La Grange Mine is now a Eagle Rock Quarry and under the direction of the Army Core of Engineers and they do a great polution...critters and trees.

Posted by Audra Homicz on 08/22/2014 at 12:02 PM

Re: “Best Ever? HSU Alum Retires, Takes Football Coaching Job

This article is ridiculous. Dixon is obviously a great player at the IFL level but to say he had the best professional sports career of anyone with Humboldt ties is naive, uninformed and lazy. He plays in the IFL which isn't even the highest level of indoor football. That would be the AFL where with a little digging you would find Maurice Purify, whose accomplishments at a higher level of competition easily outdo Dixon's not to mention Purify has played in the NFL.

Back to Jaso and Maualuga, these guys are playing at a level where Dixon didn't just go un-drafted, he didn't get a sniff. They are putting together very respectable careers at the peak of competition, Dixon's career can't compare.

Mo Charlo, the Iorg brothers, Ned Yost, Bob Wilson, Billy Olson, Mike Pigg, Austin Nicols, Fred Hooks, just to name a some more research you shouldn't make bold statements just to make bold statements, use a little logic and have enough background knowledge to realize that the IFL barely qualifies as professional sport.

As for the bowler, he's definitely the best bowler to ever come out of Humboldt, bowling isn't a sport and bowlers aren't athletes but good for him.

You're welcome, hope you had a good day at school.

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Posted by Juan on 08/22/2014 at 9:39 AM

Re: “Ground Breaking

Welcome Home Sister. After reading this article I am very optimistic. You sound like just what we need here. What I would like to see is a Nursing and a Computer Science Degree Programs.

FYI: The Mouth of the Mad river is Seal Heaven. The Sandbar on the South side is a Human Free Zone because the only way to get there is by Kayak or a Really long walk from the Park. So the seals and sea lions thrive...

HSU Class of 2005 BSCIS

Posted by Greg Vanderlaan on 08/21/2014 at 2:04 PM

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