Re: “Eureka, Meet Your Captains

Despite 5(?) citizens deaths at the hands of law enforcement in as many years, and despite the Ferguson riots, you'd think they'd wait until the investigation is completed in the Tommy McClain killing before promoting the officer in charge!

Shame on local media for regurgitating police claims that the shooting was "justifiable" weeks before the investigation is complete. Where's the headlines of the witnesses' statements contradicting police claims? Where's the reporting of the cumulative costs of so many killings that are, at best, avoidable, and at worst, unjustifiable?

Posted by Barry Gates on 11/20/2014 at 2:21 PM

Re: “The Kelsey Trail

great article Barry. For a more detailed look at the down side of the Kelsey Brothers in California take a look at:…

Posted by John Parker on 11/20/2014 at 11:03 AM

Re: “Voter Turnaway

Isn't it interesting people avid the very elections where their personal votes matter the most and come out in relative droves for those that have more national appeal. The local level is where everything happens, where our personal lives are impacted the most but so few even know the names of their local representatives and leaders.

Maybe the next major issue should be to increase the number of states with same day registration given the impact on voter turnout.

Posted by Brian Carter on 11/20/2014 at 10:56 AM

Re: “Anchors Aweigh!

@A Guy ... Remember what happened to the Eureka Reporter ... Came in hot with superior equipment and in a lot of ways a better product than the TS. If KRCR wants to stick, they need to convince us that they're PART of this community and invested in it. That they don't exist solely to out-do KIEM.

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Posted by Jay on 11/19/2014 at 9:07 PM

Re: “Anchors Aweigh!

Generally, TV news reporters earn very little, until you have a name to sell, and that is very rare. I even doubt Dave Silverbrand is sitting all cushy like. Probably struggling like so many others, even though he has a quality reputation.

Posted by Dwain1 on 11/19/2014 at 10:45 AM

Re: “Anchors Aweigh!

Thanks William - you're right and I fixed it.

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Posted by Grant Scott-Goforth on 11/19/2014 at 10:00 AM

Re: “Anchors Aweigh!

Looked pretty slick. Doesn't have quite the home-towny charm of Channel 3 though. BTW, shouldn't the ABC station in Redding be KRCR, not KCRC?

Posted by William Van Hefner on 11/19/2014 at 12:24 AM

Re: “Anchors Aweigh!

Just watched the Tuesday 6:00 pm version on KAEF. Channel 3's going to be in trouble; this new program has much better production values and is a lot easier to watch.

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Posted by A Guy on 11/18/2014 at 6:18 PM

Re: “Anchors Aweigh!

KIEM staffers are constantly changing. What's the deal? Maybe minimum wage is too much to pay them.

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Posted by Harold Wood on 11/18/2014 at 5:19 PM

Re: “Minimum Wage Rising Everywhere But Eureka

John Fullerton, once again, is wrong, dishonest, and mean-spirited. The facts are not your strong point Fullerton- only your shadow money and deceitful fear tactics.

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Posted by Verbena on 11/17/2014 at 6:16 PM

Re: “'A Platform for a Cause'

Mike Wilde is innocent.

Posted by puffinz on 11/17/2014 at 12:09 AM

Re: “'A Platform for a Cause'

Mike wilde is innocent

Posted by puffinz on 11/17/2014 at 12:09 AM


Duane Flatmo has contributed much to our community, but this project, (and the fire-breathing dragon), deserves a special recognition for drawing attention to the unrelenting frivolity of our culture's inexplicable waste of rapidly dwindling resources, especially "cheap" oil, causing climate change and extinction rates far more rapid than scientists first calculated.

Imagine what is possible if Flatmo and other average citizen's imagination and ingenuity were channeled into developing and distributing sustainable community energy and food sources.

Thank you Dwain!

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Posted by Barry Gates on 11/16/2014 at 8:32 PM

Re: “Sewing a Shroud

I lost the BEST FRIEND I EVER had in this world just over a year ago... This Man helped her die with DIGNITY.... I love you for that, Michael Fratkin....

Posted by Nancy Doman on 11/15/2014 at 1:27 PM

Re: “'Daddy, Why Are They Called Turkey Bags?'

Well I hope you research your clients' cases better than you research something as basic as the words you use. "Sensimilla"???? Really? I know it's from a foreign language and those darn pesky foreign languages can just be too hard for us stupid Americans to fathom. The word is "sinsemilla" from the conjunction of "sin" meaning without, and "semilla" meaning seeds. It is from the Spanish language. Considering the word has been in use here in America since the 1970s, it is unbelievable that you don't know how it is spelled.

And six gallons of water per plant per day? That is a huge overestimation.

Posted by humboldtrick on 11/15/2014 at 12:45 PM

Re: “Legalized It

Good post Herb Reese.

Posted by Charles Bean on 11/15/2014 at 9:10 AM

Re: “Election Wrap Up

"Some might find it interesting, however, that in 2010 Newman took 45.97 percent of the early vote by mail ballots, 42.20 percent of the vote at the polls and 43.12 percent of the ballots tallied after Election Day."

Some might also find it interesting that only about 30% of the eligible voters turnout when you include the residents that are not registered, but could be.

It's high time that media, and the elections office, began providing this community with more accurate and meaningful data. Reporting the truth in a world of deceit is revolutionary, (Wells), it might even inspire more participation.

All you have to do is compare census figures for the number of voting-age residents to the number that actually voted.

A child could do it.

That way, blowhards like John Fullerton might think twice before misrepresenting the truth:

"It is a shame that Grant Scott Go-Forth is so perplexed as to why Measure R failed so badly. The answer is obvious to at least 62% of Eurekans." (Posted by John Fullerton on 11/07/2014 at 9:10 PM NCJ blog.)

Only about 10% of "Eurekans" voted!

Posted by Barry Gates on 11/14/2014 at 11:09 PM

Re: “Legalized It

:::"a recent report in the journal of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences"

This is more fear-mongering over a small NIDA funded study showing a correlation with small changes of unclear clinical significance. Many things can be correlated with structural changes in the brain including exercise, alcohol use, tobacco use, even caffeine. Changes in and of themselves are meaningless. Also, the study author admitted: "While our study does not conclusively address whether any or all of the brain changes are a direct consequence of marijuana use"

There may be short-term effects but there are no reputable studies proving any permanent brain damage in adults who use cannabis, unlike alcohol.

There are many peer reviewed studies published in respected medical journals that show cannabis does not have permanent adverse effects on the adult brain. [34,35,36,37,38,39,40,41,42,43] In fact, adolescent drinkers who also smoke cannabis may suffer less brain damage than drinkers who do not smoke cannabis. [30,31] In a recent study researchers observed teen's brains over a 1.5 year period. They found that teens who used alcohol during this period had reduced white matter integrity. These changes were not observed in cannabis users.[32]
Even the U.S. Government has a patent on the cannabinoids found in cannabis for protecting the brain. Cannabinoids have shown to be neuroprotective against damage from stroke and trauma, and effective in the treatment of neurodegenerative diseases, such as Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease and HIV dementia.[33] Cannabis has also been shown to reduce the mortality of those who have suffered traumatic brain injuries. [44]

This extensive review of studies which examined the long-term cognitive effects of using cocaine, (meth)amphetamines, ecstasy, opiates, alcohol, and cannabis, sums it up:

"All substances of abuse, except cannabis, were associated with sustained deficits in executive functioning, especially inhibition..."
"There was little evidence for sustained cognitive impairments in adult abstinent cannabis users."
van Holst RJ and Schilt T. Drug-related decrease in neuropsychological functions of abstinent drug users. Curr Drug Abuse Rev. 2011. Review.


30. Mahmood et al. Learning and memory performances in adolescent users of alcohol and marijuana: interactive effects. J Stud Alcohol Drugs. 2010.
31. Jacobus et al. White Matter Integrity in Adolescents with Histories of Marijuana Use and Binge Drinking. Neurotoxicology and Teratology. 2009.
32. Bava et al. Longitudinal changes in white matter integrity among adolescent substance users. Alcohol Clin Exp Res. 2013.
33. Patent 6630507 - Cannabinoids as antioxidants and neuroprotectants. Filing date: Apr 21, 1999.
34. Schreiner, A. M & Dunn, M. E. Residual effects of cannabis use on neurocognitive performance after prolonged abstinence: A meta-analysis. Experimental and Clinical Psychopharmacology. 2012.
35. Delisi et al. A preliminary DTI study showing no brain structural change associated with adolescent cannabis use. Harm Reduct J. 2006.
36. Block et al. Effects of frequent marijuana use on brain tissue volume and composition. Neuroreport. 2000.
37. Tzilos et al. Lack of hippocampal volume change in long-term heavy cannabis users. Am J Addict. 2005.
38. Pope et al. Neuropsychological performance in long-term cannabis users. Arch Gen Psychiatry. 2001.
39. Fried et al. Neurocognitive consequences of marijuana--a comparison with pre-drug performance. Neurotoxicol Teratol. 2005.
40. Grant et al. Non-acute (residual) neurocognitive effects of cannabis use: a meta-analytic study. J Int Neuropsychol Soc. 2003.
41. Institute of Medicine. Marijuana and Medicine: Assessing the Science Base. The National Academies Press. 1999.
42. Hooper et al. Intellectual, neurocognitive, and academic achievement in abstinent adolescents with cannabis use disorder. Psychopharmacology (Berl). 2014 .
43. van Holst RJ and Schilt T. Drug-related decrease in neuropsychological functions of abstinent drug users. Curr Drug Abuse Rev. 2011. Review.
44. Nguyen et al. Effect of marijuana use on outcomes in traumatic brain injury. Am Surg. 2014.

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Posted by Herb Reese on 11/13/2014 at 7:28 AM

Re: “Bike On, Responsibly

Having been a sidewalk pedestrian who was nailed by an idiot riding at a high rate of speed on a bicycle, I appreciate this comment.

Posted by Joel Mielke on 11/11/2014 at 6:28 AM

Re: “Strange, Happy Brews

-:hic:- !

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Posted by KenMalcomson on 11/10/2014 at 8:18 PM

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