Re: “Appalachian v. Appellation

I've seen these two words transposed before, yeah.

Posted by Bart Rankin on 10/20/2016 at 3:40 PM

Re: “Vote V!

Ms. Mosher’s letter is full of inaccuracies and purposely misleading omissions. Remember, Ms. Mosher — a non-retired business owner — has a vested interest in not telling the truth because she financially benefits if Measure V passes.

MISLEADING OMISSION: 90 municipalities have ordinances.
FACT: 447 don’t have any form of rent control and 17 jurisdictions have actually rescinded their rent control ordinances in recent years! AND over the past ten years, 13 Northern California cities and counties have considered rent control and officially rejected it, including neighboring Lake County and Mendocino County.

INACCURATE: Carson taxpayers are paying nothing for rent control.
FACT: Carson continues to pay expensive lawyers to appeal their devastating $7.4 million rent control judgement. Every day they fight to prop up their failing rent control program, their legal bills mount exponentially. Money that could be spent on services for the community.

MISLEADING OMISSION: $6500 is a paltry sum to preserve affordable housing.
FACT: $6500 is only the start as Measure V caps the $5 tax charged to mobile home owners. This deficit will only increase. If a park owner asks for a hearing from the county, the county has to pay for that lawyer. On top of that, if the park owner wins, the “losing” residents have to pay all the expenses incurred by the park owner for this hearing and all will have their rents raised as ordered by the Hearing Officer.

INACCURATE: Arcata study, as well as others, show that ordinances are effective.
FACT: Economist after economist agree that rent control is not the right answer. Study after study, including the Arcata study, show that rent control will hurt the neediest and poorest residents among us.

The fact is that rent control is not needed in Humboldt County. Especially not in the form of Measure V.

To get even more facts, please visit and Vote NO On Measure V.

Posted by Guntram Wolski on 10/20/2016 at 11:24 AM

Re: “Closed

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.

Posted by Louis Iglesias on 10/20/2016 at 8:10 AM

Re: “McKinleyville Man Abducted in Niger

I will pray for Jeffrey and share this horrible news so others can also pray for him.

Posted by Gloria Picchetti on 10/20/2016 at 6:56 AM

Re: “Closed

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.

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