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Re: “Attorneys: Fortuna Mom Standing by to Surrender in Fatal Hit and Run Case

Two young people are dead including her own daughter, she flees the scene and she's "negotiating" her surrender? And already has an attorney? Give me break.

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Posted by Reynard on 07/23/2016 at 7:40 AM

Re: “Return of the Minor

What I loved about the pre-Coming Attractions Minor Theater was that is was the place one could go to see classic old movies on the big screen and the more artsy Oscar nominees, including foreign films and documentaries. And I can guarantee you that if they show something like Errol Flynn's Robin Hood the local SCA contingent will show up in force and in medieval garb. Many years ago we did that for Kenneth Branaugh's Henry V at the Arcata Theater and it was a blast. Why not do a festival of classic adventure movies like those? Can't get much more family-friendly than that.

Posted by Reynard on 02/21/2016 at 3:09 PM

Re: “To Bamboo or Not to Bamboo

I planted four varieties of clumping bamboo eight years ago and am not having any problems with invasiveness. I have Chusquea curleou as a hedge to block sight of the next door property, plua a Himalayan blue bamboo, Alphonse Karr and a timber bamboo that struggled in one spot, moved it and seems to be getting going in light shade. Of course the "clumpers" spread, but there's absolutely no comparison to what a running bamboo wil do. Unbelievable that anyone who considers themselves qualified to write about gardening and plants would recommend "a super toxic herbicide" at all, much less first on the list.

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Posted by Reynard on 02/20/2016 at 10:03 AM

Re: “When the Shark Bites

The moral of this story for both parties and any other artists out there doing similar work, having been a freelance graphic designer for 15 years before moving on to fine art painting is....GET IT IN WRITING. For every single job before starting work, in this case, every individual label, t-shirt, mug, whatever. A contract form would be best, but even an informal Letter of Confirmation at least sets out what the parties have agreed to (like for instance, $1 a shirt royalties). This includes what rights the client gets. For a job like a beer label, I would expect that the client would get all rights for a flat fee. For the designer, get 1/3 up front, 1/3 upon approval of the design, 1/3 net 30 on delivery. All of the unhappiness could have probably been avoided if Duane and Barbara had done this. Really a shame all around.

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Posted by Reynard on 12/25/2015 at 12:11 PM

Re: “Wing and a Prayer

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

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

Re: “When the Waters Rose

I remember it well. My dad, who worked as an investigator for the DMV, had a CB unit in our home. He helped relay messages for days. Afterwards, he had to get around the country to do his job, crossing the rivers with washed-out bridges via temporary ferries. We knew the people who owned the Jewel Box, a redwood souvenir shop, down in Phillpsville. I'll always remember going to visit them and seeing the inside of their shop up to the tabletops in mud. They raised the building up off the foundations and carried on for some years, then retired. The building is much changed but still visible as you drive south on 101. Also remember seeing an entire barn shoved back into the trees next to the road.

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Posted by Reynard on 12/04/2014 at 9:53 AM

Re: “Port of Call Eureka

It's....Groundhog Day. Does anyone remember going through all this in the 1990s? I do. Eureka went down this road already with the hosts, tours, acitivities, attending marketing conferences to pitch the city to cruise lines, etc. When a few ships actually stopped by, the passengers mostly didn't even bother to get off the boat, particularly the one luxury ship that stopped here. A lot of local people, including me, spent a lot of time, effort and money to make local products and offerings available in what ultimately was a waste of all three. Help me to understand what has changed since then that will result in a different outcome this time.

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Posted by Reynard on 11/27/2014 at 4:24 PM

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