I'm with Theresa. I also left Arcata because of exactly what she has described. I used to meet friends for tea on the Plaza and ultimately we couldn't find a place that felt safe from various ill-mannered individuals. I also applaud the city and police. They are doing their best to keep the majority safe and public spaces lovely for all to enjoy!
I have very much appreciated Ms. Savage's columns. When she offered practical advise on household finances, I took note. I admired her ingenuity and her obviously deep love for her family and the planet. The only issue I had with Ms. Savage's column was that she gave the impression that Being Poor was a part of her identity, and made dark jokes about it (particularly her final column). By identifying as a Poor Person, one cannot move to prosperity without changing that mindset. Ms. Savage, I am sure, is wealthy in many other far more important ways. One way is her talent. Sadly, she has resigned from the Journal, and I assume it was to penalize its staff for poor decision-making. But her resignation ends up being far more punitive to her readers. Despite its faults, the Journal is the most read paper in this community and an excellent vehicle for a financial column such as Savage Money. I hope Ms. Savage would reconsider, and come back for the benefit of her readers, if nothing else.
If shaking and waking the community means excessive use of profanity, crass college-boy commentary, arrogance, egotistic first-person references where they're inappropriate, refusal to admit mistakes in public, and so forth, I want no part of it. Perhaps Ms. Hodgson also realized that this was not a direction she wished the paper to go. I have not liked the Journal since Hank's reign. I hope to like it again soon. I hope Ms. Hodgson will continue to write, too. I've been a fan of hers since she bought this paper. She has a fine sense of humour, seems good hearted, and can hit very hard if she has to, a combination I admire. Of course the Journal will survive.
I am quite tired of the Winco generalizations. Seems they smack of classicism. I have actually heard from people who choose not to shop there because of "welfare moms with screaming kids," "meth addicts," "whores," "Mexicans," "white trash," etc. Well. These folks have to shop, too. Please suspend your automatic judgment. First, you are missing out on a store with excellent prices, a wide selection and plenty of vegetarian options. Second, you miss out on some lovely people. If you walk through Winco with an open loving heart, it's amazing how the environment changes. I'm an older gal who tends to be a bit slow, but I am treated with nothing but kindness at Winco. Because I don't choose to look with judgment upon the various individuals who shop there, and I swear that they respond to my chosen vibration. Mr. Mielke, I challenge you to stop the generalizations of the people of Eureka. It's getting quite boring.
The first improvement to your website should be the typography. Please improve the image resolution of the menus at the top. My old eyes have a hard time with the blurry edges of the type, especially the small menu options (home, marketplace, workshops, real estate, etc). They have never looked very clear.
I'd also love to see the brown color go away and get changed to black or a very dark blue. Brown doesn't become you.
The comments are also in a weak color for ease of reading. the light blue type should be black.
Why not use the same color type as your paper publication? "Black and white and read all over"
Not a real "cartoon." And not great. But then not as bad as the "pot porn" photo cover story of a few years ago.
thanks for the detailed coverage of the garden tour and the botanical garden. However, Amy chose to spend one whole paragraph on the business background of Max Abrahamsen, the new botanical gardens director... but said nothing about Terry Kramer, the on-site gardener. The fact that Terry Kramer wrote the Journal's gardening column years before Amy did, that she has written the gardening column for the Times-Standard for 2 decades, and that she is a trained horticulturalist, should have warranted at least a little paragraph, and the interest of Journal readers.
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