Growley Tracy 
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Re: “Pot POW

This man is not a prisoner of war, he is a prisoner of greed. Did he think that the laws of other states have no teeth simply because he is a Californian? He was in So. D because there is big money in the oil extraction business there. Where is the environmental high ground here?

Sorry. can't get tears for him. He is where he is because of the very clear and intentional choices he made. Stop with this story, it reeks of insincerity. Some old story, only the guy is in a band you like. Please, move on.

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Posted by Growley Tracy on 03/03/2014 at 5:59 AM

Re: “Hum Plate Roundup

Damn, now where will I go for a steak and not be pestered by the trendy types. The combo of steak, whiskey and racing... not to mention the company! I also love the AA for breakfast, best ham steak ever!

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Posted by Growley Tracy on 03/01/2014 at 5:28 PM

Re: “What's Not To Know

Marcy, thanks. the Brown Act is a pain in the ass on purpose! I've sat on boards, (small, local) and although I couldn't possibly know all of the rules, one was made very very clear, you must give the public the truth, and you cannot hide in secret meetings, or secret e-mails.
As a board member it may seem like the various individuals are trying to stop you just because they don't like you personally, but their concerns are being voiced because they feel strong enough to challenge the process, a very American idea.
I'm surprised there aren't more comments already posted. maybe you and I are the only ones outside the committee that cares. That would be sad for Humboldt.

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Posted by Growley Tracy on 02/28/2014 at 7:51 AM

Re: “Before You Stiff Your Server

Humboldt's restaurant staff treat their customers as though they are doing you a favor by being mediocre. I acknowledge the the quality of the food is not their fault, but as my server it is their job to be my advocate to the kitchen, to do their best to assure that my entire experience is worth the extra money for a tip.

For a tip of 20% I want my toast served with my eggs, my coffee before my eggs. I want my fish fresh, my rice hot, the glasses clean, etc. I want my waitperson pleasant but slightly distant, (not my chum), clean, articulate, and light on their feet. I want the people who work in the place I am dining, to be focused on the work they are there to do, not on standing in the doorway to the kitchen sharing snark about the diners, or gossiping with the next table about their kids art projects while my meal sits where I can see it, getting cold.

This is a common experience in Humboldt. I will return to the places that run well, and avoid the ones that aren't. Yes the county is full of restaurants that want my business, but they have got to do better if they want a better tip than 15%, which is the custom for so-so service and food.

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Posted by Growley Tracy on 02/09/2014 at 1:45 PM

Re: “Men (and Women) are from Mars ... Maybe

I suspected as much over 30 years ago. Only, I thought we got here by ships. (I'm still holding onto that theory, btw)

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Posted by Growley Tracy on 02/02/2014 at 11:56 AM

Re: “Dead of Night

This is one of the best articles I've read in a long time. I,m saddened to read that the county officials are taking the posture that they are. Not being responsible for people after they are released is a weak argument. "not my concern, not my job" - ism is rampant in our society.

I am not someone who would think to find myself in that situation, but... I would be in a real fix if I found myself on the street in Eureka at 1am and no money, car, etc. A very bad night could into a hellish night.

This is a small community stretched to our financial limits already, but there is a solution, we just need to figure it out.

Oh, and... Not everyone who is arrested is a "cockroach".

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Posted by Growley Tracy on 01/31/2014 at 8:44 AM

Re: “Angry Town

I have been sharpening the tines on my pitchfork for this guy for a looonnnggg time.

Anybody got a cauldron of hot oil and some feathers? Does he pay his "victims" of ADA discrimination before or after he ruins a long standing, community loved business? Does he shop locally? Where is his office, anyway?

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Posted by Growley Tracy on 12/16/2013 at 6:08 PM

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