Not Even From Around Here

Not Even From Around Here

Who's afraid of the Bulgarians?

(August 25, 2016) I get alarmed calls every week about the Bulgarians. They're paying exorbitant sums for property in Petrolia, Bridgeville and Alderpoint, I'm told. They're jogging along rural roads with automatic rifles...

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Growing Pains

(August 18, 2016) The backlash came fast and fierce. "Get ready for some hate mail," warned one Facebook commenter about 30 minutes after the post went live. Within hours, the boycott calls began....

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NOMRL

Cannabis reducto ad absurdum

(August 4, 2016) Damn, but we love our views. We love them so much that, back in 2011, some of us successfully levied this love into stopping the big baddies at Shell Energy...

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Insert Sensationalist Weed-related Headline Here

(July 28, 2016) The longer I work in media, the more tempted I am to write a guide for the general public on how media works. And, given that I've only worked...

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The Naked Truth

(July 21, 2016) This week's Republican National Convention was marked by the appearance of 100 naked women holding mirrors, a photography project by Spencer Tunick. Tunick has positioned the naked bodies of people...

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Pot Not the New Almond

(July 14, 2016) How much marijuana is being grown in Humboldt County? We've all heard some store porch supposition on the subject, but there's little actual data to back it up. A recent...

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Canna-unionize?

(July 7, 2016) Union leaders are talking about normal union concerns in a dimly lit Arcata bar. There are cocktails all around. They talk about safety, protecting jobs, keeping wages high, changing laws...

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The Sweet Spot

(June 30, 2016) It was Benjamin Franklin who famously wrote in a 1789 letter that "in this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes." Well, California pot...

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Big Brands

(June 23, 2016) Microsoft made some tech industry-sized waves this week with the announcement that it's diving into the marijuana business. Before you get too excited, don't expect to find any Windows 10...

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Worldly Weed

(June 16, 2016) After Grant Scott-Goforth's parting shot last week debunking the racist connotations of the word "marijuana," it seemed only fitting to follow up with another column blatantly pandering to the...

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'Marijuana' Isn't Racist

(June 9, 2016) Last year, I watched a room full of white people cheer as a white grower told a panel of white lawmakers that the word "marijuana" was racist. It wasn't...

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Bye, Bye Night Sky

Light pollution in Southern Humboldt

(June 2, 2016) Dear neighbors, We live in a lonely place. When I was a kid, I'd sit on our porch with only the radio for company and let the big dark...

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Greeting the Pot Czarina

(May 26, 2016) A line of more than 100 eager attendees snaked out of the entrance to Arcata's D Street Neighborhood Center to meet the chief of California's newly formed Bureau of Medical...

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Dude, Where's My Impairment Test?

(May 19, 2016) The American Automobile Association's name cropped up in several articles this month on the topic of driving while under the influence of marijuana. On the basis of headlines alone, the...

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Leaving Humboldt in the Dust

(May 12, 2016) The sleepy, dusty desert east of Los Angeles may be looking like a threat to Humboldt County's marijuana industry. While the arid landscape may seem inhospitable to plants, two...

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Cannabis in the Centennial State

(May 5, 2016) The Colorado Department of Public Safety released early findings on the effects cannabis legalization has had on law enforcement, commerce, health and juveniles. The study, mandated as part of the...

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  • Re: Not Even From Around Here

    • I just drove the Mattole road from Ferndale into AW Way Campground for a few…

    • on August 28, 2016
  • Re: Not Even From Around Here

    • I find the Bulgarians of Humboldt County to be extremely polite and amagable. I think…

    • on August 27, 2016
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    • this is a great article! thank you for sharing without prejudice!

    • on August 27, 2016
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    • No one is "from around here" except the Natives who were wiped out in the…

    • on August 27, 2016
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    • Yet again Linda, your gentle touch belies the razor sharp edge of the journalistic knife…

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