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Re: “'A Giant Falls Among the Redwoods'

John was a beautiful soul. It was a privilege knowing him.

Posted by William Floyd on 09/22/2018 at 1:44 PM

Re: “Zombie Apocalypse

Rodney Vernon Brunlinger. Sleazy dope peddler. Seller of swag dope at outrageous prices in Arcata for years. Fake commie. Snitch for Parker Van Hecke. Sellout. Fascist. Who cares what you have to say, hypocrite? BTW, the people who now own your former house in Arcata are tired of being hounded by bill collectors trying to find you, deadbeat Fake Commie Fascist. Also, nice job in helping to destroy ACAT, you sleaze bag. You came full circle and are now Wally George himself.

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Posted by cherokeeweaver on 09/20/2018 at 10:09 PM

Re: “'A Giant Falls Among the Redwoods'

Thank you. John was my neighbor the last couple years. It was a privilege to know him.
Nancy Roberts

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Posted by Nan Roberts on 09/20/2018 at 2:45 PM

Re: “'A Giant Falls Among the Redwoods'

This is beautiful, beautiful, beautiful.

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Posted by Linda Stansberry 1 on 09/20/2018 at 9:33 AM

Re: “Main and Loleta

I lived in loleta in 82/83 i was only 7 at the time, i had moved over from England with my mother who has now passed away and my 3yo sister. My first memories were of the smell, the dairy used to have this smell to it that as a child, intrigued me and my freinds when we rode past on our bikes. I remember the trains that used to take forever to pass, being from England, our trains are small compared to those over there. My memories of the shops are amazing i remember every detail even the penny sweets i remember having 1c on them! Im so happy it looks like it used to although i cant find the gas station and the motel that im sure was next door to it on google earth, i have found my old house just off pershing street is still there too! All i can say is i miss it soo much and i would love to take my children and go back sometime. And i nearly forgot, Halloween. Its hard to tell people here in England about halloween in Loleta, i remember the whole town out at night im sure even the fire station did something and we ended up at the market? Correct me if im wrong but im sure there were stalls where we had chilli dogs and things there? God i miss that place! All my love from England!

Posted by paul harrison on 09/16/2018 at 2:48 AM

Re: “Dishing it Out

When I was in high school, and later when I attended HSU, I worked at several food establishments, but always in the back. In high school, I washed dishes, but the chefs took a liking to me and allowed me to help with prep work- it turned out that I was pretty handy with a knife. Over the years, I managed to do okay in the back of the house, but one day both of the scheduled waitresses called in "sick"; it was a picturesque early fall day, so I'm sure that the doc that they were visiting was on a river somewhere. As I was the only person available, I was enlisted to be the wait staff for that evening. I tried to convince the owner of the establishment that this was a terrible idea, but there weren't any other options. Fast forward 2 hours: I informed a customer who was barking orders at me that she "could go F#

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Posted by Mark Brockwell on 09/13/2018 at 9:15 AM

Re: “Marci Kitchen Jailed Until Sentencing in DUI Manslaughter Case

she is just a coward..she didn't want to face those in the audience at the hearing on the 4th...those who child(ren) she killed because she chose to drink and drive...and leave the scene of the crime. She's not taking is being forced on her because her days of "freedom" are drawing to a tears for this woman....

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Posted by Snoozers on 09/06/2018 at 3:10 PM

Re: “Static at KHSU

1. Mr. Wruck is entitled to engage the legal services of any attorney who will represent him for whatever purpose is agreed upon. This applies to any person.
2. Ms. Bryant has wisely heeded the recent advice of her legal counsel to change course and keep her mouth shut. She is entitled to speak, of course, but other people have far deeper pockets and more experience than she.
3. Too many people in the community wrongly believe that they are entitled to control the operations of KHSU.
4. Most of the complainers focus their grievances on personalities and not issues and this will continue to diminish whatever influence they would like to have.

Personally, if I want content, I go to the internet for it and not KHSU even if it might be broadcast on KHSU. The station isn't worth the effort to listen and most of the volunteers take themselves way too seriously.

Bottom line? As the article quoted of Mr. Wruck: Humboldt State University owns KHSU and as such, they are in control of its destiny. All of the noise is the typical Humboldt County sniveling.

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Posted by vkqw4721 on 08/30/2018 at 8:41 PM

Re: “Static at KHSU

Caustic work environment -- yet no mention of the staff complaint of a hostile workplace and the Wruck's attack on local media, as in getting a Los Angeles-based attorney to go after two publications for reporting on the issues of KHSU.

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Posted by Meg Godlewski on 08/30/2018 at 7:06 PM

Re: “Art in the Streets

The digital projections were on the Russ Building, not the Carson Block.

Posted by humboldtrick on 08/29/2018 at 11:33 AM

Re: “In Karuk

I knew Auntie Vi; used to drive her back and forth to ceremony for a number of years. Since she couldn't see very well, I always told her I was the good looking blue-eyed white guy. She liked to flirt and she had an Elvis telephone.

Posted by M.Lenk on 08/19/2018 at 10:05 PM

Re: “Creatures of the Shallows

Hot damn, them's some great pics.

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Posted by Art Spelling on 08/16/2018 at 9:15 AM

Re: “Eureka Weighs the Future of its Nonprofit Needle Exchange Program

Our council-members need to respond in-kind to this community's bigoted minority and their hate-calls by using their extensive campaign/contribution list of supporters and ask that they attend controversial meetings.

It's the one thing bigots cannot tolerate is being badly outnumbered.

Posted by Annonymous on 08/10/2018 at 9:12 PM

Re: “'Fair and Impartial'

Good piece.

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Posted by jtimmons on 08/09/2018 at 11:27 AM

Re: “Eureka Weighs the Future of its Nonprofit Needle Exchange Program

Not Fake News: Eureka Councilmembers ok Hate News

Thanks for this great article. HACHR is in the paradoxical position of both being recognized as a/the leading force in the Humboldt County (certainly in Eureka and the central coast) harm reduction program and community; and also being condemned by a vocal minority for being the cause of drug litter and the ideological center of enablers who ultimately are to blame for lenient drug laws and liberal judicial enforcement or lack thereof.

The good news is that Eureka City Councilmember Kim Bergel is quoted in the article as approving the work being done by HACHR:

"My concern isn't the work HACHR does," Bergel said.

In other words, the news about HACHR's internal audit and relevant third-party confirmation is accepted by Councilmember Bergel, and not rejected by her as fake news. Further, Bergel affirms the work HACHR does and the need in Eureka for this program:

"I think HACHR has done much of what they said and I think we definitely need to have a needle exchange in our city,.."

So it appears that Councilmember Bergel would not dismiss HACHR based on a competency, impact and need assessment. That is the good news.

The bad news is that Councilmember Bergel has dismissed HACHR based on Hate News, on the hateful verbiage of a small, vocal, and threatening minority who are the cause and promoters of the divisiveness and the lack of positive relationships happening in our community of which Bergel said elsewhere in the article, That is my concern.

Bergel has merged with the HACHR-Haters so thoroughly that I wonder if she and fellow Councilmember Heidi Messner didn't break a law when they met with HACHR's board of directors as reported in the NCL article:

The council members had requested to attend the boards regular monthly meeting and showed up with a document including two requests.

Bergel and Messner presented the document as if it had been authorized by the City of Eureka, as if they were representing the will and wishes of the City Council. After listing the requirements HACHR would have to comply with, the supposedly-official missive from the City of Eureka ended with intimidating language geared to enforcing compliance rather than promoting democratic and just interaction:

"The City of Eureka is requiring a 90-day probationary period of the following requirements, it read. We are open to dialogue but either way the following will be required."

The most damning criticism of Councilmembers Bergel and Messner comes from Eureka City Manager Greg Sparks where he comments about whether they were acting on behalf of an ultimatum approved by the council when they addressed the HACHR board. Sparks said they were not:

"Really, they just represented themselves as two councilmembers," he said. They weren't speaking for the entire city.

It is always disappointing but comes as no surprise when hate and fear trump compassion and understanding. It is more disappointing when elected officials pander to the haters even when they are personally convinced of the falseness of the charges.

Having Councilmembers Bergel and Messner represent themselves as on Council business when they were acting on the agenda of a small grouping of people who want to get rid of HACHR is like having KKK members join the Police and then racially harass people of color while on duty, or pretending to be on duty.

Posted by Robin Donald on 08/09/2018 at 8:39 AM

Re: “Out in the Rain

Is this the SAME Rodney Vernon Brunlinger who sold dope to kids on the streets of Arcata for years? Meth, mushrooms, LSD, outrageously overpriced weed? THAT Rodney Brunlinger? Geez, amazing the Country could hire this guy and not vet him as anyone could do in a week just asking around about him back BEFORE the county hired him and then gave him a golden parachute to land on upon retirement.

No wonder our society is going down the tubes.

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Posted by cherokeeweaver on 08/07/2018 at 10:48 AM

Re: “Eureka Weighs the Future of its Nonprofit Needle Exchange Program

ZZ- I'm curious, how much time have you spent at HACHR watching its operations?

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Posted by Thadeus Greenson on 08/03/2018 at 2:46 PM

Re: “Eureka Weighs the Future of its Nonprofit Needle Exchange Program

What a great show HACHR put on for you. Should have heard them laugh at how well they played it all off for you.

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Posted by ZZ on 08/03/2018 at 10:08 AM

Re: “Eureka Weighs the Future of its Nonprofit Needle Exchange Program

Thank You!

Routine reporting like this is desperately needed to defuse the divisiveness and blatant bigotry that comes from ignorance and not from the exchange program.

Future reporting could include a phone call to a wealth of local and statewide health and academic professionals and social psychologists who will tell you that our streets are being littered by insulin needles from an unprecedented diabetes epidemic afflicting increasing numbers of children and teens.

Every other industrialized nation treats addiction as a health issue with more appropriate, and more effective, compassionate responses.

Furthermore, you could take a bucket full of heroin to old town and the number of addicts and overdoses would hardly change...eliminating half the liquor stores will not reduce the number of alcoholics and alcohol related deaths.

Statistically, every 4th home on your block houses an addict abusing alcohol, prescription or illicit narcotics.

We should not tolerate bigots who think that addicts should be treated punitively just because they cannot afford to conceal it.

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Posted by Annonymous on 08/02/2018 at 2:12 PM

Re: “Eureka Weighs the Future of its Nonprofit Needle Exchange Program

Thanks for this article, Thadeus - it is the first I've seen to actually try and understand the work HACHR is doing, while pointing out the problems we as a community face.

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Posted by eck on 08/02/2018 at 8:50 AM

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