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Re: “'Sunshine Every Day'


Posted by Benjamin “64Relek” Keller on 11/14/2018 at 10:03 AM

Re: “God's Lamentation

I'm sorry to be so late to learn of these things. I retired last year, and began to look-up old friends to see how they are doing. I met Nancy at Calvary Chapel of Lake Arrowhead, 1993 to 1995. She led a women's Bible Study, played guitar, and led awesome worship. I heard "The Battle Belongs to the Lord" in one study, for the first time. So beautiful! She also played "We Will Worship the Lamb of Glory."
I kept these two songs in my memory, and thought of her these days as the songs returned to mind.
I'm so grieved by this ending to what seemed like her yellow brick road to happiness, after all the heartache of her childhood.
Nancy ran a child-care in her home in those days. She and Dino lived in Crestline in a rather lovely old house. The day-care was in her home, and thrived. Dino attended Calvary Chapel Bible College, nearby in Twin Peaks near Blue Jay.
I was a Forest Service worker who got disillusioned and came to the Bible College to their open meeting Sunday nights, to hear Pastor Larry Taylor. He had very helpful sharing and I was drawn to attend the school in mid-life. I took the buyout and left government work in 1994.
Nancy shepherded me, or at least drove me around, in those days. She told me there was a terrible accusation against the day-care, which she could not discuss with me, but I knew she was getting counsel from Pastor Tim at church. She had to close the business, and the mortgage went unpaid. She told me Pastor Tim said to let the bank take back the house. I wondered, then what?
In those days, Pastor Chuck Smith was ordaining the young men from Bible college to be pastors. Dino got the church support and they went away.
I had a mom with pneumonia and left the area awhile, and I lost contact.
I know it is forbidden, Biblically, to accuse a Pastor without two or three witnesses. So some crimes have to wait for the victims to grow up, it seems. Did anyone check with the day care moms and kids, grown up and grown older by 2009, from the Crestline days? Did anyone ask Pastor Tim Hamilton what the history was? He had an assistant pastor who did counselling; Brett, I think. There was a female counsellor, too, who led a group for women to talk, just women to women.
Going to counseling was not a sign of mental illness in those days. We were all just people, and people have troubles, so I also sought church leaders and counsellors for wisdom.
Maybe pastoral confidentiality could have been breached, to talk candidly with the counselling staff in Arcata, when a credible witness like Nancy stood up to testify, and a child's safety was involved. Did anyone contact the excellent and honest Bible College pastors and teachers, who knew Dino?
It seems too late, but I noticed something. Dino took a page right out of Nancy's own teen years, in a horrible application of the exact abuse Nancy herself had suffered. It is public record, by the ACLU that helped Nancy's court case as a child. It's online. He betrayed her confidence and repeated upon a her adopted girl the exact same thing that was done to Nancy. And once again, nobody believed Nancy. Why are people so quick to believe the abuser and discount the victims? And they sent Nancy back to submit to her husband? So he could drive the psychological dagger deeper? God help us when our trusted church family is no refuge. At least Ms. Carr of the Baptists believed Nancy. Thank you, Ms. Carr! When he comes up for parole, don't let him go. The crime against the girl might be over, but his crime against that wonderful wife was never even punished. She was a precious gift to him.

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Posted by Mary Lori on 11/13/2018 at 7:01 PM

Re: “#WeWillNotBeErased

Grateful to have these brave, smart people in our community!

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Posted by Linda Stansberry 1 on 11/09/2018 at 11:32 AM

Re: “'Sunshine Every Day'

Posted by Benjamin “64Relek” Keller on 11/08/2018 at 4:48 PM

Re: “'Sunshine Every Day'

yes knew him personally this is well written

there is a gofundme in progress:

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Posted by Benjamin “64Relek” Keller on 11/08/2018 at 4:44 PM

Re: “#WeWillNotBeErased

Great work with this cover story NCJ. Colin, Aydan, and Carmen are articulate, humane, relatable writers who share their own experiences honestly. It took courage for them to use their voices so publicly, and I have deep respect for their willingness to do so. No one should fear for their safety simply for being who they are. I hope that this story will make some people who have been fearful of trans folks realize these people are members of our community simply living their lives.

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Posted by jenmcf on 11/08/2018 at 10:02 AM

Re: “'Sunshine Every Day'

thanks very much for this article. He sounded incredible. What a loss. Great writing.

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Posted by gina rimson on 11/08/2018 at 9:03 AM

Re: “The Real Fight Against Fake News

Black Identity Extremists are real. There are people like Melina Abdullah who call themselves "police abolitionist" and who praise terrorist and black identity extremist Assata Shakur. Abdullah isn't just anybody, she is the chair of a department at a public university, Cal State LA. In other words, she has institutional support and abuses her position by sharing fake news and fake history to radicalize and incite fear and anger in the young black and minority community. This is one example of how black identity extremism is being fostered in our culture, and it would be foolish to show concern for white identity extremists but be unwilling to recognize black identity extremism. It's all bad.

Posted by SowellTrain on 11/03/2018 at 1:48 PM

Re: “'Lawlessness'

Arcata is suffering the same predictable increases as Eureka.

The local legacy of participation in each of the recurring housing frauds, collapse and bailouts have over-stocked big-home inventories while impoverishing thousands of families suffering foreclosures, bankruptcies and homelessness.

Increasing crime is commensurate with increasing and irresponsible county growth.

What do you expect from highly profitable housing policies favoring one class of resident?

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Posted by Annonymous on 11/01/2018 at 7:49 PM

Re: “'Catch Me If You Can!!'

Outstanding story. Ron Harpham is the real deal. You can run but you cant hide!

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Posted by SW on 10/25/2018 at 8:14 PM

Re: “Let it Burn

39 years in fire protection with Cal Fire, past unit chief of the Humboldt-Del Norte Unit. I am familiar with the area and the fire problem that resides there. My wife is a Karuk born near the Forks of the Salmon before moving to Etna. I managed the range improvement program for CDF in Redding for several years which burned under permit 15 to 20 thousand acres of private land annually. So I have both an interest and direct knowledge of controlled fire. Bill Harrington, retired

Posted by Bill Harrington on 10/20/2018 at 12:20 PM

Re: “Needles, Needles, Needles

This has nothing to do with the syringe exchange. You can purchase needles online or you can walk in to most pharmacies all over California and purchase 30. (3 bags)
If this was a problem for the syringe exchange or the people who use it, well... it just doesnt make sense, if a person wants needles, person has to bring in needles to exchange for new ones. Leaving the # left laying around randomly to the people who most likely do not use the exchange services.
If the cities who are suffering the most from overdose and needle problems adopted the idea of having a safe place to get their fix , where the needle is then put in the proper receptacle, and people can be monitored for overdose, and also have the ability to access treatment options all in one place seems like a better way to move forward. Not supplying this kind of place for people to fix , just pushes people out into the streets and parks and everywhere you dont care to see a needle laying around.
You cant just pretend a problem doesnt exist and expect it to go away. The old way of thinking is outdated and needs some definite reform .

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Posted by Shanen Elsenomore on 10/19/2018 at 9:06 AM

Re: “The ABCs of ABC's Case Against Two Arcata Bars

Mr. Greenson:

Based upon the definition here,, I understand that my prior comments were arbitrarily deleted or censored. Would that be an accurate assertion?

I dont see where it states anything about being on topic in the prior article (or so-called policy) that you previously wrote and sent to me. Can you tell me where it states that. Or, are your informal policies created and applied ex post facto?

Posted by JermaineHopkins on 10/12/2018 at 4:36 PM

Re: “The ABCs of ABC's Case Against Two Arcata Bars

As I believe I have explained previously, our policy is informal but very straightforward: We require that comments be on topic, not accuse people of crimes and that they be both free of personal attacks and hate speech. If you are interested in commenting on the stories we post while refraining from engaging in the behavior described above, you're welcome to do it.

Posted by Thadeus Greenson on 10/12/2018 at 2:19 PM

Re: “The ABCs of ABC's Case Against Two Arcata Bars

To date, I have received no reply from Mr. Thaddeus Greenson...whom I understand is friends with David Nims, Kelly Neel, and Joyce Hinrichs:

From: Jermaine Hopkins
Date: October 10, 2018 at 06:34:12 PDT
Subject: Fwd: [northcoast] Re: : The ABCs of ABC's Case Against Two Arcata Bars

Mr. Greenson:

May I please have a copy of the NCJ policy requiring that comments have something to do with the articles under which they are posted? I didnt see anything here:

Sent from my mobile device.

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Date: October 9, 2018 at 15:09:42 PDT
Subject: [northcoast] Re: : The ABCs of ABC's Case Against Two Arcata Bars

New comment from Thadeus Greenson Re: "The ABCs of ABC's Case Against Two Arcata Bars"

Your comment was deleted because it was nothing to do with the story it was posted under. Whatever your beef is with the county court and Rainbow Storage, please take it somewhere else.

Posted by JermaineHopkins on 10/11/2018 at 8:00 PM

Re: “Measure Madness

I've asked this before and apparently I'm going to have to ask over and over again - what "training" for the Sheriff's Department will be required under Measure K?

He's doubling down on numbers which just make no sense.

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Posted by Eric Kirk1 on 10/11/2018 at 8:23 AM

Re: “The ABCs of ABC's Case Against Two Arcata Bars

My apologies. I did not see anything in that prior articlewhich you state is NCJs posting rulesprecluding me from commenting about how the Arcata bar in the above article is being held accountable but Rainbow Self Storage, from whom NCJ receives a lot of money, does not get held accountable as discussed at

The bar discussed in the above article should seek a civil harassment restraining order.

May I please have a copy of the official NCJ policy which requires that the content of a comment be directly related to the article to which it is posted?

Posted by JermaineHopkins on 10/10/2018 at 6:28 AM

Re: “The ABCs of ABC's Case Against Two Arcata Bars

Your comment was deleted because it was nothing to do with the story it was posted under. Whatever your beef is with the county court and Rainbow Storage, please take it somewhere else.

Posted by Thadeus Greenson on 10/09/2018 at 3:09 PM

Re: “Best Weed Strain

One strain I loved the most is Cotton candy kush, Once the physical effects creep into the body, it stabilizes the mental high and at the same time, reduce tension in the body. Gradually, users find themselves relaxing. In most cases, users tend to slow down on physical activities. However, use a tad bit too much, and it can cause a couch-lock. As thrilling and relaxing as the strain is, it is also a source of comfort for many medical cannabis users. For instance, due to modern lifestyle, stress is fast becoming a way of life. Of course, that is not supposed to be the case. Hence, people can take advantage of the mood-enhancing properties of Cotton Candy Kush to melt away stress. By uplifting the spirit of users, it benefits people suffering from depression.

Posted by Scot Behelniton on 10/02/2018 at 1:25 AM

Re: “EPA Considers Hoopa Mine for Superfund Designation

Can locals do anything to help get priority? Letter writing?

Posted by Allison Isaacson on 09/28/2018 at 10:00 PM

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