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Re: “Woo-Woo and the Hammer

Although there is benefit for some it is a shame that this form of care is not accessible by all who could benefit. I am connected to someone who had received services from ResolutionCare and the services and support was terrific. This family member got better for a time and life went on. Situations changed and now this family member is not receiving Medi-Cal. Most insurances do not cover this type of care. Guess what....no longer able to receive support from ResolutionCare. That is really a shame.

Posted by SpecialDred on 01/20/2019 at 9:06 AM

Re: “Woo-Woo and the Hammer

It would appear from this article that Dr. Fratkin has both explained and atoned for his past attitude. Unless you are a (St. Joe Catholic), family or a friend, forgiveness and second chances are typically not part of bureaucracies.

Our atomized lives are a natural outcome of a monetized, imperial economy, it is antithetical to humanity...demonstrated by a collapsing environment, society and economy, changing nothing except for outliers like Fratkin and his team.

All those involved with public services must maintain some public focus upon the diminishing resources at the hands of local predator industries and their political lapdogs.

The lack of affordable housing, healthcare, and education for all economic classes of resident is by design and requires nationwide participation to continue.

Posted by Annonymous on 01/20/2019 at 12:23 AM

Re: “Woo-Woo and the Hammer

Thadeus Greenson should look into the reasons why Dr. Mahoney terminated Dr. Fratkin as St. Joe's director of palliative care as the two walked through the hospital's parking lot.

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Posted by rlbw on 01/17/2019 at 5:59 PM

Re: “Officials Brace for Sea Level Rise

I am bummed. The only lime green flooding in Manila is my house.

Posted by Dav on 01/17/2019 at 8:36 AM

Re: “Hundreds of Federal Employees Shut Down in Humboldt

Instead if building the Mexican wall ,why not build houses for the homeless !!

Thousands of people starving in the States !!

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Posted by C.C. on 01/11/2019 at 5:41 AM

Re: “'Overwhelmingly White'

Some years ago, I organized the Bohemian Grove protest, an annual thing. I'm no stranger to protests, being an old hippy in my 60s. I have several questions for the organizers of the march:
1) Humboldt Co. is 75% WHITE. Did you really think you would have mostly non-whites show up to this march? Duh.
2) What is this march protesting? Sounds like it is protesting the mere existence of Trump. He was, after all, LEGALLY AND CONSTITUTIONALLY ELECTED. That is how our Constitution works.
3) The way the organization of the march was handled seemed like it created yet more divisiveness.

Lastly, when you have this much division over a march/protest and too many disagreements amongst small factions, it tells me it wasn't properly organized. The one in charge needs to remind people we are all in this together. Hey, here's an idea: how about we quit identifying with all these small groups and begin to think of ourselves as simply "Americans" who want better govt. I voted Dem for 40 yrs but am not happy with the Dem party right now. They have been in charge of Califor for 8 yrs with Jerry Brown, but what have they done for California? Nothing. We have huge rate increase in homelessness, poverty, disease, egregiously bad health care - everything in this state is broken. I tried THREE TIMES TO REPORT A CRIME BUT POLICE WOULDN'T TAKE IT. MY ISP HAD STOLEN CLOSE TO $200 OUT OF MY ACCOUNT WITH OUT PERMISSION BUT COPS DID NOTHING. I worked all my life and paid for other people's health care as well, but now that I need it, I don't have enough $ to get my teeth removed, which means Alzhimer's, cancer, multiple sclerosis or some such for me.
I think we need more than an idiotic march by women to fix this state.

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Posted by mustangmermaid on 01/10/2019 at 2:45 PM

Re: “'Overwhelmingly White'

not one of these silly women speak or represent me...they are a joke

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Posted by Chris Stone on 01/10/2019 at 9:17 AM

Re: “North Coast Night Lights

Amazing Pictures by a great photographer and artist!

Posted by KIDDZZ on 01/08/2019 at 1:19 PM

Re: “'I'm the Monster'

"...Dunaway's signal, Winger shot Amber in the back of the head without warning."
A killings go, it was pretty kind. No rape, no beatings or abuse.

"...retired Assistant District Attorney Wes Keat called the killing "brutal,"
A no warning, sudden death is not brutal. Brutal is MS-13.

And 1/2 an article spent on "poor pitiful me, this is my excuse".
Yes, I get that Dunaway has changed but as I tell my 8 year old grandson, "Sometimes sorry doesn't cut it".

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Posted by Anony grazer on 01/01/2019 at 11:18 AM

Re: “Top 10

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Posted by Obat cytotec on 12/30/2018 at 11:02 AM

Re: “Top 10 Dick Moves of 2018

Regarding number 6, get a coffee maker that turns itself off.
Also stop making fun of poor Dick!

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Posted by Rod Allen on 12/28/2018 at 8:02 AM

Re: “Nursing Homes Balk at New Staffing Rules

Thank you for following up on this and other critical local issues!!

Posted by Annonymous on 12/20/2018 at 10:55 PM

Re: “50K Acres and Counting

Awesome, thanks North Coast Land Trust!

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Posted by John Griffith on 12/20/2018 at 12:15 PM

Re: “The Housing Games

In 1977, one of my favorite teachers at Eureka Senior High School was not rented an apartment in Arcata, even though he had credit history, income, a good job, and so did his wife.

Although too much info for this comment, he was able to find out that his interracial family was denied rent because he was black. He threatened legal action and he was then rented to.

Although this is anecdotal but true, and the stories cited in this article by the HSU students are partly anecdotal regarding race, I cannot but believe they are true. As an ESHS and HSU graduate, I would have thought Humboldt County would have become more enlightened between 1978 and 2018. Sadly, it seems there remain remnants of the malignancy that is racism.

Also, I would wonder why HSU escapes blame. Supporting a private student-housing developer is not enough. This crisis was apparent when I attended HSU. I knew of students living in old-growth stumps and other places in the woods. Why hasn't HSU done much to alleviate this?

If I remember correctly, and I may not, the FTE students at HSU when I attended were appx. 3,500 (please fact-check HSU writers) and I believe the present student enrollment is about 7,774 (although I don't know how much is FTE). Still, part-time students also need housing, so maybe the point is meaningless.

What isn't meaningless is that HSU placed an emphasis on increasing student enrollments (I wrote Lumberjack articles about this, if memory serves me) with NO substantial plan to increase student housing. Otherwise, the current crisis would not exist.

I realize HSU couldn't do it all on its own, but what about a public-private partnership, not a few years ago, but decades ago? Where was the creative thinking? The thinking out of the box to advert what increased enrollment was surely to bring?

A climate against building more housing in Humboldt also contributed to the inability of any developer to develop more multi-family, single-family or student-housing units, so it's not all HSU's fault. The anti-growth community also shares blame. That said, after living in polluted and crowded Silicon Valley for 10 years (and happy to leave soon), I don't want that type of development in Humboldt, where I grew up and worked for the majority of my professional life.

It also sounds like the housing/rental stock in Humboldt County is deteriorating and more inspection is needed.

Lastly, are nearly 8,000 students too many at HSU?

Good luck.

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Posted by Glenn Thomas Franco on 12/15/2018 at 5:56 PM

Re: “The Housing Games

This problem is so deep-seated and the same excuses have always been given for the lack of housing. When I went to HSU in 1988 I knew a guy who literally lived in a chicken coop in somebody's back yard in Mckinkeyville to afford going to college in Arcata. Everybody I knew then lived in cockroach infested slum apartments.

Posted by Angela Horn Nitsche on 12/15/2018 at 9:44 AM

Re: “'Sunshine Every Day'

#4Keymaan

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'

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

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