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Re: “Eureka Mayor Slams County, Legal Cannabis

From a man who steals from the deceased. Hey Frank: Just get the hell out of our town, scumbag.

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Posted by humboldtrick on 10/22/2017 at 11:25 AM

Re: “Eureka Mayor Slams County, Legal Cannabis

Jager fits in with many other public officials, including the newly sworn-in police chief Watson, who love to use the cannabis industry as a whipping boy for all the county's and city's social ills... In this article, Watson blames the region's cannabis industry for the homeless and transients in Eureka, bringing the 2 issues in the above article together in a very sad and highly uninformed way! https://www.northcoastjournal.com/humboldt…

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Posted by Fred Krissman on 10/22/2017 at 10:43 AM

Re: “Eureka Mayor Slams County, Legal Cannabis

I'm wondering why people like Frank Yeager get away with theft why haven't there been charges brought and he's worried about legalize cannabis

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Posted by Sharon Ross Catlett on 10/22/2017 at 9:13 AM

Re: “Eureka Mayor Slams County, Legal Cannabis

Ah, Frank. Still yelling at those damn kids to get off your lawn.

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Posted by Max Cardoza on 10/21/2017 at 8:01 PM

Re: “Eureka Mayor Slams County, Legal Cannabis

Frank Jager may be a skilled and articulate Eureka City administrator; however, I do have some concerns.

While it remains to be seen whether the new canna-businesses will in fact be "the most regulated business[es] in the city," it is fair to assume that they will be more tightly regulated than the coroner's office was when Frank Jager and others were in the practice of doling out sweetheart deals scavenged from the estates of the deceased.

Come to think of it, passing on the Eureka Police Chief post to Steve Watson, one who could be considered beholden to Frank Jager, perhaps might have some hidden perks for Mr. Jager and other city workers involved in questionable pursuits.

On another note, what gives Frank Jager the right to rain on the parade of these new, lawful, and tax-paying enterprises? One is left to wonder if Mr. Jager would change his tune were he to find a way to tap into the proceeds of the emergent industry.

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Posted by Timothy Raccoon on 10/21/2017 at 3:15 PM

Re: “Eureka Mayor Slams County, Legal Cannabis

Go live in Texas, Jager. Or Hell. These right-wing heartless hate-bots should follow their heads into their asses and pull the holes in behind them.

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Posted by SafetyThird on 10/21/2017 at 3:00 PM

Re: “All Creatures Great and Small

Great story, Kali! Keep writing!! <3

Posted by Amy Beth Barnes on 10/20/2017 at 9:16 AM

Re: “Reggae Falling

Kelley Lincoln; since you dont want to answer those questions, how about these:

In the Reggae on the River plans and revised technical report for the leachfields and wastewater discharge requirements, submitted to the State Water Board on March 3, 2014, it states the following from page 2 of 3:

"The design wastewater generation volume from the entire event is 11,000 gallons per day Keep in mind that only 6500 of the 10,500 attendees stay overnight and not all of them shower."

https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B1qq4OlQ…

Do they mean only attendees camping onsite take showers, what about attendees not camping onsite that have been in the river, or because its been a long hot, dry and dusty day and take care of personal hygiene ("not all of them shower")?

Why did the Reggae on the River monitoring report for 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017, dated October 6, 2017 reflect the event generated 11,000 gallons per day (Table 2)? Since the report states:

"the attendance never hit the 10,500 that was used in the design nor the 9000 that is currently allowed by the CUP"

https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B1qq4OlQ…

The Reggae on the River October 6, 2017 monitoring report states the event generated exactly 11,000 gallons of wastewater per day for 4 days, which was estimated for the higher number of attendees, not the lower number as stated in the monitoring report (Table 1). Are these estimates and calculations correct?

In other words, the volume of wastewater generated is greater, compared to the number of attendees, which is lower in 2017. Why is that?

And as for those attendees numbers, no one noticed the slow decline in numbers from 2014 to 2016?

In your reporting, you stated:

"Earnings from Reggae were strong each of the next two years, according to the general manager and the board. Crellin said ROTR netted $249,000 in 2015 and $278,000 the following year"

Wow, thats amazing; according to the Reggae on the River October 6, 2017 monitoring report to the State Water Board, the Daily Average (Table 1) was 288 less in 2016 than in 2015, but they made $29,000 more in 2016 than in 2015? Maybe they should figure out how they did that

And my last question; in your reporting, you stated:

"Reflecting on Reggae 2017, the Mateel and its members face an inescapable truth: It lacked support from the very community it was formed to serve. Advanced tickets for Reggae the ones typically snatched up by out-of-town buyers mostly met sales projections. It was the locals who were almost completely absent, prompting Crellin to ask during his presentation, If the locals dont come, then who are we doing it for?"

Whoa and you believe that? Blaming something you cannot quantify? Its kinda like the MCC can tell you how many gallons of potable water they use every year, but cannot tell you how many thousands of gallons of wastewater they leave behind for the river to ingest. Leave No Trace, right?

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Posted by Ed Voice on 10/20/2017 at 7:10 AM

Re: “Needles, Needles, Needles

These are from San Francisco in 2015; they have many more locations, open hours, and assorted drop boxes. http://www.sfgate.com/opinion/saunders/art… http://www.sfchronicle.com/bayarea/article…

Posted by Judy Sousa on 10/20/2017 at 7:06 AM

Re: “Reggae Falling

Let me also remind you, back in 2015, Calfresh paid the Mateel $11,750 for a new mechanical/automated dishwasher and installation for the Mateel Meal program. And Calfresh also paid overhead, personnel and operating cost of the Mateel Meal for years. How is the Mateel Meal a burden on the Mateel? Why did they stop the Calfresh outreach program this year? Maybe because the current Calfresh contract for 2017/2018 FY required a mandatory Drug Free Workplace & Employee Agreement and Drug Free Policy Agreement to receive Calfresh funding for the Mateel and Mateel Meal?

https://www.documents.dgs.ca.gov/dgs/fmc/p…

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Posted by Ed Voice on 10/20/2017 at 7:01 AM

Re: “All Creatures Great and Small

Emily,
Little Molly looks so much like our little Rescue, Benji! We lost him last year to cancer and we miss him so much. He had the sweetest personality and loved to play with every dog he met.

Posted by Marna on 10/19/2017 at 10:15 PM

Re: “Reggae Falling

I have a couple of questions for Kelley Lincoln, from her Journals cover story,

One of your statements in the article was:

"The Mateel spent about $35,000 for new leach fields for the septic system serving the kitchen and food vendors"

1. Why did you forget to mention the public showers? The majority of the wastewater dumped into the onsite leach fields (within the floodplain of the South Fork Eel) was generated by attendees using public showers during the event for 4 days each year.

2. Why did it take until this year (2017) for the MCC to file all the yearly required wastewater monitoring reports to the State Water Board (2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017)?

3. How come the MCC can only estimate the amount of wastewater being dumped into the leach fields? See link:

https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B1qq4OlQ…

4. In that State Water Board report, do the number of attendees include; volunteers, event staff, emergency staff, security staff, VIP/entertainment, vendors, guests and comp ticket holders?

5. Does any amount of that wastewater include RV holding tanks?

You also stated:

"The Mateel also mitigated environmental stressors by constructing a rain catchment pond to use for dust control and lawn for the concert bowl at a cost of about $55,000"

1. Where in the MCC Conditional Use Permit EIR for "Reggae on the River", does it require mitigated environmental stressors and construction of a rain catchment pond (780,000 gallon)?

2. What are mitigated environmental stressors?

3. Why was this $55,000 rain catchment pond empty 9 days before the event started this year (2017)?

4. Since there was no rain water in the catchment pond, at least 9 days before the event; where did the water come from for dust control and lawn during the event in 2017?

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Posted by Ed Voice on 10/19/2017 at 9:19 AM

Re: “Potential Pot Farm Becomes Equine Therapy Center

Great news, and how about information on these animals, how they are treated, is this a good move for them?

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Posted by Tina Dawson on 10/17/2017 at 12:31 PM

Re: “EHS Alum, Mother, Triple Amputee Wendi Locatelli Inspires Students

Awesome job Wendi..BEST ATTITUDE EVER!!!

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Posted by Shelly Miller OBrien on 10/17/2017 at 11:35 AM

Re: “Potential Pot Farm Becomes Equine Therapy Center

How about equine therapy for veterans ?

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Posted by Dusty Dalgleish Napier on 10/16/2017 at 3:16 PM

Re: “UPDATED: How to Help Victims of Sonoma, Napa & Mendo Fires

https://www.gofundme.com/napasonomafirevictims


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Posted by Amanda Eagleston on 10/16/2017 at 12:28 PM

Re: “Strumming Up a Case

Some of Oscar's music and music of other local underground musicians is at Willburn Records and Willburn Records II on Soundcloud and Youtube. If you dig what you're hearin', support your local arts community by sharing it with others. The archive's always growing. -Felix

Posted by Spencer Kennedy on 10/15/2017 at 11:05 AM

Re: “Reggae Falling

This is a letter to the editor, an opinion, not from the pen of a journalist or reporter, an inaccurate account of the facts. This is a great example of bias, why you should NEVER report on an issue dear to your heart or have relations with. It's very apparent the writer is defending the MCC beyond the pale.

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Posted by Ed Voice on 10/15/2017 at 12:22 AM

Re: “EHS Alum, Mother, Triple Amputee Wendi Locatelli Inspires Students

What a gift for those students. I am humbled by her story and her attitude. It can not be easy!

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Posted by Ronayne A. Dalton on 10/14/2017 at 8:20 AM

Re: “EHS Alum, Mother, Triple Amputee Wendi Locatelli Inspires Students

Wonderful! What an inspiration!

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Posted by Dena Holst-Mccullough on 10/14/2017 at 2:14 AM

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