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Re: “'Nothing in Writing'

This is really hard to believe. The board of supervisors can be forgiven for hiring David Marcus, but not for retaining his services at this point. Why is every member of the board so aggressively against the grain of common sense with this issue? Nobody in their right mind can't see what's going on.

Posted by Who do the Supervisors worl for? on 07/27/2017 at 6:36 AM

Re: “Community

Oooops. It seems that I was confused. A state of mind that is becoming all too frequent.
Anyway, I now know for sure that Redway really is in Humboldt County and not in the Central Valley.
Must have been something that I smoked.

Posted by Mr. Geezer on 07/23/2017 at 8:14 AM

Re: “Community

Redway is in Humboldt County.

Posted by Diamond on 07/22/2017 at 10:15 PM

Re: “Community

Redway is Humboldt County.

Posted by Diamond on 07/22/2017 at 10:14 PM

Re: “Living the folk life: Behind the scenes at the Humboldt Folklife Festival

Leave a comment here. I'd like to see what happens to it.

Posted by Bob Doran on 07/15/2017 at 9:02 AM

Re: “Off the Top

I find it appalling that a cna would leave a bathroom in that condition. We also employ housekeepers that clean the rooms daily and as a manager I have room rounds to make sure the needs of the residents are being met. It's called team work what a great idea people working together. A lot of people find fault with the man who owns our buildings I find fault with our fabulous elected officials and the people who stand on a soap box and talk poop about something they have never done before. I would like to see them work for 8 hours side by side with our aides then let them comment about how our residents are being treated. And if for some strange reason the family's members think they can do a better job take your parents home. Let's see if you can be as understanding and caring as our staff when you have to clean up after them feed them and hold them when they cry because your not there. Without our facilities alot of elderly people would have no where to call home. The captain of our ship makes sure we have all the supplies needed to care for our residents. I am proud to say that I work in a great facility we are a team.

My name is Sandra Williams and I think we all need to keep an open mind. People that work together for the greater good get further than one person with a negative attitudes.

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Posted by Sandra Williams on 07/14/2017 at 9:25 PM

Re: “Eureka, Meet Your Captains

With so many claim that Tommy McClain was reaching for a gun, with all the claims that the McClain family was happy with the outcome. I don't understand why the truth was withheld from the public. Everybody wants to make up there mind about a sitituation and have no idea what the truth really is. Tommy McClain lost his life for no reason. Can anybody put themselves in the same place in time, go out with family to celebrate a birthday, have one of the best times of your life, not knowing death is waiting for you rite around the corner. By the same people who swore to keep you safe. To top it all off, the cover-UPS made over and over again. Then to sit and read all the comment about my son, some good but most bad by all you people of Eureka, ca. While I sit and read all of you just bash my sons character and who he was. Now later on down the road a few years later, alot of the truth comes out and you find out how wrong you were. Shame on you, all of you. Tommy was a good person even now that he is gone, I can hear him forgiving the ones who ran his name throu the mud, that's the person he was. He was big hearted, kind, and helped out any way that he could.

Posted by Lance Mcclain on 07/13/2017 at 8:12 PM

Re: “Off the Top

The audit should be more than what is spent financially, but on th level of care because they do not have staff to care for those in their care.

A nursing aid is to give each patient 10 minutes per hour and also write a report on the care these individuals received - hard to do if they are expect to care for more than 5 - 6 patients an hour and then expected to write the report on their on time.

These facilities are poorly staffed, not because of those working there, but because of upper management not supporting the needs of the patients or staff of the facility.

The committee reviewing this need stakeholders to include users (or past users) of the services offered. I know from my experience (living in one for 6 months) and visiting local facilities the past 40 years there are several points I can point to that need to be addressed - again, it is not the staff present, but the lack of staff being asked to do the impossible relatives of the individuals cannot do!

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Posted by Charles Bean on 07/13/2017 at 4:22 PM

Re: “Buddy's Blues

Buddy will kickoff the "Buddy Reed Road to Nashville Tour" at our very own Buddy Brown Blues Festival on August 5th in Blue Lake! Don't miss it!

http://bluelakeblues.com

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Posted by Greg Gehr on 07/13/2017 at 1:23 PM

Re: “Buddy's Blues

A man with a unique background in the blues - not many who have played with AND experienced Big Mama Thornton, George "Harmonica" Smith, Louisiana Red and others...and who lays claim to such a down-in-the-alley style amid all the watered-down, relative blues pop that's everywhere. Catch him locally - he's never boring! Thanks for the informative article.

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Posted by Raia on 07/13/2017 at 1:03 PM

Re: “Buddy's Blues

Thanks for this sweetly-written story about a sweet man, Jen. My 70th b'day: dinner at Chapalas, then we all went over to OTCC for an hour or so of Buddy's blues. Perfect!

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Posted by barryevans on 07/13/2017 at 7:51 AM

Re: “Community

Why did you pick a winner which wasn't taken in Humboldt County? I thought staying local was the criteria.

I, like others I'm sure, saw others that were winners.

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Posted by Mr. Geezer on 07/06/2017 at 12:26 PM

Re: “An American Genocide

Anita Bussell I am a descendant of a Mattole Massacre at Squaw Creek. The story I know is Susie Cathey (my 4x great grandmother) was kept by a white soldier John Cathey and had my grandfathers Great Grandma Iramentie Cathey. She died from childbirth of her 3rd child at 17.

Posted by Jocelyn Baird on 07/05/2017 at 10:28 AM

Re: “Bulletproof

So sad to hear of his passing. What a great guy and loved by so many.

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Posted by Susan Modrell-Coffey on 07/03/2017 at 2:39 PM

Re: “Get to Work

What a great, true story! Thanks for getting both the emotion and the facts. Well done!

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Posted by Lisa D'Addesa Zambas on 06/24/2017 at 10:22 AM

Re: “Get to Work

Great story which outlines that our government and school`s are leaving behind a valuable and much-needed program. I have said for years our schools need more trade programs alongside the college prep courses. It's almost as if the students that are interested in a trade program are being discriminated against. It all boils town to our government and how the all mighty dollar gets distributed.
Being a self-employed contractor myself, the number one problem I have is finding people that know how to work. That actually want to work, as mentioned in the article. It's a huge problem in this county. Too many millennials are either growing or trimming and making enough money in three months to last until the next growing season. Humboldt County needs to step up and create a trade program model that could be replicated throughout the state. Perhaps then our politicians will take notice that not every student is interested in college.
Thank you, Amy, for a great news article.

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Posted by Shannon Hooven on 06/24/2017 at 9:15 AM

Re: “Get to Work

I too am disappointed that Building Trades is being taking out. This class exposes the kids to many areas of the working world that they can get into. Our country and county need ALL kinds of jobs to round out the work force. Why not set the kids up to succeed in life not to fail. We have college courses. We also need classes for the kids that are not college bound to expose them to possibllities of future jobs.! Don't get rid of building trades.

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Posted by Rita Anne on 06/23/2017 at 1:39 PM

Re: “Get to Work

So well written, Amy! I appreciated your thorough background as well as the real life impact of Building Trades current status.

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Posted by ldutra on 06/23/2017 at 9:32 AM

Re: “'Undermined'

The blind arrogance of Humboldt County's Board of Supervisors is by itself a disservice to everybody. They repeatedly represent nothing more than cash grabbers, treating their constituents like piggy banks, always available to shake a few more dollars out of us. Our cost of living is going up very fast because of them.

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Posted by Face it, the Supes Suck. on 06/23/2017 at 7:13 AM

Re: “Get to Work

Thanks, Lynn! I was so pleased to be able to tell that story.

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Posted by Amy Beth Barnes on 06/23/2017 at 1:30 AM

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