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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:…

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?

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

Hi All-

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If you have any questions regarding the cause. Please feel free to email at

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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.

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

Re: “There's Weed-Infused Vodka Now

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Posted by Adetokunbo Adetola on 10/13/2017 at 7:11 PM

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

GREAT story - Thank you, Linda!

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Posted by Barb-Doug Hooper on 10/13/2017 at 7:01 PM

Re: “Strumming Up a Case

I have known Oscar for about three years and have had the honor of playing on location with him on several occasions including at Eureka Natural Foods, the Post Office on Clark Street, Old Town Farmers Market, and Costco. Never have I seen him "belt out" "F***in' on the Side" in any public venue nor do I think he ever would. As far as I have seen Oscar always conducts his performances with respect for his audience and the venues he plays and does not use profanity in his songs. Although some of his songs have some material intended for adult audiences he DOES NOT play them while busking. To exercise "journalistic freedom" by adding these details to your article which have no credibility is simply false press and bad journalism. Investigative reporting doesn't mean making up facts.

Posted by Felix J. Feelz on 10/12/2017 at 8:16 PM

Re: “Reggae Falling

Please edit for truthfulness : Your spin is showing.

In the mid nighties CAROL AND PB AND a host of core staff resigned from staff at MCC and started people productions. They decided for the MCC board that they shouldn't be in business of production any more. We were manipulated by the best. (Of manipulators) The MCC was forced to hire them to produce rotr. Oh boy that was a crazy money skimming few years wasn't it Carol? Wristbands were their own currency!! And of course people productions always demanded and got the preferential treatment in Hall use calander. They still ran the MCC from down the street.

Then pb Tommy Carol and their posse got real greedy . They hatched a sinister unbelievably toxic plan to betray the MCC and the entire community by taking reggae / the permit and they tried to just RENAME IT.

We all saw the cancer began to grow then. The MCC rallied for a while but those actions' end prognosis is terminal. Thanks a lot for nothing. Here's to hoping karma visits hard on those bitches and blowhards from reggae rising poser gig.

May we rally on, or slip away peacefully. Sometimes things die. I know who is responsible.

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Posted by mymy on 10/12/2017 at 1:10 PM

Re: “Money On Trees

Ha this is not the story u told me j.w....

Posted by Khar E. B.H. on 10/12/2017 at 9:07 AM

Re: “Garberville Man Found Dead in Eel River

Makes me wonder if the poor deceased dog tied to the abandoned car that was found by the tow truck driver will have something to do with this. Thats a sad statement. Sounds like your faith in humanity is lost. I dislike the transient presence here just as much as the next person its important to remember this is someones bother farther or son. And someones world is about to change forever. I hope this brings peace and closer to to a grieving family member. Kym kemp do us ALL a big favor? Remove the comment part of your reporting, please? I loose hope in humanity when I read what your readers post. I could see if they helped solve some of these things but they really do more harm to the other readers, loved ones, victims of these crimes, mothers that have lost their children. Thank you for sharing your article about Garberville Man Found Dead in Eel River. If you interested to know more information please visit…

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Posted by Deanna Friel on 10/12/2017 at 4:36 AM

Re: “Online Fortuna Fire Comments Spark Controversy

This is interesting. I can understand and support Wilburn's standing. Holy shit, tell your kids to stop giving a fuck about the internet, stop staring at screens all day yourselves. Teachers, politicians, media reps, PARENTS are setting the worst example possible then scratching their heads over why internet commentary is as it is. Tell your kids to stop giving a fuck about the internet, stop staring at screens all day yourselves. Teachers, politicians, media reps, PARENTS are setting the worst example possible then scratching their heads over why internet commentary is as it is. Im positive mr. Winburn is too familiar with & being honest in his assessment of how his personnel feel and the toll paid even without the bs that some will throw out. I can understand and support Winburn's standing, but the press also. It's neither that is causing this conflict, it's the public comments. What I don't understand and find hard to accept. Thank you for sharing your article about Online Fortuna Fire Comments Spark Controversy. If you interested to know more information please visit…

Posted by Deanna Friel on 10/12/2017 at 4:27 AM

Re: “UPDATE: U.S. Highway 101 Now Open

God tell me i get to gi home to leggett california to be with my babies

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Posted by 68000 n.hiway 101 spc#4 on 10/11/2017 at 3:52 AM

Re: “Push and Pull

Why not organize a "foster" system? Eureka property owners having enough land to permit a "camper", can provide clean water access, potable toilet unit and safe electrical connection. After a standardized interview, overseen by City staff, a property owner and homeless individual can be matched. A contract should be drafted stating safe and reasonable terms for both parties. The property owner should supply a sleeping structure (a new tent at minimum) and the City should inspect such and provide any exemptions for accommodations deemed to be adequate shelter.

The tenant would clear the land of weeds and brush, mow lawns, trim hedges, prune trees, rake leaves and weekly maintain the lot for the property owner. The owner would provide a safe, clean living area for the camping tenant. The City would assign a worker to help the new tenants to receive food stamps to obtain healthy foods which would be prepared on a propane cook stove supplied by the property owner. (Maybe local stores could become involved by selling the stoves at an especially reduced price)

This would not work for every homeless individual, as some would not be able to complete this sort of task. However, there are those who are certainly capable and these individuals would benefit by living in the improved situation of a sanctioned camp, on private property. The property owners will certainly benefit from this symbiotic relationship by having their land cleared and maintained. This arrangement may even lead to further work opportunities, wherein, the tenant receives a wage. This suggestion is not a "full" solution for Eureka's homeless problem, however, it may reduce the number of individuals in need of shelter.

The "in-take" process must have oversight, to protect the prospective worker from property owners who do not fulfill their end of the bargain and, likewise, to insure that property owners are not victimized by tenants who run afoul of their contract terms.

Posted by Observation & Assimulation on 10/10/2017 at 11:44 AM

Re: “UPDATED: No Report Out of Closed Door Evaluation of Public Defender

Why don't all department heads meet in front of a review board of their PEERS and other educated and experienced professionals in their field? The Board of Supervisors wouldn't know a good defense attorney if it bit them.... oh unless they're getting your kids out of jail. How soon they forget. It all sounds like a self-review...Make self serving and unverfied claims of what you've accomplished and walk out with a pat on the head and a preprinted letter of support from the Board of Supervisors about how they stand behind their appointment. I have no confidence the Board of Supervisors will ever do anything to support our marginalized community.

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Posted by Recall Supes on 10/10/2017 at 2:54 AM

Re: “UPDATED: No Report Out of Closed Door Evaluation of Public Defender

Something which I have not seen mentioned so far is the requirement that practicing attorneys must have completed ongoing legal training:…
"With a few exceptions, all attorneys who are actively practicing law in California must complete ongoing legal training. This requirement is called Minimum Continuing Legal Education (MCLE). The required 25 hours every three years must include credits on ethics as well as competence issues, such as substance abuse and mental health.

To make sure attorneys complete their training on a regular schedule, the State Bar requires attorneys to report their training once every three years. The bar also conducts yearly audits on a random set of attorneys to determine whether they are meeting the requirements."


While Mr. Marcus was out of state there were changes to the MCLE
("Some important changes to MCLE requirements will be implemented by
the State Bar starting July 2014.") and since he was not acting as a lawyer
in Florida during his absence, I would doubt that he took any MCLE courses
there. Whether or not he has completed the 25 hours of continuing education
required only he (and the State Bar) would know.

Perhaps this is an issue Mr. Griego will be bringing up in his lawsuit but I thought
I'd bring it to your attention and hopefully the Board of Supervisors so they can take
the issue into consideration during their discussions of Mr. Marcus' qualifications.

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Posted by Gabriele Gray on 10/08/2017 at 11:42 AM

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