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Re: “Fiery Crash Involving Local Family Kills Two, Several Injured

The unidentified Good Samaritan's name is Lucas Zhao. https://www.facebook.com/lucas.zhao

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Posted by Anonymous442 on 05/28/2017 at 2:10 PM

Re: “Prelude to a Sweep

Whoa Linda...placing the load of responsibility for telling advocates that homeless people could live in the marsh on John Shelter is unfair. City government workers, police, social workers, homeless advocates, family members, etc. have been telling people to camp out there for 30 years. Like me, most did not know how unsafe the situation was in the kilns, and the adjoining cement piles. The population was being managed to a certain degree by regular patrols of people in authority for many years. It's not like this all of a sudden happened in 2011. My hope for 25 years has been that we would have a designated campground or 2 or 3 in Humboldt County to meet the housing needs of those in deep poverty. There is no reason why this cannot happen, but like Chief Harpham told me one day "there's not enough people who care enough to make that happen". Sadly I know it is true. The fact that people hate others is why there is a growing number of hate crimes on homeless people. These are the most vulnerably exposed people in our city and they are kicked around and told they are unworthy of a night of legal sleep. The cops steal their possessions, including their vehicles and dogs because they get tired of seeing them every shift. Business owners don't want them around because they are bad for business, but where can they go? If you knew there is a place hidden away from the public that a person can put up a tent without being noticed wouldn't you suggest it to someone who needs to hide away and rest? Or are you one of those who doesn't care what happens to them as long as they just go away? We need a legal campground or 2 or 3. NOW!

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Posted by Kathy Anderson on 05/27/2017 at 5:35 PM

Re: “Huffman Town Hall Coming to Garberville

Huffman is a traitor and a poltroon. Like ISIS and the Taliban he is all about destroying cultural artifacts and national heritage. He should be run out of town on a rail - after being tarred and feathered.

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Posted by Johannes Lorenz on 05/27/2017 at 2:58 PM

Re: “Fiery Crash Involving Local Family Kills Two, Several Injured

The little boy is my nephue whom i adore so much. I couldnt imagen loosing him. I know the beautiful family
i cant imagen all the pain they are in
my heart goes out to Rosa her husband and family who are suffering the loss of her husband
and the children who suffer the loss of their father
it is with respect and simpathy iam truly sorry for this horrible tragity.
Thank you father and angels
and
The person who pulled them from the viechal
You are a hero in the eyes of many.

Thank you for their very precious lives
Iam greatful and so so sorry
much love to all of the family and the unidenified man who saved my nephue
God bless

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Posted by Rebecca landers on 05/26/2017 at 9:57 PM

Re: “'An Artificial Legal Controversy'

Who, specifically, is claiming to represent Humboldt County when calling this an artificial legal controversy? There's nothing artificial about it. Humboldt County's real Public Defender, David Marcus, has really been deemed unqualified by just about every real person working with him, including a real Superior Court Judge, and an ongoing record of real incidents of his incompetence is continuing to affect real people who live here. It's unacceptable to denigrate people who require a public defender. It further impoverishes everybody, and it's only a matter of time before the Board of Supervisors' careless appointment costs the county millions.

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Posted by Fair is Fair on 05/25/2017 at 7:00 PM

Re: “Arcata Moves Forward With Sanctuary City Status

why do liberals have such difficulty distinguishing between illegal aliens and legal immigrants?

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Posted by Chris Stone on 05/23/2017 at 12:05 PM

Re: “Victim ID'd: EPD Investigating 'Suspicious Death'

Justice 4jennika my sweet niece I love you

Posted by Maria Suazo on 05/23/2017 at 11:57 AM

Re: “Drug Money

Sheriff Downey has current Sheriff deputies and others within the Humboldt County administration that took pay offs for years from growers. Seen it with my own two eyes. Like the current Coroner Ernie Stewart who took pay offs when he lived out by Honeydew from local growers. Why don't you ask the good Sheriff about his late good pal CPA Jimmy Eddy in Garberville, who cooked the books and made many in SoHum rich by hiding illegal drug profits. Or my personal witness to Sheriff's deputies loading small planes full of confiscated cannabis in the middle of the night aboard planes flown into the Redway airport by German nationals in 1994.

Posted by James Blue Eddings on 05/22/2017 at 6:06 PM

Re: “Arcata Moves Forward With Sanctuary City Status

#JusticeForJosiah is necessary for Arcata to be a true sanctuary. Who will they be granting sanction? White only immigrants? How will the city and the APD be guaranteeing sanction and safety for immigrants of color? #DemandAnswers

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Posted by Kirsten Tamara PeachyKeen on 05/20/2017 at 8:40 PM

Re: “Eureka Ordered to Pay $90K in Police Video Case

"So what are your guys gonna do with the 90K? Built a new breakroom, with blackjack and hookers?"

The award is to me, not the North Coast Journal. However, I am intrigued with your suggestion and request you tell me more about these "blackjack and hookers" of which you speak.

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Posted by Paul Nicholas Boylan on 05/20/2017 at 5:57 PM

Re: “Arcata Moves Forward With Sanctuary City Status

BOYCOTT ARCATA. Don't spend a dime in this lawless town.

Winkler is a traitor. Like all traitors, he can move to Canada.

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Posted by Steve Hammond on 05/20/2017 at 1:19 PM

Re: “No Homeless People in Southern Humboldt?

The motivation for the "homeless count" to be lower is so the City and County can back up their LIE that they have housed so many people recently. City and County officials have been bragging, FALSELY, about how many people they have gotten into housing. I work EVERY DAY locally with people who have no shelter. There are MORE and MORE people who have become houseless in the past year or so, first timers and people being thrown back on the street, to the green spaces, under bridges, into vehicles, and for short periods of time, in the scant shelter space locally. There is not even close to enough housing to match the number of people that Virginia Bass, Andy Mills, and the their ilk claim have been recently housed. The City of Eureka is being sued for civil rights violations against people with no place to go. The lawsuit, Cobine v. City of Eureka, details how much housing and temporary shelter does NOT exist versus how many people need housing and temporary shelter. Then, the lawsuit clearly asserts what is experienced by anyone who has ever been homeless here: being punished for having no place to go. Local government is trying to overcome that lawsuit and cover up its systematic persecution and denial of basic living needs. Now the City (and County) is adding to its repertoire of LIES: e.g., anyone/everyone can go to the Mission (lie), there's plenty of shelter here (lie), we don't discriminate against homeless people (lie), we just catch 'illegal trespassers' (lie), there's plenty of bathrooms (lie), we take great efforts to feed the hungry (lie) and clothe the naked (lie)etc. ad nauseum. From the City and County (in letters to the editor and other places that are more appropriate for non-politician / non-cop people) the newest LIE they are repeating and wielding is that they have been housing hundreds of people. It's simply NOT TRUE. The City and County do NOTHING to feed hungry people, NOTHING to clothe freezing and wet people, NOTHING to create space for people to sleep, NOTHING to make life or even bare survival any easier or more dignified for people experiencing homelessness. We know plenty of people who get into Betty Chinn's containers, then get kicked out within a short time; we know lots of people injured and sick, admitted into the hospitals, then discharged in short time; we know plenty of parents who simply need housing, and the County doesn't help to provide it but prefers to throw their kids in the foster system for years; we know people going through the high turnover at the MAC (which is rumored to soon close as a transitional shelter). We know even more people who's sleeping areas are raided (throughout the county) and who's vehicles which they live in are impounded, and who go to jail or are made to walk the streets all night and morning when found resting under an awning or tree. I am certain there are not fewer homeless people anywhere in this county; rather, there are MORE people with no shelter.

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Posted by Verbena on 05/20/2017 at 12:48 PM

Re: “Ocean View Cemetery Workers Accused of Golfing on Graves

This is appalling. Kinda when Caltrans built the Willits Bypass over Indian graves in the cover of night.

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Posted by Robert Ulibarri on 05/18/2017 at 7:47 PM

Re: “Eureka Ordered to Pay $90K in Police Video Case

So what are your guys gonna do with the 90K? Built a new breakroom, with blackjack and hookers?

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Posted by Teufel Wulf on 05/18/2017 at 4:26 PM

Re: “Eureka Ordered to Pay $90K in Police Video Case

I bet you people will re-elect all those idiots just the same....

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Posted by Teufel Wulf on 05/18/2017 at 2:43 PM

Re: “Eureka Visitor's Center to Close During Bid Process

Alleluia!!!

How many decades and millions of public dollars have been wasted without a single financial supporting document showing where every dollar is being spent?

Less than half of Eureka's businesses are members of the Chamber and those are the only businesses being promoted at the chamber building.

If Eureka ever truly cared about tourism, business and jobs it would clean up its south entry on 101, end the outrageous sewer odor, never allow its bay to become surrounded in brownfields, regulate their welcome to predatory industries, stop allowing ugly apartments to be built in their Victorian neighborhoods, return the electric trolley on H and I streets, Plan for trails connecting the beautiful gulches, stop supporting the irresponsible growth on its borders causing unsafe streets and sewer problems, and start funding infill affordable and SRO housing instead of subsidizing large home subdivisions, (the only real solution for homelessness).

Our largest tourist attraction is not the ridiculous $1 million per year certified zoo, it is the miles of rivers, streams, forests, parks and biodiversity that are being jeopardized by the county's failure to link every rural development to water carrying-capacity studies...funded by the developers...SoCal redux!!

Thank God that Eureka city council candidate John Fullerton was rejected by Eureka voters.

Posted by Serah Cawley on 05/13/2017 at 7:03 PM

Re: “Civility Now

I promise the public will not hold accountable any representative of the public who lets their constituents know how they vote. It's absurd to disallow the very transparancy we need. On the contrary, any representative of the public who wants to formally punish their peers for voicing their vote is the exact kind of shady politician nobody wants. It's the people's job to decide if a politician doesn't deserve the job. Their ethics supposedly got them the job in the first place. Knowing who our government votes for should be mandatory.

Posted by No kindergarten politics, please. on 05/13/2017 at 10:38 AM

Re: “Civility Now

Great coverage, Kimberly.

I would have completely voted yes over this was it not for the ability to endorse future candidates. Name recognition from endorsements can help candidates win elections. I'm not one to take offense to someone not endorsing me but I see the argument that the other council members raised that it could. I guess I was thinking of the bigger picture, whether it be endorsing people, or endorsing organizations such as climate action groups etc. A bit of weight is lost in the endorsement process if you can't list your full title, especially people who are not familiar with the community or does not look too deep into public office holders and know everyone's names.

It would be nice in helping to get future candidates to run for office to have the ability to back them not just with a name, but a title as well. But I guess I also forget that people can hold grudges over the smallest of things such as not getting endorsed by someone. It is what it is and maybe it's actually for the best. Perhaps other government organizations in our community can follow suit with the code of ethics we passed.

Cheers!
-Austin

Posted by Austin on 05/12/2017 at 3:47 PM

Re: “Will the Lassics Lupine Survive?

I've actually seen and properly identified this lupin in quite a few different places in Trinity count, after reading this I feel I should probably revisit and report the locations.
Would be nice to see it established in nurseries as it is one of the most beautiful wild lupinus I've come across.

Posted by Matthew Terras on 05/12/2017 at 1:29 PM

Re: “Winter Photo Contest

Is there a spring photo contest?

Posted by Marna Powell on 05/10/2017 at 7:48 PM

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