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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: “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: “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

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