Comment Archives: Last 7 Days

Re: “Dark of Night Edits to a Sungrown Ordinance

I find this reminiscent of how local bootleggers got together at the end of prohibition to demand of their local representatives protection from "Big Business", which is of course is why we still pay fifty dollars for a six pack of beer and C-note for a quart of distilled spirits....NOT! It is with a mix of glee and pity that a watch the hypocrisy permeating this budding industry. Boo hoo, I won't be able to sell my illicit weed for exuberant prices. Payroll taxes, workmans comp, insurance, WTF!?

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Posted by HONEST ANSWER1 on 10/19/2017 at 6:14 PM

Re: “Sharktober Part 1

Right. You have NO idea yet speak like you do.

Posted by glen folkard on 10/19/2017 at 1:54 PM

Re: “Sharktober Part Three

The shark cage divers in your part of the world use surfboards to attract sharks to make money from dumb tourists. Us surfers and swimmers are "plucked" from the surface here in Oz every day and listed as NOTHING. Just gone.

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Posted by glen folkard on 10/19/2017 at 1:36 PM

Re: “Dear Shlomo,

@Ghosthymn: I am interested in hearing more about your experience working for Rockport. I work for a firm currently dealing with them. If you see this post, please respond. Thank you.

Posted by KP on 10/19/2017 at 12:47 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?

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

Re: “Steampunk Splendor

Just to set the record straight; this fundraiser was moved out of the Southern Humboldt Community, because Tim & jennifer Metz became partners in ownership of the "Historic Eagle House in Eureka", it's the one and only reason it will be held there!

The Southern Humboldt Community Park moved its big yearly fundraiser (Fall Splendor) from the Mateel Community Center to a private venue in Eureka for 2017 ("Historic Eagle House"). And according to the Parks 2016 tax records, that fundraiser generated over $34,000 in overhead for the local community, the event grossed over $83,000; not counting money spent locally by out of town attendees and vendors, e.g. motels/hotels, restaurants, fuel and what ever else they consume or smoke. So now, the local community will lose all that income to Eureka and the Metz's! Why is that? Did the community have a say? NO!

The Park Board has turned their back on the Southern Humboldt Community, so Tim & Jennifer Metz can make a name for themselves, e.g. profiting from having the so called "fundraiser" at their new digs and venue in Eureka.

Full disclosure; Tim Metz is the founding President of the Southern Humboldt Community Park Board of Directors (2002-2010), has personally gained and compensated from accruing compounded interest on a $92,000 private loan to the Park Board while sitting Board President, has current pending private loans accruing interest totaling $15,812, personally gained and compensated from USDA/NRCS restoration contracts totaling $192,000 from the Park Board while sitting Board President and who is currently Director Emeritus, e.g. allowed to attend private Board Meetings that conduct business and ongoing operations at the SHCP.

Posted by Ed Voice on 10/19/2017 at 8:59 AM

Re: “Fall Splendor Up Up & Away, an Elegant & Odd Steampunk Adventure

Just to set the record straight; this fundraiser was moved out of the Southern Humboldt Community, because Tim & jennifer Metz became partners in ownership of the "Historic Eagle House in Eureka", it's the one and only reason it will be held there!

The Southern Humboldt Community Park moved its big yearly fundraiser (Fall Splendor) from the Mateel Community Center to a private venue in Eureka for 2017 ("Historic Eagle House"). And according to the Parks 2016 tax records, that fundraiser generated over $34,000 in overhead for the local community, the event grossed over $83,000; not counting money spent locally by out of town attendees and vendors, e.g. motels/hotels, restaurants, fuel and what ever else they consume or smoke. So now, the local community will lose all that income to Eureka and the Metz's! Why is that? Did the community have a say? NO!

The Park Board has turned their back on the Southern Humboldt Community, so Tim & Jennifer Metz can make a name for themselves, e.g. profiting from having the so called "fundraiser" at their new digs and venue in Eureka.

Full disclosure; Tim Metz is the founding President of the Southern Humboldt Community Park Board of Directors (2002-2010), has personally gained and compensated from accruing compounded interest on a $92,000 private loan to the Park Board while sitting Board President, has current pending private loans accruing interest totaling $15,812, personally gained and compensated from USDA/NRCS restoration contracts totaling $192,000 from the Park Board while sitting Board President and who is currently Director Emeritus, e.g. allowed to attend private Board Meetings that conduct business and ongoing operations at the SHCP.

Posted by Ed Voice on 10/18/2017 at 8:39 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: “Stupid is as Stupid Does

FYI, many of history's worst tyrants were "well-read" and "well-traveled". Utter meaningless measurements of intelligence. Except for U.C. Berkeley in the 1960's, America's universities are sanctuaries for the privileged classes.

The current U.S. President is a natural outcome following 40 years of democratic support for "bipartisan" policies divesting from U.S. human resources, services, housing, education, infrastructure, including privatization, job exports, wars for oil, tax cuts for the rich, deregulation of financial markets and their subsequent bailouts, again and again...

Homeless Americans are now filling our streets and like the 1930's, a courageous leader will eventually respond as American's suffering, protests and demands gradually become ubiquitous.

Catalysts for successful social change are unpredictable, usually a very slow, painful process.

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Posted by Gerald Gates on 10/15/2017 at 7:56 PM

Re: “Carrying Capacity

There is no research supporting Ms. Corbett's assertion. Humboldt County once exported vast quantities of many varieties of grains, more than enough to sustain a high population density.

That's not the problem.

All imperial economies today are dependent upon the slavery of native, Asian, African and South American children and teens assembling our commodities, harvesting natural resources, mining our cobalt, or growing our food. It is not sustainable and all have collapsed before us.

Every measurable environmental, economic and social indicator is in decline, except the Dow Jones, temporarily sustained, like all past imperial economies, by turning imperialism's predatory prowess upon its own citizens with usurious (once illegal) interest rates, unprecedented public divestment in education, social services and infrastructure, and massive tax cuts...with every fearful institution, government, media, academia, and family terrified into silence.

Posted by Gerald Gates on 10/15/2017 at 7:37 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: “The Limits of Fidelity

As for perfection in Blade Runner 2049, there are moments when knowing more than the filmmaker can jolt a viewer out of their suspension of reality. The beekeeping scene is just wrong.

Posted by Writer Steve on 10/14/2017 at 10:41 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

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