Re: “'An Artificial Legal Controversy'

Plain English: David Marcus lied on his resume. Can the Board of Supervisors explain to the public why that doesn't immediately disqualify him from being a paid county employee?

Posted by McKinleyviller on 05/29/2017 at 12:37 PM

Re: “Prelude to a Sweep

Kathy,
I don't think Linda put the blame (responsibility) entirely on John Shelter; it's clear that many people told the homeless that they could camp there, including yourself!
You have hoped for 25 years that the Eureka citizens would pay for designated campground(s); that's wonderful! Perhaps from the proceeds from your lawsuit, that forced the city to come to grips with it's financial vulnerabilities, YOU may now open a campground to help those in deep poverty???
You know I really do not have a problem with what you did, except that you do not seem to take responsibility for YOUR OWN actions; it was your lawsuit that caused the city to seek to limit it's exposure to potential liability. Your lawsuit, at least in part, caused the closing of Devils playground to the homeless ("those in deep poverty"), and caused the further upheaval in the lives of those in need of a place to "camp".
I am glad that Linda Stansberry and The North Coast Journal put all this together. It is interesting to see what a prominent role in the helping of the homeless you've played. I am sure they are grateful for all your support

Posted by Flynn Schnitzelring on 05/29/2017 at 12:17 PM

Re: “'An Artificial Legal Controversy'

Sounds like the BOS is getting paid off to hire this person. ?? why is it so important to hire this _"specific_" person.

Posted by jgabr99516 on 05/29/2017 at 8:32 AM

Re: “Sushi Party

I want to attend that dinner party! (With you on the cream cheese btw.) So happy Little Japan's in the 'hood.

Posted by Lynn Kelsey Leishman on 05/28/2017 at 10:54 PM

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: “'A Fundamental and Necessary Right'

Who do I need to vote against or for? If this is staff, who are their bosses?

Posted by Nan Roberts on 05/28/2017 at 12:07 PM

Re: “Films al Fresco

nice ..I know Michael David and I play all the oldies too with 2,3,or 4 piece ..would love to play at one of these www.jdjeffries.com facebook/johnjdjeffriesdonahue.com

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Posted by JD Jeffries on 05/27/2017 at 10:12 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: “The Art of the Wheel

Hobart Brown did a great thing starting a wonderful tradition that bring. Fun to families,friends and rhe brave souls that keep it going.

Posted by Shellshell61 on 05/26/2017 at 9:04 PM

Re: “Loose Joints w/DJ Nutz

This is tonight, Friday the 26th, not on Saturday!

Posted by kylestasse on 05/26/2017 at 5:39 PM

Re: “Don't Panic, Bro, It's Science

"Here and in its own courts the State based its case on
an insistence that a driver who declines to submit to
testing after being arrested for driving under the influence
of alcohol {and/or weed} is always subject to a non consensual
blood test without any precondition for a warrant. That is incorrect."
>
> http://www.supremecourt.gov/opinions/12pdf/11-1425_cb8e.pdf

Posted by Matt McLaughlin on 05/26/2017 at 12:21 PM

Re: “'A Fundamental and Necessary Right'

I often disagree with your collective editorial outlook, but there's no denying all y'all excel at investigative reporting when you want to. The fact that the journal is also free and tangible, available to anybody, is very important and very much appreciated. Thank you all!

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Posted by Long live the printed page! on 05/26/2017 at 6:44 AM

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: “About Time

Hey Douglas, Thanks for this. You answered your own question: becoming "more random as the system ages" IS the arrow of time. Entropy is what gives the arrow direction, hence "past" and "future."

Posted by barryevans on 05/25/2017 at 8:49 AM

Re: “Don't Panic, Bro, It's Science

The WSU researchers are planning on using my app in their research. I have developed a new public health app that measures impairment--it is called DRUID (an acronym for DRiving Under the Influence of Drugs) available now in the Apple App Store (Android version coming soon). DRUID measures reaction time, decision making, hand-eye coordination, time estimation and balance, and then statistically integrates hundreds of data points into an overall impairment score. DRUID takes just 5 minutes (and the 2-minute version will be part of the DRUID app in shortly).

Our website is www.druidapp.com

DRUID allows marijuana users (or others who drink alcohol, use prescription drugs, etc.) to self-assess their own level of impairment and (hopefully) decide against driving if they are impaired. Prior to DRUID, there was no way for an individual to accurately assess their own level of impairment. DRUID also demonstrates that it is feasible to measure impairment reliably by the roadside, not just exposure to a drug.

DRUID was recently featured on NPRs All Things Considered: http://www.npr.org/2017/01/25/511595978/can-sobriety-tests-weed-out-drivers-whove-smoked-too-much-weed

Also on television: http://sacramento.cbslocal.com/2017/02/28/science-lags-behind-marijuana-impairment-testing/

After obtaining my Ph.D. at Harvard, I have been a professor of psychology at UMass/Boston for the past 40 years, specializing in research methods, measurement and statistics.

Michael Milburn, Professor
Department of Psychology
UMass/Boston

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Posted by Michael Milburn on 05/25/2017 at 6:18 AM

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: “The Fuzion

This place is horrible they refused to acknowledge that this lady that was at one of their events was bullying and verbally attacking my friends daughter. He posted it on the fb so it would be out there and people would know and they staff denied it all which is bs because I was there and so was another friend of ours. Then we find out that they blocked him from posting on their fb page and deleted the post. Obviously they are hiding something and they don't want anybody to know what happened. This is just wrong.

Plus them having loaded guns is not ok or safe around children i don't care how bad this town is.

Plus they over charge 10 per person for karaoke unless you get the stupid text thing then it's $8
I understand they have bills to pay but that stupid.

I don't recommend this place to anybody

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Posted by Jojo Marie on 05/23/2017 at 11:34 AM

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