The Time is Now

(December 26, 2019) On this very page, we closed 2018 by noting it would be remembered as the year it became increasingly clear the president of the United States "repeatedly puts personal gain...

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Protect Tsakiyuwit, Deny Terra-Gen's Wind Farm

(November 21, 2019) Long before there was a company named Terra-Gen, an electrical grid or climate crisis threatening the planet, the Humboldt Bay region was inhabited by Wiyot people — as many as...

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Crossed Lines

(November 7, 2019) Imagine police are responding to a report of a man with a gun. Three officers pull up to find the man standing on a sidewalk. They all exit their patrol...

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Davos Won't Save Us

(January 23, 2020) The global elite jumped on their Gulfstreams this week to descend on Davos, a small town of about 11,000 residents in the Swiss Alps, for the 50th annual World Economic...

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The Need to Study Weed

(January 16, 2020) The head of the federal government's medical research agency told C-SPAN recently that cannabis' status as a Schedule 1 drug under the Controlled Substances Act prevents scientists from researching its...

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'A Very Groundbreaking Thing'

(January 9, 2020) Want to invest in a cannabis farm? Well, all you have to do is buy some stock. Santa Cruz-based Goldenseed has become the first cannabis farm in the nation to...

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Welcome to the Launch of MDVL

A Middle Ages-inspired wellness and lifestyle brand

(January 16, 2020) Hello and welcome! Thanks so much for joining me here in this muddy field for the launch of MDVL. I'm sure some of you rolled your eyes when you got...

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Happy Holidays from the O'Briens! 

(December 19, 2019) Dear Friends and Family, Once again it's that time of year when I curl up with a glass of eggnog in front of the fire and share what our family...

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Save the Date: PG&E Blackout Reveal Parties

(November 21, 2019) Last month's Public Safety Power Shutoffs in Humboldt County taught all of us here at PG&E a number of valuable lessons. First and foremost was that our communication flow with...

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A Reasonable Ask

Why can't we have affordable healthcare, America?

(January 16, 2020) I place another log in the wood stove, sit down at my dining table, mug of hot coffee at my fingertips. The fire puts out a steady warmth. Windows fill...

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Terra-Gen Electrified the Conversation. What Now?

(January 16, 2020) Terra-Gen's Humboldt Wind Project was flawed but it would have offered this: a large and sudden pulse of low-carbon energy, enough to fill approximately 56 percent of Humboldt's total electricity...

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The (Single-Payer) Elephant in the Room

(December 5, 2019) There's the ancient Buddhist story about blind men describing an elephant. One grasps the tail: "An elephant is like a rope." One has an ear: "An elephant is flat...

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P.G.& E. Outage Recording Training

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The Invasion of Ole King Tide

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About 55

(January 23, 2020) Editor: I have noted several letters proposing voluntarily limiting speed to 55 MPH on roads like U.S. Highway 101 to lower emissions and gasoline usage (Mailbox, Dec. 26, 2019). This...

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'A Portrait of Aggravated Devotion'

(January 23, 2020) Editor: Thanks are due to both Dr. Kim Ervin and the North Coast Journal for telling this story ("The Whistleblower," Jan. 16). As is expected in such situations, the executives...

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No One to Blame but Ourselves

(January 23, 2020) Editor: Ms. Savage is right! ("A Reasonable Ask," Jan. 16.) It's those evil Republicans that are to blame. If it wasn't for those people, we'd be living in a land...

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Recent Comments

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