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Re: “Sequoia Park Zoo Lands $2.3M Grant

The spider monkeys, gibbons, and last living bear will keep waiting for the promised improvements to their inhumane enclosures.

Posted by Mara on 04/17/2011 at 9:45 AM

Re: “Search & Suspend

It seems both schools in the district have staff/teachers who do not respect the civil rights of students.
It's time for the school board to clamp down on administrators who don't administrate and teachers who act more like dictators than instructors.

Posted by Mara on 01/20/2011 at 12:11 PM

Re: “Q-ing for Cash

So it seems that Measure Q is aimed at improving Health and Safety issues at McKinleyville High School and Arcata High School?
If that is the case, then the money better go to build our teenagers at Mack High a safe, warm place to eat lunch. I cannot believe that students without vehicles or rides to leave campus have to shiver in the hallways if they cannot find a teacher who is willing to open his/her classroom so that they can have shelter out of the rain/wind/cold. I went to Mack High in the mid 80’s and remember shivering in the cold hallways at lunchtime. Why has this not changed? Why did the structural improvements done a few years ago just go to benefitting the staff and teachers with new offices and a break room when the main concern SHOULD HAVE BEEN THE STUDENTS?
Are my grandchildren going to be shivering in the Mack High hallways, too?

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Posted by Mara on 10/01/2010 at 11:37 AM

Re: “Pennisi Tree-Trimmer: 'I Did The Job I Was Hired To Do'

After convicted for this vandalism to a sacred Native American homesite, the Pennisi's should be forced to pay for a complete restoration and re-creation of the Tsurai homesite as it was many, many years ago.

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Posted by Trinidadian on 07/10/2010 at 8:07 AM

Re: “Orphan adopts horror formula

A lot of adoptive parents are angry about one line in this film: It must be hard to love an adopted child like your own. They are angry about this movie line but are perfectly content that their adopted child has a birth certificate that was permanently sealed from him/her and a falsified "amended" one issued. Adoptees have to live their lives carrying around amended birth certificates and are NEVER allowed to see their original birth certificates containing their true names and the names of his/her true biological parents. Adopting parents get to have their names placed on the amended certificates as the birth parents! What lies!!!! These violations of a childs rights does not concern the protestors because it works for them! It is not their ethnicities, their heritages that are sealed. No, their newly purchased child will be forced to accept these lies are his/her truth. These self-righteous people own the copyrights to their adopted child's identity and could care less that it's FICTION that is on their child's birth certificate. It is downright disgraceful and pathetic what people choose to protest. Getting angry over one-liners and not giving a hoot about our (adoptees) civil rights is laughable. If you agree with me, you'll want to sign the petition is support of Esther's rights: because no one should have to kill for their birth records. I enjoyed the movie. She should win an academy award.

Posted by Mara on 07/30/2009 at 10:37 AM

Re: “Save the Monkeys!

A couple years ago, the Sequoia Park Zoo almost lost is accredation with the American Zoo and Aquarium Association because of it's outdated primate and bear enclosures.
For the Sequoia Park Zoo to keep it's accredation with the AZA, it promised that upgrades to the primate and bear enclosures were in the "works" and would occur in the very near future (according to the zoo's master plan). This "promise" that city and zoo officials made will cost Eureka and it's tax payers SEVERAL MILLION DOLLARS.
The City of Eureka does NOT have the money to upgrade the zoo's exhibits. It barely has enough money to keep it running at the bare minimum that it is currently operating at. Why not replace the zoo with a skate park? The zoo is in the perfect spot for a skate park. Gut out the old exhibits, throw up some ramps, clean out the bear exhibit and presto: skate park! A skate park would be VERY LOW MAINTENANCE COMPARED TO THE ZOO. Make sure there is a "rink" for little skaters and there would be a place for the entire family to enjoy!!!!

Posted by Mara on 04/07/2009 at 7:26 PM

Re: “Not a Pretty Picture

If you agree that adult adoptees should have the same access to their birth records as non-adoptees, please sign the petition:

Posted by Mara on 03/14/2009 at 7:53 AM

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