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Re: “Miffed by the Races

I am many miles away..,may 2017 and the noise is horrendous. I am
Indoors behind double paned glass. Insane.

Posted by Noyb on 05/13/2017 at 9:49 PM

Re: “Eureka Rotary Members Donated 110 Turkeys to Rescue Mission

Meanwhile in 2015 "Readers also liked..."…

what happened to that?

Posted by Noyb on 11/25/2016 at 11:17 AM

Re: “Eureka Rotary Members Donated 110 Turkeys to Rescue Mission

Sweet little holiday burb AND ZERO winter shelters ANYWHERE, Arcata house full with long waiting list. Religious teachings at Rescue Mission hellish for many.

And for those with dogs (who have cared for them long-term) nothing. People lament the full animal shelters yet instead of helping people KEEP their dog the general public majoirty CHOOSES to have dogs caged indefinitely in cramped over-full shelters or disappear into some "Non-profit" whose owners make a salary (aka PROFIT) on charging to take in the pets of others and on charity of donations yet homeless get no charity, not enough to survive and heal (putting down the dogs would be kinder). Meanwhile the "Charitable" get praised. It is the homeless who are enduring hell who deserve some amazement for not having killed themselves yet...though many have and it goes entirely unreported as the housed sleep warm in their beds after dinner and tv. Unscrupulous growers want to adopt dogs to let them run loose and protect their property, but they can pay rent so they are winners!
Meanwhile, the homeless after turkey will have to do drugs or drink to try and withstand the agony of homelessness. So much food in this county it goes to waist and waste. No housing though nor mental health place for long-term recovery. At least they will have a full belly when they get sick and die in the wet and cold and unsheltered while turkey donators pat themselves on the back.

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Posted by Noyb on 11/25/2016 at 11:15 AM

Re: “Putting Heads Together for Housing First

"says Sally Hewitt, senior program manager at a phone interview. 'Some were saying Housing First means build housing first, other groups say that tents are housing first, or that tiny houses are housing first. We're not saying that these ideas don't have value, but we want everyone to be on the same page.'

Sally, YES those all ALL housing...obviously the more normal and secure the better, as is true for any human being, so tents are not idea AND until housing can be built (give 3% availability) tents first are "Housing First" and are more conducive to the homeless healing or at least to not digressing further than being shuffled around every morning 7 DAYS A WEEK and relocated AGAIN in two weeks; as if being homeless wasn't hard enough as it is. I dare any housed person to try it for a few months, especially those over 40, as many homeless are. Stability for homeless is better for the community in general as it reduces the often exhausted, demoralized, drifting people and pets that occurs all day long in old town, parks, library etc.

Tiny homes are far better than tents and have had great success already all across the country. So easy there have been high school students building the tiny homes for homeless. Andrew Heben, a city planner who as a student lived in "Camps" to understand better how people survived and what was needed, has spoken twice now in Eureka. A place to start for those adrift about this solution: AHHA (Affordable Humboldt Housing Alternatives) has been working tirelessly towards a local tiny house village for years, ahead of the curve of Focus Strategies yet concurrent with their findings and directives. This link from 2014:…

The quality and quantity of lives lost due to lack of mental health care and housing in particular is staggering and most never make it to the news, dead or alive. The community suffers too...just go to the library or any trail or green space...oh and it is really not great for children to see we leave people to lay in the streets. Just saw an article about a Sheriff in TX who committed suicide due to facing eviction/foreclosure.

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Posted by Noyb on 08/18/2016 at 5:12 PM

Re: “Eureka Council to Mull Rotating Free Camping Zone


Posted by Moriah Laastname on 06/05/2016 at 10:25 PM

Re: “Evictions Ongoing in PalCo Marsh

"and snapping photos of desperate people as they pushed overburdened bikes into the parking lot." Really? I have seen mostly photos of fires and officers...both apparently are of more interest and value than the people who were living there. The offers of motels etc. are just another shuffling of the hot potato that is going to continue to burn our community...just what already vulnerable people be shuffled around in ways that less vulnerable wouldn't be able to endure.

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Posted by Moriah Laastname on 05/03/2016 at 10:15 AM

Re: “Albuquerque or Auburn? Eureka City Council Considers Different Models to Address Panhandling

some panhandlers are elderly and/or mentally ill or injured so they can't partake in "city beautification projects" and besides able bodied need a future vision not just some job no one else wants to do so if the projects are accompanied with housing and access to opportunities for job training and education then it might be OK.
The UK found that giving people 3k$ rather than tiny little handouts (including just food stamps which don't help people with housing or jobs or transportation) led to a significantly higher success rate long term.

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Posted by Moriah Laastname on 12/28/2015 at 3:00 PM

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