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Re: “Ten Items or Fewer: WinCo Edition

Try the gummy grapefruit candy. Oooh. Plus, the organic tofu (at the far end of the veggie dept) is the best I've ever had. And they're so cheap.

Posted by quicksilver80 on 01/28/2018 at 3:01 AM

Re: “Federal Jury Hits County with $2.5 Million Wrongful Death Verdict

"the federal civil rights lawsuit initially named the county of Humboldt, city of Eureka, individual officers with both agencies and the California Forensic Medical Group, Inc., which handles medical services at the jail on a contract basis, as plaintiffs. " No, as defendants.

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Posted by quicksilver80 on 08/30/2017 at 9:03 PM

Re: “Props and Measures

Sorry: Initially spelled it Thaddeus. Computer let me correct that spelling, but won't let me delete the comment on it. Muphry's law again.

Posted by quicksilver80 on 10/09/2016 at 1:50 PM

Re: “Props and Measures

And I bet I mean Thadeus. Muphry's law. I'm available on the cheap as a part-time proofreader.

Posted by quicksilver80 on 10/09/2016 at 1:42 PM

Re: “Props and Measures

Thadeus Greenson: on p 13, column 4, I bet you mean provisions for appellation designations, not Appalachian designations.

Posted by quicksilver80 on 10/09/2016 at 1:39 PM

Re: “Not Your Grandma's Marigolds

UC Davis IPM says this:

Nematode-suppressive Plants

Certain marigolds, Tagetes species, suppress root knot and lesion nematodes. French marigolds (varieties include Nemagold, Petite Blanc, Queen Sophia, and Tangerine) are most effective. Avoid signet marigolds, T. signata or tenuifolia, because nematodes will feed and reproduce on these. Marigolds don’t work well against the northern root knot nematode, Meloidogyne hapla, a species common in areas with cool winters. The effect of marigolds is greatest when you grow them as a solid planting for an entire season. When grown along with annual vegetables or beneath trees or vines (intercropping), nematode control usually isn’t very good. To prevent marigold seed from getting in the soil, cut or mow the plants before the flowers open. As with other cultural control methods, nematode populations rapidly will increase as soon as you grow susceptible crops again.

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Posted by quicksilver80 on 04/21/2016 at 11:15 PM

Re: “TL;DR: Five Things You Need to Know from This Week's Cover Story

Thing is, if you audited all the judges in the county - all the judges in the state, for that matter - probably half of them would be found to be in violation. A higher percentage in counties in which judges have heavier caseloads. My guess is that a couple of lawyers who had cases before these two judges that weren't decided within the 90-day period complained to the State Bar, causing these two to be checked.

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Posted by quicksilver80 on 03/13/2016 at 6:05 PM

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