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Re: “You and Me and the Keys

A relatively recent city council meeting in fortuna is a much-needed light on the LACK of taxis or taxi-like (i.e. Uber) in this county. The hoops one has to jump through are ridiculous to say the least.

Posted by samantha1 on 09/25/2016 at 1:36 PM

Re: “Ready

Frances, so are you suggesting that RPC cherry-pick ESL students? I'm just wanting some clarity on this because there is a waiting list (and lottery system) to get into the school and I think it would be outrageously unfair to any anxious parent waiting for a slot to be passed-over in favor of an ESL family to fulfill a quota system. I'm assuming you're not suggesting that, so the only way you will see the percentages you are wanting to see will be when Hispanic families gain entrance into the school via their lottery: ie--growth of the ESL percentage of the RPC population over time by ESL presence on the waiting list and entrance by lottery. And I re-read that article from 2013 "Charter School Rift," which is the article I'm assuming you were referring to, and at no point did the school state "that their goal was to move toward equal percentages of English Language Learners and Hispanic students at their school as compared to the Fortuna Elementary School District" which makes sense since its student population is based on a waiting list/lottery system. As with all public schools in Humboldt, it is up to the parents to decide what actions to take or not to take when deciding on a school for their children.

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Posted by samantha1 on 04/16/2015 at 3:00 PM

Re: “Just Cuz You're Paranoid ...

Agree with fool me once shame on you...fool me twice shame on me with regards to the DOJ. No launching of fireworks on this. It's still federal law and we still have that Haag. Humboldt. Gray Area. It works....NOT.

Posted by samantha1 on 09/07/2013 at 6:26 PM

Re: “North Coast Railroad Authority Dodges Legal Challenge, Supports East-West Study

"Also, we have a small out of the way population that isn’t attractive to most investors." Well, you're spot on there, but only in the sense that the population's attitude isn't attractive and has solidified the Redwood Curtain Principle. There is absolutely a cargo shipment need that could be serviced via Hum Bay and a connecting EW rail service, but the county's reputation for fierce opposition to...well, just fierce opposition, keeps investors away.

Posted by Samantha Lee on 04/12/2013 at 6:31 AM

Re: “North Coast Railroad Authority Dodges Legal Challenge, Supports East-West Study

Why not finance the whole thing--beginning, middle, end--with seized drug money? Every day I turn on the news, there's always something like $250K in cash found at a drug bust. Seems like, at that rate, we could fund any study or any project.

Posted by Samantha Lee on 04/11/2013 at 6:38 AM

Re: “HumCPR Rising


Posted by Samantha Lee on 03/31/2013 at 7:58 AM

Re: “Unleashed

This article brought to mind an ongoing issue from my old neck of the woods. Google "Children's Pool Beach" and read the wiki article on it.

Posted by Samantha Lee on 03/24/2013 at 7:07 AM

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