Redwood Progressive Archives

NCJ requests submissions regarding recent police shooting and gun crimes

Sent July 8th 2016

*From: *thad@northcoastjournal.com Please share this with your listserve: http://www.northcoastjournal.com/NewsBlog/archives/2016/07/08/speak-up-speak-out-write-in I'm trying to get as many submissions as possible. I think we have an opportunity to have a healing and productive community dialogue here and feel strongly that we owe it to those killed over the past week to try. Thank you, Thad — Almost every day of the past week has brought news of a fresh tragedy. Alton Sterling, shot and killed by officers ...

Tonight - WARD ELECTION PROPOSAL Today July 5 at 6pm 5301 K Street 2nd floor.

Sent July 5th 2016

. -- return representaive democracy to Eureka California-- CITY OF EUREKA WARD ELECTION PROPOSAL ON JULY 5th Council meeting agenda. at 6pm 5301 K Street 2nd floor. This is a very important issue for the people of Eureka. It would mean that a resident of Eureka would be able to run and win a Council seat without having to raise tens of thousands of dollars to do so. Someone could instead walk their Ward and talk to the voters about their issues, instead of having to purchase media time at great expense. Maybe we'...

Board of Sups "does nothing" (by TS editorial board)

Sent June 24th 2016

Our board of Supervisors continue to demonstrate their incompetence in the face of a mental health crisis. -- County asleep at the wheel?  06/22/16, |  The Times-Standard What would you call doing nothing and expecting different results? According to the latest Humboldt County grand jury report, “nothing” is precisely what the county Board of Supervisors has done for the past two years when faced with the inaction of the county’s Behavioral Health Board. As detailed in the report, the Behav...

Arcata mobile home rent stabilization debate

Sent June 22nd 2016

Arcata mobile home tenants to weigh in on rent debate By Marc Vartabedian, mvartabedian@times-standard.com, @marcvarta on Twitter  06/21/16, |  IF YOU GO What: Arcata mobile home park community meeting Where: D Street Neighborhood Center, 1301 D St., Arcata When: Friday, with a staff presentation from 5:30-6:15 p.m., an open house and exhibits from 6:15-7 p.m., and a Q & A session 7-7:30 p.m. For more information: Contact Community Development Department specialist Mohamad Alnakhlaw...

Letter to voters from Bud Rogers

Sent June 16th 2016

Open letter from Bud Rogers: I want to thank all of my friends and supporters for voting for me. It means a lot when your friends have such confidence in you. I’m proud of the fact that I spent no money in trying to get elected. Money puts the “mock” in democracy. I’ll continue to educate folks as to the advantages of becoming a charter county such as being able to stand up to corporate domination through establishing local control, community rights, and the rights of nature. Given the dire nature of Humboldt County’s...

Support housing for seniors on fixed incomes

Sent June 14th 2016

Support senior housing!  To sign this petition or better yet, to get one to circulate, email Patti Rose:  patti@humboldtmobilehome.org --- Support mobile home rent measure By Lynn Crosthwait If you are a registered voter in Humboldt, please consider signing the petition put together by Humboldt Mobile Home Owners Coalition. It is an attempt to make rent stabilization in local mobile home parks a ballot measure in November. Advocating for justice has become necessary because land ownership of many ...

Planning Commission goes rouge

Sent June 10th 2016

/Having appointed their funders to the Planning Commission the Board of Supervisors now finds these unelected commissioner would like to run thing as they see fit and answer to no one. Not to us the voters (they’re appointed after all) and apparently, not even to those who appointed them./ ---- Supes Act to Rein in Planning Commission By/ DANIEL MINTZ Humboldt County’s Board of Supervisors is taking steps to prevent the Planning Commission from placing items on its agendas that appear to represent board policy ac...

Open Letter to BOS on Shelter Crisis June 2016

Sent June 8th 2016

June 2, 2016 Mark Lovelace, Chairperson Board of Supervisors County of Humboldt 825 5th Street, Room 111 Eureka, CA  95501 Dear Supervisor Lovelace and Members of the Humboldt County Board of Supervisors, Over a month ago the Human Rights Commission (HRC) made an urgent call to you to proactively intervene in the planned displacement of 150 to 200 people living in the Palco Marsh in Eureka, asking you to do whatever possible to stop this action violating human rights and to invoke a higher authority if necessary...

Pamplin Grove 2016 (please RSVP if attending)

Sent June 2nd 2016

2016 Pamplin Grove Cookout illustration by Joey Guidone 13th Annual Community Gathering at Pamplin Grove Humboldt County, Ca July 2, 3 & 4, 2016 Plan Your Fourth in the Heart of the Six! We are about Water. Here the ocean floor thrust up to form the rocky North Coast, it was carved again by water. Rivers shaped the land, people and culture here. Six of them: Smith, Klamath, Trinity, Mad, Eel and the...

Mike Wilson Fundraiser Friday evening in Blue Lake

Sent May 25th 2016

*From: *Mike Wilson <mwilson@humboldt1.com> Hi friends!  We're having an unofficial Pre-Kinetic BBQ in Blue Lake this Friday, May 27th from 6:30 - 11:pm This is our last event to help Mike in the final push before the June 7th election.  Blue Lake’s own Blackberry Bramble will the providing BBQ and oysters galore! Music and dancing by the Honky Tonk Detours.  $10 – $100 suggested donation.  Bring everyone you know, and a couple people you don't, and join us at Tom's P...

Voter guide June 2016 Primary Election - absentee ballots mailed this week

Sent May 11th 2016

_Richard Salzman’s personal voter guide for Humboldt County Voters_ President:  Bernie Sanders (unity on June 8th!) US Senate:  Kamala Harris US Rep (Congress): Jared Huffman State Assembly: Jim Wood Proposition 50:  YES   (info) 3rd District Supervisor: Mike Wilson 2nd District Supervisor: Bud Rogers -- ----- ...

TS profile on 2nd Dist. candidate Bud Rogers (running to defeat HumCPR's Estelle Fennell)

Sent May 10th 2016

County supervisor candidate Q&A: Glen ‘Bud’ Rogers By Will Houston, Eureka Times-Standard 05/09/16,  Glen ‘Bud’ Rogers Place of residence: Near Ettersburg Occupation: Luthier, talk show host, singer-songwriter-performer Age: 67 Editor’s note: The Times-Standard asked the four candidates running for the 2nd District and 3rd District seats on the Humboldt County Board of Supervisors in the June primary election to answer five questions on issues relating to their district and the county. The follo...

Lucille Vinyard Memorial Celebration: Sunday May 22nd 2:pm HSU

Sent May 5th 2016

Please come together for a Celebration of the Life of /Lucille Bartlett Vinyard/ Sunday, May 22, 2 p.m. This event will be held at the Kate Buchanan Room on the Humboldt State University campus (directions at www.humboldt.edu/maps/rooms). A few invited speakers will share remembrances of Lucille. Then, attendees can add to her story via an open mic (2-minute maximum each). Mix & mingle as you enjoy champagne and desserts. A selection of Lucille’s journals, correspondence, diaries, reports, and photos from h...

AHHA submits proposal to Eureka Council to provide homeless services

Sent April 28th 2016

You can help by simply sending a quick email in support of AHHA's efforts to house the homeless.   Write to the Eureka City Council and encourage them to embrace this proposal as one part of a solution to this chronic and vexing issue that cries out for innovative solutions as the problem has only grown under the status quo of the last 20 years, despite the hard work and good intentions of so many.  Read the TS story and/or view Ch 3 News coverage below. Send your email(s) to: cityclerk@ci.eur...

Peter Martin defends Civil Liberties of homeless at Palco Marsh

Sent April 26th 2016

Lawsuit seeks to suspend Eureka’s marsh eviction deadline By Will Houston, Eureka Times-Standard POSTED: 04/25/16, 7 A federal lawsuit filed Monday afternoon is challenging the constitutionality of the May 2 deadline that Eureka gave to nearly 150 homeless campers to vacate from city-owned property at Palco Marsh.  The lawsuit was filed in U.S. District Court by local attorney Peter Martin on behalf of 11 homeless residents who currently live illegally in the marsh area. Speaking to the Times-Standard o...

Please sign: Humboldt County Board of Supervisors: Save Our County Parks!

Sent April 22nd 2016

I just signed the petition "Humboldt County Board of Supervisors : Humboldt County Parks Are In Trouble." and wanted to see if you could help by adding your name. Sign here now: https://www.change.org/p/humboldt-county-board-of-supervisors-humboldt-county-parks-are-in-trouble?recruiter=2433538&utm_source=share_petition&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=share_email_responsive Petitioning Humboldt County Board of Supervisors Humboldt County Parks Are In Trouble.    Humboldt County is considering ...

Open Letter to Board of Supervisors from the Human Rights Commission on Shelter Crisis, April 2016

Sent April 18th 2016

*Open Letter to Board of Supervisors from the Human Rights Commission on Shelter Crisis, April 2016 *  — April 14, 2016 Mark Lovelace, Chairperson Board of Supervisors County of Humboldt 825 5th Street, Room 111 Eureka, CA  95501 RE: Urgent call to action!  Dear Supervisor Lovelace and Members of the Humboldt County Board of Supervisors, The HRC is charged with promoting tolerance and mutual respect between all persons, and promoting positive human relationships for the purpose of ens...

Ask Super delegate Huffman to represent his California constituents

Sent April 11th 2016

Please add your name to this petition as a vote for true democracy.  Our Representative should represent us! https://www.change.org/p/jared-huffman-congressman-huffman-should-cast-his-super-delegate-vote-according-to-the-will-of-voters LETTER TO Representative Jared Huffman As a representative for California's North Coast, we respectfully ask that you defer your choice as to who to pledge your superdelagate vote for until after the primary election in June; as we believe that you sho...

Read about and support AHHA efforts on Homeless in Humboldt

Sent April 6th 2016

AHHA: Is Eureka acting in good faith? By Nezzie Wade  04/04/16 Some news articles contain significant misinformation about AHHA (Affordable Homeless Housing Alternatives) and the city of Eureka. It was reported that AHHA refused an offer by the city for a space and help providing for a sanctuary camp. This is not the case. City Manager Greg Sparks recently invited AHHA board members to discuss what AHHA could do to help mitigate the immediate displacement of approximately 200 people living in Palco Marsh when the...

AHHA: meeting notice + My Word in TS re: homeless

Sent March 21st 2016

To: AHHA supporters:  Public Meeting  St. Vincent de Paul Dining Room:  35 W 3rd St, Eureka, CA 95501  Monday, March 21  2pm - 3:30pm Discussion on housing the houseless, especially the expulsion of residents of the Palco Marsh. ------ We should all say ‘Yes!’ to AHHA-ism, ‘No!’ to bah-ism By Robin M. Donald for Times Standard 03/18/16 Everybody agrees that neither the city of Eureka nor Humboldt County has sufficient low-cost housing to meet the needs of citizens who are curre...

Help to get mobile home park rent ordinance on ballot!

Sent February 17th 2016

Potential signature gatherers are invited to: the Strongbridge Montessori School at 4700 Valley East Blvd., Arcata Sat Feb 20th @ 2:pm For more information or to offer your support, please contact PATTI ROSE at:  p.rose@suddenlink.net or 707.839-0588  Activists seek mobile home park rent ordinance on ballot By Steven Moore, smoore@times-standard.com  02/16/16,  Signatures are being sought to help qualify a mobile home rent ordinance for the Humboldt County ballot in November. Supporters of the m...

Letters to the Editor, Times Standard

Sent February 16th 2016

I’m sure the supervisors are keeping warm at night 02/15/16,  In his letter to the editor, “Why pay the Board of Supervisors more?” (Times-Standard, Feb. 12,)*, Scott Baker criticizes the Board of Supervisors for giving themselves a raise to $87,450 a year, while our social services department (HHS) has multiple unfilled positions, etc. (Never mind all the crumbling county roads). What Scott failed to mention was that in addition to the $87,450 Supervisor salary is another $31,877 in benefits. That would equal app...

"Grangers, the Time is Now" By: ELLEN TAYLOR for NCJ

Sent February 4th 2016

Grangers, the Time is Now  BY ELLEN TAYLOR North Coast Journal 2.4.16 In "The State of the Grange" (Jan. 3), Linda Stansberry detailed the delicate state of health in which an organization at the bedrock of American democracy finds itself. Civil war is the worst kind of catastrophe, and why the National Grange started rejecting parts of itself after 150 years is baffling. But the case isn't hopeless. Sometimes, it takes a real fracas like this one to awaken us to what we stand to lose. The Grange was onc...

Feb 5, 1:pm, Water Quality public workshop - MY Word by Jerry Martien RE: Elk River Watershed

Sent February 3rd 2016

Will Elk River Be Restored By More Logging? Jerry Martien  My Word for Times Standard 2.2.16 */Water Quality Workshop Scheduled for Friday Feb 5/* More than 17 years ago, landslides and flooding and huge demonstrations forced state regulators to shut down Charles Hurwitz’s logging operation in Elk River. After a five-year moratorium, his Maxxam Corporation was allowed to resume cutting under the terms of a Habitat Conservation Plan and new regulations from North Coast Regional Water Quality. The public was assure...

Simpson & Lapiner travelled to Paris from Petrol to report on the UN climate summit.

Sent February 1st 2016

*/            Marching Orders from Paris/*/          /           By David Simpson and Jane Lapiner /David Simpson and Jane Lapiner travelled to Paris from their home in Petrolia, California late last fall to attend and report on the United Nations climate summit. This is their summary report/ The Call A friend called the day after the late-night conclusion of the Conference of the Parties 21 (COP 21), the much...

ACLU Patriot of the Year dinner r- Monday the 25th 6:pm

Sent January 21st 2016

LINDA ATKINS: ACLU’S PATRIOT OF THE YEAR! The Redwood Chapter of the ACLU is having its annual meeting on Monday, Jan. 25th from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Humboldt Unitarian Universalist Fellowship (Jacoby Creek Rd & Fellowship Way) in Bayside, CA.  This is a potluck.   Eureka City Councilwoman Linda Atkins will be presented the 2015 Patriot Award for her advocacy for the homeless.  All are welcome so please come out and show your support! http://redwoodaclu.blogspot.com --- ------ ...

Support Humboldt Spay/Neuter Network

Sent January 13th 2016

From: Susan Rosso <globalkatzen@gmail.com>  I’m a volunteer with Humboldt Spay/Neuter Network – we operate a low-cost spay-neuter clinic for cats for Humboldt County residents 3 days a week at our office in front of the Farm Store (graced by Duane Flatmo’s incredible horse mural on the front) and help people get their dogs fixed through our partnership with various vets in the county who give us a discount. Today, Jan 13th,  from 3-midnight, Redwood Curtain Brewery in Arcata is donating $1 of eve...

support Humboldt Spay / Neuter

Sent January 13th 2016

From: Susan Rosso <globalkatzen@gmail.com>  I’m a volunteer with Humboldt Spay/Neuter Network – we operate a low-cost spay-neuter clinic for cats for Humboldt County residents 3 days a week at our office in front of the Farm Store (graced by Duane Flatmo’s incredible horse mural on the front) and help people get their dogs fixed through our partnership with various vets in the county who give us a discount. Tomorrow from 3-midnight, Redwood Curtain Brewery in Arcata is donating $1 of every $5 pint to ...

Please contact Sups by Monday morning / TS: Keep large grows out of timberlands (TPZ)

Sent January 10th 2016

http://www.times-standard.com/opinion/20160109/supes-keep-new-grows-out-of-tpz Supes: Keep new grows out of TPZ 01/09/16,  The Times-Standard* (editorial staff) Humboldt County’s Green Rush is ending. The Humboldt County Board of Supervisors ought to be responsibly managing the transition from boom to boomlet.  Statewide marijuana legalization is one election away. It makes little sense for Humboldt County to encourage the further opening of its forests to the marijuana industry when cannabis...

What's best for Humboldt's growing future?

Sent January 8th 2016

*County commercial grow ordinance: Where’s media?* 01/07/16 Times Standard  We are facing the largest story of decades and I am stunned at how little media interest there has been.  The Humboldt Board of Supervisors is considering the ordinance for commercial grows. They are considering then the economic future of our entire county. This is huge!  For example: if the marijuana industry is taken over by large grows there will be greatly increased leakage. That is a technical economic term meaning the p...

Mourning the deaths of Susie Van Kirk & Lucille Vineyard

Sent January 8th 2016

At the end of December 2015 Humboldt County lost two giants of community activism with the deaths of Lucille Vineyard and Susie Van Kirk, on whose shoulders anyone working for environmental or social causes today now stands.   Lucille was knows as the “Mother of Redwood National Park”.    Susie was a historian and an advocate for many, including those without a home. Following is an article on their passing by Kevin Hoover from the Mad River Union, a wonderful piece by Susie...

Affordable Homeless Housing Alternatives: 7:pm Dec 6 @ HSU + 2 other events with Paul Boden

Sent December 3rd 2015

Sunday, December 6, at 7pm, at HSU ‘Shake it for Solutions’ Fundraiser for AHHA  SHAKE IT FOR SOLUTIONS will be a fun and informative event is happening at the Goodwin Forum in Nelson Hall on the Humboldt State University campus (near the bus circle, the Student Health Center and the Library).   The event is FREE and open to everyone. The goal is to raise awareness and to collect donations and distribute supplies to the homeless for the winter season.   Live music will be provided ...

Welcome Home Party, Dinner, Fundraiser for: The GOLDEN RULE sailing vessel

Sent November 30th 2015

Welcome Home Party for the historic sailing vessel _Golden Rule:  _www.vfpgoldenruleproject.org Eat, meet crew members and enjoy a brief report and slide show on the Golden Rule’s maiden voyage following her restoration.  Then, enjoy the music of Kingfoot – dance if you feel so moved. When:  Sunday, December 6, 2015, from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Where:  Redwood Coast Montessori School, 1611 Peninsula Drive, Manila, CA. Dinner entrée:  Lasagna (traditional and vegetarian). ...

Global Climate March: Start at HSU Library 10:am Sun. Nov. 29

Sent November 25th 2015

                   Peoples' Climate March                        Sun. Nov. 29        10:00- 2:00 HSU Students and Community Members Gather for People's Global Climate March Students and concerned community members will gather at HSU's Library Circle for the People's Global Climate March. Leaders of local efforts to combat climate change will speak about what is currentl...

TS letter to editor re: Caltrans priorities

Sent November 20th 2015

Don’t believe the line that Caltrans is selling 11/19/15  Times Standard Interesting how Caltrans uses words that sound good but can be borderline deceitful. The “state routes 197 and 199 improvement project … ,” for example (“Transportation group looks at fatalities,” Times-Standard, Nov. 12). Many of us feel the changes will be destructive, more than they are “improvements.” Besides adding ugliness to a tourist area, they would make the roads less safe, not more, “safety” being a word Caltra...

2 from TS: highway safety & rent stabilization

Sent November 12th 2015

http://www.times-standard.com/general-news/20151111/transportation-group-looks-at-highway-safety Transportation group looks at highway safety By Tabitha Soden, tsoden@times-standard.com POSTED: 11/11/15, 12:01 AM PST  fATAL CRASHES: 2010-2013 Humboldt County Highway 101 through Weott: 6 fatalities Highway 101 between Rio Dell and Fortuna: 4 fatalities Highway 101 between Fortuna and Loleta: 4 fatalities Highway 101 through Arcata:4 fatalities Del Norte County Highway 101 north of Last Chance Grade: 4 ...

Chris Smither at Arcata Playhouse Nov 19th 8:pm

Sent November 12th 2015

Chris Smither, the greatest under recognized singer songwriter of our generation, is making a rare Northcoast appearance in Arcata next Thursday Nov 19th at the Arcata Playhouse.  Tickets at <www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2028097> Listen here: <www.youtube.com/watch?v=vLS_VWjkZgk> -- Chris Smither at Arcata Playhouse Date:  Thu, 11/19/2015 - 8:00pm “Smither is an American original – a product of the musical melting pot and one of the absolute best singer-songwriters in the world.”—Associate...

Stand in support SSI recipients: Nov 10th from 11:am - 1:30pm at Courthouse

Sent November 5th 2015

Date: Tuesday, November 10th Time: 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Location: Humboldt County Courthouse, 825 Fifth Street, Eureka On Tuesday, November 10th, advocates across the State will bring attention to the unacceptable conditions California’s SSI recipients endure daily. Together we can demand changes to lift millions out of poverty and reduce the risk for homelessness. *6,515 in Humboldt and more than 1 million Californians receive SSI/SSP *Over 70% of the monthly $889 SSI payment goes to housing, leaving l...

EPIC: Fall Celebration - Friday, Nov 6th at Mateel

Sent November 3rd 2015

The Environmental Protection Information Center announces the /Fall Celebration/ this Friday, November 6th at the Mateel Community Center in Redway. Dine, dance and laugh—a benefit celebration for lasting protection and restoration of northwest California’s forested ecosystems. Featuring music by funk band,/Monophonics/, dinner by /Outlaw Kitchen/, award presentation, full bar and silent auction.  Dinner guests are invited at 6:00 p.m. to enjoy specialty cocktails and to share dinner with frie...

”DEEP ECOLOGY” Tues. NOV 3, - 6:pm - Kate Buchanan Rm HSU

Sent November 2nd 2015

From: Jack Nounnan <jacknounnan@gmail.com> _Climate Impact:_ Public Gathering To Initiate Regional Actions _Calling upon our best of insights and  Efforts  NOW!…_                                  What is it we must share?   A”DEEP ECOLOGY”HEARING! Tues. NOV 3 6;00 Kate Buchanan Room  HSU Campus This moment...

The PUC to "PROTECT ROOFTOP SOLAR"

Sent October 30th 2015

Check out this campaign from AddUp.Org: "Tell the California Public Utilities Commission to protect rooftop solar” Join me in taking action now:  https://www.addup.org/campaigns/tell-the-california-public-utilities-commission-to-protect-rooftop-solar?promoid=70131000001RfdIAASutm_source%3Dsierraclub Tell the California Public Utilities Commission to Protect Rooftop Solar Stop the Big Utility attack that will tax Californians for going solar, and slash the savings we get by going solar.  WHY THIS MAT...

award-winning documentary "States of Grace" Minor Theater, Tues Nov 3

Sent October 19th 2015

From: Karen Mueller <kkmmueller@earthlink.net>  (We must sell 11 more tickets by 0ct 26 to guarantee the show, please pre-order now!) For Dr. Grace Dammann, a Bay Area physician and pioneering AIDS specialist, a routine commute across the Golden Gate Bridge turned tragic when another driver crashed head on into her car. The award-winning documentary States of Grace /follows her return home to the Buddhist community where she and her partner Nancy “Fu” Schroeder *live with their adopted t...

LEGALIZE SLEEP Demonstration: Sat, Oct. 10 @ 4:pm Courthouse

Sent October 7th 2015

From: Janelle Egger <njjr@sbcglobal.net> LEGALIZE SLEEP Community Demonstration Saturday, October 10 at 4:00 pm to 6ish Humboldt County Courthouse 825 5th St, Eureka,  Join us for a World Homeless Action Day demonstration  The purpose of World Homeless Day is to draw attention to homeless people’s needs locally and provide opportunities for the community to get involved in responding to homelessness, while taking advantage of the stage an ‘international day’ provides. The basic theme o...

A BUDDHIST PERSPECTIVE ON CLIMATE CHANGE : Mon Oct 12, 7:pm

Sent October 5th 2015

BUDDHA WAS ENLIGHTENED UNDER A TREE A BUDDHIST PERSPECTIVE ON CLIMATE CHANGE Monday Oct. 12th      7 pm HUUF Fellowship Hall, 24 Fellowship Way, Bayside   Speaker Hosan Alan Senauke is the vice abbot at Berkeley Zen Center. He is a senior adviser to the Buddhist Peace Fellowship and works as a socially engaged Buddhist activist and author, founding the educational non-profit, ClearView Project, He recently has been contributing to dialogues with religious leaders in meetings at the White H...

Bill Press : Sat Oct 24 : Humboldt Library Foundation

Sent October 5th 2015

Inside Washington with Bill Press Bill Press is no stranger to Northern California. He lives part-time in Marin County. He is former Chief of Staff to State Senator Peter Behr, who represented the North Coast in Sacramento and authored the California Wild Rivers Bill, offering state protection to the Eel, Trinity, and Klamath rivers. His nationally-syndicated radio program is heard Monday through Friday on KGOE-AM in Eureka. Saturday, Oct. 24, 2015, 2:00 - 4:00 PM Sequoia Conference Center 901 Myrtle Avenue, Eurek...

A dinner honoring two of our own!!! Fri Oct 23

Sent October 3rd 2015

FROM: Humboldt County Democratic Central Committee Please join in honoring our outstanding  Democrats of the Year Linda Atkins  and  Paul Gallegos  Key Note Speaker Senator Mike McGuire Friday, October 23, 2015 River Lodge  1800 Riverwalk Drive Fortuna, CA  Reservations required No-host reception 6:00 P.M. Dinner 7:00 P.M.  RSVP by becoming a sponsor or make a reservation here: https://secure.actblue.com/contribute/page/doty2015 or checks for $65.00 per seat may be maile...

LTE: Why Your Harbor District Vote Matters

Sent September 28th 2015

 “Forums” for  Harbor District race 2nd and 5th districts: Wednesday, September 30, Noon at the Samoa Cookhouse -  (2nd and 5th District candidates) Monday, October 5, 6-8 PM at the Sapphire Palace/Blue Lake Casino  (5th District only) Wednesday, October 7, 7-8:30 PM - KEET -TV  (2nd & 5th) - Call in your questions to KEET : 707. 445.0811    —---- Letter To Editor (RE 2nd Dist.): Why Your Harbor District Vote Matters Absentee ballots will be arriving soon and Election Da...

Mike Wilson for Sup event Fri 7 -11:pm Arcata

Sent September 23rd 2015

Mike Wilson for Supervisor 2016 It's time to gather up your family and friends and c'mon down! The Committee to Elect Mike Wilson for Supervisor invites you and everyone to a family-friendly Campaign Kick-Off Barn Dance this Friday, Sept. 25 from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. at the Arcata Veteran’s Hall, 1425 J St. Arcata. The event will feature the Striped Pig String Band, a fun, upbeat, old timey string band, joined by callers Lyndsey Battle and Nigella Mahal. Dancers and non-dancers are welco...

Tiny House Expo Sat, 9/26, Unitarian Fellowship

Sent September 18th 2015

 From:  Affordable Homeless Housing Alternatives (AHHA):  ahha.humco@gmail.com  A Tiny House Expo will be held on Saturday, September 26, at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship grounds, 24 Fellowship Way in Bayside from noon – 6 p.m.  AHHA (Affordable Homeless Housing Alternatives) is sponsoring the first annual Tiny House Expo of small affordable living units for the homeless in a village setting.   The Expo will feature affordable Humboldt-made dwellings that can assist hav...

Sid Dominitz : September 4, 1941 - September 11, 2015

Sent September 18th 2015

Sidney Dominitz, a revered teacher, editor and environmentalist, died Sept. 11 of complications from a heart condition. He was 74. A fixture on the North Coast for roughly 40 years, Sid is remembered as a man whose sharp wit and warm heart spilled through his editing pen as he improved the work of those around him. A born copy editor, he devoted nearly three decades of his life to editing the Northcoast Environmental Center’s EcoNews, using his mastery of the English language and wealth of newspaper experience to fight...

Vigil for Peace - Thursday, Sept. 10th, 8:00 PM

Sent September 4th 2015

From: mjtrac@gmail.com This will be one of more than 100 similar vigils held throughout the United States on the same day.  Ours will be just past sunset. The stronger our voice for peace and diplomacy today, the less likely we'll need to protest this particular next pointless war tomorrow.  All it takes is your presence with a candle. Please consider coming; please consider spreading the word as widely as you can.  If you'd be willing to sign up, it will give us an idea of how many might attend -- ...

Cogent essay on intelligent path for economic development of a 21st Century rural community

Sent August 31st 2015

Times Standard My Word: Building on our rural creative class economy a better bet By Dave Spreen 08/28/15, The newspaper headline read “Port seen as key to economy” and went on to report that after a roundtable discussion about ways to improve the local economy, the group of College of the Redwoods Administrators and area business owners came to a consensus that “developing Eureka’s port to increase commercial shipping traffic” was the answer. Unfortunately, that headline was from February 1988 — over 27 years ago....

Don't let them criminalize houseless people for sleeping (in your name!)

Sent August 31st 2015

This is at tomorrow's 6pm Eureka City Council Meeting in Council Chambers, 2nd floor, Eureka City Hall, 531 K St. On Monday, August 31, 2015 9:57 AM, AHHA HumCo <ahha.humco@gmail.com> wrote: AHHA and Allies, The Eureka City Council takes up a response to the Grand Jury on homelessness, and is proposing to further criminalize homelessness and sleep, evicting residents without a safe, legal place to move.  This is taking place in Eureka as the Dept. of Justice is ruling that one cannot criminalize sleep. ...

David Walls, community organizer @ Unitarian Church Sept. 8th

Sent August 21st 2015

Tuesday, September 8, 2015 at 7 PM Humboldt Unitarian Universalist Fellowship 24 Fellowship Way, Bayside David Walls is a community organizer with more than 50 years as an activist building a voice for positive change in Northern California, Appalachia,  and other areas. He is a co-founder and member of the leadership council of the North Bay Organizing Project in Sonoma County. He is also emeritus professor at Sonoma State University and author of Community Organizing and The Activist’s...

Responsible Transportation Priorities - Chapala Café, Aug 26th, 5:pm.

Sent August 19th 2015

*Coalition for Responsible Transportation Priorities (CRTP) "meet-and-greet"* *Wednesday Aug 26, 5:pm at Chapala Café, 201 2nd Street, Eureka. * *NEW GROUP TO TACKLE TRANSPORTATION PROJECTS*   Public Meet-and-Greet with Task Force Members on Wednesday *EUREKA* – Caltrans and local governments need to shift their priorities when it comes to spending on highways and other transportation projects on the North Coast, according to a new local group.  The Coalition for Responsible Transp...

MRU editorial on CCVH

Sent July 16th 2015

DON'T LET CANNABIS INDUSTRY WRITE ITS OWN RULES Mad River Union:  madriverunion.com/dont-let-the-cannabis-industry-write-its-own-rules/ California Cannabis Voice Humboldt (CCVH) has written a draft ordinance that would regulate the marijuana industry and has submitted it to the Board of Supervisors. The next step in this process should be for the supervisors to take the draft ordinance and shove it in a “public input” folder along with all the other letters and emails it has received on the topic of mar...

Supervisors look for revenue, Citizens want quality of life / TS My Word:

Sent June 30th 2015

On May 11 a meeting was held between [Supervisor Ryan] Sundberg, Humboldt County Planning Department officials, owners of an operating vacation rental in Westhaven, and their rental management company.  _Only the parties involved know what was discussed in that meeting._ ---- Keep your noise out of Westhaven By Mara Parker Times Standard my Word  06/29/15, |  The Humboldt County Board of Supervisors spent eight hours on June 22, discussing the fate aka “land use designation changes” for the north...

Huffman: Water Bill + Event Sunday at Bayside Grange

Sent June 23rd 2015

EDITORIAL: At last — Huffman bill offers a realistic view on water Jun 22, 2015  /San Francisco Chronicle Editorial Board/ San Francisco Chronicle Rep. Jared Huffman’s “crowdsourced” water bill is a radical departure from the water wars, backroom deals and water grabs of the past and reframes thinking about water. He hasn’t even introduced the bill, yet we already can tell it will be significant legislation because it recognizes this: We can no longer fight over untapped water supplies. There’s nothing left. In...

support VETS FOR PEACE - Public Proclamations of Golden Rule Day (& launch day info)

Sent June 15th 2015

*From: *Golden Rule <vfpgoldenruleproject@gmail.com> More info: www.vfpgoldenruleproject.org* *Dear Humboldt County /Golden Rule/ Supporters - * *   You are cordially invited to join us at several upcoming events in which Humboldt area governments recognize all of our hard work, and pass proclamations in honor of the Project.  * *    Tuesday, June 16th, 9:00 AM - Humboldt County Board of Supervisors. * The Board of Supervisors meets every Tuesday ...

Invite reminder to Pamplin Grove July 4th, 2015

Sent June 4th 2015

Click this link for your invitation to the 12th Annual Community Gathering at Pamplin Grove: http://salzint.com/cookout/15/2015cookout04.html If you are planning to attend and have NOT yet RSVPed, please do so know.   All of your fiends & family and any well behaved dogs are welcome! Thank you, Richard Salzman 707.822.5500 rs@salzint.com ---- ...

Eureka re: public safety funding

Sent June 3rd 2015

Facts getting in the way of a good story By Miles Slattery  06/02/15, | I wanted the opportunity to respond to Mr. Broberg’s “My Word” on Measure Q (“Who will Eureka listen to on June 3?”, Times-Standard, May 30, Page A4). Public safety is extremely important to this community. The passing of Measures O and Q have demonstrated that the people of Eureka value police and fire. To say that they have, and are, being underfunded is deceitful and in no way serves our community. The fact is that 99 percent of Measure Q ...

Kinetic race: Sat 10am Arcata Plaza and all weekend

Sent May 22nd 2015

Kinetic Grand Championship kicks off Saturday Ken Beidleman and Robert Thoman joke around near the Bite Me ... Punk kinetic sculpture in the Kinetic Lab in Arcata on Thursday. Shaun Walker — The Times-Standard By Hunter Cresswell, hcresswell@times-standard.com  05/21/15, Spock gets a new hairdo on a starship-themed, fire-spitting racing machine. Shaun Walker — The Times-Standard Every Memorial Day weekend hundreds flock to the Arcata Plaza to see what wacky contraptions will attempt a grueling three-day people-pow...

McKinleyville "Town Center" Organzing meeting: June 4th 6:pm

Sent May 18th 2015

From: renees@truenorthorganizing.org The McKinleyville Organizing Committee, a committee of the True North Organizing Network, invites you to: THE TOWN CENTER ACTION CELEBRATION! A town center has been in the McKinleyville General Plan for over a decade, and the people of McKinleyville feel they have waited long enough.  They want community and a say in planning and development decisions!  Come join and support McKinleyville residents, public officials, and other interested parties in this historic conveni...

TS letter: Electronic signs only add to Eureka’s blight

Sent May 9th 2015

Times Standard 05/08/15, Electronic signs only add to Eureka’s blight Your recent editorial concerning electronic signs on Broadway (“Sparkling signs would be least of city’s woes,” Times-Standard, April 26, Page A4) seems somewhat illogical. Adding yet another tacky element to an already chaotically tacky stretch of highway through town does not make sense to me. Why would you think adding more distraction and ugliness to our environment won’t be noticed or won’t make matters worse than they are? Are your senses s...

2 editorials on Richardson Grove

Sent April 7th 2015

*Reefer madness or a regulatory vacuum?* By Ken Miller Times Standard 4/7/15 Peter H. Pennekamp’s “My Word” (“We have met the enemy, and it is us: County gone to pot,” Times-Standard, March 27,) identified “us” as the problem, and he is right. But the “us” is not the cannabis grower, the marijuana consumer, or even the predictable capitalistic greedhead; what we have here is a failure to regulate, and the dire need to do so. Dan Ehresman’s “My Word” (“Supervisors passing the buck on pot problem,” Times-Standard,...

Nuclear Power Plant whistleblower at Northtown Books Friday the 3rd 6:pm

Sent April 1st 2015

Bob Rowen will be at Northtown Books, 957 H Street in Arcata Friday, April 3, at 7:00 p.m. His talk will be followed by a Q&A session and discussion about the current safety of the plant and oversight of the decommissioning process. --- PG&E Nuclear Power Plant whistleblower to speak at Northtown Books Friday Bob Rowen, former nuclear control technician, will share his experience working for PG&E at the Humboldt Bay Nuclear Power Plant. His newly published book, My Humboldt Diary: A True Story of Betrayal of the...

Dean Calbreath HSU - Wed 4.1.15 - 6:30

Sent March 26th 2015

Wed. April 1 6:30 p.m. Kate Buchanan Room Humboldt State. *Pulitzer Prize winning investigative reporter Dean Calbreath *will speak about the role of our press as a check on government corruption. He was a member of a team of reporters at the San Diego Union-Tribune that exposed massive bribery involving U.S. Congressman Duke Cunningham. He is co-author of the book The Wrong Stuff. Free admission.  Thanks,  Marcy Burstiner *Marcy Burstiner* Chair, Department of Journalism and Mass Communication Fac...

Redwood Progressive Message

Sent March 26th 2015

From:  Wendy Ring <wring123@gmail.com>: Counter Big Oil's bribes in Congress:  Support hospital divestment. When hospitals dumped tobacco stocks in the 1990s, it made Big Tobacco's money look "dirty".  The number of politicians on their payroll dropped and tobacco control laws were passed. Let's make Big Oil's money "dirty".  Tell the Sisters of St Joseph to divest their stock in fossil fuels: https://campaigns.gofossilfree.org/petitions/saint-joseph-health-foss...

Support our Veterans, support NORTH COAST STAND DOWN "Boots on the ground" campaign

Sent March 19th 2015

Buy a Vet a new pair of boots for $50.00, one boot for $25.00, socks for $10.00 or laces for $5.00, ...every dollar helps!                     Visit the North Coast Stand Down website: <www.ncsd.vet>  and click on the "old boots" to donate. -- FROM: media@ncsd.vet   North Coast Stand Down Boots on the Ground Campaign   North Coast Stand Down 'Boots on the Ground’ Campaign Kicks Off! Sometimes Veterans arrive at the Sta...

2 TS My Words - funding / sources

Sent March 18th 2015

Pension panic? Consider the survey source By Linda Atkins This Sunday’s headline story (“City’s pensions 10th in state,” Times-Standard, March 15, Page A1) was about a report issued by the California Policy Center, a renowned conservative pressure group disguised as a “think tank” that’s out to push the California public into believing that they deserve government services for free and that a secure retirement is only for those with enough income to provide it for themselves. Their hope is to dismantle all reliable re...

Critic of NCJ and local media on Forestry Coverage

Sent March 11th 2015

[ I appreciate the frustration this writer has with the local media.  In their defense they are understaffed with ever shrinking budgets;  however, they are very receptive to running guest editorials and in the case of the weeklies, to freelancer’s pitching their own story ideas.  I hope in the future "Fritz Wunderplot” will consider those options in addition to his own blog postings as the compelling content in this scathing critique deserves wide c...

4/20 permit for Redwood Park by HumRights

Sent March 3rd 2015

Redwood Park Permit Denial in Violation of Constitutional Rights Tuesday, March 3, 2015 (Arcata, Calif.) — Today, the Humboldt Center for Constitutional Rights submitted a letter to Arcata City Manager Karen Diemer, urging her to reverse the city’s denial of permit submitted by the nonprofit for a free speech event at Redwood Park on April 20, 2015. "The city has told us that we cannot use the public park to hold a free speech event on April 20," said HumRights founder Jeffrey Schwartz. "In doing so, ...

Golden Rule Project fundraiser: Thursday - Arcata Theater Lounge 6:30pm

Sent March 2nd 2015

This month Ocean Night at Arcata Theater Lounge will be featuring a screening of NUCLEAR SAVAGE: The Islands of Secret Project 4.1 (2011). A benefit for The Golden Rule Project: <http://vfpgoldenruleproject.org> Thursday, March 5. Doors at 6:30 PM. All ages. $3 suggested donation. Free for OC, Surfrider, and Baykeeper members & children 10 and under. --- NUCLEAR SAVAGE: The Islands of Secret Project 4.1 (2011). Adam Jonas Horowitz shot his first film in the Marsh...

Humboldt Light Opera Company's new Sunny Brae Performing Arts Center for Education

Sent January 19th 2015

Here is the link to the Indiegogo fundraiser for Humboldt Light Opera Company's new Sunny Brae Performing Arts Center for Education:  <https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/hloc-s-s-p-a-c-e> I just made my donation. I hope you'll join me and kick in what you can to help make this a reality! -Richard —— Our community needs a space for multigenerational performing arts education! Imagine a SPACE! What is missing in our community?  …a space that promotes and supports development of the performing arti...

Navy VS. Fish - Friday, Jan 16, 5PM - TS story and editorial by Ellen Taylor

Sent January 15th 2015

Eureka to host public meeting on Navy weapons testing, training update By Will Houston, Eureka Times-Standard  01/12/15,  If you go: What: U.S. Navy Northwest Training and Testing Draft Environmental Impact Statement/Overseas Environmental Impact Statement Supplement public meeting When: Friday, Jan. 16 from 5-8 p.m. Where: Eureka Public Marina, Wharfinger Building, Great Room, 1 Marina Way Comments on the supplement can be submitted to the Navy online at <http://nwtt...

Gravel mining could damage water source

Sent December 13th 2014

“They state that should the riverbed elevation decrease significantly, the district may be required to construct a water treatment plant, which would cost ‘in the order of $10 (million to) $20 million,’” --- General Plan gravel mining goal worries water district http://www.times-standard.com/general-news/20141212/general-plan-gravel-mining-goal-worries-water-district By Will Houston, Eureka Times-Standard POSTED: 12/12/14 IF YOU GO What: Board of Supervisors General Plan Update meeting When: 1:30 p.m. Monday Wher...

support Humboldt Resolution Care: Care and Guidance Before Hospice

Sent December 10th 2014

What is ResolutionCare? (Community-Built, Home-Centered, Palliative Care team using house calls and telemedicine connections to do more care, as well as raise the bar wherever people receive care for serious illness. Palliative Care means matching goals to treatment....better symptom control and guidance.) ResolutionCare is building a team to care for people facing serious illness in the comfort of their homes. We also share knowledge and nurture competence in healthcare providers that work in the many settings where...

Celebrate Eureka's new Council - Friday 6PM Labor Temple

Sent December 8th 2014

From: Linda Atkins We are so excited about Eureka's new City Council that we are having a celebration! Kim's come from behind victory and Natalie's landslide will drastically change the political landscape in Eureka for the better. Join us this Friday and enjoy the company of other's in Humboldt County who are looking forward to a more progressive government. Celebration!! Friday, December 12 6pm-9pm Labor Temple 840 E St., Eureka, CA, --Linda Atkins “We can’t solve problems by using the same kind of thinking w...

Celebrate Dec 4th and 5th - Thank You Gallegos

Sent December 4th 2014

From: Michael Evenson It’s hard to remember back to when Charles Hurwitz was getting away with redwood murder and no one in our county government would stand up with us to stop him. No one, that is, until Paul Gallegos was elected District Attorney. Under his predecessor, the Sheriffs Department was like a private security force for the Junk Bond Pirate. But, within weeks of taking office, Paul filed the only legal action he could possibly take against Maxxam’s Pacific Lumber. The good old boys went apoplectic and ...

Rushing pot ordinance a bad idea -- Scott Greacen

Sent November 30th 2014

Rushing pot ordinance a bad idea By Scott Greacen 11/29/2014 We could not agree more with the Times-Standard editorial "Get ready for legalization, or get ready to lose" (Nov. 23, Page A4) that it is high time for Humboldt to address the impacts of its marijuana industry through locally appropriate regulation. We are heartened by cannabis cultivators speaking out about serious damage to our rivers, forests, fish, and wildlife, and advocating to bring producers out of the shadows. In our view, however, the ...

12 Years a D.A.

Sent November 25th 2014

Paul Gallegos - 12 years of service Join in thanking District Attorney Paul Gallegos for Never Wavering from his Promise to Provide Justice for All through 12 years of Public Service Dec 4th -  Cecil’s, 773 Redwood Dr. Garberville   5:00 - 7:00pm Dec 5th -  The Palm Lounge, Eureka Inn   5:00 - 7:00pm info:  707.822.5500 ------------------------------------------------ Please forward to the anyone you think might be interested, and also print this flyer out to display in store windo...

RSVP requested now please

Sent November 21st 2014

please rsvp, asap for either: Dec 4th - SoHum 4-7pm or Dec 5th - NoHum 5-8pm Dear Redwood Progressive list-members, This list originated twelve years ago when we came together as a community to defeat the attempted recall of District Attorney Paul Gallegos. Twelve years later, having won four out of four elections, Gallegos is stepping down from public office and returning to life in the private sector. I thought it would be nice to thank Paul for his twelve years of service to the community and his unwavering com...

RSVP requested

Sent November 21st 2014

please rsvp, asap for either: Dec 4th - SoHum 4-7pm or Dec 5th - NoHum 5-8pm Dear Redwood Progressive list-members, This list originated twelve years ago when we came together as a community to defeat the attempted recall of District Attorney Paul Gallegos. Twelve years later, having won four out of four elections, Paul is stepping down from public office and returning to life in the private sector. I thought it would be nice to thank Paul for his twelve years of service to the community and his unwavering commitm...

RSVP requested

Sent November 21st 2014

please rsvp, asap for either: Dec 4th - SoHum 4-7pm or Dec 5th - NoHum 5-8pm Dear Redwood Progressive list-members, This list originated twelve years ago when we came together as a community to defeat the attempted recall of District Attorney Paul Gallegos. Twelve years later, having won four out of four elections, Paul is stepping down from public office and returning to life in the private sector. I thought it would be nice to thank Paul for his twelve years of service to the community and his unwavering commitm...

Coop Issues. Urging Immediate Action. Board Meeting on Nov. 13

Sent November 11th 2014

From: Jodie Dear Co-op Friends, I begin with an apology for the length of this e-mail and the short timeframe sending this out before this week’s Board Meeting. I intend future communications to be much shorter and more timely. With the recent Bylaws election, the annual membership meeting, the start-up of an active membership networking group, and an upcoming Board meeting on Thursday, November 13, there is much to convey. The General Manager and Board suffered a great defeat during the election with massive opposit...

Help elders retain their independence

Sent November 10th 2014

Redwood Coast PACE now Enrolling Innovative program helps elders retain their independence Do you know a frail elder with health problems who requires caregiver support or skilled nursing care, but who wishes to remain at home? Redwood Coast PACE — a new Program of All-inclusive Care for the Elderly — can help. We are a nonprofit health plan for adults age 55 and older that provides all the health and support services a frail adult needs. Our goal is to help elders be as independent as possible. For more inform...

Community Forum on housing our fellow citizens, with Andrew Heben on November 15 in Eureka

Sent November 5th 2014

From: Nezzie Wade Hello and Good Day! We are excited about sharing the enclosed information with you. A community-wide forum on affordable homeless housing alternatives will take place on November 15th in Eureka. All the pertinent event information is found within this email and the attached flyer. Please share this information widely and join us if you can for this important presentation and community forum where ideas and alternative solutions on housing the homeless in Humboldt County will be discussed. My apologi...

Nov 4th voter guide

Sent November 3rd 2014

Voter guide for Nov 4th 2014 General Election, State of California and Humboldt County. My number one recommendation is for the none partisan race forSuperintendent of Public Instruction:    Tom Torlakson  YES (endorsements here) All other State offices (none are highly contested races),  I'm voting the Democratic Party Line. Judges (I've listed recommendations at the bottom of this guide) State Propositions: Prop 1:  NO    (no to more dams and increased water...

Scenic hwys also thrown under bus

Sent November 2nd 2014

First they voted to bring flashing electronic billboards to Humboldt* (while at the same time refusing to require owners of "public" property, like our public trust bay front, to provide express written permission to place or replace billboards) and now they they want to gut language for scenic highways. This "gang of four" will not be happy until every last vestige of what makes Humboldt special and different from the rest of this overdeveloped big box state is gone, and all in name of property rig...

You can get Natalie Arroyo elected, if you act now

Sent October 31st 2014

From: Natalie Arroyo Dear supporters, I am seeking financial support to place a final round of radio ads prior to election day. The latest radio spot is ready to go but I need a little more help to get it on the air! Each play is roughly $10, so even a small amount can get my campaign a few plays with an audience of hundreds each time. Radio has been very effective thus far - many people have contacted me after hearing the ad I placed a few weeks ago, and said it swayed them. Donations of $99.99 or less are anonymo...

Sofia Pereira for Arcata City Council

Sent October 29th 2014

"Sofia Pereira represents the next generation of Arcata leadership. She has a consistent record of accomplishment and is well-prepared for a council seat. Her ideas about waste reduction and deepening Arcata’s alliances with Humboldt State and others are forward-thinking and realistic. It’s exciting to see this able person’s public service career taking off, and she deserves your vote." -Mad River Union http://madriverunion.com/the-unions-view-on-the-arcata-city-council-race-measures-p-and-z/ --- Elections: ...

Yes on P, ...please share widely

Sent October 24th 2014

From: Ken Miller What you need to know about Measure P ...and should share with any friends who are not yet convinced to vote YES on P: Measure P is an economic issue, born out of concern for our community. Nearly a year and a half ago, Humboldt County citizens began a series of open meetings at the Bayside Grange in order to discuss local concerns about GMOs and to chart a course of action. People came from all parts of the county and from all walks of life to participate; they raised a multitude of intelligent,...

Arcata council candidate Juan Fernandez TS interview

Sent October 23rd 2014

Elections: Q&A with 4-year term Arcata council candidate Juan Fernandez [you can vote for two!] Candidate: 'I will answer to every citizen' Eureka Times-Standard 10/20/2014 1. PLEASE DESCRIBE YOUR EXPERIENCE AND WHAT YOU BRING TO THE JOB. I am the son of immigrants who showed me the meaning of hard work and values. I and was the first one in my family to go to college and graduated with honors from Humboldt State University, where I was an Outstanding Student nominee and earned two Bachelor's degrees: journalism and...

BoS: "To hell with permitting, landowner permission or public safety"

Sent October 20th 2014

"Gang of Four" Supervisors throw landowners and public safety under the bus with new Billboard rules they are ratifying at todays GPU meeting. Their general meeting on Tuesday starting at 9:am will have standard public comment period and you can of course email or call Supervisors directly (contact info at bottom of email) . --- GPU: Supes support permit-free billboard rebuilds By Daniel Mintz Mad River Union In considering the General Plan Update’s policies on billboards, a majority of supervisors has d...

KEET LWV, Eureka City Council debate: Arroyo vs. Albin

Sent October 19th 2014

Monday Oct 20, 2014 KEET/ League of Women Voters Eureka Candidate Forum 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Set your DVR now, or watch the forum live on KEET Ch 13, online at www.KEET.org, or listen live on KHSU 90.5FM. You can call in your questions starting at 6:45 p.m Monday to 707-445-0811. --- Also, FROM VoteForNatalie.com : Fresh Blood for Eureka: a Halloween Masquerade Fri Oct 24, 2014 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm Please contact or RSVP via Facebook Wear your best mask or borrow one at the door! Join Natalie Arroyo and supporters...

Board of Supervisors served for Brown Act violations

Sent October 19th 2014

This legal action is supported by the: Humboldt Civil Liberties Defense Fund. Donations made made online at: ---- Supervisors served court summons for alleged Brown Act violations Fortuna resident: Board broke law by not opening committee meetings to public By Will Houston whouston@times-standard.com @Will_S_Houston on Twitter 10/18/2014 At its most recent meeting, the Humboldt County Board of Supervisors got served — literally. During the board's Oct. 14 meeting, Humboldt County 1st District Supervisor and bo...

City of Arcata sued in Federal Court over 4/20 civil liberties violations

Sent October 17th 2014

This lawsuit is supported by the: Humboldt Civil Liberties Defense Fund. Donations made made online at: --- Lawsuit filed against Arcata, officials for 4/20 celebration crackdown Claim states former city manager, police chief violated constitutional rights By Will Houston Times Standard whouston@times-standard.com @Will_S_Houston on Twitter 10/16/2014 A Eureka attorney has filed a federal lawsuit against the City of Arcata, its police chief and former city manager against the city's efforts to end the 4/20 canna...

Eureka 5th Ward Q&A with Natalie Arroyo

Sent October 16th 2014

If you've not yet read this interview from Thursday's Times Standard on the brilliant Natalie Arroyo, please do. If you're then ready to offer her your support, go to: VoteForNatalie.com --- Election: Eureka 5th Ward Q&A with Natalie Arroyo Priorities include safety, jobs and fair government Eureka Times-Standard 10/15/2014 1. TELL US ABOUT YOURSELF, AND PREVIOUS EXPERIENCE YOU CAN BRING TO THE COUNCIL. My name is Natalie Arroyo, and I'm running for the Eureka City Council's 5th ward seat. I am a new homeowner and...

Vote NO on Co-op Bylaws Today!

Sent October 15th 2014

From: Michael Welch To: Northcoast Co-op Members VOTE NO on the CO-OP’S Revised BYLAWS BE AWARE of BIG CHANGES Unless You VOTE NO by Today, October 15 at 5 p.m. Ballots and Current & Proposed Bylaws are in the October Co-op News found in stores and at northcoastco-op.com Ballot Boxes and Ballots are located in both Co-op stores through today. Today is the last day to vote on the proposed bylaws changes at the Northcoast Co-op. Let's send these ill-advised changes back to the Board for revision. Make them do it ...

Support Natalie Arroyo for Eureka City Council

Sent October 11th 2014

Natalie Arroyo may be the most dynamic, intelligent and appealing new candidate to come on the scene in the last decade.  Everyone in Humboldt County should be excited by and supportive of the prospect of helping this woman to get elected to the Eureka City Council as this would likely be the first step in a long and successful career in politics and, ...as goes Eureka so goes the County! She is running against Tea Party supporter Chet Albin who was most recently in the news for his drug f...

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