Redwood Progressive Archives

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...

Yes on P - benefit Thursday Oct 16th 5:30pm

Sent October 9th 2014

Benefit for Yes on Measure P! Wine & Cheese Tasting and Silent Auction *Thursday, October 16th* 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. Bayside Beachcomber Café 1602 Old Arcata Rd. Bayside, CA $20 Wine & Cheese Tasting *Food also for sale* Please invite your friends! All proceeds go to GMO Free Humboldt-Yes on Measure P info, donate, volunteer: http://yesonp2014.org/ ...

Eureka families need Measure R to pass, by George Clark

Sent October 8th 2014

Eureka families need Measure R to pass Eureka Times-Standard 10/07/2014  Eureka families need Measure R to pass The record from 76 years of minimum wage history is indisputable; fair wages improve local economies by increasing sales, city revenues and employment because working families would rather support downtown businesses than wait in line at food banks. However, federal minimum wages have fallen behind inflation since 1968, and 48 million Americans now live and work in poverty, undermining consu...

County needs reform, not blather MY WORD by Sylvia DeRooy

Sent September 30th 2014

County needs reform, not blather By Sylvia De Rooy 09/29/2014 Our erstwhile supes, the Gang of Four, would seem to have a sense of humor as is demonstrated by the comedy they are performing about caps for campaign funds. The amusing banter that accompanied the discussion on this was replete with phrases such as references to creating a "level playing field" and "the peoples' election." My fave was Rex Bohn's "The whole idea was to get the big checks out." The coffers of the Four range fr...

Settlement mean no more "official" prayer breakfast in Eureka

Sent September 26th 2014

Eureka prayer lawsuit settled, attorney to appeal previous decision on invocations at council meetings The Times-Standard 09/25/2014 After nearly two years, a lawsuit regarding invocations during Eureka City Council meetings and prayer breakfasts sponsored by city officials was settled today with an agreement that requires that the city cease sponsoring or endorsing the prayer breakfasts and pay $16,500 in attorney's fees, according to court documents. Filed in January 2013 by Eureka attorney Peter Martin on behalf o...

Ray McGovern on Freedom and Security - HSU Monday 9/22 7:pm

Sent September 19th 2014

Are Freedom & Security Compatible? The Redwood ACLU is hosting a lecture by Ray McGovern on Freedom and Security. After 27 years as an insider at the CIA, McGovern offers a deeply insightful look at national security. Monday, September 22, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. Kate Buchanan Room at Humboldt State University. As a member of the CIA, Mr. McGovern briefed President Reagan from 1981-85 on matters of national security. Mr. McGovern was a founding member of the Veteran Intelligence Professional for Sanity (VIPS) who wa...

Material donations for fire victims in Weed CA.

Sent September 18th 2014

From: Nancy Reichard Hi neighbors - A local friend of mine is collecting material donations for some of the 100 households who lost their homes and contents in the Boles fire in Weed this week. (Imagine Sunny Brae losing 100 homes all at once!) He has contacts there and will be driving the donations over there in a few days. If anyone has anything on the list below that they would like to contribute, you can leave it on my front porch at 1465 Chester Av Arcata today, Friday, Saturday, and I will get the supplies to...

Material donations for fire victims in Weed CA.

Sent September 18th 2014

From: Nancy Reichard Hi neighbors - A local friend of mine is collecting material donations for some of the 100 households who lost their homes and contents in the Boles fire in Weed this week. (Imagine Sunny Brae losing 100 homes all at once!) He has contacts there and will be driving the donations over there in a few days. If anyone has anything on the list below that they would like to contribute, you can leave it on my front porch at 1465 Chester Av Arcata today, Friday, Saturday, and I will get the supplies to...

Monday 9/22 7:pm: Ray McGovern on Freedom and Security @ HSU

Sent September 18th 2014

Are Freedom & Security Compatible? The Redwood ACLU is hosting a lecture by Ray McGovern on Freedom and Security. After 27 years as an insider at the CIA, McGovern offers a deeply insightful look at national security. Monday, September 22, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. Kate Buchanan Room at Humboldt State University. As a member of the CIA, Mr. McGovern briefed President Reagan from 1981-85 on matters of national security. Mr. McGovern was a founding member of the Veteran Intelligence Professional for Sanity (VIPS) who wa...

Monday 9/22 7:pm: Ray McGovern on Freedom and Security @ HSU

Sent September 17th 2014

Are Freedom & Security Compatible? The Redwood ACLU is hosting a lecture by Ray McGovern on Freedom and Security. After 27 years as an insider at the CIA, McGovern offers a deeply insightful look at national security. Monday, September 22, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. Kate Buchanan Room at Humboldt State University. As a member of the CIA, Mr. McGovern briefed President Reagan from 1981-85 on matters of national security. Mr. McGovern was a founding member of the Veteran Intelligence Professional for Sanity (VIPS) who wa...

Thank Kerrigan and welcome Arroyo

Sent September 9th 2014

Please support Chris Kerrigan by helping to retire his campaign debt and support Natalie Arroyo in her bid for Eureka City Council. --- From: Chris Kerrigan Date: September 8, 2014 Please join me this Sunday! Hi Friends, I hope you are doing well and thank you for your continued support. I have a couple of important announcements to share. I want to let you know that I will be leaving at the end of this month for one year to pursue a Masters degree in Political Psychology at the University of Queens in Belfast, N...

Bill Holmes, the passing of a great American

Sent September 7th 2014

http://www.times-standard.com/guest_opinion/ci_26482404/bill-holmes-stood-social-justice Bill Holmes stood for social justice By Mitch Trachtenberg Times Standard 9.7.14 America and the world lost a good man and a true patriot as August ended. Bill Holmes walked the walk. He truly cared about his neighbors. He walked the streets of Eureka registering voters to help pass the Eureka Fair Wage Act, and he spoke up tirelessly on behalf of justice. You might not know of him because he didn't have a lot of money. He'd wo...

Committee For a GMO Free Humboldt - Yes on P

Sent July 24th 2014

Folie Douce Fundraiser Monday, August 11th 5:00pm-9:00pm 1511 G Street, Arcata, CA 95521 On Monday, August 11th, Arcata's renowned Folie Douce restaurant will be opening for a one-night-only benefit dinner for the Committee for a GMO Free Humboldt- Yes on P. Space is limited, so make your reservations now! The evening will feature a 4-course fixed menu at $50 per person (drinks not included). Courses will include appetizer, salad, entree and dessert. Proceeds from food and drink benefit the local initiative to prote...

Help bring Indy Films to Humboldt!

Sent July 24th 2014

La Dolce Video co-owners plan new venture in Arcata Miniplex will show independent movies, with tavern and tea room nearby By Jillian Singh jsingh@times-standard.com @JillianSingh1 on Twitter 07/22/2014 Aimee Hennessy said she has heard complaints from several of her customers at La Dolce Video in Arcata that there are no independent movies being shown in Humboldt County, so she and business partner Merrick McKinlay have decided to give the people what they want. Hennessy and McKinlay are raising money for a minip...

Peace boat "Golden Rule" to sail again

Sent July 22nd 2014

Peace boat "Golden Rule" to sail again [To support this project, donate online at <http://vfpgoldenruleproject.org> or by mail to Golden Rule Project, P.O. Box 87, Samoa, CA 95564. For more information, visit the website listed above, email <vfpgoldenruleproject@gmail.com> or call 419-357-4356.] The 'Golden Rule' will sail again Restoration work continues on the original peace boat that inspired a generation of activists By Clay McGlaughlin <cmcglaughlin@times-standard.com> @...

2 events: Sat. in Arcata & Sun. in Trinidad

Sent June 23rd 2014

1) From: Susan Ornelas Helpers needed for Sunny Brae Park clean up! Saturday June 28th 11:am to 6:pm Potluck at 4:pm Invasive plants have taken over Sunny Brae Park. Please come out and help with this removal effort and support a neighborhood! Tools and gloves are encouraged, but if you don't have them, some will be supplied. Help needed with: plant removal food for the potluck help serving food clean up Please come out to Virginia Way between Beverly Dr and Charles Ave to pitch in! Contact Susan Ornelas f...

PEACE GATHERING - Sat June 21st Eureka Courthouse at noon

Sent June 18th 2014

PEACE GATHERINGS (here and around the country) From: Gay Gilchrist & Janelle Egger NATIONAL NEWS: Troop movements within Iraq have prompted some U.S. government officials to propose an immediate response to those movements. Other officials and pundits are proposing a wider and greater response. LOCAL NEWS: Last weekend, many of us enjoyed wonderful oysters on the Arcata Plaza, fish in Trinidad, and baseball in Arcata. This weekend, let's tend to the schemes that might destroy the possibility of our chil...

JUNE 3rd, 2014 VOTER GUIDE + Election Night Party

Sent June 2nd 2014

JUNE 3RD 2014 VOTER GUIDE by Richard Salzman Governor: Jerry Brown (or Peace and Freedom party candidate Cindy Sheehan!) Lt Governor: Gavin Newsom Sec of State: Alex Padilla Controller: John Perez Insur. Commissioner: Dave Jones Treasurer: John Chiang Attorney Gen: Kamala Harris Board of Equalization: Fiona Ma Congress: Andy Caffrey (Huffman's great and will win by a landslide so I'm casting my vote for Andy who lives here in Humboldt County) State Senate: Mike McGuire Assembly: Jim Wood Sup of Public Instruction: T...

JUNE 3rd, 2014 VOTER GUIDE

Sent June 2nd 2014

JUNE 3RD 2014 VOTER GUIDE by Richard Salzman Governor: Jerry Brown (or Peace and Freedom party candidate Cindy Sheehan!) Lt Governor: Gavin Newsom Sec of State: Alex Padilla Controller: John Perez Insur. Commissioner: Dave Jones Treasurer: John Chiang Attorney Gen: Kamala Harris Board of Equalization: Fiona Ma Congress: Andy Caffrey (Huffman's great and will win by a landslide so I'm casting my vote for Andy who lives here in Humboldt County) State Senate: Mike McGuire Assembly: Jim Wood Sup of Public Instruction: T...

JUNE 3rd, 2014 VOTER GUIDE

Sent June 2nd 2014

JUNE 3RD 2014 VOTER GUIDE by Richard Salzman Governor: Jerry Brown (or Peace and Freedom party candidate Cindy Sheehan!) Lt Governor: Gavin Newsom Sec of State: Alex Padilla Controller: John Perez Insur. Commissioner: Dave Jones Treasurer: John Chiang Attorney Gen: Kamala Harris Board of Equalization: Fiona Ma Congress: Andy Caffrey (Huffman's great and will win by a landslide so I'm casting my vote for Andy who lives here in Humboldt County) State Senate: Mike McGuire Assembly: Jim Wood Sup of Public Instruction: T...

TS features on Sharon Latour & Chris Kerrigan

Sent May 31st 2014

Times Standard profile on Sharon Latour. More info: www.sharonforsupervisor.com Humboldt County supervisor candidate Q&A: Sharon Latour 5th District challenger plans to 'reimagine our fisheries and forests,' expand job opportunities By Will Houston - Times Standard 05/30/2014 08:54:23 Before the upcoming June 3 primary, the Times-Standard sent a list of questions to each of the four candidates... PAST EXPERIENCE I have been community service-oriented since I could drive a car. I volunteered with the Santa Barbara Cou...

The Fight to Rescue American Healthcare: EUREKA THEATER May 29th, 6:pm

Sent May 25th 2014

EUREKA THEATER May 29th, 6:pm: ESCAPE FIRE: The Fight to Rescue American Healthcare -- The average per capita cost of healthcare in the developed world is $3,000. In the US, it's around $8,000. We spend $300 billion a year on pharmaceutical drugs --almost as much as the rest of the world combined. Approximately 187,000 people die each year from medical error and hospital infection. Based on these numbers, it would be the third leading cause of death. There are many more shocking examples of the flaws and fai...

Please give whatever you can today!

Sent May 25th 2014

From: Chris Kerrigan for Supervisor It's Down to the Wire - We Need Your Help "Kerrigan raised a total of $28,411 in cash contributions between March 18 and May 17, the reports show. Bass raised $24,937 in the same period... and goes into the last couple of weeks of the election with a substantially larger war chest — she has $26,377 [money she already had] in the bank, compared to Kerrigan’s $6,131. But Kerrigan's forms seemed to show a broad base of support for the former Eureka city council member. In all, 122...

A message from Chris Kerrigan

Sent May 17th 2014

From: Chris Kerrigan chris@votechriskerrigan.com 17 DAYS LEFT - I NEED YOUR HELP. Election day is only 17 days away and I need your help now more than ever! Our campaign has made tremendous strides these past two months. Across the 4th District we are reaching out to voters and hearing very positive feedback. We CAN win this election, and deliver a victory for the district and the county - but I need your help. Will you make a contribution today? : Last week we released a great, positive ad: . Your contribution wi...

CA Voter Guide + SoHum event for Elan Firpo

Sent May 13th 2014

(California Voter Guide below) I support Elan Firpo for D.A. She is the only candidate currently working as Deputy District Attorney, she is endorsed by the Humboldt Civil Liberties Defense Fund and simply stated, she's brilliant and offers the best choice for Humboldt County's future. She has extensive experience managing personnel and has articulated fresh ideas for moving the office forward. Her primary opponent, Maggie Fleming, is backed by Sheriff Downy, the Deputy Sheriff's Association and the EPD and Fortuna po...

Board of Sups. debates on KEET Tonight and Wednesday both at 7:pm 5th and 4th Districts

Sent May 12th 2014

KEET LWV debates: Tonight Monday May 12th 7pm Board of Supervisors 5th District: Ryan Sundberg and Sharon Latour Wednesday May 14th 7:pm Board of Supervisors 4th District: Virginia Bass and Chris Kerrigan --- reminder: From: Julie Timmons Subject: We're having a LUAU for CHRIS KERRIGAN ! Come join us in supporting Chris' campaign for 4th District Supervisor!. DATE: Thursday , May 15 TIME: 5pm to 8pm LOCATION: 3939 T Street, Cutten (from Murphy's Market so east on Fern, right on "T" ENTERTAINMENT: Co...

Meet the Judges - May 13th, 7:pm - County Office of Education Annex

Sent May 6th 2014

Meet the Judges May 13th 7:pm 901 Myrtle Ave, Eureka The League of Women Voters of Humboldt County is holding a "MEET THE JUDGES" event on May 13, 2014 at the Humboldt County Office of Education Annex building ( 901 Myrtle Ave, Eureka.). This event is open to the public and written questions will be taken from audience members. Each question will be reviewed and read to the appropriate judge by the League President to prevent duplication. Each judge will give a brief overview of his/her responsibilities be...

DA debates, Tonight 7:pm KMUD & May 8th 7:pm KHUM

Sent May 5th 2014

May 5th 7:pm KMUD 88.5FM hosted by: Civil Liberties Monitoring Project. TONIGHT! + May 8th 7:pm KHUM 104.5FM and live at HSU Goodwin Forum, hosted by HumRights.org ---- HumRights To Host District Attorney Debate At HSU Campus Arcata, Calif. – As part of an ongoing effort to boost the public understanding of the fundamental human rights protected under the United States Constitution, the Humboldt Center for Constitutional Rights is teaming up with local media outlets to present the May 8, 2014 District Attorn...

DA debates, Tonight 7:pm KMUD and May 8th 7:pm KHUM

Sent May 5th 2014

May 5th 7:pm KMUD 88.5FM hosted by: Civil Liberties Monitoring Project. + May 8th 7:pm KHUM 104.5 fm and live on HSU campus Goodwin Forum, hosted by HumRights.org ---- HumRights To Host District Attorney Debate At HSU Campus Arcata, Calif. – As part of an ongoing effort to boost the public understanding of the fundamental human rights protected under the United States Constitution, the Humboldt Center for Constitutional Rights is teaming up with local media outlets to present the May 8, 2014 District Attorney ...

Chris Kerrigan events

Sent May 5th 2014

Come join us in supporting Chris' campaign for 4th District Supervisor! DATE: Thursday , May 15 TIME: 5pm to 8pm LOCATION: 3939 T Street, Cutten (from Murphy's Market so east on Fern, right on "T" ENTERTAINMENT: Comedy by Sherae O'Shaugnessy Music by Les Craig and Ray C Ritter of the John David Young Conspiracy FOOD: Chinese/Hawaiian buffet. Beer and Sodas available ADMISSION: We will be accepting donations to Chris' Campaign for 4th District Supervisor. Please give what you can. Chris is being outspent...

DA debate Wed 7:pm KEET TV

Sent April 28th 2014

D.A. candiadates debate on KEET PBS T.V. this Wednesday April 30th at 7:pm We will lose televised debates of local elections if KEET can not be kept on the air. Join now: -- Call to action: KEET-TV needs 2,200 new members Duncan MacLaren/My Word Our very own Redwood Coast treasure -- Public Broadcasting Station KEET-TV -- needs your help NOW. Between now and June 30, KEET needs you, your family members, your friends, and your neighbors to become members of the station. KEET needs 2,200 NEW members. Here's why. Ful...

Meet the Congressman Whose District Grows Most of Your Weed

Sent April 28th 2014

Striking video on Humboldt County grows: -- Meet the Congressman Whose District Grows Most of Your Weed Rep. Jared Huffman on trespass grows, legalization, and why his kids "are in big trouble" if he catches them using pot. By Josh Harkinson| Mon Apr. 28, 2014 Mother Jones Magazine Two years ago, California Rep. Jared Huffman, who had previously served as a state assemblyman and an attorney with the Natural Resources Defense Council, was elected to represent a district stretching from Marin County all ...

ACLU “Patriot of the Year” award 4.30.14 at 6 p.m. @ Unitarian Fellowship in Bayside

Sent April 23rd 2014

Marcy Burstiner to be honored as ACLU 'Patriot Of The Year' 2014 Wednesday April 30, 2014 at 6 p.m. Humboldt Unitarian Universalist Fellowship 24 Fellowship Way, Bayside (off Jacoby Creek Rd) (public encouraged to attend) -- Local ACLU Chapter Names HumRights Founding Board Member 'Patriot Of The Year' 04/23/20140 Arcata, Calif. — HumRights is excited to announce that the local chapter of the ACLU will honor founding board member and Humboldt State Journalism Department Chair Marcy Burstiner with the “Patriot of t...

Voice your support with online vote for Supervisor - just one click!

Sent April 16th 2014

Please take a quick moment now, go to the Times Standard website , scroll down on the left side just below the "2014 election coverage" logo and cast your vote: Who's your pick for Humboldt County 4th District supervisor? Chris Kerrigan or Virginia Bass Just one quick click http://www.times-standard.com/ ...

Kerrigan for Supervisor Campaign Update - Arts Alive! and more

Sent April 4th 2014

Kerrigan for Supervisor Campaign Update - Arts Alive! and more From info@VoteChrisKerrigan.com Friends, Last night Chris Kerrigan and Virginia Bass joined Kevin Hoover's Thursday Night Talks on KHSU radio. Listeners called in a variety of questions that really showed where Chris and Virginia differ on the issues. Chris praised transparency and citizen participation, stood up for living wage jobs, and spoke about the importance of integrity in Planning Commission appointments.  Click here to listen to the ful...

KHSU tonight 7:pm Supervisor's Debate + Arts Alive! Sat + House Party 4.13

Sent April 3rd 2014

Join host Kevin Hoover on KHSU 90.5 FM's Thursday Night Talk tonight April 3rd as he interviews the two candidates for Fourth District Supervisor, incumbent Virginia Bass and challenger Chris Kerrigan. Phone in your questions to (707) 826-4805 beginning at 7 p.m. ----- Join the Kerrigan for Supervisor Campaign for an Arts Alive! open house, displaying art by local artist Suzanne Simpson on Saturday April 5th, from 6:00 – 9:00 pm. Wine and refreshments will be served. For more information about the Kerrigan for Super...

DA debate Tuesday 6pm Trinidad + SoHum Town Hall + Arts Alive!

Sent April 1st 2014

Tuesday April 1st (5:30 reception) 6:00 - 7:30pm DA debate at Trinidad Town Hall sponsored by the Trinidad Chamber of Commerce and LWV Friday April 4th (5:pm recpetion) 5:30 public forum SoHum D.A. Town Hall Veterans Memorial Building, 483 Conger St, Garberville sponsored by Elan Firpo Saturday April 5th Arts Alive corner of F St. and 2nd St. Elan Firpo Booth, stop by for refreshments & meet the candidate More info: ElanFirpo.com To request a Firpo yard sign, email Elan's campaign at: info@elanfirpo.com -...

A fool for justice part 2: The Big Chill by Marcy Burstiner

Sent March 29th 2014

More on the topic of the emergency ordinance the Humboldt County Board of Supervisors enacted the will be up again at Tuesday's morning Board of Supervisors meeting -- The Big Chill BY MARCY BURSTINER northcoastjournal.com/humboldt/the-big-chill/Content?oid=2521653 Back in April 2007, some 3,500 people peaceably gathered in Redwood Park in Arcata to celebrate weed. I wrote about it in this column, noting how amazed I was that in a county of 130,000 the two daily newspapers we had back then skipped the event. I get hi...

Better a Fool for justice than a Tool for injustice

Sent March 28th 2014

From: janelle WHO: Board of Supervisors and Human Rights Commission and you. WHAT: Speech/peaceful assembly at the Courthouse. Commission is recommending repeal of the Urgency Ordinance passed to remove Occupy Eureka after the police failed to scare them away. Remember, even the ordinance didn't work, those arrested under the ordinance were acquitted and a hearty remnant group stayed three more months. Restrictions remain, are being ignored, but can be used when desired to harass and disessemble the next unpo...

By Daniel Mintz: Planning Commission supports "dispersed development" (read: sprawl)

Sent March 27th 2014

Commission Supports Dispersed Development By Daniel Mintz 3.18.14 -- The Independent The idea of smart growth – focusing growth in areas that are urbanized and with water and sewer services – is being met with doubt by the Planning Commission as it reviews the county’s draft Housing Element. The five-year housing plan is entering a new cycle and in two hearings on it last week, planning commissioners worked to expand the scope of Housing Opportunity Zones (HOZs) –focused growth areas that offer relaxed permitti...

Peter Martin's MY WORD - Humboldt Volunteers, Second Brigade

Sent March 27th 2014

It's never too late to tell the truth about America's genocide Peter Martin / My Word - Times Standard 03/27/2014 Mayor Frank Jager did a courageous thing last week. He apologized for the Wiyot massacre on Indian Island. The letter read in part: “As Mayor of Eureka, on behalf of the City Council and the people of Eureka, we would like to offer a formal apology to the Wiyot people for the actions of our people in 1860. Nothing we say or do can make up for what occurred on that night of infamy. It will forever be a sca...

Kerrigan HQ opening Friday at 6:pm Eureka

Sent March 26th 2014

From: Chris Kerrigan for Supervisor OUR CAMPAIGN OFFICE IS NOW OPEN! The Kerrigan for Supervisor campaign will open its new office headquarters to the public for a Grand Opening Party this Friday (March 28th) at 6:00 PM ! This will be an opportunity for supporters to hear from the Kerrigan for Supervisor campaign, and learn about volunteer opportunities. Chris will be there to speak with guests about how we can move Humboldt County forward together! Don't miss this great opportunity to meet Chris and your fellow sup...

Help The Golden Rule

Sent March 19th 2014

From: "aronson" Friends, For 3 1/2 years I've been helping our local Veterans For Peace restore the worlds first nuclear protest vessel, a 30' ketch called The Golden Rule. The mission of it's 1958 crew of Quakers was to shed light on the dangers of atmospheric nuclear testing in the Marshall Is. This project will complete the remaining 20% restoration of the boat, and begin it's new mission to shed light on the current version of "fallout" from the nuclear power industry and the use and devel...

Chris Kerrigan for Supervisor campaign - needs your help right now!

Sent March 17th 2014

Chris Kerrigan for Supervisor campaign - needs your help right now! **From: *Chris Kerrigan <chriskerrigan79@gmail.com>* *Thanks to so many of you we have a great start to this campaign! We are moving forward at a rapid rate. Last week we officially announced our candidacy. <http://www.votechriskerrigan.com/2014/03/13/chris-kerrigan-for-supervisor-press-announcement/> We had a great crowd of enthusiastic supporters too. All around town I am constantly getting offers of support and offers to volunteer. I ...

DA Debates + Town Halls 3/13 - 3/16 - 3/20 - 4/4 - 4/21

Sent March 13th 2014

DA Debates + Town Halls FIRST DEBATE, TONIGHT! Thursday, March 13, 7:00PM Eureka Vet's Hall: The Tea Party Debate 1018 H St, Eureka, CA submit questions you would like to propose to the candidates by email now to: patriot@humteaparty.com (or come early and submit them in person). More info: 707-498-3101 Sunday, March 16, 2:00 - 3:00PM, DA TOWN HALL, Hosted by ElanFirpo.com Arcata Community Center (Sr. Dining Rm) 321 Community Park Way, Arcata. Public is encouraged to attend. More info: 707-273-1430 Thur...

Thursday 7:30 - 8:30AM Show your solidarity with our teachers - corner of 7th and J St.

Sent March 5th 2014

Eureka Teachers Association is asking community members to come out in support of our teachers! 7:30-8:30 am, Thursday March 6th. Corner of 7th & J St. Eureka, California Teachers' Association (CTA) Offices Signs, coffee, & scones will be provided. ETA's Bargaining Team will be participating in the first day of mediation, since the district has summarily declined each and every one of the ETA's reasonable and modest contract offers. http://eurekateachers.org/news.shtml#steps ...

COMMISSIONERS CANCEL AT LAST MINTUE!!!! -- UPDATE ON SCHEDULE RE: Trails gutted from Gen Plan

Sent February 25th 2014

FROM PLANNING COMMISSION: The special Planning Commission meeting schedule for tonight has been cancelled, due to a lack of quorum. The next scheduled special meeting will be Thursday, February 27, 2014 and an agenda will be posted tomorrow. Thank you, Planning and Building Department 3015 H Street, Eureka CA 95501 707.268.3720 nlorenzo@co.humboldt.ca.us == "Lack of a quorum", as in four of the seven Commissioners called in sick just a few hours before the meeting was set to start, and you can bet it...

COMMISSIONERS CANCEL AT LAST MINTUE!!!! -- UPDATE ON SCHEDULE RE: Trails gutted from Gen Plan

Sent February 25th 2014

FROM PLANNING COMMISSION: The special Planning Commission meeting schedule for tonight has been cancelled, due to a lack of quorum. The next scheduled special meeting will be Thursday, February 27, 2014 and an agenda will be posted tomorrow. Thank you, Planning and Building Department 3015 H Street, Eureka CA 95501 707.268.3720 nlorenzo@co.humboldt.ca.us == "Lack of a quorum", as in four of the seven Commissioners called in sick just a few hours before the meeting was set to start, and you can bet it...

COMMISSIONERS CANCEL AT LAST MINTUE!!!! -- UPDATE ON SCHEDULE RE: Trails gutted from Gen Plan

Sent February 25th 2014

FROM PLANNING COMMISSION: The special Planning Commission meeting schedule for tonight has been cancelled, due to a lack of quorum. The next scheduled special meeting will be Thursday, February 27, 2014 and an agenda will be posted tomorrow. Thank you, Planning and Building Department 3015 H Street, Eureka CA 95501 707.268.3720 nlorenzo@co.humboldt.ca.us == "Lack of a quorum", as four of the five Commissioners just called in sick just a few hours before the meeting was set to start, but you can bet i...

UPDATE ON SCHEDULE RE: Trails gutted from Gen Plan. + new post: Eureka City Council violates law

Sent February 22nd 2014

UPDATE ON SCHEDULE FOR FEB 25TH (Eureka CC article at bottom of this email): The Planning Commission still meets at 6:pm However -- The Board of Sups, whose meeting starts at 9:AM, has only one item on the agenda on Tuesday that's relevant to the General Plan and that is the budget allocation of $12,600 from the general fund for the Planning Commission's extra meetings (plus $6,500 for staff overtime) and that item will be heard in the afternoon at 1:30PM, right after public comment. So to clarify, there's nothing ...

Trails gutted from Gen Plan update - Speak out 2/25 at 9:am and 6:pm

Sent February 21st 2014

The Planning Commission continues to do HumCPR's work for the Board of Sups who appointed them. Next up, Gutting the trails component of the General Plan! Their claim: "the mere GOAL of county wide trails is too expensive" Welcome to the new "Vision" for Humboldt County, where we can afford strip mall but not parks. Care to weight in? Show up: What: Board of Supervisors meeting When: 9 a.m. Feb. 25 What: Planning Commission special meeting When: 6 p.m. Feb. 25 (contact info for Sups at...

DA's race - TOWN HALLS -- Trinidad 3/9 - Arcata 3/16 - Garberville 4/4 -

Sent February 18th 2014

As most of you know by now, Paul Gallegos is not running for a fourth term as our District Attorney. You are likely well aware that prior to Paul's tenure it was "business as usual" when it came to the M.O. of the Old Guard that controlled that office. Gallegos stopped the demonization of marijuana, instituting an orderly process for discerning Mom and Pop growers from industrial grows. Gallegos was also firm that he "worked with law enforcement, not for law enforcement" and he stopped the vende...

Elan Firpo - KMUD at 1:30 today

Sent February 16th 2014

Tune in to KMUD radio today at 1:30pm to hear D.A. candidat Elan Firpo on: Bud Rogers "The Edge of the Heard" show (88.1 Eureka) www.ElanFirpo.com ...

‘The Voting Rights Act is Dead': CR Eureka Feb 27 at 6:00 p.m. + Del Norte Feb. 20 + CR Mendocino Feb. 28

Sent February 13th 2014

CR presents Portugal Award lecture by Ryan Emenaker: ‘The Voting Rights Act is Dead: Can Voting Rights be Resurrected?’ College of the Redwoods Political Science Professor Ryan Emenaker will present his Portugal Award lecture “The Voting Rights Act is Dead: Can Voting Rights be Resurrected?” at the CR Eureka main campus on February 27 at 6:00 p.m. in the Performing Arts Theater. The lecture will be presented at the CR Del Norte campus library on Feb. 20 at 6:00 p.m., and at the CR Mendocino campus on Feb. 28 at 2:00 p...

TS: Increase the Peace Feb 1st & Samoa pulp mill's future Feb. 10

Sent January 31st 2014

Two events (full articles below): What: Increase the Peace event When: Saturday Feb 1st. 5 p.m. Where: Jambalaya, 915 H St., Arcata and Humboldt Brews, 856 10th St., Arcata Cost: Suggested $5 to $10 donation -- What: Samoa pulp mill open house When: Monday, Feb. 10, 2 p.m. Where: Humboldt State University Aquatic Center, 921 Waterfront Dr., in Eureka The district and university request prospective attendees please RSVP to the district clerk by Feb. 5. Email clerk@humboldtbay.org or call 443-0801. --- Meeting o...

TS: Meeting on Samoa pulp mill's future to be held Feb. 10

Sent January 31st 2014

Meeting on Samoa pulp mill's future to be held Feb. 10 Jillian Singh/The Times-Standard 01/31/2014 Humboldt Bay Harbor, Recreation and Conservation District and Humboldt State University representatives are holding an open house on Feb. 10 to discuss the vision for what the site of the old Samoa pulp mill could become. Currently, there is a conceptual plan with some proposed options, including storage for logs and a filter for water treatment, on how to utilize the property, said Rhea Williamson, HSU's dean of re...

NCJ: How Humboldt County got to the cutting edge of election transparency

Sent January 31st 2014

Accountable How Humboldt County got to the cutting edge of election transparency BY MITCH TRACHTENBERG (photo of scanned ballot: ) At 11:14 p.m. this past election night, Carolyn Crnich, the county clerk and registrar of voters, released her office's "Election Night Final Report." This report tallied the results from most — but not all — of the ballots cast, which was intriguing because one election in particular was a real nail-biter. In the race for the board of the Northern Humboldt Union High School D...

GMO Free Humboldt presentation: Monday Jan 27 at 1pm & 6Pm

Sent January 7th 2014

Iowa Farmer visits Humboldt to talk about GMOs The following presentations are scheduled for Humboldt County, Monday, January 27: 1:00PM - 4:00PM Rohner Grange #509 621 11th Street, Fortuna 6:00PM -9:00PM Humboldt Hill Grange #501 5845 Humboldt Hill Road, Eureka (One block south of the agriculture station) -- From: GMO Free Humboldt Subject: Iowa Farmer visits Humboldt to talk about GMOs The California State Grange, Label GMOs and GMO Free Humboldt are proud to present speaker Howard Vlieger, a third generation...

Please ask Co-op Board to support: No GMO

Sent January 6th 2014

GMO Free Humboldt Fairness ~ Prosperity ~ Protection Please help us meet our goal of raising $10,000 by January 1st to create a GMO Free Humboldt! gmofreehumboldt.org/donate/ Find GMO Free Humboldt at gmofreehumboldt.org/ and www.facebook.com/GMOFreeHumboldt --- From: Ken Miller On Jan. 23 (6:00 p.m., Eureka Community Kitchen) the Co-op Board will be considering whether or not to support our efforts. They need to realize this is an important issue to the membership, so please drop them an email at board@northcoa...

TS My Word: Plight of homeless cannot be ignored

Sent December 26th 2013

Plight of homeless cannot be ignored Harry Blumenthal/My Word 12/26/2013 We have just endured one of the coldest weather spells since I moved to Eureka in 1989. As a man who is sensitive to the problem of homelessness in our cities, I was appalled that there was no attempt by Eureka City Council to take charge of what was an obvious danger to life of our homeless community with temperatures down in the 20s for seven consecutive days. Past Eureka City Councils have set up emergency housing at the Municipal Auditorium,...

SUPS GONE WILD!!! - GPU: Biting the Feeding Hands + Deleting Big Box Policy , by Daniel Mintz

Sent December 13th 2013

News analysis: GPU lawsuit threat bites the feeding hands By Daniel Mintz Mad River Union The county’s General Plan Update is the target of a lawsuit threat that could lead to its referral back to the Planning Commission and in some ways, it’s a surprising twist. A Nov. 19 letter to the Board of Supervisors from a Sacramento-based land use law firm hired by the Humboldt Builders Exchange (HBE) expresses the group’s “serious concerns regarding the manner in which the board’s review has proceeded and its impact on ...

NCJ on GPU "rewind" and notice of Monday's meeting at BoS

Sent December 5th 2013

http://www.northcoastjournal.com/Blogthing/archives/2013/11/19/developer-group-seeks-to-rewind-general-plan-update Developer Group Seeks to Rewind General Plan Update BY RYAN BURNS NOV 19, 2013 In the wake of the recent rewrites of the guiding principles for the county's general plan update, a politically active contractor association is asking the county to rewind the entire update process by sending the plan back to the county planning commission, a body that's been stacked with the group's political allies. The ...

email correction & CALL TO ACTION re: Free Speech in Humboldt County

Sent September 30th 2013

Message from janelle: OOPS! Deepest apologizes! Email correction-- Please resend comments to Janelle Egger (if you sent an email to fortuna.citizen@gmail.com I have not receive it and the committee will not receive it). and rumor control-- An anonymous commenter at the blog "democraticHumboldt-First!" claimed the upcoming Oct 5 public meeting/forum was rescheduled. Human Rights Commissioner Nezzie Wade has confirmed that, "The Oct 5 date for the forum has not changed." Please send your emails to...

Time to act for free speech and peaceful assembly in Humboldt

Sent September 28th 2013

Remove the interim codes enacted by the “Urgency Ordinance”. -- Please provide public comment. If you can, do it in person. If not, please write them an email or letter. Send written comments to: Human Rights Commission, 825 Fifth Street, Room 112, Eureka, CA 95501 or by email or phone c/o: fortuna.citizen@gmail.com Rex Bohn 476-2391 Estelle Fennell < efennell@co.humboldt.ca.us> 476-2392 Mark Lovelace 476-2393 Virginia Bass 476-2394 Ryan Sundberg 476-2395 To provide input in person: Next Satu...

Eureka Cannabis Dispensary: MEETING CANCELED

Sent September 25th 2013

From: Linda Atkins Sorry to do this to you (not really, considering the outcome) but the "Ban the Dispensaries" Eureka City Council Meeting tomorrow has been cancelled. Linda Linda Atkins Eureka City Council, Ward 2 ---- Our apologies for the cancelation! ...

Eureka Ban on Cannabis Dispenseries

Sent September 25th 2013

From: Linda Atkins Please come and let your views be known. For those of you who don't get the Paper (a few I think), I wanted to let you know that the Eureka City Council has a Medical Cannabis Dispensary Ban on our agenda for a Special Meeting tomorrow Thursday September 26 at 5pm. We spent many months drafting and refining an ordinance that would allow people to purchase medical cannabis from legal sources in our town. Now, even after the California Supreme Court ruled that cities have the right to regulate medica...

Eureka School Board candidate Lisa Ollivier ~ Fri 4-7:30pm @ Labor Temple

Sent September 24th 2013

Eureka Teachers Association is supporting Lisa Ollivier for the upcoming November School Board Election. WHAT: "Meet and Greet" our ETA, CLC, HCDCC endorsed school board candidate, Lisa Ollivier. WHEN: This Friday between 4 and 7:30. WHERE: The Labor Temple, 840 E St., Eureka WHO: All friends of Labor and Education are invited. WHY: Meet the candidate, free food/drinks! Get a yard sign, sign-up to help! Meet friends! ...

BoS: Protect Health and Human Services' programs for homeless families and individuals

Sent September 21st 2013

I just signed the petition "Humboldt County Board of Supervisors: Protect Health and Human Services' programs for homeless families and individuals. Don't take policy directives from one of the wealthiest citizens with an anti-government and anti-poor agenda." and wanted to see if you could help by adding your name. You can read more and sign the petition here: www.change.org/petitions/humboldt-county-board-of-supervisors-protect-health-and-human-services-programs-for-homeless-families-and-individuals-don-t-...

GP "Guiding Principes" meeting ~ Monday @ 6:pm BoS (write your Sup now!)

Sent September 20th 2013

From: Sylvia De Rooy As many of you may know the hearing on the re-written Guiding Principles for the County's General Plan will be taking place on Monday eve at 6PM at the Brd of Sups chambers. This is a VERY important hearing. If the re-write or even some of it stays in place the county will be adversely impacted for a very long time. It is very important that the Sups hear from you before then, even if all you have time to say is that you want a return to the original Guiding Principles with no changes. If you can ...

Food for People needs your help

Sent September 17th 2013

--FREE GYM ALTERNATIVE-- Food for People would love to have your help in our Eureka warehouse. If you can do work like stocking shelves and lifting boxes for at least one 3 hour shift per week, we will happily provide the warm, fuzzy feeling of being useful AND the cardio workout, both at no charge. Other tasks include sorting produce and cans, and unloading our delivery trucks which bring food to us from around the county. Please call our Food Distribution Coordinator at 445-3166 x317, and thanks! ...

Alternative to The Dem of Year Dinner with The 1%

Sent September 6th 2013

The HCDCC is hosting the Dem of the Year Dinner at the home of The 1%. Here's an alternative: ---- Dear Fellow Democrats: By now many you are aware that the Humboldt County Democratic Central Committee has selected the Ingomar Club as the venue for this year's Democrat of the Year dinner. Some of us who are uncomfortable with this location due to the Ingomar's history of insularity and failure to engage with the community have decided to hold our own celebration, to which all Democrats are invited. The details are...

Board of Supervisors' “Urgency ordinance”

Sent July 29th 2013

From: Janelle Egger Last October the Board of Supervisors amended the “Urgency ordinance” enacted codes to allow people to hold candles or signs after dark, but there can be no free-standing signs, tables or displays. At the same time daytime restrictions on the use of tables, free-standing signs and displays were imposed. A person must be within 4 feet of each item and there must be 4 feet of unrestricted passage between each item. Still in place is a complete ban on long time practices such as hanging or stakin...

Media Maven on Dan Johnson's plagiarism

Sent July 29th 2013

COPY THAT Media Maven for NorthCoastJournal by Marcy Burstiner July 25, 2013 Here is the thing about a great speech. The person who gave it probably didn't write it. There are exceptions. Abe Lincoln, Winston Churchill, maybe Barack Obama in 2004 — "There is not a liberal America and a conservative America — there is the United States of America." In another version of my life I would be a speechwriter. I hate giving speeches. I don't want to have given the greatest oration of the 21st century. I want to hav...

Cheri Moore's killer to be named Eureka Chief of Police?

Sent July 3rd 2013

Eureka Reportedly Offers Police Chief Job to Michael Johnson, Officer Involved in Fatal Cheri Lyn Moore Shooting [...Johnson and Harpham fired their service weapons, hitting Moore nine times, the newspaper account continues.] JUL 3, 2013 NCJ BLOG BY RYAN BURNS  The Anderson Valley Post is reporting that the job of Eureka's next police chief has been offered to Michael Johnson, a former EPD sergeant who was involved in the fatal 2006 shooting of 49-year-old Eureka resident Cheri Lyn Moore. Eureka City Man...

Supes face heat for GPU, by Daniel Mintz

Sent June 22nd 2013

Supes face heat for GPU By Daniel Mintz The Independent 6.18.13 The rewriting of the draft General Plan Update’s guiding principles is triggering strong reactions and is the most controversial move made so far by a politically-united Board of Supervisors majority. Supervisors Ryan Sundberg, Virginia Bass, Rex Bohn and Estelle Fennell are like-minded on land use issues and all of them got campaign support from a fundraising bloc of landowners, developers and development-related businesses. The General Plan Update...

NCJ: Hodgson on BoS : "Leadership Seriously Lacking"

Sent June 17th 2013

Leadership Seriously Lacking BY JUDY HODGSON JUDY@NORTHCOASTJOURNAL.COM My mom used to say, "Judy Ann, if you can't say anything nice about someone ... ." You know the end of that sentence. I hope she will forgive me. I landed my first real job when I was 15. I fried taquitos and made banana splits in El Monte, Calif. My first professional job did not come until I was in my early 30s, after three children and a degree from Humboldt State. I was a real reporter. The year was 1981; I could hardly believe som...

Bos swaps out GPU guidlines

Sent June 8th 2013

Meet the County's New Values Supervisors replace the principles guiding our future with a surprise new list BY RYAN BURNS RYAN@NORTHCOASTJOURNAL.COM @RYANBURNSY On Monday afternoon, the Humboldt County Board of Supervisors gave themselves a new compass. This instrument is designed to help them navigate the treacherous waters of the general plan update, a complex voyage through highly contentious policy decisions. The primary destination is an updated general plan, the document that governs land use decisions in Humb...

Tonights vigil dedicated to June Thompson - 5:pm tonight Arcata Plaza

Sent May 17th 2013

Dear friends, June Thompson -- wonderful peace activist and human being extraordinaire -- died this morning. She will be dearly missed. Bill Thompson says there will be a memorial in a few weeks at the Unitarian fellowship. Every Friday evening, Veterans for Peace hold vigil on the Arcata Plaza. This evening's VFP vigil on the plaza, will be a candlelight vigil dedicated to June's invincible spirit. Please bring a candle and a memory of June to share at 5:00. Please pass this on to others in the peace community...

Court Support May 7th! EPD Sued for Violation of Civil Rights!

Sent May 6th 2013

From: Bill Holmes To: humboldtnation@googlegroups.com shortlink here: http://wp.me/p38Pt0-at mnemonic here: http://urlet.com/inconvenience.rotation Suing Eureka Police for Violating Civil Rights During Occupy Eureka Protest: SUPPORT IN THE COURTROOM IS VITAL!! Tuesday, May 7th at 9:00am 2nd floor, Humboldt County Courthouse Courtroom #6 with visiting Judge Johnson Please support the civil rights lawsuits against the Eureka cops who intimidated, hurt, stole from, incarcerated, and violated people during the Occupy E...

TS: Eureka mayor gives deposition in religion lawsuit

Sent April 27th 2013

Eureka mayor gives deposition in religion lawsuit Kaci Poor/The Times-Standard 04/27/2013 Eureka Mayor Frank Jager continues to defend his position on the annual Mayor's Prayer Breakfast, maintaining that he has not inappropriately used city resources to promote religion after details of a deposition he made in a lawsuit seeking an end to city promotion of the event and invocations at council meetings were released Friday. Thursday's deposition -- out-of-court testimony made under oath -- stems from a separation of ...

ACLU Award Dinner Monday 6:pm Unitarian Church

Sent March 29th 2013

The public is invited to attend the ACLU's Patriot of the Year Award ceremony. The Redwood Chapter of the ACLU is having its annual meeting and potluck on Monday, April 1, 2013, at 6:00 p.m., at the Humboldt Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, located at 24 Fellowship Way, Bayside, CA. There will be a panel discussion on what to do about the ordinance regulating protests at the courthouse. The Honorable Supervisor Mark Lovelace will be part of the panel. At the meeting, the Chapter will honor Richard Salzman with th...

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