Redwood Progressive Archives


Volunteer for "Point in Time" count re: Arcata House Partnership

January 31st 2017

From: Arcata House Partnership is organizing the Homeless Point in Time Count for Arcata this year. Jessie Drucker is their organizer. This survey helps us understand homeless in our local area and garner support for the provision of additional services. Volunteers are needed. The count with be the morning of Tuesday, February 28th. Volunteers will be require to attend a survey training. We have scheduled training on: 2/15 6:00-7:00PM @ the Arcata House Annex 501 9t ...Continue Reading

A Hard Truth by, Ellen Taylor

January 27th 2017

Abominable Omission [1]Letter to Editor, [2]Northcoast Journal 1.26.17 Homeless people have a life expectancy 25 years less than the rest of us. Those shortened lives are necessarily consumed with survival: finding or maintaining a place to sleep (or even sit!) which is not discovered by the police, shuffling through free meal lines, scavenging surreptitiously for food. No time to contemplate the miracle of existence. Statistically, 30 percent of homeless people have mental probl ...Continue Reading

Klamath Dam Removal Hearing - Arcata: Jan 12th, 5pm

January 3rd 2017

From: Klamath Riverkeeper <> It’s time once again to voice our support for Klamath River dam removal. Please RSVP if you can join a public meetingin Yreka (Jan 10th, 5pm), Arcata (Jan 12th, 5pm), or Sacramento (Jan 20th, 10am). The historic effort to Un-Dam the Klamath River has taken many turns since a catastrophic salmon kill in 2002. After years of litigation and negotiation, stakeholders reached a comprehensive set of agreem ...Continue Reading

Send a message to the Dem Party! Ten minutes in Eureka on Jan 7th

January 3rd 2017

Dear Fellow Progressive, There is an election for delegates to the Democratic State Central Committee on January 7, 2017. I am part of a slate of former Bernie Sanders supporters who are running for election to the committee. If you have a few minutes to come and vote on January 7, 2017, we would appreciate your support. Where: Labor Temple, 840 E Street, Eureka When: Saturday, January 7th anytime between 10:30 a.m and 12:30 p.m. (just walk in and vote, it will only take 5-10 minutes ) ...Continue Reading

NCJ on Brius Healthcare's owner Shlomo Rechnitz

December 22nd 2016

Dear Shlomo, BY THADEUS GREENSON I realize you might be a feeling a bit picked on at the moment, seeing our second cover story about your Humboldt County holdings in the last three months. In fact, over the past 16 or so months, we've written nearly 20,000 words detailing your doings in Humboldt County. That's a lot of ink. But it's nothing personal. It's just that your actions here locally can be held up as an example of what's spawning the anger and angst that led to the Occupy movement, an ...Continue Reading

March for Human Rights, Eureka Dec 10th, staring at Labor Temple at 10:30am

December 5th 2016

FROM: Tamara McFarland at: Please join a variety of community organizations on December 10th at a March for Human Rights in Eureka! Lots of details are included below. If you'd like to participate beyond just marching, here are some additional options - * Do you belong to a community group or organization that supports human rights? You are invited to set up an info table for your group at the Labor Temple after the march, to give participants an ...Continue Reading

Don't forget to vote - voter guide link

November 8th 2016

Hillary needs the added moral authority of a popular vote landslide not just an electorial college win, in order to govern as effectivly as will be possible. Please get out and vote. If you want suggestions on any statewide or local mesaure please refer to this website: ---- ------ ...Continue Reading

Help Save Eureka's Progressive City Council

October 19th 2016

The future of Eureka politics is at stake and we have 19 days to change the outcome. Two short years ago we elected Kim Bergel and Natalie Arroyo who, alongside Linda Atkins, made up the first ever progressive majority on the Eureka City Council. There have been many 3-2 votes during that time, including the declaration of a shelter crisis in Eureka, which allowed Betty's Village and temporary campgrounds for homeless people to be established, and the recently passed regulation to allow medical ...Continue Reading

2 corrections to absentee voter guide Nov 8, 2016 election

October 14th 2016

Please note. I am correcting my recommendations on the following: Prop 51: No info: [1] Prop 65: NO! but keep yes on 67: [2] See fully corrected guide here: --- [1] [2] ...Continue Reading

Nov 8, 2016 Ballot recommendations for Humboldt County CA:

October 13th 2016

The single most important countywide issue for progressives should be the passage of Measure V. A strong YES on V! I am using V as my own litmus test and only endorsing candidates for city councils publicly supporting V. --- Nov 8, 2016 Ballot recommendations for Humboldt County CA: President: Hillary Clinton US Senator: Kamala Harris Congress District 2: Jared Huffman Assembly District 2: Jim Wood Eureka City Council: Austin Allison Arcata City Council : Paul Pitino & Vale ...Continue Reading

Voter Guide Nov 8, 2016 ballot recommendations for Humboldt County CA.

October 13th 2016

The single most important countywide issue for progressives should be the passage of Measure V. A strong YES on V! I am using V as my own litmus test and only endorsing candidates for city councils publicly supporting V. --- Nov 8, 2016 Ballot recommendations for Humboldt County CA: President: Hillary Clinton US Senator: Kamala Harris Congress District 2: Jared Huffman Assembly District 2: Jim Wood Eureka City Council: Austin Allison Arcata City Council : Paul Pitino & Valeri ...Continue Reading

Protests closure of Skilled Nursing home Thursday @ Pacific Care Home 10/13 from 4:30 - 6:PM

October 12th 2016

(Humboldt County & Statewide election voter guide will go out this week for absentee ballot voters re: Nov 8th election -- stay tuned) --- Protest the profit-driven closure of Brius owned care homes by multi-millionaire Shlomo Rechnitz! The closure of Pacific Care Home, Seaview, and Eureka Rehab will be catastrophic for individual patients, and our larger community. These patient transfers will tear families apart and put our most vulnerable citizens at risk of trauma and death. The l ...Continue Reading

Protests closure of Skilled Nursing home Thursday @ Pacific Care Home 10/13 from 4:30 - 6:PM

October 11th 2016

(Humboldt County & State wide voter guide will go out this week for absentee ballot voters re: Nov 8th election, stay tuned) Protest the profit-driven closure of Brius owned care homes by multi-millionaire Shlomo Rechnitz! The closure of Pacific Care Home, Seaview, and Eureka Rehab will be catastrophic for individual patients, and our larger community. These patient transfers will tear families apart and put our most vulnerable citizens at risk of trauma and death. The loss of these facil ...Continue Reading

"Whoever has a bountiful eye will be blessed, for he shares his bread with the poor."

October 4th 2016

From: Here's a simple way to lend a hand to folks who are so very appreciative...! I've been making sandwiches for some time now and bringing them to folks who are homeless in Humboldt County. I do this once a week with the help of some friends (we do assembly-line construction) and we spend anywhere from $60-70/week. It's become more difficult - financially - to continue to do this and so I'm asking for support. Whatever you can contribute, as often as you'd like to cont ...Continue Reading

Help urgently needed for seniors and other lower income folks in mobile homes

October 4th 2016

From: Yes on Measure V is looking for volunteers who can spend an hour or two on the phone on weeknights or weekends, leaving phone messages and/or talking to people "live" about Measure V, the Humboldt County ballot measure that would rein in soaring rent and fee increases in mobile home parks in unincorporated Humboldt County. It would limit rent hikes to once a year, tied to the Consumer Price Index. We will provide a brief script, a list of voters' phone n ...Continue Reading

Monday Oct 3rd: Community Event for victory in November. Labor Temple 5:pm, support Austin Allison, Yes on Prop P and Yes on Measure V!

October 2nd 2016

clock Monday Oct 3rd at 5 PM - 7 PMTomorrow · [1]52–59° Rain Showers * pin [2]North Coast People's Alliance840 E Street (inside the Labor Temple), Eureka, California 95501 Come meet Eureka City Council candidate Austin Allison, and hear from supporters of Measure P (True Ward - True Voice) and Measure V (Fair Fees for Mobile Homes). These are the three campaigns endorsed by NCPA this election cycle and we're excited to share with you why we suppor ...Continue Reading

Editorials on Measure -V-

September 29th 2016

Learn More at: Carrie Peyton Dahlberg: A landlord for Measure V September 27, 2016 I first learned about the unique vulnerabilities of mobile home park residents 17 years ago, sitting in a cold, dim mobile home in the Sierra foothills. The woman who lived there closed the blinds all day for insulation, wore layer after layer of clothes, and went to bed early under heaps of covers, all to reduce her propane bill. The oxy ...Continue Reading

Yes on V Mash-up, Redwood Raks this Saturday 7:pm

September 23rd 2016

The Humboldt Mobilehome Owners Coalition invites the public to the Yes On Measure V Mash-up at Redwood Raks in Arcata (8th & L Sts. in the Old Creamery Bldg) on Saturday, September 24th at 7 p.m. The event features a no-host bar serving beer and wine, trays of free finger foods, music, and screenings of some short films. Admission is $5.00-- bring friends! Measure V preserves affordable housing in mobile home parks and prevents houselessness in Humboldt County. For more information abou ...Continue Reading

HSU Banned Books Read-Out September 28

September 20th 2016

The Humboldt Center for Constitutional Rights and HSU Library to Celebrate the First Amendment and our freedom to read at a Banned Books Read-Out September 28 Arcata, California – September 20, 2016 – Students, faculty, staff and community members can exercise their First Amendment rights and freedom to read at the Banned Book Read-Out at Humboldt State University on Wednesday, Sept. 28 from 3 to 5 p.m. in the library lobby. The local event is organized by the Humboldt Center for Constituti ...Continue Reading

Protect affordable housing for low income residents in Humboldt

September 19th 2016

Dear friends, It's happened. Some of the darkest fears of mobile home park residents are coming true. Outside investors are pouring big money -- huge money -- into stopping Measure V, which would protect seniors, veterans, working families, and other mobile home owners from repeated, unlimited increases on the space rent they must pay for the land their own homes sit on. Just seven contributions have given the "no" campaign $135,000 so far -- an average of $19,285 per campaign dono ...Continue Reading

Austin Allison campaign launch and media event

September 12th 2016

This Thursday, 9/15, at 5:15 PM, there will be an official launch for Austin Allison's campaign for Eureka City Council at Sequoia Park. Please join us to meet Austin and kick start his campaign! Austin is an optimistic, creative young man with a progressive vision for Eureka. This is the only contested race this year for Eureka City Council so it's important that we show up and do the work to help Austin win. It would also be a great help if you could visit the [1]Facebook event <https://w ...Continue Reading

NCPA supporting 3 local campaigns. Your help is needed!

September 8th 2016

From: North Coast People's Alliance: Hello friends, We're writing to ask for your help. As you may know, we are proud to be supporting two measures and one candidate at a local level in this November's election - • Measure V, a county-wide initiative to preserve affordable housing (particularly for vulnerable seniors) through mobile home rent stabilization and other protections for residents; • Measure P, a proposal to implement a True Ward system in the city ...Continue Reading

"Class Warfare" NCJ letters to ed by Ellen Taylor

August 27th 2016

'Class Warfare' =============== Editor: What a pitifully grotesque scene is described in Linda Stansberry's Aug. 18 [NCJ]article ([1]Putting Heads Together for Housing First). Many of these 300 heads make their own living out of managing the class of homeless people who wake every morning to the mantra of "Move On!" to shuffle off into the dawn. What a tiny goal, to house a mere 30 of the thousands of street citizens who face winter and landlords who are "spoiled for choic ...Continue Reading

Sid Dominitz gravestone "Unveiling" Aug 27, 1:pm Trinidad cemetery

August 21st 2016

All who loved Sid are invited by his son Zach Dominitz and Zach's mother Sydelle to attend an informal gathering for the “Unveiling" (placement of a gravestone), as Sid's grave site at Trinidad Cemetery at 1:00 PM on August 27th. We know many attendees will then be heading to the celebration of Carl and Susan’s lives being held later that afternoon at the Arcata Community Center, while others of Sid’s friend's have spoken of going to the beach, which Sid so loved, to further reminisce. Ther ...Continue Reading

Change of location: Celebration of Carl Chatfield (and now Susan Anderson) has been MOVED to Arcata Community Center - Aug 27,

August 18th 2016

With the sad news of Susan Anderson’s death, “CarlFest” will now be "CarlSusan Fest" as a celebration of both of these extraordinary peoples lives. It will still be held on Saturday Aug 27th but is now relocated to the Arcata Community Center and will be a potluck, so please bring side dishes, dessert or appetizers as a main course will be catered. Starts at 3:pm and run late into the evening. From: Lauren Sarabia:Very dear friends & family of Carl Chatfield & Susan Anderson are ...Continue Reading

Eureka's future, Bringing democracy to the retail level

August 9th 2016

Eureka Chamber feeling the Bern? ================================ By Linda Atkins 08/06/16, 9:08 PM PDT | The Greater Eureka Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors recently announced that it is going to get involved in local elections (“Greater Eureka Chamber of Commerce ready to advocate,” Times-Standard, July 28, Page A4). Why now? More than 70 percent of the Democratic voters in Eureka voted for Bernie Sanders in the primary election. Are they worried that the people will take over th ...Continue Reading

ACLU Book Tour Friday, 7:pm Aug 26, Unitarian Church

August 8th 2016

‘Dispatches from the War Zone’ – Homeless Human and Civil Rights Author Mike Rhodes will present in Humboldt County on his ACLU Book Tour 7:pm Friday, August 26, 2016 Unitarian Fellowship 24 Fellowship Way Bayside (please note date correction) Arcata- ‘Dispatches from the War Zone’ author Mike Rhodes will discuss covering ten years of homelessness in Fresno, Friday August 25, at 7pm, at the Humboldt Unitarian Universalist Fellowship. The author will report on his collaboration with ACLU in a ...Continue Reading

ACLU Book Tour Friday, August 25, 2016 Unitarian Church at 7:pm

August 8th 2016

‘Dispatches from the War Zone’ – Homeless Human and Civil Rights Author Mike Rhodes will present in Humboldt County on his ACLU Book Tour 7:pm Friday, August 25, 2016 Unitarian Fellowship 24 Fellowship Way Bayside Arcata- ‘Dispatches from the War Zone’ author Mike Rhodes will discuss covering ten years of homelessness in Fresno, Friday August 25, at 7pm, at the Humboldt Unitarian Universalist Fellowship. The author will report on his collaboration with ACLU in a successful law suit against ...Continue Reading

A Celebration of the life of Carl Chatfield - Aug 27, Arcata Vet's Hall 2:pm - Midnight

August 6th 2016

CarlFest - August 27, 2016 Arcata Veterans Memorial Building, 1325 J Street, Arcata CA 2 p.m. – setup crew show up at Arcata Vet to set up dancehall, dining, kitchen, slideshow 4 p.m. - open - songs, male voice 4:30 - stories & remembrances 5 p.m.- Choral music (Elisabeth Harrington) 5:00 p.m. - Dinner 5:30 p.m.- stories and remembrances 6 p.m.- Chamber Music (Kit & Don Morris) 6:30 p.m.- stories and remembrances 7 p.m.- Contra Dance w/ Sue Moon & Wild Rumpus ...Continue Reading

NCJ requests submissions regarding recent police shooting and gun crimes

July 8th 2016

From: [1] Please share this with your listserve:[2] 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. [3] ...Continue Reading

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

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 g ...Continue Reading

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

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 y ...Continue Reading

Arcata mobile home rent stabilization debate

June 22nd 2016

Arcata mobile home tenants to weigh in on rent debate ===================================================== By Marc Vartabedian, [1], [2]@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 ...Continue Reading

Letter to voters from Bud Rogers

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 ...Continue Reading

Support housing for seniors on fixed incomes

June 14th 2016

Support senior housing! To sign this petition or better yet, to get one to circulate, email Patti Rose: =================================================================== --- === 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 mo ...Continue Reading

Planning Commission goes rouge

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.---- [1]Supes Act to Rein in Planning Commission =================================================================== [2]By/ [3]DANIEL MINTZ Humboldt County’s Board of Supervisors is taking steps t ...Continue Reading

Open Letter to BOS on Shelter Crisis June 2016

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 invo ...Continue Reading

Pamplin Grove 2016 (please RSVP if attending)

June 2nd 2016

2016 Pamplin Grove Cookout [1] illustration by [2]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, ...Continue Reading

Mike Wilson Fundraiser Friday evening in Blue Lake

May 25th 2016

From: Mike Wilson <> 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 Place in Blue ...Continue Reading

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

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 ([1]info) 3rd District Supervisor: Mike Wilson 2nd District Supervisor: Bud Rogers------- [1] ...Continue Reading

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

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 cou ...Continue Reading

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

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 * 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 ...Continue Reading

AHHA submits proposal to Eureka Council to provide homeless services

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: [1]cityclerk@ci. ...Continue Reading

Peter Martin defends Civil Liberties of homeless at Palco Marsh

April 26th 2016

Lawsuit seeks to suspend Eureka’s marsh eviction deadline ========================================================= By [1]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 ...Continue Reading

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

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: Petitioning Humboldt County Board of Supervisors Humboldt County Parks Are In Trouble. Humboldt County is conside ...Continue Reading

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

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 p ...Continue Reading

Ask Super delegate Huffman to represent his California constituents

April 11th 2016

Please add your name to this petition as a vote for true democracy. Our Representative should represent us! [1] LETTER TORepresentative Jared HuffmanAs 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 should cast your v ...Continue Reading

Read about and support AHHA efforts on Homeless in Humboldt

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 Pal ...Continue Reading

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

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 [1]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 currently home ...Continue Reading

Help to get mobile home park rent ordinance on ballot!

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: or 707.839-0588 Activists seek mobile home park rent ordinance on ballot By Steven Moore, 02/16/16, Signatures are being sought to help qualify a mobile home rent ordinance for the Humboldt County ballot in November. Support ...Continue Reading

Letters to the Editor, Times Standard

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. Tha ...Continue Reading

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

February 4th 2016

Grangers, the Time is Now BY [1]ELLEN TAYLOR North Coast Journal 2.4.16 In "[2]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 w ...Continue Reading

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

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. ...Continue Reading

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

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-heralded United Nations climate summit in Paris last month. He knew that Jane Lapiner and I had participated in the U ...Continue Reading

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

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! ...Continue Reading

Support Humboldt Spay/Neuter Network

January 13th 2016

From: Susan Rosso <> 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 ...Continue Reading

support Humboldt Spay / Neuter

January 13th 2016

From: Susan Rosso <> 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 ev ...Continue Reading

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

January 10th 2016 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 fores ...Continue Reading

What's best for Humboldt's growing future?

January 8th 2016

County commercial grow ordinance: Where’s media? ================================================ 01/07/16Times 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 ...Continue Reading

Mourning the deaths of Susie Van Kirk & Lucille Vineyard

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 [1]“Mother of Redwood National Park”. Susie was a historian and an advocate for many, including those without a home. Following is an [2]article on their passing by Kevin Hoover from the Mad River Union, a wonderful piece by Susie titled: [3] ...Continue Reading

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

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 by Persepho ...Continue Reading

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

November 30th 2015

Welcome Home Party for the historic sailing vessel Golden Rule: 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). Cost: $25.00 per per ...Continue Reading

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

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 currently being done, what will be done, and what can be done at the local level to combat the impending shifts that our communities, economies, and environment face. Follo ...Continue Reading

TS letter to editor re: Caltrans priorities

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 (“[1]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 Cal ...Continue Reading

2 from TS: highway safety & rent stabilization

November 12th 2015 Transportation group looks at highway safety ============================================ By Tabitha Soden, [1] 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 Arc ...Continue Reading

Chris Smither at Arcata Playhouse Nov 19th 8:pm

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 <> Listen here: <> -- 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 absol ...Continue Reading

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

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 ...Continue Reading

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

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 friends and n ...Continue Reading

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

November 2nd 2015

From: Jack Nounnan <> 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 in time!!… The inevitable result of the closing window of irreversible weather processes rapidly compounding changes, which in the past have taken ages to evolve, but no more! Report: S.F ...Continue Reading


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: Tell the California Public Utilities Commission to Protect Rooftop Solar ================================================================== Stop the Big Utility attack that will tax Californi ...Continue Reading

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

October 19th 2015

From: Karen Mueller <[1]> (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 Nanc ...Continue Reading

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

October 7th 2015

From: Janelle Egger <[1]>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 the ...Continue Reading


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 House and th ...Continue Reading

Bill Press : Sat Oct 24 : Humboldt Library Foundation

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 ...Continue Reading

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

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: orchecks for $65.00 per seat may be mailed to ...Continue Reading

LTE: Why Your Harbor District Vote Matters

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 Day is November 3. ...Continue Reading

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

September 23rd 2015

[1]Mike Wilson for Supervisor 2016 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 Lynd ...Continue Reading

Tiny House Expo Sat, 9/26, Unitarian Fellowship

September 18th 2015

From: Affordable Homeless Housing Alternatives (AHHA): [1] 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 having legal, safe, w ...Continue Reading

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

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 newspa ...Continue Reading

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

September 4th 2015

From: 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 -- ...Continue Reading

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

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 — ...Continue Reading

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

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 <[1]> 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 ...Continue Reading

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

August 21st 2015

Tuesday, September 8, 2015 at 7 PM Humboldt Unitarian Universalist Fellowship 24 Fellowship Way, Bayside [1]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 ...Continue Reading

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

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 Transport ...Continue Reading

MRU editorial on CCVH

July 16th 2015

DON'T LET CANNABIS INDUSTRY WRITE ITS OWN RULES Mad River Union: 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 ...Continue Reading

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

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 ================================ ...Continue Reading

Huffman: Water Bill + Event Sunday at Bayside Grange

June 23rd 2015

EDITORIAL: At last — Huffman bill offers a realistic view on water Jun 22, 2015 San Francisco Chronicle Editorial Board[1]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 ...Continue Reading

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

June 15th 2015

From: Golden Rule <> More info: [1] 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 at 9:00 am in the Board Chambers located at the Humboldt C ...Continue Reading

Invite reminder to Pamplin Grove July 4th, 2015

June 4th 2015

Click this link for your invitation to the 12th Annual Community Gathering at Pamplin Grove: 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 ---- ...Continue Reading

Eureka re: public safety funding

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 ...Continue Reading

Kinetic race: Sat 10am Arcata Plaza and all weekend

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, [1] 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 P ...Continue Reading

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

May 18th 2015

From: 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 hi ...Continue Reading

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

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 ...Continue Reading

2 editorials on Richardson Grove

April 7th 2015

Reefer madness or a regulatory vacuum? By Ken Miller Times Standard 4/7/15 Peter H. Pennekamp’s “My Word” (“[1]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” (“[2]Supervisors passing the buck ...Continue Reading

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

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 ...Continue Reading

Dean Calbreath HSU - Wed 4.1.15 - 6:30

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 Communic ...Continue Reading

Redwood Progressive Message

March 26th 2015

From: Wendy Ring <>: 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: ...Continue Reading

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

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: <> and click on the "old boots" to donate. --FROM: 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 Stand Down with boots that have seen hard miles, are ill-fitting or worn smooth on the ...Continue Reading

2 TS My Words - funding / sources

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 ...Continue Reading

Critic of NCJ and local media on Forestry Coverage

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 circulation! - Richard Salzman]— ----<s ...Continue Reading
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