We had good times, didn’t we? Kvetching about this or that local policy, development plan or politician’s string-pulling, ghost-writing husband.
And while the Humboldt Herald has left the proverbial building, strong memories remain. Just today, Humboldt County’s political king-maker, Matthew Owen, despite his great success in electing every DINO and nincompoop to local office, is still sucking sour grapes.
Ah, well. At least he can glory in the vast improvements he and his BFF Rob Arkley created by building the Marina Center, amiright?
Like my friend Samuel Clemens always says, it’s more fun to run a pseudonymous blog than to fight a losing battle with the Coastal Commission.
While Humboldt County is drowning in Owen’s political triumphs, at least these two jokers are still having fun.
When I was growing up, I remember someone explaining to me why assaulting a police officer was more significant than someone assaulting a plain-old-citizen. “If someone’s going to assault someone who carries a gun and has police authority,” the person said, “imagine what they’d do to someone without those things. They’re doubly dangerous.”
In the North Coast Journal this week, editor in chief Carrie Peyton Dahlberg describes her treatment when she attempted to observe and document police activity in the main library’s parking lot. It’s important reading for anyone who lives, works, or shops in Eureka.
If the police act like this to someone who has already identified themselves as an employee of a local newsweekly, what do they do to regular folk? And what do you think the police must think of the local press’ willingness to report what they observe?
Brava, Carrie Peyton Dahlberg. Brava! In my opinion, Eureka should honor you as citizen of the year.
(Posted by Mitch. Contact the Herald: email@example.com)
Tonight on KHSU at 7:00. We’ll discuss what looks to be a SCOTUS gutting of the Voting Rights Act. It was argued yesterday (or it will be yesterday in less than an hour), and there were some pretty remarkable comments, including an extraordinary statement from Justice Scalia arguing that because the 2006 extension of the provisions applying to problem areas of the country was practically unanimous, it means that voting rights have become a “racial entitlement.”
Mohamad Alnakhlawi is an honors student at College of the Redwoods majoring in political science who plans to apply his education of political institutions and interests to a career in journalism and or public policy and law.
“I am sympathetic to the myriad challenges that public officials and administrators face, but I also expect our leaders to work diligently to find solutions. I expect them to negotiate in good faith, to seek compromise, and when there is funding available, I expect them to do the right thing. In this case, an impartial fact finder has already stated, and the county has acknowledged, that resources are available to pay the modest increase sought [by local home care workers].”
(Posted by Kathy. Herald email: firstname.lastname@example.org)
For what seems like years, there’s been nobody able to respond to the official Herald contact addresses. So some of us have decided to set up a temporary address. You can write the Herald at email@example.com.
Operators are standing by.
If you have press releases, feedback, complaints, tips, etc., you can share them at that email, which we will try to mention in new posts. This address will be deleted when Heraldo returns.
The Board of Supervisors selects an at-large P.C. rep on Tuesday. Some great names on the list. Hank has an excellent post on the matter, and he’s probably right about the outcome.
Still, in my opinion the best name on the list is John Rogers, a Redway resident who has served with the Institute for Sustainable Forestry and spent a long time on the Redway Community Services District. Will the BOS have the good sense to appoint him?
I’ll be writing a more detailed post in support of John over the weekend. Now is the time to contact your Supervisor!
Posted by Kathy
In response to the vigil by 40 Days for Life Planned Parenthood’s Pledge-a-picketer
campaign has reached $8,354.
More info about how to pledge-a-picket here:http://ow.ly/hVYmK
To support 40 Days for Life: www.40daysforlife.com/eureka.
Invitation from Six Rivers Planned Parenthood
Join Humboldt County Clergy for Choice and Six Rivers Planned Parenthood to show your support for Planned Parenthood at a rally in front of the Eureka Courthouse next Wednesday evening!
We’ve been so inspired by your incredible response to our Pledge-a-Picket campaign and all of your supportive comments on our facebook page regarding the recent 40 Days of Life protest. This rally is an opportunity to show the community that Humboldt County cares about reproductive rights and social justice.
Stand up for access to high quality reproductive health care for ALL including contraception, STD testing & treatment and cancer screenings!
Stand up to support the 1 in 3 women who will have an abortion in her lifetime and show that you trust in her ability to make her own decisions!
To pledge: http://www.plannedparenthood.org/srpp/pledge-picketer-campaign-40956.htm
Stand up for medically accurate sex education in local schools so that our youth have the knowledge and tools they need to protect themselves and make educated decisions about their sexuality!
Stand with Planned Parenthood! We’ll provide some signs but feel free to make your own. Thank you for your support and we’ll see you there!