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Fundraiser for Larry Glass re-election campaign

Larry Glass for Eureka City Council
Spaghetti Feed Fund Raiser

Sunday Aug. 22, 2010
The Veterans of Foreign Wars Building
1018 H Street, Eureka – use the 10th St. Entrance

Cocktails – 5:30pm
Dinner – 6:00pm

All you can eat Homemade Spaghetti Dinner with all the fixings, served family style Raffle with great prizes!

Come out to support Larry Glass
Great evening for the whole family
Donation – $15.00

Tickets are on sale at The Works both locations.

  1. by the numbers
    August 11, 2010 at 1:58 pm

    A reasonable price for a night out on the town.

  2. A-Nony-Mouse
    August 11, 2010 at 2:49 pm

    I believe there’s a $400 dollar barbeque as the top raffle prize. Definitely worth buying some tickets!

  3. MarshaMarshaMarsha
    August 11, 2010 at 4:32 pm

    Here’s the story, of a local lefty, who is trying hard to hold on to his seat

    There’s a challenger who recently objected and he’s the one she wants to beat

    The Brady Bunch! (wah-wah-wah) The Brady Bunch! (wah-wah-wah) etc. etc. ad infinitum.

  4. High Finance
    August 11, 2010 at 5:13 pm

    Sorry, he must have missed sending my invitation.

    Hey Heraldo, any news on Brady fundraisers? That would be worth going to.

  5. ShatteredGlass
    August 11, 2010 at 5:14 pm

    When I think of all the fecal matter smeared during the local elections by lefty liberals I have to wonder just how schizophrenic they are. Say one thing and beleive another.

  6. Plain Jane
    August 11, 2010 at 5:21 pm

    Can you be more specific about the smears, Shattered? The only ones I can recall have been done by or on behalf of Jackson, Sundberg and Brady. Are they lefties?

    Jackson smeared Gallegos with her claims he let a child molester off with probation.

    Sundberg’s smeared his opponents with the accusation that they released his DUI record for political gain.

    Brady supporters have been libeling Glass with accusations too scurrilous to repeat.

  7. ShatteredGlass
    August 11, 2010 at 5:25 pm

    PlainJane, please back up your words with specific examples. What has Brady specifically said about Glass that can be considered scurrilos?

  8. cheesedick
    August 11, 2010 at 5:45 pm

    Sure beats Rob’s $30K/plate.

  9. August 11, 2010 at 5:47 pm

    Shatteredglass will love the Humboldt Mirror, where the right smears “fecal matter” regardless of the election cycles and with no concessions to reality!

    Shitty but fraternal hugs!

  10. ShatteredGlass
    August 11, 2010 at 5:49 pm


    Another trip down the rabbit hole. Starring Larry Glass as the Mad Hater.

  11. humboldturtle
    August 11, 2010 at 6:22 pm

    Belittling, marginalizing the victim of an assault, lying about people…how original, ShatAss.

  12. August 11, 2010 at 6:31 pm

    The Glaze was so 2007. But he sure worked hard to earn Arkley’s money.

  13. Plain Jane
    August 11, 2010 at 6:38 pm

    Read my post again, Shattered. I said Brady SUPPORTERS, but the evidence of their smears has been deleted due to their outrageously libelous nature. We all saw them here on the Herald.

  14. Neal Latt
    August 11, 2010 at 7:17 pm

    As has been said before on this blog:

    Larry Glass is, unquestionably, Eureka’s greatest People’s Hero since Bret Harte.

    Larry has an unparalleled knowledge of Eureka and its long history of sordid backroom political deals, as a political activist and business owner in Old Town for over thirty years. His tenure as city councilman can be summed up in the simple phrase: “there is a better way.”

    He is incorruptible.

    Join me to re-elect Larry Glass for First Ward Eureka City Council.

  15. non-partisan
    August 11, 2010 at 7:19 pm

    Larry returns phone calls. He has fought
    for ward one and he has helped people in other wards.
    I don’t consider him a leftie because he is trying
    to help clean up the neighborhoods. I would think
    High Finance and those like him are slash, burn,
    put up a parking lot people. Larry isn’t stopping
    commerce, he is just trying to do it the right way.
    Buy tickets to the fund raiser. Good food, good
    company and good raffle prizes.

  16. Anonymous
    August 11, 2010 at 7:28 pm

    Larry wouldn’t honor my gift certificate because it expired. That’s illegal. Would he now?

  17. humboldturtle
    August 11, 2010 at 7:37 pm

    The guy who can’t use a freebie by the expiration date can tell us who should run the government…

  18. Anonymous
    August 11, 2010 at 8:04 pm

    Larry wouldn’t honor my gift certificate because it expired.

    If true, that’s sad. I use gift certificates that have been ‘expired’ for more than 5 years and never had a store balk because they all know the law. Try again, note the time and employee who rejected the certificate, and then made a big friggin’ deal of it, well, as big as is possible given the infraction.

  19. Neal Latt
    August 11, 2010 at 8:18 pm

    I see many people are trying to derail Larry Glass.

    Throughout history, one thing is clear: corrupt power structures never willingly relinquish their power. The same is true of the good ol’ boys in Eureka.

    They will have to be carried off the stage, kicking and screaming.

    Go Larry!

  20. Anonymous
    August 11, 2010 at 8:30 pm

    No, actually most people here try to derail anyone on the “opposition”. Just stating the facts.

  21. CD buyer
    August 11, 2010 at 8:34 pm

    I’ve seen Larry go the extra mile for customers at the Works.

    A woman was buying a CD to replace one she lost. She left the store and came back less than 2 minutes later, saying she found her lost disc but had already unwrapped the new one. Larry agreed to refund her money, even though he probably couldn’t sell the unwrapped as new.

    I couldn’t believe he did it. He must have taken a hit but kept a customer happy.

  22. Anonymous
    August 11, 2010 at 8:58 pm

    turtle- a “freebie” ? A gift certificate was paid for by the gift purchaser, and the funds are sitting there in the business free of charge or interest until the gift recipient decides to use the certificate. They are a great deal for the business as many people never get around to using them. If the certificate in question was purchased 5 years ago, say, there would be interest on it that was never realized. So, the store gets to have this money free of charge. Eventually, hopefully they will pay it out, but of course, they will exchange an item they paid wholesale for, and the price was paid in retail, natch.

  23. humboldturtle
    August 11, 2010 at 9:31 pm

    nah, I meant a “freebie” to the complainer, who is lucky someone cared enough to give the very best.

  24. Carol
    August 11, 2010 at 9:42 pm

    I was given a gift certificate to The Works for Christmas and there was an expiration date clearly written on it for one year. I found some great CD’s. Thank you, Greg!

    Most all gift certificates have an expiration date. Silly.

  25. Anonymous
    August 11, 2010 at 9:52 pm

    Carol, if Larry puts an expiration date on his gift certificates, it’s he who is being silly. There are very limited circumstances in California where it’s legal to print an expiration date on a gift certificate because most certificates are considered to be equivalent to cash, and cash doesn’t expire.

    I suggest both you and Larry acquaint yourselves with the California Department of Consumer Affairs.

  26. Say It!
    August 11, 2010 at 10:20 pm

    This expiration business is bullshit, just a diversion. Is anyone really trying to say that Larry isn’t an upright person, standing up and fighting for the little guy?

    If they are, they’re full of shit.

    The record shows otherwise.

    ‘Nuff said.

  27. Carol
    August 11, 2010 at 10:26 pm

    Thanks, but I had no trouble finding music and spent all my gift cerificate with a penny to spare. I have had great success with ordering CD’s from The Works and receiving them quickly. It is a great place to buy concert tickets. I have a great deal of respect for Larry Glass, as a business owner, as a city councilman, and as a friend. Larry has a good heart. I am looking forward to supporting his re-election campaign! Re-elect Larry Glass! :)

  28. works @ the works
    August 11, 2010 at 10:51 pm

    the actual wording on the certificate is ‘Please use within 90 days’ which is totally legal becuase it is just a request and it doesn’t expire.

  29. Carol
    August 11, 2010 at 10:53 pm

    Okay, thank you for clearing that up!

  30. Anonymous
    August 11, 2010 at 11:21 pm

    That’s an interesting backpedal Carol. To recap, you called us “silly” for pointing out that gift certificates aren’t legally supposed to contain an expiration date.

    You can respond with flowerly gushing about Larry, but that’s beside the point. The facts are the facts.

    The only thing in question is 7:28’s original claim about whether a customer’s certificate was honored or not. Any stated ‘request’ for time-sensitive usage is flatly inappropriate, perhaps not technically illegal, but still inappropriate if it leads any customer (or Larry’s own employees) to believe a certificate has become invalid due to the passage of time. I hope Larry will correct this problem with all due diligence. And yes, it is a problem. Take off your rose colored glasses and at least admit this much.

  31. the reasonable anonymous
    August 11, 2010 at 11:30 pm

    “yes it is a problem.”

    If that’s the biggest “problem” you clowns can come up with, it looks like Glass should be easily re-elected. I mean really, one anonymous / unidentified person allegedly had some unidentified employee balk at honoring a gift certificate, and all of the sudden it’s Giftcertificategate? Talk about your pathetic nitpicking….sheesh!

  32. August 11, 2010 at 11:35 pm

    And the next problem will be wether the spaghetti sauce is using canned or Humboldt grown tomatoes.

  33. the reasonable anonymous
    August 12, 2010 at 12:06 am

    Oh, the humanity!

  34. Average Citizen
    August 12, 2010 at 5:25 am

    I’m ambivalent about Larry. I can say that on the two occasions I’ve been in his business this past year, he generally ignores customers, and then when I had the temerity to ask for his assistance in finding a certain CD, he made it VERY clear that I was a nuisance taking him away from his cell phone which he was reading emails/texts. In short, he came off like a complete ASS, and both my girlfriend and I vowed to NEVER spend our money in his business. That’s fine, it’s his busniess, and I believe in a free market economy in which people can vote with their feet and hard-earned dollars.

    Secondly, his supporters like to say that Larry “is for the people” and that he’s “cleaned up neighborhoods”. Can anyone give me specific examples of either? I understand he and Arkley won’t be spending Christmas together, but I get the feeling that a lot of people define Larry more by who his enemies (targets) are, and not what he’s actually accomplished. Non-partisan claims that Larry is “trying to help to clean up neighborhoods.” Is that all we require of our city council members to deem them worthy of re-election? We should expect more. “Trying to help” is an incredibly low bar to set, and if that’s all we expect from our elected officials, then we deserve whatever the future is for Eureka. I’d really appreciate if someone could articulate some real EXAMPLES of things he’s accomplished in Eureka during his first term that should make me want to vote for him. I want the best person for the job. Maybe it IS Larry, but his supporters are as guilty as the ‘giftcertificategate’ people in that they drape him in platitudes without digging into the REAL reasons why they think Larry is the bee’s knees.

    I’ve heard the sizzle, let’s see the steak.

  35. Anonymous
    August 12, 2010 at 6:49 am

    I brought up the gift cert and admit it wasn’t pertinent. I was just annoyed about it and perhaps it was an employee that didn’t represent the business well. It was several years ago. Yes, let’s hear what Larry has done. Being friendly with both sides has always been my credo and I find myself somewhat in the middle on this one.

  36. Neal Latt
    August 12, 2010 at 7:01 am

    1. Larry introduced a rental inspection ordinance last year aimed at getting at the root of the problem in impacted Eureka neighborhoods: negligent landlords providing substandard, dilapidated housing to low-income individuals and families. Predictably, it failed, largely because of opposition from large, multi-unit-holding Eureka landlords.

    2. Larry has championed a FULL FUNDING of public safety (despite opposition from council members Jones, Leonard and Jager), and the very effective Problem-Oriented Policing team, which has been highly successful in attacking drug (meth) houses and combating open criminal activity on Eureka’s West Side.

    3. Larry has provided strong and unyielding support for Chief Garr Nielsen and his mission to turn around the EPD, despite fierce internal attacks on Chief Nielsen from the moment he signaled he was not backing down from shaking out and cleaning up the department. Under Nielsen, the force went from one in which there were five officer-involved shootings in the year and a half before he arrived, to the highly-professional and responsive unit that exists today. Ask any West Side community activist or property owner about how profound the change has been.

    3. Larry led the successful fight to keep Jefferson School in the hands of the neighborhood as a future charter school site/playground/preschool, after CR mounted a power play to take it away and make it the site of a new Eureka campus, which would have exacerbated the flight of young families from the neighborhood, and which was overwhelmingly opposed by neighborhood residents.

    4. Larry stood up for the Henderson Center neighborhood in its fight to keep a visually-inappropriate 60-foot cell tower from looming over their homes. When that battle was lost, despite a botched notification of the neighborhood by the Eureka Community Development Department, Larry sat on the committee to craft a cell tower ordinance for the city to prevent further mistakes like that one from occurring again.

    5. Larry has stood up and challenged the old city budget process in which for many years City Manager David Tyson unilaterally dictated the city spending priorities with nearly no debate or discussion. Since he came on the council, the budget is now finally scrutinized line-by-line. Larry, along with council member Linda Atkins, has voted against the $100K yearly gift by the city to the Eureka Chamber of Commerce, and supported putting to a citywide vote the $700K the city provides to the zoo, in the face of cuts to police and fire services.

    Shall I go on?

  37. Living In Eureka
    August 12, 2010 at 7:05 am

    Larry Glass is a successful business person with two stores. That statement is an accomplishment in its self with these hard economic times. Unlike Bass who had a business that went belly up. She supports Brandy who works from her home. Larry knows what it is like in these hard times.

    Larry supports our police & fire depts. He knows that this city will never prosper until its citizens feel safe to live here. Unlike like Jeff, Frank (a former police office), & Mike!

    Larry gives the citizens of this city a voice in their local government. He is informed on the issues & he is not shy about asking the hard questions. Most importantly, he won’t let City Hall push trash down our throats with a rubber stamp vote!

    I’ll be there to support Larry at his fund raiser. Good eats & prizes too – sound like a great evening to me!

  38. Plain Jane
    August 12, 2010 at 7:11 am

    The steak is served!

  39. August 12, 2010 at 7:15 am

    Wish I were there!

  40. non-partisan
    August 12, 2010 at 8:04 am

    Speaking of Larry helping neighborhoods – watch
    the next city council meeting.

  41. Anonymous
    August 12, 2010 at 8:14 am

    Don’t forget about the anti smoking ordinance on the Boardwalk. That to a large degree curtailed the “funsters” partying there.

  42. Anonymous
    August 12, 2010 at 10:16 am

    Hmmm. Some of those items listed are still controversial in my eyes. Not completely pure positives for Larry to me.

  43. Anonymous
    August 12, 2010 at 10:17 am

    What about the zoo thing? Not good!

  44. Neal Latt
    August 12, 2010 at 10:18 am

    Okay then: what would you suggest? What would you have done differently if you were on council?

  45. Didnt Know
    August 12, 2010 at 4:35 pm

    I had no idea until now that Larry Glass owned THE WORKS. Now that I do know, I would never vote for him. The paltry amount of money that THE WORKS offered us for excellent quality DVDs in trade was $1 each… these were for Academy Award winning movies (DVD); we had upgraded to Bluray on those, so we didn’t need them anymore.

    But $1 each?

    These weren’t bootlegs or Rite-Aid grab basket junk. I gave them to the Tailwaggers Thrift Store instead of being ripped off by THE WORKS. Larry, improve your business practices (or those of your employees) if you want to engage votes from people who weren’t born yesterday.

  46. August 12, 2010 at 4:45 pm

    Ooh! Acadamy Award winning movies! They had probably doubled in value since you bought them, especially now that Blueray and Netflix are so popular. Gosh, how sad you never found anyone to pay you the true value of those DVDs.

  47. pete
    August 12, 2010 at 7:58 pm

    Larry actually asks that citizens of Eureka visit him at his business if they want to talk about anything on their mind concerning the city. The other council members and some past members are known to never return phone calls. Maybe if you live in another town or in the quietest parts of East Eureka you don’t notice the difference, the huge improvement in your neighborhood. Larry is the most involved, hard working council person that Eureka has had in many years.

  48. Plain Jane
    August 12, 2010 at 8:15 pm

    “Gosh, how sad you never found anyone to pay you the true value of those DVDs.”

    He should have tried to sell them to a big box.

  49. NumNuts
    August 12, 2010 at 10:02 pm

    Larry can sing & dance to any CD/DVD if he benefits from it!

  50. Fair Business
    August 13, 2010 at 9:55 am

    To offer $1 for something you’re going to mark up to $9 is not fair business practice. A x2 or x3 mark up, sure. but nearly x10? No.

  51. Neal Latt
    August 13, 2010 at 10:12 am

    If you disagree and believe otherwise, perhaps you should start up your own used DVD retail business and learn the economics of it firsthand.

    Any astute observer can see that Larry is not getting rich on what he pulls in from The Works.

  52. The Monitor
    August 13, 2010 at 7:49 pm

    Thanks Neil for telling it like it is. I would love to see a council that put as much into the $500/mo. job as he does. Some of this ill rational and fact-less opposition would be funny if not for ugly truth that they believe what they are saying. A fact check button should be provided free to those in need.

  53. J Peters
    August 14, 2010 at 8:09 am

    Mr. Latt: “Any astute observer can see that Larry is not getting rich on what he pulls in from The Works.”

    Not getting rich nor making enough to paint/upkeep his shabby storefront in Old Town. What an embarrassment to the neighborhood.

  54. Plain Jane
    August 14, 2010 at 8:15 am

    Libelous smears.

  55. August 14, 2010 at 8:19 am

    I predict one of the nastiest election seasons in memory. Hopefully, people will vote anyway. If enough of us voted these nasty right-wingers would not have a chance.

  56. anonynous
    August 14, 2010 at 8:26 am

    Plain Jane –

    Which part do you not understand?

    Larry Glass did commit voter fraud in 2006. He claimed the property tax exemption Myrtle Avenue home, while he registered to vote in an Old Town Eureka apartment.

    County tax laws state one can only claim a property tax exemption on a single primary home.

    Election laws state one can only register at their primary home.

    Glass did not drop his property tax exemption on his Myrtle Avenue home until 2007.

    Don’t believe me, check with the County Tax Assessors Office.

    Of course the main stream media was asleep on this voter fraud issue.

    Maybe some blogger will pick it up and alert the citizens that Larry Glass committed voter fraud.

  57. Plain Jane
    August 14, 2010 at 8:44 am

    8:26, if what you say is true then his opponents, using real names, should make them; not an anonymous blogger smearing. You also made unsupported accusations of pot growing. All you have is smears.

  58. anonynous
    August 14, 2010 at 8:49 am

    Heavens to Betsy!

    Anonymous bloggers making smearing statements.

    Next thing I know you’re gonna tell me I’ve woken up in Heradoville.

  59. Plain Jane
    August 14, 2010 at 9:02 am

    All the smears come from the same side and all anonymous. The great thing about the Herald is that defamation is deleted and yours undoubtedly will be as well.

  60. August 14, 2010 at 9:07 am

    If anonymous had evidence of any wrong-doing he would take it somewhere other than a blog.

    The voter fraud accusation is a joke. Sour grapes by sore losers.

  61. Barton
    October 20, 2010 at 3:38 pm

    Is THE WORKS closing?

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