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Neely fundraiser Sunday

[Announcement from the Bonnie Neely for Supervisor campaign.]

Please come out to Redwood Roots Farm on Sunday, October 3rd and celebrate the season with live music and local beers at a benefit to help elect Bonnie Neely!

Live Samba starting at 1:00, followed by Josephine Johnson in her final Humboldt performance, and finishing off the afternoon will be Neil Diamond cover band, Solitary Men!

We’ll be serving local beers, as well some local appetizers and encourage a pot-luck afternoon, so please bring any appetizers that you would like to contribute. In the spirit of this amazing organic farm, we would ask that pot luck items be brought on re-usable dishes.

Tickets are $15

Available at the door as well as:

World Cup Coffee
1626 F Street, Eureka

Bonnie Neely for Supervisor Headquarters
426 3rd Street, Eureka

Parking is limited. Car-pooling or bike riding is encouraged

Directions: From Old Arcata Road, take Jacoby Creek road approximately 3/4 mile, Redwood Roots Farm is behind the Unitarian Fellowship on the right side. Parking will be across from the fellowship parking lot.

    October 1, 2010 at 9:27 am

    SO, 4,8,12,16,20,24, years ago, where was this organic, farmy, Neely feely touchy political inspiration? Yep, it is only about the now, not the then or the tomorrow in so far as election propagandas. It would be shocking to learn that Neely HAS LIVED ALL THESE YEARS AS SUPERVISOR on an organic, healthy diet.

    Jeffrey Lytle
    McKinleyville – 5th District

    October 1, 2010 at 9:31 am

    Don’t violate county parking standards or disturb the peace upon the neighboring properties by acting above the law.


  3. Jack Z
    October 1, 2010 at 9:39 am

    ….and bring your own organic herb?

  4. humbeau
    October 1, 2010 at 10:12 am

    It would be nice if Bonnie Neely had these fundraisers within the district she is running for.

  5. Anonymous
    October 1, 2010 at 10:18 am

    World Cup will see a fairly big drop off in business as soon as the election fervor is over. You made your bed Josh, now lie in it.

  6. these comments are always awful
    October 1, 2010 at 10:23 am

    why so rude, people??

    October 1, 2010 at 10:27 am

    Arkleyites @work

  8. Bonnielow
    October 1, 2010 at 10:32 am

    Bonnies new negative commercials are playing. Done by out of town consultants. Way to go local and run on your record!

  9. Anonymous
    October 1, 2010 at 10:44 am

    “World Cup will see a fairly big drop off in business as soon as the election fervor is over. You made your bed Josh, now lie in it.”

    As it was said here before:

    I have never seen, at least in the US, so much fear of retribution by business owners as I have seen in Eureka. Stories of lost business and jacked up rents for those who don’t go along with the ruling class (and we know who that is).

  10. Reinventing The Wheel
    October 1, 2010 at 11:33 am

    It was incredible to watch Bonnie Neely fire-off her accomplishments non-stop for four minutes to win the HCDCC endorsement. Then, Bass took the podium and talked about her membership with the CA. Restaurant Association, a very long four minutes for everyone. “Bringing people together” and “being positive” are great values….crying for accomplishments.

  11. Reality Check
    October 1, 2010 at 12:38 pm

    How hilarious that it is believed that business owners should feel bullied into not supporting candidates. Just because Josh doesn’t bow down to the local billionaire you slander him, how weak minded you are Anonymous! Your spineless threats are hilarious! Maybe World Cup will turn into a Starbucks, because that’s what is good for our community!

  12. Reality Check
    October 1, 2010 at 12:40 pm

    Anonymous-Mark Matteoli?

  13. your mom
    October 1, 2010 at 1:06 pm

    It is admirable for a small-business owner to step up and take a stand for local politics – ESPECIALLY when the candidate in question isn’t being bought out by corporate interests (Arkley, et-al).

    I applaud Bonnie’s stance on the environment, responsible development, and healthcare for children.

    And I challenge the rest of you out there to get off your lazy asses and do half as much as local businessman Josh has done for this community. It is one thing to run your mouth “anonymously” on a blog, and it is QUITE ANOTHER to actually stand up for what you believe in.

  14. ForHumbeau
    October 1, 2010 at 1:40 pm

    LOL Humbeau.

  15. Goldie
    October 1, 2010 at 1:58 pm

    Redwood Roots farm is an amazing down to earth place, the music will be great, and Autumn will be in the air! Good times. Good folks. Bonnie Neely has been and will be an effective supervisor.
    Perhaps Ms. Bass can hold a hot air balloon event. Beautiful and empty vessels floating far above the ground waiting for the wind to blow.

  16. High Finance
    October 1, 2010 at 2:05 pm

    This is too funny for words. Bonnie has to go almost all the way to Arcata to have a fundraiser?

    At least its closer than Sacramento, but I thought she was running to represent Eureka?

  17. High Finance
    October 1, 2010 at 2:23 pm

    Aren’t you the intelligent one 2.09pm. What, did your elementary school get out early today?

  18. AT
    October 1, 2010 at 2:32 pm

    By the logic I see here, candidates shouldn’t raise money outside of their own district. Is that true for all local races? Specifically, is that true for the 5th too?

  19. Anonymous
    October 1, 2010 at 2:57 pm

    You guys aren’t supporting Bonnie are you?

  20. Look in the mirror hifi
    October 1, 2010 at 3:11 pm

    HiFi, look at your post @ 2:05 and who are you to call
    people childish. Grow up you moron!

  21. Anonymous
    October 1, 2010 at 5:16 pm

    The announcement says parking is limited. Probably won’t be a problem if her the turnout is the same as the last few fundraisers. Besides, most of her funding is comming from Southern California anyway. The balance comes from Bill Pierson who might be giving a little less now that he has a big divorce to pay for, he just couldn’t keep his hands out of the honey jar I suppose.

  22. Jim Smith
    October 1, 2010 at 5:46 pm

    I enjoyed the cogent comments by Reality Check, your mom, and Goldie, above, very much. I don’t enjoy the childish swearing, swipes, and name-calling nearly as much by some, while Anonymous @ 5:16 entertained the cocktail hour gossip bringing nothing of import.

    Better to be of civic service than civic menace.

  23. cheesedick
    October 1, 2010 at 6:08 pm

    I’ll be there. With cheese for all.

  24. Anon
    October 1, 2010 at 6:34 pm

    Sorry to hear of Pierson’s marital woes. I do not care for Bill but would certainly not wish a divorce on he and Ann. It would be nice if we could all be a little happier with and nicer to our spouses (me included). But if it’s going to happen I do hope (and expect) that it will cost him a bundle.

  25. The waste manager
    October 1, 2010 at 6:37 pm

    HiFi is out of touch and out of line. If Virginia wins, Rob Arkley wins. He has been trying to unseat Bonnie for years, Trying to deminish her power in the county and on the CCC. Big developers are drooling at the possibility of wholesale development of ag and timber-lands. Arkley has bought many 100s of acres on the outskirts of Arcata, Eureka, Loleta, Rio Del, etc. Others developers are close behind him and watching this election with baited breath. This is the keystone election for developing this county beyond your wildest imagination. HiFi will say how silly, but that is just a cover-up for what will happen if Virginia is elected. He is Rob’s major cheerleader here so watch him puff up at this one.
    Virginia is a ONE TRICK horse and it all centers on development. Bonnie knows all the players on all the issues and has the courage to be her own person. No one is perfect and some don’t like some things she has done, but when you weigh what she has achieved in 20 years in office, the scales weigh heavily in her favor.

    Oh, by the way there is this little thing in regard to Virginia changing her county voting district specially to run against Bonnie. All she had to do was go badger the elections office to discount her real address, where her mail comes, etc, to use the flimsy excuse that a tiny corner on the back of her property is really her true address. It is all bogus manipulation. She and Rob knew that she could never win against Jimmy Smith. So, choose wisely folks. If you want Arkley to get a really big voice in county government, you know who to vote for.

    October 1, 2010 at 6:56 pm

    The farm is probably more than cool, but a political event may cause parking problems on immediate neighbors. No worries though because people can park at the corner of Jacoby Creek Road and Old Arcata Road at the Bayside Grange and carpool to the event.

    As far as where Bonnie goes for an event is not so much a big deal (and why diss the farm operation itself aside from politics???) as is the P.R. campaign that is only recent and not concurrent wih her tenure as supervisor. Furthermore (’cause I tell the truth and am fair), High Finance’s point is actually a good one about Bonnie having to go ALL THE WAY TO ARCATA (Bayside/J.C.).



  27. humboldturtle
    October 1, 2010 at 7:22 pm

    Is there any ag land in Eureka anymore? Used to be cows on Union Street.

  28. A-Nony-Mouse
    October 1, 2010 at 7:23 pm

    Eureka can’t build an industrial park. It refused to build a fine public facility on the Balloon Tack (maybe a pool?) when it had the chance. There are very few venues for an outdoor gathering in Eureka (the Sequoia Park is public land and may not be used for political purposes.) There’s also the matter of sunshine which almost everyone else has more of than we do.

    By the way, Arkly’s big Marina Center billboard on Broadway now qualifies as a ‘campaign sign’ with the addition of two circles promoting measure N. City ordinance does not allow political signs of over 16 square feet (4 x 4). That makes poor Robby in violation of City Law AGAIN. He’s good at it, I gotta admit. If he had a little respect for the law, he might make something of himself.

  29. October 1, 2010 at 8:46 pm

    “World Cup will see a fairly big drop off in business as soon as the election fervor is over.”

    This is because most of their business is from conservatives who are, for reasons known only to Anonymous, waiting until after the election to withhold their business?

  30. Anonymous
    October 1, 2010 at 9:24 pm

    The public zoning and include port facilities which could also include a maritime related industrial park.

  31. vote rich
    October 1, 2010 at 11:02 pm

    Waste manager: “If you want Arkley to get a really big voice in county government, you know who to vote for.”

    Got it. Cleary and Bass

  32. Matt
    October 2, 2010 at 2:08 am


  33. anon
    October 2, 2010 at 6:59 am

    Bonnie blew it lurching to the left in a conservative district. The 4th dist. ain’t Arcata. Neely is toast.

  34. obligingly anonymous
    October 2, 2010 at 8:18 am

    Listen to Bass speak before you vote. Please.

  35. Ne'er-do-well
    October 2, 2010 at 8:27 am

    “Furthermore (’cause I tell the truth and am fair), High Finance’s point is actually a good one about Bonnie having to go ALL THE WAY TO ARCATA (Bayside/J.C.).” That statement by you Hench, if you truly believe it, proves you are delusional. Semper has a room with your name on it.

  36. Ne'er-do-well
    October 2, 2010 at 8:36 am

    Wonder if the chickenshit that worked for Bass and stalked Bonnie during the primary campaign will be attending. If he does I’d like to have a word with him.

    October 2, 2010 at 8:38 am

    Such near timing ne’er.

    I just got onto the blogsite 3-4 minutes prior to your post. We must be meant for each other in blogosphere; or, could you be using multiple monikers as the blog’s moderator bullying poor little me?

    Anyhow, jokingly at your good laugh, just got back from semper last evening. I tried convincing Obama of his faults, but to no avail was I successful. So I left. I’ll go back to correct the next president too since they all seem clueless and all foghorn leghorn and feathers and such.

    You bring the tar next time.


  38. Ne'er-do-well
    October 2, 2010 at 8:55 am

    We must be meant for each other in blogosphere; or, could you be using multiple monikers as the blog’s moderator bullying poor little me?

    Heraldo, can we make this moderator job a paid position?

  39. October 2, 2010 at 9:21 am

    Sure, but then I’d have to read all the comments.

  40. Ne'er-do-well
    October 2, 2010 at 10:07 am

    Ok then, do I get the prevailing wage with full bennies, paid 4 week vacation, paid maternity leave, 401K, health coverage for life for me & my family once I’m vested, grievance procedure when you harsh me out, 15 minute smoke break every 2 hours, like my last union job? Or will it be the contract route that is so popular with the new “job creators”? Or maybe the minimum wage and part time route so you don’t have to pay any bennies at all and can fire my ass when I start spouting my socialist schtick and try to organize your ass?

  41. Ne'er-do-well
    October 2, 2010 at 10:16 am

    I lied it was 15 minutes every 4 hours and the lifetime medical only applied to me & my spouse, the kids got kicked off at some point, although ObamaCare extended that window for the kids and just kicked in……..

  42. October 2, 2010 at 3:54 pm


    Ok then, do I get the prevailing wage with full bennies, paid 4 week vacation, paid maternity leave, 401K, health coverage for life for me & my family once I’m vested, grievance procedure when you harsh me out, 15 minute smoke break every 2 hours, like my last union job?

    Sure … vote YES on Measure N and apply for a job at the Home Depot.

  43. Plain Jane
    October 2, 2010 at 4:09 pm

    “Home Depot is also no friend of unions, either. Its union-free philosophy is made clear in its 1996 Orientation Handbook that was excerpted in a recent edition of Construction Labor News: “We believe that Home Depot associates are much better off remaining union-free rather than dealing with third-party outsiders. We believe outsiders would destroy the open and direct communication we have with our associates. Home Depot is strongly opposed to union organizing and will resist organizing attempts by unwanted outsiders.”

    “The hardware giant is also the target of a class action, sex bias lawsuit, which is set to go to trial in San Francisco at the end of this year. The suit charges the company with systematically failing to promote, train, or fairly compensate its female employees.”


    Big boxes cost 1.4 jobs for every 1 job they create. They don’t sell local products. No big box on the bay!

  44. High Finance
    October 2, 2010 at 6:06 pm

    Bull Plain Jane. Just because you say its true doesn’t make it true no matter how many times you repeat the bull.

    But you know that.

  45. Plain Jane
    October 2, 2010 at 6:35 pm

    I have provided links to studies repeatedly, HiFi. Your inability to comprehend them doesn’t make them bull.

  46. anon
    October 2, 2010 at 6:39 pm

    Bill Pierson’s SISTER is Anne

    Bill Pierson’s WIFE is LIZ.

    get it right, would ‘ya????

  47. Goldie
    October 2, 2010 at 9:21 pm

    Arts Alive was busy tonight. Gar Neilson took some time away from sitting at the Domestic Violence table to remind some blond at the Yes on N table that drinking on the plaza was not within the laws of our town. He did not confiscate the bottles in her purse from her though.

  48. A-Nony-Mouse
    October 2, 2010 at 10:45 pm

    CA above the law? What a shocker! There was also a brief donnybrook that the chief settled quickly. No apparent damage. Unfortunately Arts Alive has become Teen Halloween. The kids aren’t there for the art, that’s for damn sure.

    Speaking of Measure N (which someone must be doing somewhere) did you notice how stupid its supporters assume we are? It shouts out “Marina Center Now” which is total bullshit! The measure will do NOTHING except stroke Arkley’s oversized ego. The Coastal Commission has the final say on the zoning change and I assure you measure N will have NO influence with them. As long as RA flaunts the law and refuses to work with the CC, the project will rot. Now that he is finally being forced (kicking and screaming) to do a proper cleanup, the good old WalMart scenrio rears its ugly head. WalMart is now focusing on smaller stores, far less than the 100,000 square feet banned by measure N. They plan to build 400 per year for the next 10 years. So they could easily buy the now cleaned up Balloon Track for another economy busting store. Is this what you really want? No more Shafers, no more Piersons, no more RiteAid? no more Bucksport? no more Old Town? What’s left? A big old cheshire cat grin on the face of WalMart as they suck the last life out of our economy. Don’t think so? Try to find ‘downtown’ Crescent City? Good luck!

  49. Ne'er-do-well
    October 2, 2010 at 11:00 pm

    Sure … vote YES on Measure N and apply for a job at the Home Depot.

    I would expect this kind of idiotic nonsense, pretending that a job as an “associate “ at Home Depot was anything remotely like a prevailing wage, full benefited union job, from that feckless hack HiFi. But you, Crawford, as head of the Chamber of Commerce, should be a little more careful about showing your ability to distort the truth, lest the membership start thinking they aren’t getting their money’s worth. If you get fired from that job, you will of course have a guaranteed gig as Arkleys number one butt boy, if you can “shove” the current number one, Randy Gans aside. Shouldn’t be a problem for a successful business man, entrepreneur, and mental giant such as yourself

  50. Reality Check
    October 2, 2010 at 11:27 pm

    So, Bonnie does a fundraiser three miles outside of her district, but Virginia attends a fundraiser for Carly Fiorina in Arcata, a George W. Bush rally in Texas-yeah, let’s talk about supporting what you represent! Think about it.

  51. Anonymous
    October 3, 2010 at 12:20 am

    Interesting trick PJ, putting any large building on the bay. I guess simple minds need simple slogans.

  52. Anonymous
    October 3, 2010 at 2:53 am

    That Measure N display at Art’s Alive tonight was really something to behold. Besides stretching across half the plaza, they looked more like a flea market than anything else with their big easel that kept tripping passing people and all those shirts piled on the table. Measure N is almost sure to pass but this was kind of disgusting.

  53. Walt
    October 3, 2010 at 4:57 am

    Good to know Art’s still alive. Thought maybe he’d gone tango uniform.

  54. myrtletown gardener
    October 3, 2010 at 2:47 pm

    Mel and I just found the coordinants for Virginia’s house. Will this help settle the issue???

    Latitude: 40.7900
    Longitude; -124.1600

  55. A-Nony-Mouse
    October 3, 2010 at 8:48 pm

    FYI The Redwood Roots farm is owned by a close friend of Bonnie’s campaign manager. She offered the spot for the fundraiser. At least she didn’t have to use a free Arkley jet to get there. (not ‘Free Arkley’ as in letting him loose. Rather ‘free Arkley ‘ as in costing no money to Virginia). I don’t want to start a ‘Free Arkley’ crusade as if he was an animal in the zoo.

    (now that’s funny!)

  56. Eric Kirk
    October 3, 2010 at 11:48 pm

    It would be nice if Bonnie Neely had these fundraisers within the district she is running for.

    All candidates hold fundraisers outside of their districts. Even Virginia.

  57. Anonymous
    October 3, 2010 at 11:56 pm

    Just before the event today a man in a tan truck drove up to the entrance to the farm, tore down the Bonnie signs and then put of a Bass sign across the street. Nice.

  58. High Finance
    October 4, 2010 at 5:49 pm

    NO Erik, SOME candidates (not all) have fundraisers outside their districts. Most of the time that happens it is just outside their districts.

    But ALL candidates EXCEPT ONE, hold some fundraisers WITHIN their districts. That one who has not is Bonnie.

  59. Anonymous
    October 4, 2010 at 6:07 pm

    That is not true.

  60. Anonymous
    October 4, 2010 at 8:49 pm

    How did I miss the Marina Center display at Arts Alive? Especially since it “was something to behold.” And, it sounds like there were other “festivities” to enjoy at the booth – at least if you were part of the Arkley posse. I bet a lot of people are sporting Marina Center t-shirts today!

    Measure N will no doubt pass – but will it really mean anything other than validation for the Arkleys? Doubtful. Significant amounts of money are being spent on what boils down to a popularity vote of some sort. This whole election is beginning to remind me of Jr. High School.

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