Larry Glass on KSLG

You asked for it, and KSLG DJ John Matthews was kind enough to forward the link to his interview with Larry Glass in front of the Eureka Co-Op Friday at the Warm & Fuzzy Coat drive.

Listen to Larry dish about the election, Rob Arkley and the future of his store The Works in Old Town Eureka.

  1. Anonymous
    December 11, 2010 at 8:53 pm

    Wow, he sure is fired up! Keep the guns a’blazing Larry!

  2. Big Al
    December 11, 2010 at 9:00 pm

    that was a calm, cool and collected Larry Glass.
    Eureka has lost one of the best city council members it ever had.

  3. owltotem
    December 11, 2010 at 9:58 pm

    What a great guy, he actually sounds less encumbered. I think the community made a huge mistake but the universe never does. Thank you for you humble public service, integrity and for caring about the community. We Love You Larry

  4. tenth street dreamer
    December 11, 2010 at 10:15 pm

    Now that was one hell of an interview. He always tells it like it is, and has since the first time I met him over 20 years ago. That was Larry Glass unvarnished. You may no agree with him, but you have to have great respect for his honesty and integrity. Rob Arkley? Larry Glass? No contest.

  5. December 11, 2010 at 10:26 pm

    A very nice interview. Upbeat and telling it like it is. THank you, Larry.

  6. December 11, 2010 at 10:47 pm

    I think with this election being so close to January’s Supreme Court Decision: “Citizen’s United”, the corps haven’t had time to hit their stride, in regards to unlimited funding of candidates and issues. Wait until 2012. they will be ready. If the people are really for sale, then Palin is the next president.
    It’s money versus integrity.

  7. Joel Mielke
    December 11, 2010 at 11:51 pm

    “…they want more POP…”
    Mr. Glass is right about that.

  8. anonymous
    December 12, 2010 at 12:03 am

    Thanks, Heraldo. So glad to hear he’ll continue working to make Eureka better.

  9. pete
    December 12, 2010 at 12:37 am

    Thank you Larry for all your hard work. The way you worked with the police has helped make our historic neighborhoods safer. As a council person you listened, understood, cared and made things better for all of us that want Eureka to be safe and prosperous. You put more time into being a council person than anyone else I can remember. You have set a standard that will be very hard for anyone else to follow.

  10. SNaFU
    December 12, 2010 at 1:05 am

    WSPM >> Whine Snivel Piss & Moan!
    Larry never mentioned the drain from pensions and health care the PD & fire dept are getting or will be getting or the amount of $$ the lieutenants are being paid.
    Eureka voters now have a new sales tax increase that will fix all the city woes?

  11. iPhone Prog. Liberal
    December 12, 2010 at 6:56 am

    I am excited about the works new location. I have known about the Accident Gallery closing I just wasn’t sure who was going to take over the space. They couldn’t have picked a better teneant.

  12. Osprey
    December 12, 2010 at 8:40 am

    Great work Larry! “Old Town’s Activist”! You were spot on on the impacts of the Bayshore Mall. When I moved here in the late ’80’s Old Town was all but completely boarded up b/c of the mall. Where were these ‘pro-business’ chumps then? …oh yeah, in the timber industry and they didn’t give a shit about small business and now they change their tune and ‘care’ about small biz? Larry has NEVER changed his tune, it’s always been ROCK and ROLL, and community, and he has always been there for Old Town! Thanks Larry, take down that Marina Center project! It will have the same effect as Bayshore.

  13. gb
    December 12, 2010 at 8:41 am

    Good responses from Glass but the interviewer came off as an uninformed punk

  14. anon
    December 12, 2010 at 8:43 am

    What RA doesn’t realize is that Larry, while great on the council, will be far more effective, and in his face now that he is out of office. btw, Larry could certainly clean ‘old shaky rob’s’ clock, that’s for sure.

  15. High Finance
    December 12, 2010 at 8:56 am

    First the good things about the interview. John Mathews gave the best performance by a local interviewer that I have heard in years. I don’t know where on the dial KSLG is, but I’m going to look it up.

    Larry Glass proved again that he was one of the most open about his views & intelligent councilman we have had recently. There are others who were just as open & smart, but I can’t think of any more so.

    With that said, the interview was a perfect showcase of why Larry lost & lost big. Political pundits say that angry candidates usually lose to upbeat candidates and Larry has always been dour and angry. Most voters have never seen him smile, not during council meetings, not in public events, not even in his campaign commercials.

    Then Larry insulted the intelligence of the Eureka voters several times. He insulted RA, Randy Gans, Marion Brady. He lied about the winning candidates, he lied about how he treated RA over the years and lied about how much money RA spent.

    He blamed the Eureka voters, Robin Arkley and inferred that RA spent a “half million dollars” to defeat him. He blamed Eureka voters for being stupid to believe the MC might give them jobs. The only people he didn’t blame was Sarah Palin and George Bush.

    For the record, Brady/Jager/Madsen/Newman are not against funding of public safety. Glass did not “always treat RA with respect” and Glass did whine about being assaulted by RA.

    He should have just manned up and admit his positions were against the positions held by a majority of Eurekans. Glass said he was “an environmental activist”, Against the Marina Center, against the consolidation of the fire departments.

    The interview really played well for the left like those that post here. But it would turn off most people if they listened to it.

  16. anon
    December 12, 2010 at 9:02 am

    Thanks for the sensitivity Hi-fi, but you know what? Larry can say whatever the hell he wants right now and your shallow kudos to Larry (all of a sudden) ring hollow. Larry will be coming at the City Council, marina center, and any other BS project with renewed spirit.

    good luck and look out.

  17. Plain Jane
    December 12, 2010 at 9:03 am

    The T-S article today on applications for 4th ward council seat prove Larry was right. Lamoree, President of the Zoo Foundation, is another in the Arkley cabal who wants to cut public safety funding. When will the people of Eureka stand up and demand a TRUE ward system so each ward can actually choose their own representatives? Who would approve of the entire state voting on our district’s legislator or the whole country electing our senators? It’s undemocratic to allow people outside the ward (district or state) to elect representatives for others.

  18. December 12, 2010 at 9:04 am

    I thought it strange, if not tacky, that KSLG would turn a charitable clothing donation event into a political one by featuring Glass and Gallegos on the show.

    Also strange, if not tacky, that they featured Glass at an event where Betty Chin was involved. Didn’t I hear Glass wanted Chin arrested some time ago for feeding the homeless?

    Read that somewhere, anyway.

  19. anon
    December 12, 2010 at 9:06 am

    wetlands? did someone say wetlands?

  20. High Finance
    December 12, 2010 at 9:09 am

    PJ, what evidence do you have that Jeff LaMoree wants to “cut public safety funding”?

    You fell for the lie that funding was a public safety vs Zoo issue.

  21. view from above
    December 12, 2010 at 9:09 am

    …there’s no wetlands on the BT! never were!

    **note the dredge house in the bay spewing bay muds into the intertidal wetlands of……you guessed it the Balloon Track! ….yes, randy the BT is ALL wetland if given time to recover…..a picture is worth a 1000 words that could end up being part of a comment letter to say…..the coastal commission!

  22. Joel Mielke
    December 12, 2010 at 9:17 am

    “…Larry insulted the intelligence of the Eureka voters several times.”

    That would be hard to do.

  23. Plain Jane
    December 12, 2010 at 9:21 am

    From the T-S, Lamoree: “combine the Eureka Fire Department with the Humboldt Fire Protection District No. 1.” Now GFY, HiFi.

  24. High Finance
    December 12, 2010 at 9:37 am

    Even for you PJ, that is quite a reach.

    Thats the best you got and it ain’t good.

    And oh yeah, grow up.

  25. Anonymous
    December 12, 2010 at 9:42 am

    That is just Larry Glass, clear and unadulterated. What is appreciable is that 40 years in business in Old Town, in the store 5 days a week, standing out front talking to the citizens, he has his finger squarely on the pulse of Eureka, firsthand.

    Most of the voters don’t, we are at our jobs or homes or wherever in our lives everyday, affected by the media or by our friends, by the people we admire and our “community groups” opinions. Our information is often diluted, secondhand and can easily manipulated by seeding a few places with strong messages carried by influential people, four color ads and yard signs.

    While working GOTV I actually had a voter ask me to drive them by someones home to read the signs, they said they do it every time, I asked do you know who lives there, they said no but they always get all the signs. This was someone who cared enough to ask for a ride to the polls.

    I used to have a roommate who kept the sample ballot by the TV and chose candidates squarely on this information. It is the old TV baby line from drugstore cowboy, “Hell, they think it’s real, they think it is the right thing to do.”

    Larry’s loss and most of his supporters disbelief was from being out of touch with this secondhand reality.

    December 12, 2010 at 9:44 am

    Ah, sophistication and the common voter = brainwashed over greeds and false lifestyle promises.

    Jeffrey Lytle
    McKinleyville – 5th District

  27. Plain Jane
    December 12, 2010 at 9:45 am

    I don’t expect an idiot like yourself to understand, HiFi. Now GFY again!

  28. Larry Glass
    December 12, 2010 at 9:46 am

    “Fred Mangels says:
    December 12, 2010 at 9:04 am
    Also strange, if not tacky, that they featured Glass at an event where Betty Chin was involved. Didn’t I hear Glass wanted Chin arrested some time ago for feeding the homeless?”
    That’s Fox News tactic(…some people say) bullshit and your a liar Fred! Betty is a friend of mine. I would never try have her arrested. Crawl back in your “Fox” hole.

  29. longwind
    December 12, 2010 at 9:49 am

    PJ at 9:03,

    I totally agree. Eureka’s Progressive renaissance can’t begin without a serious fight for real representation. The phony ward system was created to prevent blacks from representing themselves, and guess who plays the role of Eureka’s black people? Almost everyone! (I don’t mean to be un-PC, I mean to be clear. There is only one purpose to phony-ward voting. It is to wash out the representation of smaller communities.)

    When a true-ward system was discussed a couple of years ago, local worthies wrote in the T-S that Eureka was too small and too immature to be entrusted with democracy. That thesis can only be tested with experience.

    btw, has anyone extracted the ward-by-ward vote totals? I’d love to know if Larry carried his own ward (not that it matters, but it should).

    memo to Carolyn Crnich: You and the Transparency Project should please please incorporate a *precinct map* in your election reporting PDFs. I can’t find a key anywhere to the locations of the results you tabulate so carefully, and it drives me very mad. Thanks!

    December 12, 2010 at 9:52 am

    9:42 am raises a very valid point – work.

    When people are cornered, where do many turn?

    Answer – to those promising work.

    How many people feel cornered today due to extremely high costs and low wages?

    Answer: Many of the same folks who work so much and can’t or won’t keep-up with all the “stuff” going on in the world.

    Understand the crux of the matter when “time is taken” while struggling to stay afloat. As a neighbor said, people will DO ANYTHING when they are cornered with hunger, debt, low earnings, consumptive greeds, bills, bills and more bills, etc… People will turn to the devil and praise thy as the lord that giveth, lola.


  31. December 12, 2010 at 10:00 am

    If you think Baykeeper/CREG/EPIC/ERF et al are in any way about creating jobs, you’re crazy.

    They’re about self enrichment. Suing for a living. They make everything more expensive to boot. They are no more for “progress” than they are for establishing a beachhead on Pluto.

  32. woodsworker
    December 12, 2010 at 10:03 am

    Kudos to Glass for keeping his cool while being interviewed by a baboon. Matthews should stay w/ dj-ing. As for insulting the intelligence of Eureka voters…. how can you do anything but weep at the utter stupidity of voters who voted in Bass, the candidate who said, over and over again, that, gosh, she doesn’t know the answer to that question or gosh, I’ve never thought about that….. The woman is an empty bucket. It was absolutely depressing to see the results roll in from Eureka.

  33. Plain Jane
    December 12, 2010 at 10:08 am

    Environmental groups work to protect the environment from those who would destroy it, Rose, not create jobs. Jobs in a poisonous environment or that poison the environment serve no one but those interested in self enrichment like yourself. Where can I read your condemnation of yet another Arkley front claiming they will appeal on their lost lawsuit against CCC?

    December 12, 2010 at 10:30 am


    if the lawsuit is successful through facts and merit, then is it not the job creator that created higher costs? Or, are we back to the regulatory dualopoly pyramid scheming discussion again?

    Again, more people should become self-employed to understand reality. America is a pyramid scheme, period.


  35. mresquan
    December 12, 2010 at 10:38 am

    So Rose,feel free to explain in detail how SN’s most recent lawsuit which stonewall’s development of the Marina Center will create hundreds of jobs,or at least the claim that 65+ union jobs will be immediately created.

  36. 69er
    December 12, 2010 at 10:51 am

    After listening to the Glass whine on KSLG I have determined that he is still full of foul smelling wind from the nether region.

  37. Voter
    December 12, 2010 at 10:54 am

    and Bass claims she is “for” affordable housing, but her backers want to eliminate any and all requirements for affordable housing. Unfortunately, the average person (probably including Bass) doesn’t realize what affordable housing is–it’s not just adopting policies to lower median house prices.

  38. Joel Mielke
    December 12, 2010 at 11:04 am

    69er calls this interview “whining”? I’d say that Mr. Glass expressed himself clearly, thoughtfully and with good humor. Well worth listening to.

  39. A-Nony-Mouse
    December 12, 2010 at 11:15 am

    Rose is back! Now she and HiFi can kiss each other’s big wazoos. It’s nice to have friends.

  40. Not an Expert
    December 12, 2010 at 11:18 am

    What about all the jobs the Forster-Gill project would create, not to mention the places for the residents to work and shop? If this project dies, Cutten will get 900 houses across 300 acres, McKinleyville-style tract housing. Yet no one calls HumCPR, the City of Eureka, and the Eureka developers obstruction, though in fact that is exactly what they are.

    Then there’s Danco’s Samoa project, which has had no opposition from enviros–why? Because he listened to our concerns and changed the project accordingly. So when you call enviros “obstructionist” it’s about as factual as calling Republicans fiscal conservatives.

  41. Joel Mielke
    December 12, 2010 at 11:34 am

    Comments like A-Nony-Mouse’s are better suited for the Humboldt Mirror than the Humboldt Herald.

  42. Anonymous
    December 12, 2010 at 11:44 am

    Not an Expert, Without extensive rezoning the Forster-Gill will get no where near 900 homes. You have forgotten all the current regulation they are subject to like streets, grading, wetland setbacks, and so on. These all get deducted from what they can build. Best guess is that the citizens of Cutten would be subjected to no more than 100 homes and no giant strip centers under the current zoning verses the 1,400 homes and massive commercial development that they are proposing.

  43. A-Nony-Mouse
    December 12, 2010 at 11:44 am

    John Matthews questions sometimes sounded like he didn’t know what he was talking about. Sometimes they hit the point pretty well. Larry managed to make his answers informative and to the point. Thank you, Larry, for all your hard work these last four years. I have NEVER seen any councilperson put as much effort into doing the job as you did. You and Linda took the job to a whole new level.

    Our ‘new’ council appears to be already well on the way to returning their council seats to the underinformed honorific positions they used to be.
    Again, where was that streetcar we were supposed to burn? (historic reference)

  44. taxed
    December 12, 2010 at 12:14 pm

    YES it looks like we are returning to the past where the city wanted to show how modern and up to date they were so they burned Eureka’s street cars. San Francisco was smart enough to keep theirs. I know most of the new council doesn’t value our historic architecture. LOOK OUT!

  45. Anonymous
    December 12, 2010 at 12:17 pm

    Hey Larry there are 6 officers on the POP not three.

  46. Local Eurekan
    December 12, 2010 at 12:34 pm

    Larry Glass, thank you, you showed everybody what it means to be an honest, forthright, informed and effective City Council person. Your legacy will live on for decades.

    Too bad that in elections, it seems money trumps truthful messaging – at least here it did, in the last election. In a perfect world, you woulda dropped Rob Arkley with a haymaker to the chin years ago. But, the fight goes on.

  47. A-Nony-Mouse
    December 12, 2010 at 2:13 pm

    Joel, that depends on your definition of ‘wazoo’. It was an attempt at a humorous ‘ZINGER’. I guess it’s in the eye of the beholder, as all humor is.
    Sorry, HiFi and Rose. Find someplace else to kiss.

    12:17 there were never more than THREE officers in the POP program. One is being assigned to a tour in Afghanistan so now there will be TWO. To be as efficient and effective as it could be, POP needs SIX members. Given the excellent work done by the three, you’d think we’d be screaming to bring POP up to full speed.

  48. Joel Mielke
    December 12, 2010 at 2:36 pm

    A-Nony, while I often disagree with HiF, let’s not treat conservatives here the way liberal/progressives are treated at the Mirror.

    And thanks for the correction and additional information about POP. Larry Glass wanted not only to keep the POP program, but expand it, because he understands how miserable bad people can make their neighbors.

  49. "JG"
    December 12, 2010 at 2:51 pm

    I think there were 5 members of the City Council pushing for POP. The City Council before Larry made POP a goal long before Larry came on the seen and hired the new Chief with POP as one his first goals.

  50. Local Eurekan
    December 12, 2010 at 2:55 pm

    “Wanting” something is a punk way of silently strangling it when you vote to not fund it, thereby killing it.

    Witness the new city council members wanting to “revisit” the subject of police and fire funding scarcely minutes after being sworn in. They’ll tell you they’re “for” police and fire even as they plot to take its funding and give it to the zoo and Chamber of Commerce for more member banquets.

    Liars and wannabes.

  51. Anon
    December 12, 2010 at 3:04 pm

    Rsponse to: Not an Expert says:
    December 12, 2010 at 11:18 am

    “What about all the jobs the Forster-Gill project would create, not to mention the places for the residents to work and shop? If this project dies, Cutten will get 900 houses across 300 acres, McKinleyville-style tract housing. Yet no one calls HumCPR, the City of Eureka, and the Eureka developers obstruction, though in fact that is exactly what they are.”

    This not about 900 houses but over 1,400 on hillsides that are too steep to build on but they will build trails to their next project on the steep hills so you can shop at the stores in the first project. Shopping baskets probably not allowed or can’t even get them down and over the steep hills.

    Then there’s Danco’s Samoa project, which has had no opposition from enviros–why? Because he listened to our concerns and changed the project accordingly. So when you call enviros “obstructionist” it’s about as factual as calling Republicans fiscal conservatives.

    Haven’t you watched the County Planning Conmission meetings? Danco has had to come back time after time with new projects and new DEIR’s? Don’t think it has been approved yet.

    December 12, 2010 at 3:14 pm

    Voter says:
    December 12, 2010 at 10:54 am
    and Bass claims she is “for” affordable housing, but her backers want to eliminate any and all requirements for affordable housing. Unfortunately, the average person (probably including Bass) doesn’t realize what affordable housing is–it’s not just adopting policies to lower median house prices.

    problem is that the builder/developer/property owner/initiator for extra tax revenues/payer of service fees/impactor of off-site infrstructure/supplier of jobs/etc… being asked to do business for less. Now, I am sure you understand how a person receives this attitude of “you’ll do it for less and like it”. Problem is that what government really wants


    non-profit housing and still say government is not responsible for maintaining that housing, but for the actual transaction and associated generated tax streams. Simply, with the way the pyramid schemers are running the freak show, there will always be homeless, houseless hobos wandering from town to town finding the easiest place to “bring it & wing it”. Further, the internal financial subsidizational conflictions between local government agencies and private sector developers/builders/property owners, etc….will always be there when “private takings are prevalent in today’s reality just as is U.S. generated foreign conflicts/war” to such an extent that even local profiteers don’t want people to understand the business “mark-ups” within the real-estate industry which is predicated on over-valuations to render to those “who get it”, a better lifestyle subsidized by the non-those others through marked-up consumer products creating one time service fees based on product valuations unreal and sure to drop.

    So, as a homeowner now, ask yourself why you still feel honored to own your home knowing that others in your community made out better because they got to charge you fees based on a your homes outdated value that is no longer AS HIGH AS it was then. In essence, you paid more for your home than you should have if you bought within the past 7-10 years.

    Now, this is business within the real-estate sector and when the consumer fails to do its education, the consumer kinda deserves the short-comings. This is not to be an excuse that nullifies the grafting pyramidal structure within real-estate, but consumers must learn to say no (and it may need to be a long and gritty battle of will power) and for a long while in order to force prices down to levels where personal incomes of more folks are in line with “in reach” costs. This does not mean government won’t find another way to collect tax revenues.

    Part of the problem RE was President Clinton and Congress allowing the current capital gains tax exemption of $250/$500K to pass years ago. This is what caused much of the recent mortgage/real estate meltdown because it spurred repetitious speculative pyramid investments based again on over-valuations, loose credit and financing deals (fictitious company names too to funnel and hide the really bad stuff on the books making the business appear profitable) and the notion that real-estate will never ever be this cheap again……

    when you get to thinking about it, costs rise faster than income; and, income falls faster than costs. When no one is working, what is better, “higher costs or less income?”

    I’d say less income, at least until earning less taxable income becomes a penalty that the government and the financial sector start charging interest upon, lola! No Employment/Work, no tax generation. No Consumer Sales, no tax generation. No ownership of taxable personal property, no tax revenue collected, etc…. What the heck kinda WANT serving system is THAT WHICH WE NEED???


    December 12, 2010 at 3:24 pm

    The Samoa project is also the project that Bass’ former 4th Distict Supervisor opponent (for whom lost by the way) tried to make taxpayers pay for infrastructure costs while, at the same time, trying to pus out the poorer renters and homeowners in adjacent areas through a definition of blight. Insiders also have developers from time to time in their pockets as well. In fact, it is not abnormal for many builders to dislike a few of those for whom they know are part of local frauds and real-estate kickbacks/subsidies. Must be nice to make larger profit mark-ups on quasi affordable housing projects funneling grant monies into the pockets of those who merely “makes costs out of thin air” just to say they have a reason to take that money. Grants are an outright money laundering abuse of public taxpayers funds used to “payback/kickback” proceeds to the stool pigeon types that decided long ago to cut deal with government in order to live a better lifestyle than those who do by right, often enough.


  54. Anon
    December 12, 2010 at 3:43 pm

    December 12, 2010 at 3:24 pm

    “The Samoa project is also the project that Bass’ former 4th District Supervisor opponent (for whom lost by the way) tried to make taxpayers pay for infrastructure costs while, at the same time, trying to pus(???) out the poorer renters and homeowners in adjacent areas through a definition of blight. Insiders also have developers from time to time in their pockets as well.”

    Well Bonnie did want this to get done with an industrial center as well. The houses were planned very well to fit in, but there was a lot of “county frills” needed to get this done. When Bonnie no longer supported Danco and his partners just went by the wayside so far. Would this be affordable housing or not? There are many hoops to jump through just like Forester Gill but then you all seem to want it all but don’t want to pay for it. If every house in Eureka and the outlying areas have to pay for the Martin Slough project it would likely cost you $445,000 over how many years?? You figure it out most of the time it is 30 years or less. Want to pay for it at over $14,9090 a year for every household so this can be built? That is how it should be done – share and share alike and if you don’t like your share – it doesn’t get built. That amount does not even take into account the school expanditures that will be necessary. Smart growth?? Well it is only money.

  55. Anonymous
    December 12, 2010 at 4:29 pm

    Doesn’t the police chief set his own budget priorities ? Meaning it isn’t the city council at all but the chief who decides to fund the POP ?

  56. Joel Mielke
    December 12, 2010 at 4:42 pm

    If we want to augment the POP program, the police will need more money.

  57. Anon
    December 12, 2010 at 4:56 pm

    Sorry the amount for each household should have been $14,909 in the Cutten area.

  58. skippy
    December 12, 2010 at 6:01 pm

    Thank you for your service and caring about our community, Larry.

  59. tenth street dreamer
    December 12, 2010 at 6:02 pm

    The EPD is ddown to a bare minimum on staff since $2 ml. was already trimmed from their budget. There are on 5 officers on duty in any shift now and they are running from call to call. There are no lieutenants on staff right now, one Sargent has just retired and not replaced. The POP program currently does not have a senior staff member to coordinate and take care of paperwork. It is a very dire situation right now in the department. The Chief can only move things around so much with so few people to work with.

  60. Larry Glass
    December 12, 2010 at 7:37 pm

    “December 12, 2010 at 12:17 pm
    Hey Larry there are 6 officers on the POP not three.”
    not six—-Steve, J.D.& Cooper that’s three,
    “JG” says:
    “December 12, 2010 at 2:51 pm
    The City Council before Larry made POP a goal long before Larry came on the seen and hired the new Chief with POP as one his first goals.”
    True, but I made it happen on my watch!

  61. mresquan
    December 12, 2010 at 7:45 pm

    Hey Larry,why do you think CUE VI is stonewalling so much on developing the property?I think it has to do with the fact that Home Depot and other potential customers who were believed to have an interest in moving there have backed away.

  62. mresquan
    December 12, 2010 at 7:54 pm

    …well that and they want to avoid cleaning it up as much as possible.

  63. Anonymous
    December 12, 2010 at 8:08 pm

    I think the reality mresquan is that the cleanup costs do not make it financially feasible to complete this project, regardless of the tenants. Instead, Rob will continue to go after the CCC, juicing the situation to death for political gain.

    Avoiding the full cleanup is no doubt the current SN CUEIV game plan

  64. NowWhat
    December 12, 2010 at 10:09 pm

    Dear Larry Glass,
    Thanks for fighting the good fight and putting up with the smears,insults and assaults from Arkley Jr., Gans, Rose and the rest of the wankers from Bullshit Avenue.
    The near future will no doubt show you to have been correct all along.
    My hope is that Eureka won’t be completely bollocksed-up beyond repair.

  65. Reinventing The Wheel
    December 13, 2010 at 12:07 am

    Was anyone else surprised when the reporter demanded to know if Larry thinks the voters are stupid, then, the reporter asked, “isn’t that loser-talk”?

    Oh, the irony…

    Imagine all that “negative loser-talk” preceding the recent riots in England, Spain, France and Italy…among the first to protest THEIR New Gilded Age!

    To anyone determined to blame the victim, “loser-talk” is a critical distinction…no matter that those who run against our local development community’s candidates will be outspent, and likely lose. Didn’t somebody cover that story once?

    Larry Glass is correct, it’s the stupidity, stupid!

    How else do you explain the resurgence of free-market fundamentalism at the very historic moment that proves the failure of such ideology? “Continue Bush’s tax cuts…it will trickle-down this time, REALLY”!

    Dr. Michael Norton of Harvard and Dr. Dan Ariel of Duke, recently revealed that Americans think the richest 20% own 59% of U.S. wealth, when they actually own 84%. The richest 1% of Americans earned 6% of all new income generated in 1970, and by 2009, they “earned” 24%! Did the richest 1% become 4-times more deserving and smarter, or did they rig the system, just like the last Gilded Age?

    Apparently, today’s economists and social scientists, as near as HSU, are just too darn negative to interview…with all that academic loser-talk…

    Northwestern University’s Dr. David Gal and Dr. David Rucker’s paper titled, “When in Doubt, Shout”, documents how Americans commonly become more adamant with incorrect assertions when confronted by facts because there’s little, if any, media corroboration, coverage, or follow-up of controversial economic, political and social issues. The means of propaganda was seized long ago in the U.S., it cannot be underestimated.

    Hence, the successful strategy of the tea-baggers, Palin and Beck, who label knowledgeable opponents as “elitists”, repeated everywhere in editorials and the blogs. Thanks to a complicit media Palin is free to chant: “They must think they know more than you do”! (Researchers generally do).

    Half the potential voters are too uninformed to participate, how much more informed is the other half?

  66. December 13, 2010 at 8:31 am

    Mielke is so full of his own shit its spewing put his mouth.Who do you think you are? You draw half ass,pre-art school comics for hanks shit-rag of a publication. All you do is make fun of the people in this area.You don’t help us regular citizens, you help them keep us fighting amongst ourselves. I guess you’d be happier if we all thought like you

  67. justacouplepoints
    December 13, 2010 at 8:34 am

    grat interview, just a few points, I don’t think anybody voted against him (beside the obvious) but that enough people weren’t looking past the basics of campaigning to see him for who he is. I know he said this as well, but if Larry had the money and PR people to match, he would be in office right now. His opponent had huge signs at every major intersection playing on a popular tv show theme. His opponent sent out tons of mailers waving the democrat flag in a currently democrat tide of local politics (while holding hands with a bunch of republicans lying to the public about their own party affiliations).

    And damn, that radio add of his…could he have said the word “spearhead” with any more awkward emphasis? It’s so trivial, but it floats through the ears of people who aren’t listening any deeper than that. His opponent, in the meantime, was coached all along the way.

    He makes an excellent point about national retailers like Kmart and Target and the mall (the “jobs” that their proponents proudly held above the crowd) sucking the life out of specialized mom n’ pop shops…through no fault of the people but their own susceptibility to suddenly deciding to buy a cd while also buying socks. I think he could have run his entire campaign alone on the fact that his opponent ultimately works for development like that.

    And he makes a very important point about the hidden spending toward the bigger agenda of the you-know-who crew. Nobody really knows what kind of public manipulation methods are being employed to move along rapid development of all the Humboldt properties the likes of Security National continues to buy. They’re trying to get themselves into the coastal commission right now for obvious reasons. I’m hoping local media keeps a detailed eye on how that’s progressing.

  68. Tom Peters
    December 13, 2010 at 8:46 am

    Great interview, Larry. I have enjoyed working with you over the years and hope to continue to do so for a long time to come. Thank you for putting up with all the crap that seems to go with the job these days. You did a remakable job.
    And to all you Foxes that now think you own the henhouse, watch out. The guard dogs are still in town.

  69. anonymous
    December 13, 2010 at 11:24 am

    To Tom Peters at 8:46 a.m.
    The guard dogs didn’t do so well in this last election. How are you going to expand and consolidate your base? Progs will never have as much money as the well funded right wing so how are you going to educate people about the real issues without the money for signs and mailers? How are you going to form coalitions that actually work together? Your letters to the editor and your posts here were right on for a lot of us but we need hundreds like you. Please start reaching out to the entire community NOW for 2012. BTW – you’ll find a lot of us are not registered as Democrats.

  70. Reinventing The Wheel
    December 13, 2010 at 12:30 pm

    Was anyone else surprised when the reporter insisted to know if Larry thinks the voters are “stupid”, then, the reporter asked, “isn’t that loser-talk”?

    Oh, the irony…

    Imagine all that “negative loser-talk” preceding the recent riots in England, Spain, France and Italy…among the first to protest THEIR New Gilded Age, while Americans, brainwashed to blame ourselves, commit suicide in epidemic numbers!

    Larry Glass was right in 2004 and is still correct, it’s the stupidity, stupid!

    CREG’S “Imagine the Possibilities” played repeatedly on public TV, and people became educated on local economic issues and he won. Few citizens have the time, money or organizational support to assume the responsibilities of community media. NOT ONE LOCAL REPORTER could even remember to ask the candidates for a source that confirms their assertion that another big box is good for our economy, the PRIMARY campaign issue!

    Eureka voters intuitively understand that an “open arms” business policy must be a good thing, right?

    The means of propaganda was seized long ago following media deregulation; 8,000 daily foreclosures, the outrages of Katrina, the continuing looting of the U.S. Treasury, or the tight control over local politics, all are off the media radar…ancient history… nothing to see here…move along…

    Hence, the successful strategy of our opponents and the tea-baggers, Palin and Beck, who label knowledgeable opponents as “elitist”, repeated everywhere in editorials and the blogs. Thanks to a complicit media, Palin is free to chant: “They must think they know more than you do”! (Researchers generally do).

    Half the potential voters are too uninformed to vote. How much more informed is the other half that does?

    Mission accomplished.

  71. The waste manager
    December 13, 2010 at 4:56 pm

    People connected to Eureka city schools don’t use “ain’t”. Some education advocate you are. Rose, you need a nap. You have brain fade. Larry has worked closely with Betty Chin and Main Street on many projects that are important to the district. The spin from the right would be interesting if there was some substance behind the claims.

  72. The waste manager
    December 13, 2010 at 4:57 pm

    The first comment above is for Hifi.

  73. A-Nony-Mouse
    December 13, 2010 at 6:21 pm

    OK so Tom Peters above wants us to watch the henhouse. That means we have to actually physically watch what this council tries to do. In its very first meeting Mike Newman, speaking at the wrong time with no public input (a Brown Act violation?), called for staff action to postpone the closing of the escrow on the Jefferson School property. The purchase was approved UNANIMOUSLY by the previous council, including Mr, Jager. The Council is due to ‘discuss’ Jefferson at its next meeting on Dec 21. BE THERE. Show the council that the community supports the Jefferson School project. It represents the best possible example of Redevelopment, done by enthusiastic residents, retrofitting a historical building, providing jobs for potential tenents (who are lined up, by the way), and providing a community center for the neighborhood in the truest sense of the term.
    All of these things are either lined up or in the works. The money is there (Redevelopment funds, not city funds) and the will is there. There is no excuse for delaying this project.

    If you care at all about this wonderful project, PLEASE come to the council meeting on Tuesday, Dec. 21 at 6pm at city hall. It doesn’t matter if you’re conservative or liberal. This project benefits all of us equally. So Please come and show our support.

  74. Anon
    December 13, 2010 at 6:56 pm

    Nooo anony…Jefferson represents ripping off low income home buyers to fund a money pit. The last city council stole funds they shouldn’t be spending and when you talk about the Brown Act I get itchy about all the laws broken last time around.

  75. The waste manager
    December 13, 2010 at 9:41 pm

    If this council votes to let CR make a new bid, it will mean they have no respect for the last council’s 5-0 vote to have the city buy it and let it be developed by the community. That group has spent hundreds of hours working to make it happen may be totally ignored by this new council. Even then councilman Jager voted for it. It is absolutely a wrong headed move by novices in how to rebuild a community. Eureka is in a very deep trouble, economically, and culturally. We are in a crime wave of major proportions. We need sustained jobs. CR getting the property offers no new jobs, as existing teachers will be used. Repair and repair work will only offer short term jobs and if it is a local contractor, the jobs already are here.
    If the community proposal is successful, the business incubator along will create may new jobs. Take a look at what Arcata has achieved with their program. The new council needs to learn how to think outside the box.

  76. I hate waste
    December 13, 2010 at 9:47 pm

    Why not put the Jefferson boondoggle on the ballot ? Let the people decide !

  77. Largo
    December 14, 2010 at 7:40 am

    The new city council may need to think “outside the box,” but they were elected because they think inside the box. The big box.

  78. Anothermous
    December 14, 2010 at 1:13 pm

    Local citizens appear to be able to read and write, but most of the local blogs read like graffiti.

    A community’s fully-attended elementary school is abandoned and the city’s purchase is called “a ripoff to low income home buyers funding a money pit” (above).

    Thanks to another rigged election, millions in unreported public subsidies will continue to flow to the speculators of additional big boxes and sprawl; two failed development models that are the sum-total of our NEW council’s VERY-OLD “open arms” policy that has already saturated Eureka in low-wage employees and the homes they can’t afford to buy.

    Apparently, Eureka’s citizens should be proud to subsidize this community’s winners, to hell with their impoverished, school-less neighborhood, at least SOMEBODY can get rich here, all those consequences and subsidies are just looser-talk!

    Membership on the winning team merely requires that you sit down and shut up.

  79. A-Nony-Mouse
    December 14, 2010 at 3:55 pm

    Once again, the purchase o the Jefferson School site is from Redevelopment funds (which are available), NOT city general funds. Redevelopment funds are meant exactly for this kind of project. The Neighborhood group has located funding for rehabing the building. There is a lineup of potential tenants eager to use the space and PAY RENT. The city could choose to sell the property to the group and get paid back over time with interest. All you nay-sayers and gloomy gus’s need to look at their proposal. It is the very model for successful redevelopment. It will rescue a historical building (did you go to school there?). It will CREATE new jobs. It will be self-supporting. These aren’t just dreams. They’re on paper and simply waiting for the Council to get off its portly posterior and close the escrow.
    Everyone who values neighborhood action and improvement. COME to the council meeting Tuesday, Dec. 21 at 6pm. You don’t have to speak unless you want to. But let’s show the new council how much we value our community. Show them we think doing the job ourselves will get it done. Tell them that chopping the legs out from under the unanimous council decision to buy the property will not be tolerated. Take an hour and come watch your city council at work. It’s amusing, at worst, and critical to the survival of the Jefferson School Project. Please come. I’d even provide cookies if they’d let me.

  80. Plain Jane
    December 14, 2010 at 4:07 pm

    It’s obvious that the COC and consequently their owned city councilmen have no interest in improving the west side of Eureka. Why do they prefer a ghetto to a vital, albeit not rich, neighborhood? Community Centers give a positive focus to a neighborhood and can provide many services a poor neighborhood, in particular, needs. Giving kids a safe place to play and get involved with activities reduces juvenile crime and so does neighbors getting to know one another. How do you put a price on that?

  81. anon1
    December 14, 2010 at 5:07 pm

    I’m sorry for going off subject but I thought one of you could answer a question? Today I see Rex Bohn has been talked about in T.S. and I just wonder if it is a conflict of interest for Rex to be on the council while working for a company that has openly been proponents of the Marina center and are going to openly and aggressively be seeking contracts that their employee could potentially have information, that no-one else may have..These are the same people slamming back a few at the famous Ingamar club trying to plot the next assault against the poor working people of Eureka..Look at the people coming out of the Ingamar, easy to see..I haven’t seen one come out that I would trust..Honestly..

  82. Largo
    December 14, 2010 at 5:10 pm

    Be there:
    Tuesday, Dec. 21 at 6:00 pm
    Council Chambers, 2nd floor of Eureka City Hall
    531 K Street

  83. tra
    December 14, 2010 at 5:30 pm

    “You don’t have to speak unless you want to.”

    Of course if you don’t speak, how will the council members know which side of the issue you’re on?

    Maybe the project proponents (and opponents, for that matter) should print up some t-shirts and/or buttons so that even non-speakers can make it clear where they stand on the issue.

    Just a friendly suggestion from the virtual peanut gallery.

  84. Big Al
    December 14, 2010 at 5:35 pm

    one speaker can ask everybody that has shown up in support of their position to stand or raise their hands.
    saves folks from getting up only to say “me too”

  85. Anonymous
    December 14, 2010 at 6:01 pm

    anon1 if your type ran the town the Ingomar would be full of homeless people and would have burned to the ground by now. You are too hopeless to talk to. Really!

  86. anon1
    December 14, 2010 at 6:55 pm

    So..I thought we all ran the town..Remember the people running the town are the same people at the Ingamar are the same people who have spent trillions on a war for no reason and with that money we could have feed the worlds hungry and there wouldn’t be homelessness but, because of people like you and your chums at the Ingamar we have this exchange. Come on you gotta be kidding. Just another way to be an elitist..If I had my way everyone would have the right to enjoy that building..and life..

  87. Joel Mielke
    December 14, 2010 at 7:26 pm

    Big Al’s idea is the model of efficiency.

  88. Two guys at a bar
    December 14, 2010 at 7:51 pm

    Larry is maybe not “entertaining” enough for some, but those who know him well admire his commitment to making Eureka a better place to live.

  89. High Finance
    December 14, 2010 at 7:58 pm

    Anon1, your post was so ridiculous you have now been demoted to Anon2.

    Is there anybody here from the left who is reasonable & thinks?

    The COC wants what is best for Eureka & has no vendetta against the Jefferson area. The board has taken no position on Jefferson school purchase. Some of its members have as individuals and have expressed opposition.

    PJ speaks with ignorance & prejudice & not with any knowledge or facts. The individuals that spoke out against it did so because of their knowledge of finance, construction & the rental market tells them this is not a wise path for taxpayer dollars.

    Mouse speaks of all these businesses “lined up to pay rent” for space. But nobody names these businesses because nobody is “lined up” at all.

    And the “Ingamar” members would be surprised they are the ones who spent trillions on a war for no reason.

    You people need to try harder.

  90. Anonymous
    December 14, 2010 at 8:40 pm

    Anon, first of all try to spell the building correctly. Then, don’t jump to conclusions about who is a member. There are many (and I am not one) who would surprise you, from all types of business, employees of companies, etc. You are so judgmental an jaded it is no wonder you can’t mix with others who have been successful enough to pay taxes and support a beautiful old building. You are an elitist of another type, a smug person who is sure you are correct in judging others and paint a broad brush to describe them. Times are tough and it is not easy for the Ingomar to stay afloat, like many organizations and clubs.

  91. Anonymous
    December 15, 2010 at 12:37 pm

    And the insatiable Hi-Liar eagerly demands his hourly flogging.

    Where, exactly did PJ claim there was “a line of businesses waiting for Jefferson”? Organizations pay rent too.

    Only a silly demagogue can claim Eureka gets its money’s worth from the Chamber. It’s financial records are not public information, and are not made available to members last time I asked.

    Claiming that others are “ignorant and prejudicial, without knowledge or facts”, from a position of blind ignorance and prejudice is Hi-Larious.

  92. anon1
    December 15, 2010 at 1:00 pm

    He has plenty of time to make up lies..He hasn’t sold a house in months..

  93. Anonymous
    December 15, 2010 at 1:03 pm

    Where is the line for organizations and who are they ?

  94. A-Nony-Mouse
    December 15, 2010 at 2:01 pm

    There is one. I have seen it. And it is not public knowledge so as not to prejudice selection. Some, if not all, of the council members know who they are. Some will be mentioned Tuesday night. When you have more applicants than space, you do not want to publicize the names because some might say “oh well, no chance to get in” and leave. You don’t want that until it’s a done deal. You do understand that one, don’t you, HiFi?

  95. High Finance
    December 15, 2010 at 3:15 pm

    So, taxpayers are to pay millions to buy & fix up the property because of a “secret” list of supposed “organizations” who are going to pay some sort of secret amount of rent for a space that may or may not be ready in a year… or two…. or three?

    Sorry, it doesn’t pass the smell test.

  96. anon1
    December 15, 2010 at 4:05 pm

    NO–its better to pay $200,000 for not doing your job..You always claim money when its not good to you..What about all the wasted or stolen money, I never hear a bit about that..How about you outing the Chamber or other transparent organizations..For misdoings..What about all the waste..I’m glad sly was not my parent..

  97. Joel Mielke
    December 15, 2010 at 5:27 pm

    Take a deep breath Anon1. You are not making sense.

  98. Get Real
    December 15, 2010 at 6:34 pm

    You have to love the way someone on the radio can pull a number out of their ass for a prospective clean up cost($15 million) and nobody says “where the F did that come from?”. The only point is to feed the left myth that this site glows in the dark! Its sensationalism at its best.

    And of course, you have to really appreciate and respect any losing politician that accuse the voters of simply “not paying attention” and “I thought they were more sophisticated”.

    Nice job Larry.

  99. Anonymous
    December 16, 2010 at 12:05 pm

    Back on Earth, the only real SMELL-TEST is the legendary sewage discharges in this community’s wooded wetlands, sloughs, marshes and gulches, where our children and pets frequent.

    Taxpayers are already paying millions subsidizing unbridled development beyond infrastructure capacity while Eureka citizens pay the full price in record pedestrian, cyclist and motorist injuries.

    The promise of more big boxes will only drive down average incomes further below half this state’s average, costing taxpayers millions more in social services, welfare, food stamps and housing aid.

    OHHH, but preserve a potential elementary school in a neighborhood? Can’t afford that!

    The party of “no” has spoken.

  100. Largo
    December 16, 2010 at 8:59 pm

    Sounds like “get Real” is ready to eat balloon track mud in order to disprove the “left myth.” I’d like to believe in the “right myth” so, “Get Real,” praise Jesus, and start eatin’.

  101. Get Real
    December 16, 2010 at 10:05 pm

    Hey Largo; I’m not the one that pulled $15 million out of my ass; that was Larry Glass. And of course his credentials on the factual clean up costs are impeccable without questions.

    Eat that, praise Jesus, and you Get Real.

    And BTW, there is nothing credible to disprove; that’s the point!

  102. confucius
    December 17, 2010 at 12:24 am

    Before you embark on a journey of revenge, dig two graves.

  103. sewer rat
    December 20, 2010 at 12:35 pm

    Hahahaha I wonder how long larry sat at the computer writing all those kind and considerate loads of turd about himself… city is a lot better off with him not on the council riding the epd nightstick… good riddance

  104. Joel Mielke
    December 20, 2010 at 1:44 pm

    Sewer Rat lives up to his name.

  105. sewer rat
    December 20, 2010 at 3:08 pm

    Belive it… time for some people that care about all of Eureka to be making the decisions… love the one liners milky, you come up with those all by yourself?

  106. Joel Mielke
    December 20, 2010 at 3:27 pm

    Poor Sewer Rat. Apparently he gets help from his mom.

  107. Joel Mielke
    December 20, 2010 at 4:05 pm

    Listen you sad dimwit, if you have a problem with Larry Glass, then state your grievance. Start acting like an adult and maybe you’ll be treated like one.

  108. anon1
    December 20, 2010 at 4:07 pm

    SR as you take a moment,reflect on the words, CARE ABOUT EUREKA…who,Larry’s replacement? Larry will go out, with people remembering him,as the PEOPLES councilman..

  109. A-Nony-Mouse
    December 20, 2010 at 4:53 pm

    HiFi, it’s common business practice to avoid publicizing your clients names until you have a written agreement with them which can’t happen until the purchase is complete. The Council knows who the potential tenants are from closed session and the rest of us will hear more tomorrow night. If you’d like to publish a list of all your potential clients BEFORE you have contracts, please feel free to do it here. We’d love to see it.
    I thought you said you were in business?

  110. sewer rat
    December 20, 2010 at 4:58 pm

    Well milky… you had to take a poke at me for no reason and now look at you… you could benefit from letting go of larrys jock strap , I am not sad either larry is out along with his agenda … and thanks anon1 I hear you, I don’t agree , I have seen plenty of larrys handiwork. But hey we are all entitled to our opinions. Poor milky thinks he knows more than he actually does. Nobody rattled his cage

  111. They think we are fools
    December 20, 2010 at 7:58 pm

    “Trust us, we have clients with signed contracts. Now give us the $3.1 million dollars & stop asking questions. We aren’t giving you any facts or any information of any kind.”

    And the people spewing these claims have no authority to negotiate contracts for the city with anybody.

  112. Joel Mielke
    December 20, 2010 at 8:46 pm

    ” …letting go of larrys jock strap”?
    Sewer Rat has obvious sexual problems that he’s working out on blogs. I’ve never met Larry Glass. I simply suggested that instead of tossing out gratuitous insults Sewer Rat might actually try to air real grievances. I suppose that I shouldn’t have treated a rodent as if he were human.

  113. Get Real
    December 20, 2010 at 10:24 pm

    Mielke; you want real. How about Larry saying live on the radio (in the aftermath of losing his election) that “the sophistication of the voters is obviously lacking” and “the voters were fooled”!

    Not exactly the words of a humble incumbent accepting the will of the voters.

    Or are you going to suggest that all losers of free elections can find sanctuary in simply suggesting that the voters are stupid?

  114. Joel Mielke
    December 20, 2010 at 11:31 pm

    First off, what sort of nutty, stoner question is “you want real”?

    And second, I didn’t realize that Mr. Glass had surrendered his right to an opinion when he became a council member. If he holds the shocking opinion that voters are unsophisticated, I’ll have to agree with him.

    Elections are popularity contests, and he lost this time. So what?

  115. Get Real
    December 21, 2010 at 7:32 am

    Well, first off Joel; why don’t you read your own post. “Sewer Rat might just try to air REAL grievances”. That’s what I did; and without “tossing out gratuitous insults”. You obviously cant follow your own advice.

  116. Joel Mielke
    December 21, 2010 at 8:22 am

    Where’s his “real grievance,” Get-Real? My complaint in these discussions is that we have an opportunity to argue a point, but pathetic fucks like the Sewer-Rat would rather vent their spleens. My “snide” remarks are not gratuitous. If your idiotic, pointless comments get an insulting response from me, then you asked for it.

  117. sewer rat
    December 21, 2010 at 10:03 am

    my problems with larry are that all he cared about was old town and the homeless and cops. what about the families that live in Eureka the fact that there is nothing for the youth to do that might negate the need for more police we don’t live in a box here, what about Eurekas infrastructure , what about more jobs here? What about Eureka growing into its potential instead of trying to bleed a rock… You are just a blogtroll who is going to try and belittle, bully or get a rise out of who ever doesn’t agree with you views on larry which are seriously askewed you must not know what it takes to run a city either… so educate yourself

  118. Joel Mielke
    December 21, 2010 at 1:18 pm

    Congratulations, Sewer Rat, you actually made an argument. Was that so hard? You whine about me being a “blogtroll” and a “bully,” yet you’re the anonymous one who brings up jock straps and the like.

    Kra: The same applies to you. What the fuck is wrong with you people?

  119. Joel Mielke
    December 21, 2010 at 1:32 pm

    Oh wait. Sorry Sewer Rat. I didn’t mean to lump you in with Jerry Droz.

  120. Joel Mielke
    December 21, 2010 at 3:36 pm

    I guess that Kra got deleted. Good riddance.

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