Arcata Endeavor, city of Trinidad joi...

Arcata Endeavor, city of Trinidad join efforts to reduce impact...

There are 15 comments on the Eureka Times Standard story from Aug 17, 2008, titled Arcata Endeavor, city of Trinidad join efforts to reduce impact.... In it, Eureka Times Standard reports that:

It's not difficult to find a location in or near Trinidad to tuck in a sleeping bag and spend the night, out of the public eye.

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Rey

Arcata, CA

#1 Aug 17, 2008
Who feeds the hobos in Trinidad?
Jose Runner

Alameda, CA

#2 Aug 17, 2008
I just leave a complementary bag with sandwiches and insecticide hidden inside. I love watching the vagrant thief gobble it down. It's only around 45 minutes until they're violently sick.
evolve dammit

Eureka, CA

#3 Aug 17, 2008
wow, jose you sound like one sick puppy
Rey

Arcata, CA

#4 Aug 17, 2008
If you find a bag of anything, don't eat it!
Michael

United States

#5 Aug 17, 2008
Why even go to , Trinidad when all the drunks and druggies got it all in , Eureka . Free housing and food if your on meth or an alcoholic . Then you get to stand outside one of these shelters and smoke cigaretes all day . Yep , Eureka's got it all !
Are you stoned

San Jose, CA

#6 Aug 22, 2008
They are going to the Garth property, Yee Haw. They live at Yee Haw, and go into Trinidad to panhandle.
Lonnie

Sacramento, CA

#7 Aug 23, 2008
These campers don't respect the earth, the people who live in the area, the small animals who they displace, or the law. The more we meet "their needs" the more they "poop" on our community. I say cut off local resources. Maybe they will move to a more "suitable, vagrant-friendly community." Now, that would be nice ...
Are you stupid

Amity, OR

#8 Aug 23, 2008
"They live at Yee Haw, and go into Trinidad to panhandle. "

That's a flat out lie, "Stoned."

Once again you have proven through your own words that you don't know the first thing about the Trinidad community known as the Yee Haw Ranch.

I've met most everyone who has lived at Yee Haw recently and none of them are panhandlers. Some are cutting, splitting and selling firewood, others work construction, and several have small internet-based businesses. These are nice, down-to-earth folks who work hard, contribute to the community, and have modest incomes.

Small, village-like communities like Yee Haw, which are made up of modest dwellings that share gardens and common spaces, are part of the solution for families on the verge of homelessness.

Charles Garth, the owner of that property, should be getting one of those commendations that they hand out at the Board of Supervisor's meetings. He has probably personally done more than any other private citizen in the county to help struggling low-income families stabilize their lives, become more self-sufficient, and have a safe, affordable family-friendly environment in which to raise their kids.
Hugh Jassze

Amity, OR

#9 Aug 23, 2008
I didn't rite that.
Bob Barkler

San Jose, CA

#10 Aug 23, 2008
Lonnie wrote:
These campers don't respect the earth, the people who live in the area, the small animals who they displace, or the law. The more we meet "their needs" the more they "poop" on our community. I say cut off local resources. Maybe they will move to a more "suitable, vagrant-friendly community." Now, that would be nice ...
I wholeheartedly agree with your statement. Stop catering to the low-life's and addicts.
Are you stoned

Eureka, CA

#11 Aug 24, 2008
"Are you stupid"

It appears that you know nothing of Charles garth or the people living at Yee Haw.

That is not a village, it is a bunch of cobbled together cabins, a Yurt, 3 school buses, an old single wide trailer that is falling apart.

Some, not all of the people do attempt to work and are attempting to be a part of the greater community, but not all.

Others use the place as homebase so that they can go out, panhandle, grow dope, and other activities. These are the same people that one sees hanging around the plaza in Arcata. They are homeless by choice, they choose not to work.

Don't even try to tell me that Charles is a saint, and that he should be held up as the great do gooder, he is not.

Charles and others have been growing Marijuana on Merser Fraser property for years. Charles grows Marijuana on his Bald Hills Property every year, with armed guards.
Are you stupid

Amity, OR

#12 Aug 24, 2008
"...a bunch of cobbled together cabins, a Yurt, 3 school buses, an old single wide trailer that is falling apart."

In other words, a little village. A community.
Sure, some folks are more ambitious and others less so, but I have never seen *any* of the Yee-Haw folks (and yes, I have met all but a few) panhandling. Give me the name of one person who uses Yee-Haw as a "homebase so that they can go out and panhandle." You can't, because they don't.

"Don't even try to tell me that Charles is a saint..."

I didn't try to tell you any such thing. Charles is no saint, but he is no criminal either. And I do think he should be applauded for providing a place for hardworking low-income folks who might otherwise be homeless. If more people did as he does, there would be plenty of "transitional housing" for folks struggling with the lack of affordable housing, and these folks wouldn't end up being concentrated at a few places of refuge, like Yee-Haw. Why don't you open your home to even *one* homeless family, for even *one* year, before you start whining about how others, more generous than you, are taking in too many.

As far as "growing dope on Mercer-Fraser property" you provide zero evidence for that claim, why should anyone believe you? Despite the whole Drug Task Force storming Yee-Haw last year (using the Code Enforcement Unit as a legal trojan horse to avoid that pesky contsitutional requirement for "probable cause"), they didn't find even one marijuana plant, or for that matter any contraband whatsoever. As far as the raid in the Bald Hills, those folks had 215 prescriptions and weren't arrested. To say that anyone there was an "armed guard" for Charles Garth is truly ridiculous.

You got zip.
Are you stoned

Eureka, CA

#13 Aug 25, 2008
Are you stupid,
Don't tell me about taking people into my home, you know nothing about me. I have done and am currently doing more to assist people than you know.
Keep your response about the issues, and don't attempt to make this personel.
I see what goes on at Yee Haw at least twice a week. I know what goes on at Yee Haw, as I have been there recently.
If Yee Haw does not live up to what they agreed to with the County, I will be making further complaints about Charles and his group.
98% of the those who are living and have lived on his property are not from here. 98% of them are not there for transitional housing, that is some Bulls**T that one of his attorney's came up with in an attempt to gain public sympathy for Charles.
The bottom line is that you will defend Charles, and I will continue to complain about Charles and his group. He does not have the property permits for what his doing, and his property is continually full of garbage from people traveling though.
Been there

Eureka, CA

#14 Aug 25, 2008
Yes, the county needs to close down that garbage pit, and move the people off the property.
They have polluted the land, destroyed the environment, and continually bully the locals. There has been more problems from this parcel than any other parcel in the surrounding area. At one time, it got so bad that I thought that the sheriff’s Department was placing a substation there, as they were always having to go to the Garth property.

Garth charges people that he finds in the Arcata area, charges them $200 to $300 a month to live on his property, and does nothing for the money. He makes what 30 people at $200 to $300 dollars per month.

It is called slum lord, but in this case he doesn’t provide housing, just a piece of property to camp on. The place may have 1 or 2 septic systems, if you call the septic going into a large pit, with no property leach field.

The gray water pours out onto the ground, runs under the house, not into the blackberry bushes as they claim. I don’t know anyone who would want this mess living next door to them. They treat their neighbors like crap, because they don’t want anyone telling them what to do. They are a vindictive and mean nasty bunch.
Local

Sacramento, CA

#15 May 14, 2015
YoU ALL SuCK BAaLLS! GO CRAWL UNDER A ROCK AND DIE! SUCKERS!

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