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McKinleyville, CA

Humboldt County District Attorney's Office elevates murde...

Good. I hope they fry this punk.  (Sep 16, 2013 | post #1)

Eureka, CA

Humboldt County Court Calendar/Docket??

The Court Calendar is posted daily online. It is also posted at the courthouse. Beyond that if you want information about how a case is proceeding through the system just call the DA.  (Aug 21, 2013 | post #3)

Ukiah, CA

oco scum bucket Tuesday

You are obsessed. Get help please.  (Jun 5, 2013 | post #10)

Ukiah, CA

City exploring ways to pay for road repairs

What they have done in the past is "borrow" workers from other Departments to help with the labor for street repair. For instance, they've assigned sewer workers to street repair in the past. This is, of course, illegal, as the sewer maintenance is fee based and many of us who pay our 89.00 a month for sewer hook ups live outside Ukiah's city limits, so basically they are illegally diverting funds from sewer maintenance to street repair. And yes, I can absolutely prove this has happened in the past, on several occasions.  (Apr 29, 2013 | post #1)

Ukiah, CA

Serious problems with Costco

Heya DDR, it's my understanding the County drug its feet and DDR went to the voters. I was for A, but understood why so many people overwhelmingly opposed DDR. I objected to the misinformation distributed about what a Yes vote on A would have allowed DDR to actually do. For example, an EIR is required by law and no matter what the voters of a County vote they don't trump State or Federal regulations. I also disagreed with those who stated it was vital to our future to keep the Masonite site zoned heavy industrial. We're too far off the grid for any kind of manufacturing to locate here; I sell State wide and shipping is killing me. The only heavy industry that might locate here would have to depend upon our local resources like a sawmill or, perhaps, another Masonite ? :) At any rate as far as a community goes we're walking a fine line between doing what is morally correct like shopping locally or allowing big box stores in for their much needed tax revenue. I just think it's a shame we can't get a tax sharing agreement so City and County can work together for the benefit of all of us, instead of opposing and competing with each other like the tug of war Costco appeared to be. Anyway thanks for the civil dialog. I hope something useful comes from the Masonite site, but I fear it'll never be heavy industry.  (Apr 17, 2013 | post #6)

Ukiah, CA

Serious problems with Costco

That was never about Costco and a mall, as Richard Shoemaker claimed. That was all about who was going to get the tax revenue- city or county. Not surprisingly the city has stopped negotiations with the county for a tax sharing agreement because they have visions of sugar plum fairies and tax dollars dancing in their heads. Of course there IS the small matter of a 5.6 million dollar offramp and other improvements so Ukiah will have to borrow the money, and 5.6 million will be a hell of a lot more than the city will collect in sales tax revenue for quite a few years, and the whole project makes no economic sense, but that's never stopped the Ukiah City Council for staying the course before.  (Apr 6, 2013 | post #2)

Ukiah, CA

40-to-life-plus-8 years sentence in Willits killing

This bothers me because it comes across as a threat. I don't know your family personally but I know of their history, their multiple arrests and prison stays, and the pain your family has caused so many innocent people. It's always unfortunate when someone dies, and I am sorry for your family's loss, but there is a cause and effect out there and sometimes there's a heavy price to pay for brutal, violent behavior. Aunt Sharon, if my words upset you and the rest of your clan and it's frustrating to read these words then register on Topix, send me a PM and we can arrange a meeting and I'll tell you and your family the exact same thing to your faces. The thinly veiled threats of violence against Jim's detractors do not impress me nor frighten me. My first amendment rights are something worth fighting for, and I am more than willing to do just that should you wish to have your family meet me face to face.  (Mar 31, 2013 | post #441)

Ukiah, CA

The Five Stooges?

22 grand is a ridiculous amount of money for a logo and a brochure design, and whoever approved this expenditure of public money should be fired. What was even more amazing was the claim this hotel tax money was "free" thanks to "tourists " visiting the Ukiah Valley. Bull- there aren't "tourists " visiting Ukiah, they're people here on business and their expenses are passed on to, ultimately, the public. Not to mention the slogan itself is lame, in my opinion. A more appropriate slogan would be "Ukiah- where Woodstock meets Deliverance." The 22 thousand dollar "Ukiah- close, far out" is an obvious promotion of our marijuana industry. However,since the powers that be have decided to cash in on our reputation as the pot capital of America in order to attract tourism, I have several suggestions for the City to entertain the coming flood of green tourists so fascinated by our local pot culture- 1) A tour of a typical indoor grow site, complete with the black mold growing on the walls and the chemicals and diesel fuel dumped in the back yard. 2) A visit to the Masonite Site, perhaps the proudest accomplishment of our local no growth pro pot leadership. Maybe put a plaque up amongst the rubble declaring "A monument to what can be accomplished when a Community says 'No we can't.'" 3) A nature walk along the railroad tracks from Perkins St. to Gobbi St. 4) A memorial to all those who have been killed while participating in the pot trade. 5) A museum containing confiscated firearms from local, peaceful pot dealers. 6) A visit to a pot garden...just look over anyone's back fence, chances are good there'll be a few plants there. The City Council might have visions of tye dye stands on every corner and marijuana vendors at the Farmers Market, but I doubt this'll happen...at the end of the day the only thing accomplished is they'll waste more public money.  (Mar 9, 2013 | post #3)

Ukiah, CA

Ex Covelo Sheriff Sergeant's Connection to Twin Deputy Su...

joshua eric wilkes is a whack job. Drugs are bad, mokay?  (Mar 4, 2013 | post #65)

Ukiah, CA

LETTER: A great day for adoptions

LOL no, as a member of the Board of Directors for HSIMC I can assure you we get no funding from any Government agency... we pay our own spay and neutering expenses. In addition we're a no kill shelter, and some of our animals will be there for life, so we have a twofold mission- to be as active as possible in pet adoptions to place as many animals as we can and also provide proper care and human interaction with the animals in our facility who have little chance at adoption. Money vs. animal is never an issue. Our adoption fees barely cover the spay, neutering and care expenses of our charges so we support our efforts through events like our Tri Tip dinner and quarter auction, held recently at the fairgrounds. We also have a spaghetti feed annually at Barra Vineyards in the Spring,and many other pet adoptions and fundraisers throughout the year. Currently we are taking orders for Christmas wreathes and other Christmas themed arrangements- stop by the Humane Society at 9700 Uva Drive in Redwood Valley and check us out, our hours at HSIMC are Sat-Sun from 11 to 3 and Sat-Sun from 1-5, closed Monday and Tuesday. We could also use volunteers for dog walking and to help out at events. There are so many good people who help out it's a very positive experience, and has convinced me Mendo people are generally a kind and generous lot.  (Nov 7, 2012 | post #5)

Ukiah, CA

Here Is One, you''re next

oops...meant FCC, not FTC. We have so many of these alphabet departments it's hard to keep them all straight. :)  (Jun 23, 2012 | post #5)

Ukiah, CA

Here Is One, you''re next

Excuse me, but your first amendment rights DO NOT extend to online message boards, and at any rate your first amendment rights require a certain amount of responsibility and accountability. For instance, you cannot make threats against someone without risking arrest. Of the local posts only one out of the first fifteen is a legitimate subject, (the VA thread), thus far spared the senseless banter and spam between HIO and his detractors. If I may be so bold, your current tactic of responding and starting spam threads over and over isn't working. The only thing accomplished is an increasing difficulty for those of us who wish to have more civil discussions. I really wish you, and HIO, would stop. FWIW the SCOTUS did not rule that profanity is "ok." What they ruled, unanimously by the way, was the FTC can no longer arbitrarily fine broadcasters for an occasional expletive or a brief glimpse of nudity. Just saying.  (Jun 23, 2012 | post #4)

Ukiah, CA

Here Is One, you''re next

I think it's just about time to see if we can get a few folks' IP addresses banned. This used to be a place where issues could be discussed in a civil manner, and now it's deteriorated into a 4th grade level classroom without a teacher. I'm going to contact the Topix people and ask them to look at this forum, and ask that the spammers be kicked out. It's so bad now it's impossible to have a rational discussion here.  (Jun 23, 2012 | post #2)

Ukiah, CA

VA adds three more diseases to Agent Orange 'presumptive'...

As a Viet Vet stationed in Nha Be, S. Vietnam, as part of Mobile Riverine Warfare Forces, I'd like to offer another perspective on Agent Orange use- It worked, it deprived the enemy of cover, and saved countless American lives...an RPG fired from fifty feet away is far more accurate than one fired from a couple hundred yards away. To state the military knew AO was harmful is conjecture, and FWIW my own VA experiences have been positive. I get first class medical treatment that's on a par with any hospital, and am reluctant to criticize an overworked system which is processing in thousands of new Vets from our new wars requiring medical care every day. One thing that might help our overburdened VA system would be to end our wars...just saying.  (Jun 22, 2012 | post #27)

Ukiah, CA

Child molester coming to town.

LOL, I started a half dozen rebuttals to the people who so wish to believe the worst in others, but what's the point? At the end of the day there's not much to say, other than it's spelled "evil" instead of "evel". And yes, I dealt in ink.  (Nov 26, 2011 | post #19)