Monday, October 25, 2010

Another Article in the LA Times about Humboldt

I noticed this new article about marijuana in Humboldt, in the La Times. I urge everyone to vote yes on Prop 19, as I think it is a necessary step if there is to be the social progress that our species needs in order to survive.

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Bag Monster at the Farmer's Market

This bag monster was at today's farmers market collecting signatures against plastic bags and informing the public about the evils of plastic bag use. He is affiliated with Surfrider Humboldt and Rise Above Plastics.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Tea Party Protests Bill Ayers Appearance in Arcata

Protesters wearing Tea Party shirts, waving American flags and carrying signs showed up in front of Northtown Books yesterday to protest against a reading and book signing appearance by Bill Ayers.

Friday, July 16, 2010

All Assistance for the Homeless to End

Staff members at the North Coast Resource Center informed their clients today, that all services for the homeless will be stopped due to lack of funding. There will be no more showers for seniors and disabled, no more mail services and case management. Also after two more community lunches next week, there will be no more lunches. It seems the only service that will still be provided is food boxes for housed people that can show proof of residence. Previously the NCRC (still known to many as The Endeavor) had indicated that the lunch program would be expanded from two days a week to three, starting with the new fiscal year in July. Apparently the expected funding did not come through, and now the most needy will be left with nothing. Years ago, when they first opened, they served lunch five days a week and offered shower and laundry services to all those who were in need.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

420 Fest in Redwood Park

The turnout was smaller, due to rain, at this year's annual celebration of cannabis culture. Police and the City Manager seemed to do more to discourage the unpermited festival than in previous years, but it was the steady rain all day that kept the attendance down. Still, the people that showed up seemed to be enjoying the event.

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Council Passes Anti-panhandling Ordinance

Last night the Arcata City Council approved an extreme anti-panhandling ordinance despite unanimous opposition from all the members of the public that spoke at the packed meeting. Many in the audience suggested letting the voters decide. Some said Mayor Stillman should have recused herself. The vote was 3-2. A Facebook group against the measure, now has 50 members.

Saturday, January 16, 2010

MLK Jr. Day Celebrated on Plaza

Communities for Justice and Peace celebrated Martin Luther King Jr. Day on the Arcata Plaza on Saturday, with singing, signs, climbing on the McKinley statue, food and discussion. President McKinley's face was covered with a photo of Dr. King's face.

Sunday, January 10, 2010

North Coast Co-op Evacuated after 6.5 Quake

A powerful 6.5 earthquake shook the North Coast Saturday at 4:27 p.m. I was in the Co-op and took these photos after being evacuated.