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OPINION: Who decides what happens in McKinleyville?

OPINION: Who decides what happens in McKinleyville?

This question has been coming up a lot lately in McKinleyville. It comes up often at McKinleyville Municipal Advisory Committee meetings (McKMAC) and it comes up at McKinleyville Organizing Coalition meetings. You can hear the question asked at the coffee shop, the lube place, the gas station. There are as many opinions as there are

Elegy for Redwood Auto

Redwood Auto was my place, my mechanic, my guys. For years and years, I’d roll in with my inevitably staggering truck or car with 200,000 miles on it, and they would magically make it drive again. Their closing is massively inconvenient, but far more than that. Redwood Auto was an iconoclastic local business. Presided over

Guest Opinion: Is Humboldt willing to protect one of its most vulnerable communities?

(The following letter was sent to the Humboldt County Board of Supervisors on July 4.) By Renee Saucedo I am writing to implore that you pass a Humboldt County “Sanctuary” Ordinance that includes non-collaboration by local law enforcement with federal Immigration enforcement.  This ordinance is necessary to instill trust and cooperation between local law enforcement

Letter: Hey, Sinclair, we’ll be watching closely

(The following is an open letter to Sinclair Broadcast Group, its board members, shareholders and decision makers. – Ed) We the people of Humboldt County, on the Redwood Coast of California, would like to welcome you to our community. With your recent acquisition of four local television channels, you are now a major part of

Rambling Jack: We need to stop futzing around and get this skate park built

(I wrote the column below for the Jan. 9, 2013 edition of the McKinleyville Press. A lot has changed since then, but one thing has not – McKinleyville still does not have a skate park. The effort to build a skate park has been underway for about 17 years now, but there’s nothing to show

Letters to the Editor, July 5, 2017

On parking issue, stay chill There are many issues and concerns around parking, particularly when folks seem to be living in their parked vehicle. As reported in last week’s Mad River Union, county supervisors among others have legitimate concerns about is- sues such as a recent parked vehicle re in Garberville and anecdotes of drug

Letters to the Editor, June 21, 2017

Countering propaganda How many people remember the 1993, year-long, infamous political ad launched against revising health care in the U.S.? A $20 million campaign of misinformation, it  featured Harry and Louise, who sat at their kitchen table anxiously discussing a proposed version of universal health-care coverage and delivery. They whispered frightening things like, “government take-over,

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