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That’s the program title for my radio show tonight. I had planned to co-host the show with another KMUD programmer who has some strong thoughts about anonymous blogging. She was going to invite some guests. However, I haven’t heard from her in a while and she hasn’t responded to my recent e-mails. If she shows, we’ll improvise. If not, Tom Hanson and I will take on the topic anyway.
The show is at 7:00. As always, if you want to call in the studio numbers are 923-3911 and 1-800-KMUDRAD.
The Mateel Community Center v. People Productions, LLC., et al.
First cause of action: Breach of Contract.
I’m not in Eureka, or I’d review the file. Anybody up there have some time to wander over to the courthouse and fill us in?
Update: Somebody went in and tried to look at the file, but apparently it’s being reviewed by a judge. It will be made available again tomorrow morning after 10:00.
And they got it wrong.
Also got to hear the Mateel Deal on KMUD last night. The hosts wanted to talk about how wonderful the Mateel Center is, but the callers just kept voicing their views on the conflict. Go figure!
I’m hoping to have some more news later today.
Addendum: Just found this over at Bob’s site. It’s the Dimmick memo read on the KMUD news on Tuesday night.
Re: Termination of Lease between Mateel Community Center and Dimmick Ranch
January 13, 2006
We are truly disappointed that mediation has not resolved the issues surrounding the annual reggae event. However, our commitment is – and has always been – to the community, and we have and will continue to work closely with key non-profit organizations to uphold this commitment. Our goal is simply to produce a successful event that supports our community and makes public safety a priority. It is for these reasons that we originally entered into the contract for public use of our ranch and aligned with People Productions, which has a 23-year history of managing this event.
Thank You, Dimmick Ranch
The strike underway the creamery management has placed an ad in the Eureka Reporter for strikebreakers. Here’s the Times-Standard article. What’s interesting is that the paper carrying the ad has no article on the subject that I could find. I do think the ER often gets a bad rap from progressives, but this constitutes a glaring omission.
As for the Humboldt Creamery, they really should rethink their long term interests vs. short. They may lose a huge local market. Expect some pressure on the Coop board to ban the products from the stores. As long as they’re resorting to Pinkertonesque strikebreaking techniques, I won’t be buying their milk. And I’ve been a loyal consumer for some years now.
It’s a Teamsters union (I’m still curious as to why the Teamsters are in the milk business). The issues were briefly summarized in this article of a couple of weeks ago. The strike vote took place last week.
Got this from the Redwood Progressive:
Save the World While Saving Money: Learn How at Sierra Club-Sponsored Event
Speakers on climate change and displays by energy-saving companies and green organizations will be part of a free March 1 event sponsored by the North Group Sierra Club. Come to the Humboldt Area Foundation from 6-8:30 p.m. to discover ways to save money and the world by fighting global warming, while meeting lots of environmentally conscious people.
Learn how to calculate your carbon footprint while listening to live acoustic jazz and enjoying tasty hors d’oeuvres. Browse through information from local solar and green construction companies, government agencies, and nonprofit organizations concerned about climate change. Be informed about the Sierra Club’s Cool Cities Campaign.
Hear from Karina Junge, one of only 60 teachers selected nationwide for climate change training, about how she is incorporating what she learned into her classroom at Zane Middle School. Receive an update on local efforts to combat global warming from Jennifer Berman, director of the Redwood Alliance’s Climate Action Project.
The Humboldt Area Foundation is located on the Indianola Cutoff between Highway 101 and Old Arcata Road. For more information on this free event, call Gregg at 826-3740.
Addendum: Here’s a “carbon footprint” calculator.