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Fox News coverage (not bad actually).
Glen Beck’s pre-event commentary.
And here’s a right wing video showcasing all of the socialist groups present to the tune of the Internationale.
I’ll post more as I find it.
Addendum: Here’s another photo diary. So far no pictures of Sara Palin with a Hitler mustache.
Redwood Roots Farm Fundraiser for Bonnie Neely
Sunday, October 3rd
Please come out to Redwood Roots Farm and celebrate the season with live music and local beers at a benefit to help elect Bonnie Neely!
Live Samba starting at 1:00, followed by Josephine Johnson in her final Humboldt performance, and finishing off the afternoon will be Neil Diamond cover band, Solitary Men!
We’ll be serving local beers, as well some local appetizers and encourage a pot-luck afternoon, so please bring any appetizers that you would like to contribute. In the spirit of this amazing organic farm, we would ask that pot luck items be brought on re-usable dishes.
Tickets are $15
Available at the door as well as:
World Cup Coffee
1626 F Street, Eureka
Bonnie Neely for Supervisor Headquarters
426 3rd Street, Eureka
Parking is limited. Car-pooling or bike riding is encouraged
Directions: From Old Arcata Road, take Jacoby Creek road approximately 3/4 mile, Redwood Roots Farm is behind the Unitarian Fellowship on the right side. Parking will be across from the fellowship parking lot.
Campaign Manager, Bonnie Neely for Supervisor
If you can not attend, please make a donation at : http://www.bonnieneely.com/contribute.html
I want to add that during the final stretch of the June campaign, Bonnie gave up a day of precious campaign time to join Clif on a trip to the Southern Humboldt Community Park last spring. They came down to greet representatives of a potential grantor for the park. To take that time for business outside of her district showed us that she cares deeply about the interests of the whole county, notwithstanding criticisms locals have had about her in the past. I’ve had my differences with Bonnie as well, but she has served her county well, and I hope the Fourth District voters will let her continue to do so. To lose her presences on the Coastal Commission would cost Humboldt County a crucial voice for smart growth and environmental concerns in that very important capacity. She deserves your financial support in this very crucial election.
From Peter Galvin, Center for Biological Diversity.
SAN FRANCISCO— On September 27, 2010, five individuals and three environmental advocacy organizations filed a federal lawsuit against the California Department of Transportation challenging a major construction project along Highway 101 through Richardson Grove State Park in Humboldt County. The project will destroy and damage prized old-growth redwoods to allow access for large commercial trucks. The lawsuit — the second suit citizens have filed to stop the controversial project — was filed due to Caltrans’ failure to conduct a thorough environmental review of the project, in violation of the National Environmental Policy Act and the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act.
“We can see no other option than to seek help from the courts to protect this threatened grove,” said Kerul Dyer, Richardson Grove Campaign coordinator for the Environmental Protection Information Center. “Caltrans not only failed to evaluate the harm this complex project would cause to these ancient trees, they railroaded this multi-million-dollar project through, disregarding the public’s concerns and grossly understating the impacts the project would have.”
“We are determined not to let this protected grove of old-growth redwoods and the endangered species that depend on them be cut into for the sake of letting a few more oversized trucks speed through the grove,” said Peter Galvin, conservation director for the Center for Biological Diversity. “Caltrans should scrap this misguided project, which has been opposed by dozens of groups, local business owners, scientists, elected representatives and tens of thousands of concerned citizens.”
Bess Bair, lead plaintiff on the federal lawsuit, was born and raised in Humboldt County near Richardson Grove. Bair is the granddaughter of Bess and Fred Hartsook, originators of the historic Hartsook Inn, near the Richardson Grove. Bair joined the lawsuit to carry on her century-long family legacy of protecting the majestic giant redwoods from harm. “I know these trees intimately, I was raised among them,” said Bair. “There are ways to resolve this situation that do not put these trees at risk and preserve them for all Californians.”
More under the fold.