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It had been awhile since I had visited the Arcata branch of the North Coat Coop. This afternoon I stopped in to grab some items. That development across the street – I think it’s senior housing of some sort – has changed the feel of the neighborhood. The Coop parking lot almost feels claustrophobic.
That’s not to say that I oppose the development. It’s a perfect location and the building looks like it’ll have a nice appearance. But the change is quite profound. If you kind of zone out for a moment while gazing on it from across the street, it almost feels like you’re in Sonoma County somewhere.
I think it’s most noticeable in the late afternoon as it blocks the sun to the west.
I’m completely behind the agenda, and yeah, her response was cold and unprofessional, but don’t use the kids. If they’re old enough to act on their own initiative, that’s great, but this kid was clearly uncomfortable and it’s not fair to put him in this position.
This kid, on the other hand, is a little bit older and clearly acting on his own initiative.
Submitted by a reader. Video through the link.
And this article contains allegations of a Canadian government cover-up over it, even as they announced that their own tests have come up negative. The positive tests had been conducted by Simon Fraser University. The bug is one which has been detrimental to Atlantic salmon as well as Chilean salmon farming.
The problem so far is concentrated around British Columbia, and there are plans to monitor it very closely, but so far no human-origin solutions being offered.
I got this e-mail this morning.
Christmas tradition – This really is a good idea-We can do this!As the holidays approach, the giant Asian factories are kicking into high gear to provide Americans with monstrous piles of cheaply produced goods — merchandise that has been produced at the expense of American labor. This year will be different. This year Americans will give the gift of genuine concern for other Americans. There is no longer an excuse that, at gift giving time, nothing can be found that is produced by American hands. Yes there is!It’s time to think outside the box, people. Who says a gift needs to fit in a shirt box, wrapped in Chinese produced wrapping paper? Everyone — yes EVERYONE gets their hair cut. How aboutgift certificates from your local American hair salon or barber?Gym membership? It’s appropriate for all ages who are thinking about some health improvement.Who wouldn’t appreciate getting their car detailed? Small, American owned detail shops and car washes would love to sell you a gift certificate or a book of gift certificates.
Are you one of those extravagant givers who think nothing of plunking down the Benjamin’s on a Chinese made flat-screen? Perhaps that grateful gift receiver would like his driveway sealed, or lawn mowed for the summer, or driveway plowed all winter, or games at the local golf course.There are a bazillion owner-run restaurants – all offering gift certificates. And, if your intended isn’t the fancy eatery sort, what about a half dozen breakfasts at the local breakfast joint. Remember, folks this isn’t about big National chains –this is about supporting your home town Americans with their financial lives on the line to keep their doors open.How many people couldn’t use an oil change for their car, truck or motorcycle, done at a shop run by the American working guy?Thinking about a heartfelt gift for mom? Mom would LOVE the services of a local cleaning lady for a day.My computer could use a tune-up, and I KNOW I can find some young guy who is struggling to get his repair business up and running.
OK, you were looking for something more personal. Local crafts people spin their own wool and knit them into scarves. They make jewelry, and pottery and beautiful wooden boxes.
Plan your holiday outings at local, owner operated restaurants and leave your server a nice tip. And, how about going out to see a play or ballet at your hometown theatre.Musicians need love too, so find a venue showcasing local bands.
Honestly, people, do you REALLY need to buy another ten thousand Chinese lights for the house? When you buy a five dollar string of lights, about fifty cents stays in the community. If you have those kinds of bucks to burn, leave the mailman, trash guy or babysitter a nice BIG tip.
You see, Christmas is no longer about draining American pockets so that China can build another glittering city.
Christmas is now about caring about US, encouraging American small businesses to keep plugging away to follow their dreams. And, when we care about other Americans, we care about our communities, and the benefits come back to us in ways we couldn’t imagine.
THIS is the new American Christmas tradition.Forward this to everyone on your mailing list. This is a revolution of caring about each other, and isn’t that what Christmas is about?
From the campaign:
Monday, December 5, 11:00 to 11:30 a.m.
104.3 FM Eureka & 104.7 FM Garberville
Streaming Online at:
Lost Coast Outpost
Democratic congressional candidate Norman Solomon will be live in the KHUM studio as part of that station’s congressional candidate interview series. Solomon will speak with popular radio host Mike Dronkers.
Lost Coast Outpost, a local news blog, will be running a parallel live chat. Listeners are encouraged to post their questions for Norman Solomon in the chat box on the blog. Questions are also welcome via Facebook, Twitter, email (studio at khum dot com), and telephone: 707-786-KHUM.
Lunch Conversation with Norman Solomon
Monday, December 5
1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
904 S Fortuna Blvd
Fortuna, CA 95540
Meet Democratic congressional candidate Norman Solomon for lunch at Hot Brew restaurant in Fortuna. Don’t miss this opportunity to chat with one of the leading candidates in the race to represent the North Coast in Congress. Bring your questions and ideas, as well as your appetite.
There is no cover charge, but it is requested that attendees order food and/or drinks from the Hot Brew menu.
RSVP appreciated, but not required. Contact:
firstname.lastname@example.org or (707) 845-9372.
Democratic congressional candidate Norman Solomon will speak with Humboldt County voters about his “Economic Agenda for Main Street,” a bold set of proposals to create jobs and kick-start the economy.
Good Harvest Cafe
575 US Hwy 101
Meet Democratic congressional candidate Norman Solomon for lunch at Good Harvest Cafe in Crescent City. Don’t miss this opportunity to chat with one of the leading candidates in the race to represent the North Coast in Congress. Bring your questions and ideas, as well as your appetite.
There is no cover charge, but it is requested that attendees order food and/or drinks from the Good Harvest Cafe menu.