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She’s being released today after a complicated bout of food poisoning.

And let’s try to stay human in this thread please.

Lost Coast Outpost is holding a vote.  Currently Supervisor Mark Lovelace is well out in front, but that’s probably because progressives around the county are going to vote for him while the conservatives and whatever you want to call the Sohum supporters of the majority faction are going to split their votes among the other supervisors.  Also I think Lost Coast Outpost draws more liberal readers, and the GPU issues are fresh on some minds.

Still, it is quite impressive.  At last count Mark has about as many votes as the others combined.   Maybe this notice will alter the results some.

It is an opinion piece.  I’ve only skimmed it, and don’t have any comments just yet.

The discussion is scheduled for Monday.

I may have some comments later, after I’ve had the opportunity to read it carefully.  But I wanted to post the link since the crucial discussion is only days away.

Addendum:  I did read it and posted some comments within the thread.

Third item on the BOS agenda for Tuesday.

He replaces Clif-appointed Mel Kreb.

Mr. Morris, a professional forester, is known for his lawsuit against the federal government alleging that certain portions of the Endangered Species Act amount to a property “taking.”

He is also the agent for process for HumCPR, and serves as the organization’s treasurer.

He has recently served on the Grand Jury.

I’ll post more information as I get it.

Aside from a few letters of unnecessary tone from both sides, I’ve really appreciated the Second District Supervisor discussion this time around.  We have some very articulate writers.  Some long winded (including me – I didn’t realize quite how long winded until I saw how much space I took up in the paper, and believe it or not I condensed!).  Some very thoughtful.  Some not so thoughtful.  Anyway, The Redwood Times has its letters up.  I wrote a separate letter for each paper, and unfortunately the Independent isn’t yet online and I keep forgetting to thumb drive the first letter from my offline computer.

My letter

Marie Rafael’s letter on behalf of Clif

Dave and Cheryl Nicholson’s letter on behalf of Estelle

Linda Lowe’s letter for Clif

David Hawkins’ letter for Estelle

Dave and Susan Hagemen for Clif

Barbara Kennedy for Clif

Kevin Caldwell for Estelle

Unfortunately, that’s as far as the links go.  There were some great letters over the past month.

So what will happen on Tuesday?  I’ll give you my predictions on Monday evening.

Addendum:  The Arcata Eye was kind enough to compile its letters of support for candidates.  None in the Second District.  Lots of support for Mark.

Second addendum:  More letters from this week’s paper.

Joan Becker for Estelle

Jerry Latsko for Clif

Jennifer Kubik for Estelle

Ted Kogon for Estelle

Karyn Lee-Thomas for Estelle

Chris Weston for Clif

Jim Truit for Clif

I know it tends to be feast or famine for my posting on anything lately.  I hadn’t posted in almost a week, but today I’ve posted three times.  I’ve a fairly full schedule, so I have to make hay when the sun shines.

First of all, tonight on the HumCPR show Charley will host a discussion with both Clif and Estelle about General Plan and other land use issues.   That’s on KMUD at 7:00 p.m., and it’s a call-in show.


Don’t miss the debate at the Mateel this Sunday, with all of the information through this link.  I am billed as a moderator, but Ed will be handling it alone as I’m committed to coach an Indoor Soccer double-header due to changes in scheduling.  Ed is more than capable, and it should be a great debate.  It will be simulcast on KMUD beginning at 3 p.m.


A little bit of controversy with the Democratic Central Committee last night, at least as far as Richard Marks is concerned.  I wasn’t there, and I haven’t heard anything other than what is reported by Richard, but he seems to feel that Estelle was denied an endorsement because of her affiliation with HumCPR.  Clif doesn’t qualify for endorsement as a member of the DTS Party, and Richard feels that as the only Democrat in the race she should have received the endorsement.

In the thread he complains that Roy Curliss was denied the endorsement several years ago (when running against Carlos Quilez, a liberal Republican (a dying breed) for the same reason (and I don’t recall Carlos getting the Republican endorsement – probably over the same issue).

Policies around development are a source of division in counties around the state, and Democrats tend to favor controlled growth advocates in their endorsements to the disappointment of union reps who emphasize jobs.  It’s not a new issue locally or statewide, but I expect that HCDCC elections to become a little more politicized for awhile.

Cheryl Seidner and Mark Lovelace each received endorsements.


Lastly, although I’m now thoroughly bored with the topic, the billboard controversy is apparently covered in the Beacon-insert of today’s Times Standard.  I can’t find it online, but if I do I’ll link to it.  From what I’ve heard, it adds nothing new to the story.

Again, there are at least half a dozen ways to cheat on these polls, and even if nobody cheats or rallies to “freep” them, the polls are only an indication of the sentiments of those who read blogs and respond to polls – which may not be anywhere close to representative of voters as a whole.  Moreover, I have no way of limiting the responses to the districts in question or even the county.  To quote Brit Hume, these polls may be “indicative of something.”  If that.  I post them out of pure curiosity, and for discussion purposes.

And of course today’s Kick-Off event is just a couple of hours away.

From her campaign.  I’m pretty sure it gets bigger if you click on it.


March 2020