Measure P

Measure P
GMO Contamination Protection Ordinance

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Highway Worker Still In Critical Condition After Broadway Collision

Updated Information:

On August 30th 20110 at about 1am EPD Officers were dispatched to Broadway near Henderson streets on the report of a vehicle vs pedestrian collision. EPD Traffic Officers, a Detective and Evidence technicians were called out to assist in the investigation.

A preliminary investigation indicated that Kyle Anderson, 20 years old, of Bella Vista, CA, was working with a company that was updating signal light wiring along Broadway. Anderson was apparently seated partially in a hole dug along the west curb of Broadway that gave access to wiring. Extra lighting was being used to illuminate the worksite.

Selena Ranney, 28 years old of Eureka, was driving a 1997 Acura southbound on Broadway approaching Henderson street. For an unknown reason Ranney turned her vehicle to the right and collided with Anderson and the west curb of Broadway.

Anderson received major injuries and was transported to a local hospital where he remains in critical condition.

Ranney was interviewed at the Eureka Police Department. The vehicle she was driving was impounded as evidence and is pending an inspection.

Alcohol and drugs do not appear to be a factor in the collision.

Anyone who witnessed the collision is asked to contact Senior Traffic Officer Gary Whitmer at 707 441-4232

Reference case# 3T11-554

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Save The Kinetic Museum

For Immediate Release, August 25, 2011
CALLING ALL ANGELS AND ECCENTRIC MILLIONAIRES: SAVE THE KINETIC MUSEUM!
Contact: Emma Breacain, Kinetic Universe: (707) 616-5703


Kinetic Universe President Kati Texas announced that despite every
effort of fiscal and human power, Kinetic Universe is unable to
maintain the Kinetic Museum at its current location on Ferndale's Main
Street. This repository of sculptures and memorabilia celebrating 43
years of kinetic racing history has changed hands (along with the race
itself) a few times since the retirement and death of the famously
quirky sport's Glorious Founder, Hobart Brown.

"We basically inherited the museum along with the kinetic race when
the Humboldt Kinetic Association folded in 2007," said Texas. "The
building's owner, Sylvia Sterling, was keeping it open out of the
goodness of her heart, as a great Kinetic supporter. We felt a duty to
keep the Museum alive, so we took on a lease. It’s always been a bit
of a struggle for a tiny volunteer organization to preserve this
history, and we are finally accepting that we are rapidly running out
of resources to keep it open."

The Kinetic Museum still attracts visitors from around the world all
year long. Current rent and insurance cost about $6500 per year.

"Kinetic Universe has spent a significant portion of our yearly budget
on the Ferndale Kinetic Museum," said KU Treasurer Emma Breacain.
"Including $12,000 over two years to store Hobart Brown's personal
belongings, which are the property of his son, Justin Brown. Now that
Justin has expressed his interest in preserving the Kinetic legacy and
has resurrected the Humboldt Kinetic Association, we think he is
probably the best person to take on this honor and responsibility.
There are kinetic races all over the world today, but it all started
right here on Ferndale’s Main Street. It's a beautiful little nugget
of Humboldt history.”

"The museum is very dear to us," says Texas. "We have no desire to
close it. It's just a serious chunk of change for something that
brings in no money, and the Kinetic Grand Championship is our main
priority. If we can't find support by September 30th 2011, we'll have
to move on. We're exploring options in Old Town Eureka, and a possible
partnership with a local art gallery to help pay for space. Anyone
with interest in a sponsorship, or with a nice big space in Old Town,
should get in touch as soon as possible."

"The budget to run the race has grown exponentially every year," says
Breacain. “We spent 50% more this year than we did last year, and
we're dancing as fast as we can to make sure our fundraising keeps up.
We've done everything we can. We really hope that someone will
recognize the importance of this special collection and step up to
help."

Interested parties can make their best proposal for saving the Kinetic
Museum by contacting Kinetic Universe at kineticgc@gmail.com

101 Closed At Elk River Due To Accident

A traffic accident has both north bound lanes of US 101 at Elk River just south of Eureka closed this afternoon.  I got a report of two vehicles overturned blocking both lanes.  The accident took place about 11:45 am today and as of 12 :10 pm the north bound lanes are still closed with traffic backed up about a half a mile. 

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Earthquake Hits Washington DC

About 10 minutes until 11 am pacific time, an earthquake struck Washington DC.  I was listening to Thom Hartmann live at the time.  Hartmann does his show from DC and we are getting word that a 5.8 magnitude earthquake hit Virginia.  It was felt as far away as New York.

They are saying it was 3.7 miles deep.  That is fairly shallow which makes destruction more likely.

The magnitude was upgraded to 5.9 but MSNBC and some other outlets are claiming it was actually a 6.0 magnitude quake.  Each tenth of a point it goes up is significant. 

Monday, August 22, 2011

California Was Not Settled By The Swiss and Burger Has Lost Its King

Burger King has fired the plastic king icon that was just as creepy as Ronald McDonald but never as cool as Jack Box. The creepy corporate person is no more.  I am pleased that I will never have to see the creepy ads on TV anymore.  For some reason, I don't find Jack Box to be that creepy.

The reason I bring this up is the leadership at Burger King has  also decided to offer a California Burger  based on the Whopper that includes bacon, guacamole and Swiss cheese.  WTF?  Swiss cheese on a California Burger?  Really?

Have they never heard of Monterey Jack cheese?  This is the true California cheese.  It was invented in Monterey California and now includes pepper jack.  Either would work better than Swiss cheese. American cheese would be closer than Swiss cheese but some would argue that it isn't really cheese but a processed food source. 

See Wikipedia for  real Jack Cheese

Also the playgrounds at McDonalds and Burger King can be filthy.  They may be more dangerous than the food as disclosed by the story below in the LA Times:

Erin Carr Jordan, a child development specialist and mother of four, has launched a crusade against what she calls “filthy” conditions in the playgrounds at McDonald's, Burger King and other fast food restaurants across the country.  Read More at La Times


115th. Humboldt County Fair

It is hard to think that we have been doing this for 115 years.


 Ok, I haven't been going since it started but I was told that our fair is the longest continually running county fair in California.  There were rides exhibits, ribbons, food, beer, art, tractors, Humboldt Grass Fed Beef Franks, other animals for sale and even animals to bet on. 

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Electronic Waste Collection Event A Huge Success

Cars were lined up for blocks at a free e-waste event in McKinleyville today.

The event was sponsored by the Humboldt Waste Management Authority, The McKinleyville Community Services District and the County of Humboldt. 

The massive line of cars moved surprisingly quick as tons of computers, TVs, microwave ovens and more were transferred from peoples garages and back bedrooms to pallets with awaiting trucks.  I don't know where this stuff was going to be recycled but it wasn't doing anyone any good where it was. 





The drop off location for the event was at Pierson park which is behind and across the street from McKinleyville Ace.  The traffic backed up all the way and on to  Central Ave.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Accident On S. 101 Exit To Humboldt Hill Closes Ramp, Causes Injuries

Photo from Tom Sebourn
A woman was pinned inside her small 4 door SUV and rescuers had to use the jaws of life to remove her.  She injured but conscious as emergency personnel loaded her into an awaiting ambulance and sent her to a local hospital.

Photo from Henry Hoff
The female driver was the only one in the vehicle when it overturned.  I have no information if there were any other vehicles involved in the accident although there were none to be seen.  It was most likely a solo accident but that is not yet confirmed.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Retroactive traumatic injury benefits no longer just for combat vet injuries

SOLANO COUNTY – Veterans who suffered serious traumatic injuries outside of combat zones may be eligible for retroactive benefits of up to $100,000 under the Servicemembers’ Group Life Insurance Traumatic Injury Protection program.

All qualifying injuries that incurred between Oct. 7, 2001 and Nov. 30, 2005, regardless of where they occurred or whether the member had SGLI coverage at the time of the injury, are eligible for benefit payments under the Servicemembers’ Group Life Insurance Traumatic Injury Protection program, also known as TSGLI.

“This is welcome news for the many servicemen and women who suffered serious traumatic injuries while serving stateside or in other areas outside of the current war zones,” said Ted Puntillo, director of Solano County Veteran Services Office.

TSGLI provides payments between $25,000 and $100,000 to veterans who sustained certain severe traumatic injuries that resulted in a range of losses, including amputations, limb salvage, paralysis, burns, loss of sight, hearing or speech, facial reconstruction, 15-day continuous hospitalization, coma, and loss of activities of daily living.

The retroactive benefit is a result of the Veterans Benefit Act of 2010, which removed the requirement that the injuries during this period must have incurred in the combat zones of Operations Enduring Freedom or Iraqi Freedom.

“We at the VA appreciate the President’s and Congress’ efforts to improve benefits to our troops. Now all of our nation’s servicemembers who suffered severe traumatic injuries while serving their country can receive the same traumatic injury benefits, regardless of where their injury occurred,” stated Secretary of Veteran Affairs Eric Shinseki.

Puntillo advises all servicemembers who think they may be eligible to go to the VA website at http://www.insurance.va.gov/sgliSite/TSGLI/TSGLI.htm. Applications are currently being accepted by the Branch of Service TSGLI Offices, but benefits will not be paid until October 1, 2011.

The Solano County Department of Veteran Services is available to veterans if they require assistance in the application process. The office is located on the fourth floor of the County Administration Center, 675 Texas St. in Fairfield.

Stephen Pierce

Solano County Public Communications Officer
675 Texas Street, Suite 6500
Fairfield, CA 94533

(707) 784-6100


37 Days Left Of Summer. What To Do Before Its Over?

Just this weekend on the north end of the coast:

There will be Jazz music in Westhaven Center For The Arts on Friday night 8-19-11

It is McKinleyville art night the third Friday night of the month 6-8 pm.

On Saturday is the Salmon Festival in Klamath Ca. 8-20-11

Just north of Klamath in Crescent City is one of the few drive-in movie theatres left in California. 
Red's Crescent Drive-In Theatre
2303 Elk Valley Road, Crescent City, CA 95531-9413
(707)464-1813
Showing this weekend starting tonight Wed. 8-17-11

Horrible Boss   Rated R at 8:45 pm and Bad Teacher with Cameron Diaz also rated R at 10:35 pm. Movies run through Sunday.

Next week Wed-Sun Zoo Keeper and Green Lantern

Sean Penn to Campaign for Norman Solomon For New Congressional First District

This post originally posted at Highboltage Blog today.

photo from pdamerica.org
FOR RELEASE — 1:30 P.M. WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 17, 2011
Sean Penn to Campaign for Solomon in Congressional Race
     Former North Bay resident Sean Penn will return to the area next week for joint appearances with progressive Democratic candidate Norman Solomon, who is running for Congress in the new coastal district that stretches from the Golden Gate Bridge to the Oregon border.
     The Oscar-winning actor and director has been immersed in humanitarian aid work in Haiti since a devastating earthquake struck that country in January 2010.
     In December 2002, three months before the U.S. invasion of Iraq, Penn and Solomon went to Baghdad together in an effort to encourage alternatives to war. Speaking alongside Solomon at a news conference in the Iraqi capital, Penn told journalists: “I sit with you here today in the hopes that any of us present may contribute in any way to a peaceful resolution to the conflict at hand.” (For a recent magazine article with background information, click here.)
     Solomon — a policy researcher, author and political activist — is an outspoken critic of Washington’s failure to create jobs, protect the environment and give priority to education, healthcare and retirement security. He is running as an independent progressive Democrat for an open seat in the new congressional district that includes Marin County and western Sonoma County as well as the North Coast counties of Mendocino, Humboldt, Del Norte and Trinity.
     Now in his third consecutive term as a member of the California Democratic Party’s state central committee, Solomon is national co-chair of Healthcare Not Warfare. He was elected as an Obama delegate to the 2008 Democratic National Convention.
     Details about Penn’s upcoming appearances with Solomon on the campaign trail will be posted on the campaign website, SolomonForCongress.com.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

The location of tonight’s Sobriety / Driver’s License Checkpoint is:

4th at Commercial streets, Eureka.

By giving this information to the press ahead of time, the police department believes this makes the check points legal. That can be debated but the  rest of their info. is below.
 

The Eureka Police Department will be conducting a DUI/Drivers License checkpoint on August16th from 8 p.m. to 3 a.m., within the city limits of Eureka. The department is continuing its efforts at lowering the number of persons killed and injured in alcohol involved crashes locally with this DUI/Drivers License checkpoint.  Personnel will be checking drivers to identify offenders and get them off the street, as well as heightening awareness to the dangers of impaired driving.

The summer months are a dangerous time of the year and your odds of being involved in an alcohol involved collision can be high.  In 2009 law enforcement statewide reported that 6,871 people were injured or killed in alcohol involved collisions during the three summer months of June, July and August. 

A major component of the checkpoints, beyond taking dangerous drivers off the road, is to increase awareness of the consequences of impaired driving and to encourage using sober designated drivers.  A DUI checkpoint is a proven effective method for achieving this goal. By publicizing these enforcement and education efforts, the Eureka Police Department believes motorists are deterred from drinking and driving. 

Law Enforcement encourages everyone to Report Drunk Drivers, Call 911!  Funding for this operation is provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

Local Blood Bank Needs Your Help

I got an email from the blood bank that reads:

The blood center is currently experiencing critical needs for all blood types except AB.  We are serving two heavy users at local hospitals.  It would be greatly appreciated if you would blast this out to the public!  Please go to our website for location and mobile schedule.  Thank you so much.

You can give blood at their headquarters:
2524 Harrison Avenue
Eureka, CA  95501
707-443-8004
Fax: 707-443-8007
info@nccbb.org
Or at one of their mobile locations below.

16TuesdayFarmer's Market - Fortuna
12th St and Main
Fortuna3 p.m.6 p.m.
August 17WednesdayMad River Community Hospital
3800 Janes Rd
Arcata1 p.m.6 p.m.
August 17WednesdayGeneral Hospital
2200 Harrison Ave
Eureka10 a.m.3 p.m.
August 18ThursdayHumboldt County Courthouse
825 5th St
Eureka10 a.m.3 p.m.
August 18ThursdayBLM
1695 Heidon Rd
Arcata9 a.m.11:30 a.m.
August 18ThursdayUnited Indian Healh Services
1660 Weeot Way
Arcata1 p.m.4 p.m.
August 18ThursdayHumboldt Plaza
2440 6th St
Eureka11 a.m.3 p.m.
August 19FridayHumboldt State University
Next to Depot on Campus
Arcata11 a.m.4 p.m.
August 19FridayRay's Food Place
875 Redwood Dr
Garberville12 p.m.6 p.m.
August 19FridayPierson's Building Center
4100 Broadway
Eureka12 p.m.5 p.m.
August 20SaturdaySmith River Days
1st St
Smith River9 a.m.5 p.m.
August 20SaturdayBridgefest!
Downtown Bridgeville, Hwy 36
Bridgeville10 a.m.3 p.m.
August 22MondayWilderries Market
747 13th St
Arcata12 p.m.6 p.m.
August 22MondayHumboldt State University
Next to the Depot on Campus
Arcata11 a.m.4 p.m.
August 23TuesdayHumboldt State University
B St
Arcata11 a.m.4 p.m.
August 23TuesdayO&M
5901 Erickson Way
Arcata12:30 p.m.5 p.m.
August 23TuesdaySocial Services
929 Koster St
Eureka11 a.m.4 p.m.
August 24WednesdaySutter Coast Hospital
800 E Washington
Crescent City8 a.m.2 p.m.
August 24WednesdayHydesville Community Church
3296 State Highway 36
Hydesville3 p.m.7 p.m.
August 24WednesdayRedwood Capital Bank
402 G St
Eureka10 a.m.2 p.m.
August 25ThursdayFortuna CCC
1500 Almar Way
Fortuna5 p.m.8 p.m.
August 25ThursdayHumboldt State University
Next to the Depot on Campus
Arcata11 a.m.4 p.m.
August 25ThursdayFarmer's Market - McKinleyville
1503 City Center Rd
McKinleyville2 p.m.7 p.m.
August 26FridayBiggest Blood Drive!
2524 Harrison Ave (Blood Center)
Eureka8 a.m.5 p.m.
August 27SaturdayFarmer's Market - Arcata
8th St
Arcata9 a.m.2 p.m.
August 29MondayCollege of the Redwoods
7351 Tompkins Hill
Eureka12 p.m.5 p.m.
August 29MondayHumboldt State University
Next to the Depot on Campus
Arcata11 a.m.4 p.m.
August 30TuesdayCollege of the Redwoods
7351 Tompkins Hill
Eureka12 p.m.5 p.m.
August 30TuesdayHumboldt State University
Next to the Depot on Campus
Arcata11 a.m.4 p.m.
August 30TuesdayK-Mart
1500 Anna Sparks
McKinleyville12 p.m.6 p.m.
August 31WednesdayHumboldt State University
B St on Campus
Arcata11 a.m.4 p.m.

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Luffenholtz Beach Ca.

The sun came out so the beaches were full of people.

I must have seen at least 5 people and one dog.  It was a great day to hit the beaches but they were mostly reserved for the few people that went there.  Parking was free and nobody broke my windows to steal stuff.


Rick Perry-His Record

From ThinkProgress

Medicare & SS Unconstitutional ǀ Stimulus Hypocrite ǀ Prophet
Pro-Secession ǀ Anti-Environment ǀ Anti-Gay
10 Things You Need To Know

Here's what Charlie Rangel said of the miricle man from ThinkProgress:
Rangel Blasts Perry’s Minimum Wage Jobs Record: ‘One Stage Away From Slavery’ | Rep. Charlie Rangel (D-NY) is taking issue with the “Texas miracle” myth that Gov. Rick Perry (R-TX) is selling. This morning, Rangel told reporters that Perry’s record of job creation is nothing to be proud of because the jobs pay such low wages that “it’s one stage away from slavery.” Today, a New York Times review of Perry’s track record concluded, “Texas has one of the highest percentages of workers who are paid the minimum wage and receive no medical benefits.” Perry has also presided over a steady, decade-long decline in his state’s employment to population ratio. He inherited a ratio of more than 47 percent from George W. Bush, but now only 43.5 percent of Texans have a job, compared to 44.7 percent of the total U.S. population.


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Saturday, August 13, 2011

Texas raids fund for poor to keep taxes low

snardfarker.ning.com
http://www.rawstory.com/rawreplay/2011/08/texas-raids-fund-for-poor-to-keep-taxes-low/

This guy can't balance a budget, wants to mix religion and politics, has presided over more killings on death row than any other governor and now he wants to be your president.

Rick Perry is bad for Texas, don't promote him.
http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2011/08/12/top-obama-aide-fires-preemptive-broadside-at-perry/

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

The Story Of The Three Yellow Buckets And More Gaia Festival Pictures

 The three yellow buckets were new to me.  Like a city slicker in the woods or an unfrozen cop in the future these took me by surprise!  It turned out to be the bus station.  No not that kind of bus, I'm talking like bus your own dishes.  All of the food booths in the festival used real dishes.  Plates, cups and real stainless. Not only was it more civalized. It created several local jobs and drastically reduced the amount of waste produced by the 3 day concert.  There must have been around 15 different booths all plating on the same dishwasher safe plastic.  At the beer booth you paid 5 dollars for deposit on a 16 ounce, stainless steel cup with Lagunitas IPA logo on it.  I think most people just kept the cool cup.  I did.

 Below are a couple of hard working dish specialists at the dishwasher booth.
 There were a ton of non profits everywhere you turned.  Things you might not have known about until you stumbled upon them.  This one caught my attention called From War To Peace: Disarmed and Recycled Nuclear Missile Systems.  They make jewelry and stuff. 
 The mature black oak trees on the property make everything even better.
I shot some you tube also and will get that up as soon as I get well.  I came down with something nasty on Saturday and it still lives in me.

Here is a video of Ma Muse
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5bu0-MXpHKA
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kd2uHnpRdkA
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cehg3fm7LWA

Donald Rumsfeld To Be Sued By Former Iraqi Rent A Cops

Published on Tuesday, August 9, 2011 by Reuters

Today Is Martin Cotton Day In Humboldt

In my home town of Fullerton California an uproar has taken place.  Six big cops beat to death  into a coma ,  a gentle homeless man 37 years of age. He died from blunt trama a few days later.  The O.C. DA and even FBI are now investigating the brutal killing.

See here for gruesome pictures and more.

Today we reflect on another person beaten to death by police, who died in their custody  this time it was  Humboldt County resident, Martin Cotton II.

See here for more.

Friday, August 5, 2011

Gaia Festival This Weekend In Latyonville Ca.

I am off to the Black Oak Ranch in Mendocino for the Gaia Festival.  I have never been to a Gaia Festival and will have to give you all a report on the festivities when I return early next week.

Update: I fell ill soon after I got there.  I woke up Saturday with the flu or something.  I am still in pain but I figure if I can send some work related emails, I could get a few photos up too. Also I can't go back to bed until my bedding is finished washing.  It was wet with sweat when I woke up today after 17 hours of sleeping.

The price was right so I thought, what the heck.

There was no lifeguard on duty and clothing was optional.

Billy uses his option and keeps his clothing on.


Jobs Through Farmers Markets


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 4, 2011
11:30 AM

Farmers Markets Could Generate Tens of Thousands of New Jobs with Modest Federal Support, New Report Finds

They’re Growing Nationally, but Federal Policies Favoring Industrial Agriculture Hold Them Back

WASHINGTON - August 4 - Over the last several decades, thousands of farmers markets have been popping up in cities and towns across the country, benefiting local farmers, consumers and economies, but they could be doing a lot better, according to a report released today by the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS). What’s holding farmers markets back? Federal policies that favor industrial agriculture at their expense.
“On the whole, farmers markets have seen exceptional growth, providing local communities with fresh food direct from the farm,” said Jeffrey O’Hara, the author of the report and an economist with UCS’s Food and Environment Program. “But our federal food policies are working against them. If the U.S. government diverted just a small amount of the massive subsidies it lavishes on industrial agriculture to support these markets and small local farmers, it would not only improve American diets, it would generate tens of thousands of new jobs.”
UCS released the report just a few days before the 12th annual U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Farmers Market Week, which starts on Sunday, August 7. According to the report, “Market Forces: Creating Jobs through Public Investment in Local and Regional Food Systems,” the number of farmers markets nationwide more than doubled between 2000 and 2010 jumping from 2,863 to 6,132, and now more than 100,000 farms sell food directly to local consumers.

All that growth happened with relatively little help. Last year, for example, the USDA spent $13.725 billion in commodity, crop insurance, and supplemental disaster assistance payments mostly to support large industrial farms, according to the Congressional Budget Office. The amount the agency spent that year to support local and regional food system farmers? Less than $100 million, according to USDA data.

In 2007, the most recent USDA figure, direct agricultural product sales amounted to a $1.2 billion-a-year business, and most of that money recirculates locally. “The fact that farmers are selling directly to the people who live nearby means that sales revenue stays local,” O’Hara said. “That helps stabilize local economies.”
Keeping revenues local also can mean more job opportunities. Last summer, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack asked Congress to set a goal in the 2012 Farm Bill of helping at least 100,000 Americans to become farmers by, among other things, providing entrepreneurial training and support for farmers markets. O’Hara’s report takes up Vilsack’s challenge and argues that supporting local and regional food system expansion is central to meeting that goal.
In the report, O’Hara identified a number of initiatives the federal government could take to encourage new farmers and the growth of farmers markets in the upcoming Farm Bill. For example, the report called on Congress to:
  • support the development of local food markets, including farmers markets and farm-to-school programs, which can stabilize community-supported markets and create permanent jobs. For example, the report found that the Farmers Market Promotion Program could create as many as 13,500 jobs nationally over a five-year period, if reauthorized, by providing modest funding for 100 to 500 farmers markets per year.
  • level the playing field for farmers in rural regions by investing in infrastructure, such as meat-processing or dairy-bottling facilities, which would help meat, dairy and other farmers produce and market their products to consumers more efficiently. These investments could foster competition in food markets, increase product choice for consumers, and generate jobs in the community.
  • allow low-income residents to redeem food nutrition subsidies at local food markets to help them afford fresh fruits and vegetables. Currently, not all markets are able to accept Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefits.
“Farmers at local markets are a new variety of innovative entrepreneurs, and we need to nurture them,” said O’Hara. “Supporting these farmers should be a Farm Bill priority.”
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The Union of Concerned Scientists is the leading science-based nonprofit working for a healthy environment and a safer world. UCS combines independent scientific research and citizen action to develop innovative, practical solutions and to secure responsible changes in government policy, corporate practices, and consumer choices.

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

215 Friendly Houses For Rent Scam On Craigslist

A company calling themselves 215 Rentals is charging $20-dollars per listing for what they call 215 friendly houses for rent. They are doing business on Craigslist. The group is not licensed and is supposed to have a license to list houses for rent.  It turns out that the homes they are calling 215 friendly are not. Some of the owners of the properties for rent were contacted about being 215 friendly and they were unaware that their properties were being listed as so.

The web site for the scammers is http://www.betterbusiness.net/   Do not use this this web site to find rental properties. There are legitimate rental referral companies like The Rental Helpers that are licensed and offering properties in Humboldt Co. http://www.therentalhelpers.com/

If you have been scammed by 215 Friendly Rentals contact Misty Morgan, owner of The Rental Helpers at 707-443-4357. She will help you get in touch with the investigator of the Department of Real Estate.

Update: Ryan Burns of the North Coast Journal got the guy to call him.  You won't believe what he had to say about it.  http://www.northcoastjournal.com/blogthing/2011/08/09/depends-how-you-define-scam/

US Senator Joe Liberman, WTC 7 Did Not Occur