Friday, February 27, 2009

Humboldt County General Plan To Be Finalized

There's not much time left to get involved in the General Plan that will guide growth in Humboldt County for the next 20 years. Plans include doubling the size of Eureka with new houses near Cutten in the McKay tract, currently Green Diamond property, and an additional 4 to 8-hundred housing units on Humboldt Hill.

PUBLIC HEARINGS: 2009 Draft Environmental Impact Report for the Draft Housing Element
at the following Planning Commission meetings @ 6:00pm Humboldt County Courthouse

February 26th
March 19th & 26th

Public Comment will be accepted until March 31, 2009
Email your comments/concerns to:

Copies of the DEIR are available on the internet at

General Plan Update can be viewed at:

For more info on meetings, public comment and how to get involved to stop urban sprawl see link below.

Free E-Waste Recycling This Weekend

You can drop off your old and broken tv's, monitors, computers & components, printer's and cartridges, cd's and players, fax machines, printers, cell phones, dvds and vcrs. The event is at Redwood Acres Fairground Parking Lot and is from 9am to 4pm 2-28-09 and 3-1-09.

Please don't bring tires, paints, oils, toxic chemicals, glass bottles, cans or cardboard.

The free program has no load limit! You would normally have to pay to have these recycled, so this is a great event to take advantage of.

For more info contact:
East Sac E-Waste Collections at 1-916-871-5711.

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Wow, Gov. Jindel Says New Train From Disneyland to Las Vegas

Excerpt from Gov. Jindel speech:

But Democratic leaders in Congress -- they rejected this approach. Instead of trusting us to make wise decisions with our own money, they passed the largest government spending bill in history, with a price tag of more than $1 trillion with interest. While some of the projects in the bill make sense, their legislation is larded with wasteful spending. It includes $300 million to buy new cars for the government, $8 billion for high-speed rail projects, such as a "magnetic levitation" line from Las Vegas to Disneyland, and $140 million for something called "volcano monitoring." Instead of monitoring volcanoes, what Congress should be monitoring is the eruption of spending in Washington, D.C.

So what about this new train to be built from Las Vegas to Disneyland? Jindal says it is now funded with 8 billion Stimulus dollars.

Mag-Lev Train from Las Vegas to Disneyland moving forward
by John Frost
About 10 years behind schedule, funding has finally been approved for a real study into the feasibility of building a Magnetic Levitation based railway between Las Vegas and Anaheim, arguably the two biggest tourist draws in the Southwest. If built, it would be the first Mag Lev system in the US.

So Gov. Jindel says it is funded with the stimulus plan, the blog says a study into the feasibility of it is being funded. I guess studying doing something is the same thing as doing it.

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Obama Hits It Out Of The Park!

"We are not quitters".
President Barack Obama took control of the minds of millions of Americans tonight in his speech just over one month from taking office. He challenged Americans to be a part of a new beginning of the country.
There were three basic areas lined out for more spending and changes. Health care, energy and education.
See transcript

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Beijing Skyscraper Fire: The Silence Is Deafening

Wow! The building didn't melt!

This from: Paul Joseph WatsonPrison Planet.comThursday, February 12, 2009.
Debunkers’ only response is to claim that no comparison to WTC 7 can be made, yet they feverishly compared completely dissimilar bridge collapses to twin towers in 2007.Three days after a towering inferno engulfed a 500 foot skyscraper in Beijing, debunkers have failed to come up with any answers as to why the building remained standing in comparison with WTC 7, which suffered a uniform 7 second implosion as a result of limited fires spread across just 8 floors on 9/11.
Beijing’s Mandarin Oriental hotel defied all known physics on Monday when it was consumed by fires but did not collapse, a modern day miracle in light of the commonly accepted premise that since 9/11, all steel buildings that suffer even limited fire damage implode in on their own footprint within seconds.

Friday, February 20, 2009

Newly Poor Swell Lines at Food Banks Nationwide

JULIE BOSMAN The New York Times February 19, 2009
Over all, demand at food banks across the country increased by 30 percent in 2008 from the previous year, according to a survey by Feeding America, which distributes more than two billion pounds of food every year. And while pantries usually see a drop in demand after the holiday season, many in upscale suburbs this year are experiencing the opposite.
Click for story.
Isn't this about the same increase we are seeing in gun sales and ammo?
The recent rise in gun and ammo sales has been attributed by right winged fear mongers to the Obama Administration's plans to take our guns away.
George Bush already did this during the Katrina disaster. He used Blackwater agents to do it.
Is the current economic situation having more to do with these things than the current administration?

Bill proposes ISPs, Wi-Fi keep logs for police

Declan McCullaghC Net NewsFriday, February 20, 2009
Republican politicians on Thursday called for a sweeping new federal law that would require all Internet providers and operators of millions of Wi-Fi access points, even hotels, local coffee shops, and home users, to keep records about users for two years to aid police investigations.
The legislation, which echoes a measure proposed by one of their Democratic colleagues three years ago, would impose unprecedented data retention requirements on a broad swath of Internet access providers and is certain to draw fire from businesses and privacy advocates.
“While the Internet has generated many positive changes in the way we communicate and do business, its limitless nature offers anonymity that has opened the door to criminals looking to harm innocent children,” U.S. Sen. John Cornyn, a Texas Republican, said at a press conference on Thursday. “Keeping our children safe requires cooperation on the local, state, federal, and family level.”
Two bills have been introduced so far–S.436 in the Senate and H.R.1076 in the House. Each of the companion bills is titled “Internet Stopping Adults Facilitating the Exploitation of Today’s Youth Act,” or Internet Safety Act.

Click for rest of story
This sounds like a bad idea.

Old Glory Challenges KGOE and Arcata Eye

Right wing broadcaster and Eureka irritant Tom Fredricksen invited Kevin Hoover of the Arcata Eye and myself to break the law by camping in a city park overnight.
Mr. Fredricksen suggested Eurekans take their homeless to Arcata for services.
It all started here on old glory radio

See the challeng video here

My apoligies to Mr Fredricksen for getting the spelling on his name wrong.
I was calling him Mr. Fredrickson.

Thursday, February 19, 2009

V-Day coming to Humboldt

2009 Performances at Two Locations:
Aunty Mo's Lounge
535 Fifth Street, Eureka
February 26th & 27th 7:30pm
(this event is 21 and over only due to full bar)

Southern Humboldt
Mateel Community Center
March 7th 7:30pm

Sanctuary Stage Presents the Obie Award-winning Vagina Monologues episodic play written by Eve Ensler. Ensler originally starred in the production; when she left the play it was recast with three celebrity monologists. The production has been staged internationally, and a television version featuring Ensler was produced by cable TV channel HBO. In 1998, Ensler launched V-Day, a global non profit that has raised over $50 million for women's anti-violence groups through benefits of The Vagina Monologues.

Proceeds Benefit: Wiyot Tribe Program, Vachurr Wimouthwilh

The Emma Center

North Coast Rape Crisis Center
WISHWomen's Shelter in Southern Humboldt

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Grand Obstructionist Party

Has the G.O.P. become the Grand Obstructionist Party?

Rachel Maddow Coming to KGOE

Announcing Rachel Maddow coming to KGOE 1480 am here in Eureka.

Start date should be March 23, weeknights from 9 to 10pm.

Rachel will take the place of Jeff Rense who currently occupies that time slot.

I had toyed with the idea of putting Alex Jones in this slot, but Rachel Maddow is one of the fastest rising progressive talkers in the country. She recently got her own show on MSNBC and the ratings there are through the roof.

The radio industry is going through many changes due to the economic meltdown. The Adam Carolla show is no longer. Randy Rhodes is no longer on the air. Mike Malloy is on a bankrupt network. No one knows what the future holds for talk radio. We will start with just one hour of Rachel Maddow and expand the show if needed due to unforeseen circumstances.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Nova M Files For Bankruptcy, Founder Attempts Suicide.

Malloy to stay on KGOE.

Randi Rhodes’ on-air home for less than a year will shut its doors. In an email message of February 17th from counsel for Nova M Radio, Inc. to Randi’s entertainment attorney, Robert V. Gaulin, the company is said to have been advised to file for bankruptcy protection next week. All payroll deposits were reversed on Tuesday, leaving Nova’s employees unpaid for the past two weeks. On Sunday, Nova received a letter from Mr. Gaulin asserting that the contract with Ms. Rhodes was terminated due to material breaches and other reasons. Ms. Rhodes had not broadcast for over a week prior to this time, a situation which was diplomatically referred to as a “problem” that was solely within Nova’s control to solve. A few days earlier, Sheldon Drobny, founder of Nova M, and a co-founder of Air America Radio, attempted suicide and is hospitalized in Chicago. Mr. Gaulin indicated on Randi’s behalf that “We saw this coming, but are most saddened by the tragic news regarding Sheldon Drobny. Randi is devastated by the impact of these events upon her fiercely loyal audience, affiliates and sponsors. Discussions are already being conducted for Randi’s swift return to the air. Stay tuned…”


Mike Malloy will stay on KGOE 1480. I received a call from a represenitive of the company that says they will be taking over the Mike Malloy Show. They will also be adding Dr. Mike Newcomb to their line up although I currently have no plans to carry Mike Newcomb. Mike Newcomb was on Nova M when they began but left over a year ago.

Monday, February 16, 2009

Dairy Cows Head for Slaughter as Milk Prices Sour

By Tracie Cone of the Associated Press.

TURLOCK, Calif. - Hundreds of thousands of America's dairy cows are being turned into hamburgers because milk prices have dropped so low that farmers can no longer afford to feed the animals.
Ray Souza, owner of Mel-Delin Dairy in Turlock, Calif., stands with a few of his Holstein cows on Jan. 10, 2009. As of Feb. 2, the price farmers receive for a gallon of milk has been 80 cents a gallon, less than half the $1.65 a gallon the California Department of Food and Agriculture estimates it costs to produce. 'I don't ever remember being able to produce milk at that price,' said dairyman Souza, who got into the business in 1963. (AP Photo/San Francisco Chronicle, Lance Iversen) Dairy farmers say they have little choice but to sell part of their herds for slaughter because they face a perfect storm of destructive economic forces. At home, feed prices are rising and cash-strapped consumers are eating out less often. Abroad, the global recession has cut into demand for butter and cheese exported from the U.S.
Read entire un-happy cow story here.

Photo of Obama is taken down at Peterson

President Barack Obama's picture was removed this week from a Presidents Day sign at the Peterson Air Force Base commissary after customers complained that the image did not fit the holiday commemorating the birthdays of past presidents George Washington and Abraham Lincoln.
The head of the local NAACP and a commissary employee say it was blatant racism.
The picture of the first black president accompanied a sign near the entrance listing the government-run military grocery store's operating hours on for Presidents Day. The store will be open from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Employees took the sign down after customers complained that the holiday wasn't about the current president, according to the Defense Commissary Agency, which oversees the base grocery stores.

WTF? Presidents day isn't about sitting presidents? WTF?

Friday, February 13, 2009

Be Aware of Property Assessment Scam

This is in response to a scam that many property owners have reported. The Humboldt County Assessor's Office has issued this release:

No Need to Pay for Review of property Assessment
Property owners in Humboldt County have recently been receiving notices from a private company saying that the company will file an application for assessment review on their behalf. The company requires a payment of $179. There is a time limit given for this or a late fee ($30) will be added. These notices look official and appear to be from a government entity.
Humboldt County Assessor Linda Hill wants to make it clear that these notices are not from her office. The assessor will provide this service free of charge to anyone who thinks that the current market value of their property is less than the assessed value. An application for review can be obtained by calling the Assessor’s Office at 707-445-7663 between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. (County offices will be closed Monday, Feb. 16.)
The downturn in the economy and the reduction in home values have resulted in a situation where many recently purchased homes are now worth less than their assessed value. California law requires that property be assessed at the lower of Prop 13 value or market value. For property purchased prior to 2004, the assessed value is probably less than current market value and no review is needed. However, property purchased in 2004 or later could see a reduction in taxes if a review is undertaken.
Once a decline-in-value reduction is granted the property will be reviewed each year by the assessor until the market value exceeds the Prop 13 value. At that time, the Prop 13 value will again be enrolled and annual increases to the assessed value will be limited to no more than 2%.
Any questions or requests for application should be directed to the number given above.

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Changes at the Arcata Eye. Support your local newspaper.

Everyone is going through tough times these days. Newspapers have been hit especially hard.
See Story by Eye editor Kevin Hoover
While radio is a great way to get breaking news, newspapers are able to go into depth and really get into a story. The two media serve the same purpose in different ways. While we are doing fairly well here at KGOE, (we still have a lot of advertisers on air), our industry as a whole is going through some of the same trials as the newspaper business.
As I always ask our listeners to support our local advertisers, I am also asking you that live in Arcata Ca. and that like to know whats going on in your local town to subscribe to the Arcata Eye. Call 707-826-7000 to subscribe.
While KGOE may be free, most things worth while aren't free.
Support your local newspaper, read your local newspaper and do it while listening to KGOE.

Action Needed to Save California Conservation Corps.

ACTION NEEDED IMMEDIATELY!Yesterday, we sent out an urgent request to our friends and supporters asking to send faxes to the Governor and Legislative Leaders. Already 544 of you responded immediately. Thank-you!We need at least another 500 faxes today!If you have not yet sent a fax, please respond today, as we have heard the budget deal is very close to being finalized. Our voices must be heard now!Click below to send a fax (it won't cost you anything!): grass-roots effort has real momentum. So far it has produced:Over 500 faxes sent in one dayAlmost 3,000 letters have been sent to the Governor;An historic letter of support from four previous Governors2,000 names on petitionsStatewide and National Press in support of the CCCThank you,Paul Carrillo, ChairFriends of the CCCFor more information, see

National Call In Day for HR 676 Health Care Bill

Today, Single-payer health care reform advocacy groups across America are encouraging everyone to participate in today's National Call-in Day for HR 676.
This house resolution is not Universal Health Care, which is similar to California's Auto Insurance Program in which people are forced to buy health insurance from private companies.
It is also different from Socialized Medicine which is what the V.A. is.
This would create a single payer system to manage payments, run like Medi Care and without the overhead that private insurance companies have, (corporate jets, advertising, million dollar bonuses, etc.). Hospitals and doctors would would still be private.

Contact your Congressional Representative:
Congressional switchboard 202-224-3121

Locally call Congressman Mike Thompson at 707-269-9595

You may also contact:
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid
Washington office 202-224-3542
Reno office 775-686-5750
Carson City office 775-882-7434
Las Vegas office 702-388-5020

Nancy Pelosi
Washington office 202-225-4965
San Francisco office 415-556-4862

Barbara Boxer
Washington office 202-224-3553

Dianne Feinstein 202-224-3841

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Snow coming to Kneeland, Willow Creek and maybe Eureka.

Bring a jacket to work day or is that snow?

The National Weather Service is expecting snow at low levels tonight and Monday.

Tonight: Rain showers before 10pm, then snow showers. Some thunder is also possible. Low around 33. South southwest wind 6 to 14 mph becoming northwest. Winds could gust as high as 21 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.

Monday: Snow showers likely. Some thunder is also possible. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 42. Calm wind becoming west southwest around 6 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible. Monday Night: Scattered showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 30. Northwest wind between 3 and 8 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40%.

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Re-Investigate 9-11

9/11 Truth Humboldt Chapter
Investigate 9/11

More money has been spent on an on going marijuana grow investigation here in Humboldt County than was spent investigating 9/11.

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Trinidad to Clam Beach Run This Saturday

The 8 and 3/4 mile race starts at noon this Saturday 2-7-09. The run is sponsored by the Trinidad Chamber of Commerce. Participants can register at the Trinidad Town Hall Thursday Feb. 5th., between 5 and 7pm. The cost is $22.00 unless you wait till the day of the race when it goes up to $28.00. The entry fee includes a T-shirt and chili feed at the Trinidad School after the run.
Be on the lookout for the blue Chevy TrailBlazer Bicoastal Media vehicle with espn, kred, and kkhb plastered all over it. You might get a free station t-shirt. The vehicle doesn't currently have the KGOE logo on it, but they tell me that it is going to be added soon.

The race takes runners through Little River, literally right through the water and then up onto Clam Beach.
Bring dry socks for afterward.

Just up the beach from the end of the race is an eradication effort. ( see picture)
A joint effort between the County of Humboldt and the California Department of Parks and Recreation, seeks to eradicate European beach grass. The non native species has been crowding out native dune grasses to the detriment of the Western Snowy Plover, a bird that nests on the dunes.

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Dozens of secret Bush surveillance, executive power memos found; Could be made public

This is from the

Details about more than three dozen secret memoranda written by Bush Administration officials now sit atop a chart created by a public interest reporting group. The memos track new details about dozens of secret Bush Administration legal positions on torture, detention and warrantless wiretapping.

Meanwhile, Obama's freshly-confirmed Attorney General Eric Holder told senators that he was open to declassifying White House legal memos if no support for their original classification could be found, signaling a likely showdown with former President George W. Bush over executive privilege.

See e-mail chart

Some of these are still classified as secret but some can be read at the link.

Alex Jones on KGOE?

I am currently looking at putting Alex Jones on KGOE 1480 from 9 to 10pm. This slot is currently held by Jeff Rense. Rense is live and Alex Jones would be in a delay from earlier in the day. This would make KGOE only live 21 out of 24 hours weekdays. I am considering this move in light of the show Rense ran the day Barack Obama was sworn in as President of the United States. Jeff Rense had racist David Duke on the show that night. While I am open to many points of view, I do not and will not tolerate racism.
Alex Jones is a compelling, in your face investigative reporter, movie maker and radio show host.
Subjects include the new world order, investigate 9/11, the U.S. Constitution, terrorism, IMF and the World Bank, and the erosion of our freedoms.
Stay tuned for confirmation and a launch date.

Monday, February 2, 2009

Food Not Lawns

Thanks to local Blogger HighBoltage for this one.

Welcome to the new Internet hub site for the International movement to grow Food, not Lawns! Started and moderated by Heather C. Flores, co-founder of the FNL movement and author of the book, Food not Lawns, How to Turn Your Yard into a Garden and Your Neighborhood into a Community, this blog site will keep you up to date on upcoming events and exciting projects, and will help you find people in your community who are returning the concrete jungle into fruitful organic gardens.
I used to live in Anaheim and a neighbor two doors down, replaced his front lawn with drought tolerant plants and a garden. The house between us was up for sale and they were nice people so he and I did our best to make our yards look good for the prospective buyers. My neighbor's garden needed some weeding and he said he didn't have time. He bought some pumpkins and cantaloupe and put them amongst the weeds in his front yard.
The next day the realtor came to the house for sale with some folks looking at the house and my neighbor saw them pull up, he went outside and as they were coming up the front walk, he said howdy as he reached down into the weeds and pulled up a nice cantaloupe snapping off a weed and brushing off the dirt as he lifted the store bought fruit into his arms. The house hunters thought, what a nice garden and eventually bought the house.
I laughed my ass off as he retold the story to me. I just thought I'd pass that along for any of you that want a garden but are afraid of what the neighbors might say.
Lawns were made popular by rich people centurys ago to show that they were so well off that they could waste all that land and water on something other than food.