Humboldt's Economy Goes to Pot? Hawaii's Senate Passed Bill to Decriminalize Marijuana

States are decriminalizing marijuana in ever increasing numbers.  This last week, Hawaii’s Senate passed a bill (22-3 how do you like that margin?) to eliminate all penalties for the possession of one ounce of pot except the lucrative fine system of $300 for first offense and $500 for anything after that. A combo of three bills increased the amount of

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After the Storm

After the Storm Frequent Photo In the wake of  the storms that have poured much needed water over the North Coast, sunshine is a simple pleasure that I’m reveling in.  In the wake of the Haitian earthquake, one writer/photographer is reveling in a long list of simple pleasures.  AND she’s willing to pay for reading my list. (h/t Daily Vignette.)

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Missing Person

Jerry George Missing Person Report from the Sheriff’s Office The Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office is looking for a McKinleyville man who was reported missing late last week.  Last Friday a woman reported her boyfriend failed to return home.   The man, Jerry George, 29, had gone out to friends’ house the night before but never made it home.  Friends indicated he

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One Year's Supply of Food

Food: One Person, One Year With the earthquake and the possibility of large storms dropping unusual rainfall on us, I’ve been perusing my cupboards wondering if I have enough of the right stuff.  Most of us don’t have much food stored for emergencies but the LDS church encourages their members to put aside a years worth of supplies.  Here is

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Cause of Love

Cause of Love Frequent Photo “Commitment isn’t just a sign of love; it’s a cause of love.” Daniel Gilbert One day last fall, a beautiful young woman married a handsome young sailor.  Barefoot, she wore a simple dress and flowers in her hair. He wore his uniform.  The sun poured down on the blue waters of Trinidad and polished the

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The Earth Shook AGAIN

Residents in Eureka are picking up glass and listening to sirens in the aftermath of a 6.5 quake.  Cell phones and land lines are only working sporadically.  Hope you are all well! Magnitude 6.5 Date-Time Sunday, January 10, 2010 at 00:27:39 UTC Saturday, January 09, 2010 at 04:27:39 PM at epicenter Location 40.674°N, 124.655°W Depth 16.4 km (10.2 miles) Region

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