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Humboldt faces shelter crisis

By Jessica Renae HUMBOLDT COUNTY–With fewer than 400 available shelter beds and an estimated 1,600 homeless, the Human Rights Commission and Redwood Chapter American Civil Liberties Union want Humboldt County Board of Supervisors to declare a shelter crisis in the [...]

March 17, 2014 March/April 2014 (Vol. 1 No. 3)
Housing equity remains a myth

Housing equity remains a myth

By Cents Suddenly, the continuity of passing cars, sidewalk conversations and morning romance was disrupted by pairs of leather combat boots violently smacking against the pavement. My stomach dropped as I intuited why a squad of armed men in uniforms [...]

March 17, 2014 March/April 2014 (Vol. 1 No. 3)
From the Editor

From the Editor

By Lorena Boswell What happens when you need to sleep and have nowhere legal to do so? Should you be ticketed? fined? jailed? In Santa Barbara in 2001 the Calif. State Appeals Court ruled that although David Ridley and Julie [...]

March 17, 2014 March/April 2014 (Vol. 1 No. 3)
Whistler’s Other Mother

Whistler’s Other Mother

by Half A Centurian Half a Centurion, who due to many challenges including complex PTSD since childhood, has taken only one art class: an adult ed. life drawing series in her forties, that totaled 24 hours over 8 weeks and [...]

March 17, 2014 March/April 2014 (Vol. 1 No. 3)
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Dear Humboldt

Thank you for helping raise up the voices of people our society and our economy have not valued as worthy of life. It’s tragic and ironic that Father Eric Freed, who advocated for loving-kindness for all people, was brutally slain [...]

March 17, 2014 March/April 2014 (Vol. 1 No. 3)
I Thought About Bridges

I Thought About Bridges

by D. Reaves One night I had no place to sleep I sought shelter. I felt weak. I sat on grass, it was too cold. I sat on the bench. There were no buses, so I roamed. I knew right [...]

March 17, 2014 March/April 2014 (Vol. 1 No. 3)
Not the World I Used to Know

Not the World I Used to Know

by Saundra G. Last night was a tragedy What went down was sad to see But it is what it is I guess it had to be I wake up this morning to face a new day With my head [...]

March 17, 2014 March/April 2014 (Vol. 1 No. 3)
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Dear Humboldt

They call me Wizard Steve; I am the self proclaimed Prince of Poverty. I have embraced my poorness to the degree of ultimate freedom. My inability to secure gainful employment has allowed me to pursue my passions unabated. During the [...]

March 17, 2014 March/April 2014 (Vol. 1 No. 3)
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Dear Humboldt

I used to be homeless. I was homeless for the better part of 2 1/2 decades. I used to tell people who would inquire, “I am homeless by choice,” little did I know how true that was. I was homeless [...]

March 17, 2014 March/April 2014 (Vol. 1 No. 3)
Amazing Race

Amazing Race

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March 17, 2014 March/April 2014 (Vol. 1 No. 3)