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Homeless in Humboldt County: An early cast of characters

Homeless in Humboldt County: An early cast of characters

By Marion “Then I met the founder of the American Homeless Society, Ruben Botello, a former Marine, and a backer of Cesar Chavez. He also did several hunger strikes in Humboldt County” I was from LA County. I had experienced [...]

June 30, 2014 May/June 2014 ( Vol.1 No.4 )
Education, economics & quality of life

Education, economics & quality of life

by Gary Mack “A non-profit administrator responded as if I should accept mediocre health care from a clinic because it was the only show in town willing to accept Medi-Cal.” Upon considering the meaning of news and opinions published since [...]

June 16, 2014 May/June 2014 ( Vol.1 No.4 )
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Another Way To Do Shelter and Housing

by Edie Jessup “There are other ways to achieve the elimination of homelessness in our area.” “YCSPI is a place for second chances.”   I have just returned from Alfred, Maine, and the York County Shelter Programs, Inc. I went back [...]

June 9, 2014 FrontPage, May/June 2014 ( Vol.1 No.4 )
On a misty Sunday morning

On a misty Sunday morning

by Jessica Renae On a misty Sunday morning in Eureka, Angela Thompson, 35, and her husband, Jared Jowett, 22, shared with me their story. I started out in Wyoming, working in the gas and oil industry. I started on my [...]

June 2, 2014 May/June 2014 ( Vol.1 No.4 )
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Born with a broken Halo

By Steve We are Not a tailless monkey playing follow the leader. We are the eyes, ears, lips, hips and fingertips of the Universe and we have a tale.           My parents divorced at my birth. [...]

May 19, 2014 FrontPage, May/June 2014 ( Vol.1 No.4 )
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We miss Coffee Jim (1948-2013)

by Bill Mash   Every community has a Coffee Jim – a person living on the fringe of what society is comfortable to look upon with love and compassion. Coffee Jim told it like it was – a street-wise codger [...]

May 12, 2014 May/June 2014 ( Vol.1 No.4 )
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Reconstruction of my Humboldt reality

by Peter Wagner photo caption: After having a stroke in his van (home) Peter Wagner’s profound frustration at his inability to function physically are identical to the powerlessness he feels in a system that is built by and for those who [...]

May 9, 2014 May/June 2014 ( Vol.1 No.4 )