From today’s Times-Standard (emphasis all ours):
I commend the elected officials for taking time out of their schedules to attend the recent California Coastal Commission meeting, and argue the case for the CUE Vi Coastal Development Permit. The $1,876 seems like a small price to pay especially if the commission had any interest in acquiring more information on the Project.
I am not associated in any way with the project, but I am offering the city of Eureka a donation of $1,876 to cover the expense of their representatives. I hope that will stop the whining about the wasteful spending.
You talk about political grandstanding by the councilman. I think that you should put more effort into investigative reporting and be more “fair and balanced” in your editorials.
You also talk about middle ground. I don’t know how you describe middle ground, but it seems to me that the Arkleys have gone beyond halfway. They are cleaning up a mess, developing wetlands, putting people to work and creating a beautiful Project. What has the opposition done to meet in the middle?
I think you are correct when you said the project has a great deal of support, but I believe the number of detractors is small.
The three people in Humboldt County who slogged through to page 49 of the most recent North Coast Journal may have noticed a seven-o-heaven cartoon there which features Andrew Goff going on yet again about how edgy and cool Heraldo is and how we Mirror dumbfucks are on the Arkley payroll.
Such artistry and originality! It’s amazing we didn’t fly clean out of our pants dashing off a response to that.
In reality, it was so obviously engineered to get us to pay attention to him, we weren’t altogether certain whether it was a comic strip or a cry for help. That issue was significantly clarified with the e-mail Andrew subsequently sent to us trying to drum up a response, the comment he posted on the blog with a link to the cartoon, and at last count his four anonymous comments asking if Rob Arkley owned the Humboldt Mirror. Still, no one seems to have noticed.
So Andrew, friend, listen. You’re better at self-promotion than anything else you seem to be doing, and you’re not really very good at that. If you want engagement, be engaging. Because honestly, right now you’re around one imaginary friend away from acting like a lonely 6-year-old.
Oh and P.S., since your comic was so dumb, we fixed it up for you a bit. That’s okay–no need to thank us! With all those Arkley bucks we have coming out our asses, we can afford to hire actual talent.
Gabriel’s restaurant in Old Town, long known for its extensive wine list, Tuscan ambience and superb cuisine added a new claim to fame to the list Tuesday when one of the owners allegedly beat the crap out of a difficult customer in the middle of a networking luncheon.
A fellow diner didn’t know what started the second-floor melee, but said one minute all was calm, all was bright, and the next “it’s Big Time Wrestling” with the two pummeling each other on the floor.
Cops arrived en masse, and the customer, reportedly the owner of a local sporting goods business, was hospitalized with a badly broken ankle. At least one lawyer–District Attorney Paul Gallegos–is said to already be involved. Charges are anticipated, although against whom remains to be seen.
As the fellow diner put it, “Bet the waiter didn’t get much of a tip.”