Thank you very much for the explainer on cows
Hooray for Walt Giacomini and his “My Word” opinion (“Fans of the Green New Deal failing to ask the right questions,” Times-Standard, March 20, Page A4). …
Every time I read an article about farting cows I mean to write a rebuttal but never did.
So, thank you, Walt!
Barbara Branco, McKinleyville
Rescue of missing girls shows the best of us
The recent Times-Standard story about two children who became lost in Southern Humboldt made me think about my childhood in Garberville. The incident reminded me of the Firemen’s Hall where volunteer firemen of the ’50s gathered to train and to launch fire trucks, saving buildings and lives, a hall where community events also defined traditional small-town American values. That tradition remains alive, it appears, despite profound changes in Southern Humboldt since my youth. The changes, however, reach beyond those evident in Southern Humboldt, appearing everywhere in America, for that matter, and are the subject of endless debate. What remains consistent, thankfully, is the selfless service to community shown in the response to the incident. Many people were involved in averting tragedy: volunteers who searched for the children and aided in the search, employees of the state and county, and volunteer teachers who, through 4-H, trained the children to help themselves avoid tragedy. I am very proud to be from Southern Humboldt. Thanks to all of you.
Bill Hoopes, Eureka
Meetings to focus on future of Jacobs campus
My name is Delo Freitas and I am a member of the South Eureka Neighborhood Alliance (SENA). SENA formed in late 2018 in response to the Eureka City School’s plan for the old Jacobs campus in our community. We believe everyone should have the opportunity to live and raise families in a safe and vibrant neighborhood.
Blight and crime currently affect most residents in South Eureka, causing challenges which factor into the strength and health of our community. The Jacobs campus is a vacant public school building owned by Eureka City Schools on a nine-acre site that has fallen into major disrepair due to decades long neglect, and is a significant source of blight in our neighborhood. For the future of the neighborhood and larger community of Eureka, it is important that the school board moves forward with a creative and collaborative solution that transforms this space into the valuable community asset we need for the future — informed by neighborhood interests.
The school board will discuss sale of the property at their next board meeting on April 4. SENA will hold a neighborhood Town Hall meeting on March 30 from 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at the Jefferson Community Center to discuss the future of the Jacobs campus with neighbors and local decision makers. If you have an interest in the site, please join us! All Eureka City School Board members and staff are invited and encouraged to attend alongside the community. Together, we can create positive change for our future.
Delo Freitas, Eureka