The Chamber On Life Support

Am I alone in thinking the City of Eureka has its head up its butt?  They can’t afford to spend $100K to keep the Chamber  visitors’ center open through the end of the year but they’re paying  $88K  in legal fees for having kept the public from seeing police videos.

This town needs a Chamber. I, too, was upset when they started playing politics, but they learned their lesson,  or should have,  when their candidate for City council, John Fullerton, got walloped by young Austin Allison. But there has been some unfair criticism, too. The staff is good and they are NOT over staffed. The main problem with the current Visitors’ Center is that its on the wrong  side of the street-  folks traveling NORTH don’t see it at all, and folks traveling SOUTH don’t see it until they’re headed out of town.  Personally,  I think  the current site should be converted to some other use and the Visitor;s Center should be relocated to the currently empty Roy’s building.  They even have parking and  maybe the aromas of the last century will remain in the building for awhile.  

It will never happen,  but we need our Chamber. And their Visitors’ Center.

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Harbor Group Meets On 31st to Consider Cruise Ships

Release from the Humboldt Bay Harbor Working Group :

Benefits of Cruise Ships Making Eureka a Port of Call

EUREKA– Humboldt Bay Harbor Working Group (HBHWG) welcomes, Becky Reese, owner of Cruise Planners, who will speak about the benefits of cruise ships for the local economy and what can be done to make Eureka more desirable as a port of call.

Becky Reese and her husband, Jerry, operate the business Cruise Planners travel from their home. As travel advisors the will help you discover exciting adventures around the world. From cruises to land tours and completely packaged vacations, we specialize in all types of travel and will create an unforgettable vacation just for you

This forum is scheduled for Wednesday, May 31st, at Samoa Cookhouse from 12:30 to 1 p.m. with lunch served from noon to 12:30 p.m.

Fried chicken will be served for lunch at $16 and soup and salad is available for $12. To RSVP please contact 707-441-1974 or email: Charles.Bean@Yahoo.com   “

Fried chicken! See  you there!

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Loleta Cheese Is Falling Apart

Loleta Cheese, beloved by generations of Humboldters, is changing , and not for the better.  As you know,  they were bought last year by a Bay Area chef who immediately introduced THREE lines of cheese.  It apparently hasn’t worked out  too well.

I’ve been in the habit of buying  their cheese for birthday presents for years   Last month I wanted to buy for two birthdays but I couldn’t get their website to work. So I drove to Loleta and picked out two identical piles of cheese to be shipped, one to Florida, one to Minneapolis. The last time I did this was at Christmas. When the nice clerk gave me forms to fill out, I told her, “Just do it like last time  -you have the addresses”.  No, we don’t, she told me.  The new owner DELETED ALL THE CUSTOMER FILES.

What kind of bozo would do that? 

We filled out the forms- this was on Friday, April 28 at 2pm according to my receipt.  As I was leaving she said the cheese would be shipped out on Monday,  It was all picked out and ready to go but,  no,  it had to wait four days to be shipped. Not impressive.

All the next week, I looked forward to hearing from my cheese-starved relatives that they had received their cheese. Hearing nothing, I called Loleta Cheese. on May 8.   I reached the same nice lady.  She said my cheese had just been shipped THAT DAY.  When I asked why it took so long, she said they had been out of one of the selections.  They were not.  I had picked them out myself. All were present. I didn’t argue with The Nice Lady but I will no longer entrust Loleta Cheese to mail anything for me. Just sayin’

I hope Loleta Cheese survives.  Several people rely on it for employment.  But when you lose your customer service, you’re on the way to closing.  When I write anything critical about this business their  friends and relatives spring to their defense. Loyalty is great, but customer service is better.  We should have both.

The ‘new” cheeses are not very good,  The citrus is particularly awful. They are selling a “blue cheese” made by Pt Reyes Cheese that is just okay.  It’s not real blue cheese. Say a little prayer for this company and let’s hope they can survive on the summer trade in grilled cheese sandwiches. Everyone wants to try them once. After that, do they have a real business?

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OUR FAKE PRESIDENT – IS HE DUMB ENOUGH TO BE A TRAITOR??

 

How stupid is he?  Don’t answer that.  He’s too dumb to “know what he doesn’t know”. He’s too dumb to listen to his daily briefings because he thinks he knows it all. His need to be a big shot has apparently led him to kiss up to RUSSIAN SPIES INVITED TO THE WHITE HOUSE AT THE BEHEST OF V PUTIN,  while the American press cooled their heels outside.  This guy needs to be gone, yesterday. He’s 71 years old and has never been part of a team, has never been accountable.

The pace of the outrages is more than anyone can keep up with. I have seventeen stories- all important- that I just collected since yesterday..THIS IS PART OF THE RUSSIAN PLOT. They mean to destabilize our democracy,  which is a  lot more dangerous- and easier-than stealing votes.

I’ve included a few links.  Make time to read them if you can. These are parlous times. We have a President who is treating the US Government as his own piggy bank and is taking his dreadful  family on a jaunt to Europe, at your expense.  Will he have enough sense to STFU during this trip?  Let’s hope so.  And may I add that the $99 I paid for a WAPO subscription has more than paid for itself.

Some recent highlights:

POLITICO on Trump’s firing of Comey:  read it HERE

WAPO’s summary of last few days.  Find it HERE. 

From CNN’S Reliable Sources, find it  HERE

And I’m exhausted.   As Dan Rather used to say during Watergate, “Courage!”

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