Filed under: Arcata, Eureka, Humboldt, Manila, NCRA, Northwestern Pacific Railroad, Railroad, Samoa, THA, trails | Tags: Arcata, california, Eureka, Humboldt, Novato, Railroad, trails, transportation
I admit being nervous how the committee process would go. As I told NCRA at their last meeting, what they came up with was very smart. Now we have a rail with trail process around the bay. This gives our area the political capital and economic benefits we need to implement the plan a single way could not. I knew that not all the ties needed to be replaced, and the rail did not need to be replaced, yet you naysayers would not listen. We can finally move forward now that the “squeeze” folks have quieted down. For those who continue to doubt normal maintenance can raise the rail-bed effectively for sea level rise, please understand NCRA already has done this as part of the rebuilding process. They raised the trestle down in Novato. On either side the track needed to be raised to match the bridge.
I am a part of this process. I do not have a problem with putting a trail along side the rail. I do have a problem with removing the rail for a trail in these vital areas. We need the tourist train. The tourist train is about diversification of our economy.
Filed under: Arcata, Eureka, Humboldt | Tags: 2012, Arcata, bayside, bridge, california, current-events, Eureka, flooding, hansen road, Humboldt, NorCal
Sorry if the lighting is not quite right on a few of them. The spring on my normal lens broke, disabling automatic exposure.
Filed under: Eureka, Humboldt | Tags: Bayshore Mall, california, Eureka, Humboldt, Kmart, NorCal, Sears, shopping
Bayshore Mall parking lot from Sears to Wal-Mart was packed. We did not bother with Wal-Mart. The night before they has traffic barriers in a zig zag pattern outside for shoppers. Sears itself was packed. They sold out of the old Wii they had on sale. Kmart parking lot was full and lots of shoppers inside.
Oh yeah, lots Trick or Treating at Bayshore Mall had many more people than last year.
Filed under: harbor, Humboldt, Samoa, THA, trails | Tags: 805, california, fence, harbor district, Humboldt, lease negotiations, samoa, THA, Wilson
The last post done in Nov of last year on this subject. Think about it, nearly a year has gone by since I got so frustrated with how long it was taking to build the fence and lease negotiations. There was even an article in the Times Standard before my post. The fence needs to be repaired to protect what the Harbor District calls the oldest Roundhouse on the West Coast. There is only three roundhouses on the West Coast. You would think the Harbor District would want to work quickly to protect these buildings. The notice for the fence was put up nearly a year ago. My other post on the subject. There is something seriously wrong when you cannot build a fence by now.
Long term lease is still up in the air. Both lease negotiators are trails folks. My opinion is by encumbering Timber Heritage Association, it makes THA look like they cannot carry out enough to need the Arcata to Eureka right of way(ROW). Thus speeding up their trails. Either that or the Arcata 805/08:05 club is pulling strings.
Filed under: Eureka, Humboldt | Tags: california, current-events, elections office, Eureka, false sense of security, good old girl, Humboldt, politics, small businessman
was turned in today at Humboldt elections office.
Romney, same religion, conservative, can tell you which countries are ally, and has managed businesses. No joke for a VP.
Elizabeth Emken, Republican, Businesswoman and Nonprofit Executive, vs good old girl Feinstein. Being a politician should not be a career.
Daniel Roberts, Republican, Businessman. If you want to run things right, you need a background in business.
Tom Lynch, of a choice between two Democrats, I choose one with Small Businessman
30/38 NO new taxes while the economy sucks, and the books need fixing.
31 Yes, maybe they can pass the budget on time and quit raiding local governments so bad.
32 Yes, sorry but I am mixed with unions. You can done a lot of good with labor, and yet you have a history of corruption. I hate the idea it takes so much to fire the lazy, good for nothing bums. Some of your workers do such a poor job, wiremold falls off the wall. Should I go on?
33 No, there are reasons that are legal and moral not to have insurance, that are not exempt.
34 No, there is some people in life that should be executed. If you want it cheaper, streamline the process. Personally, we should add to the list of offenses to be executed for. Personally add rape to the list, at least until the numskulls get the idea it is not a joke, it is not something that is yours. You have killed that person that used to be.
35 Yes, another crime I absolutely detest. How can you do that to another?
36 Yes, corrects the law to what was the intent, and saves money.
37 No. Lets be honest here, it does not label all GMO foods. It gives a false sense of security to those who think because it is not labeled GMO, it is GMO free. More fun is GMO sometimes spreads. Then what?
39 Yes. Makes an easier tax code, more income, clean energy, and a bit to schools.
40 No. Being lumped in with Marin and Sonoma sucks. Redo it.
Filed under: Humboldt, NCRA, North Coast Railroad, Northwestern Pacific Railroad, Railroad, THA | Tags: antique show, california, Humboldt, Loleta, NCRA, Northwestern Pacific Railroad, nwp, Railroad, speeder
Looks to be another great weekend for fun, with some showers. This Saturday is the Loleta Antique Show and Loleta has been kind enough to invite Timber Heritage Association down to run once again. This show sponsored by the Loleta Volunteer Fire Department. According to their website it is one of the largest Antique Shows in Northern California. My only questions is how did I miss these gems for so long?
Filed under: Eureka, Humboldt, NCRA, Northwestern Pacific Railroad, Railroad, THA | Tags: california, heritage association, Humboldt, samoa, tourist train, transportation, travel
Another wonderful fundraiser for both Timber Heritage Association and the Clark Museum! A great turnout, weather was not bad, and everyone enjoyed themselves. With a little more work, I think the dinning car could be made available for catered food. Imagine the tourist train running from Samoa to Eureka. Such a ride will attract many people to come and say another night, helping the local economy. During the Fourth of July, runs between Eureka and Arcata will bring our cities together using alternative transportation.