Monthly Archives: September 2012

Ripoff Moon, another good year, the same old fear.

Ripoff Moon, another good year, the same old fear.

(This was written two years ago, but is still just as relevant, so I thought I’d reshare it.)

By Mikal Jakubal

“The ripoff moon. That’s what my grandpa used to call it…the ripoff moon.”

Ripoff moon

“Yes,” I mumbled under my breath to my friend standing next to me, “he should know.” The speaker was, after all, the notorious ripoff son of said grandpa, himself a notorious ripoff. A friend and I were talking with him in front of my place, across the street from the junkyard and jumbled cluster of squalid hovels where the family lives.

More about the thieves——>

Sheriff, Chamber of Commerce, promote safe hiring and employment guidelines for pot growers and workers.

Sheriff, Chamber of Commerce, promote safe hiring and employment guidelines for pot growers and workers.

One of Garberville’s two weeklies, The Independent, printed a public service announcement sponsored by the Garberville/Redway Chamber of Commerce, and “supported by” the Humboldt County Sheriff, advising pot growers to only hire locals and people they know and trust for harvest work. The PSA also recommends asking for I.D. and checking references. While nowhere in the ad does it actually mention marijuana or trimming, the headline directed at “ALL HOME BUSINESS OWNERS” leaves no doubt as to whom they’re speaking.

Screenshot of Garberville/Redway Chamber of Commerce’s Facebook page with the ad that also ran on page 6 of The Independent on Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2012.

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