Thursday, June 13, 2013

Invitation to Pamplin Grove July 5 - 6 - 7 , 2013

Richard Salzman invites you to the
10th annual Community Gathering at Pamplin Grove
July, 5, 6 and 7th.
Remember the day democracy won in Humboldt? It was a special time here. A hardy coalition of fresh students, old-school conservatives, tree-huggers, patriots, and progressives worked together to take back our county from one corporation and their half million.

What better way to observe our nation’s independence than to celebrate the tenth anniversary of that famous 'crash and burn' for Maxxam’s attempted recall of our Humboldt County D.A.

Richard’s planning another great bash at Pamplin Grove July, 5, 6 and 7th. Stay the weekend, or just cruise in to see the old gang at Saturday’s potluck. Bask in the old growth, skinny dip in the Van Duzen, maybe stay for the dinner. But the whole park is ours Friday afternoon through Monday morning.

Ask any have-been, Richard’s party in the sunny grove is always cool.

Friends, family and well behaved dogs are all welcome. Individual campsites sleep 1 to 15 people. Eat what you want up at the cookhouse, don't need much more then a tent, bag, pad and an instrument.

Celebrate democracy with interesting people, music, song, sunshine, swimming, volleyball, horseshoes, and bonfires.

Gates open at noon Friday the 5th. The big potluck dinner is late Saturday afternoon the 6th. A breakfast will be served at the cookhouse Saturday and Sunday mornings and a supper late in the day on Friday and Sunday.

Car pools from the airport and loaner camping gear can be arranged for out of town guests, and if you don't want to camp, there are motels in nearby Fortuna (be sure to mention the recall).

RSVP please for details and combo to the locked gate:

illustration by Oli Winward

Original email invite to the first Community Gathering at Pamplin Grove, to celebrate our victory in Humboldt County 2004

Sunday, April 7, 2013

Times Standard: ACLU honors Salzman

The Times Standard


ARCATA -- Richard Salzman of Arcata was honored as the 2012 “Patriot of the Year” on Monday by the Redwood Chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union.  
Salzman was recognized for a range of political and civil causes, especially his successful lawsuit against the city of Arcata for its restrictions on free speech as contained in the city's panhandling ordinance.

It was his belief in the civil rights accorded everyone by the Constitution that impelled Salzman to file suit against his hometown. He accepted the award in memory of his recently departed father Paul Salzman, who he said was “a proud lifelong member of the ACLU.”

”I believe in this American experiment in democracy, and was pleased that in this situation the system worked the way the founders intended -- with the court correcting the overreach of the legislative body, when a law they wrote violated the citizens' constitutional protections,” Salzman said in his acceptance speech.

The event, held at the Unitarian Fellowship Hall in Bayside, was attended by dozens of members of the public and the ACLU chapter. For more information on the local chapter of the ACLU, visit