From the Publisher's Desk:Do you see what I see?

By Michele Grgas Thomas The Triplicate May 25, 2011 10:49 am

We’re on the brink of Memorial Day week­end and the kick-off of tourist season. Crescent City may  have had a major set back this year because of the tsunami, but there's no denying we’ve gained some notoriety. It’s not too far-fetched to think that people will come to see Crescent City because they’ve heard about the destruc­tion of our harbor and that we’re the “tsunami capital of the West Coast.”

 When visitors come this summer —  and they will, even if it’s just for a weekend to escape the heat from the inland valleys — what will they see?

 I just had to take some photos of what I saw this past weekend as I drove to positive venues like the barn-raising of a community garden and the distribution of free life jackets at the harbor. Crescent City and Del Norte County have a lot to boast about, but before our company comes let’s get rid of the cob webs and mop up.

  Reach Michele Thomas, The Daily Triplicate’s publisher, at This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it , 464-2141, or stop by 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays.



TOP LEFT: You can't drive to Battery Point Lighthouse without seeing this on the corner of B and Front Streets. TOP RIGHT: Abandoned motel on the corner of Seventh and J Streets. Notice makeshift curtains over broken window. BOTTOM LEFT: Grass, weeds and trash surround this empty property adjacent to the Hampton Inn. BOTTOM RIGHT: This unsightly mess is on Front Street, next to Beachfront Park.

 The Daily Triplicate/Michele Thomas