Jan 25, 2014

Firpo's latest facebook post

Explains the facebook likes and what they are doing. They are pro active and show initiative. Didn't blame anyone. Plus for Firpo campaign.

I did speak with Jason Chand who is managing Firpo's facebook  page.

He is not a campaign manager. As for the campaign team and a formal announcement, he conveyed information and a message from Elan. She is focusing on meeting constituents right now and listening to their concerns and feedback. Her priority is her current job and in her free time she wants to hear from as many people as possible .

"I'd like to spend more time on the campaign trail, but I have a large caseload, and my first priority is my work," Elan said. The 4 active cases she is working on are Virginia Doolittle, Gary Bullock, Juan Ferrer and the Bodhi tree case.  None of these are in trial at the moment.  And 200 other felony cases are part of that caseload.

Elan mentioned reaching out to the LGBT community, among other communities who traditionally may feel that the system does not address their concerns.

As someone running for DA, she feels all people should feel equally comfortable and be represented by the DA's office.

Last Sunday she was in Shelter Cove, this Sunday in Hoopa, and yesterday she was at the Peace Officers Research Association forum held in Freshwater (which was also attended by Maggie Fleming and Allan Dollison) and later in the day, Firpo was at the Buckeye Dinner at the RiverLodge.

She plans to make a formal announcement next month.





Jan 24, 2014

Gallagers team to expand to manage Scotia Inn

This is also on their facebook page but negotiations have been going on for a couple of months. Two months ago the plan was to have Gallaghers owner Reed Paden manage the Scotia Inn and Gallaghers in Eureka be managed by a family member and long time manager Kelly.

Firpo facebook likes brouhaha much ado about nothing

I was approached by someone to look into this and I did. This is not news any more than previous blog items about other candidates' facebook likes.

Likes do not determine elections, voters do. In this instance, I weighed the source and investigated the claim. On Firpo's page under likes I saw local people unless Hank Sims has dual residence. What I saw was Bangladesh as the most popular city talking about this page. Huge leap from facebook which we all know is the most userfriendly and trustworthy (NOT) social media outlet. People talking about a page does not mean they are the same who like a page.

I have not endorsed anyone, I can tell you I am considering more than 1 candidate. My perspective on the DA's race is different because I know all 4, I have worked on winning campaigns, I do have an inside perspective on all the political and inside court crowd and I have the integrity not to print stuff even when I have what seems like a scoop.

I will be printing my analysis of the DA's race soon and I am not waiting like others to see who is safely ahead. I dont gain anything by backing anyone.

Instead of frivolous posts like facebook likes, those who claim to be media need to get relevant information to the public not sensational headlines to drive up statistics.

Times Printing to move to new location and launch new website

Times Printing will be moving to a new location sometime next month. The new offices of this well known established business will be the site of the former Eureka Printing offices.  Times Printing is also launching a new website.

Stay tuned to this blog and local media for more details starting next month.

I will have a bit of history of this company added to the post later today.

Jan 22, 2014

City of Eureka hosts General Plan Update Community Workshop


Residents, property owners and businesses are invited to attend the first City of Eureka General Plan Update Community Workshop on February 11, 2014, from 6-8 pm at the Wharfinger Building located at #1 Marina Way in Eureka. Join the City and provide your input to help define the issues to be addressed in the General Plan, including the Housing Element, tell us where you believe there are opportunities for change in the community, and help us define the key objectives for the update process. In addition to the Community Workshop, the City will be hosting the first Virtual Town Hall from February 10th though February 24th providing a web-based avenue for input on the General Plan Update. For more information, visit the General Plan Update website at http://www.eureka2040gpu.com or call Lisa Shikany at (707) 268-5265.

Jan 21, 2014

Updated: Bullock preliminary hearing Day 3- Judge finds probable cause on all charges-Trial on February 5

Judge Marilyn Miles found probable cause to proceed to trial once the preliminary hearing concluded for the Bullock case. She addressed each count and charge made by the People in their original complaint, addressed and suggested a different penal code may be more appropriate for the attempted arson charge.

Bullock will be rearriagned on February 5 in Courtroom 1 at 2 PM.

New evidence presented today included police finding a vial of Dexamethasune Sodium Phosphate on the church property near the fence; Bullock concealing Fr. Eric's vehicle, and when he went to his mother and step-father's house that he had a "zombie look", was acting "crazy" and believed he was Archangel Michael. When he was arrested he was wearing a rosary that his wife had given him. His stepfather described his behavior and speech later on January 1, few hours after fled the scene from the church as "biblical rantings."

The same symbol of A was found near Fr. Eric's car and on Bullock's mother and stepfather's property.

According to WebMD, DSP is a medication is used to treat various conditions such as severe allergic reactions, arthritis and blood diseases, breathing problems, certain cancers, eye diseases, intestinal disorders, and skin diseases. It is also used to test for an adrenal gland disorder (Cushing's syndrome). It decreases your body's natural defensive response and reduces symptoms such as swelling and allergic-type reactions. Dexamethasone is a corticosteroid hormone (glucocorticoid). This injectable form of dexamethasone is used when a similar drug cannot be taken by mouth or when a very fast response is needed, especially in patients with severe medical conditions.

Jan 20, 2014

Maggie Fleming to formally announce on January 29

12:15 in front of the courthouse. Check out Maggie's facebook page for endorsements, sign and volunteer information. Check out her facebook page or http://www.electmaggiefleming.com