Oct 29, 2016

Errica Stevens arrested for alleged attack with hammer on Walgreen's employee


Shortly after 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, October 29, 2016, Humboldt County Sheriff's Office Deputies responded to Walgreen's Pharmacy in the 2500 block Harrison Ave. in Eureka for a reported assault with a deadly weapon. Upon arrival, deputies learned that forty year old Errica Stevens of Eureka had attacked an employee of the store with a hammer before being detained by bystanders. The victim was transported by ambulance to a local hospital for treatment. The reason for the attack is still being investigated at this time. Based on the investigation, Stevens was arrested for attempted homicide and booked into the Humboldt County Correctional Facility. Stevens' bail is set at $500,000.

October 31, 2016:
The 21 year old female victim of the attempted homicide is in stable condition. The victim sustained several injuries from the attack, and has been released from the hospital.

The investigation is ongoing.

The best part of Humboldt Bay Fire was watching the families interact with firefighters, Coast Guard and Sheriff Deputies

As of 1:15, no other media had been to the Humboldt Bay Fire Open House, which ends at 3 p.m. this afternoon.

I got to spend some time with Humboldt Bay Fire's Jan Gillespie, Chief Bill Gillespie, Lyndon Powell and Battalion Chief Chris Emmons.

It was wonderful to see many families and the children so excited. One young boy was just thrilled to high five with the firefighters.

Even I decided to get into the festivities and get a junior firefighter hat, sticker and junior deputy sticker.

Virginia Bass, Matthew Owen and John Fullerton stopped by to visit at the open house (and took a break from their day long project putting together beds at the Betty Chinn Family Center, generously donated by a local business).











Fourth District Supervisor Virginia Bass helps Eureka Rotary put together beds at the Betty Chinn Family Center

https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=1592923350723021&id=100000161142724

The link above is to a video by Fourth District Supervisor Virginia Bass who is helping Eureka Rotary today help put together beds at the Betty Chinn Family Center.

Eureka Rotary President Matthew Owen and Eureka Rotary member John Fullerton are among the members helping out this morning.


Oct 28, 2016

CHP and Fire responding to traffic collision on 299




California Highway Patrol and Fire units are enroute to a traffic collision on 299 approximately 5 miles west of Willow Creek.  Extraction assistance requested.

The CHP site says no injuries.

State of California payment processing system causes delays in IHSS worker checks

The State of California’s payment processing system - responsible for paying hundreds of thousands of caregivers each month  –  has experienced significant failures and delays of payment to some of the hardest working, lowest paid employees each month for several years.
Approximately 14,000 In-Home Support Service workers time sheets are rejected by the State of California’s payment system every month resulting in devastating delays of the providers’ monthly paycheck.


Eric Matilton arrested for Boozer Lane incident thinks marijuana cultivation has amazing potential for Hoopa tribe


Eric Matilton posted this on the Repeal No Grow Ordinance on 2015


SINCE THE HOOPA TRIBE PAGE IS A JOKE I THOUGHT I'D REPOST HERE:


Unanswered questions?

The screen shot below and the related posts are my opinion and questions I want answered directly from Austin Allison, without Allen McCloskey or anyone else around.





These are the people endorsing Allison. Can Allison be objective towards businesses and those who do not agree with his political and economic views? The progressives in this town and the left leaning media make a big deal out of this for candidates they do not like, whether their belief is true or not, so it is a fair question to ask about a candidate who stepped in last minute and one knows very little about.

Austin seems like a nice guy but he is inexperienced and one of my problems with him is that he entered this race last minute.  Why? You cannot talk to him without Allen McCloskey and the bitter progressive leaders around him. I want to make sure this community is not electing a front man.

Allen McCloskey dropped out without answering questions raised below. He may have health issues but it has not stopped him in being very active in Allison's campaign, or protests, being on TV. If he can do that, he could have handled the City Council job, which is not a full time gig.

His association and recruitment of Allison is troubling.

Related posts:

(the link above includes several other posts)

Austin, you are running for Eureka City Council and you claim to have a business, where is your business license and other required permit?



This from Austin Allison's website. When I checked with the City of Eureka today, Allison did not have a business license to operate a business in the City of Eureka There are no business licenses at the 1602 Hodgson Street address for Allison. He did not claim this business on his 700 form.

I went to the County today to see if Allison or James Durbin, the owner had any businesses registered; they don't. There is no fictitious business license for Allison. He is not required to file a fictitious business license but he does need a business license to operate as a business in the City of Eureka.





This screenshot is from the County Assessor's office. I also checked with the City of Eureka Building Department. The property is zoned as a single family residential property. There is no home occupation permit filed, which is necessary to operate a business out of your home.

I am in the process of contacting the State Board of Equalization and trying to reach Mr. Durbin to see if he as the owner has renter's insurance which is necessary if you manufacture anything in Eureka. And, if Mr. Durbin is aware that Allison is operating a business.

I have also reached out to Allison for a comment.



(Photos from Austin Allison's facebook page--October 28, 2016)

Law enforcement cleared by DA in 14th and G shooting; Joshua Hoffman to be extradited to Humboldt County for PC69 charge



The District Attorney has completed her review of the officer-involved shooting on May 17, 2016 adjacent to the Shell gas station at 14th and G streets in Arcata. Available information included video of the incident provided by the gas station, video from police vehicles at the scene and investigative reports from the multi-agency Critical Incident Response Team (who respond to investigate an officer-involved shooting) that included statements from officers and six civilian witnesses.

Oct 27, 2016

“This so-called protest would be amusing if it wasn’t so sad that Rockport Management was trying to take advantage of families and patients at this difficult time"



Senator Mike McGuire released the following statement regarding protests today by Rockport Management of Partnership Health Plan offices in Eureka.

“This so-called protest would be amusing if it wasn’t so sad that Rockport Management was trying to take advantage of families and patients at this difficult time,” Senator McGuire said. “There are real issues here – real people being impacted by the threat of these closures and I hope this billion dollar corporation stops the grandstanding and they start working with us to help the people of Humboldt.”

Rockport Healthcare Services is closing three of its Humboldt County skilled nursing facilities. Since the closures were proposed, Senator McGuire has been working with community members, families, patients, advocates, health care providers and staff of the impacted skilled nursing facilities and will continue his ongoing efforts to find long term options and solutions for skilled nursing facilities in Humboldt County.

Who caused the Betty Court fire? Are witnesses afraid to speak up?

When the Betty Court fire initially happened, a tipster contacted me with this information. I just recovered the message.

"The local loiterer lives across the street. So a local loiterer told me that his friend Richard,  a recently homeless man was burned.  He also said a first responder was injured. He also said there was a teenage party across the street that was broken up by a parent.  Then apparently a car windshield was broken out. He assumed that Richard was in the gym and thinks maybe the kids could've been a party to the fire."

The tipster  tried to call local enforcement and got an answering machine so left no message.

HCSO Press Release:

On Tuesday, October 25, 2016, Humboldt County Deputies were dispatched to the 1500 block of Betty Ct, where the Big Lagoon Rancheria’s Gym had once stood. Deputies met with Arcata Fire District Investigators determined the cause of the fire to be “human involved.”

The Sheriff’s Office is requesting assistance from the public in identifying the person(s) responsible for the fire.

The estimated damage to the gym and surrounding buildings is over $3,300,000.

Fortuna Police Department promotes Gabe Charlton to Sergeant




The Fortuna Police Department is pleased to announce that Officer Gabe Charlton has been promoted to Sergeant.

Sergeant Charlton is a Humboldt County native, growing up in Eureka and graduating from St. Bernard’s High School. Sergeant Charlton attended the 93rd Police Academy at College of the Redwoods in 2003. Sergeant Charlton was hired by the County of Humboldt as an Adult Probation Officer in 2004 and worked as a probation officer from 2004 to 2009, when he joined the Fortuna Police Department.

Sergeant Charlton has distinguished himself as a Field Training Officer, grant coordinator and Police Academy Instructor.

Sergeant Charlton’s promotion took effect on October 2, 2016 and a promotion ceremony was held on October 27, 2016 at Fortuna City Hall.

"We cannot provide defense with what does not exist"

A motion to dismiss the charge against Ewa Misztal as well as a motion for discovery was scheduled for this afternoon.

Public Defender Casey Russo is representing Misztal. Deputy District Attorney Stacey Eads is prosecuting this case. She is presently doing jury selection for the Thomas Lusk case.

Deputy District Attorney Brie Bennett appeared in court this afternoon for the People. The People are opposing both motions. The 995 motion was continued and specially set for 11 a.m. on October 31.

For those wanting to know why, check back later for details on why Judge Joyce Hinrichs continued the 995 motion. Discovery motion is explained in the post title. I will update on that as well later.



Oct 6, 2016


Defense files motion to dismiss case against Polish citizen charged with the death of her baby



Ewa Misztal, the Polish citizen charged with the alleged death of her baby, has a motion hearing this afternoon for discovery.

Her attorney, Mr. Casey Russo, filed a 995 motion to dismiss the case on September 30.

That hearing is scheduled for October 27. The defense has also subpoenaed records from Mad River Hospital.

Some discovery was provided to the defense before the court hearing but that motion was continued and will be heard with the 995 motion on October 27.

1992 escapee George Scavelli gets bail set for local case but isn't going anywhere



George Scavelli has not been released out of custody. Bail was set for his recent local case at $50,000. I checked with the Humboldt County Jail after the arraignment to see if Scavelli had made bail. In my follow up, I learned that Scavelli has a federal detainer hold.

This is from the United States Postal Service case. Jail said for alleged possession of heroin. I will check again tomorrow if that is another charge, in addition to the LSD.

 According to Humboldt County Correctional Facility, they checked and there is no statute of limitations on a federal detainer.

A local bail company said that Scavelli can go before a federal magistrate and see if he is eligible for bail and then post bail on the local case.

Oct 27, 2016


George Scavelli charged with two counts in arraignment, no false ID charge

George Louis Scavelli, who escaped custody in 1992, and was recently arrested by the Fortuna Police Department was scheduled to be arraigned this afternoon.

Dressed in an orange jumpsuit with steel rimmed glasses, Scavelli glanced around the courtroom when he was first brought in; I don't know who he was looking for in the audience.

 Judge Joyce Hinrichs kept bail at $50,000 for the local case. Deputy District Attorney Luke Bernthal was present for the People.

Scavelli hired private attorney Mr. Benjamin Okin. Intervention hearing on November 7 at 3 p.m. Preliminary hearing November 8 at 8:30 a.m. Not guilty pleas entered for both counts. Time was not waived.

In the complaint filed by the DA today, Scavelli is only charged with two counts. Count 1 PC 69 and Count 2 PC 148 (a) 1, Resisting/Obstructing/Delaying a Peace Officer. In both counts, the alleged acts were against Officer Brian Taylor.

When he was booked he was charged with PC 69 resisting an executive officer, which is a felony. Scavelli also has charges added of false identification and battery, his bail was set at $50,000.

No other media present in court for the arraignment.

George Scavelli charged with two counts in arraignment, no false ID charge

George Louis Scavelli, who escaped custody in 1992, and was recently arrested by the Fortuna Police Department was scheduled to be arraigned this afternoon.

 Judge Joyce Hinrichs kept bail at $50,000 for the local case. Deputy District Attorney Luke Bernthal was present for the People.

Scavelli hired private attorney Mr. Benjamin Okin. Intervention hearing on November 7 at 3 p.m. Preliminary hearing November 8 at 8:30 a.m. Not guilty pleas entered for both counts. Time was not waived.

In the complaint filed by the DA today, Scavelli is only charged with two counts. Count 1 PC 69 and Count 2 PC 148 (a) 1, Resisting/Obstructing/Delaying a Peace Officer. In both counts, the alleged acts were against Officer Brian Taylor.

When he was booked he was charged with PC 69 resisting an executive officer, which is a felony. Scavelli also has charges added of false identification and battery, his bail was set at $50,000.

No other media present in court for the arraignment.


Oct 26, 2016


Fortuna Police Department releases more details on John Doe aka George Scavelli that I reported on last night

My post last night and this morning before the press release:



On October 25, 2016 at about 3 pm Fortuna Police were dispatched to a report of a male subject, with a child on his shoulders, walking through a parking lot in the 3300 block of Renner Dr., pulling on numerous parked vehicle door handles attempting to gain entry. 


Hoopa dispatch call results in suspect allegedly confronting deputies and an officer involved shooting



On Thursday, October 27, 2016 at about 3:30 a.m. Humboldt County Deputy Sheriffs were dispatched to the south end of Hoopa for a report of a subject having some type of medical issue and shooting from his residence.
After several hours on scene, the subject confronted deputies resulting in an officer involved shooting. The suspect was taken into custody. Further information will be provided in future media release.



Oct 26, 2016

Weed good; casino bad; alcohol and law enforcement bad! bad! sez dis guy



If you do not want to click the link and read the entire article, I will summarize it for you.

Think of it as blog cliff notes.

The article writer tries and fails to be objective. Even as an opinion piece, it would fail to be credible, it is so one sided.


Law enforcement responding to Umpqua bank, patrol check for someone allegedly attempting to cash stolen check

Will update if it is the guy who allegedly robbed Mckinleyville.

EPD responding.


Fortuna Police Department releases more details on John Doe aka George Scavelli that I reported on last night

My post last night and this morning:

http://johnchiv.blogspot.com/2016/10/john-doe-who-claimed-never-to-be.html?m=1

He needs to be arraigned by tomorrow or


On October 25, 2016 at about 3 pm Fortuna Police were dispatched to a report of a male subject, with a child on his shoulders, walking through a parking lot in the 3300 block of Renner Dr., pulling on numerous parked vehicle door handles attempting to gain entry. 

Garberville gets additional deputy funded by Measure Z




Sheriff Downey is pleased to announce a new Measure Z deputy position assigned to the Garberville Station! This new deputy position is in addition to the regular assigned deputies for the Garberville Station, and is not filling a vacancy. The deputy assigned to this position is Foy Melendy.

$50,000 bail for Jason Lusk arrested on charges of assault with a firearm on a peace officer and under the influence of a controlled substance while having a loaded firearm




On 10-22-2016 at approximately 7:00 PM, Mendocino County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to contact Jason Lusk, who was believed to be in the possession of a stolen firearm at a residence in the 38000 block of South Highway 1 in Gualala, California.


Renters workshop at Betty Chinn Day Center attracts a full house






Today from 11 to 12:30, a free Renter's Rights Community Workshop was held at
the Betty Kwan Chinn Day Center, located at 133 Seventh St. in Eureka. The place was packed. There were seats for 42 people, 38 people had shown up by 11 and by 11:15, the count was 44 with a couple people still walking in. The presenter Gregory Holtz, was an attorney from Legal Services of Northern California


Meet Michael and Jace Williams, who should be given the father-son and good samaritan award, why?





I was walking in Old Town about 15 minutes ago and saw these wonderful good Samaritans.

I walked up to Michael Williams, who I thought was Jace's brother. Turns out he is a great dad with an awesome son.

I asked him why he was picking up this litter. Many of us, including me, have walked past these piles of leaves with trash and plastic bags on 4th street.

After driving past for two days, this is what Michael decided to do on his day off. Jace was so excited to clean the street and get rid of the plastic bags that I had to take these photos quickly!

They finished up. It took them 30 minutes. Michael is not on active duty now, but he is an Air Force Veteran and owns Bikini Brews. So go support this local business and say thank you!


John Doe who claimed never to be fingerprinted now identified, bail now $50,000, charges added

Yesterday, I did this post on "John Doe."

Today, called the Humboldt County Jail and therevis no John Doe but a person arrested at that time is now identified as George Louis Scavelli.

The only arrest made by Fortuna PD yesterday for the same charge and booked in jail was a George Louis Scavelli for PC 69, which is a felony. Scavelli also has charges added of false identification and battery, his bail is $50,000.

Contacted FPD as well for more details and a booking photo.

Google George Louis Scavelli.

This link has some interesting information.

https://postalinspectors.uspis.gov/radDocs/wanted/scavelli.htm






Oct 25, 2016


A guy being booked in jail right now for allegedly assaulting an officer claims his name is John Doe and he has never been fingerprinted


2200 block of Union Street fire deemed suspicious upon preliminary investigation

On October 26, 2016 at approximately 0150AM Humboldt Bay Fire responded to a residential structure fire in the 2200 block of Union Street.  Three fire engines, one ladder truck and two chief officers responded.  Upon arrival first arriving crews reported heavy flames coming from the front of the single story residential structure.  

Oct 25, 2016

CHP finds boy that was allegedly abducted yesterday and reunites him with family

Photo and update from CHP:

"Henry Massey, who was abducted yesterday has been found by Officers in our CHP – Valley Division and is being reunited with his family in Downieville. Thank you for all your help."

http://chp.click/2dGNHbq


A guy being booked in jail right now for allegedly assaulting an officer claims his name is John Doe and he has never been fingerprinted




50K bail set for a guy being booked into Humboldt County jail right now for allegedly assaulting an officer.

The suspect claims his name is John Doe and he has never been finger printed.

They are running his prints, anyway, to make sure.

As of 10 p.m. his real identity is still unknown and he is still in custody.

Arresting agency Fortuna Police Department.



St. Joe's to be billed for EPD response to "accidentally activated" panic alarm




Operation Safe Street Facebook post (and graphic):

"Moments ago, Eureka Police responded to a single activation panic alarm at St Joseph Hospital.  The alarm was accidentally activated and everything is ok.  St Joseph will be billed for the response.  That's a switch."

Humboldt County and Deputy County Counsel Blair Angus that got chewed out in a First District Appeal opinion yesterday will likely cost taxpayers over $150 K

The issue of fees in Humboldt County Adult Protective Services vs Magney will be decided after the court issues the remittitur which should be in about a month.

I will be following this case and from now what I have heard from others whose legal opinion I trust that the amount awarded will likely in excess of 150k for the Health Care Directive petition and appeal.

While Deputy County Counsel Blair Angus did not confirm that she was a judicial candidate, Mr. Allan Dollison is one local attorney who was contacted about her and there are others who have confirmed the same.

The sound files of the oral arguments made by Deputy County Counsel Blair Angus, who represented the Count is an extensive sound file and I have not had a chance to work on that post, am hoping to do that later this evening.

This was the post I did yesterday and I published it right after the opinion came out.

Here is a link to one of the BOS meetings where this litigation was discussed in closed session.

https://humboldt.legistar.com/MeetingDetail.aspx?ID=393865&GUID=EC8D7493-1095-4797-8AD2-FC94579E2414&Search=

Both Ms. Angus and the nurse at Adult Protective Services, in my opinion should not be employed with the County.

Oct 24, 2016


"In sum, Humboldt was not merely negligent in preparing its petition and request for an order compelling medical treatment under the Health Care Decisions Law; it knowingly and deliberately misrepresented both the law and the facts to the trial court. "

Today, Allison Jackson, one of the partners in the Harland Law Firm, won a major appeal and case against Humboldt County Adult Protective Services.

An elderly man, on his death bed was denied his right to die according to his own wishes and he and his elderly wife spent the little time they had together fighting Humboldt County Adult Protective Services and County Counsel.

In this published opinion,  the court’s criticism of the county and the deputy county counsel in this matter can be summed up in this paragraph.

"Humboldt also points to hearsay in these two pages that Mrs. Magney expressed concern about her ability to continue caring for her husband at home, and about whether Medicare would cover all of his medical costs. Even apart from the double hearsay problems, these notes do not suggest any basis for concluding Mrs. Magney was acting in a manner inconsistent with her husband‘s health care instructions in his advance directive. To the contrary, they appear to be entirely reasonable concerns and consistent with a desire to insure her husband received appropriate care. They certainly do not provide reasonable, let alone ―ample,‖ cause to effectively revoke Mr. Magney‘s advance directive by removing his wife as his agent for health care decisions."

"In sum, Humboldt was not merely negligent in preparing its petition and request for an order compelling medical treatment under the Health Care Decisions Law; it knowingly and deliberately misrepresented both the law and the facts to the trial court. We would find such conduct troubling in any case. In the instant context we find it profoundly disturbing."

Sears vs Dale and the Harbor Commission lawsuit had another hearing; outcome?

Yesterday, afternoon at 1:30 p.m. there was a court hearing on the lawsuit filed by Leo Sears against Greg Dale and the Humboldt Harbor Bay Commission.

On October 19, Mr. Bill Bertain, who represents Leo Sears, filed a second amended complaint.

Mr. Bertain told Judge Dale Reinholtsen yesterday that he was going to meet with Paul Brisso to see if Mr. Brisso will file a demurrer."

Mr. Brisso represents the Harbor Commissioners. Mr. Bill Mitchell was in court yesterday instead of Mr. Brisso.

A 90 day request was requested by both parties and granted by Judge Reinholtsen. Next court hearing is January 23.

The last court hearing was on June 29. The matter discussed in that hearing was taken under submission by Judge Reinholtsen.


Local citizen has a tip on the Umpqua bank suspect, law enforcement look near the widow white creek area

Thanks to Shari Martinsen, a Mckinleyville citizen and business owner who is trusted, a good lead to the Umpqua bank suspect was passed on:
"

 John....
I spoke to a local homeless woman and showed her the robbers pic.  Without hesitation she said he hangs out occasionally at the trailer park across from A&L feed... Also at the widow white creek area... (Not the trailer park on Murray).."

HCSO releases the photo of the Umpqua bank suspect




On Monday, October 24, 2016 at about 4:30 p.m. Humboldt County Deputies responded to Umpqua Bank on Central Ave in McKinleyville for a report of a robbery that had just occurred. Witnesses stated the suspect entered the bank, walked up to a bank teller and handed the bank teller a note demanding money. No weapons were seen.

Oct 24, 2016

HCSO calls in FBI for assistance with Umqua Bank robbery in McKinleyville

The FBI has been called to assist with a robbery that occurred at the McKinleyville Umqua Bank branch around 4:30 p.m. today.

FBI involvement due to federally insured dollars.

Alleged suspect is described as a white male adult, 5'11", wearing a black beanie and yellow rain poncho. 

This photo was taken and posted online by Shari Martinsen, an hour ago. It is reprinted with her permission.

Ms. Martinsen said, "Going on right now on Pickett...behind the shopping center.  Dogs out sniffing... Trying to catch the person who robbed Umpqua Bank."


"In sum, Humboldt was not merely negligent in preparing its petition and request for an order compelling medical treatment under the Health Care Decisions Law; it knowingly and deliberately misrepresented both the law and the facts to the trial court. "

Today, Allison Jackson, one of the partners in the Harland Law Firm, won a major appeal and case against Humboldt County Adult Protective Services.

An elderly man, on his death bed was denied his right to die according to his own wishes and he and his elderly wife spent the little time they had together fighting Humboldt County Adult Protective Services and County Counsel.

In this published opinion,  the court’s criticism of the county and the deputy county counsel in this matter can be summed up in this paragraph.

"Humboldt also points to hearsay in these two pages that Mrs. Magney expressed concern about her ability to continue caring for her husband at home, and about whether Medicare would cover all of his medical costs. Even apart from the double hearsay problems, these notes do not suggest any basis for concluding Mrs. Magney was acting in a manner inconsistent with her husband‘s health care instructions in his advance directive. To the contrary, they appear to be entirely reasonable concerns and consistent with a desire to insure her husband received appropriate care. They certainly do not provide reasonable, let alone ―ample,‖ cause to effectively revoke Mr. Magney‘s advance directive by removing his wife as his agent for health care decisions."

"In sum, Humboldt was not merely negligent in preparing its petition and request for an order compelling medical treatment under the Health Care Decisions Law; it knowingly and deliberately misrepresented both the law and the facts to the trial court. We would find such conduct troubling in any case. In the instant context we find it profoundly disturbing."


Here is the link where you can find the opinion. Click on the Humboldt County Adult Protective case.

http://www.courts.ca.gov/opinions-slip.htm


I will also link in a separate post  sound files of the oral arguments made by Deputy County Counsel Blair Angus, who represented the County later. It is an extensive sound file so I am working on the best and most user friendly option.

Hear for yourself, the debacle made by County Counsel in pursuing this case; not to mention that the cost could have been reduced, even before the appeal was filed by Ms. Jackson.

Here is a part of that published opinion..







Humboldt County Adult Protective Services v. Magney
Case: A145981, 1st District, Division 1

Disposition date :          10/24/2016
Disposition description:   Reversed & remanded to trial court w/directions
Disposition status as of   10/24/2016:    Final

Notes:
The order denying attorney fees is reversed and the matter remanded to determine and award Mrs. Magney reasonable attorney fees.  Mrs. Magney shall also recover costs on appeal.

HUMMAP enforcement motion hearing against Humboldt County rescheduled for November 18






There was a hearing scheduled for an enforcement motion filed by HUMMAP today at 1:45 p.m. in Courtroom 3  in a lawsuit that was previously settled between Humboldt County and HUMMAP.

On 9/28 a writ of mandate and injunctive relief was dismissed by Judge Dale Reinholtsen.

It was vacated and rescheduled for November 18 at 1;45 p.m.

If you are not familiar with the case, then please click on the previous post, which includes links to all coverage.

Previous post:

http://johnchiv.blogspot.com/2016/07/does-hummap-want-growers-to-stay-in.html


What is the whole story behind the shooting at McCullens motel that Maxx Robison is charged with? Here is a look at the man you do not see in media coverage

I received many emails similar to the one below. This is an email I received from Maxx Robison's mother this weekend. Often, whether it is the DA's office or the Public Defender offices, I am glad to be there for both the suspect and alleged victim's families and help them through a very difficult time.

Dear Mr. Chiv,

My name is Tracine (last name not printed on blog), and I am the Mother of Maxx Carson Robison.


Your Testimonial explains the importance of your blog,  regarding pertinent information/news,  being brought to crime  "Victims",  long distance families.  However, I'm afraid you neglected to mention the support your blog offers the "Suspects", families as well.  Certainly you find it true, that at times, the "Suspect", can also be a "Victim"?


I reside in (not printed on blog).  And your blog has offered me timely and, for the most part, unbiased information regarding my Son's case.  I'm sorry to say, that even the Public Defenders office, hasn't kept me informed, as well as you have.   



Oct 23, 2016

Mckinleyville Chamber of Commerce and HCSO host Mckinleyville Businesswatch meetings

The McKinleyville Chamber of Commerce and the Humboldt County Sheriff's Office are hosting two meetings for a McKinleyville Business Watch.  This program is specifically designed for businesses and is similar to the popular and successful Neighborhood Watch Program.

Wed Nov 9th 5:30-7:30 pm in the MMS Library for businesses SOUTH of Hiller

Tues Nov 15th 5:30-7:30 pm in the Azalea Conference Center at MMS for businesses NORTH of Hiller.

For more information contact
heather@mckinleyvillechamber


To mobile park owners or those who support Measure V? Here is your chance to help a senior who has no one and is out on the streets living in a parked RV




McKinleyville Community Watch is a great example of a group that makes positive difference in this community.


I am sharing this post by a member so the information gets out.

"Sometimes you just get gut wrenching phone calls out of the blue... that take your breath away....Just got a call from a 78 yr. old Senior lady, named Mary, who lost her apartment.  Has a almost new RV and a 2011 pickup.  She is in a parking lot up by Crescent City.  Having a melt down.  Only income is $789 per month in Social Security.  No family left.  Daughter just died and she used little inheritance to buy this RV...now no vacancies at RV Parks....(ours is full with waiting list)...I know its a Sunday...but Ryan Sundberg you worked a miracle last Easter Sunday with a similar situation.  Connie  Beck, are there any Housing First funds to help this poor lady???  If anybody else has any ideas, I'd appreciate it."

The headline of this post and the statement below are my opinion on this situation and not the feelings of the person who did the MCW post.


Besides the County, this would be a great way for someone including those who support Measure V and mobile park owners to make a real difference.




"Mental illness should not be about police and criminal justice"



Wichita Police Chief Gordon Ramsay tweeted:

This is what I'm talking about.  Jails are the state hospitals of the past. Mental illness should not be about police and criminal justice. https://t.co/HJMzhK0zSN

Eureka Police Chief Andrew Mills agreed and commented on the tweet from Chief Ramsay:

No where is it more prevalent than here. #mentalhealth #realsolutions https://t.co/LCJt4eVmsv