Jan 28, 2017

"I asked Mr. Main if he had assaulted a 17 year old female. He said he had touched her butt."

On January 9 at 3:01 p.m., HCSO Deputy Luke Mathieson was dispatched to a laundry facility for a report of sexual battery.

He testified on January 26 that when he arrived at the Sweet Spot, located at 3100 Hiller Road in Mckinleyville, he contacted the mother of the victim, Ms. (name not printed in this blog post). She told him that her "17 year old daughter had been sexually assaulted on her butt." She then showed Deputy Mathieson the man, who was inside the laundry facility.

Deputy Mathieson described the man he saw, mid 50s, glasses and then identified the defendant in court.

Deputy Mathieson said that his beat partner, Deputy Stallworth, had arrived at the facility by this time. Deputy Mathieson asked Main for ID and Main gave him his CA driver's license.

"I asked Mr. Main if he had assaulted a 17 year old female," said Deputy Mathieson."He said he had touched her butt."

Manuel Mills of Eurela arrested for alleged vandalism at Rohner Park

On January 18, 2017, officers responded to Rohner Park (Park Street) for a report of extensive vandalism to park facilities.  Upon arrival, officers determined that a subject in a Red GMC Pickup Truck had caused extensive damage to one of the park's baseball fields.  The vehicle had also struck a pole prior to leaving the park.     

Jan 27, 2017

Another loss for Galipo, EPD and City of Eureka prevail

On January 25, 2017 the Honorable Judge Yvonne Gonzalez Rogers, a United States District Court judge ruled the City of Eureka and its officers were dismissed from the lawsuit on summary judgment. The lawsuit brought by Stephany Borges, the mother of decedent, through the Law Offices of Dale K. Galipo and John C. Fattahi. The City was defended by Ms. Adrienne M. Moran, of Shapiro Galvin Shapiro and Moran of Santa Rosa.   

Jan 26, 2017

Suspect on Sweet spot incident held to answer on all charges

Bryan Ross Main had a preliminary hearing was scheduled this morning at 9:45 a.m. in Courtroom 4. It has been continued from the previous day. Due to courtroom availability in the morning, it was held in the afternoon at 3 p.m. in Courtroom 2.

Deputy District Attorney Carolyn Schaffer is prosecuting the case. Conflict Counsel's Mr. Greg Elvine-Kreis is Main's attorney.

People called one witness, HCSO Deputy Luke Mathieson. Defense had one witness, Tracy Hardy, Main's caregiver.

Main is charged in Count 1 with Failure to register as a sex offender with a special allegation of a prior serious felony conviction, which was assault to commit rape in 1994 in Shasta County. Count 2 Sexual battery Count 3 Annoy/Molest a child under 18.

Main was held to answer to all charges. Arraignment on information is February 9 in Courtroom 2.

No other media was in court.

Both attorneys presented input and Judge Marilyn Miles provided feedback regarding Count 1 before the final ruling; that discussion may or may not affect charges for the jury trial.

Pitchess motion scheduled this morning for Clayton Lasinski case; wonder which officer's excessive record they seeking

Clayton Lasinski's preliminary hearing has been continued to February 2. Lasinski is the man who led EPD on a chase during rush hour. He is charged with 15 counts.

The case was scheduled, today, January 26, in Courtroom 4 for a Pitchess Motion by defense.

However, that turned out to be an error. Conflict Counsel's Mr. Greg Elvine-Kreis had filed a motion to compel discovery, which he told Judge Arvid Johnson in court. All the media that showed up also learned in court of the error.

Deputy District Attorney Luke Bernthal is prosecuting the case for the People.

Motion granted after Mr. Bernthal told Judge Johnson he had followed up twice and had not received records from law enforcement yet.

DDA Luke Bernthal told Judge Arvid Johnson, " Mr. Elvine-Kreis is asking for what he is entitled to; there is a voluminous amount of evidence in this case and I expect
that is what is slowing this down."

Dates confirmed.

Jan 25, 2017

Humboldt Bay Fire at Second and I in Eureka

Humboldt Bay Fire just pulled in towards the corner of Second and I in Eureka. City ambulance also here, in front of house next to the old Has Beans in Eureka.

Flashlight search in enclosed alley next to the house. Fire and ambulance just left a minute ago.

"This was one of the most profoundly disturbing cases I've handled in my career."

Harland Law Firm's Allison Jackson just gave me this quote on the Magney decision.

"This was one of the most profoundly disturbing cases I've handled in my career. I am not only grateful the Appellate Court spoke so strongly and decisively, I am also incredibly grateful that our State Supreme Court quickly denied the request to depublish the case."

California Supreme Court denies Humboldt County Counsel's request to depublish Magney case; fourth defeat for County

Fourth loss for County, again. Way to go County Counsel, nothing like being humilated nationally, again, and it is permanent.

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Article claims affordable housing is now a middle class issue in California


What’s driving this housing crisis? It’s a classic problem of supply and demand. Put simply, the state doesn’t build enough housing to accommodate its population growth. California is home to roughly 13 percent of the nation’s population, and has slightly greater than average population growth. Yet, over the last 20 years the state has accounted for only 8 percent of all national building permits.

Do you want a drug addict, meth dealing, felon rolling around w this in his car?

Chief Andy Mills:
Do you want a drug addict, meth dealing, felon rolling around w this in his car?  Neither do we. @Eureka_Police https://t.co/y9j8hEkgob

HCSO arrests Casey Floyd Felt in connection with alleged shooting of a Miranda woman

On Tuesday, January 24, 2017 at approximately 7:06 a.m., Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office Investigators, with the assistance of the Humboldt County SWAT team, served a search warrant at a residence in the 1200 block of Felt Rd. in Miranda.  

Jan 24, 2017

This is America; shattering the stereotypes portrayed in both alt left and alt right media

This is America.

The link below is not just about a taco stand and what one business owner is doing to help the community. The video shatters many misconceptions: about who needs help; about racial and ethnic stereotypes and the South.


Brian Mitchell appointed to Planning Commission

Brian Mitchell is top choice for Planning Commission seat. Supervisor Mike Wilson said he was going to vote no because of his comments on wanting diversity but complimented Brian Mitchell and the no was not a personal one.

"Mr. Ulansey is the poster child of conflict of interest."

The Humboldt County Board of Supervisors is now addressing the appointment on the Planning Commission.

17 applications.

Public comment was taken. Carrie Peyton Dahlberg asked Supervisors not to nominate Lee Ulansey calling him "divisive"
and making decisions detrimental to the environment.

Allen McCloskey Jr. read a prepared statement into record. Recommended Nicole Sager and Sungnome Madrone. He said neither candidate had agenda.

Allen McCloskey said that it had been brought to attention that Mr. Ulansey has threatened certain Supervisors that he would run against them if he was not appointed.

Jan 23, 2017

Not one letter of support but several against reappointing Lee Ulansey on the Humboldt County Planning Commission

The agenda for tomorrow's Humboldt County Board of Supervisor's meeting has a lot of information in the attachment provided for the item regarding filling the seat of Humboldt County Planning Commissoner Lee Ulansey which expires at the end of the month.

Check out the applications of all candidates.

Not one letter of support for Lee Ulansey but several against his reappointment.

Lee Ulansey should answer whether he plans to run against Fourth District Supervisor Virginia Bass. If he does, he should take himself out of consideration for this position and allow the Board to pick someone who wants to serve the County, not someone who wants to use the Planning Commission as a bookmark for their next political position.

Sohum upskirting suspect case gets continued again; another defense request

Setting for Sohum upskirting suspect was scheduled for the afternoon of January 19 in Courtroom 5.

The defense asked it be continued; that request was granted. New date is March 2 at 1:30 p.m in the Misdemeanor Court.

Names of four protestors arrested by EPD on January 21 from jail reports

Shannon Francis Kirke, Hannah Kelman Zivolich, Lee Deze Maynard and Coutnie
Laverne Hoyerburns arrested by EPD  on January 21 for resisting arrest at 4:17 p.m.