Apr 29, 2016

Decision in regarding Peter Martin's lawsuit against City of Eureka

Today, at 2 p.m. at the Oakland Courthouse, Judge Jeffrey S. White will hear this lawsuit filed by Peter Martin against the City of Eureka, on behalf of twelve plaintiffs.

4:16-cv-02239-JSW - Cobine et al v. City of Eureka et al
Motion for TRO

City won, Peter Martin lost. Even though, the City has to assist the 11 plaintiffs in finding housing, they are allowed to clear the Marsh.

City Press Release:
On March 18, 2016 the City set a date of May 2, 2016 for individuals camping in the
Palco Marsh to leave the area. On Monday, April 25, 2016, a complaint in the United
States District Court, Northern District of California, Oakland Division Case No. 16-cv-
02239-JSW was file on behalf of 11 individuals. Federal Judge Jeffrey S. White heard
arguments today regarding the complaint and is allowing the City to move forward with
the operation plan to clear the Marsh on May 2, 2016. Those illegal campers remaining
will risk arrest. The City will assist the 11 plaintiffs to identify shelter and manage their
Beginning on May 2nd through at least May 6th 2016, the waterfront greenbelt
areas between Truesdale and West Del Norte Streets west of Broadway will be
completely closed to all pedestrian bicycle, or vehicle traffic. This closure is due to
the planned police enforcement and property maintenance operation being conducted
during that period.
Unauthorized person(s) entering this police operational area will be subject to arrest
upon entry. Any illegal campers still remaining in the Palco Marsh area will be subject
to arrest. All entrances to the area will be monitored and entry restricted. All remaining
illegal campers in the marsh are urged to seek services or temporary housing from one
of the many service options A special fair will be held at the foot of West Del Norte
Street on May 2, 2016 from 8 am until 5 pm.
Camping in any City park or greenbelt is prohibited. Anyone who notices camping in a
City greenbelt or park should contact the Eureka Police Department. EPD and City staff
will respond to calls for camping within the City of Eureka as time allows.

Apr 27, 2016

How many Martin lawsuit plaintiffs have homes? Are they the same ones with these criminal records?

Stacey Cobine, one of the plaintiffs in the lawsuit against City of Eureka, according to a Google search, her DISQUS profile and comments online, is a volunteer for Humboldt Area Center for Harm Reduction. She does not state she lives at the Palco Marsh, but has helped clean up, according to her comments.

Update (7:33 p.m.): According to this article, provided by Gabriele in a comment, Cobine says she lives at the Marsh,


Some of these people claim to be living in the marsh in other media reports, yet no one has contacted me and even if they are, when and why they moved to the Marsh is relevant information.

Nanette Dean is not homeless, she is listed as a Eureka resident . Shouldn't someone living on Walnut Drive be a Cutten resident?

Christina Ruble is also not homeless. Is she the same Christina Ruble mentioned in 2010, in this Rio Dell times report?
www.riodelltimes.com › EurekaPoliceDe...
Nov 18, 2010 - Christina Renee Ruble, 41 of Eureka and the primary tenant, was arrested and transported to the. Humboldt County Correctional Facility where she was booked for possession of a ...

Aaron Kangas, lives on Little Fairfield in Eureka and is not homeless.

Don't know if he is the same Aaaron Kangas listed in this 2009 Times Standard On the Record report?

* Aaron Wade Kangas, felony second degree burglary. Sentenced to formal probation for three years. Judge Timothy Cissna.

Lloyd Parker, another plaintiff, is he the same one arrested in 2015 by HCSO?


So do any of the plaintiffs live at the Palco Marsh? Why are they plaintiffs?

I did not check all the other plaintiffs. Enough to make my point?

The City of Eureka could check into their background. Others besides me have asked if Martin is doing this pro bono. No answer, even if he is, as someone suggested, filing and settling a lawsuit could mean attorney fees.

The environmental groups have been silent. Guess the environmental damage isn't of concern to them or Martin.

Martin could not find 12 plaintiffs who actually live at the Marsh? Wonder why?

How are these plaintiffs subjected to cruel and unusual punishment?
Links to all documents from Lost Coast Outpost:

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