Sep 30, 2017

Being an old building, a windy day, the fire at Oberon could have spread rapidly causing a lot of damage

Humboldt Bay Fire Chief Bill Gillespie spoke with me later commended the person who saw the smoke at Oberon, called Humboldt Bay Fire.

Electrical shortage sparks fire at Oberon Grill in Old Town

HBF Battalion Chief Chris Emmons said fire started at the back of Oberon Grill.

According to one of the employees I just spoke with, there was an electrical shortage in one of the outlets and there was visible smoke but the fire was inside wall.

Humboldt Bay Fire responding to 2250 Walnut

A Humboldt Fire Truck and another van went down with sirens on Fifth Street around 3:20.

"My Challenges, Your Benefit: Striving for Employment."

October 2017, is National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM) with this year’s theme "Inclusion Drives Innovation." 

So, the problem near the Heroin Hilton did not go away with boarding the Heroin Hilton, did it?

PacOut Green Team cleans up 250 lbs of trash and 300 plus needles in Cooper Gulch

Sep 29, 2017

Red Pill Black aka Candace Owens sums up perfectly why the alt left is a "turn off" for many liberals and moderates

"One of the best videos I have seen about the "alt left", the " media" and what they do to people who are conservative,  truthful and do not play the "victim game"  and in their opinion should not be conservative. "

Joshua Roberts went from obstructing a police officer and speeding to charges of murder and setting a fire

Joshua Lee Roberts was arrested by the Del Norte County Sheriff :


"Look for my Shived Chiv blog soon"

Big talk from anon(s).

"Safer Streets Eureka, Take Back Eureka, the police, and neighborhood watch are engaging in systematic violence and murder of the oppressed and those who would resist such a system."

Barbara Jones gets 7 years in prison for use of knife and robbery in Old Town

Humboldt County District Attorney Maggie 
Fleming announced that today 41-year-old Barbara Jones of Eureka pled guilty to robbery, admitted the use of a knife and admitted she had a prior “strike” conviction for robbery from 2008. Judge Feeney sentenced her to 7 years in prison.

Keep Eureka Beautiful or Keep Eureka trashy? How bad does it have to get before the City of Eureka pays attention to health and environmental hazards?

HCSO goes pink for National Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office staff will be wearing pink hats during the month of October in support of National Breast Cancer Awareness month. 

Another victory for citizens who speak up; City Corp Yard will not be moved to Kennedy Field

For the past several months the City of Eureka has been reviewing potential alternatives for relocation of the city’s Corporation Yard.

Sep 28, 2017

Cyndi Bainbridge- Wainwright to take over reigns of Mckinleyville Chamber of Commerce

Cyndi Bainbridge-Wainwright chosen as the new President/CEO of the Mckinleyville Chamber of Commerce. She is pictured above with outgoing President Heather Vina.

Briceland/China Creek robbery suspect LeMarcus Martin posted bail and was released yesterday

LeMarcus Raekwon Martin posted a bail bond and was released on 9/27 to self.

Will Eureka City Council vote for custom regulations on adult use of medical cannabis or ban all adult use or defer to state?

Staff recommendation to Eureka City Council members on a proposed amendment regarding medical cannabis as well as non- medical cannabis use is on the Agenda for the October 3 meeting.

Missing tourist Gary Wilson found last night and reunited with family

EPD's Suzie Owsley told me that "Gary Wilson was found last night at 7 PM in Eureka near the corner of fourth and R street. He is fine and now back with his family."

Chief Steve Watson illustrates via screenshot why it may take an officer a while to respond to certain calls

People sometimes ask us why it took so long for an officer to respond to a situation they reported such as an abandoned motorhome, cold petty theft report, or transients loitering.

Alleged hit and run suspect might regret posing for the cameras

David Kobak preliminary hearing scheduled for November 6

Trial setting was scheduled for murder suspect David Kobak this morning. Preliminary hearing is scheduled for November 6.

So, Judge Wilson thinks someone with 500 images of child porn, while he worked at HSU, should not be banned from campus?

Since I had already reported on Matthew Steele's plea deal in July, I chose to cover other cases today not reported elsewhere

Matthew Steele was sentenced this morning.
Five years probation; registration as a sex offender and required to go through treatment.

Orick suspect Elisha Wilson pleads out before her preliminary hearing

The preliminary hearing for attempted murder suspect Elisha Wilson was scheduled for this morning. She chose to plead out. Her sentencing is on October 26.

Judge Carter denies both the 995 motion and the motion to supress in the Kade Chandler case

Both defense motions filed in the Kade Chandler case were denied by Visiting Judge Marjorie Carter.

Sep 27, 2017

"My friend has gone missing. She left the bar last night with some creepy guy and hasn't gotten ahold of me to tell me she is ok. We found her car with her phone and wallet in it."

I was contacted by an acquaintance and a reader of my blog 15 minutes ago. He wanted me to do a post on a woman missing from Garberville.

Bass vs Brady for Fourth District Supervisor ?


Lindsay Battle, Humboldt Honey Wine, Humboldt Cider works at the second Friday Night Live

The second of three Friday Night Live, music on Old Town Square at Second and F Streets, is planned for this Friday 5:30 to 7:45 p.m. 

"I have seen her prosecute difficult cases to successful and just conclusions"

EPD notifies Old town businesses of a missing tourist from Nevada

Old Town businesses notified by EPD of a missing tourist.

PG &E workers discover human remains near CR campus

On September 26th, 2017, at about 4:30 PM, the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office received a call for service regarding possible human remains located near the College of the Redwoods campus on Tompkins Hill Rd.

Sep 26, 2017

"He broke my nose"

EPD officers detained and arrested one man and one woman near California and Wabash right now. From one house, you can hear a woman screaming, "He broke my nose." That is what the woman screaming claimed; not verified by any official source.

Body found in Miranda by the river, is HCSO investigating or even aware of this alleged discovery?

Body found in Miranda this weekend by the river?

Cory Fisher's OR/Bail waived without prejudice; bail remains at three million

OR/ Bail hearing  was scheduled this afternoon for former Humboldt correctional deputy Cory Fisher. Fisher's attorney Mr. Russo waived his presence and waived his OR/Bail hearing without prejudice.

Two of the doctors recommended to evaluate Kimberly Felder are familiar names from the Gary Lee Bullock case

A hearing to get recommendations and appoint doctors to evaluate Kimberly Felder was scheduled this morning.

People make another offer to Orick attempted murder suspect Elisha Wilson

A disposition and reset hearing for Orick murder suspect Elisha Wilson was scheduled for this morning.

HCSO releases former correctional deputy Cory Fisher's mugshot

Cory Fisher is charged with alleged sexual abuse of three minor male victims. Deputy District Attorney Stacey Eads will be prosecuting this case.

Sep 25, 2017

"The bottom line is that POBR does not prevent the release of a booking photo from a criminal action"

"The best part is that this is a diverse group; it includes local businesses ; and is not beholden to the same polarizing factions (left and right) that have done diddly for the community"

The power of the People to bring about change is in those who do; not those who sit around and complain.

It is official! Congratulations Chief Steve Watson!

The City of Eureka is pleased to announce that Interim Police Chief Steve Watson has accepted an offer to serve as the Chief of Police for Eureka.

Surveillance cameras do not reveal whether fire near Job Market was accidental or intentional

On September 23, 2017, at about 1:15 a.m., officers with the Eureka Police Department and Humboldt Bay Fire (HBF) responded to the 400 block of K Street for the report of a sleeping bag on fire on the steps of a business.  

Richard Dean, Hoopa teen charged with stabbing, has preliminary for September 27 vacated

Criminal proceedings had been suspended for Richard Dean, the Hoopa teen charged with the stabbing of the 52 year old in Arcata in January 2016. In May 2016, Dean was admitted to Napa State Hospital. In March 2017, after a six month review, Dean was awarded a certificate of mental competency.

AT & T sets up website, regardless of carrier, to help family and friends check on loved ones in Puerto Rico

We are working around the clock to help the people of Puerto Rico recover from Hurricanes Maria and Irma. 

Zachary Cordell Harrison sought in relation to homicide of Robert James Holtsclaw

On 09-23-17 at about 2:44 pm the Sheriff’s Office received a call of a possible homicide in Alderpoint.

HCSO responds and explains why they have not released Cory Fisher's booking photo yet

HCSO Lt. Dennis Young responded to my request for Cory Fisher's booking photo.

"We are waiting for a legal decision if we can release the picture or not. Cory may have POBR (Police Officers Bill of Rights) rights that we need to investigate."

Runeberg Hall will not be the location for a pilot project for a homeless day use center

On July 1, 2017 the City of Eureka Police Department requested proposals for a homeless day use facility as a six month pilot project.