Mar 31, 2018
“They’re carpetgrabbers from Colorado that are coming in, swooping up real estate left and right and bulldozing and they just do not care,” Alistair Monroe said."
"I pursued physical relationships with men to convince myself that my love for her was just a spiritual battle attacking my character and discernment,"
(Alyson Stoner/You Tube)
"I, Alyson, am attracted to men, women, and people who identify in other ways,” she stated. “I can love people of every gender identity and expression. It is the soul that captivates me. It is the love we can build and the goodness we can contribute to the world by supporting each other’s best journeys.”
Mar 30, 2018
Monica Merlin Morales, 26, of Point Arena, pleaded guilty today to sex trafficking of a minor, U.S. Attorney McGregor W. Scott announced.
The Hoopa Valley Council voted unanimously to endorse Ryan Sundberg for re-election for the Fifth District Supervisor at their February meeting.
Mar 29, 2018
A man who blew himself up in 2014 operating a clandestine butane honey oil lab in a backyard shed on Luce Avenue in Ukiah was sentenced today in the Mendocino County Superior Court to state prison.
"When CSAC was in #HumboldtCounty tonight, we stopped by a community meeting on the #opioidcrisis. The meeting was hosted by Sen. Mike McGuire & Supervisor Virginia Bass, leading the efforts to finding local solutions to this massive challenge."
Councilmember Dean Glaser was the first to respond and promptly.
On April 4, a hearing on the defense request to dismiss charges is scheduled in the John Beideman sexual molestation case.
The defense is requesting all charges except Count 2 be dismissed.
A hearing on the defense motion to continue the James Merrick jury trial was on this morning at 8:30 a.m. Merrick is still in custody, despite a reduction in bail.
Third Marsden motion,this time Chad Smith got his wish. Or did he?
Jury trial for April 2 vacated. Next hearing is setting and confirmation of counsel on April 6.
A hearing to receive a CONREP recommendation for Ewa Misztal was continued to this morning.
It was continued to April 3 after Deputy Public Defender Casey Russo brought up some cases and his interpretation of statute 1026.
Clutching the same long letter he had in his hand previously, the Chad Smith awaits his Marsden hearing
Yesterday, alleged molestor Chad Smith requested a Marsden motion. That was scheduled to be heard in yesterday afternoon.
It is happening now.
Whether his bail would be reduced and trial confirmation for his jury trial was continued until this morning.
Smith is charged with molesting his stepdaughter and her friend.
As elsewhere in California, “there is no permanent housing,” McElroy said about the lagging housing placements. “Folks with jobs and good credit and college educations, they can’t find places to rent … If [housing] was there, we’d be taking them out by the friggin’ busload.”
Mar 28, 2018
Intervention was scheduled on March 27 for Joshua David Grow. Preliminary hearing for April 5 was confirmed.
Time estimate is 2.5 hours. Deputy District Attorney Joel Buckingham was present for the People. Mr. Benjamin Okin is representing J.D. Grow.
Today was the fourth hearing to confirm witness availability for former Miss Hoopa, Kayla Brown. Hearing continued to April 30.
Same reasons as outlined previously.
Trial confirmation and bail reduction hearing was scheduled today for alleged child molestor Chad Smith.
What would a Smith hearing be without theatrics from the defendant?
Mar 27, 2018
Threatening law officials now for doing their job?
Xavier Becerra, Kamala Harris and Jerry Brown and all the other Democrats, liberals, progressives should house every criminal and illegal in their own homes. I fully support that sanctuary law.
"Privacy experts are sounding an alarm over changes to Microsoft’s service agreement, saying it’s filled with vague terms and gives the company the right to review your content without your consent."
A commercial marijuana operation investigated in June 2017 in the Hopland area has resulted in the felony conviction of a man responsible for cultivating over 3,200 plants off of Feliz Creek Road.
On March 26th, 2018 at about 11:00 A.M. Special Agents with the Drug Task Force served a search warrant at a residence located in the 1800 block of Allard Avenue in Eureka.
Both of Mark Wheetley's cases, his 2016 DUI and 2017 DUI, were on calendar this morning.
James Merrick's bail is reduced to $300,000. If he posts bail, there are conditions: no alcohol and he has to be on an ankle monitor.
Mar 26, 2018
I almost forgot about being a sanctuary state for illegals, go easy on criminals and over-regulate.
Utility companies are big donors to CA Democrats and they may stick you with last year's wildfire costs
"The announcement from Gov. Jerry Brown and legislative leaders said that due to recent devastating fires and mudslides, they would work together this year to “make California more resilient against the impacts of natural disasters and climate change.” Among the issues they promised to address: updating liability laws for utility companies.:
"The innocuous-sounding statement belies a controversial idea: that Californians could eventually have to pay more for electricity because of last year’s wildfires."
Trial setting was scheduled for Mark Dare on 3/28. It was vacated and rescheduled for May 2.
By appointing the Public Defender's office on March 21, Mr. Marek Reavis continues to represent Dare.
Kody Marcelli was arraigned this afternoon. Mr. Greg Rael made a special appearance today with Marcelli.
With jurors assembled downstairs and the prosecutor announcing ready for trial, three robbers who attempted to steal marijuana and money in November of last year decided to throw in the towel and plead guilty Monday morning in the Mendocino County Superior Court.
On 3-25-2018 Deputies were dispatched to the 24000 block of Birch Street, in the Brooktrails community, regarding criminal threats.
Mexican citizen Hugo Parral-Aguirre was found competent after a second evaluation by Dr. Ramirez.
Intervention is on April 23. Preliminary is scheduled for April 25.
In 2016, James Merrick could not bail out due to a probation hold. Today, a bail hearing was scheduled for Merrick. The motion was continued to March 27 at 8:30 a.m.
The alleged victim in the assault case against Wesley Staritt was arrested by Arcata Police Department on Friday for a foreign warrant. Peter Ian Marks was booked for resisting arrest on March 23 and released the same day.
Mar 25, 2018
(New York State Police)
Dustin Waite, 26, was arrested on Saturday after he allegedly broke into a Randolph, New York home. He had urinated on the porch and was found with beef jerky that was stolen from a nearby 7-Eleven before the break-in, according to police.
At the last City Council meeting, surrounded by family, friends and coworkers, "Dispatch Manager Michelle Reyna-Sanchez was presented a proclamation for her hard work, dedication, and unwavering commitment to excellence for the countless hours she put forth for the building and implementation of the new integrated public safety software system, RIMS."
(Sutherlin Police Department)
A McDonald's customer in Oregon tried to destroy the famed golden arches after employees refused to fill his order of 30 double cheeseburgers,
On March 20, the Humboldt County Board of Supervisors adjourned their meeting in Herrmann Spetzler. At their March 27 meeting, the BOS are expected to formally approve and sign this adjourned in memory certificate.
Mar 24, 2018
(The Press Enterprise)
David and Louise Turpin were unshackled at their last court appearance on March 23,. They were admonished by a deputy for talking to each other in court.
Human decency continues to worsen in Humboldt and the mob mentality goes unaddressed with Michael Winkler being attacked by the NAACP for speaking up for freedom of speech.
Jim Wood being attacked for not being progressive enough.
If the NAACP does not call out LOCO on their racist drivel, then they are hypocrites. Call out all racist comments not just selective ones and selective people.
As a public service to anyone considering a move to Humboldt or investing here, you may want to read the racist, sexist, homophobic, transphobic drivel in Lost Coast Outpost Thunderdome.
Mar 23, 2018
The verdict with two not guilty counts and a guilty verdict to a lesser charge in Count 1 is not a victory
Second degree murder is not premeditated murder. The prosecution stressed premeditated murder throughout their case.