Pay the rent or else!


In the face of a pandemic, economic collapse, and widespread civil unrest local rightwing privileged property owners, the infamous HumCPR founded by disgraced Lee Ulansey (who has since fled the state), are threatening Humboldt County with a lawsuit. The threat came in a letter from the rightwing Hum-CPR attorney Allison Jackson, yes the same Allison Jackson, the darling of the Humboldt right, who failed to unseat the former DA.

Humboldt County has banned temporary evictions for tenants who can’t pay rent because of the coronavirus pandemic HumCPR claims this is beyond the county’s legal authority. Of course, many supporters of HumCPR are landlords and slumlords who can’t collect their pound of flesh these days.

It is hard to imagine this fight lasting very long with three big supporters of HumCPR on the board of supervisors, Bohn, Bass, and Fennell. We’ll know more after the discussion this Tuesday at their meeting.

It should be noted that both Arcata and Eureka City councils have moved to protect their renters from eviction in those cities.

Time to throw the incumbent supervisors out

Now that Rex has a legitimate and viable opponent it’s time to focus on “pro dams on the Eel” Estelle Fennell. She has accomplished nothing for her district and will be remembered for appointing a terrible planning commissioner.
This has been one of the worst boards in the history of Humboldt County and they have done damage that will leave permanent scars.

The movement to replace 2nd District incumbent

On Sunday, Aug. 25 at 2 p.m., the Healy Senior Center in Redway will be available to discuss options and strategies to bring fresh vision to a sadly misdirected county. Absolutely necessary is a campaign to produce a candidate for 2nd District Supervisor to replace the current incumbent. Along with concerned community members, prospective candidates are welcome of course. There are no stipulations — but a willingness to refuse corporate contributions, rely on small donations and promote a door to door grassroots campaign is a good beginning. People power offers the assurance that when our successful candidate sits at the supervisors’ table, there won’t be big money under the table requiring the usual payoff. Nor will our successful candidate crumple before the powers-that-be, even sheriffs or governors.

If this seems close to your purpose, please bring your skill-set to this meeting. It will take a concerted effort to be successful. For more info, maybe, call Paul Encimer, 707-683-5772. Thanks and see you there.


Suicide? Hmmm….How convenient, or deadmen tell no tales

The new Barr-Epstein virus, it’s deadly

According to a report from Reuters, prison guards overseeing convicted pedophile Jeffrey Epstein in his cell in the Special Housing Unit of the Metropolitan Correctional Center (MCC) failed to do mandatory check-ins before his suicide.

Epstein, who had previously been on suicide watch, was found unresponsive in his cell early Saturday morning and was later pronounced dead at a local hospital.

According to the updated report, “At the MCC, two jail guards are required to make separate checks on all prisoners every 30 minutes, but that procedure was not followed overnight, according to the source. In addition, every 15 minutes guards are required to make another check on prisoners who are on suicide watch.”

The report that Epstein was skipped is likely to fuel even more conspiracy rumors about the death of a man who reportedly supplied underage females to his wealthy and powerful friends.

Epstein’s death is currently being investigated by the Justice Department which oversees the MCC, with Attorney General Bill Barr calling the prisoner’s apparent ease with which he killed himself “appalling.”

That not the only thing that’s appalling, having Bill Barr connected to this at all is appalling. Barr’s father hired Epstein to teach at the Dalton School, a private co-educational school on the Upper East Side of Manhattan, in the early 1970s.

Donald Barr, Dalton’s headmaster and father of Attorney General Bill Barr, hired Epstein to teach math and science.

“What we’ve all been wondering,” one of Epstein’s former students said, “is how did this guy get his job in the first place, without a degree.”

Epstein was without a college degree when he was hired, but Barr, thought of as “no-nonsense,” saw promise in the young man who was in his early 20s at the time. Surprisingly Epstein was able to jump from teaching the children of Wall Streeters to become a Wall Streeter himself. He left Dalton after two years, accepting a job at Bear Stearns as an assistant to a floor trader.

The Dalton School’s Headmaster Donald Barr hired Jeffrey Epstein to teach at the school without a college degree and is current U.S. Attorney General Bill Barr’s father. Shockingly Bill Barr has decided not to recuse himself from Epstein’s case.

More than 30 years later, after Epstein’s resignation at Bear He and his money managing remain shrouded in secrecy, just like Trump’s magical financial fiefdom.

Tyson and Sundberg so far failing to bring home the bacon

In a Big setback for Dave Tyson and Ryan Sundberg the California Coastal Commission(CCC) staff report calls the massive hotel project “inconsistent with state policy”! Tyson was hired by the tribe to help sell this project and guide it through the minefields of regulations and environmental review. Ryan Sundberg has been serving on the Commission mainly to win approval for this project. Now a big showdown looms on May the 10th in Oxnard when the Coastal Commission is scheduled to hear a negative 28-page staff report.

So far the BIA (Bureau of Indian Affairs) has done a very poor job of answering the public’s questions about this gigantic project in little Trinidad.

The California Coastal Commission staff still wants answers to the following questions:

Can the City of Trinidad provide the necessary water for the hotel? And how much the city is willing to provide?

What is the “operational capacity” of the hotel’s treatment plan?

Precisely how much wastewater the hotel would actually generate?

The staff asks for an analysis of how the hotel would impact the “existing transportation network” in Trinidad. With a tiny cluster of roads, the Trinidad is one of California’s smallest incorporated cities.

Unanswered questions about the geologic hazards, The CCC staff wants to determine if the hotel would be safe from the possibility of landslides.

Coastal Commission staff has stated the hotel would NOT “protect views to and along” Trinidad’s scenic bay, adding that the tribe hadn’t provided enough details in its environmental assessment to justify a project of that scale.

CCC Staff claims the tribe has not provided enough details to indicate if the building would be structurally sound.

Overall it looks like the hired guns of Dave Tyson and Ryan Sundberg have so far failed to deliver on all their promises of easy approval.