Can an eighteen-year-old beat Rex Bohn? History tells us yes!

In fact, fresh out of high school Chris Kerrigan beat Rex in a landslide for Eureka City council!


We have no idea who this person is, but we know one thing, he’s not Mr blowhard bully Rex Bohn!

Here’s what Elias Garcia has to say:

We as a County have come a long way, as we raise the future of our county. We aren’t seeing change from our local officials. We have to start pushing for greater change in our Communities.

Our neighborhoods are becoming unsafe for children to play at home, the park, or go anywhere. We see a rise in needle use and unsafe dumping by people whom use these drugs.

Our law enforcement has been ignored the funding needed in order to properly function. Response times have gone far and beyond what it should be. Anyone who lives in any community in Humboldt County knows that it does not take 30 minutes to an hour to have local authorities respond to a call. With inefficient funding they are unable to hire more officers.

Another local issue that is slowly being addressed by the community is homelessness. With such a small community we are finding ways to help homelessness come down. Although we should not stop helping the homeless get back on their feet.

We are a community I know that we find ourselves asking where our money is being spent. A majority of the funding that the county receives is spent on Health and Human Services which is approximated at 35%. I would like to redirect funding around 5% to 7% towards other categories that have not received an increase in funding in the past 5 years that is much needed. That would take 20 million to 30 million to be redistributed into other categories.


We are endanger of our Community, especially children finding, playing, or falling on these needles. These are no joke, something must be done now!!! I personally have had experience with these needles while working. I came across them while weed wacking in an ally way of a client. Luckily I saw them or else the Needles would have flown up at me. I would be in favor of going around the county and organizing cleanups.

As long as our county continues to hand these needle’s out to people who uses them we are losing.

We need to stop this before we have to start worrying about our front lawns having these needle’s and further fearing if we can even go outside and stepping on a needle or our children being able to play without them being in immediate danger.

The  Picture was taken at the corner of M st & 15th st. Which is only 1/2 a mile from both Eureka High School and Zane Middle School.

This information is from Elias Garcia’s facebook page


Mantova, Eureka’s biggest Trump groupie weighs in on the Supervisors race

Surprise! Eureka City Council Candidate and all-around Trump sycophant Anthony Mantova has strongly endorsed Ryan Sundberg for fifth district supervisor in today’s Times-Standard.

No one actually should be surprised. While Ryan has cultivated his façade of being a calm, reasonable sort of middle of the road voice on the board of Supervisors, the reality is much different.  True compared to the bluster and bravado of fellow supervisor Rex Bohn, Sundberg does indeed seem calm, but that just his demeanor, when you look at his voting record both as a supervisor and as a coastal commissioner it’s indistinguishable from the positions espoused by chronic blowhard Rex Bohn.

Birds of a feather

So what is Mantova’s big closing argument to get you to vote for Ryan? During the several years that I operated a store in McKinleyville, none of my customers ever complained about Mr. Sundberg.”
Seriously? That’s it?


Assault victim identity revealed; along with very important message to Humboldt County

March 11, 2015 we posted a somewhat controversial story. We say controversial, because we didn’t reveal the name of the assault victim we posted about, though it was fully reported to law enforcement at the time. No local media chose to report about it at first, because the information wasn’t put out in a press release. However, the Examiner was contacted by some in the media and we gave them more than enough information to piece the story together. For whatever reason, the information still wasn’t reported. Now that victim has come forward with a very timely and important editorial in todays Times-Standard. So now we feel free to tell you the assault victim was the “exceedingly nice guy” Dan Ehresman Executive Director of the Northcoast Environmental Center.

weed and $

Read his very important editorial.

Complete My Word from Eureka Times-Standard 3-24-15:

Epic Failure by Electeds

Epic Failure by those elected to make these decisions

Supervisors passing the buck on pot problem

By Dan Ehresman

On March 12, a suspect in a violent Southern Humboldt home invasion robbery was apprehended near my house after a police pursuit through Eureka. The day before, the jury on which I nearly served found a man guilty of murdering an Alderpoint resident. And the week before, I was randomly assaulted outside my home.

That encounter may not be directly related to our region’s No. 1 cash crop, but together these events are a very personal reminder that Humboldt County’s violent crime rate has been rising.

Tied to this violence is an endless string of abuses committed against our planet for profit.

When some people look at our region’s remote places — our forests, secluded property and flowing streams — they see not wildness but mountains of money.

When California Cannabis Voice Humboldt (CCVH), the marijuana industry group that has been anointed by the Humboldt County Board of Supervisors to draft their own marijuana ordinance gave a presentation to the Board in late February, they glossed over the harms to our region at the hands of an unregulated industry, ignored what their draft ordinance actually says, and instead focused on how the marijuana market produces pallets of cash.

Hearing the presentation, two questions came to mind.

First, what good is all the money in the world when our streams are sucked dry and violent crime escalates by the day enabled by a black market industry out of control?

Second, why are our elected representatives so eager to hand over work of drafting a marijuana ordinance to the very industry that needs to be regulated? We need only to look at what happens when timber barons and fossil fuel executives write their own rules to know this is probably a bad idea.

Reading the most recent draft ordinance, it seems CCVH’s primary goal is to legitimize existing operations and pave the way for more and bigger grows— never mind the consequences. CCVH has released six drafts of their ordinance, but have yet to include meaningful provisions addressing environmental and social harms of black market marijuana production. All six iterations have ignored what many have repeatedly raised as critical components of a countywide marijuana ordinance: caps on cultivation area to preclude industrial-scale production in remote locations; a halt to dry season stream diversions and water trucking; a prohibition on pesticides; and a revenue source for real enforcement.

So, what does CCVH’s ordinance actually propose? Their current draft would allow marijuana grows on every private parcel larger than five acres in unincorporated areas of Humboldt County. This is over 15,000 parcels, encompassing more than 800,000 acres. The proposed ordinance would allow up to 5,000 square foot, half-million dollar a year operations without site-specific permits — effectively doubling the average size of grows we see today. What’s more, it would allow mega-grows up to 10,000 square feet so long as cultivators get approval from the County Planning Commission — and up to 20,000 square feet with supervisor approval. And although CCVH’s ordinance talks a good game about the importance of protecting our environment, the majority of the protections it contains are essentially voluntary.

While we commend those who grow responsibly, there are far too many who suck water out of critical salmon streams, use toxic pesticides, and doze forests for roads and grow sites. Environmental and criminal law enforcement agencies cannot keep up with monitoring and enforcement of existing operations.

We need true regulation to rein in an industry that has gotten out of hand. Significantly increasing the scale and scope of cultivation activities as CCVH proposes will increase damage to our waterways, forests, and communities.

Our elected representatives are backing an industry-led group whose chief objective is to legitimize industrial-scale grows when salmon populations are at a tipping point and violent crime rates are rising.

Our Board of Supervisors must take the lead on a public process to create a marijuana ordinance that, first and foremost, addresses ongoing environmental and social harms associated with marijuana cultivation. Certainly CCVH should be invited to participate, but they should not be running the show.

An ordinance of this significance requires a truly open, public process with input from community groups, teachers, law enforcement agencies, health care providers, resource professionals, conservation advocates and the public as a whole. While we may not be able to end all the violence and environmental damage, we must do what we can to build a better, safer future for our region and all its inhabitants.

Dan Ehresman is executive director of the Northcoast Environmental Center and can be contacted at


Janelle Egger sets the record straight with John Chiv

Janelle Egger

I heard Tuesday a there was a blogger post; “Janelle Egger tries to serve court summons to Supervisor Rex Bohn during public comment;” at

As the author, John(Chiv), was not at the meeting, here are some comments on what he wrote(followed by mine):

John Chiv : Who says Humboldt County Board of Supervisor meetings are dull? Today, during public comment, former Occupy Eureka supporter Janelle Egger tried to serve BOS Chair Supervisor Rex Bohn with a court summons!

Janelle: Yesterday my friend Pat served a summons on BOS Chair Supervisor Rex Bohn by handing it to him.   On September 23 Pat had served a Petition for Writ of Mandate by delivering it to the Clerk of the Board’s office.

I was not a supporter; I was an active participant of Occupy Eureka. That is where I met Pat. Before and after the County passed the “Urgency” Ordinance she was arrested for hanging a hand painted U.S. flag on the infamous fence. We were arrested together protesting the curfew. I am proud to have been part of the Occupy movement and the Occupy Eureka vigil in support of First Amendment Rights.

John Chiv: No one was sure what her beef was and Janelle was not sure of the serving process nor was the person trying to help her. Eventually, Rex came down from the dais and received the summons so that the meeting could proceed.

Janelle: I do not know what the County thought was the problem when they wrote shortly before 5:00 last Thursday that “the service has not been properly effectuated pursuant to the provisions to the California Code of Civil Procedure.”

I thought the code section I had followed indicated the process was to serve the Petition and then file a proof of service, which I did. It seemed odd, but not sure how else to interpret this: “proof of service of a copy of the petition need not accompany the application for a writ at the time of filing, but proof of service of a copy of the filed petition must be lodged with the court prior to a hearing or any action by the court”

I spent hours trying to determine the problem. Still not sure what the problem was, mid-afternoon Friday I emailed thanking the County for the letter and asking them to share the code provisions and I would act to resolve any problem.

Over the weekend I decided the easiest thing was to simply plan on serving a summons. The code section indicating that may be the way to proceed also required that “service shall be made upon the presiding officer, or upon the secretary, or upon a majority of the members.”

As presiding officer, Rex was to be served, that seemed easier than serving a majority or arguing over whether the Clerk to the Board could be considered the secretary. Usually speakers hand their written comments to the Clerk, who hands them to the Board members. I explained to Pat this may be an issue. I was glad he decided to help out so Pat and I could go enjoy lunch.

John Chiv: Janelle had previously filed a lawsuit against the County regarding the emergency ordinance which was largely a result of Occupy Eureka protestors camping and holding everyone else hostage from using the Courthouse.

I respect John Chiv for speaking up for what he believed at the Board meetings back then, but there was no emergency. The ‘Urgency” Ordinance was the result of a failure to communicate on the part of the County. When the police and the County refused to talk, imposed new restrictions in front of the courthouse, and told us get an attorney and go to court, we arranged a meeting with the District Attorney. When he indicated there was a problem with taking our signs the Sheriff encouraged people to contact the Board, and less than three weeks later the restrictions were in the Humboldt County Code.

With Board members claiming there was no Constitutional issue with the ordinance, a court order was needed to restore our rights. The County’s response to my lawsuit, filed without an attorney, was to hire a San Francisco law firm. During a court ordered alternative resolution conference the County’s attorney refused mediation or any of the other three options, stating the County wanted a political process. After the Board appointed a committee to meet with the Human Rights Commission to review what happened and look at changes, the attorney I had hired agreed to donate her time if I paid the firm’s out of pocket costs so the lawsuit could be dismissed without prejudice, preserving my right to re-file if necessary. A couple weeks later it was decided the Board committee would not meet with the Commission, which required open meetings, they would meet with a Commission committee. I began to question private committee meetings.

John Chiv: Even TS reporter Will Houston couldn’t figure out what Janelle’s beef was but the general consensus is something to do with due process violations.

Janelle: Close. I came to get the County’s process issue resolved so that we could turn to the merits of my petition, which challenges the use of County committees to discuss and deliberate in private meetings.

John Chiv: Rex took the summons, did not read it because it was not properly served. Janelle’s concerns are important to him and he wanted her to feel heard.

Janelle: On July 1st I emailed Rex Bohn the letter with my concerns. The Board was cc’d the County’s July 23rd response to that letter and my Petition was served at the Clerk of the Board’s office on September 23. If my concerns are important to him that is news to me.

Instead of filing a response to the Petition, it was decided the County would respond with a letter raising process issues.   If there was a Closed Session re my demand letter or the Petition, I must not have seen the agenda. So I don’t know who or how that decision was made, although I imagine they are using a method involving one-way communications and “silence gives consent.”

John Chiv: I was wearing my Rex for Supervisor sweatshirt today. I joked with Rex that had I been in the BOS chambers instead of Courtroom 5 this morning, maybe I could served him the papers correctly!

Janelle: Oh, you know CCP § 1188.5 and § 1107? If I had only known, you could have served him at a more convenient time.

But seriously, this isn’t about if I “feel heard;” it is about transparency and access to the meetings of County committees.

This link is to the two minutes at the meeting John is referring to: