Wednesday, June 25, 2008

FBI Command Center in Fortuna

I am in Fortuna where I just spoke with FBI spokesman Joseph Schadler, who told me that Operation Southern Sweep is a success. But what else would he say anyway. He told me he expected to be leaving tomorrow. On the right are photos that I took of their command center.

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Video from Sunnybrae Raid

Former Arcata Mayor Bob Ornelas, who lives across the street from the house that was raided in Sunnybrae, talks to the Times-Standard in a video posted on their site. Click here to view.

Operation Southern Sweep

The massive goverment action unfolding this week in Humboldt is called "Operation Southern Sweep". The latest rumors are that they are going after dispensaries, despite theiir statements to the press that targets would be commercial and not 215 related. Here is a link to an article in the LA Times.

FBI Bust in Sunnybrae

I just took these photos at 1658 Virginia Way in Sunnybrae. Some of the agents were wearing FBI windbreakers, while others were from other agencies. One was a Postal Dept. inspector.

Feds are Raiding in Humboldt

Numerous sources are confirming the rumors about drug raids in Humboldt by federal agents. The North Coast Journal has photos of them taken early this morning at the River Lodge in Fortuna. Eric Kirk has reports of them being in Redway. Early reports suggest that the feds are fanning out in every direction. The Humboldt Herald says they are also headed east on 299.

Friday, June 20, 2008

Vegan Activists Table While Beef is Grilled

Vegan activists set up a table at the North Coast Co-op in Arcata today, while the Humboldt Grassfed Beef organization grilled burgers in the parking lot and gave them out for free. Granny Green Genes in the video explains why they were there.

People Talking About Impending DEA Raids

I just got back in town after spending a few days in the woods, and the town is buzzing with rumors of a massive invasion of Arcata by the Feds. People say that the DEA agents are staging in Eureka and will be looking for grow houses based on PG&E records.

Saturday, June 7, 2008

Electric Vehicle Charging Station Opens

Mayor Wheetley was on hand this morning for the opening of a electric vehicle charging station at 8th and F Streets.

Sunday, June 1, 2008

Paul Pitino for Supervisor

On Tuesday, I will be voting for Paul Pitino for County Supervisor from the third district. Having watched Paul for years as an Arcata City Councilman, I believe that he is the most progressive candidate and has lots of experience dealing with local issues. If there is a runoff between Plumley and Lovelace, I will vote for Mark Lovelace in November. For more information about Paul visit