Apr 18, 2015

Mayor Frank Jager to be honored as Republican of the Year at the Ingomar this year

The Humboldt Republican Party will honor Mayor Frank Jager as the Republican of the Year at their annual dinner on May 3 at the Ingomar Club this year. The guest speaker is Shawn Steel a Republican National Committeeman from California.

Past recipients of Republican of the Year include Rob and Cherie Arkley and Peter Hannaford.

I have known Frank since I moved here and this is an excellent choice to honor a man who is a Proud Republican but has contributed to the entire community in many ways.


Obituary: Fern Kelly




Our beloved mother, grandmother, sister and friend, Fern Kelly died peacefully at home April 14th. She was born Fern Williamson to Mabel and Al in Visalia, California where she grew up in the large farmhouse, garden, and walnut orchards of Visalia Orchard Company. She met her future husband, land surveyor Hugh Kelly at UC Berkeley in 1950. They were married at Carmel Mission and raised their family in Eureka. Fern and Hugh loved entertaining friends and together they became consummate hosts. Fern was known for her elegant taste in clothes, her fine cooking skills (she collected hundreds of cookbooks), and her determination to do what she believed was right. But what endeared her to so many was her warm and sincere friendship and genuine interest in listening to each person's story. She is also remembered for her enduring positive attitude and beautiful smile, including during her final four years with breast cancer. It can easily be said that the great tragedy of her life was the untimely loss of her daughter, Kris. As she wished, a memorial service will be held later in the coming year, and as she wished, people are asked to give to the charity of their choice . She was preceded in death by her husband Hugh in 2011. Fern is survived by her sister Jean Ratcliffe and family, her children Deb Kelly (Don Shute), Denise Kelly (Chuck Fernandez), and Sam Kelly; grandchildren Justin Kelly (Julie), and Lorien Lowe; and great-granddaughters Teagan and Ayla. Deb Kelly is collecting names of those who would like to attend a celebration of life at the family home. Please leave contact information in a phone message at 503-246-6690. Please sign the guestbook at www.times-standard.com under Obituaries.

Apr 17, 2015

Suspects Seth Morton and Bret Swortzel in alleged Garberville home invasion have preliminary hearing scheduled for May 4

A preliminary hearing is scheduled for May 4 for the above mentioned suspects. This is the same day, preliminary hearings are scheduled for the father-son suspects in the Hoopa shooting and death of Daniel Colegrove.


Previous posts:

http://johnchiv.blogspot.com/2015/03/seth-morton-arrested-for-garberville.html

Go-Biz hires deputy director for Small Business



Jesse Torres, 38, of San Gabriel, has been appointed deputy director, small business advocate in the Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development. Torres has been regional director of the Los Angeles Small Business Development Center Network at Long Beach City College since 2011. He was director of alumni relations at Pepperdine University from 2009 to 2011, where he was director of alumni and corporate relations from 2005 to 2009, regional director at Orange County and Inland Empire Small Business Development Center Network in 2009 and associate director of development, grants and communications at Geffen Playhouse from 2002 to 2005. Torres earned a Master of Business Administration degree from Pepperdine University. This position does not require Senate confirmation. Torres is a Democrat.

Frequently arrested and witness in Bodhi Tree case Shane Goodrich arrested in narcotics bust

My previous post:

Sep 9, 2014


Shane Goodrich, "Bodhi Tree's bud" busted again for drugs in Arcata

The meth heroin bust in Arcata today had a familiar name. Shane Goodrich owned the Marilyn Street house where Bodhi Tree was hanging out the morning he fled from law enforcement. Later that day Tree was arrested.

Goodrich was one of the witnesses who had an attitude on the stand, could not recall much, because in his words, he had taken pain medication. Currently on probation, Goodrich was busted.

Maybe he could claim memory loss again? This is how his interview could go :Officer, I have no idea how these drugs and paraphenelia ended up with me? The five people I am busted with, I don't recall how they got here? Who they are?




On Thursday, April 16, 2015, the Humboldt County Drug Task Force concluded a lengthy investigation into a poly drug trafficking organization. Agents from the Humboldt County Drug Task Force assisted by the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office, the Arcata Police Department and the United States Marshal’s Service served a Humboldt County Superior Court Search Warrant in the 1800 block of Truesdale Street, in Eureka, CA. Agents contacted Kaine McIntyre (Age 22), Shane Goodrich (Age 29), Fred Her (Age 32), Nu Yang (Age 36) and Timothy Stockhoff and located marijuana and methamphetamine.

Agents obtained a search warrant for residences in the 500 block of “G” Street in Eureka, the 2700 block of “S” Street in Eureka and the 1700 block of Willow Drive in Fortuna. At the residence in the 2700 block of “S” Street, agents contacted Cheng Her (Age 55) and Soua Vang (Age 53). During the search warrants, agents located approximately 274 pounds of marijuana, 758 growing marijuana plants, concentrated cannabis, suspected heroin, suspected methamphetamine, digital scales, packaging materials, a large sum of US Currency, and a US Currency counter.

Kaine McIntyre was arrested and booked into the Humboldt County Correctional Facility for possession of marijuana for sales and conspiracy.

Shane Goodrich was arrested and booked into the Humboldt County Correctional Facility for an active felony warrant, possession of marijuana for sales, conspiracy, possession of methamphetamine, and transporting narcotics into a correctional facility.

Fred Her was arrested and booked into the Humboldt County Correctional Facility for possession of marijuana for sales and conspiracy.

Nu Yang was arrested and booked into the Humboldt County Correctional Facility for possession of marijuana for sales and conspiracy.

Timothy Stockhoff was arrested and booked into the Humboldt County Correctional Facility for possession of methamphetamine.

Cheng Her was arrested and booked into the Humboldt County Correctional Facility for cultivation and possession of marijuana for sales and maintaining a residence for narcotics trafficking.

Soua Vang was arrested and booked into the Humboldt County Correctional Facility for cultivation and possession of marijuana for sales and maintaining a residence for narcotics trafficking.



Stiglich case "close to resolution" but may still go to trial

Despite several conversations, Stiglich case was not settled today. Stiglich's attorney Mr. Clanton said "they are close to resolution", if the cade does not resolve by trial readiness, next Friday, the defense will file a motion for the current jury trial date to be reset.

Stiglich family was tgere as usual to support him. No one present from the victim's family.

Will there be a change of plea in the Stiglich case who is charged with death of Ryan Robinson

Last week, Stiglich's attorney indicated an offer had made and he needed to discuss it with his client.

Today a pre trial hearing is scheduled ar 2 p.m. in Courtroom 2. Will Judson Stiglich accept the ofder and change his plea? Will Judge Miles accept the plea?

Stiglich is charged with shooting the brother of his girlfriend at that time.

Apr 7, 2015

People make an offer in Judson Stiglich Cutten homicide case

Trial confirmation for Judson Stiglich's jury trial was scheduled this afternoon in Courtroom 2. Stiglich is being represented by Mr. Russ Clanton. Instead of jury trial being confirmed, Mr. Clanton said there has been a "proposed resolution" in the case by the People.

DDA Jackie Pizzo was in court today for the People. The case is being prosecuted by DDA Stacey Eads.

Only one person from the victim's family was in the Courtroom today. Stiglich's mother and his ex who has known him for 15 years and dated him for 5 years were in court , as usual, to support Stiglich.

Mr. Clanton will discuss the offer with Stiglich and next court date is April 17 at 2 p.m. in Courtroom 2. Stiglich is charged with voluntary manslaughter for the death of Ryan Robinson.

Last post with other links:

http://johnchiv.blogspot.com/2015/03/judson-stiglich-arraigned-today-jury.html?m=1


Defense finishes first round of questioning of prospective jurors in Arcata chef stabbing case

Today the prosecution gets to continue their questioning of prospective cases.

Jury selection continues next week.