Pot Crop 2011

David Downs of the East Bay Express wrote a new piece for his marijuana column, Legalization Nation, discussing this year’s pot crop:  California’s annual outdoor marijuana crop has come in, and despite global warming and heated federal threats, the harvest looks quite golden. Growers, dispensary operators, and experts say California’s 2011 outdoor is bountiful, cheap, high-quality and more medicinal than

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Fire in Alderpoint Last Night

[googlemaps http://maps.google.com/maps?hl=en&q=rancho+sequoia+humboldt&client=firefox-a&ie=UTF8&sqi=2&hq=&hnear=Rancho+Sequoia+Dr,+Garberville,+Humboldt,+California+95542&ll=40.133828,-123.656264&spn=0.420499,0.891953&t=m&z=11&vpsrc=6&output=embed&w=425&h=350] Diana Totten, well-known former firefighter in Southern Humboldt, said this morning: About 9;30 last night, a house fire in Rancho Sequoya was reported by neighbors. The house was fully involved and burnt to the ground. The fire extended into the wildland and burned about 1 acre. No injuries reported. Alderpoint Fire, CalFire, Redway Fire responded. Two dogs were

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A Closer Look at One Recent Bust

Guest Post by Skippy Massey: AS THE DINSMORE case of 39 arrests unfold and the Feds grind down the legal and California-compliant 99-plant Northstone Organics Cooperative, Humboldt officials, meanwhile, are looking at a surprisingly quick and amenable resolve for another bust– only 10 days after the initial arrests. HERE’s an update of that other massive grow, the Hydesville/Bridgeville bust: STANISLAW

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Tennessee Man Receives Twenty-Five Years for Death of Trinidad Man

  Press Release from the Humboldt Co. District Attorney’s Office: On Monday, October 31, 2011, Donnie Ray Best, 54, of Tennesee, pled guilty to voluntary manslaughter for the death of William John Lundy, who was 61. Best agreed to serve a twenty-five year term in the California Department of Corrections. The base term of eleven years for voluntary manslaughter was

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Dinsmore Bust Alleged to Have Intimidated Neighbors with Automatic Weapons

Press Release from Humboldt CO. DA: On Wednesday, October 26, 2011, Humboldt County District Attorney’s Office led a multi-agency effort to execute a search warrant on adjacent parcels suspected of being used for large scale marijuana cultivation. The properties were located off Highway 36 on County Line Creek Road approximately ten miles from Dinsmore. The team was comprised of officials

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Happy Halloween

Happy Halloween from my family to yours.  I’ll be in Garberville’s town square for the kick-off to our wonderful merchant’s trick-or-treat. Thank you to all our local store owner’s who stand on the street in costumes (or not) for hours giving out bagloads of candy to endless excited princesses and spidermen. You make a lot of kids and their moms

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