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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9 Members of Congress Send Letter to White House Asking for Med Marijuana Crackdown to End

  According to the Huffington Post, 9 members of Congress have sent a letter to the White House asking for the current crackdown on medical marijuana to end. Although most of the nine signatories on a Friday letter to the White House were California Democrats — including Reps. Barbara Lee, Pete Stark, Lynn Woolsey and Sam Farr — the group

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The Future of Medical Marijuana in Doubt After Fed Raids

The Sacramento Bee has a strong piece this morning by Peter Hecht outlining the very real effects of the latest federal crackdown on medical marijuana in California.  There is an excellent description of the raid on Matt Cohen of Northstone Organics in particular and the resulting chill that spread across those growers who are attempting to work with law enforcement. 

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Garberville Gold

Farmer’s Market Ernie’s started a new blog, Garberville, to discuss the wonderful and not so wonderful parts about the town of Garberville.  Currently, the major point seems to be the homeless/transient problem. We have been having town meetings lately, because tempers are beginning to flare and we need some solutions. The homeless have become an unbearable burden to some, and

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Missing Woman

UPDATE: Jaymie Ritchey’s body found. According to KMUD News, Jaymie Ritchey has been missing since Wed., Oct. 19th, 2011.  She was last seen on Redwood Drive hitch-hiking to Garberville around midnight or 1 am.  Jaymie previously worked at Redway Liquor, but not for the last couple of years. Jaymie is described as a 40 year old female with red, shoulder length

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