420 Dave: A Southern Humboldt Icon
Today, the community is mourning.
Dave was known for his kindness and for his willingness to help.
Tessa Knight, a local resident, talked about how his name echoed his willingness to share cannabis. She explained, “One time I was crying in town and he saved me with smoke. He always saved me with smoke, good smoke. We will not be the same without him.” She added, “I felt safe with his watchful eyes…He was our town bouncer, medicine man.”
420 Dave was known for helping around town. Louie Moskowitz, who took the two photos posted here, wrote that Dave cleaned up after people’s dogs on the street and picked up other people’s cigarette butts. Moskowitz wrote, “[E]ven just a week or two ago, my girlfriend saw him near one of the freeway entrances picking trash up.”