The filing period for the Humboldt Primary Supervisory Districts is up as well as the filing deadline for the Humboldt County Democratic Central Committee and other party elected. For the 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 5th Districts the deadline is moved to Wednesday December 11th at 5pm because each of those Districts have Incumbents who did not file.
In the 3rd Supervisor District Mike Wilson had no opponent and will serve 4 more years.
In the 1st District Incumbent Rex Bohn will run against Democrat Cliff Berkowitz,
And in the 2nd District, Democrat Incumbent Estelle Fennell has 4 opponents. Republican Michelle Bushnell, No Party Preference candidate Michael P McKaskle, Democrat Rick French and Democrat Sean DeVries.
There will be an election for the 4th District Humboldt County Democratic Central Committee (HCDCC) There are 4 positions available but 6 candidates. (Samoasoftball) Richard Marks, Bob and Pam Service, Kathy Sobilo, Mario Hernandez and Christopher Musgrave. So there will be an election for these seats on March 3rd.
In the 1st District the HCDCC members will be Stuart Altshuler, Leslie Ester, Bill Burns and Helene Rouvier. This deadline is extended to Wednesday December 11th at 5pm because an Incumbent did not file.
In the 2nd District the HCDCC members are Chris and Bruce Will and Dan Kelley. This deadline is extended to Wednesday December 11th at 5pm because an Incumbent did not file.
In the 3rd District the HCDCC members are Tom Sokolowski, Barbara Carolan, Pam Cahill, Sheryl Esparza, Geoffrey "Lizard" Robinson and Rita Carlson. This deadline is extended to Wednesday December 11th at 5pm because an Incumbent did not file.
In the 5th District only Michele Walford and Suzanne Cook filed all the correct paperwork. There are still 3 at large positions available. This deadline is extended to Wednesday December 11th at 5pm because an Incumbent did not file.
Lots of new HCDCC members. Get ready to roll up your sleeves and do some work! This is a working committee!
The HCDCC Endorsement meeting will be Wednesday 12-11 at 6pm at 527 4th St. Eureka.
I attended the Redwood Coast Energy Authority (RCEA)
Offshore Wind Project Stakeholder Workshop last week.
Why the interest for wind energy off of Humboldt Bay?
·The North Coast has World Class off shore wind
·Technology is now available and affordable
·Demand to De-carbonize California
·Potential hub for assembly revitalizing the Humboldt Bay Harbor
There is a partnership between the RCEA and Principal Power
to assemble 10-15 wind turbines and place them on floating platforms 25 miles
off shore in water 600 to 1,000 feet deep and anchors to the sea bed and create
120 to 150 Mega Watts of power.The
Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) put out Request for Qualifications
(RFQ) in 2018 and already possesses site control. The Power Purchase Agreement
would happen in 2022 and the build out in 2025.
In 2020 the bidding process will happen. This
entails an auction up for the highest bid. I identified myself as an
employee of CIFAC and asked how this process would actually work. It seems this
is a federal process that the BOEM would control and they want the maximum
monies they can garner.
The Humboldt Fisherman’s Marketing Association Vice
President said the fishermen are willing to be part of the solution process
although they said they were the most regulated fisherman on the west coast. They
wanted to focus on community benefits and having a say in the fishing
territories but staying proactive.
I did ask where they were with the PLA process and they
publicly said they were in negotiations.
Mary Katherine Marks was born in Visalia California on
November 15,, 1950 to James and Mabel Marks. She passed away in
Boulder, Colorado on September 13, 2019 at age 68. She was a fantastic artist/sculptor and jewelry maker. She
owned a graphics and print shop in Sparks and Rocklin where she trained show
horses and rode dressage. She then moved to Prescott, Arizona to work for famous
sculptor John Coleman.
She was preceded in death
by her parents James and Mabel, and her brothers James and Roy. She leaves
behind sisters Juanita Paternoster, Kathleen Martin, Michelle Marks and Tricia
Craig. She also is survived by her brothers Michael and Richard Marks. She
leaves behind her son Aaron and his wife Erin in Prescott, Arizona.
Mary was the embodiment of
a free Spirit. She spoke her mind and lived her life firm in her convictions.
She was caring in times she was in need and would help others and do without
herself. Her memorial will be on November 15, in Sacramento.
In her memory just be kind
to someone today and help those you come across with patience.
One of the most intriguing records that Barry Bonds accomplished is hitting 31 out of the first 42 balls hit out of AT&T/Chase field in McCovey Cove for splash hits. In about 1350 at bats he has hit more than all the other TEAMS in Baseball. That means that there have been tens of thousands of players at bats and no player is anywhere close to his record and never will. Opinion of the day.
Over the years my taste-buds must do some resetting. Here is the top 5 places to enjoy a good chicken fried steak and eggs.
1. Oberon Grill: Not even close. They pound a New York into submission and it is very tender and tasty. Maybe a little bit pricey but well worth it. Only available on Saturdays and Sundays.
2. The Green Lily Cafe: Very consistent and available all week. The picture above is from their establishment. The setting is kind of weird. Can't put my finger on it. But the food and service is good.
3. The Golden Harvest Cafe: Portion not that great. Used to be my go to but has seemed to slide lately. Too inconsistent for my dollar.
4. The Chalet: Is it open? Do we have to go to the one on 5th? Will they forget us after they take our order? Just not worth it anymore. More than once I have driven to the location in Cutten and it was closed due to worker issues or lack of worker issues. The chicken fried steak and other food is good but not worth the hassle.
5. Kristina's: If the chicken fried steak is so good, why do I always order something else? Hmmm. I eat more meals here than most.
Others to consider Cafe Nooner in Henderson Center, Adels and Amy's Delight (Chicken Fried Pork Steak) and Village Pantry Don't give me that Toni's argument. They are in Arcata and their chicken fried steaks have been bad last few times I went.
The Humboldt Bay Harbor District approved a dredging contract with The Dutra Group to dredge Fields Landing and Woodley Island Marina with a clam shell dredge and take the spoils out to the hoods three miles offshore and dumped . The nearly $700,000 project is funded by Woodley Island resident dredging surcharge assessments. It has been over 10 years since any dredging at the Marina. Before I was even elected! This is just a start of course. Not the total solution. The Harbor District also moved forward with Request for Proposal for a new Public Dock at Marine Terminal 1. This is to land or make room for wind energy projects building platforms for 30 miles out. Lots of logistic issues.