Courts

February 2024

Judge Kreis Denies Wrongdoing in Official Response to Misconduct Allegations

Judge Kreis Granted An Extra Week to Respond to Formal Misconduct Investigation

[UPDATED] ‘Citizens for a Better Eureka’ Drops Motions for Preliminary Injunction But Will Continue CEQA Lawsuits Against the City

Judge Tosses Suit From ‘Citizens for a Better Eureka’ Backers Accusing the City of Violating Elections Code

Presiding Judge Gregory Kreis Facing Formal Inquiry Into 19 Counts of Alleged Misconduct, Including Drug and Alcohol Use, Sexually Inappropriate Behavior and Anti-Semitic Remarks

‘I Will Not Stand For It’: Attorney General Bonta Decries ‘Cynical’ Lawsuits From Citizens for a Better Eureka

State Attorney General’s Office Joins the Fight Against the Pro-Parking Group ‘Citizens for a Better Eureka’

Local Transportation-Focused Nonprofit Intervenes in ‘Citizens for a Better Eureka’ Lawsuit That Aims to Prevent Housing Developments

January 2024

Humboldt Court Considers the Legality of Arcata’s Voter-Approved Initiative to Fly the Earth Flag Above the U.S. Flag

December 2023

Judge Dismisses Rory Kalin’s Lawsuit Against Humboldt County, Public Defender’s Office Employees

BREAKING: At Re-election Campaign Launch, Judge Kreis Says Lawsuit Against Him Has Been Settled

November 2023

Bayside Man Convicted of Numerous Drugs and Gun Crimes Stemming From April Arrest, DA Says

October 2023

‘Cannabis Reform Initiative’ Legal Challenge Filed: Small Farmers, Industry Reps Ask the Court to Kick Next Year’s ‘Measure A’ Off the Ballot

September 2023

Former Supervisor Candidate Allen McCloskey Issues His Own Press Release After Being Acquitted on Theft Charges

August 2023

Fortuna Woman Who Threatened to Kill Numerous Elected Officials Appears in Court for Restraining Order Proceeding

Alderpoint Man Convicted of Murder in 2022 Shooting Prompted by Dog Dispute

SEC Accuses Timothy Overturf, Owner and CEO of Local Investment Firm Sisu Capital, of Defrauding Clients With Help From His Dad

July 2023

Jury Finds Eureka Man Guilty of Child Sexual Abuse With Two Victims

U.S. Senators Ask Rob Arkley and Other Donors for Itemized Lists of Gifts to Supreme Court Justices

Humboldt County’s Child Abuse Services Team Works Hard But Suffers From Understaffing and Could Use Some More Training, Civil Grand Jury Finds

June 2023

‘Not Adequately Prepared’: Civil Grand Jury Says Humboldt County Must Improve Its Disaster Planning

Judge Sides With Publishers of Rio Dell Times in First Amendment Ruling Against Arcata Attorney and Client

Civil Grand Jury Finds ‘Appalling and Dangerous Conditions’ at Humboldt County Animal Shelter

May 2023

Denied by Supes and a Judge, Enviro Groups Continue Fight Against Remote SoHum Weed Farm With Appeals Court Filing

Humboldt County Files Complaint Against Former Deputy County Counsel Cathie Childs – Who Plans to Sue the County – for Allegedly Violating Attorney-Client Privilege

Rhode Island Man Sentenced to 25 to Life for 2022 Kneeland Murder

Yurok Tribe Partners With County, Courts on ‘Culturally Informed Diversion Program’ Focused on Rehabilitation

Eureka Motel Killer Pleads Guilty, Leads Police to Victim’s Remains in Exchange for 25-Year-Sentence, District Attorney’s Office Reports

Humboldt County Residents Can Now File for Domestic Violence and Gun Violence Restraining Orders Online

Fishing and Conservation Groups Sue PG&E Alleging Harm to Salmon and Steelhead on the Eel River

Federal Judge Tosses Class Action Suit Challenging Humboldt County’s Cannabis Code Enforcement Processes

Arkley-Affiliated Group ‘Citizens for a Better Eureka’ Files Second Lawsuit Against the City Over Development Plans

Disabled Cal Poly Humboldt Student Files Class Action Suit Against University and Entire CSU System Over Accessibility Issues

April 2023

Once Poster Boys for Legal Weed in Humboldt, Emerald Family Farms is Being Sold for Parts

Daniella Moore, Perpetrator of Grisly 2019 Murder on the Hikshari Trail, Sentenced to 15 Years to Life, District Attorney’s Office Says

Local Environmental Groups Call ‘Bullshit’ on Lawsuit Seeking to Stop Development on Eureka Parking Lots

Here is the Housing Development/Parking Lot Lawsuit Served on the City of Eureka Today

March 2023

Man Who Shot at Cops During Crazy Police Chase Around Eureka Pleads Guilty to Attempted Murder, Takes 43-Year Sentence

Bear River Band of Rohnerville Rancheria Sues County, State for Discriminatory Treatment of Tribal Youth

February 2023

Local Woman Says Her Sister Forged Her Signature and Stole the Pet Store They Opened Together

Judge Rules That Suspect in Greenwood Heights Murder, Finally Deemed Mentally Competent, Must Stand Trial

Family of Victim Asks, ‘Where’s Our Justice?’ as Teen Killer Gets Released Back Into the Community

Judge Dismisses Felony Molestation Charges Against Accused Fortuna Coach, Math Teacher

January 2023

Dealer From the Largest Bust in Humboldt Drug Task Force History Pleads to 18-Year Split Sentence, Including Six Years in the County Jail

Former North Coast Journal Bookkeeper Agrees to Pay Back $50k as Part of Embezzlement Plea Agreement

Jury Finds Fortuna Man Guilty of Sexual Assault of a Child

Court Delays Sentencing in Record-Setting Drug Bust; Prosecution Argues Proposed Settlement Too Lenient

December 2022

Pine Hill Double Murder Suspect Arraigned, Pleads Not Guilty; Charges Could Put Him in Prison For Life With No Parole

Attempted Murder Suspect Released From Jail; Alleged Victims Not Interested in Pursuing Charges

20-Year-Old Gets Seven-Year Prison Sentence for Fourth of July Wine Bottle Attack


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