12.10.2008

TS - Curtis Huntzinger's remains found after 18 years

☛ TS Missing teen's remains found after 18 years

The remains of Curtis Huntzinger, a 14-year-old teen missing since 1990, were unearthed Monday night from a shallow grave on the outskirts of Blue Lake, just off the old State Route 299.

The discovery came less than a week after Humboldt County District Attorney investigators arrested 53-year-old Blue Lake resident Stephen Daniel Hash on suspicion of voluntary manslaughter in connection with Huntzinger's death. At his Dec. 5 arraignment, Hash admitted guilt before a judge and the Huntzinger family.

On Monday afternoon, around 2 p.m., the boy's skeleton was located, entangled in a ball of roots under less than two feet of soil. The grave, which was dug about 35 yards from the road, was surrounded by a dense stand of young redwoods, and blanketed by a thick mat of leaf litter and poison oak.

But in 1990, when Huntzinger is presumed to have been buried, that grave site looked very different.

Chief DA Investigator Mike Hislop said when Hash allegedly dumped the body, the area looked like a “moonscape,” as a result of heavy logging and burning activity.

Despite those major changes to the landscape, Hash was reportedly able to recall the location of the grave well enough to lead investigators within 25 feet of where the body was found, said DA investigator Wayne Cox.

”It must be a vivid memory that's permanently imbedded in his (Hash's) hard drive,” he said.

The same tract of land was searched in 1999 by teams using cadaver dogs, but authorities came up empty. This time, Cox said investigators deployed new methods.

According to Hislop, the body was found by a volunteer who canvassed the area using a high-end metal detector loaned by the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. The grave was located when the metal detector picked up a faint signal from a small piece of metal on Huntzinger's remains -- possibly a zipper or a coin.

Members of the Huntzinger family were immediately notified, and brought to the site before the body was exhumed, said District Attorney Paul Gallegos.

As the redwoods grew back after the logging, they lifted nutrients from Huntzinger's grave, entwining the remains in roots. According to Deputy Coroner Roy Horton, the search team excavated the approximately 400-pound root ball, which contains Huntzinger's remains.

Now the Coroner's Office is tasked with the painstaking removal of those remains from the root encasement.

Horton said that while they have not been able to positively identify the remains through DNA or dental records, there are other signs it is Huntzinger. The clothing found around the skeleton -- a black jacket and tennis shoes -- are consistent with the outfit Huntzinger was last seen wearing. And there appear to be signs of blunt force trauma to the skull, Horton said.

Although Gallegos and the DA investigators have declined to release the cause of Huntzinger's death, a criminal complaint in Hash's court file charges him with using a barbell to kill the 14-year-old.

The body was found unbound, and Horton said he believes Huntzinger was dead before he was buried.

Horton said Nancy Huntzinger, Curtis' mother, has called the Coroner's Office frequently over the past 18 years, to inquire about her son whenever there was a new John Doe found in Humboldt County.

”We are just so happy the body was recovered, for her sake,” Horton said. “It finally gives some closure to the family.”

During Hash's Dec. 5 arraignment he asked to plead guilty to charges of voluntary manslaughter with a deadly weapon -- a crime that carries a maximum 12-year sentence. Judge Bruce Watson declined the plea, and advised him to speak with council before deciding to make such an admission in court.

Hash is expected to return to court today to discuss a possible disposition before a judge. That hearing will be closed to the public.

Sean Garmire can be reached at 441-0514 or sgarmire@times-standard.com.

A timeline of the Curtis Huntzinger case


May 19, 1990 -- Huntzinger, an Arcata High School freshman, is last seen walking home from his sister's home and is reported missing later in the month. It is initially believed that Huntzinger, who had some trouble in school and a recent brush with the law, ran away from home. Then Blue Lake Police Chief Don Trumble said at the time he was confident that Huntzinger was not a victim of foul play.

April 1999 -- Thomas Michael Fox, who was serving life in prison for the killing of 11-year old Danny Williams of Eureka, reportedly confesses to having killed Huntzinger. As a part of the confession, Fox reportedly admitted to shooting Huntzinger and fingered the accomplices who he said helped him bury the boy.

April 24, 1999 -- During a confrontation with Huntzinger's mom, Nancy, family acquaintance Stephen Daniel Hash reportedly admits to killing Curtis Huntzinger, even taking Nancy Huntzinger to her son's burial site. Hash, however, refuses to talk to law enforcement about the case.

Over the ensuing weeks, police investigators search Hash's property, even removing the floor boards of his house and sending its carpets to the Department of Justice Crime Lab for testing. The area where Hash claimed to have buried Huntzinger is scoured by dozens of members of the California Conservation Corps, police and the Huntzinger family. Several bones, including a vertebrae, are found, and believed to be those of Curtis Huntzinger. “This could be over in a few weeks,” then Blue Lake Police Chief Floyd Stokes said. The bones are later determined to be animal remains, and the case goes dormant.

May 2008 -- The Blue Lake Police Department is disbanded after the arrest of Police Chief, David Gundersen, and the Humboldt County District Attorney's Office quickly picks up the Huntzinger case.

Dec. 3, 2008 -- Hash is arrested on suspicion of voluntary manslaughter by District Attorney's Office investigators after reportedly giving a “complete confession” and showing them where Huntzinger was buried.

Dec. 9, 2008 -- Investigators find a body believed to be Huntzinger's located off old State Route 299 between Blue Lake and Korbel in the location Hash had led them to. The body is sent to the Humboldt County Coroner for an autopsy.

Sean Garmire/The Times-Standard
Posted: 12/10/2008 01:30:19 AM PST

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☛ TS Never too late for resolution

In musty filing cabinets up and down the state are the remains of unsolved cases of every variety, including those of young men and women who for years have been lost to their families.

In Humboldt County, we've had more than our fair share of those types of cases -- the most famous being that of Karen Mitchell, followed closely by a case that appears to be nearing some resolution -- that of the long-missing Curtis Huntzinger.

While the conclusion of the Huntzinger investigation is not a happy one, he has finally been found after all these year, which may provide some comfort to a family that has long been wondering about the fate of their lost loved one.

We would encourage law enforcement officials of all stripes to be vigilant with such cases, and to remember their significance in the face of frustration and dead ends.

Each and every one represents a family in pain, and a family in need of closure and relief. When those cases gather dust because of neglect, and remain unsolved because they aren't getting the necessary attention, it only compounds the original crime, and the pain it causes the family.

The case of Curtis Huntzinger shows us that it's never too late to follow a lead, to pursue a suspect, and do the necessary footwork. Such efforts can make all the difference. Our thanks to those who helped bring Curtis home.

The Times-Standard
Posted: 12/10/2008 01:30:20 AM PST

12.05.2008

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12.04.2008

TS - Kesser attempts suicide at Humboldt County jail

☛ TS Kesser attempts suicide at Humboldt County jai
Richard Craig Kesser, a former Fortuna resident who spent more than 17 years behind bars for the murder of his estranged wife in 1991, hanged himself in his jail cell early Tuesday morning.

The 47-year-old inmate was transported to St. Joseph Hospital and placed on life support, where he remained in critical condition throughout the day Tuesday, hospital staff reported.

The Humboldt County Sheriff's Office reported that at around 12:15 a.m. Tuesday, a correctional officer found an inmate hanging in his cell. The officer quickly cut the inmate down and began resuscitation efforts shortly before medical staff responded and began CPR.

The Sheriff's Office has so far declined to disclose the identity of the inmate. However, Humboldt County District Attorney Paul Gallegos, who led prosecution against Kesser during the past three years, confirmed the inmate was Kesser.

During an interview in late November, Kesser said he had been taking medication for depression, but was hopeful about his future after accepting a plea agreement offered by the District Attorney's Office.

”I suffer from depression from time to time,” he said. “I have a whole bunch of hopes. I'm trying to go home now, after 17 years ... hopefully someday I can get back to being a productive member of society.”

During that interview, Kesser also spoke about his 1991 plot to murder his wife, which had been schemed with his then-girlfriend Jennifer Leahy, who has since been released from jail.

The couple -- who had been dating for about four months at the time -- hired Stephen Duane Chiara for the hit. According to court documents, the three mapped out plans for the murder over the course of several weeks.

On Nov. 26, 1991, Mary Kesser was stabbed to death in her N Street home.

Authorities long suspected the motive was Mary Kesser's $50,000 life insurance policy. In 1992, a panel of jurors agreed, finding Richard Kesser, Leahy and Chiara guilty of first-degree murder.

The three were sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole.

Then, after 14 years behind bars at Pelican Bay State Prison, Richard Kesser and Leahy's verdicts were narrowly overturned by a panel of judges in the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, on the grounds that former Humboldt County Deputy District Attorney Worth Dikeman had stricken three American Indians from the jury pool because of their race.

That decision led to Richard Kesser's return to the Humboldt County jail on Dec. 5, 2006.

In 2008, a plea agreement was struck between Richard Kesser and the District Attorney's Office, which compelled Richard Kesser to issue a truthful, polygraphed statement about the events that led to his former wife's murder. That agreement stipulated that if he truthfully completed the polygraph test, he would receive a second degree murder sentence, reducing his possible sentence from 25-years to life to 15-years to life.

Richard Kesser failed his first test in August. But in September, those results were thrown out by a Humboldt County Superior Court judge, who ruled the examiner used inadmissible techniques in the test.

The second test was cut short after Richard Kesser told the examiner he had been taking medication for depression.
A judge allowed Richard Kesser to take a third test in late November, but those results have not yet been disclosed by his attorney Glenn Brown.

Brown was unavailable for comment Tuesday.

”I was hopeful the first time -- I wanted to (pass) the first time,” Richard Kesser said the week before his third test. “Anybody who's lived in this building (the jail) for two years doesn't want to be here that long.”

According to Gallegos, Richard Kesser left a suicide note inside his cell. However, the contents of that note have not been released.


Sean Garmire can be reached at 441-0514 or sgarmire@times-standard.com.

Sean Garmire/The Times-Standard
Posted: 12/03/2008 01:21:18 AM PST

TS - Man convicted of wife's murder dies after hanging himself

☛ TS Man convicted of wife's murder dies after hanging himself

Richard Craig Kesser, an inmate who reportedly hanged himself in his cell at the Humboldt County jail early Tuesday morning, has died.

According to information from the Humboldt County Coroner's Office, the 47-year-old inmate was pronounced dead at 11:06 p.m. Tuesday, after he had been placed on life support more than 20 hours earlier.

The cause of death in the suicide was ruled asphyxiation due to hanging, said Coroner Frank Jager.

Kesser, Jager said, “was mostly dead by the time they got him into the hospital,” but some lifesaving efforts were restricted as Kesser had signed a “Do Not Resuscitate” order.

At 12:15 a.m. Tuesday, a correctional officer found Kesser hanging from a noose made from a bed sheet inside his cell, where he had been housed alone. Kesser was cut down immediately and lifesaving efforts were made, but Jager said Kesser had been deprived of oxygen for too long.

Deputy Coroner Roy Horton said although investigators are not yet certain how long Kesser was hanging in his cell, it must have been “at least three or four minutes.”

An autopsy will be conducted by a forensic pathologist later this week, the Humboldt County Sheriff's Office reported.
Kesser was incarcerated in 1992 after a Humboldt County jury found him guilty of first-degree murder -- the result of a successful plot to murder his estranged wife in 1991. That sentence was later overturned and Kesser was returned to the Humboldt County jail on Dec. 5, 2006.

In 2008, a plea agreement was struck between Kesser and the District Attorney's Office. That agreement stipulated that if he truthfully completed the polygraph test, he would receive a second-degree murder sentence, reducing his possible sentence from 25 years to life to 15 years to life.

According to court documents, Kesser, along with his then-girlfriend Jennifer Leahy, hired hit man Stephen Chiara to murder 30-year-old Mary Kesser.

She was stabbed to death in her Fortuna home on Nov. 26, 1991 -- 17 years and six days before her former husband and the self-proclaimed “mastermind” of her murder committed suicide.

During an interview in late November, just weeks before his death, Richard Kesser admitted he was struggling with depression, for which he was taking medication.

According to the Sheriff's Office, Richard Kesser did leave a letter; however, that has not been made public, and no potential motive for the suicide has been released.

Sean Garmire can be reached at 441-0514 or sgarmire@times-standard.com.
Sean Garmire/The Times-Standard
Posted: 12/04/2008 01:15:37 AM PST

12.01.2008

TS - The ongoing struggle for the right to self-government

Forget the Constitution...

The ongoing struggle for the right to self-government
My Word Op-Ed
Kaitlin Sopoci-Belknap/For the Times-Standard
Posted: 12/01/2008 01:27:15 AM PST

”We the People.” Those are hallowed words in this country. They begin the Preamble to the United States Constitution. Those words remind us that in this country, we are supposed to be the government.

That is a staggeringly profound idea. Before this country was founded, kings ruled over subjects by “divine right.” But the American revolutionaries rejected that idea as repugnant to a free and sovereign people. They had the audacity to believe that ordinary people are capable of true self-governance.

The Declaration of Independence asserts that the only legitimate government is government which has the consent of the people. So it is a fair statement to say that the principle of self-government is a core American ideal.

It is against this backdrop that I ask readers to consider the case of Measure T. First, let us remember that Measure T was passed using the citizen's initiative process. In other words, it was not merely elected officials purporting to speak for the people of Humboldt County. We the People spoke for ourselves.

The effort had the support of the local Democratic Party, the Green Party, organized labor, peace and justice groups, elected officials, local business owners, and farmers and ranchers. It truly was an example of people from a wide spectrum coming together to exercise our fundamental right to self-governance.

And “We the People” explicitly and unambiguously stated that corporate money in local elections was undermining our electoral system. Because of the corrupting influence of corporate donations, we stated that we were losing confidence in the integrity of our own democracy.

The law not only forbade non-local corporate contributions in local elections, it also included an intentional and strategic challenge to legal doctrine of “corporate personhood.” The law specifically stated that:

”Courts have illegitimately defined corporations as persons, allegedly vesting corporations with constitutional protections and rights. Corporate Personhood illegitimately denies the people of Humboldt County the ability to exercise our fundamental political rights.”

And Measure T passed by over 55 percent of the vote here in 2006, passing in every single district in Humboldt County!
So when Pacific Legal Foundation sued Humboldt County over Measure T, they were alleging that “We the People” do not have the right to make the decision how to best protect our own elections.

And just who is the Pacific Legal Foundation? A far right-wing group funded by tobacco corporations and oil corporations. They have been at the forefront of efforts to overturn health, safety and environmental laws that attempt to control the abuses of large corporations.

So these corporatists made Measure T not merely about campaign finance reform efforts. It became a fight over whether “We the People” are truly self-governing people.

And so I was so very proud when over 50 citizens appeared at the last meeting of the Board of Supervisors to express their disapproval that the county had decided not to defend Measure T in court. Speaker after speaker spoke not only of the need for campaign finance reform, but of their commitment to be part of a movement to challenge the legal doctrine of “corporate personhood.”

It may seem like a daunting task, but consider this -- where would we be if the American revolutionaries had been unwilling to challenge the “legal authority” of the king?

If women had not challenged laws that prevented them from voting? If trade unionists had not violated unjust laws claiming efforts to organize workers for better conditions and pay were a “criminal conspiracy”? If civil rights activists had not sparked a movement to challenge court-sanctioned Jim Crow segregation laws?

And the issue of corporate personhood is already becoming a local campaign issue. Over half of the candidates for office in Humboldt County in the last election pledged to refuse corporate campaign contributions regardless of the outcome of the court case. Nineteen of those candidates went even further, pledging to oppose corporate personhood if elected. Most of those signing the pledge won their contests!

So we at Democracy Unlimited share the disappointment of our fellow citizens. In an example of “judicial activism” run amok, Pacific Legal Foundation was able to use the court system to overturn the express will of the people.

But we are encouraged that people of Humboldt County are not giving up. We are also encouraged that the Board of Supervisors has expressed a willingness to work with us to pass laws to curb corporate power. We look forward to that prospect.

In addition, we will continue to educate, agitate and organize until we have built a movement powerful enough to overturn the ridiculous legal doctrine that allows a corporation to overturn democratically enacted laws that attempt to control their conduct.

We invite you to join us in that joyful celebration of the power of the “We the People.”

Check us out on the web at www.duhc.org and contact us at 269-0984 or info@duhc.org
Kaitlin Sopoci-Belknap is director of Democracy Unlimited of Humboldt County. She lives in Eureka and can be reached at kaitlin@duhc.org.


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11.28.2008

TS - Gundersen's arraignment continued

☛ TS Gundersen's arraignment continued
Former Blue Lake Police Chief David Gundersen's arraignment on a charge of felony grand theft was continued Wednesday to Dec. 10.

Gundersen, who stands accused of taking firearms out of Trinidad Police Department evidence and trading them, along with other guns, for a submachine gun and a silencer, pleaded not guilty to the charge at a court hearing last week.

Wednesday's arraignment was continued because the District Attorney's Office left the word “feloniously” off the criminal complaint it filed against Gundersen, which caused some confusion as to whether the theft was being charged as a felony or a misdemeanor.

Assistant District Attorney Wes Keat said that because the charge involves the theft of firearms, it can only be charged as a felony. The criminal complaint will be amended, Keat said, and the word “feloniously” will be included.

When Gundersen returns to court for his Dec. 10 arraignment, he will also tie up some loose ends from his previous case, which saw him convicted of illegally possessing both a submachine gun and a pistol with a silencer.

Last week, Superior Court Judge Bruce Watson sentenced Gundersen to four years probation for the charges, the terms and conditions of which will be set Dec. 10.

As to the new charges, Gundersen's attorney Russell Clanton said he has some concerns as to why the charges are only now surfacing more than six months after Gundersen's initial arrest -- concerns he said will be the subject of a motion in the near future.

11.22.2008

TS - Gundersen faces new charge 11/21/08

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☛ TS Gundersen faces new charge

The Humboldt County District Attorney's Office filed a new criminal complaint against former Blue Lake Police Chief David Ray Gundersen on Thursday, alleging one felony count of theft by a public official.

”The new charge arises from alleged misconduct, also involving firearms, uncovered in an investigation by the Trinidad Police Department,” Assistant District Attorney Wes Keat wrote in an e-mail to the Times-Standard.

Gundersen was acquitted of two dozen spousal rape charges in September, but convicted on 11 lesser counts of battery, a count of violating a court order and two felony charges of illegally possessing a submachine gun and a pistol with a silencer.

He is due to be sentenced on those convictions at a hearing today, when a judge is also expected to hear oral arguments over a defense motion seeking a retrial and the dismissal of some of the convictions. Keat said Gundersen will also be arraigned on the new charge during today's court appearance.

Gundersen's attorney, Russell Clanton, did not return calls to his office seeking comment for this story.

The Trinidad Police Department turned an investigative report over to the DA's Office on Nov. 12 recommending a total of 10 charges against Gundersen, including a charge of embezzlement, four charges of felony grand theft by a public official and four counts of evidence tampering.

Those recommended charges, Trinidad Police Chief Ken Thrailkill said, were based on evidence that Gundersen had allegedly sent four firearms he seized while working in Trinidad to Southern California's Cinema Weaponry in 2003 as a part of a trade for the submachine gun and silencer he was recently convicted of possessing illegally.

”Basically, he took the weapons without authorization from the city or the police department of Trinidad,” Thrailkill said in a previous interview. “Nobody had authorized him to, first of all, have those in his possession and, secondly, to trade Trinidad evidence for illegal firearms.”

Gundersen was employed as Trinidad's police chief from 1997 to 1999, but continued to provide law enforcement in the city for some time after that, as Trinidad and Blue Lake entered into a contract under which the BLPD covered Trinidad.

Trinidad's investigation spanned months, Thrailkill said, and stemmed from a tip from DA's Office investigators, who said they found Trinidad evidence items while searching the Blue Lake Police Department's storage facility after Gundersen's arrest. The investigation culminated, Thrailkill said, with a search warrant served on Cinema Weaponry, where investigators recovered the Trinidad guns.

Rather than follow Trinidad's charging recommendations, the DA's Office opted to instead charge a sole felony grand theft count for all the Trinidad firearms involved in the alleged Cinema Weaponry trade. The evidence tampering charges weren't pursued, likely due to the statute of limitations for misdemeanor charges.

If convicted on the felony grand theft charge, Gundersen would face a maximum of three years in prison.

On the issue of his prior case, his attorney Clanton filed a motion on Nov. 12 alleging that jury errors, insufficient evidence, issues with statutes of limitations and improper argument and questioning by District Attorney Paul Gallegos resulted in prejudiced jury verdicts that should be thrown out or, at least, retried.

In a four-page response, Keat argues that the verdicts are supported by evidence and that Clanton's statute of limitations argument is ill timed, and should have come during jury instructions.

”The defendant's motion is without merit,” Keat concludes in the filed response.

If the convictions hold up, Gundersen faces a maximum sentence of three years and eight months in prison or a fine of $20,000 for the two firearms convictions, as well as a maximum sentence of six months in jail, a fine of $2,000 or both for each of the 11 battery convictions.

In April, Gundersen was also held to stand trial on charges that he allegedly forcibly raped his then live-in girlfriend in 1999 and acted unlawfully with department records -- charges that a judge later ordered be tried separately from the others facing the embattled police chief at the time.

Gallegos has yet to formally announce if he plans to pursue those charges but said he has met with the alleged victim in the case, Jane Doe 2.

”As it stands, we expect to proceed,” Gallegos told the Times-Standard late last month.

A federal investigation was also launched into the cache of about 30 submachine guns found at the Blue Lake Police Department, the findings of which were turned over to the U.S. Attorney's Office months ago. Josh Eaton, spokesman for the U.S. Attorney's San Francisco office, has repeatedly declined to comment on the matter.

Gallegos is currently out of the office for the week, but Keat said the DA's Office will be prepared to have Gundersen arraigned today, and will argue that his convictions should stand.

”We will argue that Mr. Gundersen had a fair trial and that the court should sentence him to prison to punish him for the offenses of which the jury found him guilty,” Keat said in the e-mail.


Thadeus Greenson can be reached at 441-0509 or tgreenson@times-standard.com
Thadeus Greenson/The Times-Standard
Posted: 11/21/2008 01:27:31 AM PST

TS - Gundersen given probation for firearms convictions 11/22/08

☛ TS Gundersen given probation for firearms convictions

A Humboldt County Superior Court judge sentenced former Blue Lake Police Chief David Gundersen to four years probation Friday, for a pair of September convictions of illegally possessing a submachine gun and a pistol with a silencer.

Gundersen faced a maximum sentence of three years and eight months in prison for the convictions, but Judge Bruce Watson found that unusual circumstances surrounded the convictions which would normally carry a presumption of ineligibility for probation.

Watson also ruled in favor of a defense motion seeking to set aside 11 misdemeanor battery convictions, ruling that the convictions were time-barred by statutes of limitations.

Prior to Friday's sentencing hearing, Gundersen was arraigned on a felony charge of grand theft by a public official and pleaded not guilty. He is due back in court next week.

A jury of seven women and five men acquitted the former police chief on 24 counts of spousal rape, but convicted him in 11 lesser-included counts of misdemeanor battery, one count of violating a court order and charges of illegally possessing both a submachine gun and a pistol with a silencer.

After an April preliminary hearing, Gundersen was also held to stand trial on allegations that he raped his then live-in girlfriend in 1999 and acted unlawfully with department records, but a judge ruled those charges would be tried separately.
In court Friday, the District Attorney's Office also announced it will not proceed with those charges.

”My instructions are that the people don't intend to proceed with those counts, so I request that they be dismissed in the interest of justice,” Assistant District Attorney Wes Keat told the court.

After Watson ruled to set aside the battery convictions but against granting the defense a new trial on the firearms convictions, the courtroom fell silent while Watson pondered the sentencing decision.

Watson spent more than 45 minutes discussing the case and the possibility that circumstances existed that were unusual enough to warrant granting Gundersen probation in lieu of a prison sentence.

On the one hand, Watson said that it was clear the jury felt Gundersen was guilty of the possession and battery charges, that Gundersen had presided over a small police department found to be in possession of dozens of submachine guns without any “legitimate” use for them, that Gundersen had violated a court order and that he appeared to have taken advantage of the public trust.

On the other hand, Watson said the court had received a number of character letters in support of Gundersen, that he had no existing criminal record, that the criminal case had destroyed his career and had drastic impacts on his family and that the firearms possession charges only arose out of the spousal rape allegations, on which Gundersen was ultimately acquitted.

”I'll tell you, this is a bit difficult,” Watson said. “The goal is justice -- equal justice.”

Watson then sentenced Gundersen to four years probation, the exact terms and restrictions of which will be determined next week.

After the hearing, Keat declined to comment specifically on Watson's ruling, but said it was evident that it was a difficult one for the judge to make.

”You saw it was a very difficult decision for the judge to come to,” Keat said. “That's the longest incubation for a decision I've seen in a long time, so it was obviously a very difficult decision.”

For his part, Gundersen's attorney Russell Clanton said it was a “reasoned ruling” based on the case.

Gundersen is due to return to court on Wednesday, when dates will be set for his grand theft case, which stems from allegations that Gundersen took firearms out of Trinidad Police Department evidence and traded them, along with other guns, for the submachine gun and silencer he was convicted of possessing.


Thadeus Greenson can be reached at 441-0509 or tgreenson@times-standard.com

Thadeus Greenson/The Times-Standard
Posted: 11/22/2008 01:30:15 AM PST

11.16.2008

PD - Man arrested in shooting of ex-Peoples Temple members 12/9/05

Son not charged in 1980 killings

Man arrested in shooting of ex-Peoples Temple members
By MICHELLE LOCKE
ASSOCIATED PRESS

BERKELEY - Prosecutors have decided not to charge a man jailed this week in the 25-year-old murders of his parents, both prominent Peoples Temple defectors.


Edward Michael Mills, 43, was arrested Saturday as he arrived at the San Francisco International Airport from Japan, where he had been living.

However, prosecutor Chris Carpenter said Thursday that charges will not be filed. "Based on all of the evidence, we didn't feel it was sufficient to meet the standard," he said.

Mills' arrest came in the 1980 killings of his parents and sister, murders that at the time spurred fears that death squads were finishing the job started by cult leader Jim Jones in the Guyana jungle.

Police said they don't believe the murders, committed when Mills was 17, were related to the Peoples Temple, the organization founded by Jones that ended in November 1978 when he ordered more than 900 of his followers to drink poisoned punch at Jonestown, their Guyana compound.

"At this stage it does not appear that there was any motive associated with the Peoples Temple," said Berkeley police spokesman Joseph Okies.

Al and Jeannie Mills had been staunch members of Peoples Temple, joining in 1969 when Jones was packing in crowds as he preached interracial harmony and advocated helping the poor and sick.

But the couple left in 1975 after their daughter was beaten more than 70 times with a paddle because - according to old news accounts - she embraced a friend Jones deemed a traitor.

In 1978, as questions about Temple activities intensified, Jones retreated to Guyana. Later that year, California congressman Leo Ryan led a delegation of journalists and relatives of temple members to Jonestown. Some members chose to leave with him and the party was ambushed at the airstrip; Ryan and four others were killed. Ryan's aide, Jackie Speier, now a state senator, was shot several times but survived.

Back at the compound, Jones ordered his followers to die, starting with the babies.

On Feb. 26, 1980, Al Mills, 51, Jeannie Mills, 40, and their daughter, Daphene, 15, were found shot in the head at their home in Berkeley. Jeannie Mills' mother discovered the bodies.

According to news accounts from the time, Edward Mills told police he had been watching TV and didn't hear the shootings. Okies said Edward Mills had gunpowder residue on his hands but there wasn't enough evidence to make an arrest.

Mills later received $247,000 from his parents' estate, according to news stories from the time.

For years, the case lay dormant. But two years ago, Berkeley police reopened the investigation as part of an ongoing effort to look at evidence in unsolved cases using new methods and technology.

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By Michael M. Bates
November 14, 2008 - 11:37 ET

On Thursday, CNN aired "Escape from Jonestown," presented by CNN special investigations unit corespondent Soledad O'Brien. This week marks thirty years since the horrific deaths of more than 900 people, roughly a third of them children, at Jonestown. The massacre was orchestrated by "Reverend" Jim Jones. What CNN barely referenced was Jones's connection to several leading Democratic politicians of the time. O'Brien did identify Jones as a believer in socialism and, with a survivor, passingly alluded to his influence in the Democratic Party:

O'BRIEN: In 1975, Jones moved his church headquarters from Redwood Valley down to San Francis, to a larger stage, where he became a political force and a face in photo-ops.

GOSNEY: Roslyn (sic) Carter was campaigning for Jimmy Carter. I believe that was 1976. And there was going to be a rally downtown. Literally, we stuffed the building. We were -- we were the rally.

Jones was much more than a face in a photo-op. Democratic San Francisco Mayor George Moscone appointed him to the city's housing authority. Willie Brown, who later served as Democratic Speaker of the California Assembly, in 1976 introduced Jones as a combination Martin Luther King, Angela Davis, Albert Einstein and Chairman Mao.

That same year Senator Walter Mondale, later elected vice president, invited Jones to meet with him on his campaign plane. The People's Temple chief also had a personal meeting with Jimmy Carter's wife, Rosalynn.

Jones referenced that in 1977 when he wrote to the First Lady and recommended the U.S. government give Cuba medical supplies. He mentioned his "deep appreciation for the privilege of dining privately with you prior to the election." She replied by saying she'd enjoyed the experience and hoped the U.S. would adopt his suggestion on Cuba.

When Jones moved his operation to Guyana, he brought with him written accolades from several liberal Democrats.

Wrote Walter Mondale: "Knowing of your congregation's deep involvement in the major social and constitutional issues of our country is a great inspiration to me."

Alaska Senator Mike Gravel thought the People's Temple "was almost too good to be true." California Congressman Don Edwards expressed the wish that "there were more like the people of the People's Temple Christian Church."

Joseph Califano, an official in the Kennedy and Johnson administrations and secretary of health, education and welfare for Jimmy Carter wrote Jones: "Knowing your commitment and compassion, your interest in protecting individual liberty and freedom have made an outstanding contribution to furthering the cause of human dignity."

Former Vice President Hubert Humphrey said that Jones' work "is testimony to the positive and truly Christian approach to dealing with the myriad problems confronting our society today."

No, Jim Jones was more than just a face in a photo-op. He benefited from the attention and praise of several notable Democratic politicians of the era. In a two-hour program, that relevant part of history should have been reported.


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Related post on watchpaul (mine) - with links to Jonestown Apologist's Alert (Tom Kinsolving's blog):

So, as the Anniversary of the Jonestown Massacre approaches, there are specials on the various networks, and stories in the paper. It's that time of year when Tim Stoen has to endure yet another few days of exquisite torture; interviews, attention and notoriety. This year is a big one, the 30 Year Anniversary.

Everyone 'knows' what happened, or thinks they do. This article in the Chronicle 10 days that shook S.F. gives a pretty good accounting with one major, repetitive flaw.

The Chronicle always leave out the early exposés written by Les Kinsolving. He was the Religion Writer for the San Francisco Examiner back then, and he had been approached by people who were very concerned about what was happening in People's Temple. They were begging the paper to 'do SOMETHING!'

His series was killed because of pressure from the Temple, including pressure from the Temple's Attorney, Jim Jones' second-in-command-right-hand-man, Tim Stoen.

Kinsolving's pieces can be viewed here, including the pieces that did not run.
1. THE PROPHET WHO RAISES THE DEAD Examiner [September 17, 1972 Page 1]
2. 'HEALING' PROPHET HAILED AS GOD AT S.F. REVIVAL Examiner [Monday, Sept. 18, 1972]
3. D.A. AIDE (Stoen) OFFICIATES FOR MINOR BRIDE Wednesday, September 20, 1972
4. PROBE ASKED OF PEOPLE'S TEMPLE Wednesday, September 20, 1972
5. THE PEOPLE'S TEMPLE AND MAXINE HARPE (never ran)
6. THE REINCARNATION OF JESUS CHRIST -- IN UKIAH (never ran)
7. JIM JONES DEFAMES A BLACK PASTOR (never ran)
8. SEX, SOCIALISM, AND CHILD TORTURE WITH REV. JIM JONES (never ran)
They can also be viewed here: jonestownapologistsalert.blogspot.com/

Stoen apologized to Kinsolving a few years ago. (Press Democrat) presumably that apology is meant to cover not only getting the stories killed but the plot to kill Kinsolving himself.

The Chronicle would do well to get over whatever its reason for ignoring Kinsolving's work. Leaving out this important part of the story does a disservicve to their readers.

The story of the people who tried to do something, who tried to stop the madness long before the massacre is one that really ought to be told. No one took them seriously, no one listened, and they risked their lives to get the truth out. IF anyone had paid attention, 900 people might be alive today.

His weren't the only pieces that were squashed by pressure from the Temple (Indianapolis Star reporter Carolyn Pickering had the goods on Jones years before that....), there's alot to be told. And the newspapers have alot to atone for.

(And CNN isn't makin' it any better: CNN's 'Escape From Jonestown' Downplays Democratic Connections)

11.15.2008

TS - Gundersen files motion to toss convictions 11/13/08

☛ TS Gundersen files motion to toss convictions

Former Blue Lake Police Chief David Gundersen's attorney filed a motion Wednesday challenging 13 of his client's 14 convictions.

The seven-page motion alleges that jury errors, insufficient evidence, issues with statutes of limitations and improper argument and questioning by District Attorney Paul Gallegos resulted in prejudiced jury verdicts that should be thrown out or, at least, retried.

Gundersen was arrested in February and stood trial on 28 charges, including two dozen counts of spousal rape with the use of an intoxicant, as well as charges of attempting to dissuade the victim of a crime, violating a court order and illegally possessing both a submachine gun and a pistol with a silencer.

After spending six weeks in court, a jury of five men and seven women acquitted Gundersen of the spousal rape charges, but returned guilty verdicts on 11 lesser charges of battery relating to nude photos Gundersen took of his wife, Darcie Seal, allegedly without her consent. The jury also convicted Gundersen on the two firearms charges.

While it is the policy of the Times-Standard not to identify alleged sexual assault victims, Seal has requested that both the court and the paper use her real name.

The motion filed Wednesday by Gundersen's attorney, Russell Clanton, first takes aim at his clients 11 battery convictions, saying the guilty verdicts were “contrary to both law and evidence.”

Jurors said after the trial that they arrived at one battery conviction each based on 10 nude photographs of Seal, allegedly taken without her consent, and another battery conviction based on Gundersen's undressing Seal in order to take the photos.

Clanton argues in the motion that the jury committed misconduct by essentially considering the lesser-included battery counts as separate charges. Jurors never established a link between the battery and the greater offenses of spousal rape or attempted spousal rape, Clanton argues.

Even if the court finds the jury acted appropriately and there is enough evidence to support the battery convictions, Clanton also argues they should be thrown out because the dates of the alleged acts of battery exceed the one-year statute of limitations for misdemeanors.

As to his clients weapons convictions, Clanton argues in the motion that Gallegos engaged in improper argument and questioning that prejudiced the jury. Clanton argues that while the weapons would be exempt from registration requirements if intended for law enforcement use, Gallegos made frequent reference to their being unregistered.

”The persistent suggestion by counsel, over the objection of the defendant, that 'registration' was required for both items was deceptive and therefore prosecutorial misconduct pursuant to section 1181 (5) of the Penal Code,” Clanton writes in the motion. “Counsel would submit that but for the deceptive tactics of counsel for the people the outcome would have been different on the two weapons counts.”

To buttress his points, Clanton includes with the motion six summaries of conversations between jurors and his private investigator, Rene Birnbaum. According to the summaries, the six jurors were unable to explain how they linked the battery convictions with the original rape charges and admitted to confusion over the registration requirement.

According to one of the summaries, the jury's first vote on the rape charges came in 11-1 in favor of convictions. The sole dissenting juror was then able to convince two others to join him, according to the summary, before the jury eventually settled on the lesser battery convictions.

Clanton is not challenging Gundersen's conviction of violating a court order barring him from contacting Seal.
Gallegos is scheduled to file a rebuttal to Clanton's motion by Nov. 19, and the matter will be heard at Gundersen's Nov. 21 sentencing hearing.


Thadeus Greenson can be reached at 441-0509 or tgreenson@times-standard.com.

Thadeus Greenson/The Times-Standard
Article Launched: 11/13/2008 01:30:22 AM PST

11.13.2008

TS - Trinidad PD recommends theft charges against Gundersen

☛ TS Trinidad PD recommends theft charges against Gundersen

Trinidad Police Chief Ken Thrailkill said his department turned its investigative report into its former chief, David Ray Gundersen, over to the District Attorney's Office Wednesday, recommending that Gundersen be charged with theft, embezzlement and evidence tampering.

Gundersen is accused of taking firearms from the Trinidad Police Department's evidence locker while acting as police chief between 1997 and 1999, then allegedly trading them and other guns to Southern California's Cinema Weaponry in exchange for a Heckler & Koch MP5 submachine gun and a silencer -- the same weapons Gundersen was just convicted in September of illegally possessing, according to Thrailkill.

”Basically, he took the weapons without authorization from the city or the Police Department of Trinidad,” Thrailkill said. “Nobody had authorized him to, first of all, have those in his possession and, secondly, to trade Trinidad evidence for illegal firearms.”

Now that his department has finished its report and charging recommendations, Thrailkill said the case is in the court of the District Attorney's Office.

”My understanding is that they're moving forward with it,” Thrailkill said. “Any final determination is in their hands.”
District Attorney Paul Gallegos was not available for comment by deadline.

Gundersen's attorney, Russell Clanton, also could not be reached by deadline.

In total, Thrailkill said his department is recommending Gundersen be charged with one count of embezzlement, four counts of felony grand theft by a public official, four counts of evidence tampering and one count of violating a court order.

In addition to being in touch with the DA's Office throughout the investigation, Thrailkill said his department also worked with the United States Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms on the case.

Thrailkill said the department began investigating the case after the DA's Office turned up Trinidad Police Department evidence in the Blue Lake evidence storage facility while serving a search warrant on the property in February.

Gundersen was acquitted in September of 24 counts of spousal rape with the use of an intoxicant, but convicted of 11 lesser charges of battery and charges of illegally possessing both a submachine gun and a pistol with a silencer. He is scheduled to be sentenced Nov. 21.

There's also the chance Gundersen might see federal charges related to the cache of nearly 30 submachine guns found at the Blue Lake Police Department after his arrest.

ATF special agent Nina Delgadillo told the Times-Standard in a previous interview that she participated in an investigation into Gundersen, the findings of which were turned over to the U.S. Attorney's Office.

U.S. Attorney's Office spokesman Josh Eaton declined to comment on the matter, and the office has yet to officially file any charges.

Thadeus Greenson can be reached at 441-0509 or tgreenson@times-standard.com

TS - Gundersen files motion to toss convictions

☛ TS Gundersen files motion to toss convictions

Former Blue Lake Police Chief David Gundersen's attorney filed a motion Wednesday challenging 13 of his client's 14 convictions.

The seven-page motion alleges that jury errors, insufficient evidence, issues with statutes of limitations and improper argument and questioning by District Attorney Paul Gallegos resulted in prejudiced jury verdicts that should be thrown out or, at least, retried.

Gundersen was arrested in February and stood trial on 28 charges, including two dozen counts of spousal rape with the use of an intoxicant, as well as charges of attempting to dissuade the victim of a crime, violating a court order and illegally possessing both a submachine gun and a pistol with a silencer.

After spending six weeks in court, a jury of five men and seven women acquitted Gundersen of the spousal rape charges, but returned guilty verdicts on 11 lesser charges of battery relating to nude photos Gundersen took of his wife, Darcie Seal, allegedly without her consent. The jury also convicted Gundersen on the two firearms charges.

While it is the policy of the Times-Standard not to identify alleged sexual assault victims, Seal has requested that both the court and the paper use her real name.

The motion filed Wednesday by Gundersen's attorney, Russell Clanton, first takes aim at his clients 11 battery convictions, saying the guilty verdicts were “contrary to both law and evidence.”

Jurors said after the trial that they arrived at one battery conviction each based on 10 nude photographs of Seal, allegedly taken without her consent, and another battery conviction based on Gundersen's undressing Seal in order to take the photos.

Clanton argues in the motion that the jury committed misconduct by essentially considering the lesser-included battery counts as separate charges. Jurors never established a link between the battery and the greater offenses of spousal rape or attempted spousal rape, Clanton argues.

Even if the court finds the jury acted appropriately and there is enough evidence to support the battery convictions, Clanton also argues they should be thrown out because the dates of the alleged acts of battery exceed the one-year statute of limitations for misdemeanors.

As to his clients weapons convictions, Clanton argues in the motion that Gallegos engaged in improper argument and questioning that prejudiced the jury. Clanton argues that while the weapons would be exempt from registration requirements if intended for law enforcement use, Gallegos made frequent reference to their being unregistered.

”The persistent suggestion by counsel, over the objection of the defendant, that 'registration' was required for both items was deceptive and therefore prosecutorial misconduct pursuant to section 1181 (5) of the Penal Code,” Clanton writes in the motion. “Counsel would submit that but for the deceptive tactics of counsel for the people the outcome would have been different on the two weapons counts.”

To buttress his points, Clanton includes with the motion six summaries of conversations between jurors and his private investigator, Rene Birnbaum. According to the summaries, the six jurors were unable to explain how they linked the battery convictions with the original rape charges and admitted to confusion over the registration requirement.

According to one of the summaries, the jury's first vote on the rape charges came in 11-1 in favor of convictions. The sole dissenting juror was then able to convince two others to join him, according to the summary, before the jury eventually settled on the lesser battery convictions.

Clanton is not challenging Gundersen's conviction of violating a court order barring him from contacting Seal.
Gallegos is scheduled to file a rebuttal to Clanton's motion by Nov. 19, and the matter will be heard at Gundersen's Nov. 21 sentencing hearing.

Thadeus Greenson can be reached at 441-0509 or tgreenson@times-standard.com.

Thadeus Greenson/The Times-Standard
Article Launched: 11/13/2008 01:30:22 AM PST

11.09.2008

Eureka Reporter ceasing publication.(in progress.)

This is why i archive articles on this site. I didn't really think it was going to happen, but it has. I don't know how long the online archives will be kept up - so, just in case, for anyone in the future who is looking into Paul Gallegos - there will be records kept at Libraries, and if you know what and where to look for, it will make your job easier -

Here's a list of Gallegos related articles.... I DO NOT have them all archived here:

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Failed Gallegos lawsuit one more obstacle for community to overcome (05/03/2008 - 22:39)
... California Supreme Court put an end to District Attorney Gallegos’ lawsuit against the Pacific Lumber Company. This, after five years ... should look at the nature and cost of this exercise. Gallegos touted himself as courageous in this fight — but no, this quality ...

District Attorney Paul Gallegos' fraud lawsuit halted by California Supreme Court (04/25/2008 - 00:31)
... refused to review Humboldt County District Attorney Paul Gallegos’ appeal of his fraud lawsuit against The Pacific Lumber Co. The Supreme Court acted on Wednesday to deny the petition from Gallegos to review his appeal of the First District Court of Appeal’s ruling ...

Gallegos responds to appeal court ruling on fraud suit (01/13/2008 - 01:49)
At a news conference Friday, District Attorney Paul Gallegos adamantly defended his decision to pursue a fraud lawsuit against ... merit. “I think it was right to file the case,” Gallegos said. He acknowledged that a considerable amount of time and ...

Gallegos seeks to shift code enforcement blame on others (07/30/2008 - 23:25)
Dear Editor, On July 11, District Attorney Paul Gallegos appeared before Humboldt County’s Code Enforcement Task Force and ... 7-12-08). As is often the case with Mr. Gallegos, the truth is otherwise. For over seven years, I was employed by the ...

Gallegos: No criminal conduct in Cotton death (03/28/2008 - 02:13)
Humboldt County District Attorney Paul Gallegos held a press conference Thursday to announce his investigation into ... of a compelling nature that a crime was committed,” Gallegos said. Though numerous witnesses were interviewed, due to the lack ... simply could not bring a case to trial that would win,” Gallegos said, adding that unlawful use of force by the Eureka Police ...

Gallegos’ PALCO lawsuit wasted time, taxpayers’ money (04/30/2008 - 23:39)
... the day: the denial by the Supreme Court of California of Gallegos’ appeal of the PALCO fraud case. Gallegos has now wasted five years of time, energy and resources on a spurious ...

Gallegos says CHP officer acted within his rights (01/10/2008 - 04:41)
Humboldt County District Attorney Paul Gallegos hosted a news conference Wednesday to share his decision not to ... over him. “The officer was in fear for his life,” Gallegos said. The incident evolved when Goodwin responded to a report of a ... began to reverse his car in Goodwin’s direction, Gallegos said. Goodwin fired three shots at the approaching vehicle and ...

Gallegos takes a stab at public safety with DUI conviction training
(02/06/2008 - 23:36)
... Humboldt County District Attorney Paul Gallegos caught wind of it and coordinated experts in Standardized Field ... to be a training center for Northern California,” Gallegos said. NHTSA has promoted standardized testing for DUIs across the ... that is “overwhelmingly persuasive for a judge,” Gallegos said. The course was free to all 35 participants, which included ...

Gallegos Suit Hits a Brick Wall (01/10/2008 - 20:41)
In February 2003, District Attorney Paul Gallegos filed suit against the Pacific Lumber Company, alleging it had both ... turned out. Yesterday, the State Court of Appeals rejected Gallegos’ appeal of a Superior Court ruling from 2005. In its ruling, ...

Fortuna teacher expected to turn self in today (10/02/2008 - 11:02)
... custody as previously reported. District Attorney Paul Gallegos said late Wednesday that Deirdre Peterson, 41, was expected to turn ... Humboldt County jail, as an arrest warrant was issued. Gallegos said Thursday morning the arrest warrant issued Wednesday wasn’t in ...

Belant to argue for case dismissal
(10/18/2008 - 00:58)
... for the counts alleged.” District Attorney Paul Gallegos said Belant was legally held over to answer to the charges based on ... them outside of court.” In his opposition motion, Gallegos cited case law to counter Belant’s assertions. “Lack of probable ...

Gundersen a no-show for scheduled sentencing (10/22/2008 - 23:13)
... After the hearing, Humboldt County District Attorney Paul Gallegos said Gundersen hasn’t met with the probation officer yet, which is ... he’s going to do anything to facilitate the process,” Gallegos said. “Mr. Gundersen thinks he’s above the law — I invite him ...

Trinidad Police investigating Gundersen (10/28/2008 - 16:42)
... of Trinidad. Humboldt County District Attorney Paul Gallegos initially said Tuesday that his office had received a report about an ... he was chief of the Trinidad Police Department. But Gallegos later said he had not received the report, but that he had been ...

Gundersen under investigation, again (10/28/2008 - 23:11)
... in March 1999. Humboldt County District Attorney Paul Gallegos said he heard something about the investigation a while ago, but ...

Gundersen under investigation, again (10/28/2008 - 23:05)
... in March 1999. Humboldt County District Attorney Paul Gallegos said he heard something about the investigation a while ago, but ...

Defendant to represent himself in molestation case (09/25/2008 - 23:42)
... them questions,” Humboldt County District Attorney Paul Gallegos said. “Can you imagine if you’re a victim and the person ... in court, it’s a unique situation and poses many issues, Gallegos said. “It could certainly result in delays, but our hope is it ...

Gundersen back in jail, sentencing pushed back to next month (10/24/2008 - 23:19)
... hearing. Humboldt County District Attorney Paul Gallegos argued that Gundersen’s thought process doesn’t matter and asked ...

Fatal wreck suspects’ preliminary hearing delayed due to lack of reports (10/24/2008 - 00:11)
... pushed back. Humboldt County District Attorney Paul Gallegos said both the defense and prosecution don’t have the necessary ...

Gundersen a no-show at hearing (10/22/2008 - 15:53)
... to continue sentencing Monday, and District Attorney Paul Gallegos said he opposes the motion. “He will be here (Friday), I ...

Fortuna teacher not in custody, expected to turn self in today (10/02/2008 - 11:03)
... custody as previously reported. District Attorney Paul Gallegos said late Wednesday that Deirdre Peterson, 41, was expected to turn ... County jail, as an arrest warrant was issued. Gallegos said Thursday morning the arrest warrant issued Wednesday wasn’t in ...

Murder-for-hire trial may be pushed back; attorney to ask for separate trials (10/20/2008 - 22:28)
... related to the murder plans. District Attorney Paul Gallegos, who recently took the case over from Kelly Neel, said he’ll review ...

Belant trial date set (10/09/2008 - 00:18)
... a trial date, Humboldt County District Attorney Paul Gallegos asserted the people’s right to a speedy trial, which Belant opposed, ... content of those motions weren’t immediately known by Gallegos, who will likely be prosecuting the case. Because he’s ...

DA petitions Supreme Court (03/03/2008 - 23:23)
Humboldt County District Attorney Paul Gallegos is asking the California Supreme Court to review his fraud lawsuit ... Co. that has failed three times to pass legal muster. Gallegos said this time the influential environmental group Sierra Club is also ... to hear the case. “We’ll see what happens,” Gallegos said in a phone interview Monday. The district attorney’s case, ...

Gundersen’s attorney: Gallegos to face difficulty upholding burden of proof (02/29/2008 - 01:27)
... complaint that Humboldt County District Attorney Paul Gallegos filed Wednesday, which added four charges to the 15 already alleged ... evidence. Clanton said he was troubled by the timing Gallegos chose to file the new charges — the day Gundersen was scheduled to ...

Plea bargains, deals kept street racer on roads (10/17/2008 - 00:09)
... of our district attorney. At the same time, Paul Gallegos was prosecuting members of the Eureka Police Department (whose charges ...

DA mistake violates victims’ rights (03/14/2008 - 00:21)
... “That should not be there,” District Attorney Paul Gallegos said of the document. “That’s an error on my part.” Another ... repeated uses of the same alleged victim’s name. Gallegos said he was unsure how the name had gotten placed into the document as ...

Second driver arrested in suspected street race crash (10/09/2008 - 22:58)
... in Humboldt County Superior Court, District Attorney Paul Gallegos said his office is waiting for reports before filing any formal ... Willow Creek woman in the vehicle with Whitmill, Gallegos said she isn’t expected to be arrested as of yet. “She’s ...

Teacher placed on leave following accusations (09/30/2008 - 23:25)
... Honsal said. Humboldt County District Attorney Paul Gallegos said the next step is determining whether probable cause exists to ... probable cause to arrest; that’s pretty fair,” Gallegos said. Whether charges are filed this week depends on his ... sooner or later … the case involves a young kid,” Gallegos said. “I understand he was a student of hers.” More ...

Spousal rape case goes to jury (09/16/2008 - 23:50)
... a phone conversation with her attorney at the time, Joan Gallegos. Gundersen’s ex-wife told Seal that Joan Gallegos told her that District Attorney Paul Gallegos, Joan Gallegos’ ...

Gundersen verdict closes a chapter (09/24/2008 - 23:52)
... Doe 2. Humboldt County District Attorney Paul Gallegos said that his office is still considering whether they will proceed ... going to do her best to sink the ship and she did,” said Gallegos. “I still believe she was raped.” It was a bittersweet victory ...

Maximum sentence of Gundersen could be 3 years, 8 months (09/24/2008 - 12:33)
Humboldt County District Attorney Paul Gallegos said that the maximum sentence for David Gundersen could be three ... in jail or prison or whether he would get probation, Gallegos said. Gundersen will be sentenced on Oct. 22. ...

Fortuna teacher released on bail (10/02/2008 - 23:40)
... mandated reported, Humboldt County District Attorney Paul Gallegos previously said. Fortuna Police Detective Aaron Starcher said ...

The error in the D.A.’s office (03/14/2008 - 23:46)
... identity would be revealed. District Attorney Paul Gallegos has accepted responsibility for the error. He says he will ask the ...

Gundersen released from jail after posting bail (09/29/2008 - 23:04)
... if the case goes forward. District Attorney Paul Gallegos, who said he wasn’t present for Monday’s hearing due to other ...

Gundersen jail release hearing scheduled Monday (09/27/2008 - 00:26)
... was continued, as Humboldt County District Attorney Paul Gallegos wasn’t present, Deputy District Attorney Arnold Klein argued. ...

A timeline of the David Gundersen case (09/25/2008 - 12:55)
... found no conflict of interest in District Attorney Paul Gallegos trying the case. SEPT. 15: Closing arguments conclude and the ...

Four new charges against Gundersen (02/28/2008 - 01:23)
... previous interview, Humboldt County District Attorney Paul Gallegos said the case against Blue Lake Police Chief David Gundersen “(is) a ... in the Humboldt County Courthouse in Superior Court, but Gallegos walked in and slapped the defendant with four more accusations. ...

Federal court renders Measure T unenforceable (09/23/2008 - 22:34)
... contracts. Humboldt County District Attorney Paul Gallegos said in a previous interview that he would wait until the court made a ...

Congratulations to District Attorney Gallegos for success of drunk-driving test seminar (02/20/2008 - 01:25)
... Editor, I would like to thank District Attorney Paul Gallegos for helping to coordinate efforts for the recent two-day training for ... that a District Attorney can provide. I hope that Mr. Gallegos will be able to search out more of these opportunities. Thanks ...

DA grills alleged victim on stand (08/14/2008 - 22:21)
... by her husband. Humboldt County District Attorney Paul Gallegos continually questioned Seal about precise statements she made to ... to illegal firearms. The battery of questions by Gallegos directed at Seal focused on specific details about alleged rape by ...


Judge throws out involuntary manslaughter case (08/27/2008 - 00:06)
... Moore was shot. Humboldt County District Attorney Paul Gallegos argued that exigent circumstances, which allow law enforcement to ... the officers believing the situation fit the definition, Gallegos said. And, if faulty instructions on exigent circumstances were given ...

Two bond campaigns received illegal contributions (09/03/2008 - 00:35)
... on July 23 asking Humboldt County District Attorney Paul Gallegos to enforce Measure T. The ordinance states that corporations that ... given. “I’ve been made aware of Measure C,” Gallegos said. “I haven’t had a chance to look at the underlying ...

FBI expert: submachine gun use by city police not uncommon (09/10/2008 - 23:51)
... cross-examination, Humboldt County District Attorney Paul Gallegos questioned Tisa about how much he was being paid ($200 an hour) to ... and whether that would direct any of his responses, while Gallegos said it cost $300 an hour for his expert, Diane Wetendorf, to testify ...

Code Enforcement Task Force plans recommendations (09/12/2008 - 01:07)
... in the field. Until Humboldt County District Attorney Paul Gallegos rescinded the law enforcement powers of Code Enforcement Unit officers ... the ability to carry firearms. From testimony by Gallegos and officials in the County Counsel’s Office, who has overall ...

Chesbro launches Web site (09/13/2008 - 23:39)
... and Bonnie Neely, Humboldt County District Attorney Paul Gallegos, Arcata Mayor Mark Wheetley, Arcata City Councilmembers Alex Stillman ...

Gundersen trial begins (08/11/2008 - 23:38)
... statement Monday, Humboldt County District Attorney Paul Gallegos shared his “general summation of evidence” with the jury. ... and it’s about a feeling of privilege.” Gallegos told a story of a man who had sex with his wife against her will when ...

Phone calls detail wife’s suspicions, hesitation to talk about alleged sex crimes (08/29/2008 - 23:10)
... and Cox, as well as Humboldt County District Attorney Paul Gallegos. It is anticipated that the court will finish listening to the ... on suspicion of possessing child pornography, Seal told Gallegos. Gallegos said he had no interest in the consensual pictures, but ...

City manager left police decisions up to Gundersen (09/03/2008 - 23:50)
... database, to which Humboldt County District Attorney Paul Gallegos argued that the registration process was incomplete. Gallegos then pulled out a printout of a MySpace page that depicted Gundersen ...

Gundersen defense starts; Seal on stand again (09/08/2008 - 23:12)
... 28 to tell her that Humboldt County District Attorney Paul Gallegos told his wife, who was Gundersen’s ex-wife’s attorney at the time, ...

One shot at conviction (09/02/2008 - 23:54)
... Seal, agreed with Humboldt County District Attorney Paul Gallegos on June 10 that Gundersen would play the “victim card” and rape ... that she’d be available to testify at trial. Gallegos reminded Seal of the truth and that what her husband did is wrong. ...

Molestation charges reduced (04/17/2008 - 11:04)
... balding hair and facial hair. District Attorney Paul Gallegos said some of the children’s testimony regarding the charges of oral ... no impact on what his prison sentence is likely to be,” Gallegos said. The four male victims are between 9 and 13 years old and ...

One down, 29 to go (08/12/2008 - 15:41)
Humboldt County district attorney Paul Gallegos dropped a charge of possession of a controlled substance against former Blue Lake police chief David Gundersen Tuesday. Gallegos said he dropped the charge because two people had “constructive ... person who owned the location where the drugs were found, Gallegos said it would be unfair to charge him and not the co-owner. “I ...

Gundersen’s ex-wife takes stand (08/26/2008 - 23:24)
... to give the hard drive to her family law attorney, Joan Gallegos, for possible future use. On that topic, Gundersen’s ex-wife testified that she did converse with Joan Gallegos about alleged rape by Gundersen and that she had talked to her husband ...

Gundersen's wife finishes testimony (08/26/2008 - 01:42)
... Attorney’s Office investigators, District Attorney Paul Gallegos and other law officials between the time of Gundersen’s arrest and ... husband being false. She testified that she talked to Gallegos and District Attorney’s Office Investigator Wayne Cox a number of ...

Doe 1 speaks out, files complaint (07/30/2008 - 23:39)
... children. At that point, Gundersen’s ex-wife hired Joan Gallegos, wife of Humboldt County District Attorney Paul Gallegos, to represent her in the family matter. By the time Jan. 28 rolled ...

Douglas/Zanotti case dismissed (08/26/2008 - 16:44)
... presented by Humboldt County District Attorney Paul Gallegos and those of the defense attorneys, Feeney found no criminal conduct ...

Wife’s testimony conflicts with video (08/13/2008 - 23:57)
... firearms. Humboldt County District Attorney Paul Gallegos asked Seal repeatedly whether Gundersen had sex with her against her ... and that constituted rape.” There came a point when Gallegos asked her if she lied during the Feb. 8 interview, to which Seal ...

D.A. to speak to code task force (07/10/2008 - 23:18)
Humboldt County District Attorney Paul Gallegos will attend the Code Enforcement Task Force meeting today in order to ... confirmed this in an e-mail Thursday. Geist said that Gallegos and Chief District Attorney Investigator Mike Hislop will attend the ...

Flare gun test target is 'brilliant' (01/05/2008 - 22:55)
... to the Editor, Dec. 28, 2007) that District Attorney Paul Gallegos should volunteer to be the target of test firings of a flare gun and, ... From the time he first came to office, Paul Gallegos has squandered resources -- money, morale and reputations. It’s high ...

Rape Crisis Center to fight subpoena (07/25/2008 - 23:23)
... Humboldt County District Attorney Paul Gallegos said he subpoenaed the counselor for “transactional” reasons and ... confirm or deny that Doe 1 had any contact with them. Gallegos used the example of a doctor who walks into a supermarket and sees ... order, according to a legal dictionary. In this case, Gallegos said that the reason to quash the subpoena is for confidentiality ...

District attorney frustrated about lack of authority over code enforcement officers (07/12/2008 - 04:39)
... up and moves to Humboldt County District Attorney Paul Gallegos’ office, he won’t be deputizing Code Enforcement Unit officers ... at the code enforcement task force meeting Friday, Gallegos shared his frustrations about a “mutant” structure where he has no ...

Weitchpec murder case goes to court (08/15/2008 - 23:07)
... press time Friday. Humboldt County District Attorney Paul Gallegos, who has recently been at Blake’s hearings to have the case ...

First witness sheds light on events (08/12/2008 - 17:00)
... hard drive and give them to her attorney, at the time Joan Gallegos, for future use. A times the exchanges between the two grew heated ...

DA rescinds code enforcement officers’ police powers (04/23/2008 - 23:21)
Humboldt County District Attorney Paul Gallegos said he has rescinded the Code Enforcement Unit officers’ police ... While it is not directly in response to that meeting, Gallegos said Wednesday that he doesn’t want the “life-and-death” ... and to have no oversight over them is wrong,” Gallegos said. “I refuse to participate in that.” As he told hundreds ...

Ex-wife’s testimony will be heard (07/28/2008 - 23:50)
... During a period of questioning by District Attorney Paul Gallegos and defense attorney Russell Clanton, Gundersen’s ex-wife testified ... events that she stitched together,” he argued. Gallegos countered that “materiality is established,” and went on to argue ...

Gundersen trial ready to begin Monday (08/06/2008 - 23:19)
... court, Clanton and Humboldt County District Attorney Paul Gallegos. According to the questionnaire, there are at least 53 potential ...

Jury decides in favor of Gallegos in wrongful termination suit against county (12/20/2006 - 12:09)
... Sheets, maintained Humboldt County District Attorney Paul Gallegos wrongfully terminated her in 2003 when she was a deputy DA in his ... disappointed with Tuesday’s verdict. “Mr. Gallegos, depending on who he’s around, has once again lied with ...

Gundersen trial stays in Humboldt County, for now (07/16/2008 - 00:00)
... publicity, said Humboldt County District Attorney Paul Gallegos in an interview Tuesday. Clanton couldn’t be reached before deadline. Both Gallegos and Clanton hashed out the questionnaire Tuesday, which should be ...

Gallegos defends record, looks ahead (07/03/2005 - 11:57)
... become Humboldt County district attorney in 2002, Paul Gallegos has had his share of ups and downs while in office. He’s ... he stood up for what his beliefs were,’” Gallegos said during a recent interview in his office. Gallegos said he has ...

Judge to consider change of venue for Gundersen trial (07/10/2008 - 00:02)
... take up to a month, Humboldt County District Attorney Paul Gallegos said. Gundersen’s attorney Russell Clanton wouldn’t say whether he ... with department records. In opposition to the motion, Gallegos said Jane Doe 1 testified on redirect examination that there was ...

Former police chief now faces two trials (07/21/2008 - 22:47)
... a fair trial. Humboldt County District Attorney Paul Gallegos said that day that the defense’s argument was not based on reason, ... he said. Watson ruled in favor of Clanton. Gallegos said in an interview Monday that a judge has the discretion to exclude ...

Gallegos forwards investigation report to attorney general (10/25/2007 - 22:14)
Humboldt County District Attorney Paul Gallegos forwarded an investigation report into allegations involving local ... Attorney General’s Office instead of ours,” Gallegos said in a news release issued Thursday. “I was present that ...

Gundersen’s attorney accuses media of sensationalism (07/02/2008 - 23:56)
... months. Judge Miles ordered that District Attorney Paul Gallegos submit his opposing motion to the court by Monday. Following Wednesday’s hearing, Gallegos said defense attorneys frequently file these motions, but they’re ...

Accused child molester heads to preliminary hearing (07/16/2008 - 00:25)
... a blue folder. Humboldt County District Attorney Paul Gallegos originally handled the case, but has since handed it over to Deputy ... sexual abuse cases and was on maternity leave at the time. Gallegos said his office received more information from follow-up ...

Hearing to dismiss case against former EPD leaders scheduled next month (07/18/2008 - 00:24)
... and 1 1/2 hours. Humboldt County District Attorney Paul Gallegos has until July 31 to file his opposing argument to the defense ... The defense team then has until Aug. 21 to reply to Gallegos’ opposition. Former EPD Chief David Douglas and Lt. Tony ...

Juror questionnaire ready as selection process begins (07/16/2008 - 23:48)
... can be found. Humboldt County District Attorney Paul Gallegos said trial length, the season and holidays have an impact on the ... it toward the guilt of this gentleman,” he said. Gallegos then asked the man if he believed everything he read in the newspaper, ...

No charges for Douglas and Zanotti (04/01/2008 - 22:46)
... date on Feb. 22, Humboldt County District Attorney Paul Gallegos stipulated that he would have copies of the exhibits made — which ... and they still haven’t been received, Bragg said. Gallegos said that he expects the exhibits will be provided by the end of the ...

Charges may be filed in two high-profile cases (07/04/2008 - 00:25)
... the decision is ours,” District Attorney Paul Gallegos said. “Maybe we’ll have a decision by next week.” Some ... Malloy case isn’t as pressing a priority as other cases, Gallegos said, because he hasn’t been arrested. “Because of the holiday and ...

Sexual molestation suspect’s attorney seeks to dismiss some charges (07/12/2008 - 00:11)
... the complaint. Humboldt County District Attorney Paul Gallegos added nine more counts against Belant on April 25, then orally amended ... based upon speculation on the part of the people.” Gallegos on Thursday said he hadn’t yet filed his opposing argument because ...

DA Gallegos can get his guns (08/31/2007 - 23:18)
... Nickolaus confirmed Friday that District Attorney Paul Gallegos had satisfied her office’s requirements in his bid to arm his ... began mid-May, after The Eureka Reporter learned that Gallegos’ seemingly routine allocation request for $58,462 in asset ...

DA’s Office files manslaughter charge against driver in Roger Rodoni crash (07/16/2008 - 14:11)
... in the interest of traffic safety for everyone," Paul Gallegos said in the e-mail statement. Johnson is scheduled to be arraigned ...

New questions arise after Gallegos' answers about rifles (05/22/2007 - 22:13)
... provided by Humboldt County District Attorney Paul Gallegos for his proposed purchase of eight AR-15 semiautomatic rifles, ... managed by the California Attorney General’s Office, Gallegos said the purchase of unspecified clothing, safety equipment, portable ...

Driver in Rodoni crash could serve a year in jail or perform community service (07/16/2008 - 23:39)
... of traffic safety for everyone,” District Attorney Paul Gallegos said in the release. (Karen Wilkinson can be reached at ...

Gundersen case headed to trial (02/21/2008 - 02:01)
... expected to be personally led by District Attorney Paul Gallegos. Gundersen — still in custody with a $500,000 bail — was not ... a trial. As recently reported in The Eureka Reporter, Gallegos said he will present a recording of the alleged victim’s statement ...

Two charges against Gundersen dismissed (07/14/2008 - 22:40)
... The jury selection process, which District Attorney Paul Gallegos said could take three to four weeks, begins this morning. He said ...

GALLEGOS WINS (06/07/2006 - 00:45)
Humboldt County District Attorney Paul Gallegos spent Tuesday evening with approximately 200 of his supporters at ... in the county reporting, the elections office said Gallegos had 52.6 percent of the votes, while his opponent Deputy District ... I am looking forward to getting back to work,” said Gallegos in a telephone interview from his victory party shortly after ...

One officer’s trial could spell retrial for others (03/12/2008 - 00:08)
... be reviewed, said Humboldt County District Attorney Paul Gallegos. This would require research and review of cases where Gundersen ... district attorney’s office is short of for such a task, Gallegos said. “We’ll cross that bridge when we get to it,” he said. ...

Gallegos kickoff attracts crowd (03/06/2006 - 12:04)
... including his children, former Friends of Paul Gallegos spokesmen Patrick Riggs and John Ford and former campaign manager ... the kickoff for Humboldt County District Attorney Paul Gallegos’ re-election campaign Saturday night. The event, which ...

A second Gallegos column raises questions about attribution (09/07/2006 - 23:45)
... column bearing the name of District Attorney Paul Gallegos contains the words of another man — in this case, the late U.S. ... guest commentary in the Times-Standard on May 7, during Gallegos’ heated re-election campaign against Deputy District Attorney ...

Is Paul Gallegos redefining the responsibility of the DA's Office? (09/08/2006 - 23:59)
... my concerns with our local district attorney, Paul Gallegos. Some of these concerns have been expressed to the Times-Standard ... Perhaps the Times-Standard is intimidated by Mr. Gallegos. My first attempt at journalism concerned the five-month ... reported in detail in this paper. The lame excuse by Gallegos was his doubt that proof beyond reasonable doubt could be ...

Gallegos has the support of the majority in county (10/29/2006 - 23:31)
... smear campaigns like those waged against District Attorney Gallegos. Amazingly, Gallegos did prevail, twice. I believe he prevailed because he spoke more ...

Gallegos faces challenges; Dikeman could help incumbent (06/14/2006 - 11:58)
... can be said about the district attorney’s race: Paul Gallegos’ slim margin of victory was hardly a mandate from the public ... job managing that very important county department. Gallegos’ victory did not dispel our concerns about the DA’s ...

Gundersen’s hearing (04/26/2008 - 00:37)
... other people. Humboldt County District Attorney Paul Gallegos picked it up from there. Doe 1 testified that Gundersen engaged in ... in non-consensual sex” over 12 months. Jane agreed. Gallegos asked if what she told law enforcement during the interview process ...

Task force to ask for extension (06/28/2008 - 00:34)
... from people such as Humboldt County District Attorney Paul Gallegos and Sheriff Gary Philips, along with time to draft a report that ...

Grand jury report slams Blue Lake (06/27/2008 - 23:49)
... matter the same month he died. District Attorney Paul Gallegos later stated that no charges would be filed. The grand jury also ...

Gallegos sidesteps questions about possible conflict of interest in Bowman charges (09/26/2006 - 09:38)
... campaign of Humboldt County District Attorney Paul Gallegos has raised questions the DA has so far declined to answer, after it ... DA from any contributor whose last name was not Gallegos. FPPC documents indicate that the contribution was recorded ...

Gallegos says he will not file felony in Bugenig horse case (10/21/2006 - 00:01)
... organization, Humboldt County District Attorney Paul Gallegos said Wednesday he will not file charges against Roberta Bugenig for her alleged mistreatment of a horse in 2004. Gallegos stated by e-mail, “The decision to not charge Ms. Bugenig in ...

Gallegos has lost support and respect (05/25/2006 - 22:13)
... attorney. That defense attorney’s name was Paul Gallegos. Both of the defendants represented by Mr. Gallegos were convicted. Mr. Gallegos represented a defendant who was ...

Paul Gallegos is in a job way over his head (05/19/2006 - 23:53)
... at the District Attorney’s Office. Since Paul Gallegos has been in office, he has personally alienated every single police ... hundreds of law enforcement officers not endorsing Paul Gallegos for DA? It is a simple reason: law enforcement officers deal ...

Paul Gallegos is in a job way over his head (05/19/2006 - 23:51)
... at the District Attorney’s Office. Since Paul Gallegos has been in office, he has personally alienated every single police ... hundreds of law enforcement officers not endorsing Paul Gallegos for DA? It is a simple reason: law enforcement officers deal ...

Candidates Gallegos, Dikeman field questions in first forum (04/14/2006 - 00:05)
... views. In his opening statement, Dikeman said when Gallegos first came into office he was inexperienced. Gallegos now has experience, he said. “That record reveals that he ...

Gundersen to go to trial in July (06/18/2008 - 22:45)
... a sleep aid. Based on that, District Attorney Paul Gallegos said he submitted 26 counts of alleged spousal rape with an intoxicant ...

Gallegos appeals decision in PALCO fraud lawsuit (11/14/2006 - 21:51)
Humboldt County District Attorney Paul Gallegos has filed an appeal in the fraud lawsuit against Pacific Lumber Co., ... its forest lands. In the county’s original suit, Gallegos alleged that PALCO misrepresented scientific information it provided ...

Gallegos support for Measure T inappropriate (05/20/2006 - 23:41)
Dear Editor, District Attorney Paul Gallegos continues to politicize the race for the DA’s office. ... issue, the same progressives who adamantly support Gallegos. These progressives have indicated what their agenda is: radical ... anti-corporation and no economic growth in our county. Gallegos has demonstrated a propensity to support the progressive agenda. But ...

Gallegos says he's managing well with the budget he has (05/22/2006 - 11:10)
... a defense attorney, Humboldt County District Attorney Paul Gallegos said his first choice was to become a prosecutor and he enjoys his job ... in working for.” When he graduated in 1992, Gallegos said he decided to go on his own. “I became a defense attorney, ...

Few procedures in stone for enforcement unit (06/14/2008 - 01:36)
... warrant — that is, if approved by District Attorney Paul Gallegos. “The DA doesn’t want to be involved with the authority of ...

Gallegos burdens citizens with bad choices (05/17/2006 - 21:39)
... just two of the culprits that District Attorney Paul Gallegos has aligned himself with and thus burdened the local citizenry. ... name and false names. Citing a conflict of interest, Gallegos sent the case to the Attorney General’s Office. The AG’s ...

Writer says Gallegos has fouled up county (01/24/2007 - 20:36)
... at when things started to go to hell. It was when Paul Gallegos took office and immediately changed the law, allowing people to grow ... it’s no big deal; the district attorney, Paul Gallegos, just lets them go. Paul Gallegos does not work with our local ...

Writer believes Gallegos, DA's Office are a sham (11/10/2006 - 19:45)
... committed against you, (but if one does occur I) hope D.A. Gallegos will prosecute the villain, especially if the villain is one of Humboldt County’s methamphetamine users. Gallegos will let them plea bargain for probation. We had a case where a ...

National Animal group challenges Gallegos over abuse case (08/29/2006 - 00:26)
... comments made by Humboldt County District Attorney Paul Gallegos were challenged by the Animal Legal Defense Fund, a national ... and federal animal protection laws. On Wednesday, Gallegos said in a phone interview that he stood by decisions made by his ...

Campaign filing errors by Gallegos, Arnot likely to put them back $10,000 (08/24/2005 - 00:08)
... errors from Humboldt County District Attorney Paul Gallegos’ 2002 campaign are likely to cost Gallegos and Stephen Arnot, his campaign treasurer at the time, $10,000. ...

Candidate Worth Dikeman focuses on Gallegos' job performance (06/26/2005 - 10:07)
... the same invitation for the same type of interview to Paul Gallegos.) Last week, Humboldt County Deputy District Attorney Worth ... and incumbent Humboldt County District Attorney Paul Gallegos are the only two people who have said they will run for the position. ...

Gallegos responds to comments made by August on campaign fine (08/28/2005 - 00:35)
... to time conflicts, Humboldt County District Attorney Paul Gallegos’ responses to Fortuna City Councilwoman Debi August’s ... “Fortuna Councilwoman Debi August responds to Gallegos’ campaign disclosure violations.” His comments are ...

Gundersen pleads not guilty to 33 charges (05/12/2008 - 21:44)
... a sleep aid. Based on that, District Attorney Paul Gallegos said he submitted 26 counts of spousal rape with an intoxicant. ... Feeney modified the charge to rape by force. Gallegos said he thinks there is enough evidence to warrant the kidnapping ...

District Attorney Paul Gallegos comments on attribution flap (09/09/2006 - 00:29)
Humboldt County District Attorney Paul Gallegos responded to recent questions about the appearance of the words of ... In an e-mail message received Friday afternoon, Gallegos said he agreed that legal scholar Robert Louis Felix, professor ... Ox-Bow Incident” that found their way into Gallegos’ Sept. 2 “My Word” commentary in the ...

Gallegos responds to county grand jury's criticism of his office regarding CAST (07/01/2005 - 01:03)
Humboldt County District Attorney Paul Gallegos says the view of his handling of the DA’s Office in the grand ... Review of the Humboldt County Child Abuse Team,” Gallegos said he disagrees with the assessment that he has diminished CAST by ...

Gallegos knows the words of his ad campaign to be false (06/01/2006 - 23:21)
... on the television, and seen in printed ads praising Paul Gallegos for “stepping forward to prosecute” the defendants of ... would.” I am appalled by the fact that Mr. Gallegos has allowed these words by this saddened individual to be put to the ...

Hounding of Gallegos is petty, should wait until next election (09/29/2006 - 23:05)
Dear Editor, Let me get this straight. Mr. Gallegos was elected by a majority of voters some years ago, then a minority instigated a recall election, which failed to remove Mr. Gallegos from office. Then there was another regular election and Mr. ...

Gallegos says DA's office almost caught up on old homicides (04/22/2005 - 04:22)
... Humboldt County Courthouse, which District Attorney Paul Gallegos said is not unheard of, but certainly not common either. Ideally, Gallegos said he would like to try homicide cases within a year of them being ...

County code enforcement actions draws hundreds (04/04/2008 - 23:50)
... Rodoni, Sheriff Gary Philp and District Attorney Paul Gallegos. Code Enforcement Officer Jeff Conner, a former nine-year Rio Dell ... an arrangement I have been unhappy with for some time,” Gallegos told the crowd. While he inherited the responsibility to swear in ...

Fortuna Councilwoman Debi August responds to Gallegos' campaign disclosure violations (08/26/2005 - 15:17)
... the FPPC just as Humboldt County District Attorney Paul Gallegos’ violations are. “(Gallegos’ violations are) 10 times worse than anything they tried to ...

Paul Gallegos has been pampering Stoen (05/29/2005 - 00:07)
Dear Editor, Paul Gallegos admits the hard-working prosecutors in the D.A.’s Office ... let him use his PL attack dog as co-council. Now, as Gallegos hands Stoen’s Assistant D.A. position over to Wes Keat, Stoen, Gallegos and Keat all tell us that Keat has been performing Stoen’s ...

New Deputy DA Schwartz excited about working for Gallegos (09/19/2005 - 16:35)
... rather work for Humboldt County District Attorney Paul Gallegos. For the past year and a half, Schwartz said he and his wife ... his options. Schwartz said he first heard about Gallegos when he read Humboldt County newspapers during Gallegos’ ...

Why we're blessed to have Paul Gallegos (05/31/2006 - 22:40)
... that anyone would want to remove District Attorney Paul Gallegos from office, except those who want a DA who answers to corporate ... of the area and the small-town feeling. But when Gallegos ran for district attorney four years ago, something else attracted ...

DA Gallegos causes local divisiveness (05/16/2006 - 00:28)
... divisiveness in our community? District Attorney Paul Gallegos has managed to alienate the public, law enforcement and even his own ... endorsement. “They are union organizations,” Gallegos said. At a May 9 press conference, reporters asked each agency ...

Ethical quagmire created by Gallegos' acceptance of casino's contribution (10/01/2006 - 00:29)
... Bear River Casino’s $10,000 contribution to Paul Gallegos’ re-election campaign, and Mr. Gallegos’ acceptance of the contribution, created an ethical quagmire. ...

First witness testifies at Gundersen’s hearing (04/22/2008 - 12:50)
... said during the hearing. District Attorney Paul Gallegos argued against the continuance on the grounds that the additional ... gun and possession of a silencer charges, he said. Gallegos also said that several witnesses were present and ready to testify, ...

Structure, practices of Code Enforcement Unit discussed (05/23/2008 - 23:51)
... Following the recent controversy, District Attorney Paul Gallegos rescinded the police powers given to the code enforcement officers ...

Jane Doe “felt coerced” into making statements (04/24/2008 - 00:08)
... session, Humboldt County District Attorney Paul Gallegos questioned Doe 1 about nude photographs found on Gundersen’s ... constituted rape. Not long into Doe 1’s testimony, Gallegos asked her about firearms found in their home. After Doe 1 said she ... plead the Fifth Amendment if asked about the firearms, Gallegos offered her immunity. Gundersen’s attorney, Russell Clanton, ...

Gallegos should do Humboldt County a favor and resign (09/25/2006 - 23:39)
Dear Editor, Paul Gallegos has once again crossed the line by firing Worth Dikeman. ... and again by voting him back in at the last election. Gallegos has never done anything in the District Attorney’s Office ... laws to fit his sick misinterpretations. Please, Mr. Gallegos, do Humboldt County a favor. Resign your post and leave. You have ...

Gallegos: New deputy Schwartz to 'work well' for DA's Office (08/28/2005 - 00:52)
... said Humboldt County’s District Attorney Paul Gallegos. In mid-September Jeffery Schwartz, a San Francisco-based criminal ... office. “We should be at 17 attorneys,” Gallegos said, adding that is the base level. Once Schwartz joins the ...

Blue Lake police chief accused of multiple assaults (02/12/2008 - 00:16)
... rape Friday, Humboldt County District Attorney Paul Gallegos called a news conference Monday to discuss the investigation. Gallegos and his chief investigator, Mike Hislop, divulged that the ... spousal rape had been occurring for a couple of years, Gallegos said. “(It was) not a one-time occurrence,” he said. It ...

Employees flee from DA Paul Gallegos; Dikeman needed in DA office (06/02/2006 - 20:55)
... the District Attorney’s Office should be run. Gallegos has no experience as a prosecutor or experience running the office of ... Currently, there are two open positions not filled. Gallegos’ staff does not support him. He promised to implement a civil ...

Gallegos names new campaign manager (01/24/2006 - 01:03)
... as the campaign manager for District Attorney Paul Gallegos for his 2006 re-election campaign. “I’ve always ... said. Nichols, 38, a resident of Westhaven, met Gallegos last year while working on his campaign through efforts to mobilize ...

Gallegos dealt with resentment from day one in office (06/04/2006 - 16:07)
... attention during the district attorney race: Paul Gallegos took over an office filled with people whose loyalty was to his ... and who resented their new boss from day one. Mr. Gallegos deserves great credit for his tolerance of all the snakes in the ...

District Attorney Gallegos responds in e-mail exchange (09/29/2006 - 00:18)
To Paul Gallegos and Wes Keat, from Heather Muller If either of you has time to ... please advise. + To Heather Muller, from Paul Gallegos As I said before, my office operates without fear or favor. Max ... whose judgment I respect and trust. + To Paul Gallegos, from Glenn Franco Simmons We are not doubting anyone’s ...

Paul Gallegos campaign falls short on substance (04/15/2006 - 22:14)
... put much weight behind the endorsement of Paul Gallegos by State Attorney General Bill Lockyer. It’s just another campaign tactic used by the Gallegos folks. Nothing necessarily wrong with that. However, about the only thing we’ve heard from them, so far, is that Gallegos is for the people and that crime is at its lowest level in the past so ...

Judge finds probable cause for David Gundersen (05/01/2008 - 00:12)
... Gundersen by Humboldt County District Attorney Paul Gallegos, Judge John F. Feeney downgraded one charge — kidnapping to commit a ... doubt that a person committed the offenses. Both Gallegos and Gundersen’s attorney, Russell Clanton, made closing statements ...

Eureka woman arrested on suspicion of child neglect (05/16/2008 - 01:05)
... and medical well-being of their children,” DA Paul Gallegos said in a statement. “In extreme cases such as this, my ...

Both “Jane Does” testify, immunity deals criticized (04/23/2008 - 00:42)
... of use immunity by Humboldt County District Attorney Paul Gallegos. After the hearing ended, Doe 2 returned to the stand after ... and she sought police assistance. Questions by Gallegos about photographs of Doe 1 found on the hard drive of Gundersen’s ...

CAST needs support Gallegos is not providing (05/29/2006 - 18:21)
... have said there were two prosecutors assigned to CAST and Gallegos said there was not. There were two prosecutors assigned to CAST. I was ... of the interviews. I know there were two prosecutors. When Gallegos fired Ms. Jackson, he did not assign another prosecutor to take her ...

Intervention hearing for Belant scheduled for May 22 (04/29/2008 - 22:45)
... for May 22, Humboldt County District Attorney Paul Gallegos said. No offers have been made to Belant, Gallegos said, but his office will work toward a resolution before trial. ...

It's telling that Gallegos witch hunt didn't start until firing of Dikeman (10/01/2006 - 23:59)
... that The Eureka Reporter started its witch hunt of Paul Gallegos and the DA’s Office only after he fired Worth Dikeman. The ... be a manufactured excuse to smear the integrity of Mr. Gallegos and his deputies. As this case happened in July, and The Eureka ...

Gallegos is 'public servant,' not Legal Spiegel (09/29/2006 - 23:04)
... of interest” by District Attorney Paul Gallegos can be adjudicated in a very simple and direct way, and that is to have Gallegos and Mr. L. Bowman speak on the record about this particular ... built-in appearance of being guilty by not speaking. Gallegos is a “public servant,” not some Legal Spiegel connected ...

Gallegos campaign ad is misleading community residents (06/04/2006 - 16:11)
Dear Editor, Paul Gallegos has recently had an ad running in print, on the radio and on ... Dannemiller. The ad implies that it was only due to Paul Gallegos that the members of the Lunsford family were prosecuted for this ... the case through the preliminary hearing stage. Paul Gallegos took over the case when it was set for the actual jury trial. ...

Gallegos ad misleads community residents about his role in case (06/01/2006 - 23:16)
Dear Editor, Paul Gallegos has recently had an ad running in print, on the radio and on ... Dannemiller. The ad implies that it was only due to Paul Gallegos that the members of the Lunsford family were prosecuted for this ... the case through the preliminary hearing stage. Paul Gallegos took over the case when it was set for the actual jury trial. ...

Paul Gallegos does not prosecute enough criminals (06/04/2006 - 16:06)
... for crimes as with District Attorney Paul Gallegos. The general public would be appalled at the number of crimes ... violence while on parole should be prosecuted). Gallegos does not work within the interest of the public and has alienated ...

Writer does not plan to vote for Gallegos this time (05/21/2006 - 23:55)
Dear Editor, I voted for Paul Gallegos the first time around, but two cases brought to the Superior Court of Humboldt County by Mr. Gallegos in his first and hopefully last tenure as District Attorney, give ... alleged against the Pacific Lumber Company indicates Mr. Gallegos’s lack of understanding the level of government responsible ...

Paul Gallegos focuses on truth and integrity, deserves re-election (05/29/2006 - 18:38)
Dear Editor, One of Paul Gallegos’ greatest strengths is that he is independent of the police, ... and independent of the “good old boys.” Paul Gallegos practices justice for all. Small wonder the cops and prosecutors who ... Democratic Central Committee voted 20-1 to endorse Paul Gallegos. Small wonder Attorney General Bill Lockyer, state Sen. Wes Chesbro ...

Gallegos appeals decision in fraud case (09/22/2005 - 16:29)
... thing to do, so Humboldt County District Attorney Paul Gallegos has appealed the rejection of the case against Pacific Lumber Co. by ... The case is “currently assigned to me,” Gallegos said. Gallegos filed a notice of appeal with the Superior Court of ...


Bill Lockyer endorses gallegos (04/11/2006 - 23:46)
... Lockyer endorsed Humboldt County District Attorney Paul Gallegos. In a letter to Gallegos, Lockyer cited the drop in violent crime, a commitment to fair and ...

Democrats overwhelmingly vote to endorse Gallegos (04/13/2006 - 23:47)
... Central Committee should endorse District Attorney Paul Gallegos in his bid for re-election, Central Committee members overwhelmingly ... said that the strength of the vote spoke favorably to Gallegos’ record. “Paul Gallegos is to be admired,” he ...

Transcripts tell of communication breakdown in standoff (02/22/2008 - 01:10)
... acts of negligence Humboldt County District Attorney Paul Gallegos is charging the two officers with is failure to adequately supervise ...

Gundersen to answer to 19 charges (04/30/2008 - 11:56)
... Gundersen by Humboldt County District Attorney Paul Gallegos, Judge John F. Feeney downgraded one charge – kidnapping to commit a ...

Gallegos and 2002 campaign treasurer to pay $10,000 fine (09/01/2005 - 23:49)
Humboldt County District Attorney Paul Gallegos and his 2002 campaign treasurer Stephen Arnot were fined $10,000 on ... The paperwork should have been filed properly, Gallegos previously told The Eureka Reporter. “It should have been ... It could have been done. It wasn’t done,” Gallegos said. “We acknowledge it was our failure and we pay the fine. ...

Candidate to announce intention to challenge Gallegos today (06/22/2005 - 11:13)
... Web site. The League of Women Voters lists Gallegos’ annual salary as $113,940. Gallegos has already survived a recall attempt last year that was launched ...

Contribution made because Gallegos was the better of the two (09/27/2006 - 19:59)
... continue to be prosecuted by District Attorney Paul Gallegos. Heather Muller’s theories of influence don’t hold ... My individual donation of $1,000 to the Friends of Paul Gallegos was made at the Mateel during the Wailers show on Feb. 11, 2006, long ...

Gallegos dances to the tune of the Progressives (05/06/2006 - 00:03)
One has to feel some sympathy for Paul Gallegos as he is forced to dance to the tune of his political constituents, ... photos of protesters confronting their man in office, Paul Gallegos. I saw Kim Starr there, starring yet again in another protest ... attorneys work hand-and-hand with law enforcement, but Gallegos has long since lost this form of trust in the officers he is in ...

Would Dikeman have kept Gallegos if he'd won DA election? (09/25/2006 - 23:39)
... through his mouthpiece Allison Jackson, falsely accused Gallegos of being an accessory to a felony! Of course he knew he had no ... Worth Dikeman won the election, would he have kept Paul Gallegos on as a deputy? I’ll be pleasantly surprised if any Dikeman ...

Mr. Gallegos should be after criminals, not health care facility (06/25/2006 - 00:10)
... a problem in one of these facilities, we do not need Mr. Gallegos to help us. They have administrators in these homes for the elderly ... to the best of their ability. In my opinion, Mr. Gallegos should be after criminals, not the facilities that take care of our ...

Mr. Gallegos should be after criminals, not healthcare facility (06/22/2006 - 22:26)
... a problem in one of these facilities, we do not need Mr. Gallegos to help us. They have administrators in these homes for the elderly to ... have to the best of their ability. In my opinion, Mr. Gallegos should be after criminals, not the facilities that take care of our ...

People who work with victims want Paul Gallegos out (06/04/2006 - 16:06)
... a respected family, criminal or civil attorney who wants Gallegos to stay in office. To the person, I do not know one single staff member of Gallegos who wants him to stay. We have all heard the weeping, rage and ...

Paul Gallegos filled with blatant politicking (05/16/2006 - 00:26)
Dear Editor, Mr. Gallegos’s published words to the voters on Sunday sounded great; ... chances. Those of us who have dealt with Mr. Gallegos know that he is far different from the image that he is trying to ... Samoa pulp mill. I came away with the belief that Mr. Gallegos is incompetent, amoral, unscrupulous, vindictive and kind of dumb. ...

Sen. Wes Chesbro endorses Gallegos for DA (05/04/2006 - 00:16)
... Chesbro endorsed Humboldt County District Attorney Paul Gallegos Wednesday in his bid for re-election. “Paul Gallegos has served the people of Humboldt County well and I am pleased to ...

McKee, County settle Tooby Ranch dispute out-of-court (04/26/2008 - 01:06)
Humboldt County has settled out-of-court with Whitethorn-area businessman Robert McKee in the long-standing legal battle over the sale of the Tooby Ranch. Discussions regarding a potential deal offered by McKee have stretched back at least to Decemb ...

Police Chief denied release from jail — $500,000 bail stands (02/15/2008 - 07:55)
... ... he has every reason to return to court.” Gallegos challenged, saying he could not stress enough — based on “the ... a threat is because of his threats to the victim,” Gallegos said, adding that the chief has access to the BLPD firearms. The ...

Gallegos better off without law enforcement's support (05/24/2006 - 00:48)
... attorney general agrees, and recently endorsed Paul Gallegos in the upcoming election, not Mr. Dikeman. I believe Humboldt ... with the police. We want a DA who wins cases, and Paul Gallegos has won every case, and has had one hung jury. We want a DA who ...

Assemblywoman Berg endorses Gallegos for DA (04/05/2006 - 23:17)
... she is endorsing Humboldt County District Attorney Paul Gallegos in his run for re-election. “Paul deserves a second term and ... in office. The voters were right when they elected Paul Gallegos. They were right when they rejected the recall. And they’ll be ...

Judge more than doubles Gundersen’s bail to $1,250,000 (03/01/2008 - 01:50)
... Superior Courthouse Friday. District Attorney Paul Gallegos asked the presiding judge, Judge Marilyn B. Miles to raise ... piling it on at this point to increase the bail.” Gallegos countered, that if the current amount is unattainable, raising it shouldn’t make a difference. Miles sided with Gallegos, citing Gundersen shouldn’t have preferential treatment and tallied ...

Paul Gallegos should take all animal cruelty cases more seriously (10/24/2006 - 23:23)
... defendant Bugenig. I encourage you to continue asking Gallegos to reevaluate the 2004 case and to file the felony charge against ...

Gallegos may file appeal (09/14/2005 - 00:05)
... case against The Pacific Lumber Co, according to DA Paul Gallegos. “I have considered it,” Gallegos stated in an e-mail. Gallegos is considering appealing the ...

Gallegos receives labor union support (03/29/2006 - 22:40)
... they are endorsing Humboldt County District Attorney Paul Gallegos for a second term. “We support Paul because he understands ... of the Central Labor Council, said he also appreciates Gallegos’ first-term accomplishments. “I value these ...

Paul Gallegos is 'dangerously' soft on crime in the county (04/15/2006 - 22:12)
... rampant in this county. There is also no denying that Gallegos is soft on marijuana-related crimes. (Don’t believe me? Talk to ... going to grow or sell marijuana it’s nice to have Gallegos as a safety net against any real punishment should you get caught. ...

Gallegos is least-competent DA (05/06/2006 - 00:11)
... the remaining few seasoned prosecutors will leave if Mr. Gallegos is returned to office. It is a shame that this ... our own experience, we all know it has gotten worse. Mr. Gallegos can give all the no-win cases he wants to Mr. Dikeman and still ... enforcement official in the county.” Well Mr. Gallegos certainly does not have the respect or support of law enforcement. I ...

Doe 1: ‘I don’t think I would have ever come forward’ (04/24/2008 - 22:38)
... excused Doe 1, Humboldt County District Attorney Paul Gallegos called three law enforcement officials to the stand for a variety of ... asked her not to testify and to contact Cox, Hislop and/or Gallegos to have the charges dropped. Garey monitored phone conversations ...

Paul Gallegos lacks the ability to oversee District Attorney's office (07/01/2005 - 19:45)
... grand jury is to be believed, District Attorney Paul Gallegos just isn’t equipped to lead the DA’s Office. According ... very concerned with the grand jury’s finding that Gallegos “has failed to educate himself thoroughly in office operations ...

Grand jury papers unsealed in Moore case (02/20/2008 - 17:43)
... the team members in response to a barricaded subject. Gallegos went on to say, according to the transcript, “a person acts with ... agreed that when Humboldt County District Attorney Paul Gallegos instructed the grand jury on how to rule the law, he had ...

BREAKING NEWS: GALLEGOS FIRES DIKEMAN (09/15/2006 - 21:17)
... and occasional political rival District Attorney Paul Gallegos. See the full story in the Saturday edition of The Eureka ...

Inside efforts to oust Gallegos should not come as a surprise (05/31/2006 - 22:46)
... not surprising, the interest in unseating Paul Gallegos within his own office. One must remember that bad blood existed from ... and aligning with the powers in the community. Mr. Gallegos spends much of his time prosecuting cases and taking on high-profile ...

Gallegos' ad misrepresents husband's name (05/25/2006 - 22:38)
... radio stations and local TV stations in support of Paul Gallegos. I am the wife of Neil Hubbard, which is mentioned in the ad as working closely with Mr. Gallegos. This is true, as my husband is a fantastic investigator (I am not ...


Gallegos should strive for local officer endorsements (05/20/2006 - 23:38)
... officers explain reason for DA endorsement,” Paul Gallegos made a statement, that if nothing else, should be a real wake up ... this support would be most crucial. A goal that Mr. Gallegos should ultimately be striving for without question, and ...

District Attorney Gallegos deserves his day in 'court' (05/17/2006 - 21:40)
... Nancy Comer urged those considering voting for Paul Gallegos to read the 2004-2005 Grand Jury Report. Curiously, she did not ... page 43. There are two sides to every story, and Mr. Gallegos deserves his day in court, so to speak. Rick St. Charles ...

New Democrat group endorses Gallegos, Marks (05/09/2006 - 13:27)
... for Humboldt County 4th District Supervisor and Paul Gallegos for Humboldt County District Attorney in the June 6 primary ... Humboldt County Democratic Central Committee in endorsing Gallegos. “Paul is clearly more qualified for the position,” ...

Paul Gallegos has done more with less, deserves re-election (06/04/2006 - 16:04)
... about is: which man has ever run a business? Paul Gallegos was in private practice for many years before becoming district ... in this race: vote to re-elect District Attorney Paul Gallegos. Jennifer Keller Trinidad ...

Gallegos fundraiser scheduled for Avalon tonight (04/28/2006 - 22:33)
... Humboldt County District Attorney incumbent Paul Gallegos in the June 6 election are invited to attend a fundraiser at Avalon ... and Bar this evening. The event, being hosted by Joan Gallegos and Jane Wendschlag, will be held from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. and will ...

District Attorney Paul Gallegos will receive this writer's vote on June 6 (05/14/2006 - 00:48)
Dear Editor, Why I am voting for Paul Gallegos June 6. I first met Paul at Challenge Day. According to its Web ... criminals. Please join me in voting to re-elect Paul Gallegos on June 6th. David M. Orphal Eureka ...

Will Stoen prosecute Gallegos? (08/26/2005 - 00:37)
Dear Editor, I read with interest your article about Gallegos being fined $10,000 by the FPPC for an “oversight.” I ... wondering, and it was not mentioned in the article, when Gallegos’ trial will take place and is Tim Stoen coming back to ...

Officers plead not guilty in Moore death (04/23/2008 - 00:34)
Former Eureka Police Department Chief David Douglas and EPD Lt. Antonio Zanotti pleaded not guilty Tuesday to charges of involuntary manslaughter in the death of Cheri Lyn Moore. They both waived their right to a speedy trial and request a jury tria ...

Good for Gallegos and Stoen for looking into allegations (07/26/2005 - 22:43)
Dear Editor, Kudos to Paul Gallegos and Tim Stoen for confronting the alleged deceptive business ... environment, the costs to society are enormous. Mr. Gallegos and Mr. Stoen have taken tough stands against powerful, white collar ...

Gallegos campaign to kick off Saturday (03/01/2006 - 22:07)
... to re-elect Humboldt County District Attorney Paul Gallegos is kicking off at its new headquarters during First Saturday Night ... and Joyce Jonte; and wine and hors d’oeuvres. Gallegos will speak at 6:30 p.m. For more information, visit ...

One person's wish list for Gallegos now that the election is over (06/22/2006 - 22:33)
... It was pretty close to 50 percent. I hope that Paul Gallegos listens to the other 50 percent concerns. I hope that Paul makes ...

Paul Gallegos is one of the kindest and nicest attorneys ever (06/16/2006 - 00:25)
... again, but I’ve got to get this off my chest: Paul Gallegos is one of the nicest, kindest, most reasonable attorneys I’ve ...

Paul Gallegos does a fine job, despite all his detractors (06/04/2006 - 16:10)
Dear Editor, Paul Gallegos has done a fine job as district attorney, in spite of the ...

With same resources as previous DA, Gallegos has done a better job (06/02/2006 - 20:57)
Dear Editor, Paul Gallegos has done a fine job as district attorney, in spite of the ...

Paul Gallegos lacks necessary leadership skills (05/29/2006 - 18:31)
... without the trust of those being led. This is why Paul Gallegos is no leader. It is clear now, and after the grand jury Report, ...

Paul Gallegos' fundraiser (04/29/2006 - 23:24)
Paul Gallegos speaks with supporter Stephanie Williams of Eureka during the cocktail ...

Gallegos benefit scheduled for tonight (04/20/2006 - 20:55)
... benefit for Humboldt County District Attorney Paul Gallegos. The event will feature music from Devil’s Dream and ...

Gallegos needs to devote more attention to CAST (07/01/2005 - 19:46)
Humboldt County District Attorney Paul Gallegos must immediately devote more resources and attention to the Child ... for the proper prosecution of cases. We hope that Gallegos is able to answer the grand jury’s concerns in a timely, ...

‘Fatal funnel’ for law enforcement in Cheri Lyn Moore stand off (02/27/2008 - 00:19)
... followed. Humboldt County District Attorney Paul Gallegos asked why the team had maximum firepower up-front. “It’s a ... a better chance of stopping a threat more quickly. Gallegos asked why the less-lethal weapon wasn’t fired first. “(Using ...

Debi August should hold her head high, and Gallegos should get on track (06/26/2005 - 10:46)
... Office? We question if District Attorney Paul Gallegos has control over his own office and subordinate, Stoen. The failed ... private employer in the county. It’s time for Gallegos to get control of his office, or he will have a very difficult time ...

Code enforcement controversy slated for supervisor discussion (04/06/2008 - 21:40)
... Roger Rodoni, Sheriff Gary Philp, District Attorney Paul Gallegos and Code Enforcement Officer Jeff Conner participated in a panel to ...

Rescued horses face challenges (04/07/2008 - 21:12)
... Attorney’s Office as of yet. District Attorney Paul Gallegos said his office hasn’t received a report yet from officers. ...

Gallegos to be honored at upcoming benefit (08/30/2005 - 23:06)
District Attorney Paul Gallegos will be the guest of honor for the benefit “Democracy Rocks ...

Garberville CLMP code enforcement public meeting (04/02/2008 - 21:38)
... Humboldt County Sheriff Gary Philp. District Attorney Paul Gallegos, Code Enforcement Officer Jeff Conner and 2nd District Supervisor ...

Gallegos says program is safe (05/15/2005 - 00:13)
Humboldt County District Attorney Paul Gallegos announced in a news release Friday that his office was not proposing ...

HSU student arrested for sexual assault (03/31/2008 - 21:48)
A 24-year-old Humboldt State University student was arrested Saturday morning for allegedly groping and forcibly carrying another student to his room in a residence hall at about 3 a.m. Thursday. Eric Glen Mork, a sophomore from Fresno, was booked i ...

Appeal court upholds dismissal of fraud suit against PALCO (01/10/2008 - 21:09)
... against Pacific Lumber Co. by District Attorney Paul Gallegos weren’t legally sufficient to move forward. Barring an appeal to ... Court, it is the end of the line for the lawsuit filed by Gallegos under Unfair Competition Laws in 2003. The suit alleges that PALCO ...

Blue Lake Police Chief arrested on suspicion of rape (02/09/2008 - 20:58)
... of rape. Humboldt County District Attorney Paul Gallegos confirmed Saturday his office made the arrest, but said he couldn’t comment specifically on the matter. Gallegos said more information would be released on Monday. Brenda Godsey, ...

Arraignment continued second time, charges exposed (02/22/2008 - 11:17)
... Maggie Fleming — representing District Attorney Paul Gallegos — did not object. EPD Chief Garr Nielsen said he doesn’t think ... against unsealing the portion of the transcripts where Gallegos’ instructed the jury and explained how the law applies. Bragg ...

Rare type of graffiti in Fortuna causes concern (03/17/2008 - 23:17)
... but it certainly exists.” District Attorney Paul Gallegos said crimes rarely come through his office that meet the threshold ...


Former Eureka resident wins another major case (03/06/2008 - 00:55)
Former Eureka resident McGregor Scott has continued his string of major prosecutorial victories with a recent conviction against an El Dorado Hills man who admitted stealing microwave technologies that can be used by the military and selling them to for ...

Officers may be tried together (12/14/2007 - 23:56)
... presented by Humboldt County District Attorney Paul Gallegos, and is therefore one-sided. The EPD lieutenant and former chief ... guilty. At this point, an indictment only means that Gallegos successfully presented his case, without the defense being present. ...

Rio Dell man gets 8 years for rape of minor (02/22/2008 - 01:11)
On Feb. 15, Juanito Campos, 24, was sentenced to eight years in the California Department of Corrections for rape. The Humboldt County District Attorney’s Office prosecuted the case. Campos had unlawful intercourse with a 14-year-old who was ...

A thank-you to volunteers at EHS Career Expo (02/29/2008 - 00:16)
... Kim Cobine, Humboldt County Office of Education; Paul Gallegos & Wes Keat, Humboldt County District Attorney’s Office; Paul ...

Blue Lake explores police options (02/27/2008 - 00:22)
The Blue Lake City Council faced a packed audience Tuesday as it laid out a strategy to provide continued police services to the city. With Blue Lake Police Department Chief David Gundersen’s preliminary hearing scheduled for today and two BLPD o ...

Perhaps DA investigators should start responding to incidents (01/08/2008 - 21:55)
... Dear Editor, I am curious since District Attorney Paul Gallegos has purchased assault rifles for his investigators, if his ... and the incident ends in the death of the suspect, would Gallegos be charged with involuntary manslaughter? It would seem that another ...

Attorney General’s Office: no charges in Glass v. Arkley case (02/07/2008 - 18:25)
... Eureka Reporter, Humboldt County District Attorney Paul Gallegos explained his reasoning for sending the report to the Attorney ...

Officials react to indictments (12/13/2007 - 23:29)
Local police chiefs and District Attorney Paul Gallegos said they believe that despite rumors of bruised feelings, business ... officers have brought difficult times for all. Gallegos maintains that he is simply doing his job and shared a viewpoint that ...

Humboldt County’s absentee ballot return suggests big turnout Tuesday (02/05/2008 - 12:13)
... County. The recall effort of District Attorney Paul Gallegos drove the local turnout, the county’s highest since the 67 percent ...

FPD requests arrest warrant for shooter in homicide (01/16/2008 - 13:42)
... reports and autopsy reports. District Attorney Paul Gallegos said his office will not submit probable cause to a judge, who would ... according to law — he must be arraigned within 48 hours, Gallegos said. Correction The article “FPD requests arrest warrant for ...


Officers should not be punished (01/10/2008 - 21:33)
... Show outrage over this lunacy, send your message to DA Gallegos. It is an outrageous waste of taxpayer money. Imagine where those ... be better spent improving our community. Ask why does Gallegos continue to turn a blind eye to the druggies in our town, but will try ...

Don’t let accused police officers be victims of tyranny (12/18/2007 - 21:26)
... front of all of our eyes. Our district attorney, Paul Gallegos, was swept into office by promising he would stop enforcing many ... us by taking bribes or robbing people, but because Gallegos is second-guessing decisions they made in the field while under great ...

Don't let accused police officers be victims of tyranny (12/18/2007 - 00:03)
... of all of our eyes. Our district attorney, Paul Gallegos, was swept into office by promising he would stop enforcing many ... us by taking bribes or robbing people, but because Gallegos is second-guessing decisions they made in the field while under ...

What does the DA expect to gain? (12/30/2007 - 21:31)
... somehow must be. What could possibly motivate DA Paul Gallegos to instigate such litigation? Is it in the community’s best ... that should quickly put an end to this nonsense. Gallegos should volunteer himself as a target for a couple of test firings of ...

Residents speak out about council’s decision to support former police chief (01/15/2008 - 23:13)
Dozens of residents gathered at the Eureka City Council meeting Tuesday to voice their concerns as well as their support for the Eureka Police Department. A majority of those who addressed the council were not in favor of the council’s recent deci ...

Request to intervene 'premature' (10/05/2007 - 22:09)
... conflicts, Humboldt County District Attorney Paul Gallegos will no doubt want to recuse his office from prosecuting the matter. ... In a Sept. 13 interview with The Eureka Reporter, Gallegos said that “to avoid an appearance of an impropriety,” he ...

Cooke shooting 'justified,' DA says (01/05/2008 - 00:24)
... Cooke. A news release issued by the EPD stated DA Paul Gallegos “affirmed” the department’s conclusion that officers ...

S.F. comes to county's defence (10/31/2007 - 22:52)
... city attorney added a chapter to District Attorney Paul Gallegos’ alleged fraud case against Pacific Lumber Co. Tuesday, when he filed an amicus curiae brief with the appellate court. Gallegos said that an amicus brief is usually filed by a third party interested ...

Attorney General's Office to get Arkley-Glass report (10/24/2007 - 22:00)
... consideration. Humboldt County District Attorney Paul Gallegos said his office received the EPD report on Wednesday and he estimated ... to the AGO either Wednesday or today, but no later. Gallegos has previously told this newspaper that he considers Arkley a friend ...

Commission hears public input on law enforcement review (12/04/2007 - 23:13)
... Chief Tom Dewey and Humboldt County District Attorney Paul Gallegos. Nielsen said he was there to listen. He said he felt his ... as well as “accountability.” Gallegos said he felt advisory and review boards are two types of groups. A ...


DA files lawsuit against Cream's Dismantling (11/07/2007 - 21:06)
Humboldt County District Attorney Paul Gallegos has filed a civil lawsuit against an auto dismantler that conducted a ... shifting their costs of operation onto the public,” Gallegos said. “In this case, Cream’s should have retrofitted its ...

DA considers grand jury investigation of Cheri Moore's death (10/11/2007 - 22:20)
Humboldt County District Attorney Paul Gallegos said Thursday that he is “contemplating going forward on a ... grand jury had already been made. At that time, Gallegos would neither confirm nor deny the reports, but said, “This ... Court on charges identified in the indictment. Gallegos did not say when grand jurors were likely to be summoned, but left ...

Children of slain man take the stand in his murder trial (05/21/2007 - 23:30)
... of insanity. In Humboldt County District Attorney Paul Gallegos’ opening statement to jurors, he painted a time frame from the ... and Condemi was injured. On Thursday, May 1, 2003, Gallegos said, Applegate told his employer he would be going to Mexico for four ...

Moore case headed to grand jury? (09/12/2007 - 08:31)
... The officials said Humboldt County District Attorney Paul Gallegos assigned veteran prosecutor Arnie Klein to impanel the grand jury, ... Nielsen confirmed Tuesday that he had discussed with Gallegos “in general terms the possibility of a grand jury” in the ...

Jury verdict: convicted murderer was sane at time of crime (06/22/2007 - 23:48)
... proceedings Friday, Humboldt County District Attorney Paul Gallegos said he was in agreement with the jurors’ verdict. ... very grateful to the jurors for their hard work,” Gallegos said. “(And,) I know (the verdict) brings some solace to the ...

Truancy complaint leads to arrest (10/25/2007 - 22:22)
... release issued by the DA’s Office stated DA Paul Gallegos “praised” the efforts of investigators. “We are ... sure that parents get their children to school,” Gallegos said. ...

Jury begins deliberating in Bridgeville murder trial today (06/05/2007 - 23:41)
... them Tuesday. Humboldt County District Attorney Paul Gallegos was first to present his closing argument. He went over what ... trial proceedings — Monday started the third week. Gallegos spoke of Applegate’s alleged “willfully, unlawfully and ...

Rollin retrial confirmation delayed (10/04/2007 - 21:52)
... confirmation, until Oct. 17. District Attorney Paul Gallegos won a conviction against Rollin in 2004, but the verdict was thrown out on appeal after a higher court determined that Gallegos used statements during the trial that were made by the defendant ...

District attorney says plea deal a possibility in murder retrial (08/14/2007 - 23:25)
... community, Humboldt County District Attorney Paul Gallegos confirmed late Tuesday that a plea deal is possible in the ... an e-mail question about a possible negotiated settlement, Gallegos stated, “Are there proposals out there? Yes. Have we reached an ...

Former deputy DA sues county for alleged wrongful termination (12/13/2006 - 18:16)
... determine whether Humboldt County District Attorney Paul Gallegos wrongfully terminated one of his deputies in 2003 is under way and ... to last through the end of next week. On May 20, 2003, Gallegos sent a letter to then Humboldt County Deputy District Attorney Gloria ...


Attorney general asked to investigate Arkley-Glass case (09/13/2007 - 22:31)
... letter also stated Humboldt County District Attorney Paul Gallegos “will no doubt want to recuse his office from prosecuting the matter.” When reached by phone on Thursday, Gallegos said Arkley has contributed to his campaign and he considers him a ...

KILLER GETS 72 YEARS TO LIFE (08/21/2007 - 23:33)
... to evidence and the law.” District Attorney Paul Gallegos opposed the motion. “I believe the evidence was and is overwhelming,” Gallegos said, arguing that there was abundant support for the conclusions of ...

CHP shooting probe continues (09/28/2007 - 19:48)
... bullet hole in Bartow’s right shoulder. DA Paul Gallegos, who participated in the news conference, said formal charges had not ...

Moore shooting headed for Grand Jury? (05/25/2006 - 23:50)
... first, calling in pointed terms for incumbent DA Paul Gallegos to hand off the investigation to the California Attorney General’s office, and accusing Gallegos of making “political hay” by prolonging the investigation. Gallegos shot back, calling Dikeman’s remarks “an unadulterated ...

Oysters and Ale (09/22/2007 - 17:35)
... and chatting with one another. Celebrity pourers Paul Gallegos, Rollin Richmond, Michael Hackett, Terri Uyeki, Loretta Nickolaus and ...

Chief wants concerns surrounding dropped rape charge to be kept private (08/29/2007 - 22:22)
... communicating to (Humboldt County District Attorney Paul) Gallegos, but it’s not appropriate to make those communications through ... I’ll be discussing the matter further with Mr. Gallegos.” ...

Dikeman supporters stage satirical protest (06/02/2006 - 00:00)
... Courthouse with signs that said “Surfing Divas for Gallegos.” Humboldt County District Attorney Paul Gallegos is running for re-election against Deputy District Attorney Worth ...

DA under fire over assault rifles (05/15/2007 - 20:45)
Humboldt County District Attorney Paul Gallegos has signaled his intent to spend more than $30,000 on technical ... items commonly used by all law enforcement agencies. Gallegos requested money from asset forfeiture funds to buy DA investigators ... Officer Loretta Nickolaus, who sent an e-mail letter to Gallegos questioning the need for the purchases. The letter from Nickolaus, ...

Questions remain in DA's handling of Bowman charges (09/29/2006 - 12:18)
Humboldt County District Attorney Paul Gallegos declined again Thursday to answer specific questions raised by The ... in the DA’s Office, while statements by two Gallegos subordinates answered some questions and raised others. The controversy centers around a $10,000 contribution made to Gallegos’ re-election campaign by the Bear River Band of Rohnerville ...

Democrats shouldn't endorse in a nonpartisan race (04/02/2006 - 00:15)
... who to endorse. As a spokesperson for the Friends of Paul Gallegos, he has been actively campaigning for Gallegos, both individually and through his political action committee Local ...


Closing arguments in Lunsford case to resume today (01/10/2006 - 00:50)
... an account given by Humboldt County District Attorney Paul Gallegos in his closing argument to jurors Monday in the Marcella Lunsford murder trial. Gallegos described the murder as “calculated and cold-hearted.” ...

EPD's kill rate shows district attorney does not need more guns (09/07/2007 - 19:59)
... your article in the Sept. 1 paper titled “DA Gallegos can get his guns,” I think the “kill rate” (55 ...

Case closed on police shooting (08/01/2007 - 22:36)
... was justified, said Humboldt County District Attorney Paul Gallegos in a report sent Tuesday to law enforcement officials. The report ... at police, while sitting or lying on a futon. Still, Gallegos stated, this finding “does not change the conclusion” that ...

Insanity phase of trial begins (06/16/2007 - 22:06)
... shooting. Humboldt County District Attorney Paul Gallegos, who is prosecuting the case, told the jury in his opening statement ... was not legally insane at the time of the incident. Gallegos said Applegate’s behavior leading up to and after the crime ...

Incumbent DA calls politics the 'downside' of his job (07/01/2005 - 01:35)
Humboldt County District Attorney Paul Gallegos is running for re-election and he said he is operating under the ... Worth Dikeman is also running for the position. Gallegos said he is a goal-oriented person who still has work left to ... or great job since he was elected district attorney, Gallegos responded, “I think (the employees in the DA’s Office) ...

Murder retrial an example of why writer left Humboldt County (08/19/2007 - 22:10)
... their lives for arranging the murder! Just because Gallegos resented Worth Dikeman is no reason to set these two free or make a ...

Jury expected to deliberate Graham trial at beginning of this week (09/22/2006 - 20:30)
... cross-examined by Humboldt County District Attorney Paul Gallegos — who is prosecuting the case — an agitated Graham brought up a ... attorney by a private polygraph examiner. On Friday, Gallegos introduced the polygraph results as evidence to the court. ...

Burgess shooting protest continues (10/28/2006 - 17:28)
... La Vallee and Humboldt County District Attorney Paul Gallegos stood at the top of the steps awaiting the protesters’ ... shot through the heart.” Both La Vallee and Gallegos spoke to the protesters not long after they initially arrived at the ...

Council invites horses back to Waterfront (08/07/2007 - 23:50)
... Cooke and for which Humboldt County District Attorney Paul Gallegos in a report sent to law enforcement officials determined the ...

Results of autopsy performed on inmate are inconclusive (08/13/2007 - 22:08)
... in the hands of Humboldt County District Attorney Paul Gallegos, who already has two EPD-involved death investigations pending. ...


New date set for murder retrial (06/11/2007 - 22:05)
... trial to Sept. 10, Humboldt County District Attorney Paul Gallegos confirmed. Rollin returned to court Monday so Cissna could hear ... attorney Barry L. Morris has taken on Rollin’s case, Gallegos confirmed. Humboldt County Deputy Public Defender Mike Eannarino ...

Council to rule on Cooke claims (08/06/2007 - 23:09)
... Eureka Reporter, Humboldt County District Attorney Paul Gallegos said the shooting was justified and that the officers who shot and ...

People insist on making connections that don't exist for personal gain (09/11/2006 - 23:41)
Dear Editor, It seemed to me that DA Gallegos (Times-Standard, 9/2/06) was sharing some of his views on criminal ... to Shannon Miranda (Eureka Reporter 9/4/06): (1) Gallegos thinks “no one but lawyers could possibly understand” the ... “should mind their own business”; (2) Gallegos is telling Shannon to “shut up”; (3) Gallegos is ...

Deputy District Attorney Worth Dikeman is fired (09/15/2006 - 23:59)
... occasional political rival — District Attorney Paul Gallegos. While Gallegos did not return repeated phone calls requesting comment on the ...

Closure necessary in Cheri Moore shooting (04/13/2007 - 23:15)
... between then-Deputy DA Worth Dikeman and incumbent DA Paul Gallegos. The shots fired that day, in fact, caused Dikeman to reschedule a ... in the county. In subsequent weeks, Dikeman accused Gallegos of making “political hay” of the investigation, and ...

Questions without answers hinder our newsgathering (09/26/2006 - 20:51)
... yesterday about Humboldt County District Attorney Paul Gallegos and a $10,000 contribution to his re-election campaign from the Bear ... Obviously, this raised a number of questions for both Gallegos and Leonard Bowman. For example, had Gallegos attempted to recuse ...

Jury begins deliberating Nolan Graham murder case (09/29/2006 - 00:12)
... is innocent. Humboldt County District Attorney Paul Gallegos, who prosecuted the case, gave his closing argument Wednesday. And, ... come up with a decision.” Third, Eannarino said, Gallegos’ theory that Graham stood at the top of an embankment — down ...

First-degree murder off table (06/12/2007 - 21:00)
... murder charges, Humboldt County District Attorney Paul Gallegos said, “It was a calculated decision based upon the information ... the right one or not, only time will tell,” Gallegos said. Gallegos declined to comment further until the jury has ...

Candidates spar over child abuse team (05/18/2006 - 01:31)
... he claims has deteriorated under District Attorney Paul Gallegos. Dikeman’s contention was backed up last week by one of his ... attorney who worked with CAST before being fired by Gallegos. In an interview published in The Eureka Reporter last week, ...

Murder sentencing continued (07/19/2007 - 22:07)
... Allan Dollison stood in for Humboldt County DA Paul Gallegos, who is prosecuting the case, and Humboldt County Deputy Public ...


Closing arguments to wrap up in sanity phase of trial (06/21/2007 - 21:51)
... murder trial. Humboldt County District Attorney Paul Gallegos concluded the prosecution’s case against Thomas Arthur Applegate ... didn’t feel he should have hurt her.” Gallegos asked Soper if planning an alibi for the shootings ahead of time ...

Dikeman dsputes his boss's performance record at press conference (01/22/2006 - 17:25)
... staff turnover in the office of District Attorney Paul Gallegos as well as Gallegos’ job performance assessment. “It was reported that ...

Lunsford's son-in-law testifies about move after shooting (12/07/2005 - 01:08)
... Marcella. Humboldt County District Attorney Paul Gallegos is prosecuting the case. Humboldt County Superior Court Judge John ... “Did Marcella seem to like Nathan?” Gallegos asked. Johnson said, “Yes,” later changing his answer when Gallegos showed him a transcript from a conversation he had with Eureka ...

Acquaintances of man on trial for murder testify (05/23/2007 - 21:08)
... Applegate that Humboldt County District Attorney Paul Gallegos — who is prosecuting the case — was prepared to offer him ... neighbors for five years prior to the 2003 incident, Gallegos confirmed. During Pauly’s testimony, she said she saw ...

DA's Office releases information to Worth Dikeman campaign volunteer (05/09/2006 - 14:29)
... of that public information. District Attorney Paul Gallegos told The Eureka Reporter that all information requested by Welsh was ... Office, which houses the county’s legal team. Gallegos said that office was the decision-maker as to whether the requested ...

A grim anniversary passes without resolution (04/14/2007 - 00:28)
... from the EPD to Humboldt County District Attorney Paul Gallegos, who has thus far declined to charge — or clear — the officers ... coverage is included, along with a timeline of events and Gallegos’ response to the question so many have asked. Music, ...

Dikeman announces run for District Attorney position (06/23/2005 - 12:51)
... effort to unseat (current District Attorney Paul Gallegos) will be an uphill battle. That is why I am announcing now that (I) am running.” On Tuesday, Gallegos told The Eureka Reporter that he intends on running for re-election. ...

Murder retrial begins Monday (07/07/2007 - 23:21)
... attorney Neal Sanders. Humboldt County DA Paul Gallegos is planning on prosecuting the case, confirmed Humboldt County Deputy ...

Dikeman's caliber not easy to replace (09/16/2006 - 23:18)
... Friday, Worth Dikeman was fired by District Attorney Paul Gallegos. Although we do not know what Gallegos’ reasons were for terminating Dikeman — nor will we ever ...

Witness testifies about Bridgeville murder (05/31/2007 - 23:26)
... Luiz said. Humboldt County District Attorney Paul Gallegos asked Luiz if what he saw in the pictures accurately reflected what he ... County Superior Court Judge John T. Feeney met with Gallegos and Robinson after the jury was dismissed for the day Thursday in ...


Graham sentencing continues Friday (12/15/2006 - 00:39)
... to the bench by Humboldt County District Attorney Paul Gallegos Thursday afternoon, the sentencing of Nolan Bryan Graham was again ... with which Graham was initially charged. Since then, Gallegos has argued with Graham’s attorney, Humboldt County Deputy Public ...

Jury deadlocked in murder trial (06/11/2007 - 21:30)
... trial were given by Humboldt County District Attorney Paul Gallegos and Humboldt County Public Defender Kevin Robinson — ... they need with regard to the law. Gallegos declined to comment on the case, saying he would like to wait and see ...

Jurors find Applegate guilty (06/13/2007 - 21:10)
... proceedings to be finished. Humboldt County DA Paul Gallegos — the prosecutor in the Applegate case — was not present at ... Humboldt County Deputy DA Allan Dollison sat in for Gallegos. Both Dollison and Robinson declined to comment. ...

Bridgeville murder trial enters third week of testimony (06/04/2007 - 23:29)
... trial. Humboldt County District Attorney Paul Gallegos said Applegate, 44, of Templeton, could face four life sentences if ... Court Judge John T. Feeney’s courtroom Monday, Gallegos displayed a floor plan Baxter had previously drawn of Church’s ...

Father of man accused of murder given immunity (05/25/2007 - 20:47)
... told Keith that Humboldt County District Attorney Paul Gallegos would be prepared to offer him immunity for his testimony. On ... such items as golf clubs and sunglasses on May 7, 2003, Gallegos confirmed. Both Applegates lived in Paso Robles at different ...

Murder trial continues with evidence technician's testimony (06/01/2007 - 21:45)
... defense. Humboldt County District Attorney Paul Gallegos had Quenell testify to several items of evidence in the case Friday. ... for the jurors to see Friday and pointed out items Gallegos asked her to. Using one picture of Church’s body, Quenell ...

'A newspaper should have no friends' (10/04/2006 - 09:26)
... recent controversies pertaining to District Attorney Paul Gallegos. In recent weeks she’s produced several stories that have ... These stories have earned her great praise from the Gallegos hate brigade, while at the same time drawn some borderline ...

Public agencies tried unsuccessfully to help fatally shot teen (06/29/2007 - 21:52)
... charges against Liles — via a news release, DA Paul Gallegos stated he was “not satisfied that the evidence shows that ...

Mother of homicide victim says her son was 'upset and afraid' (09/07/2006 - 23:46)
... said Humboldt County District Attorney Paul Gallegos, who is prosecuting the case. Prior to March 31, 2002, Gallegos said Nickerson accused Graham of stealing a gun from him. On March ...

Retrial for man accused in Orick woman's death moved back a month (05/21/2007 - 23:34)
... witnesses. Humboldt County District Attorney Paul Gallegos did not object to the continuance. However, he commented in court ... December due to Humboldt County District Attorney Paul Gallegos using Rollin’s non-Mirandized denial of responsibility as ...

No charges to be filed in Burgess' death (03/03/2007 - 22:27)
Humboldt County District Attorney Paul Gallegos announced Friday that no criminal charges will be filed against ... this incident and I’m really happy to see that Mr. Gallegos exercised his discretion wisely in recognizing there were not criminal actions.” Via a news release, Gallegos stated that he was “not satisfied that the evidence shows that ...

Closing argument completed in rape case (06/27/2005 - 11:18)
Humboldt County District Attorney Paul Gallegos finished his closing argument in the trial of Patrick Daniel Jimenez ... the rights and the privileges that all of us are,” Gallegos said to the jury. Gallegos said that neither the alleged victim ...

DA's slow response on information request criticized by Dikeman volunteer (05/09/2006 - 13:13)
... of that public information. District Attorney Paul Gallegos told The Eureka Reporter that all information requested by Welsh was ... Office, which houses the county’s legal team. Gallegos said that office was the decision-maker as to whether the requested ...

DA's Office yet to respond to request for child abuse records (05/19/2006 - 01:10)
... Eureka Reporter and maintain that District Attorney Paul Gallegos has lost touch with CAST and that he is ignoring a significant trend ... to the editor at The Eureka Reporter, after 2002 when Gallegos took office, rejection of cases submitted to the DA’s Office ...

Testimony in murder trial reveals meth use, witness of handgun (05/25/2007 - 08:55)
... testified. Humboldt County District Attorney Paul Gallegos asked Osburn if he noticed anything unusual in Applegate’s motel ... “Then that’s the last I see of him.” Gallegos asked Osburn how it was that Applegate thought he could help the ...

Educate yourself before voting (05/12/2006 - 00:10)
Anyone who is considering voting for Paul Gallegos on June 6, needs to educate themselves, as I did, by reading the ... and learn about how Mr. Gallegos has destroyed his office from within and decimated critical ... 70 percent of the program having been slashed away by Gallegos. Yet somehow, he has the audacity to claim that he cares about child ...

Local Republicans say they did not endorse either candidate for DA (05/31/2006 - 23:02)
... Measure T and Humboldt County District Attorney Paul Gallegos. As previously reported in The Eureka Reporter, Measure T would ... “It said the Humboldt County Republicans endorsed Gallegos and (were for) Measure T,” Benzel said. “I think that ...

Special allegation could add 10 years to Nolan Graham sentence (11/29/2006 - 00:19)
... proceedings, Humboldt County District Attorney Paul Gallegos — who prosecuted the case — argued against Reinholtsen’s ... the special allegation should still be applied. Gallegos’ reasoning, he said Tuesday, is because there are two statutes ...

Investigators with the DA's Office need to have assault rifles (06/03/2007 - 23:08)
... of drug dealers and crooks. The DA’s Office and Paul Gallegos are only asking for the assault rifles for the protection of their ...

2003 murder case goes to trial (04/25/2007 - 23:12)
... on the case. Humboldt County District Attorney Paul Gallegos, who is prosecuting the case, said Applegate allegedly committed the crimes in Bridgeville. Gallegos also declined to further comment about the case. Jury ...


Testimony in Graham trial continues (09/17/2006 - 00:29)
... Nickerson, 22, Humboldt County District Attorney Paul Gallegos said. Graham is also charged with being in possession of stolen ... testimony Friday. She was last on the stand Thursday. Gallegos, who is prosecuting the case, continued to question Cobillas-Graham ...

Graham's defense rests case; closing arguments scheduled (09/26/2006 - 00:35)
... into evidence by Humboldt County District Attorney Paul Gallegos — who is prosecuting the case. Graham, 26, of Myers Flat — ... a 30-30 rifle belonging to Graham’s stepfather. Gallegos said Graham had borrowed his stepfather’s rifle a week prior to ...

Stewards disappointed about Hagen's dismissal (07/18/2006 - 09:40)
... When Humboldt County District Attorney Paul Gallegos was first elected, he brought Hagen to the Dunes Forum, where the ... the person of Paul Hagen. Humboldt District Attorney Gallegos says that the California District Attorney’s Association, the ...

WHOSE WORD WAS 'MY WORD'? (09/07/2006 - 11:03)
... submitted by Humboldt County District Attorney Paul Gallegos, and printed in the Saturday edition of the Times-Standard, appeared ... a World War II-era Western starring Henry Fonda. Gallegos’ commentary appeared as a “My Word” guest column ...

DA presents closing argument in Nolan Graham murder trial (09/27/2006 - 23:36)
Humboldt County District Attorney Paul Gallegos gave his closing argument Wednesday in the Nolan Bryan Graham murder ... it, he knew it had been stolen, Reinholtsen said. In Gallegos’s approximate hour-and-a-half closing argument, he reiterated ... the jurors are obligated to in making their decision, Gallegos said: making their decision based solely on evidence; using their own ...

Former deputy DA speaks out (05/12/2006 - 00:31)
... terminated by Humboldt County District Attorney Paul Gallegos claims the DA is mismanaging the Child Abuse Services Team. CAST ... in the June 6 election for district attorney, called Gallegos’ management style “appalling.” Decline In ...

A mother's last chance for justice (04/30/2007 - 11:44)
... of the scheduled start date, Jackson was fired by DA Paul Gallegos, who then prosecuted the case himself. Neither of the brothers was ... was reversed on appeal because, court documents show, Gallegos repeatedly used Pierre’s non-Mirandized denial of responsibility ...

Two deputies leave DA's Office (03/08/2007 - 22:04)
... are both leaving the office and the District Attorney Paul Gallegos is looking to fill their two positions. Bird, who has worked in ... Penny,” he said. “I am also grateful to Paul Gallegos for having given me the opportunity to begin my legal career ...

Some leaving, others just starting at Humboldt County DA's Office (01/10/2007 - 18:30)
... Office, Humboldt County District Attorney Paul Gallegos said he wishes them all the best. Linda Modell, who worked as the ... it through the financial challenges we faced,” Gallegos said. “Few can really appreciate how difficult that was and how ...

Jury selected for Applegate trial (05/11/2007 - 22:35)
... is increased. Humboldt County District Attorney Paul Gallegos, who is prosecuting the case, said Applegate allegedly committed the ...


HSU student group NORML to host 'War on Drugs' conference this week (03/05/2007 - 00:57)
... Health; a speech by Humboldt County District Attorney Paul Gallegos; and a performance by the poetry group Climbing PoeTree. When contacted Sunday, Gallegos said he was not sure exactly what he planned to say during his ...

Nolan Graham testifies in his own defense (09/21/2006 - 23:31)
... 25 years to life, Humboldt County District Attorney Paul Gallegos said. During Graham’s testimony Thursday, Eannarino asked ... him and, at one point, appeared slightly agitated when Gallegos asked him questions he had previously answered. Graham said that ...

Lunsford pleads guilty in 2002 killing of Dannemiller (04/21/2006 - 23:58)
... Blair Angus. Humboldt County District Attorney Paul Gallegos prosecuted the case and Humboldt County Superior Court Judge John T. ... Russell Clanton, is seeking a motion for a new trial. Gallegos said the probation department has recommended she receive the ...

Decline in CAST numbers unrelated to District Attorney (06/02/2006 - 21:04)
... allegations regarding District Attorney Paul Gallegos’ handling of the CAST unit’s performance, I did some ... Mr. Dikeman has attacked District Attorney Gallegos by alleging that he has understaffed the CAST position. Mr. Gallegos has one prosecutor assigned to this position at all times. Before Mr. ...

Judge opts not to decide yet on Rollin continuance request (05/07/2007 - 19:21)
... December due to Humboldt County District Attorney Paul Gallegos using Rollin’s non-Mirandized denial of responsibility as ...

Bear River official discusses financial contributions from tribe (09/29/2006 - 00:39)
... campaign of Humboldt County District Attorney Paul Gallegos had any relation to charges against the son of Tribal Council ... Leonard Bowman. The decision to donate to Gallegos’ re-election effort, Vice Chairperson Dakota McGinnis said ... of the tribe and the community at large.” With Gallegos, he said, the council decided that “this would be the ...

Residents, HSU students question DA about arrests (05/03/2006 - 00:43)
... night questioning Humboldt County District Attorney Paul Gallegos about what they say is a trend of police brutality in the county. ... has the right to feel safe in this community,” Gallegos said. But, he added that it was important for the DA’s ...

Democrats divided on District Attorney endorsement; no decision by press time (04/13/2006 - 00:23)
... weighed the decision to endorse District Attorney Paul Gallegos in his bid for re-election. The recommendation to endorse Gallegos came from the Committee on Campaign Services, which committee member ...

Flower's 'biased words' prompt first-time letter writer (10/14/2006 - 00:13)
... Secondly, when Mr. Farmer lost the election to Gallegos, Mr. Farmer was going to go to the Board of Supervisors to have the ... attorneys’ positions changed to a permanent status. Gallegos cried and whined to the Board of Supervisors and the media to let ...

Rollin, Kesser appear in court to handle retrial issues (04/30/2007 - 19:50)
... conviction was overturned in December because DA Paul Gallegos used Rollin’s non-Mirandized denial of responsibility as ...


Bowman story not accurate (09/26/2006 - 20:45)
... of the matters. First of all, District Attorney Paul Gallegos had no input whatsoever in the handling or disposition of these ... contact, pressure or input, direct or indirect, from Mr. Gallegos or Mr. Keat, nor, for that matter, from Mr. Dikeman. My decision ...

Bitter? You bet! (10/11/2006 - 18:52)
... the appearance of impropriety because District Attorney Gallegos received a campaign contribution allegedly from Derek’s ... that the Tribal Council would have donated money to Gallegos considering his political opponent, Worth Dikeman, was found to be ...

Judge rules against motion (12/15/2006 - 22:39)
... — brought by Humboldt County District Attorney Paul Gallegos — to keep a special firearm enhancement to Graham’s voluntary ... enhancement, which Reinholtsen had disregarded until Gallegos motioned for the enhancement to remain. “Frankly, had I ...

Easter event an 'incredible success' (04/22/2007 - 21:06)
... and Joey Dugan; Anthony Eggink; Kjellen, Kai and Sophia Gallegos; Breeana and Chandra George; Everett Glavich; Liam Gordon; Colton ...

Deputy shoots armed man (03/01/2007 - 23:13)
... Attorney’s Office. Humboldt County DA Paul Gallegos said no criminal complaint had been filed as of Thursday evening. “We are still in the investigative phase,” Gallegos said Thursday evening. “We had two of our guys out there (in ...

Signatures for election reform initiative delivered to county (01/20/2006 - 00:44)
... as well as Humboldt County District Attorney Paul Gallegos. Not long after being elected, Gallegos found himself on the receiving end of a recall campaign in 2003-04, ...

Newspaper faces tough choice in revelations (09/08/2006 - 00:19)
... My Word column by Humboldt County District Attorney Paul Gallegos. Based upon our research, we determined that Gallegos used phrases that were identical to another author’s work. As ...

Setting the record straight on Dikeman's 'dirty dozen' (06/04/2006 - 14:08)
... He then played a four-year-old phone message from Paul Gallegos to some unknown person. The KINS reporter asked, “Is your ... According to the California Department of Justice, since Gallegos took office, Humboldt County has experienced its lowest rate of ...

Dikeman lost reader's trust during the recall campaign (06/04/2006 - 16:05)
Dear Editor, I am supporting Paul Gallegos for District Attorney. Mr. Dikeman lost my trust during the failed ... very convincingly stated he was not running against Paul Gallegos, but was appearing on the ballot only to prevent another candidate ...

Peter Cottontail and friends hop into town (04/07/2007 - 19:29)
... the day. Local Humboldt County District Attorney Paul Gallegos attended with his wife Joan and their three children. City ...


Worth Dikeman accepts position in El Dorado County (11/28/2006 - 20:53)
... political rival Humboldt County District Attorney Paul Gallegos, following a close and occasionally contentious battle for Gallegos’ job. Dikeman received three formal job offers and was ... of El Dorado County.” Despite his ouster by Gallegos, Dikeman said he has enjoyed life behind the Redwood Curtain since his ...

DA's Office seeking environmental attorney, interim situation set up (08/15/2006 - 21:52)
... said Humboldt County District Attorney Paul Gallegos. “Paul Gallegos asked me to take a look at the potential of developing an ... Filter said the idea should not be ruled out. He said Gallegos would like to have an attorney prosecuting environmental cases ...

WORTH DIKEMAN DISCUSSES FIRING (09/19/2006 - 23:22)
... Friday, when he was fired by District Attorney Paul Gallegos, he was famous at least locally for being the most experienced ... minds is, what reason or reasons for your termination did Gallegos provide? WD: No reason. He told me, “You knew this was ...

Jurors to hear taped interview of Graham today (09/19/2006 - 00:42)
... the tape played came after both District Attorney Paul Gallegos and Humboldt County Deputy Public Defender Mike Eannarino talked with Reinholtsen at the judge’s bench and after Gallegos spoke — outside the courtroom — with Sheriff’s Detective ...

Work of law enforcement to rescue child is a healing art (03/31/2007 - 20:13)
... Chief Kris Kitna, Humboldt County District Attorney Paul Gallegos, the county of Humboldt and local media.) I am writing to join ...

Murder trial of Nolan Graham continues with testimonies in court today (09/12/2006 - 23:51)
... of parole, said Humboldt County District Attorney Paul Gallegos, who is prosecuting the case. An obviously uncomfortable Taylor, ... read transcripts from a 2002 interview with a detective, Gallegos had Taylor re-call bits of a conversation he and Graham had just ...

Second news release countering racism allegations issued (05/22/2006 - 23:53)
... called the women’s allegations “a sleazy Gallegos/Salzman/Sterling-Nichols campaign tactic,” referring to Gallegos’ former and current campaign managers Richard Salzman and ... the statement “ridiculous.” “The Gallegos campaign doesn’t need to tell Native Americans when they should ...

Jurors in murder trial hear taped interviews (09/21/2006 - 03:20)
... Although Humboldt County District Attorney Paul Gallegos said Graham faced life in prison without the possibility of parole should he be convicted, Gallegos said he had “misspoke.” Rather, Gallegos said, Graham ...

Dikeman says he's worthy of being new district attorney (06/24/2005 - 09:33)
... the same invitation for the same type of interview to Paul Gallegos.) Humboldt Deputy District Attorney Worth Dikeman began his ... Office. Dikeman questioned District Attorney Paul Gallegos’ leadership. “I want to restore trust and confidence ...

District Attorney candidates both say they are confident (05/18/2006 - 01:19)
... shortcomings, Humboldt County District Attorney Paul Gallegos focused many of his responses on the positive change he thinks he has ... link,” he said. In his opening statement, Gallegos said he does not make prosecuting decisions based on wealth, position ...


New deputy Jeffrey Schwartz to join Humboldt County District Attorney's Office soon (09/12/2005 - 09:41)
... a pretty experienced attorney,” said Paul Gallegos, Humboldt County’s district attorney. Schwartz has spent ... recruiting, he was one of the people that applied,” Gallegos said. “I’ve actually been talking to Jeff for a couple ...

DA's office is wasting county resources with endangerment case (02/05/2007 - 20:09)
... attorney. Yup, you guessed it — I did not vote for Gallegos and supported his recall. Why does this county continue to ... of this county? I would love just once to read that DA Gallegos and his staff are hard at work on more serious crimes than this ...

New DA chief investigator hired (01/29/2007 - 22:22)
... that he planned to retire in October 2005, but DA Paul Gallegos asked him to stay on until his replacement could be hired. In ... about three weeks,” he said. Dawson, Hislop and Gallegos were unavailable for comment by deadline. ...

HSU event (03/07/2007 - 21:39)
Humboldt County District Attorney Paul Gallegos speaks at Wednesday’s “Race and the War on Drugs” ...

Two protestors call Dikeman a "racist"; he disagrees (05/30/2006 - 08:51)
... attack launched by the people running his opponent Paul Gallegos’ campaign. “I think this is a (Richard) Salzman, ... But the women said they were not involved in Gallegos’ campaign and Gallegos’ campaign manager Nichols agreed. ...

Dikeman is a great prosecutor, deserves the job (06/04/2006 - 16:09)
... literate writers asserting that District Attorney Paul Gallegos is responsible for a drop in crime statistics makes for chuckles. ... enforcement, etc. It would be no reason to vote for Paul Gallegos even because his campaign literature says so. Mr. Gallegos has ...

HCDCC not democratic (04/21/2006 - 21:30)
... of how “Democrats overwhelmingly vote to endorse Gallegos.” It was misleading because it reports how Humboldt County ... members “overwhelmingly” endorsed Paul Gallegos. Humboldt Democrats are a bit larger in number than the 20 or so ...

Bankruptcy teleconference disruption (03/10/2007 - 18:14)
... disruptive as when Humboldt County District Attorney Paul Gallegos apparently electronically jammed a previous bankruptcy court ...

Marsh trial was baseless (02/25/2007 - 18:44)
... copy was sent to Humboldt County District Attorney Paul Gallegos.) I recently attended the trial of Sean Marsh. After months of ...

Technical difficulties send home Graham trial jurors (09/20/2006 - 00:00)
... of parole, Humboldt County District Attorney Paul Gallegos has said. Before jurors were sent home Tuesday, Reinholtsen ... said he will then instruct the jurors of some law before Gallegos and Eannarino give their closing arguments. “Then there ...


District Attorney appeals decision (09/23/2005 - 00:47)
... thing to do, so Humboldt County District Attorney Paul Gallegos has appealed the rejection of the case against Pacific Lumber Co. by ... The case is “currently assigned to me,” Gallegos said. Gallegos filed a notice of appeal with the Superior Court ...

Meeting about police review coalition turns to discussions of April 14 shooting (04/28/2006 - 00:33)
... Moore dead. Humboldt County District Attorney Paul Gallegos and Eureka City Councilman Jeff Leonard attended the meeting and Gallegos ended up answering the questions of many concerned attendees. ...

Victim witness program funds sought by county (05/18/2005 - 19:10)
... board members and Humboldt County District Attorney Paul Gallegos and his staff, the parties agreed to seek a funding solution for the ... departments so the services could be maintained. Gallegos also said a number of the people in the District Attorney’s ...

JURY DECLARES GRAHAM GUILTY (10/05/2006 - 00:23)
... initial charges, Humboldt County District Attorney Paul Gallegos said Graham could have faced a maximum prison sentence of 25 years ... faces a maximum penalty of 21 years in state prison, Gallegos said. Humboldt County Deputy Public Defender Mike Eannarino, who ...

Prosecutor assigned to Child Abuse Services Team (09/22/2006 - 00:11)
... year,” said Humboldt County District Attorney Paul Gallegos. Gallegos said he and Phillip Crandall, director of the county’s ...

Two officers injured in juvenile hall attack doing well (01/09/2007 - 00:33)
... Humboldt County District Attorney Paul Gallegos said he is aware of the case and his office is looking into the ... court for that matter — we take very seriously,” Gallegos said. “We will certainly be looking at (the case) and will be ...

First campaign statements for DA race turned in by candidates (03/24/2006 - 12:49)
... statements from Humboldt County District Attorney Paul Gallegos and his challenger, Humboldt County Deputy District Attorney Worth ... of the year for their campaigns. The Friends of Paul Gallegos campaign statement shows that so far it has raised approximately ...

Editorial misses issues; peculiar points raised (07/07/2005 - 22:57)
Dear Editor, Your editorial regarding Gallegos’ “Ability to oversee office” missed or had ... of several important aspects of this issue. Mr. Gallegos, upon winning the initial election, was denied access to the ... and assistant DAs actively worked against Mr. Gallegos’ success. Do you really believe that the DA should ...

Writer asks district attorney to get Eureka back on the right track (12/28/2006 - 22:15)
... What is the message you (District Attorney Paul Gallegos) are sending? There should be consequences. I live in a nice ... letter was originally written to District Attorney Paul Gallegos and was reprinted here with the writer’s permission.) ...

Murder trial resumes in Nolan Graham case (09/09/2006 - 00:25)
... property. Humboldt County District Attorney Paul Gallegos, who is prosecuting the case, asked Tillman to describe the early ... men, Tillman said, were looking for Nickerson. When Gallegos asked Tillman if he was fearful for his own personal safety, Tillman ...


DA's investigation of shooting almost done (02/02/2007 - 01:16)
... self-defense. Humboldt County District Attorney Paul Gallegos said Wednesday that the Burgess investigation is “more or less ...

PALCO's history from PALCO's eyes: 1863-2001 (01/21/2007 - 00:32)
... + February 2003 — Humboldt County District Attorney Paul Gallegos files a lawsuit alleging fraud against PALCO. + May 2003 — The company accuses Gallegos of significant “misunderstanding of the facts surrounding the ...

Testimony continues in Graham murder trial today (09/13/2006 - 23:31)
... of parole, said Humboldt County District Attorney Paul Gallegos, who is prosecuting the case. Humboldt County Deputy Public ... was not indicated how the truck got there and, when asked, Gallegos said an upcoming witness will testify to that. Judy Taylor, a ...

CAST established with child victims in mind (05/25/2006 - 00:43)
... said Humboldt County District Attorney Paul Gallegos. “We were just recognized by the Humboldt County Board of ... attorney said CAST is Fleming’s main priority. Gallegos — who has repeatedly emphasized to The Eureka Reporter that he is ...

DA candidates emphasize justice, professionalism (05/29/2006 - 23:57)
District attorney candidates Paul Gallegos and Worth Dikeman spent some time with The Eureka Reporter over the ... THE INCUMBENT District Attorney Paul Gallegos, 43 Married 16 years, with three children, ages 4, 7 and 9 Law ...

Expenditures, income from recent area election filed Wednesday (01/31/2007 - 22:20)
... $20,878 For Humboldt County District Attorney Paul Gallegos $141,568 Worth Dikeman $102,606 ...

EPD loses another officer (02/09/2007 - 00:35)
... it up.” Humboldt County District Attorney Paul Gallegos could not be reached for comment by deadline. ...

The Eureka Reporter's endorsements (06/04/2006 - 00:40)
... we feel an explanation of our opposition to Paul Gallegos is required. Although Gallegos has a successful conviction record in trying cases, The Eureka ... the office first and trying cases second. Under Gallegos’ leadership, the office has fallen on difficult times that ...

Both sides getting out the vote (06/06/2006 - 00:13)
... of campaigns for Humboldt County District Attorney Paul Gallegos and his opponent, Deputy District Attorney Worth Dikeman, are asking ... to get out a vote,” said Alison Sterling Nichols, Gallegos’ campaign manager. She said there will also be volunteers ...

Worth Dikeman is the right candidate for district attorney (05/29/2006 - 18:25)
... different. There is no question in my mind that Mr. Gallegos has failed in his ability to surround himself with honest persons. I ... race. Another problem that has me concerned is Mr. Gallegos has used his office to punish his detractors. Once again, names are ..


Dikeman and Jackson have made themselves accomplices (05/25/2006 - 22:11)
... Jackson’s story of Jackson being fired so that Gallegos could cover up for a crooked lawyer’s misdeed is, in fact, ... were so sure Denson had committed a felony, and that Gallegos had covered up for Denson, then according to their own story, ...

Writer responds to district attorney's column in newspaper (09/05/2006 - 19:39)
Dear Editor, I just read Paul Gallegos’ “My Word” column in the Times-Standard Op Ed ... wondering if it will be printed. In the article, Gallegos chastises those of us who criticize his actions/non-actions as ... How arrogant of him. I repeat my earlier opinion: Gallegos would redefine the office of DA to suit his own needs/agenda in the ...

Specious arguments (08/29/2006 - 23:18)
... paper trail led back to District Attorney Paul Gallegos is not this newspaper’s responsibility. That some community residents are critical of Gallegos for his apparent non-action is not this newspaper’s ... newspaper’s responsibility. That the ALDF finds Gallegos’ explanations less than plausible is not this newspaper’s ...

A return to office (01/09/2007 - 00:35)
... good, very optimistic about this next term,” Paul Gallegos said before being sworn into his second term as Humboldt County ...

Alleged rapist testifies at own trial (06/24/2005 - 16:16)
... Jimenez. Humboldt County District Attorney Paul Gallegos is prosecuting the case. Prior to calling Jimenez to the stand, ... Jimenez dropped. Angus said she did not believe Gallegos proved beyond a reasonable doubt that the alleged victim was too intoxicated to consent to sex. Gallegos cited two things, including the fact that the alleged victim testified ...

Writer believes district attorney is attempting to create his own empire (08/23/2006 - 22:40)
... Press that one of the things District Attorney Paul Gallegos will be doing is enforcing workplace safety regulations. This is the ... of revenues from the utility users’ tax I find Gallegos doubly irresponsible. It was this same DA who allowed the burglar of ...

All law groups endorse Dikeman for district attorney (05/06/2006 - 00:14)
... who is running in our next election against Paul Gallegos for District Attorney, has received the endorsement of every law ... D.A.’s Office wants Worth Dikeman to replace Mr. Gallegos. Notice also, voters that the D.A. investigators who work ...

IN THE 'INTERESTS OF JUSTICE'? (08/22/2006 - 23:43)
... the DA did with it.” District Attorney Paul Gallegos said Monday that the first case, involving the 122 alleged ... were regulatory offenses, not neglect offenses,” Gallegos said, adding that the reason given in the file for rejection of the ...

Dikeman is clearly 'in bed' with local law enforcement (06/04/2006 - 16:11)
Dear Editor, District Attorney Paul Gallegos is absolutely doing the right thing by distancing himself from the ... some of their members have been so anxious to oppose Mr. Gallegos is an extremely good reason for people to vote Tuesday and keep him ...

Tribe's contribution to DA's campaign was made by the Tribal Council, not Bowman (09/29/2006 - 23:08)
... by Heather Muller. A contribution was made to Mr. Gallegos’ campaign; however, it was made by the tribe and not by ... did not stuff the ballot boxes to ensure a win for Mr. Gallegos so he could protect any one of us. However, we all tend to pull ...


Jury continues deliberating Graham murder trial (10/03/2006 - 22:21)
... 25 years to life, Humboldt County District Attorney Paul Gallegos has said. Graham has been in the custody of the Humboldt County ... back area and exited just below his right nipple. Gallegos, who prosecuted the case, described Graham’s actions against ...

Dikeman's campaign manager wants things to stay 'positive' (02/25/2006 - 23:58)
... incumbent Humboldt County District Attorney Paul Gallegos. “I like to just focus on the positive,” she said. ... she said. Alison Nichols, campaign manager for Gallegos, said things at the Friends of Paul Gallegos headquarters are heating ...

Voting for Dikeman would bring back Terry Farmer-style justice (05/20/2006 - 23:37)
... “Alice in Wonderland.” Dikeman accuses Gallegos of under-protecting children. Dikeman wants to bring back the style ... County is down 15 percent under District Attorney Paul Gallegos. In attacking Gallegos, Dikeman has made himself very small indeed. ...

If Lucky had been seized, perhaps he would have survived (10/22/2006 - 23:37)
... Reporter article, ALDF questions District Attorney Paul Gallegos’ refusal to charge Bugenig in 2004 and refutes his claim that ... This case needs a follow up! District Attorney Paul Gallegos has shunned his duty! Diane M. Kastel Wheaton, Ill. ...

Deliberation to continue in Graham case Monday (09/30/2006 - 00:14)
... embankment. Humboldt County District Attorney Paul Gallegos, who prosecuted the case, described Graham’s actions against ... “dark side of do-it-yourself justice.” Gallegos has maintained, and reiterated in his closing argument, that Graham ...

Animal abuse linked to serial killings, needs to be addressed (10/16/2006 - 00:22)
... charges against the parties involved. ADLF: “Gallegos is standing by his previous decisions not to prosecute, although he ... letter was origionally written to District Attorney Paul Gallegos and was reprinted here with the author’s permission.) ...

Ruling of man accused of causing the death of Orick woman overturned (12/13/2006 - 16:38)
... argument, the Humboldt County District Attorney Paul Gallegos, who prosecuted the case, pieced together what investigators thought ...

Conflicting testimonies given in Graham murder trial (09/11/2006 - 23:08)
... Myers Flat. Humboldt County District Attorney Paul Gallegos, who is prosecuting the case, said if convicted, Graham could face ... around 6:30 a.m., because he was tired. Although Gallegos would not comment on his thoughts of Monday’s testimony ...

POLICE SAY SHOOTING JUSTIFIED (11/30/2006 - 13:34)
... would.” Humboldt County District Attorney Paul Gallegos said once his office receives the CIR team’s written reports, ... that needs to be done, we will do that,” Gallegos said, “and will make a decision based on that evidence as ...

Wes Keat promoted to assistant DA (05/11/2005 - 01:26)
... Supervisors meeting Tuesday. District Attorney Paul Gallegos was out of town and unavailable for comment, but Keat said his understanding is that Gallegos changed his title from chief criminal deputy because he fulfills an ...

OFFICER ACTED IN SELF DEFENSE (11/29/2006 - 22:04)
... would.” Humboldt County District Attorney Paul Gallegos said once his office receives the CIR team’s written reports, ... that needs to be done, we will do that,” Gallegos said, “and will make a decision based on that evidence as ...

Salzman exposed: Local newspapers reveal real names of letter writers (09/01/2005 - 23:50)
... Reporter, Salzman is supportive of District Attorney Paul Gallegos in a June 1 letter titled “District attorney critics warming ... Salzman has been an adviser for the campaigns of Gallegos, Eureka City Councilman Chris Kerrigan and County Supervisor Jill ...

Still no verdict in Graham trial (10/02/2006 - 23:24)
... 25 years to life, Humboldt County District Attorney Paul Gallegos has said. Humboldt County Deputy Public Defender Mike Eannarino, ... evidence,” that another person shot Nickerson. Gallegos, who prosecuted the case, described Graham’s actions against ...

Salzman: Nothing more than a Machiavellian misfit (09/01/2005 - 23:30)
... political adviser who helped District Attorney Paul Gallegos climb the ladder to a powerful position in the county, has had his ... Saying on Thursday he did not advocate what Salzman did, Gallegos at first did not seem too bothered by Salzman’s antics and ...

Thank goodness letter writers' careers in education are over (06/27/2006 - 23:21)
... presumed were Dikeman supporters while they held signs for Gallegos on election day. Having worked on the Dikeman for district ... fact that we too were victims of overzealous, presumed Gallegos supporters, like the ones who vandalized our signs. I, however, ...

Thank goodness certain educators are no longer influencing children (06/26/2006 - 23:10)
... presumed were Dikeman supporters while they held signs for Gallegos on election day. Having worked on the Dikeman for district ... fact that we too were victims of overzealous, presumed Gallegos supporters, like the ones who vandalized our signs. I, however, ...

DA lawsuit alleges nursing home deficiencies (05/25/2006 - 23:48)
... to the news release Thursday from District Attorney Paul Gallegos. A phone call to Eureka Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center was ... time of heated election campaign posturing.” Gallegos’ complaint alleges that the nursing homes have failed to ...

Forensic pathologist and Nolan Graham's wife testify in murder trial (09/15/2006 - 00:38)
... Humboldt County District Attorney Paul Gallegos, who is prosecuting the case, said evidence proves the shot came ... says it’s nothing but the same bullet,” Gallegos said. “From the fragments (found in Nickerson’s body), ... goes by Shannon Cobillas-Graham, was last to testify. Gallegos asked Cobillas-Graham if she had strong feelings for the defendant and ...

Headed south: Tim Stoen lands position in Mendocino County (07/01/2005 - 01:12)
... wrote the law on identify theft,” said Paul Gallegos, Humboldt County’s district attorney. Although Stoen ... here until he quits,” Vroman said. Gallegos said he respects Stoen as a prosecutor and attorney and that it was his choice to leave. “Gallegos is a great man, he has integrity, courage and compassion,” ...

Dikeman's proximity to law enforcement is disturbing (06/04/2006 - 16:04)
... I was asked to cite only one reason I am voting for Paul Gallegos instead of his challenger, Worth Dikeman, it would probably be Mr. Dikeman’s response to Mr. Gallegos’ second debate reading of what seems to me a very innocuous ...


Has newspaper started showing anti-Gallegos bias? (01/26/2006 - 01:01)
Dear Editor, During the attempted recall of Gallegos, The Eureka Reporter and its staff, along with other media, seemed ... what seemed to be sloppy reporting or intentional anti-Gallegos bias in your stories. The subject article makes me wonder if you ...

Senior Detective Dave Parris to retire this month (11/20/2006 - 23:54)
... that he had no hard feelings toward District Attorney Paul Gallegos, who narrowly defeated Dikeman in June. “That’s not ...

Campaign finance statements filed for District Attorney candidates (05/25/2006 - 23:44)
... Elections Office by 5 p.m. Thursday. Friends of Paul Gallegos declared $48,659.82 in monetary donations to the campaign for the ... loans of $3,200 also came from Eureka attorney Joan M. Gallegos, Northcoast Cleaning owner Charles Powell and retired Bayside ...

Worth Dikeman is the man who lives by integrity (05/25/2006 - 00:09)
... results from my observations of District Attorney Paul Gallegos’ political yard signs. His signs give his name followed by the ... four years ago, just after his first term began: Mr. Gallegos was injured in a surfing accident requiring a costly U.S. Coast ...

Penalty increases for grease dumping (09/01/2006 - 00:26)
... or interceptor, Humboldt County District Attorney Paul Gallegos stated in a news release. A violation would result in a ... authoring and moving (of) AB 1333 for approval,” Gallegos said. “We are also grateful that it distributes the fines ...

Writer says Worth Dikeman has law enforcement bias (05/14/2006 - 00:49)
... in his recall attempt against District Attorney Paul Gallegos. So much for not being self-serving. Mr. Dikeman claims crime has increased under Paul Gallegos’ watch, even when faced with a letter to Paul from California ...

JUDGE DENIES LUNSFORD RETRIAL (07/26/2006 - 23:17)
... the motion, Humboldt County District Attorney Paul Gallegos said the comments made by Charles and noted in his probation report ... there was no way not to give her what she wanted,” Gallegos said, adding that if he and Douglas had not killed Dannemiller, she ...

Marijuana advocacy group of hold conference Friday (11/30/2006 - 00:21)
... 215 cards or paperwork. However, District Attorney Paul Gallegos has stated that he will not prosecute medical marijuana cases, Lawlor ...

National, international animal groups weigh in on abuse scandal (08/29/2006 - 23:59)
... adding that both Humboldt County District Attorney Paul Gallegos and Trinity County Animal Control Officer Christine Edwards would be ... As previously reported in The Eureka Reporter, Gallegos said Monday that he would reconsider a felony animal cruelty charge ...

Cannabis distribution film shown (10/07/2006 - 00:13)
... film interviewed Humboldt County District Attorney Paul Gallegos, Arcata Police Chief Randy Mendosa, Hawkins and members of the HPRC. ... going to continue to outlaw marijuana,” Gallegos said in the film. “It certainly has its problems. It certainly ...


Manila woman seeks to document police shootings (10/28/2006 - 23:12)
... Peter La Vallee and Humboldt County District Attorney Paul Gallegos stood on the Courthouse steps, community residents brandished a ...

DA election campaign managers pleased so far with fundraising (03/25/2006 - 01:22)
... statements from Humboldt County District Attorney Paul Gallegos and his challenger, Humboldt County Deputy District Attorney Worth ... of the year for their campaigns. The Friends of Paul Gallegos’ campaign statement shows that so far it has raised ...

Reader would vote for Dikeman even if he were a Republican (04/10/2006 - 08:40)
... too much about Patty Berg’s endorsement of Paul Gallegos. I’ve worked with her previously on a committee and she does not ... mind made up. You also might have mentioned that Mr. Gallegos does not always take advantage of expert witnesses that have been ...

Court rules in Dikeman's 1992 dismissal of jurors (09/12/2006 - 23:50)
... Dikeman unsuccessfully challenged District Attorney Paul Gallegos for his position. As the campaign season continued, several ... Humboldt County District Attorney Paul Gallegos was unavailable for comment by press time. ...

Dikeman household has shown compassion, not biased racism (06/04/2006 - 14:18)
... his Tribal Council into approving $10,000 for the Paul Gallegos re-election campaign. Heartlands Associate and Bear River tribal ... decision authorizing the use of tribal funding for Paul Gallegos’ re-election campaign. After the election, I will explain the ...

Electoral process gives the power to the people (06/04/2006 - 00:41)
... re-elect me as your district attorney on June 6. (Paul Gallegos is Humboldt County District Attorney.) (Editor’s note: The ... Worth Dikeman in April. To be fair, we are allowing Gallegos an opportunity to have his comments published as well.) ...

Former attorney's employment issues not to be disclosed (08/09/2006 - 23:06)
... office met with Humboldt County District Attorney Paul Gallegos and Assistant District Attorney Wes Keat on Wednesday to discuss who ... and grants. Humboldt County District Attorney Paul Gallegos could not be reached for a comment by deadline. ...

Code addressing animal abuse requires low burden of proof (10/16/2006 - 00:21)
... letter was originally written to District Attorney Paul Gallegos and reprinted here with the author’s permission.) ...

Coroner's inquest into police-involved shooting rescheduled (07/24/2006 - 23:28)
... at the request of Humboldt County District Attorney Paul Gallegos. The inquest was originally scheduled to begin July 31. ... for the community to know what happened,” Gallegos said. “It also provides an opportunity for the officers to ...

Violence will escalate in an atmosphere that condones violence (11/04/2006 - 00:06)
... was a “vendetta” by District Attorney Paul Gallegos against the EPD, instead of an opportunity for the community to have a ...


Writer throws in two cents on questions relating to elections (10/08/2006 - 23:37)
... #1: The same people who wanted me to vote for Paul Gallegos (“that Terry Farmer, he’s a good o’ boy”) ...

Original owner of Mad River dogs released from prison (10/31/2006 - 21:53)
... dogs to Stacy. Humboldt County District Attorney Paul Gallegos announced last week that he would not file a felony charge against ...

Wes Keat promoted to assistant D.A., Stoen in charge of special cases (05/10/2005 - 16:44)
... of Supervisors meeting Tuesday. District Attorney Paul Gallegos was out of town and unavailable for comment, but Keat said his understanding is that Gallegos changed his title from chief criminal deputy because he fulfills an ...

Jury starts deliberations in rape trial (06/28/2005 - 10:29)
... Jimenez and Humboldt County District Attorney Paul Gallegos is prosecuting the case. “I will remind you that the ... she was mistaken,” Angus said. In his rebuttal, Gallegos questioned why four men would invite two girls they knew were underage ...

Trial for Marcella Lunsford begins (11/09/2005 - 15:07)
... her innocence. Humboldt County District Attorney Paul Gallegos is prosecuting the case. Humboldt County Superior Court Judge John T. ... to keep the children away from Charles and Douglas, Gallegos said. The first time Douglas was incarcerated awaiting trial for ...

Aren't we being taken for fools? (09/29/2006 - 23:09)
... me that way. Humboldt County District Attorney Paul Gallegos comes immediately to mind. Here’s a guy who copies other ...

Council candidates report finances (10/07/2006 - 00:34)
... Twombly and Humboldt County District Attorney Paul Gallegos and his wife. On Meserve’s monetary heels was Michael ...

Evidence mounts in animal abuse case (08/23/2006 - 23:24)
... the reports. Humboldt County District Attorney Paul Gallegos, Miranda said, “has got some explaining to do. It’s ... evidence to file charges. That’s crap.” Gallegos said he understands that people are upset about the dog case, but he ...

Jury begins deliberations in rape trial of Patrick Daniel Jimenez (06/29/2005 - 07:05)
... Jimenez and Humboldt County District Attorney Paul Gallegos is prosecuting the case. “I will remind you that the ... was mistaken,” Angus said. In his rebuttal, Gallegos questioned why four men would invite two girls they knew were ... should be convicted of what he has been charged with, Gallegos said it is important to determine what a reasonable doubt is. ...

Correction: (06/11/2006 - 00:23)
The anti-recall campaign, run by Friends of Paul Gallegos, was not fined by the Fair Political Practices Commission as stated in The Eureka Reporter. Gallegos’ first campaign, leading up to the 2002 election, was the one ...

Lunsford's attorney begins closing arguments (01/11/2006 - 01:55)
... innocence. Humboldt County District Attorney Paul Gallegos, who is prosecuting the case, maintains that Marcella inquired ... to the jurors. “I ask a favor of you ... when (Gallegos) is finished with (his rebuttal argument), reflect on what I ...

Writer asks, 'What is Humboldt County coming to?' (09/14/2006 - 23:48)
Dear Editor, District Attorney Paul Gallegos a plagiarist, Deputy District Attorney Worth Dikeman a racist Rob ...

Dikeman being propped up again as a local hero (06/04/2006 - 16:02)
... County’s ruling class was all aflutter when Paul Gallegos was elected DA. Fearful that our county would plunge into a state of ... was propped up as the people’s choice to replace Gallegos if the recall succeeded. Election time has rolled around again and ...

District Attorney incumbent (06/01/2006 - 23:37)
District Attorney incumbent Paul Gallegos and challenger Worth Dikeman entered the studios of KHSU Thursday ... called in and asked their own questions of Dikeman and Gallegos. Although neither candidate was out to create a record, they will ...

Letter writer feels Miranda's response was 'right on' (09/09/2006 - 18:38)
... Regarding Shannon Miranda’s response to Paul Gallegos’ pathetic charge of “vigilantism” — Right on, ...

Worth Dikeman will give county's children the help they need (05/29/2006 - 18:27)
... of comprehension and compassion of District Attorney Paul Gallegos regarding the Child Abuse Services Team. In the report the grand ... case load for the attorneys assigned to CAST. Mr. Gallegos’ response to the finding and recommendation No. 1 was that he ...

Court documents appear to refute Dikeman assertions about racism (05/25/2006 - 23:55)
... allegations that Humboldt County District Attorney Paul Gallegos mismanaged the county Child Abuse Services Team, the campaign of Deputy District Attorney Worth Dikeman to unseat Gallegos has run into troubles of its own — just in time for the June 6 ...

Graham trial expected to start today (09/06/2006 - 22:12)
... property. Humboldt County District Attorney Paul Gallegos is prosecuting the case. Humboldt County Deputy Public Defender Mike ...

CRITICS SAY CAST IS BROKEN (09/05/2006 - 10:40)
...

When law enforcement fails, 'vigilantism' sometimes needed (09/03/2006 - 22:14)
... understand that Humboldt County District Attorney Paul Gallegos is feeling a little defensive. But that in no way explains the ...


Voters should reclaim county from 'Progressives' (05/25/2006 - 09:32)
... ads in support of recalling District Attorney Paul Gallegos when the DA’s Office launched its own attack on PALCO on behalf ... brought against it by progressives influencing Paul Gallegos’ District Attorney’s Office, Humboldt citizens did not ...

The people with the guns shouldn't be electing officials (06/01/2006 - 23:14)
... County has already voted overwhelmingly in favor of Gallegos twice. For his third election in a little more than four years, I endorse Paul Gallegos for DA. Eric Heimstadt Eureka ...

Plan to limit contributions in local campaigns may land on june ballot (10/28/2005 - 00:26)
... year ago to oust Humboldt County District Attorney Paul Gallegos is likely to land on the ballot for next year’s June election. ... from entering the fray. During the effort to recall Gallegos, $300,000 was contributed by Houston-based MAXXAM Inc., the parent ...

MOORE INQUEST MAY BE TELEVISED (08/30/2006 - 00:01)
... be televised, Humboldt County District Attorney Paul Gallegos said that is not his decision. “I’m not going to run ...

CHP: if protesters follow the laws they won't get arrested (05/04/2006 - 00:24)
... a meeting with Humboldt County District Attorney Paul Gallegos to discuss what they characterized as police brutality. ... accountable for this?” a female attendee asked Gallegos. “The whole community is waiting for you to respond to ...

Coroner expects 'victory' at polls Tuesday (06/05/2006 - 00:08)
... the Cheri Moore investigation. District Attorney Paul Gallegos has said he has not yet received the coroner’s report, but ... case with both the EPD and the DA’s Office. ER: Gallegos has also called on you to conduct a coroner’s inquest in the ...

'Walking on Sunshine' with Lincolnesque Worth Dikeman (07/10/2005 - 00:33)
... second attempt to beat incumbent District Attorney Paul Gallegos. No bells, no whistles – just a picturesque view of the bay, a ... will be an uphill battle.” He characterized Gallegos as “One who is able to raise enormous sums of money and who ...

Democrats back Props 81 and 82 (05/12/2006 - 00:28)
... earning more than $800,000. District Attorney Paul Gallegos, who has endorsed Proposition 82, urged the central committee to ... the rich and the poor is only growing. “What (Gallegos) is doing by getting involved in this is crime prevention.” ...

Humboldt County Democrats vote unanimously to endorse Propositions 81 and 82 (05/11/2006 - 13:15)
... earning more than $800,000. District Attorney Paul Gallegos, who has endorsed Proposition 82, urged the central committee to ... gap between the rich and the poor is only growing. "What (Gallegos) is doing by getting involved in this is crime prevention." ...

Bogus letter writing is nothing new (10/19/2005 - 01:29)
Dear Editor, (It ain’t Mark Twain.) Paul Gallegos says, “Tim (Stoen) practically wrote the book on identity ... on political opponents, on anyone who points out Paul Gallegos’ faults, on anyone who stands in the way of his agenda, anyone ...

Tired of political 'pie' throwing (05/25/2006 - 00:05)
... are invariably tied in to big money interests. The Gallegos/Dikeman coverage best typifies the convoluted and dirty twists and ... if played right, this could be effectively used to make Gallegos look bad. And that’s exactly how it’s being spun. Meadow ...

Malcolms 'walked through' arraignment (09/02/2006 - 00:06)
... in 2004 but is currently being reconsidered by DA Paul Gallegos. Each of the three suspects charged in Trinity County will face ...

Eureka Police release more information on fatal shooting (04/18/2006 - 01:02)
... was justified, a separate news release from DA Paul Gallegos stated. “After the collection of evidence is complete and ... on whether the shooting was justified or not,” Gallegos said. “However, until then, because of the need for a full, ...

Arkleys face Fair Political Practices Commission penalties (08/30/2006 - 23:45)
... included a $12,000 donation to the Friends of Paul Gallegos campaign in 2004, $5,000 to McClintock for Lt. Governor in 2006 and ...

Local Solutions to meet with candidates (08/12/2006 - 00:14)
... re-election of Humboldt County District Attorney Paul Gallegos and the passage of Measure T. ...

Candidate for district attorney is disappointed (04/06/2006 - 01:31)
... me deeply that she did not speak with me before endorsing Gallegos. I have been prosecuting a sexual assault case and have been in trial ... community cannot endure another four more years of Paul Gallegos. The Humboldt County Grand Jury expressly found that “informed, ...

Blue Ox's KKDS-FM hits the airwaves Saturday (08/25/2006 - 08:06)
... donations. It will begin with one staff member, Julie Gallegos, paid jointly by Blue Ox and by the county education office. The ...

Proposed ballot ordinance on campaign financing is rife with problems (07/09/2005 - 23:25)
... of the attempted recall of District Attorney Paul Gallegos, this newspaper and many other community residents voiced their ... the next election would be the time to either cast out Gallegos or keep him, based upon his track record as district attorney. Did ...

A Rotarian five-alarm fiesta! (08/26/2006 - 23:39)
... auctioneer extraordinaire Don Johnson. Joan and Paul Gallegos won a skydiving adventure for four and private salsa dance lessons. ...

Jerry Partain should check his facts (03/29/2006 - 20:52)
... receiving from a person doing voter research for the Gallegos campaign did more to hurt his point than help it. Mr. Partain, ... their financial influence to affect local elections. When Gallegos uses some of his publicly stated funds to do voter research, ...


Speakers gather to voice support for Measure T ordinance (04/26/2006 - 17:54)
... she said. Humboldt County District Attorney Paul Gallegos, who has publicly endorsed the measure, expanded on his reasons for ... audience questions about legal challenges to the measure, Gallegos said, “The question isn’t, will it be challenged; the ...

Stoen will leave D.A.'s Office for Mendocino job in July (06/30/2005 - 09:12)
... Norm Vroman to Humboldt County District Attorney Paul Gallegos, Stoen said they were both trustworthy people who don’t ... Humboldt County will be July 27, he said. Gallegos said he has respect for Stoen as a prosecutor and attorney. It was ...

Lunsford Retrial Motion to be discussed today (07/26/2006 - 00:11)
... Russell Clanton and Humboldt County District Attorney Paul Gallegos prosecuted the case. Humboldt County Superior Court Judge John T. ...

Several state, local law enforcement groups in support of Proposition 82 (04/01/2006 - 23:45)
... Humboldt County District Attorney Paul Gallegos, who is also a father, said he supports the proposition as well. ...

Debate is about legal motions, not racism (06/04/2006 - 00:42)
... Worth Dikeman. All his supporters were respectful of Mr. Gallegos and their comments were positive. There was no need to “bash” Mr. Gallegos. It was Worth Dikeman who included gender, national identity and ...

Is there any such thing in this area? (03/22/2006 - 23:39)
... turned out to be more of a campaign selling effort for Mr. Gallegos. This is not uncommon; you are asked a few questions and then the hard ... obviously not a survey but a “selling” job for Gallegos. The man hung up. However, before hanging up Cindi noticed that the ...

Lunsford sentenced with no possibility for parole (08/22/2006 - 23:41)
... has not met their burden,” District Attorney Paul Gallegos said. Clanton said the question that needed to be answered is ...

DUI driver sentenced to jail, probation (07/25/2006 - 23:55)
... Humboldt County District Attorney Paul Gallegos, who represented the DA’s Office at the sentencing, said he ...

Expert witness says words were 'twisted' (06/02/2006 - 21:46)
... encouraging voters to vote for his opponent incumbent Paul Gallegos. In court documents obtained by The Eureka Reporter, Dikeman ... and if he has concerns, he could take it up with Mr. Gallegos’ supporters,” Dikeman said. We are talking about something ...

Local Solutions announces endorsements for Eureka City Council, mayoral elections (08/23/2006 - 23:51)
... re-election of Humboldt County District Attorney Paul Gallegos and the passage of Measure T in the June primary election, to which ...

State advises against prosecution of local political figure Salzman (12/15/2005 - 23:41)
... including that of Humboldt County District Attorney Paul Gallegos, Gallegos said he does not think it would be “appropriate” to ... He’s a great friend. I care deeply for him,” Gallegos said. “(But) I do not anticipate him being on my campaign ...

Witnesses say Salzman put stickers on city property (05/09/2006 - 13:30)
... because Salzman had worked on District Attorney Paul Gallegos’ campaign, which meant there could be a conflict of interest had Gallegos’ office investigated Salzman.“I am of the opinion that ...

Jury reaches verdict, to deliver today at 9 a.m. (01/21/2006 - 02:29)
... in Eureka. Humboldt County District Attorney Paul Gallegos said he was advised that it reached a verdict toward the end of the ... by Arcata-based attorney Russell Clanton. Gallegos is prosecuting the case. Humboldt County Superior Court Judge John T. ...

Political wars should be left to larger towns (07/29/2006 - 00:38)
... is rare. If signs were an indication of the vote, Mr. Gallegos would have won 100 percent of the Trinidad vote. His lenient pot ...

New environmental circuit prosecutor sought for county (07/12/2006 - 00:06)
... he said. Humboldt County District Attorney Paul Gallegos, who was out of the office, was unavailable for comment by deadline. ...

Democrats back river economic relief bills (06/15/2006 - 09:57)
... triumphs at the polls — District Attorney Paul Gallegos stopped by Wednesday’s meeting to thank the group for its ...

Supervisor Geist wants apology from Salzman (09/04/2005 - 11:52)
... as enemies of (Humboldt County District Attorney) Paul (Gallegos),” Geist said. Geist said he owes a letter of apology to ... myself out there with several letters critical of Paul (Gallegos) and (Tim) Stoen, so hitting me was one thing — but to attack those ...

Working for witnesses (12/30/2005 - 00:53)
... month, the 4-H students met with District Attorney Paul Gallegos and child advocate Deana Fewell with the items they had collected. Pictured from left are Fewell, Gallegos, Mason, Wallis and Harnden. ...

Geist takes 5th District outright (06/07/2006 - 00:39)
... of her supporters rallying at the Worth Dikeman and Paul Gallegos camps, Geist spent her evening quietly watching the results with a ...

A recap of The Eureka Reporter's election endorsements (06/04/2006 - 23:25)
... County District Attorney Worth Dikeman - yes Paul Gallegos 4th District Supervisor Nancy Flemming - yes Richard Marks ...

Support from law enforcement is not a conspiracy (06/04/2006 - 16:08)
... wonder what the spin would be if they had endorsed Paul Gallegos for DA. Would the rhetoric be the same? Of course not. Worth ...

Election hell could get a lot worse (06/03/2006 - 23:45)
... believe that Worth Dikeman as District Attorney or a Paul Gallegos second term might feel like the end of the world, religious scholars ...

Man takes plea after given retrial (01/05/2006 - 01:43)
... trial was being represented by Eureka attorney Joan Gallegos, the wife of Humboldt County District Attorney Paul Gallegos, thus a potential conflict of interest prevented the DA’s ...

Defilippis sentenced to probation, receives one strike (01/26/2006 - 00:22)
... trial was being represented by Eureka attorney Joan Gallegos, the wife of Humboldt County District Attorney Paul Gallegos, thus a potential conflict of interest prevented the DA’s ...

DA candidates debate Thursday on KHSU (05/29/2006 - 23:45)
... The debate will be aired live as incumbent DA Paul Gallegos and challenger Worth Dikeman make statements and field on-air ...

Three people arrested during immigration demonstration (05/02/2006 - 02:13)
... Attorney’s Office and asked to speak with DA Paul Gallegos, who spoke with the group for at least an hour. “They were ... happened today, on Good Friday and on Nov. 2,” Gallegos said. “They are concerned that those incidents reflect a ...

Big money does not always buy the local vote (05/25/2006 - 22:38)
... article and letters to the editor. I was here when Gallegos was running for DA and during the recall. Anyone at that time had to ...

CREG television advertisement decries contaminated 'Balloon Track' (07/15/2006 - 23:54)
... He produced ads for Humboldt County District Attorney Paul Gallegos before this past election. Forrest said his primary impetus ...

Measure T will protect each citizen's voice (05/24/2006 - 00:47)
... sitting, and the recall election of District Attorney Gallegos. In both cases, large corporations not based in Humboldt county ...

Retrial granted after former Sheriff's deputy lies under oath to jury (11/22/2005 - 22:50)
... stalking trial is being represented by Joan Gallegos, the wife of Humboldt County District Attorney Paul Gallegos, thus a potential conflict of interest prevented the DA’s ...

Crime in Eureka's west side discussed (09/28/2005 - 13:42)
... and Wolford, Humboldt County District Attorney Paul Gallegos, Eureka Police Chief Dave Douglas, Eureka City Attorney David Tanberg ... of the property crime is drug-related, he said. Gallegos agreed that drug addiction is a “significant” problem in ...

Friendly reception for Tyson at Republican dinner (03/10/2006 - 01:26)
... agenda could well be a hot one: District Attorney Paul Gallegos and Deputy District Attorney Worth Dikeman have agreed to a friendly ... candidate running for DA in the June 6 election, against Gallegos, who is running for re-election. ...

The Progressives political machine (04/04/2006 - 09:37)
... to explain his platform to fellow Democrats while Paul Gallegos enjoys virtually unlimited access because Gallegos is the Progressives man carrying the Progressives political ...

Writer hopes to see Worth Dikeman elected as da (05/16/2006 - 00:26)
... because prosecuting them is less of a priority for Paul Gallegos. Instead he has sacrificed the vindication the victims of these ...

Dikeman says his experience makes him the man for the job (05/22/2006 - 00:09)
... attorneys assigned to that unit.” Prior to Gallegos taking office, Dikeman said Allison Jackson and Andrew Isaac were ...

KEET to air live DA debate Wednesday (05/13/2006 - 00:41)
... 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. Humboldt County District Attorney Paul Gallegos and challenger, Deputy District Attorney Worth Dikeman will field ...

Voters shouldn't let Worth Dikeman and police grab power (05/29/2006 - 18:37)
... power-grab of the DA’s Office fails, and that Paul Gallegos remains in office. Vote June 6! Pete Nichols Westhaven ...

Sheriff's deputy resigns (10/28/2005 - 10:17)
... stalking trial is being represented by Joan Gallegos, the wife of Humboldt County District Attorney Paul Gallegos. Thus a potential conflict of interest prevented the district ...

Democrats to consider Propositions (05/09/2006 - 13:25)
... and phone bank effort for District Attorney Paul Gallegos’ re-election and for Measure T, an initiative that would ...

Progressives should call themselves 'Regressives' (05/08/2006 - 00:31)
... controlled by a minority of Progressives, has chosen Gallegos because of his progressive stance and personal vendettas toward ...

Protesters tend to force actions by law officers (05/08/2006 - 00:29)
... that law — not ignore and disobey it. Good for DA Gallegos in reminding them that if they have a legitimate complaint against ...

Alleged victim testifies at rape trial (06/24/2005 - 16:16)
... Jimenez. Humboldt County District Attorney Paul Gallegos is prosecuting the case. McKinleyville resident Jennifer Mausa, ... anytime did you consent to having sex with anyone?” Gallegos asked. “No,” she said. Approximately two months ...

FIRST SATURDAY NIGHT ARTS ALIVE! (06/01/2006 - 11:38)
... from the originals by Phil Haysmer. + FRIENDS OF PAUL GALLEGOS HEADQUARTERS 226 F St. Francis Boettcher and works from the private collections of Joan Gallegos, Jane Wendschlag and Connie Turner. + ALIROSE BOUTIQUE 228 F St. ...

Measure T forum takes place Tuesday (04/22/2006 - 22:12)
... speakers include Humboldt County District Attorney Paul Gallegos and Measure T Campaign Co-Manager Kaitlin Sopoci-Belknap. The forum ...

Gadflies need to stay out of media glare (09/08/2005 - 23:38)
Dear Editor, “Gallegos responds to August” (Aug. 28 issue) — Who is this whiner and ...

Investigation launched into police involved shooting (04/14/2006 - 22:42)
... and Dave Parris, Humboldt County District Attorney Paul Gallegos, Sheriff’s Detective Ben Nord and at least one EPD evidence ...

Official party central committees should stay out of nonpartisan races (04/16/2006 - 20:25)
... the mall when he was running during the recall of Gallegos,” he, Mr. Dikeman, questioned “the propriety of the ...

Dikeman campaign to start announcing endorsements (04/13/2006 - 00:27)
... opponent, Humboldt County District Attorney Paul Gallegos, recently received from Assemblywoman Patty Berg and California ...

The Eureka Reporter's top 16 headlines of 2005 (01/02/2006 - 00:25)
... person didn’t show up?” 8. “Paul Gallegos lacks the ability to oversee District Attorney’s office” ... grand jury is to be believed, District Attorney Paul Gallegos just isn’t equipped to lead the DA’s Office.” 9. ...

The modern Democrats have a 'sinister ideology' (04/11/2006 - 23:12)
... at the mall when he was running during the recall of Gallegos — I asked him then why he was doing the Cruz Bustamante “La ...

Measure T debate heating up (04/20/2006 - 20:57)
... National Voting Rights Institute, District Attorney Paul Gallegos and Sopoci-Belknap. ...

Measure T debate heating up (04/21/2006 - 09:15)
... National Voting Rights Institute, District Attorney Paul Gallegos and Sopoci-Belknap. ...

Eureka Police must answer questions (04/19/2006 - 00:07)
... campaign managers? District Attorney Paul Gallegos has made it clear that he does not seek law-enforcement endorsements ...

Tri-Valley advances to 14-year-old Babe Ruth World Series (08/09/2005 - 23:32)
... Piscotty led off the inning with a triple, then Kyle Gallegos followed with a walk. Four consecutive singles from David Hart, Nick ... Eric Angerer, a fielders choice and another single from Gallegos scored the final Tri-Valley run, making it seven in the inning. ...

Arcata Greens Embrace Northern Humboldt County (04/08/2006 - 23:18)
... Arcata Greens also voted to endorse District Attorney Paul Gallegos, the Climate Action Project and the Humboldt Exchange Community ...

Times Standard photographer has run-in with Sheriff's deputy (05/02/2006 - 02:15)
... unable to reach Humboldt County District Attorney Paul Gallegos for comments about the incident and declined a request by the ...

Do your homework before you vote (04/21/2006 - 21:23)
... the incumbent. The Grand Jury to which the incumbent, Paul Gallegos, is accountable came back with a public finding that the DA’s ...

Bicknell completes testimony on custody battle (11/11/2005 - 01:19)
... Marcella, Humboldt County District Attorney Paul Gallegos is prosecuting the case and Humboldt County Superior Court Judge ... later you understood that Nathan had been murdered?” Gallegos asked. “Yes,” Bicknell said. On Thursday, David ...

Reporter poll exploits grand jury recommendations (07/06/2005 - 00:48)
... Your survey question regarding the District Attorney Gallegos’ ability to “adequately manage the DA’s ... that determination. One may support or oppose Mr. Gallegos’ principles and philosophies but have no knowledge of his ...

Jury deadlock leads to declaration of mistrial in rape case (07/01/2005 - 01:01)
... was declared. Humboldt County District Attorney Paul Gallegos said the case will be retried. Jimenez, 25, is accused of raping ... County Public Defender Blair Angus represented Jimenez and Gallegos prosecuted the case. ...


Mistrial declared in rape trial (06/29/2005 - 16:52)
... was declared. Humboldt County District Attorney Paul Gallegos said the case will be retried. Jimenez, 25, is accused of raping ... Defender Blair Angus represented Jimenez at the trial and Gallegos prosecuted the case. ...

Medical pot users may be prosecuted (06/08/2005 - 00:40)
... a physician. Humboldt County District Attorney Paul Gallegos said the authority of the DA’s Office “begins with and ...

Constituents should demand to know where Geist stands (07/01/2005 - 19:52)
... deputy district attorney and known political adversary of Gallegos, who after being fired from the DA’s office took a job with a ... thought she stood for the same sort of change as Paul Gallegos. Seeing her work against the DA, I wonder if she has abandoned them. ...

Eureka Reporter needs to fulfill its community role (07/31/2005 - 01:09)
... wonders how the previously published poll concerning Mr. Gallegos’ ability was any more scientific or empirically based. The ... was posted on the Web site. In fact, it was some of Paul Gallegos’ supporters who requested that we stop the poll. We agreed. ...

Redwood poacher gets 120 days in jail (03/01/2006 - 01:21)
... Paul Hagen,” Humboldt County District Attorney Paul Gallegos said. “We are also grateful for the court’s recognition ...

District Attorney will not charge Robertson (04/29/2005 - 15:31)
Humboldt County District Attorney Paul Gallegos announced today that no charges will be filed against Scott Robertson ...

FIRST SATURDAY NIGHT ARTS ALIVE! (03/29/2006 - 17:52)
... from originals by Phil Haysmer. + FRIENDS OF PAUL GALLEGOS HEADQUATERS 226 F St. Ceramics by Francis Boettcher and works from the private collections of Joan Gallegos, Jane Wendschlag and Connie Turner. + ALIROSE BOUTIQUE 228 F St. ...

Stoen of DA's office applies for counsel post with Mendocino County (05/13/2005 - 22:30)
... “We have known about it for some time,” Gallegos said. “Naturally, he has my full support in whatever decision he ...

Lunsford sentencing delayed (02/17/2006 - 00:43)
... three months, Humboldt County District Attorney Paul Gallegos, who prosecuted the case, said it could take a while for Clanton to ...

Career Expo was a big success thanks to community members (02/16/2006 - 00:01)
... Bradshaw, Jeff Leonard, Keith Adams, Rich Mullen, Paul Gallegos, John LaFlamme, Eric Smith, Simone Taylor, Chris Kerrigan, Michael ...




Measure T backers look to curb corporate election influence (02/23/2006 - 23:44)
... into the campaign to oust Humboldt County DA Paul Gallegos. “Though the recall was defeated, the potential chilling ... Chapter Sierra Club. Eureka Mayor Peter La Vallee, Gallegos and a number of current and former Eureka and Arcata council members ...

Supes approve out-of-county corporate contribution measure for June ballot (02/08/2006 - 01:06)
... including Humboldt County District Attorney Paul Gallegos. Humboldt County Recorder-Clerk Carolyn Crnich told the board ...

Board of Supervisors to condsider elections measure (02/06/2006 - 01:30)
... La Vallee and Humboldt County District Attorney Paul Gallegos, as well as the Building and Construction Trades Council of Humboldt ...

Elected Greens support local control campaign (01/25/2006 - 23:17)
... Democratic Central Committee, District Attorney Paul Gallegos, and the numerous peace and social justice groups working to allow ...

Just so you know (01/24/2006 - 00:53)
... to the public regarding land ownership. Paul Gallegos is Humboldt County’s district attorney. He oversees the ...

FIRST SATURDAY NIGHT ARTS ALIVE! (05/03/2006 - 17:11)
... from the originals by Phil Haysmer. + FRIENDS OF PAUL GALLEGOS HEADQUATERS 226 F St. Jane Wendschlag, Suza Lambert, Jane Williams and ...

Lunsford guilty on all counts (01/20/2006 - 00:43)
... Clanton and Humboldt County District Attorney Paul Gallegos prosecuted the case. Humboldt County Superior Court Judge John T. ...

Deliberations continue in Lunsford trial (01/17/2006 - 23:47)
... Clanton. Humboldt County District Attorney Paul Gallegos is prosecuting the case. Humboldt County Superior Court Judge John ...

Greens should make sure their voices are heard (04/14/2006 - 13:33)
... Of course, Yes on Measure T and re-electing Paul Gallegos are important. Greens should make their voices heard. One Humboldt ...

Jury deliberations continue Tuesday (01/15/2006 - 00:12)
... her innocence. Humboldt County District Attorney Paul Gallegos, who is prosecuting the case, maintains that Lunsford inquired others ...

Jury deliberations get under way in Lunsford trial (01/13/2006 - 01:31)
... prosecuted by Humboldt County District Attorney Paul Gallegos, who maintains that Marcella inquired others about murdering ...

Local Solutions denies allegations (10/23/2005 - 00:52)
... for local officers, including District Attorney Paul Gallegos, Eureka City Councilman Chris Kerrigan and Kaitlin Sopoci-Belknap of ... District. The defeat of both the 2004 recall of Gallegos and the liquid nitrogen gas proposal are other issues that helped ...

Two men sentenced during Homeless Court on Friday (02/11/2006 - 02:23)
... time paying. Humboldt County District Attorney Paul Gallegos prosecuted the cases during Friday’s proceedings and Humboldt ...

Eureka High School students to hear about career choices (01/27/2006 - 00:22)
... Middle School teacher; Keith Adams, National Guard; Paul Gallegos, Humboldt County District Attorney; Mike Jones, Superlube; Steve ...

DA's Office, police working together against local fraud (01/18/2006 - 00:36)
... Humboldt County District Attorney Paul Gallegos said his office is doing what it can. “He bailed and (was ...

Watson wasn't arraigned after second arrest (01/18/2006 - 23:24)
... said Humboldt County District Attorney Paul Gallegos. “It was our decision not to charge the case based on the ...

Protester hit with new charge (12/10/2005 - 23:23)
... to speak with Humboldt County District Attorney Paul Gallegos Thursday after she found out the felony charge of battery on a peace ...

On the radio (06/29/2005 - 07:33)
... programming will be done by youth,” said Julie Gallegos, a county schools’ employee, who is the radio station’s ... music — local issues, community issues, news,” Gallegos said. “It’s beginning to look more and more like we ...

PALCO lawsuit thrown out by Superior Court judge (06/15/2005 - 08:56)
... was filed by Humboldt County District Attorney Paul Gallegos in 2004 questioning Wilson’s ability to be impartial. Gallegos was unavailable for comment at press time. Northcoast ...

It ain't over until it's over (07/26/2005 - 22:52)
... attorney Allison Jackson, who has it in big-time for Mr. Gallegos, have not been charged with jury tampering and obstruction of ... corruption by the well-connected in pursuing Paul Gallegos’ promise of meting out justice for all. Their courage should ...

Homeless court set to start in January (12/27/2005 - 14:59)
... elsewhere," said Humboldt County District Attorney Paul Gallegos. "We applaud Judge Feeney for taking it on and coordinating the ...

FIRST SATURDAY NIGHT ARTS ALIVE! (03/01/2006 - 18:43)
... the “Beading Social.” * FRIENDS OF PAUL GALLEGOS HEADQUATERS 226 F St. Art by Carol Anderson, Joan Dunning, Joyce Jonte ...

Community leaders help to shape future leaders (10/05/2005 - 00:13)
... Judge Bruce Watson, Judge Christopher Wilson, Paul Gallegos, Wes Keat and Michael Crowley. Everyone welcomed these teen ...

Web address not wrong, just changed (08/26/2005 - 00:03)
The Web site for Humboldt County District Attorney Paul Gallegos’ newest hire, Jeffrey Schwartz, a San Francisco-based criminal ...

Have the local Democrats been taken over? (10/30/2005 - 12:30)
... list-serves are the same. Richard Salzman, Paul Gallegos’ campaign manager who is now under investigation for identity ...

County fair kicks off Thursday (08/09/2005 - 23:43)
... The Eureka Reporter, as well as District Attorney Paul Gallegos, Deputy District Attorney Worth Dikeman, among other North Coast ...

Writers never contacted August about her side (07/31/2005 - 01:10)
... May I say that both of these men obviously support Paul Gallegos and Tim Stoen with blind faith. I am not dishonest nor did I ...

Holstein herds, milking contests and more at 109th Humboldt County Fair (07/31/2005 - 00:50)
... combat with their North Coast constituents. DA Paul Gallegos and DA candidate Worth Dikeman are scheduled to face off, and Judi ...

Payment of August's legal bills still faces challenge (10/28/2005 - 00:14)
... it,” Berti said. When District Attorney Paul Gallegos was asked if a resubmission of the complaint with the settlement ...

Bar owner ordered to pay more than $66,000 in past insurance premiums (09/21/2005 - 00:57)
... Ferro said. Humboldt County District Attorney Paul Gallegos said people who accept money from employers can also be prosecuted, ...


Newly formed group seeking to ban campaign contributions from out of area (07/08/2005 - 00:10)
... year’s attempted recall of District Attorney Paul Gallegos that was financed primarily by Maxxam Corp. and Pacific Lumber Co., ...

2004-05 Humboldt County grand jury releases its final report (06/29/2005 - 07:02)
... jury report #2005-LJ-02. District Attorney Paul Gallegos did not receive positive remarks about his leadership in reports ...

Reader responds newspaper editor's diatribe against Spenceley (11/07/2005 - 15:56)
... Could it have anything to do with a renewed attack on Paul Gallegos? If there is even a small chance of that should it not be ...

Hurwitz'z MAXXAM mutation is poisonous for Humboldt County (07/22/2005 - 00:32)
... story, by now drifting into oblivion. When we hear that Gallegos’ courageous lawsuit has been thrown out, and MAXXAM’s ...

Supreme Court rules medicinal pot users may be prosecuted (06/06/2005 - 21:04)
... by a physician. Humboldt County District Attorney Paul Gallegos said the authority of the DA’s Office “begins with and ...

District attorney critics warming up for campaign (05/31/2005 - 22:11)
... house. Sixty-one percent of the voters chose to keep Gallegos in office. He has won every case he has prosecuted. Crime is down ...

Tri-Valley slides past Eureka in round one of regionals (08/05/2005 - 00:16)
... to third on a grounder to the second baseman from Kyle Gallegos. Steve Piscotty hit a hard grounder which found its way through ...

73-year-old prisoner Alfred Roderick denied parole by state board (05/27/2005 - 01:05)
District Attorney Paul V. Gallegos announced Thursday that the Board of Prison Terms has denied parole to ...

Worth Dikeman should retire from the DA's Office (08/18/2005 - 23:27)
... his first term, the voters have said they support Paul Gallegos as district attorney – despite the lies and false allegations. ...

Ex-grand jury forewoman speaks out in August case (06/15/2005 - 09:16)
... she said. “He promised us as did Mr. Gallegos. And again he knew there were e-mails on (the) August case and I ...


Is EPIC ethically challenged? (08/30/2005 - 22:50)
... be taking a closer look at District Attorney Paul Gallegos’ recent $10,000 fine for failure to disclose campaign ...

County Democrats enjoy barbeque (07/01/2005 - 01:21)
... County Supervisor John Woolley, District Attorney Paul Gallegos, Eureka Mayor Peter La Vallee, Blue Lake Mayor Sherman Schapiro and ...

Editor files criminal complaint (09/11/2005 - 00:07)
... rights.” Humboldt County District Attorney Paul Gallegos and Salzman could not be reached for comment. (Diane M. Batley ...

Police begin investigation into fake letters allegedly sent by Salzman (09/09/2005 - 23:51)
... rights.” Humboldt County District Attorney Paul Gallegos and Salzman could not be reached for comment. ...

August seeks reimbursement from city for costs associated with case (09/23/2005 - 00:48)
... lot of time on the case for months before it brought it to Gallegos, Fregeau said. Fregeau said she is appalled that Schmidt retained ...

Board of Supervisors talks over grant denial for program (05/11/2005 - 17:33)
... the following week, when District Attorney Paul Gallegos, who is out of town this week, is expected to speak to the board on ...

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