Trimmer stories

September 19, 2008

fiskars soaking in olive oil

fiskars soaking in olive oil

Kym has made a great posting on her blog addressing the issue of the annual trimmer influx that comes this time every year(check it out at http://kymk.wordpress.com/2008/09/17/got-work-marijuana-manicurists-arriving-in-humboldt/).  Personally, I get a kick out of seeing all of these crazy kids wandering up and down the 101 chasing their dreams of easy money and good times in Northern California.  Most of the trimmers I have met looking for jobs by the side of the road in Southern Humboldt have a hell of a time finding a job, and when they do, they rarely receive the amount of money they anticipated.

I understand that the trimming season brings in some bad folks too.  I was robbed in 2005 by a kid I picked up in Garberville.  He asked for a ride to Willits.  No problem.  He said his name was Jack Straw.  He Came all the way out here from Kansas.  He said he had a degree in Chemistry and was going to make large quantities of hash for a big grower in the hills around Willits.  While stopping in Laytonville he managed to take  everything of any value from my truck and dissapear.

I invite anyone and everyone to share their trimmer stories.  It can be autobiographical, rumour, I dont care I am just interested to hear what people have to say about it.

Update:  I have scoured cragslist, humboldt county and found a trimmer looking for work.

I am looking for trim jobs. I have my 215. If you can think of any other way to trust me let me know. I hope to hear from you!
Thanks Austin

IF you want an interesting historical breakdown of why marijuana is illegal this is a great piece of audio. Chomsky explains that it has nothing to do with the herb’s effects or danger but really was made illegal so the police could go after, harass and basically outlaw citizens or groups of people they didn’t like. For example in England at one point Gin was outlawed but not whiskey, poor people drank gin…

Marijuana prohibition was created just to target an ethnic group, it’s roots are extremely racist and have nothing to do with science or medicine, everyone thats ever wondered why the useful mj plant is illegal should check this out!

federal agents unload evidence during the first day of operation\
federal agents unload evidence during the first day of operation “southern sweep”

The times standard came out with an article that gives new detailed information about the group that was being investigated. The name of the group was Lost Paradise land corporation. I had heard a few comments and rumours about the group over a year ago. I spoke with a young man today that gave me quite a bit of insight into some of the details of the group. My source indicated to me that the house in Sunnybrae was 8 lights and two other homes that were searched contained 20 and 28 lights. All 3 of these homes were controlled by a single female who was also present during federal raids at Whale Gulch in 1996. I still need to verify a lot of this information. I’ll have more details tomorrow.

Fires still burning

July 3, 2008

10 miles south of Garberville

10 miles south of Garberville

One nice thing about driving back and forth between Arcata and Ukiah is watching the seasons change in such a beautiful area.  The past 10 days has been spent in amazement at the surreal apoctolyptic setting that currentlty surrounds us.  I know that the fires in Northern CA have caused a lot of problems, but its hard to deny how much it has helped take our minds off of measure B.  I never thought that I would see my home town so divided over a single issue.  To top it all off, the rercent ruling people vs. Kelly has caused even more confusion  and now even after measure B has been declared the winner people still dont know what to think.  A break in the silence occured today when the press democrat came out with the Sheriff stating that he will not uphold measure B until the people vs. Kelly ruling can be sorted out.

Press Democrat article

People Vs. Kelly