Ciarabellini sworn in

The Eureka City Council is again stocked with five voting members after retired Humboldt County Sheriff’s Captain Melinda Ciarabellini took the oath of office in a special meeting Tuesday.  Ciarabellini was appointed by Mayor Frank Jager to fill the 4th Ward seat and approved 4-0 by the council.

Richard Marks has the details.

  1. Anonymous
    January 4, 2011 at 8:09 pm

    The next two years will be great ones for the city of Eureka. 2012 may even be better!

  2. Joel Mielke
    January 4, 2011 at 9:28 pm

    “The next two years will be great ones for the city of Eureka. 2012 may even be better!”

    I’m confused about the arithmetic.

  3. skippy
    January 4, 2011 at 10:12 pm

    Skippy’s observation: Ciarabellini’s a winner.

    Merely over an hour after being appointed and sworn in, Ms. Ciarabellini was firmly in the saddle and on the Council. She ran with the best of them as if holding the seat all along. Asking sparingly articulate and cogent questions, making necessary recommendations and clarification when needed, not backing down when an end run was made diverting an issue, this gal is one tough, smart, strong, and fully-prepared cookie.

    Council member Ciarabellini knew her information and direction thoroughly, worked well with others, remained sharply on task, pragmatic and prudent. This wasn’t even her first day, it was her first 2 HOURS– and she was comfortably in her element. Yours truly was blown away. Not only did Ms. Ciarabellini shine, she completely rocked all the way to the finish line. This person is going places.

    Judging from the cohesion and cooperation observed tonight by all members, this City Council has the potential to be one of the finest we’ve seen in quite some time. Frank, you made a great choice, picking a thoroughbred winner who will go the distance of all contenders.

    Yesterday’s Times-Standard (01/03/11) carried an article detailing Ms. Ciarabellni’s past education and experience. It was quite an eye-opener of someone who has made great strides and good choices living in Humboldt:

    And today’s article (01/04/11) underscores the true gentlemanly qualities of Mr. Bohn and Lamoree, which do not go unnoticed:

    January 5, 2011 at 9:52 am


    has become quite the popular word over the past 11 months.

    Jeffrey Lytle
    McKinleyville – 5th District

  5. Thirdeye
    January 5, 2011 at 8:12 pm

       /ˈkoʊdʒənt/ Show Spelled[koh-juhnt] Show IPA
    convincing or believable by virtue of forcible, clear, or incisive presentation; telling.
    to the point; relevant; pertinent.

    In other words, everything Jeffrey Lytle isn’t.

  6. January 6, 2011 at 3:54 pm

    Yeah you got to love the first act of this new right wing city council was to give a big taxpayer subsidized handout to their favored bidbess cronies. Hockaday is a liar!!!
    a three year old could see through his transparent excuse about the Chamber of Commerce lobbying money going to “a different fund”
    If this dude is all about free enterprise why does he need the taxpayers to subsidize his rent?
    Of course, this same bunch is going cry that the city is broke and therefore insist that the council needs to decimate public services for everyone else who’s not a favored bidness crony.

  7. Anonymous
    January 6, 2011 at 4:34 pm

    Robash, what makes you any different from the worst right-wing hater & racist out there ? Try expanding your knowledge and understanding of the other side. They aren’t evil, they just think differently than you. And since they are successful and you are not, maybe they have ideas that could help you.

  8. January 6, 2011 at 10:10 pm

    Well 4:34 , thank you for asking. It’s because the worst right wing haters and racists go around killing and terrorizing people, or inciting others to do such dirty work. I don’t. About The worst thing of which someone could accuse me, is writing snarky emails.
    I’d say I’m very successful at not stealing from my neighbors , I’m not sure if Mr Hockaday could legitimately make the same claim.
    Not Evil , just a bunch used car salesman worshipers

    And who says I haven’t already looked into this so-called “conservative” so-called “philosophy” and discovered that much of it was just self -serving CRAP!!!

  9. Anonymous
    January 7, 2011 at 11:08 am

    Oh Golly! I wasn’t aware that the current city council and Jay Hockaday you referred to in your post at 3.54pm were “going around killing and terrorizing people” !!!!!!

    Do you realize how terribly stupid you appear in posts like 3.54pm and especially 10.10pm ?

  10. Anonymous
    January 7, 2011 at 1:27 pm

    When the city of Eureka eventually loses its developer-funded majority for the first time, rest assured, they’ll be crying foul when a vacated council seat doesn’t go to a popular vote, or to their candidate who had won the second-highest votes for it previously.

  11. robash141
    January 7, 2011 at 3:22 pm

    Actually I never reffered to them as killers or terrorists only “used car salesman worshipers”. As far as yer buddy “Jay” is concerened I merely implied that he was a liar and a thief but perhaps from 11:08’s perpective those are positive traits.

  12. Anonymous
    January 7, 2011 at 4:05 pm

    When you are sober, perhaps you should go back & read your own posts robash.

  13. January 7, 2011 at 10:11 pm

    Speaking of not being sober, I was thinking how this blog is just like “Cheers”. If I’m ever feeling lonely I can always go to Heraldo’s ,where all the anonymous right wing trolls know my name. :)

  14. robash141
    January 8, 2011 at 11:14 am

    “Robash, what makes you any different from the worst right-wing hater & racist out there ?”

    The troll was asking me the difference. Here ya go troll.

    I’m not into gambling but I’d lay money on a bet that the shooter turns out to be a Glen Beck fan.

    January 8, 2011 at 11:22 am

    One less politician now, she just died in Arizona.

    Shot in the head apparantly. Details forthcoming.


    January 8, 2011 at 11:25 am


    Arizona is next to Mexico; and lets get some details too. Who knows, maybe she was aperfect human being and a whacko offed her; or, she was part of some insider crud like the Pentagon official who ended up dead on a landfill which pissed someone off.

    I can here Brady clamoring for more gun restrictions, AGAIN!


    January 8, 2011 at 11:28 am

    Multiple DEAD,

    wow, the seers said this day was coming again soon.


    January 8, 2011 at 12:10 pm

    Not dead now,

    crazy reporting by the national media mega manipulators for emotional profitizations…….back to critical condition for now.


  19. Anonymous
    January 8, 2011 at 12:50 pm

    Jeff, you ought to take a course in Journalism. Let me suggest you take the most elementary course. While you are doing that, also take a course in logic. It also might help you (and the rest of us) if you would step away from your keyboard once in a while.

    A Congresswoman has been shot in the head, and you can’t recognize that the capital T Truth isn’t already laid out for immaculate transmission by the Godlike Main stream media. It takes a while for the actual Truth to become clear in situations like these.

    Without hope of success, I ask you to THINK ABOUT IT.

  20. Anonymous
    January 8, 2011 at 12:53 pm

    Robash, thanks for posting the link to the horrible assassination (attempt?) of a Member of the U.S. Congress.

    I read the article and the comments there and I encourage everyone to read those comments.

  21. Plain Jane
    January 8, 2011 at 1:10 pm

    I’m sure it’s just coincidence that Palin used a crosshair target on Giffords’ district and told people to reload. She and other monsters like Beck have to take responsibility for their crazy rhetoric which leads “patriots” to act to “save their country” from the “fascist socialists.” If they don’t believe their own rhetoric, they shouldn’t be using it. If they do believe it, then they should speak up in defense of those who act on it. They can’t have it both ways.

  22. robash141
    January 8, 2011 at 2:03 pm

    Just because the Congresswoman and the Judge were both the subject of multiple death threats from angry people on the right whipped up by talk radio hosts …Just sayin’

  23. 1960's Student Radical
    January 8, 2011 at 2:05 pm

    Right-wing conspirators used to work quietly in the background and let their hired assasins do the speaking for them. Now they proudly proclaim their aims through the likes of the Glenn Beck Show.

    Before anybody picks up the gun, we need to remind ourselves of Dr. King’s real message. The one we find in his writings. Not the oversimplified and useless platitudes we hear on the Martin Luther King Holiday.

    So let’s pull Dr. King’s writings off the shelf and read them. In them, we will rediscover what made his thoughts and the Civil Rights movement such a monumental achievement. We may be reminded of ways we can work together to achieve goals to serve the needs of the Many and get the Few out of their seats of power.

  24. Anonymous
    January 8, 2011 at 6:25 pm

    A crazy shoots off his gun in Arizona. The crazies here shoot off their fucking mouths on Heraldo & try to score political points off a terrible tragedy.

    What a bunch of assholes you all are. This is not a partisan event.

  25. robash141
    January 8, 2011 at 6:57 pm

    Yeah 6:25 Guns don’t kill people right wing lunatics with guns kill people.

    January 8, 2011 at 7:27 pm

    Checkin’ back,

    22 year old – too young to really be what Robash suggests. Now, a 50 year old is being sought.

    The worst journalist quote I heard today had something to do with some other elected official saying that “no politician should ever have to experience an incident like that” (aicer) – I thought, why subject the criteria to politicians when no human being should ever have to experience an incident like that. Sure, the focus was on 2 main people, but that should not degrade the lives of the other victims, 1 being a 9 year old.


  27. robash141
    January 8, 2011 at 8:16 pm

    Jeff ,as usual, you’re missing the point. Why can’t a 22 year old listen to Glen Beck ? the death of the nine year old girl is very tragic however it’s obvious that she was not the main target. She was just someone unfortunate to be in the wrong place at the wrong time This isn’t just a crime against people it’s a crime against our system of representative democracy. How can we ever expect fair and contentious representation from our elected officials if they are afraid to meet with their constituents?

  28. Anonymous
    January 8, 2011 at 9:01 pm

    Robash, only scum would try to make this tragedy a partisan opportunity to score points. GFY.

  29. Anonymous
    January 8, 2011 at 9:10 pm

    The arguments against weapons are many, but the Constitutional right to keep and bear arms means a lot to a great many Americans. Even if our nation changes the Constitution to ban private gun ownership, how could such a ban be enforced? A children’s story tells of a smart mouse who came up with the brilliant idea to save mice from being eaten by the cat? Put a bell on the cat so the mice could hear him coming. But then a question came and no one had an answer – Who will bell the cat?

  30. 1960's Student Radical
    January 8, 2011 at 9:20 pm

    What I meant was –

    Let’s pull Dr. King’s writings off the shelf and read them. In them, we will rediscover what made his thoughts and the Civil Rights movement such a monumental achievement IN THE HISTORY OF NON-VIOLENT PROGRESSIVE CHANGE. We may be reminded of ways we can work together to achieve goals to serve the needs of the Many and get the Few out of their seats of power NON-VIOLENTLY.

  31. owltotem
    January 8, 2011 at 9:57 pm

    Dig – “…I think every person who believes in nonviolent resistance believes somehow that the universe in some form is on the side of justice. That there is something unfolding in the universe whether one speaks of it as a unconscious process, or whether one speaks of it as some unmoved mover, or whether someone speaks of it as a personal God. There is something in the universe that unfolds for justice and so in Montgomery we felt somehow that as we struggled we had cosmic companionship. And this was one of the things that kept the people together, the belief that the universe is on the side of justice.”

    “God grant that as men and women all over the world struggle against evil systems they will struggle with love in their hearts, with understanding good will. Agape says you must go on with wise restraint and calm reasonableness but you must keep moving. We have a great opportunity in America to build here a great nation, a nation where all men live together as brothers and respect the dignity and worth of all human personality. We must keep moving toward that goal.”

    “God grant that we will be so maladjusted that we will be able to go out and change our world and our civilization.”

  32. owltotem
    January 8, 2011 at 10:00 pm

    MLK jr

  33. robash141
    January 8, 2011 at 10:32 pm

    The guy was obviously a nutter,those Youtubes by the suspect had him ranting extensively about how America needed to go back on the Gold Standard. Gee, who does that sound like?
    It’s amazing how many people on the right are so mercilessly judgmental towards everyone but when it comes to possible heinous misdeed by one of their own ideological soul bros Its nothing but excuses.

  34. 1960's Student Radical
    January 8, 2011 at 11:42 pm

    On the Right, on the Left. On the one hand, on the other hand. On both hands we have judgmental people who rush to judge others but who fail to look inward to see how they themselves contribute to anger, discord, even violence. How easily we see the faults of others while remaining blind to our own faults. How quickly we rush into the next war without even understanding the reasons we fought the last war.

    Luckily, we have at hand the examples of Martin Luther King, Ghandi, and others who have led non-violent peoples’ movements that prove humanity is not doomed forever to repeat the mistakes of the past.

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