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Arkley Unlimited

Eureka big shot Rob Arkley’s business address at 323 5th St Eureka, CA 95501 is the HQ for the following list of corporations, according to corporationwiki.

(h/t)

  1. May 20, 2011 at 12:17 am

    “To those whom much is given, much is expected.”
    — John F. Kennedy

  2. May 20, 2011 at 12:24 am

    No wonder they didn’t bother to put a real sign up at the address.

  3. Para lou Loup
    May 20, 2011 at 12:36 am

    The bigger to eat you with, my dear…

  4. Anonymous
    May 20, 2011 at 1:02 am

    tangled web indeed, nice work with the midnight oil.

  5. dork
    May 20, 2011 at 3:51 am

    Nice work Heraldo. and a shout out to WiKi, too. Of course Ark-man spreads his money around. that’s a good trick practiced by shady Wall Street bankers and proponents of hedge funds. If arkly is within the law, its time to change the law. Mike Thompson what are doing to protect the rest of us???

  6. Walt
    May 20, 2011 at 5:53 am

    To those to whom much is given, more is expected.
    –Me

  7. Anonymous
    May 20, 2011 at 6:31 am

    Yes, but is he happy?

  8. May 20, 2011 at 6:34 am

    As the worm turns…

  9. Anonymous
    May 20, 2011 at 7:04 am

    So what’s the point?

  10. Anonymous
    May 20, 2011 at 7:11 am

    The point is, our government is supposed be for the people and this guy treats it like another one of his corporations. That’s the point.

  11. HENCHMAN OF JUSTICE"
    May 20, 2011 at 7:26 am

    Wow,

    mega tax breaks galore. The information presented makes it seem that a compulsive popularity identity complex (health problem) exists, rendering the needed list of divestors by name and paper shufflings by trade.

    Actually, kinda surprised the guy is still awake, considering all the lost sleep associated with all these affiliations. Wow, what a list!

    Ok, what type of people have a popularity complex problem that is relieved by creating false paper presentations of business shiftings/creations on paper for high speed tax default schemes that naive people get all enamored over even though hardly a few could explain why.

    Jeffrey Lytle
    McKinleyville – 5th District

  12. Ben
    May 20, 2011 at 7:32 am

    Just another of the anti-Arkley obsessions on this blog.

  13. Anonymous
    May 20, 2011 at 7:38 am

    I still don’t get the point but I will agree with most of you that Arkley’s an asshole. No doubt about that.

  14. Big Al
    May 20, 2011 at 7:40 am

    that is amazing, why so many…?

  15. Anonymous
    May 20, 2011 at 7:44 am

    so which planning commissioner candidates are his?

  16. Anonymous
    May 20, 2011 at 7:50 am

    Paying taxes is for the minions

  17. Mitch
    May 20, 2011 at 7:58 am

    This is probably not atypical — a master corporation and a zillion subsidiaries.

    Take a moment to reflect on the fact that this is what American business has evolved into — in much of the corporate sector, more energy is put into “accounting design” and tax sheltering than into getting a job done.

    If you wonder why the country is going down the tubes, think about what a football team would be like if, before every play, the opposing quarterbacks consulted with their tax attorneys, public relations experts, marketing flacks, and accountants to determine not whether the play would move the ball but whether it would maximize their quarterly income while providing a golden parachute if the play failed.

  18. Mitch
    May 20, 2011 at 8:00 am

    I’m grateful to Sally at Eric Kirk’s Sohum Parlance for linking to the following. I think the Herald’s denizens could benefit from it, as I have:

  19. HENCHMAN OF JUSTICE"
    May 20, 2011 at 8:00 am

    Ben,

    If business is straightforward and is “in your face” up-front, no honest or ethical person would need so many covers. Now, if it is for tax savings (like we both know), then that would be the easy retort/response to such criticism presenteed as a list of aliases, honestly, in explaining away why such a long list.

    To say any person is “spread out”, well what’s the reasoning. History proves popularity complexes exist surrounding business and money. Truth!

    JL

  20. May 20, 2011 at 8:02 am

    I have four words…End corporate welfare now.

  21. HENCHMAN OF JUSTICE"
    May 20, 2011 at 8:07 am

    Mitch,

    using a football analogy does seem accurate. Judging the NFL, greed and popularity have ruined that entertainment for many, most of whom have yet to realize it. The fans are getting raped at the ticket box, merchandise purchases, etc…. The league and players squabble over royalty/money while avoiding the argument that the fans will subsidize these latest CBA mediations. Pro athletes love the game or sport less, while going goo goo – ga ga over the fame, popularity, money and all that accompanies that lifestyle…….and the fans continue to allow for it. Too many infected people with the stupid bug.

    JL

  22. High Finance
    May 20, 2011 at 8:09 am

    Your obsession with RA is sick Heraldo.

  23. Anonymous
    May 20, 2011 at 8:12 am

    don’t you have something better to do with your time?

  24. HENCHMAN OF JUSTICE"
    May 20, 2011 at 8:15 am

    Mark,

    if we, as a country, end corporate welfare, then what to do about the employees of corporate welfare? Tars and feathers?

    People who take corporate schemer jobs that destroy, defame characters, steal from others, create larger government regulatory control and power, etc… are obviously people who only care about THEIR WELL-BEING……kinda like the 30 month dude named Ghiliarducci, even though more like him roam free.

    When the fan blades stop, who a person worked for will be critical in so far as punsihments levied out by the abused. Take the Civil War for example – who did the person represent? What were poeple dying for?

    JL

  25. Anonymous
    May 20, 2011 at 8:17 am

    Your obsession with Heraldo is sick High Finance.

  26. Mitch
    May 20, 2011 at 8:18 am

    8:17,

    Nah. HiFi’s not obsessed. He’s paid.

  27. Anonymous
    May 20, 2011 at 8:26 am

    Of course, many of the items on this list are one time projects that needed a name and their own corporate (legal) status to work. New problem? New project. New financial status? New trust for the famlily. Working in another state? Legal need to file papers in that state and follow their rules, rename, separate for accounting a legal purposes.

    It all looks normal to me.

  28. Teacher
    May 20, 2011 at 8:42 am

    Good research Heraldo. This proves it beyond a doubt. Arkley owns a lot of businesses.

  29. HENCHMAN OF JUSTICE"
    May 20, 2011 at 8:46 am

    Corporations – to form, a BOD is required. Who else besides RA sits on these collective boards? Even LLC have requirements to form a BOD. Let me guess, it is similar to the “set-up” that the Los Angeles Dodgers current ownership is rying to scheme away – use family members to create fictitious business names after creating fictitious business BOD’s.

    Why?

    Taxes and government forms associated with fascist subsidizing of business so that a few can become powerful in exchange for burdening the majority with debt and higher societal values and costs.

    Current Federal and State governments don’t ever want corporations to cease – as these top level agencies understand that corporations are “giving power” to the government to expand, not contract. Anyone who has trust for Americanized politics is short-sighted and brain impaired. Afterall, how many years of fiscal abuse must occur before the Americanized sheeple get sheared? It is true that immigrants are misled to move here as well.

    JL

  30. Anonymous
    May 20, 2011 at 9:28 am

    While I have problems with Arkley’s behavior and treatment of others, I don’t find this list unusual. I’m sure these LLCs, etc are set up for tax and liability purposes and are within the law, though one might take issue with the law. It becomes a problem, IMO, when LLCs and the like are used as a means to escape debt.

  31. Not an Expert
    May 20, 2011 at 9:29 am

    “so which planning commissioner candidates are his?”

    Just look at who Bass supports: Glenn Ziemer and Dave Edmonds. Ziemer is a libertarian anti-planning retired govt. employee. Funny how so many people who worked in gov’t and probably have nice pension checks are anti-govt.

  32. McKinleyvillan
    May 20, 2011 at 9:31 am

    So, Sunshine for Humboldt is an Arkley corporation, and its president is Ann Corkery, senior counsel for Security National. Not that I’m surprised, just didn’t know for sure. The guy practically owns a controlling interest in KINS judging by how often his ads run.

  33. another anonymous
    May 20, 2011 at 9:33 am

    Arkley owns a lot of business or a lot of shells?

    8:26, explain what this means: “Of course, many of the items on this list are one time projects that needed a name and their own corporate (legal) status to work”

    Don’t you mean “to work as a tax write off”? Looks like a shell game to me.

  34. Anon
    May 20, 2011 at 9:41 am

    One example is CUE VI, the “owner” of the Balloon Track. What do you think would happen if CUE VI filed for bankruptcy? And what would happen to Security National and all of Arkley’s other corporations if CUE VI went bankrupt? Now you’re getting it.

  35. Pettifogger
    May 20, 2011 at 9:42 am

    It is very common for real estate investors to have a separate LLC for each and every property owned. It is a prudent risk management strategy.

    As for taxes, the comments above show ZERO understanding of taxation of corporate entities. LLC’s income are generally paid through the owner regardless of how many LLC he/she/it ownes. Furthermore, each LLC has to pay an annual franchise tax, which could be $800 or more per entity. When you add it up, the cost of many LLCs vs. a few is fairly high, when, again, the income is all added together and taxed at the owner’s marginal tax rate.

  36. pitchfork
    May 20, 2011 at 9:46 am

    hifi’s outrage over exposing the truth about robin percival arkley is telling.

  37. Arcata Decline
    May 20, 2011 at 10:27 am

    Arkley could buy out a number of business, kick out the bums, and restore the town the way it used to be.

  38. Anonymous
    May 20, 2011 at 11:50 am

    9:33 it is typical in business, whether using shells or not using shells, to have many corporations, LLCs. People who know what they doing hire lawyers and accountants to set things up legally for them. Your favorite business (that you consider to be valid and socially responsible) does the same thing.

  39. Walt
    May 20, 2011 at 12:42 pm

    If corporations are persons, and RA has spawned a gaggle of corporations, does that mean he is already a majority?

    “And [Jesus} asked him, ‘What is thy name?” And he answered “My name is Legion: for we are many.'”
    Mark 5:9

  40. Anonymous
    May 20, 2011 at 1:54 pm

    Interesting search results on Race Investments LLC.

  41. What Now
    May 20, 2011 at 3:07 pm

    “High Finance says:
    May 20, 2011 at 8:09 am
    Your obsession with RA is sick Heraldo.”
    Hihgly Fried’s obsession with imitating a fully functioning biped is fucking pathetic.

  42. Anonymous
    May 20, 2011 at 6:56 pm

    I always drop my former opinions and rush to join with people like {What Now} who uses the term fucking in their comments. It is so fucking awesome when they do that. It’s like, you know, fucking awesome.

  43. anon
    May 20, 2011 at 6:56 pm

    My observation is that it’s not so much that Heraldo is obsessed with RA as it is that RA continually puts himself out there as a target. Who else has such public hissy fits & is as mean-spirited, immature, & egocentric as RA is?

  44. "HENCHMAN OF JUSTICE"
    May 20, 2011 at 8:34 pm

    PettiFogger,

    costs like franchise fees are 100% deductible for tax purposes…..next sophism by the sophisticated!

    JL

  45. Anonymous
    May 20, 2011 at 10:02 pm

    As Anon 6:56 points out, RA would not be a very interesting subject or “target” if he didn’t conduct himself as he does. He seems to crave attention, even when negative.

  46. May 20, 2011 at 10:52 pm

    To quote Rob himself:

    The fun thing about today is that the internet has allowed us to expose and circulate your baseless and foolish statements.

    No wonder Arkley is such a huge Humboldt Herald fan. He loves the internet “sunshine.”

  47. Anonymous
    May 20, 2011 at 11:10 pm

    Yes, he certainly worked in the “sunshine” theme repeatedly. But not so sure he enjoys the Internet so much when his statements are being exposed and circulated.

  48. May 20, 2011 at 11:33 pm

    If corporations are people, Robin Arkley Jr. is schizophrenic.

  49. snoopy
    May 21, 2011 at 1:33 am

    Hey, he does spread the wealth around and when the going is good he hires a lot of people. His newspaper was not bad and it forced the T/S to shape up. Besides Cherie says he is a sweet shy guy. What more could anybody want?

  50. Melancholy Malcontent
    May 21, 2011 at 9:16 am

    Mr. Arkley is a busy man. Point made, H.

  51. Melancholy Malcontent
    May 21, 2011 at 9:17 am

    Alphabetize for convenience?

  52. Anonymous
    May 21, 2011 at 9:22 am

    Remember, in order to enjoy something that is “100% deductible”, one must have more income that the loss to balance it.

  53. "HENCHMAN OF JUSTICE"
    May 21, 2011 at 9:27 am

    1 cent is more income, same as tax brackets where 1 cent will push you over or pull you under a higher or lower tax rate.

    Rigged tax codes!

    JL

  54. May 21, 2011 at 9:47 am

    Jeffrey,

    If the “Fair Tax” were enacted today would your personal tax burden be higher or lower?

    have a peaceful day,
    Bill

  55. FutureResident
    May 21, 2011 at 10:16 am

    Wow! something is not kosher here!

  56. Anonymous
    May 21, 2011 at 11:17 am

    Arkley Vineyards sounds nice, I’d try their red, wonder how many cases they produce in a year.

  57. High Finance
    May 21, 2011 at 8:03 pm

    11.50am yesterday is correct. Forming LLC’s for your various ventures is the smart way and the common way for smart peoptle to protect their interests.

    You have 15 different businesses or rental properties you should have 15 different LLC’s.

    Only uninformed people or people who want to appeal to and manipulate the uninformed would try to make a big deal about it.

    The only question is, is Heraldo really that ignorant ? Or is he dissing you by playing to your ignorance ? Again I repeat, this obsession of all things RA is pathetic and sick.

  58. QP
    May 21, 2011 at 9:12 pm

    snap

  59. Anonymous
    May 21, 2011 at 9:37 pm

    HiFi – I’m wondering how well you know the Arkleys? Really know them? Maybe you are an employee, business associate or friend who is currently held in high esteem? Most with any history know that status can change at any given moment. Your defense of them seems to go beyond someone who simply shares political views, and to be more personal. Yet, you seem to not really know who they are. I don’t find your defense of the Arkleys sick but, rather, pathetic because it seems as though you have no true knowledge of who you are standing up for. For your own sake, I hope your involvement is superficial and limited.

  60. Anonymous
    May 22, 2011 at 7:52 am

    Silence. None of these people actually know the Arkleys.

  61. High Finance
    May 22, 2011 at 9:55 am

    9.37am, I know them well and have for many years.

    I am not friends with them and I have seen and experienced RA’s worst side.

    But I don’t have to be friends with them to appreciate all the good thinks Arkley has done for our town. And unless you are on welfare or don’t live in Eureka you also have benefited greatly from their good works.

    Your reading comprehension skills are sorely lacking if you think I am defending RA’s personal actions. I am not. These e-mails are awful damn silly. But open your eyes man, and look around our town. Then send RA an apology note.

  62. Anonymous
    May 22, 2011 at 1:17 pm

    Hi FI: people on welfare can certainly enjoy the zoo, boardwalk, and other things Arkley has done for the city. I commend those donations and appreciate them. The enjoyment of making people suffer though? That is sick.

  63. Anonymous
    May 22, 2011 at 7:52 pm

    So true, 1:17. The obvious satisfaction RA derives from belittling and punishing others (verbally, politically, financially) is ugly. For me, it taints my appreciation of his other acts of generosity.

  64. Anonymous
    May 23, 2011 at 10:38 am

    wonder if RA is rich enough to buy WordPress?

  65. Anonymous
    May 23, 2011 at 10:44 am

    Arkley owes money right now. He isn’t in buying mode.

  66. Anonymous
    May 23, 2011 at 9:11 pm

    No kidding. Time to reevaluate priorities.

  67. "HENCHMAN OF JUSTICE"
    May 23, 2011 at 10:39 pm

    HB – probably no change; but, then again, the “Fair Tax Plan Option” also needs the amendments I have suggested, won’t you opine?

    One thing is for sure, a national sales tax ONLY on “non-basic” sales transactions is the way to go for fairness in tax revenue generation. Let those individuals who spend money on consumer products not basic subsidize the public revenue streams that are to pay for societal needs created by the impacts of that consumption. Remember, businesses that make a product to sell that is non-basic also pays along the way sales taxes on the materials purchased to manufacture the consumer product. No taxation upon labor either. Please understand, a national sales tax only on non-basic goods and products(sales).

    To steal a structure of language from HB,

    have an educational day,

    JL

  68. High Finance
    May 24, 2011 at 9:26 am

    Jeffrey, I hope you realize the “Fair Tax” plan or a national sales tax would mean a tremendous tax increase on the poor and middle class.

    A plan that would hit families with children and homeowners the hardest.

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