Ian and Paul relax in front of Has Beans during Eureka's Arts Alive! It is so nice to be able to let your guard down and truly relax. When I first moved to this nieghborhood about six years ago, it was very difficult to really relax because of all the tweakers and drunks hanging out. One time, at this very spot in the photo, some guys came up and kicked the table and tried to start a fight with me and my friends, Joe and John. But I can attest that in the last four years that Paul Gallegos has been the DA of Humboldt County, these crimes of assault and robbery have gone down significantly. It's as if the Law has finally arrived in the Old West. We can relax, play our music, and have a good time without fear of being assaulted. I rarely use this blog to endorse a political aim, but I'll make an exception this one time. The following post is from the recent edition of The Eureka Reporter.