Friends - I have sad news. I spoke at length with Kelsie Reilly, Jimmy's son, and I'm sad to report that Jimmy is no longer with us. Sometime in the past week, Jimmy chose a well-loved, beautiful and dramatic location high in the mountains above Santa Barbara, and there he took control of his own destiny by taking his own life. I know this is hard, but in Kelsie's words Jimmy is now one with "the spirit of the mountain" that he loved so much.
Most of us know Jimmy as being at the heart of Occupy Monterey. He accepted the duty of the Occupier of the Steps of the City Council Chambers.