Westside residents were disturbed this week by a newspaper dropped on their doorsteps and lawns depicting PGE as Adolf Hitler and President Barack Obama as a killer.
"I don't want to use my name because I don't want my windows blown out," said one, who said he and neighbors felt terrified by the bizarre newspaper.
They saw a man dropping it off who had a Confederate flag on his backpack and thought it was the work of a white extremist hate group. It's not.
It's actually the work of perennial political candidate Gary Richard Arnold, who came to some local fame in October 1982, when in an East Room meeting President Ronald Reagan told him to shut up, according to this article in Time Magazine.
"My girlfriend is Jewish and we thought it might have to do with that," said one resident. There is a drawing of Adolf Hitler and swastikas and UN emblems made to look like swastikas.
Arnold has not returned an email for comment. Much of his content is credited to and related to radio conspiracy talk host Alex Jones, broadcast on KSCO-AM in Santa Cruz. Jones made his reputation by claiming that the World Trade Center attack was an inside job by the Bush administration and now says that vaccinations are a way to control the population.
He also says the government has internment camps across the country and the Homeland Security checks at the airports are a way to condition people to being herded to those camps. And the condensation from jet engines, he says, are chemtrails used either for rain control or brain control.
Arnold ran for County Supervisor last year and collected 18 percent of the vote in a race John Leopold won with 70 percent of the vote.