October 2013

Humboldt Bay Fire is educating the community about kitchen fires as part of Fire Prevention Week. According to national fire data, an estimated 164,500 cooking fires happen in homes every year.

 

"Obviously it's a trend, it's a trend nationally and we want to try to kill that trend as best we can," said Humboldt Bay Battalion Chief Chris Emmons.

 

Emmons said the...

The Ferndale Fairgrounds was host to the annual Veteran’s Stand Down today. The lot was full but cars were still filing into the parking lot this morning…Veterans on their way for information, services and maybe just to talk with other veterans. The Supervisors were also there…bringing in sandwiches they had purchased with their own money and made by Cher-ae Heights Casino to feed those vets,...

There was some happy news in Humboldt County today…Gas prices finally dropped below 4-dollars a gallon.  It’s the first time this has happened in California since February of 2012. AAA say this drop was expected…the US changes to a less expensive winter blend of gasoline every year at this time. One driver we talked to said he was skeptical though because just down the road in Willits, prices...

New legislation signed by Governor Jerry Brown Wednesday will allow  non-physicians to provide early term abortions to women. The bill is designed to make access to abortions easier for women in areas with lack of care.

 

Nurse practitioners, midwives and other non-physicians will be able to perform abortions under the new law. The legislation was introduced by Assemblywoman ...

A new addition to a farm near Freshwater is making Humboldt County a little more exotic. The addition is a 6-week-old zebra named Raya, and she has neighbors stopping for a second look.  

 

“I have the best neighbors ever,” said Jenna Kilby, of Kilby Kountry Pony Parties and Petting Zoo.  “I haven't really exposed her a lot because I’m just trying to work her way out of the barn...

 

North Coast beer drinkers are going to have more freedom to enjoy their favorite brews. Governor Brown’s signature of a Wes Chesbro Bill will ensure that.

AB647 was called the “Growler Bill” because of  64 oz containers called “Growlers” that beer lovers use to transport some of their favorite styles of beer from brew pubs or breweries. The problem was…once a label was on the...

 

North Coast Veterans will “Stand Down” this weekend at the Humboldt County
Fairgrounds.  The event has been put on every year since 2005 to benefit local veterans who make up about 25 percent of the population of Humboldt County. Officials say it’s not just for disadvantaged or homeless veterans. All veterans that have served are invited. “Stand Down” is a military term that...

EUREKA- Just days after a run in with what he said was a great white shark, surfer and College of the Redwoods instructor Jay Scrivner is already back to work, using his own experience to teach his students about the importance of overcoming adversity. 
 
"What happened to me is something that is primordial, we all have fears and when someone can deal with those...

Community members sat to hear the argument for the 51st state, known as the State of Jefferson, Wednesday afternoon at the Samoa Cookhouse. Advocates of the movement want to create a new state because they feel Northern California is not represented well.

 

"California is ungovernable in its present size and we need to start over, we need to get back to the basics of government...

Solitary confinement in California prisons is up for debate as legislative hearings are underway in Sacramento. They are the result of the most recent inmate hunger strike, orchestrated out of Pelican Bay State Prison.

 

Lawmakers began listening to testimony Wednesday, while organizers gathered along the west steps of the capitol. They displayed a replica of a security housing...

Consumers are still on a health alert for Foster Farms chicken products. 

The U.S.D.A has told the company it has until Thursday to fix the sanitary conditions in their plants or they will be shut down.

 

“There is concern that the salmonella strain out there is resistant to antibiotics,” said St. Joseph Hospital Emergency Physician Diana Yandall.

 

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There was another fire today in the green belt just north of Bay Shore Mall. Fire officials say it started at a transient camp. It spread to cause other spot fires. Humboldt Bay Fire says despite larger fires in the area, they’re still called to this area a few times a day. So, they’re moving to a prevention strategy.

Battalion Chief, Chris Emmons: ”So, it’s a matter of getting out here...

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