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January 2014

NORTH COAST- Advancement in the treatment of dementia related diseases is on the rise throughout Humboldt County and a local assisted living is taking part.
 
The Renaissance Center at Timber Ridge Assisted Living in Eureka and McKinleyville are introducing games and role-playing to help increase brain capacity and dementia symptoms in their residents. 
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EUREKA- A conservative coalition is optimistic about their efforts to repeal the new California transgender law. 
County officials are verifying signatures to put the issue on a ballot for California voters this November.
 
Officials in the state's 58 counties are now conducting a full review to verify the over 619,244 signatures submitted. Opponents...
EUREKA- A power outage in Eureka left hundreds in the dark. It happened around 9 a.m. Thursday. Pacific Gas and Electric said 604 people were without power near Broadway and the Humboldt Hill areas. Crews were sent out shortly after the outage and said it was caused from a failed fuse that needed to be replaced. Power was fully restored to all customers by 10 a.m.
 

A clothing store in Old Town Eureka was robbed just after six this evening. Eureka Police report a woman who was browsing in the Belle Starr clothing store, at 405 Second Street brought some clothes up to the clerk to hold. She then asked for change and when the clerk opened the register, demanded all the money. Because the woman held one hand in her pocket and possibly held a weapon, the...

ARCATA- More students have applied for admission at Humboldt State University than ever before. A record of 14,986 students applied for Fall 2014 admission to the northern most California State University campus.

The entire CSU system has had a record number of applicants bringing in 775,498 applications according to preliminary numbers.

Humboldt State had 765 more applicants...

Eureka- With the start of the New Year and tax season around the corner now could be the best time to clean out filing cabinets and through out old documents. Businesses and residents took advantage of a 'Free Shred' event sponsored by a local shredding business.

Owner of Shred Tec, Kyle Vesser, said shredding personal documents is the best way to avoid identity theft. "It's one of the...

BLUE LAKE- The city of Blue Lake and Humboldt County Sheriff's Department are negotiating the terms of a new service contract. There are currently no deputies at the Blue Lake substation. The city has experienced three burglaries over the past week.

According to Sheriff Michael Downey, deputies are still patrolling the area and responding to emergency calls. Downey confirmed the three...

EUREKA- It has been one week since the discovery of St. Bernard priest Eric Freed was found dead inside of his home New Years Day. According to the affidavit obtained from the Associated Press, the man charged in the murder of Rev. Freed reportedly tried to blow up the rectory by turning on the gas from a stove and leaving behind a lit cigar. The documents also state Freed’s body was...

EUREKA- The City of Eureka is looking to extend Measure O to help fund emergency services.

Council members heard the Humboldt Bay Fire Chief, the Eureka Police Chief and the Public Works Manager all say Measure O has provided much needed funds for their services.  One half of one percent of a sale is added to the sales tax of a purchase under the measure. That money then goes to...

EUREKA- The Academy of the Redwoods is now the first high school in Humboldt County to take part in a new initiative.  Educators say it is changing the way students learn inside and outside of the classroom. 

Problems would arise when students at the Early College High School Academy of the Redwoods would get electronic assignments.

"It would take a lot longer. And different...

From C&K Market Inc.: 
 
Brookings, Ore., Jan. 7, 2014 – About half of C&K Market Inc.’s corporate staff members in Brookings and 
Medford are being laid off today, as part of C&K Market Inc.’s Chapter 11 bankruptcy, which was filed Nov. 19 
in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Oregon, Eugene Case No. 13-64561-...

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife wants to remind all anglers they are required to return their 2013 steelhead fishing report and restoration cards between January 1st and January 31st, 2014.

The cards are a fishing report as well as catch report and are vitally important for Fish and Wildlife authorities as they manage water and wildlife resources....

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