February 2014

BLUE LAKE- Dell'Arte International has awarded ten grants to local artists to create art projects in Blue Lake. The $500 grant will help each artists to create projects like public art, live events, workshops and civic improvement projects within the town.

The projects include a winner looking to create a music video in town and another wishing to decorate a manhole cover that...

ARCATA- Plaza Point residents claim they have been threatened with unfair evictions and that property managers have not responded to their concerns. In response to their growing complaints management met with residents on Wednesday.

On Feb. 19th, several residents attended the Arcata City Council meeting and spoke about their fears of being evicted from the affordable housing apartment...

EUREKA- Eureka resident, Elan Firpo formally announced her candidacy for Humboldt County District Attorney on Thursday at Vance Hotel in Eureka.

Firpo works as a Senior Felony Prosecutor for the District Attorney's Office and has both private industry executive and government service experience. Firpo said her focus as DA would be on public safety.

In her speech, Firpo said she...

HUMBOLDT COUNTY- Local authorities are reporting a spike in vehicle thefts in the unincorporated areas of Humboldt County.

According to the California Highway Patrol, four cars were reported stolen from McKinleyville just between Wednesday night and Thursday morning.  All of them are Hondas.

CHP officials say this time of year, there is usually an increase in the number of...

EUREKA- Caltrans held an open house Thursday night to help inform residents about a study that examines possible improvements of a portion of Broadway in Eureka, the thoroughfare through the city.

The open house is designed to inform residents about six scenarios that would improve the safety, operational and mobility aspects of Broadway Street between K-Mart and the division of 4...

FORTUNA- Family members of missing Fortuna woman, Danielle Nicole Brooks (a.k.a. Danielle Bertolini) were out searching the Fortuna area Thursday morning. Her parents, Jon Bertolini and Billie Jo Dick told us they are in need of the communities help. Her father, Jo Bertolini said, “There’s something wrong. There’s foul play. She would not go this long without getting a hold of her sister....
From the Humboldt County Sheriff's Office: 
 
On 1-10-2014, at approximately 2:00 p.m., the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office was notified of a burglary that occurred at Miller Farms Nursery, 1828 Central Avenue, McKinleyville. A deputy responded to Miller Farms and met with an employee. The employee told the deputy the business was closed and secured on 01-09-2014...

Humboldt State University announced on Wednesday Robert Snyder, Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs will retire.

Snyder has been with HSU since 2007. He will retire at the end of the 2013-14 academic year. HSU President Rollin Richmond said quote, “Bob has provided exceptional and results driven leadership for the Academic Affairs Division for the last six years. He helped...

EUREKA- Eureka officials have to complete the background investigation process for the three remaining City Manager candidates before one of them is offered the position.

One local candidate and two people from out of the area were interviewed at a closed session by City Council members on Wednesday.  A panel of community members and local city managers also interviewed the candidates...

EUREKA- The 5th Annual Glen Paul Bobsled Races kicked off this Wednesday in Eureka.

The Coast Guard sector Humboldt Bay teamed up with students at Glen Paul School to go for the gold. However in a unique twist, the bobsleds at Glen Paul took the shape of wheel chairs, tricycles, and wagons. Its’ important to note, that this is the only bobsled team in Northern California.

Glen...

EUREKA- The California Education Code mandates schools update their Comprehensive Safe School Plans annually.  The deadline to update is March 1st. 

Laurie Alexander is the Director of Student Services for Eureka City Schools. She says school officials work to update the Comprehensive Safe School Plan continuously, regardless of Saturday’s deadline.

“For example, if particular...

EUREKA- The trial date has been set for Joe Serna, the man accused of vehicular manslaughter and a hit and run stemming from a fatal accident in Eureka in July of 2012.

Joe Serna was allegedly leaving an area bar and crashed into another vehicle at 17th Street and Myrtle Avenue, resulting in the death of pedestrian 57-year-old James Philbrook.  Serna’s defense attorney told...

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