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EUREKA -- Homeless advocates in Eureka are now moving into high gear.

They’re working to convert shipping containers at the corner of West 3rd and Commercial streets into a temporary encampment for the homeless. However, more than 15 business owners near the site are now threatening litigation.

Eureka City Council will be faced with the decision whether to move forward with the...

Post date: Tue, 04/19/2016 - 17:07

Arcata Police Department will staff extra officers for Wednesday’s marijuana counter-culture celebration known as 4-20. A sort of unofficial marijuana holiday, crowds are expected.

In previous years, 4-20 gatherings at Arcata’s Redwood Park left behind large amounts of trash and park facilities were vandalized.

The event was shut down completely for a few years when Eureka police...

Post date: Tue, 04/19/2016 - 16:20

Humboldt County will hold an online public auction for defaulted property here on the North Coast.

Interested parties should register at Bid4assets.com. All participants are responsible for performing their own due diligence prior to bidding.

Specific information on each parcel is available on bid5assets.com/humboldt. The properties are sold as-is. All sales are final and there...

Post date: Tue, 04/19/2016 - 16:18

St. Joseph Hospital announced Tuesday that their laboratory has been re-accredited by the College of American Pathologists.

CAP is comprised of board certified pathologists who advocate excellence in laboratory medicine worldwide. In order to be accredited, an on-site inspection of the lab's equipment, facilities, and records are done.

Re-accreditation shows the institution...

Post date: Tue, 04/19/2016 - 16:17

BLUE LAKE -- The Humboldt County Sheriff's Office is searching for a man who robbed a Blue Lake gas station at gunpoint yesterday.

A little after 6 Monday afternoon, deputies responded to the Patriot Gas Station in Blue Lake. A male employee said he was standing outside the station when a man approached holding a gun and demanding money.

After the two entered the gas station, the...

Post date: Tue, 04/19/2016 - 16:15

FORTUNA -- Since Eureka’s panhandling ordinance took effect last Thursday, 12 people have been cited.  Now, the city of Fortuna is pushing to adopt a similar ordinance.

The first reading of such an ordinance banning aggressive solicitation was approved during last night's council meeting. The purpose is to address the ongoing issues involving the public’s safety and welfare.

The...

Post date: Tue, 04/19/2016 - 16:14

Blue Lake - Another Humboldt County gas station is robbed; this time in Blue Lake.

Just before 5 Monday afternoon, a short white male adult, wearing a white mask and backpack walked into a gas station on the 200 block of Blue Lake Boulevard.  The suspect had a black handgun and demanded cash then fled on foot with an unknown amount of money.

Anyone with information on this...

Post date: Mon, 04/18/2016 - 23:39

North Coast - With the great weather we've been having on the North Coast, you may want to take the opportunity to visit our national parks.

This is the 100th anniversary of the park system and we have one of the most beautiful national parks anywhere.  Redwood National and State Park features breathtaking views, abundant opportunities to see wildlife and a chance to get away...

Post date: Mon, 04/18/2016 - 16:36