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EUREKA – Several thousand needy children will be getting toys this year thanks to the Toys for Kids Program sponsored by Humboldt Association of Realtors.

It was started by Coldwell Banker Cutten Realty back in 1991. That year, they distributed 161 toys to young people in the area. In 2000, Humboldt Association of Realtors was asked to take over the program. It has grown substantially...

FORTUNA - Three adults were arrested after officers conducted an alcohol sting operation in Fortuna.

Fortuna Police, working with grant funding from the California Alcohol Beverage Control, conducted a “shoulder tap sting operation” to reduce the availability of alcohol to minors. A youth,  working with law enforcement indicates he or she is underage and cannot purchase the alcohol....

EUREKA- As the investigation continues into the death of a 14-year-old Arcata boy last week, on Monday, the coroner’s office has released the name of the deceased as Jesus Joani Garcia-Romero.

On Saturday, a forensic autopsy was conducted on his body but the coroner has chosen not to release the cause of death due to the ongoing investigation.

The boy was found unconscious with...

FORTUNA- A group of thirty middle school girls at Toddy Thomas Elementary are helping to improve the lives of women across the county.

Just in time for Christmas, the girls donated more than two-dozen blankets to victims of domestic violence.

The donation comes from the school’s Soroptimist Club, an elective for girls ages 12 to 13 that teaches about the struggles women face...

FORTUNA- A local organization committed to helping families during medical emergencies, has expanded back to where it all began.

“A lot of our children were born here at redwood so it's a very special place for all of us,” said Jennifer Bailey, founder of Ethan and Teyler Totes. “Just being able to give back to our hometown community is really important.” 

Last week five moms...

BENBOW- A motorist is killed on Highway 101 north of Benbow after colliding head-on with a big rig on Monday morning.  

Just before 10:20 a.m., a southbound Mercury Mountaineer SUV, driven by 47-year-old Leggett man Steven Ray Castillo, drifted onto the northbound lanes just north of Exit 636. Meanwhile, 49-year-old Sacramento resident Cynthia Valencia was driving a freightliner semi-...

FERNDALE- The Ferndale Museum is usually closed on Mondays, but it was open on December 22nd for the 1964 Flood 50thAnniversary Open House.

The documentary “The Flood of 1964, We Remember” was shown at the event.  Ferndale resident Wendy Lestina created the documentary, but on Monday, museum guests saw the first ever showing of the updated version of the film. Guests also had...

ARCATA- The CHP Officer who was  attacked with a machete Thursday has been discharged from UC Davis Medical Center.

Officer Tim Gray, who has been with the CHP for two years, received life altering wounds following last weeks incident. He was flown out of the area with injuries to his hand, arm and face. 

Gray responded to a single vehicle accident at Blue Jane Lane and State...