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A man died Tuesday night after a motorcycle crash in Southern Humboldt… 

The California Highway Patrol said just after seven, a man was riding a motorcycle on old Briceland road and for an unknown reason crashed into a ditch.

Emergency personnel responded to the scene where the man was pronounced dead. The cause of the crash is under investigation.

From the Humboldt Bay Fire Department:
 
“SHARE THE MAGIC OF CHRISTMAS” TOY DRIVE
 
With the help of our local community, Humboldt Bay Firefighters have collected toys at numerous locations around the Eureka area.  The Salvation Army will distribute these toys to local children in our community that may not otherwise receive a new toy for...

NORTH COAST- Pacific Gas and Electric and the Humboldt County Board of Supervisors are looking into a high-energy use tax in the unincorporated areas of the county. On Tuesday, supervisors directed staff to sign an agreement with PG&E to provide data on the number of customers who exceed 600 percent of baseline energy use. The decision was made in response to Arcata's new electricity tax...

EUREKA- A rally of people gathered outside of the courthouse Tuesday afternoon in support of the McKay Tract Community Forest. As Humboldt County received funding for the first phase of the project, many community members wanted answers about the second phase. 
 
"I think we can all agree that including one of the most significant and beautiful second redwood...

ARCATA- The City of Arcata is working with neighbors near Greenview Park to update the almost fifty year old playground. One homeowner near the park has been spearheading the project and is planning to raise the money to make the park more accessible to children.

"It's just a little outdated," said Daniel Bixler, who has been working with the city on the park.

Bixler has been...

From the Humboldt County District Attorney's Office:
 
Joshua Matthew Slater entered a “no contest” plea today in the Humboldt County Superior Court to one felony count of Cruelty To An Animal. His plea will be treated as a guilty plea for purposes of sentencing. The remaining cases against him were dismissed as a part of the resolution and the Court may consider...

MCKINLEYVILLE- McKinleyville teachers hit the streets to picket against district officials Tuesday. The Teachers Association is requesting a five percent raise from McKinleyville Union School District.

President of the association, Mike Meng, said instructors have not received a raise in the past six years and said the raise is necessary to deal with the increased cost to benefits and...

LOLETA- A car crash ends in foot pursuit and lands three people at Redwood Memorial Hospital Tuesday night. It happened northbound Highway 101 around 3 p.m. when officers said Ronald Owings, 57 of Eureka was driving a Toyota Tacoma pickup truck when for unknown reasons veered off the side of the road and crashed down a steep embankment. 
 
According to officers,...

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