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EUREKA- Assembly Bill 109 went into law in 2011 initiating prison re-alignment throughout the state to reduce overcrowding in California prisons. Three years later, the county faces a similar dilemma.

“We’re probably running around 80-90 percent full at any time,” said Captain Ed Wilkinson, Humboldt County Correctional Facility.

Nearing full capacity, the Humboldt County...

EUREKA- It’s something we don’t typically think of when talking about those charged with crimes but one Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office program is putting offenders in a new light.

As part of the Sheriff’s Alternative Work Program, inmates and those charged with crimes have a chance to give back to the community by splitting wood for the Eureka Senior Resource Center.

“You have...

SCARAMENTO - The City of Arcata was early to ban plastic bags and now the state follows suit. Governor Jerry Brown signed the nation's first ever statewide ban Tuesday.

The ban will prohibit grocery stores and pharmacies in all of California from distributing single-use plastic bags.That legislation goes into effect next July.

The ban will also stop convenience and liquor stores...

HUMBOLDT COUNTY - Humboldt County’s third annual “Restaurant Week” is held September 26 through October 5. 

“Restaurant week is a 10-day offering to the community of samples of our menu at a lower cost,” Christine Hollen, owner of Folie Douce, said.

Hollen’s restaurant has participated in restaurant week all three years it has run.

“I think it's a great way to reach out to...

FORTUNA- The Fortuna Police Department has received reports of a recent scam in the Friendly City.

The department received four reports of this scam on Monday, and estimate that many other residents in the city got the same call.

On the phone, the alleged scammer claims to be Officer Jason Miller and gives the hotline number of his reported division, 716-261-2202. According to...

ARCATA- With the rainy season arriving, construction projects should be taking erosion control measures.

"Best Management Practices should be in place for city projects across the state. The bmp's make sure soil and other materials from construction sites do not go down the storm drain.

The City of Arcata says those plans will help protect the city's creeks, wetlands and Humboldt...

EUREKA- The Humboldt Bay Municipal Water District has not served pulp mills since 2009, leaving the water district with excess water.  Now, officials are looking for ways to increase water usage before the district loses rights to most of the water it is currently permitted to use.

At a special work session on Tuesday, Humboldt Bay Municipal Water District officials discussed the...

A 56-year-old woman was assaulted early Tuesday morning during an attempted burglary in Eureka.

EUREKA- Officers with the Eureka Police Department responded to the 2700 block of U Street at about 12:15 a.m. on Tuesday.

A woman told officers persistent knocking and the ringing of her door bell woke her up.  She told police that she opened the door and was immediately punched in...