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EUREKA - Panhandling in certain areas of Eureka will now be prohibited after a unanimous city council vote Tuesday night.

Eureka city staff first suggested an ordinance to tighten the reins on panhandlers in December, due to growing safety concerns. Then last month, an amendment to the city’s aggressive and intrusive solicitation ordinance was introduced. Currently the law bans...

Post date: Wed, 03/16/2016 - 16:06

EUREKA - The Eureka Woman’s Club had a special guest Wednesday afternoon, the first female District Attorney in Humboldt County history.  

Current D.A. Maggie Fleming held a discussion focused on women in the legal profession; which has risen to 34% percent in the U.S. Fleming provided insight about the D.A.’S Office and that half of their 16 attorneys are in fact female. Fleming has...

Post date: Wed, 03/16/2016 - 15:54

DEL NORTE COUNTY- A Del Norte County woman and two masked men are wanted after assaulting and attempting to rob a man at Smith River.

Around 2 Tuesday morning, the victim had scheduled to meet with 20-year-old Layla Strnad at the mouth of Smith River. As he pulled up to meet her, two masked men armed with guns came out of her vehicle and into the victims car; they assaulted him and...

Post date: Wed, 03/16/2016 - 11:41

CALIFORNIA- The Humboldt Area California Highway Patrol is launching a bone marrow drive to show solidarity with a colleague who is fighting cancer.

Officer Keith Meter of the CHP Santa Ana Area Office in Southern California, was about to donate his marrow to a young girl to save her life. That’s when doctors found he was suffering from a form of cancer called myelodysplastic syndrome...

Post date: Tue, 03/15/2016 - 17:26

ARCATA - The city of Arcata is getting prepared for upcoming grant funding and wants to hear community input on proposed projects.

City staff anticipates the State Department of Housing and Community Development will release available funding for 2016-2017 and wants to prioritize applications. Projects proposed by the city include a Facade Improvement Program to improve the exterior of...

Post date: Tue, 03/15/2016 - 17:20

HUMBOLDT - Outdoor enthusiasts wanting to safely explore Humboldt Bay will soon have access to a new map, pointing them in the right direction.

Humboldt Bay offers miles of recreation and soon you'll be able to find the route that’s best for you in the palm of your hand; with the Humboldt Bay Water Trails Map.     

"The main focus is safe boating and so that people know before...

Post date: Tue, 03/15/2016 - 17:19

HUMBOLDT COUNTY- She's been a voice for foster youth in the community and the Board of Supervisors is recognizing her dedication and hard work. 

During Tuesday morning's meeting, Supervisor Estelle Fennell read a resolution honoring Rochelle Trochtenberg on her appointment as the State of California's Foster Care Ombudsperson. Trochtenberg says her goal in the new position will be to...

Post date: Tue, 03/15/2016 - 17:17

HUMBOLDT COUNTY- After at least five years without a resident deputy in several remote areas of Humboldt County, Sheriff Downey is making a change.

The resident deputy program is something that the Humboldt County Sheriff's Office has had for years, but it had previously been suspended due to staffing issues. Now, with measure z funding and increased staffing levels, Sheriff Downey is...

Post date: Tue, 03/15/2016 - 17:08