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SACRAMENTO – The final bill to close a loophole in California’s rape law that caused an appellate court to overturn a sexual assault conviction has passed out of the Assembly today with a 74-0 vote on urgency.  The bill, SB 59, will return to the Senate Monday for a procedural vote and then move to the Governor’s desk with its companion bill, AB 65, for consideration. SB 59...

The following is a Press Release from Fortuna Police: 
 
Humboldt County, CA – The Avoid the 7 DUI task force will be conducting a DUI/Drivers License Checkpoint on August 24, 2013 at an undisclosed location within Humboldt County between the hours of 6:30 pm and 3:00 am.
 
DUI checkpoints are a proven enforcement tool effective...
The “Corral Complex” wildfires caused by lightning has now burned through Hoopa Valley Tribe ancestral territory. 
 
Smoking conditions filled the area this week. Officials from the Hoopa Valley Tribe tell us that the fire is only a mile away from the reservation border, and today the tribe has teamed up with the U.S. Forest Service to help contain the blaze. A...
TRINITY COUNTY- A jury trial has been scheduled for J.R. Powell, he’s the Trinity County man accused of murdering his step-father.
 
A trial date has been set for September 10th. J.R. Powell pleaded not guilty to the murder of 68-year old Jonathon William Powell of Ruth Lake. It happened in January of 2012. Jonathon Powell’s wife, Janet Powell came home to find...

Quilts and baked goods line the walls of Belotti Hall at the Humboldt County Fair where thousands of home arts are held.

"Baked goods, wood workings, fleece, yarn, wine, beer, Legos, crafts and all that," said Brenda Ontiveros, home arts superintendent.

For years before she ran the show, Ontiveros entered her baked goods into the fair.

"I remember the first time i brought...

New nurses at Saint Joseph and Redwood Memorial Hospitals got a lesson in tracheostomy and chest tube care today.

It’s part of an 18-week long orientation program called Versant. The nation-wide program ensures new nurses are completely knowledgeable with their new surroundings before beginning their careers.

There are 11 nurses in this year’s course. Each has graduated with...

Members of the Hoopa Valley Tribe were outside the Westlands Water District in Fresno on Wednesday. The tribe is trying to convince the district to stop their lawsuit against the federal government which is preventing water from the Trinity River to be released into the Klamath.

 

Members of the Hoopa and Yurok tribe testified in federal court on Wednesday. Both tribes are...

Hotels and motels in Eureka may be required to have an annual permit to make up for frequent calls for service.

"It classifies them based off how many emergency calls for service they receive as compared to the number of rooms in each facility," Brian Gerving said.

Gerving is the chief building official with the city and has been working with law enforcement and fire officials to...

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