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A bill that would raise the legal smoking age in California from 18 to 21 years was passed by the State Assembly today and appears to likely to become state law.

The proposal -- put forward by Assemblyman Jim Wood, a democrat from Healdsburg, and two others -- would exempt 18- to 21- year-olds who are actively serving in the U.S. military.

The bill quickly moves onto the State...

Post date: Thu, 03/03/2016 - 17:40

HUMBOLDT COUNTY- An investigation bears fruit. Last night, an arrest was made in connection with a robbery in McKinleyville we first told you about last month.

At around 7:30, Humboldt County Sheriff's deputies responded to a report that a wanted man, 34-year-old Joshua Reed Keyes, was at Cher-rae Heights Casino. Once contacted, Keyes tried to flee from deputies but was soon apprehended...

Post date: Thu, 03/03/2016 - 17:38

After working jointly to move forward on the homeless issues here on the North Coast, the Humboldt County Board of Supervisors and Eureka City Council will move forward on passed ordinances.

Implementation of a housing first directive is getting off the ground to have 30 homeless people in a residence in 60 days. The start date for that directive is still a ways away as housing and...

Post date: Thu, 03/03/2016 - 17:34

The Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office, the Department of Fish and Wildlife and local ranchers came together to discuss the escalating problem of dogs killing livestock in the rural areas of Humboldt.

Officials have seen a recent spike in the number of incidents. Now, dog owners may face criminal charges if their pet is responsible.

In rural areas, enforcement will be stepped up to...

Post date: Thu, 03/03/2016 - 17:25

One person was taken to the hospital with moderate injuries after a solo vehicle crash in Southern Humboldt.

Around noon Thursday, four individuals were traveling in a rental van southbound on U.S. Highway 101 near Myers Flat.

For reasons still under investigation, the van veered off the roadway, over an embankment and crashed upside down in a ravine. The jaws of life were used...

Post date: Thu, 03/03/2016 - 17:21

A local Department of Health and Human Services employee is making history with her appointment as the state ombudsman for the Office of Foster Care.

Rochelle Trochtenberg is the first former foster care youth to hold the post anywhere in the nation.

From kindergarten through the age of 13, Child Welfare was involved in her life. She bounced around foster homes until age 18 and...

Post date: Thu, 03/03/2016 - 17:14

SAN FRANCISCO  – U.S. Congressional members Jared Huffman and Jackie Speier will introduce an important bill for the crab industry at a press conference on Friday in San Francisco: The Crab Emergency Disaster Assistance Act of 2016 appropriates over 138-million dollars for disaster assistance to California Dungeness and Rock Crab fisherman and related businesses. They have been devastated by...

Post date: Thu, 03/03/2016 - 00:11

 

EUREKA - Humboldt County Drug Task Force officers tracking some stolen electronics, arrest a male and female in Eureka. 27-year old Ashlee Page and

29-year old Kenneth Anderson-Rose were taken into custody.

Monday, sheriff’s deputies responded to a residence on the 2600 block of O’Neil Lane where numerous electronic items, cash and cosmetics were stolen. Officials were...

Post date: Wed, 03/02/2016 - 23:57