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NORTH COAST - The Red Cross is welcoming a new executive director for the Northern California Northwest Chapter Administration.

Jeff Baumgartner is replacing Tim Miller who recently resigned after 16-years with the organization. Baumgartner spent more than a decade leading Red Cross teams most recently in the South Florida region for the Greater Miami and Keys Chapter.

The new...

EUREKA- The Eureka City Council voted to allow consultants to begin planning a project to beautify the City’s South Entry on Highway 101.

Eureka staff and consultants recently narrowed down a list of three possible projects to one. The proposed option includes a series of median islands designed to slow traffic entering the city, decorative lights next to the street, landscaping on the...

EUREKA- Eureka City Council Members also voted to delay making a decision regarding the electronic message boards ordinance until next month.
 
The issue has been up for debate recently.  Opponents say the signs should not be allowed, while supporters say the City should ease its current regulations. The ordinance mandates all signs must not exceed a certain brightness and...

SACRAMENTO - A new bill by Mike McGuire would standardize regulations for the medical marijuana industry.

SB-643 passed its first test by getting approval from the Senate Business and Professional Committee. It creates a regulatory framework for licensing, environmental protection, water regulations and public health.

Right now there are no regulations. There is however, a dire...

FORTUNA- One local school counselor is being honored for her hard work and dedication. Kay Chapman, the District Counselor for Fortuna Elementary School District was awarded the H.B. McDaniel Hall of Fame Award from Stanford University over the weekend.

Only four awards were given out and Mrs. Chapman was the only counselor on the North Coast to receive the award for her exceptional...

EUREKA- Humboldt County Residents received some clarification Tuesday morning on an ordinance that went before the board of supervisors, requiring permits for commercial film projects.

The Humboldt Del Norte Film Commission proposed the ordinance. The county currently is not in compliance with the Uniform Film Permit Act, a 1989 state law that requires all cities and counties to have in...

FORTUNA- For the second time in agency history two Fortuna Police officers are being recognized for their quick actions to save a life.

Sergeant Aaron Starcher and Officer Ryan Richardson received the lifesaving award Monday night at the Fortuna City Council meeting.

The two men saved a 22 year old unresponsive woman on march 6 by performing nearly five minutes of CPR and using...

EUREKA- The Eureka Police Department is implementing Project NOW in West Eureka with the goal of increasing community participation and reducing property crimes in the neighborhood.

EPD Captain Brian Stephens created Project Now after finding that property crimes between A Street and H Street and 7TH Street and 14TH  Street increased over the last year.  The new...