Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Paul Gallegos Will Not Run for Re-election

Posted By on Wed, Nov 20, 2013 at 4:38 PM

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In a curiously unheralded note, Paul Gallegos announced that he will not run for Humboldt County District Attorney in 2014. The Journal received a message a few minutes ago, emailed by Gallegos' executive assistant, with no subject line and a pdf simply titled "press release thank you."

Read his announcement .

Arnie Klein is the only candidate so far to officially announce a run for the DA position next year.
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Higher Edcuation

Posted By on Wed, Nov 20, 2013 at 2:11 PM

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Oops.

Humboldt State University students Sebastian  Hedberg and John Ferrara noticed something amiss after a respray of the curb outside the College of Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences dean's office. 
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Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Developer Group Seeks to Rewind General Plan Update

Posted By on Tue, Nov 19, 2013 at 5:36 PM

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In the wake of the recent rewrites of the guiding principles for the county's general plan update, a politically active contractor association is asking the county to rewind the entire update process by sending the plan back to the county planning commission, a body that's been stacked with the group's political allies.

The Humboldt Builders' Exchange, whose associated Political Action Committee is chaired by O & M Industries co-owner Rob McBeth, submitted a letter today (via its Sacramento attorneys) to Humboldt County Board of Supervisors Chair Ryan Sundberg. The letter (pdf  here ) argues that the supes have made so many changes to the plan over the last year and a half that it has been fundamentally altered.

"Therefore, as a matter of law, the Board is required to remand the GPU back to the Planning Commission for further review and consideration before final adoption," the letter states.

This is the same Humboldt Builders' Exchange whose PAC donated $4,500 to Sundberg's 2010 election campaign. McBeth, the PAC's chair, gave another $1,500 to Sundberg's campaign. Last year, McBeth contributed $1,000 to the campaign of 2nd District Supervisor Estelle Fennell and, according to reports, helped round up donations for other pro-development candidates in partnership with Lee Ulansey, founder of the Humboldt Coalition for Property Rights (HumCPR).

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Ease Up on the Spigots: Water District Turning off Flows Wednesday

Posted By on Tue, Nov 19, 2013 at 2:40 PM

Maybe take your shower in the rain tomorrow morning? The Humboldt Bay Municipal Water District is asking its customers to conserve water Wednesday while it shuts off its water supply for repairs.

That includes homes and businesses in Arcata, Eureka, Blue Lake, McKinleyville, Manila and those served by the Humboldt Community Services District and Fieldbrook-Glendale Community Services District.
Shiny new valves. - HBMWD
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  • Shiny new valves.

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Cycling Champs!

Posted By on Tue, Nov 19, 2013 at 11:10 AM

Harry Ward shreds the men’s C downhill at the WCCC Championships at Boggs Mountain on Nov. 17. - PHOTO COURTESY CAL CYCLING VIA HSU CYCLING
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  • Harry Ward shreds the men’s C downhill at the WCCC Championships at Boggs Mountain on Nov. 17.

It must be our steep, steep hills whose harshest training trails were shaped by the original quick skidders, those ax-felled sylvan behemoths. The twists and turns were enhanced later by maniacal cyclists, we presume. And now our latest generation of bicyclists up at Humboldt State University has made cycling history, according to news from HSU Cycling.

It happened at the Western Collegiate Cycling Conference Championships over the weekend, at Boggs Mountain in Lake County. There, HSU Cycling beat every Division I and Division II team to become the overall champions. There were a lot of individual wins in separate events, and you can see all of your cycling champion friends’ names on the team’s website. Suffice to say, they kicked butt in every way.

But the team’s been hot all season. Notes the release:

“It was a historic mountain bike season where HSU was the top ranked team every week all the way through conference championships! HSU has won conference championships consistently for the past five years, but this is the first time the team has beaten all the teams both inside and outside its Division II school group.”

Whoosh!
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UPDATE: Eureka Council Candidates Named

Posted By on Tue, Nov 19, 2013 at 10:20 AM

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UPDATED: Read the applications submitted by all three candidates here .

There are officially three candidates in the running for a soon-to-be-vacated  council seat from Eureka's Fifth Ward.

They are:
Chet Albin, who's currently the vice chair of the Eureka Planning Commission;
Leslie Lollich, a spokeswoman for the Humboldt County Department of Health and Human Services;
and Barry Smith, the owner of Barry Smith Construction.

One of those three will be selected by the council to replace Lance Madsen, who's stepping down for health reasons.

According to the city release:

Mayor Frank Jager has created a committee that will interview the three applicants and make a recommendation to him. Mayor Jager will then interview the recommended applicant(s) and propose the appointment of the successful applicant at the December 17, 2013 Regular Council meeting.

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Monday, November 18, 2013

Calf Saved After Falling out of a Truck on Highway 101

Posted By on Mon, Nov 18, 2013 at 3:09 PM

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Arcata Exchange owner Gene Joyce is a lot of things. Businessman. Family man. Scout leader. Member of various boards. Bat N' Rouge player. Probably more. But today, he added another to the list: Baby cow rescuer.

From Joyce's FB page:

To the person that was driving south on 101 in Arcata around noon with the calf (baby cow) in your pick up truck, he climbed out and jumped out just north of the Sunset exit. He seems to not be too badly injured but I did call animal control and they are taking him to [North Coast Veterinary] on Giuntoli Lane. If you got to where you are going and found out you are missing your calf, that's where he is.

Joyce is asking folks to share the post as he figures he's "no more than two degrees of separation from most everyone in Arcata/Eureka/McKinleyville area."

And perhaps most endearing, "He was so cute too, with those big brown eyes looking up at me while I held him and tried to keep him calm on the side of 101 with traffic whizzing by at 65-plus mph."

So, Humboldt? Anyone missing a calf?

Addendum: An employee at Humboldt County Animal Control says the calf was likely being taken to a veal farm or slaughterhouse, as males aren't useful on dairy farms. He is OK and in foster care, where he will be bottle fed and cared for. If unclaimed after 14 days, the calf will go up for adoption. 
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Last Day to Apply for the Eureka City Council

Posted By on Mon, Nov 18, 2013 at 1:41 PM

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Today’s the deadline to get your name in the running for Eureka’s Fifth Ward council seat. Lance Madsen announced last month he will step down once a replacement is named.

At the council’s Nov. 5 meeting, councilmembers agreed unanimously to select a replacement for the Fifth Ward seat, according to the Times-Standard, thereby avoiding the $30,000 to $35,000 it would cost the city to hold a special election.

Mayor Frank Jager is expected to recommend one of the applicants for the position at the council's Dec. 3 meeting.

Print an application here or call city clerk Pam Powell at 441-4175.
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Friday, November 15, 2013

SF Giants Hall of Famer Makes Store's Grand Opening Relevant

Posted By on Fri, Nov 15, 2013 at 3:37 PM

1959 TOPPS #390 ORLANDO CEPEDA
  • 1959 Topps #390 Orlando Cepeda

The Bayshore Mall has added a couple of stores to its exterior this month (don't worry, the inside still looks like an '80s ghost town). ULTA Beauty and Sports Authority both have grand openings this weekend, Nov. 15-17 and Nov. 17 respectively. Keeping with the modern tradition of luring shoppers into their stores with the possibility of prizes, both stores will be randomly giving away gift cards and other shwag.  Sports Authority, though, is stepping up its game (see what I did there?)

From 1-2:30 p.m. on Nov. 17, former Giants' first baseman Orlando Cepeda will be signing autographs and shaking hands with HumCo. Giants' fans. Have a baseball card that needs a John Hancock? Then, you are in luck!

Cepeda played for the Giants from 1958–66, which I am betting is eight years longer than you played for the Giants. For more information on Cepeda's impressive baseball career, head over to The Baseball Hall of Fame.
 

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Kai the Homefree Hitchhiker Indicted For Murder

Posted By on Fri, Nov 15, 2013 at 1:10 PM


click image Kai the Homefree Hitchhiker on the Arcata Plaza earlier this year. - BY ANDREW GOFF
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  • Kai the Homefree Hitchhiker on the Arcata Plaza earlier this year.

Caleb McGillvary, who called himself "Kai the Homefree Hitchhiker," charmed and alarmed us when he burst on the news scene with his ax-wielding heroics and then made it onto the Jimmy Kimmel show. For a spell, before going east, he hung out at the Arcata Plaza and up at Humboldt State University, and he called Eureka his home.

Now he's been indicted on charges of murdering 74-year-old Joseph Galfy, a New Jersey lawyer.

Philadelphia Magazine's got the latest.   


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