BILLBOARDS TO BE REMOVED ALONG U.S. HIGHWAY 101From HCAOG:
BETWEEN EUREKA AND ARCATA
EUREKA – The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) has come to an agreement with OUTFRONT Media (formerly CBS Outdoor) to remove ten billboards along U.S. Highway 101 between Eureka and Arcata by the end of the year.
The negotiations were initiated as part of the development and eventual permitting of the Eureka-Arcata Corridor Improvement project. More information about this project is available at www.dot.ca.gov/dist1/d1projects/eureka_arcata/.
The Humboldt County Association of Governments (HCAOG) is pleased to learn that the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) has reached an agreement with OUTFRONT Media (formerly CBS Outdoor) to remove ten billboards along U.S. Highway 101 between Eureka and Arcata by the end of the year. Removal of these billboards will help Caltrans meet one of the California Coastal Commission’s conditions for permitting the Eureka-Arcata Route 101 Corridor Improvement Project. The Eureka-Arcata Route 101 Corridor Improvement Project is a safety project to reduce collisions at intersections on Route 101 and has been a regional priority for over ten years. The Coastal Commission,
in its Consistency Certification, required removing billboards in the Coastal Zone, to the maximum extent feasible, to mitigate the proposed project’s visual impacts at Indianola Cutoff. Some of the billboards to be removed are located on publicly owned land, without permission of the underlying landowner.
This agreement will also benefit the Humboldt Bay Trail, as some of the billboards subject to this agreement conflict with the location of the proposed trail. The Humboldt Bay Trail is an active transportation and “complete streets” project to build a safe, multi-use path for pedestrians and bicyclists, ADA accessible, and separated from cars and trucks. The City of Arcata plans to begin constructing the northern segment of the Humboldt Bay Trail in 2017. The County of Humboldt has initiated the engineering and permitting phase for the southern segment; there is as yet no funding secured for the construction phase.
The Eureka-Arcata Route 101 Corridor Improvement Project also remains in the engineering and permitting phase. Construction funding has been authorized by the California Transportation Commission, but construction will likely not begin for at least three to four years.
The Humboldt Bay Trail is being collaboratively developed by HCAOG, County of Humboldt, City of Arcata, City of Eureka, Caltrans, State Coastal Conservancy, North Coast Railroad Authority (NCRA), and a variety of other agencies and organizations. For more information on trails, see the “State of the Trails Report: Expanding Regional and Local Trail in Humboldt County” (June 2016) at hcaog.net.
Fortuna will see two candidates — former Councilmember Dean Glaser and local business owner Tami Trent — running unopposed for its two open council seats.Ferndale will see a pair of contested races. Vying for an open council seat are incumbent Daniel Brown and challenger Patrick O’Rourke, who lists his occupation as educator. For the mayor’s chair, incumbent Don Hindley will see a challenge from Steve Nunes, who is retired.
On August 1, 2016, Gina Chamberlain was sentenced by Judge Feeney to 3 years of felony probation, 286 days in jail and ordered to repay restitution in an amount to be determined on September 29th. Her sentence was the result of her guilty pleas to theft from an elder (Penal Code section 368(e)) and failure to secure worker’s compensation insurance for employees (Labor Code section 3700.5(a)) in a case prosecuted by the District Attorney’s Office and her plea to fraudulently obtaining controlled substances (Health and Safety Code section 11173(a)) in a case prosecuted by the Attorney General.
Gina Chamberlain was the owner and operator of Chamberlain’s Care House, a care home for the elderly. A multi-agency investigation involving the Department of Justice, Department of Social Services, Community Care Licensing, and the Humboldt County District Attorney’s Office began after allegations of abuse arose in April 2014. This joint investigation revealed the following:
On November 9, 2010, Jane Doe #1 (dob 8/30/28) moved into Chamberlain’s Care House. Her initial monthly board and care was $2,000 per month and then increased to $2,200 per month in June of 2011. A professional financial services office handled all of Jane Doe’s financial affairs, including payment of her board and care. Between June 5, 2012, and May 28, 2013, Ms. Chamberlain cashed 14 unauthorized checks from Jane Doe’s personal checking account. These fraudulent checks totaled $52,400. (The issue of restitution has been set for a hearing as the defendant disputes the total amount cashed.)
On April 13, 2012 Jane Doe #2 (dob 11/25/19) moved into Chamberlain’s Care House. Her husband (dob 2/3/19) later joined her at Chamberlain’s Care House and personally handled the finances for the two of them. Ms. Chamberlain admitted to presenting him with checks to cover board and care for him to sign. Between January 2014 and April 2014, Ms. Chamberlain overcharged them for board and care by $13,100.
The joint investigation also revealed no record of Chamberlain’s Care House ever obtaining worker’s compensation insurance. Ms. Chamberlain subsequently admitted to not having coverage for the entire 18 years she was in business.
Additionally, the Attorney General’s investigation revealed that Ms. Chamberlain was diverting narcotic pain medication prescribed to Jane Doe #2. Ms. Chamberlain reported giving Jane Doe #2 the prescribed pain medication and provided a falsified medicine log. A toxicology screening performed on Jane Doe #2 revealed she had no narcotics whatsoever in her system. When confronted with this information, Ms. Chamberlain eventually confessed to investigators that she was taking Ms. Chamberlain’s medications herself as well as sharing it with a friend.
Sorry for the delay in responding to your emails yesterday. We were having some internet issues and obviously we are in full swing with the production of the event, so we have a lot going on right now. Please note that Sizzla has been booked on the show since we first announced the line-up over 5 months ago- and we received no concerns about him being on the bill until very recently- despite a great deal of local publicity. That said, we now recognize there are concerns within the community about his appearance on the show. We have an assurance from management that no derogatory speech will occur and have protocol in place to pull the plug on his performance should anything like this happen. We will also be posting a values statement at our artist merchandise booth and will be talking from the stage (and in our press tent) encouraging our audience to sign this document with the intent to share it with his management and send a message about where we stand as a community and to underscore what we expect from our artists- with the ultimate goal of fostering real dialogue on an issue that is sadly pervasive in Jamaican culture. To this end, we will also be utilizing funds from our 2016 Ambassador Program- which funnels 10% of funds from our Ambassador ticket sales to global charities related to reggae culture- to directly support the work of an NPO in Jamaica that is working to combat this issue and foster tolerance and understanding regarding the LGBTQ community. I hope this helps answer some of your questions...
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