The H Factor

The H Factor

Hunting for the smartest person in Humboldt

(December 25, 2014) My quest was simple: Find the smartest person in Humboldt. Well, OK, actually it was a troublesome task. Almost as impossible as finding Bigfoot — except at least our smarties...

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Reflections in the Emerald Cup

Cultures collide as an industry in transition celebrates harvest

(December 18, 2014) A few days before the Emerald Cup, Casey O'Neill, the proprietor of Happy Day Farms in Laytonville, was feeling confident. Well, maybe not confident about his chances of winning a...

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Numbers game

The Federal Reserve Bank's snapshot of Humboldt

(December 18, 2014) Compared to other Californians, we Humboldters are twice as likely to live in a mobile home. Proportionately, there are also more military veterans and disabled people among us, and a...

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'The Revolution Starts Here'

A fledgling political action committee's push to regulate weed in Humboldt

(December 11, 2014) It's Dec. 8, and three members of California Cannabis Voice Humboldt are sitting in the Journal's Old Town office. There's a sense of urgency — and even a little desperation...

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When the Waters Rose

Fifty years later, Humboldt County remembers the 1964 flood

(December 4, 2014) It had been dubbed the flood of the century, when the rain came down in sheets in 1955 and Humboldt County's rivers rose to gobble homes and towns. Nine years...

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A Minor Celebration

One of the country's oldest movie theaters turns 100

(December 4, 2014) The Minor Theatre — the oldest surviving multi-reel feature film theater in the United States — turns 100 this month. There likely will be no little girls with golden harps,...

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Flash Fiction 2014

'So there I was' ... your stories in 99 words or fewer

(November 27, 2014) Well, aren't you a pill-popping, lover-offing, strangernapping lot? Channeling Westerns, lurking around noir, donning armor, stalking cosmos, dallying with meta or just up late channeling confessions. And is that frog...

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Port of Call Eureka

Do cruise ship champions have a chance?

(November 27, 2014) Ah, adventure on the high seas, the salt wind tugging at your hair, dampening your ascot. You walk breezily up the gangway, your next port of call ... the Caribbean?...

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A Better Life

Providers coordinate to stop the cycle of excessive emergency room use

(November 20, 2014) The seizures started in the spring of 2013, right after Linda Cosey had two surgeries to remove a tumor from her spine and then rebuild her neck. They continued for...

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Eureka, Meet Your Captains

Police promotions aimed at access and accountability

(November 20, 2014) Eureka Police Chief Andy Mills' plans for overhauling the department, and the way it polices, will largely rest on the shoulders of two officers: Stephen Watson and Brian Stephens, two...

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Voter Turnaway

(November 20, 2014) Elections ignite two passions in Americans: the desire to predict the winners and the need to fret about low voter turnout. The two are connected. The easiest prediction to make...

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(November 13, 2014) The amazing, blazing El Pulpo Mecanico is taking the world by storm. An animated, two-story-tall, fire-spewing mechanical octopus, the sculpture has become perhaps the most famous work by Humboldt County's...

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Election Wrap Up

It's not over in Eureka, and Fortuna doesn't like taxes

(November 13, 2014) Surrounded by supporters in the backroom of the Sea Grill after the first ballot tallies were released on election night, incumbent Eureka City Councilman Mike Newman said he was "guardedly...

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Sewing a Shroud

One doctor's effort to expand end-of-life care on the North Coast and beyond

(November 6, 2014) On a recent bright but cloudy afternoon, Pamela Lyall sat upright in her bed overlooking a small pond and garden as cats meandered in and out of the room. She...

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Fit to serve?

Poaching conviction raises questions about harbor commissioner

(November 6, 2014) The Humboldt Bay Harbor, Recreation and Conservation District has a poacher on its board of commissioners. Commissioner Aaron Newman, on the eve of trial, recently entered into a plea agreement...

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It's time for an Opportunity Village

(November 6, 2014) Before dawn one foggy, raw morning almost two years ago, I walked down a narrow lane off Second Street to the Eureka Rescue Mission's outdoor area. I started asking some...

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Recent Comments

  • Re: The H Factor

    • This is a great exploration! All educators and parents need to know about Gardner's Theory…

    • on December 26, 2014
  • Re: 'The Revolution Starts Here'

    • I checked out their Web site. Jason Beaver had received 44,000 in donations. Check out…

    • on December 25, 2014
  • Re: Numbers game

    • Unemployment and income figures are notoriously skewed by chronically discouraged people that stopped looking for…

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  • Re: When the Waters Rose

    • I stumbled on this article as I googled for coverage on the 50th anniversary of…

    • on December 20, 2014
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    • Hey Rockhouse- Thanks for bringing up your questions/corrections. 1) It is, in fact, 60 percent…

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