How the Hoopa Valley exemplifies the gaps in Humboldt's animal control services

(November 19, 2015) On the morning of the puppy rescue, Shannon Townsend gets unwelcome news: The veterinarian is not coming. Townsend says a few unhappy words into the phone, takes a deep...

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A Running Start

County nabs $20 million in state funds for new transitional jail facility

(November 19, 2015) The Humboldt County jail has always had doors, but officials are hoping a $20 million state grant will keep them from revolving. Sheriff Mike Downey announced last week that...

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'Escalating Behavior'

A chilling picture of Arcata's latest murder suspect

(November 19, 2015) Twelve days before Richard Dean allegedly stabbed a 52-year-old man to death in his Arcata apartment, unprovoked, a restraining order was issued against the 18-year-old in Hoopa Valley Tribal Court....

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Curtis Otto Was a Painter

(November 12, 2015) Only a handful of painted scrap panels leaned against the steps and shrubs outside Curtis Otto's orange stucco house on Eureka's E Street. The crowd of oil paintings that...

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Funding Hunt Begins for McKinleyville Community Forest

(November 12, 2015) A partnership between a land trust, a timber company and a community services district is seeking to conserve thousands of acres of timberlands and establish a new community forest...

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A Place to Go

Southern Humboldt considers public restrooms as transient tensions mount

(November 12, 2015) "We didn't want this to be a polarizing thing in the community," says Robert Froelich. Yet the idea of a public restroom in Garberville has become — and has long...

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The Ripple Effect

Once homeless, once an addict, Kathy Anderson believes her lawsuit may forever change Eureka.

(November 5, 2015) A rat scurried into the open, sniffed the charred remnants of some tin cans in a burn pile, then darted back into the bushes. The sunlight filtered through the...

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Fire in the Six

A debriefing meeting highlights a collaborative forest management effort and the work that lies ahead

(November 5, 2015) The rains may have started, but locals and top officials of the Six Rivers National Forest met in Orleans recently for a candid look at the summer's wildfires, especially the...

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Getting Compliant

Locals react to California's new medical marijuana rules

(October 29, 2015) With a motion of his wrist, Gov. Jerry Brown signed into law this month a broad set of regulations designed to rein in the state's massive, unruly medical marijuana...

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'Covering your Own Trial'

The Fair Association lawsuit gets nasty and the Enterprise has the scoop

(October 29, 2015) Back in February 2013, the Journal ran a cover story about Stuart and Caroline Titus under the headline: "Ferndale Gothic: She runs the newspaper. He's the mayor and the...

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The Pitchfork and the Mouse

Does social media help or hinder public safety?

(October 22, 2015) It was a hot August afternoon when Robert Joseph Walters, 59, died on the steps of the Garberville County Courthouse. Walters, native to Alderpoint, had left the nearby hospital...

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A Strategic Property

Harbor District land deal sparks allegations of 'political motivations'

(October 22, 2015) The Humboldt County Harbor, Conservation and Recreation District recently closed the purchase of a 16-acre property neighboring the old pulp mill site that has become a lightning rod in...

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‘System Failure’

The life and death of Richard Frederick Tis'mil Estrada

(October 15, 2015) When the phone rang at California Highway Patrol Officer Tim Gray's Willow Creek residence at 1:41 a.m. on Dec. 18, 2014, a dispatcher asked him to respond to a...

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Bay Battle: Round 2

2nd District Harbor Candidates on the future of Humboldt Bay

(October 15, 2015) Last week the Journal featured profiles of candidates for the Humboldt Bay Harbor, Recreation and Conservation District's 5th District seat, a race that sees starkly different philosophies about the...

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Murder in Arcata

The story of a Native American woman who — marginalized, blind and alone — faced death to save her children

(October 8, 2015) It was January of 1862 and Arcata's last adult Native American resident, Lucy Romero, had been told her life was in danger but she and her children had nowhere...

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Bay Battle

5th District Harbor candidates on the future of Humboldt Bay

(October 8, 2015) About a decade ago, the makeup of the Humboldt Bay Harbor, Recreation and Conservation District began to change. Since its inception as the manager of Humboldt Bay and its...

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Recent Comments

  • Re: A Running Start

    • Great! Inmates can get some of the help and services they need (jobs?) to reduce…

    • on November 19, 2015
  • Re: A Place to Go

    • Excellent piece! Every business area should have a public restroom.

    • on November 16, 2015
  • Re: Funding Hunt Begins for McKinleyville Community Forest

    • I just looked at that map and it looks like the "low-density housing" (is that…

    • on November 14, 2015
  • Re: Funding Hunt Begins for McKinleyville Community Forest

    • Same old, same old. Simpson...excuse me...Green Diamond logged the shit out of that area in…

    • on November 13, 2015
  • Re: Move Over PG&E?

    • A municipal utility district is a better choice. This takes PG&E and the CPUC out…

    • on November 9, 2015
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