Thursday, July 30, 2020

NCJ Preview: Grand Jury Reports, Powers Creek Produce and Flocking Up

Posted By on Thu, Jul 30, 2020 at 12:33 PM

The Grand Jury reports are in — what does that mean? We're talking with Access Humboldt about how this team of volunteers acts as a kind of watchdog over everything in our county from criminal investigations to mental health care. And if you've ever thought about getting into the small-scale produce racket or raising your own chickens, we've got a pair of stories about how a Blue Lake stand cropped up to fill a need and how you can get hours of entertainment and the best eggs of your life by becoming a "flockster." Hit subscribe for weekly updates on stories around Humboldt County.
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Thursday, July 23, 2020

NCJ Preview: Early Prison Releases, Socially Distant Hikes and Lao Dishes on the Menu

Posted By on Thu, Jul 23, 2020 at 5:41 PM

This week we're taking a tour around the county with photographer Mark Larson, who's turned socially distant hiking into a mission. We're also looking at how Public Health and parole staff are handling the logistics and health concerns regarding early release for state prisoners. And if you've been waiting for Lao food to show up in a local restaurant, now is your moment — we'll share how chef Ronnie Worasen is bringing back khao poon and other specialties. Hit subscribe and get weekly updates on Humboldt stories.
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Thursday, July 16, 2020

NCJ Preview: How COVID-19 Hits Latinx Humboldt Hardest and Closing Bars and Dining Rooms

Posted By on Thu, Jul 16, 2020 at 1:12 PM

This week we're talking with Access Humboldt about the disproportionate impact of COVID-19 on Latinx and Hispanic communities in Humboldt. And as confirmed cases spike in California, spurring the closure of bars and ending indoor dining service, we'll share what restaurant and bar owners and workers are going through and how they're coping. Hit subscribe for weekly updates on Humboldt stories via the Journal's YouTube Channel.
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Friday, July 10, 2020

NCJ Preview: The COVID-19 Spike, Solo Swimming and Pie Shaming

Posted By on Fri, Jul 10, 2020 at 1:04 PM

This week we're looking at Humboldt's recent climb in COVID-19 cases — what's driving it and where it could lead in terms of reopening. We're also talking about getting lost swimming in the fog and a what to do with all those ripe summer blueberries and blackberries (spoiler: make a gorgeous tart). Hit subscribe for weekly updates on news and culture in our county.
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Thursday, July 2, 2020

NCJ Preview: Servers Under Pressure, Risking Bars and Barbecues, and Voting by Mail

Posted By on Thu, Jul 2, 2020 at 1:18 PM

This week's conversation with Access Humboldt starts with the flak Humboldt restaurant staff are taking from patrons who don't want to wear masks. On top of the stresses of increased protocols during the pandemic and exposure to scores of local and visiting customers, it's a lot. And while opening bars is a concern, Humboldt's public health officer warns casual socializing between households — our friends and families — is a major threat to safety. We've also got a breakdown of voting by mail in November. Hit subscribe for weekly updates. 
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