Friday, November 30, 2018

HumSport: Your Week in Sports Photos

Posted By on Fri, Nov 30, 2018 at 11:43 AM

The annual Jogg'N Shoppe Turkey Trot cleared out some appetite for runners who toot off early Thanksgiving morning from Second and F streets in Old Town, Eureka. - JOSE QUEZADA
  • Jose Quezada
  • The annual Jogg'N Shoppe Turkey Trot cleared out some appetite for runners who toot off early Thanksgiving morning from Second and F streets in Old Town, Eureka.

Local photographer Jose Quezada has launched a pair of new websites, HumSport and HumLook, showcasing the work of local photographers. Photographers will be uploading galleries of photos on both sites regularly, showcasing their best images of local sports, cultural events and landscapes. High-resolution downloads of the images are also available for $5 apiece.

The Journal is partnering with Quezada and the sites to bring you regular slideshows offering a glimpse of what these photographers have captured. The below slideshow is from HumSport. To see more or to purchase downloads of any of these images, visit www.HumSport.com.

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Thursday, November 29, 2018

North Coast Night Lights: Milky Way over South Fork Eel River — Painting with Light

Posted By on Thu, Nov 29, 2018 at 12:29 PM

South Fork Eel River beneath the Milky Way at the California Federation of Women’s Clubs Grove on the Avenue of the Giants. - DAVID WILSON
  • David Wilson
  • South Fork Eel River beneath the Milky Way at the California Federation of Women’s Clubs Grove on the Avenue of the Giants.
The word “photography” literally means “light painting” and there is something about taking that idea and actually adding my own strokes of light that appeals to me. Nighttime gives me the opportunity to make images that are illuminated in ways we don’t usually see, whether from moonlight, artificial ambient light sources or light that I may apply to an area myself. Let me share with you one such light-painted image from a dark summer’s midnight in Southern Humboldt.

Coursing among giant redwoods, the South Fork Eel River slipped quietly by the California Federation of Women's Clubs Grove, while the Milky Way made its silent passage across the sky. Not a human soul was about that night after midnight, though during the day this Humboldt Redwoods State Park spot on the Avenue of the Giants is very popular. I had seen many people enjoying the river and day use area of the Grove when scouting here that afternoon to see how the Milky Way would lie at night.

One of the reasons I am drawn to photographing the night is for the opportunity it gives me to add my own touch in the form of painted light to create something unique. Because it is dark, I have to leave the camera shutter open for extended periods, and that gives me time to apply light selectively to areas of a scene, often using a flashlight. Such was the case with this image.

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HumLook: Birds, Sunsets and Samba

Posted By on Thu, Nov 29, 2018 at 11:25 AM

Marbled godwit navigate fishing areas near Klopp Lake at the Arcata Marsh and Wildlife Sanctuary. - JOSE QUEZADA
  • Jose Quezada
  • Marbled godwit navigate fishing areas near Klopp Lake at the Arcata Marsh and Wildlife Sanctuary.

Local photographer Jose Quezada has launched a pair of new websites, HumSport and HumLook, showcasing the work of a team of local photographers. Photographers will be uploading galleries of photos on both sites regularly, showcasing their best images of local sports, cultural events and landscapes. High-resolution downloads of the images are also available for $5 apiece.

The Journal is partnering with Quezada and the sites to bring you regular slideshows offering a glimpse of what these photographers have captured. The below slideshow is from HumLook. To see more or to purchase downloads of any of these images, visit www.HumLook.com.

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Wednesday, November 28, 2018

UPDATE: 'Most Bud I Have Ever Seen in One Place,' Officer says of 16K Pound Bust

Posted By on Wed, Nov 28, 2018 at 10:49 AM

Marijuana bud mounded over a trench which was created by law enforcement to bury and destroy the seized product. - HCSO
  • HCSO
  • Marijuana bud mounded over a trench which was created by law enforcement to bury and destroy the seized product.
Yesterday, the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Drug Enforcement Unit (DEU) in conjunction with multiple agencies served warrants on four properties they believe to be related in the 4100 block of Wilder Ridge is southwestern Humboldt County.

Lt. Mike Fridley of the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office described the scene as having the “most bud I have ever seen in one place.” He told the Redheaded Blackbelt that there was over 16,000 pounds of mostly processed bud. While some wasn’t in final manicure form, it had been mainly broken down into palm-sized flowers. More than $40,000 was found as well.

The team dug a trench three feet deep to bury the marijuana in the mud in order to destroy it but, there was so much, it mounded over the top and additional work had to be done, he explained.

Fridley described a high level of sophistication at the grow, with about 30 workers on site. Most of them, he explained, used passports from Eastern European nations to identify themselves. “There was a 30 person manicuring room,” Fridley said. “And a commercial kitchen.” He added that they had the biggest generator he’d ever seen.

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UPDATE: Rollover Crash Near St. Joseph

Posted By on Wed, Nov 28, 2018 at 10:29 AM

A firefighter surveys the rollover. [All photos by Stormy Taylor] - STORMY TAYLOR
  • Stormy Taylor
  • A firefighter surveys the rollover. [All photos by Stormy Taylor]
Two vehicles collided in Eureka just before 10 a.m. One vehicle rolled over and the occupants were reported trapped at the intersection of Harrison Avenue and Buhne Street not far from the St. Joseph Hospital.

The ambulance picked up at least one patient and transported them to the hospital. The intersection was blocked for a time but one lane is now open.
The CHP Incident Page indicates it was a minor injury accident.

There were several crashes on local roadways this morning, including another rollover on U.S. Highway 101 around 8 a.m. that occurred by the Indianola Cutoff north of Eureka involving a single car that went off the road. Few details were available but the CHP Incident Page later updated the incident to a major injury crash.

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Tuesday, November 27, 2018

ABC Moves Forward with Revoking Liquor Licenses for Arcata Bars

Posted By on Tue, Nov 27, 2018 at 5:43 PM

Bar row. - THADEUS GREENSON
  • Thadeus Greenson
  • Bar row.
The California Bureau of Alcohol Beverage Control has adopted a judge’s recommendation to permanently revoke the liquor licenses for popular longtime Arcata bars Sidelines and Toby & Jack’s.

The decision, which comes just a couple of weeks after Administrative Law Judge Alberto Roldan issued a scathing ruling that substantiated a combined 30 allegations against the establishments and recommended their liquor licenses be pulled, becomes permanent 30 days after it's delivered to the license holders, in this case Costanzos Genco Olive Oil Co., Inc, owned by Salvatore “Sal” Costanzo and his son Michael. Within that 30-day period, the Costanzos can petition ABC’s Board of Appeals to reconsider, which their attorney has indicated they intend to do.

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Gun Prompts Lockdowns at Hoopa Schools

Posted By on Tue, Nov 27, 2018 at 2:38 PM

This morning, Hoopa Elementary, Hoopa High and Captain John schools in the Hoopa Valley were put on lockdown after a firearm was found on campus at Hoopa Elementary. An investigation followed.

“At the conclusion of the investigation, we determined that students and staff were not in harm’s way,” reads a letter posted on the Hoopa Elementary Facebook page. “A student was placed into custody. The firearm was not loaded nor was there an intent to load or acquire ammunition.

See the full letter below:
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Editor's note: This report first appeared on www.kymkemp.com and is reposted here with permission.
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SpongeBob Creator, HSU Alum Hillenburg Dies at 57

Posted By on Tue, Nov 27, 2018 at 10:33 AM

Stephen Hillenburg - SUBMITTED
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Stephen Hillenburg, the Humboldt State University graduate best known for creating the beloved animated world of SpongeBob SquarePants, has died. He was 57.

Hillenburg credited his time at HSU for nurturing his fascination with marine biology and love of art, which ultimately merged together in the colorful creatures of Bikini Bottom, including a young sponge who lived in a pineapple under the sea.
In a nod to the role the university played in his success, Hillenburg and his wife Karen recently created the Stephen Hillenburg Marine Science Research Award Endowment at HSU with a $135,000 gift “to provide grant awards for student research projects in marine biology, oceanography and marine fisheries,” according to a September release from HSU.

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Thursday, November 22, 2018

Fortuna CCC Crews Heading Home From Florida

Posted By on Thu, Nov 22, 2018 at 3:01 PM

Fortuna Corpsmember Kali Madding hauls off a removed tree limb as her crew works to clear a resident’s driveway. - CCC
  • CCC
  • Fortuna Corpsmember Kali Madding hauls off a removed tree limb as her crew works to clear a resident’s driveway.
Fortuna crew members of the California Conservation Corps are scheduled to head home today after helping out with damage caused by Hurricane Michael in Florida.

According to a release, the corps members mainly worked in Bay and Gulf counties, two of the hardest hit by the massive storm that killed at least 60 and wiped an entire town off the map.

“You feel heartbroken that you cannot do more,” Fortuna corpsmember Kali Madding said in a release. “These communities need more help from everyone in the country.”


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Wednesday, November 21, 2018

North Coast Night Lights: 1964 High Water on the Avenue

Posted By on Wed, Nov 21, 2018 at 11:52 AM

“High Water Dec 1964,” reads the sign at chest level. Arrows on the pole draw the eye to the true marker far above. Avenue of the Giants at Weott, Humboldt County, California. - DAVID WILSON
  • David Wilson
  • “High Water Dec 1964,” reads the sign at chest level. Arrows on the pole draw the eye to the true marker far above. Avenue of the Giants at Weott, Humboldt County, California.
In 1964 a perfect storm of snow melt and heavy rains caused a historic flood in Humboldt County and the greater Pacific Northwest. Along the Eel River watershed, the raging flood waters wiped out roads, bridges, and entire communities. U.S. Highway 101 was submerged at some points. That was before my memory, and now most of its effects have been blurred by the passage of time, but there are still some physical reminders commemorating the event visible from the road.

You may have seen the high water marker on the west side of U.S. Highway 101 a little north of the Salmon Creek exit in Southern Humboldt. Another mark sits atop a pole on the Avenue of the Giants at Weott; almost out of sight at the top of the tall pole is a marker showing how deep the Avenue was beneath the surface of the flooding Eel River.

The history and mystery of this past reminder of nature’s awesome power drew my interest to the marker at Weott. I doubt that I’ve ever passed by this marker, nor the one near Salmon Creek, without at least glancing at it and marveling for a moment at the sheer volume of water that the flood had sent gushing through these places continuously for days, all up and down the river, and all over the region. That is a mind-bending amount of water pouring from the skies.
Looking south past the High Water mark along the Avenue of the Giants at Weott. - DAVID WILSON
  • David Wilson
  • Looking south past the High Water mark along the Avenue of the Giants at Weott.

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