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Friday, December 7, 2018

Body Found in Eel River May Be Missing Santa Rosa Man

Posted By on Fri, Dec 7, 2018 at 12:53 PM

The SHCTR team works with the Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office on the details for recovering the body. - TALIA ROSE
  • Talia Rose
  • The SHCTR team works with the Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office on the details for recovering the body.
The Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office is looking into whether the body found earlier this week by a wildlife photographer in the Eel River is that of a Santa Rosa man who was last seen heading home after a trip to Eureka in November.

A release states that the missing man’s family contacted the MCSO after hearing reports of the recovery. His vehicle was later located near Confusion Hill, which is about 6 miles upriver from where the body was located and he matches the general description of the body that as found.

Read previous Journal coverage of the discovery of the body and the recovery efforts here and here.

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Thursday, December 6, 2018

'This is a Human Being': A Volunteer Rescue Team Dropped Everything to Recover a Body Found in the Eel River

Posted By on Thu, Dec 6, 2018 at 10:45 AM

The tech team uses a series of ropes to carefully free the body, which was snagged on a tree. - TALIA ROSE
  • Talia Rose
  • The tech team uses a series of ropes to carefully free the body, which was snagged on a tree.
The recent rains had pushed the waters of the Eel River higher and the sound the cold current rushing over rocks was loud when Southern Humboldt County Technical Rescue team member Thomas Norris met up with Talia Rose yesterday near the Humboldt-Mendocino county line.

“She had messaged us on Facebook about 12:45,” explained Norris, a Caltrans worker who volunteers his time with the team.

Rose, a wildlife photographer had seen what she initially thought was the carcass of a deer. She had even posted about the encounter on her local nature page. But then, a comment made her second guess what might have been lying in the water. She reached out to the SHCTR team who are well-known for their work locally.

The two met up and walked up the river. When they arrived, Norris said he could tell it was a body. “I tried to wade over but it was too deep,” he said.

Meanwhile, four other members of the SHCTR team were arriving. Diana Totten and Aurora Studebaker, both Southern Humboldt businesswomen, were there soon after Norris.

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Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Grandmother Found Dying on Eureka Street

Posted By on Tue, Dec 4, 2018 at 12:33 PM

Bryan Hall of the Eureka Rescue Mission. - MARK MCKENNA
  • Mark McKenna
  • Bryan Hall of the Eureka Rescue Mission.
About 7:15 a.m. Monday, a Native American woman was found unresponsive off an alleyway near the 1700 block of Fourth Street in Eureka. Though an officer administered CPR to the woman, Debra Jealous of Him, she was later pronounced dead.

Jealous of Him, who most recently lived on the streets of Eureka, had earlier lived in Hoopa.

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Eureka Considers Moving Forward with Indian Island Transfer

Posted By on Tue, Dec 4, 2018 at 10:58 AM

Tuluwat, on Indian Island. - FILE
  • File
  • Tuluwat, on Indian Island.
The Eureka City Council is slated tonight to decide whether to move forward with transferring ownership of Indian Island back to the Wiyot Tribe.

The city’s planning commission voted unanimously last month to find that the 202 acres of land the city owns on Indian Island are not required for “current or future public use” and is thus surplus property. The council will consider tomorrow whether to officially declare the property surplus and direct the city manager to negotiate transferring the land back to the tribe.


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Monday, December 3, 2018

Update: Badly Injured Boy Flown Out of the Area

Posted By on Mon, Dec 3, 2018 at 2:46 PM

Emergency vehicles prepare the landing zone for the helicopter at Berry Summit. - CALTRANS TRAFFIC CAM
  • Caltrans Traffic Cam
  • Emergency vehicles prepare the landing zone for the helicopter at Berry Summit.
A 4- or 5-year-old boy from the Hoopa area was taken by helicopter to an out-of-the-area hospital after receiving major injuries today in what appears to be an accident involving “some sort of firework,” according to Samantha Karges, public information specialist with the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office.

“About 12:45 p.m. we received a call from Grasshopper Lane. There was a child with major injuries,” she said.


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Sunday, December 2, 2018

Eureka Man ID'd as Person Found Dead in Burning Van, Daughter Says

Posted By on Sun, Dec 2, 2018 at 1:26 PM

Frank Pinckney - MCSO
  • MCSO
  • Frank Pinckney
The body found in a burning van Nov. 24 in a pullout a few miles west of Leggett on U.S. Highway 1 has been identified as missing Eureka man, Frank Pinckney, his daughter Jasmine Barreto said today. He was 58.

“They matched dental records and confirmed,” she told Redheaded Blackbelt. “I was notified Thursday.”

A witness saw a white male, described as weighing about 180 pounds and wearing a white jumpsuit with logging boots, fleeing the scene. “His leg was on fire,” Jamie Rennie, the witness, previously told Redheaded Blackbelt. “He was patting his leg and jumping around. … He was yelling incoherently and ran around to the back of the vehicle.” After that, Rennie lost track of the man.

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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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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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