Saturday, April 3, 2021

NCJ Preview: Inside a Vaccination Clinic and a Cooperative Approach to Breakfast

Posted By on Sat, Apr 3, 2021 at 10:07 AM

This week we're talking about the Journal's new owner, the mass vaccination clinics put on by Mad River Community Hospital and the push to reach herd immunity in Humboldt County. Plus, we discuss a cooperative new breakfast venture in Arcata. For weekly updates on Humboldt stories, hit subscribe.

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Saturday, March 27, 2021

NCJ Preview: Anti-Asian Racism, Government Transparency and Those EPD Texts

Posted By on Sat, Mar 27, 2021 at 9:00 AM

This week we're talking about how the recent shootings in Atlanta and their aftermath fit a historic pattern of anti-Asian racism and how the national trend ripples to Humboldt. We've also got the Foilies, the annual roundup of outrageous incidents of redaction and refusal of public records. And we're following up on the Eureka Police Department scandal relating to violent and misogynistic leaked text messages. For weekly updates on Humboldt stories, hit subscribe.
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Monday, March 22, 2021

NCJ Preview: A Cannabis Con Uncovered, Infusion Fails and Wishful Strains

Posted By on Mon, Mar 22, 2021 at 10:37 AM

In a roundup of our annual Cannabis Issue, we've got the story of how Rohnert Park police got busted for allegedly making shady pot busts, taking cash and weed for themselves, then trying to cover it up. We've also got the hilarious cautionary tale of a writer who tried to infuse homemade mozzarella and a satirical list of cannabis strains made for 2021. Hit subscribe for weekly updates on stories from around Humboldt County.
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Saturday, March 13, 2021

NCJ Preview: The Breakdown on COVID-19 and Vaccines, and Asian Takeout in Hoopa

Posted By on Sat, Mar 13, 2021 at 10:38 AM

It's been a week full of news about Humboldt's new COVID-19 cases, risk tier, and vaccine availability and distribution. We'll give you the rundown on where things stand right now. We've also got a story about how a Native family food business is thriving at the Hoopa Trading Post, bringing Southeast Asian home cooking to folks there under a different approach to boosting the economy. Hit subscribe for weekly updates on stories from around Humboldt County.
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Saturday, March 6, 2021

NCJ Preview: Klamath Dam Turning Point and New Food Trucks

Posted By on Sat, Mar 6, 2021 at 10:49 AM

The agreement to remove the Klamath dams has never seemed so promising but it's taken generations of Native activists and organizers to get here. We're talking about the behind-the-scenes moves, protests and a showdown on the river with Berkshire Hathaway executives, and how they impacted the fight. Also, a trio of new food trucks are feeding locals' cravings for fried chicken, hot salsa, New Orleans fare and COVID-adapted bar service. Hit subscribe for weekly updates on Humboldt County stories.
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Saturday, February 27, 2021

NCJ Preview: Humboldt's COVID Variant and Under the Table Food Businesses

Posted By on Sat, Feb 27, 2021 at 12:26 PM

Humboldt is back in the red risk tier — we'll talk about why and what it means, as well as how the county ended up with its own COVID variant. Also, home cooks and out-of-work professionals are cooking and selling meals from home to make ends meet. But unlike in other counties in California, it's not legal. Hit subscribe to get updates on local stories every week.
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Saturday, February 20, 2021

NCJ Preview: Heartbreak in Loleta, a New Restaurant Model

Posted By on Sat, Feb 20, 2021 at 10:35 AM

We're running through what we know so far about the triple homicide on the Bear River Band of the Rohnerville Rancheria in Loleta that took the lives of Nikki Dion Metcalf and Margarett Lee Moon, both 40, and Moon's 16-year-old daughter, Shelly Autumn Mae Moon. This week's cover story goes into the Humboldt County Sheriffs Department's response and the multi-state hunt for the suspect now in custody. We've also got a look at New Americana, a local food business that's looking to transform itself from a delivery-only nighttime restaurant to a meal subscription service. Hit subscribe to get weekly updates on stories from around Humboldt County. 
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Saturday, February 13, 2021

NCJ Preview: HSU's Polytechnic Hopes and a Skate Ramp Grows in Petrolia

Posted By on Sat, Feb 13, 2021 at 10:00 AM

Is Humboldt State University ready to become a STEM-heavy polytechnic? We're discussing the financial boon and the housing burden if it happens. And if you've ever wondered how that half pipe out in the middle of Petrolia got there, we've got the tale of how the community pulled together to build it and keep it going for 21 years. Finally, if you've hit the "pandemic wall," maybe a little humor and meditation will help keep you going. Hit subscribe for weekly updates on stories from around Humboldt County.
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Saturday, February 6, 2021

NCJ Preview: Eureka's Needle Exchange Battle and Supporting BIPOC Youth

Posted By on Sat, Feb 6, 2021 at 12:02 PM

This week we're looking into how and why the city of Eureka continues to butt heads with Humboldt Area Center for Harm Reduction over needle exchange. Also, we're talking about a new local nonprofit nurturing and supporting BIPOC youth, HC Black Music and Arts Association. Its organizers are putting on Harambee Liberation Month, a series of Zoom workshops, classes and presentations, as well as a memorial march for kids and families, all February. Hit subscribe for weekly updates on stories from around the county.
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Saturday, January 30, 2021

NCJ Preview: A Broken Recycling System and a Crab Cioppino for the Ages

Posted By on Sat, Jan 30, 2021 at 11:22 AM

This week we're looking at California's recycling deposit system and how it became broken to the point local residents have to drive to Crescent City to redeem their deposits or just accept the deposits as a kind of tax, while local grocers face new fees. It's a mess. Speaking of which, get out your bibs because it's time for crab cioppino! NCJ Freelancer Rod Kausen shares his mother's recipe, which was a mainstay at Ferndale's Ivanhoe for years.

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