Tuesday, February 19, 2019

California, 15 Other States Sue Trump Over 'Manufactured' Crisis

Posted By on Tue, Feb 19, 2019 at 12:20 PM

gavel.jpg
Sixteen states, including California, are suing the Trump administration over the border national emergency declaration, filing a complaint Monday in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California.

The states are alleging that Trump’s move is “unlawful and unconstitutional” and based on a “manufactured ‘crisis’” despite evidence that unlawful border entries are at a 20-year low, immigrants are less likely than to commit crime and illegal drugs are usually smuggled via official ports of entry.

“He is willing to manipulate the Office of the Presidency to engage in unconstitutional theatre performed to convince his audience that he is committed to his ‘beautiful’ border wall,” said California Attorney General Xavier Becerra said in a Feb. 18 press release.

“Today, on Presidents Day, we take President Trump to court to block his misuse of presidential power. We’re suing President Trump to stop him from unilaterally robbing taxpayer funds lawfully set aside by Congress for the people of our states. For most of us, the Office of the Presidency is not a place for theatre.” he continued.


Continue reading »

  • Pin It
  • Favorite
  • Email

Tags: , , , , , , , ,

Monday, February 18, 2019

Hello there, Super Snow Moon

Posted By on Mon, Feb 18, 2019 at 12:30 PM

An aircraft taking off is seen passing in front of full moon in December of 2017. - NASA/BILL INGALLS
  • NASA/Bill Ingalls
  • An aircraft taking off is seen passing in front of full moon in December of 2017.
Move over Super Blood Wolf Moon, it’s the Super Snow Moon’s turn to shine.

Sure it’s not as snazzy a name and Tuesday’s moon lacks that added je ne sais quoi of a lunar eclipse, but the celestial orb will “look extremely large when it rises and sets,” according to NASA, the result of an illusion that occurs when the Moon is close to the horizon and our brain is “tricked into thinking the Moon is much closer to the objects that are in our line of sight.”

And, hey, it’s the second to the last one for the year, so enjoy. According to the website Time and Date, moonset in Eureka will occur at 7:22 a.m. Tuesday  — with the full moon reached at 7: 53 a.m. — and rise at 6:17 p.m.

The National Weather Service, however, forecasts rain is likely for that evening.

Continue reading »

  • Pin It
  • Favorite
  • Email

Tags: , , , ,

Saturday, February 16, 2019

Arcata Poised to OK Relocating McKinley. The Question is, Where?

Posted By on Sat, Feb 16, 2019 at 10:33 AM

Arcata City Council poised to OK McKinley relocation Wednesday. - FILE
  • File
  • Arcata City Council poised to OK McKinley relocation Wednesday.
The Arcata City Council is poised Wednesday to take a big step toward ridding the the city’s center of the statue of President William McKinley, where it has stood for more than a century.

Earlier this week, the city’s planning commission voted unanimously to recommend that the council certify an environmental impact report on the removal project, make necessary general plan amendments and find that there are “social concerns” that override the need to maintain the Arcata Plaza’s historic nature. On Wednesday, staff is recommending the city council approve the environmental review, approve the relocation and give some guidance as to just where McKinley will go.

There appear to be a number of options for the statue, which was unveiled on the plaza in 1906 but has become — in the eyes of some — a symbol of American imperialism and the suffering inflicted on native people throughout the world, prompting the council to vote last year to remove it. The environmental review document proposes the statue be moved to a city storage facility but the council can choose to modify that.

Continue reading »

  • Pin It
  • Favorite
  • Email

Tags: , , , , , , ,

Friday, February 15, 2019

Remains Found by the Eel River in 2016 Identified

Posted By on Fri, Feb 15, 2019 at 1:54 PM

George Preston Daniels - HCSO
  • HCSO
  • George Preston Daniels
When George Preston Daniels didn’t show up at the Humboldt County Courthouse on March 24, 2016, for charges stemming from what authorities said they believed was a marijuana rip-off, he became a wanted man. But, most likely, he was already dead.

The Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office confirmed today that remains found along the Eel River in May of 2016 were identified last month as belonging to Daniels.

Over the spring and summer of 2016, bounty hunters from a local bail bonds office had scoured the area — even hiring a small plane at one point to search for Daniels’ vehicle — to no avail, in spite of a reward offered by his bail bondsman.

In fact, his body had been found in May of that year by a person canoeing the Eel River near Stafford. At the time, Chief Deputy Coroner Ernie Stewart said it appeared the body had been there "quite some time" and the case was being treated as a homicide.

Continue reading »

  • Pin It
  • Favorite
  • Email

Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

Humboldt Bay Closed as Surf Pummels the Coast

Posted By on Fri, Feb 15, 2019 at 12:20 PM

harbor_closeure.jpg

The U.S. Coast Guard has closed the Humboldt Bay harbor entrance until futher notice due to the high surf.

Any vessel requesting to enter the safety zone is required to contact the Coast Guard VHF-FM channel 16 between 6:30 a.m. and 10 p.m. or to call the Humboldt Bay Sector at 839-6113 between 10 p.m. and 6:30 a.m.

The closure comes as high surf pummels the coast with breakers expected to reach heights of 25 feet. Read more about Humboldt's weather story here.
  • Pin It
  • Favorite
  • Email

Tags: , , , ,

UPDATE: Coast Guard Closes Harbor Entrance Due to High Surf, Winter Weather Continues (Video)

Posted By on Fri, Feb 15, 2019 at 10:38 AM

harbor_closeure.jpg
UPDATE:

The U.S. Coast Guard has closed the Humboldt Bay harbor entrance until futher notice due to the high surf.

Any vessel requesting to enter the safety zone is required to contact the Coast Guard VHF-FM channel 16 between 6:30 a.m. and 10 p.m. or to call the Humboldt Bay Sector at 839-6113 between 10 p.m. and 6:30 a.m.

PREVIOUS:
weatherstory3.png

Another winter storm warning is in effect for the region, with elevations above 2,500 feet slated to see another 10 to 20 inches of snow, according to the Eureka office of the National Weather Service.

Meanwhile, rain, hail and possible thunderstorms are forecast for the coast along with large swells expected to reach up to 25 feet by this evening, with increased “run-ups on beaches” and waves “topping and washing over large rocks and jetties.”

The weather service has issued a high surf advisory and urged mariners
“to exercise extreme caution or stay in port until the threat subsides” and to “contact the U.S. Coast Guard for information regarding harbor and bar closures.”

“These large waves will be capable of sweeping people into the frigid and turbulent ocean waters,” according to NWS. “Beachgoers need to stay farther back from the surf and off of jetties or rocks, and mariners should use extreme caution when operating near the surf zone.”

(If that's getting you down, enjoy a moment of Zen with reader Nick Jones' video capturing Humboldt's natural beauty amid the region's deep plunge into winter this week.)

For the latest weather information about specific locations, visit www.weather.gov/eureka.

Continue reading »

  • Pin It
  • Favorite
  • Email

Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

Huff to Trump: 'We'll See You in Court'

Posted By on Fri, Feb 15, 2019 at 9:24 AM

Jared Huffman. - CONGRESS
  • Congress
  • Jared Huffman.
North Coast Congressman Jared Huffman joined 299 of his colleagues Thursday in voting to pass a compromise funding agreement to keep the government opened in advance of today’s deadline.

And in a press release this morning, Huffman blasted President Trump’s declaration of a national emergency, calling it a “sham” and vowing: “We’ll see you in court.”

The bipartisan funding bill included $1.375 billion for border fencing — far short of the $5.7 billion the president had repeatedly demanded but enough to construct about 55 miles of border fencing. With the emergency declaration this morning, the Trump administration plans to divert $3.6 billion budgeted for military construction projects, another $2.5 billion from counter-narcotics programs and $600 million from an asset forfeiture fund. Coupled with the appropriation from Congress, that would give the president $8 billion to spend on his border wall.

But challenges loom. House Democrats plan to introduce a measure to reverse the declaration and some — like Huffman — have said they will take to the courts to block the declaration.

“I have one message to President Trump about his sham ‘national emergency’ declaration: we’ll see you in court,” Huffman said in a press release. “Trump’s last-ditch effort to secure his medieval border wall, with zero regard for the best interests of the American people or the facts, is a gross overstep and a clear violation of the rule of law. This months-long drama of his own making is clearly not an emergency, and now the courts and Congress will need to exercise checks and balances on an executive branch that is increasingly out of control.”

Continue reading »

  • Pin It
  • Favorite
  • Email

Tags: , , , , , ,

Thursday, February 14, 2019

Water Main Break Starts Vacation Early for Two Fortuna Schools

Posted By on Thu, Feb 14, 2019 at 9:26 PM

FUHSD
  • FUHSD
A broken water main is forcing the closure of two Fortuna Schools tomorrow.

East High posted, “School is CANCELLED for tomorrow due to a water main break. Mr. Millsap will be at school from 9-11 tomorrow morning for anyone who wants to come pick up work to do over break.”

Fortuna Union High posted, “Attention! Both East and Fortuna High will be closed tomorrow, 2/15, because of a broken water main. There is no current running water at the school. Enjoy the week off! See you Monday, 2/25.”
  • Pin It
  • Favorite
  • Email

Tags: , , , ,

UPDATE: Eel River Forecast to Exceed Flood Stage This Afternoon

Posted By on Thu, Feb 14, 2019 at 10:09 AM

fernbridge_flood.png
UPDATE:

When one road closes another opens here in Humboldt as the winter weather pattern continues.
According to the county, Ishi Pishi Road is now open without restrictions but Cannibal Island Road is “marked as flooded.”

"Prolonged periods of rain are causing flooding throughout Humboldt County," a county road update states. "Expect flooded roads especially in low lying areas."

PREVIOUS:

The Eel River at Fernbridge is expected to exceed flood stage by early this afternoon, according to the Humboldt County Office of Emergency Services.

The National Weather Service’s flood watch for the region remains in effect until 4 p.m.
According to OES, the Eel River at Fernbridge is forecast to reach the 20-foot mark at 2 p.m., cresting at under 22 feet later tonight.

“Highway 211 is not anticipated to close,” an OES Tweet states. “Livestock should remain on high ground.”

For the latest weather information about specific locations, visit www.weather.gov/eureka. To monitor river conditions, visit NOAA's Calfornia Nevada River Forecast Center website here.


Continue reading »

  • Pin It
  • Favorite
  • Email

Tags: , , , , , ,

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Death Investigation in Eureka Near Hikshari’ Trailhead

Posted By on Wed, Feb 13, 2019 at 3:22 PM

EPD and Humboldt Bay Fire at the scene. - MARK MCKENNA
  • Mark McKenna
  • EPD and Humboldt Bay Fire at the scene.
Law enforcement is investigating after a man was found dead after 2 p.m. today in a heavily vegetated area near the old Tallow Works not far from the Hikshari’ trailhead off Herrick Avenue in south Eureka.

Law enforcement and Humboldt Bay Fire responded to the scene and the coroner has been called.

Nothing appears suspicious at this time, according to Eureka Police CSET Sgt. Leonard LaFrance.
  • Pin It
  • Favorite
  • Email

Tags: , , ,

Recent Comments

socialize

Facebook | Twitter

© 2019 North Coast Journal

Website powered by Foundation