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PG&E explains Ukiah power outage

Commuters were at a standstill late Saturday afternoon on North State Street near the Highway 101 interchange, where the traffic signal was the victim of an apparent power outage, causing a rather lengthy traffic backup, along with confusion.

Numerous other businesses and residences in the Ukiah area also went dark around 4:15 p.

2 Mar 2015 at 3:14pm
by By Adam Randall @udjadam on Twitter

Ukiah teen dead after early Saturday crash

A Ukiah teen was killed and two other were injured in a suspected alcohol involved high-speed crash in Sonoma County early Saturday morning, the California Highway Patrol confirmed Monday.

Keila Verdusco, 17, died after the Toyota Echo she was driving ran off the road at the Hearn Avenue off-ramp on southbound Highway 101 in Santa Rosa, said CHP Capt.

2 Mar 2015 at 1:41pm
by By Adam Randall @udjadam on Twitter

Covelo man arrested on suspected attempted murder charge

A Covelo man was arrested on the afternoon of Feb. 21 after threatening to kill two men at a local mobile home park, according to a statement from Lt. Greg Stefani of the Mendocino County Sheriff's Office.

MCSO deputies were dispatched to the Covelo Mobile Home Park on Howard Street in Covelo around 1:40 p.

2 Mar 2015 at 10:36am
by By Ukiah Daily Journal staff

From the archives: A 1945 Ukiah birthday party

Feb. 19, 1945

The Redwood Journal

Birthdays are marked at party on Tuesday

A baby boy and his mother's best girl friend, the former born on President Roosevelt's birthday and the latter on Abraham Lincoln's natal day, celebrated their anniversaries together when Mrs. Walter Lemmerz entertained Tuesday, February 13, in her home.

28 Feb 2015 at 11:04pm

Ukiah police and fire log: Sunday, March 1, 2015

By Ukiah Daily Journal staff


The following were compiled from reports prepared by the Mendocino County Sheriff's Office:

CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE: Jody A. McCoy, 26, of Ukiah, was arrested at 1:51 p.m. Wednesday on suspicion of possession of a controlled substance, and booked at the county jail under $37,500 bail.

28 Feb 2015 at 10:42pm

Public views returned telescope at Ukiah's Observatory Park

An hour into its reintroduction to the public, the historic Zenith telescope had been observed and admired by at least 40 people at Ukiah's Observatory Park Saturday afternoon.

The telescope, dating back to the late 1800s, is on loan to the city through the end of the year from the U.S. Department of Commerce - National Geodetic Survey, according to the Ukiah Latitude Observatory.

28 Feb 2015 at 10:41pm
by By Adam Randall @udjadam on Twitter

New Mendocino County Business Improvement District agreement being hashed out

A new Mendocino County Business Improvement District agreement may be on the horizon soon, one that would affect local lodging owners and tourism promotional entities.

The proposed agreement would include an increase of the current 1 percent room rent assessment to 2 percent, while keeping the 50 percent county match, guarantee that a proportion of new revenue go to direct promotion and marketing, and create a single governing board to administer the BID.

28 Feb 2015 at 10:39pm
by By Adam Randall @udjadam on Twitter

Ukiah celebrates Chinese New Year

China began to welcome in the Year of the Sheep on Feb. 19, and on Saturday, Ukiah did the same.

In what is becoming an annual tradition, the Ukiah Main Street Program and the Developing Virtue Boys School from the City of 10,000 Buddhas have partnered for the fourth year in a row, bringing the Lantern Festival to Alex R.

28 Feb 2015 at 10:38pm
by By Adam Randall @udjadam on Twitter

Seabiscuit's win at Santa Anita to be celebrated at 75th anniversary event

ARCADIA>> On Saturday, March 7, Mendocino Film Festival Executive Director Michael Fox will represent Mendocino at Santa Anita Park for the 75th anniversary of Seabiscuit's historic win. He will be attending as the guest of the Seabiscuit Heritage Foundation.

"I am honored to participate in this momentous occasion," Fox said.

28 Feb 2015 at 8:16pm
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'Grit and Grief': Grace Hudson Museum to present songs of the Civil War

March 8 concert free to public with museum admission


On Sunday, March 8, from 2 to 3:30 p.m., the Grace Hudson Museum will present a live performance of music from the U.S. Civil War, featuring songs from sheet music in the museum's collections belonging to Grace Hudson's family.

28 Feb 2015 at 7:55pm

Eureka Times-Standard

Trinidad man arrested in Eureka alcohol sting

Eureka police arrested a Trinidad man Saturday during the department's decoy shoulder tap operation.

Officers arrested Shanon Dennis Korb, 41 years old, on suspicion of furnishing alcohol to minors.

Under the program, a minor decoy waits outside a establishment that sells liquor and approaches an adult asking him or her to purchase alcohol.

2 Mar 2015 at 10:40pm
by The Times-Standard

HSU VP shares university expansion plans

Committee members will also discuss marijuana legislation and related issues including clusters or innovation area of marijuana-related businesses. City staff will update the committee on the Creamery Economic Overlay Zone, Valley West and streamlining the permitting process.

For more information, call the city of Arcata at 707-822-5951.

2 Mar 2015 at 10:35pm
by The Times-Standard Humboldt State University Vice President of Administrative Affairs Joyce Lopes will provide an update on the university and its e

Eureka decoy operation nabs one Trinidad man arrested for buying alcohol for ...

Eureka police arrested a Trinidad man Saturday during the departments Decoy Shoulder Tap Operation.

Officers arrested Shanon Dennis Korb, 41 years old, of Trinidad for allegedly furnishing alcohol to minors.

Under the program, a minor waits outside a establishment that sells liquor and approaches an adult asking him or her to purchase alcohol.

2 Mar 2015 at 10:48am
by The Times-Standard

The Chalet: 40 egg-cellent years of breakfasts

One, maybe two tables were open mid-morning Friday at The Chalet House of Omelettes on Fifth Street in Eureka. Coffee-carrying servers bustled back and forth, diners chatted and cut into the namesake entree - letting out the cheese, meat and other goodies wrapped in an egg sheath. Others sliced into steaming stacks of pancakes or searched for biscuits hidden under creamy gravy.

1 Mar 2015 at 4:43pm
by By Jessie Faulkner

'Cruise for Cancer' raises funds, awareness

St. Joseph Hospital and Holland America Line are partnering to help fight cancer on the North Coast with a weeklong Alaska cruise setting sail on Aug. 8.

A portion of the proceeds from "Cruise for Cancer" ticket sales will directly benefit cancer care and services at St. Joseph Hospital in Eureka.

1 Mar 2015 at 4:42pm
by By Heather Shelton

Council to take second look at energy program

Although the Eureka City Council voted to participate in the clean-energy financing program known as Property Assessed Clean Energy -- or PACE -- in January, the council may take a second look after learning that the Federal Housing Financing Agency is actively opposing the measure.

In its most basic terms, PACE vendors provide upfront funding for a variety of energy/water efficient upgrades to residential and commercial buildings.

28 Feb 2015 at 11:02pm
by By Jessie Faulkner

Movers and Shakers: HSU president honored, CPA firm news

Rossbacher honored as trailblazer

Humboldt State University President Lisa Rossbacher is one of six California State University presidents to receive the 2015 Trailblazer Award, which honors the achievements and leadership of women in academia. Granted by Leadership California, the annual award recognizes women who are pioneers in their field.

28 Feb 2015 at 10:55pm
by The Times-Standard

Speed limits lowered in Eureka

By mid-March, police officers can begin citing motorists who exceed the new lower speed limits established on 14 of the city's streets. Some of the new signs are already in place. Once the Eureka City Council adopts the ordinance necessary to put those limits into effect, an action set for March 17, those who exceed the new speed limits can be ticketed, according to Eureka Police Capt.

27 Feb 2015 at 10:29pm
by By Jessie Faulkner Drive slower on Eureka's main drags or accept the consequences.

HSU President receives 2015 Trailblazer Award

The following is a news release from Humboldt State University:

Six CSU Presidents Honored as Trailblazers

Humboldt State University President Lisa Rossbacher is one of six California State University presidents to receive the 2015 Trailblazer Award, which honors the achievements and leadership of women in academia.

27 Feb 2015 at 12:14pm
by The Times-Standard

Powering up for alternative energy options

Supporting renewable energy and providing cheaper power continue to fuel the city of Arcata's interest in purchasing and re-selling electricity to its residents. Becoming a Community Choice Aggregation -- or CCA -- has been under discussion since at least 2007.

While the city of Arcata's size is impractical for purchasing electricity on its own, city leaders are contemplating joining Sonoma Clean Power, a CCA that began providing power last year to the residents of Santa Rosa, Sonoma, Windsor,...

26 Feb 2015 at 11:23pm
by By Jessie Faulkner

North Coast Journal

Jury Convicts Wilde of Murder, Five Other Charges
After deliberating for about five hours, a federal jury today convicted Mikal Xylon Wilde of six charges, including the murder of one of the men working his Kneeland marijuana farm in 2010. Wilde faces life in federal prison when sentenced in the case on June 3.

Wilde?s trial began last month with prosecutors alleging that the 33-year-old gunned down two workers at his growing operation, killing Mario Roberto Juarez-Madrid and critically wounding Fernando Lopez.?

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2 Mar 2015 at 4:41pm
by Thadeus Greenson

HumBug: Zombie Dung Flies

A couple of days ago while working in my front yard, I noticed insects flying around down near ankle height. Taking it as an excuse to stop working I paused and watched.?

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1 Mar 2015 at 4:30pm
by Anthony Westkamper

Tres Noches

On the cusp of the Cuban slave rebellion, a mixed-race woman in 19th century Cuba woos a white man by using her religion ? Santerķa, a blend of Yoruba mythology, Catholicism and in-digenous tradition. During a 40-day Uruguayan Carnival in Montevideo, an illiterate 11-year-old newsboy of African descent learns to read from the newspaper office's night janitor, a seemingly magical character.?

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1 Mar 2015 at 11:26am

Wrongful Death Suit Filed Against Eureka; EPD Complaint Review Raises Questions
The mother of a 42-year-old man who died in the Humboldt County jail hours after being arrested by Eureka police officers last year has filed a federal wrongful death lawsuit seeking unspecified damages.

Brought on behalf of Stephany Borges, Daren Borges?s mother, the suit filed Thursday alleges officers violated Borges? rights when they forcefully arrested him at about 2 p.m. on June 13, 2014 on suspicion of misdemeanor public intoxication. Then, the claim alleges officers were negligen...
28 Feb 2015 at 3:42pm
by Thadeus Greenson

Leonard Nimoy, Bigfoot Hunter
?It?s hard to imagine corner of our crowded world where a giant man-like creature could roam free, yet there?s persuasive evidence that Bigfoot is real.?

If you?re feeling nostalgic about Leonard Nimoy, take a look back at his In Search of? episode featuring local legend Bigfoot. Most of it centers on Sasquatch investigators and sightings in Oregon and Washington, but Nimoy also features footage from the Patterson-Gimlin film which was (arguably) filmed in Humboldt County.


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27 Feb 2015 at 5:31pm
by Grant Scott-Goforth

That Time The Foo Fighters Played Arcata
We almost missed making note of an anniversary near and dear to longtime A-towners' hearts. Thankfully, British weekly music mag NME reminded us about the significance of Feb. 23, 1995: Back To The Foo-ture: 20 Years On, The Story Of Foo Fighters' First Ever Show. 

The story starts off slagging on Arcata as a place "where not much happens," before launching into a description of how "the town became a footnote on the story of arguably the biggest band on the planet."?

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26 Feb 2015 at 1:12pm
by Jennifer Savage

Wild Child
by Lauri Rose hair-mess little girl, tree-climbing chaos tomboy girl?

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26 Feb 2015 at 1:00am
by Lauri Rose

Fish On!
by Terry Torgerson

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26 Feb 2015 at 1:00am
by Terry Torgerson

Hum Plate Round-up
Broadened horizons by Jennifer Fumiko Cahill Big Dipper It's not your fault you skip over something like bean dip on a menu.?

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26 Feb 2015 at 1:00am
by Jennifer Fumiko Cahill

Style Counsel
What to wear and where to go by Jennifer Savage L et's mix it up a bit. Pick something you wouldn't usually gravitate toward and give it a go.?

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26 Feb 2015 at 1:00am
by Jennifer Savage

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