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1915: Fourth of July celebrations in Mendocino County

Ukiah Republican Press

July 9, 1915

Crowds of people here for Fourth

...That the state highway is an inducement to pleasure seekers to come this way was demonstrated last Saturday, Sunday and Monday. Literally hundreds of auto parties leaving San Francisco for the 4th were in Ukiah.

4 Jul 2015 at 5:37pm
by Jody Martinez

Ukiah police and fire log: Sunday, July 5, 2015

By Ukiah Daily Journal staff


The following were compiled from reports prepared by the Ukiah Police Department. To anonymously report crime information, call 463-6205.

BURGLARY: A report was made to police at 9:10 a.m. Wednesday from the 700 block of South Dora Street that a "car was broken into and everything was taken.

4 Jul 2015 at 4:39pm

Renewable energy: Ukiah '70 percent carbon free'

Mel Grandi is excited about Ukiah's power. He is the city's electrical utility director, and is happy to talk about the carbon-free sources of 65- to 70 percent of that power.

In 2008, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger signed an executive order that "…all retail sellers of electricity shall serve 33% of their load with renewable energy by 2020.

3 Jul 2015 at 7:09pm
by By Sarah Reith for Ukiah Daily Journal

Mendocino County to consider CaliforniaFIRST on Tuesday

The Mendocino County Board of Supervisors will consider passing a resolution Tuesday to adopt CaliforniaFIRST, a program that would allow property owners to finance home improvements with bonds administered by a county provider.

A resolution considering a CaliforniaFIRST implementation was originally scheduled at the board's March 17 meeting, but the supervisors subsequently agreed to discuss the subject at a different date when more time was available.

3 Jul 2015 at 6:12pm
by By Adam Randall @udjadam on Twitter

Woman allegedly bites nurse at Ukiah Valley Medical Center

A 26-year-old Ukiah woman was arrested Sunday for allegedly assaulting staff at Ukiah Valley Medical Center, the Ukiah Police Department reported.

According to the UPD, officers responded to the emergency room around 1:30 a.m. June 28 when it was reported that Kelisha S. Alvarez, 26, was spitting and demanding medical care, though she is prohibited from being at the facility.

3 Jul 2015 at 6:05pm
by By Ukiah Daily Journal staff

Bay Area men enter no contest pleas in Mendocino County marijuana case

Two out-of-county men pleaded no contest in Mendocino County Superior Court Thursday to felony charges of transporting over 135 pounds of "black market-ready processed" marijuana during a July 2013 traffic stop, the Mendocino County District Attorney's Office said.

Abraham Volstein Norton, 31, of Berkeley, and Pasqual Mote Young, 30, of Richmond, were traveling in separate vehicles from Shelter Cove in Humboldt County en route to the Bay Area when they were stopped by California Highway Patro...

3 Jul 2015 at 5:33pm
by By Ukiah Daily Journal staff

Ukiah meets first month of water conservation mandate

Though the temperatures reached 106 degrees twice in June, the City of Ukiah successfully reduced its water usage by the amount required by the state - and then some - during the first month of enforcement.

"Those hot days didn't help us any, but we pumped 90 million gallons in June, compared to 124 million gallons in 2013, which is a savings of 28 percent," Public Works Director Tim Eriksen told the council, explaining that the city exceeded its requirement for conservation, which is 20 percent.

3 Jul 2015 at 5:24pm
by Justine Frederiksen

EIR for Highway 101 improvements in Ukiah approved

Inching ever closer to the opening of a proposed Costco store, the Ukiah City Council Wednesday approved the Environmental Impact Report for a Highway 101 project that must be completed before the store can open its doors.

Called the Talmage Road/Southbound U.S. 101 on-off ramp Realignment Project, the work is needed to support the build-out of Redwood Business Park, which may include a Costco warehouse, since the permits for one have been approved.

3 Jul 2015 at 5:13pm
by Justine Frederiksen

Ukiah police and fire log: Saturday, July 4, 2015


The following were compiled from reports prepared by the Ukiah Police Department. To anonymously report crime information, call 463-6205.

HOT HORSES: Caller at the corner of Mason Street and Clara Avenue reported at 12:50 p.m. Tuesday that horses had been in a trailer parked there for the past hour and the caller was concerned for the animals' welfare.

3 Jul 2015 at 4:59pm
by By Ukiah Daily Journal staff

Bronze sculptures of Rolf Kriken on display in Ukiah

Rolf Kriken, master foundryman, commissioned to create the bronze sculptures for the California Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Sacramento and whose work has been exhibited in more than 60 locations over the span of 45 years, is Corner Gallery's featured artist for the months of July and August.

In 1962, at the age of 17, while living at home in El Cerrito, he enlisted in the U.

2 Jul 2015 at 8:33pm
by By Karen Rifkin for Ukiah Daily Journal

Eureka Times-Standard

Northbound Rio Dell bridge offline for three months

Caltrans officials announced Friday that the northbound U.S. Highway 101 bridge over the Eel River just north of Rio Dell will be closed for three months beginning Tuesday afternoon while the damaged overhead structure is repaired. Northbound traffic will be directed across the median and onto the southbound bridge during this time.

3 Jul 2015 at 10:00pm
by By Jessie Faulkner

McGuire brings senate port committee members to the North Coast

State Sen. Mike McGuire underlined the importance of Humboldt Bay to the local economy on Friday, as he shared some of Humboldt County's marine-based economy with legislative leaders on the issue of the state's ports.

"We can all agree that ports are key to economic vitality," McGuire said.

They are, he added, a link to the rest of the world.

3 Jul 2015 at 5:22pm
by By Jessie Faulkner

How surfing's valuable artifacts came to Santa Cruz

To a dispassionate or incurious eye, they are merely two planks of gray weathered wood, something you might come across moldering in the brush behind a log pile at someone's Santa Cruz Mountains cabin.

But through the eyes of Kim Stoner or Geoffrey Dunn or Bob Pearson or Barney Langner or any number of surfers and/or spectators at a special ceremony at the Museum of Art & History last Thursday, these two planks of wood carry a staggering cultural meaning.

3 Jul 2015 at 12:58pm
by By Wallace Baine @wallacebaine on Twitter

Eureka plans regular clean-ups of city-owned marsh land

From the city of Eureka:

The City of Eureka has established a maintenance/clean-up schedule for City owned marsh areas

beginning Thursday, July 2, 2015. These areas will have routine maintenance including trash and invasive vegetation

removal on a rotating basis every Thursday.

EPD will provide not less than 72-hour notification to illegal encampments and be present to

ensure compliance during each clean-up.

3 Jul 2015 at 8:22am
by The Times-Standard

Firefighters union rallies outside Station 4

A press conference held by the Humboldt Bay Firefighters Local 652 union on Thursday afternoon at the now shuttered Station 4 on Myrtle Avenue in Eureka urged citizens and city officials alike to voice their support of local firefighters and re-opening the station.

Humboldt Bay Professional Firefighters Local 652 Vice President Johnathon Goodman, backed by a crowd of about 30 supporters, 13 children and five dogs, spoke to local media on the old fire hall's front lawn.

2 Jul 2015 at 10:20pm
by By Hunter Cresswell

Public toilets installed near Devil's Playground encampment

As of Thursday, there are two public toilets near the entrances of Eureka's Palco Marsh by the homeless encampment in the greenbelt area commonly referred to as the Devil's Playground.

The Humboldt Bay Harbor District's Board of Commissioners voted to move forward with installation of the portable toilets at its meeting on June 25 in an effort to reduce the amount of human waste entering the bay.

2 Jul 2015 at 10:20pm
by By Tabitha Soden

Learn more about pedestrian safety Saturday

With Eureka leading other California cities of similar size in the number of injury, pedestrian and fatal crashes, the city is now about halfway through its "Heads Up for Pedestrian Safety" outreach program. The campaign is funded bu the state Office of Traffic Safety and encourages drivers and pedestrians alike to keep an eye out for one another.

2 Jul 2015 at 10:20pm
by By Jessie Faulkner

HCSO: Woman arrested for assault, domestic violence

Humboldt County Sheriff's Office press release:

On 07-01-2015 at 3:50 p.m. a Humboldt County Sheriff's Office Deputy responded to the 3800 block of Union Street, Eureka, regarding an assault in progress. When the deputy arrived on scene he contacted a 42-year-old male victim and detained a 55-year-old, female suspect late identified as April Dianne Showers.

2 Jul 2015 at 2:06pm
by The Times-Standard

Letter: Everyone affected by police use of deadly force

Everyone affected by police use of deadly force

Ever since police in Ferguson, Missouri, killed Michael Brown, I think a lot of white folks are like me -- frustrated, discouraged, and angry about all the horrible news and statistics of police killings. Perhaps, like me, we try to feel hopeful that at least this problem and its complex causes are finally being more publicly talked about, even if the conversation seems very much overdue and the solutions unclear.

1 Jul 2015 at 9:48pm

Budget cuts close Station 4 in Eureka

The Humboldt Bay Fire station at Myrtle Avenue closed its doors on Wednesday and will remain unstaffed until further notice, the first of many changes for the agency in the wake of budget cuts.

Another is the upcoming retirement of Humboldt Bay Fire Chief Ken Woods, who admitted he isn't quite ready but said he is willing to give up his firefighting career if it means keeping department crew members.

1 Jul 2015 at 9:37pm
by By Jessie Faulkner

North Coast Journal

Fifty Shades of Noir

Those hot summer nights are about to get a little steamier as Rita Hayworth, Gloria Grahame and Gene Tierney set the screen alight this July at the Humboldt County Library as part of the Film Noir Classic Film Series (free).


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6 Jul 2015 at 8:00am
by Kali Cozyris

Station Down: Frustration Surrounds Humboldt Bay Fire's Announcement
If you live in the Myrtle Avenue area, you might want to be extra careful with those fireworks today: Help is a little farther away than it was just a few days ago.

Humboldt Bay Fire announced this week that Station 4 ? located on Myrtle Avenue ? will be closed until further notice, a casualty of the department?s nearly $800,000 in budget cuts to help the city of Eureka bridge a roughly $2 million deficit.

In the midst of budget hearings, Humboldt Bay Fire warned the cuts would cause it to ...
4 Jul 2015 at 10:41am
by Thadeus Greenson


Fourth of July is as American as, well, America. Barbecues, live music, gathering with friends and family, sitting in the grass under the stars watching the sky light up ? the loud boom, crack and sizzle of fireworks.?

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3 Jul 2015 at 8:00am
by Kali Cozyris

The Reluctant Cyclist, part 1
Number of miles ridden: 5.6 miles
Time traveled: 25:27 minutes
Number of roadkill passed: 2
Number of times actively feared for life: 0

(Note: Before we journey down this path together, please note: If you seek useful, straightforward advice on commuting via bicycle, refer to the Humboldt Bay Bicycle Commuters Association. Also, if you would like some background regarding this adventure ? or just to chuckle at my bicycle ineptitude ? please see the kickoff column on my personal blog.? ...
2 Jul 2015 at 3:53pm
by Jennifer Savage

Cool Contrails
by Barry Evans Contrails ? condensation trails ? those long, thin white streaks of water droplets or ice crystals that form behind jet airplanes, are very cool. Literally. The hot exhaust from a jet engine is mostly carbon dioxide and water vapor, both gases.?

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2 Jul 2015 at 1:00am
by Barry Evans

No-Fail Risotto
by Louisa Rogers One evening while stirring arborio rice, I thought of an old friend who is married to an Italian. While the rice simmered, I fired off an email to her: "Molly, I'm cooking risotto.?

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2 Jul 2015 at 1:00am
by Louisa Rogers

Draft Day
Pot PAC unveils its marijuana cultivation ordinance by Grant Scott-Goforth In a trio of bombastic speeches on the Humboldt County Courthouse steps this week, members of California Cannabis Voice Humboldt revealed the final draft of an ordinance that seeks to regulate outdoor marijuana growing in the county. The tone was grandiose.?

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2 Jul 2015 at 1:00am
by Grant Scott-Goforth

Basking in the glow and more reasons to party by Jennifer Savage Most days I look at Facebook as one of the following things: 1.) a tool for seeing what far-off friends are up to; 2.)?

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2 Jul 2015 at 1:00am
by Jennifer Savage

by Kirk Gothier When space is bending, Energy doesn't matter.?

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2 Jul 2015 at 1:00am
by Kirk Gothier

Crossing Little River
The Hammond Trail gets a boost but questions remain by Daniel Mintz A one-mile extension of the Hammond Trail's north end took a key step forward recently, but a lack of funding and debate about who would maintain the new trail is holding up the process. The "Little River Trail," which would extend Hammond Trail from its current terminus at Clam Beach County Park across Little River to the south end of Trindad's Scenic Drive, has been in planning stages since the late ...
2 Jul 2015 at 1:00am
by Daniel Mintz

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