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Willits Council requests Caltrans reconsider herbicides

As Caltrans stands poised to award its first contract to begin main mitigation work for the Willits bypass project, the Willits City Council passed a resolution requesting no pesticides or herbicides be used on the project. The council voted 4-1, with Mayor Bruce Burton dissenting, to "oppose the use of pesticides, including insecticides and rodenticides, as a management tool on the Caltrans mitigation properties.


26 Apr 2015 at 7:42am
by By Linda Williams The Willits News



Ukiah police and fire log: Sunday, April 26, 2015

SHERIFF'S REPORTS

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

DIRK OR DAGGER: Alva T. Reeves, 26, of Ukiah, was arrested at 10:36 a.m. Friday on suspicion of dirk or dagger, and booked at the county jail under $20,000 bail. The Ukiah Police Department arrested him.


26 Apr 2015 at 7:42am
by By Ukiah Daily Journal staff





Fort Bragg to swear in its next police chief Monday

A new era is set to begin Monday at the Fort Bragg Police Department with the swearing in of its new police chief Fabian Lizarraga.

Lizarraga's ceremony will begin at 10 a.m. at the Fort Bragg Town Hall, according to a news release from city manager Linda Ruffing.

The new chief has 37 years of law enforcement experience with the Los Angeles Police Department where he served as a police captain for the last 13 years.


26 Apr 2015 at 7:42am
by By Ukiah Daily Journal staff



Council to begin budget review with goal setting

The Ukiah City Council will have an informal roundtable discussion Wednesday, April 29 to begin looking at goals for the upcoming new budget year which begins July 1.

In anticipation of budget hearings, the council will meet to look at what progress the city has made on the goals set for each department in the last budget and begin to form a strategy for getting things done in the coming year.


26 Apr 2015 at 7:42am
by Ukiah Daily Journal staff





College hosts 2015 Spring Dance Festival

Choreography students in the dance studio are preparing for their performance, contemplatively examining their movements, in the mirror, with each other, as they rehearse for their upcoming roles at Mendocino College's 2015 Spring Dance Festival.

Aware of their surroundings and of themselves as a collective of dancers, moving through the space, they are most highly in tune with their own internal thoughts, their own finely honed bodies, allowing them the freedom to fully inhabit the territory ...


26 Apr 2015 at 7:41am
by By Karen Rifkin For the Ukiah Daily Journal



Ukiah police and fire log: Saturday, April 25, 2015

POLICE REPORTS

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

SUSPICIOUS PERSON: A person at the Ukiah Valley Medical Center was refusing treatment and wouldn't leave the location at 4:41 a.m. Thursday.


24 Apr 2015 at 6:18pm
by By Ukiah Daily Journal staff



Ukiah Police: Man stabbed during altercation

Alleged stabbing

Ukiah Police officers responded to the 600 block of Holden Street at 7:55 p.m. April 17 on a report of a man stabbed during an altercation with a neighbor, according to a UPD news release.

The victim reported having an ongoing dispute with a neighbor, Kevin Gary Pike, 31, and that evening suspected Pike had thrown a soda container at his house.


24 Apr 2015 at 6:17pm
by By Ukiah Daily Journal staff





Family medicine residency program proposed for Ukiah

While she was studying acting at Berkeley High in the mid 1970s, her father, Claude Steiner, purchased Round Mountain Ranch off Parducci Road and so began Dr. Mimi Douhan's introduction to rural Ukiah.

"It's our family land where there have been many important events in my life including my marriage, 25 years ago.


24 Apr 2015 at 6:15pm
by By Karen Rifkin For the Ukiah Daily Journal



Russian River petition filed to reduce flows

The Sonoma County Water Agency filed a Temporary Urgency Change Petition Tuesday with the State Water Resources Control Board to temporarily lower Russian River flows, which if granted, could further save Lake Mendocino's water supply, the agency announced Thursday. The move is in response to calls from Mendocino County authorities pointing out that letting water out of Lake Mendocino as if it were a "normal" rain year makes no sense.


24 Apr 2015 at 6:15pm
by By Adam Randall udjar@ukiahdj.com @udjadam on Twitter



Light Brown Apple Moth spotted in Fort Bragg
Three Light Brown Apple Moths were caught in the Fort Bragg area on April 21 by biologists with the Department of Agriculture, said Mendocino County Agricultural Commissioner Chuck Morse.Because of the discovery, Morse said a quarantine is in the process of being established in conjunction with the California Department of Food and Agriculture, which will work cooperatively with the county in establishing boundary lines for the Fort Bragg area, he said.
24 Apr 2015 at 10:28am
by By Adam Randall udjar@ukiahdj.com @udjadam on Twitter




Eureka Times-Standard




Rhody parade turns 50

Celebrating its 50th year on Saturday, Eureka's annual Rhododendron Parade is about more than the colorful flowers that bloom along the North Coast. The event is about the smiles it brings to children's faces, according to longtime parade participant Jim Widdoes.

Widdoes is better known by his handle "Putter the Clown," and has been participating in the parade for the past 15 years.


25 Apr 2015 at 10:05pm
by By Tabitha Soden tsoden@times-standard.com





Eureka scientists work to improve sneaker wave prediction technology

It's a beautiful day at the beach -- the sun's shining and it's warm enough to take off your shoes and dig your toes in the sand. But don't let the nice weather fool you.

Nice days are when beach visitors should be most cautious of sneaker waves, according to Troy Nicolini, a warning coordination meteorologist with Eureka National Weather Service.


25 Apr 2015 at 10:03pm
by By Tabitha Soden tsoden@times-standard.com



Humboldt County gas prices are on the rise

After problems at California refineries spooked the state's oil market, gas prices have jumped as much as 20-cents a gallon -- and they could go up another dime or more in the coming days.

California drivers are already paying the most in the nation for a fillup this year at $3.25 a gallon on average, and in the past week, the price of Eureka gas has increased by nearly 30 cents.


25 Apr 2015 at 10:03pm
by By Gary Richards and Tabitha Soden grichards@mercurynews.com, tsoden@times-standard.com



Trinidad Rancheria moves ahead with Highway 101 access project

Trinidad Rancheria representatives met with Caltrans officials last week as part of the ongoing process to create new access from U.S. Highway 101 to their property, including Cher-Ae Heights Casino and the Sunset Restaurant.

The only access to the majority of the Trinidad Rancheria property is along Scenic Drive, a two-lane road above the ocean that requires frequent repairs for slipouts and more as bluff erosion continues to undermine the roadway.


25 Apr 2015 at 10:03pm
by By Jessie Faulkner jfaulkner@times-standard.com





Person of interest in Redcrest robbery arrested during traffic stop

A person of interest in this week's Redcrest home invasion was arrested during a traffic stop in Garberville on Thursday, according to officials.

Wade Harris, who officials said has a long history of criminal activity, was arrested on suspicion of possession of burglary tools, which deputies found while searching his vehicle, according to a Humboldt County Sheriff's Office news release.


24 Apr 2015 at 9:57pm
by By Tabitha Soden tsoden@times-standard.com



Two Klamath Falls residents hurt in 199 crash

Two Klamath Falls, Oregon, residents received major and moderate injuries around 6:30 p.m. Thursday when a driver lost control of his vehicle about three miles west of Gasquet. The 2003 Ford Taurus went off the roadway, hit a boulder and came to rest on all four wheels, east of the roadway about 10 feet from the Smith River, according to the California Highway Patrol.


24 Apr 2015 at 9:56pm
by The Times-Standard





Eureka car burglary suspects arrested

An early morning attempt to break into several vehicles in the neighborhood of 16th and Dean streets in Eureka on Friday led to the arrest of two suspects, officials said.

Around 6 a.m., Eureka police responded to a report of a man and a woman checking the door handles of vehicles in the area.


24 Apr 2015 at 9:56pm
by The Times-Standard



EPD: Victim stabbed when he said he had no money

A man sleeping in the bushes near Fifth and N streets in Eureka woke up just after 1 a.m. Friday to find another man standing over him with a knife and demanding money. When the victim said he had no money, the suspect began stabbing him, according to the Eureka Police Department.

"The victim was able to fend off the suspect," the police reported in a news release, "but sustained several cuts to his hands as a result.


24 Apr 2015 at 9:55pm
by The Times-Standard



Taking I-5 north? Build in some extra time

The Oregon Department of Transportation said northbound motorists should expect lengthy delays on I-5 near Cottage Grove, between milepost 162 and 169, for ongoing road work. Cottage Grove is roughly 21 miles south of Eugene.

"Some delays have exceeded 1-2 hours," according to the Oregon Department of Transportation announcement.


24 Apr 2015 at 9:55pm
by The Times-Standard Those heading to Eugene, Portland and points on I-5 on Sunday and May 3, have two options: leave plenty of extra time or find a di



Humboldt County woman, 40, region's first flu death this season

Public health officials on Friday reported that a 40-year-old Humboldt County woman, who was in otherwise good health, died from the flu this week.

This is the first reported death in the county this year, but a woman in her 50s has also tested positive for the virus and is seriously ill, according to a Humboldt County Department of Public Health press release.


24 Apr 2015 at 9:54pm
by By Tabitha Soden tsoden@times-standard.com




North Coast Journal


Making Eureka Purty, One Concrete Monument at a Time
The consultants in charge of South Eureka?s facelift unveiled the latest designs for a spruced up entry into the city.

The ?preferred alternative? design, which takes into account feedback from the city and community from prior public meetings, features decorative landscaping, street trees, medians with lights and banners, and a curvy concrete monument welcoming northbound highway travelers.

The Eureka city council approved the traffic calming and beautification measures this week ? tho...
25 Apr 2015 at 1:56pm
by Grant Scott-Goforth



Arkley Volunteers Balloon Track for Possible Homeless Camp. Seriously.
Rob Arkley?s Security National has offered up its Balloon Track property as a potential site for the sanctioned temporary campground for the homeless being proposed by Eureka Police Chief Andrew Mills.

The offer comes about 18 months after Arkley convened a packed community meeting to discuss homeless issues at Eureka?s Wharfinger Building, where he strongly stated his belief that the area was becoming a magnet for ne?er-do-wells looking to take advantage of local generosity, including o...
24 Apr 2015 at 1:32pm
by Thadeus Greenson



Police Play Ketchup, Replace Smashed Tomatoes
Last week?s bizarre chase through the backyards of south Arcata ended with a warrant suspect taken into custody at gunpoint. He was apparently unharmed, but there was one casualty: a tomato plant trampled in the Arcata Police Department?s takedown of the fleeing man.

High pursuit!?

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24 Apr 2015 at 11:46am
by Grant Scott-Goforth



Help a Mother Out

Sure, you could sit back and watch the slow march of global warming turn our home into a wasteland, or you could step up and help keep it viable for a few more years. On Saturday, April 25, there are ample opportunities to do your part, as local environmental organizations host several Earth Day cleanups across the North Coast: Oyster Beach, 9 a.m. to 10 a.m.; Indian Island, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.; Humboldt Coastal Nature Center, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.; Mad River/Blue Lake, 9 a.m. to noon; and Cr...


23 Apr 2015 at 4:00am



Happy to See Me?

Cheesecake meets beefcake when Portland's Cocked and Loaded boylesque troupe bumps and grinds it out at 9 p.m. on Saturday, April 25 at the Eureka Inn's Palm Lounge ($12 door, $10 advance). Caravan of Glam emcee Ecstacy Inferno hosts this male revue with strip that's heavy on the tease.?

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23 Apr 2015 at 4:00am



'Not a Police Problem'
Tired of sweeps, Eureka eyes designated homeless campground by Thadeus Greenson Trish stood in front of her tent petting her medium-sized, black and brown dog as gusts of wind rustled the nearby brush and dozens of police officers scoured the area, rousing homeless people from their tents to check their identifications and search for outstanding warrants. The multi-agency sweep of the encampments behind the Bayshore Mall on April 15 netted more than two dozen arrests, ...
23 Apr 2015 at 1:00am
by Thadeus Greenson



Spring in Humboldt
When the world seems new by Ken Malcomson Air bright with sun-charged droplets floods the valleys. Wind kicks up, the sun climbs higher, and the turmoil and energy spur on the clouds, ripple lagoons, quicken the glittering rivers and compel small, new goats into battle for the top of ... whatever.?

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23 Apr 2015 at 1:00am
by Ken Malcomson



An Epic Week (!!!)
All the best strings, a rock reunion, True Detective and 'Mrs. Robinson' ? seriously by Jennifer Savage Guys! This week is nuts!?

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23 Apr 2015 at 1:00am
by Jennifer Savage



Ouch.
When sex is a pain by Melinda Myers What does it mean when sex hurts? I'm not talking about consensual power-exchange here ? that's a topic for another day.?

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23 Apr 2015 at 1:00am
by Melinda Myers



No Shame in Cans
Quick and dirty black bean stew by Louisa Rogers Has cooking always been so complicated? When I look at recipes in magazines like Cooking Light and Bon Appetit, the pages themselves seem weighed down with all the ingredients to be prepared in intricate separated stages, then elegantly choreographed for assembly, like a culinary ballet.?

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23 Apr 2015 at 1:00am
by Louisa Rogers




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