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Fortuna has places to recycle oil, oil filters
Fortuna residents wondering what to do with used motor oil and/or oil filters now have two locations for free disposal. Not only can the used motor oil and filters be disposed of at Renner Petroleum on Newburg Avenue and O'Reilly Auto Parts on South Fortuna Boulevard, but disposers will also receive a voucher for a free oil filter, valued up to $25.
11 Sep 2014 at 5:32pm
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By Mary Bullwinkel






Smoother access to Ferndale in the works
Main Street in Ferndale is being repaved starting this week and Caltrans has contracted with Mercer-Fraser Company to do the work. "The project will stretch from the intersection of Ocean and Main, all the way out to the new pavement on Highway 211 leading into town," Caltrans Public Information Officer for Humboldt and Del Norte Counties Eli Rohl said.
11 Sep 2014 at 5:32pm
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By Mary Bullwinkel




Local Food Month spotlights area produce
September is Local Food Month and to celebrate local food, local farmers, and local abundance, a variety of events are planned throughout Humboldt County for the rest of the month.
11 Sep 2014 at 5:32pm
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By Mary Bullwinkel




Redwood Prep receives $20,000 grant
Redwood Preparatory Charter School in Fortuna has announced that they will now be implementing more science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) through a program called Project Lead the Way (PLTW).
11 Sep 2014 at 4:43pm
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Fortuna Dog Park adds mulch, play structures coming soon
Fortuna's Dog Park recently entered phase two of the development process, which includes the beautification of the area with play structures, trees and more.
11 Sep 2014 at 4:19pm
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By Melissa Simon

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Chamber seeks volunteers for river cleanup in Rio Dell
The Rio Dell-Scotia Chamber of Commerce is seeking volunteers on Sept. 6 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. for its inaugural Eel River Cleanup. There will be a check-in station on the south side of Rio Dell at the end of Edwards Drive at the river access.
27 Aug 2014 at 2:21pm
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Caregivers, vision loss meetups to come
The Humboldt Senior Resource Center's Adult Day Health & Alzheimer's Services is offering a support group to caregivers coping with all types of illnesses and caregiving situations.
27 Aug 2014 at 1:25pm
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Fortuna Garden Club names 'Yard of the Month' for August
This month, the Fortuna Garden Club spotlights the yard of Kim and Gene Horning at 118 12th St. The Hornings have been decorating their yard profusely with flowers for about 10 years.
13 Aug 2014 at 3:23pm
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Humboldt Beacon






Ukiah Daily Journal


Ukiah teen arrested for prostitution
A Ukiah High School student was arrested this month for allegedly engaging in prostitution, the Ukiah Police Department reported.
15 Sep 2014 at 11:00pm



Black Fire Day 4: 85 percent contained; 403 acres burned
The Black Bart Trail fire has reached the 85 percent containment mark after burning 403 acres, Cal Fire said in an update Tuesday morning.
15 Sep 2014 at 11:00pm



Ukiah police and fire log: Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014
The following were compiled from reports prepared by the Ukiah Police Department. To anonymously report crime information, call 463-6205.
15 Sep 2014 at 11:00pm



Black Fire: Donations not needed yet
The best thing the local community can do in the wake of the ferocious wildland fire which burned five homes Saturday night is to prepare for the next one.
14 Sep 2014 at 11:00pm



Redwood Valley-Calpella and UVFA lose fire engines during blaze
In the midst of the Black Fire that started Saturday afternoon on Black Bart Trail in the Redwood and Potter Valley areas, five homes and five outbuildings were lost, and many more were threatened, along with local fire districts that lost equipment.
14 Sep 2014 at 11:00pm



Black Fire Day 3: Crews continue toward containment
The Black fire situated on Black Bart Trail in between Redwood and Potter Valleys is 50 percent contained after burning across 417 acres, Cal Fire said Monday morning.
14 Sep 2014 at 11:00pm



Ukiah police and fire log: Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014
SHERIFF'S REPORTS The following were compiled from reports prepared by the Mendocino County Sheriff's Office: DIRK OR DAGGER: Joseph L.
14 Sep 2014 at 11:00pm



Black Fire 80 percent contained
The Black Fire situated on Black Bart Trail in between Redwood and Potter Valleys is 80 percent contained after burning across 403 acres, CalFire said Monday evening.
14 Sep 2014 at 11:00pm



World stocks mostly higher ahead of Fed statement
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — World stock markets were mostly higher Wednesday, buoyed by hopes that the Federal Reserve will not speed up plans to raise interest rates and reports that China is providing extra liquidity to major state banks.
16 Sep 2014 at 11:00pm



MCOE candidate withdraws from race - sort of
Paul Joens-Poulton, one of two candidates in the race for superintendent of Mendocino County schools, says he's no longer going to campaign in the race, to be decided in the November election.
15 Sep 2014 at 11:00pm




Eureka Times-Standard


Arcata fire probe: Fatal apartment blaze likely started by occupant
From a city of Arcata press release: On September 10, 2014, at about 1306 hours, the Arcata Police Department responded with the Arcata Fire Protection District to a structure fire at an apartment complex located within the 2200 block of Alliance
15 Sep 2014 at 12:56pm
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North Coast Journal


New Rule: 3 Feet For Bikes
Bill Burton, who founded Arcata?s Library Bike nonprofit and is director of LibraryBikes.org (think: checking out a bike like a book), sent a happy but poignant note to the press today noting that the new Three Feet for Safety law goes into effect today, Sept. 16.

The law requires drivers to give bicyclists traveling in the same direction three feet of clearance when passing. If it isn?t possible (or safe) to pass a bicycle giving it three feet clearance, the law demands that the vehicle dri...
16 Sep 2014 at 4:49pm
by Heidi Walters



Feds Act to Avoid Fish Kill
In response to the recent discovery of a deadly parasite infecting salmon in the Klamath River, the Bureau of Reclamation began today sending another round of emergency flows down the Trinity River with the hopes of staving off a massive fish kill.

After initially refusing to release additional water from Lewiston Dam into the Trinity, and by turn the Klamath, the bureau reversed course last month after dire warnings from biologists and local tribes that conditions in the lower Klamath River...
16 Sep 2014 at 2:27pm
by Thadeus Greenson



Updated: Mop Up Continues in Hoopa Fire that Threatened Homes

UPDATE: Crews are mopping up the "Bald Hill 3" fire, which as of this morning, Sept. 16, is 95 percent contained and has burned 210 acres. Full containment was expected by Wednesday, Sept. 17.

PREVIOUSLY: Hoopa firefighters battled a blaze on Bald Hill, which overlooks the Hoopa Valley, all night and by 9 a.m. this morning the fire had burned more than 175 acres and was 20 percent contained, according to a news release from the Hoopa Valley Tribe.?

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16 Sep 2014 at 9:24am
by Heidi Walters



Ice Bucket Challenge, HSU Style
In the midst of one of the worst drought periods in California's recorded history, it was a "sustainable" (drought-friendly) idea by Humboldt State University students and staff to do the ALS Ice-Bucket Challenge on Sept. 12 by jumping into the Pacific Ocean in Trinidad Harbor. HSU and other campuses were responding to the original drought-friendly challenge at Chico State University.

It should be noted, however, that when Chico students took the plunge, they did so into a heated swimming po...
16 Sep 2014 at 8:59am
by Thadeus Greenson



UPDATED: Woman Identified in Fatal Arcata Fire

SECOND UPDATE: The Arcata police and fire departments issued a joint press release today stating that their joint investigation has revealed that 52-year-old Kelly Maureen Nichols likely started the fire that ultimately took her life in Arcata on Sept. 10. Further, the investigation found that, after the fire began, neighbors attempted to talk Nichols into leaving her apartment but she refused to "come out of the burning structure."

See the departments' full press release below.

UPDATE: Th...
15 Sep 2014 at 3:11pm
by Thadeus Greenson



UPDATED: CR Prez to Retire
After two years leading College of the Redwoods, President Kathryn Smith announced in an email to staff Friday that she'll be retiring at the conclusion of her contract, which runs through the conclusion of this school year, expiring June 30, 2015.

Smith confirmed the news to the Journal via email this morning, and said the campus will be following up with an official news release later today (the release is now copied below). See Smith's full letter to staff below:


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15 Sep 2014 at 9:25am
by Thadeus Greenson



Paddle with Pride
It was a busy Saturday on Eureka's Waterfront. The Pride festival razzled, while Paddlefest dazzled.?

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14 Sep 2014 at 1:54pm
by Alexander Woodard



The Discovery Museum Finds a Temporary Home
Good news for the Discovery Museum: It's found a new, albeit temporary, home in the Jefferson School community center. As you may have read in this week's Journal, the museum (and 10 other tenants in the Carson Block) have to pull up stakes so the building can undergo a multi-million-dollar seismic retrofit.?

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12 Sep 2014 at 1:06pm
by Grant Scott-Goforth



Cremini!

Real cream of mushroom soup has been so thoroughly overshadowed by the Warhol-esque army of cans at the market that we no longer remember the original. Instead, we recall the sound of the congealed stuff, its vacuum suck and plop into the pot.?

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12 Sep 2014 at 10:02am
by Jennifer Fumiko Cahill



Flowers for Rich

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11 Sep 2014 at 6:13pm
by Heidi Walters




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