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My Word: Outlaw cannabis has ruined life in Humboldt County

I moved to this area from Alaska over 40 years ago to practice neurosurgery. The natural beauty of this area, the exceptional opportunity for outdoor recreation and the people here made this an ideal place to raise a family. The excellent medical community needed a neurosurgeon.


Annual Free the Beasts Dance Extravaganza at the Eureka High Auditorium on April 27th

The Ink People’s 555 Contemporary Dance Company invites the public to attend the seventh annual Free The Beasts Community Dance Extravaganza! The nonprofit performance is held Saturday, April 27 at 7:00p.m. at the Eureka High School Auditorium, 1915 J St. in Eureka. All proceeds from ticket sales ar


Easter breakfast returns to Arcata church

The community is invited to the Lutheran Church of Arcata’s “Legendary Easter Breakfast” from 7:30 to 9:45 a.m. Easter Sunday at the church, 151 East 16th St. in Arcata. While there is no set charge for breakfast, diners will be encouraged to give as much financial support as they are able through f


Humboldt Heroes: Eureka Marine to be honored Friday

William Pimentel was born in Eureka and joined the Marine Corps — Charlie Company, 1st Battalion, 9th Marines — in Camp Pendleton in Oceanside for boot camp. Pimentel was shipped to Camp Schwab, Okinawa.


California parents convicted of torturing 12 of their 13 children to be sentenced; will the kids show up in court?

When David and Louise Turpin are sentenced Friday, April 19 for abusing 12 of their 13 children over the course of many years, the drama will be focused not on the duration of the prison terms doled out but on who shows up in the courtroom and who speaks.


Next Year’s 4/20 Celebrations In California Will Look A Lot More Legal

Next to the lemonade and gyros, California festival goers will soon be able to buy legal pot—a potential sales bonanza for local dispensaries and a boost to state tax revenues. But they’ll have to wait until next year’s 4/20, the informal holiday for cannabis enthusiasts, to buy weed outdoors.


CA Eureka CA Zone Forecast

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Bobcat survives deadly wildfire, has 4 kittens in California

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. – Wildlife officials say a young bobcat captured, collared and released a day before a massive, deadly wildfire has given birth to four kittens. Officials with the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area said Friday that biologists recently found the bobcat's den in den


Missing California teen believed to be with murder suspects

Investigators in California are searching for a missing teenage girl believed to be with her mother and a man, both of whom are murder suspects. Alora Benitez, 15, was last seen Wednesday morning in Torrance, California, getting into a white BMW with Roman Cerratos and Maricela Mercado, according to


Pour One Out: No Humboldt Beer at Oyster Fest

Less than two months out from the Arcata Bay Oyster Festival, controversy is again bubbling up over beer at Arcata Main Street’s fundraiser. The previously local-brew-centric event drew fire last year for requiring donations rather than purchasing from local beverage companies and only pouring Redwo


Arcata gets $400K for homeless housing and health

Arcata, CA, April 19, 2018 – The City of Arcata is excited to announce that the County of Humboldt has recently awarded the City with $400,000 in Homeless Emergency Aid Program (HEAP) funding.


My Word: 9 steps to undo the ‘criminal utopia’

As a citizen of Humboldt County and as a business owner in Eureka I have witnessed homelessness for some time now. This reality just recently became personal when we had a break-in burglary in our office downtown.


Why that Iris field on the Arcata Bottom suddenly turned orange

ARCATA BOTTOM – Residents of the Arcata Bottom, and those who love its wide-open spaces, were recently surprised to see a huge field off Foster Avenue suddenly turn orange. Some thought it had been sprayed with an orange substance.


Services and Sermons (for week of April 20)

Fortuna (1355 Ross Hill Road): Easter Sunday breakfast is set for 8:30 a.m. There will also be an Easter egg hunt for the youngsters. Worship services begin at 10 a.m. with contemporary and traditional music, children’s church and a nursery. The message is titled “Looking Forward to Our Own Resurrec


California man sets self on fire in Target parking lot: officials

A California man on Wednesday suffered third-degree burns to the front half of his body after he used a lighter to melt a gasoline-filled jug, fire officials said. The unintended immolation took place in a Target parking lot in Modesto, about 100 miles east of San Francisco. The man, who was not ide


Humboldt County Sheriff's deputies searching for suspects in car sale shooting.

GARBERVILLE, Calif.- Humboldt County Sheriff's deputies are searching for four suspects in a car sale shooting. Deputies say four victims met with suspects on Lake Benbow Drive in Garberville around 9 P.M. Tuesday night to discuss selling a car.


You’ll never guess the most expensive and affordable theme parks in California

A new survey by a vacation planning website has found that Universal Studios Hollywood is the most expensive theme park in California and Knott’s Berry Farm is the most affordable — but not for the reasons you might expect.


Southern California experiences an earthquake every three minutes, a new study finds

(CNN) — Southern California gets a lot more action than we thought. In a new study, researchers from the California Institute of Technology and University of California, San Diego have uncovered nearly two million previously unidentified tiny earthquakes that happened between 2008 and 2017. That tra


California baby dies from whooping cough, health officials confirm

A baby in California has died after contracting whooping cough, officials said, marking the first such death in Orange County in more than a decade. A news release posted on Thursday by the county’s health officials did not identify the child, or list the baby’s age.


Cutten Elementary students build parade floats as they learn about the 50 states

The Minnesota float featured a can of Spam. The Wisconsin float featured both some cheese and a Green Bay Packers helmet. The state of Washington float was pulled by a John Deere tractor. All this as nearly 90 fifth-grade students from three classrooms at Cutten School held their annual float parade