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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.


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


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 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.


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.


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.


Saso blanks Fortuna, Mack wins road contest

Cameron Saso delivered perhaps his finest start of the season — a complete-game, 3-hitter-shutout — and the McKinleyville High baseball team took game one of its 3-game Big 5 Conference series against Fortuna 4-0, Thursday afternoon at Newburg Park in the Friendly City.


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


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.


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


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


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.


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.


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


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.


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.


ABC7 has all the details on Professional Business Women of California Conference

SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- The Professional Business Women of California is one of the largest women's organizations which is a community of businesswomen, mentors, and thought-leaders that all gather together next week to inspire, expand, and develop women's professional careers. Serenity Thompson, a P


Skelton: California is losing billions by giving out too many tax breaks

What a concept! After blindly giving out generous tax breaks for years, take a hard look to see whether they’re actually benefiting the state. Do they create jobs? Lure businesses to California? Keep them here? Help companies expand? Fight climate change?


CA Eureka CA Zone Forecast

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