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California 'house of horrors' parents sentenced to life in prison

The California “house of horrors” parents who abused and tortured 12 of their 13 children were sentenced to life in prison Friday with the possibility of parole after 25 years.


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


Hayfork Chamber offers up funds

The Hayfork Chamber of Commerce is seeking requests for proposals for money to advertise and promote activities in the Hayfork area. The chamber has received money from Trinity County via the transient occupancy tax and will be selecting those organizations that submit an RFP identifying their activ


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.


Forest Service to host fire prevention education day in Hayfork

Hayfork, Calif. – Please come join the U.S. Forest Service, CAL FIRE, and other local cooperators for a day of Fire Prevention education and a BBQ on April 25 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the intersection of Rattlesnake and Post Mountain Roads south of Hayfork.


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


Cancer-causing chemical taints water after California blaze

The drinking water in Paradise, California, where 85 people died last year in the nation's worst wildfire in a century, is contaminated with the cancer-causing chemical benzene, officials said.


Arrest made after report of theft in progress

A report of a theft in progress resulted in the arrest of a Hayfork man on Sunday, April 7, the Trinity County Sheriff’s Office said. Sheriff’s call logs show that at 8:15 a.m., a caller reported having seen a vehicle backed up to the generator used to light the slide area on Hyampom Road.


Six Arrested in Downtown Hayfork

This is a press release from the Trinity County Sheriff’s Office. The information has not been proven in a court of law and any individuals described should be presumed innocent until proven guilty:


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.


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


DNA from old razor helped solve two cases of rape and murder from 40 years ago in California

(CNN) — Police have cracked a cold case with DNA found on the razor of the man they say raped and killed two women more than four decades ago in California. DNA from a razor used by Arthur Rudy Martinez matches that left by the attacker at both crime scenes in the late 1970s, the San Luis Obispo Cou


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


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?


KHSU 90.5 FM gutted, silenced

ARCATA – The biggest mediaquake to hit Humboldt in recent memory, perhaps ever, struck Thursday morning on the outskirts of Humboldt State University. With police standing by, the administration fired seven of nine staffmembers of radio station KHSU, changed the locks to the Feuerwerker Building in


Board approves jail contract, more staff will be needed

Construction of a new Trinity County Jail is a big step closer with bids received within range and a contract with the low bidder approved by county supervisors. The low bid was received from Sletten Construction Company of Great Falls, Mont. With selected additive items now included, that bid came


Hoax 911 ‘shots fired’ call sends officers to Lewiston

Investigators are looking into the source of a 911 call hoax that sent multiple officers to the Moose Lodge in Lewiston Monday evening, Trinity County Sheriff Tim Saxon said. CHP dispatch received the call of shots fired at the lodge.


Trinity River Management Unit set to begin Blue Rock Fuel Reduction Project

The Shasta-Trinity National Forest, Trinity River Management Unit will soon be conducting a prescribed fire to remove understory fuels on National Forest System lands in the area of Blue Rock Road. The prescribed burn is part of the Blue Rock Road Fuels Reduction Project and is the latest component


Six Rivers Receives Funding to Protect Communities From Wildfires

Targeted News Service (Press Releases) investment this year to mitigate wildfire risk, improve water quality and restore healthy forest ecosystems. The Rural Community Fire Protection and Forest Management Project.


‘Spontaneous Spring Concert’ Friday in Hyampom

The Trinity Alps Chamber Music Festival will present “A Pair of Spontaneous Spring Concerts” Friday and Saturday, April 19-20. The first concert is set for 7 p.m. Friday, April 19, at the Hyampom Community Hall. The group then ventures over to the coast for a 2 p.m. performance Saturday, April 20, a